Fatherhood’s 12 Secrets Fatherhood is an awesome responsibility. And, it’s a tough job. But you don’t have to be perfect to be able to feel proud of the job you do. Just take time with your kids, show them your affection, and think about these 12 simple ways to do a good job.
A Seminarian’s Testament to the IPF - Robert Boxie, seminarian, gives a beautiful testimony to the benefit of attending the Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF). In this video, Boxie describes how his experience in IPF helped him deepen his relationship with God by learning a different way to pray and “examining the interior movements of his heart where God is speaking to him.”
Day Trips and More
- Phyllis Johnson compiled a list of fun and informative day trips and road trips. These trips highlight the history of African Americans in the United States, and Johnson provides links to the different venues for you to access more information prior to your trip.
Youth & Young Adults
World Youth Day 2016 - The next World Youth Day will be in Krakow, Poland from July 25 - August 1, 2016. Youth and young adults, ages 16 to 35, will attend this exciting and faith-energizing event. Chosen by Pope Francis as a topic of great importance, the theme for this convocation is “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”
The Five Keys to Success: Honesty, Integrity, Productivity, Assiduity, and Determination - On August 5, 2015, Dr. Rodrigue Mortel graciously granted an interview with the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) for an article to appear on the NBCC website. This article highlights his highly motivated work ethic; not only to improve his own life, but to give back to his home country by improving the life of Haitians through his organization, The Mortel Family Charitable Foundation.
The Knights Of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary - The Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary (KPCLA) is the Auxiliary to the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. The Auxiliary was authorized in 1922 and established in August 1926. Currently, KPCLA is comprised of 307 courts in 33 states, District of Columbia and South America with a membership of approximately 10,000 ladies.
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October is Respect Life Month - The first Sunday in October is Respect Life Sunday, and it is also the start of the annual Respect Life Program. Catholics are urged to renew their personal commitment to defend ALL human life. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops provides materials to organizations to promote events during Respect for Life Month
Pope Francis Visit to Philadelphia- “I believe in the kindness of others, and that I must love them without fear.” This phrase, spoken by Pope Francis sets the tone for his visit on September
26-27, 2015 to Philadelphia.
New Josephite Calendar - The 2016 Josephite African-American History and Heritage Calendar features monthly scriptures, feast days and Holy days, Africa-American history, and new artwork. Personalization for calendars is available for purchases of 100 or more.
National Tekakwitha Conference
Xavier University Announces Appointment of Dr. Pamela Franco
Light in the Darkness: The Teachings of Father James Keller, M.M., and The Christophers
Dekarlos Blackmon to Lead International Catholic Knights
Aren’t We Worth More Than The Sum of Our Parts?
90 Minutes in Heaven
Foundation Provides 300 Scholarships to Black Catholics
The most and least racially diverse U.S. religious groups
Summer months bring plenty of festivals, fun to Northwest Philadelphia
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The Vesting of the Priest: What does it mean?
- When you see a priest on the altar, he is dressed in liturgical vestments of flowing robes and beautifully patterned or solid-colored stoles. But why do priests wear robes? What is the significance of all of the layers they must wear?
Who Says You Can’t Sing? Thinking about joining the church choir? You love God? You love singing? What are you waiting for? In this age of waning choir rolls, what can be done to encourage, cultivate and fill those empty seats? Should the church choir be an “audition” choir? Or should the prerequisite simply be a combined love of the Lord and singing?
First Profession celebration for Josephites
At the St. Joseph Manor Chapel in Baltimore on Aug. 9, Dalmas Otieno Abuto, Fred Kaddu and Johnson Emeka Oodo celebrated their First Profession as a Josephite.
Health & Wellness >>
Almost Everything You Know About Addiction is Wrong
- Johann Hari presents information about what causes addiction and how it can be
overcome. He has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched
loved ones struggle to manage their addictions.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- For the millions of Americans living with a disability, the ADA provides
protection from discrimination and guarantees equal opportunities in order to
promote accommodations that can help people live full, productive lives. As someone in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder, I strongly share this ideal.
Book of the Month
What You Take to Heaven Author of The Other Side, Brown delves deeply into the concept of the “life review”; how our lives are evaluated upon passing by the Lord and His angels, the way in which our time on earth is evaluated (judged), and the importance of fulfilling and discerning our individual missions.
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Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak - The author of over a dozen popular books integrating solid Catholic theology and counseling psychology (including; For Better…FOREVER!, Holy Sex!, Parenting with Grace, Beyond the Birds and the Bees), Dr. Popcak is an expert on the practical applications of the Theology of the Body.
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