"The director of activities for World Youth Day Madrid is expecting more than one million people to attend the event's closing Mass on Aug. 21. ..."
That's how the Catholic News Agency article begins. More than a million people - many of them young people. I think after a couple of lost generations (including mine) more and more young people are discovering the truth and beauty of the faith and the firm foundation that it provides - a firm foundation that stands in marked contrast to the shaky one forced on us by secular society and our all-too-often secularized churches.
It gives me hope. But then, God always sends us what we need to right the ship (as He did, for example, with St. Francis).