Lenten Message from Catholic Online Founders
Dear Catholic Online member and supporter:
On Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten journey of conversion together. During this Holy Season we are called to examine our lives, empty ourselves of our own self-centeredness and seek forgiveness for our failings, even as we look forward to the hope that is given us by the Risen Lord at Easter. Lent is a time for conversion of heart and for reconciliation in our own lives and throughout the world.
This year we shall proceed through Lent with something new. We are helping to launch, for the first time in the history of the United States, a grassroots movement explicitly dedicated to helping Catholic citizens both cultivate their faith AND activate their voice.
In response to the call of the Church, Catholic Online is honored to bring the extraordinary platform of this network and place it at the service of the common good. By helping launch "Your Catholic Voice", dedicated to the "new evangelization" that Our Holy Father has called for in the Third Christian Millennium, we are a helping to fulfill a part of the missionary task of the lay faithful, to help transform our contemporary culture.
The Mission of the "Your Catholic Voice" movement is to motivate, educate and activate Catholic citizens for political and social participation as a response to their baptismal vocation and the call of our Church to be faithful citizens. This will be done through two efforts.
"CULTIVATE YOUR FAITH"
"Your Catholic Voice Foundation" is dedicated to informing, educating, supporting and serving a new Catholic Action. Its mission is educational, informational and motivational. YCV Foundation has filed an application and received recognition of exemption under Section 501 © 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
"ACTIVATE YOUR VOICE"
"Your Catholic Voice" is dedicated to activating faithful Catholic citizens for the vital work of political participation. Your Catholic Voice has filed an application and received the Internal revenue Service as a 501 © 4 organization.
As a movement of faithful Catholic citizens we have come together around what we call our Four Pillars of Participation; life, family, freedom and solidarity with the poor and needy. We will be "issue focused", and not beholden to any political party. We choose to involve ourselves in a non-partisan manner while remaining faithful to the practical application of Catholic social teaching. Your Catholic Voice is committed to educating and organizing faithful Catholic citizens to take their vitally important place alongside of other citizens in a great crusade of what our Bishops called "Faithful Citizenship".
Whether it is our unqualified commitment to building a new culture of life by restoring protection to every human life at every age and stage; supporting the effort to establish parental choice in education through School Voucher programs; insisting on a ban on human cloning and the manufacture of human embryos for experimentation (that ALWAYS leads to destruction of human life); defending the primacy of the family or insisting on fulfilling our obligation of solidarity with the poor and promoting a family friendly public policy, "Your Catholic Voice" stands ready and able to work for you and for the Common Good.
As we enter into these forty days of fasting and penance, particularly mindful of world events, let us join our fasting and penance together with the Holy Father for the sake of the Church and the fullness of her mission to a world that is so desperately in need of the One who is the only path to peace.
From our family to yours, may these forty days be a time of deep conversion in which you draw closer to the Lord in the heart of His Church!
Michael and Sandy Galloway
http://www.catholic.org CA, US
Michael & Sandy Galloway - Founders, 661 869-1000
More Catholic PRWire
Showing 1 - 50 of 4,718
A Recession Antidote
Monaco & The Vatican: Monaco's Grace Kelly Exhibit to Rome--A Review of Monegasque-Holy See Diplomatic History
Dna. Maria St. Catherine Sharpe, t.o.s.m., T.O.SS.T.
A Royal Betrayal: Catholic Monaco Liberalizes Abortion
Dna. Maria St.Catherine De Grace Sharpe, t.o.s.m., T.O.SS.T.
Embrace every moment as sacred time
Mary Regina Morrell
Letting go is simple wisdom with divine potential
Mary Regina Morrell
Father Lombardi's Address on Catholic Media
Pope's Words to Pontifical Latin American College
Prelate: Genetics Needs a Conscience
State Aid for Catholic Schools: Help or Hindrance?
Scorsese Planning Movie on Japanese Martyrs
2 Nuns Kidnapped in Kenya Set Free
Holy See-Israel Negotiation Moves Forward
Franchising to Evangelize
Catholics Decry Anti-Christianity in Israel
Pope and Gordon Brown Meet About Development Aid
Pontiff Backs Latin America's Continental Mission
Cardinal Warns Against Anti-Catholic Education
Three words to a deeper faith
Relections for Lent 2009
Wisdom lies beyond the surface of life
Mary Regina Morrell
World Food Program Director on Lent
Pope's Lenten Message for 2009
Keeping a Lid on Permissiveness
Glimpse of Me
The 3 stages of life
Sex and the Married Woman
A Catholic Woman Returns to the Church
Modernity & Morality
Just a Minute
Catholic identity ... triumphant reemergence!
Edging God Out
Burying a St. Joseph Statue
George Bush Speaks on Papal Visit
Sometimes moving forward means moving the canoe
Mary Regina Morrell
Easter... A Way of Life
Papal initiative...peace and harmony!
Proclaim the mysteries of the Resurrection!
Jerusalem Patriarch's Easter Message
Good Friday Sermon of Father Cantalamessa
Papal Address at the End of the Way of the Cross
Cardinal Zen's Meditations for Via Crucis
Interview With Vatican Aide on Jewish-Catholic Relations
Pope Benedict XVI On the Easter Triduum
by Catholic Online
- Museum of the Bible to open in Washington D.C., here's what you want ...
- Missionary priest kidnapped in Nigeria
- Callista Gingrich is the next U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican
- St. Luke: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 18, 2017
- Daily Reading for Thursday, October 19th, 2017 HD Video
- Museum of the Bible set to open in D.C., will be one of the city's ...
- Daily Readings for Wednesday, October 18, 2017
- Virgin Mary appears to Hindu schoolchildren in India, miracles reported HD
- Daily Reading for Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 HD
- Intro to Novena to the Saints in Heaven for the saints on earth HD
- Trump ends taxpayer giveaway to insurance companies HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way