- Aug 9, 2020
It is not enough for Catholics not to do bad things, they must counter evil by actively living out charity in the performance of good deeds, Pope Francis told young people and others in St. Peter’s Square Sunday.
In a time of cultural confusion and challenge, youth need clarity and guidance from the Church – and failure to give it could be disastrous, says a young father who wrote to Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.
The editors of a concluding document from a March 19-24 meeting of 300 youth in Rome, intended to advise an upcoming summit of bishops on youth, have insisted there was no “conspiracy” against voices favoring more traditional forms of liturgy.
Some 300 young people gathered in Rome to provide input for October’s Synod of Bishops want the Church to face its sexual abuse scandals and the role of women in the Church.
Vatican summit of young people reveals real need for guidance, a search for more effective engagement with secularism, and the toxic nature of clericalism.
Pope Francis on Monday told youth gathered in Rome that prostitution is a form of “torturing women,” and anyone who pays for it is a “criminal.”