Category Archives: Youth

3.2 Million Young Catholics Changing the World!

Young Catholics are taking over the world… and that just can’t be censored. The mainstream media can try to bury the fact that the Catholic Church is alive and well, but the truth remains – the Church is thriving and Catholic youth around the world are rising up and being a witness to the faith. [...]

WYD 2016: A Pilgrim’s Primer to the City of John Paul II (Part One)

Who’s ready for WYD 2016? Rio de Janeiro is still rocking from Pope Francis’ explosive visit, but some are already looking ahead to the next installment of World Youth Day. On Monday it was announced that the honors for 2016 will go to Kraków, Poland, which means that the first World Youth Day after the [...]

The Priest and the Pop Star

“I wouldn’t be sitting here right now if not for him.”  You don’t often hear a pop music star credit a Catholic priest in this way, so it is worth taking notice when it happens.  The pop star in question is Dion–that is, Dion Dimucci, who rose to fame in the 1950s as the lead [...]

Guavas, Rain and Samba- oh my!

Hello fellow pilgrims! I’m sorry it has been so long since my last message. The Internet access is very unpredictable here in Rio. Since my last post, much has happened. Over a million pilgrims have taken over Rio de Janeiro and the locals have kept their cool like champs. Imagine if that happened to your [...]

Guttmacher Study Shows Reductions in Teen Sexual Activity

Recently, a pair of researchers affiliated with the Guttmacher Institute published a study in the public health journal Pediatrics. (The article is behind a paywall.) The researchers used data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) to track teen sexual activity over time. The study found that sexual activity among young teens is rare.  According [...]

Rio or Bust!

(We’re excited to have direct coverage of World Youth Day 2013.  Please welcome the first post from our correspondant, Kristin, and stay tuned for more. -Ed.)  At some point in our lives, we all take a once-in-a-lifetime trip. We do something crazy. Well, let me tell you what I’m about to do. I am flying [...]

Responsible Parenting is Such a Drag

This week, the online magazine Slate ran a disturbing photo-journal on a group of parents who are on the forefront of the culture wars by not merely allowing, but actively encouraging boys as young as three years-old to dress like girls and parade down a catwalk like a children’s version of “Priscilla, Queen of the [...]

The hookup culture perverts human relationships

Last week I compiled a list of cities I think are the  most harmful to a person’s Catholic faith. I put Cambridge, Massachusetts on that list because it is home to Harvard University. Harvard, in their choice of faculty and through the scholarship those faculty produce, has indicated that it has next to no interest in [...]

Gatsby Madness and The Millennials: Another Lost Generation?

I was sure I would hate it. Almost one hundred percent sure. But I went and saw “The Great Gatsby” anyhow. Mostly to figure out what all the fuss was about. Or, more specifically, to figure out what all the fuss among twenty-somethings was about. Over the past few weeks, my “under-30” friends have been talking [...]



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