Matt Fradd is challenging hundreds of youth in the Archdiocese of Toronto to seek authentic love.

Published in Youth Speak News

In general, I’m a pretty hopeful person about the future of the Church, even more so with the announcement of the theme for next year’s Synod of Bishops.

Published in YSN: Speaking Out

From the moment Ryan Hermack wakes up in the morning to the moment before he goes to sleep at night, his Spotify playlist shuffles through hundreds of Christian praise music.

Published in Youth Speak News

There was a time when Catholics, Protestants and other Christian denominations were largely isolated from each other.

Published in Youth Speak News

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has asked young people to tell him, their bishops and pastors about their hopes and struggles and even their criticisms.

Published in Faith

JOHANNESBURG – Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement, said it will build up young people to contribute to peace and justice in Africa, noting that children are the continent's greatest resource.

Published in Features

VANCOUVER – Two activists have released a new documentary aiming to expose the prevalence and danger of pornography to youth.

Published in Life & Family

REGINA – With six First Nations’ youth recently taking their own lives in northern Saskatchewan, Canadian bishops who have ministered in mission territory say the Church must continue to be a presence in these remote communities for those experiencing deep pain.

Published in Canada
August 10, 2016

Call to arms

If you did not feel empowered by Pope Francis' homily during the welcoming ceremonies at World Youth Day, then you weren't really listening. The Holy Father game a passioned speech about the hope that we carry for the Church as young people. 

Published in World Youth Day Blog

KRAKOW, POLAND – From the outside, a church can look cold and dark. The stained glass windows don’t reveal much of what’s inside. But when you walk in, the sunlight streams through the multi-coloured glass and the church comes alive.

Published in International

KRAKOW, Poland – Take risks and do not let life's obstacles get in the way of encountering the true joy and life that Jesus can give, Pope Francis told more than 1 million young people.

Published in World Youth Day 2016

KRAKOW, Poland – The youthful face of God's mercy can change the hearts of people who have lost hope, Pope Francis said.

Published in World Youth Day 2016

VATICAN CITY – When Pope Francis goes to Poland to meet with an expected two million young people from around the world, he's going with a firm idea of the dreams, fears and challenges so many of them face.

Published in World Youth Day 2016

A seminarian I know recently went to a party at a local university campus. The group was a crowd of young, college students and when he was introduced as a seminarian, as someone who was trying to become a priest and who had taken a vow of celibacy, the mention of celibacy evoked some giggles in the room, some banter and a number of jokes about how much he must be missing out on in life. Poor, naïve fellow! 

Published in Fr. Ron Rolheiser

Today’s pro-lifers amust mentor the youth to make sure the movement keeps its momentum, says Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition.

Published in Canada