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Thursday, July 2, 2015
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What Teens Want You to Know (but won’t tell you) gives voice to 10 things young people want adults to know but can’t bring themselves to share. It discusses such issues as your relationship with a teen, acceptance of teen behavior, teens’ desire to serve, and much more.

Author Roy Petitfils assures you that young people want to include adults in their lives. With his guidance, you can help them do that.

Click here to learn more about the book!

Enjoy the video below about the book!


 
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Oliver Plunkett: The name of today's saint is especially familiar to the Irish and the English—and with good reason. The English martyred Oliver Plunkett for defending the faith in his native Ireland during a period of severe persecution. 
<p>Born in County Meath in 1629, he studied for the priesthood in Rome and was ordained there in 1654. After some years of teaching and service to the poor of Rome he was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland. Four years later, in 1673, a new wave of anti-Catholic persecution began, forcing Archbishop Plunkett to do his pastoral work in secrecy and disguise and to live in hiding. Meanwhile, many of his priests were sent into exile; schools were closed; Church services had to be held in secret and convents and seminaries were suppressed. As archbishop, he was viewed as ultimately responsible for any rebellion or political activity among his parishioners. 
</p><p>Archbishop Plunkett was arrested and imprisoned in Dublin Castle in 1679, but his trial was moved to London. After deliberating for 15 minutes, a jury found him guilty of fomenting revolt. He was hanged, drawn and quartered in July 1681. 
</p><p>Pope Paul VI canonized Oliver Plunkett in 1975.</p> American Catholic Blog God had a plan even before he created Adam and Eve. God is never caught off guard. He knows all. He sees all. And he is working all things together for the good of his children. Nothing can stop his plan of mercy and love.

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CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Vacation
Enter the holiday spirit by sending an e-card to schedule a summer cookout!
Blessed Junipero Serra
This Franciscan friar was instrumental in founding many of California’s mission churches.
Happy Birthday
May this birthday mark the beginning of new and exciting adventures!
Sts. Peter and Paul
Honored both separately and together, these apostles were probably martyred during the reign of the emperor Nero.
Wedding
Help the bride and groom see their love as a mirror of God’s love.










ENTERTAINMENT
Terminator: Genisys
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Any movie plot that hangs on the ability of an adult character to journey into the past to give vital advice to himself as a child is bound to register as somewhat convoluted.

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