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by Courtney Grogan | August 6, 2018
“One month and 13 days.”
“One month and 27 days.”
“Two months and 3 days.”
“They were counting the days and hours,” Castillo told CNA, “For me, to be able to cry with them was the most satisfying job that I have ever done.” Read more...
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CHICAGO — For years, Karen Rojas prayed that God would show her what to do with her life. She thought her life's purpose was a puzzle to be figured out.
Although the 25-year-old is interested in photojournalism and studying communication, media and theater at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, she realized she is happiest when volunteering as a leader of a youth group in her parish, where she is also a eucharistic minister.
Young people like Rojas — and their decisions about what to do with their lives — will be on the church's front burner this fall, when bishops from all over the world gather at the Vatican for the church's Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocation discernment in October.
But on the South Side of Chicago in late July, a handful of young Catholics were getting a jump on the topic of vocational discernment, with a retreat designed to help them think about a future that may include service to the church. Read more...
Sister Norma Pimentel with volunteers and staff. Credit: Catholic Social Services of Columbus
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Catholics on Call helps young adults learn, discern about ministries - Ahead of youth synod, program exposes young people to ministry options
by Heidi Schlumpf | People | August 6, 2018
When Simone Landrum felt tired and both nauseated and ravenous at the same time in the spring of 2016, she recognized the signs of pregnancy. Her beloved grandmother died earlier that year, and Landrum felt a sense of divine order when her doctor confirmed on Muma’s birthday that she was carrying a girl. She decided she would name her daughter Harmony. “I pictured myself teaching my daughter to sing,” says Landrum, now 23, who lives in New Orleans. “It was something I thought we could do together.”
But Landrum, who was the mother of two young sons, noticed something different about this pregnancy as it progressed. The trouble began with constant headaches and sensitivity to light; Landrum described the pain as “shocking.” It would have been reasonable to guess that the crippling headaches had something to do with stress: Her relationship with her boyfriend, the baby’s father, had become increasingly contentious and eventually physically violent. Three months into her pregnancy, he became angry at her for wanting to hang out with friends and threw her to the ground outside their apartment. She scrambled to her feet, ran inside and called the police. He continued to pursue her, so she grabbed a knife. “Back up — I have a baby,” she screamed. Read more...
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Young Adult Leaders
Student leaders involved in the national March For Our Lives anti-gun violence movement came to Baltimore for a meeting Monday at the NAACP headquarters timed to coincide with the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Conducting a “town hall” discussion live on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the students encouraged voter registration and digital organizing, and called on young people to raise their voices in the coming election.
About 25 students from Parkland, Fla., were among those taking part in the event, as well as some youth leaders from Chicago, New York and Milwaukee. Read more...
by Linda Villarosa | April 11, 2018
Let's Talk Health
In this new revised edition of Professor Janet Smith's groundbreaking exposé on the effects of the pill on modern society, she presents a God-centered view of sexuality that can bring married couples a joy that they could have never imagined. Backed by statistics and armed with decades of research, Prof. Smith shows the crippling effect of the contraceptive culture on our relationship with God, our romantic relationships and marriages, the culture at large and our physical and mental health. Learn more about this audio...
Contraception: Cracking the Myths
Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis- The answer to the disparity in death rates has everything to do with the lived experience of being a black woman in America.
March for Our Lives student leaders mark anniversary of Voting Rights Act with Baltimore event
by Catherine Rentz | August 6, 2018
Volunteers journey to US-Mexico border to aid separated families
A well-written resume that highlights your most relevant qualifications for the job will help you get selected for an interview. Above all, your resume needs to be consistent, concise, and clear and easy to read.
If it's not, your resume and cover letter won't get a second glance from any hiring manager. Read below for information on how to write a resume that will get noticed and help you get invited for an interview. Read more...
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The group attending the Catholics on Call summer program, outside Catholic Theological Union in Chicago (The Bernardin Center/Tim Frakes)