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KRAKOW, POLAND – From the outside, a church can look cold and dark. The stained glass windows don’t reveal much of what’s inside. But when you walk in, the sunlight streams through the multi-coloured glass and the church comes alive.

Published in International

KRAKOW, Poland – Take risks and do not let life's obstacles get in the way of encountering the true joy and life that Jesus can give, Pope Francis told more than 1 million young people.

Published in World Youth Day 2016

KRAKOW, Poland – The youthful face of God's mercy can change the hearts of people who have lost hope, Pope Francis said.

Published in World Youth Day 2016

VATICAN CITY – When Pope Francis goes to Poland to meet with an expected two million young people from around the world, he's going with a firm idea of the dreams, fears and challenges so many of them face.

Published in World Youth Day 2016

A seminarian I know recently went to a party at a local university campus. The group was a crowd of young, college students and when he was introduced as a seminarian, as someone who was trying to become a priest and who had taken a vow of celibacy, the mention of celibacy evoked some giggles in the room, some banter and a number of jokes about how much he must be missing out on in life. Poor, naïve fellow! 

Published in Fr. Ron Rolheiser

Today’s pro-lifers amust mentor the youth to make sure the movement keeps its momentum, says Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition.

Published in Canada

VATICAN CITY – Happiness "is not an 'app' that you can download on your phones nor will the latest update help you become free and great in loving," Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers.

Published in Vatican

Pope Francis wants us to be the generation that will restore the future of the family and we must begin with ourselves.

Published in YSN: Speaking Out

Alpha Canada is hoping to inspire a new generation with the launch of its new and improved Alpha Film Series.

Published in Youth Speak News

Polar adventurer Geoff Green posed an ethical choice to an audience of more than 200 Toronto Catholic high school students. 

Published in Youth Speak News
March 17, 2016

Stand and deliver

The real tragedy surrounding a suicide crisis that has devastated a remote Manitoba community is that it represents just the latest instalment in a Canadian saga that shows no sign of a final chapter.

Published in Editorial

DETROIT - When Fr. Benjamin Kosnac decided to start offering confessions 30 minutes before every Mass, he wasn't sure anyone would come. 

Published in Faith

MORELIA, Mexico - Jesus never sends anyone out as a hitman, dealing in death, but calls Christians to be his disciples and friends, Pope Francis told Mexico's youth.

Published in International

NEW WATERFORD, N.S. - He has been called a ray of sunshine, a sign of hope and messenger of peace. But little Aidan Oliver says he just wants to make people happy.

Published in Youth Speak News

Can playing video games help youth kick a drug habit? Hamilton’s Good Shepherd centre is hoping to find out.

Published in Canada