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Teen News Flash: Feb. 8, 2014

Why does the Catholic Church have her own social teaching? Because all men, as children of God, possess a unique dignity, the Church with her social teaching is committed to defending and promoting this human dignity for all men in the social sphere. She is not trying to preempt the legitimate freedom of politics or economy. When human dignity is violated in politic or economic practices, however, the Church must intervene.”
— Catechism of the Catholic Church (2419-2420, 2422-2423)

H.S. youth of Polish descent are invited to participate in a contest in honor of Blessed John Paul II. The first-place winner will be awarded a trip to Italy to tour the Vatican, Rome and Assisi. The contest will take place from March 1 to June 1 and is composed of three parts. For more information, contact Ela Serdak, 347-302-9426 or elaserdak@yahoo.com.

The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn invites undergraduate college students to submit a five- to eight-page research paper on the theme of the accomplishments of Commodore John Barry. Entries must be submitted electronically to www.commodorebarryclubbrooklyn.org, now through Feb. 26. The first prize will be $500, and the second prize will be an all-expenses paid trip for two to the dedication of the Commodore Barry Memorial in Annapolis, Md., on May 9-10. The researchers of the top two selected papers will be asked to deliver their papers at ceremonies on March 11. For information, call 718-833-3405.


Cameron and Christina Slaughter
Cameron and Christina Slaughter

Congratulations to Cameron and Christina Slaughter, juniors at Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst. The sisters will be honored this month by the Christian Cultural Center (C3). The C3 Youth Ministry has recently instituted the “C3 Genius of the Month” program, and the Slaughter sisters will be the first to receive the award. For more about C3, visit www.cccinfo.org.

Submit items to the Youth Page by contacting azielinska@diobrook.org or 718-517-3132.

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