Youth Speak News

LIMA, Peru – More than 1,000 young pilgrims will share their cultures, joys and struggles at a gathering of indigenous youth in a small town in Panama just before World Youth Day in January.

Young athletes fight to balance sports and faith

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Sixteen-year-old Justin Alvarado has practice every day after school during the cross-country and track-and-field seasons. He is also a member of the FC Emery soccer club, with practices two to three times a week. 

Loretto Sisters bring together students in Toronto and Peru

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It took a trip to Peru for Grade 12 student Carolyn Lee to gain a new appreciation for her classroom in Toronto.

Young woman tackles disability in Kenya and Toronto

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Eunice Gichuhi is half a world away from her native country, but that has never stopped her from reaching out to help. 

Students’ search for truth lead to campus conversions

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When relativism is the widely accepted doctrine on university campuses, backed by the feel-good motto of “you do you,” it’s easy to imagine how young Catholics might be swept away by the notion that there is no objective truth. 

Spring cleaning reminds youth of Laudato Si’

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As the first signs of spring began to appear in Toronto, a sprightly team of young Catholics decided to celebrate Earth Day by picking up trash at Christie Pits Park. 

Easter season continues at U of T Newman retreat

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Even in the midst of a heavy ice storm, in the middle of exam season, more than 200 students and community members gathered together April 14 at University of Toronto’s Newman Centre for an Easter retreat. 

Laurier hosts open dialogue on a ‘closed’ debate

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There’s no question abortion is a divisive issue. But both pro-life and pro-choice sides can at least agree on one thing — having a civil debate is important.

Youth poverty intensifies inequality, study warns

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WARSAW, Poland – Growing poverty among young people across Europe is impeding access to fundamental rights and intensifying feelings of injustice and hopelessness, a new report warns. 

Teens inspired by roles in parish Passion plays

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The story of Good Friday feels even more real when you’ve lived it, even if it’s only in a play. 

UPEI students take faith in action in Honduras

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Early in the morning, Sely Teruel walks along hilly, cloud-covered mountains and dusty slopes to get to her school in Sánta Barbara, Honduras, during the week. She lives in one of the surrounding villages so the trek to and from school is about an hour each way.