Youth Speak News

In 2007, freshman students Paul Sanders and Janine Lieu arrived at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry’s Bay, Ont.,  with a mutual Christian zeal and desire to defend the unborn.

Speaking Out: Wear God’s armour in 2022

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In many ways, we experienced an encore in 2021 of the difficulties of 2020, along with a batch of new adversities. However, January offers us a chance to recalibrate. We are invited and challenged to live each of this year’s 365 days as people of faith. 

Homewood retreat resilient in COVID era

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Bonni Roset has perennially witnessed powerful expressions of faith and fellowship at the Diocese of Victoria’s annual youth retreat over the past two decades.

Speaking Out: Bullet journals aid prayer life

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The bullet journal is all the rage nowadays, from simple agendas to elaborate scrapbook designs.

Rise Up conference a pandemic casualty

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Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) had designs to begin 2022 with a bang with its ambitious national conference Rise Up: UNLEASHED on Jan. 6-8.

Speaking Out: I hope for a better tomorrow

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As we bask in the Christmas season and the days leading up to 2022, perhaps now is the time to reflect on this past year.

Emotional journey ends with gridiron title

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RED BANK, N.J. -- Name an emotion and Alex Brown experienced it during the month of November.

Speaking Out: Beware of your ‘inner Scrooge’

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“Bah humbug” This famous aphorism belongs to the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge, who made his first appearance as the archetypal Christmas cynic in Charles Dickens’ beloved 1843 classic A Christmas Carol.

Teacher takes winding path to be an author

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A long odyssey for Berta Milavec Byrne, beginning at the ripe age of 13, has finally resulted in the completion of her first novel.

Speaking Out: Youth must drive pro-life activism

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Despite the federal Liberals trying to legislate an end to crisis pregnancy centres, I stood in a crowd of 100 people outside Parliament on Nov. 24 to defend them.

Catholic student brings faith into public school

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VANCOUVER -- A 16-year-old Vancouver student is receiving praise for his courage in standing up for his faith by establishing a Catholic Club at his public high school.