Thursday, April 28, 2005

Catholic Teens Attracted to Ancient Religious Practices

Juventutem Contingent to World Youth Day 2005 is Devoted to the Latin Mass

“Juventutem” is an international delegation of traditional Catholic youth attending World Youth Day 2005 in Germany. These young Catholics are devoted to the traditional Latin Mass, a 1500 year-old rite which has the approval of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

(PRWEB) April 28, 2005 -- Vespers? Benediction? Mass … in Latin? Many Catholics have never even heard of these things, much less ever participated in them. But for the Juventutem crowd, such ancient Roman Catholic devotions are a typical part of their ordinary day.
Three cardinals and six bishops will be part of Juventutem: Cardinal Francis George, Cardinal Francis Arinze, and Cardinal George Pell have agreed to either lead rosaries with the group or pray vespers and benediction. Bishops Fernando Arêas Rifan, George Alencherry, and André-Mutien Léonard; and Archbishops Wolfgang Haas, Georg Eder, and Raymond Burke will also participate.

This is really a blessing to hear. And our own Archbishop Burke, who has been extraordinairily generous in permitting the Tridentine Mass in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, will be there to help!

A brief profile and picture of each participating Cardinal and Bishop can be seen here.

More here.

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