Youth & Young Adults

A voice like Fergie and Jesus

After losing the ability to sing, Megan struggles to find her true identity. If the question of who you are and what you do comes up for you, she wants to hear from you.

Losing my religion

Growing up a cradle Catholic, Abbey reaches out to God for the first time.

I hate God

Dealing with the reality of his father's drug addiction, Jacob tries to find meaning in suffering. He learns how to love the thing he wish hadn't happened, and found God was present and working all the time.

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.