The Galley: Food for Thought

As we embark on our seventh year, we recall why we continue in this effort:

We persist 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.’

We want to pass this on to you, dear reader, in this new liturgical year, and we’d very much appreciate any comments and suggestions you have about our efforts. Contact Us.

First Sunday of Lent – A

The Catholic Navigator – First Sunday of Lent

The Catholic Clipper – First Sunday of Lent

The Catholic Schooner – First Sunday of Lent

The Catholic Tugboat – First Sunday of Lent


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Voices from Catholic Land

Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday!

Fr. William Saunders provides a brief history of Lent:

Jennifer Miller of offers resources in preparing for Lent as well as a free ebook covering each day of Lent:

The staff offers this:

Our Sunday Visitor’s Simply Catholic project offers a guide to a Catholic Lent:

Fr. Peter Stravinskas discusses reading Scripture during Lent:

Msgr. Charles Pope suggests moderating cell phone usage during Lent:

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents:

Lenten Activities for Children with their parents:

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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