Pets in beds

Pets in beds

Did you know that in Britain about 36% of people take their pets with them in bed at night?

Not me … … …

The last time I had my pet with me in bed the next morning the bed was totally soaking wet and my goldfish had died.

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November Saints Days

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Equipping Catholic Families for November Saints! Welcome to our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar. Hey, are you ready for the NEW Liturgical Calendar starting December 1st? We’ve got the NEW 2019-2020 Wall Calendar for Every Day Catholics […]

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54 Day Christmas Miracle Novena Will You Join the Grace Force?

    It is indisputable that society is undergoing a period of horrific sinfulness. Even the Catholic Church is not immune. As light shines ever more brightly on the dark underbelly of illicit activity and leanings in the world, the faithful are called to act. This sinful state necessitates supernatural warfare. For this purpose, Father Richard Heilman is initiating the…

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Will You Join the Grace Force? appeared first on Catholic Life In Our Times.

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The Battle of the Two Popes

One of the things I find most perplexing in the Church today is the mystery of the Pope Emeritus. I look back on the Papacy of Benedict XVI as an incredibly happy time for the Church. I hung off every word. Looked forward to every encyclical, everything made sense, everything fitted with Catholicism, there was comfort, unity, learning, growth, confidence.

Now that seems all ashes, though I have heard it said that Benedict XVI is and was a Pope who will be read and pondered for a hundred years and Francis I will be immediately forgotten.

Benedict XVI famously prayed that he “would not flee from the wolves” at his inauguration Mass, then, it seemed he fled. And now we well and truly have wolves.

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Polish Government-in-Exile Mourns Metropolitan Sheptytsky

The following statement from Minister of Religion and Education, Monsignor Zygmunt Kaczyński, appeared on the front page of Dziennik Polski and L’Osservatore Romano, respectively the principal news organs of the Polish Government-in-Exile in London and of the Holy Apostolic See:

“The loss of Metropolitan Sheptytsky is grave as much for Poles as for the Ukrainian peoples of Poland. The deceased combined in his person the eminent qualities of pastor of souls and patriot. Throughout forty-years of intense activity, he efficaciously contributed to the development of the religious and cultural life of the entire [Polish] nation and, understanding the absolute necessity, he constantly strove to bring Ukrainians to Poles closer together, on the frontiers of the their common homeland. During the occupation, Metropolitan Sheptytsky maintained his constant line of conduct, concerned as always for so many suffering people. In his pastoral letters, he always encouraged the faithful and his fellow citizens to maintain cohesion, deploring their fratricidal conflicts. We unite, the minister concluded, with the Ruthenian [Ukrainian] Catholics of the district of Lwów, who have been left orphaned of their Shepherd, and we mourn the loss of such an eminent personality and pray ardently for the repose of this chosen soul.”

— “Per la Morte di Mons. Szeptyckyj,” in Osservatore Romano (15 November 1944), p.1. cfr. “Minister ks. Kaczyński o śp. Metr. Szeptickim,” in Dziennik Polski i Dziennik Zołniera (10 November 1944), p. 1.

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