10.29
A Youth Movement in the Priesthood

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priest with skateboard

They face a secular culture and the effects of church scandal. But they were called, and they answered. Read about young Catholic priests (including Fr. Andrew Brinkman, 29, the skateboarder pictured above and doing tricks after the jump) in the Star Tribune here: A Youth Movement in the Priesthood

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4.20
The Benefits of Marrying in Your 20s

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wedding getaway bicycle

These days, marrying young gets a bad rap, but W. Bradford Wilcox writes in The Washington Post that if the right person comes along there are many benefits to marrying relatively young. Of course, there’s not one right way to do it, but this is worth a read: The Benefits of Marrying in Your 20s

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11.13
TCC Reads: 10 Great Books for Catholic College Students

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Penguin-Classics

I’m always looking for good books to read and recommend, like The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt or Room by Emma Donoghue. (You can pre-order our forthcoming book, a field guide to the daily acts that make up a Catholic life, from Random House here.) In the meantime, I like this list from Daily Theology of 10 Recommended Books for Catholic College Students. Maybe you’ll even find a Christmas gift.

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8.26
Misc: 25 Things I Wish I Knew at 25

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25th Birthday

Jesuit priest, and author, James Martin, reveals some bits of advice and wisdom he wished he’d known when he was in his twenties. Read the list on The Huffington Post here: 25 Things I Wish I Knew at 25: Spiritual Learnings on My 50th Birthday

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