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Confession App Can't Substitute for the Real Sacrament

Last edited 22nd October 2012

The new iPhone application allows you to examine your conscience and write down what you want to say in the confessional before you go in, but the Vatican has reminded all Catholics that the iPhone application is for preparation only. You still need to physically go to confession to be absolved.


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The Way of the Cross - A Presentation

Last edited 22nd October 2012

On Fridays during Lent, Xt3 is looking at different expressions of the Stations of the Cross. Today's feature is a flash narration of Jesus' passion and death, with illustrations and relevant prophetic verses from the Old and New Testaments. This presentation is perfect for parish and youth ministry events!


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Catholics Weigh in on Teens' Excessive use of Facebook, and Texting

Last edited 22nd October 2012

A new study linking teen's excessive use of Facebook and texting to alcohol abuse and sexual activity has ignited discussion among Catholics as to whether or not the drastic rise in impersonal communication among young people can be seen as a good thing. But no matter one's stance on the issue, Catholics from the parish priest to the tech-savvy teen agree that parental involvement is crucial – and often, sadly lacking...

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Call for World Youth Day Testimonies

Last edited 25th November 2010

The World Youth Day team in Madrid are looking for volunteers to provide testimonies of past World Youth Day experiences, in order to spread the word about how great WYD really is! If you have had a world youth day experience that you would like to share, please see the note from the WYD Team below:


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Download the 'Ultrasound Jesus' Christmas Poster

Last edited 22nd October 2012

In the 21st century, parents-to-be proudly announce the coming birth by showing friends and family the scan of the baby. This new Baby Scan Jesus poster, produced by, uses this convention to place the birth of Christ in an ultra-contemporary context.


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Life After a Youth Conference

Last edited 22nd October 2012

At Catholic youth gatherings we find ourselves close to God, moving fast in a positive direction... and then when we get home, and it is like we have slammed on the brakes and are trapped in traffic again. It isn’t easy anymore, and many excited conference attendees become very discouraged! So here are some tips to keep the flame alive after you have attended a Catholic Youth Conference.

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Newspaper Outfits

Last edited 22nd October 2012

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Heroes and Villains

Last edited 22nd October 2012

This game is a great icebreaker especially if you have a few extroverts in your youth group. Ask a few people with a lot of confidence to volunteer.


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Youth Day Participants Urged to Prepare in Prayer

Last edited 14th September 2010

Participants planning to attend the 2011 World Youth Day in Madrid are urged to begin preparing now in prayer, sacramental growth and witnessing to the faith. Read more in this article...

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Young Adult Director Offers Tips for Surviving the College 'Jungle'

Last edited 22nd October 2012

Christopher Stefanick, the Archdiocese of Denver's director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry, has recorded a video for Catholic News Agency, discussing the challenges that incoming college/university students may face as the school year begins. Stefanick talks about the new independence of undergraduate life, the experience of separation from family, friends, and previous parish communities, as well as the very real dangers to spiritual lives. Visit this article for more...

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