July 15,  2009, Volume 4 Issue 11
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Echon, the Load Bearer: St. John de Brebeuf
   By Ryan

"During the uninterrupted years of labor with the Hurons, he endured continual trials of hardship and suffering which he used to say were only roses in comparison with what the end was to be."

Retreat for Upcoming Pilgrimage
Some of hte pilgrims for the North American Martyrs pilgrimage prepare themselves spiritually and practically

The Pope on Facebook
And more than facebook. The Holy Father takes the internet apostolate seriously, with apps for FaceBook, iPhones, a Vatican You Tube channel... it's Pope2you.net
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Church Bulletin Bloopers

Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at the Church. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.

Announcement in a church bulletin for a national PRAYER & FASTING CONFERENCE: "The cost for attending the Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals."

The sermon this morning: “Jesus Walks on the Water.” The sermon tonight: “Searching for Jesus.”

  Charity in Truth
The Pope's third encyclical is out! There's a lot out there. An article, the encyclical itself. If you can, try hearing the interview of Dr. Harry Veryser by Al Kresta (Ave Maria Radio archives, scroll down to July 7, 2009, third hour)

Proverbial Piety

- new feature for the Compass -

On poverty and richness and what that has to do with the spiritual life
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Article on the Pope's new Encyclical, "Caritas in Veritate" ("Charity in Truth") (see entire encyclical here)
Cardinal Pell: Aborigines need tough love... and it's about culture, not just money
The Holy Father has not shied away from reforming things which need reform
President Obama and Pope Benedict XVI behind closed doors for more than a half hour

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 Pope on his own pilgrimage to the Czech Republic in September
 What do Pope Benedict, St. Thomas Aquinas and the Fourth of July have in common?
See our flier for the pilgrimage to Midland, Canada this August, 2009! Click on images below:
(Note: click opens .pdf file: it may take a minute to open, since the graphic image is large)
 

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Controversy with Vatican Newspaper
Controversy with a large religous order (interview, Fr. Thomas Berg)
 Controversy with "Roe": she was arrested while protesting in favor of life!
 Good news: California upholds ban on same-sex marrige
 Excavations of St. Paul's tomb
The Salesians are still a boon to the Church
Some theology: why wheat bread for the Eucharist? (Catholic Answers)
Cardinal John Henry Newman soon to be promoted from Venerable to Blessed
Perspectives about the upcoming candidate for General Surgeon
A young man confronting death with hope
 The Pope's Monthly Intentions for 2009
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