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Sunday, July 5, 2015
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What Teens Want You to Know (but won’t tell you) gives voice to 10 things young people want adults to know but can’t bring themselves to share. It discusses such issues as your relationship with a teen, acceptance of teen behavior, teens’ desire to serve, and much more.

Author Roy Petitfils assures you that young people want to include adults in their lives. With his guidance, you can help them do that.

Click here to learn more about the book!

Enjoy the video below about the book!


 
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER
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Anthony Zaccaria: At the same time that Martin Luther was attacking abuses in the Church, a reformation within the Church was already being attempted. Among the early movers of the Counter-Reformation was Anthony Zaccaria. His mother became a widow at 18 and devoted herself to the spiritual education of her son. He received a medical doctorate at 22 and, while working among the poor of his native Cremona in Italy, was attracted to the religious apostolate. He renounced his rights to any future inheritance, worked as a catechist and was ordained a priest at the age of 26. Called to Milan in a few years, he laid the foundations of three religious congregations, one for men and one for women, plus an association of married couples. Their aim was the reform of the decadent society of their day, beginning with the clergy, religious and lay people. 
<p>Greatly inspired by St. Paul (his congregation is named the Barnabites, after the companion of that saint), Anthony preached with great vigor in church and street, conducted popular missions and was not ashamed of doing public penance. </p><p>He encouraged such innovations as the collaboration of the laity in the apostolate, frequent Communion, the Forty Hours devotion and the ringing of church bells at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. </p><p>His holiness moved many to reform their lives but, as with all saints, it also moved many to oppose him. Twice his community had to undergo official religious investigation, and twice it was exonerated. </p><p>While on a mission of peace, he became seriously ill and was brought home for a visit to his mother. He died at Cremona at the age of 36.</p> American Catholic Blog Lord, help me make my life more about you and less about me. May others see you in me—your image and likeness. Teach me ways to increase my time with you, my service to others, and my love for my family, for strangers, and for the poor. You are the light in the darkness. With each new day, may we be light to one another.

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CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Mary's Flower - Columbine
Mary, let us follow your footprints. Even better, teach us to walk in your shoes.
Independence Day
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Name Day
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Vacation
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Blessed Junipero Serra
This Franciscan friar was instrumental in founding many of California’s mission churches.










ENTERTAINMENT
Terminator: Genisys
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Any movie plot that hangs on the ability of an adult character to journey into the past to give vital advice to himself as a child is bound to register as somewhat convoluted.

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BIBLE REFLECTIONS
Sharing the Word - Franciscan Media Productions
Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Thomas, Apostle
Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Bringing Home the Word
The Space Between Faith and Doubt
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Doubt can lead us to question, to reflect, to understand reality at a deeper level.
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