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Young adult leaders gather for post-synod discussion

VATICAN (CNS): Catholic young adults felt the Church hierarchy started listening to them in preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, and they will do whatever they can to make sure their voices continue to be heard, Isabella McCafferty from the Archdiocese of Wellington New Zealand said at a Vatican news conference on June 18
“May we be bold,” she said.
 
McCafferty was one of more than 280 young people from 109 countries set to take part in a post-synod Youth Forum from June 19 to 22.
 

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Papal document addresses evangelising in the digital age

VATICAN (CNS): In his new apostolic exhortation to young people, Christus Vivit (Christ Lives), Pope Francis warned that as the digital environment continues to become the norm, it has had a “profound impact” on young people’s ability to communicate and develop relations with others. He wrote that while digital communications and social media can be used as a tool of evangelisation and a place of dialogue with others, they also can be lonely environments where young people fall prey to humanity’s worst vices.
 

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