Three actual young people who know things because they’re (excellent) reporters or they actually work in youth ministry, plus also me, emoting about Adoration. BTW, I was in the middle of Sigrid Undset’s terrific Catherine of Siena and if you are looking for something relevant to read, you may find in it a defense against hopelessness.
This is a time of crisis for the Catholic Church. The horrific Pennsylvania grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse and revelations about Cardinal McCarrick have led to outrage and calls for action. Appalled at the abuse of vulnerable children and young people and the sin, injustice, abuse of power, and broken trust at the heart of this crisis, Catholics seek accountability, reform, and a path forward.
Young people are at the heart of this crisis, yet their voices are too often unheard. Young Catholics should be central to efforts at renewal. Because of this, Pope Francis’ decision to call a global “Synod on Young People and the Faith” this coming October in Rome is more important than ever. As the inaugural event of this year’s Salt and Light Gatherings, Georgetown University invited young Catholic professionals to a discussion on this crisis and responses to it.