Youth Speak News

TORONTO - About 1,000 youth and their families gathered together at Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s John Bassett Theatre to learn about a simple five-letter word that most of us struggle to understand: mercy.

Toronto students take on gender, cultural biases

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TORONTO - Nerissa D’Souza and Sajesha “Sunny” Manoharan are trying to break the double whammy of gender and cultural barriers by forging careers as auto mechanics.

Canadian youth, parishes ‘Reboot!’ their faith

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It all started with a selfie.

While at the Steubenville Toronto youth conference last July, a few of the youth from St. Francis Xavier parish asked the host, Chris Stefanick, to take a selfie with them.

Young filmmaker shares viability of living with MS

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Mary Gyulay was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a year and a half ago, at the age of 22. At the time of her crisis, she turned to God.

Building a safe haven for Kenyan girls at risk

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TORONTO - Life is very different for the girls at the Abundant Life Centre in Kenya when compared to the students at Toronto’s Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School.

Youthful exuberance a sign of hope at New Waterford parish

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NEW WATERFORD, N.S. - He has been called a ray of sunshine, a sign of hope and messenger of peace. But little Aidan Oliver says he just wants to make people happy.

An examination of your social media conscience

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Marshall McLuhan, a communications philosopher and former professor at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, once stated that “we make our tools, and then our tools make us.”

Encountering Santa Rosa

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I never imagined that meeting two nuns at a Chinese Catholic camp last September would lead me two months later to the home of my parish’s patron saint, Rose of Lima.

TOB is the ultimate life hack

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Clarity, joy, relief, purpose, fire, blown minds, singing hearts. According to Sr. Helena Burns these are just some of the things that participants will be guaranteed to leave with after taking her Theology of the Body course.

Teaching youth engagement

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While there is evidence that youth are less civically engaged than the general population, Reid Locklin says it’s merely that they are differently engaged.

Focusing on CHRISTmas

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Now that exams are coming to an end and Christmas break is beginning, there’s more free time to rest and make the most of the season.