Youth Speak News

If there is an over-used excuse for neglecting our duty to pray the rosary, it would be busyness. 

Students bracing for rough ride on the labour front

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If the first month of the school year is any indication, it’s going to be a bumpy ride for education in Ontario for the foreseeable future.

Speaking Out: YOU program puts love in a new light

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Teens in the Ontario’s Diocese of Pembroke are learning about love and sexuality in a radically different way than might be expected in today’s culture.

Keeping faith during cancer diagnosis

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Sixteen-year-old Isabella Auer’s diagnosis of cancer has not made her path easy, but she has risen to accept her disease with faith and courage.

Speaking Out: The real story of Halloween

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What’s orange, black and spooky all over? It’s the scarily carved out pumpkins that began appearing  on front lawns and porches as soon as the clock struck midnight on Oct. 1.

Program prepares youth for the next election

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Thousands of first-time voters — including many young people born in this century — will head to the polls in the Oct. 21 federal election, along with millennials who make up Canada’s biggest voting bloc.

Speaking Out: We can’t deny our faith’s truth

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A few weeks ago, the Globe and Mail ran an article about the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s ongoing debate on whether or not to include the terms “gender identity, gender expression, marital status and family status” in its Code of Conduct. Prior to that, I had attended a meeting purely out of curiosity at the Catholic Education Centre in Toronto at which this matter was discussed, so I wasn’t surprised to see a secular newspaper pick up on the issue. 

Wilno pilgrimage proves to be good for the soles

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Christi Lee Wah had been on pilgrimages before, yet she was not expecting the incredible challenge that would come with Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College’s annual Wilno pilgrimage. 

Speaking Out: Inside the teen vaping crisis

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The unknown is frightening. I think that is one reason why many people are afraid of the dark. We do not know what is lurking out there. It is not familiar and reassuringly clear like the daylight. 

To teach is to serve, to serve is to learn

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Frater Marlon Bobier Vargas knew that his calling was to teach and to serve, but what he didn’t know was that his classroom went beyond the confines of four walls. 

Speaking Out: VeggieTales -- A new era

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Calling all VeggieTales fans! If you have ever wished for more VeggieTales content, then you’re in luck.