Category: Youth

FOMO, Virginity and Right-thinking

Nthabiseng Maphisa – For us Catholics, the word “virgin” is used to describe or salute Our Lady. But ask any twentysomething if they are a virgin and you may receive an awkward and embarrassed, “Um,...

Promise You’ll Never Bully, Pope Asks Kids

Pope Francis asked 45000 children preparing for confirmation to promise Jesus they would never engage in bullying. Turning stern during a lively and laughter-filled encounter, Pope Francis told the youngsters he was very worried...

What to Say to a Pregnant Teenager?

I felt disturbed at how little focus there appeared to be on the issue of abortion in February when the country was reminded that it was 20 years since the Termination of Pregnancy Act...

What the Church Can Learn from the Young

“What the church can learn from the young” from the Jan 19 issue of The Tablet, a London-based international Catholic weekly Nothing troubles Catholic parents more than the wholesale flight of young people from...

Seven-Year-Old Catholic Author Makes Big Waves

A little Catholic girl is attracting international attention as the author of a book. MANDLA ZIBI spoke to Michelle Nkamankeng and her parents. The actor William Shatner once said, “I’m surfing the giant life wave.” The...

Raising the Youth of Today Well

From James Matondo, Johannesburg – On June 16, 1976, the brave youth of Soweto woke up in an usual spirit to get their voices heard through a peaceful demonstration. Little did they know that some...