A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family
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From the Desk of Frank J Casella
Tips and tools I stumble across mainly for:
Rock solid Catholic men, 
Pro-Life soldiers,
and gritty Rosary warriors. 
“My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings.”
-- St. Issac Jogues
1) Getting Over My Fear of Confession
3) What it means to be a Catholic man.
4) Personal holiness is the beginning of everything and the answer to everything
Papal Prayer for End of Pandemic
“Through the intercession of Mary, the Most Holy Mother of God, and of Saint Joseph, her spouse, we pray that next year will be happy for us and for all people, that the pandemic will cease, and that we will enjoy peace in our hearts, in our families, in our societies, and in the world.” 
The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of April 2022
For health care workers: We pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.
(See also http://popesprayerusa.net/popes-intentions/)
Flyer for 2022 Bishop Perry's Men's Forum
Bishop Perry's Catholic Chicago Men's Forum!
Topic: Authentic Christianity Lived
It's that time again to gather in community on Saturday, April 23, 2022 for our 18th year at  Bishop Perry's Men's Forum 
Keynote: Father Ryan Brady, Chicago Priest.
Mass / Homily: Bishop Joseph Perry
And remember to come hungry, as our motto is 'feed the stomach, then feed the soul'.
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Here's a video interview with our guest speaker: Our call to holiness, and how to become saints where we're at.
Here is an article from Bishop Perry on the Forum theme: Setting straight our priorities as Catholic men.
Note: An anonymous donor has made a matching gift offer for Lenten almsgiving up to $1,000.00. Your donation, including your ticket purchase, will now double towards this Lenten Almsgiving / Spring Appeal until the matching gift amount is satisfied.
Manhood Quote For The Month
"In our Lenten observances we shine a flashlight around the dimmest corners of the self and bring the often forgotten and taken for granted into focus. Our spiritual disciplines make us more honest, pruning away the unessential so that we can see, and own what’s at the heart of ourselves.
It is the heart in the end that will emerge from the tomb of this season. When the little death of Lent has passed, only what is lifted up with Christ will remain at Easter and beyond!"
-- Bishop Joseph N Perry
Photographically Speaking
Photo: Holy Week at Holy Name Cathedral Chicago
Photo: Crucifix - Copyright 2015 Frank J Casella
Pope Francis: “[Today’s] Gospel invites us to turn our gaze to the crucifix, which is not an ornamental object or clothing accessory – sometimes abused! – but a religious sign to be contemplated and understood.”
“God will love you, of course, even though you do not love him, but remember if you give him only half your heart, he can make you only fifty percent happy.”

-- Ven. Fulton Sheen
Thanks for reading, 
Talk with you again next month, 
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Frank J Casella is a Catholic, American, spiritual change angent, artistic photographer, blogger, 4th gen. K of C, and communications technology junkie. Check out his personal blog, The Thoughts Behind My Thinking.
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