Santorum told the graduates that when they are rebelling against modern culture, they are not called by God to be necessarily successful, but rather to be faithful.
MURDER : Why Abortion Isn't ImportantDoes that mean I advocate that pro-lifers should stop being obsessed by matters affecting the sanctity of life? Of course not. If we are not obsessed by life and death, we might as well not be obsessed by anything. What I do advocate, however, is that pro-lifers increase their obsession-not just with life matters, but with the whole state of Western society. We need to be obsessed by the state of utter desolation into which Western society is throwing itself. It may well be (as I believe) that what is left of Western civilization is doomed to extinction-but doing and caring nothing about it is just not an option. It is not only on what we achieve (and we may achieve a lot in the short or medium term), but on what we defend that we will be judged. This is where you come in. I believe of all the great gifts God has given to the young, the greatest of these are energy, idealism, and rebelliousness.
This is where you come in. I believe of all the great gifts God has given to the young, the greatest of these are energy, idealism, and rebelliousness.
The Restorationist Rebellion Miss Georgia Hamann, age 17, is a student at Pensacola Christian College and a veteran of the Robert Welch University summer camp program.
A counterculture teen may differ from his peers in his tastes, but a restorationist is much more than a person who despises decadent music, piercing, and obscene clothing. Restorationists are primarily defined by an unshakeable passionate resolve. Our values are not mere intellectual ideals. Our resolve consists of an ardent zeal united with a strong character that motivates us to act on our beliefs. Because we believe in God, we are resolved that we will maintain our life of virtue despite the temporary pleasures we may sacrifice. Because we believe in family, we are resolved that we will maintain a single-income, home-educated household despite the resultant economic hardships. Because we believe in our country, we are resolved that we will uphold the Constitution and work to restore it, despite the sacrifice we make in time and effort.
They're called Generation Y, the Millennials and Echo Boomers. Regardless of what they're called, there are 60 million of them currently between the ages of 8 and 23, compared to the mere 17 million in Generation X before them.
Advertisers caught on very quickly, recognizing the tremendous buying power of this upcoming generation, and adjusted their messages and products accordingly.
Now everything from politicians to church groups are studying, analyzing and trying to influence this upcoming generation of young adults. They all recognize that the sheer numbers provide this generation with the ability to change society and political landscapes of the future.
The good news is, Gen Yers are spiritual, optimistic, ambitious and idealistic. They want the truth and want to do what's right. This generation does not want to be like their parents. They want to be and do better. Since many come from homes of divorce and/or are latchkey kids, they want stable marriages and homes for themselves and their children. Gen Yers are also primarily pro-life on abortion. They believe the unborn child is "pure potential" and could be the very person who finds a cure for cancer or AIDS.
This generation is also highly intelligent, inquisitive and accustomed to getting information with the click of a mouse. They are, in fact, the computer generation.
Do they have insecurities, problems, peer and adult pressures and concerns of all kinds? Of course they do - they're growing adolescents. The real question is: Will they maintain their current positive attitudes and pro-life/pro-family values into adulthood? That all depends upon who reaches their hearts and minds over the next several years.
The Internet is the Gen Y medium of choice, beating out TV, radio and even the telephone. They get all of their information, talk with friends and make decisions "on line." Everything is only a click away. In January 2001, Gen Y ranked second only to the 35-to-49-year-old business users in Internet use per month and will likely exceed them in 2003. Their primary uses of the Internet are to communicate, be entertained and acquire information.
Based upon three years of research and a year's worth of website development, The Caring Foundation is launching a multifaceted website designed specifically for the Gen Yers with a target date of January 20 or soon thereafter. The site's content, design, interactivity, etc., have been evaluated and approved by demographically and ethnically diverse teens from across the country.
This part of the site provides fetal development facts in the form of quick, cool comebacks in everyday conversations with friends and parents. These will connect their experiences before birth with who they are today.
Mr. Santorum talks a great game, but he has to explain to me why a New Jersey resident like me should ever take him seriously again after he came through this state a few years ago campaigning for the most rabidly pro-abortion Republican in the country, Christie Todd Whitman.
I wonder how much time he spent trying to convince her not to veto New Jersey's partial birth abortion ban. /sarcasm off/
Gotta LOVE it!
This a a great organization!! They have done some fantastic research into the pro-life issue, and have helped mold the pro-life message sent out to women, especially those college-aged, facing unplanned pregnancies.
Why aren't there more Jesuits like Cardinal Dulles? I guess he was in formation long before the time of the 'post-modern Jesuits' who ruined at least a generation of novices to the Order with their ambivalence in teaching the Faith! By extension, those novices, later turned priests and teachers garbled the Faith for millions of Catholics who now just don't KNOW what the Church teaches anymore, so they couldn't defend it if they wanted to!
now it's personal...