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Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati - An Example for Young People

Last edited 4th July 2011

4 July is the feast day of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati - a Patron for young people everywhere. In this video excerpt from the Canadian Bishops' recent Pastoral Letter on Chastity, we hear the story of Pier Giorgio 's life, and his commitment to live a chaste and fulfilling life.


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An Appeal to Generation Y

Last edited 30th June 2011

On a weekend when Bridesmaids and The Hangover Part II continued as two of the biggest-grossing movies of the year, legislators in New York legalized same-sex “marriage.” Taken together with the same-sex celebrations in the streets of New York that followed the passage of that legislation, the thoughtless attitudes towards sex – and the opposite sex – in these blockbusters appear to reveal something about young voters' attitudes towards marriage.


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Journalists Reflect on Church Role in New York's Vote for Same-Sex Marriage

Last edited 29th June 2011

Three different journalists offer interesting perspectives on the role that Catholicism played in the political battle over same-sex marriage in New York.

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Fr Tony Percy - Theology of the Body Part 1

Last edited 30th June 2011

Fr Tony Percy gives a series of talks on Theology of the Body in Sydney.

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Fr Tony Percy: Theology of the Body and its link to Vocations

Last edited 4th July 2011

Fr Tony Percy talks to a group of Parish Vocations Coordinators on Theology of the body and how understanding the Church's teaching on sexuality can help young people choose their vocation.

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Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops: Pastoral Ministry to Young People with Same-Sex Attraction

Last edited 22nd October 2012

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a Pastoral Letter in regards to the pastoral needs of young people with Same-Sex Attraction. Visit this article to read the full document:


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Holy Father Calls Youth to Purity

Last edited 23rd June 2011

Calling on the example of a saint renowned for his chastity, Benedict XVI today invited young people to esteem evangelical purity: "May the example and the intercession of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, whose memorial we celebrated yesterday, spur you on, dear young people, to esteem the virtue of evangelical purity," the Holy Father said.

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Divorce Rates Linked to Teen Sex

Last edited 21st June 2011

According to a US study, 31 per cent of girls who had sex as under-16s divorced within five years of marriage. Almost half divorced within 10 years. But only 15 per cent of those who waited divorced within five years, and 27 per cent within 10 years. Experts said early sexual experience "led to the development of behaviours that promote divorce". Visit this article to read more.

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The True Meaning of Marriage

Last edited 15th June 2011

The stampede is on. American senators who have stood courageous in their refusal to capitulate on the state's presumption to redefine marriage are reporting unrelenting pressure to cave-in. Archbishop Timothy Michael Dolan reflects on the true meaning of marriage in this article!

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Jason Evert - Getting Over the Past

Last edited 8th June 2011

The Catholic Church teaches us about the importance and the joy of living a life of purity. But what if someone has already fallen away from a chaste lifestyle - is it too late to find true love? In this video, Jason Evert speaks with young people about chastity and moving beyond past mistakes to a hope-filled future.

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