Youth Speak News

Pope Francis presents a special call for young people in his new document, "'Amoris Laetitia' (The Joy of Love), on Love in the Family.”

He calls youth to be the generation that will restore hope to the future of the family. He emphasizes the importance of instilling good values within the family and expanding those values to the larger family of the Catholic Church.

Ability beyond disability celebrated in annual TCDSB showcase

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TORONTO - It was a night of celebrating gifts and breaking stereotypes. But most of all, it was a night of fun.

St. James youth rock for SickKids

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Choir practices at St. James parish in Toronto have been especially exciting as the youth choir prepares for its biggest concert yet.

My Lent with Pulse Pledge

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I took the Pulse Pledge during Lent and found myself reflecting on how something so small could actually make a difference. 

Catholic education at its best

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TORONTO - The Queen’s Park Dining Room was filled with the sounds of engaging and enriching discussion March 9 as Catholic representatives from across Ontario advocated for their education system.

Youth celebrate the meaning of mercy at annual rally

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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.