Washington D.C., May 24, 2018 / 15:30 pm
The United States is in need of another great awakening and religious revival, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas told the crowd at Thursday morning's 14th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.
In his keynote address May 24, Naumann bemoaned the state of culture in the United States, and said it is necessary to re-embrace truth, as well as the living Christ.
Additional speakers at the event in Washington, D.C., included Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Sam Brownback, US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.
Naumann expressed concern over the "large number of Millennials" who either do not believe in God at all, or who instead consider themselves to be "spiritual, but not religious." The archbishop said this new mentality of a non-religious spiritualism is akin to "a new paganism," where the God of revelation has been transformed into a god or gods who are created to re-inforce individual desires.