About this Blog

What’s the Idea?

Just what is the purpose of this blog anyway? Well, it’s really quite simple: the mission behind this blog is to explain the teachings of the Catholic Church in a way that is accessible to teenagers. More and more frequently lately, I’ve seen Catholic teens falling away from the Church for one reason or another. They don’t see how belief in God is logical, they’ve heard things about the Church that have frightened them, or they simply aren’t interested in what the Catholic Church has to offer. I find that sad and my goal with this blog is to help Catholic teenagers understand their Faith and learn how to put it into practice.

Why Me?

Still, though, why not someone else? Why not a priest, parent, or teacher, someone who is better qualified?

In my experience, I’ve found that very few sites and books are geared towards Catholic teenagers and that virtually none of those that do exist are written by teenagers for their peers. It seems to me that teens can better relate to other teens. We are all going through the same things and we’re all trying to better understand the Church and our place in this living community.With this blog, I want to make a place where Catholic teens, as well as teens from other faith traditions, can come together and talk about God, their own spiritual struggles, and the Faith they profess.

Who’s it For?

As I’ve mentioned, my main goal involves explaining the Church’s teachings to my fellow Catholic teens. But does that mean no one else is welcome? Of course not! By all means, let’s have teens, adults, Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, atheists, agnostics…everyone! There is always something we can learn from each other, no matter how different our belief systems are or how many birthdays we’ve celebrated.

  1. Hey Taylor!
    You are totally right about the lack of teen support out there. I wish I had your faith. I’m a Sad Catholic teen, and I wish to better know my faith. I just feel so alone… But enough of that. I really admire all of your work.
    I guess one thing you could write about is about sin and mercy. I think many teens (including me) are ashamed of what they’ve done and don’t understand Jesus’ mercy and the beauty of Confession. I’ll be reading your blogs. ;)
    God bless you!
    Grad Girl

    • Thanks for the comment! There is certainly a problem with a lack of teen support. Just so you know, I made this blog as a forum for Catholic teens to get together and talk about where each one of us falls in our faith journey, so please don’t hesitate to post comments about things you struggle with and things that trouble you. I want to hear from you and help you as much as I possibly can.

      I will certainly write a post about sin and God’s mercy. As a “sneak peek”, let me say this: There are things I’ve done in my life that I completely regret and I find it hard to move past these past failings. But you know what? When I get to feeling like I can’t go on, I remember that no sin I can ever commit is greater than God’s love for me and the mercy He is waiting to show me when I turn back to Him with a contrite heart. Never forget that!

      May God bless you!

  2. This is a great idea!! I just made a similar-ish blog, but you put it so eloquently!

  3. I agree. Teens really do relate to teens better than adults in some ways. It’s also really nice to know other teens care about, or are willing to learn about the faith. I’ve always felt alone in that area and it’s great to find out others are studying and putting apologetics into practice. God’s blessings are infinite to a finite world :)

    • That’s one of the great things about doing this blog: I get to connect with other teenagers who are fascinated by the same questions that fascinate me. It definitely does feel lonely sometimes, but it’s rewarding research.

  4. Hi! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! You can pick up the award here (http://lifedoesntgetmuchbetterthanthis.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/one-lovely-blog-award/).

  5. Hey there Taylor. My name is Sean. I’m 16, from Ireland and serious about our Beautiful Catholic Faith. May God Bless you in all you do and this blog :)

  6. Hi again. I just read your side bar asking for suggestions for comments on what to share. I was wondering if you are going to WYD in Brazil, have you been to a WYD? I think this would be a fantastic series to post about.
    You are doing a great job anyway. Keep it up and God Bless you!

  7. Thanks for the blog! Why is there nothing out there for teens?

  8. Hi. I’ve been asked to do a short “presentation” about Catholicism to my son’s boyscout troop. I’ve feel very unqualified to do this, but do not want to pass up this opportunity to share our faith with others. Do you have any suggestions? The boys ages range from 12-17 and while most are Christian, relatively few are Catholic. I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks. Teresa

    • Hi, Teresa! Thanks for the comment. I have one suggestion for you to start out with, and then I’d like to have some dialogue here so that I can help you. My suggestion would be to go through the Nicene Creed with them. That is the best summary of the Catholic Faith and would be a good introduction for the guys. Was there anything in particular you considered talking about in the presentation?

  9. Hello, Apologist. Merry Christmas! Here’s a little present for you and your blog: http://biltrix.com/2013/12/28/the-sunshine-award-thanks-friends/ God bless you!

  10. Hi, I just stumbled across your blog. I’m starting a youtube channel

    http://www.youtube.com/user/catholicmissionchick/featured

    I’m going to be posting on it every week and thought you would be interested. I’m 21 so I’m not a teenager but I’m young enough to know the troubles that teens go through with their faith. I’m really enjoying your blog.
    Sincerely,
    Catholic Mission Chick

  11. Eastern Catholic

    Good work… I “accidently” (through the grace of God), came across your site.. I am glad that I did.

    Will forward to my nephews and nieces.

    Thanks.

    God Bless

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