Youth

Abp. Carlson pushes for switch to Girl Scout alternatives

A new Catholic Committee for Girls Formation is being charged with ministry to all girls in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson announced the new committee in a Feb. 18 letter to priests, scout leaders and the faithful of the archdiocese. The letter reiterated the ongoing concerns with the values and policies of Girl Scouts USA, which he said are "becoming increasingly incompatible with our Catholic values."

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Panel highlights importance of Catholic teaching in voting

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org
Levi Krauss talked with classmates at St. Vincent de Paul High School in Perryville about the importance of the Catholic vote. Krauss recognized a need for the seniors, who will be able to vote for the first time in the upcoming election, to discuss voting in light of Church teaching, especially social justice teaching.

Guidance counselor Louise Wibbenmeyer described it as a "God moment."

She had been asked to be on senior Levi Krauss's panel to speak about voting with a Catholic perspective with the senior class at St. Vincent de Paul High School in Perryville.

Then she read a column by George Weigel about that very subject in the St. Louis Review dated Jan. 18-24.

So it was that Wibbenmeyer stood in the school library Feb. 11, talking about voting — Catholic style — and quoting Weigel from a column that became prophetic just two days later.

SNOW VS. WADE

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org | @aeternusphoto About one thousand GenLifeSTL youths prayed at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis before marching in pilgrimage to pray at the Planned Parenthood facility on Forest Part Blvd. The procession was led by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson as the rosary way prayed. They then returned to the Cathedral for Mass.

In the end, the snow didn’t conquer. Life was victorious.

That was the message shared through the witness and energy of 1,000 teens who came to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis for a special Generation Life program hosted by the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Apostolate Jan. 23.

SNOW VS. WADE

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org | @aeternusphoto About one thousand GenLifeSTL youths prayed at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis before marching in pilgrimage to pray at the Planned Parenthood facility on Forest Part Blvd. The procession was led by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson as the rosary way prayed. They then returned to the Cathedral for Mass.

In the end, the snow didn’t conquer. Life was victorious.

That was the message shared through the witness and energy of 1,000 teens who came to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis for a special Generation Life program hosted by the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Apostolate Jan. 23.

Anticipated snow storm in D.C. prompts cancellation of Generation Life pilgrimage

Teens with the group from Immaculate Conception Parish in Union.

Sometimes being pro-life means making difficult decisions.Because of a predicted snow storm in Washington, D.C., the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Apostolate cancelled its Generation Life pilgrimage to the March for Life. About 2,200 teens, adult chaperones, volunteers and staff were expected to participate in the 43rd annual march Friday, Jan. 22.

Youth encouraged to perform works of mercy in run-up to WYD

Women walked away from St. Mary’s Basilica through the main square in Krakow, Poland, Sept. 3. Krakow will host the 2016 World Youth Day in July.

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis asked the world's young Catholics to perform spiritual and corporal works of mercy every month in the run-up to World Youth Day next July.

He asked that they not be afraid to experience God's "boundless mercy, so that in turn you may become apostles of mercy by your actions, words and prayers in our world, wounded by selfishness, hatred and so much despair."

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