May 9,  2009, Volume 4 Issue 9
Remember to register as soon as possible for our Pilgrimage to the Jesuit Martyrs in August 2009! (info here)
Contact information may be found at the bottom of this e-mail
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!  Oi, Oi, Oi!
   By Mary Rose

"The crowded streets surged with excitement and friendliness. Youths talked to other youths as if they had known them all their life and begged for signitures on everything! Our faith bonded us together in Christ. "

Euchre Party
Family-friendly event at Grotto!
Another fund-raising effort, all proceeds of which are for our superheroe pilgrims. Come and bring some friends!

Pilgrim's Page Launched
Our pilgrims can (and should) keep track of upcoming events, packing lists, and other information here.
||       Joke Corner      ||

Leftovers again?

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served us nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.

Just Desserts

If you love something, set it free. Unless it's chocolate. Never release chocolate.
  Pope Benedict in the Holy Land
EWTN allows you to follow the entire trip on their site (click here). Pope's homily before he went: The Holy Land and vocations (click here)

The root of all virtue
All virtue stems from the good.

Euchre Party - Fund Raiser for Trailblazers
The Culture of Life and Healthcare Reform (conference: Catholic Medical Assocation, Detroit Guild)


 Pope speaks to youth on Palm Sunday, and the WYD Cross begins its journey to Spain
 If children can be apostles, why can't you?
 Pope on interpetation of scripture: the text, the Tradition, the "total" picture
See our flier for the pilgrimage to Midland, Canada this August, 2009! Click on images below:
(Note: click opens .pdf file: it may take a minute to open, since the graphic image is large)


 A miracle: non-practicing mom gets prayer answered, and son is cured
 Patriot Act strips 16-year-old home schooler of due process
The two Catholic Churches in China: current state of affairs
Montana suicide legislation under review by state supreme court
US House determines that if you're not pro-gay, you're a criminal
All Kenya supports Pope's teaching to Africa wherein he prohibited contraception
Insight into the Tridentine Mass: witnesses, more than participants
Debate about "embryo-banks"
British Bishop opposes plan to give girls the morning-after pill
Book Review: Criticism of The Shack
German Bishop denies that Christ died for the sins of the people (What?!)

* Articles about pro-abortion President Obama and Notre Dame:
The Media spin pro-life as if it were some "dangerous" thing
 Citizens for a Pro-Life Society organizing large protest at Notre Dame: you can still sign up!
 Some protest Obama at Notre Dame already - and get jailed for it!
 Lacy Dodd, Notre Dame graduate, chose life in a hard situation, and objects to Obama coming

 The Pope's Monthly Intentions for 2009
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