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The second issue of NOMAD features young adults who have chosen to take the path less traveled by. Their stories tell of lives lived sharing hope with others, changing hearts, changing the world. This issue also spotlights the growing city of Austin, Texas! We are excited to introduce you to all this city has to offer - from a growing young adult population, to a burgeoning underground/independent art & music scene, to some of the best bbq and tex-mex this side of the Rio Grande.
  • ISSUE 2 // Austin

    Changing HeartsChanging the World



    EditorMary Claire Curtis

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    Associate Editor Jackie Heider

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    Angela [email protected]


    El ViejoPeters Pen

    Dianna McKnightOff The Beaten Path

    Angela SumnerGeneration Nomad

    Gabriel DantesCulture Warrior

    John & Liz BoringEver Ancient, Ever New

    Kevin FordThe Watchman

    Edward DavidFishers of Men

    NOMAD is produced by GlobalCatholic and published 6 times per year by YUDU Media, 245 First Street, 18th Floor Cambridge, MA 02142. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is strictly prohibited. NOMAD email: [email protected] Subscription price $15. Content does not necessarily reflect the views of individuals or organizations interviewed by staff. NOMAD is the product of Catholic young adults, who are faithful to the magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church and who seek to live out the New Evangelization.

    Dear Readers,

    Welcome to the second issue of NOMAD!

    The mission of NOMAD is to provide a media outreach to young adults, while embracing Pope Benedicts call to step forward and become leaders in our homes and communi-ties by utilizing our skills and faith.

    This issue is filled with stories of young adults who have felt called to discover their talents, travel the world and learn how to love and be loved. We hope that our mes-sage, changing hearts changing the world, will resonate with you and that you will share what you read with friends & family.

    We look forward to your feedback as we continue to develop NOMAD~

  • CONTENTS4 Calendar of Events Austin

    8 Off the Beaten Path by Dianna McKnight

    16 Cultural Issues Early August by Gabriel Dantes

    19 For Your Library: City of God by Saint Augustine, ed. Vernon J. Bourke Making Good by Billy Parish and Dev Aujla Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis

    20 Peters Pen Laborem Exercens: Doing Good Work el viejo

    23 Generation Nomad by Angela Sumner

    26 The Creative Genius Film, Art & Music of a Generation by Jackie Heider

    32 The Watchman Renewing the Family, Renewing the World by Kevin Ford

    34 Ever Ancient, Ever New Hallowtide by John & Liz Boring

    36 Fishers of Men by Edward David

    38 Global Catholic Spotlight on Brazil by Mary Claire Curtis

    Page 4-5 Photo Courtesy of Michael Connell: www.flickr.com/photos/mdconnell

  • 9/2611/4 40 Days for Life CampaignA peaceful prayer vigil outside abortion clinics. The purpose of this campaign is prayer and fasting for the end to abortion and a bringing about of a culture of life. Various vigils and services are taking place across the country. To find one near you, go to www.40daysforlife.com.

    10/3 ADORE Praise & Worship: Vintage FaithA night of worship, relevant messages, and Eucharistic adoration. Catholic Charismatic Center 7pmFor more information or to volunteer: e-mail [email protected] or call 832.209.2190

    10/510/6 Basic Certification in Youth MinistryFor anyone interested in getting involved in youth ministry in the diocese of El Paso, this program teaches diocesan policies and guidelines for working with and for youth.Alpine, Texas

    10/8 At the Foot of the Cross: Young Adult Holy HourHoly Name Retreat Center @ 6pm

  • 10/1110/14 XXVI Houston: Young Adult Caritas retreatJoin other young adults in their 20s and 30s for a weekend of spiritual renewal and rediscovering God in your relationships and your own life. At Villa de Matel, cost is $150.For more information or to register go to www.sistersofcharity.org or contact: Sis-ter Kim-Phuong Tran, CCVI at [email protected]

    10/17 Holy Hour Happy HourHoly hour followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant 5:30 pm 9 pm @ St. Patrick Cathedral, Fort Worth

    10/21 World Youth Day at Six Flags Over TexasWe Walk by Faith with Monarch Ministries, featuring David Casey and Doug Tooke. An annual celebration of young Catholics gathered to enrich their faith journey. Open to all but geared toward middle to high school youth.

    10/27 National World Youth Day @ Western Playland

    10/31 Trick or Cans!Instead of begging for candy, join this friendly competition and beg for canned goods to benefit the Mission Arlington. 6 pm -11 pmUniversity Catholic Community Center, Arlington, Texas

  • 11/5 ADORE Praise & Worship: Vintage FaithA night of worship, relevant messages, and Eucharistic adoration. Catholic Charismatic Center 7pmFor more information or to volunteer: e-mail [email protected] or call 832.209.2190

    11/911/11 Maverick Awakening RetreatA weekend retreat open to all college students and young adults to awaken them to the presence of Christ in their lives. Cost is $50 if you register before 10/10, $75 if you register after. Scholar-ships may be available. For more information or to register: http://utacatholics.org/awakening.htm

    11/11 Young Adult Day of ReflectionHoly Name Retreat CenterFor more information visit: http://passionist.org/holyname or contact [email protected]

    11/13 Need YPs at Lucky Strike BowlingA bowling social with young professionals in Need ministry to raise awareness for the need to end poverty. Fort Worth, 6 pm -8 pm.

    11/16-11/18 RCYCRegion 10 Catholic Youth Conference Shaken by the Spirit A weekend of prayer, music, powerful speakers (keynote are Father Tony Ricard and Doug Tooke), and fun with young Catholics from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.San Angelo, Texas.

    11/23 Alternative Black Friday SaleInstead of giving in to the ugliness of consumerism, be a socially-conscious giver. Come to this market and find handmade products from the Catholic Relief Services Work of Human Hands project, as well as several local womens cooperatives.10 am 2pm at the Columbian Mission Center

    Theology on Tap across TexasEat, drink, and hear great speakers talk about faith, science, politics, and other topics pertaining to young Catholic adults. Open to those in their 20s and 30s.

    El Paso Vatican II at Fifty10/2 10/16,10/30 and 11/13 at Jaxons on Airway, 7-9 pm.

    Houston (Central)10/18, 11/15 at Caf Adobe on Westheimer at 7pm

    Austin10/2, 11/1 at Nuevo Leon(1501 E. 6th Street, Austin, 78702)Music starts at 6pm, speaker at 7pmwww.austindiocese.org

    Fort Worth10/2, 11/6 at Pappas Burgers

    Plug in:To join St. Theresas Catholic 20 Somethings Ministry, check out the Facebook page for Williamson County Young Adults (search: WilCoYA Ministry).

  • October

    10/5 Peter Bradley Adams Cactus Cafe @ 8 PM

    10/12-14 Austin City Limits Music Festival www.aclfestival.com

    10/18-25 Austin Film Festival www.austinfilmfestival.com

    10/18 Imagine Dragons @ 10 PM Emos East

    10/19 Norah Jones @ 8 PM ACL Moody Theater

    10/26-28 Austin Record Convention www.austinrecords.com

    10/27-28 Texas Book Festival, Austin www.texasbookfestival.org

    10/9 Tap Dogs Dell Hall

    10/18 Ravi Shankar Riverbend Center

    10/21 The Planets Symphony Bass Concert Hall

    10/28 Bill Cosby Bass Concert Hall


    11/2-4 Fun Fun Fun Music Fest www.funfunfunfest.com

    11/3-4 Austin Celtic Festival www.austincelticfestival.com

    11/2-11/11 Wurstfest New Braunfels, TX www.wurstfest.com

    11/10-18 East Austin Studio Tour www.eastaustinstudiotour.com

    11/17 Annual Ranch Hand Breakfast, King Ranch, Kingsville, TX www.king-ranch.com

    11/22 Turkey Trot http://thundercloud.com

    11/10,15,18 Pagliacci Austin Lyric Opera

    11/16 The Scarlet Letter University of Texas campus

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  • Austin, TexasLive Music Capital

    of the WorldA bold statement, perhaps, but if worthiness of title is measured by the number of estab-lishments hosting local talent every night, then Austin is not only worthy, it has set the stan-dard.

    Home of the world-famous Austin City Lim-its Music Festival (taking place in October this year) Austin takes pride in its music as well as its diversity. Scratch the surface and you will find that Austins music scene is just one part of one of the nations fastest-growing cities. A very green city, Austin is aware of and quite open to any initiatives that benefit the citys residents. From the burgeoning network of mi-cro-breweries, to Austin quickly becoming a test stage for plays headed for Broadway, to the continuation of offbeat shops along South Congress Avenue, Austin maintains an open-ness about it that is very welcoming. It is this potential which draws young adults, including a vibrant population of Catholic Young Adults, to the Texas state capitol.

    For students, the various universities offer many services. UT is located just up the street from St. Austins Catholic Church and also has a large & lively Catholic student center, of-fering daily Mass, holy hour, and adoration, as well as other campus groups and nightly events. According to campus minister Lindsay Wilcox, the Catholic student community at UT is very involved, and even includes Catho-lic fraternities and sororities.

    Off-campus, young adults may have to look a little harder for like-minded peers, but out-reaches are largely parish based and easy to plug into. The Diocese sponsors several events including retreats and monthly Theology on Tap (ToT) sessions where speakers, both local-ly and nationally known, welcome 18-35 year olds at local restaurants and pubs, where they discuss various issues and Catholic teachings.

    Austin is very comm

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