Youth synod document says faith can combat relativism

VATICAN CITY – The Synod of Bishops released Thursday an English translation of the final document of the 2018 session on young people, faith and vocational discernment. The document encourages young people to seek an authentic encounter with God, instead of adopting a morally relativistic outlook on life.

U.S. bishops to gather for seven days of prayer and reflection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Catholic bishops from across the United States will begin the new year taking part in a seven-day spiritual retreat at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago, January 2–8, 2019. Capuchin Friar Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household, will direct the retreat on the theme “He appointed Twelve,…

Archbishop Sartain releases Christmas video greetings

SEATTLE – Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has released two Christmas video greetings, in English and Spanish. “Christmas reminds us that God himself has come to earth,” the archbishop says in the videos. “May you have the joy of knowing that the Savior has been born for you.”