Youth Speak News

It has been a year of firsts for youth involvement.

Give up or give more? Lenten practices of young people today

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Kelsey Jennings is doing something a little different for Lent this year. Instead of abstaining from something for her Lenten observance, she decided to add to her daily devotion.

Speaking Out: Lessons from Hiroshima

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I was reading Dennis Bocks’ The Ash Garden for English class last semester. The book follows the story of three main characters affected by the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during the Second World War.

No youth should feel excluded from pre-synod, cardinal says

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VATICAN CITY - As the Catholic Church prepares to welcome youths from around the world to a preparatory meeting for the Synod of Bishops on youth, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri said the Church is using every means of communication available to listen to young people from all walks of life.

Speaking out: The real dignity of dying

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This past fall, my mother received a call from the care home in Yorkton, Sask., where her eldest sister was a resident. My mother was informed that her sister had taken a turn in health and there likely wasn’t much time left. 

Youth open closet doors to Winnipeg’s new migrants and refugees

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For many Canadians, hand-me-down clothes from siblings or cousins were a natural part of growing up. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to have relatives to lean on.

Queen's University students reject fast fashion with clothing drive

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The sense of sisterhood was definitely palpable at Newman House Chaplaincy on Jan. 28.

Speaking Out: Fight for the truth and the unborn

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We live in a country where we are told what to believe, we are pressured to conform, and our religious freedoms are gradually being taken away.

Speaking Out: The problem of perfectionism

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Recently I found myself struggling while writing a paper for class. I had been focused on a specific section, writing and rewriting a paragraph with seemingly no success. No matter what I tried, I wasn’t satisfied with what I wrote. Frustrated, I stepped away from my laptop to take a break.

Young people are returning to traditional faith practices

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In a vast sanctuary filled with kneeling Catholics, the light catches on a single ivory veil, draped over the head of a young woman in prayer.

How to multiply the power of God

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The annual Friars’ Student Writing Awards, sponsored by The Catholic Register and the Franciscan Friars of Atonement Graymoor, produced some stellar essays this year, three of which earned special recognition.