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Colombian Archbishop Worried about Disappearances of Youth
Last edited 26th March 2014

Archbishop Dario de Jesus Monsalve Mejia of Cali, Colombia, is lamenting the “scourge of violence” in the region that has led to the recent disappearance of five young people.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: How the Bible has shaped the West
Last edited 26th March 2014

One of the most interesting minds in Britain today is Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom. A philosopher and public intellectual as well as a scholar of Judaism, he was recently appointed Professor of Law, Ethics & the Bible at King’s College London.

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“Generation Maybe”
Last edited 24th March 2014

Are today’s 30-somethings commitment phobes? In his recent book German author, Oliver Jeges, certainly paints this portrait of his peers, going so far as to call them “Generation Maybe”. He claims that his generation is indecisive about faith, relationships, work, diet, values and ideology. Drowning in a world of freedom and a myriad of choices, they flit between possibilities unsure where to settle.

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New Confirmation Program Aims to Transform Catholic Youth
Last edited 23rd March 2014

Youth minister and Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick says that his confirmation preparation program “Chosen” aims to catechize and evangelize teens in a transformative way that leads them to Jesus Christ.“When people hear the faith in a way that’s both true and compelling, it reaches them where they’re at. They respond just as much, just as wholeheartedly, as they did 2,000 years ago,” Chris Stefanick, the program’s co-author, told CNA March 19.


Young Nun Wows Judges on Italy's 'The Voice'
Last edited 20th March 2014

Sr. Cristina Scuccia is a 25 year old member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family who has appeared on "The Voice of Italy," a reality show akin to "American Idol" or "Britain’s Got Talent." Sr. Cristina surprised the four judges on The Voice of Italy March 19 with both her talent and her habit.

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Vatican Museums launch exhibit on Indonesia
Last edited 17th March 2014

This is how Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello kicked off a unique exhibit titled Indonesia Land of Harmony. Hosted by the Vatican Museums, it includes 150 objects and artifacts that reflect the country's different ethnicities and religions. FR. NICOLA MAPELLIVatican's Ethnological Museum"The main purpose is to use art to show that a peaceful co-existence is possible between different communities, ethnicities and cultures. Indonesia is a perfect example of this.” Some of these items are gifts that Indonesian communities have given to Popesthroughout the years. Others are gifts that missionaries brought to Rome.


What's in a Papal Shield? A Look into the Art of Designing a 'Coat of Arms'
Last edited 16th March 2014

These designs are much more than just designs. They're full of symbolism and they're also essential when it comes to making a Papal shield. That's why Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza de Montezemolo published a manual that makes it all easier to understand, including the language that's used when making a Pope's Coat of Arms.


You Saved My Life: A Letter to My Youth Minister
Last edited 11th March 2014

"Dear Youth Minister, I wish I had done this sooner, I know this letter, written in pencil and on lined paper isn’t the prettiest thing. I just hope that my words can make up for that. The reason that I write this now is because I would like to thank you and all the Life Teen Core Team for quite honestly… saving me."

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'Great Challenges' Remain for Indigenous Health
Last edited 6th March 2014

The Lowitja Institute have launched a new report in Parliament House that revealed what Indigenous health will look like by 2030.


What to Give Up for Lent: 25 Creative Ideas from Life Teen
Last edited 4th March 2014

Are you looking for something unconventional to offer up for Lent? In this article, Life Teen missionaries and friends give some insight into some cool stuff they have done for Lent in the past.

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