Youth & Young Adults
Young adults at FOCUS summit urged to help others live their faith
More than 8,500 attendees from the U.S. and around the world gathered in Phoenix for the five-day conference, which began on Dec. 30. Participants were welcomed as future leaders and God's "solution" for reaching unbelieving individuals.
Anthem on ‘The Gospel According to Kings of Leon’
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's youth and young adult ministry takes on the big questions about spirituality, religion and Christianity with honesty and humor. In their latest podcast, the Anthem team asks what the band Kings of Leon would say about the Good News.
Religious vocations endure despite distractions, scandal
Despite decades of declining numbers, religious life continues to attract young people who view God's call as "not limiting, but freeing," say several men's and women's vocation directors in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
Letters foster one young woman’s gratitude for veteran’s years of service
A letter that touched Sophia Egold's life in ways she never expected is one she wrote six years ago when she was an eighth grader at St. Barnabas School in Indianapolis. It was a letter of thanks to a World War II hero for his service to his country.
Philippine bishop says child workers face dangerous conditions
Bishop Roberto Mallari of San Jose, chairman of the bishops' Commission on Catechism and Catholic Education, said the situation was alarming and sad.
Anthem on ‘The Gospel According to Kanye’
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's youth and young adult ministry takes on the big questions about spirituality, religion and Christianity with honesty and humor. In their latest podcast, the Anthem team asks what musical artist Kanye would say about the Good News.
‘Arctic Dogs’: Cute pups pull a strong message for kids
"Be yourself" is the theme, if a bit overworn in movies these days, of this animated film featuring voice acting that helps it overcome the story's lack of freshness. Still, little ones will love the family-friendly romp.
Teen spends final days reaching out to vulnerable, poor on city streets
When 19-year-old Nicholas Peters of San Carlos understood that his life would not be a long one, he decided to spend the days that might be left to him ministering to the forgotten and the hopeless on the streets of San Francisco.
Child’s wish to feed homeless leads to robust outreach, national award
It started with a child's concern for a homeless man she saw outside a grocery store. Emily Aguirre, a fifth grader at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School in McAllen, was 6 years old in 2015 when she insisted on taking action.
Students spread the good news through original artwork
Ten participants in the annual Missionary Child Association's Christmas card contest were recognized by Archbishop Charles Chaput during World Mission Sunday. Their drawings of the Nativity will be featured by the Pontifical Mission Societies in print and online.