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especially when they form a collection or comprehensive whole.
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September 25, 2023
Basic Disaster Supplies Kit: After an emergency, you may need to
survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your
own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster
supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in
the event of an emergency.
FCC/FEMA Emergency Communications Tips: The FCC and the Federal
Emergency Management Agency offer the following tips for communicating
during an emergency, including how to prepare for a power outage.
August 16, 2023
July 27, 2023
July 25, 2023
July 19, 2023
The Catechism of the Catholic Church in ChatGPT. Fivable has
trained the computer program solely in the Catechism of the Catholic
Church. The result:
Catholic.chat, an interactive platform that allows users to engage
with the Catechism in a natural, conversational format. Catholic.chat is
surprisingly user-friendly.…simply invites the user to: “Get Answers from
the Catechism of the Catholic Church.” Then the user is told to:
“Select a chat experience below and ask your question.” After that, there
are three levels of engagement to choose from: “Child,” “Adult,”
Celebrant/homilist July 16, 2023 Christ the King Chapel at Franciscan
University of Steubenville. Homily begins at 23:38 (8:37 min.) Theme: “How
to Picture the Kingdom of God”.
June 13, 2023
"Is it a Sin to Attend a Wedding in a Protestant Church?": by Fr.
Gary Benz, January 7, 2021, Diocese of Bismarck. "This is a dilemma for
many Catholics and what makes it even more problematic is that canon law
does not directly and specifically address this issue. Therefore, I
would suggest prayerful discernment, a discussion with one’s pastor, and
a consideration of the following insights I set forth, having dealt with
this issue now for over 20 years as a pastor. It is a sensitive matter
and must be addressed on various levels."
June 07, 2023
May 25, 2023
Antidotes for Male Teenage Sloth: May 15, 2023 | Phillip Campbell.
“Sloth is generally defined as laziness. But it is not mere laziness; it
is a preference for ease and comfort, a reluctance to do hard things.…It
is often accompanied by indifference or boredom. Sloth is a disposition
towards whatever is easy and comfortable — it is a habitual preference for
the path of least resistance.”
Fighting Acedia: Choosing God at All Times (Simply Catholic). “Acedia
is the…way of talking about sloth. But it is much more than a simple
laziness or lack of desire to do anything worthwhile. It is an infliction
of the soul that attacks desire: we listen to it and become unable to
follow through on our intentions. Because we don’t act on intentions, we
feel dull, numb and spiritual dead. To put the definition in a more pithy
fashion: acedia creates in us the inability to choose the good.
“What We Believe Series” by Father Joshua J. Whitfield from SIMPLY
May 12, 2023
800th Franciscan Centenary: The Franciscan centenary is a journey that
we have decided to begin in order for the entire Franciscan family
throughout the world to celebrate together the 800th anniversary of Saint
Francis' Easter and the culminating events of the last years of his life.
Said Centenary has been divided into 4 Centenaries, respectively spread
over 4 years where it will be possible to reflect and contemplate the
Rule and Christmas in Greccio (1223-2023), the gift of the Stigmata
(1224-2024), the Canticle of the Creatures (1225- 2025), the Easter of
Francis of Assisi (1226-2026).
May 8, 2023
March 10, 2023
February 21, 2023
February 9, 2023
February 7, 2023
Online web app providing a range of tools related to the use of words
for creative and recreational purposes such as writing, poetry,
translations, word games, etc. Our range of available tools to include:
Rhyming words | Example sentences | Translations | Definitions | Word
forms | Word Games.
January 21, 2023
Francis: 14-part series on Catechesis On Discernment
Pope Francis: 2 Catechesis On Discernment: Ignatius of Loyola.
General Audience | Wednesday, 7 September 2022
Pope Francis: 3 Catechesis On Discernment: Elements of
Discernment. Familiarity with the Lord. General Audience |
Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Pope Francis: 4 Catechesis on Discernment: Elements of
Discernment — Self-Knowledge. General Audience | Wednesday, 5
Pope Francis: 5 Catechesis on Discernment: Elements of
Discernment. The Desire. General Audience | Wednesday, 12 October
Pope Francis: 6 Catecheses for Discernment: Knowing One’s Own
Life Story. General Audience | Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Pope Francis: 7 Catechesis on Discernment: Subject of
Discernment. Desolation . General Audience | Wednesday, 26 October
Pope Francis: 8 Catechesis on Discernment: Why Are We Desolate?.
General Audience | Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Pope Francis: 9 Catechesis on Discernment: Consolation. General
Audience | Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Pope Francis: 10 Catechesis on Discernment: True Consolation.
General Audience | Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Pope Francis: 11 Catechesis on Discernment: Confirmation of the
Good Choice. General Audience | Wednesday, 7 December 2022
Pope Francis: 12 Catechesis on Discernment: Attitude of
Vigilance. General Audience | Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Pope Francis: 13 Catechesis on Discernment: Learn to Recognize
God’s Voice. General Audience | Wednesday, 21 December 2022
Pope Francis: 14 Catechesis on Discernment. Spiritual
Accompaniment. General Audience | Wednesday, 4 January 2023
January 18, 2023