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Student Articles

A C21 Resource for Young Catholics

Welcome to the C21 Student Article Resource page! The articles below come from past issues of C21 Resources. We hope that these articles will engage students in conversation and encourage dialogue on faith, spirituality and the Catholic Church. We will continue to update these articles monthly.

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Feature Article

Intimacy: It's Complicated

Article from the Spring 2014 issue of C21 Resources, Intimacy and Relationships in Catholic Life

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The primary challenge is to empower students to see themselves as active and responsible members of the Christian community.


Why Young Adults Need Ignatian Spirituality

Article from the Fall 2006 issue of C21 Resources, Young Adult Catholics

The Ignatian Examen

Article from the Spring 2009 issue of C21 Resources, Catholic Spirituality in Practice

Young Adults in the Church Today

A Letter to Young American Catholics

Article from the Fall 2006 issue of C21 Resources, Young Adult Catholics

Seeking the Seekers

Article from the Spring 2010 issue of C21 Resources

Women in the Church

Scratching the Stained Glass Ceiling

Article from the Fall 2004 issue of C21 Resources, A Plea for Dialogue

...That is what we are about. We plant the seeds that one day will grow, we water seeds already planted, knowing they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development... We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do everything, and to do it very, very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest. We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the Master Builder and the worker. We are workers, but not master builders...ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future that is not our own.

- Archbishop Oscar Romero -