Ahead of World Youth Day 2016, Juventutem President meets with Bp. Schneider

This July, His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider, will celebrate Mass and lead catechesis for the young adults of Juventutem at the World Youth Day festival in Krakow, Poland.

In advance of WYD, His Excellency met with Bertalan Kiss, the new President of the Juventutem federation, during a visit to Hungary.

Bishop Schneider said that in his opinion the Extraordinary Form liturgy should be viewed as


a tool in the Church’s renewal (rather than an end in itself). He also pointed out that the authenticity of a traditional community could not be measured only by its liturgy but also by the lex vivendi or community life. Community life is very important, the signs of the Holy Spirit can be seen there most easily.

Like in many other parts of the world, the growing and vibrant EF community in Budapest demonstrates this – in particular, the local Juventutem youth chapter.
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In addition his recent meeting with Bertalan, during the last week of February, Bp. Schneider visited with Fr. Armand de Malleray, the Ecclesiastical Assistant to the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem, at St. Mary, Warrington, the Archdiocese of Liverpool parish entrusted to the Fraternity of St. Peter, last summer.