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Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.

~Pope Francis~

Did You Hear?

What Baltimore Bill, the weather predicting crab said about winters arrival time?

Today marks an important day in Baltimore history. In front of an eager crowd at the Inner Harbor, Baltimore Bill, the weather-predicting crab, forecasted an early winter. For years, Baltimore Bill has been a local weather expert and the folks at OLD BAY and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources decided to introduce him to the world. With official Preakness/Triple Crown stakes caller Larry Collmus providing the play-by-play, Bill walked a specially designed crab plank and headed right out to the bay and off to warmer climates. After all, he’s no snow crab.


Good News

Dog Vacay Disaster Relief Program

When disaster strikes, we’re teaming up with American Humane Association’s Red Star Emergency Services to help displaced pets. Starting November 1, we’re proud to offer the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program nationwide. As part of this program, we’ll offer temporary housing for pets with one of our trusted and trained sitters free of charge during emergencies.


In the News

Life lessons from a limping, toothless, and half blind 13-year-old cat

He was deserted by his mother at birth and only survived by his wits. He begged for food from seedier neighborhood hangers-on, those scarcely better off than he. He scavenged for meals through rotting garbage in restaurant dumpsters on the precarious New Orleans lakefront. He occasionally trapped a fish or two, or found a dead crab washed up on the shore. He slept in abandoned cubbyholes. He managed his own life with help from no one.


Picture of the Week

Of babies and the Pope

Pope Francis could hardly contain his laughter as he comes face-to-face with Baby Quinn dressed like the Pontiff.


Ask Susi

QUESTION: Numerous times in your writings you have alluded to the animals and creation “being hard-wired” by God to be who and what they are. And you go on to say that you believe them to be redeemed by Christ and moving to an eternal existence. Explain that.


Susi’s Weekly Column


~by Susi Pittman

It is perhaps the most evasive and baffling question that every human being has ever asked of themselves…what am I here for?


Catholic Journeyman

Voices in my Head

~by Louis Templeman

The holy Breath and a locomotive, and a truth about finding peace in a life thwarted with Parkinson’s.


A Poet’s Voice

She Could Have Been a Duchess

~by Paula Veloso Babadi

Childhood memories revisited!


Meandering Along the River’s Edge

Nocturnal Visit

~by Virginia Anson-Rhys, OFS

The deep of night has much to offer…and for Virginia, her insomnia was her ticket into the creature world that lives in the dark.


A Recommended Read & Review

Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates: A Book of Hope for Those Who Have Lost a Pet,

by Gary Kurz (2008, original publication 1997).

~Review by Michele Gregoire

Animals are important to God and author Gary Kurz takes you on the in-depth spiritual journey as to why.


Weekly Commentary

Cherry-picking Pope Francis: by Dr. Paul Kengor

While papal visits to the United States are increasingly common, what is uncommon is to see political-ideological battle lines drawn around a pope. The tendency this time is especially acute among liberals, who eagerly frame Francis as one of them—a categorization Francis has resisted. “I’m sure that I haven’t said anything more than what’s written in the social doctrine of the Church,” he said as his plane approached U.S. soil.


Affiliate Shopping

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Geology & Archaeology

Ice, Snow & Glaciers: The Water Cycle

The southern continent of Antarctica is a place of extremes, with the Antarctic ice cap containing some 70 percent of Earth’s fresh water and about 90 percent of its ice.


Global Weather

Hurricane Joaquim: Wait and See…

The National Hurricane Center’s late morning update to Hurricane Joaquin’s forecast now has the storm aimed squarely at the East Coast, with the center just offshore the Delmarva Peninsula on Monday morning. It also includes a must-read “key messages” section that emphasizes the uncertainty in the current forecast: Basically, all options are still on the table, but the characteristically deliberate NHC seems increasingly on board with an East Coast landfall.


Discovering Catholic Writers

Jared Zimmerer

I am an author, speaker, blogger, husband and father of 4. I am the founder of Strength for the Kingdom, a ministry promoting men’s growth in virtue, knowledge of the Catholic faith, and the understanding of authentic masculinity through physical endeavors. I live in Denton, TX, hold a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, am a competitive all-natural bodybuilder and am passionate advocate of evangelizing the fitness and bodybuilding culture with the help of the Catholic Faith.


Man Up! Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man by Jared Zimmerer is the exciting, herculean gathering of some of the most profound speakers on manhood for our time. Zimmerer is best known for his work The Ten Commandments of Lifting Weights where he “weighs in” on what it means to be a Catholic man and father today.


Quote of the Week

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discovering Catholic Saints

Saint Jerome


CLIMATE CHANGE: A Storm Gathers For North American Birds

Audubon’s new study reveals the devastation global warming will likely bring down on birds―and identifies the habitat strongholds they’ll need to hang on.



Businesses Rush To Make Sustainable Pledges

Many businesses have been making bold commitments this week to cut carbon emissions, switch to renewable power and support and even finance sustainable development as diplomats and CEOs convene in New York for key United Nations meetings. Maybe it takes a hot summer and a popular Pope, but business has stepped up this week like never before in pledging sustainability action.


God’s Green Earth

Autumn Leaves

Farm News

The Aging American Farmer

One of the most well known trends in American agriculture is the aging farmer. Year after year, the average age of the U.S. farmers has increased. This trend was confirmed, yet again, with the release of the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture.


Steward Alerts

The Catholic Church Mobile App

A whole wide world of faith in the palm of your hands. For the first time, the USA Catholic Church app from USCCB brings together parishes and (arch)dioceses across the United States—as well as the Vatican—into one, single mobile solution.


Steward Activities

Lighthouse Catholic Media

The Lighthouse story is a simple one: God works powerfully through a sincere Yes! From a wooden box of cassette tapes in the back of one church, to over 7,500+ parishes distributing our CDs, books, and other media with a Lighthouse kiosk – it has been an incredible journey!


A Song Before The Lord

Let There Be Peace On Earth

Environmental Education

World Leaders are fed food waste…and they loved it!

Two well-known chefs prepared quite a meal for dozens of world leaders at an informal working lunch on climate and sustainable development goals at the United Nations Sunday. The menu? Several courses made from wasted food ingredients.

The lunch, which was hosted by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for world leaders as part of an ongoing discussion about the Paris climate accord likely to be finalized in December, was designed to make a unique point: food and sustainable agriculture are an important part of the energy transition discussion.


Youth Stewardship

CALIFORNIA: The Cool Campus Challenge—OCTOBER 6th

The Cool Campus Challenge is an online learning experience and competition between UC campuses running from October 6 to December 10, 2015. It’s designed to motivate and reward staff, faculty and students who take steps to reduce their carbon footprints and help the UC system reach Carbon Neutrality by 2025. It’s a big, daring goal, but we can get there if we all work together as a community to make it happen.



Gardening for climate change

How do we garden in a time of climate change? It seemed to me that everything I knew about gardening, and much of what I enjoyed, was based on a set of assumptions about the climate. But it’s different now. We have to figure out how to garden with the new seasons, such as they are. Extreme gardening for an extreme climate.

I’m just beginning to figure out the practical implications of this adaptive approach, but the point seems pretty clear to me: keeping things alive that won’t make it otherwise. Climate change is going to force us to work hard at something Homo sapiens has never been very good at: keeping other species around.


Wellness & Nutrition

Is your pet eating GMO’s?

Unless you’ve been avoiding the grocery store and the evening news, you’ve likely heard of the term GMO. Americans are learning more about genetically modified organisms in food and educating themselves about the effects of them on humans. But what about our furry friends? Here are some things you should know the next time you buy your pet’s food.



Moonquakes & Marsquakes

The first thing to know about moonquakes is this: They last forever. While most earthquakes are over in under a minute, moonquakes can last for an afternoon. In the 1970s, at least one 5.5-magnitude moonquake shook the lunar surface at full force for more than 10 minutes straight, then tapered off gradually over the course of several hours.





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