Edinburgh, Scotland, Oct 5, 2018 / 15:38 pm
A Catholic faith lived and taught with integrity is needed to help heal and renew the lives of young adults today, a group of young Catholics in Scotland have said in a letter about the Synod of Bishops on Young People.
"Young Catholics are inspired by the heroic virtue espoused by the Church, in opposition to the cynicism and pessimism of postmodern culture. A faith that merely legitimizes the habits we would otherwise have anyway is simply not worth it," they said.
The September letter is addressed to Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, one of the bishops attending the synod in Rome. It was signed by more than 100 Catholics aged 18-35 who live in Scotland.
For these young Catholics, priests who proclaim orthodox Catholic teaching in its fullness with "joy and courage" are not "out of touch."