Family merges love for Christ, the outdoors in new mission

Denver, Colo., Aug 4, 2013 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Annie Powell, what began as a childhood dream has become a thriving Catholic summer camp hosting students nationwide for outdoor week-long excursions in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.“Alright Lord, I guess that's what I want to do: I want to create a summer camp that brings people to you and to your creation,” Annie Powell, founder of Camp Wojtyla, recalls telling God in prayer when she was 15.Eventually, that … [Read more...]

Respond to the Lord’s call, encourages Pope Francis

Vatican City, Aug 4, 2013 / 10:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his Angelus address today, Pope Francis asked the crowds to pray with him that the World Youth Day pilgrims will continue to respond to God’s call in their daily lives.“I ask you to join me in praying that the youth who have participated in World Youth Day can translate this experience into their daily journey,” the Pope said Aug. 4 at St. Peter's Square.“Into their daily conduct,” he continued, … [Read more...]

Cardinal Arinze urges catechism immersion for teachers

Negombo, Sri Lanka, Aug 4, 2013 / 06:10 am (CNA).- Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze spoke to a group of catechists in Sri Lanka, reminding them of the importance of their role in teaching the faith and encouraging them to read the catechism.“The Catechism of the Catholic Church is an important book...reading it would improve your knowledge,” he told the group on July 22.The cardinal delivered an address at Loyola College in Negombo, Sri Lanka, in celebration of the Negombo … [Read more...]


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