News in Youth

Suicide - Redeeming the Memory of a Loved One

Suicide - Redeeming the Memory of a Loved One

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

One year ago, virtually everyone who knew him was stunned by the suicide death of the most prominent American Hispanic theologian that we have produced up to now, Virgilio Elizondo. Moreover, Virgil wasn’t just a very gifted, pioneering theologian, he was also a beloved priest and a warm, trusted friend to countless people.

The manuscript that defies science

The manuscript that defies science

by: Marie Verdier, Burgos - La Croix International in Activities,

 “Yale University also took us for crackpots!” Juanjo Garcia said with a smile. But to protect the manuscript from the risk of degradation or disappearance, Yale ended up consenting to have it reproduced. For this, they selected the masters of the tailormade facsimile, publishers Garcia, and Molinero, creators twenty years ago of the small Siloé publishing house based in Burgos, in northwest Spain.

Cardinal Tagle wants end to parochial church

Cardinal Tagle wants end to parochial church

by: Roy Lagarde, Manila - UCAN in Activities,

"I hope that every parish really becomes a communion where we open doors, where we surpass our fears, and we see a brother or a sister whose wounds are my wounds too," said Cardinal Tagle. "New evangelization is fundamentally about the encounter with Jesus and without this there can be no other communion, communion without mission is unhealthy."

A catholic woman is appointed master of Balliol College, Oxford

A catholic woman is appointed master of Balliol College, Oxford

by: Catherine Pepinster - The Tablet in Activities,

Helen Ghosh was born in 1956 and had a schooling typical of middle-class Catholic girls of the time; she was educated by nuns at Farnborough Hill Convent School in Hampshire. From there, she went to Oxford where she read history and met her husband, the historian Peter Ghosh. It was also there that she first encountered the Dominicans at Blackfriars, who have provided her with spiritual nourishment ever since.

The sociology of French Catholics

The sociology of French Catholics

by: Anne-Bénédicte Hoffner and Gauthier Vaillant - La Croix International in Activities,

A wide-ranging sociological study commissioned by the Bayard group and published jointly by La Croix and Pèlerin sheds unprecedented light on the makeup of French Catholicism. The two authors have distinguished six profile types, which provide tools for understanding the logic of a Catholic world that is far more diverse than may have appeared.

They promise to use social media to share the Word of God and inspire others

They promise to use social media to share the Word of God and inspire others

by: Katharina R. Lestari and Konradus Epa Yogyakarta - UCAN in Activities,

More than 2,000 young people from 21 Asian countries have committed to use social media to spread positivity and share the Word of God to inspire others. Their commitment was read out by two representatives of the young people during a closing ceremony of the 7th Asian Youth Day festivities in Yogyakarta Aug. 6.Asian Youth Day participants commit to wisely use social media 

Which way will church-state relations turn in Hong Kong?

Which way will church-state relations turn in Hong Kong?

by: La Croix International - John Mok Chit-wai, Hong Kong in Activities,

Carrie Lam, a practicing Catholic, was sworn in as the Chief Executive of Hong Kong on July 1. In early August, Coadjutor Bishop Michael Yeung, former chief executive of Caritas Hong Kong, will be installed to succeed Cardinal John Tong as Bishop of Hong Kong. The relations between the church and the government will likely grow closer.

Martyrs honored as Vietnamese diocese celebrates 400 years

Martyrs honored as Vietnamese diocese celebrates 400 years

by: ucanews.com reporter, Qui Nhon City in Activities,

More than 20,300 Catholics killed during the 17th to 19th centuries Martyrs honored as Vietnamese diocese celebrates 400 years. About 10,000 Catholics attended the opening celebration on July 26 to mark the 400th anniversary of Catholicism being introduced in Qui Nhon Diocese.

A Royal for Rome? The last Stuart monarch's life unravelled

A Royal for Rome? The last Stuart monarch's life unravelled

by: Mark Lawson - The Tablet in Film Review,
Popular with modern dramatists is the game of imagining the royal history plays that Shakespeare never wrote. The subjects evaded him either because they would have been too dangerous – Howard Brenton’s Anne Boleyn – or due to the great chronicler of English monarchy being dead by the time the events occurred.