In all our interviews, we found that Catholics struggle with balancing three types identity constantly. The difficulty comes when one of these identities becomes more dominant than the other. Decisions are then made, influenced by the identity that bears the biggest weight.

In this digital age, the youth of today face this balancing act with greater difficulty, possibly because they are in their formative years.

They struggle with their inner (PERSONAL) fears and how they want the world (SECULAR) to see them. Add SPIRITUAL identity into the mix and now it becomes even more difficult.

  • Where should those with “identity crisis”go to for help?
  • What is your source of strength when you struggle?
  • Should the three identities be kept separate?
  • Is our Catholic identity “watered-down”?

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