Posts Tagged ‘Catholic youth’

Bondi surfies’ enthusiastic mission

Thursday, March 14th, 2024

A Sydney youth ministry has taken itself to where a lineup of enthusiastic young people can be guaranteed – Bondi beach. Offering surfboards rather than hymn books, Bondi’s Catholic youth ministry teaches new surfies to ride the waves and tells them about the Catholic faith. Last weekend saw over 25 Sydneysiders at the Bondi Catholic Read more

Why young women want a more ‘conservative’ faith

Monday, September 25th, 2023
Young women

Young women today are being told that anything goes, there is no objective truth, do whatever makes you “happy.” We’re told, in essence, that we’re our own Gods. With confusion around identity in such a fluid and conflicting world, is it any wonder why young Catholic women are adhering to a more concrete and traditional Read more

Catholic Church open to all – but has rules

Thursday, August 10th, 2023
Catholic Church

The Catholic Church is open to everyone, including the LGBTQ+ community, Pope Francis affirms. The Church has a duty to accompany gay people on a personal path of spirituality, providing that accompaniment is within the framework of the Catholic Church rules, he told reporters on the plane returning to Rome from World Youth Day (WYD) Read more

Young Belgian Catholics contest synodal survey

Monday, September 5th, 2022
Young Belgian Catholics synodal

A group of young Belgian Catholics have written an open letter to the Apostolic Nuncio protesting the national synthesis of the synodal process in Belgium, saying it goes too far in questioning the “magisterium of the Church”. More than 200 young traditional-minded Belgians (aged 15-42) signed the letter saying certain issues, such as the ordination Read more

Fledgling social justice movement connects young Catholics

Monday, July 4th, 2022
fledgling movement

A fledgling movement of social justice and environmentally conscious young Catholics is emerging in Europe. Among the movement is a group of doctoral students and young activists in Belgium. In common with young people in other countries, they’re concerned about the various crises the institutional Church is facing. It is also intended to oppose the Read more

Young people make short films about hope; huge response

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
Salesian Institutions of Higher Education

The theme “Moved by Hope” inspired hundreds of short film submissions from young people from across the world to a new Catholic-run international film festival. The festival strives to embrace, encourage and empower every young person to become the voice of hope and solidarity. “You, young people, are the architects of the future, signs of Read more

Students march for youth mental health

Monday, August 17th, 2020
mental health

Saint Bernard’s College year-13 student Dallas Serj Reilly is campaigning for the government to do more for youth mental health. He is no stranger to getting stuck in to achieve his goals. Dallas is on the Student Youth Council and over the past few years has balanced Merit-Excellence in NCEA and run fundraisers and awareness Read more

New CEO for Catholic Education Office

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Dr Kevin Shore has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the NZ Catholic Education Office. (NZCEO) Shore will be Chief Executive of both NZCEO and the Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools (APIS). APIS serves a network of 70 non-Catholic “special character”, faith-based schools – private schools that have been integrated into the state Read more

Nominations open for 2020 Delargey Awards

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The NZ Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking nominations for the 2020 Delargey Awards, which recognise significant and outstanding contributions to Catholic youth ministry in Aotearoa New Zealand. Begun in 2008, the biannual awards are named in honour of Cardinal Reginald Delargey (1914-79), a former Bishop of Auckland and Archbishop of Wellington who was noted Read more

Two New Zealanders attend youth forum in Rome

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Next week, two New Zealanders will join hundreds of other young people in Rome as part of an international Youth Forum. The Youth Office of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is holding the International Youth Forum in Rome to carry forward the work of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Read more