This month the Pope asks us to pray ‘that the World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, may inspire young people and make them the seed of hope for a new humanity’. Fr Leon Ó Giolláin SJ explains who are the young people who will be at Sydney and are the [...]
“What’s community?” asked Pat Coyle’s teenage son when she thought she had produced the clinching argument about why he should go to Mass. It was the beginning of her journey of letting him follow his own path.
Carmel Wynne stresses the need for parents to develop good communication habits with their children so that they are able to maintain a helpful relationship with them during the turbulent teenage years.
Noelle Fitzpatrick describes her first-hand experience of St Ignatius-inspired weekend immersion programme for young adults, run by Slí Eile.
This is a delightful book for children, based on the well-known Christmas carol. It is written by Kathleen Darragh and and illustrated by Jeanette Dunne. Here children can discover for themselves in pictures and by reading the people, the images, the symbols and the variety that is the Christmas story. [...]
Carmel Wynne warns that the problem of teenage drinking is exacerbated by the bad example of adults and by peer pressure, and she insists that this matter should be taken very seriously.
The Cat Did Not Know tells the story of Christ through the eyes of a small cat that follows Jesus from his birth through the key events of his life, ending with his cruxifixion and resurrection.
In this little book for children edited by Inos Biffi and illustrated by Franco Vignazia the stories of Mary’s life are told in pictures. They are like the stained glass windows in a Church that hold our gaze, requiring us to stop and contemplate each one.
Teenager Debbie Thornton wonders if teens today are too self-involved and busy to be really interested in justice issues. In another part of this feature from Face Up magazine, Sue Leonard interviews some Belvedere students about their sleep-out to raise money for the homeless.
Tess Martin interviews Seán Ascough, a civil engineer with a private practice, on how he sees the Youth 2000 movement which draws many young people to a change of life and a commitment to their Catholic faith.
Tess Martin looks at the SLÍ EILE movement which is aimed at attracting young people who maybe don’t go to Mass any more and to try and make the faith more relevant to their lives.
What’s it like to be in prison? What’s it like coming out? Paul Carter-Bowman spent over 1,000 days in Feltham and Reading Young Offenders Institutes and Portland Prison, England. He is now studying Law at the University of Westminster.
The Catholic educator – the one outside – must recognise the divine capacity of students to be active learners and deliberately craft the teaching/learning dynamic to engage their souls, Thomas Groome explains.
An Gaisce – the Irish President’s National Challenge Award – aims to support the development of young people, social fabric and the growth of active citizenship. Tess Martin writes about the ideas behind the scheme and some of the people working their way towards achieving the award.
The life of a teen is filled with challenges. 18-year-old Debbie Thornton looks at those she thinks top the list. What are the main issues facing teenagers today? That question was put to me a while ago, and I’m struggling to come to any definite conclusions. If an adult was [...]
A Youth Information Centre run entirely by young people themselves is located in the village of Castleblakeny. Co Galway. Tess Martin looks at stories of young people and faith which often don’t make the headlines.
Fr Michael Paul Gallagher SJ explains that the new culture we are living in today is not necessarily acting against the Christian faith, but it calls the youth of today to make decisions about their life and spirituality.