Tag: Youth

That document on youth from Pope Francis — worth reading?

That document on youth from Pope Francis — worth reading?

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. I heard that the pope wrote a document on youth recently. What are the main takeaways? Is it worth reading?

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Chicago native considers Dunrovin her ‘safe place’

Chicago native considers Dunrovin her ‘safe place’

| June 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Dulce Morales said she has learned to duck when she hears gunfire.

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Young adult leaders gather for post-synod discussion

Young adult leaders gather for post-synod discussion

| Cindy Wooden | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic young adults felt the hierarchy started listening to them in preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, and they will do whatever they can to make sure their voices continue to be heard, said a youth minister from New Zealand.

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Listening, mentoring key to keeping young adults, say Church workers

Listening, mentoring key to keeping young adults, say Church workers

| Elizabeth Bachmann | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Curtis Martin, president and founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, or FOCUS, is pictured in a Jan. 1, 2015, photo. Martin says young people who stick to the Church are the ones who have discovered their first love: Jesus. The reason so many young people are drifting away is because the Church has “lost its voice,” he said.

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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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Keep God’s love alive, pope tells young people at World Youth Day

Keep God’s love alive, pope tells young people at World Youth Day

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Young men and women in the church can bring the joy of the Gospel to the world by showing that God’s love extends to all people and excludes no one, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic schools help parents pass on the faith

Catholic schools help parents pass on the faith

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

While the media coverage of this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., has been dominated by a videoed altercation involving some high school students from Kentucky, a Native American activist and members of the Black Hebrew Israelites, I came home from the march overwhelmingly energized by the faith of the young Catholics who participated from our archdiocese.

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The church online: Synod calls for virtuous digital outreach

The church online: Synod calls for virtuous digital outreach

| Cindy Wooden | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Log on, but bring your brain, your Bible and your Christian values with you” could summarize one of the Synod of Bishops’ messages to Catholics young and old.

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Australian students, alumni urge synod not to use ‘ambiguous language’

Australian students, alumni urge synod not to use ‘ambiguous language’

| Peter Rosengren | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 200 Australian Catholic university students and alumni told the Synod of Bishops that young Catholics cannot be well formed in their faith when prelates create confusion by using “ambiguous language” on key issues “despite Christ’s clear teaching, the Church fathers and the clear dogma of the Church.”

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Synod already leading to some changes, bishops report

Synod already leading to some changes, bishops report

| Cindy Wooden | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Even on the ninth day of the 25-day-long Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment, two bishops said they already had ideas for things they would want to start in their ministries.

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30 under 31: Young adult Catholics engaged in the life of the Church

30 under 31: Young adult Catholics engaged in the life of the Church

| Celia Kennedy | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

These young adults, all age 31 and under, are just a selection of the local young adults who are dedicated Catholics and motivated by their faith to do good in the world.

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Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the sun set Aug. 20, about 120 Catholics gathered at the bottom of the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul to pray for survivors of clergy sexual abuse and for a cleansing of the Church.

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