Youth Speak News

When I was younger, it wasn’t difficult for me to balance my faith with extra-curricular activities and family obligations. 

Easter season continues at U of T Newman retreat

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Even in the midst of a heavy ice storm, in the middle of exam season, more than 200 students and community members gathered together April 14 at University of Toronto’s Newman Centre for an Easter retreat. 

Laurier hosts open dialogue on a ‘closed’ debate

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There’s no question abortion is a divisive issue. But both pro-life and pro-choice sides can at least agree on one thing — having a civil debate is important.

Speaking Out: Living by example of Bl. Pier Giorgio

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As I approach the end of my time in university, I have been doing a lot of thinking about those who have played an important role in my life through these years. Among those who have supported, inspired and encouraged me, one who stands out is Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati. 

Speaking Out: Vietnamese Archbishop Paul Đọc Văn Bùi lived the Gospel

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I was shocked when I learned of the death of Vietnamese Archbishop Paul Đọc Văn Bùi of Ho Chi Minh City. 

Youth poverty intensifies inequality, study warns

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WARSAW, Poland – Growing poverty among young people across Europe is impeding access to fundamental rights and intensifying feelings of injustice and hopelessness, a new report warns. 

Speaking Out: My Lent with a spiritual director

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Maybe it’s just me, but it’s so easy to get lost in the little sacrifices and traditions of Lent, forgetting what the real point is behind them.

Teens inspired by roles in parish Passion plays

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The story of Good Friday feels even more real when you’ve lived it, even if it’s only in a play. 

Speaking Out: I agree with Cardinal Sarah

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His Eminence Cardinal Robert Sarah is truly a fearless speaker. 

UPEI students take faith in action in Honduras

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Early in the morning, Sely Teruel walks along hilly, cloud-covered mountains and dusty slopes to get to her school in Sánta Barbara, Honduras, during the week. She lives in one of the surrounding villages so the trek to and from school is about an hour each way. 

Speaking Out: Progress on my Lenten practice

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As Catholics, we’re challenged to pray daily. Apart from Sunday Mass, there are more possible ways to pray than I can even list, and I find it hard to decide what to focus on.