Posts Tagged ‘Young Catholics’

Faith influences views on some, not all, social issues

Thursday, March 7th, 2024
social issues

A survey of attitudes among young people has been conducted in eight countries about religious beliefs, prayer and social issues. It found that while about 25 percent identified as being atheist or agnostic, believers and non-believers were very likely to both agree about the severity of environmental problems and the danger of political corruption in Read more

A young Catholic phenomenon – Hakuna movement

Monday, September 25th, 2023
Hakuna movem,ent

Young Spanish Catholics are increasingly drawn to the burgeoning Hakuna movement which has extended its reach to more than 15 other countries. The movement, founded by Fr José Pedro Manglano, is characterised by its focus on music, adoration, formation talks, charity activities, retreats and missionary work. Hakuna has also made waves on social media with Read more

Four ways the Catholic Church can actually listen more to young people

Monday, August 21st, 2023
young people

Pope Francis travelled to Lisbon, Portugal, this month for his fourth World Youth Day, to listen to the hopes, challenges and questions of over one million young Catholics from every corner of the global church. He met with sexual abuse survivors, Ukrainian pilgrims, university students, young people suffering from illness; and he challenged them all Read more

Basic church communities growing again in Brazil

Monday, July 31st, 2023
basic church communities

Small or basic church communities are back in vogue in Brazil, and Pope Francis is stepping in to revive them, cranking up young people’s support and interest. The once powerful Brazilian basic church communities have declined since the 1990s. Last week, 1,000 Brazilian basic church community leaders gathered to discuss Brazil’s most pressing issues, from Read more

Protected: Kissing booklet brings unwanted attention to Pope’s new doctrinal chief

Thursday, July 6th, 2023
Anti-Francis critics

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TikTok faith

Monday, November 14th, 2022

The news is good, bad and ugly for Gen Z Catholics (born in the 1990s and early 2000s) in Australia, as spiritual openness leads young people towards the uncensored whirlwind of TikTok. Young Catholics are left with the two-edged sword of an exciting increase in the exploration of faith amongst peers, mixed with the risks Read more

Young French Catholics share a roof with the homeless

Monday, September 19th, 2022

The French Catholic Church is much diminished. Yet French Catholicism remains a powerful creative force. The Lazarus Association is one expression of its continuing inventiveness. The organization is pioneering a new approach to homelessness that has transformed the lives of hundreds of people, won papal approval, and spread across Europe. It began in 2006, when Read more

Where are the young people?

Monday, July 4th, 2022
young people

Where do young Catholics stand? To the right, very right, or very left? It’s a fascinating question. A couple of recent articles in France have contemplated the so-called resurgence of left-wing Catholics, who are identified as young, ecologically sensitive, and – some of them – even very left-wing. They are also distant from their rather Read more

Young Catholics: 5 years of podcasting and what we’ve learnt

Thursday, February 24th, 2022
young Catholics

It was a little over five years ago when one of us, we are not sure who (the origin story remains disputed, and given it was set in a bar over drinks, it is likely to remain unresolved), uttered the words that everyone in media has at least thought to themselves in the past 10 Read more

Survey finds a third of young Catholics expect to attend Mass less

Monday, November 15th, 2021
The Southern Cross

The good news is a US survey has found only a few – just eight percent – of young Catholics say their faith was weakened by the Covid-19 pandemic; a third, however, expect to attend Mass less often after the pandemic than before it. The CARA national survey, “Faith and Spiritual Life of Catholics in Read more