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USCCB Posts Q&A Resources about GSUSA and about Catholic Scouting

The USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (LMFLY) has been in dialogue with GSUSA over the last year. The purpose of this dialogue has been to gather information and to further mutual understanding, with a goal of providing considerations and guidance to bishops, pastors, youth leaders, and parents. Ultimately, diocesan bishops will utilize the information as they see fit within their particular diocese. Find the materials online.

NFCYM strongly supports Catholic Girl Scouting and the use of Catholic religious recognition programs as a means to evangelize and catechize girls in Scouting programs. In 2012, the NFCYM Board of Directors approved Principles for Cooperative Partnerships to assist NFCYM and others in partnering with secular organizations.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

This month is set aside as a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.Child Abuse Prevention Month

NFCYM has compiled a listing of resources to assist adults and youth in dealing with the issue of child abuse. From resources for parents and families, to Hot Line numbers, help is always available. Learn more . . .

TAKE 25 Pledge: Take 25 minutes to talk with children about making safer decisions. See Take 25 Resources.

Lent: A Time for Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

Lent—through its threefold dimensions of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving (charity)—calls us to look at our whole selves. Lenten Pryaer and InsenceEach of these dimensions zeroes in on the relationships of our lives: prayer (to our God); charity (to our neighbor); and fasting (to ourselves). Forty days is enough time for us to discern what pulls us away from a deeper relationship with our Savior and what draws us closer to our God and to each other. See NFCYM's compiled resources on Lent for adults and youth . . .


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NEW: I Live My Faith

I Live My Faith The completely revised I Live My Faith program for children in grades 4-6, is structured on the Catechism of the Catholic Church with the themes (chapters) of: Belief, Sacraments, Catholic Christian Living, and Prayer. Each theme provides a variety of opportunities for young people to explore the Catholic faith including art, technology, research, drama, and prayer. The booklet includes a guide for adults.

Learn more . . .

NEW: Women in Scripture and Models of Faith Patch Series

The Catholic Identity Patches continue with the addition of the following patches.

Women in Scripture

  • Mary Magdalene PatchRuth and Naomi
  • Mary Magdalene

Models of Faith

  • Pope John XXIII
  • Saint Gianna Molla
  • Saint Juan Diego
  • Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Read more . . .