By Mary DeTurris Poust
My teenage son and I are winging our way from upstate New York to Indianapolis today to join 20,000+ teens at the biennial National Catholic Youth Conference. I won't be able to blog while I'm away since I'll have limited computer access -- and kids to chaperone. My parish is sending 22 teens, which is pretty amazing. And a dozen parents signed on as well.
The numbers are impressive all around. Our diocese, the Diocese of Albany, has close to 300 people attending, including Bishop Howard Hubbard, who will celebrate Mass for us today and spend the day with us on Friday in between a bishops' meeting in Washington, D.C., and an ad limina visit in Rome.
If you want to know more about this amazing event, click HERE. There will be live streaming of some portions of the conference, so check it out. I'll be back on Monday with reflections and observations.