What are young people to do when their role models have lost their moral standing? These last months have been tough for every Catholic: not only the disturbing revelations of the extensive abuse in Pennsylvania, but also the abuse and inappropriate behavior of a cardinal. What does this mean to young people today, who are looking for meaning in their lives? Despite the suffering caused by these scandals, which do call for action, there are still reasons to not lose hope. For example, at a recent gathering in Manila, Philippines, 6,000 young people experienced the power of true community and the Gospel put into practice. They shared their courageous choices, their songs and their dreams. If they discover their purpose, they can be a positive force for change in their local churches and countries.
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A young woman commits herself to building a more united world after being at Genfest 2018
What do the recent scandals tell us about the future of the church?
Genfest 2018 inspired young people worldwide to strengthen their commitment to overcome boundaries