Youth Speak News

I found myself rushing through a grocery store on a busy Friday afternoon at the end of an arduous week. There was Christmas music blaring throughout the store, my stomach was grumbling and I was frantically picking my way through the produce section before I had to be at work.

Young Catholics find a home away from home in Helsinki club

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HELSINKI, Finland – In an inconspicuous red brick church in the southeast corner of downtown Helsinki, a small group of young adults gather on a Tuesday in the chapel to share in prayer, sacrament and fellowship.

Sports can’t compete with duty to my faith

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Ever since I was a young girl, sports have been my outlet. The rush of energy that comes from scoring a goal, the thrill of passing someone in a race, the satisfaction of mastering a skill, are moments I lived for.

Annual Catholic Family Services benefit puts focus on abuse among teens

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It was a night filled with chatter and soft Christmas tunes, but with a very serious message about women abuse.

Silence is golden for Adoration

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Have you ever sat in complete silence for a half hour?

Youth ministers learn new tools for evangelization at conference

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Youth ministry is about awakening souls and being alive in God’s love and mercy, said Dan Dematte, the keynote speaker at last week’s Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network conference.

The waiting game of Advent has its rewards

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‘Light the advent candle one, now the waiting has begun.’

Our reflections on the Year of Mercy

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To commemorate the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Youth Speak News team reflected on the seven corporal works of mercy and how they incorporated each work into their daily life.

Searching for faith on university campuses

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As a young Catholic, I’m finding that it is important to surround myself with as much of a Catholic presence as I can. I’m in my last year of high school, and I’ve noticed that through the past few years it’s gotten harder to hold steady in my faith.

Friars’ essay contest is back

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Calling on all high school students — The Catholic Register and the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement- Graymoor are inviting young writers to share their reflections on Christian unity in the annual Friars’ Student Writing contest.