Youth Ministry and Family in the year of “Amoris Laetitia”

(ANS – Rome) – Starting September, the pamphlet “Youth Ministry and the Family” will be available to Provincials, Delegates for Youth Ministry and all pastoral workers in the various environments. It was produced in six languages ​​(French, English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese) and will be accessible in electronic and printed format. It is the result of work the Salesian Youth Ministry Sector has been carrying out for several months with the aim of increasing the synergy between youth and family ministries, and which integrates and updates the path started in 2014 and which has continued with the important International Youth and Family Pastoral Congress (Madrid, 2017). Furthermore, the publication coincides with an ecclesial event: on March 19, 2021, Pope Francis inaugurated the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”, 5 years after the publication of “Amoris Laetitia”. It will end on 26 June 2022 on the occasion of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome with the Holy Father. Starting the last quarter of 2020, the Youth Ministry Sector has begun work on finding and analyzing all the material concerning the paths undertaken by the Congregation on this topic (meetings of delegates, documents of experts and contributions from the Congress). At the...

“Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church” by Brandon Vogt

  The statistics are troubling: 6.5 people leave the Catholic Church for every one that joins, and 50% of young people who were raised Catholic are no longer Catholic today. Behind these statistics are millions of parents longing for their prodigal children to come home. The passive wait-and-see approach is no longer an option. We need a game plan. We need Return. Source: “Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church” by Brandon...