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Bishop Olson challenges youth to recognize dignity in every person at annual local World Youth Day

When organizers of World Youth Day 2014 asked Mike Patin to give a presentation to 6,000 young people at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, the high-energy Catholic speaker thought they were a little crazy. The recipient of the 2006 National Catholic Youth Ministry Award, Patin isn’t used to talking about the Word of God as a 153-foot-high rollercoaster roars behind him. But then, he realized, the venue made sense.

Lisa Hendy discusses using social media for evangelization at UDMC

Lisa Hendey, founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and author of The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living, offered a workshop at the University of Dallas Ministry Conference  (UDMC) Friday, Oct. 24. Her session “Solving the Social Media Mystery” provided listeners with “tips, tools, and techniques for the new evangelization” using the power of the Internet.

Anna Scally advises UDMC attendees on how to reach out to teens

Anna Scally, president of Cornerstone Media and an award-winning youth ministry performer, artist, and author, spoke at the University of Dallas Ministry Conference Friday, Oct. 24 in the Marriott Las Colinas Ballroom. Her presentation, “Think Outside of the Pew” provided listeners with outreach strategies she finds effective in youth and young adult ministry.