Youth Speak News

{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.

Finding comfort in a foreign land

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{mosimage}This summer I spent six weeks living as an exchange student in Japan. The experience was amazing and life-changing for me, but it wasn’t always easy.

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.

Journalist finds saintly role model

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As a young person pursuing a future in journalism, there are a number of qualities I must possess. Characteristics such as curiosity, dedication, intelligence, passion, patience and humility can take one a long way in this field. In today’s money-centred world of corruption and hidden agendas, it can be difficult to find a suitable role model on such a complicated career path.

Icelandic youth finds faith despite the odds

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{mosimage}REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Among the two per cent of Catholics in Iceland, many of whom are new immigrants from Poland and the Philippines, are young people making a difference.   

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.