Recently Pope Francis spoke to the youth of the world. He encouraged them to shout and not remain silent in the face of injustice.
"There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible. Many ways to anesthetize them, to make them keep quiet, ask nothing, question nothing. There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive," the Pope continued. "Dear young people, you have it in you to shout."
On March 24th, the youth did indeed shout. And much like the faithful shouts that brought down the walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:20) the youth marching to end gun violence shook the walls of power in this country.