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In Young Saint Series, Bishop tells young people that saints can and do look like them

What does it take to become a saint? What do you have to do – or not do – to achieve sainthood?

As daunting and challenging as it sounds, becoming a saint is very much something that can be reached by all the faithful regardless of their age or gender or economic status or academic successes.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Youth at Mass for Life thanked for offering sign of hope for the future
WASHINGTON – They came from near and far, and even from Down Under, united in prayer and in standing together for life at the Archdiocese of Washington's annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life, held Jan. 18 at the Capital One Arena in Washington. More ...
Friday, January 18, 2019
Diocese's annual DYC to highlight 'Servant' theme and what teens have to offer the world

“Kids are not too young to use their gifts to serve others. God gives each of us, no matter our age, unique gifts that he calls us to use.”

It is with this message in mind that Dan Waddington, director of the diocesan Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, hopes to encourage young people to attend this year’s Diocesan Youth Conference.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Local students inspired to love, live God's mission at SEEK2019

The SEEK2019 Conference Jan. 3-7 in Indianapolis, Ind., gathered upward of 17,000 college students from across the nation for a chance to reconnect with God, discover his plan for their lifelong mission and how to live that plan with enthusiasm.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Pope urges young people at Taize meeting to be models of hospitality
VATICAN CITY – As thousands of teens and young adults from throughout Europe gathered in Madrid to pray in the New Year, Pope Francis urged them to open their hearts to God and to one another. More ...
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Panama will be opening its doors, hearts to young people for World Youth Day

VATICAN CITY – As World Youth Day in Panama draws near, organizers said they are prepared to make young people from around the globe feel right at home.

While warm temperatures will greet thousands of young people in Panama, Father Romero Aguilar, WYD general coordinator, said he hopes that the warmth of hospitality also will make them feel welcome.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018
Mater Dei Prep students combat hate, intolerance by producing film shown at United Nations

“Obnoxious.” “Sensitive.” “Too Poor.” Such are the words written on tape and placed over the mouths of teens in a film produced by and featuring Mater Dei Prep, Middletown, students.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
High school senior takes up cause to support military families in need
When 17-year-old Kayla Loges learned that a mold issue forced the relocation of the food bank at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst – and with it, the unfortunate loss of its entire stock of food items – she was moved to action. More ...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Matt Maher, podcaster Father Schmitz among SEEK2019 guests
Registration is now open for college-age faithful wanting to attend SEEK2019. More ...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Medford teen reflects on service project aimed at nonviolence, community building

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

The National Stop the Violence Alliance Inc. is one group that strives to live out this Gospel message daily in an effort to bridge the gap between law enforcement and those living in inner-city communities by building trust. The group seeks to provide resources and mentorship opportunities to those living among the threat of daily gun violence and crime.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Pope's World Youth Day itinerary in Panama released
VATICAN CITY – When Pope Francis visits Panama for World Youth Day in January, he will meet with young people not able to attend the festivities: some in jail and with some living with HIV. More ...
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Interfaith meeting helps Freehold teen learn more about own religion

Throughout history, society has been quick to judge Catholics due to the negative portrayal of the religion.

Nowadays with media being more popular than ever, religion seems to have lost its credibility. With everyone being given a platform, it has become more difficult to filter out false news from among what is true. However, media has the ability to make more of an impression than it ever did in the past.

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Friday, November 16, 2018
Center for FaithJustice celebrates 10 years

Maureen Plover is quick to point out that the three summers she served with the Center for FaithJustice ignited her passion for social justice and working for those in poverty.

“I’ve become a mission-driven individual because of my time here,” said Plover, an engagement associate for the nonprofit Manna on Main Street in Lansdale, Pa. “I wouldn’t be who I am today if I didn’t have that experience.”

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Youth remain engaged in faith after working with Center for FaithJustice programs, study finds

A new two-year, longitudinal study recently released shows the effectiveness of the Center for FaithJustice’s service immersion programs, finding that “youth engagement in faith continues long after programs end.”

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Young adult program on sexuality, faith focuses on being honest with God in all aspects of life

Describing today’s trends when it comes to the meaning and purpose of sexuality, Gene Zannetti didn’t mince words: “We’re in a battle. We get a message from the media and society that’s very different from our faith and morals.”

Born Catholic, Zannetti grew up as an altar server who attended Mass. “But I wasn’t completely giving my heart to Jesus.”

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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