Commentary

7 Key Things Lacking in Youth Synod

CNS Staff

Judging from the working document that will guide the month-long meeting, seven key things essential for its success are lacking.

Commentary

Synod Report Displays Ignorance About Homeschooling

Patrick Reilly

At the Youth Synod in Rome this week, one of the bishops’ discussion groups made some disappointing and ignorant comments about Catholic homeschoolers.

Commentary / Where We Stand

Editorial: Youth Synod Goes Forward, Seemingly Headed on a Wide and Dangerous Path

CNS Staff

We have grave concerns that too many Synod organizers and gadflies with the ears of powerful officials are using it to dilute Church teachings and are plotting to have the Church move to meet them on the secular world’s easy, wide path.

Commentary

Authentic Accompaniment: A Better Way for the Synod

Dr. Daniel Guernsey

As the bishops prepare to discuss the best ways to accompany youth in their October synod, they may benefit from the following insights from Monsignor Luigi Giussani, a modern master on the accompaniment of youth.

Commentary

Youth Need Truth! A Better Way for the Synod

Dr. Daniel Guernsey

There is a danger that the Synod leaders will continue to soft-pedal the Truth of the Christ and leave young people lost in the relativism of modernity. Young people, like all of us, need our Holy Mother Church to boldly and confidently proclaim the Gospel.

Commentary

Freshman Orientation with a Purpose

Anthony Esolen

Orientation at a faithful Catholic college is ad Orientem, toward the rising and risen Christ.

Commentary

Never Tolerate Bad Apples

Sean Fitzpatrick

St. John Bosco knew the danger of tolerance when it came to evil, especially an evil attitude.

Commentary

Growing Your Faith on Campus

Kelly Salomon

The importance of the first couple weeks of a college semester cannot be overstated. It’s a critical time for you to get involved with your faith and activities that will help surround you with good friends…