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World Youth Day 2011

Pope, At World Youth Day, Laments Hedonism, Greedy Economy

Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI lamented the "superficiality, consumerism and hedonism" of contempo...

World Youth Day: Many Little Unforgettable Moments

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

World Youth Day is big. Really big. But amidst the crowds and the inconveniences, it also has been an opportunity for many little but oftentimes unforgettable moments.

WATCH: Madrid Protests Ahead of Pope's Visit

Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion

Not all of the visitors in Madrid this week for the Catholic Church's World Youth Day are celebrating. Abortion and the Church's policy on contracepti...

WATCH: Pope Arrives At World Youth Day In Madrid

Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion

Footage of Pope Benedict XVI arriving in Madrid for this week's World Youth Day festivities. Click over to our World Youth Day photo gallery for more ...

World Youth Day: Seeking Jesus On The Crowded Streets Of Madrid

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

The energy of over a million pilgrims seeking Jesus is palpable here, as is the joyful encounter with Christ that is taking place at huge events like this outdoor liturgy.

Catholic World Youth Day 2011 (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion

This week hundreds of thousands of young Catholics from countries around the world are descending on Madrid, Spain to celebrate the Catholic Church's ...

World Youth Day: The Many Languages Of Faith

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

Many expressed the significance of what it meant to be a part of something much larger than themselves, as was evident in sharing the same faith and holding the same convictions, whether praying to God, Dios, or Dieu.