Youth Speak News

Grace Rogalski utilized her power as a young Canadian Catholic voter for the first time in last month’s federal election

Catholic youth keep Fatima message alive

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A crowd of 100,000 pilgrims gathered in the Cova Da Iria Oct. 17, 1913, straining their eyes up to the sky over Fatima, Portugal, expecting a miracle. Suddenly, the sun burst forth from the rain clouds and danced in the heavens, emitting brilliant rays of light, as the masses, frightened, watched on.

High school gridiron star earns national spotlight

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Matthew Ljuden still has no clue who submitted his name and highlight tape for consideration in NFL Canada’s Way to Play High School initiative.

St. Robert student creates app to treat Tourette’s

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Jerry Di knows what it’s like to live with Tourette Syndrome.

Resiliency tested in third pandemic school year

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As students returned to school this month, they were confronted by the challenges of yet another scholastic year marred by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Durham board introduces anti-Black racism course

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As anti-racism courses slowly become the norm in schools across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, they’ve not come without their fair share of blowback.

St. Joseph consecration inspires young adults

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Feedback for an online consecration to St. Joseph this past winter was so positive that Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Catholic Young Adult Events is slated to operate the program a second time beginning Sept. 22.

Campus group dissects ‘better off dead’ mentality

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The National Campus Life Network (NCLN)’s latest summer webinar “Better off Dead???” started raw and personal.

Youth a driving force at Campaign Life

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Campaign Life Coalition has been a major player in Canadian pro-life advocacy since it was founded in 1978, and over the years teenagers have provided much of the wind beneath this non-profit’s wings.

Columbian Squires run strong in Ontario

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The Knights of Columbus is a household name to Catholics around the world, but less well-known is its youth leadership organization, the Columbian Squires.

Diverse cultures have voice with Journeying Together

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Teresa Rojo Tsosie’s Catholic faith is one of the most important parts of her life, but she has often felt that as a Native American Catholic, her voice wasn’t being considered or heard by the Church as a whole.