Grounding teenagers in the teachings of the Catholic Church and shaping them as leaders while living in a sexualized culture is the goal of a new three-year program.
Catholic Academy for Life Leadership (CALL) recently graduated 70 teens from its high school program.
Available to any teen attending a public or Catholic high school, CALL complements parish youth programs by providing formation in pro-life and chaste living topics such as Theology of the Body, human sexuality and bioethics, in addition to leadership and service opportunities.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted addressed the first diocesan graduates April 6, and encouraged the teens to embrace their role as “lambs in the midst of wolves,” by following Jesus and recognizing the “voices of the wolves” in popular culture.
On this episode of Catholics Matter, Fr. Kieran Kleczewski, V.F., Director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of Phoenix, joins Fr. Rob Clements to talk about sacred art, local Southwest styles, and what you might see in your local parish and why.