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From left to right: Jennifer Baugh, executive director of Young Catholic Professionals; Bishop Edward Burns of Dallas; Dina Dwyer-Owens, former CEO & chairwoman of Neighborly; Jonathan Roumie, actor on 'The Chosen' online series.

Young Catholic Professionals organization to launch five new chapters

The non-profit organization Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) is expanding, with five more chapters around the country slated to launch by... Read more

Harvard Memorial Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Harvard Catholic Center engages intellectual tradition with new forum

The Harvard Catholic Center is in its first year of launching an initiative to engage the university, academic professions, and... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Fargo.

Catholic teen seeks to inspire neighborhood with Marian sidewalk art

A young Catholic artist has drawn an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on her parents' driveway bringing religious art... Read more

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New app aims to help young Catholics build community

The app, called Koin, is named after the Greek word Koinonia, which means “Christian communion.” Users will be able to... Read more

Archbishop Bernard Hebda greets students after the Mass of the Holy Spirit Oct. 10 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Thousands of Catholic students gather for Mass and winter coat drive in Minnesota

Thousands of young Catholic students gathered for Mass, music, and a winter clothing drive on Wednesday morning in a stadium... Read more

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Why Catholics are leaving the faith by age 10 – and what parents can do about it

Young Catholics are leaving the faith at an early age – sometimes before the age of 10 – and their... Read more

New website and tv commercials target millennial Catholics

Millennials. They’re the smartphone-loving group of 18 to 34 year-olds who belong to the selfie generation, known for their pronounced... Read more

Agree to disagree: Why young Catholics pose a unique challenge for the Church

While a failure to understand doctrine is present in many segments of the Catholic population, young adults are exhibiting an... Read more

Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of... Read more

Students at the Servizio Universitario Africo.

Program offers African students 'second home' in Rome

African students studying in Rome are finding a home away from home in an outreach program dedicated to accompanying them... Read more

'Chosen' series. Image courtesy of Ascension Press.

New confirmation program aims to transform Catholic youth

Youth minister and Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick says that his confirmation preparation program “Chosen” aims to catechize and evangelize teens... Read more

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski.

Pope wants to form youth in Catholic identity, scholar reflects

A professor at Wyoming Catholic College reflected on Pope Benedict's recent address to the Pontifical Council for Culture, saying it... Read more

Over six thousand young people pack the main ballroom for the SEEK 2013 conference in Orlando.

Fla. Catholic conference energizes thousands of college students

The Seek 2013 gathering brought thousands of Catholic college students to Orlando, Florida's Swan and Dolphin Hotel Jan. 2-6, encouraging... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI rides through St. Peter's Square before his Nov. 7, 2012 general audience.

Pope asks young to heed Jesus' missonary call

In anticipation of next July’s World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Benedict XVI is challenging young Catholics to... Read more

Archbishop William Lori at a Nov. 12, 2012 press conference for the USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Religious liberty defense must be long-term, Archbishop Lori declares

The strong protection of Americans’ religious freedom requires a long-term commitment to formation and education, particularly of young people, the... Read more

Bishop Paul Hinder of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia.

Middle East to host Catholic youth conference

At least 1,500 Catholic youth from across the Middle East will gather at Abu Dhabi’s St. Joseph’s Cathedral for Arabia’s... Read more