Pastoral juvenil in action: When young Latinos take the lead

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Article Hispanic Catholics Young Adults
When young Latinos take the lead, church is anything but boring.

The venue for the live music concert is just across the river from downtown Los Angeles, but it is far from glamorous. Organized by a new youth and young adult ministry group, the Saturday afternoon event is scheduled in a dimly lit cafeteria of Dolores Mission Catholic Church in the gritty immigrant neighborhood of Boyle Heights.


What's right with this picture? Young Latinos take the lead

By Agustin Gurza| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Hispanic Catholics Immigration Young Adults
Young Latinos are changing the face of Catholic youth ministry.

Pastoral juvenil in action: When young Latinos take the lead

By Agustin Gurza| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Hispanic Catholics Young Adults
When young Latinos take the lead, church is anything but boring.

The venue for the live music concert is just across the river from downtown Los Angeles, but it is far from glamorous. Organized by a new youth and young adult ministry group, the Saturday afternoon event is scheduled in a dimly lit cafeteria of Dolores Mission Catholic Church in the gritty immigrant neighborhood of Boyle Heights.


What's right with this picture? Young Latinos take the lead

By Agustin Gurza| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Hispanic Catholics Immigration Young Adults
Young Latinos are changing the face of Catholic youth ministry.

Spanglish Lessons: Diversity and theology

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Article Hispanic Catholics Young Adults
Who’s the norm, and who’s the diversity? So wonders this Latina theologian, who suggests that tensions in a parish may not be such bad thing after all.

Asked to introduce herself at a Hispanic ministry meeting a few years ago, Carmen Nanko-Fernández gave her name and then added, tongue firmly planted in cheek, “I’m a theologian, and my preferred theological method is pastoral hostility.”


Value added? Catholic professional schools

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Article Social Justice Young Adults
The jury’s out on whether Catholic law and business schools give students a higher degree of faith.

When Brian Chan was applying to graduate business schools in 2002, finding a Catholic university was not on his wish list at all.

“I applied to the programs that had the biggest names—Harvard, Stanford, Wharton,” Chan says. “I didn’t consider whether they were Catholic or not. I went for the higher rankings.”


Worth getting up for: Timothy Radcliffe on why go to church

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Article Spirituality Young Adults
Catholic tradition still has answers for the questions of the contemporary world, says the former Master-General of the Dominican order.

For someone who was almost expelled from school as a teenager for reading Lady Chatterly's Lover during benediction, Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe certainly qualifies as a bad boy turned good. When asked what turned him around, he might give a simple answer: truth.


Is marriage on the rocks?

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Article Marriage and Family Young Adults
U.S. marriage rates are dropping, while the approval ratings of cohabitation and childbearing before marriage are climbing.

Young adult Catholics don't live in a vacuum, of course-most are influenced by what's going on in society. When it comes to marriage, however, that influence is mostly negative.

In 2007 the National Marriage Project's annual "State of Our Unions" report focused on the future of marriage and, in particular, the attitudes and practices of young adults.


Is marriage on the rocks?

By Heather Grennan Gary| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Young Adults
U.S. marriage rates are dropping, while the approval ratings of cohabitation and childbearing before marriage are climbing.

Young adult Catholics don't live in a vacuum, of course-most are influenced by what's going on in society. When it comes to marriage, however, that influence is mostly negative.

In 2007 the National Marriage Project's annual "State of Our Unions" report focused on the future of marriage and, in particular, the attitudes and practices of young adults.


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