Tag Archives: Youth

Bishops to Trump: Don’t abandon young people to deportation

Undocumented young people brought to the U.S. by their parents contribute to American society and deserve continued protections from the Trump administration, said the U.S. Catholic bishops this week. “These young people entered the U.S. as children and know America as their only home. The dignity of every human being, particularly that of our children

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These youth feed 2000 homeless people every night in Uruguay

For many people, a warm meal is a way to come together, celebrate, and spend time with friends and family. For homeless people living on the streets of Montevideo, Uruguay, it’s an experience that’s rare. But about 500 young people in the city are working to change that. Every night, especially in wintertime, around 16

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US bishops: Next synod must address disillusioned, indifferent youth

Next year’s synod, which will focus on young people, must address their most pressing problems, including indifference and disillusionment, U.S. bishops said at their annual meeting on Wednesday. “The synod indeed comes at a critical time,” Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark told fellow U.S. bishops of the upcoming Synod on Young People, the Faith, and

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Pope Francis: I am always joyful when I see young priests

On Thursday Pope Francis spoke with the Vatican department in charge of priests, saying he is always happy when he sees young priests, because they are important for Christ and represent the youthful face of the Church. “I am always joyful when I meet young priests, because in them I see the youth of the

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Why It’s Great to Be a Young Catholic

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the young Catholic was obliged to begin any defense of the Church with the phrase, “I know the world thinks Catholicism is old-fashioned, legalistic, and otherwise an oppressive force upon the youthful, budding mind, but in actual fact…” Only then could he move into his apologia, having

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How the Church can help addicted youths

Young Americans are dying at a rate not seen since the Vietnam War. But they are not dying in combat – they’re dying of the effects of drug overdoses, alcoholism, mental illness and suicide, at a rate 200 percent higher than the 1980s in much of the United States. A recent report from the U.S.

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The shocking NEW reason why young people are leaving church

It’s a surprising find, but it’s also true. Americans are giving up on God. A Pew survey reveals that half of the people who have quit going to church no longer believe in God. Nearly a quarter of the nation no longer attends church at all. This quarter classifies themselves as the “nones.” About half

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It May Be Real for You, but Not for Me

If you haven’t seen “College Kids Say the Darndest Things,” a recent video released by the Family Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW), check it out. You will either laugh or weep. Joseph Backholm, the executive director of FPIW, interviewed eight students from the University of Washington about gender identity. Backholm, a white, 5′ 9″ male,

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