June 2011 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter 


Allow us to put in a good word
for the Catholic Press

MEMBERS of the Catholic Press Association (CPA) in North America are preparing to attend their annual convention. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada. The Catholic Press plays a vital role in the life of the Church. The Catholic publishers, editors, writers, photographers, illustrators, marketers, webmasters, and readers who make up the Catholic Press are "irreplaceble," said Pope Benedict XVI in his 2010 address to the Catholic Press Congress last October in Rome. The task of members of the Catholic press, said Benedict, is to help contemporary readers orient themselves to Christ and keep the flame of hope burning in the world. That is no small task!

In fact, as the Pope points out, communication is at the core of Christian belief: "The Word made flesh is at the same time the message of salvation and the means by which salvation is realized."  

Support the Catholic media by being faithful--as readers, listerners, writers, bloggers, broadcasters--whatever role you play. Challenge the press and challenge yourselves to search for truth with what Benedict describes as "passionate minds and hearts." 

VISION Vocation Network to participate
in World Youth Day in Madrid

World Youth DayVISION VOCATION NETWORK is going to Madrid for World Youth Day! In collaboration with Holy Cross Family Ministries, VISION will have a display in the Palacio de los Deportes, under the title “Love and Life: A Home for English-speaking Pilgrims. We hope to meet and greet as many World Youth Day attendees as possible throughout the weeklong event (Aug. 16-21). We will have all sorts of fun giveaways (stickers, pens, t-shirts, buttons), and we will be looking for photos, tweets, and videos from attendees to post on our dedicated World Youth Day webpage: If you're planning on going to World Youth Day this summer, please keep us updated on your preparation--both spiritual and practical--and tweet, text, or email us updates while you're there. Go to for more information.

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DISCERNERS/TEACHERS/YOUTH & VOCATION MINISTERS: Order your free copies of VISION 2012. Free multilingual bookmarks are also available. NEW this year: A 16 x 21 inch poster included in every issue. Hang them anywhere and everywhere! 

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