HOME PAGE: October 12, 2016

CELEBRATING 7 YEARS ONLINE !

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~

~All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD~

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The Sun has returned and Floridians are cleaning up from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. It could have been much worse. We thank God for hearing the prayers of his people here in Florida and across the Southeast.

Did You Hear?

THAT…A Paris swimming pool on Wednesday inaugurated a new heating system using warmth recovered from sewers in a bid to cut costs and reduce carbon emissions.

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Good News

CONSERVATION CANINES


The Conservation Canines program addresses this need by combining the precision and efficiency of detection dogs to readily locate wildlife scat (feces) samples with the ability to extract a wide variety of genetic, physiological, toxicological and dietary indicators from these samples. These indicators enable us to ascertain species abundance, distribution, resource use, and physiological health all in relation to the environmental pressure(s) the species is encountering.

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In the News

Police Officer adopts rescued kitten


Police officers, firefighters and even a plumber spent more than two hours trying to rescue a kitten from a storm drain. Once it was over, a police officer walked away with a new best friend. The kitten was stuck in a storm drain in Citrus Heights California. A man heard the cat meowing in the drain. Then a firefighter showed up to help, then the manager of a Roto Rooter drove by and saw all of the commotion…

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Picture of the Week

Many humans are delighted to get the chance to meet Pope Francis — and one very smiley dog was, too. You can’t help but smile along with a pooch who was recently photographed with a huge grin as he was held over the pope’s shoulder in Vatican Square last Wednesday. Pope Francis met with a dog training group in the square, and spent time blessing some of the dogs.

Ask Susi

Q: My parish priest told me that “we (meaning the Catholic Church) do not believe that animals go to heaven, because they have no souls.” But, my heart and faith in Jesus tells me otherwise. Is what he said true?

A: This is perhaps the most epic question I am asked, in numerous and varying contexts. Countless books and articles have been given over to the question of animals in heaven and there is the long and short of it, depending on where you really want to go. So, I will answer the initial question, and follow it with an abridged explanation for the positive.

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Susi’s Weekly Column

Where do birds go to die?

~by Susi Pittman


I have often wondered why I don’t see my elderly wild birds who die? I can’t remember ever recovering the body of bird that appeared to have passed from the natural cause of old age. So where do they go?

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Catholic Journeyman

GO WASH !

~by Louis Templeman


Every one of us was born to a purpose that would give glory to God. Journey just a moment with Jesus and understand this truth as He heals a blind man.

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Meandering Along the River’s Edge

I Would Love

~by Virginia Rhys Anson, OFS

To love from afar is to experience both sorrow and joy, yet, sometimes we must.

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Weekly Commentary

WIKI LEAKS-Clinton’s Anti-Catholicism

Today, (10-12-16) the anti-secrecy and disclosure site WikiLeaks released more than 1,000 emails as part of an ongoing leak of the hacked emails of John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Within these leaked emails was a 2011 email thread titled “Conservative Catholicism” sent by CAP Senior Fellow John Halpin to Podesta and to Hillary for America Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri.

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WATCH this Church Militant Video on the whole affair

Catholic Writers

JOSEPH PEARCE


Joseph Pearce is Director of the Center for Faith and Culture and Writer in Residence at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a renowned biographer whose books include his autobiography, Race with the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love (Saint Benedict Press, 2013); Candles in the Dark: The Authorized Biography of Fr. Ho Lung, Missionaries of the Poor (Saint Benedict Press, 2012), Through Shakespeare’s Eyes: Seeing the Catholic Presence in the Plays (Ignatius Press, 2010); and Tolkien: Man and Myth, a Literary Life (HarperCollins, 1998). He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Higher Education from Thomas More College for the Liberal Arts and also received the Pollock Award for Christian Biography. He is co-editor of the St. Austin Review and has hosted two series on Shakespeare for EWTN, as well as hosting several EWTN productions on J. R. R. Tolkien.

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Recommended Reads

C.S.Lewis & The Catholic Church – by Joseph Pearce


In C. S. Lewis and the Catholic Church, Joseph Pearce delves into Lewis’s life, writings, and spiritual influences to shed light on the matter. Although C. S. Lewis’s conversion to Christianity was greatly influenced by J. R. R. Tolkien, a Catholic, and although Lewis embraced many distinctively Catholic teachings, such as purgatory and the sacrament of Confession, he never formally entered the Church.

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Quote of the Week

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’

~C. S. Lewis

Discovering Catholic Saints

Saint Paul of the Cross

Geology & Archaeology

World’s largest GOLD project just got a whole lot bigger


During the final days of 2014 Canada’s minister of the environment gave the green light to Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northern British Columbia, the world’s largest undeveloped gold-copper project by reserves. The federal and provincial environmental assessment process took nearly seven-years and KSM was only the second metal mine in five years to receive approval. A new preliminary economic impact study released by Toronto-based Seabridge on Thursday, the already ambitious project takes another leap forward.

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Climate

10 Interesting Things About AIR


How does air help & protect us? What is living in the air? How fast can air move?

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Global Weather

The Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew


Although Hurricane Matthew is now long gone, impacts from the storm continue to plague the southeastern United States, where 38 lives were lost and freshwater flooding remains a threat in North Carolina.

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Sustainability

New seed mixture supports sustainable livestock farming – addresses rapidly declining pollinator populations


Grassland Oregon announces a new seed mixture, called Pastures for Pollinators, that includes a variety of flowering annual clovers to support sustainable livestock farming in the United States and increase pollinator populations. Pastures for Pollinators seed mixture offers a solution to the declining pollinator population problem. Livestock farmers can use this new seed blend for the health of their soil and cattle, with the added benefit of creating new natural habitats for pollinators.

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Environment

Great White Shark Nursery “Confirmed” off Long Island NY

For as much time we spend thinking about great white sharks as the apex predator of the wide open ocean, we don’t actually know that much about them. They’re surprisingly elusive, especially when it comes to reproduction. But a new study looking at young white sharks has confirmed an area between Massachusetts and Long Island where 1-year-olds spend a whole lot of time. That makes this particular stretch of ocean a white shark “nursery.”

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God’s Green Earth

How fire can restore a forest

Farm News

Dairy Farmers facing low milk prices and glutted market


This is shaping up as a challenging year for all U.S. dairy farmers, who enjoyed record high milk prices and low feed prices last year. An increase in milk production combined with sharply lower exports and declining sales of fresh milk have combined to depress milk prices paid to farmers from a 2014 high of about $28 per hundred pounds — about 9 gallons — to below $18 this spring.

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Steward Alerts

10 Practical Ways To Win the Pro Life Battle


Let’s face it. The candidates and party that have promised the most to pro lifers have delivered very little on a national level. While the national battle is important, we should also consider these ten things that ordinary people can do to in the pro-life battle.

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Steward Activities

Theology Degrees Online – St. Joseph’s College


This online degree program, rooted in Roman Catholic theology and ministry, serves people involved with parishes, diocesan agencies, hospitals, retreat/spiritual centers or social service agencies. This online program offers quality, accredited theological education for those who seek to serve the needs of the Catholic Church and society.

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A Song Before The Lord

HERE I AM LORD


Gardening

The Garden Club of America


The purpose of The Garden Club of America is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement. Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the country.

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Wellness & Nutrition

How barometric pressure effects the human body

Remember when your grandma used to say that she knew when a storm was coming because she could “feel it in her bones”? It turns out that she may not have been as crazy as you thought. Changes in barometric pressure that accompany storms and shifts in weather patterns do affect our bodies, and many people are more sensitive to those effects than others.

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Stargazing

China’s space station readied for 2018


China may be the only country to have space station in service in 2024. China plans to launch the experimental core module of its space station around 2018 with a Long March-5 heavyload carrier rocket, and the 20 ton combination space station will be sent into orbit around 2022.

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