Youth Speak News

Midnight Mass is a recent Netflix miniseries about a predominantly Catholic small island town whose parish priest came back from a pilgrimage changed.

A musical Valentine for pandemic-weary

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Saskatoon-born singer-songwriter Kay Clarity hadn’t expected to launch her new pop music project Pax Paloma in mid-February, but witnessing the isolation and loneliness from the pandemic brought about a change of heart for the Catholic artist.

Speaking Out: It all begins with the family

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Are young people, particularly those aged 18-30, still interested in religion?

Author reveals the majesty of God’s plan

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Susan Perna seeks to retell the story of God’s love in a way that resonates with both young and old.

Speaking Out: Mark heritage via knowledge

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The history of African-Canadians is vast, and there is so much information to unpack. We must seek to expand our minds and learn continuously. These are practical steps that we can all take to commemorate African-Canadian Heritage Month, celebrated during February.

Toronto revives Totus Tuus program

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After a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus, the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Office of Catholic Youth (OCY) and Office of Vocations is well on its way to restoring its annual Totus Tuus program in 2022.

Speaking Out: Look behind the happily ever

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Below-zero February temperatures, red roses, sweetheart candies galore and the timely advent of romantically-saturated Hallmark movies are the tell-tale signsof an impending, and often dreaded, culturally memorialized feast: Valentine’s Day.

Podcast aims to grow evangelical footprint

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National Evangelization Team (NET) Canada, one of Canada’s largest Catholic youth missionary organizations, debuted a podcast on Jan. 18 called Youth Ministry 101, with new episodes to drop every two weeks.

Speaking Out: Speak loud through actions

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Feb. 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month. Schools will host special programs, workplaces may invite guest speakers and you may find more content on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds discussing Black history.

Journal showcases students’ hidden talents

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VANCOUVER -- A B.C. Catholic school teacher has created a journal to promote the literary skill of his school’s most capable writers.

Speaking Out: We all have a role in fighting trafficking

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This past week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Leanne Timko. She is the director of learning services for the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) and an instrumental builder of the school board’s new human trafficking awareness education program.