The presentation by George Weigel was a great success. We had a full auditorium of about 600 people and all were very enthusiastic about having him come speak.
His presentation centered on Pope Benedict XVI and both the external and internal challenges that he, and the Catholic Church, must deal with. The relationships that he has been privileged to have with both JPII and PBXVI have enabled him to give a unique perspective to the situation of the Church in the world today.
He is very hopeful that there are many positive developments that the Holy Spirit is working on. But, he is also realistic that many of the challenges, especially in battling the prevailing culture, will not be easy to overcome.
Pray for our young people, because they are the ones who must be the ones to provide the concrete realities of this positive dream.