Tag: Young people

Church must learn how to speak to young people, pope says

Church must learn how to speak to young people, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Too often when Catholics try to talk to young people about vocational discernment, “it’s as if we were speaking Esperanto to them, because they don’t understand a thing,” Pope Francis said.

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Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, pope says

Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, pope says

| Carol Glatz | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said Mary, the Mother of God, is a source of inspiration and strength for everyone who seeks to understand their vocation and remain faithful to it.

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‘Watering down’ church teaching won’t attract young people, cardinal says

‘Watering down’ church teaching won’t attract young people, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just because some young people disagree with Catholic moral teaching, including in the area of sexuality, does not mean the Church’s teachings are unclear or should change, Cardinal Robert Sarah told the Synod of Bishops.

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Pope asks bishops, young people to drop their prejudices as synod begins

Pope asks bishops, young people to drop their prejudices as synod begins

| Cindy Wooden | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked bishops to be bold, honest, open-minded, charitable and, especially, prayerful as they begin a three-week meeting on “young people, the faith and vocational discernment.”

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Church present and future: Synod to show young Catholics’ needs, gifts

Church present and future: Synod to show young Catholics’ needs, gifts

| Cindy Wooden | September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops will meet in October to try to look at the world and the Catholic Church through the eyes of teenagers and young adults and find ways to encourage their enthusiasm and dreams, help them sift through the possibilities life offers them to serve others and resist the temptations that come their way.

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Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The future cannot be understood without reflecting on the past and on the history and traditions passed on to young people from parents and grandparents, Pope Francis said.

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Young people in the Church need to be heard, not silenced, pope says

Young people in the Church need to be heard, not silenced, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church must not keep young The Catholic Church must not keep young men and women at a distance, but instead must learn to listen to them, Pope Francis said.men and women at a distance, but instead must learn to listen to them, Pope Francis said.

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Archbishop Hebda to students: The Church wants to listen to you

Archbishop Hebda to students: The Church wants to listen to you

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The sense is, just as a leader has to be willing to listen, that all of us have to be willing to also engage in that process of conversation,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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The Church, young people and the role of parents

The Church, young people and the role of parents

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | September 28, 2017 | 37 Comments

As Catholics, we have to be alarmed by statistics that show how many of our young people are leaving the Church. Researchers say that now fully half of our young people leave the Church after high school, and some say that only 7 percent of millennials raised Catholic still actively practice their faith today — meaning they’ll attend weekly Mass, pray a few times each week, and say their faith is “extremely” or “very” important. We are in danger of losing a generation of Catholics.

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