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2. Catholic youth not better than others!

By Fr. Shanthi Chacko Puthussery PIME - National Catholic Secretary for Youth and Laity

03 NOV 2013. From January 2012 to October 2013, Fr. Shanthi conducted 17 Parish Youth Leaders’ Leadership Training Programs in as many dioceses of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Here are data collected from his questionnaires on a total of more than 300 participants.

YOUTH ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR

 

ISSUES

RESPONDENTS

PERCENTAGE

 

01

Living with one of the separated parents

 

312

 

117 (37. 5%)

02

Living with adopted parents

312

129 (41. 35%)

 

03

Smoking for three years

or more

 

312

 

239 (76. 60%)

 

04

Smoked marijuana more than five times

 

312

 

167 (53. 53%)

 

05

Consumed alcohol/home-brew for more than three years

 

 

312

 

 

237 (75. 96%)

 

 

06

Had opposite sexual rela-tionships with multiple part-ners more than five times

 

 

312

 

 

193 (61. 86%)

 

 

07

Had opposite sexual relationships with more than three different partners

 

 

312

 

 

113 (36. 22%)

08

Watched pornographic materials more than five times

 

 

312

 

 

286 (91. 67%)

09

Had same sex relationships

312

23 (7. 37%)

 

10

Had sexual relationships with a “sugar daddy” for financial assistance more than five times

 

 

 

312

 

 

 

61 (19. 55%)

 

11

Had sexual relationship with animals

 

312

 

07 (2. 24%)

12

Have done abortion secretly

123 Female

53 (43. 08%)

 

13

Had group sexual activities (with four  or more persons at a time)

 

 

312

 

 

19 (6. 09%)

 

YOUTH FAITH

 

ITEMS

RESPONDENTS

VERY POOR

POOR

GOOD

VERY GOOD

01

Personal prayer

327

269 (82. 26%)

NA

23

No Answer

02

Family prayer

327

234 (71.56%)

NA

17

NA

 

03

General knowledge about the Ten Commandments

 

 

327

 

 

313 (95.72%)

 

 

NA

 

 

7

 

 

NA

 

04

General knowledge about the Bible

 

327

 

294 (89. 91%)

 

NA

 

4

 

NA

 

05

General knowledge about the Catechism of the Catholic Church

 

 

327

 

 

289 (88. 38%)

 

 

NA

 

 

17

 

 

NA

 

06

General knowledge about the Sacraments

 

327

 

262 (80.12%)

 

NA

 

4

 

NA

 

07

General knowledge about the Sacrament

of Matrimony

 

 

327

 

 

312 (95.41%)

 

 

NA

 

 

4

 

 

NA

 

 

08

General knowledge about the history/biography of Blessed/Saints

 

 

 

327

 

 

 

317 (96.94%)

 

 

 

NA

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

NA

 

 

09

General knowledge about recent Popes John Paul, Benedict, Francis

 

 

 

327

 

 

 

312 (95.41%)

 

 

 

NA

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

NA

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