Cardinal: Church Should ‘Meet People Where They Are’

15 February 2018

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, spoke recently at The Lay Centre [in Rome] benefit evening in Washington, D.C. He focused on how the Church can assist young people in their faith and vocational discernment, saying that the Church should “collaborate in the joy of young people rather than be tempted to take control of their faith.”

Such an approach reminds us that Cornelia Connelly “developed an educational system based on trust and reverence for the dignity of every human being.” She exhorted Holy Child educators to carry this spirit to students of diverse backgrounds as they sought to respond to “the wants of the age” in which they lived.

You can watch Cardinal Tobin speak in the video below.

Mentoring can help bridge gap between church and youth, says cardinal

By Laura Ieraci

WASHINGTON — Accompanying young people in a style similar to that of Pope Francis can help to “bridge the ever-widening gap” between the church and young people, said Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.s.S.R.

The archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, was the main speaker at The Lay Centre benefit evening Feb. 5, where he shared his reflections on the theme, “You Will Be My Witnesses: A Mentoring Church.”

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