University President John Garvey published commentary in Catholic News Service on young people and faith.
Next month, Pope Francis will host a synod of bishops on the theme of "Young people, faith and vocational discernment."
This may seem uncomfortable, even incongruous, given the crisis the church faces today. Some have asked the Holy Father to put off this synod and concentrate instead on the meeting he has convened for next February to discuss the crisis.
For my own part, I think there's a strong argument for going ahead with the synod on youth right now. The faith of the world's young people is precisely what the present crisis is destroying. It will not be enough, though it is certainly necessary, for the church to root out the evil in her midst and bring about some semblance of justice. She also needs to tend to the generation whose faith in God has been impaired. ...
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