as we chart our course to Christ.
The Catholic Navigator, The Catholic Clipper, The Catholic Schooner, and The Catholic Tugboat, sail weekly in the course of St. Peter’s Barque. These four publications — we call them faith supplements — derive their nautical theme from the age-old symbol for the Catholic Church described in the right sidebar. Our purpose as a Catholic lay apostolate is to assist parishes, parochial schools, and individuals in their faith formation and enrichment efforts.
Following the lead of the Church’s Magisterium and guided by ecclesiastic approval — the Imprimatur on each issue — we strive to accommodate the interests of those who treasure the beauty and richness in the liturgy, history, teachings, and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our Catholic heritage is a treasure beyond reckoning which we presently hold in trust to pass on to those who will follow Christ after us. Our Catholic culture thus remains a light unto the world.
As we enter the seventh year of our apostolate, we move ever closer to our ultimate goal: a full fleet of faith supplements devoted to assisting in whole-family catechesis. Each of our publications addresses a different segment of the Catholic population, as discussed on the About Us page of this website. There we also explain the focus of this website with a special emphasis on source materials used in writing each issue.
For Liturgical Year (LY) 2020 we have made changes of particular value to parishes and parochial schools. These are noted immediately below. For individuals visiting this website, the weekly Faith Supplements are found for free download on The Galley page.
Special Notice to Parishes as of 30 March 2020:
As announced on our Facebook page, we are making a special policy change to accommodate the isolating situations imposed by quarantines, ‘sheltering in place,’ and closures of churches during this pandemic. For the foreseeable future the four publications posted weekly at our website may be downloaded, emailed, and/or posted to websites and social media platforms as intact PDF files, free of charge. We ask only that a link to our website accompany any email or posting: https://thecatholicnavigator.org
We suggest that parishes and parochial schools download this PDF file:
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