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Archbishop Dolan Prays With Young New Yorkers at WYD (2496)

Archbishop Dolan leads evening prayer service for hundreds of youth at World Youth Day.

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MADRID (EWTN News/CNA) — Archbishop Timothy Dolan predicts that the recent redefinition of marriage in New York will have a “big impact” on future attempts by young people to build up Catholic family life.

“That’s a good example of how our young people find, very often, the culture of our society to be at odds with what they treasure as Catholics,” the archbishop of New York told EWTN News on Aug. 17 prior to an evening prayer service for hundreds of young New Yorkers at World Youth Day.

Gay “marriage” became legal in New York state last month following the passage of the Marriage Equality Act in the state Legislature by 33 votes to 29. The approved bill was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo...READ MORE

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Why We Wanted to Go to World Youth Day (2338)

Before heading to Madrid, young pilgrims express excitement about taking part in the faith-filled festivities. Aug. 14 issue feature.

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World Youth Day kicks off Aug. 16 in Madrid, Spain, with a projected record number of participants in a country with a distinctly Catholic history.

Despite the distance, many American young people plan a pilgrimage to join other Catholics from around the world for the event, whose theme is “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith (Colossians 2:7).”

Michael Hannon of the Office of Young Adult Outreach in the Archdiocese of New York attended World Youth Day in 2008 in Sydney and will accompany a group of nearly 50 to this year’s event.

“I had a great experience in Sydney — an awesome look at the next generation of the Church,” Hannon said. “I have similar hopes for Madrid, but I...READ MORE

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Pope Benedict: 'Mary Fully Lived Her Existence' (2042)

The Holy Father also asked for prayers for World Youth Day at his Aug. 17 audience. He will attend WYD Aug. 18-21.

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CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (EWTN News/CNA) — Pope Benedict used his Aug. 17 general audience to reflect on Mary’s example of prayer and meditation just before he travels to Madrid to celebrate World Youth Day with more than 1 million young people.

“In our time, we are absorbed by many activities and duties, worries, problems,” he said.

“Mary teaches us how necessary it is to find in our days, with all of its activities, moments to gather our thoughts in silence and meditate on what the Lord wants to teach us, on how he is present and acts in the world and in our life.”

At his summer residence in Castel Gandalfo, the Pope reflected on the passage from Luke’s Gospel that says Mary observed...READ MORE

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Making Beautiful Liturgy, Madonna and Child, The Selfless Heart, and much more! (2162)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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What Angels Asked Each Other as Mary Assumed into Heaven. Click on Fr. Ryan Erlenbush's link to learn what was said.

Making Beautiful Liturgy Happen Everywhere- Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

The Selfless Heart, the Story of St. Joan Delanoue - Oscar F. A. Gutierrez, Regnum Novum

Beautiful Catholic Art: Madonna and Child - Elaine Golden, VirtuousPla.net

What Angels Asked Each Other as Mary Assumed into Heaven - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

The Church and Capitalism - Alessandra Nucci, Catholic World Report

Ten Things you will not Find in a Catholic Home - Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

On Truth & Trad: Economics & The Catholic Vision of the Good Life - Bernardo Aparicio García/Robert T. Miller/John C. Médaille, Dappled Things

Germans & Their Aversion to “Catholic” Rome -...READ MORE

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Opening Mass Kicks Off World Youth Day (2833)

Young People Encouraged in Faith and Legacy of ‘the Pope of Youth,’ John Paul II

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Pilgrims pray prior to the Opening Mass of World Youth Day Madrid.

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The night of Aug. 16 belonged to both Pope John Paul II, the great friend of the world’s young people and the Catholic faith of Spain.

With 500,000 young Catholic pilgrims gathered in central Madrid for the start of World Youth Day and the impending arrival of Pope Benedict XVI later in the week, the open-air Mass celebrated by the cardinal archbishop of Madrid, Antonio Ruoco, was marked by recalling the past and continuing spiritual presence of Blessed John Paul II in the lives of young Catholics throughout the world.

Cardinal Ruoco also called his fellow citizens of Spain to remember their Catholic roots and to see the week ahead as an opportunity to renew and strengthen their ancient...READ MORE

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For Father Bourgeois, Today's the Day (5395)

As last chance to recant from his support for women’s ordination looms, the maverick Maryknoll priest holds on to his views.

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COLUMBUS, Ga. — Father Roy Bourgeois sat in his modest apartment on Tuesday, Aug. 16 with only seven hours left to say two words: I recant.

These words would free him of a looming dismissal from the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America (Maryknoll). Father Bourgeois was ordered to recant his open campaign in favor of ordination of women as priests, a position in direct conflict with Church doctrine.

“Wednesday is the day,” Father Bourgeois said in a conversation with the Register on Aug. 16. “I poked the beehive of the patriarchy, and those bees got very upset with me. I am in very serious trouble. Yes, we have to obey our leaders. But above that is loyalty to conscience, and...READ MORE

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Cardinal Tells Youth Faith Is an Adventure at World Youth Day's First Mass (2098)

Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko: 'Faith is possible. It is in fact a wonderful adventure that allows us to discover the magnitude and beauty of our lives.'

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MADRID (CNA/EWTN News) — Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko welcomed the more than 500,000 young people who flooded the Plaza de Cibeles at the World Youth Day Madrid 2011 opening Mass on Aug. 16.

“The day we have all been waiting for has arrived,” said Cardinal Rylko, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. “After a long path of preparation, you are finally here in Madrid, a beautiful modern city that will be the world capital of Catholic youth for the next few days.”

The cardinal reminded all those present that the motto for World Youth Day 2011 is “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith.” He said that this reflection “is very demanding because it contains a...READ MORE

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Martyrdom in Pakistan, 12 Things About Angels, What is a Major Basilica, and much more! (3077)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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What are the 12 Most Important Things to Know about Angels? Click on Dr. Peter Kreeft's link to find out.

Martyrdom in Pakistan - George Weigel, Archdiocese of Denver

Prayers for East Africa - Sr. Lisa Marie Doty FDCC, Nunspeak

The 12 Most Important Things to Know about Angels - Dr. Peter Kreeft, The Integrated Catholic Life™

Self-Defeating Concessions - David Mills, First Things/First Thoughts

What Is An Affiliation With A Major Basilica? - Allie, Here Is The Church. . .

Top Five Reasons to Use Your “YouCat” - Brent Stubbs, VirtuousPla.net

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Papal Knight of the Golden Spur - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

Celeb’s Hollywood Pedophilia Stunner Met With Media Whimper - Dave Pierre, TheMediaReport.com

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