Posts Tagged ‘Youth’

Working document for synod on youth published Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The Vatican’s working document for October’s Synod of Bishops on “Young people, the faith and vocational discernment” has been published. The document is divided into three sections: recognising; interpreting; and choosing with regard to vocation in life. Young Catholics “want an authentic church”, the document says. “With this, we would like to express, particularly to Read more

Whangarei youth improve their well-being Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018

In Northland, where many young people leave school before 17 and one in four are not in education, employment or training, a group of young people has taken action. In 2012, a group of 10 young people talked to the local Whangarei District Council staff. They said they were sick of hearing bad stories about Read more

Young Catholics returning to traditional rosary Comments 0

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Young Catholics are returning to the traditional rosary. John Mallon, who helped organise a Rosary on the Coast event last Sunday afternoon said he thinks this is because “young people crave stability in a world that often changes quicker due to technological advances.” The event was held in 350 locations in the British Isles . Read more

Update the Church, young people tell Pope Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018

The church needs to update its teachings on issues like same-sex marriage and contraception, young people told Pope Francis last week. Three hundred young people who came from all over the world to meet Francis also had words for the Church hierarchy. It should be a “transparent, welcoming, honest, inviting, communicative, accessible, joyful and interactive Read more

Young people confused, anxious and unhappy Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Young people are confused, anxious and unhappy as a result of negative cultural influences according to conferences at Indiana’s University of Notre Dame. The Church could help address these conditions if the young people weren’t disconnected from church institutions. This makes the upcoming Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment all the more urgent, Read more

Pope urges youth: give Church an earful Comments 0

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Pope Francis wants young people to go online and give the Catholic Church an earful. His invitation is for young people all over the world. Their views will add to those of young Catholics meeting in Rome next month. Read more Related Posts:Calling young New Zealanders; share voice with VaticanCalling young people: Pope’s planning a…Catholic Read more

Wellington youth worker represents NZ at Vatican Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Isabella McCafferty of Wellington will represent New Zealand at the Vatican in March for an international youth gathering. Ms McCafferty works with the Church’s Catholic Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Wellington Archdiocese. She is in the pastoral ministry and her work supports families and young people across 22 parishes. Ms McCafferty meanwhile also Read more

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

Finn is dedicated to changing the world just one step at a time Comments 0

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Finn Egan, a former Marist Challenge 2000 Gap Year Student and Youth Worker at Challenge 2000, has walked the 1600km of the Te Araroa Trail from Cape Reinga to Wellington to support Roar4PNG. Roar4PNG is an organisation devoted to preventing and healing sexual and domestic violence. This organisation wants to build a women’s refuge in Read more

Let’s talk sex youth tell Vatican Comments 1

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Young people helping the Vatican hierarchy prepare for next year’s Synod say the bishops should be open to hearing young people talk about sex, love and sexuality. The theme for the October 2018 conference is “Young people, faith, and vocational discernment”. To involve young people in planning and preparation for the conference, the Secretariat General of Read more