Youth Ministry after Evangelii Gaudium

I’ve just come back from Adelaide and the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention. It was a great weekend! This workshop looks at Pope Francis’s exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (EG) and ‘marries’ three key concepts from the exhortation with some key research from Dr Christian Smith of Notre Dame University Indiana which he presents in his 2014 book Young […]
By |October 8th, 2014|chris ryan|Comments Off on Youth Ministry after Evangelii Gaudium

Bring Forth Hope Interactive Edition

Hi everyone, my book of reflections on Pope Francis’s messages to young people is now available as an “interactive” edition on ITunes for IPads and Macs.  The Ebook has all 52 reflections that the hardcopy edition has, but it also has a further 22 video reflections from me about Pope Francis and his conversation with the […]
By |February 12th, 2014|chris ryan|Comments Off on Bring Forth Hope Interactive Edition

Talk: “The Catholic Thing” @ the Australian Catholic Youth Festival

Hi everyone, it’s nearly two weeks since the inaugural Australian Catholic Youth Festival.  It was a great success!  Xt3 recorded workshop talks and here’s the link to one of my talks.  It’s called the Catholic Thing… but the byline is a little misleading.  The talk is really about belonging, vulnerability, shame, courage and other universal […]
By |December 18th, 2013|chris ryan|Comments Off on Talk: “The Catholic Thing” @ the Australian Catholic Youth Festival

New Book: Pope Francis Speaks to the Youth of the World

You might be interested in my new book, ‘Bring Forth Hope: Pope Francis Speaks to the Youth of the World’.The book consists of 52 quotes from Pope Francis’s words to young people, a short reflection, a prayer and a suggestion for practical action based on the pope’s words. Its been published by Saint Mary’s Press […]
By |December 1st, 2013|chris ryan|Comments Off on New Book: Pope Francis Speaks to the Youth of the World

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Abbott

Dear Prime Minister Abbott, We have met briefly once before, but you probably don’t remember me.  We both spoke at a Catholic event for young men in 2009, and we were part of a Q and A panel at that same event.  At one point I leant over to you and said that the four […]
By |September 29th, 2013|chris ryan|Comments Off on An Open Letter to Prime Minister Abbott

The Role of Parishes in the New Evangelisation

Last month I spoke at the Colloquium “The Power of the Message: The Kerygma for the New Evangelisation” conducted by the Catholic Renewal and Evangelisation Office (Credo)  of the Archdiocese of Sydney.  My talk was entitled “Vital Faith Communities: The Optimal Context for the Kerygma”. In the talk I argue that vital faith communities are […]
By |September 18th, 2013|chris ryan|Comments Off on The Role of Parishes in the New Evangelisation

What is Jesus asking you to do?

This is my talk at the Australian Gathering at World Youth Day in Rio. It’s about vocation: how Jesus is calling each of us to make disciples.
By |August 7th, 2013|chris ryan|Comments Off on What is Jesus asking you to do?

What is different about the MGLs?

How is the MGL charism different to other groups in the church? Watch these short videos to find out more.

By |May 15th, 2013|chris ryan|0 Comments

Good Friday Homily

Here’s my homily for Good Friday this year. I was preaching at Light to the Nations, which is a biennial pilgrimage held by the Disciples of Jesus Community. The homily was recorded and you can listen to it on the CRADIO website here. I haven’t been posting too much lately – I’m working on my […]
By |April 10th, 2013|chris ryan|Comments Off on Good Friday Homily

The Legacy of Benedict XVI

There’s been all sorts of comments about Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy in the media and the social networks since he announced his decision to resign from the papacy.  Unsurprisingly, the secular media has focused upon the events that have grabbed global attention like the clerical abuse scandal, Vatileaks and the Regensburg address.  And equally unsurprisingly, […]
By |March 2nd, 2013|chris ryan|Comments Off on The Legacy of Benedict XVI