Many teens feel forced into confirmation. We can still make Jesus real in their lives.

March 25, 2024 | America Magazine

By Stephanie Berrios|Claire Gaudiani | America Magazine

The sacrament of confirmation is the pathway to an adult faith life for young people. As their teachers, it is our job to help today’s confirmation class students meet and love Jesus and live his Gospel. But our job today poses unique challenges. The young people we teach breathe an air saturated by secular social media. Their school lives were transformed for several years by Covid-19. They inhabit an online world for formal and informal learning, for social relationships, for entertainment. Studies show they have lost trust in once-sacred institutions, including our church and our democracy.

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