Youth Synod 2018

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Auxiliary Bishop Marek Solarczyk of Warszawa-Praga at the Synod of Bishops, October 2018.

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers – Oct 5

Oct 5, 2018

The synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment is being held at the Vatican Oct. 3-28.... Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney at a Vatican press conference Oct. 5.

Youth synod bishop apologizes to young people on behalf of Church leaders

Oct 5, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney apologized to young people on behalf of Church leaders in a speech at the Synod... Read more

Jonathan Lewis.

U.S. youth synod participant wants diocesan-level change

Oct 5, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

A young U.S. Catholic participating in the 2018 Synod of Bishops said he hopes the Vatican meeting is a starting... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Square for the opening of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 3, 2018.

Caggiano: Youth synod bishops must address sexual abuse crisis

Oct 5, 2018

Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport said Thursday that the Church must discuss its sexual abuse crisis if it is to... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput to youth synod: Developed nations stuck in a 'moral adolescence'

Oct 4, 2018

While the idea of being “forever young” can seem appealing, the underdevelopment of morality is a problem in developed nations,... Read more

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers

Oct 4, 2018

The first session of the synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment was held Thursday, with... Read more

 Pope Francis greets Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Vatican City during the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Sq

Archbishop Chaput tells synod to announce Christ not ‘ideologies and social sciences’

Oct 4, 2018

Archbishop Charles Chaput told the Synod of Bishops that the confidence to announce the truth of the faith is essential... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki celebrating Mass at the tomb of St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 4.

Youth synod bishop: The world is rich in technology & poor in principles

Oct 4, 2018

By Courtney Mares

A Polish archbishop participating in the Vatican synod on youth said Thursday that today’s young people have benefited from technological... Read more

Pope Francis.

Francis calls for youth synod creativity- How will U.S. bishops answer the call?

Oct 3, 2018

By JD Flynn

As the synod begins, it’s worth noting what some bishops from the U.S. delegation might bring to the table.  Read more

Pope Francis opens the Synod of Bishops on youth Oct. 3, 2018.

Pope invites bishops to be open to new opinions during synod

Oct 3, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday told those bishops and auditors who will be giving short speeches – called “interventions” – at the... Read more

Pope Francis at Mass for the opening of the Synod of Bishops on youth Oct. 3, 2018.

Pope Francis calls for a youth synod 'anointed by hope'

Oct 3, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis began the Synod on young people Oct. 3 with a homily calling for the Holy Spirit to renew... Read more

St. John Paul II at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 21, 1981.

Recalling St John Paul II's message to youth

Oct 2, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

“Always be prepared to make a defence....for the hope that is in you.”  Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput. CNA file photo.

Chaput: Youth synod depends on faith, not sentimentality

Sep 28, 2018

In an op-ed column published Saturday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has restated his concerns about the upcoming synod of... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Archbishop Chaput shares theological critique of youth synod prep document

Sep 23, 2018

Archbishop Charles Chaput offered Friday on First Things a critique by a theologian of the working document for the upcoming... Read more

Youth synod deserves in-depth Catholicism, not LGBT lobbying, critics say

Sep 20, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

A coalition of secular and dissenting Catholic LGBT groups aims to influence the Church’s upcoming Synod on Young People by... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark moderates a panel at the 2018 World Meeting of Families.

Cardinal Tobin appointed to youth synod, USCCB confirms

Aug 25, 2018

The U.S. bishops’ conference has confirmed that Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark has been appointed by Pope Francis to participate... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, May 2, 2018.

Francis appoints four presidents delegate for youth synod

Jul 16, 2018

Pope Francis appointed Saturday four cardinals as presidents delegate to the synod on youth, which will meet at the Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis with youth.

Chaput asks Notre Dame student for youth synod advice

Jun 19, 2018

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput turned over his weekly Catholic Philly column to a University of Notre Dame student, who hopes... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Apostolic nuncio encourages US bishops in 'listening'

Jun 13, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

Speaking to the US bishops’ spring meeting on Wednesday, Archbishop Christophe Pierre urged the importance of listening: to youth, to... Read more

How can the US Church reach young adults? By building relationships

May 21, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The question of how the U.S. Church can better reach young adults who are not actively engaged in their faith... Read more