August 1, 2010, Volume 5, Issue 7
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Image: Plaza de Independencia, Madrid


Update: Trailblazers Planning for WYD 2011
     by Fr. Ward


I have received many questions about Trailblazers’ plans for WYD 2011 in Madrid. So here are some FAQ’s, with some snapshot answers.

Pope Speaks to Czech youth
"The Lord comes to meet each one of you. He knocks at the door of your freedom and asks to be welcomed as a friend."

Nuns go Digital
A cloistered group of French nuns near Avignon prepares to make a CD of Gregorian Chant
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Ponderisms

Whenever I feel blue,  I start breathing again.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

We come to adore Him
Special monstrance to be used at WYD 2011, made in 1517 by the Goldsmith Family Arfe. It is kept in the Cathedral Treasury of Toledo.
Proverbial Piety
A pro-life proverb, revealing the agony of conscience and the power of Christ in the battle between life and death in our times.
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|| THE LATEST NEWS ON THE POPE AND WORLD YOUTH DAY ||

Mary MacKillop: Australia's First Saint (slated for October of this year): "The love of God inflamed her heart"
Pope gives youth an explanation of Prayer (Italy, July 4 of this year)

|| PILGRIM PREPARATION ||

Planned Parenthood caught giving fabricated medical information
 Try a local pilgrimage: Generation Christ's pilgrimage in Jackson

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PILGRIM'S JOURNAL
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Christian Martyrs for a Muslim People: A book about contemporary martyrs
An Archbishop publicly acknowledges homosexual group in a parish, causing a great scandal
A mother gave her life that her baby might be born
Are you old enough to vote? Vote pro-life! Here are Right to Life Michigan's recommendations
...also check out this Voter's Guide for the Catholic Voter. Take your faith everywhere, even to the ballot box
Canadian Anglicans decide to join the Catholic Church with the special Anglican provision made by Pope Benedict (hooray!)
Daily readings of Mass... on the smartphone
Want to learn apologetics with some MP3's? Download here

|| FAITH FORMATION ||

The Authority of the Pope Explained and Defended
Russell Shaw's book on St. Jose Maria Escriva
Find Catholic Answers on the local radio station... see this guide

|| PAPAL AUDIENCES ||

They're shorter this month. The Pope is on vacation at Castel Gandolfo, just outside Rome
 4 July 2010
11 July 2010
18 July 2010
25 July 2010

|| TOURS OF THE VATICAN AND ITS ART ||

St. Peter's Basilica
Sistine Chapel
St. John Lateran
St. Paul's Outside the Walls
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Trailblazers Home Page:  - For World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain
The Official World Youth Day 2011 web site

Contact us:
Editor of The Compass - compass@trailblazerswyd.org
Trailblazers Secretary- secretary@trailblazerswyd.org
Father Paul Ward: Director of Trailblazers - director@trailblazerswyd.org
www.trailblazerswyd.org