The week leading up to World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro has been full of surprises. Our small band of 12 from EWTN embarked on a journey that has touched and, I dare say, shaken each of us to the core. We have been surprised not merely by some significant changes in events, or witnessing up close the Pope’s warmth and gestures, which have become a kind of “Francis trademark,” but the real surprise is how each of our own hearts have been deeply touched by Pope Francis' message to the youth from every continent gathered here in Brazil.
The theme, “Go, and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19) is a Gospel text meant for each and every Christian, not merely for the young. In his...READ MORE