Youth Speak News

The other day I was hypnotized in my Instagram Stories when I saw that a friend posted a meme. If you’re not in the generation familiar with memes, they’re generally a photo that’s been edited with words to add humour.

Student posters featured at Avengers premiere


Michael Bocale doesn’t know if he’s going to walk the red carpet or meet any celebrities, but he’s excited nonetheless. 

Speaking Out: Coming of age in Church today


Young people rediscovering sacred music, learning the beauty of the pipe organ and young women veiling for Mass.

Lessons from Lent to bring to Easter season


MISSISSUAGA - Fr. Carlos Macatangga said that Christ died on the cross so that we might have eternal life.

Speaking Out: What I learned about fasting


It was Week 1 of my Exodus 90 fast and I really wanted a brownie.

Better tech means better events for Vancouver youth


VANCOUVER - A team of local missionaries is hoping to spend less time fundraising and more time in the field thanks to funding they’ll receive from the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Speaking Out: What I learned from Genesis


This year, I decided to read the Bible all the way through, starting at the book of Genesis.

Toronto students connect with old Church in Europe


Jacob Boodoo hadn’t set foot on a plane since he was two years old so boarding a flight to Europe during March break was already an adventure for the 16-year-old.

Speaking Out: Do smartphones have a place in class?

Whether it’s online shopping, banking or even dating, it’s as if we can live our lives entirely online. This is why the news about the banning of cellphones in all classes across Ontario next school year came as a surprise to me. The exceptions to the ban are when they are used as part of a teacher’s lesson, or for students with medical or special needs.

Toronto Catholic school board launches new interfaith youth alliance

Sixteen-year-old Mariam Khoshaba is determined to see a future of world religions united in purpose — even if it’s one name tag at a time.

Friars' Writing Contest: Students speak out on healing broken world


The entrants in the annual Friars’ Student Writing Contest did not make it easy on judges from The Catholic Register

The contest drew many quality essays on the question referring to Deuteronomy 16:18-30: How can Catholics and Christians of all denominations unite to create a more just society and be examples of Christ’s healing grace in a broken world?

Last week we published the winning entry from Lucas Georgey of St. Michael’s Choir School. This week, we feature the second and third place winners — Vincent Pham from Chaminade College School and Nathan Nambiar from St. Francis Xavier Secondary School. Pham has earned the second-place prize of an iPad while Nambiar is awarded a Google Home smart speaker.