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St. Anthony Messenger Press and Franciscan Communications, Cincinnati,
Ohio, U.S.A. This amazing web site is rich in quality resources;
a veritable treasure throve of wonderful features.
Religious Education Database - A very extensive commented
webography. Search for a resource by content area and/or year
group to get a listing of links to online resources with a short
description of its content and an indication of it suitability
by year groups. An excellent and useful resource! Produced by
the Catholic Education Commission in Australia.
Archaeology Tour of the Holy Lands - Virtual tour in images
and text of Jerusalem, Ancient City's and their Defenses, Life
during Biblical Times, Sites from Hezekiah's Reign, Sites in the
Life of Christ, The Dead Sea Scrolls; Archaeological Methods.
page and crafts - Appledoorn-Zuid - You do not need to read
Dutch to appreciate the large collection of beautiful quality
coloring pages and crafts found here. Click on Nieuwe Testament
to see the resources on the New Testament, on Oude Testament for
those on the Old Testament, and Pasen & Pinksteren for resources
on Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. You might want to use the
web page translator at Altavista to make out the tilte of each
Beati, e testimoni - This site is in Italian. The interesting
features for someone who cannot read the hagiographies in Italian,
are the great and numerous images included on the pages of each
saint. There are a total of 24,500 images of over 3,800 saints
on this site!
- A different look at prayer in cartoon format. A new cartoon
each day or explore the archives for the last 5 years.
Gospel Coloring and Word Activities for Sunday Gospels and Readings
- Very useful resources!
the Mentally Handicapped Can Teach Us - According to Jean
Vanier, Founder of L'Arche Communities. Zenith
much-raised question - Can the pope resign? Can Pope John
Paul abdicate for reasons of health? The answer is not simple,
as MICHAEL AUSTIN SJ finds. Featured article
in the Southern
publishes expanded calendar of saints - Article
in Catholic News.
kind of world this is - by Guy Consolmagno
Does God control every atom? Or does he observe
but not intervene? The Asian earthquake has left many people puzzled,
but science shows he plays by the rules.
IIn the Tablet. You need to register (free and without spam) to
have access to hundreds of excellent articles on this web site.
Phil and Sue Fortin Music
- the music ministry of Phil and Sue Fortin. Their ministry focuses
on providing music for various liturgical services, retreats,
concerts, hosting music ministry workshops, writing original music,
and CD's. They are also the Music and Liturgy Directors of the
LIFE TEEN program at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton,
MA, USA. Check out the website for more information, MP3 sound
bites, and CD purchases.
A man decided to join a very small and very selective
order--of monks. The order was so devoted to prayer they were
only allowed to say 2 words every year.
After the first year passed, he went into a small room where he
was given the chance to say his two words to the head monk. His
two words were "Too cold." The head monk nodded and
gave him an extra blanket.
The next year passed and he was once again taken into the small
room. This time his 2 words were "Bland food." Again
the head monk nodded and gave him a box of salt.
When the next year had passed they took him back into the small
room, and his 2 words were "I quit."
"Fine!" exclaimed the exasperated head monk, "All
you've done since you got here is complain anyway."
Priest: Can any of you children tell me what Good
Fifth Grader: He saved Robinson Crusoe?
What's the difference between Christmas and Easter?
After Christmas, some people will come to church in only THREE
God wants spiritual
fruit, not religious nuts.
– Ethel Wilcox
A Catholic should have only one spouse.
This is called monotony.
A little girl was sitting on her grandfather's lap as he read
her a bedtime story. From time to time, she would take her eyes
off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek. She was
alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again. Finally she
spoke up, "Grandpa, did God make you?"
"Yes, sweetheart," he answered, "God made me a
long time ago."
"Oh," she paused, "Grandpa, did God make me too?"
"Yes, indeed, honey," he said, "God made you just
a little while ago."
Feeling their respective faces again, she observed, "God's
getting better at it, isn't he?"
A tour guide was showing a group of Americans around
a church in Ireland. "And here is the skull of St. Patrick."
One of the tourists challenged him, "You showed us St. Patrick's
skull in another church yesterday!"
"Ah yes," the guide answered, "but that was his
skull when he was a wee lad."