Youth Ministry

Church, world need the gifts, enthusiasm of young people, pope says

The life of a young person and the vocation to which God calls each one is "holy ground" that pastors and parents must respect, nurture and encourage, Pope Francis wrote in a new apostolic exhortation.
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Foundation continues Pacione’s spirit

The Pacione Foundation carries on the legacy of Mark Pacione, an innovator in ministering to young members of the Catholic Church who headed the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Division of Youth and Young Adult ministry from the mid-1980s until 2009,
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Eucharistic prayer retreat inspires faith and provides challenge

More than 1,000 young people attended Mount 2000, an annual eucharistic prayer retreat held at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg.
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Archbishop Lori leads Stations of the Cross during ‘Panama in the Capital’ event

As World Youth Day 2019 came to a close in Panama, about 1,400 young adults representing about 20 dioceses throughout the United States gathered Jan. 26 at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., to join in the joy, prayer and fellowship of the global event.
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Hope wanes in church wounded by sin, pope tells Panama clergy, laity

A church wounded by sin can paralyze, confuse and tire the hearts of Catholic clergy and laypeople, causing them to doubt their mission in the modern world, Pope Francis said.
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Door opens to Panama for Baltimore parishioner

While Brandon “B.J.” Pinkney hopes to improve his prayer life at 2019 World Youth Day, it’s hard to imagine him coming home with any more gratitude than what he took to Panama.
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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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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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