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A Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Bishops of Canada to Young People

In 2020 I had the opportunity to participate with a series of conversations with Catholic Bishops in Canada. These conversations have been compiled and analysed and a letter from the Catholic Bishops of Canada to young people has been released!

Young people are important to the Church of today and tomorrow. Their faith, creativity, dynamism, and vitality are a surge of hope that can change the world. It is to young people that this Pastoral Letter from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is addressed.

Issued on the anniversary of the death of Blessed Carlo Acutis, 12 October 2022, this Pastoral Letter is meant to inspire young Catholics to live their faith in an extraordinary way, encouraging them to strive toward holiness, and assuring them of the steadfast support and accompaniment of their Bishops along their individual journeys of faith.


  • Jesus encounters the teachers in the Temple

  • Walking and talking together

  • Technology and faith

  • The presence of Jesus in your life

  • Growing in faith: Learning over a lifetime

  • Mary, an influencer among us

  • Saint Kateri: a model of courage and perseverance

  • Carlos Acutis: a role model for young people in the 21st century

  • Be unique!

Download the letter here:

Pastoral Letter to Young People
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Or watch a 15 Minute video presentation:


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