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Anti-gay policies make US ‘millennials’ quit Christianity in numbers: survey

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It’s widely accepted that young people tend to be less religious than their elders. While recent surveys have revealed that one-in-five adults in America claim no religious affiliation, the number reaches around one-in-three for Millennials under 34. Now, a new study has uncovered the reason why some of those Americans have dropped out of the fold. In [...]


Pope ends World Youth Day with rallying cry

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An estimated three million people have poured onto Rio’s Copacabana beach for the final Mass of Pope Francis’ historic trip to his home continent. Speaking from a white stage and looking out over the crowds, Francis on Sunday urged young Catholics to go out and spread their faith “to the fringes of society, even to those [...]


Tagle stresses importance of World Youth Day

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The World Youth Day celebration, which closed yesterday in Brazil, remains relevant to young people, particularly to those seeking answers about their faith. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila said today’s youth “are looking for deep answers regarding the many questions of people, especially when it comes to faith.” The prelate made the statement at [...]


Pope warns global crisis risks creating lost generation

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Pope Francis on Monday warned that the global crisis risked creating a lost generation of jobless youth and slammed a cultural tendency to socially reject the elderly. “The global crisis has brought nothing good to young people. I saw the data on youth unemployed last week. We run the risk of having a generation without [...]


Brazilians welcome Pinoy World Youth Day delegates ‘with tears’

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Host families in Brazil welcome “with tears” the Filipino pilgrims attending the World Youth Day celebration there, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said on Thursday. In a news report posted on its website, the CBCP said some of the Brazilian host families shed tears when they welcomed the Filipino delegates pm July [...]


Could social media make you a better person?

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You often hear about the dangers of social media, including: narcissism, wasted time, envy of the lives of others, lack of integrity or the temptation to restart unhealthy relationships. Of course, these are all concerns, and you need to consider them in terms of what role social media has in your life. But I don’t [...]


Judge sentences youth to 10 years church attendance

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A district judge in Oklahoma who sentenced a 17-year-old boy to 10 years of church attendance is standing by his sentence as the right thing to do — even if it may not have been the constitutional thing to do. Judge Mike Norman gave Tyler Alred a 10-year deferred sentence for DUI manslaughter. Alred was [...]


Bells ring for Saint Pedro: Pope Benedict bestows honor on teen martyr

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Pope Benedict XVI canonized the Philippines’ second saint on Sunday, giving one of the church’s top honors to the 17th century teen martyr Pedro Calungsod before throngs of Filipinos in St. Peter’s Square. Cheers went up in the crowd when Benedict declared Calungsod a saint and worthy of veneration by the entire Catholic Church. In [...]


‘Church failing to reach youth’

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Calling on the laity to increase efforts to revive the faith, Catholic priest Fr. Catalino Arevalo cited a 2000 study that said the Philippines would no longer be a Catholic country in 40 years at the rate the Church was losing members. Speaking at a symposium on lay spirituality at the University of Sto. Tomas [...]


Youth, powerhouse advocates for green technologies

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Despite having minimal buying power, young people, as it turns out, are one of the most effective advocates for green technologies. “Change can only happen if we are able to generate a collective concern over the issues we face today. The youth of today can inspire people to be a part of the solution, rather [...]


School brings hope to Ata Manobo children

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15-year-old Asenad Bago, an Ata-Manobo, has made his school his home. This is because Asenad’s sub-village (sitio) is three hours away by foot from the Salugpungan Ta ‘Tanu Igkanugon (Unity in Defense of Ancestral Land) Community Learning Center, located in Sitio Dulyan, Palma Gil Village.  He asked his teachers if he could stay with the school [...]


Why the RH Bill is also a youth issue

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As senators continue to deliberate whether to pass or not the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, a group of experts urged legislators to consider the stake of the youth in the debate. In a roundtable discussion among experts from the fields of education, adolescent health, law, demography and social sciences on August 29, they stressed [...]


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  1. On September 20, speaking to a gathering of gynecologists, Pope Francis said: "E...
    Said FrSeanCoyle on 2013-10-09 16:05:00
  2. Here is what Pope Benedict said to the bishops of Switzerland on November 9, 200...
    Said FrSeanCoyle on 2013-10-09 16:02:00
  3. stop RHbill for Gods sake!!!...
    Said joy on 2013-07-17 20:03:00
  4. a woman who agree this RH bill has no heart. God forgive her she do'nt know what...
    Said joy on 2013-07-17 20:02:00
  5. It is very hard to trust a muslim. They worship a false god and will break the ...
    Said on 2013-07-17 12:23:00
  6. Assuredly, thus said the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL to Roman Christian Catholic B...
    Said Angel Santie on 2013-06-28 19:39:00
  7. God let man or as we say permit man to create this way of comunication, why we w...
    Said joy on 2013-06-26 20:46:00
  8. Pray for the victims of clergy sexual abuse....
    Said on 2013-06-06 08:01:00
  9. 'Activist priest Robert Reyes is in the minority among the clergy when it comes ...
    Said on 2013-04-24 15:04:00
  10. 90-year-old Fr Emmanuel Non SJ had a letter in last Monday's Philippine Daily In...
    Said on 2013-04-18 10:41:00
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