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YouCat Goes to World Youth Day (3246)

WYD pilgrims receive the new youth catechism in Madrid. Aug. 14 print edition feature.

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– YouCat.us

SAN FRANCISCO — Catholic youth have a new tool they can use to help explain their faith. A group of European bishops released YouCat — short for “Youth Catechism” — a local catechism published primarily for youth. Unlike previous catechisms, this one has a unique delivery system and a television program based around it.

Whereas previous catechisms have had to rely on bookstores to move them, YouCat will benefit from World Youth Day in Madrid. Organizers will include a copy of YouCat in each backpack received by the WYD pilgrims.

As of Aug. 1, about 30,000 Americans had registered for the Aug. 16-21 event, and approximately 1 million young people are expected to attend overall.


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Music for the New Missal, St. Max, World Youth Day, NFP, Rock is Peter, and much more! (2510)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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St. Maximillian Kolbe, pray for Catholic Media. Click on Fr. John Zuhlsdorf's link to learn why.

Musical Resources for the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal - Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

St. Maximillian Kolbe, pray for Catholic Media - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

World Youth Day 2011 Madrid: For these Millennials, Faith Trumps Relativism - Anna Williams, USA Today

. . . Papa Bene: “Attend the World Youth Day through your prayers” . . .

. . . Mexico and the controversies surrounding WYD 2017 . . .

. . . The average age of participants at WYD 2011, is 22 . . .

. . . a mobile studio for 350-thousand Social Network users available . . .

. . . youth have arrived, in a week there will be one million of them . . .

. . . For the latest updates...READ MORE

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Michele Bachmann’s JFK Moment (8187)

A Christian presents herself for office as an integrated whole.

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– Getty Images

The Republican field may get the press corps on its knees yet. Between Rick Perry leading prayer rallies and Michele Bachmann considering God more a part of her life than a mere “safe harbor,” newsrooms may be praying for someone who doesn’t take their faith so seriously!

It all began during Thursday night’s Fox News Washington Examiner debate. My friend and former colleague Bryon York asked the Minnesota congresswoman: “In 2006, when you were running for Congress, you described a moment in your life when your husband said you should study for a degree in tax law. You said you hated the idea. And then you explained, But the Lord said, ‘Be submissive. Wives, you are to be submissive to your...READ MORE

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Father Barron Offers Sneak Peek at 'Catholicism' (3597)

Series, which will air on PBS this fall, takes viewers to 50 locations in more than 16 countries as it examines major historical and faith themes within the Church.

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Father Robert Barron on location in Rome.

– Catholicsm Project Facebook

CHICAGO (CNA) — A high-definition series exploring the beauty and richness of Catholicism is set to air on more than 80 public-television stations across the U.S. this fall.

Father Robert Barron, head of Word on Fire media and the visionary behind the Catholicism series, told CNA his hope is that the films will be used “as a tool of evangelization for everybody.”

“I want the series to go out beyond the walls of the Church,” he said in an Aug. 10 interview. “That’s why we’re so happy it’s going to be on public television.”

Set in 50 locations in more than 16 countries, the series examines major themes within the Church, such as the person of Christ, the mystery of God, the Virgin Mary,...READ MORE

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'Meghan's Miracle' Inspires Many (4124)

Chronically ill 8-year-old’s faith featured on EWTN.

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Meghan Salter on her first Communion day.

– Salter family

Editor’s note: Meghan’s story will be featured on Teresa Tomeo’s Catholic Connections on EWTN radio Aug. 15 at 9am. Stories of Faith: Meghan’s Miracle airs on EWTN Aug. 15 at 3 and 6pm. All times Eastern.

Meghan Salter is 8 years old. She can’t eat or even breathe on her own. She cannot speak. But without saying a word, she’s brought thousands of people back to prayer and fasting and souls to Jesus Christ.

“It’s a very powerful and beautiful story of faith,” explains Audrey Sommers, who produced Stories of Faith: Meghan’s Miracle, which airs on EWTN Aug. 15 at 3 and 6pm (Eastern). “Meghan brings people to the faith and she brings people to prayer.”

People in Michigan saw Meghan’s story...READ MORE

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Pope Reminds the Faithful That Faith Requires Trust in Jesus (2150)

Benedict XVI discusses story of Canaanite woman and the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Aug. 14 Angelus.

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– Wikipedia

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (EWTN News/CNA) — Christians shouldn’t be afraid to call upon the name of Jesus Christ for help at all stages of their lives, Pope Benedict XVI said in his Sunday Angelus address on Aug. 14.

“Dear friends, we too are called to grow in faith, to reach out and to receive freely the gift of God, to trust in Jesus, and cry out, ‘Give us the faith; help us find our way,’” the Pope told pilgrims gathered at his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, 15 miles south of Rome.

Pope Benedict said that this trust in Christ was personified in the Gospel reading in which a pagan Canaanite woman, despite not being Jewish, beseeched Jesus to cure her daughter who was possessed by a...READ MORE

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Greetings From Madrid! (2783)

The scene is set for World Youth Day 2011. Spain’s capital now awaits the pilgrims and the Pope.

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– Getty Images

I have been in Spain for two weeks helping to lead a group of 53 pilgrims from St. Mary’s Parish, the Catholic chaplaincy at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich. I am not assigned there, but I am a friend of their head chaplain, Jesuit Father Will Prospero, who has been planning this trip for three years — ever since returning from World Youth Day in Sydney. On the eve of the trip, he found himself seriously ill and asked me to take over.

I am a veteran of the last four World Youth Days — Rome, Toronto, Cologne and Sydney, and so consider myself somewhat of an expert, and certainly a big supporter of these most amazing weeks, where the Catholic faith takes to the streets of...READ MORE

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The Future of Courage (4972)

St. Francis de Sales points the way to the proper approach for outreach to homosexual persons.

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Cardinal Raymond Burke

– CNA photo

For Father John Harvey, apostolates were a dynamic reality, a work that the Holy Spirit inspired the Servant of God Cardinal Terence Cooke to establish and that the Holy Spirit alone could sustain.

Father Harvey saw his own service as cooperation with the work of the Holy Spirit, service of God in his immeasurable and ceaseless love of his children who suffer with same-sex attraction. What direction for the future can we discover in the manner with which Father Harvey gave his life for his brothers and sisters in the Courage and EnCourage apostolates?

First of all, the future must continue to develop the profoundly spiritual nature of the Courage apostolate, not reducing it to a method...READ MORE

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