A PATCHWORK QUILT - MEDITATIONS & REFL...
While living in England as a military wife, Lenora Grimaud experienced a radical, life-changing conversion of mind and heart. Her experience as a mother of four, a grandmother of twelve, a religious sister for nine years, and now, a single lay woman living in the greater Palm Springs Area, has enabled her to live out her ultimate call to be a "handmaid of the Lord." Join us as Lenora shares her unique journey and relationship with Jesus through her meditations and reflections.
A PLACE AT THE TABLE BY KATHI SCARPACE
Kathi Scarpace is a Pastoral Associate in the Diocese of San Bernardino in California. Her involvement in everyday parish life gives her a unique perspective on issues and topics that affect the way a parish operates. In this blog, she will cover a wide range of topics that we hope will give readers an insight into the challenges our Catholic parishes face on a daily basis.
ASK FATHER DENNIS
This is Father Dennis's blog for St Denis parish in Diamond Bar, CA. We've asked him to strike up a conversation with everyone through this blog in the next few months, and we're anxious to see what transpires. Feel free to ask Father questions, make comments, or just say hello!
BEZALEL BLOGS BY CHERYL DICKOW
Bezalel, a Hebrew word that means "in the shadow of God," reflects Cheryl Dickow's professional and personal goals. She runs Bezalel Books (www.BezalelBooks.com), a Catholic print on demand publishing company with over 20 titles. She also writes a weekly column for Catholic Exchange, often focusing on "Our Jewish Roots" and exploring how Christ is the fulfillment of God's plan for us and our salvation. Through this blog, she invites you to share the sacred space we occupy in God's shadow.
BO'S SOULFOOD @ PARISHWORLD.NET
Bo Sanchez is a bestselling author, a powerful preacher and the founder of many ministries for the poor and the Catholic faithful in the Philippines. He is the publisher of Shepherds' Voice, the widest read Catholic literature in the Philippines where he also hosts his own weekly Catholic TV program and daily radio show. His passion is to see people reach their God-given potential and receive abundance in every area of life. Bo is a regular columnist for ParishWorld Catholic Magazine.
BURNING QUESTION OF THE WEEK
This blog is a compilation of questions posted weekly by Paul Dion, STL, that are designed to make you think about your Catholic faith as it relates to your personal convictions. We hope you find the articles interesting, challenging and relevant. We encourage you to respond to the questions. All responses will be posted so all may learn from our common thoughts.
CATHOLIC LIVING TODAY
ParishWorld.net is "America's Catholic Lifestyle Magazine." This blog is a compilation of the Friday e-issues of ParishWorld Catholic Magazine. Each e-issue is a collection of whole community Catechesis based on the week's Sunday Readings, the most current Catholic stories and reflections about our Christian faith and the important role it plays in our daily lives. Subscribe today and receive this FREE every Friday.
CATHOLIC Q&A WITH FATHER MIKE MANNING
Fr. Mike Manning, SVD. is the host of "The Power of Love," a weekly television show on TBN that is produced by Wordnet Productions. This blog is a compilation of the many questions that Catholics from all walks of life have asked him. Please feel free to ask your questions and Fr. Mike will find a way to answer them. God's blessings be upon you always.
This is a Blog about the Holy Mementos of the Church. Jeri Westerson writes medieval mysteries spotlighting various religious relics. Her first novel, VEIL OF LIES, will be released in the fall of 2008. Read about it and other articles on her blog "Getting Medieval" http://www.jeriwesterson.typepad.com
FE Y RAZON DE P. ROBERTO MENA, ST
P. Roberto Mena, S.T. es un Siervo Misionero de la Santísima Trinidad, originario de Guatemala, Centroamerica. Es Pastor Asociado de Nuestra Señora de la Victoria en Compton, CA. Tiene el titulo de Bachiller en Teología del Angelicum de Roma. Tiene dos programas en la Radio Catolica El Sembrador AM 1670: 1) Cámaras, fe y Acción Miercoles de 3:30-4:00 P.M.; 2) Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica Miercoles de 4:00-5:00 P.M.
FOR CATHOLIC BIBLE READING
The Church encourages Catholics to make reading the Bible part of their daily prayer lives. Reading these inspired words, people grow deeper in their relationship with God and come to understand their place in the community God has called them to in himself. May this ParishWorld.net blog help you understand the proper way of reading the Bible with the Holy Spirit guiding you through The Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.
FOR CATHOLIC BUSINESS PEOPLE
The ultimate end of Catholic social teaching is not simply a more prosperous or even more just society. As Catholic Business people, we must remain firmly rooted in our Catholic faith, and translate that faith into action in the contemporary circumstances of our day-to-day lives. May this ParishWorld blog help us to always place God at the center of our lives, and at the center of the public square in our society.
FOR CATHOLIC COUPLES
This is a blog for Catholic couples, those who have not yet jumped into the Sacrament of Matrimony. In a society that glorifies lust and encourages instant gratification, it is hard work for you to engage in a faithful and chaste relationship, but it is possible. May this blog help Catholics couples everywhere find the true love of Jesus in each other.
FOR CATHOLIC HOLY MASS
Not every Mass is going to be a great and deeply moving experience. Lifelong Catholics may have grown so used to the ritual that they aimlessly go through the motions and find their minds often wander. We pray this ParishWorld blog can help you understand the Mass and learn to appreciate this most sacred gift from our Lord Jesus Christ. May you learn to embrace the gift of the Eucharist and share it with everyone you encounter.
FOR CATHOLIC HUSBANDS AND WIVES
Marriage is like a garden. As in nature, how do you begin? What kind of soil do you need? What sort of seeds will you plant? What will your crop look like at harvest time? What special helpers are required to make your garden grow so that you can enjoy it? We hope this blog can help you tend to a bountiful matrimonial garden - as faithful Catholic husbands, wives, fathers and mothers.
FOR CATHOLIC MEDIA
God has a role in the media and the Church should have a voice to evangelize souls through all modern means of communication. And since without communication there is no evangelization, our new emerging mass media should be used to this end. May this ParishWorld blog serve to remind all Catholic media people that while what we do is essential, we must be careful that our work does not turn into our false god. Let us keep the love of God in our hearts in all we do.
FOR CATHOLIC MEN
Catholic Men - grandfathers, fathers, brothers & sons - face special challenges as they navigate our increasingly secular world. May this blog help them find their way to a more personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
FOR CATHOLIC MINISTRIES
Laypeople love the church, and they learn, adapt and flourish under various models of parish ministry leadership. May this ParishWorld.net blog enlighten our parishes with the vision of God so that they can remain active communities of faith and local centers for evangelization.
FOR CATHOLIC SENIORS
Aging is more than health and genetics. It is closely linked with attitude, activity, resourcefulness, prayerfulness and connectedness to others and the strengthening of inter-generational ties. We hope this ParishWorld blog helps our Catholic seniors keep the love of Jesus in their hearts and live majestic lives true to our Catholic faith.
FOR CATHOLIC SINGLES
Catholic singles face a myriad of challenges in the world. We need a way to nurture our spirituality. And we need a way to connect with others that have the same values. We hope that this ParishWorld blog helps Catholic singles everywhere find the infinite love of Jesus in their hearts. May this blog help us remain true to our Catholic faith.
FOR CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP
To serve is hard work - and often, humbling - but being a servant of Christ is joy. And it is clear what Jesus asks of us. May this ParishWorld blog make us understand that we are not to give time and money grudgingly. We are building the Body of Christ, we have been entrusted with a stewardship.
FOR CATHOLIC TEENS
Leading a virtuous life sounds like something that is just for the super-religious people out there. But it is really something every teen can aim for. God gives us the awesome gifts of the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love. Plus there are a ton of other virtues that we can develop on our own. We pray that this ParishWorld blog be a spiritual resource for all Catholics teens everywhere.
FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN
As Catholic women, our own personal journeys continue. It is one where the Catholic roots we were planted on can create a foundation we can and should embrace with passion. Together, let us learn to understand how our personal experiences are necessary for our spiritual growth. And let us have a deep desire that the message of Christ's love will be imparted to every Catholic woman - young and old - today.
FOR CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS
In our highly secular world, young adult Catholics feel immense pressure and influences that often detract from the Catholic lifestyle they were raised upon and aspire to. It our hope that this ParishWorld blog can help our young adults remain truthful to the love of Jesus and faithful to the teachings of our Catholic faith.
HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN - MUSINGS OF A RO...
I'm Aimee Milburn, a convert to Catholicism. I love to write and speak about the Catholic faith, which I dearly love, and I try to speak in union with the Magisterium of the Church. However, I'm not the Magisterium, so everything here represents my opinion only. I say this because I don't want anyone here to have any misperceptions about me. I'm not the horse's mouth; I'm just a signpost along the way.
HOT PARISHWORLD USER TIPS!
This blog is filled with short, crisp tips that makes ParishWorld Catholic Magazine such a breeze to use. Try all the different tips we provide and see how you can maximize the use of your ParishWorld to better your evangelization efforts. Maximize the effectiveness of this online community center for your own parish. The tips are fun and they make your online ParishWorld experience simply marvelous!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, GOD! - FAITH LIFE IN H...
Hope Frances recently moved from rural Indiana to live beneath the bright lights of Hollywood - from staunch Bible country to Godless Tinseltown. Or so it seems. For beneath all the glamour and decadence of Hollywood, faith in God is strong in this celluloid town. But you have to find it, you have uncover it. Join us as Hope Frances and our tinseltown team take you on a faith journey through their town. And find out why God shines brighter than all the stars in Hollywood.
MYSTERIES OF PARENTING
The Challenges and Blessing of Family Life. Judith Costello blogs about relationships, creativity, lessons from the barnyard animals and the power of prayer - with a hint of humor.
NO CRYING AT MY FUNERAL - BY PAUL DION
Paul Dion is a lifelong Catholic who has strong convictions about the relationship that human beings strive to construct with God. He has been sharing his faith with the Catholic community for many years. Come and join him in his on-going expression of discipleship in reaction to the words of Jesus to a group of Pharisees, "If you were blind, you would have no sin, but now you are saying, 'We see,' so your sin remains." John, 9; 40(b)
PARISHWORLD WEB EDITING TIPS
This is a controlled site reserved only for web editors of participating parishes in the ParishWorld.net network. Once in the site, click TABLE OF CONTENTS on the right side to begin your journey.
A cradle Catholic still taking baby steps in faith, preaching from the pillar of the Internet with renewed zeal and amazement at God's revelation.
PRAYER REQUESTS, GRACE BLESSINGS AND T...
We invite you to post your prayer requests and special intentions in this blog. And please do share your stories of Grace Blessings and Testimonials to prayers answered. All prayer requests will be received by Fr. Ike Lapuebla, M.S., who will read your petitions at the daily Mass he celebrates at St. Patrick's Church in Moreno Valley, CA. And please do share your stories of Grace Blessings and Testimonials to prayers answered.
SUNDAY READINGS BIBLE STUDY
This blog is our online Bible Study Group. With this online version, we encourage you all to join other ParishWorld readers in sharing your thoughts and reflections as they relate to this Sunday's Readings. May we all be blessed by God's Word as expressed through your life experiences.
TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF BIBLE HISTOR...
Jeri Westerson is freelance writer who is an expert in medieval history. This blog is an attempt to explore the Bible and its many nuances. It hopefully will lead people to a better understanding of the Bible and will inspire more to live its words in their daily lives. She fondly refers to this blog as "THE GREATEST BACKSTORY EVER TOLD."
THE ROSARY BOWL
A World at Prayer is a World at Peace: A Rosary Celebration will be held on Saturday evening, May 19, 2007 at the Rose Bowl. A collaborative venture of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton's Holy Cross Family Ministries, The Rosary Bowl, a multicultural celebration, will be an evening of prayer and music. How can you be involved in the preparation for this event? Go to www.rosarybowl.org or call 1-800-874-0999.
TODAY I SAW GOD ...
You see God everyday, you interact with Him everyday. And you probably don't even recognize Him. Joanna U., a senior at San Francisco State University, came to realize this one day and she decided to share her reflections with us through this blog. Look around you. See and feel God's presence in the everyday things and people that surrounds us. He is there with you. Did you see God today? please SHARE YOUR STORY with us.
VIRTUS STAT IN MEDIO
... young adults in the modern era, striving to lead a balanced Christian life, in the world but not of the world...
VOICES FROM THE PARISH
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