Youth Speak News

As students returned to school this month, they were confronted by the challenges of yet another scholastic year marred by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking Out: Striking a seasonal balance

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Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) tells us that “to every thing there is a season.” As the days grow shorter and the nights colder, it is time to reflect upon summer accomplishments and prepare for the months ahead. Doing so allows us to become more in tune with the seasonal movements God created for us, and by extension, more in tune with His wishes for our lives. 

Durham board introduces anti-Black racism course

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

As anti-racism courses slowly become the norm in schools across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, they’ve not come without their fair share of blowback.

Speaking Out: A critical moment for young voters

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With the bizarreness that has been 2021 to date, the shortest campaign for an election season we’ve ever experienced seems par for the course.

St. Joseph consecration inspires young adults

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Feedback for an online consecration to St. Joseph this past winter was so positive that Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Catholic Young Adult Events is slated to operate the program a second time beginning Sept. 22.

Speaking Out: We are not alone in sacred mission

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One Sunday last month, I stood in my home church in Barrie, Ont., that was overflowing with visitors. It was truly a great sight to see and reminded me of pre-COVID days when churches were often full like this.

Campus group dissects ‘better off dead’ mentality

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

The National Campus Life Network (NCLN)’s latest summer webinar “Better off Dead???” started raw and personal.

Speaking Out: Vandalism no path to reconciliation

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In light of the unmarked graves found at residential school sites across Canada this spring and summer, different groups have sought apologies and atonement from the Catholic Church for its contribution to residential schools.

Youth a driving force at Campaign Life

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Campaign Life Coalition has been a major player in Canadian pro-life advocacy since it was founded in 1978, and over the years teenagers have provided much of the wind beneath this non-profit’s wings.

Speaking Out: Seeing beauty in the autistic

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Everyone stumbles in aspects of their life, but some individuals are called to weather more arduous day-to-day challenges than others.

Columbian Squires run strong in Ontario

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The Knights of Columbus is a household name to Catholics around the world, but less well-known is its youth leadership organization, the Columbian Squires.