Youth Speak News

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. 

Youth Speak News team recaps the Youth Synod

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From Oct. 3-28, our YSN reporting team followed the discussions taking place in Rome at the Synod of Bishops on young people. Below, a few members from across the country share their own thoughts. 


Fr. Fogarty dinner honours Catholic education pioneer

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Frank Clifford based his life on three things: faith, family and friends. 

Speaking Out: Give young people the benefit of doubt

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There is a misconception that teenagers will always jump at an opportunity to do wrong. This is based on the stereotype that teens are up to no good.