Cardinal Bernardin implores us all to lead “a consistent ethical life,” and calls on the youth of this world to examine the increasingly evident moral dilemmas that technological development has introduced into our society.

Governments and young people of good will must work together to build a peaceful world. Our youth are called to make those decisions that will affect family life and the life of nations in the years to come. As a result, they must seek the common good of all mankind and work for diminishing the threat of nuclear war, fighting hunger, setting free all those who are politically and spiritually oppressed. Living in peace, harmony and unity is the fulfillment of all expectations linked to human rights. As the Archbishop of Chicago often pointed out, this is the basis of the Ten Commandments and the main challenge that confronts the youth of today.