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Versed in Prayer: a poetry reading by Rita A. Simmonds

Tree Tops.jpgTo celebrate faith and culture in this Year of Faith, Rita A. Simmonds, a friend, is reading her poetry in a program Versed in Prayerat St. Malachy’s-The Actors’ Chapel in NYC on 28 November 2012, 7pm.

Rita’s poetry is frequently featured in the monthly MAGNIFICAT magazine. Her work is award-winning.
Versed in Prayer is MAGNIFICAT’s way of celebrating the Year of Faith following upon the invitation of Pope Benedict: “Faith is God’s gift and transforms the person deep within. Confessing with the lips in turn implies public testimony.”
Versed in Prayer will be moderated by MAGNIFICAT’s Editor-in-Chief Father Peter John Cameron, OP with the abled assistance of Jonathan Fields on guitar and photography by David Galalis.
The event is free. No tickets required. More info found here.
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Is this cartoon unfair?

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Is the Catholic household a divided house? Are Catholics aware of reality, or just what serves the personal interest?

Gianna Center –Keeping hope alive for infertile couples

Gianna Center logo.jpgAn ad on the back cover of the Catholic New York sparks me to draw the attention of Communio readers and others to the good work of The Gianna Center and the founders, Dr. Anne Nolte and Dr. Kyle Beiter.

The Gianna Center uses highly successful technology that’s healthy for the woman to see if pregnancy is possible. Infertility is a terrible cross for a couple but not every medical technique is helpful, right or ethical/moral. The Gianna Center works to restore the natural fertility of the woman (and man). Many couples who seek treatments to get pregnant are often told that nothing but chemical and/or fertility are possible. Not true. The Gianna Center has done marvelous healthy and holy work.

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Big Bird looking for work, needs seed

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The government job is over. Can we help the Bird? 

Representing 126 Billion dollars



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Yahoo News published a story this morning published online a story, “Forbes Photographs ‘Titans of Philanthropy‘” noting the group which represents $126 Billion dollars. How many of those photographed can you name? Honestly… I can name a few but not the entire group without help. My prayer for these people is that they give their money to good causes that genuinely promote the common good influenced by virtue.

In the Forbes photo, left to right: Warren Buffett,
Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Peter Peterson, Leon Black, Jon Bon
Jovi, Marc Benioff, David Rubenstein, Steve Case, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen,
Marc Andreessen

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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