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Among Us - Online Christian Daily Devotion Magazine - Another
commentary on the Gospel of the day.
Ministry Resources and Gospel Reflections - A commentary
on the Sunday Gospel readings. Commentaries from previous Sundays
since June 2004 are archived. Take a look also at the list of
Youth Ministry Reflections on this page - they can be useful
on any occasion.
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Some Catholic Blogs - (Sometimes referred to as "St Blog's Parish") - Several
hundred links to blog pages compiled by Gerard Serafin.
The intro reads as follows: "Here are some Catholic blogs
- filled with bits and pieces of information, slices of life,
the struggles and joys of our beloved Church, and often enough
lots of fun."
Cards - A large selection of ecards with catholic themes for
Catholic Dictionary - John A. Hardon, S.J.
Online abridged edition of the Modern Catholic Dictionary.
a new pope - By Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI - "...Pope
Benedict XVI might be the best placed person right now to actually
achieve any reform."
Left nor Right: The Compendium of the Social Doctrine - By
Deacon Keith Fournier - "The “Compendium” has
come at a vitally important time for all Catholics, other Christians
and all people of good will who truly desire to build a culture
of life and a civilization of love to replace the current culture
of death, materialism and nihilism. "
The priest was trying
to comfort one of his parishioners. "Mr. Kelly", he
said, "you shouldn't be bitter. You must be thankful."
"Thankful!" exclaimed Kelley. "Just what do I have
to be thankful for, I ask you? I can't even pay my bills."
The priest thought for a bit, then said brightly:
"Why? Be thankful you aren't one of your creditors."
Our collection basket isn't very large. Please fill it with something
that can be folded. Thanks.
It now costs more to amuse children than it did
to educate their parents.
A society lady was speaking
to a Jewish Rabbi, "Some of my ancestors witnessed the signing
of the Magna Carta."
"That's interesting," replied the Rabbi, "but some
of my ancestors witnessed the signing of the Ten Commandments."
File on a church bookkeeper's desk: Due unto others.
Three Nuns were invited to speak about vocations
at a Mass in Dublin. They arrived late and walked into the sanctuary.
The priest noticed that they had nowhere to sit so he whispered
to the altar server, "Quick, three chairs for the sisters."
So the boy yelled out, "Hip, hip, hooray!"