Apr 8, 2017 - 01:15 pm .- On Saturday Pope Francis held a special prayer vigil in anticipation of WYD and the 2018 Synod of Bishops, telling youth that they are the voice of the future, and as such, have something to say to the entire Church, including to himself and the bishops.
Apr 5, 2017 - 01:51 pm .- Young people are the subject of Pope Francis’ universal prayer intention for April, and in his prayer video presenting the petition, the pontiff challenges them to “be the protagonists of change.”
Jan 13, 2017 - 06:33 am .- With the 2014-2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family barely falling out of sight, the preparatory document for the next synod dedicated to youth has been released, indicating that young people will play an active role in both the preparation and the discussion.
Jan 5, 2017 - 06:39 am .- A fresh and courageous perspective is needed when it comes to helping youth discern and discover their vocation, Pope Francis said Thursday, emphasizing the importance of personal holiness and the commitment to serving others.
Dec 17, 2016 - 02:36 pm .- Young Catholics are leaving the faith at an early age – sometimes before the age of 10 – and their reasons are deeper than being “bored at Mass,” the author of a new report claims.
Nov 23, 2016 - 07:11 am .- The Synod of Bishops met in Rome this week to finalize the preparatory document and questionnaire that will form the basis of the discussion for the upcoming gathering to discuss youth, faith and discernment.
Oct 6, 2016 - 09:00 am .- The theme for the 2018 Synod of Bishops has been released, and will focus on how to best teach the faith to young people and help them to discern God's will for their lives.
Apr 24, 2016 - 07:04 am .- Freedom does not come from things we possess or from doing whatever we want, Pope Francis said Sunday in his homily for the Jubilee for boys and girls. Rather, true freedom and happiness can only be found in the love of Jesus.
Apr 23, 2016 - 06:11 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday heard the confessions of young people in St. Peter's Square as part of this weekend's Jubilee for Boys and Girls, an event which is expected to draw tens of thousands of teenagers from around the world.
Jan 14, 2016 - 05:47 am .- Pope Francis has sent a special message to the youth who will participate in the Jubilee of Boys and Girls in April, telling them the Holy Year is an opportunity to grow in holiness and mercy, so that they become Christians capable of making courageous decisions.
Dec 28, 2015 - 12:02 pm .- When Amendment 64 legalized the sale of recreational marijuana to anyone over the age of 21 in Colorado, Dr. Christopher Thurstone’s work became even more complex.
Dec 2, 2015 - 07:16 am .- Pope Francis’ recent trip to Africa was the focal point of his general audience, during which he emphasized the key role that missionaries play on the continent, and asked youth to consider it as an option for their future.
Nov 28, 2015 - 08:33 am .- On his last day in Uganda, Pope Francis heard testimonies of suffering from young people and praised Ugandan’s faith, which he said comes from the martyrs who have come before them.
Oct 7, 2015 - 03:16 am .- Ahead of next year’s World Youth Day in Krakow, the long-time secretary for Pope John Paul II explained how the saint inspired a generation even though many never saw him in person.
Sep 20, 2015 - 07:47 pm .- Pope Francis set aside his prepared remarks to respond to the dreams and hopes of young people who spoke to him in Cuba on Sunday evening.
Sep 14, 2015 - 04:40 am .- In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis touched on a variety of serious and lighthearted topics, such as the current refugee crisis, youth unemployment and how often the he goes to confession.
Jun 22, 2015 - 02:54 pm .- For Fr. Domenico Ricca, chaplain of the Ferrante Aporti juvenile prison in Turin, this weekend’s visit from Pope Francis was a dream come true.
Jun 21, 2015 - 06:49 pm .- A group of teenagers at a Salesian-run professional school in Italy have restored a motorbike as a gift for the Pope.
Jun 20, 2015 - 12:25 pm .- Youth unemployment is “a true social plague” that leaves young people feeling useless, Pope Francis told an Italian labor group on Saturday.
Mar 25, 2015 - 12:51 am .- Young Vietnamese Catholics living in Thailand came together for a Lenten retreat focused on spiritual nourishment for the challenges of life as migrant workers in a foreign country.