Posts Tagged ‘Youth synod’

Chinese bishops praise Pope and Vatican-China agreement

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Two Chinese bishops attending the youth synod, warmly welcomed by Pope Francis, are full of praise for the provisional agreement between the Vatican and the Chinese government. In welcoming Bishops John Baptist Yang Xiaoting and Joseph Guo Jincai to the synod, Francis wept, saying: “The communion of the entire episcopate with the successor of Peter Read more

Bishop Lowe moved to hear the stories of young people

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

The bishop of Hamilton, Steve Lowe has been posting on Facebook about his experience at the Synod on Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment taking place in Rome. “We have been hearing what they want to say to us, their bishops, of their hopes and dreams for themselves, the Church and the world,” he writes. Read more

Youth warned against populist ideologies

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Pope Francis warned youth attending the synod in Rome not to be taken in by populist ideologies that exclude others. Populisms that make us see the other, the foreigner, as evil, as an enemy to be pushed away are to be avoided he said. “Today populisms are fashionable, which have nothing to do with the Read more

Why we still need a synod on youth

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

We are facing a current crisis in the church. Only 14 percent of Catholic millennial young adults go to Mass every Sunday. Research indicates that most young people disaffiliate from the faith between the ages of 10 and 12. Young couples are not looking to get married in the church, nor are they bringing their Read more

Archbishop Chaput wants pope to cancel youth synod

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

American Archbishop Charles Chaput is asking Pope Francis to cancel the youth synod set for this October. The synod will gather bishops from around the world to discuss matters about “young people, the faith and vocational discernment.” “I have written the Holy Father and called on him to cancel the upcoming synod on young people. Read more