Ryan Eggenberger has written this piece to present what young Catholics legitimately need and expect from their priests.
Often I reflect upon the situations that my generation and younger are experiencing, their "skill-set" and "ill-set," their gifts and crosses (received and chosen). Ryan clearly recognizes himself as part of a minority--faithful Catholics under 40 (maybe he is under 30, I don't know). We want the exception to become the norm! What are we priests willing to do about it?
Enter Ryan's posting. Consider whether you, patient reader, are interested in these things. Consider whether your brother or sister, niece or nephew, son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, wants these things. And be not afraid. Nil desperandum!