Youth Speak News

Just days before Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland won Best Picture at the Oscars, student auteurs at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College in Barry’s Bay, Ont., gathered virtually for the premiere of the John David Filmmaking Club’s new movie titled Joe.

Speaking Out: Make sacramental preparation matter

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This is the time Confirmation classes in my parish usually begin. But for the second year running, sacramental preparation courses will be held online.

The Angel Foundation mines student potential

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Student trustee Kathy Nguyen’s position sees her sitting on the board of The Angel Foundation for Learning, a charitable organization affiliated with the Toronto Catholic District School Board that helps students realize their potential regardless of financial challenges.

Speaking Out: Ups and downs of pandemic life

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Nearing eight months into this pandemic and starting my senior year in hybrid learning, I, like most, was going stir-crazy this past October. I worked remotely, teaching music and trying to learn and work in a household with three others trying to do the same. 

NFL veteran touts New Testament

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Like most young boys envisaging a sports career, Luke Willson fantasized about lifting the championship trophy or making the dramatic clutch play. The down moments of the elite athlete rollercoaster were not included in those daydreams.

Speaking Out: Spread light to counter darkness

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On March 26, our popular culture evidently took one more step towards a state of depravity with the release of  “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)by Lil Nas X, a rapper known for his unorthodox rap/pop crossovers and his openly homosexual identity.

Chaplain takes schools on a Bible adventure

By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

School chaplain Mike Landry has devoted much of the pandemic-challenged 2020-21 academic year introducing his students and staff in northern Alberta’s Evergreen Catholic School Division to the, well, evergreen wisdom of the Bible.

Speaking Out: Make the circle unbroken again

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Just over a year into a global pandemic, churches in the Archdiocese of Toronto began holding Masses again just in time for Easter — albeit with 15-per-cent seating capacity. The past year will go down as a significant event in the history of the modern Church in Canada, and leads to questions about the nature of theological approaches to history itself.

Sisters turn crisis pregnancy into a storybook ending

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When she discovered she was pregnant again in 2020, Nicole Meinen was scared, stressed and didn’t know who to turn to for answers.

Speaking Out: Inspiration from forgetful saint

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Ah, it’s nearly that time of year! As well as experiencing the showers of April and May, college and high school students will navigate a deluge of final essays, exams and capstone projects. Thankfully, there’s a saint we can turn to for intercession to navigate the formidable final six to eight weeks of term.

Faith finds a way to bridge differences

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Ceandra Nugent, 20, and Nathaniel Auger, 21, first met at St. Joseph’s High School in Barrie, Ont., but it was only after working together at a local Tim Hortons that their journey together began. Now dating for five months, the two have a message to share about finding unity within relationships that have differing religious-cultural worldviews.