The Galley: Food for Thought

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Liturgical Year A!

We are now in Year A of that cycle wherein most of our Gospel readings at Mass are taken from Matthew. Specifically designated by the American Bishops (USCCB) with the catechetical theme, Prayer: The Faith Prayed, this  year is a time for earnest prayer– for unity in our Country as well as within our Community of Faith. We of The Catholic Navigator Apostolate wish to further the spirit of this theme by posting for download and printing free issues each week of our three weekly newsletters. We encourage you not only to use them for your own reading but, please, print extra copies to give to people you know who are inactive in the practice of the Faith. Help us amply the voice of prayer.

The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

Navigator- 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Clipper- 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Tugboat- 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pastoral Poetry…

and we use this term, not as in the poetic idealization of country life, but literally to denote poetry written by a busy Catholic pastor. For, occasionally we’ll be blessed to share with you poetry composed by Fr. Patrick Dolan. Ordained in 1978 for the Archdiocese of Louisville, Fr. Dolan has an impressive background as scientist (PhD in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry); as theologian (STD in Theology from the Angelicum in Rome); as Army National Guard Chaplain, recently retired as a Brigadier General after four tours in Iraq and many other places; and presently as pastor of Teresa of Calcutta parish in Fairdale, KY. All this… and he finds time to write poetry!

We were privileged to post  a poem that speaks to the heart of married couples. Recently published in the May/June 2017 issue of Emmanuel Magazine (pg. 208), we thank Fr. Dolan for his permission to share this with our readers:

(Clicking on the link below will open the PDF document)

St. Joseph’s Lilies in Mary’s Kitchen

And More Food for Thought….

There’s great Catholic reading for knowledge and reflection to be found on the Internet. Here are links to a few which you can readily expand upon as you explore…

New Advent:

Fr. Felix Just, S.J.’s Catholic Resources:

EWTN- Global Catholic Network:

American Catholic:

Catholic Answers:

Catholic Culture:

Catholic Education Resource Center:

Catholic Information Network:

Family Theater Productions:

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Website:     

Crisis Magazine: 

National Catholic Register:

The Big Pulpit: 

Ascension Presents:

Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire Ministries:

Bible Christian Society (Apologetics):