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Goodness Reigns Answers Need for 'Missionary Dynamism' With YOUCAT Contest

11/2/2012 - 8:32 AM PST

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'Share the Story' Short Film Competition Is Vehicle for New Evangelization in Year of Faith

LOUISVILLE, KY (November 2, 2012) - GOODNESS REIGNS invites all people everywhere, particularly youth, to delve into the Catholic faith through its "Share the Story" Short Film Contest on the YOUCAT in answer to Pope Benedict XVI's call for a renewed "missionary dynamism" to proclaim the Gospel worldwide.

The Holy Father's challenge was put forth in his recent homily closing the historical Synod on New Evangelization that took place Oct. 7-28 in Rome. "So we must ask the Holy Spirit to arouse in the Church a new missionary dynamism," the Holy Father said, "whose protagonists are, in particular, pastoral workers and the lay faithful."

Through GOODNESS REIGNS' film competition, participants of all levels of filmmaking ability explore teachings of the Catechism in their submissions that, in turn, are posted and remain online to serve as free teaching tools for teachers, catechists or anyone interested in learning more about the faith. Contest winners will receive substantial cash prizes or trips to World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil.

From the sacraments or the Bible to social justice issues or prayer. From the life of Jesus Christ or liturgy to saints or moral teachings. The YOUCAT is the launching point for films that will illustrate teachings through a drama, music video or documentary - to name a few of the various formats. View contest rules, submission guidelines and judging criteria at

All contest submissions are due by Midnight Jan. 7, 2013, and must be under 7 minutes long.
Top Award Offerings for the 2013 Share the Story Contest
YOUNG ADULT AWARD (18 and older)
FOUR travel packages to World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil or $8,000 in cash!

FOUR travel packages to World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil or $8,000 in cash!

Create a video on a present-day missionary in your home, church, school or community!
The Good Samaritan in Media Award includes a $1,000 donation to support the spotlighted missionary work and the filmmaker receives ONE travel package to WYD 2013 or $2,000!

GOODNESS REIGNS also offers a free online Film School of short how-to videos for those new to filmmaking or who want to improve their skills. Find it at

For more information about the contest or to schedule an interview with GOODNESS REIGNS Executive Director Suzanne Haugh or Gabriel Castillo - past contest winner, 2011 WYD pilgrim and current GOODNESS REIGNS Online Film School instructor - please contact Kevin Wandra with The Maximus Group at 678-990-9032 or

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