Youth Speak News

Khristine Florend is ready to be a true witness to her faith after attending Toronto’s first-ever young adult conference.

Speaking Out: Can the institutional church speak to the unique way I experience God?

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I grew up far away from my current home in Vancouver. My parents, Mauro and Gertrude Dsouza, made their home in Bangalore, India, and my childhood was filled with storybooks, swimming pools, piano classes and ballet lessons. Not to forget about school! 

Speaking Out: Living my pro-life identity

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“Hi, my name is Gabriela Pariseau and I am an American pro-life Catholic.”

St. Catharines takes up youth ministry momentum

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ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – It’s a fascinating time to be a young Catholic.

Speaking Out: Staying faithful amidst a crisis

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Scrolling through my Facebook the past two months as the terrible scandals in the Catholic Church unraveled, my news feed was filled with commentary both disturbing and sad.

Speaking Out: The Pope, social media and me

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In my short lifetime, I have already seen three popes preside as the head of our Church. 

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom students kick off the year in prayer

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Second-year university student Gabriela Jezierska didn’t know what the new school year would bring, but she knew she wanted to make the most of it. 

Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement marks decade of shaping lives

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A push from his big brother has sent Danny Luong on a path that, eight years later, has become a huge part of his life.

Speaking out: Catholic studies worth the effort

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Whenever someone asks me what I study in school, my heart always sinks a bit. 

Speaking out: Thank God for my community

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Two years ago, I started volunteering at my church’s youth group. My role was to teach the students, mentor them and listen to them.