Young Adult Ministry

Reboot: Frostburg State welcomes new minister, Mass on campus

“Our young people don’t seem to understand the position of the church, and that makes some of them afraid to engage the secular society in some of these issues,” Father Godswill Agbagwa said. “As they graduate  and go on to the larger society, they can be able to engage their society … stand up for...
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Pope apologizes to young people who have felt ignored by the church

"Forgive us if often we have not listened to you; if, instead of opening our hearts, we have filled your ears. As Christ's church, we want to listen to you with love" because young people's lives are precious in God's eyes and "in our eyes, too," the pope said in his homily Oct. 28.
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Church and world need young people’s involvement, synod fathers say

Writing to the world's young people, members of the Synod of Bishops said they wanted to encourage them and help them fulfill their dreams, and they prayed that their own failings would not drive the young from the church.
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A smile and a handshake

My encounter with the Holy Father reminds me that the Holy Spirit is working in small yet profound ways.
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Martin Scorsese asks pope question as pontiff says young people must learn from mistakes of the past

Pope Francis said young men and women today need to learn from their elders what led to the great wars of the 20th century so "they won't fall for the same mistake."
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Bishops say young people need to be heard, not arrogantly lectured

The Catholic Church needs to communicate the beauty and intelligence of faith to young men and women without resorting to condescending and aggressive methods, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles told members of the Synod of Bishops.
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Pope asks bishops, young people to drop their prejudices as synod begins

Pope Francis asked bishops to be bold, honest, open-minded, charitable and, especially, prayerful as they begin a three-week meeting on "young people, the faith and vocational discernment."
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Be lifeline of hope for youth alienated from church, pope tells synod

Setting the stage for a monthlong gathering of bishops, Pope Francis urged synod fathers not to be crushed by "prophets of doom," but to be the signs of hope and joy for which today's young people yearn.
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Scandals create outrage, but there is time for conversion, pope says

In what is probably the least religious country in Europe, Pope Francis said he is surprised by how many people hold firm to their faith despite all the sexual abuse and financial scandals in the Catholic Church.
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Bishop Brennan discusses “Humanae Vitae” with young adults

“When you override nature itself,” Bishop Brennan added, “you don’t respect it.”
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Riverdance to perform for Pope Francis during World Meeting of Families

The internationally acclaimed Irish dance troupe Riverdance will be among those performing for Pope Francis at the August World Meeting of Families in Dublin, organizers said July 19.
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