Over the years I have been growing more and more uneasy with the annual World Youth Day events, as over-emphasis on youth has led to increasing laxity in regards to faith and proper decorum, rock-concert ambiance, sacrilegious treatment of the Holy Eucharist, etc.. It appears that things are becoming much, much worse.
The logo for World Youth Day 2019 has been selected and unveiled. Here it is, to the right. Aleteia has two big glowing write-ups of the symbolism supposedly in this thing; see here and here. But honestly - when you first laid eyes on it, what was your first impression?
My first impression is summed up in the image to the left. Are gullible people being hoodwinked into accepting an image of the serpent (Satan) devouring Jesus Crucified? I realize that it is quite the fad among some younger Catholics to scrounge money to make the trek to these dubious events, but perhaps parents and teachers may wish to sit up and take notice of what is really going on there, particularly in light of what is transpiring at high levels of the Vatican. No doubt these youth are sincere in their faith, but they still need guidance and protection from their elders.