May 27,  2009, Volume 4 Issue 10
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Series on the North American Martyrs, part 1
St. Noel Chabanel


    by Jennifer

"Rather than quit and return home, he made a vow to God to remain in New France for the rest of his life or until the Order called him to serve somewhere else."

Today's edition will be our last Compass until mid-July. Have a great summer vacation!
Don't forget to join us on the Diamond Belle on Sunday, June 28


Pope Proclaims Year for Priests - starting June 19
Cardinal Hummes has a beautiful letter about this special year. Did you know that the Congregation for the Clergy has a really good web site?
Former British Prime-Minister
Not a good Catholic example for us to follow, nor for lecturing the Pope, says local Archbishop. (Note: He is the recent successor to Cardinal Cormac-O'Connor, whom the Trailblazers met both in Germany and in Australia.)
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Surprise

Someone informed Trailblazers that, yes, housepets with four legs can indeed fly.
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Survey Results
What are your three favorite mysteries of the Rosary? May 2009.
(Next survey in July!)


Catholics Come Home!
A fabulous web site to invite inactive Catholics to return to the practice of thier faith. Check out the video called "Epic"... and the rest, too!
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Euchre Party - fund raiser for this year's pilgrims - photo gallery
The Year of the Priest: find out more

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The Pope is a Pilgrim, too: summary of his important pilgrimage to the Holy Land
See our flier for the pilgrimage to Midland, Canada this August, 2009! Click on images below:
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 More Americans say they are pro-life than pro-choice (that's good news!)
 A Protestant Pastor: 'I Saw Catholics Arrested for Being Catholic'
Religious Sister arrested at Notre Dame for pro-life protest
A defense of one of the Pope's moral teachings when he visited Africa

 The Pope's Monthly Intentions for 2009
 See Past Issues of The Compass
Ask Questions and see the Answer Posted in the Compass
A Club that promotes Chastity and Pure Love Contribute to this important Catholic Youth Apostolate. (Click here to donate: safe through PayPal services)



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