How can we keep young people in the church?

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Article Sex and Sexuality Women Young Adults
Fifty years after the game-changing Second Vatican Council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times. John Wilkens asks, What can the church do for young people?

Read more scholars on today's signs of the times.


How can we keep young people in the church?

By John Wilkins| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Sex and Sexuality Women Young Adults
Fifty years after the game-changing Second Vatican Council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times. John Wilkens asks, What can the church do for young people?

Read more scholars on today's signs of the times.


Do you have faith in your vote?

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Article Politics
Catholics are valued voters for the candidates because they take their faith and their role in democracy seriously. In a 2008 U.S. Catholic survey, though, readers reveal that faith can lead voters in very different directions.

Looking at love and relationships

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Article Marriage and Family Sex and Sexuality Young Adults
Fifty years after the game-changing Second Vatican Council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times. Theologian Julie Hanlon Rubio looks at love and committment.

Read more scholars on today's signs of the times.

Principle:

In the face of widespread sexual promiscuity and strong negativity toward official Catholic teaching, the church needs to connect with the deepest hopes of its members by calling them to sexual relationships that are “authentic, vulnerable, and committed.”


Looking at love and relationships

By Julie Hanlon Rubio| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Sex and Sexuality Young Adults
Fifty years after the game-changing Second Vatican Council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times. Theologian Julie Hanlon Rubio looks at love and committment.

Read more scholars on today's signs of the times.

Principle:

In the face of widespread sexual promiscuity and strong negativity toward official Catholic teaching, the church needs to connect with the deepest hopes of its members by calling them to sexual relationships that are “authentic, vulnerable, and committed.”


Vatican 2.0: A look ahead to the next 50 years

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Article Environment Ethic of Life Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology Sex and Sexuality Social Justice Spirituality War and Peace Women Young Adults
Fifty years after the game-changing council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times.

Rather than taking another nostalgic look back at the Second Vatican Council, the editors of U.S. Catholic decided to mark this month’s 50th anniversary of its opening by inviting some of today’s leading thinkers in the church to sketch out principles that might guide the people of God in responding to several new signs of the times.


Admission impossible: Preferential option for the poor at Catholic colleges

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Article Social Justice Young Adults
Catholic colleges and universities fall behind their secular counterparts in an effort to recruit, accept, and keep poor students.

Many Catholic colleges and universities boast uplifting stories about reaching out to promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds. As a professor at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, I have had the privilege of learning with a remarkable young man who overcame incredible odds to get here.


Slide show: Success stories of small business owners

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Conflicted generation: Millennials and the war on terror

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Article War and Peace Young Adults
For Catholic millennials the past decade of war has mostly remained out of sight and out of mind.

The wars they are a-changin’

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Article War and Peace Young Adults
The attitudes of young Catholics toward the military conflicts of the last 10 years spring from a complex web of influences that include demographics, church leadership, and media coverage.

But a major piece of the story is the drastic shift from citizens going to war in a country with a mandatory draft to the all-volunteer army we have today.


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