Vatican City, Oct 26, 2018 / 11:00 am
In a world of constant change, young people need the Church to be a source of stability and consistent teaching, a prominent Irish archbishop said Friday.
"Young people are yearning for some kind of stable reference points, some sort of moorings, things they can hold on to, that are not just constantly changing," Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, and the Primate of All Ireland, said Oct. 26.
"The Church has to present clearly and fearlessly a message that sometimes goes against the grain of what young people are experiencing and hearing elsewhere."
Speaking at a Vatican press briefing on the youth synod, he said, "one of the messages I certainly will take home is the importance of the Church fearlessly presenting [what is] often a counter-cultural message, to the world in which young people drown and are being suffocated."