VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis told high school students to break their phone addiction and spend more time on real communication with others and in moments of quiet, personal reflection. More ... Saturday, April 20, 2019
As Catholic youth of New Jersey anticipate the annual NJ Catholic Youth Rally May 19 in Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, The Monitor’s contributing editor, EmmaLee Italia, spoke with Christian/Catholic recording artist Matt Maher, who will close the rally this year with a 7 p.m. concert.
Maher has performed for numerous venues, including the 2013 World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His latest album, “Echoes,” focuses on the Christian response to human suffering. More ... Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Holding a light gray sweatshirt with the letters TCNJ printed in bold navy and gold lettering across the front, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., smiled as he surveyed the gathering of college students who joined him for Mass and lunch April 7.
The lock-in retreat hosted by Saint Mary Cathedral’s youth group, Jóvenes in Action (Young People in Action), proved itself to be a test of faith, not only for those receiving the retreat but also those in charge. More ... Friday, April 5, 2019
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will celebrate a Sunday Mass with college students at 11:30 a.m. April 7 in the Spiritual Center at The College of New Jersey, Ewing. College-age students from all institutions of higher learning are invited to take part in this opportunity to spend time with their bishop and to connect with others from each county of the Diocese who share their faith values. More ... Friday, April 5, 2019
Talking and laughing, faithful of all ages flocked together March 23 for a family night and lock-in retreat geared toward forming stronger bonds in faith and friendship.
“I hope the teens walk out with what our Ignite Youth Group is all about: fun, faith and fellowship. Our theme is to be ignited with the Holy Spirit in our daily lives,” Joan Kret, youth ministry coordinator in St. Leo the Great Parish, Lincroft, said of the night.
A young man from Brooklyn lies on his deathbed. Suffering from full-blown AIDS, he moans and cries out, his forehead dripping with sweat, his eyes half-closed, the disease ravaging him from the inside. More ... Wednesday, April 3, 2019
It was a night to conquer language barriers, cross the divide between religions and enjoy a night of food and fellowship.
“Syria has largely fallen off the front pages. The war is ongoing, the crisis is ongoing, but the world seems to have moved on,” said Stephanie Peddicord, Center for FaithJustice president. More ... Wednesday, April 3, 2019
VATICAN CITY – Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said Mary, the mother of God, is a source of inspiration and strength for everyone who seeks to understand their vocation and remain faithful to it. More ... Wednesday, March 27, 2019
VATICAN CITY – When it comes time for young people to make an important decision in life, if the possibilities do not create excitement and trepidation, "it's better to go to bed" and think ab More ... Wednesday, March 27, 2019