Young Voices: "The existence and popularity of WYD is a reminder of the vibrancy and commitment that exist within our Catholic community," one young Catholic said.
I was sitting with some philosophically inclined friends, many of whom are somewhat committed atheists, one weekend when the topic of a meaningful life came up. The problem of trying to identify a "meaning" to life, one argued, is that such a meaning doesn't exist. There is, he went on, no objective or outside guide to how all human beings should live their lives, and finding grounds for human action requires asking a different question. No doubt his objection is the objection of contemporary life.
When I did the Spiritual Exercises more than a decade ago, I had no clue that the two main fruits of that retreat would continue to sustain me and my life choices. During those 30 days of silence (with only one meeting with my spiritual director each day), I prayed through the life of Christ with the help of St. Ignatius' many meditations and exercises.
Young Voices: Several outspoken people in the church worldwide are testing ideas to create a community that engages everyone equally.
Young Voices: A Notre Dame philosopher's idea of God-driven evolution opens the breadth of unexplored evolutionary possibilities.
Young Voices: One thing the Scouts and the church can certainly agree on is having glass ceilings for certain members based on identity categories.
Young Voices: Dr. Eboo Patel inspired graduating students of Claremont Lincoln University with his talk of interfaith work and relationships.
Young Voices: Let's take a look at how the church treats its workers in a popular Internet format.
Young Voices: Success in the new Big East conference could mean big things for the "Catholic 7" who have gone their own way.
We are a resurrection people. Yet this Easter season, I am finding myself choking back tears each time I try to sing alleluia.