Tagged: youth

Finding Hope in the Ashes: Transforming Our Communities

Excerpt from Hope from the Ashes by Paul E. Jarzembowski (Paulist Press, 2022) The stories of many active churchgoers on Ash Wednesday are surprisingly similar. Each of us could probably recount our own stories of Ash Wednesdays past. After months...

Finding Hope in the Ashes: Transforming Our Communities

Advent and disquiet of the heart

“I often find myself longing for a presence, but more than that something tangible. No matter how many times I read the bible, pray, and go to Sunday school I still feel unconnected and lost. Sometimes I get the feeling...

Advent and disquiet of the heart

A Testimony to Loneliness

One underreported event during Pope Francis’s recent trip to East Asia was a meeting with three Japanese young adults, who delivered personal testimonies to him. These testimonies shed further light on some of the themes of the trip overall. Such...

A Testimony to Loneliness

Shepherds of the Young

Among the many issues that critics of Pope Francis took with Christus vivit, the apostolic exhortation that emerged from last year’s Youth Synod, a number focused on how the exhortation treated the fact that many teenagers and young adults have...

Shepherds of the Young

Raymond Arroyo: Derision over Truth

Image (from left): Fr. Gerald Murray, Robert Royal, Raymond Arroyo Why are we listening to young people, who really haven’t experienced a lot of life, or God, frankly? — Raymond Arroyo Note: This is the second post in a series...

Raymond Arroyo: Derision over Truth