Engage young Catholics now, says pastoral expert at priests’ assembly


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A leading expert on pastoral theology has underscored that the Catholic Church must quickly and effectively engage young Catholics through dialogue, awareness, listening, respect, humility, patience and creativity — or its future looks dim.

In the June 25 opening presentation at the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests‘ annual assembly held June 25-27 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Franciscan Sr. Katarina Schuth did not minimize challenges in reaching millennial Catholics.

Franciscan Sr. Katarina Schuth addresses the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests on challenges of evangelizing young Catholics June 25 at the Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Courtesy AUSCP/Paul Leingang)

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