It was in my last year of high school when my school’s chaplain asked me to come to his office one day. We talked about what I’d been going through. It was clear to myself and to others that I hadn’t been myself.

Be ready for the COP21 summit

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Mark your calendars. Find all your friends and tell them to do the same. From Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, 50,000 heads of state, foreign dignitaries, private sector innovators and environmental advocates will gather in Paris to discuss global initiatives related to curbing the effects of climate change — this year’s biggest UN environmental conference. Frankly, I can barely control my excitement.

Challenges of work and student debt

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More students today are facing unemployment or underemployment, even in specialized fields. A report from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, based on 2011 data, has found that only 29.7 per cent of those with engineering degrees actually work in their fields as engineers.

Mental healing through faith

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During my high school years, I struggled with mental illness. I felt hopeless. I was alone. I was hurting and I knew that nothing could change the way I felt. It was during this time that I grew in my faith.

Called to be global citizens

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Oct. 24 is United Nations Day and I think it’s time to make a real change.

Pope Francis has his own pop album

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God is calling us. Jesus is calling us. Now, Pope Francis is calling us, except this time he isn’t only using his words, he’s using music.

The heart of the Hamilton diocese

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When I was first accepted as a member of Youth Speak News, I knew my first task was to visit the Hamilton diocesan headquarters and introduce myself. It was important for me to do as an involved, young Catholic.

Made for more

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You may be thinking, “Oh another modesty piece? Haven’t we heard enough?” But the reality is that many of us face problems in terms of being modest on a daily basis.

Taking a cue from Pope Francis

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Following the visit of Pope Francis having just finished his journey to Cuba and the United States, there is no doubt going to be some papal buzz circulating over the next few weeks. This will not be the first time he will be making headlines since his papacy began in March of 2013. We have all seen many articles pertaining to his words, actions and teachings. Some have included bold statements on subjects such as climate change, the economy and abortion.

YSN responds to BuzzFeed video

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On Sept. 7, BuzzFeed released a YouTube video titled I Am Christian, But... to address popular misconceptions about the Christian faith. The Register asked our youth writers to watch the video and offer us their thoughts.

Embracing the beauty of adoration

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A year ago, my friend invited me to an all-night adoration event and I asked, “What’s that?” I had never heard of eucharistic adoration before.