June 2015

Young People and Pornography: A Discussion

Victory App from LifeTeen

At the start of this year I was asked to lead a workshop at the volunteers conference for retreat centres and outreach teams. Running this website I thought it’d be an interesting idea to talk a bit about how we can live our faith in the digital world. One of the areas I spoke about that was so interesting and generated a huge amount of discussion was what was happening on the internet with young people and pornography. Read more

School Chaplaincy at the Crossroads: Fr David O’Malley

Fr David with Chaplains at the ACCE Conference

School chaplaincy can be said to be in its infancy at present. It is a role looking for a clearer definition. Yet despite that lay chaplaincy in schools must be the fastest growing area of ministry in the Catholic Church. The Bishops of England and Wales, following the lead of so many church documents on schools, has seen lay chaplaincy as a way to support the spiritual leadership of the head teacher in a tangible and visible form. The Bishops have also recognised that chaplaincy in school is probably the most effective form of new evangelisation- working with the personal choices of young people who are sacramentalised but not evangelised. Read more

Laudato Si Summary

A lovely video summary of Laudato Si from James Martin, great for use with young people!

Laudate Si Resource

This is a video produced by the Vatican to go out as they publish the whole forty thousand word document. It is in English, as well as Italian and Spanish. Read more

One Climate, One World: Action Pack

In anticipation of the upcoming Papal Encyclical on Human Ecology and the Environment we’re highlighting CAFOD’s One Climate, One World Action Pack!

OCOW Action guide for young people final 91214

You can find the whole resource here