By Angela Cave Catholic News Service JAMAICA, N.Y. — The first Steubenville Youth Conference to be held in New York drew 1,800 teenagers from around the country Aug. 7-9 to St. John’s University in Jamaica in the New York borough of Queens. They came seeking to bolster their faith and
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph “Your mission is to call all people into faith in Jesus Christ and His Church, centered on the Eucharist.” Surrounded by 24 pages of text that echo the poetic style of St. Paul, the above quote is the simplest synopsis of The Rule of
By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — U.S. millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, don’t want to be pigeonholed into categories. They are predominantly religiously unaffiliated and not identified by any political party. They are more ethnically and racially diverse than the general population. This group of 18- to
By Catholic News Service ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez advised young Catholics to do three things: talk to Jesus, read the Gospels, and do deeds of love and mercy every day. “The work of Jesus’ words continues through you and though me,” the archbishop said
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Young people are honest and bold in identifying fakes, which is something church leaders should not be afraid of, Pope Francis told the bishops of South Korea and Mongolia. “When we speak with young people, they challenge us to share the
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis ditched a 1,250-word prepared speech to students saying it would be “a tad boring” to read out loud and opted instead to just quickly hit the high points and spend the rest of the time answering people’s questions.