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    • September 17
      It’s very painful for U.S. Catholics to observe this scandalous witness, carried out by only the second Catholic president in our nation’s history. We should pray fervently for a presidential change of heart about abortion. And pray that, if it doesn’t occur, the president at least will be willing to heed the guidance from our shepherds about the unfitness of Catholic politicians who support abortion to receive the Eucharist. God bless you!
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    • September 16
      It’s not that working to mitigate the effects of evil is wrong. Rather, it’s that the ethical framework of technocracy is utilitarian through and through. This means that whatever it takes to maximize pleasure and eliminate suffering must be done, regardless of whether the means are morally licit or the proposed solutions create far worse problems than the one being addressed. Embedded within this assumption is the mistaken belief that to suffer anything is contrary to human dignity.
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    • September 13
      When this firestorm over double-talking Catholic pols first surfaced, Cardinal Francis Arinze, the indomitable Nigerian and former prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, happened to be on a U.S. lecture tour. He was approached by a reporter and asked his opinion about the fracas. He responded, “Why are you asking me?” “Because you are the head of Catholic worship for the whole world.” “No, don’t ask me. If you have a parish school, go to the second-graders preparing for their First Holy Communion. Ask them if someone who wants to kill babies should receive Holy Communion. Ask them. They’ll tell you.” Indeed, ask a second-grader.
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    • September 10
      So what does the Church actually teach about vaccine mandates, including COVID-19 vaccine mandates? In the most recent official statement from the Vatican in December 2020, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith explicitly states, “Practical reason makes evident that vaccination is not, as a rule, a moral obligation and that, therefore, it must be voluntary.” It is not a moral obligation. It must be voluntary. Pretty clear-cut, no?
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    • September 6
      But for a Christian, that’s only part of the story. It’s good to note that, prior to the pandemic, more Americans, of all races and backgrounds, were participating in what St. John Paul II called the “universal workbench.” (Laborem exercens14) A lot of what redeems our lives from futility and meaninglessness involves the contributions we make as we earn our daily bread. Everyone, in whatever profession – construction workers, computer designers, medical personnel, teachers, law enforcement and the military, restaurant workers, delivery people, even our political leaders – may make honorable contributions to our society and the world
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  • The Year of St. Joseph

    Throughout the year we strive to honor
    St. Joseph as the guardian and protector of the Church and her faithful with heartfelt prayer and devotion, encouraging all to take his virtuous life as our model for fulfilling our personal vocation to holiness.
    Consider a Consecration to St. Joseph as well. 
    A resource for all things St. Joseph

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  • Faith at home resources

    A great start is the list of resources here. Explore the various offerings. Enjoy!

    For the young ones, enjoy BLESSED a great animated offering from Dynamic Catholic
    There is content for all ages in the Faith at Home section of Formed.org. 
    Puzzles and Activities here
    Metanoia is a beautifully written and filmed faith journey created by Father Dave and Fransiscan University.  They have more at Wildgoose.tv
    For local flavor, Father Chris Dayton
    More Local Flavor (with Rapping) Father Dave
    How about some couple time? You would do well to enjoy Better Together at Dynamic Catholic.