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.
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.