NFCYM’s Episcopal Advisor, Bishop Frank Caggiano, is Interviewed on Forbes.com (3/3/16)
Bob McCarty Moves On (3/3/16)
Dr. Robert McCarty completes his nineteen-year tenure at NFCYM on March 4. Read Bob’s farewell note and see the federation and staff “thank yous.”
Catholic Relief Services Responds to Hurricane Patricia (10/24/15)
Hurricane Patricia, the largest storm ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 storm. Having little warning of its arrival, over a million residents were evacuated when Mexico declared a state of emergency. Catholic Relief Services and its partners are planning a coordinated response, and will determine the most urgent needs. CRS has provided a prayer in light of this unprecedented storm and invites all communities to pray for all in its path. You can also help CRS, the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, reach as many families as possible by making a donation. For more information on the unfolding relief efforts, visit CRS Newswire.
Dr. Robert McCarty Announces Resignation Plans (updated 9/1/15)
Dr. Robert McCarty has announced his plans to resign as the executive director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), effective March 1, 2016. McCarty began serving as executive director for the NFCYM in June 1997.
Pope Francis Speaks to the International Catholic Conference of Guiding (Girl Scouts) (7/21/15)
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Kathy Carver represented NFCYM at the meeting of the International Catholic Conference of Guiding (Girl Scouting) in Rome, June 24-30, 2015, as a part of the US Delegation that included Diane Flanagan, the Region 10 representative to NCCGSCF, and GSUSA CEO, Anna Maria Chávez. The certain highlight of the meeting was the private audience with Pope Francis held on June 26 (Catholic News Service account).
The International Catholic Conference of Guiding (ICCG) celebrated its 50th anniversary during this meeting. The ICCG is a network within the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS). The ICCG is a formally recognized movement under the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The theme of the meeting was to “Live as a guide the joy of the Gospel.” All participants were asked to read and reflect upon Evangelii Gaudium prior to their arrival at the meeting.
To the 230 participants from over forty countries the Pope said, “Inasmuch as Catholic leaders, you also have the opportunity to make the explicit proclamation of Christ resound, who gives joy and light to the world, within the World Association of Guides and Scouts. Here you find head-guides of all cultures and religions. I hope that it will be the occasion of a sincere and true dialogue among you, in respect of the convictions of each one, and in the serene affirmation of your faith and of your Catholic identity.”
As a part of the private audience, NFCYM submitted a letter to Pope Francis and gave him a copy of NFCYM’s resource, Caring for Creation Caring for the Poor.
- English translation of the Pope's address provided by Zenit
- Official Vatican Meeting page (with additional pictures and links to other translations)
- Vatican Information Service article