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For the Poor

I want a Church that is poor and for the poor. People with nothing have so much to teach us. In their difficulties they experience the suffering Christ. Scripture Though he was rich, our Lord Jesus Christ became poor for

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Mary is Our Guide

Mary, Virgin and Mother; help us to bear radiant witness to generous faith, justice, and love of the poor; that the joy of the gospel may reach the ends of the earth. Scripture I am the Handmaid of the Lord;

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

How can God be good, but allow bad things to happen? Fr. Mike Schmitz tackles one of the toughest questions religious believers must answer.  

Why Be Catholic and Not Just Christian?

There are many similarities and differences between the Catholic Church and the Protestant denominations. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz narrows the differences down to one thing that really sets Catholicism apart from other Christian Churches: authoritative teaching.  

What You Should Know About Purgatory

What is meant by the final purification? Understanding the Catholic notion of purgatory requires knowing the difference between a temporal consequence and an eternal consequence; this difference has nothing to do with damnation and salvation. Some people reject the idea

Commandments of the Church

Did you know that in addition to the 10 commandments there are an additional 5 “Commandments of the Church”. But there used to be more, or less. Read about the history of the “Commandments of the Church” and write

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Conscience: Bible Readings

Skim these Scripture passages. Pick one that appeals to you and summarize its main point, tell how it relates to the theme “Understanding Conscience”, list one or two thoughts that entered your mind when you read it. “Confidence” 2 Corinthians 1:12-14

Faith Reflection: Conscience

Saint Paul wrote that the difference between what we will know in heaven is as great as the difference between what we know now and what we knew when we were children: When I was a child, my speech, feelings,

The Apostle’s Creed

  I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified,

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God

Ethan Frome

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the

Give Advice to a Trusted Friend

“Make big things from small beginnings.” First Read Titus. Titus 1 Titus 2 Titus 3   The letter from Paul to Titus is very short and was written (around 66 AD) to a Church leader who did not become very

God in Our Family Life

Consider the following excerpt from Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis: Love rejoices with others 109. The expression chaírei epì te adikía[“rejoice over wrongdoing”] (1 Cor 13:6) has to do with a negativity lurking deep within a person’s heart. It is

To Build a Fire

Read “To Build a Fire” by Jack London. Responding to the Story The author writes of the main character, “The trouble with him was that he was without imagination.” Why would it be important to have imagination living and traveling

The Central Logic of Christianity

In this Bishop Barron video, he lays out the argument about what is the “central logic of Christianity.” Watch the video: pause, rewind, watch again, question, research, read scripture, note, start again, pause, note some more. Write a post in

Who First Proposed the Big Bang Theory?

Georges Lemaître. Duncan Aikman of the New York Times spotlighted Lemaitre’s view in 1933: “‘There is no conflict between religion and science,’ Lemaïtre has been telling audiences over and over again in this country …. His view is interesting and

2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment

Bishop Dowd of Montreal wrote the following while participating in the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment in Rome in October 2018: The 4 basic questions I believe constitute the corners and edges that anchor the

CCCB Reiterates Objections to Recreational Cannabis Legalization

Source: CCCB The Catholic Church for its part continues to underline the ethical problems involved with the recreational use and abuse of this drug: the negative risks that impact on psychological and physical health, the growing problems of a society

Multiple “Signs” of Intelligence in the Bible

Read about Howard Gardner’s eight “signs” of intelligence (and at wikipedia). Consider the first seven intelligences for this activity: Spatial – picture smart Bodily-Kinesthetic – body smart Musical – music smart Linguistic – word smart Logical-mathematical – number smart Interpersonal

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3D Test Print

Test: print the same Micro 3D All-in-one file in nylon, PLA, and Eco-ABS. Compare. All the prints on default “best” settings for the filament type. No rafts or supports. No other “advanced” or “expert” tweaks in the software/hardware interface. Source:

A Personal Invitation

I invite all of you who follow Jesus, wherever you are, to spend time every day renewing your personal relationship with him, letting him touch your hearts. Scripture As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide

When Creating EPS or AI, Mode CYMK or RGB?

RGB Recently, when setting up a project for printing/cutting with the Roland VersaCamm, the black wasn’t true black. On screen all looked good, but when printing and cutting, the colour values on the black in particular were noticably not black.

100 Items You Can Decorate With Heat Transfer

1 – Beanies 14 – T-shirts 2 – Slippers 15 – Onesies 3 – Baby Blankets 16 – Ties 4 – Boots 17 – Shirt Pockets 5 – Leather Bracelets 18 – Windbreakers 6 – Scarves 19 – Boxer Shorts

The 10th Commandment

Read about all Ten Commandments: Read both versions of the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5:3-10 and Luke 6:20-26 For this task, pay special attention to the 10th Commandment and the first Beatitude in Matthew and Luke. 1. Create a visual

The Beatitudes

Read Matthew 5:3-10 Create a Visual response to “The Beatitudes.” Pick one, some, or all. Use Canva to inspire your creativity. Bonus: Show off your visual creation in a new post in your blog.

No Room In Our Hearts

When we get caught up in our own interests and concerns, we no longer have room in our hearts for others, no place for the poor. We forget the quiet joy of God’s love. – Pope Francis Read Romans 12:15-16

The Myth of Catholic Irrationality

Read and respond to The Church Opposes Science: The Myth of Catholic Irrationality by Christopher Kaczor. Write a post in your iblog in which you demonstrate an understanding of the main point(s), relates an idea(s) from the reading to another text(s),

Freedom of Conscience, Tudor Style

Read and respond to Freedom of Conscience, Tudor Style by Sean Murphy. Write a post in your iblog in which you demonstrate an understanding of the main point(s), relates an idea(s) from the reading to another text(s), offer your own arguments

Who’s on First?

Read and respond to Who’s on First? by J. Budziszewski. Write a post in your iblog in which you demonstrate an understanding of the main point(s), relates an idea(s) from the reading to another text(s), offer your own arguments – agreeing

The Reasons to Believe

Read and respond to The Reasons to Believe by Peter Kreeft. Write a post in your iblog in which you demonstrate an understanding of the main point(s), relates an idea(s) from the reading to another text(s), offer your own arguments –

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