Defending Church a top priority among young people, CCO survey finds
Young people are calling for more outreach from the Catholic Church.
According to a national survey conducted in January by Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), the top three areas young people believe are most important for the Catholic Church are: defending the truths of Catholicism, finding relevant ways to engage the world and evangelization/missionary work. Each of those areas were identified in about 60 per cent of the responses.Among the issues that youth “struggle with,” 79 per cent said life issues, including abortion, physician-assisted death and stem cell research. That was followed by sexuality and marriage issues (78 per cent) and