Youth Speak News

The Catholic Register is pleased to introduce our new Youth Speak News team for 2017-2018. These 12 young people were selected from a very qualified number of applicants to The Register’s successful YSN program.

Vietnamese youth scream for Ice Cream Sundays

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The idea began as a way for Fr. Joseph Tap Tran’s parishioners to beat the heat.

Speaking Out: Bubble trouble for pro-lifers

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Summer is ending and I’m now entering my first year of university, but I am more concerned about something else: bubble zones.

Speaking Out: My YSN year in review

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Not many 18-year-olds can say they’ve written for a national newspaper. And fewer still can say they’ve been given the chance to not only report on current events, but to give their opinions on relevant social issues.

Fellowship, fun and frisbee

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Ten years ago, youth minister John MacMullen could never have imagined the power of a frisbee.

Speaking Out: Growing my faith through friendship

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For the last year and a half, a friend and I have run a small faith-sharing group for young women. It has turned out to be a far more important experience to my faith than I ever imagined.

Speaking Out: Lessons from summer camp

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When I was hired as a camp counsellor earlier this year I expected the job to come with great rewards and great challenges. I didn’t expect one of the challenges would force me to actually grow in my Christian life.

Youth continue mission at home after Steubenville

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Last summer, Kyle Peralta felt God’s power moving within him during his time with Franciscan LEAD.

Speaking Out: The dangers of gossip

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We live in a culture that glorifies gossip, from celebrity tabloids and reality TV to the rumour mill in our own personal circles at school, work, home and on social media.

High schooler's video gives back to beloved St. Francis Table

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What started out as a Grade 10 Civics video project became a new way for Émile Constantin to connect with the memory of his beloved great uncle.