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Pope Benedict asks pilgrims to pray for world Youth Day in Madrid

Pope Benedict asks pilgrims to pray for world Youth Day in Madrid

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What is World Youth Day?

Video — What is World Youth Day?

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Vatican: Pope's agenda during World Youth Day

Video — Vatican: Pope's agenda during World Youth Day

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WYD pilgrims begin 'days you will never forget'

August 16, 2011
GRETCHEN CROWE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MADRID — A cloudless blue sky turned to inky night as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims participated in the opening Mass for World Youth Day, celebrated by Madrid Cardinal Antonio Rouco Varela.

Protected from the heat by white umbrellas and streams of soft mists, dozens of bishops and priests gathered on and around the makeshift altar to celebrate the Mass for pilgrims representing their homeland with flags, special hats, T-shirts and banners.

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Mary shows us how to follow Jesus — Hamilton

Msgr. Jack Hamilton

August 16, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SKARO — The Virgin Mary offers Christians of every age "a beautiful example of unwavering faith," Msgr. Jack Hamilton said in his homily at the 93rd annual Skaro Pilgrimage.

Mary had "a confident reliance on God no matter how outrageous God's plan might seem at first," Hamilton said. "In this she is truly blessed and so are we."

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Pilgrimage at Skaro

August 16, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Right from the beginning, the Twardowski men have led the processions at the annual Skaro Pilgrimage. So this year David Twardowski again walked at the head of the procession prior to the Aug. 14 evening Mass and the ensuing candlelight procession with the Blessed Sacrament.

How did the Twardowski tradition start? David says he doesn’t know.

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Opening Mass of World Youth Day Madrid 2011

Opening Mass of World Youth Day Madrid 2011

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How to follow WYD Madrid 2011

How to follow WYD Madrid 2011

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Development and Peace warns 10 million lives at risk in the Horn of Africa

August 18, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) is urging Canadian Catholics to help the 10 million people in the Horn of Africa whose lives are endangered by drought and famine.

CCODP spokesperson Kelly Di Domenico described the worsening situation in the region as “drastic.”

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Benedict XVI arrives in Madrid for WYD 2011

Benedict XVI arrives in Madrid for WYD 2011

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