Skip to comments.Keep shouting, don't become anesthetized, pope tells young people
Posted on 03/25/2018 9:36:21 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, starting Holy Week services leading to Easter, urged young people on Sunday to keep shouting and not allow the older generations to silence their voices or anesthetize their idealism.
Francis spoke a day after hundreds of thousands of young Americans and their supporters answered a call to action from survivors of last months Florida high school massacre and rallied across the United States to demand tighter gun laws.
He did not mention the demonstrations. Catholic News Service (CNS) said Gabriella Zuniga, 16, and her sister Valentina, 15, both students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where 17 people were killed in February, attended the service with their parents.
CNS posted a photo of the two holding up signs in St. Peters Square, with one reading, Protect Our Children, Not Our Guns.
The 81-year-old Francis led a long and solemn Palm Sunday service before tens of thousands in the square, many of them young people there for the Catholic Churchs World Day of Youth.
Francis led a procession in front of the largest church in Christendom to commemorate the day the Bible says Jesus rode into Jerusalem and was hailed as a savior, only to be crucified five days later.
YOU HAVE IT IN YOU TO SHOUT
Drawing on biblical parallels, Francis urged the young people in the crowd not to let themselves be manipulated.
The temptation to silence young people has always existed, Francis said in the homily of a Mass.
There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible. Many ways to anesthetize them, to make them keep quiet, ask nothing, question nothing. There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive, he said.
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What’s with this pope? He seems to have gone off the rails.
Frankie is just another Obama wannabe.
Hes a commie POS
A useful idiot for the radical globalist left.
Chaos, anarchy and a call to arms. This sounds more out of the George Soros “how to de-stabilize a country” playbook. Satan smiles.
Read his public statements, and it’s hard to reach the inevitable conclusion that there’s nothing religious about this man at all.
I’m sure the pope was referring to the young people in Europe being groomed, raped, beaten and murdered by muslim invaders.
urged the young people in the crowd not to let themselves be manipulated.
It's the ones who are shouting who are the manipulated ones.
On a crazy train.
I sure would like to know what they had on Benedict.
I need another cup of coffee.
Be careful what you ask for, Frankie, you just might get it.
A lot of those ‘young people’ are bound to do what they did to priests during the Spanish Civil War.
The MP5s and SG 550s aren't.
"When you have to SHOUT, SHOUT. Don't talk."
The natural disposition is always to believe. It is acquired wisdom and experience only that teach incredulity, and they very seldom teach it enough. The wisest and most cautious of us all frequently gives credit to stories which he himself is afterwards both ashamed and astonished that he could possibly think of believing. — Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759)
Shout....Shout....let it all out....