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Pope calls for meeting with contemporary artists

Sistine Chapel.jpgUnder the leadership of Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, contemporary artists of all media are invited to the Vatican for a meeting on November 21st. 

It is hoped that part of the meeting would take place in the Sistine Chapel, the home of some of Michelangelo’s greatest works of art.
This is a very promising meeting!
Watch the video clip.

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Fan the Fire 2009

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The group photo of Fan the Fire 2009!
(Can you find me?)
Fan the Fire is now an annual youth rally hosted by St. Rose of Lima Church (Newtown,CT) in conjunction with the Diocese of Bridgeport. 2009 was the fourth time Fan the Fire was held. This youth rally reminds me of a mini world youth

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Carl Anderson addressed the Rimini Meeting ’09

The Rimini
Meeting
, mentioned here before, invited Carl Anderson, the
Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus to address the more than 700,000
attendees on August 28, 2009. In his address he spoke about the common,
practical spirituality of the Knights as influencing works of Charity. Knowing
that “Christ plays in ten thousand places, Lovely in limbs, and lovely in
eyes not his”, Anderson advocated a life of charity that spurs all people –at least

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Dolan’s 4 step recipe for priestly vocations

Speaking to the Serra Club dinner, renown for fostering vocations to
the priesthood, diocesan and religious orders, Archbishop Timothy Dolan
outlined 4 priorities:

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1.
Emphasize the vocation of marriage and family:”Taking care of the first crisis
will take care of the second,” said Archbishop Dolan. “Vocations to the
priesthood and religious life come from lifelong, life-giving faithful

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Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions, September 2009

Urbi & Orbi 2005.jpgThe general intention

That the Word of God may be better known, accepted,
and lived as the source of freedom and joy.

The missionary intention
That by trusting the Holy Spirit,
Christians in Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar may, amid great difficulties,
courageously proclaim the Gospel to their brothers and sisters.

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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