Teenagers aren’t real

Teenagers aren't real

100 years ago, if you were talking about teenagers, no one would know what you were talking about. What are the ramifications of creating this new category in society and in the Church?

When teenagers were revoked from the adults category, there were isolated into their own classification. Not grouped with adults meant they were able in many ways to continue the way of life they knew for their whole existence but with more bodily maturity too.

Here are a few points of discussion:

  • 2 age categories for all of time: Adults and Children
  • Culture of the 1960’s and 1970’s
  • Youth culture over adult culture
  • God and the faith are “ever ancient and ever new” not forever young
  • What are the effects of this in youth ministry?
  • Maturity is restrained and unfree, bound to God and the crosses He sends and the people He binds us to. True freedom is not youthful unattachment, but the loss of the types of freedoms the world pursues

Exodus 90 – JOIN US

Support Us on Patreon

Become a Patron! Over 40 interviews, a course with Karlo Broussard, a 10 part series on the domestic church, a course on fitness and virtue by Pat Flynn, and free thank you gifts for supporting the show!

Click here to join

Join Our 2024 Pilgrimage



Select International Tours in the best in the business. We are planning on a 2024 pilgrimage. Click here so you won’t miss it.

Living Beyond Sunday: Making Your Home a Holy Place

Our new book is available for pre-order from Ascension Press!

“I love this book. It provides wise counsel with beautiful simplicity. So, if you are looking to safeguard your family life from the wiles of the enemy and encourage your spouse and children to become the saints God is calling them to be, this is a book for you.” – Fr Gregory Pine

Home life can be difficult and busy, and it’s easy to get distracted from the point of it all: raising a family of saints.

In Living Beyond Sunday: Making Your Home a Holy Place, two married couples share what has helped them make their homes a place of encounter with God–a place where saints are being made.

Want to help The Catholic Man Show?

By giving us a rating on iTunes, it helps others find the show.

Want to say up with The Catholic Man Show? Sign up for our mailing list: Click Here

Looking for a prayer to pray with your wife? Check this blog out.

Are you getting our emails? Sign up for our newsletter where we give you all bacon content – never spam. 


About the author, Adam

Adam is the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma, CEO of St. Michael Catholic Radio, Co-host of TCMS, Author from Ascension Press, Husband and Father of 5 children.

Leave a Comment