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Young adults

Can high school students take on gay marriage?

By Megan Sweas |
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NCR reported on—and posted—an editorial by a Catholic high school newspaper staff on gay marriage that was removed by school administrators. A column written by a gay student was also posted.


A wall runs through it: Jerusalem and the West Bank

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Our guest blogger living in Israel has settled in, but the view of the wall separating Jerusalem and the West Bank unsettles her. 

Nothing to worry about? On the way to Israel

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As Cathleen Chopra-McGowan packs her bags for Israel, she prepares herself for ordinary life in the midst of violence.

Catholic clubs don't cut it for young adults

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Young adults will be a part of the church, a national leader on ministry says, if we can provide what they are seeking.

Where's the "truth" in hating on "Hipster Christians"?

By Meghan Murphy-Gill |
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It's been cool for a while now in the general culture to make fun of being cool, to look down on hipsters as dirty, tattooed, skinny-jean and Ray-Ban donning elitists with esoteric taste in film and music. (I was handed my first Hipster Bingo card in 2003.) By virtue of not being a hipster and dismissing them as all style and no substance, you become a better person, not concerned with fashion trends and new music, and certainly not one to be found in trendy coffee shops.


Pre-Cana: Reach out or kick out?

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With a new bishops' document and Catechetical Sunday focusing on marriage this fall, a young adult asks who pre-Cana is serving and how well it's doing.

Calming the noise: Spirituality for a crazy world

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Catholic spiritual traditions have a lot to offer young adults seeking clarity in uncertain times, one millennial finds.

A vocation for bridging cultures

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How did a young Catholic decide to go to Israel after graduation? Cathleen Chopra-McGowan introduces herself in the first of what will be a series of posts over her year-long adventure studying in Jerusalem.

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