Youth Speak News

BARRY'S BAY, Ont. – Every week, Kayla Pires travels 70 kilometres to St. Hedwig’s Parish in Barry’s Bay, Ont., so she can learn more about her faith. 

Youth Speak News team recaps the Youth Synod

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From Oct. 3-28, our YSN reporting team followed the discussions taking place in Rome at the Synod of Bishops on young people. Below, a few members from across the country share their own thoughts. 


Fr. Fogarty dinner honours Catholic education pioneer

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Frank Clifford based his life on three things: faith, family and friends. 

Youth looking for leaders to steer the right course

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VATICAN – The Catholic Church must be a place of justice and mercy, and its members must be catalysts for change, some young observers have told the Synod of Bishops.

Toronto attracts hundreds with first young adults conference

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Khristine Florend is ready to be a true witness to her faith after attending Toronto’s first-ever young adult conference.

St. Catharines takes up youth ministry momentum

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ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – It’s a fascinating time to be a young Catholic.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom students kick off the year in prayer

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Second-year university student Gabriela Jezierska didn’t know what the new school year would bring, but she knew she wanted to make the most of it. 

Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement marks decade of shaping lives

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A push from his big brother has sent Danny Luong on a path that, eight years later, has become a huge part of his life.

Young trustee candidates see age as advantage in leading at Catholic school boards

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In Grade 6, Tomasz Glod wrote a speech in school about why he would make a great prime minister. 

Travel gap year leads to serving the homeless

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Abby Pyrz was 18 years old when she was bitten by the travel bug.