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.

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Prayer of the Week:

Dear Lord
 Take from me the noise in my mind,
Fears, sorrows, joys and hopes, mine.
Past regrets or what I yearn to regain,
And the pains and longings that yet remain.
Give me seashell silence wherein you dwell;
Let me enter this moment, this divine chandelle.

Quote of the Week: “In beauty we experience the infinite eternity of the present moment.” Anon.

Liturgy of the Word, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time; BEST LINE: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand.” Mark 1:15a (emphasis added)

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

The Catholic Navigator – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Clipper – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Schooner – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Tugboat – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Voices from Catholic Land

Msgr. Charles Pope adds five more hard truths we’ve come to see with 20-20 vision:

Zubair Simonson, a Catholic convert from Islam, discovers another benefit of conversion:

Jim Graves writes about Fr. Raphael Nguyen’s amazing journey to the priesthood:

 For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents:
Today’s articles in Catholic Land should interest all members of the family.

 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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