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Young adult Catholics ready for change

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Young adults still feel the "call to action," the director of the church reform organization of that name writes.

By Guest Blogger Jim FitzGerald

Next August, thousands of young Catholics from around the globe will gather for the start of World Youth Day. Many older Catholics wonder how young adult Catholics will shape the future of the church.


Transforming the quarter-life crisis

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Young adult Catholics questioning their faith might just be the next generation of saints.

My Generation is emerging

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Welcome to our new blog category, My Generation, in which we'll be covering young adults and the church.

As I pointed out in a blog asking "Am I an adult yet?" a few months ago, there's a lot of discussion of 20-somethings these days.


Girl talk: Dating and marriage

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Working on the September young adult issue was quite personal for many of us at the office: Most the articles are about relationships. It made us think about our own relationships--in their various stages.

Catholic magazine and young adult dating advice (see our special section) wouldn't seem to go together naturally, but I assure you that our relationship content comes from editors at all stages of life. It's not just lectures from your parents here (though they probably are right, even if you don't want to admit it now).


Am I an adult yet?

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I keep reading various articles that seem to imply I'm not an adult.

"A new period of life is emerging in which young people are no longer adolescents but not yet adults," a recent New York Times article quotes some scholar saying. At least he didn't use the term "extended adolescence."


Congrats to Katie Washington and Notre Dame

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There will be a major first at Notre Dame's commencement this weekend: Katie Washington will graduate and address her class as the school's first black valedictorian (as far as anyone can remember, at least).

It's an impressive feat for her, of course, but it is also impressive for the school, where black enrollees made up just 4.7 percent of the 2006 incoming class, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.


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