Dorina Vadasz frankly admits, “I’m nervous. I don’t know anybody.” Mireya Salas’s older sister told her that high school is “horrible.” Dante Dominguez figures he will be happy with a B, but claims he will “try for the A.” Marie Attica is looking forward to starting a high school athletic career in soccer.

Published in Catholic Education
The Catholic Register is pleased to introduce these 11 young people selected for this year’s YSN program.

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ANDREA DSOUZA

Vancouver, B.C.
Dsouza, 22, is a fourth-year Indigenous studies student at University of British Columbia.

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KATHLEENA HENRICUS

Mississauga, Ont.
Henricus, 15, is a Grade 10 student at Cawthra Park Secondary School.

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JANELLE LAFANTAISIE

Winnipeg, Man.

Lafantaisie, 24, is a photographer for Alice and Flore photography.

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GABRIELA PARISEAU

Barry's Bay, Ont. 
Pariseau, 21, is a third-year Catholic studies student at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College.

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VINCENT PHAM 

Toronto, Ont. 
Pham, 17, is a Grade 12 student at Chaminade College School.

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DECLAN RILEY 

Edmonton, Alta
Riley, 23, is a third-year journalism student at MacEwan University.

ysn danielle

DANIELLE RIVEST

London, Ont. 
Rivest, 22, is a first-year education student at Western University.

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MICHAEL ROMEN 

St. Catharines, Ont.
Romen, 24, is a third-year English and Classics student at Brock University

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ABIGAIL ST. PIERRER

Sault Ste Marie, Ont.
St. Pierre, 16, is a Gr. 11 student at St. Mary's College

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KATHERINE SZOJKA 

Sturgeon County, Alta. 
Szojka, 17, is a Gr. 12 student at St. Gabriel Online School.

ysn nicole

NICOLE VAZ 

Mississauga, Ont. 
Vaz, 16, is a Gr. 12 student at Fr. Michael Goetz Secondary School

Published in Youth Speak News

This summer is a time of change in my life as I move from high school to university. It is also the end of my time as a Youth Speak News reporter. As I begin my new journey in life, it it a good time to reflect on what this past year has meant to me.

Published in YSN: Speaking Out

Emma Fradd prayed and discerned about her tattoo for six months before she ever walked into a tattoo parlour. 

Published in Youth Speak News
WASHINGTON – A group of young Catholic writers, intellectuals, and activists released an open letter Aug. 8 calling for an independent investigation into the alleged crimes of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. The letter also calls Catholic leaders to recommit themselves to the Church’s teaching on sexuality.
Published in International

Holy Trinity Parish is definitely not in Kansas anymore. 

Published in Youth Speak News

OTTAWA – The federal government now faces five federal court legal challenges by private businesses against the Canada Summer Jobs pro-abortion attestation requirement.

Published in Canada

Catholics across the Archdiocese of Toronto are being asked to support an ongoing protest against the pro-abortion Canada Summer Jobs attestation with their voices and their wallets.

Published in Canada

On June 1, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada held a national event that many of today’s young people would find highly challenging: spending one hour away from their smartphones.

Published in Register Columnists

Joel Recouso doesn’t really drink, but he’s glad he came to the Firkin on Bay pub on June 9. Over beer and bar food, pro-life young people from across southern Ontario gathered to celebrate. 

Published in Youth Speak News

Pope Francis often cozies up to young admirers as they raise their smartphones to snap selfies.  But it seems he may be having second thoughts about humouring the selfie generation.

Published in Editorial

Sixteen-year-old Justin Alvarado has practice every day after school during the cross-country and track-and-field seasons. He is also a member of the FC Emery soccer club, with practices two to three times a week. 

Published in Youth Speak News
ROME – While taking selfies can be an occasion to capture treasured memories, it can also be a sign that young men and women are deprived of meaningful human interaction with others, Pope Francis said.
Published in International
VATICAN – The Catholic Church must not keep young men and women at a distance, but instead must learn to listen to them, Pope Francis said.
Published in International

Correction: A previous version of the story stated Matt Pascuzzo said the attestation came as a result of anti-abortion campaigners who used the jobs funding to aggressively campaign for criminal code sanctions on abortion. Pascuzzo did not make the statement. 


Agencies rejected for Canada Summer Jobs grants because they won’t tick the pro-abortion attestation box are scrambling to come up with private funds to cover the summertime services they provide to the poor.

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