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Saturday, September 17, 2005

World Youth Day Interviews with Pilgrims

Dear Friend,

While sitting here on a Saturday morning preparing a homily for Sunday's Gospel on the Parable of the Generous Employer and praying for inspiration, I have decided to take a brief break to let you know that next week we will be podcasting some interviews with young men and women who were present at World Youth Day in Cologne. There are interviews as varied as the nations on the earth: an American Mormon missionary, a young religious sister and brother from France who take drug addicts into their homes , several Germans whose voices sound like the Governor of California, youngsters from Uganda and Cameroon in Africa, Latin Americans from Mexico and Chile, and a poor seminarian from the Philippines who has organized businessmen to support at least 20 poor seminarians, etc.

We will not podcast the comments of Jim Caviezel and his wife Kerri because we had signed an agreement not to record the images or voices of these two good people during World Youth Day. However, we have received many comments from those who were there to hear them. One man, from Pennsylvania, who is the diocesan director of Youth Ministry, said: "Of all the experiences at World Youth Day, the speeches by Jim and his wife were the highlight, the most moving experience of the whole week."

This note comes to alert everyone who visits this site that the podcasts of the interviews will be available by Sunday, September 25, for sure.

Okay, back to the homily. God's blessings on you.

Please tell a friend about this site.

Fr. Willy

1 comment:

Heather Marie said...

I find it so amazing to know there a good actors and role models for young people like myself. It inspires me to know that anyone can love God in any walk of life. There is no limit. I guess I always thought that if I were to be an actress, all my love for God would soon deplete. But I see that there are good people in Hollywood who don't allow the world to suck them into the pits of hell. I remain in Hope. Thank You for posting this page because you reminded me that I don’t have to give up my dreams of being an inspiring actress for God.

Heather M. Railling