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New Opus Dei program ‘Youth’ hopes to answer young people’s questions

Feb 22, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

The “Youth” initiative is the result of the combined efforts of people from around the world. Read more

Pope Francis meets with youth in Japan Nov. 25, 2019.

Lack of prayer creates spiritual ‘zombies,’ pope tells Japanese youth

Nov 24, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

If people neglect prayer and the interior life, they are at risk of becoming spiritual zombies, who seem fine on... Read more

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament along route of Chartres pilgrimage June 9, 2019.

Chartres Pentecost pilgrimage draws 14,000

Jun 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

More than 14,000 Catholics walked 62 miles from Paris to Chartres Cathedral in three days in an annual Pentecost pilgrimage... Read more

Pope Francis greets young people in Skopje, North Macedonia May 7, 2019.

Make something beautiful with your life, Pope tells Macedonian youth

May 7, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encouraged youth in North Macedonia Tuesday to follow Mother Teresa’s example and make something beautiful out of their... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

Being a Christian has always been challenging, Pope Francis tells youth

Apr 26, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Thursday that although today has its challenges, especially with the sexual abuse crisis, it is not more... Read more

Pope Francis' procession through the crowds bearing palms in St. Peter's Sqaure on Palm Sunday 2019.

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: True triumph is found in Christ’s humility

Apr 14, 2019

By Courtney Mares

On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis warned against the temptation of “triumphalism,” encouraging Catholics to follow Jesus’s way of humility and... Read more

Pope Francis meets youth in Tallinn, Estonia Sept. 25, 2018.

Pope: The Church hears the outrage of young people at scandal

Sep 25, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said in Estonia Tuesday he is aware of the negative feelings many young people have toward the Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis greets youth pilgrims at Santo Tomas University in Manila on Jan. 18, 2015.

Youth to meet with Pope Francis during October synod

Sep 18, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Synod of Bishops announced Tuesday that the upcoming assembly of bishops will include a meeting of young people with... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.

Archbishop Chaput highlights voices of young adults ahead of synod

May 24, 2018

In an effort to highlight the voices of young people ahead of the Synod on Youth this fall, Archbishop Charles... Read more

Pope Francis during the veneration of the Cross on Good Friday at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

On Good Friday, papal preacher tells youth to run toward love of Christ

Mar 30, 2018

By Elise Harris

Papal preacher Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa dedicated his Good Friday homily to young people, comparing them to the apostle John and... Read more

World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, July 2016.

Vatican encourages youth participation in pre-synod meeting via Facebook

Mar 14, 2018

As the pre-synod gathering on youth approaches, Vatican organizers are inviting young people around the globe to join in the... Read more

Pre-Synodal meeting at the Holy See Press Office on February 16, 2018.

Youth look forward to sharing hopes, concerns in pre-synod meeting

Feb 16, 2018

By Elise Harris

Ahead of the pre-synod meeting set to take place next month, several young participants voiced excitement to meet with peers... Read more

Young people at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, July 2016.

Young adult delegates to pre-synod gathering span vocations

Jan 28, 2018

By Mary Farrow

The U.S. bishops have selected the young adult delegates who will represent the country at the pre-synod gathering in Rome... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with youth in Lima, Peru Jan. 21, 2018.

Don't 'photoshop' your heart – be who you are, Pope tells young Peruvians

Jan 21, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis told Peruvian youth that Jesus doesn't want disciples who have been “photoshopped” to perfection, but like... Read more

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Why do some young people leave the Church? A new study investigates

Jan 17, 2018

By Courtney Mares

A national two-year study released this week offers a look at why young people are leaving the Church as early... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to young people in Chile, January 17, 2018.

Faith is an adventure, Pope Francis tells Chilean youth

Jan 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a meeting with youth during his second full day in Chile, Pope Francis said that faith is a grand... Read more

Young adults at SEEK Conference 2017.

How can young adults change the world? Share the Gospel, FOCUS founder says

Jan 6, 2018

If young adults proclaim the Gospel with clarity and conviction, they can produce spiritual fruits that can reach billions of... Read more

These youth feed 2000 homeless people every night in Uruguay

Dec 26, 2017

For many people, a warm meal is a way to come together, celebrate, and spend time with friends and family.... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope to youth: expand your wisdom and meet the elderly

Dec 16, 2017

Pope Francis met with the youth of Catholic Action on Saturday as the movement marks its 150th anniversary year.  Read more

Pope Francis during his June 7, 2017, Wendesday general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Never lose your enthusiasm, Pope tells Bangladeshi youth

Dec 2, 2017

By Elise Harris

Speaking to youth in Bangladesh, Pope Francis said he is always rejuvenated by young people, and encouraged them to never... Read more