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Young Catholics need listening Church

VATICAN (CNS): Young Catholics are looking for a Church that listens to their concerns, accompanies them in discerning their vocations and helps them confront the challenges they face, said the instrumentum laboris (working document) for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on young people.
 
Publisdhed by the Vatican on June 19,the document stated that young people “want to see a Church that shares their situations of life in the light of gospel rather than by preaching.”
 

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Pope asks young people to write meditations for Way of Cross

VATICAN (CNS): In light of this year’s Synod of Bishops on Young People, Pope Francis has asked that the meditations for Way of the Cross on Good Friday be written by a group of students Vatican News reported on March 8.
 
The pope wants today’s younger generation to reflect on the Passion of Christ. 
 
Each year, the pope asks a different person or group of people to write the meditations for the nighttime Holy Week event at Rome’s Colosseum which this year falls on March 30.

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Evaluating youth ministry in the Year of Youth

Hong Kong (SE): Divine Word Father Stephen Bevans, guided a three-day study camp for the clergy of the Hong Kong diocese on the theme, Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment, from January 3 to 5 at the Holy Spirit Seminary College. 
 

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