Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

  • Embracing life

    In January, we pray with special urgency for the end of the culture of death. We beseech God for the rediscovery within our nation of the great value of life and a renewal of family values. With this in mind, I want to offer a vision of hope that is emerging in a place of […]

  • “Should abortion be legalized in cases of … ?”

    No. Even though I know that in the majority of the time a violent act is put in the place of the “…”,  the answer will still be “no.” That sounds a little harsh, doesn’t it? My mental “no,” however, comes out as a verbal answer that I tailor to my specific situation and for […]

  • We are called to be pilgrims for life

    Over the past 10 years, more than 2,000 pilgrims from the Diocese of La Crosse have participated in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., bearing witness to the sanctity of human life. Organized by the Office for Youth and Young Adults, the pilgrimage is mostly made up of young people who, each year around […]

  • I feel like being polite is not a priority in our society anymore. How can I teach my kids that manners are still important?

    We are told at an early age, “Use your manners.” Although we try, everyone seems to have a different idea on how to use them. For example: • When you are walking into a building, and there is a person who is walking across the parking lot to enter into the same door, at what […]

  • Finding The Good Way

    “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. — Jeremiah 6:16 Several weeks ago, my oldest son was confirmed into the Church. It was a very proud moment for me, yet, at the same […]