Youth Speak News

With more than 195 countries using the Instapray app, the world is more connected through prayer than ever before. 

Every year, more and more people join, making it easier for everyone to share their prayers through a status on social media and enabling people to pray, share and comment on others’ prayer. It is a global community available to all, and it’s free. 

Why youth should read the encyclical

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Following the release of the papal encyclical Laudato Si’, The Register asked members of its Youth Speak News team to read the document and offer us their thoughts. This is what they told us.

In a society where youth feel their opinions are written off, we were empowered to read what Pope Francis had to say about us in his latest encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.

Youth visit famous churches for Canada Day pilgrimage

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TORONTO - GTA Catholic Events will embark on its first pilgrimage together this Canada Day long weekend to experience the spiritual sites of Quebec.

St. Jerome’s students learn the value of a coffee bean

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WATERLOO, ONT. - Students at St. Jerome’s University don’t have to wonder where their coffee is made.

'Victory' app aimed at helping young people suffering addiction to porn

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WASHINGTON - Matt Fradd, a popular Catholic speaker who said he has dedicated his life to fighting pornography, teamed up with longtime youth minister Mark Hart, known as the "Bible Geek," and LifeTeen to develop an app designed to assist young people find victory in their battle against porn.

Felician Sisters mark 50 years in education

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BRAMPTON, ONT. - The Dufferin-Peel community celebrated 50 years of Felician education on May 29-31. The milestone anniversary was held in honour of the Felician Sisters’ groundbreaking contribution to Catholic education in Ontario.

For the love of God and the game

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PHOTO GALLERY: YSN correspondent Kathleen Kennedy captured a ball hockey tournament hosted by the Montreal archdiocese in five frames.

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MONTREAL - The St. Thomas à Becket parish parking lot was completely full on May 23, with more than 300 excited ball hockey players, coaches, fans and volunteers. Some teams had matching jerseys, while others had roaring cheers — but the one thing all teams had in common was their exuberant spirit and excitement for their upcoming games.

Youth leadership conference celebrates Catholic education

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LONDON, Ont. - Every other year, student trustees from across Ontario meet in a designated city for a weekend of faith, fellowship and leadership development.

King’s opens new centre for Catholic research

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LONDON, Ont. - King’s University College has created a new research centre for Catholic thought.

Many faiths, one future

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MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - The main shrine of Mississauga’s grand Fo Guang Shan Temple is typically used by Buddhists for weekly services or meditation. On May 2, however, a modest crowd of Catholics, Sikhs, Jews and Muslims joined with the Buddhists to address a situation that  all grapple with — the future.

Students of other faiths thrive at Catholic school

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PHOTO GALLERY: Students from other faiths are included at Brebeuf College, an all boys' Catholic high school in Toronto. See photos from the students' Holy Week pilgrimage to Rome.

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Toronto’s Brebeuf College School has a vibrant faith life, and not only for Catholic students.

While attending a school of a different faith can be daunting, the experience has proven worthwhile for the school’s Catholic and non-Catholic students alike.