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National Dialogue: Making Room for Young People

National-Dialogue
…"Drawing together creates the conditions for the Church to become a place of dialogue and a witness to life-giving fraternity". We need to make more room for the voices of young people to be heard: "listening makes possible an exchange of gifts in a context of empathy… At the same time, it sets the conditions for a preaching of the Gospel that can...
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Bishop Shawn McKnight Joins Board of Directors

The Center for Ministry Development is proud to announce that Bishop Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri has joined our Board of Directors as Bishop Liaison. We rely on our board to embrace the opportunities for supporting ministry development for youth and families in parishes and schools throughout the United States. Our boa...
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Radiate Christ – Engage Youth and Young Adults

There is a passage in a novel I was reading where the author describes a person riding on a bus as "radiating despair." I resonated with that image. I have been with people who radiated sadness and despair. I have also been with people who radiate hope and joy.I have been praying with this image. What does it mean to radiate faith? I remember exper...
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