Youth Speak News

VANCOUVER – A pilot project launched last year for children with learning disabilities is making waves in the local Catholic school system.

Speaking Out: When it's hard to accept God's plan

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Winter is here and I’m excited for the Advent season, but everyone who knows me knows that I love summer and I start counting down the days way too early.

Speaking Out: Everything is on purpose

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Finding the perfect parking spot, receiving a free coffee at work or just having a day in which you feel really great. 

New school program forms young disciples in Toronto

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Coming from a public elementary school, Kayla Mia Adato was unsure what to expect when she attended the Young Disciples day retreat with 120 fellow students. 

Speaking Out: Discerning marriage at 22

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It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. I was standing in his dining room, watching him make his family laugh. He was kind to his parents and he was helpful to his sister. Most important, he was the same person to them as he was to me. And I thought to myself, “I’m going to marry him someday.” 

Young adults discuss abuse scandals within Church

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Discussing Church scandals at a pub was unusual for Fr. Jack Costello, but the informal setting allowed young adults to learn about scandals in a safe and social environment.

Speaking Out: Finding Christ in my school musical

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Cawthra Park Secondary School is currently preparing for a production of Legally Blonde The Musical where I play one of the lead characters, Vivienne Kensington. That means from Monday to Thursday after school and all-day every Sunday, we’ve been in rehearsals. 

Knights of Columbus hockey empowers Edmonton youth

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Bruce Lamer has carved a career out of the sport he loves, and he says he owes much of it to the Knights of Columbus. 

Pembroke diocese expands Theology of the Body program for students

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BARRY'S BAY, Ont. – Every week, Kayla Pires travels 70 kilometres to St. Hedwig’s Parish in Barry’s Bay, Ont., so she can learn more about her faith. 

Speaking Out: How can I be a part of reconciliation?

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I love my Church, but I admit I have at times found it difficult dealing with its sins against the Indigenous community.

Speaking Out: Catholic gaming apps can evangelize culture

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You know an app must be right when Pope Francis gives it his official blessing.