Youth Speak News

CALGARY -- Mount Royal University student Mikayla Bezooyen said she and her fellow MRU Pro-Life Club members relish engaging in sometimes heated conversations with pro-choice students who approach them on campus.

Speaking Out: The smallest things can mean a lot

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I volunteer as a catechist at our parish, so believe me when I tell you that teaching elementary aged children is not the easiest, especially when talking about difficult topics like understanding Church teaching. 

Creator has starring role on Catholic college stage

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At Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College, theatre is as much about keeping the Creator in the creation as it is about staging an entertaining production.

Speaking Out: The perfect plan starts with trust

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I have been thinking a lot about the future lately. Maybe it’s because I am graduating soon and like many in their last term of university a question I often get asked is this (dreaded) one: What are your plans for when you are done?

Canadian students join pro-life march in U.S.

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WASHINGTON, D.C -- For 12 students of an Ontario Catholic college, a pre-dawn wakeup call and 10-hour drive were small inconveniences in the large cause to support the inherent dignity of human life.

Speaking Out: Astrology no answer to our problems

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According to the International Epidemiological Association, mental illness and depression are increasing. More people are feeling depressed and lonely and some, especially millennials, are turning to astrology. 

Northern reflections on a summer to remember

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Spending two weeks of your summer in a remote northern Saskatchewan community may not be everyone’s idea of vacation, but for Sean McGowan, the experience has left an impression that will likely last a lifetime.

Speaking Out: Nature’s splendour sets spiritual tone

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Reading the accounts of my great-grandfather’s memories of the First World War, I am given a glimpse into the truly brutal horror of the war field. Yet in the midst of the tales of the ugliness of war, I found one remarkable incident that stayed in my memory.

There’s triumph and tears for youth in pro-life cause

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Presenting a pro-life talk to a small group of people in Thunder Bay, Ont., Danae Turgeon sounded earnest, and with good reason. Doing pro-life work means encountering a lot of opposition, she said.

Speaking Out: Getting involved is a group effort

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The Catholic youth are the future leaders of the Catholic community, but how do we get youth involved? At some parishes that may be a problem, but not at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in north Toronto. 

Rise Up hits new heights in reaching out to youth

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Rise Up showed no signs of slowing down in its 20th year.