October 1, 2009, Volume 4 Issue 12
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“Roses amid the Thorns, Sweetness in Bitterness…” (St. John de Brebeuf)
       Photojournal of Our 2009 Pilgrimage

       By Fr. Paul Ward
"When French politicians, soldiers and traders were barely making inroads, with armed forts and great fear, the Jesuits were already a thousand miles inland, living with the natives... suffering with them, preaching to them, baptizing their children, and helping a small few even become Saints of the Church!"

WYD Cross arrives in Madrid
In September, the WYD cross arrived in Madrid. It goes around the world before it comes to WYD in 2011.

Prayer for WYD is published
All spiritual fruit starts with prayer. Thinking of coming to WYD? Join the youth of the world in this short prayer for the graces of the great upcoming event!
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Church Bulletin Bloopers

Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8 PM in the recreation hall. Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.

Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don't forget your husbands.

The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to a conflict.

iActive8 - for WYD 2011
The WYD '09 social networking site, "xt3.com," which even the Pope used (!) launches new prep site to prepare the world for WYD 2011.

Proverbial Piety
How the persecutors of the Church really provide a service; through them, martyrs glorify God.

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|| THE LATEST NEWS ON THE POPE AND WORLD YOUTH DAY ||

The Pope's second book might be ready by 2010
 Irish Bishop hopes Pope JP II will be proclaimed Saint and Doctor

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PILGRIM PREPARATION |
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Check out these young super-pilgrims! Crossroads walks accross the USA, for life!
The persecution is on: Crucifixions of Christians in Sudan
Visitation of women's religious orders in the USA

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PILGRIM'S JOURNAL
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Archdiocese of Detroit (Trailblazers' home diocese) will be doing some restructuring
Health plan = abortion funding plan
God-hating highly influential homosexual activist named "safe school czar"
Poland leads the charge: They are trying to criminalize in vitro fertilization
Pro-Life Advocate Murdered Outside Michigan School While Protesting Abortion
Gay unions treated as marriages in Vermont
An Inconvenient Truth: documentary on the money trail of abortion

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Did the Early Christians Subscribe to Sola Scriptura?
The Cost of Discipleship: Catholicism in China
The truth brings Episcopalian minister to the Catholic Church
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