December 1, 2009, Volume 4 Issue 14
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The Love they Died For
       Visiting where the Martyrs Spread the Faith

       By Ryan (AKA Manbird)
This love gave the Jesuits the strength, but more important the faith in God, to die for the Lord and spread the Gospel to their fellow Indians.

Archbishop Vigneron for Life
The Archbishop of Detroit joins the Helpers of God's Precious Infants in praying for an end to abortion on Nov. 21.
Manhattan Declaration
Catholic Bishops and other religious leaders stand up against Washington in defense of life, marriage and religious freedom.
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Church Bulletin Bloopers

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24th in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Fr. Smith’s sermons. 

The Pastor will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing, “Break Forth Into Joy.”


Catholic Wallpaper
Try a Catholic Wallpaper on your computer, to help keep the presence of God while you work, study or recreate.

Proverbial Piety
Prov. 10:5, and the various meanings of "harvest" found in this text. A soul who loves God serves Him with sincerity, overcoming temptations to duplicity.
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For Students: Pope says contemplation, pursuit of understanding are keys to theology
 Fr. Chris Ryan tells of his charge: the World Youth Day cross from 2007 to 2008

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Want to learn Gregorian Chant? See the music, hear it sung (free downloads) - great site!
        Note: this site named after St. Antoine Daniel, one of the eight
        Jesuit Martyrs, where Trailblazers visited this past August (2009) in pilgrimage!

Bishop condemns alleged apparitions of Mary in Ohio
Take a 306o photo tour of Madrid!

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 Catholic Bishops: Senate Health Care Bill 'Fundamentally Flawed'
Another Article about the "Manhattan Declaration" (see also leader article above)
"The Church Is Second to None in Facing HIV" - A message from SECAM (Bishops of Africa)
American Catholic Bishops boycotting the USCCB's own CCHD
How Hitler's Nazi propaganda machine tried to take Christ out of Christmas
Faith under Fire - Court to review San Fran's Catholic-bashing: City officials formally called church's beliefs 'hateful,' 'callous,' 'insult'
For Nov. 1, Xt3.com made a tribute to all saints

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Want to Evangelize? Start with Scriptural Prayer
Articles on the upcoming new English translation of the Mass (Paul VI Missal)
Lord, I am not worthy...
A wonderful improvement for Eucharistic Prayer I (the "Roman Canon")
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