Returning to Rome from a trip Sept. 22-25 to the Baltic nations, Pope Francis was asked about his remarks to young people in Tallinn, Estonia, when he said young people are scandalized when they see the church fail to condemn abuse clearly.
A 16-year-old peasant girl will be beatified as a martyr in Slovakia, seven decades after she was shot in front of her family for resisting rape by a drunken Soviet soldier.
Kari Hoeft is a woman with a mission: to share a message of authentic love and life with young people through a missionary experience called The Culture Project.
Young Catholics are looking for a church that listens to their concerns, accompanies them in discerning their vocations and helps them confront the challenges they face, said a working document for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on young people.
Chantelle Frie strives to live her life and her faith without fear. Whenever something needs to be done in her parish of St. Mary’s in Upsala, she isn’t afraid to step up and give it a try, something she said is an inspiration from her favorite saint, St. Teresa of Calcutta.
On April 13 and 14, the Regional V Encuentro will take place in Alexandria. It includes delegations from the U.S. church’s Region VIII, which covers all of Minnesota and North and South Dakota.
Eileen Dinn was one of nine students from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Washington who spoke of the effects of gun violence prior to Mass the morning of March 24 sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington at St. Patrick’s Church.
For 20 years, youths from across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have brought Christ’s Passion to parishes by re-enacting the Stations of the Cross. Servants of the Cross, a family apostolate, began in 1998 with nine youths, and now approximately 50 young people between ages 6 and 23 take part.
Young people want to know they are valued members of the Catholic Church and that their questions and struggles are taken seriously enough that someone will spend time with them discussing issues rather than simply repeating “prefabricated” responses, said delegates to a meeting in Rome.
Through a “Why Catholic” study group in their parish, St. Joseph in Pierz, Michelle and Jamie Litke have seen their faith increase as well as their commitment to their family and their community.