The Galley: Food for Thought

LITURGICAL YEAR 2019

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – C

The Catholic Navigator – 22 September 2019

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Voices from Catholic Land

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Apologist Steve Ray cautions about bias in Bible translations:
www.catholicconvert.com/blog/2019/08/22/bias-in-bible-translations-2/

Christian Daru discusses the reality of the soul and its implications:
https://www.catholicstand.com/the-reality-of-the-soul-and-its-implications/

Canadian journalist David Warren poses the question, “Why should we bother?”:
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2019/09/13/why-should-we-bother/

Brad Miner points to Catholic guilt from the Middle Ages:
https:/www.thecatholicthing.org/2019/09/16/house-of-god/

Catechetical Theme for Liturgical Year 2020

Parish catechists’ ministry is primarily within parish religious education programs. However, they like all baptized Catholics have a broader mission, that of witnessing the Faith wherever, whenever and to whomever the opportunity is presented. This year our Bishops have adopted a theme: STAY WITH US, a response to the numbers of youth abandoning the faith as early as age 13. Our duty to these young people is to show them the reasonableness and necessity of following Christ in His Church. And to this end this USCCB website has explanation and resources to aid in our effort: 

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/catechetical-sunday/index.cfm

Of course, we are not to restrict our witnessing only to these young people; our secular society is desperately in need of evangelization.