September 1, 2010, Volume 5, Issue 8
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Image: Caleruega, Spain, birthplace of St. Dominic
Catholic Spain: An Introduction for the Trailblazers

St. Dominic Seemed to Set the World on Fire
     by Fr. Ward


"It is not by the display of power and pomp that the heretics win proselytes; it is by zealous preaching, by apostolic humility, by austerity!"

Pope addresses European pilgrimage of altar servers
"Look at this strong and courageous boy (St. Tarcisius) and renew your commitment to friendship with the Lord."

WYD Facebook Page in 18 languages
The international character of World Youth Day is already felt
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Ponderisms
Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?

Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

What if the hokey pokey really IS what it is all about?

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

Do you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime?


Holy Communion
The earlier, the better, says a Cardinal from Spain, who is head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Proverbial Piety
A prophecy of the Passion of our Lord is found in Proverbs 10:11.
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|| THE LATEST NEWS ON THE POPE AND WORLD YOUTH DAY ||

Heaven is a place within God, says the Pope
Susan Boyle Will Sing For Pope During UK Visit

|| PILGRIM PREPARATION ||

A new translation of the Missal in English Speaking countries... probably ready by 2011
 Mother Teresa's 100th birthday

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PILGRIM'S JOURNAL
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New Law Requires Catholic Diocese To Cover Contraception Under Employee Insurance
A drug designed to kill babies in the womb
British media outrage over Church's official's condemnation of 'culture of death'
Mother Teresa saved Cardinal Comastri's vocation
When the Tribunal of the World Condemns the Church for Heresy
Bishop slaps down priest who dissents on contraception

|| FAITH FORMATION ||

Fides et Ratio: The Aeterni Patris of This Generation?
Why not challenge a "Bible Christian" with some questions only a Catholic could ask?
"Into the Deep," from Down Under

|| PAPAL AUDIENCES ||

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