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Young people in Archstl share insights ahead of 2018 bishops’ synod

Lauren Scharmer, director of youth ministry for St. Louis Life Teen, led prayer during a meeting of the teen ministry at Bishop DuBourg High School.

For Lauren Scharmer, youth ministry is more than giving teens a place to hang out once a week to talk about their faith. The Church, she said, is there to help them understand the relational aspect of the Church — and its desire to help young people become closer in relationship with God.

Synod members are focused on helping families, Archbishop Gomez says

VATICAN CITY -- While "a few problems" are grabbing media headlines, members of the Synod of Bishops on the family are highlighting the good things happening in the Catholic Church and identifying programs they think should be done better, said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles.

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