Youth Speak News

TORONTO - Fourteen “highly invested” parishes and nine new parishes will be hiring new youth ministers within the next few months thanks to funds raised through the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Family of Faith campaign.

Promise to bear witness

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TORONTO - He’s been on the Toronto hip-hop scene for more than 10 years, innovatively blending R&B, jazz and alternative vocals and rhythms with his self-professed ability to “spit sick.” He’s rapped about a whole host of controversial issues, from pre-marital sex to drugs to abuse to the nature of success.

Woodlawn is victorious in faith

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Woodlawn is a film full of unexpected surprises, the biggest being lead actor Caleb Castille. Castille was originally signed on as a stunt double for the lead actor, but when the actor came up against visa issues just three days before filming, Castille was asked to step into the lead role.

King’s is helping to lift refugees out of poverty

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LONDON, ONT. - A little boy with long curly hair bounces around the worship space of Labatt Hall as Sunday Mass begins at King’s University College. Two-year old Zenos Istefan finds a seat next to the priest in the sanctuary. His family has only been in Canada since August, yet he has already made Canada and the worship space his home.

Mary Ward school sings for Syria

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TORONTO - Juno-nominated folk duo DALA is returning to its alma mater in hope of raising $30,000 for Lifeline Syria.

Renewing bonds between Muslim and Catholic youth

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TORONTO - After a year on hiatus, the Muslim- Catholic Student Dialogue has relaunched with high hopes for more successful bridge-building between the Muslim and Catholic communities in the Archdiocese of Toronto.

LEADing youth to service

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It is not surprising that the youth who participate in Franciscan LEAD are taking the next steps in living out their vocation. These youth already have a deep faith and the LEAD program encourages them to continue to say yes to God’s call in their lives.

Youth revive community after church closure

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KINGSBRIDGE, ONT. - After an almost three-year hiatus, the echo of the uplifting song “Revival” by Robin Mark could be heard inside the former St. Joseph’s Church, a beautiful turn-of-the-century, red brick church building in Ashfield Township in Ontario’s Huron County.

EWTN premieres new show to inspire youth

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The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) added some youthful energy to its fall lineup with the premiere of its new show You’re Amazing with Justin Fatica.

Youth Speak News Team 2015-2016

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The Catholic Register is pleased to introduce our new Youth Speak News team. These 11 young people were selected from a record number of applicants to The Register's successful YSN program.

 

Steubenville rocks Toronto

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TORONTO - Limitless is the word to describe the future of the Catholic Church after downtown Toronto was witness to more than 1,600 youth in prayer and celebration at the second annual Steubenville Toronto conference.