Youth Speak News

OTTAWA – The electronic sounds of Transform DJs filled the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre on May 11, giving a lively and vibrant edge to an evening promoting the sanctity of human life.

Documentary 'Open Bethlehem' turns into mission for peace

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Finding peace in the birthplace of Christ has been an elusive mission, but one that Leila Sansour has taken on with determined vigour through her documentary film Open Bethlehem.

Youth challenged to learn more about crisis in Syria

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A former Syrian refugee challenged high school students to become more involved in the world by shocking them with stories of the harsh realities of life in a refugee camp.

Digital devices are competing with parents, says counsellor

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Digital devices are competing with parents in forming relationships with their children, says a parenting expert.

Toronto archdiocese tries to keep up with demand for youth ministers

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TORONTO – Youth ministers are in demand at the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Office of Catholic Youth is trying to keep up.

Brampton's St. Anthony’s youth help lead outdoor Stations of the Cross

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Without the suffering and bloodshed of the Passion of Christ, we could not receive His mercy and forgiveness. For the last 27 years, St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Brampton, Ont., has put on a outdoor Stations of the Cross throughout the city.

Guelph students at home in Newman chaplaincy

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When Hannah Haasen walks into Newman Centre Guelph, there might be students cooking in the kitchen, confession being heard in the next room and a lively conversation going on in front of the old-fashioned fireplace.

At Calling All Girls conference, moms, daughters learn about real girl power

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Mothers and daughters were brought together on March 24 to learn more about successes and struggles that have defined the growing empowerment of women.

St. Monica's camp mixes faith and fun for children

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It’s early Monday morning during March break and St. Monica’s is bursting with youthful energy. Instead of sleeping in, children are signing in to spend their day at the parish’s March break camp.

Toronto chaplaincies gather to learn about Middle East persecution

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Amid a backdrop of the historical Christian village of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plains in Iraq, Athra Kado passionately talked about protecting his Assyrian people as a soldier of the Nineveh Plains Protection Unit.

Local environmental conference turns into nationwide call to action

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What started out as a local conference for Toronto students to help save polar regions has escalated into a nationwide call to action.