Another lost opportunity for The Walking Ignorant to be fed the Faith from our Pope and learn something to save their souls.
Before clicking play on the video I read the description...
Quote: April 2017 - The Pope Video: Young people have in their hands the challenge of building a more just future, a future of solidarity. Let us support them. Let’s pray with the Pope that our youth will respond and work generously for the changes the world needs.
“I know that you, young people, don’t want to be duped by a false freedom, always at the beck and call of momentary fashions and fads. I know that you are aiming high. Is that true, or am I wrong?”
Don’t leave it to others to be the protagonists of change.
You are the ones who hold the future! I ask you to be builders of the world, to work for a better world. Do you accept the challenge?
Pray with me for young people, that they might know how to respond generously to the vocation God has given them, and immerse themselves in the great causes of the world.”
Then I watched the video. *sigh*
What "great causes of the world" is the Pope telling our youth to get involved with? What "work for a better world" does Pope Francis want from the next generation?
-Ending abortion? Nope.
-Promoting chastity and modesty? Nope.
-Protesting euthanasia? Nope.
-Faithfulness to their Catholic Faith (attending Mass, Confession, etc)? Nope.
-Does Pope Francis ask for vocations to the priesthood and religious life? Nope.
-Evangelizing the world with the One True Faith? Nope.
-Saving souls? Nope.
-Helping refugees off rafts? *DING!*DING!*
The images are of ONE thing...getting refugees off rafts.
That's how the youth, according to Pope Francis can build a better future for themselves and the world.
[Note: Refugees was the theme in numerous previous months also.]
Catholic laity...young and old are spiritually starving to death because our clergy refuse to feed us the Faith Christ gave the Church. I'm not saying we don't help those in need, I am saying we too have needs -spiritual needs- and the Church is not fulfilling those needs.
Instead our clergy stuff social justice causes at us every day. The Catholic Church is raising up secular laity to live in and be part of a secular world without putting God first.
Want to truly make the world a better place?
Raise up better Catholics! Convert people! Imagine that?
Teach us the Faith Christ gave the Church. Too many Catholics are The Walking Ignorant because our clergy are so busy telling us about immigration and climate change that we almost never have the opportunity of hearing a Catholic priest teach the authentic Faith.
This nonsense from the Vatican is disheartening.
Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner