Youth Synod 2018 - Latest News :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Youth Synod 2018 - Latest News
Oct 5, 2018 - 11:01 am .- The synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment is being held at the Vatican Oct. 3-28. CNA plans to provide a brief daily summary of the sessions, provided by the synodal fathers from Poland. Please find below the Polish fathers' summary of the Oct. 5 session:
Oct 5, 2018 - 10:26 am .- Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney apologized to young people on behalf of Church leaders in a speech at the Synod of Bishops Friday.
Oct 5, 2018 - 07:46 am .- A young U.S. Catholic participating in the 2018 Synod of Bishops said he hopes the Vatican meeting is a starting point for implementing change within the local dioceses and for raising the importance of positive Catholic role models.
Oct 5, 2018 - 06:06 am .- Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport said Thursday that the Church must discuss its sexual abuse crisis if it is to gain the trust of young people.
Oct 4, 2018 - 05:09 pm .- While the idea of being “forever young” can seem appealing, the underdevelopment of morality is a problem in developed nations, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia told the Synod of Bishops Thursday.
Oct 4, 2018 - 04:36 pm .- The first session of the synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment was held Thursday, with bishops from around the world making brief interventions. The following is a brief summary of the Oct. 4 session, provided to CNA by the synodal fathers from Poland:
Oct 4, 2018 - 10:30 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput told the Synod of Bishops that the confidence to announce the truth of the faith is essential to the Church’s mission, and especially her service to young people.
Oct 4, 2018 - 10:00 am .- A Polish archbishop participating in the Vatican synod on youth said Thursday that today’s young people have benefited from technological progress, but face a world that is “poorer in principles.”  Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki of Poznan discussed technology and ethics during his homily at an Oct.4 Mass celebrated at the tomb of St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica. 
Oct 3, 2018 - 02:59 pm .- As the synod begins, it’s worth noting what some bishops from the U.S. delegation might bring to the table.
Oct 3, 2018 - 10:39 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday told those bishops and auditors who will be giving short speeches – called “interventions” – at the youth synod, they should feel free to change them up as the dialogue proceeds.
Oct 3, 2018 - 04:02 am .- Pope Francis began the Synod on young people Oct. 3 with a homily calling for the Holy Spirit to renew hope and dynamism in the Church.
Oct 2, 2018 - 11:40 am .- “Always be prepared to make a defence....for the hope that is in you.”
Sep 29, 2018 - 12:00 am .- In an op-ed column published Saturday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has restated his concerns about the upcoming synod of bishops on young adults, faith and vocational discernment, set to begin Oct. 3.
Sep 23, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput offered Friday on First Things a critique by a theologian of the working document for the upcoming Synod on Youth, which highlights five principal theological difficulties in the document.
Sep 20, 2018 - 12:01 pm .- A coalition of secular and dissenting Catholic LGBT groups aims to influence the Church’s upcoming Synod on Young People by rallying the like-minded to write to the synod to contend that the “rules” of the Catholic Church are causing “damage” to those who self-identify as LGBT.
Aug 25, 2018 - 09:10 am .- The U.S. bishops’ conference has confirmed that Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark has been appointed by Pope Francis to participate in October’s 25th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will meet to discuss young people, the faith, and vocational discernment.
Jul 16, 2018 - 10:50 am .- Pope Francis appointed Saturday four cardinals as presidents delegate to the synod on youth, which will meet at the Vatican in October.
Jun 19, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput turned over his weekly Catholic Philly column to a University of Notre Dame student, who hopes an upcoming Vatican synod will encourage young people to take personal responsibility for the “decisive missions” of vocations and Christian discipleship.
Jun 13, 2018 - 03:12 pm .- Speaking to the US bishops’ spring meeting on Wednesday, Archbishop Christophe Pierre urged the importance of listening: to youth, to the Hispanic population, and to the Holy Father.
May 21, 2018 - 04:11 pm .- The question of how the U.S. Church can better reach young adults who are not actively engaged in their faith was at the heart of a three-day conference in Washington, D.C. last week.

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