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Tears often are only correct response to suffering, Pope tells youths

Pope Francis embraces child

THE realities of life described by young people, especially the tearful question of a 12-year-old girl about why God allows suffering, led Pope Francis to set aside the first text he had prepared for a meeting yesterday (January 18) with the young people of the Philippines. “Certain realities in life can only be seen through eyes cleansed by tears,” the ... Read More »

Youth talk about what matters

Lismore youth

ENTHUSIASTIC youth from across Lismore diocese recently joined other young pilgrims in Melbourne for Australia’s first Catholic youth festival. Youth leader Eloise O’Brien said the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, running from December 5 to 7, enabled the diocese’s youth to join with young pilgrims from across Australia “to celebrate and grow in their faith”. “The festival also gave us the ... Read More »

Young migrants need help

  INTERNATIONAL Youth Day is held on August 12 and this year’s theme is youth migration.  The UN are using the day to launch a World Youth Report, which will detail the experiences and challenges faced by young migrants. Youth are recognised as one of the most mobile social groups, representing about 30 per cent of international migrants. They face ... Read More »

A journey of faith and love

WHEN I first began working as the youth journalist for The Catholic Leader, I immediately set my heart on finding Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro. Not surprisingly, 3.7 million other young Catholics from the world had the same idea. Fortunately for me, the World Youth Day experience extended beyond a crushed dream to rub shoulders with the leader of ... Read More »

A new home for Grace

Canada – home to the world’s largest shopping centre, maple syrup, Niagara Falls, and it will be home to Darra-Jindalee parishioner Grace Rutty. Grace shared with EMILIE NG how God led her to the Great White North.  FOR more than a year, Grace Rutty had toyed with the romantic notion of moving to Canada and enjoying a white Christmas, something ... Read More »

Lost teachers find new friends

BRAZILIANS living in Boston became the "new family" for two Brisbane teachers who had lost their pilgrim group while travelling to the Opening Mass for World Youth Day.

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