Youth Leader [HT] Formation 

Many misunderstand our Catholic Faith. To better prepare our VEYM Youth Leaders for ministry in our Church, we provide here the most helpful resources regarding frequently misunderstood beliefs about our Holy Catholic Faith.


  1. Please choose at least seven topics and review at least one resource per topic (#1-9). For example: 1b, 2f, 5d, 6c, 7a, 8e, 3a.
  2. Write 1-2 pages (double-spaced) per topic sharing your thoughts and any questions (12 pt font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins). Please cite the resources where needed (including video time-stamps when applicable).
  3. Once finished, log into your VEYM account to upload your completed document here (and promotion application). Please submit as a single Word (.doc) or PDF file.
  4. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will negatively affect your application for promotion.
  5. Viewpoints opposing Church teaching will not necessarily result in disqualification for promotion, but will necessitate further discussion.
  6. If you have questions, contact Tr. Evan Pham at his VEYM email.


1. Protestantism:

a.Steve Ray’s conversion from Baptist to Catholic

b.Brian Holdsworth wanted to be Protestant

c.Scott Hahn’s conversion from Presbyterian to Catholic

2. Pro-Life & Anti-Abortion Cause:

a.Stephanie Gray’s Pro-Life talk at Google

b.Matt Fradd and Stephanie Gray Interview

c.Fr. Lankeit’s Pro-life Voting Homily

d.Ex-Planned Parenthood Director’s Testimony

e.Abortion Procedure Information

2i. Subtopic: Abortion Regarding Rape Survivors:

f.Human Life International Article

g.Jennifer Christie’s Story

h.Rebecca Kiessling’s Story

3. Euthanasia/Mercy Killing/Assisted Suicide:

a.Stephanie Gray Presentation

4. Artificial Contraception:

a.Dr. Janet Smith Presentation

b.Dr. Janet Smith Article

c.Jason Evert on Natural Family Planning

d.Abby Johnson on Contraception

5. Same-Sex Attraction (SSA):

a.Fr. Mike Schmitz’s Presentation

b.Jason Evert’s Presentation

c.Powerful Interviews with People with SSA

d.Joseph Sciambra Leaves Gay Lifestyle

e.Matt Fradd and Dan Mattson Interview

6. Gender Confusion:

a.Gender Dysphoria in Children

b.Responding to Transgenderism

c.Ex-Transgender Interview

d.Transgenderism Harms Women

e.Transgenderism Harms Children (censored by YouTube)

          f. Girls and Young Women harmed by Transgenderism

7. Pornography:

a.Matt Fradd’s 10 Myths about Pornography

b.Brain, Heart, World Documentary from Fight the New Drug

c.Ending Prostitution

8. Chastity, Love, Marriage:

a.College Dating Tips

b.Lila Rose’s Discussion

c.Jason Evert’s Presentation

d.Dating and Marriage Relationships (for women)

e.Dating and Marriage Relationships

9. Islam:

a.Derya Little’s Conversion and Conversation

b.Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Presentation

c.Robert Spencer’s Presentation

d.Scott Hahn’s Comparison