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Posted: March 6, 2014 
   OUR POP CULTURE MOMENT: GREAT ARTICLE ON POPE FRANCIS  
                 First Things is always a thought-provoking read on the relationship between faith and culture. A recent article by Bishop James Conley comments on several aspects of our Holy Father’s popularity. Check out this article and additional good reads here: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/02/our-pop-culture-moment  
         
  Posted:  March 6, 2014   TWO GOOD BOOKS  
      Sister Johanna Paruch offers us an inspiring book called, Mentors for the New Evangelization: Catechetical Saints of North America. Information on this excellent book can be found here: https://thesowerreview.org/mentors-new-evangelization-book. From saintly to sinful, but thankfully redeemed, Matt Fradd’s book, Delivered shares true stories of folks who turned from porn to purity. Jason Evert wrote the foreword for Delivered; info is available here: http://mattfradddelivered.com/  
         
  Posted:  February 27, 2014   DO YOU KNOW ANYONE CHALLENGED BY TODAY’S DATING SCENE?  
        The Catholic Match Institute has a great resource on their website called “Purposeful Dating.” It could be shared with adults to help with what can be a very difficult area to navigate while living the Faith. The section “Dating with Marriage in Mind” could also provide some great discussion points with youth. You can find it by clicking http://www.catholicmatch.com/institute/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/purposeful-dating.pdf. To see other resources from the Catholic Match Institute, go to www.catholicmatch.com/institute/resources/national-marriage-week/.  
         
  Posted: February 27, 2014   CATHOLIC DISTANCE UNIVERSITY OFFERS SEMINAR IN SPANISH  
        Catholic Distance University is pleased to be offering a seminar in Spanish. The title of the seminar is “Introduction to Scripture and the Gospel Message.” It is online and is only 3 weeks long. The seminar starts March 17 and ends April 8, 2014. As a subsidy partner with CDU, the cost of the seminar is only $30, versus $165. Visit www.cdu.edu for more information or go to the flyer in Public Resources, Public Downloads, Misc or click on CDU. Archdiocesan employees can be reimbursed for the fee by contacting the Office of Human Resources.  
         
  Posted:  February 27, 2014   GIVE UP, TAKE UP, LIFT UP  
    The US Bishops have announced the theme and resources for Lent, 2014. With the theme “Give Up, Take Up, Lift Up,” resources include a new series of audio retreat podcasts in English and Spanish for the Sundays of Lent, video reflections on Lenten themes, and a downloadable Lenten calendar with quotes from Pope Francis’ Message for Lent. You can find the materials by clicking this link www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-resources/lent/index.cfm.  
         
  Posted:  February 27, 2014    LENT RESOURCE  
        Looking for a Stations of the Cross resource for Lent? Check out one developed by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) at http://resources.crs.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/stations-of-the-cross-crs-rice-bowl-2014.pdf