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TORONTO – During Ramadan, Muslims across the globe share the Iftar meal each evening. Iftar allows Muslims to physically replenish the body’s energy after fasting from dawn until dusk and to mentally reflect on the beauty and sacrifice of their faith.

YSN Reads: 2016 Summer Reading List (Part 2)

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The Catholic Register and the Youth Speak News team have put together a list of faith-based youth titles that we think young booklovers might enjoy for their summer reading. In the second instalment of the series, we feature some action-packed reads alongside unique resource companions for a young reader’s journey in faith.

In honour of St. Jean Baptiste

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St. John the Baptist, the Jewish preacher who baptized Jesus in the River Jordan, is celebrated annually in Quebec on his feast day, June 24. It’s a national holiday often accompanied by different Quebecois traditions. 

Video exhibit sparks conversation about indigenous history and culture

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TORONTO – Students from Toronto’s Blessed Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School are starting an online conversation to share their views of Canada’s First Nations. 

YSN Reads: 2016 Summer Reading List (Part 1)

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Summer is here which means the busyness of the school year is gone. It’s the perfect time to unplug from the real world and curl up with a good book. That’s why The Catholic Register and the Youth Speak News team have put together a list of faith-based youth titles that we think young booklovers might enjoy for summer reading.

A return to old tradition

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In a small farming village in southwestern Ontario a few weeks ago, the sun was shining, incense was permeating the air and the Most Blessed Sacrament was being adored in an outdoor procession. 

Vatican scientist's work inspired by his faith

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For the budding Catholic scientist, many pundits present two exclusive and diverging paths. A person can take the path of science, reason and logic, or the path of religion, dogma and the intangible.

Sacred places on my bucket list

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With summer fast approaching, students everywhere are itching for the end of the school year, and for many, it’s because there is a much-anticipated family vacation awaiting them. 

New program encourages parents to be part of confirmation process

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The Sacrament of Confirmation needs to be a family affair, says Anne Jamieson.

D&P engage youth on global refugee crisis

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TORONTO – The next generation of leaders needs to be informed about the plight of refugees, said Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace youth council member Amanda Cacilhas.

Bloom where you are planted

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Imagine yourself as a tree. 

We all start off as small little seeds and the water is all of the blessings and gifts the Lord grants us in order to grow. Slowly over time, we grow into a tall, strong and beautiful tree. The fruits that we bear are everything that we have to offer to others and to the Lord.