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Responding to Violence: Readings and Resources for Ministry Leaders

News from NFCYM and Beyond

Recent news includes:

  • Dr. Robert McCarty announces resignation plans
  • Pope Francis met with the International Catholic Conference of Guiding (Girl Scouts)—including NFCYM representatives.

For more information, see the full News page.

St. Francis of Assisi: Patron of the Environment
Celebrating Creation, Celebrating St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis was intrigued by the beauty of the earth and all creatures within. He cared for animals and nature in a unique way, for they were fellow creatures and creations of God.

Visit the St. Francis feast page on .

Strong Catholic Families/Fortaleciendo en la Fe
What's NFCYM's Most Popular Training In-Service?

Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth—and the transliterated program, Fortaleciendo Familias en la Fe—have come to over 60 dioceses in the U.S. and Canada.

Learn more about them.

Resources for Supporting Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si
Resources for Supporting Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si

A collection of resources can be found in our “Catechesis for Current Events.”

Also, be sure to check out NFCYM’s website, “Care for Creation, Care for the Poor” at


Links will open the conference website

National Catholic Youth Conference

Here I Am Lord • Aquí Estoy Señor
Indianapolis: November 19-21, 2015

National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry

Connect in Christ
San Jose: December 1-3, 2016

National Catholic Collegiate Conference

Here I Am Lord • Aquí Estoy Señor
Indianapolis: November 19-21, 2015

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