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Priests on Front Line in Italy's Battle Against Mafia
Last edited 16th April 2014

Pope Francis' dramatic appearance at a March prayer vigil with the families of Mafia victims, where he said he would plead on bended knee with Mafia bosses to "stop doing evil," has highlighted the Catholic Church's role in combatting Italian organized crime.

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Pope Appoints British Woman President of Papal Academy
Last edited 15th April 2014

Pope Francis has named British sociologist and professor, Margaret Archer, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

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Finding Christ in a Secular Easter
Last edited 14th April 2014

It is easy for us to complain about how commercialised Easter has become and that there is “no trace of Christ” left in His holiday. And yes this true... but as Life Teen's Mark Hart explains in this article, perspective can also be a little bit short sighted.

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Campaign to Improve Indigenous Digital Literacy
Last edited 6th April 2014

Australia's media watchdog has launched its Deadly Online Project to improve the cybersmarts of Indigenous Australians.

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The ‘Noah’ Movie Controversies: Questions and Answers
Last edited 30th March 2014

In the weeks preceding the release of Noah, controversy has swirled around the film — and will no doubt continue to do so in the weeks ahead. Does Noah replace the biblical theme of judgment of sin with environmental themes? Is Noah a radical environmentalist? Does the movie mention God at all? Is the director an atheist? Why are there giant rock monsters? And so on.

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Colombian Archbishop Worried about Disappearances of Youth
Last edited 26th March 2014

Archbishop Dario de Jesus Monsalve Mejia of Cali, Colombia, is lamenting the “scourge of violence” in the region that has led to the recent disappearance of five young people.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: How the Bible has shaped the West
Last edited 26th March 2014

One of the most interesting minds in Britain today is Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom. A philosopher and public intellectual as well as a scholar of Judaism, he was recently appointed Professor of Law, Ethics & the Bible at King’s College London.

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“Generation Maybe”
Last edited 24th March 2014

Are today’s 30-somethings commitment phobes? In his recent book German author, Oliver Jeges, certainly paints this portrait of his peers, going so far as to call them “Generation Maybe”. He claims that his generation is indecisive about faith, relationships, work, diet, values and ideology. Drowning in a world of freedom and a myriad of choices, they flit between possibilities unsure where to settle.

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New Confirmation Program Aims to Transform Catholic Youth
Last edited 23rd March 2014

Youth minister and Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick says that his confirmation preparation program “Chosen” aims to catechize and evangelize teens in a transformative way that leads them to Jesus Christ.“When people hear the faith in a way that’s both true and compelling, it reaches them where they’re at. They respond just as much, just as wholeheartedly, as they did 2,000 years ago,” Chris Stefanick, the program’s co-author, told CNA March 19.


You Saved My Life: A Letter to My Youth Minister
Last edited 11th March 2014

"Dear Youth Minister, I wish I had done this sooner, I know this letter, written in pencil and on lined paper isn’t the prettiest thing. I just hope that my words can make up for that. The reason that I write this now is because I would like to thank you and all the Life Teen Core Team for quite honestly… saving me."

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