Youth Speak News

Like many young people, chartered financial analyst Paul Perrone works in a profession that has little to do with his university studies. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a philosophy degree, a path to the money management industry would have seemed improbable.

Speaking Out: Human rights begin in the womb

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As the economic successes of the Industrial Age gave way to grandiose advancements of the modern technological era, society was presumed to be a great beacon of civilization. Humans see ourselves as formidable and intelligent as we learn more and more.

Book study group cherishes fellowship

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Making the best of a bad situation has been a common refrain for the past 15 COVID-stricken months, and a nationwide Catholic book study group took this maxim to heart. 

Speaking Out: Recharge yourself with the Bible

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Congratulations on navigating another year of school burdened with COVID-19 adversity. I cannot understate that kids, teens, young adults and mature students alike all deserve to bask in the glow of summer vacation.

Formation program builds pandemic bonds

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Jim Anderson faced two options when COVID-19 first hit back in March 2020. The director of formation and acting registrar of the St. Therese Institute in Bruno, Sask., could have closed the doors for the duration of the pandemic — or he could devise a way to forge forward. He chose the latter.

Speaking Out: Let’s get real on Indigenous support

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Over the past few weeks, social media has exploded with anger, sadness and shock as the bodies of hundreds of Indigenous children have been found buried at several former residential schools across Canada.

New OCY director asks youth to trust God’s plan

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This summer, Catholic youth in the Archdiocese of Toronto will be welcomed by a new face and voice to encourage them in their faith journey

Speaking Out: End is near, but stay vigilant

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We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Members right at home in Chinese Catholic Club

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Gabrielle Tsai’s adjustment to life in Toronto after moving from Vancouver had its challenges, but the fellowship of the University of Toronto’s Chinese Catholic Club (UTCCC) made her feel right at home.

Speaking Out: The artist as a truth teller

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It’s often said artists suffer for their craft. This pain can take different forms, but predominantly it is mental health struggles that loom large for many creative people.

Jesuit retreat aims for Sacred Heart encounter

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Stillness and spiritual introspection will be accentuated concepts during the Jesuits of Canada’s second silent Ignatian retreat for young professionals taking place virtually June 4-6.