The Galley: Food for Thought

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LITURGICAL YEAR 2019

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Voices from Catholic Land

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October 20 is special – John Henry Cardinal Newman’s canonization- so we post these three articles:

Fr. Roger Landry offers ten reasons why Cardinal Newman is a saint for our time:
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/fatherlandry/10-reasons-why-blessed-john-henry-newman-is-a-saint-for-our-time

K. V. Turley has prepared an annotated timeline of St. John Henry Newman’s life:
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-life-of-st.-john-henry-newman

In his own words Cardinal Newman assures us that time is short, eternity is long:
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2019/10/13/time-is-short-eternity-is-long/

Then to other topics:

Fr. Sean Connolly tells us when the Mother of God came to America:
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2019/10/08/when-the-mother-of-god-came-to-america/

Casey Chalk assures us that Hell is real, and it isn’t empty:
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2019/hell-is-real

Sincha Fisher gives reasons for having a crucifix on your wall:
https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/simcha-fisher-why-do-you-need-a-crucifix-on-your-wall/

Msgr. Charles Pope asserts that man is not an intruder on creation:
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/environment/man-is-not-an-intruder-in-creation.html

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.