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Best of Youth Ministry Access for January

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Rejoice in the Season of Christmas with Youth January 1, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of GodMary, the Mother of God: We, too, are Theotokos! by Leota Roesch (high school) Praying with Mary: Direction for Life by Cheryl M. Tholcke (high school)Following Mary's Example: Saying Yes to God by Ann Marie Eckert (high school)The Many Faces of Mary: Who is Sh...
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Waiting with Hope!

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In a holiday appeal from a Soup Kitchen here in Seattle, a homeless man described his conversion in this way: "I used to be a hopeless drug addict, now I am a drugless hope addict." What would it mean to be a hope addict? It doesn't mean hoping when that is the popular thing to do or when all the signs point towards a successful outcome. Being a ho...
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Real Presence: Jesus Is Really Present in the Eucharist. Am I?

 The following is an excerpt of a journal article by the same title authored by Sr. Kieran Sawyer SSND for Youth Ministry Access.  Subscribers can access the entire article here. The headlines were alarming: "Only 30% of Catholics believe in the Real Presence." A report on a recent survey from the Pew Research Center seemed to indica...
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