Bernardo M. Villegas
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Where Young and Old Meet
           There is so much talk about how the millennials are creatures from Mars and the centennials (the so-called Generation Z) are from Saturn.   They are supposed to be very different from those of us who are over forty.  Well, I have news for you.  Pope Francis, who is the Supreme Pastor for both young and old, has a common message for all generations in his recent Apostolic Exhortation, “Christ is Alive!”  Without denying that there are pressures on the young that are quite different from those experienced  by previous generations (e.g. pornography in the internet, widespread breakdown of marriages, big increase in fatherless families, etc.) Pope Francis touches on eternal truths that are valid for both young and old.  His Chapter 4 entitled “A great message for all young people” is equally applicable to those who are octogenarians or above.  The common denominator between the young and the old is found in three great truths.