Youth Speak News

As Canada reflects on its 150 years of Confederation, Fr. Raymond de Souza has dug a little deeper to unearth the Catholic perspective on the story behind the history.

Speaking Out: Teenage dating the right way

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When I was a kid, I had a crush on a girl. As far as I was concerned I was going to grow up, marry this girl, have kids with her, etc. However, later on I developed a crush on a different girl.

Young U.S. politician proves age no barrier to making a difference

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OTTAWA – At an age when many teens struggle just to get that high school history essay done, Saira Blair was making her own history.

Speaking Out: A little ‘me’ time will do wonders

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It was mid-April when I had my first Friday night off work since the beginning of September.

March for Life Youth Banquet hits all the right notes

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OTTAWA – The electronic sounds of Transform DJs filled the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre on May 11, giving a lively and vibrant edge to an evening promoting the sanctity of human life.

Speaking Out: Queen Victoria’s vision for a united Canada still needs work

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Victoria Day, which falls on May 22 this year, is much beloved by Canadians, though we suspect the reasons have less to do with paying tribute to the British monarch than enjoying its accompanying long weekend.

Documentary 'Open Bethlehem' turns into mission for peace

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Finding peace in the birthplace of Christ has been an elusive mission, but one that Leila Sansour has taken on with determined vigour through her documentary film Open Bethlehem.

Speaking Out: Philippines' Church keeps faith in face of injustice

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Okay din si Duterte! (Duterte is alright!),” my dad said in approval. Gathered at the dinner table, talk of the boorish Filipino president peppered our family meal.

Speaking Out: How to respond to opposition to Church teaching

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Recently, a friend of mine told me about a conversation she had with a classmate at college. To make a long story short, the topic of abortion came up and once this classmate realized my friend was pro-life, she started to get angry.

Youth challenged to learn more about crisis in Syria

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A former Syrian refugee challenged high school students to become more involved in the world by shocking them with stories of the harsh realities of life in a refugee camp.

Digital devices are competing with parents, says counsellor

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Digital devices are competing with parents in forming relationships with their children, says a parenting expert.