Youth Speak News

There was one important lesson my friends Matthew Remedios and Monika Cyfko learned while volunteering at our parish’s summer camp — youth need this kind of bonding and faith experience all year round.

YSN reacts to Christus Vivit

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On April 2, Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation in response to the Synod on Young People last October. The YSN team carefully combed through the document and here are some of their reactions. 

Speaking Out: Being pro-life for all life

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The other day I was hypnotized in my Instagram Stories when I saw that a friend posted a meme. If you’re not in the generation familiar with memes, they’re generally a photo that’s been edited with words to add humour.

Student posters featured at Avengers premiere

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Michael Bocale doesn’t know if he’s going to walk the red carpet or meet any celebrities, but he’s excited nonetheless. 

Speaking Out: Coming of age in Church today

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Young people rediscovering sacred music, learning the beauty of the pipe organ and young women veiling for Mass.

Lessons from Lent to bring to Easter season

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MISSISSUAGA - Fr. Carlos Macatangga said that Christ died on the cross so that we might have eternal life.

Speaking Out: What I learned about fasting

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It was Week 1 of my Exodus 90 fast and I really wanted a brownie.

Better tech means better events for Vancouver youth

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VANCOUVER - A team of local missionaries is hoping to spend less time fundraising and more time in the field thanks to funding they’ll receive from the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Speaking Out: What I learned from Genesis

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This year, I decided to read the Bible all the way through, starting at the book of Genesis.

Toronto students connect with old Church in Europe

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Jacob Boodoo hadn’t set foot on a plane since he was two years old so boarding a flight to Europe during March break was already an adventure for the 16-year-old.

Speaking Out: Do smartphones have a place in class?

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Whether it’s online shopping, banking or even dating, it’s as if we can live our lives entirely online. This is why the news about the banning of cellphones in all classes across Ontario next school year came as a surprise to me. The exceptions to the ban are when they are used as part of a teacher’s lesson, or for students with medical or special needs.