The Galley: Food for Thought

We persist in this Apostolate because the Catholic faith is beautiful, because it is true, and because it is good. We persist because the Church is Christ here-present, and, like a ship, protects and advances us toward Jesus Christ until He comes again. We persist because we have been charged with passing on our faith (see Deuteronomy 4:4-7; 11:19).

And, we persist because, to shamelessly co-opt a line from the movie, Chariots of Fire, ‘when we write, we feel His pleasure.’  Contact Us.

Presently, weekly copies of our four Faith Supplements are available for free downloading and printing.

Prayer of the Week:

“I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful… I praise you, because I am wonderfully made…” Ps. 139:14, RSVCE; Ps. 139:14, NABRE

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21)

Liturgy of the Word, August 1, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time; BEST LINE: “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.’” John 6:35

Quotes of the Week:

“Grumbling and gratitude are, for the child of God, in conflict. Be grateful and you won’t grumble. Grumble and you won’t be grateful.” Billy Graham

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr

“Hell begins with a grumbling mood, always complaining, always blaming others.” C. S. Lewis

“Grumbling is the death of love.” Marlene Dietrich

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Please note that we’ll be posting the sources to all articles in these Faith Supplements each Monday at noon to assist teachers and students in parochial schools and CCD programs.

The Catholic Navigator – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Clipper – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Schooner – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Tugboat – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Voices from Catholic Land

Pope Francis just released his Motu Proprio, Traditionis custodes, on the  traditional Latin Mass:

While we await our Bishops’ responses to this Motu Proprio, it may be helpful to review just what Vatican II desired for the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy:

Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy promulgated by Pope St.  Paul VI, as  published at the Vatican website.

Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J., editor of Ignatius Press, has written an excellent overview of this Constitution:

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents

Please consider a family discussion of the above Catholic Land articles.

In addition to the sources posted weekly, there are many Catholic websites that should be visited for regular reference. Some suggested sites are listed in this PDF file:

Some Reliable Catholic Websites

All are encouraged to peruse the source materials to add to the understanding gained in each issue. Happy reading!

A Note to Parents about resources to assist in faith formation at home.

There is much information on the Internet to help you in teaching the Faith to your children. Some helpful suggestions in navigating the Web are available in this downloadable PDF file:

Finding Catholic teaching Sites

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