World Youth Day

August 22, 2011

Pope Says Farewell to Youth at World Youth Day: Give a Bold Witness of Christian Living

Recitation of the Angelus Domini at Cuatro Vientos Airport, parting words, and announcement of next WYD in Brazil by Benedict XVI on Aug. 21.

August 22, 2011

WYD Madrid 2011 Encouraged Youth 'Built Up in Jesus Christ'

More coverage of the blessed events: Pilgrims' faith grew, the Pope heard confessions, and St. John of Avila declared a doctor of the Church.

August 21, 2011

The Final Blessings of World Youth Day: Prayer Vigil and Closing Mass

Our Register staffer reflects on the last days of WYD 2011 Madrid.

August 21, 2011

Pope Encourages Youth to Be Faithful Disciples of Christ at Closing Mass for WYD 2011

Full text of Pope Benedict's homily at Cuatro Vientos Airport in Madrid on Aug. 21.

August 20, 2011

Pope at Prayer Vigil Tells Youth to Remain in Christ's Love

Full text of homily Holy Father could not give entirely due to the rain on Aug. 20 at WYD.

August 20, 2011

Pope: Jesus, Mary and the Saints Show Us How to Experience Suffering

Text of Holy Father's address during visit to San José Foundation for Disabled Youth Aug. 20.

August 20, 2011

Pope Reminds Seminarians at World Youth Day to Follow Christ

Text from homily at Mass in the Cathedral of la Almudena in Madrid.

August 19, 2011

Day 5 in Madrid: The Way of the Cross and a Blessing by the Pope

Our Register staffer's faith-filled trip continues with reflections on the cross and feeling very blessed ... literally.

August 19, 2011

Pope Tells Youth 'May Christ's Love for Us Increase Your Joy' at Way of the Cross

Full text of Benedict XVI's speech in the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid.

August 19, 2011

Pope Encourages Young Religious Sisters and Professors to Teach the Truth at World Youth Day

August 19, 2011

Catholic Madrid Will Awe World Youth Day Pilgrims

Highlights include centuries-old churches and world's highest chapel. Aug. 14 issue feature.

August 19, 2011

'Use These Days to Know Christ Better,' Pope Benedict Tells Youth at World Youth Day

Young people give Holy Father an enthusiastic greeting in Madrid.

August 19, 2011

Cardinal O'Malley to WYD Youth: Go to Mass and Bring Your Friends

The archbishop of Boston said: 'It is at the Sunday Eucharist that we learn our identity as Christ’s family, where we witness to each other that we are believers and that we want to live as Jesus’ disciples.'

August 18, 2011

Day 4 in Madrid: The Pope Has Arrived!

Our Register staffer's adventures continue amongst different cultures but one faith.

August 18, 2011

Cardinal George and Archbishop Chaput Encourage WYD Youth in Their Friendship With God

In catechesis and Eucharistic adoration events, the bishops shared how important faith should be in young people's lives.

August 18, 2011

World Youth Day Emphasizes Being Reconciled to God

August 17, 2011

Archbishop Dolan Prays With Young New Yorkers at WYD

Archbishop Dolan leads evening prayer service for hundreds of youth at World Youth Day.

August 17, 2011

Why We Wanted to Go to World Youth Day

Before heading to Madrid, young pilgrims express excitement about taking part in the faith-filled festivities. Aug. 14 issue feature.

August 17, 2011

Pope Benedict: 'Mary Fully Lived Her Existence'

The Holy Father also asked for prayers for World Youth Day at his Aug. 17 audience. He will attend WYD Aug. 18-21.

August 17, 2011

Cardinal Tells Youth Faith Is an Adventure at World Youth Day's First Mass

Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko: 'Faith is possible. It is in fact a wonderful adventure that allows us to discover the magnitude and beauty of our lives.'

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