Standing out from the final day of Pope Francis’ penitential pilgrimage to foster reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples was his remarks to Inuit youth in Iqaluit.

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The pandemic has changed the way students have learned over two years. We experienced a change in semester learning, pivoted from in-person to virtual learning many times and could not spend time with our friends and family. Although, with schools reopening, clubs and sports returning and overnight trips and camps running, we were now experiencing a “new normal.”

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A new early intervention mental health program aimed at decreasing the barriers youth face when trying to access mental health supports is launching in Simcoe County, north of Toronto.

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With few options for things to do on a Saturday night during a pandemic, some Catholic youth are still finding ways to go to the movies together.

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Dinner table conversations at my house often turn to the fond reminiscing of the teenage life of my parents.

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When COVID-19 forced frontline workers to shift their support for homeless youth online, the result was more loneliness, more depression, more drug use, more overdoses and more thoughts of suicide, according to new research from Covenant House, Canada’s largest shelter serving young people.

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With new public health regulations in place to combat COVID-19 in school boards nationwide and many of our exciting activities shut down or limited, there is no doubt this school year will be unlike any other.

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A few days ago, I got back from my last hiking trip of the summer. As I sat on a pebbled Lake Superior beach at night and watched a crescent moon paint the water with a mystical glow, everything seemed peaceful and tranquil.

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August 26, 2020

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The sun glistens across the calming blue water of Lake Erie. A bronze Mass bell rings loudly. Dozens of young girls soar out of cabins to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast before engaging in hiking, drama, sports, crafts and, at the end of the day, a roaring campfire.

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Long before the shock of the huge, Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut’s port had worn off, Caritas Lebanon had unleashed a powerful force for good onto the streets of the shattered city — kids. This was the moment for the Catholic organization’s 750 youth volunteers to shine.

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Young Catholics seeking a role model on how to serve God during the COVID-19 pandemic can look to St. Aloysius Gonzaga, the patron saint of youth.

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EDMONTON -- The life and legacy of Fr. Michael “Catfish” Mireau, who used pop culture references and Star Wars lightsabers to teach the faith, continue to stir hearts of young and old.

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EDMONTON -- It can be a difficult world for young people, where anxiety, apathy and social isolation abound.

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EDMONTON -- University is a time of major life changes.

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They came for a remarkable project ….

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