Youth Speak News

A recent report shows that the Good Shepherd’s Youth Reconnect (YR) program has reduced the number of at-risk Hamilton, Ont., youth accessing shelter and other emergency services.

Speaking Out: Faith in a murky world

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Being steadfast in times of suffering can be a struggle. COVID-19 continues to create a murky picture for Canada’s near future. All around us, people suffer from loneliness, anxiety, illness and despair.

Pen-pal campaign unites generations

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A Vancouver group connecting seniors and youth is throwing it back to the past by reviving a bygone practice: pen-palling.

Speaking Out: Finding Christian values in secular media

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I hear this often: there isn’t much Christian or religious material out there. I also hear the media is now very secular. And this is where I stop people and say: No! You are wrong, it’s everywhere — we’ve just lost the art of finding Christianity and religion in everything. 

Series aims to focus on Black history year round

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For more than 10 years the Dufferin-Peel Catholic school board has hosted its “Black Futures” symposium during Black History Month in February. The goal though is to go beyond just one month in the calendar.

Speaking Out: Disconnected in a virtual world

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In a world where we have so much technology and connection right at our fingertips, why do we sometimes feel so disconnected?

Virtual invitation to youth on vocations

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The Newman Centre Catholic Mission at the University of Toronto wasn’t going to let a province-wide stay-at-home order keep it from spreading the word on a religious vocation.

Speaking Out: In giving we will receive

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The typical image of poverty is often presented to us when we walk down a busy street. We see a man or woman holding a coffee cup, baseball cap or some other vessel to receive the pocket change of passers-by. 

Egg decorating brings some quarantine joy

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Lockdowns brought upon by COVID-19 over the past 11 months have spawned a number of activities to keep peoples minds and spirits up.

Speaking Out: Mining the soul in pop music

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Man’s search for God lies at the very core of the soul. So it comes as no surprise that God can be found in art that springs forth from that powerful place of divine recollection: music.

Speaking Out: Abortion is not the solution

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I couldn’t help but cry and scream as I saw a baby decapitated, dismembered and disemboweled 10 minutes into watching the movie Unplanned.