Youth Speak News

TORONTO - In a corner of the seemingly far-removed fourth floor of York University’s Student Centre lies a precious and sacred gem known as the Catholic Chaplaincy at York University (CCY).  It’s a site that is a second home for many a student at York.

Youth party in parish parking lot

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{mosimage}WOODBRIDGE, Ont. - The St. Margaret Mary Church parking lot was abuzz with activity during the first ever day-long Youth Festival in September hosted by the parish’s youth group.

Catholic makes her mark on Canadian mining

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The Young Liberals of Ontario are urging the Liberal Party to regulate Canadian mining companies operating abroad.

Cornerstone: fun faith formation

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{mosimage}VANCOUVER - More than 50 youth spent their Friday evening on Sept. 28 in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in Vancouver for a casual night of fun, entertainment and faith formation. They were attending Cornerstone, a monthly event with praise and worship, skits, testimonies, speakers and fellowship organized by Catholic Christian Outreach, a Catholic university campus lay movement.

Silent witness for silent wombs

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Close to 50 people showed up at one of the busiest intersections in Toronto to silently protest against abortion on a sunny Sunday afternoon Sept. 30.

Pro-Family Conference promotes ‘culture of life’

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{mosimage}More than 100 people filled the auditorium of Bishop Marrocco School for the 5th annual Pro-Family Conference Sept. 21-23.

Youth band evangelizes through music

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{mosimage}TORONTO - God’s redeeming love was the theme of the All4HIM Praise and Worship night held Sept. 22 at the Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School here. More than 700 people attended the event, half of whom were youth under the age of 25 from parishes across the Greater Toronto Area.

Women sample religious life

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{mosimage}SASKATOON - Nicole Germaine decided that in order to figure out if she is meant to be a nun she needed to sample religious life firsthand.  

Memoirs of a former Catholic school student

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For 14 years I attended Catholic schools where morning prayer was a staple, religion class a required course and liturgies a scheduled monthly event. From ages 12 to 18, I was fortunate enough to enroll at Toronto’s Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts where religious values enriched an atmosphere of music, drama and dance. There I learned from a community of teachers and peers who were passionate about artistic creativity and an academic curriculum that reflected religious values.

Tracking the youth scene

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Fourteen new youth correspondents will be the eyes and ears of Catholic young people in Canada for The Catholic Register.

Knights camp ignites youth

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{mosimage}ORILLIA, Ont. - This summer, I was among 39 lucky applicants chosen by the Knights of Columbus for a life-changing week of faith, fun and friendship.