Youth Speak News

Kids4Peace.jpgTORONTO - “Twenty-four kids. Three faiths. One planet” is the slogan for Kids4Peace, a summer camp that aims to bring peace to the Middle East a dozen families at a time.

The music downloading dilemma

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LimeWire, eMule, Morpheus, BitTorrent and iMesh are all free music downloading sites that young Canadians are all too familiar with.

The problem with pill-popping preteens

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Sometimes I think of myself as the candy man, or my place of work, the local pharmacy, as a candy store. Pills come in all colours, shapes and sizes and the druggist mixes them with love to make the world feel good. However sweet the job is I have developed a few cavities. 
 The thing that’s shocked me most is the amount of birth control and emergency contraception (morning after pill) that is literally handed out like candy to girls not even 15 years old.

Changing the world through art

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VivianaAustudillo_Clavijo.jpgTORONTO - Within the last few months 17-year-old student Viviana Astudillo-Clavijo of Loretto College School in Toronto has dined with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and mingled with Governor General Michaelle Jean. Her passion for art and her efforts to help the community won Astudillo-Clavijo the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case (Youth Award) on Oct. 17.

I love being a Catholic

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I love being Catholic. To say so reminds me that I have received the best gift ever given.

Latin Mass appeals to youth

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latin_missal.jpgOTTAWA - Catholics who attend Mass in Latin are not merely those who can remember it since before it was discontinued after the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s.

Youth inspire Sr. Sue Moran

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SisterSueMoran.jpgTORONTO - Call her the Mother Teresa of Canada. However, when addressed by this title, Sr. Susan Moran, or Sue as she is more affectionately known, protests saying that she is far too little to be compared to such a great person. This is just one indication of the humility with which Moran carries herself.

The reality behind the rhetoric

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Often when I tell people about my pro-life position I am accused of being anti-women. So just what is it about the pro-life position that makes its supporters anti-women? After all, the pro-life movement is founded upon women. What would detractors say to that? Could it be possible to reconcile both regard for fetal rights and women’s rights? Is it necessary for women’s rights to supersede that of the unborn child in order to be sympathetic and compassionate to women?

Retreat draws Maritime youth

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skit.jpgAMHERST, N.S. - Going to a Raising up an Army youth retreat is a typical activity for cousins Karyn and Hannah Brown, students at Three Oaks Senior High in Summerside, P.E.I. They have each attended six retreats, the most recent one on Oct. 19-21 at Between the Hearts Renewal Centre in Amherst, N.S.

Miming the mining message

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Theatre2.jpgTORONTO - Student actors took to the streets in Toronto, Ottawa, Peterborough and Edmonton in late October and early November to raise awareness about the need to regulate Canadian mining practices abroad.

Far away, close at heart

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For almost a year officially now, I’ve been in a long-distance relationship and I thank God everyday for this blessing.