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Michele Dillon is a professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire. Her most recent book is Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal. The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not reflect the views of the University of New Hampshire.

Youths attending a pre-synod meeting participate in the Way of the Cross at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome on March 23. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Michele Dillon
The meeting of the Synod of Bishops on young people is an opportunity for an ongoing conversation between everyday lived experience and church teachings.