Archbishop Silvano Tomasi told a Rimini, Italy, gathering last month, ‘As people grow up, they want to change things … and if some of these values are not provided, are not concretely realized, then the temptation to look for some other solution becomes very strong.’
Bishop John Quinn of Winona, Minn., said this week of youth: "They're looking for the truth. One of them said to me, 'Bishop, just tell us the truth. Don't sugarcoat it. We want to know what the truth is.' And someone else said to me: 'You know, bishop, we've been told so many lies, throughout the culture and by other people. Just give us the truth.'”
Holy Father outlined the roots of the 'contemporary crisis of marriage and the family' to the bishops of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota March 9. Also on that day, he connected the New Evangelization and confession.
In the midst of rainstorm at the Madrid prayer vigil, 27-year-old recalls, 'We were not afraid at all because we could see that the first one who was serene was the Holy Father. He transmitted a lot of serenity, a lot of calmness.'
Catholic faithful pray for the victims of an attack on government headquarters in Norway that killed at least seven people and injured another 15, as well as for at least 20 young people who were killed after a gunman opened fire at a youth camp on July 22.