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Why Do Catholics Confess Their Sins to a Priest?

Last edited 15th November 2012

Priests can forgive our sins because Jesus has given them that authority through the grace of Holy Orders. With that power, priests can hear and forgive our sins by acting through Christ.

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Five Key Features of the Theology of the Body

Last edited 9th November 2012

There is much excitement today, especially among the young, about John Paul II's "theology of the body" — the 129 catechetical addresses he gave between 1979 and 1984 that have revolutionized the way many theologians now teach about love, sexuality, and marriage.

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What Would You Do? An Activity for Youth Groups

Last edited 5th November 2012

This activity presents students with different social justice-related scenarios, and requires them to work together to create responses. It is best for students who have some experience with Catholic social teaching and specific justice issues, as it involves the application of concepts in a practical way.

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Quick and Easy Apologetics on the Catholic Faith

Last edited 5th November 2012

Is the Bible the sole authority and foundation of truth for Christianity? Is divorce and remarriage permitted in Christianity? Do we literally eat the Body of Christ and drink His Blood?

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Are You There God?: 5 Ways to Prove God Exists

Last edited 6th November 2012

I’ve heard it. You’ve heard it. We’ve all heard it. “You can’t prove God exists!” It seems like more and more people these days only believe in what they can see, touch, hear, taste, and smell. It’s all about what our senses can experience and what we can wrap our brains around.

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New Website Gathers Video Resources for Catholic Ministry

Last edited 30th October 2012

The new website Catholic Link catalogues videos and other resources useful for ministry and evangelization, aspiring to proclaim the gospel with “creativity and ingenuity.”

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Skeletons and Saints and Sweets, Oh My

Last edited 2nd November 2012

Should Catholics celebrate Halloween? Visit this article for a convert's guide to an eerily Catholic Halloween! "Growing up most of the kids I knew from Christian families weren’t allowed to celebrate Halloween. Here are a few thoughts on the meaning of this Catholic celebration (yes, really!) and why it matters."

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Is Your Faith Dead or Alive?

Last edited 29th October 2012

This October, Pope Benedict XVI declared the start of a Year of Faith for the Catholic Church. This year is the perfect time for us to find that middle ground between our faith and our works. Answer the call of our Holy Father; re-open your “door of faith” and allow all of your actions flow through it.

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Accepting the Challenge from JP2: Be Not Afraid

Last edited 29th October 2012

Pope John Paul II was a man who knew not only how to overcome fear, but he wanted others to overcome their fear too. Throughout his papacy, he challenged young people around the world with a simple statement: “Be not afraid.” But how do you do it? Visit this article by Life Teen for four simple questions you can ask yourself to know if you are living up to the challenge Pope John Paul II gave to us.

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Catholic Teens use YouTube to Spread Anti-Bullying Message

Last edited 23rd October 2012

This high school and middle school youth groups put together a series of anti-bullying films. This film shows what happens when people bully and what YOU can do to help.

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