Every stage of life has its blessings and challenges, its gifts to offer the broader society and its blind spots. As young people, you are idealistic, full of energy to be advocates for justice and changing the world into a better place. It is a joy for me as your archbishop to see this energetic idealism in you when I visit your school. This is a great blessing, and it is the gift that you offer to the rest of us.
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will confer the ministries of catechist, lector, and acolyte upon lay men and