What Do Young Americans Think of Jesus–And How Can We Change Their Minds?

Well, Easter has passed.  We remember with gratitude that Jesus lived, died on the Cross for our sins, and was raised from the dead.But what does that really mean?  Unfortunately, for too many American Christians, it doesn't mean as much as one might hope. A new research report by the Barna Research Group demonstrates that "Americans’ dedication to Jesus is, in most cases, a mile wide and an inch deep.”David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, discusses the findings in their phone and … [Read more...]

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Bishop Strums the Guitar at Medjugorje

Swiss Bishop Marian Eleganti delighted the crowd by picking up his guitar and joining the band at the annual International Youth Prayer Festival in Medjugorje, July 31-August 6, 2014.Crown of Stars, a British blog which promotes the messages of Medjugorje, has the story: The 58-year-old Benedictine, who is auxiliary bishop of Chur in Switzerland, joined the orchestra and choir on the final day of the week-long event that attracts tens of thousands of young people and families from around … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: “Don’t Squander the Treasure of Youth!”

 "It is worth following the example Jesus Christ gives us--an example of commitment, of service, of selfless love, of the struggle for justice and truth."  This is the message from Pope Francis this morning to members of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, who had just concluded their plenary session; but it is a message for all of us, as well.  The Commission had focused in its sessions on the millions of young people in Latin America and the Caribbean “who live in conditions of 'ed … [Read more...]

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