Youth & Young Adult

News from the Catholic 30-and-under scene

Youth is served at seminary’s altar boy day

Survey shows 80 percent of priests served before entering seminary Detroit — After morning Mass, eighth-grader Joseph Goldenbogen approached Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron with a question. The youngster, who grew up near the archbishop’s hometown of Fair Haven, wanted to know whether the chief shepherd of the Archdiocese of Detroit knew a common acquaintance. Whether…

Foster families: Caring for the orphans ‘in our own backyard’

Fraser — Vicki Tacoma and her husband, Michael, thought they were done raising children. With two grown daughters and a third teenager, it was the furthest thing from their minds, until a mission trip to a Chinese orphanage changed Vicki’s heart nearly “overnight.” “Just within the first couple days of seeing those kids, and holding…

After faith-filled teen conference, ‘it’s hard going home’

Allison Follbaum | Special to The Michigan Catholic Monroe Vicariate cooperation leads to huge growth in participation in annual Ohio-based event Detroit — This year, 87 students and 13 chaperones from parishes in the Monroe Vicariate crowded onto buses to make the trek to Steubenville, Ohio. The Steubenville Youth Conferences, known nationwide for their lively music,…