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“It’s boring to talk to a priest,” Pope Francis said with a smile as he began an upfront and informal conversation with 10 young people in Rome on their questions about faith and issues within the Church. Source: OSV News.
In his 2023 Patrick Oration, Melbourne Archbishop Peter A Comensoli called on the People of God to “rediscover the young Church”. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has told a gathering of British youth that the Church needs their energy, enthusiasm, restlessness and idealism. Source: The Record.
Faith communities in Alice Springs are working together with local elders to respond in practical and spiritual ways to the growing youth street crime crisis in the Central Australian city. Source: In The Word.
Pope Francis has sent a video message to young people preparing to celebrate World Youth Day in Lisbon later this year. Source: Vatican News.
As two boys race through the front door of Don Bosco, one yelled out to the other, “What is this place?”, to which the other replies, “This is my home away from home, come in!!” Source: Catholic Outlook.
The Diocese of Broken Bay will host one of Australia’s most powerful Catholic youth gatherings – the Ignite Conference – next September. Source: Ignite Conference.
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival is coming back – and the countdown is on to the next event in two years’ time. Source: ACBC Media Blog.