Youth Speak News

When a young person enters a church for the first time, it can sometimes feel overwhelming, says 22-year-old Jessica Bews: “It helps to see a friendly face and a personal invitation to feel like they belong in the community.”

Speaking Out: Spiritual reading for busy students

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I struggle to keep up with the fast pace and heavy reading load that comes with studying English and as each year progresses, I am tempted to let my spiritual to-read list stack up in the corner until school calms down.

Busy, but blessed: life of a youth minister

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Eric Luscombe’s first day was a little chaotic.

Speaking Out: Why my family prays the rosary

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My family’s prayer lives have grown remarkably since we began praying the rosary together about seven or eight years ago.

Youth Speak News Team 2017-2018

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The Catholic Register is pleased to introduce our new Youth Speak News team for 2017-2018. These 12 young people were selected from a very qualified number of applicants to The Register’s successful YSN program.

Vietnamese youth scream for Ice Cream Sundays

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The idea began as a way for Fr. Joseph Tap Tran’s parishioners to beat the heat.

Speaking Out: Bubble trouble for pro-lifers

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Summer is ending and I’m now entering my first year of university, but I am more concerned about something else: bubble zones.

Speaking Out: My YSN year in review

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Not many 18-year-olds can say they’ve written for a national newspaper. And fewer still can say they’ve been given the chance to not only report on current events, but to give their opinions on relevant social issues.

Fellowship, fun and frisbee

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Ten years ago, youth minister John MacMullen could never have imagined the power of a frisbee.

Speaking Out: Growing my faith through friendship

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For the last year and a half, a friend and I have run a small faith-sharing group for young women. It has turned out to be a far more important experience to my faith than I ever imagined.