Vatican City, Oct 12, 2018 / 09:17 am
Young people are "hungry for mission," Bishop Robert Barron said Friday during the 2018 Synod of Bishops, convened to discuss young people, the faith, and vocational discernment
"They're hungry for involvement in the life of the Church, and to be out in the field declaring the Lord," Barron said at an Oct. 12 Vatican press conference.
Barron, the auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, is a delegate to the bishops' synod. He has advocated in conversations in and around the synod that young people should be challenged intellectually and morally.
In his four-minute intervention at the Synod of Bishops, he called for greater intellectual faith formation of young people, particularly catechesis and apologetics.
"Why has it been the case, over the past several decades, that young people in our own Catholic secondary schools have read Shakespeare in literature class, Homer in Latin class, Einstein in physics class, but, far too often, superficial texts in religion?" Barron asked the synod.