Youth

A journalist takes a cell phone photo of Pope Francis Jan. 23, 2019, aboard his flight from Rome to Panama for World Youth Day. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
"When you become a slave to your phone, you lose your freedom," Pope Francis said.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, has made an urgent appeal to the young people of his country to abandon gangs, gang violence and the use of knives. "Knife crime" is at its highest since records started being kept since 1946 and Catholic clergy in Britain are focusing on how to
Bill McGarvey April 04, 2019
For high school seniors, existential angst about what schools they will get into, how much aid they will receive and how much debt they will need to take on to get a degree has become a national rite of passage.
Kevin Ahern April 03, 2019
Pope Francis speaks to the ‘now’ of God with his new letter to youth.
Young pilgrims display a banner that says "Pope Francis One of us" as the pontiff celebrates Mass for the Youth Jubilee in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in April 2016. (CNS photo/Ettore Ferrari, EPA)
Gerard O’Connell April 02, 2019
This dark moment, he writes, with the help of young people “can truly be an opportunity for a reform of epoch-making significance, opening us to a new Pentecost and inaugurating a new stage of purification and change capable of renewing the Church’s youth.
A teenager looks on as Pope Francis smiles during his visit to the Sanctuary of the Holy House on the feast of the Annunciation in Loreto, Italy, March 25. (CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters)
“Young people who are seeking or questioning their future can find Mary to be the one who helps them discern God’s plan for them and find the strength to follow it.”