Posts Tagged ‘Young Catholics’

Young Catholics: traditionalists and modernists Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017

There are two groups of young Catholics: those who want to “draw the Church back” to a previous era, and those who think the Church should conform to social trends, according to a report from the bishops of England and Wales. The bishops surveyed around 3,000 young Catholic Britons ahead of next October’s synod of Read more

Digital network for Catholic uni’s 175 anniversary Comments 0

Monday, November 27th, 2017

The University of Notre Dame will celebrate its 175th anniversary by launching the Grotto Network, a digital media platform for young Catholic adults. The university is located in Notre Dame in the American state of Indiana. Founded in 1842, the university was established to serve the Church and society. The digital network platform is one Read more

A Catholic Hipster Handbook – What’s awesome about being Catholic Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Catholic Hipster Handbook will help readers realise the only way to go against what’s normal and accepted in the culture is to be authentically Catholic – rediscovering cool saints, forgotten prayers, and other weird but sacred stuff. Being a Catholic Hipster is all about an attitude – an attitude grounded in being part of Read more

Good response from young New Zealanders Comments 0

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

New Zealand’s Voice to Vatican survey for Young New Zealanders held over July and August this year has received almost 2,000 responses from throughout the country. Results will be analysed and sent to Rome in a report due by the end of October. Youth leaders completed a separate survey which will also be shared with Read more

Youth Conference had a problem – too many people came Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Organisers of an annual youth conference in Brisbane faced an unusual challenge… too many people wanted to come. The four-day event is getting so big might “soon outgrow” present its venue. The conference took place 22 to 25 September. It drew more than 1600 registered participants, a marked increase on last year’s event. The travelled Read more

Religious belief makes a comeback among French youth Comments 0

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Have young French people reconciled with God? In any event, unlike their elders, they are at least no longer hostile to religion. The portrait of the 18-30 age group that emerges from the exclusive survey on youth and religion carried out by OpinionWay for La Croix reveals a generation that is discernibly more religious than Read more

Palmerston North diocese in search of youth ministers Comments 0

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The diocese of Palmerston North is looking for  a Te Ahi Kaa/Young Adult Ministry Coordinator. The coordinator will have live-in oversight of Te Ahi Kaa,— a community of 4 young adults (students or workers) committed to a year of service, prayer, hospitality and formation of themselves and other young people. The team of youth ministers will be Read more

As synod starts, Pope says Church must not retreat into dogma Comments 4

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Pope Francis has stated that the Church “must not withdraw into dogma” and should recognise that “the world has changed”. In an interview with Argentine newspaper La Nacion, Francis indicated that he wanted clergy to be less judgmental and more understanding of those living outside Catholic norms. He told the newspaper: “The world has changed Read more

Youth Conference to be held in Auckland Comments 0

Friday, May 16th, 2014

There will be a three-day National Youth Ministry Conference in Auckland from Saturday 24 through Monday 26 May The conference will focus on formation and networking for youth and young adult leaders. It is aimed at those who lead ministries with young people and those engaged in youth ministry within their diocese, tertiary, schools, movements, Read more

Gap Year students tested by new experiences and strange places Comments 1

Friday, November 8th, 2013

On Wednesday afternoon, 8 Marist Challenge 2000 Gap year students who have recently returned from their month-long pastoral placements, reported back to their friend and colleagues gathered  at Pa Maria in Wellington. This year the ‘Gappies’ went to a variety of placements around New Zealand and overseas. They were sent to the far north of Aotearoa New Read more