I came across this video here. The CCC is such an important document, that all Catholics should own one. This comprehensive video gives you the reasons why it’s a good idea and is explicit in its content with regard to why and how it was put together.
The Catholic Faith is explained in detail in the CCC, and warrants further discussion within a parish group context.
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on April 23, 2013
Stand out from the crowd
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
During Lent, let’s look at situations and the people we meet with ‘new eyes’ so that we may grow and change to become that little bit more as the person God wants us to be.
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on February 16, 2013
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on January 1, 2013
An unexpected , greatly appreciated thumbs-up!!
I received a rousing ‘Thumb’s Up’ from two super-bloggers whom I follow diligently on a daily basis. Thank you both 8 Kids and a Business and BILTRIX for your loyalty and heads-up!
The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen — there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required — and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award —http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook group — click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award — please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award — and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Yes — that’s right — there are stars to collect!
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once — this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ’1 star’ award — and every time you are given the award by another blog — you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs — and even if they have already been given the award by someone else — you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!
The Nominees for the 2012 Blog of the Year Award from 1catholicsalmon are:
- 8Kids and a Business: Visit this here to enjoy Catholic food for thought and inspiration which includes well-seasoned Christian values. Thank you 8KAAB for your comments and outstanding Catholic reading in 2012. I look forward to your posts in 2013. Thank you too for posts written from the heart.
- The Salmon’s dedicated mentor, most faithful supporter and follower who made time to comment on posts at 1Catholicsalmon during it’s fledgling year on the web, not only with flair and wit , but with the definite sense of camaraderie and encouragement. Thank you!: BILTRIX- visit here if you want a delicious recipe for mulled wine, as well as sound, Catholic cultural apologetics for the New Evangelisation.
- Catholic Pure and Simple: Only generic ingredients of Catholicism used in this kitchen!
- Reinkat: Adding beauty and creativity to the Faith.
- Fra Angelico Institute for the Sacred Arts: Its mission is to deepen the prayer life of it’s participants by evangelising the truth, goodness and beauty of God through the understanding and creation of sacred art.
- Rebecca Hamilton at Patheos: Shoots straight from the hip. Excellent aim. Never misses.
- Teresa Rice at Catholiclibertarian: The Truth as it is.
- MyHopeBox: This box is filled with good things.
- Foragingsquirrel: FUN, talent, ENTERTAINING, sincere.
- Gracie’s Quest: A quest worth fighting for.
- Therainyview: Fresh and uplifting.
- Catholicteenapologetics: Where love of Church meets love of blogging: this from a teenager! What more could you wish for?
- Catholic cravings: A journey from Protestantism to Catholicism.
- The Lonely Pilgrim: A Christian’s Road Home to Rome and Journey Onward: excellent posts.
- Shalom Mystic Wind: Strategies of sowing Faith pathways of Christian living- an Ecumenical outreach. Detail and depth.
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on December 31, 2012
The Lonely Pilgrim nominated 1catholicsalmon for the Liebster Blog Award some time ago. (I apologise Lonely Pilgrim for my tardiness at getting back to you on this privileged nomination.)
Liebster is German for “dearest.” And today I wanted to dedicate this award to you, mein liebster Leser (my dearest readers).
This award is accepted with humility as an honour for 1catholicsalmon as an up-and-coming blog with fewer than 200 readers. Having received this award from the Lonely Pilgrim, the acceptance of this award is truly an honour!! Spend some quality time reading informative and factual posts on Catholicism over the waters at the Lonely Pilgrim.
I am making the choice not to follow the rules to the letter on this one, (using a blogger’s licence here) and promise to return to these prerequisites, to answer them in future, for fear of boring 1catholicsalmon readers with further personal information after the prior posting of different award prerequisites today.
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on October 31, 2012
“If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you.” Pope Benedict XVI
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on October 26, 2012
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on October 19, 2012
This week welcomed the two introductory programmes to be used in the coming Year of Faith: Evangelium and Catholicism.
Evangelium : Jesus said,“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.” If we are to fulfil Christ’s command to preach the gospel to the people of own time, we must first attain a comprehensive and authentic knowledge of the Catholic Faith. For this reason, the Second Vatican Council encouraged lay people to ”devotedly strive to acquire a more profound grasp of revealed truth.”2 Furthermore, this striving for deeper knowledge benefits our own salvation as well as that of others. Jesus tells us, ”Eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”
To attain deeper knowledge, however, requires good teaching. Such teaching needs to communicate authentic Catholic truth in effective and inspiring ways. Yet the provision of such resources is a challenge. Our society is suffering from an ‘educational emergency’ 4 and ”the failure of catechesis, over the past three decades, to provide a sufficiently solid and integral presentation of the doctrine and practice of the Catholic faith.” 5 Yet there are also many opportunities today. New technologies, for example, have greatly facilitated communications, especially of beautiful images that illuminate the eternal truths of the gospel.
The Evangelium project has been established to provide resources to address these challenges and benefit from these opportunities. ‘Evangelium’ is the Latin word for ‘gospel’, a word expressing both proclamation of the faith and fidelity to the Catholic tradition. In partnership with the Catholic Truth Society, the project published the EVANGELIUM catechetical course in 2006, principally to assist parish catechesis. In 2007, the CREDO pocket catechismwas published as a tool for mission and ready reference. In 2008, a firstsummer conference for young people was held to assist in explaining the faith in the modern world. In 2009, the APOLOGIA pocket apologetics booklet was published as a tool for answering difficult questions about the faith. Future plans include the development of a DVD version of the EVANGELIUM course, a post-RCIA course on Church history and a course for teenagers preparing for Confirmation. (Quoted from the website)
Last night we watched the 6th of the 10 episodes contained in the Catholicism series. Everything about the presentation is engrossing from the content to the visual depictions and the glorious music. We spent about 2 minutes at the end of episode listening to the beautiful music. This series includes notes and questions for discussion. These questions and our responses were discussed afterwards. It starts at 8pm and finishes at 9:30. An informative evening with lively banter and a great feeling of purpose and invigoration as a Catholic Christian: WE MUST SHARE THE RICHES OF OUR CATHOLIC FAITH!
Here is a taster of Fr. Robert’s teaching style.
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on September 22, 2012
I started work this week with a load of new responsibilities and have been working hard to settle in and get my head around things. I think I’m in for a productive and challenging year ahead. This week has left me with little time to visit my favourite blogs or to blog myself, but I did manage to take a peek at notifications when accessing my emails.
I received two lovely surprises:- This is the first!
A ‘super sweet’ blogging award from BILTRIX.
Only today have I had an opportunity to savour this treat! What a lovely surprise! THANK YOU BILTRIX! I have been following and learning from BILTRIX for many months now. Do be tempted and take a look at BILTRIX – you’re sure to visit over and over again for another taste of the sweet friendship and excellent company available there.
As always, on acceptance of the award, questions are to be answered and the flame is carried on ……..
- Cookie or cake? Cookies or cake, but not too much of either. I prefer savoury to sweet.
- Chocolate or Vanilla? A scoop of each.
- What is your favourite sweet treat? Baklava
- When do you crave sweet things the most? Late afternoon.
- If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Jelly Baby
The sweet flame of recognition is passed on to:
- Father Acervo’s Corner Brimming with all the goodness that the Faith can offer.
- Ascending Mount Carmel (almost typed ‘caramel’….) Take a bite of this chunky , solid Catholic teaching and opinion.
- A Solitary Bird thoughts on Carmelite spirituality and contemplative prayer
- Stages of Prayer Inspirational
- Catholic pure and simple Truly pure and simple
- 8 Kids and a business a place to relax and enjoy
My second lovely surprise is ……another award from the Champion-award-winning BILTRIX team!
THANX TO BILTRIX!
I accept this award with a smile on my face and a warm glow in my heart, because of who passed this batten on to 1catholicsalmon. The team in this camp is well-trained, super-fit and share the best training tips in order to run the best race. BILTRIX ‘approaches cultural apologetics from a logical perspective, in order to bring truth and meaning to cultural discourse where issues are often blurred by the absurd.’
This award is a biggie for Salmon, because 1catholicsalmon came to life because of all the Salmon is thinking about and mulling over. An award that glows.
Here are the award rules:
- Post the award on your blog: CHECK
- Thank the one who nominated you and link back to their blog: CHECK
- Nominate 7-12 other bloggers you admire and enjoy! CHECK
- Share 7 things about yourself: CHECK
- Inform each person that you have nominated them: CHECK
- Fra Angelico Institute for the Sacred Arts ’Evangelizing the truth, goodness, and beauty of God through the understanding and creation of sacred art.’ Soul food!
- Transformed in Christ is close to my heart. Sharing ‘some of the experiences of catechesis in our parish in light of the insight and wisdom of the Church’s vision for catechesis.’
- Secondsightblog.net ‘ A shared exploration of the relationship between science and faith.’
- Catholic Pure and Simple ‘For Catholics who love the Faith, for Christians who are well-disposed towards Catholicism, and for genuine enquirers.’
- Foraging Squirrel ‘Seeking, cracking and sharing — Soul Nuts • Health Nuts • Mixed Nuts —Delectables for the body and soul!’
- Reinkat Loves ‘the Lord, icons, my family, my church, dogs, hiking, camping, and the outdoors in general. I also enjoy reading novels, gardening, and eating chocolate ice cream.’
- Via Lucis Gorgeous photography of religious architecture.
- Truth and Tolerance A new one for 1catholicsalmon. Comes highly recommended by BILTRIX.
Seven things about 1catholicsalmon:
- Reading is an important daily luxury.
- Joined a Cell group meeting last night.
- Attends a vibrant and Spirit-filled parish, south of London
- Knows that the coming Year of Faith is going to be an exciting experience!
- Is saddened by the great divide between those who have and those who have not. It’s just not right.
- Seeks to be close to the Lord in Holy Communion daily.
- Wants to work for the Lord in any way He sees fit.
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on September 15, 2012
A voyage of Discovery!
The following prayer accompanies the image of the Year of Faith on our bulletin:
Bestow upon me, O God,
an understanding that knows You
wisdom in finding You
a way of life that is pleasing to You
perseverance that faithfully waits for You
that I shall embrace You at the last.
Prayer of Saint Thomas Aquinas before study.
Year of Faith CATECHIST
Take a little time to think about what these images are telling us about the coming Year of Faith. My immediate response to the top picture is,’ Surely every year should be the year of Faith?’ My next immediate thought is,’The Church never does anything without good reason!’
There is a need for resting Catholics to discover the Truths and beauty and fullness of their Faith and to get closer to the Lord in Holy Communion.
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on September 13, 2012