Youth Speak News

WASHINGTON, D.C -- For 12 students of an Ontario Catholic college, a pre-dawn wakeup call and 10-hour drive were small inconveniences in the large cause to support the inherent dignity of human life.

Northern reflections on a summer to remember

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Spending two weeks of your summer in a remote northern Saskatchewan community may not be everyone’s idea of vacation, but for Sean McGowan, the experience has left an impression that will likely last a lifetime.

There’s triumph and tears for youth in pro-life cause

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Presenting a pro-life talk to a small group of people in Thunder Bay, Ont., Danae Turgeon sounded earnest, and with good reason. Doing pro-life work means encountering a lot of opposition, she said.

Rise Up hits new heights in reaching out to youth

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Rise Up showed no signs of slowing down in its 20th year.

Catholic students break new ground at university

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EDMONTON -- University is a time of major life changes.

Music brings a calm note to a busy Advent season

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As the unmistakable lights and noises of Christmas began to fill the streets in early December, there was a sense of the inevitable — busy and stressful lives were about to shift into a gift-searching, crowd-pressing, agenda-filled circus.

Teens feel the love at national youth conference

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Megan Davis, Elizabeth Eberhard and Allison Dible were fired up after the opening evening session of the biennial National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, but it was only a precursor to what was to come.

Canadian joins dicastery’s new youth advisory board

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VATICAN CITY -- The Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life announced it is setting up a specialized team of 20 young Catholic leaders, including Canadian Joseph Edward San José, as advisors to help with youth ministry issues.

Holiness within reach for all, says evangelist

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Anthony Hamon closed his eyes and pictured his friend. He suddenly realized the truth in Catholic lay evangelist Patrick Sullivan’s words: someone in your life needs you to be holy. 

Thinking about family on this Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day is a time to remember all of Canada’s veterans, but it is also carries a very personal message for Cooper Pickering.

Youth called to be saints at One Rock conference

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CALGARY -- Sarah Willette may be just an ordinary university student, but she felt challenged to be a saint after attending One Rock 2.0, the Diocese of Calgary’s annual young adult conference.