News in Youth

Nightmare on Downing Street: An enfeebled Government face political challenges on an unprecedented scale

Nightmare on Downing Street: An enfeebled Government face political challenges on an unprecedented scale

by: Julia Langdon - The Tablet in Articles,

It is impossible to predict what might happen next. Working all these years at Westminster, I have witnessed many crises, sat on the edge of my seat many times, wondering how each in a succession of prime ministers will weather the political trials they face – but doing so somehow always with a confident sense that right will prevail.

The toots of Jewish humour go back to the bible

The toots of Jewish humour go back to the bible

by: Jeremy Dauber - The Tablet in Articles,

If laughter is based on knowledge and understanding (you can only truly laugh at a joke if you’re in on it enough to get it), then it seems to follow that the kind of laughter the Bible does prize is that of those who are in sync with the divine plan for the world, and who are on the right side of God’s covenant. 

The role of Parents in relationships education

The role of Parents in relationships education

by: Robert Colquhoun - 40 Days for Life in Articles,

 “Since they have conferred life on their children, parents have the original, primary and inalienable right to educate them… in conformity with their moral and religious convictions”

The British at the heart of Rome: Vatican relations

The British at the heart of Rome: Vatican relations

by: Catherine Pepinster-The Tablet in Activities,
If English Catholics were asked to name the most important priest from the Archdiocese of Liverpool, the vast majority would suggest Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster. But eight years after Nichols took holy orders, another Englishman was ordained in that diocese who today holds one of the most influential posts in the Vatican, wielding  considerable soft power across the globe.
God’s counter-revolution: faith in the Soviet Union

God’s counter-revolution: faith in the Soviet Union

by: Dominic Erdozain-The Tablet in Articles,

Shortly after the Russian Civil War, Leon Trotsky, the People’s Commissar of Military and Naval Affairs, sent a vexed note to the Soviet Politburo: “There is a church outside my window. Out of 10 passers-by … at least seven, if not eight, cross themselves when they walk past. And many of those who walk past are Red Army soldiers.”

God's Closeness

God's Closeness

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

There’s a growing body of literature today that chronicles the experience of persons who were clinically dead for a period of time (minutes or hours) and were medically resuscitated and brought back to life.  Many of us, for example, are familiar with Dr. Eben Alexander’s book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.

Pope's open-air Mass biggest event in Myanmar history

Pope's open-air Mass biggest event in Myanmar history

by: John Zaw and Michael Sainsbury-UCAN in Activities,

Pope Francis celebrated a two-hour open-air Mass for at least 150,000 people in Yangon early on Nov. 29, preaching forgiveness and praising the efforts of small churches across the country. The service, the largest single crowd for an organized event in Myanmar, included about 150 cardinals, bishops and priests on stage. English, Burmese, Latin and Italian were used during Mass.

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar with a message of hope and love.

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar with a message of hope and love.

by: UCA News in Activities,

Thousands of excited Catholics and well-wishers gathered on the streets of Yangon as Pope Francis' plane touched down Nov. 27 for the most politically controversial trip of his papacy. The immediate fear of the trip-organizers was not related to the pontiff's possible use of the controversial term 'Rohingya,' but had instead refocused on multiple open-air public events scheduled for his three-and-a-half day visit.