Pope John Paul II
“As a priority in your response to the call for a new evangelization, I am heartened to learn of your resolute efforts to bring further energy to youth ministry. The growth of such groups as YOUTH 2000 and the development of university chaplaincy programs are evidence of the desire of many young people to share in the Church’s life.”
Ad limina visit of the Bishops from England and Wales, 2003
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr
“Over the past fourteen years, beginning with preparation for World Youth Day, Denver, 1993, I have been fortunate to collaborate with YOUTH 2000 and to witness the deeply spiritual transformation that your ministry has had on the lives of young people. Having been blessed to work with YOUTH 2000 on diocesan, national and international programs. I have seen the effectiveness of YOUTH 2000 in bringing young people to a greater appreciation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist.”
Archbishop Roger L. Schwietz, OMI
“As the Bishops’ Sub-Committee on Youth was preparing the document “Renewing the Vision” on youth ministry, we were keenly aware of the need to encourage all legitimate and effective means of bringing the Gospel message to the youth of our Church. It is our hope that more and more youth and adults will be brought together in an effort to come to know the Lord Jesus more fully and follow Him more faithfully. This is indeed the gift YOUTH 2000 brings to the Church.”
Letter to Anne Brawley, May 12, 1999
Bishop Paul J. Cordes
“The Association in question is an answer to young peoples’ need to venerate God in Jesus Christ, to praise and worship Him in everyday life. YOUTH 2000 offers occasions of praying before the Blessed Sacrament, listening to Holy Scripture and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It has spread quickly throughout the world and the initiative also communicates to young people the teachings of the Catholic Church and gives them the guidance necessary to find a Christian style of life.
Letter to Cardinal Adolfo Rivera, Archbishop of Monterrey, Mexico, November 18, 1994
Mother Theresa, MC
“May the Immaculate Heart of Mary, guide and protect this beautiful spiritual initiative, YOUTH 2000, and lead each of one of you to respond with enthusiasm that you may be in the world, true carriers of God’s love, peace, joy, and unity. God bless you all.
Taped video of Mother Teresa, June 1992