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Institute for Church Life joins national Catholic youth ministry group

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The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life (ICL) has been elected to “collaborating membership” in the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM).

Established in 1982, the NFCYM advocates for and supports Catholic youth ministry on the national, diocesan and local levels. Its affiliated members include most of the Catholic dioceses in the nation, and its collaborating members are organizations that share in its mission, activities and interests.

“We’re delighted with this new development,” said Leonard J. DeLorenzo, director of ICL’s Notre Dame Vision, a service organization for Catholic youth ministers. “This new partnership with NFCYM will enable the ICL and its constituents to work even more closely with dioceses across the United States, as well as with other national organizations, in supporting excellence in the faith formation of young people.”

The ICL is the principal means by which Notre Dame’s teaching, research and resources serve the Catholic Church. Its constituents include the Center for Catechetical Initiatives, the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, Notre Dame Vision, Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP) and the Center for Social Concerns.

*Contact: * Leonard DeLorenzo at (574) 631-2915 or

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on February 19, 2008.