Thursday, November 21, 2013

Children of Hispanic immigrants face unique religious challenges

This would solve two problems; get more volunteers helping poor people and more young people into churches.    - - Donna Poisl

By Matthew Brown, Deseret News National Edition

Father Arturo Banuelas has a solution for the growing number of Catholic young adults leaving the church: Get them to care about and serve others.

"What happens is that begins to change the way you see religion," Banuelas said of the youths of the St. Pius X Parish in El Paso, Texas, who give service in the impoverished Sierra Mountains of Mexico.

Caring for the poor opens the door to meaningful Bible study and teaching of Catholic doctrines, which lead to a deep, personal and longlasting commitment to their faith, said Banuelas, who has been pastor over the parish since 1988.
Click on the HEADLINE above to read the rest of this story! This is only a small part of it.

No comments: