Posts Tagged ‘Young Catholics’

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

Thursday, February 24th, 2022
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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

Young Catholics are drawing to Eucharistic adoration

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Eucharistic adoration – a staple of youth retreats and activities – is pulling young Catholics away from their electronic devices and into quiet reflection. Kimberly Belcher, a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, studied students at three US Catholic campuses who regularly engage in Eucharistic adoration. She found the absence of connection Read more

Young people can teach Church

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

The youth ministry is an important feature of the Church and the real meaning of “synodality” is well understood by young people, Pope Francis says. Young people have lessons they could teach the Church about synodality, Pope Francis says. “They have asked us in a thousand ways to walk alongside them — not behind them Read more

Young adults don’t feel at home in many church communities

Monday, July 15th, 2019
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“Young people don’t feel particularly welcome” in many church communities, says Isabella McCafferty. She said young people are looking for an encounter with each other, with the church and with the sacraments, in ways that are relevant for them. It requires a willingness to “interlink with each other more and hold each other up.” McCafferty Read more

Young Catholics – the church of now

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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In the central rotunda of Keating Hall on the campus of Fordham University, there is a unique statue that is often overlooked by the the busy students and faculty who walk by on the way to class. The statue depicts Jesus at 18, the average age of an incoming college student. According to Aloysius Hogan, Read more

What makes a politician Catholic?

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Pope Francis says service, not party affiliation, makes a politician Catholic. This involves dedication to promoting the common good, particularly through listening to and empowering people who are often overlooked. The pope was speaking to a group of young Latin American leaders attending a course on politics and the social teaching of the church. The Read more

NZ Bishop: No hierarchy of age – listen to young people and learn

Monday, February 11th, 2019
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Bishop Charles Drennan of the Palmerston North Diocese in New Zealand says “We are a communion of people. There is no hierarchy of age in the Church, yet so much of our formal written expression and documentation of who we are is produced by older men (cf. Joel 2:28). “Even the recent final document of Read more

21 New Zealanders to attend World Youth Day in Panama

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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A contingent of 21 New Zealanders will attend the international celebration for 2019 World Youth Day (WYD2019) in Panama. The event in January next year will be attended by thousands from around the world. Bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan, who will be accompanying the New Zealand pilgrimage to Panama, commented “it’s my first World Read more

Open and lively start to Youth Synod

Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Nathanaël Lamataki, a New Caledonia University student (4th-year Law) from Païta parish, is the official representative of the CEPAC Youth at the Bishops Synod. He is pictured above in St Peter’s Square, on the opening day, with a diocesan priest of New Caledonia, Fr Jean-Paul Pouillet, who is having a 3-week break in France. “A great honour Read more