Below we continue our weekly series which provides a set of hyperlinks useful to the Catholic Youth Ministry field. This is just In Case You Missed It. Please pass these along in your e-newsletters. Make sure to offer Project YM a little love in the process, please
- The Pope spoke to Portugal’s bishops about Confirmation. Here is an additional Catholic News Service article regarding “the large number of adolescents and young people who abandon practicing the Christian faith after the sacrament of confirmation.”
- On Tuesday, we posted about the Refugee crisis. Yesterday, we added a video clip in the comments about English youth workers responding. Meanwhile, here is a timely piece on how to teach teens empathy.
- What can improv comedy teach us about evangelization and our conversations with others?
- The Diocese of Toledo has offered Ten Commandants related to maintaining civility in on-line conversations. Worth a look!
- Know some recent college students. Here is some advice on surviving and thriving at a Jesuit college (Go Loyola, MD Greyhounds!) which is applicable to any school. Pass it along.
- Here’s a plan to move your self-perceived “chaperones” off the perimeter.
- Regarding Parents: (Also related to our cover picture.)
- Chris Wesley describes his understanding of family ministry. It starts with a healthy parish.
- Download Youth Ministry and a DYM guest writer off ways to partner with parents.
- Two recent articles from the Wall Street Journal encourage the role of grandparents with teens and texting as a venue for parent – teen communication.
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