Christus Vivit 186: Blurring Distinctions In People

In Chapter Six here, Pope Francis continues with the theme, Young people with roots. His Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation is on this link at the Vatican site. A simple caution for those who have any interest at all in young people:

186. Today, in fact, we see a tendency to “homogenize” young people, blurring what is distinctive about their origins and backgrounds, and turning them into a new line of malleable goods. This produces a cultural devastation that is just as serious as the disappearance of species of animals and plants.[cf Laudato Si’ (24 May 2015), 145]

Sometimes people in the Church do it too. (Young people want traditional stuff. Young people are bothered by the Church’s attitude toward women, gays, etc..)

For this reason, in addressing young indigenous people gathered in Panama, I encouraged them to “care for your roots, because from the roots comes the strength that is going to make you grow, flourish and bear fruit”.[Video Messsage for the World Meeting of Indigenous Youth in Panama (17-21 January 2019): L’Osservatore Romano, 19 January 2019, 8]

Any comments?

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Christus Vivit 186: Blurring Distinctions In People

  1. Liam says:

    The blurring is accompanied, contrapuntally, by a sorting by desires for things, services, ideas and experiences that make the laws of kashruth seem tame by comparison.

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