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Catholic Church: The Millenial Generation
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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04/17/2008
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For the first time Pope Benedict XVI is visiting the United States.

 

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Father David Manna of Saint James Church in Manchester: Photo by George GoodrichFather David Manna of Saint James Church in Manchester: Photo by George GoodrichThe american media has been inundated with news of the arrival of Pope Benedict the 16th. It's his first visit to this country, and he plans to hold large masses in Washington and New York City that will draw tens of thousands.

But, despite the interest in the visit among both Catholics and non-Catholics, there are many questions being raised about the state of the church itself. Questions about inclusion, abortion, and the priest sex scandal. Questions about the influence of secularism and whether young people are listening to the Pope's "conservative" message about key social issues.

Today, where we live, we're going to look at the state of the Catholic Church today, especially among young people, and we'd like to hear from you.

Later, we'll hear from a priest who is taking a group of young people to see the pope, and we'll talk about a website that caters to catholics in their 20s and 30s.

Brian Klock, Senior at East Catholic High School: Photo by George GoodrichBrian Klock, Senior at East Catholic High School: Photo by George Goodrich

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State of the Catholic Church today - Barbara Bradley Heggarty's

Apropos Pope Benedict's visit,Barbara B-H said how vibrant the Roman Cath Church is in the USA, whereas the churches in Europe "are basically empty".

My question is, hs she ever /lately visited England, Sctland, Ireland, France, Italy Spain or Portugal? She cannot have, or she would have seen extremely vibrant, busy, well attended churches.

Hers was surely a throw away line and unworthy of th subject. Please note I speak as an ordained woman priest - and the Catholic Church is against women priests of course - but I know the Roman Catholic church in Europe (I'm European, here in ministry in the USA) and I don't like sloppy reporting which gives a false picture.

Thank you

God's Bessings

Pastor Lesley, An Episcopal Priest in Connecticut