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:

.אלוהים, אני אוהב אותך בכל נפשי 
Señor, te amo con toda mi alma!
Seigneur, je t’aime de toute mon âme!
Panie, kocham Cię z całej duszy!
A Thiarna, tá grá agam duit le m’anam go léir!
Господи, я люблю тебя всей душой.
Lord, I love you with all my soul!

Quote of the Week: “In other words, there is no conflict between law and love. The law springs from love (God’s); obedience to the law likewise springs from love (man’s). The Law actually guarantees love as the Commandments specify the precise meaning of love and do not allow for vague generalities which have the effect of diluting the power of love.”*  Reverend Peter M.J. Stravinskas

*The Catholic World Report – “God’s Law of Love: A Spirituality of the Ten Commandments (Part 1),” by Reverend Peter M.J. Stravinskas

Liturgy of the Word, Third Sunday of Lent; BEST LINE: “Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.” (See Psalm 19:7-10 and John 6:68b)


Praying in The Spirit

 Our Lenten offering for your consideration is this talk given by one of our editors to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, Community of Our Mother of Good Counsel (OCDS), entitled The Four P’s of Praying in the Spirit. The PDF files consist of the presentation itself and a separate handout for later reflection.

Prayer- Presentation

Prayer – handout 

Third Sunday of Lent- B

The Catholic Navigator – Third Sunday in Lent

The Catholic Clipper – Third Sunday in Lent

The Catholic Schooner – Third Sunday in Lent

The Catholic Tugboat – Third Sunday in Lent

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Voices from Catholic Land

Fr. Paul D. Scalia emphasizes Catholics being ‘set apart’:

 John Grondelski discusses why Catholic Creeds matter:

Brad Miner points out the ‘unintended consequences’ of Iconoclasm:

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents:

In time for Lent, we’d like to refer parents and children to The Kids’ Bulletin, a resource for Catholic kids who would like to have some fun while learning about the readings from the Sunday Mass every week. (Ordinary Form) They are made by a mom in Canada who is happy to share them with anyone who can use them to help learn or teach about the truth and beauty of the Faith:


We call special attention to the Stations of the Cross and to the Lent Calendar to involve Catholic Children in Lenten Prayer and Activities. There is also an archive feature that allows travel back in time to Sundays past.

These additional Lenten resources will interest all members of the family: comes to our aid with The Lenten Workshop, to inform and assist us in our spiritual journey:

 Our Sunday Visitor offers Your Catholic Family Guide to Lent offers The Season of Lent with multiple links for ideas, information, and activities:

 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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