New Evangelization V-CAT Project: The Catholic Catechism for teens explained in a series of dramatic videos. Free.

Produced by Outside da Box in collaboration with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. The 48-film V-CAT (video catechism) series for teens will be released monthly from October 2012 – September 2016.

Three videos are currently available.

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Thanks to Brandon Vogt and New Advent for the tip

Top Ten Things Pro-Life Youth Can Do This Summer

This summer is the 40thsummer of legalized child killing in America under Roe vs. Wade. This marks one full generation of children who have faced a summer in which it was legal for their parents to have them killed during the first nine months of their life.

Don’t let this historical summer go by without taking action and being a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves! Don’t sit idly by without being a part of the generation who ultimately abolishes abortion. This is the summer for action. This is the summer for passion. This is the summer we as a generation turn the corner and serve notice to the abortion industry that this holocaust WILL BE STOPPED.

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“Amplify” website offers help for parents and teens

Amplify Youth Development is a nonprofit, healthy lifestyle education program of DuPage County, Illinois. Our interactive presentations encourage students in grades 6-12 to consider the benefits of abstaining from sexual activity before marriage, while also discussing goals and healthy relationships.

Our mission is to prevent unplanned pregnancies in DuPage County through education, leadership, parent support, and community collaboration.

Amplify Youth Development offers five-lesson programs for schools and after-school orgazinations. Our middle school presentations complement Abstinence and Marriage Partnership’s Game Plan curriculum. High school students receive a program focused on healthy relationships based on the book How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk by Dr. John Van Epp. Other programs include summer internships for high school students, an after-school program for Spanish-speaking students, training workshops for parents, and an interactive parenting blog.

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Thanks to Illinois Family Institute

Plain talk for teens about homosexuality

With the ubiquity of media attention given to same-sex unions, parents will not lack teaching moments. Setting the stage is a good idea. Assure your teenagers that you think that being ordered in respect to sexuality is difficult for everyone; indeed, in our culture, most heterosexuals are out-of-control sexually.

Tell them you would be as reluctant to allow a cohabiting couple to share a bedroom in your home as you would be to allow a homosexual couple to do so. But that, generally, both would be welcome at your dinner table. Mention that you appreciate the dignity and gifts of all human beings; they are all beloved children of God.

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National Campus Resource Directory for Pregnant and Parenting Students


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The guide for pregnant and parenting students comes just in time to kick off the latest school year and the new directory, jointly sponsored by Feminists for Life of America and Students for Life of America, will provide links to essential resources, state by state, school by school.

“Our goal is to hasten the day when no woman feels forced to choose between her education and career plans and her child” says Serrin Foster, the president of Feminists for Life. “The inspiration for FFL’s new campus directory came from hearing story after story from women who couldn’t find the resources they needed. Finding the basics that support life—housing, childcare, maternity coverage and financial aid—shouldn’t be an ordeal, but it is. The result is that pregnant college-aged students resort to abortion or drop out of school and potentially face a lifetime of poverty. Neither is desirable. Women deserve better. Being pregnant, being a birthmother, or having a family shouldn’t be a barrier to an education.”