Youth Speak News

For young Salesians at St. Benedict Parish in Toronto’s west end, the legacy and teachings of St. Don Bosco are alive and well.

Speaking Out: Memento mori: credo for the ages

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Many young people seem ecstatic to ‘“remember their death.” But this notion is not as dark and grueling as it looks. Instead, it is an invitation to live wholly.

Founders’ memory inspires pro-life club

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In 2007, freshman students Paul Sanders and Janine Lieu arrived at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry’s Bay, Ont.,  with a mutual Christian zeal and desire to defend the unborn.

Speaking Out: Wear God’s armour in 2022

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In many ways, we experienced an encore in 2021 of the difficulties of 2020, along with a batch of new adversities. However, January offers us a chance to recalibrate. We are invited and challenged to live each of this year’s 365 days as people of faith. 

Homewood retreat resilient in COVID era

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Bonni Roset has perennially witnessed powerful expressions of faith and fellowship at the Diocese of Victoria’s annual youth retreat over the past two decades.

Speaking Out: Bullet journals aid prayer life

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The bullet journal is all the rage nowadays, from simple agendas to elaborate scrapbook designs.

Rise Up conference a pandemic casualty

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Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) had designs to begin 2022 with a bang with its ambitious national conference Rise Up: UNLEASHED on Jan. 6-8.

Speaking Out: I hope for a better tomorrow

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As we bask in the Christmas season and the days leading up to 2022, perhaps now is the time to reflect on this past year.

Emotional journey ends with gridiron title

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RED BANK, N.J. -- Name an emotion and Alex Brown experienced it during the month of November.

Speaking Out: Beware of your ‘inner Scrooge’

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“Bah humbug” This famous aphorism belongs to the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge, who made his first appearance as the archetypal Christmas cynic in Charles Dickens’ beloved 1843 classic A Christmas Carol.

Teacher takes winding path to be an author

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A long odyssey for Berta Milavec Byrne, beginning at the ripe age of 13, has finally resulted in the completion of her first novel.