YArespond is a collection of Catholic young adults invested in pursuing informed and holistic responses to the clergy abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. We’ve organized community dialogues, created resources for parishes, published a letter with recommendations for change, and written pieces from both personal and professional perspectives.

“That commitment to rebuilding the Church — the mission that once captivated the heart of another young adult, St. Francis of Assisi — is equally evident in the open letter to me that young adults and other members of our archdiocese recently published”

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis

The Mezzo Consortium is a monthly creative writing workshop based in the Twin Cities. We consist primarily of Catholics interested in the relationship between faith and writing, though rather than focusing on religious topics, we hope to write fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction that gives a real and grounded account of the world around us.