Youth Speak News

Benjamin Turland has become a prominent figure for Catholic youth over the years, but it wasn’t always that way. 

Youth Church leaders attend forum in Rome

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After four days of meetings in Rome with fellow youth leaders from around the world, Canada’s representatives returned with at least one overriding lesson: There’s a lot of work to do.

Discerning vocations faces several barriers

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Fear is the number one obstacle for young people discerning religious vocations, says Sr. Helena Burns. 

Making a new start at summer camp

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Maria Pham has been going to summer camp with St. Thomas Thiện’s chapter of the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement for 11 years, but she couldn’t help feeling a little like a rookie this year.

YSN Summer Reads 2019

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Summer is here which means the busyness of the school year is gone. It’s the perfect time to unplug from the real world and curl up with a good book. That’s why The Catholic Register and Youth Speak News have put together a list of faith-based youth titles that we think young book lovers will love.

Fr. Favin ministered to the best of both worlds

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Fresh from his ordination into the priesthood in 2017, Fr. Favin Alemão found himself at the centre of what seemed to be two different worlds: as associate pastor at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica and minister to the Ryerson University Catholic Students Association. 

Sharing pints with priests

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Madeline Dawson knew she could count on the Jesuits to throw a great party. 

Growing up with a saint

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Chela Torres said attending the Mass felt like a dream. 

Youth ministry program takes a fresh approach

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Youth ministers have to be a jack-of-all-trades in a parish community. 

They work as a bridge between parishes, schools, parents and priests while empowering youth to be full, active and conscious participants in the parish. 

Youth Speak News Media Retreat Photo Essay

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St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica is more than just a historical monument. For the faithful people of the Archdiocese of Toronto, it is an expression of honour, worship and tradition.

Catholic gap year ideas

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After graduating high school, most people think they only have two options: college or university. But what about neither?