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 three Faith Supplements are available for free downloading and printing.

Prayer of the Week

Rather than the customary prayer of the week, we of the Catholic Navigator Apostolate ask for your prayers during our Summer Break. (See Announcement right below.) We promise to offer our prayers for you.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time– C

Please Note well: “A Look Back” for July, August, and September is coming.
   To date we have published 1225 issues of our  ‘faith  supplements’ since the Catholic Navigator Apostolate published the inaugural issue in Advent 2013 . Our writers, editors, artist, graphic designer, and the  diocesan Censor reviewing each issue for Imprimatur, have yet to pause in their efforts. Clearly, there’s a  need for rest, rejuvenation, and reorganization. Thus, we’re taking a three month summer break from most labors but not from our online presence.
   This summer we’ll offer a look back to earlier C Liturgical Year issues that address July, August, and September 2022’s Sunday Liturgies. Interestingly, The Catholic Navigator and The Catholic Tugboat  are taken from the 2016 Liturgical Year whose dates  exactly match this year’s. The Catholic Clipper, joining our  fleet in the 2017 A year, will be represented this summer by 2019 C year issues. Though dated somewhat  differently, the Sunday readings are identical. This should remind all of us that the more things seem to change, the more they remain the same.  Enjoy a look back to yesterdays in our changeless Faith.
We shall resume our regular publishing activities in October.

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The Catholic Navigator – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Clipper – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Tugboat – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Voices from Catholic Land

James Matthew Wilson reflects on the ages in the spiritual life as an encouragement to all:

Please continue your prayers and sacrifices for our sisters and brothers in Ukraine. Beg God to bring peace and an end to all evil intentions. Please pray also for the good people in Russia, that their own prayers for peace be heard.

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents

Please refer to Voices from Catholic Land, above.

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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