Catholic Youth
"Dear young people, I have asked you to be 'prophets of life and love.' I also ask you to be 'prophets of joy': the world must recognize us by our ability to communicate to our peers the sign of a great hope which has already been fulfilled: Jesus, who for our sake died and rose again."

Pope John Paul II,
1996 World Youth Day Message


Pope Benedict XVI: World Youth Day Messages

Pope John Paul II: World Youth Day Messages

Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth National Council of Catholic Bishops

A Letter to the Catholic Youth of Florida 1986 letter from the bishops of Florida

To the Young Adults of the Catholic Church in New Zealand 1994 letter from the bishops of New Zealand



Young Pilgrims: In Search of Treasure Ancient and New By Anthony Cleary in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2011

Claremont Program Takes Dramatic Approach To Develop Teen Leadership By Tracy Schier. An interview with Frank Rogers, Jr., director, Narrative Pedagogies Project, Adjunct Professor of Religious Education, Claremont School of Theology, from the website "Resources for American Christianity," 2009

Helping Young People Examine the Relationship between Faith and Vocation By Tracy Schier. An interview with Kim Maphis Early, Program Coordinator, Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation, from the website "Resources for American Christianity," 2009

Leaders' Perspectives on Youth and Youth Ministry: Insights and Discoveries By Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, from the website "Resources for American Christianity," 2009

Inviting and Initiating Youth into a Life of Discipleship By Malan Nel in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2009

Religious Identity of Young Australian Maronite Adults By Margaret Ghosn MSHF in Australian EJournal of Theology, August 2009

A Spectral View of Contemporary Australian Youth By Paul Tyson in Australian EJournal of Theology, July 2008

Healing the Wounded Adolescent By Mary Eastham in Australian EJournal of Theology, July 2008

Its Not Just Me Out There: Type A Pilgrims at World Youth Day By Richard Rymarz in Australian EJournal of Theology, July 2008

Being Evangelised by the Young By Damian Cassidy, O.Carm, in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, November 2008

Engaging the Frontiers of Youth Culture, Religious Indifference and a Divided Church By Mark Mossa SJ in Promotio Iustitiae, November 2008

Source of Great Hope and Intense Sorrow: The Youth Situation in Papua New Guinea and the Response of the Catholic Church By Alfred Maravilla, SDB in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2008

Youth Ministry in a World of Diversity - The International Research Project on Youth Spirituality By Paul McQuillan in Australian EJournal of Theology, March 2007

Youth Ministry in a World of Diversity: The International Research Project On Youth Spirituality By Paul McQuillan in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2007

Young Catholics & Their Faith: Is Being 'Spiritual' Enough? By Dennis M. Doyle in Commonweal, Sept 8, 2006

Vanishing Youth? Solidarity with Children and Young People in an Age of Turbulence Proceedings of the Twelfth Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. 28 April-2 May 2006

Sustainable Youth Ministry: Exploring the Role of the Spirit By Daniel Ang in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2006

Raising America's Youth: UrbanFuture as a Model for Social Reform By Joseph Eble, St. Louis University, in Vita, Dulcedo et Spes, 2006

A Youthful Community: Theological and Ministerial Challenges By Gary Riebe-Estrella in Theological Studies, June 2004

Spiritual Journeys in Young Adulthood By Bronwyn Dekker, Julie McCoy, Duke Badger, Cathie Stone, Damien Murtagh in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2002

Mix By Ruth Connelly in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2002

Being a Yong Adult Today: Frustration or Opportunity? By Graham Neist FMS in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2002

A Look into the Values of Young People By John B. Zhang in China Study Journal, December 2002

Values of Young People in China Today By John B. Zhang in Tripod, Winter 2002

Young American Catholics: Who Are They & What Do They Want? By James T. Fisher in Commonweal, Nov 23, 2001

Teenagers and the Need for Transcendence By Mariangela Sullivan, Montrose School, at the Culture of Life Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2001

Young People Searching for Self By Paul Andrews in The Way, 1997

Right and Wrong, Teen Style By James Di Giacomo in The Way, 1997

Young People and Spiritual Awareness By Paul Hamill in The Way, 1997

The Need to Belong By Marianne Loranger in The Way, 1997

The Outsiders By Peter McVerry in The Way, 1997

Pluralism and Others By Vince Murray in The Way, 1997

Faith Among Adolescents: Joining, Drifting, Searching, Owning By John S. Nelson in The Way, 1997

Teenage Spirituality--An Oxymoron? By William O'Malley in The Way, 1997

The Adolescence of Jesus and Growing Up in Christ By John Pridmore in The Way, 1997

Young People and Spiritual Awareness By Anne Stewart in The Way, 1997

Modern Youth and Prayer By John Dalrymple in The Way, 1976

Modern Youth and the Search for God By Francis Martin in Sidic Periodical, 1972

American youth and the process of social change: a sociological reflection By Victor Ferkiss in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1971

American youth and the institutional church: a pastoral reflection By J. Whitney Evans in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1971

A response to "American youth and the institutional church" By Daniel L. Lowery in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1971

Crisis of faith and youth By Gabriel Moran in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1966

Steady Dating Among Adolescents By John R. Connery in Theological Studies, March 1958

The Youthful Heart By Cardinal Yves Congar, O.P., Revue des Jeunes, January 1935

Home for Good Book by Mother Mary Loyola ; edited by Father Thurston, SJ, 1915

Jesus of Nazareth: The Story of His Life Written for Children Book by Mother Mary Loyola ; edited by Father Thurston, SJ, 1907

The Child of God: What Comes of Our Baptism Book by Mother Mary Loyola ; edited by Father Thurston, SJ, 1913

Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project: A Revitalized Approach Meets Youth Needs An Interview with Mark Yaconelli, Director, Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project, San Francisco Theological Seminary, by Tracy Schier



National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry Fosters the development of youth ministry within the Catholic Church in the United States

Disciples Now Disciples Now is a web-based ministry dedicated to supporting Catholic adolescents in living as disciples

LIFE TEEN A national program for high school teenagers

REACH Youth Ministries REACH provides retreat programs, conference youth tracks, youth rallies, Youth in the Spirit seminars, training relationships with parishes and youth programs, resource materials and more

National Catholic Student Coalition The NCSC strives to embody the Catholic identity for students from campus ministries at institutions of higher education in the United States of America

International Young Catholic Students

Youth 2000 NY The purpose of YOUTH 2OOO is three-fold: 1. To bring young people to a personal encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist. 2. To foster love for the Blessed Virgin Mary especially by praying the Rosary. 3. To root young people deeply in the fullness of truth and life found in the Catholic Church. Be prepared to deal with heavy graphics and long load times

Catholic Youth Network Our mission is to provide a web-based environment where Catholic youth can learn about their faith, share their thoughts, and link to other interesting websites

Catholic Youth Ministry Central Provides web based resources for your catholic youth ministry

Little Children Pray This site offers help for anyone who supports very young children, perhaps ages 3 to 6, in their prayers and thus in the beginnings of their relationship with God

Youth Apostles A non-profit organization officially approved by the Catholic Church as a mixed Public Association of Christ's Faithful. We are priests and laymen who work with other volunteers to inspire young people to live a Christ-like life

JClub - A Catholic Place for Kids Stories, activities, media, games, and more




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