Youth Speak News

Brebeuf College School’s football teams only won one game this year, but it will still go down as a championship season.

Kids with learning needs get a confidence boost

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VANCOUVER – A pilot project launched last year for children with learning disabilities is making waves in the local Catholic school system.

New school program forms young disciples in Toronto

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Coming from a public elementary school, Kayla Mia Adato was unsure what to expect when she attended the Young Disciples day retreat with 120 fellow students. 

Young adults discuss abuse scandals within Church

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Discussing Church scandals at a pub was unusual for Fr. Jack Costello, but the informal setting allowed young adults to learn about scandals in a safe and social environment.

Knights of Columbus hockey empowers Edmonton youth

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Bruce Lamer has carved a career out of the sport he loves, and he says he owes much of it to the Knights of Columbus. 

Pembroke diocese expands Theology of the Body program for students

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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.