Pope to Youth: Don’t abandon God because of ‘attacks of evil’ in the Church

Carol Glatz of CNS News reports:

Pope Benedict XVI has urged young people not to abandon their faith in God because of the “attacks of evil” within the Church.

In a foreword to a new catechism edited specifically for young people, he said: “Carry intact the fire of your love in this Church every time that men have obscured her face.”

The new Youth Catechism, also called “YouCat”, will be included in each pilgrim backpack for World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid.

The Pope said he wanted to supplement the Catechism of the Catholic Church by translating it “into the language of young people and make its words penetrate their world”.

In the foreword, the Pope urged everyone to study the catechism “with passion and perseverance” either alone, in study groups or in exchanges with others online.

Today’s Christians really need to understand their faith more than ever before in order to resist modern day challenges and temptations, he wrote.

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6 thoughts on “Pope to Youth: Don’t abandon God because of ‘attacks of evil’ in the Church

  1. Catholic Defender says:

    Hello Peter,

    Thank you for the link. I read the whole article and it’s clear that the Pope is concern about the faith of those Catholics who are still struggling with their faith. The link is in my blog thanking you for sharing what the Holy Father is thinking. God bless you.

  2. davide says:

    I think James D. gets his kicks upsetting off faithful Catholics…huge mistake….correction blunder..huge blunder….

  3. James D says:

    Really? The church IS the people. This amounts to the hierarchy saying they aren’t responsible for their actions, and the people that are under their guidance. I prefer to hold them accountable for the damage they have done to the church. The fact that 1 in 3 American Catholics will leave the church. They are in charge of leading this church and have the ability to correct the problems. They choose not to.

    1. Martin says:

      James D,

      How do you come to the conclusion that “this amounts to the hierarchy saying they aren’t responsible for their actions?”

    2. Bruce says:

      You said: “This amounts to the hierarchy saying they aren’t responsible for their actions” I’m not sure what nation you are a citizen of, or which language you speak, but this conclusion is (at best) erroneous and (at worst) woefully dumb. You also said: “They are in charge of leading this church and have the ability to correct the problems.” And they have. Pope Benedict being, by far, at the head of the effort. His work has reduced abuse in the Church to far below that of public schools in the United States, and even further below homes where homosexuals and cohabitators reside. Unless, of course, you seem to want to increase recognition of the latter, and promote such lifestyles, in which case the Pope’s efforts would be misguided in your “bizarro” world. :)

      1. Justin says:

        @Bruce

        That’s exactly what he wants. Almost all of his posts on this blog have been pro-sodomy and pro-abortion and generally under the catagory of crypto-Catholic talk.

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