Young Voices: My question as a young adult Catholic is, How do I balance the tension between planning a responsible future while acting in a socially just way?
Young Voices: While today's graying parishes have become subject to intense debate, we frequently miss how it is precisely young people's spiritual hunger that leads many away.
Young Voices: Although seven centuries have passed, St. Clare of Assisi continues to be revered for her piety and poverty, but what about her pen?
Pope Francis is reportedly heading to Philadelphia in October 2015. While he’s in town, here are a few things he should do.
1. Eat a cheesesteak at Pat's.
Move over, King of Kings.
Young Voices: At their best, Christians are caught up in a love story meant to break down walls. At their worst, practitioners use religion to demean and divide.
I fell madly in love with El Salvador 20 years ago. I suppose the conditions were perfect -- two years after the peace accords; a connection with the humanity of the hospitable and organized community of Las Vueltas; encouragement from a trusted teacher to examine my own privilege and opportunity as a U.S. citizen to incite change; and midway through a transition myself. This 17-year-old kid was looking for the next step, the new frontier, and I wanted to commit myself to a just relationship.
Young Voices: The plight of the young refugees crossing the border gets tied up with the immigration debate, and the discussion about the humanitarian crisis at hand gets lost.
Young Voices: Gender-based violence threatens us all. We each hold the challenge and possibility of a new chapter in our human story. So too does our church.
Young Voices: Most Knights of Columbus members are led to believe the organization's charitable dollars are going to charity, not political causes. Yet the numbers say otherwise.
A study out last month named Pope Francis as the most influential world leader on Twitter for the second year in a row.