Youth Speak News

{mosimage}CALGARY - The first memory I have of Bishop Frederick Henry was my Confirmation in Grade 6.  He cupped each child’s face in his hands and said, “You are special.”

Victory over darkness

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Hindus, Sikhs and Jains in India and worldwide will celebrate Deepavali or Diwali on Nov. 9. This auspicious day known as “the festival of light” has a different significance for each faith tradition and geographical area in which it is celebrated, but the commonality that binds all Diwali celebrations is the theme of light.

Youth minister leads teens closer to Christ

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DARTMOUTH, N.S. - At a time when teen violence throughout the Halifax region consistently makes the headlines, one man works hard to bring teens closer to Christ, one at a time.

Canadian teens overworked

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Teenagers carry a heavier workload than people often give them credit for.

Putting Christianity back into Halloween

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{mosimage}With Halloween just around the corner, selecting the perfect costume, pumpkin and treats has become the ultimate focus of this predominately secular event. It seems that this once religious occasion has become little more than a light-hearted event filled with trick-or-treaters and costume parties. In essence, Halloween has become hollow, not hallow.

York chaplaincy creates family atmosphere

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TORONTO - In a corner of the seemingly far-removed fourth floor of York University’s Student Centre lies a precious and sacred gem known as the Catholic Chaplaincy at York University (CCY).  It’s a site that is a second home for many a student at York.

Youth party in parish parking lot

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{mosimage}WOODBRIDGE, Ont. - The St. Margaret Mary Church parking lot was abuzz with activity during the first ever day-long Youth Festival in September hosted by the parish’s youth group.

Good vs. evil dilemma

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Pain. Loss. Injustice. In these situations some common questions we ask are: What is the cause of my misery? Why do corrupt people seem to gain the greatest rewards like success and wealth, while practising Christians appear to suffer?

Catholic makes her mark on Canadian mining

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The Young Liberals of Ontario are urging the Liberal Party to regulate Canadian mining companies operating abroad.

Cornerstone: fun faith formation

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{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.