• Pope Francis hints he may not be around in 2019

    Pope Francis hints he may not be around in 2019

    • Apr 9, 2017

    During a youth vigil on Saturday to rally enthusiasm for the Catholic Church’s next World Youth Day, to be held in Panama in 2019, Pope Francis told young people they’re the future even if he may not be around to see it. “I don’t know if it will be me, but the pope will be in Panama!” he told the crowd at the St. Mary Major basilica.

  • Aussie bishops get ahead of the curve on the ‘Grayby Boom’

    Aussie bishops get ahead of the curve on the ‘Grayby Boom’

    • Sep 8, 2016

    As the elderly population in many societies around the world explodes, a trend demographers sometimes call the ‘Grayby Boom,’ the Catholic bishops of Australia are insisting that the challenges aren’t merely economic and related to production, but are ultimately about the human dignity of aging persons.

  • U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day reflect changing demographics

    U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day reflect changing demographics

    • Jul 8, 2016

    The Catholic Church in the United States is becoming increasingly Hispanic and and also getting older, and both trends are reflected in the U.S. delegation for World Youth Day — there are more Latinos/Latinas, and most pilgrims are in their 20s or older.