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Jokes, Quips, Wisecracks: John XXIII Lived with Keen Sense of Humour
Last edited 23rd April 2014

Blessed John XXIII, who will be made a saint April 27, is remembered by many for his warmth, simplicity, social conscience and sense of humor. The Italian Pope John was guided by his cheerful disposition, his simple, peasant background and tongue-in-cheek, wisecracking Italian culture. For example, in reply to a reporter who asked, "How many people work in the Vatican?", John XXIII reportedly said: "About half of them."

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Catholic Youth Ministry Answering Your Questions on YouTube!
Last edited 22nd April 2014

As you may already know, I announced last week that I added a new section on the site inviting youth leaders to ask questions and help each other out by providing helpful answers and insight as they are able.

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One Man’s Amazing Journey Toward the Catholic Faith
Last edited 22nd April 2014

Richard Cole was not much of a believer: By his own admission, he didn’t pray, he didn’t worship. He was in recovery following years of alcohol abuse. Raised Methodist, he had fled the church of his youth to dabble in Zen, t’ai chi, New Age, witchcraft.

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20 Years After Cairo Conference on Population and Development
Last edited 22nd April 2014

Last week the United Nations held a review of the 20 years since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo in 1994. The meeting looked at population issues ranging from ageing, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization, the UN explained in a press release.


Cardinal: Dedication to God links John XXIII, John Paul II
Last edited 22nd April 2014

The papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II are connected in their dedication to God and to lives of priestly service, a cardinal who worked with both of the pontiffs stressed.

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Noah: A Post-Modern Midrash
Last edited 22nd April 2014

Darren Aronofsky’s cinematic re-telling of the story of Noah has certainly stirred people up. While quite a few reviewers, both religious and non-religious, have given the film high marks, many Christians, both Evangelical and Catholic, have registered a far less than enthusiastic reaction. One prominent Catholic blogger and movie reviewer opined that “Noah” is “embarrassingly awful” and “the stupidest film in years.”

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Easter 2014: Photos Of Christians Around The World Celebrating The Resurrection Of Jesus
Last edited 22nd April 2014

Christians around the world celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ with vigils, services, fireworks and, of course, Easter Eggs.


As Sewol crew is scorned, young worker hailed as heroine
Last edited 22nd April 2014

Incheon, South Korea (CNN) -- The number of crew members charged is rising, and so is the anger that families feel.

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Caritas Australia Brings Much Needed Aid to Solomon Islands
Last edited 22nd April 2014

It has been nearly three weeks since Cyclone Ita struck the Solomon Islands with such devastating force, claiming 23 lives and leaving more than 52,000 homeless but a team from Caritas Australia is still on the ground helping the people rebuild their shattered lives.

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A plague of killer robots
Last edited 22nd April 2014

Killer robots are the stuff of sci fi nightmares. To speak of their ethical use sounds like an oxymoron. Their whole point is that they have no morality. But now killer robots — drones in an advanced stage of development — are a daytime reality. They will be autonomous in their operation, able to identify targets, track them down, work out the best way to destroy them, and learn from their failures — all without the need for human direction. These qualities do raise serious ethical questions...


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