Global – Youth Synod 2018: the Jesuit challenge

The Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment held last October holds particular importance for Jesuits who deal with young people in their schools and parishes. “The Pope wants the Church to become a discerning Church, so that means our schools, our parishes have to be discerning institutions that help people learn how to discern, to teach people how to listen to the Holy Spirit in their hearts,” said Fr Tom Reese SJ in a video posted on the new Jesuits global website. Fr Reese, a Senior Analyst at Religion News Service, says that young people desire a sense of community, to connect with friends who share the same values as they do. Read more…