Young adult literature: Approved for all audiences

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Article Culture Young Adults
Even if you’re eligible for AARP, don’t be a snob about young adult fiction. It’s some of the most creative literature around.

This spring I took a class called “Writing the Young Adult Novel.” I’ve long been interested in penning a contribution to one of my favorite literary genres, ever since I was once a young adult. While I had considered myself relatively up on which young adult (YA) authors to pay attention to, I realized I’d merely been sticking my toes in the genre.


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Pope delights crowds with his informality, message of reform

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Article Vatican Young Adults

c. 2013 Religion News Service

RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) In one of the most inclusive gestures of his visit here, Pope Francis donned a headdress offered to him from an indigenous South American Indian at a ceremony in the city´s grand municipal theater.

The gesture was greeted with shouts of surprise initially. Then the audience of Brazilian politicians and business people erupted into roars of approval and thunderous applause.


All sworn out: Lay Catholics shouldn't have to sign loyalty oaths

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Article Scripture and Theology Vatican Young Adults

Editors' note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Is secularism standing in the way of raising our kids Catholic?

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Article Marriage and Family Young Adults
The editors interview theologian and religious education scholar Thomas Groome.

An increasingly secular culture is often blamed for the young generation’s lack of enthusiasm for religion. But is secular society truly a roadblock when it comes to raising our kids in the Catholic faith? Thomas Groome, author of Will There Be Faith? A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples (HarperOne, 2011), discusses the role of secularization in passing on the faith in this web-only excerpt from his interview with U.S. Catholic.


Is secularism standing in the way of raising our kids Catholic?

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Article Marriage and Family Young Adults
The editors interview theologian and religious education scholar Thomas Groome.

An increasingly secular culture is often blamed for the young generation’s lack of enthusiasm for religion. But is secular society truly a roadblock when it comes to raising our kids in the Catholic faith? Thomas Groome, author of Will There Be Faith? A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples (HarperOne, 2011), discusses the role of secularization in passing on the faith in this web-only excerpt from his interview with U.S. Catholic.


Interfaith experience: Catholic universities accommodate students of various religious backgrounds

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Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue Young Adults

In today’s diverse world, most Catholic colleges and universities are home to several religious denominations, including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, all manner of Christianity, and other faith-based and non-faith traditions. Just as they are working to accommodate Muslim students, Catholic universities must work to engage and communicate with these students as well.


Inter-religious ed: Muslims at Catholic colleges and universities

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Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue Young Adults
A growing number of Muslim students are putting their faith in Catholic universities.

As a senior at Loyola University in Chicago, Mariam Choudhry is well aware of her school’s Catholic identity. She sees it in the crucifixes hanging on every classroom wall, in the faces of the Jesuit priests walking through campus, and, of course, she’s seen it when visiting the university’s Madonna della Strada Chapel.


Inter-religious ed: Muslims at Catholic colleges and universities

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Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue Young Adults
A growing number of Muslim students are putting their faith in Catholic universities.

As a senior at Loyola University in Chicago, Mariam Choudhry is well aware of her school’s Catholic identity. She sees it in the crucifixes hanging on every classroom wall, in the faces of the Jesuit priests walking through campus, and, of course, she’s seen it when visiting the university’s Madonna della Strada Chapel.


Investing in futures: New ways of paying for Catholic education

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Article Marriage and Family Young Adults

Donors bent on saving struggling Catholic schools have deep pockets and even deeper commitment.

The closing of Our Lady of Sorrows School in Portland, Oregon was the last straw for business owner David Brands.


Investing in futures: New ways of paying for Catholic education

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Article Marriage and Family Young Adults

Donors bent on saving struggling Catholic schools have deep pockets and even deeper commitment.

The closing of Our Lady of Sorrows School in Portland, Oregon was the last straw for business owner David Brands.


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