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Over 100 Young People . . . Tell Synod-Bound Scottish Archbishop: We Love Catholic Doctrine

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By DOROTHY CUMMINGS McLEAN

EDINBURGH, Scotland (LifeSiteNews) — Over 100 young Catholics have a message for the Scottish archbishop chosen to attend the Youth Synod: We love the doctrines of the Church.
The Catholics aged 18 to 35 signed a letter to Archbishop Leo Cushley of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh sharing their thoughts on their faith. While expressing their gratitude for the ministry they have experienced in Scotland, the writers worry that some synod members are suggesting that “difficult aspects” of Catholic doctrine should be “downplayed and even put aside.”
“Some even imply that priests who hold to orthodox teaching are out of touch with the lives of lay people, and of young people especially. However, it is in fact this line of thought that is utterly in contradiction to our lived experience,” they wrote. (The full letter is published below.)
The young people said that it was the “uniquely Catholic” aspects of the faith that keep them in the Church, not concerns it shares with social clubs, political parties, or NGOs (non-governmental organizations).
“What matters is precisely the Church’s claim to truth; Her liturgy and Sacraments; Her transcendent doctrine, communicated in teaching but also through beauty and goodness; Her understanding of the human person, laid out so powerfully for the modern world by St. John Paul II; and Her moral teaching, that while so very challenging, also offers the only path to true joy and human flourishing as we see in the lives of the saints,” they wrote.
Only these things, they said, were worth the sacrifice to become and/or remain Catholic despite “increasing cultural pressure.”
The young people also support orthodox priests. They wrote that priests who teach the “fullness” of Catholic doctrine bring “the light of Christ” into their lives.
“Far from being ‘out of touch,’ it is those priests who proclaim orthodox teaching in its fullness with joy and courage who have brought the light of Christ into our lives,” they wrote.
Such priests have offered them Christ’s mercy “which does not pretend human brokenness is irremediable, but truly heals and gives the grace we need to live new lives of virtue,” they said. “To those priests, we are unendingly grateful.”
The young writers suggested that the majority of their generation hasn’t rejected authentic Catholicism but only a “misunderstood shadow” of it. Instead of innovations, they asked the archbishop for more beautiful liturgies and devotions; joyful examples of all the vocations; priests who are fathers instead of administrators, presiders, or pals; and a “proactive” response to the breakdown in family life.
“The Church must be proactive and not merely reactive in facing the crisis affecting marriage and the family,” they wrote.

“A Life Of Holiness”

Archbishop Cushley told LifeSiteNews via his press officer that he will be communicating the views of Scotland’s young people at the synod.
“I am looking forward to the Synod on young people and to the opportunity to put not only my own views but also those of the young people who have approached me and spoke with me as I prepared to come here,” he wrote.
“I have also met with many young people since coming to Edinburgh, including many young adults who wish to know and love Jesus Christ and to deepen their Catholic faith, and I have them in mind too as we get ready,” he continued.
“I hope to be able to express in their name their great desire for a life of holiness, led by good and wise pastors who will bring them to Christ by their words, witness, and actions. Please pray for us bishops and other delegates, including the young people at the Synod, and for those we endeavor to serve in these days!”
Ricardo German, a Brazilian student in Edinburgh, told LifeSiteNews that he signed the letter so that the archbishop would understand how important orthodox priests are to the young.
“In my three years in Scotland, Sunday Mass has been the place where I felt welcomed the most,” he said.
“That is because our priest constantly reassures us of God’s readiness to forgive us if we seek His forgiveness through Reconciliation and through amending our actions.”
“I believe that is where rests the utmost importance of young Catholics reaching out to our Archbishop: so that His Grace can be made even more aware of our dire need for priests who, instead of telling us that we are ‘perfect the way we are,’ will encourage us to correct our failings and our imperfection through the Sacraments and the study of the Church’s perennial Doctrine,” he continued.
Margaret Akers, an American who married a Scottish convert to Catholicism, told LifeSiteNews that she felt warmly welcomed by the Church in Scotland and signing the letter was their way to say thank you.
“The formation we have received through communities for young Catholics has been so important to us over the last six years,” she told LifeSiteNews.
“Therefore, this letter was an opportunity for us to say thank you to those who have helped in our proper catechesis, and to celebrate the beauty in Catholic teaching. It is our hope to see all young people receive the love, support, and Truth we have received.”
“Thankfully, so many young Catholics in Scotland share this desire and we hope to communicate that to His Grace [Archbishop Cushley] ahead of this most important Synod.”

The Text Of The
Letter To Cushley

Open Letter to Archbishop Leo Cushley

Your Grace, Most Rev. Leo Cushley, archbishop of St. Andrews & Edinburgh. We write to you in advance of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” As young Catholics across Scotland, we would like to express our hopes and concerns for the future of the Church in this country.
In some of the discourse surrounding the synod, we have noted a trend of suggesting that difficult aspects of the Church’s teaching, in matters of morals and matters of Faith, need to be downplayed, or even put aside, in order to be relevant to people’s lives and sensitive to their difficulties.
Some even imply that priests who hold to orthodox teaching are out of touch with the lives of lay people, and of young people especially. However, it is in fact this line of thought that is utterly in contradiction to our lived experience.
What made us become and/or remain Catholic, against ever increasing cultural pressure, are those aspects of the Faith that are uniquely Catholic, not things that can be found in social clubs, in NGOs, or in political parties. What matters is precisely the Church’s claim to truth; Her liturgy and Sacraments; Her transcendent doctrine, communicated in teaching but also through beauty and goodness; Her understanding of the human person, laid out so powerfully for the modern world by St. John Paul II; and Her moral teaching, that while so very challenging, also offers the only path to true joy and human flourishing as we see in the lives of the saints.
These are the things that convince us that here is something worth the sacrifice, something good for us and for every human being.
Young Catholics are inspired by the heroic virtue espoused by the Church, in opposition to the cynicism and pessimism of postmodern culture. A Faith that merely legitimizes the habits we would otherwise have anyway is simply not worth it. Far from being “out of touch,” it is those priests who proclaim orthodox teaching in its fullness with joy and courage who have brought the light of Christ into our lives, and really offered us His Mercy — the remedy for a broken world, which does not pretend human brokenness is irremediable, but truly heals and gives the grace we need to live new lives of virtue. To those priests, we are unendingly grateful.
Sadly, far too few young people have encountered this fullness of the Faith lived out visibly and confidently. A young Catholic father in America recently wrote to Archbishop Chaput that “The disastrous effect that Beige Catholicism (as Bishop Robert Barron aptly describes it) has had on my generation can’t be overstated” (“From the Heart of a Young Father,” [Most Rev.] Charles Chaput, First Things, April 18, 2018).
God has, in His mysterious ways, providentially and gratuitously blessed us with encounters, pastors, and formation that many of our peers have not had. We desperately want to share this great gift with so many lapsed and non-Catholics among our family, friends, and colleagues, who have not rejected Catholicism but a poorly understood shadow of it. If the synod is to bear fruit, it is with this task that it must help us.
We need to ensure that our local Catholic communities are permeated with a Catholic worldview, and unashamed that such an orientation is very different from the prevailing cultural trends. The Sacramental life, beyond just Sunday Mass, needs to be obviously and visibly the foundation of Catholic existence. We must draw on our rich heritage to ensure the liturgy is celebrated with beauty and splendor so as to reveal and draw us into the profound mysteries taking place.
We need to see the various vocations lived out fully and joyfully, with parishes and dioceses forming a living iconography of Faith, so that we can discern God’s will for our own lives, not in isolation but in an ecclesial context.
Young people need the chance to get to know our priests as priests — not just as administrators, nor presiders rushing from church to church, nor again merely as pals, but as fathers, whose fatherhood is rooted in their Sacramental identity as men called and set apart to absolve and to offer the Holy Sacrifice. Young Catholics find priests who live their vocation to celibacy faithfully and joyfully to be highly credible witnesses to the joys and challenges of life in Christ.
The Church must be proactive and not merely reactive in facing the crisis affecting marriage and the family. To a large extent, Catholic married life has come to be treated as little different from secular relationships. Our economic and social structures are based almost entirely around a presumption of contraception, and this makes it extremely difficult for any couples who live faithfully according to God’s commandments. So many of our generation are living with the consequences of broken families, and this has engendered a cynicism about marriage.
However, these young people have never been shown an alternative and therefore the Church has a great opportunity and obligation to clearly, confidently, and joyfully proclaim the truth about marriage.
Young Catholics have a right to hear these truths at a local level so that our parishes are consciously supportive of the vocation to holiness in married life. This is vital since it is firstly in the family that vocations are fostered and it is on this foundation that an authentic renewal of Catholic culture and the life of the Church will be built.
There is no doubt that discovering and living out one’s vocation is very difficult in the modern world, as indeed it has been in every age. However, we know that God’s grace is enough for us and we hope and pray that a renewed Faith and confidence in this will suffuse the Church and inspire young people to discern and live out their vocations faithfully.
Entrusting the synod to the intercession of St. John, youngest of the Apostles, we assure you of our prayers.

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Signed: Gerald Bonner, Conor and Naomi Gildea, Ruairidh MacLennan, Christopher and Margaret Akers,
Thomas Joseph Burns, Etienne Charpy, Grace Deighan, Euan Fairholm, Elena Feick, Elaine Furmage, Ricardo German, Christopher Grant, Caitlin Hainsworth, Rosemary Healy, Declan Jennow, Andrew Kelly, Arpad Stephen Kuffler, Rebecca MacKinnon, Katy Mallon, Bernhard Massani, James Joseph McDonald, Jamie McGowan, Andrew McManus.
And: Calum and Rachel Munro, Aoife Ong, Megan Pawelczyk, Martin Ramage, Michael and Allie Robinson, Molly-Rose Smith, Victoria Stephens, Caitlin Tennent, Brian Timmons, Christina Viegelmann, Calum Douglas Wilson, Samuel Begbie, Celia Gabriela Alvarez, Campano Greta Cydzikait, Sean Deighan, James Michael Farrell, Michael Fenn, Paul Aidan Gallacher, Lewis Giacchetto, Louise Grant, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hamid.
And: Myriam Heggarty, Maryfrances Jennow, John Kennedy, Kenneth Law, Cailean MacLennan, Sarah Mallon, Anna McCourt, Callum McGinley, Liam McKechnie, Ross Gregory Mitchell, Niall and Ruth O Coinleain, Matthew Pace, Fraser and Jane Pearce, Stefan Rastocky, Matthew Sheppard, Thomas Starkie, Andrew Stewart, Aidan Timmoney, Mihnea Vlad Turcanu, Maria Ward, Rebecca Wood, Anna Benova, Stuart James Campbell, Clare Deighan, Deryn Teoh En-Jie.
And: Catherine Farrelly, Naomi Forrester, Joseph and Julie Geoghegan, Julie Gilmore, James Edward Greechan, Simon Hanzal, Felicity Howard, Lily Kearns, Ethan SH Kim, Carter Lyon, John Patrick Mallon, Alexander Masir, Charis McCrosson, Ciaran McGonigle, Roisin McLaren, James Mulholland, Hannah O’Neill, Katharina Alice Patommel, Miguel and Maria Carolina, Pereira da Silva, Andrew Robertson, Bartosz Skrzypczak, Petre and Mollie Stegaroiu, John Stockdale, Erin Timmoney, Henry Viall, Ian and Kristiina Watt, Oscar Wright.

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