Youth & Young Adults

After the synod on youth, be present

Young people matter, and their presence in the church is critical -- for the good of them and the church. That's what gives synod participant Katie Prejean McGrady hope, despite some cynical commentaries.

Final thoughts on the eve of youth synod

If the synod fathers don't lose focus and succumb to ecclesial infighting, they might not fumble a big opportunity to address often-overlooked young people, who are critical for the church's future.

Anthem Oktoberfest 2018!

Oktoberfest is an event you do not want to miss.

As young people make mature choices in faith, they need accompaniment

Brother Javier Hansen's preparation for the coming Vatican synod on youth is motivating him to find out why his young students continue to believe in God, and maybe to prevent them from drifting away from religion.


In the midst of scandal and anger, the director of Anthem, the archdiocese's youth and young adult outreach, thanks God for the grand jury report, for those who helped expose abusers and that truth is finally in the light.

Church at a crossroads finds youth walking alongside her

Young people around the world have been clear that they are not content to be passive recipients of what the church offers, but rather protagonists of their own faith journeys, writes Nicole Perone.

Confessions of a pothead

Wanting to continue his search, a young man tries confession for the first time.

Stale Beer and Dirty Socks

From sneaking out to adoration, Megan finally finds what she really had been looking for.

Church must learn new ways, knowing ‘change is painful’

Chris White is ready for this year's World Meeting of Families and the synod of bishops on youth. In both, there's no whitewashing the pain young people feel today, and the church must listen to them.

My Name Is

A young man tells how to be in a high speed car chase, and how he found Jesus in a movie theater.