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Bosnia-Herzegovina. Pope offers 'Stone Age' tips to youth for living the digital world well
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (CNS) -- Whether you still stick to books or magazines or get everything online, Pope Francis said all media should encourage and edify -- not enslave. "Back in my day -- the Stone Age -- when a book was good, you read it; when the book was bad for you, you chucked it," he told hundreds of youth in Sarajevo June 6. The pope ended his one-day visit to the capital of this Balkan nation meeting with young people of different religions and ethnicities who volunteer together with the archdiocesan St. John Paul II Center. He set aside…


Kenya: Waumini Communications Crafts Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020
Kenya ( - Catholic Radio Managers and Diocesan communication coordinators in Kenya held a one-week workshop in Nairobi (25th to 29th May 2015) to generate a five year Strategic Plan which shall guide the Kenyan Catholic Conference of Bishops Communications Department. Participants from different dioceses under the leadership of Waumini Communications Managing Director David Omwoyo, joined forces to generate a vision, mission, core values, objectives, outputs and outcomes expected to help streamline operations of Waumini Communications. Speaking during the workshop, newly elected Chairman for Commission for Social Communications, Rt. Rev. Joseph Obanyi said the Strategic Plan would help the Church…
'Victory' app aimed at helping young people suffering addiction to porn
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Matt Fradd, a popular Catholic speaker who said he has dedicated his life to fighting pornography, teamed up with longtime youth minister Mark Hart, known as the "Bible Geek," and LifeTeen to develop an app designed to assist young people find victory in their battle against porn. "I worked as an apologist at Catholic Answers for three years and I would travel the country and give many talks, and I couldn't help but feel that while I was up there proclaiming the basic Gospel message to thousands of teenagers, a good number of these young men and…
Catholic publishers will be part of World Meeting of Families
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In an effort to promote Catholic publications dedicated to the family, the Pontifical Council for the Family is organizing initiatives for Catholic publishers at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Together with the Vatican publishing house, the Catholic Biblical Federation and the Association of Catholic Publishers, the pontifical council is sponsoring a session on the Bible and the family Sept. 23 as part of the weeklong congress dedicated to the family Sept. 22-25. The Association of Catholic Publishers also is helping coordinate a special "Catholic Publishers Pavilion" in the congress' main exhibition hall. In addition,…
Papal Flight Saturday, 6 June 2015     [...]   Father Lombardi: The third question is from Katia Lopez from the Spanish group. Katia Lopez: (In Spanish) Holy Father, during your last meeting, with the youth, you spoke in great detail about the need to pay careful attention to what they read, to what they watch: you did not mention explicitly the word “pornography”, but you did refer to “evil fantasy”. Could you explain somewhat the concept of the waste of time... Pope Francis: There are two different things here: the medium and the content. Concerning the medium, there is one…

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