Millennials: Do you have something to say to the bishops? Here's your chance

The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops announced the launch of a new website for the upcoming synod on youth, and encouraged young people to take the survey available there. The theme for the 50th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, set to take place in 2018, is “Young People, the Faith and… Continue reading Millennials: Do you have something to say to the bishops? Here's your chance

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… Continue reading Pope Francis: I am always joyful when I see young priests

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… Continue reading Why It’s Great to Be a Young Catholic

Why Catholics are leaving the faith by age 10 – and what parents can do about it

Young Catholics are leaving the faith at an early age – sometimes before the age of 10 – and their reasons are deeper than being “bored at Mass,” the author of a recent report claims. “Those that are leaving for no religion – and a pretty big component of them saying they are atheist or… Continue reading Why Catholics are leaving the faith by age 10 – and what parents can do about it

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… Continue reading The shocking NEW reason why young people are leaving church

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,… Continue reading It May Be Real for You, but Not for Me

Pope John Paul II"s Secret to Inspiring the Youths Unveiled

Ahead of next year’s World Youth Day in Krakow, the long-time secretary for Pope John Paul II explained how the saint inspired a generation even though many never saw him in person. “The thing that was attractive, that attracted young people to John Paul II, was not even what he was saying to them, but… Continue reading Pope John Paul II"s Secret to Inspiring the Youths Unveiled

In Cuba, Pope Francis urges youth to hope and dream for the future

Pope Francis set aside his prepared remarks to respond to the dreams and hopes of young people who spoke to him in Cuba on Sunday evening. “I took notes,” he told a Sept. 20 youth meeting at the Father Felix Varela Cultural Center near Havana’s Cathedral. “The word that hit me hard: dream,” Pope Francis… Continue reading In Cuba, Pope Francis urges youth to hope and dream for the future