A New Look

Written by: Laura Cramer

When you think of the Catholic Church, what do you picture?

Something you might not picture is a 20-something young professional female. What’s my point? My point is that the Catholic Church may be very different from the picture you have in your mind. In reality, it’s more universal, more diverse, and more relevant than it has ever been.

You are welcome in this community! The Church is full of people like you as well as people who aren’t like you at all. And that’s the beauty of it!

The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Luke 2:10

Now let’s go back to your picture of the Catholic Church. In your mind, does the Church proclaim “good news of great joy”? Do you question doctrines, beliefs, and practices that seem like less than good news to you?

This is the place to ask those questions and get authentic answers. The Catholic Church is chock-full of good new of great joy, and hopefully that will become apparent to you through this blog.

So post your comments and open your mind to a new way of seeing the Catholic Church!

7 Replies to “A New Look”

  1. Hi Laura!

    Greetings from the Holy Trinity Young Adult Catholics! The blog looks wonderful! I’ll be sure to tell everyone to come take a look.

  2. Hey Laura,

    I really like the blog! What a great way to connect with young adults. In terms of the whole question of does the Church proclaim “good news of great joy.” I think often times it doesn’t–at least not directly. A lot of young adults, especially those who haven’t been to church in a while, see the Church as being more of a nagger. “Don’t do this, don’t do that.” and so on. I think there is a lot of good news to be told, but it is all in how its presented.

  3. Whatever happened to the St. Catherine’s Society? Is that no longer functioning at St. Matthew’s?

  4. The St. Catherine Society is active at St. Catherine Laboure Parish in Wheaton, MD under the guidance of Fr. T. G. Morrow.

  5. Oh my goodness, and to think I knew you Laura when you were still a little girl! Times sure flies! Yes, while some of us are starting to feel old, the Church is ever new and fresh. The young generation of Catholics is in many ways more pious and faithful than the past couple of generations and even their parents. Some pundits are saying the Pope John Paul II kids have come of age! Praise God, such discipleship dedicated to Christ and the sacramental life is desperately needed. The revolution in the Church is over. Now is the time for healing and a renewed faith and obedience. Those tried and true traditions and devotions of the past are new again. Our young people are a sign of contradiction to a selfish and hedonistic world. They live out the Gospel of Life against a culture of death. They proclaim Jesus who is Lord, yesterday, today and tomorrow!

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