Observing the Faces and the Character of Devout Catholic Youth
David Warren observes the faces of the Catholic youth attending World Youth Day 2002, finding them happy, good and respectful of each other, their elders and the Catholic faith.
Having interviewed two of the local young Catholic faithful attending the conference from Port Angeles Wash., Amanda Haas, 17, and Matt Dubeau, 21, of Queen of Angles, I would agree. I disagreed with much of their theology and much of their devotion, but seeing devout young Christians is always heartwarming.
I was glad I was the one to interview them and write the story because I could understand their faith, I wasn’t making fun of Pedophilia scandals and the feebleness of John Paul II.
As Warren said, “I'm an Anglican myself; but hurrah for the Catholics!”