Youth Speak News

The constant challenge of giving today’s youth a Catholic upbringing is being met head on by an online website for Seton Home Study School students called Catholic Harbor (CH). 

Speaking Out: Using talents to change the world

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Capes and feats of strength, or perhaps great speeches and political influence — these are images associated with the heroes we envision changing the world around us. 

Mission finds new ‘Light’

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Computer screens and Zoom calls have become the new operation zone for the university student missionary organization Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO).

Speaking Out: Reflections on a year of turmoil

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With so much going on around the world, I am feeling pretty overwhelmed.

ProjectYM Live providing welcome optimism

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Even when the stress, fear and confusion of life continue to pile up, Julia Shannon has uncovered a source of stability and positivity that she can turn to every week.

Speaking Out: Morality suffers in pandemic, too

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During this time, people are rightly concerned with the dangers of COVID-19. However, there is another problem that has arisen during this confusing time.

Virtual pro-life march inspires young supporters

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COVID-19 has shut down schools and halted public rallies, but it couldn’t stop young pro-lifers from supporting their cause at the second Toronto March for Life on May 15.

Speaking Out: Sacramentality needs to return

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On May 14, Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveiled the first phase of the province’s cautious re-opening strategy. Approved businesses received the green light to resume operations if in compliance with the safety protocols advised by public health. 

Churches have key role in educating millennials

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In a world offering Canadian youth an abundance of choice, it’s up to religious institutions to help the future leaders of society characterize what constitutes a great choice, says sociologist Joel Thiessen.

Speaking Out: Seeking spring rejuvenation

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Spring in northwestern Ontario arrived late this year, with new leaves not even open at the Victoria Day long weekend. Despite this, there are many signs that spring is persevering. I began a small garden plot in a tree-sheltered nook in our yard, and I’m planning to plant wildflowers and other floral specimens later.

Alpha Canada continues to offer gateway to faith

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Alpha evangelistic courses have been engaging both young and old in what it means to be Christian for over 40 years — and a pandemic wasn’t about to stop that mission.