A Pew Research Center study released in September shows that teens' religious practice is less than that of their parents. The lessened observance cuts across all denominational lines.
The Covid-19 pandemic may have long-term effects on Mass attendance, writes Mark M. Gray, detailing the results of a new CARA survey, with many young people hesitant to return to the pews.
For young Catholics, puberty can feel like a minefield where one wrong sexually-charged step could have everlasting consequences.
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, has said that catechesis is a process in leading young people to a personal relationship with Jesus.