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ABOUT the Pet Tracker you can use from your Smart Phone?

No more LOST PETS! Whistle GPS Pet Tracker combines the best on-collar GPS tracking device with a simple mobile app, putting your pet’s needs and location right at your fingertips whenever you need it. It’s also the first device and app system to combine location-tracking and smart activity monitoring into one simple experience.

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Good News

How Father Solanus Casey Cured My Sister


Almost eight decades have passed since Mary Margaret “Peggy” Roney developed a serious infection in the mastoid bone behind her ear, but Sacred Heart Sister Rosemary Roney hasn’t forgotten the events that led to her sister’s cure.

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In the News

Canadian tourist in Thailand saves paralyzed dog


When Canadian model Meagan Penman was traveling in Thailand this summer, she didn’t expect to go home with a dog. But when Penman was at the beach in Hua Hin, a paralyzed stray wandered up to her, dragging his back legs in the sand.

Penman refused to leave the dog, and according to the Huffington Post, she took the dog back to her hotel and began calling around to local rescues to try to save his life. ( A great story follows)

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Picture of the Week

The Glasswinged Butterfly

The transparency of its wings results from the combination of three properties: first, from the low absorption of the visible light by the material constituting its wings, second, from the low scattering of the light passing through the wings and finally, from the low reflection of the light impinging on the wings surface. Adult Glasswings can be found mostly from Central to South America as far south as Chile. They can migrate great distances and have been documented as far north as Mexico and Texas.

Ask Susi

Q: 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.

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Susi Weekly Column

Spiritual Rain

~by Susi Pittman

The continued proliferation of a dark media and the minions of lies and half-truths continue to plague this country like an ever evolving, unrelenting storm. I know the future. GOD WINS.

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Catholic Journeyman

I think, maybe, I don’t mind getting old

~by Louis Templeman


Slipping into our later years can be like rain, sometimes gentle, sometimes a deluge. But it is in the way we receive it, enjoin ourselves to it that will dictate whether we move closer to God or away from Him.

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Meandering Along the River’s Edge

The Plight of Amphibians: And How We Can Help

~by Virginia Rhys Anson, OFS

They are among the most vulnerable of species and are very important to the eco-systems our backyards.

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Weekly Commentary

There and Back Again: A story of conversion to the Catholic Faith

~by Father Dwight Longenecker


From time to time, I am invited to speak to groups who want to hear my conversion story. The audiences are always Catholics, who are intrigued by my personal pilgrimage from Bob Jones University to the Catholic priesthood.

Reading all the great writers, and honing in especially on C.S.Lewis and his friends, brought me to the brink of Britain. Other boys wanted to be football or basketball stars, millionaires, politicians, engineers, businessmen, lawyers, and doctors. My aim was to be an Anglican country parson.

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Catholic Writers

Jean M. Heimann


Jean M. Heimann is a Catholic author freelance writer with an M.A. in Theology, a parish minister and a speaker, a psychologist and educator, and a Oblate with the Community of St. John. She is a member of the Blue Army and the founder of Our Lady of Fatima Rosary and Study group. Jean is the author of Seven Saints for Seven Virtues (Servant, 2014) and Learning to Love with the Saints:  A Spiritual Memoir (Mercy, 2016).  Jean has had her work published in numerous Catholic periodicals and on Catholic websites, some of which include:  National Catholic Register, Catholic Exchange, Canticle Magazine, and St. Anthony Messenger/ America.  Visit Jean at her award-winning blog, Catholic Fire.

Recommended Read

Fatima: The Apparition that Changed the World

~by Jean M. Heimann

This beautiful volume—filled with more than 50 full-color images—is a treasure for longtime devotees of Our Lady of Fatima, as well as a gripping history for those who seek to learn more about the dramatic events related to the apparition that have unfolded over the course of the last century.

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Quote of the Week

The life of God is above the past, the present, and the future; it is measured by the single instant of immobile eternity.

~Father Reginald Garrigou Lagrange~

Discovering Our Catholic Saints

The Life of Saint Bernadette

Geology & Archaeology

Replica of 2,500 year old ship christened for maiden voyage in Israel


A replica of a 2,500-year-old trading ship found off the coast of Israel was christened in Haifa Friday morning, ahead of its first voyage out of the shelter of the bay later this month. The keel of the “Ma’agan Michael II,” named after the kibbutz where its ancient forerunner was found in 1985, was laid in July 2014 as part of a joint project by the University of Haifa’s Department of Maritime Civilizations and the Israel Antiquities Authority. The ship will make its maiden voyage down the coast to Herzliya, a three-day sail.

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Climate Issues

Why did Earth’s surface temperature stop rising in the past decade?


The most likely explanation for the lack of significant warming at the Earth’s surface in the past decade or so is that natural climate cycles—a series of La Niña events and a negative phase of the lesser-known Pacific Decadal Oscillation—caused shifts in ocean circulation patterns that moved some excess heat into the deep ocean. Even so, recent years have been some of the warmest on record, and scientists expect temperatures will swing back up soon.

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Global Weather

Expansion of the Tropics and its affect on the weather


A new NASA analysis of 30-years of satellite data suggests that a previously observed trend of high altitude clouds in the mid-latitudes shifting toward the poles is caused primarily by the expansion of the tropics.

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Sustainability

8 Essentials for Sustainable Camping


Most people, when they’re going camping, prefer to have as little impact on the environment as they can. And yet it’s also a time when many of us allow ourselves to use disposable products we might avoid otherwise. We are out of our comfort zone and it can all feel a little hard. Here are 8 tips for what to take for a more sustainable, eco-friendly camping trip.

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Conservation

Want to save the trees? Unleash the fungus!


They call it shroom juice, a dark slurry of fungi that will not get you high. Workers dump packages of magic powder into buckets, add water, and stir. Then they grab saplings, dunk the roots into the mix, and drop the baby trees into the ground.

All right, fine, the powder isn’t actually magic, at least not in anything but the ecological sense. It’s loaded with six different species of fungi called mycorrhizae, which form one of the strangest and most mysterious networks in nature. Hidden in the soil, tangled among the tree roots, the fungi both take energy and give energy to the trees, on top of running a protection racket. Trees couldn’t make it without the fungi, and the fungi couldn’t make it without the trees, forming an expansive ecosystem that scientists are just beginning to understand.

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Environment

The Wild Horses of Cumberland Island


They’re as wild and rugged as the island they inhabit, where about 160 feral horses today roam freely on Cumberland Island, part of Georgia’s Golden Isles, just north of Amelia Island, Florida, and south of Jekyll Island, Georgia.

They’ve been here perhaps as far back as the 16th century, as long or longer than some of the oldest grandfather oaks on the island. And while on one hand they seem to embody the essence of wild freedom, they were still brought here by civilization, and their existence on the island troubles as many people as they enchant.

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God’s Green Earth

Caribbean Blue

Farm News

Unconventional Sustainability


MISSION: To inspire others to identify and take concrete actions to create their own meaningful lives that are environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable.

To achieve my mission by highlighting fun, frugal, and eco-friendly practices that can be incorporated to enhance our everyday lives and create the necessary shift in our mindset to sustain these lifestyle changes.

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Steward Alerts

Catholic Event Finder


The purpose of Catholic Event Finder is to aid in the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through His Catholic Church and to help unify the good efforts of Catholic organizations around the world. This service provides a means for dioceses, parishes and other Catholic organizations to simply and easily get the word out about their Catholic events. The site offers a free public forum for posting and searching Catholic events anywhere in the world. It has been called the “craigslist” of Catholic events. Our hope is that Catholic organizations will promote their events through this service which will enable users to quickly and easily find Catholic events in their area for enriching their spiritual lives.

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Steward Activities

PURE  FLIX


Our purpose is simple — Pure Flix strives to be the most trusted family-friendly video-streaming source on the web.

Our mix of family-friendly & wholesome entertainment includes movies for all ages, kid’s animated titles, documentaries, how-to’s, hobbies, educational, health & fitness, sports, outdoors and travel plus many inspirational and devotional titles. It’s all delivered in the highest resolution possible and with a user-friendly viewing experience. We provide a wholesome viewing experience for your entire family that is fun, entertaining, inspirational, and educational.

The Pure Flix team is made up of people just like you who are dedicated to this goal. We are constantly reviewing great quality content in order to continue to provide you with new titles. We believe that given a choice, people want to be able to stream wholesome, family-friendly titles that carry a great message.

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Song Before the Lord

The Magnificat

Gardening

Gardening With Young Grandchildren

In early Spring, when most people are knee-deep in snow, gardeners are in glory as they submerge themselves in seed catalogs. It’s a time when experienced grandparent gardeners are taking a little extra time to study the subtle differences between a plot that will satisfy an adult palate and one that will delight a 3-feet-tall novice.

There are all sorts of differences between the two types of gardening. You may think organic gardening is an elitist fad, but it prevents your grandchild toddler from being exposed to pesticides. And while natural fertilizers are a soil-building bonanza, you wouldn’t want to suck them off your thumb.

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Wellness & Nutrition

Summer Safety Tips for Sun and Water Safety


Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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Stargazing

What is Breakthrough Starshot?


The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot mission aims to use lasers to launch swarms of chip-sized probes on roughly 20-year journeys to Alpha Centauri. The ambitious initiative faces many challenges. How will the project ever launch space-chips to another star?

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