Synod on Young People (2018)

Social “Science” at the JPII Institute

By Robert Royal, August 6, 2019 The Catholic world was surprised – though not entirely so – last week when the previously announced “refounding” of the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and the Family resulted in the firing of two prominent longtime professors and the “suspension”... read more

It’s Not Enough to Listen to the Young

By William Kilpatrick, April 9, 2019 In his new exhortation on youth, Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive), Pope Francis returns again and again to the theme that the Church must listen to youth. Although Christus Vivit contains much that is inspiring and even moving, the good parts are often... read more

Australian archbishop outlines problems with Youth Synod and its final document

By Lisa Bourne VATICAN CITY, November 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – There is a real danger in allowing synods to drive the Church’s doctrinal practice, an archbishop involved in the Vatican’s Synod on Youth has said. There were numerous issues with how the recently-concluded synod was... read more

EXCLUSIVE: Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s analysis of Youth Synod final document

By Diane Montagna ROME, November 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The final document of the recently concluded Vatican Youth Synod “abounds in expressions of sentimentalism,” and also demonstrates in key passages that senior hierarchy “used the young people” to further their own agenda, Bishop... read more

Fr. James Martin: Pope appoints ‘gay-friendly’ bishops, cardinals to change Church on LGBT

By Dorothy Cummings McLean WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Vatican consultant and homosexual activist priest Fr. James Martin stated at a recent conference that Pope Francis has gone out of his way to appoint “gay-friendly” bishops and cardinals in the Catholic... read more

Francis’s liberal supporters made sure the Youth Synod appproved his agenda

By Phil Lawler October 31, 2018 ( – Remember back in 2014 and again 2015, when angry bishops protested that the Vatican staff was manipulating the Synod of Bishops? This year, when the Synod met to discuss youth and vocation, the complaints were different in tone. The... read more

Catholic leaders must stop pushing lie that God makes some people gay: Priest

By Lisa Bourne WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – There’s a terrible problem with the Catholic Church when some of its leaders are pushing LGBT propaganda in conflict with Church teachings, Canonist Father Gerald Murray said recently, and true accompaniment means telling a... read more

Synod 2018: An Intermediate Reckoning

By Robert Royal, November 1, 2018 A few days ago, I promised one last report on the Synod and its final document, but only after I had taken time to read the whole text – which still only exists in Italian – and to consider it carefully. There were many quick journalistic reactions, useful... read more

Brave new Church: can Catholicism be decentralised?

by Fr Mark Drew, 1 Nov 2018 The youth synod’s final report resoundingly endorses ‘synodality’. This could be a positive step – once bishops have worked out what it means. Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has often expressed the desire for a more “synodal” style of Church... read more

Which Future for the Church?

By Robert Royal, October 27, 2018 A formerly evanescent creature called “Synodality” has been spotted with increasing frequency in these last days of the Synod on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment (to give the synod its full working title). The bishops vote on the final... read more

Youth synod final report released, addresses gender, sexuality

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 27, 2018 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The final report of the fifteenth general session of the Synod of Bishops, held on the topics of young people, faith, and vocational discernment, was released Saturday. The document says the Church must find new ways of... read more

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