Youth Speak News

When Hannah Haasen walks into Newman Centre Guelph, there might be students cooking in the kitchen, confession being heard in the next room and a lively conversation going on in front of the old-fashioned fireplace.

Speaking Out: How I serve the domestic Church

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It has been one year since Amoris Laetitia was released and Pope Francis’ apostolic letter remains just as relevant today.

At Calling All Girls conference, moms, daughters learn about real girl power

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Mothers and daughters were brought together on March 24 to learn more about successes and struggles that have defined the growing empowerment of women.

St. Monica's camp mixes faith and fun for children

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It’s early Monday morning during March break and St. Monica’s is bursting with youthful energy. Instead of sleeping in, children are signing in to spend their day at the parish’s March break camp.

Speaking Out: My wooden cross keeps my faith alive

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Every so often, I get questioning looks directed at the cross hanging from my neck. Sometimes, people are curious to know what that wooden symbol means.

Toronto chaplaincies gather to learn about Middle East persecution

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Amid a backdrop of the historical Christian village of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plains in Iraq, Athra Kado passionately talked about protecting his Assyrian people as a soldier of the Nineveh Plains Protection Unit.

Speaking Out: My mission trip opened my eyes

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When I saw houses that were falling apart and children walking around with tattered clothing, my heart sank. I’d seen pictures of third-world countries and had heard stories of the less fortunate, but my eyes were opened when I stepped into this life for a week.

Local environmental conference turns into nationwide call to action

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What started out as a local conference for Toronto students to help save polar regions has escalated into a nationwide call to action.

Speaking Out: St. Patrick among my holy heroes

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My parents gave me the name Patrick after St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

Lift Jesus Higher rally turns 25

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Seven years ago, David Patterson attended his first Lift Jesus Higher rally. It changed his life.