Synod on Young Adults

Pope Francis greets young people after celebrating Mass with youths Nov. 30 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon, Myanmar. Foreign trips, a focus on the rights and needs of migrants and refugees and a Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people all are on the 2018 calendar for Pope Francis. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Pope Francis, newly 81, will begin 2018 with a focus on Mary and on migrants and refugees.
Zac Davis October 19, 2017
Among those Catholics who choose to leave the church, 74 percent do so between the ages of 10 and 20. And 87 percent of them say that it is for good.
Young adults gathered in the Toronto studios of Salt + Light Catholic Media this week for a town hall meeting about the church. The event was hosted by Julian Paparella, left, Emilie Callan, Cardinal Kevin Farrell and the Rev. Thomas Rosica. (Courtesy: Salt + Light)
Michael J. O’Loughlin October 13, 2017
Cardinal Farrell told Canadian young people: “Make a difference. Don’t let the world control you; don’t let it drag you down.”
The pre-synod meeting will be an opportunity for the church to listen to the hopes and concerns of young men and women.
Zac Davis September 05, 2017
Young adult Catholics suffer from lacking a community of other young adults, but we fundamentally suffer from a lack of a wider Catholic community. A parish can offer that — even without the hip young adult group.
World Youth Day pilgrims listen as Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport, Conn., speaks in 2016 at Sacred Heart Church in Krakow, Poland. The October 2018 Synod of Bishops at the Vatican will focus on young people. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
The Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16-to 29-year-olds around the world.