Good thing. The whole idea of youth synods is preposterous, especially in view of the draft of the working document on the synod which states: “A working document for the upcoming Synod on Youth released in March — allegedly drafted by young people — stated that Catholic teaching on ‘contraception, abortion, homosexuality, cohabitation’ is ‘especially controversial’ and that ‘they [the kids] may want the Church to change her teaching.'” So much for the “youth” involved in this fiasco! On the other hand a youth conference in which the young adults come for traditional instruction in the true Faith and to receive inspiration as docile members of the Church in order that they may do battle against the hedonistic counter-culture is a wonderful thing.
LifeSIteNews, Maike Hickson and Pete Baklinski: Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia told a conference that had met to discuss the “young people” of the Church that in light of the abuse crisis in the Catholic Church he had written to Pope Francis asking him to cancel the upcoming Youth Synod set to take place in Rome. Report is here.