News in Youth

Human Trafficking and the Dignity of Work

Human Trafficking and the Dignity of Work

by: Andrea Vicini, SJ - Brett O'Neill, SJ : La Civiltà Cattolica in Articles,

The campaign against human trafficking is one of the most important and urgent global social responsibilities of our time. In order to deal with the exploitation and violence on which trafficking depends and which it promotes, it is necessary to examine the phenomenon of coercive labor and other dehumanizing working conditions.

The Little Way

The Little Way

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

Most of us have heard of St. Therese of Lisieux, a French mystic who died at age 24 in 1897 and who is perhaps the most popular saint of the last two centuries. She’s famous for many things, not least for a spirituality she called her “little way”.  What’s her “little way”?

Celebrating Peace Sunday on 19 Jan

Celebrating Peace Sunday on 19 Jan

by: Ellen Teague - The Tablet in Activities,

Pax Christi, the UK branch of the international Catholic peace organisation, reports keen interest in this year’s Peace Sunday on 19 January, reporting that nearly 20,000 prayer cards have been sent out by request around England and Wales. Many Pax Christi members are giving talks in their parishes, providing bidding prayers, and supporting children's activities, such as decorating the Peacemaker greeting card.

‘Humana Communitas’ Human life in the drama of relationships

‘Humana Communitas’ Human life in the drama of relationships

by: Carlo Casalone, SJ - L aCiviltà Cattolica in Articles,

Life must be protected throughout its entire development, and the Academy is urged to address the issues posed by global bioethics and technologies, proceeding with discernment and fostering dialogue in the plurality of scientific wisdom traditions, religious perspectives and worldviews.

The Bible in Evangelization Today

The Bible in Evangelization Today

by: Saverio Corradino, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Articles,

“The sacred Scriptures are the very source of evangelization” is the statement Pope Francis uses in Evangelii Gaudium (EG) to conclude the section dedicated to the proclamation of the Word. It is a page that is simple and at the same time complex. Simple, because there can be no true evangelization without the Scriptures; complex, because it is necessary to explain why the Church has “lost” the Bible during its history.

Inculturation in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

Inculturation in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

by: Marcel Uwineza, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Articles,

The theme of inculturation is not new among African theologians, especially in recent studies. Because of its importance, we carried out a brief investigation to observe how the process of inculturation has been at the center of the Church for centuries. 

Urban Life and Citizenship: the Future of Freedom

Urban Life and Citizenship: the Future of Freedom

by: Juan Antonio Guerrero, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Articles,

What does it mean to be a citizen in today’s Western societies? There is often talk of a certain discomfort with the responsibilities that come with citizenship. Why? We will look here at three areas where we spend our daily lives as citizens.

Benedict defends clerical celibacy

Benedict defends clerical celibacy

by: Christopher Lamb - The Tablet in Activities,

Benedict XVI is arguing that celibacy must remain the condition for ordination to the priesthood just as Pope Francis considers whether to allow married men to be ordained to serve in parts of the Amazon.

Hindu opposition stalls India's tallest Christ statue

Hindu opposition stalls India's tallest Christ statue

by: ucanews reporter, Karnataka in Activities,
Opposition from Hindu groups has forced the Archdiocese of Bangalore to halt a project to erect what is billed as India’s tallest statue of Jesus Christ on a hilltop in Karnataka state. The southern state's government led by the pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked for work to be suspended until a government probe establishes the ownership of the land, church officials told ucanews on Jan. 7.
The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different

The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different

by: Antonio Spadaro, SJ - La Civiltà Catolica in Articles,

The “prosperity gospel” is a well-known theological current emerging from the neo-Pentecostal evangelical movements. At its heart is the belief that God wants his followers to have a prosperous life, that is, to be rich, healthy and happy.