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Marilyn Santos is the director of mission education in the national office of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. She has held leadership positions in youth, young adult and cultural diversity ministries in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Diocese of Metuchen. Marilyn is serving as the president of La Red -- the National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana. She has spoken and presented workshops at multiple national and diocesan conferences and gatherings including those sponsored by NCEA, NCCL, NFCYM, LA Religious Ed Congress, and the Mid-Atlantic Congress. She currently serves as a consultant for the USCCB Secretariat on Laity, Marriage, Family and Youth.
October 18th, 2013

Though this was never my impression, some I’ve encountered may have been thinking that there’s not much connecting going on between the Catholic Church and the modern problems affecting our world. For me, especially in my work for the Church in the Missions, the connections are plentiful. What’s the Church doing in the world: A lot, I have to tell you.
The Catholic Church’s outreach in the developing world, especially to those who are on the margins, the powerless, the poor, the forgotten, is rooted in our inherent dignity as children of God. In light of this, the Catholic Church is perhaps the largest provider of education, medical, and social services in the world. In rural Zambia, for example, more than…

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