This Synod must not be allowed to take place.
The recent Pennsylvania grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church marks just the tip of the iceberg.
The Synod leadership is to include close friends of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and even, Cardinal Kevin Farrell, roommate of McCarrick’s for six years. This makes a mockery of the suffering of the clergy victims of this decades-old scandal.
Inviting young people from ages 16-29 to come to Rome to discuss vocations with bishops and cardinals who may have covered for predators or who may be predators themselves is offensive to the victims and a scandal to faithful Catholics.
The full extent of the clerical predation in the hierarchy will take years to uncover. Until it has, this Synod must be cancelled while the civil authorities and law enforcement fully investigate the breadth and depth of the clerical predation.
The 2018 Synod threatens moral and physical exploitation of the youth.
We the Catholic lay faithful demand that the Vatican stop the Synod on Young People 2018.
Sign the Petition to Stop the Synod.
See Elizabeth Yore’s Petition kickoff article HERE.