Youth & Young Adults

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.

New Anthem program aims to strengthen parish youth ministers

Sprint helps teach youth ministers, who tend to burnout in under a year, how to build up an army of fellow ministers within their parish so that good youth ministry is sustainable even when those ministers move on.

Young adults leading the move toward mentoring

As family life and parish life continue to change, young adults need, and are calling for, one-on-one support in the spiritual life and practical tools for adulthood, writes Elise Italiano.

Small ritual of Mass, breaking bread into the cup, has huge meaning

Recall how the priest breaks a piece of the host and places it in the chalice. Father Matt Guckin unpacks the symbolism of how Christ's body and blood, once torn apart, are now restored in the Resurrection, as are we.