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World Youth Day sparks many emotions for priest, student
World Youth Day sparks many emotions for priest, student Photo courtesy of Fr. Brian Cool
August 22, 2016

All four World Youth Days that Father Brian Cool has attended have been packed with enthusiasm, with scores of young-adult Catholics uniting to celebrate their faith with their pope.

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Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says
Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says
August 22, 2016
In the chapel of the first house Blessed Teresa of Kolkata established in Rome,  Father Brian Kolodiejchuk of the Missionaries of Charity talks about her life, mixing the concrete and even mundane with the spiritual and even mystical.
 
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Pastoral plans guide cultural ministry
Pastoral plans guide cultural ministry
August 2, 2016

The state of the family. Life in the local Asian community. Life in the parish. Involvement in the local wider community.

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Peace prevails at World Youth Day event
Peace prevails at World Youth Day event
July 28, 2016

From gentle smiles on the faces of young adult Mass-goers as they exchanged the sign of peace, to the Gospel reading of the beatitudes that included "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God," to the silent candlelight procession that followed Mass, a strong sense of peace infused a liturgy held July 27 at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse.

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Young pilgrims say they hope to find joy as missionaries of mercy
Young pilgrims say they hope to find joy as missionaries of mercy
July 28, 2016

 Tara Gouldring never thought of herself as a missionary to others.

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WYD pilgrims try to grasp the grimness of death at Auschwitz camps
WYD pilgrims try to grasp the grimness of death at Auschwitz camps
July 28, 2016

Walking into the Auschwitz concentration camp, Stephanie Dalton felt a chill up and down her spine.

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'Krakow in the Capital' to provide a World Youth Day experience in U.S.
July 22, 2016

Thousands of young adults are expected to gather on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington July 30 for "Krakow in the Capital."

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Tens of thousands gather in nation's capital to celebrate faith in Jesus
Tens of thousands gather in nation's capital to celebrate faith in Jesus
July 19, 2016

About 350,000 people of all faiths gathered together on the National Mall July 16 for "Together 2016" to declare that Jesus changes everything and asking him to "reset the generation."

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