Youth Speak News

Jim Anderson faced two options when COVID-19 first hit back in March 2020. The director of formation and acting registrar of the St. Therese Institute in Bruno, Sask., could have closed the doors for the duration of the pandemic — or he could devise a way to forge forward. He chose the latter.

Speaking Out: Let’s get real on Indigenous support

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Over the past few weeks, social media has exploded with anger, sadness and shock as the bodies of hundreds of Indigenous children have been found buried at several former residential schools across Canada.

New OCY director asks youth to trust God’s plan

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This summer, Catholic youth in the Archdiocese of Toronto will be welcomed by a new face and voice to encourage them in their faith journey

Speaking Out: End is near, but stay vigilant

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We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Members right at home in Chinese Catholic Club

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Gabrielle Tsai’s adjustment to life in Toronto after moving from Vancouver had its challenges, but the fellowship of the University of Toronto’s Chinese Catholic Club (UTCCC) made her feel right at home.

Speaking Out: The artist as a truth teller

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It’s often said artists suffer for their craft. This pain can take different forms, but predominantly it is mental health struggles that loom large for many creative people.

Jesuit retreat aims for Sacred Heart encounter

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Stillness and spiritual introspection will be accentuated concepts during the Jesuits of Canada’s second silent Ignatian retreat for young professionals taking place virtually June 4-6.

Speaking Out: Making do with less is good for the soul

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Although spirituality is at the core of religion, physical objects are inherent to its history and current functioning. 

Ave Maria’s beauty draws woman to Church

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VANCOUVER -- Though she could not comprehend the Latin, something about a powerful, building song the Chor Leoni Men’s Choir performed at a Christmas concert two years ago captured Emma Larson’s full attention.

Speaking Out: Meeting an Asian superhero

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Anti-Asian racism has been among us for far too long. It’s been ramped up in the pandemic, racists blaming Asians for the introduction of COVID-19.

Online evangelization bears fruit for NET Ministries

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National Evangelization Teams (NET) missionaries are not barnstorming across the country to make face-to-face presentations as in years past.