The Catholic Register is pleased to introduce these 11 young people selected for this year’s YSN program.

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ANDREA DSOUZA

Vancouver, B.C.
Dsouza, 22, is a fourth-year Indigenous studies student at University of British Columbia.

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KATHLEENA HENRICUS

Mississauga, Ont.
Henricus, 15, is a Grade 10 student at Cawthra Park Secondary School.

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JANELLE LAFANTAISIE

Winnipeg, Man.

Lafantaisie, 24, is a photographer for Alice and Flore photography.

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GABRIELA PARISEAU

Barry's Bay, Ont. 
Pariseau, 21, is a third-year Catholic studies student at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College.

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VINCENT PHAM 

Toronto, Ont. 
Pham, 17, is a Grade 12 student at Chaminade College School.

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DECLAN RILEY 

Edmonton, Alta
Riley, 23, is a third-year journalism student at MacEwan University.

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DANIELLE RIVEST

London, Ont. 
Rivest, 22, is a first-year education student at Western University.

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MICHAEL ROMEN 

St. Catharines, Ont.
Romen, 24, is a third-year English and Classics student at Brock University

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ABIGAIL ST. PIERRER

Sault Ste Marie, Ont.
St. Pierre, 16, is a Gr. 11 student at St. Mary's College

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KATHERINE SZOJKA 

Sturgeon County, Alta. 
Szojka, 17, is a Gr. 12 student at St. Gabriel Online School.

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NICOLE VAZ 

Mississauga, Ont. 
Vaz, 16, is a Gr. 12 student at Fr. Michael Goetz Secondary School

Published in Youth Speak News

Deacon Kevin Brockerville was 25 years old when he attended his first sign language Mass. 

Published in Canada
VATICAN – By receiving the Eucharist at Mass, Christians are given Christ's same spirit and a taste of eternal life, Pope Francis said.
Published in Faith

EDMONTON – In military terms, “covering your six o’clock” means watching someone’s back while they’re in combat. For retired lieutenant-general Roméo Dallaire, his Catholic faith is how he covers his six o’clock. 

Published in Canada

Pesto tastes like summertime to me.

Published in Register Columnists
ROME – Members of the Catholic Church sin and give scandal, it's true, Pope Francis said, but it is up to each Catholic to live the faith as authentically as possible and witness to the world the love of Jesus.
Published in Faith

Are you afraid of the dark?

Published in Faith
VATICAN – Like the ancient Israelites, Christians today also can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols when difficulties and uncertainties arise, Pope Francis said.
Published in Faith
VATICAN – Doing God's will means first of all believing in Jesus and allowing love for him to translate into love for one's neighbors, Pope Francis said.
Published in Faith

I grew up always attending Catholic school, from elementary school through university.

Published in YSN: Speaking Out

Several years ago, a friend who had immigrated from the former Soviet Union told me, “Canada is the greatest place on Earth. It is a paradise.” While I felt flattered on behalf of my country to hear those words, I also wondered what in our country made him so effusive.

Published in Register Columnists

EDMONTON – Mike Paonessa visits the Edmonton Remand Centre every week to pray the rosary with inmates, and drives around the inner-city Boyle Street neighbourhood to provide coffee and food to the needy.

Published in Canada
VATICAN – God always loves and generously gives first before asking for fidelity to his commandments -- which are the words of a loving father showing people the right way to live, Pope Francis said.
Published in Faith
MANILA, Philippines – After calling God “stupid,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that he will seek to have a dialogue with the country’s bishops’ conference in an effort to repair relationships.
Published in International
VATICAN – Scientists and people of faith always must admit they don't know everything, and they must never be afraid to explore and discover more, Pope Francis told astronomy students and experts.
Published in International

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Luke Stocking: Inspiring words offer a simple message on poverty 

At first it may sound like a simplistic formula to give away one’s wealth and embrace poverty. It’s not, Luke Stocking writes.

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