April 25,  2009, Volume 4 Issue 8
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   Whom We Met at World Youth Day 2008
   By Stephanie Mantey

"What could be better than two weeks in a foreign country with a bunch of wonderful young Catholics, and celebrating mass with the pope?"

Pope Discusses WYD Cross
The Cross that has gone from Catholic Youth to Catholic Youth, all around the world, for 25 years!

Is Reading Scripture a Hate Crime
Catholic League provides hard answers to hard questions
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To the least of my brethren...

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.
After explaining the commandment to "Honor thy father and thy mother," she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"
One little boy promptly answered, "Thou shall not kill."

Face of Mercy
A photographer matches the Divine Mercy image with the Shroud of Turin

Survey Results
What penance(s) did you do for Lent? April 2009.
(May survey coming soon!)
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EDITOR'S NOTE: THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME AND HELPED AT THE BOWLING FUND RAISER
PLEASE COME TO THE EUCHRE PARTY ON MAY 17... MORE LATER!

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 Pontifical Council for the Laity publishes magazine on WYD Sydney 2008
9 year old Polish boy miraculously cured at tomb of Pope John Paul II

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Divine Mercy web site
See our flier for the pilgrimage to Midland, Canada this August, 2009! Click on images below:
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Bishop D'Arcy speaks out about Obama visiting Notre Dame - "Our Lady"'s university!
Bishop Chaput warns against adulation for Obama
Opinions from Catholics about what happens after we die
Can Obama force Catholic doctors to perform abortions and other such?
Catholic university student punished for not condoning homosexual acts
 The Pope's Monthly Intentions for 2009
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