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THAT…Pit Bull Dog discrimination is a people problem? In decades past, the American pit bull was a canine icon. Nicknamed “America’s dog,” and favored for its remarkable loyalty and affability, images of the breed were everywhere. A pit bull named Sergeant Stubby won 13 decorations for his service in the trenches of the First World War. That perception profoundly changed in the 1980s. Dogfighting enjoyed a major resurgence in America in that decade, says John Goodwin, director of animal cruelty policy at the Humane Society of the United States.

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Good News

Grey 2K USA


Formed in 2001, GREY2K USA Worldwide is the largest greyhound protection organization in the world. As a non-profit organization, we work to pass stronger greyhound protection laws and to end the cruelty of dog racing on both national and international levels. We also promote the rescue and adoption of greyhounds across the globe.

Originally formed to combat dog racing in the United States, GREY2K USA officially took on an international mission in October 2013.

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In the News

Blind dog rescued from drowning


A blind dog seen struggling in a Miami Gardens lake was rescued by good Samaritans who went out searching for the little pup.

Sky 10 was overhead near Northwest 179th Terrace and 54th Avenue when a man a rowboat was able to catch up to the dog after it wound up onshore.

The man was able to get the dog in his boat and rowed it to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews waiting on the opposite side of the lake.

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Picture of the Week

Irrawaddy Dolphin

Irrawaddy dolphins are found in coastal areas in South and Southeast Asia. The Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphins inhabit a 118-mile stretch of the river between Cambodia and Lao PDR and are scarce—between 78 and 91 individuals are estimated to still exist.

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

NOT AT ALL WHAT WE EXPECTED

~by Susi Pittman

Ever have one of those A-HA moments where something you thought was going to appear…didn’t? And how about people who are not what they appear to be?

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Catholic Journeyman

Known in the Breaking of Bread

~by Louis Templeman


The mystery that is the Eucharist, and how Jesus reveals Himself in the breaking of the bread is one of the New Testament’s most affirming events of the new covenant. It is why we are Catholic.

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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

Our Lady of Fatima’a Antidote to Relativism

~by Patti Maguire Armstrong


The apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, between May 13 and October 13, 1917 were a time and place chosen by God.  That very same year, 1917, the Russian Revolution began on March 8, triggered by Karl Marx’s ideas on communism. It was the first communist revolution in history and led to killing on a scale never seen before—over 9 million.

However, God responded at the other end of Europe. The Fatima apparitions began on May 13, 1917, during World War I (1914-1918). At the Cova de Iria — an isolated place of rocks and olive trees, near the village of Fatima in Portugal — a lady dressed all in white, more brilliant then the sun, appeared to three children watching over their sheep: Francesco and Jacinta Marto and their older cousin Lucia dos Santos. The Lady revealed herself as the Mother of God, entrusted with a message for mankind.

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Discovering Catholic Writers

Deacon James Keating

Deacon James Keating, Ph.D., is Director of Theological Formation at the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University, Omaha. Before joining the staff of the IPF Deacon Keating taught moral and spiritual theology for thirteen years in the School of Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He has given over 400 workshops, retreats and days of reflection on the Catholic spiritual/moral life. In the field of his professional research, the interpenetration of the spiritual and moral life, Deacon Keating has authored or edited ten books and dozens of essays for theological journals.

Recommended Read

Listening For Truth: Praying Our Way To Virture

~by Deacon James Keating


Listening for Truth leads men and women in a search for a fuller experience of God that begins in prayer, grows in the rediscovery of our spiritual being, and grounds itself in the truth of Jesus Christ. A presentation of the Christian life as an engagement of the whole person ― body, mind, and soul ― in the challenge of daily living.

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Quote of the Week

Never read books you aren’t sure about . . . even supposing that these bad books are very well written from a literary point of view. Let me ask you this: Would you drink something you knew was poisoned just because it was offered to you in a golden cup?

~St. John Bosco~

Discovering Our Catholic Saints

The Jesuit Martyrs of Virginia

Geology & Archaeology

Stone Animal Lake As Seen From Space


The crimson glow in Tanzania’s Lake Natron, shown here in an image captured from the Landsat 8 satellite on Marck 6, 2017, is caused by salt-loving microbes called haloarchaea. Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is an incredibly alkaline body of water.

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Climate

Marshall Islands suffering as climate change kicks in


here may be music in the roar of the sea, as Byron eulogized, but the waves can also bring creeping unease. On low-lying fragments of land like the Marshall Islands, the tides are threatening to take away what they previously helped support: life.

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Global Weather

Climate change and melting ice, are ancient diseases being reawakened?


What would happen if we were suddenly exposed to deadly bacteria and viruses that have been absent for thousands of years, or that we have never met before?

We may be about to find out. Climate change is melting permafrost soils that have been frozen for thousands of years, and as the soils melt they are releasing ancient viruses and bacteria that, having lain dormant, are springing back to life.

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Sustainability

Australia: Coffee Order, would you like environmental sustainability with that?


It’s one of our favourite habits, but those who enjoy a daily cup of coffee may not be aware of its very significant downside. Each year billions of non-biodegradable coffee cups, lids and disposable pods pile up in landfill, creating a growing environmental issue.

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Environment

How much fossil fuel has been used in your lifetime?


Check out this interactive page that will WOW you with answers to how much fossil fuel has been extracted since you arrived at this page? Or since you were born? The numbers below highlight the staggering amount of oil, coal and gas we take out of the ground – and how quickly change is needed.

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Conservation

Conservation Endocrinology In A Changing World


As species rapidly adapt to altered landscapes and a warming climate, scientists and stakeholders need new techniques to monitor ecological responses and plan future conservation efforts.

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God’s Green Earth

CREATED BEAUTY

Farm News

Farm Country Steps Up Big With Donated Monies For Wildfires


The money will help ranchers replace the thousands of miles of fence lost when wildfires swept through Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado, destroying cattle, buildings, homes, machinery and scorching 1.6 million miles of ground.

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Steward Alerts

PAUSE Program

Saint Michael’s Media is an effort to bring the new evangelization and the lay apostolate to the new media, and to embody the spiritual works of mercy of instructing the ignorant, admonishing the sinner, and  teaching the Catholic faith.  Our work is dedicated to saving our own souls by making ourselves available to Our Blessed Lord to be used to help save other souls. It is in this spirit that we want to share our apostolic work with young men (18-25 years of age, with minimum of a high school degree) still discerning how they might best serve Christ and His Church, as they seek to respond to the call of the Holy Spirit in their lives (emphasis on, but not limited to, former seminarians and those currently discerning).

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Steward Activities

Catholic Match


Providing an online space for single Catholics to meet people they would not otherwise meet for Faith Focused Dating that leads to sacramental marriage has been our primary mission for 18 years. We also serve as a community of support, and provide education on living out the single state more fully, as well as dating more purposefully, in order to fulfill your vocation.

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A Song Before The Lord

Salve Mater Misericordiae

Gardening

Time your gardening with lunar phases & increase food production


For ages, farmers worldwide have looked to the night sky to determine the right time to fertilize, sow, prune, weed or harvest. Some skeptics say planting by the cycles of the moon is just an old folklore, others swear by it. The renewed attention for lunar gardening may be a reaction against the growing industrialization which drives huge numbers of people looking for methods to reconnect with the rhythm of our planet.

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Wellness & Nutrition

Protect your heart in the heat


Whatever brings you outside — a bike ride with friends, a jog in the park or just a stroll around the block — it’s important to stay safe when the temperature rises.Tips for heart patient. If you’re a heart patient, older than 50 or overweight, you might need to take special precautions in the heat.

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Stargazing

Asteroid deflection test planned for 2022

In the 1998 movie “Armageddon,” an asteroid “the size of Texas” threatens to destroy Earth until NASA employs a deep-sea oil driller (played by Bruce Willis) to plant nuclear bombs deep inside the asteroid and blow it apart. Although the movie seems far-fetched — and parts of it certainly are — the need for an asteroid-defense strategy hasn’t escaped either NASA or the European Space Agency (ESA). Both agencies are designing missions to test their ability to nudge an asteroid off-course if it seriously threatens Earth.

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