Youth Speak News

It’s no secret that the Catholic Church is not a “young kids’ game.” 

Winnipeg youth combats mental health stigma

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Regina Contreras was in her second year at Red River College in Winnipeg when she found herself talking with a friend last summer about their struggles with anxiety and depression. 

Speaking Out: Valentine’s Day is for all love

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Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and sometimes it feels like just another excuse for the greeting card industry to make a grab for your money. Though biblical in origin, the sweet secular sentiments of love have been overshadowed by pressure to be in a relationship, purchase grocery-store flowers and indulge the chocolate makers.

Surrey community rallies behind new Catholic school

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The Saint John Paul II Academy community is larger than the school’s modest membership would seem to suggest.

Speaking Out: Taking a stand against abortion

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I don’t handle conflict well, especially when it comes to social media. I don’t like to engage in online arguments. I don’t like to throw my opinion in the circle. It scares me. It makes me uneasy. 

Catholic teen speaks out against child exploitation

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Mira Gillis wants to be a voice for the voiceless and she’s not going to stop until she is heard.

Speaking Out: Catholic schools make me thankful

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As I enter my last semester in Alberta’s publicly-funded Catholic schools, I am, more than ever, thankful for the Catholic education I have received.

St. Isidore bringing out the best in its students

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EDMONTON – Named after the patron saint of the Internet, St. Isidore Catholic Learning Centre in Sherwood Park, Alta., is far from a traditional school setting. 

Speaking Out: My WYD dreams have to wait

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When I found out about World Youth Day Panama I was beyond excited. 

Survey is digging deep into youth homelessness

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How young people end up homeless and what happens to them once they’re on the street are basic questions for those who want to end homelessness. 

Speaking Out: Don't try to make me feel better

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I can’t stand it when someone says, “I believe in Jesus, not people.”