Kerala Catholic Youth Movement or KCYM is the official youth organization under the KCBC Commission for Youth spread across the three rites – Syro Malabar, Syro Malankara and Latin rites. With an aim of uplifting and capacity building of young people in Kerala, the Kerala Catholic Bishop’s Council of KCBC formed a commission for youth activities under the name KCBC Youth Commission in the year 1973
The main aim of KCYM is ‘the Integral Development of the Catholic Youth and the Total Liberation of Human Society in accordance with the Christian values’. It is to coordinate and empower the human potentials of youth based on the Gospel values, to make them effective agents of change in the socio-religious-political-economic and cultural reality of India, especially of Kerala through National integration. It also aims at making the youth committed to the serving mission of the Church to the least, last and the lost.
The Catholic Church teaches that it is the one true church founded by Jesus Christ, that its bishops are the successors of Christ's apostles, and that the Pope is the successor to Saint Peter. The Church maintains that the doctrine on faith and morals that it declares as definitive is infallible.The Latin Church, the autonomous Eastern Catholic Churches and religious institutes, such as the Jesuits, mendicant orders and enclosed monastic orders, reflect the variety of theological emphases in the Church