Youth Speak News

INDIANAPOLIS -- Megan Davis, Elizabeth Eberhard and Allison Dible were fired up after the opening evening session of the biennial National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, but it was only a precursor to what was to come.

Speaking Out: Keeping Christ in the season

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Taking time to reflect is one of the hallmarks of the Advent season, which prompted us to dig into The Catholic Register Archives to see how our Youth Speak News writers have tackled this special time of year. From the Dec. 19, 2010 issue, Jason Coelho, then a Grade 12 student at Brebeuf College in Toronto, presented his own timeless view of this special season:

Speaking Out: St. Cecilia hits all the right notes

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Music became a big part of my life at a very young age. When I was only a few years old, I would sit by my father while he played the piano and sing to my heart’s content even if I did not know the words to the song. Then, when I was five, I began the wonderful adventure of playing the violin. With music so deeply ingrained in my heart, St. Cecilia, patroness of music and musicians, became a special figure who continues to inspire me.

Canadian joins dicastery’s new youth advisory board

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VATICAN CITY -- The Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life announced it is setting up a specialized team of 20 young Catholic leaders, including Canadian Joseph Edward San José, as advisors to help with youth ministry issues.

Holiness within reach for all, says evangelist

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Anthony Hamon closed his eyes and pictured his friend. He suddenly realized the truth in Catholic lay evangelist Patrick Sullivan’s words: someone in your life needs you to be holy. 

Speaking Out: Words don’t alter Catholic teaching

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Months of heated debate ended at a recent Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) meeting when trustees voted to include new terms into the board’s code of conduct. 

Thinking about family on this Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day is a time to remember all of Canada’s veterans, but it is also carries a very personal message for Cooper Pickering.

Speaking Out: Hidden benefits of homeschooling

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I have never once set foot on a school bus. I have never been taught in a traditional school at all. This is because ever since I started kindergarten, I have been homeschooled.

Youth called to be saints at One Rock conference

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CALGARY -- Sarah Willette may be just an ordinary university student, but she felt challenged to be a saint after attending One Rock 2.0, the Diocese of Calgary’s annual young adult conference.

Speaking Out: E-Rosary an option for new generation

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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.