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Navigating Secular Struggles: New Generations and Catholic Tradition


In an ever-evolving world, new generations face unique challenges and secular struggles, often leading to questions about the relevance of Catholic traditions. The tensions between the secular and the sacred can be complex, but they also provide opportunities for meaningful discussions and a deeper understanding of faith. One of the Missions of Fresh Catholic is to demonstrate the deep and meaningful experience God wants everyone to live out. I’d like to point out that every generation struggles with understanding how past traditions are relevant to their lives. Exploring some of the secular struggles faced by new generations and how these challenges intersect with Catholic tradition is important for us to understand so that we can bring new meaning for them.

The Quest for Identity:

New generations often find themselves in a world where identity is a central theme. The struggle to define oneself can sometimes lead to questioning traditional religious roles and expectations. In this context, Catholic tradition offers a framework for exploring one's identity in the context of faith, providing a sense of belonging and purpose.

Technology and Faith:

The digital age has reshaped the way we connect, communicate, and experience life. While technology offers countless benefits, it can also lead to distractions and detachment from traditional practices. Catholic tradition encourages new generations to find a balance, using technology to enhance their faith journey rather than hinder it.

Changing Moral Values:

Shifts in societal values can create moral dilemmas for new generations. Catholic teachings often stand in contrast to prevailing secular norms, leading to a struggle between adhering to traditional values and adapting to evolving societal standards. This tension prompts discussions about the relevance of Catholic tradition in today's world.

A Desire for Inclusivity:

New generations emphasize inclusivity, diversity, and social justice. Catholic tradition's teachings on these subjects often align with these values, but it may be perceived differently due to historical controversies and misunderstandings. Navigating these nuances and finding common ground can be a significant challenge.

The Search for Authenticity:

In a world of constant change and image crafting, new generations yearn for authenticity. Catholic tradition can serve as a source of deep authenticity, as it encourages self-reflection, moral integrity, and a genuine connection with God.

Environmental and Ethical Concerns:

Environmental and ethical challenges are central to the concerns of new generations. Catholic tradition, with its emphasis on stewardship and moral responsibility, can provide a framework for addressing these issues and finding harmony with the world around us.


The secular struggles faced by new generations are multifaceted and complex, but they are not insurmountable. In fact, they offer opportunities for growth, self-reflection, and a deeper understanding of the timeless wisdom of Catholic tradition. These challenges prompt essential conversations about how faith intersects with the modern world and how Catholic tradition can continue to be a source of guidance and inspiration in an ever-changing society. As we navigate these secular struggles, let us remember that Catholic tradition, with its rich history and enduring relevance, can be a profound source of wisdom and spiritual fulfillment in the lives of new generations.


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About Me

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I’m Lori Balderas, I created this podcast for those who are converting, reverting or simply want a FRESH perspective of the Catholic faith to help them to open their hearts and minds to become closer to the love and goodness of Christ.

I converted to Catholicism at the age of 49.  It was, by far, the best decision I’ve ever made! I don’t claim to be an expert or Theologian, but what I DO know is that my heart is bursting with love for the Lord and I want others to feel the same way!  

I feel impassioned and drawn to Evangelize people by sharing my experiences and transformation that have gotten me where I am today.

I will be sharing my personal conversion story and speaking with others about theirs.

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