Welcome to the church wide web

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Article Young Adults
Thou shalt not stop ordinary Catholics from using the Internet to speak their minds.

When Genevieve Kineke and a group of laywomen decided this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mulieris Dignitatem, Pope John Paul II’s document on the dignity of women, she needed to get the word out. A mailing list, however, never even occurred to her.


A theology of call -- How to be Good News to others

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Article Scripture and Theology Young Adults

Sister Catherine Bertrand, S.S.N.D. entered religious life on a dare. "It was either that or the Peace Corps." After 25 years she continues to be surprised by all that her life has to offer, and she dares all Christians to respond to the gospel call to fidelity and commitment--whether they are single, married, religious men and women, or ordained priests.

According to Bertrand, every vocation involves asking yourself the questions, "How are you Good News to others? How do you bring life? And how do you share that life?"


Does the church put faith in our youth?

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Article Young Adults

Our churches are filled with potential youth leaders. They might sit a few pews over from you at Sunday Mass. They might live in your neighborhood. You might know their parents.

But to Marie, a high school senior, it seems that you just don't care: "I don't think my parish values teenagers at all. Some do, and that's really encouraging. But the majority of adults don't really care what teenagers do. They probably think we're all bad." This perception is fairly widespread among young people.


My teenagers are a constant revelation

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Article Marriage and Family Young Adults

Anyone who survives the dentist's drill should be able to pass this acid test. As I sit terrified in a car crammed with 15-year-old boys, my own at the wheel, I wonder, "Where is God now?" Rush hour traffic bolts feverishly, my stomach wrenches, my neck stiffens, rigid with tension. Acid rock on the radio fills the car with whining, shrieking dissonance. If Dante had had a teenaged driver, he surely would've added this trip to his circles of hell.


Facebook spurs inadvertent romances

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If you're a current college student, chances are Facebook.com is the homepage on your laptop. Which means you're spending way more time learning about your school's fun-spirited co-eds than the world's famous thinkers. And chances are, you'll acknowledge the addiction unabashedly.


Facebook spurs inadvertent romances

By Christina Capecchi| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Young Adults
  

If you're a current college student, chances are Facebook.com is the homepage on your laptop. Which means you're spending way more time learning about your school's fun-spirited co-eds than the world's famous thinkers. And chances are, you'll acknowledge the addiction unabashedly.


Do Catholic universities make the grade?

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Article Young Adults
We all love to cheer for Catholic colleges and universities, but it takes more than one way of being a Catholic university to educate today's students.

Basic Training: Catholic college students at the SOA vigil

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Article Social Justice Young Adults
Catholic college students get schooled in peace and protest at the annual School of the Americas vigil.

 

"Close it down!" Patrick Eccles, a Loyola University Chicago chaplain, shouted to a group of 50 Loyola students about to embark on a trip to Columbus, Georgia to protest the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA). "Close it down," they replied weakly, seeming unsure of their voices, mission, and comrades.


Basic Training: Catholic college students at the SOA vigil

By Megan Sweas| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice Young Adults
Catholic college students get schooled in peace and protest at the annual School of the Americas vigil.

 

"Close it down!" Patrick Eccles, a Loyola University Chicago chaplain, shouted to a group of 50 Loyola students about to embark on a trip to Columbus, Georgia to protest the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA). "Close it down," they replied weakly, seeming unsure of their voices, mission, and comrades.


Come one come all

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Article Parish Life Young Adults

Religious education is not just for kids anymore as more parishes are including the entire family. Even Grandpa's invited. Shortly before Christmas last year, Rachel Squier, 11, of Streetsboro, Ohio announced to her parents that she thought the family should "go visit some poor people."

While Rachel's parents were pleased that their daughter was showing concern for those less fortunate, they knew a discussion was in order.


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