Youth Speak News

Writing on the theme of reconciliation proved to be an education for some of the entrants to the Friars’ Student Writing Awards — including the winner.

Controversy overshadows film’s message of loyalty and service


I was feeling a tad hypocritical about

. For one, I’m not really a dog person and for another, this movie has been the subject of much controversy regarding the treatment of its canine stars.

How to apply to the Youth Speak News mentorship program


Are you a university or senior high school student?

Are you curious about the world around you?

Would you like to interview interesting people?

Do you like to write?

Do you want to enrich your faith?

The day I met the Pope


Not many people can say that they’ve met Pope Francis, but I can.

How youth discover their faith through music


From the moment Ryan Hermack wakes up in the morning to the moment before he goes to sleep at night, his Spotify playlist shuffles through hundreds of Christian praise music.

Young people are leading the future of ecumenism


There was a time when Catholics, Protestants and other Christian denominations were largely isolated from each other.

‘Silence’ shows struggle to hear the voice of God


Upon entering the screening room to watch Silence, I was prepared for a film that would share a horrendous part of the history of Catholicism.

How to manage your student debt with a Catholic virtue


Unfortunately, there isn’t a course on how to “adult”, especially personal finances.

Youth are called to Rise Up at Vancouver conference


VANCOUVER – It was called the Rise Up conference, but it could just as easily have been called the Speak Up.

Ottawa youth make new friends at diocesan party


More than a hundred middle school and high school youth, along with their parish youth coordinators, gathered at a diocesan-wide Advent party in Ottawa on Dec. 16.

Hamilton's St. Thomas More holds annual campaign to support less fortunate


Miracles are rare, but students at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton make them an annual event.