Youth Speak News

Thousands of first-time voters — including many young people born in this century — will head to the polls in the Oct. 21 federal election, along with millennials who make up Canada’s biggest voting bloc.

Speaking Out: We can’t deny our faith’s truth

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A few weeks ago, the Globe and Mail ran an article about the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s ongoing debate on whether or not to include the terms “gender identity, gender expression, marital status and family status” in its Code of Conduct. Prior to that, I had attended a meeting purely out of curiosity at the Catholic Education Centre in Toronto at which this matter was discussed, so I wasn’t surprised to see a secular newspaper pick up on the issue. 

Wilno pilgrimage proves to be good for the soles

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Christi Lee Wah had been on pilgrimages before, yet she was not expecting the incredible challenge that would come with Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College’s annual Wilno pilgrimage. 

Speaking Out: Inside the teen vaping crisis

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The unknown is frightening. I think that is one reason why many people are afraid of the dark. We do not know what is lurking out there. It is not familiar and reassuringly clear like the daylight. 

To teach is to serve, to serve is to learn

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Frater Marlon Bobier Vargas knew that his calling was to teach and to serve, but what he didn’t know was that his classroom went beyond the confines of four walls. 

Speaking Out: VeggieTales -- A new era

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Calling all VeggieTales fans! If you have ever wished for more VeggieTales content, then you’re in luck. 

The spiritual battle of treating your mental health

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It’s no coincidence that the head is the first part of the body to be anointed or blessed when receiving sacraments.

YOUCAT for Kids - a good introduction to the Catholic Church

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“Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.” 

I came upon this Moroccan proverb in Bullets, Blood & Stones: The Journey of a Child Soldier, by Donna White. It made me realize how important it is to engage children in their Catholic faith at a young age. Children need a solid base in Catholic morality to develop their conscience and learn to love virtue. 

Camp aims to bring out the very best in boys

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Riley McGuire has some fond memories of summer camp life. Now he’s hoping to create new ones for the next generation.

Speaking Out: Finding discernment at Madonna House

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It’s easy to seek an answer and to call your search for it “discernment.” It is much harder to allow that search to become an unrelenting desire to accept God’s will in your life.

Coming closer to God at Holy Angels Grotto

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When Fr. Terry Sawchuk talks about the potential of the Holy Angels Grotto to bring togetherness to the world, it’s more than a divine wish. It is literally built right into its foundations.