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,
& gritty Rosary warriors. 
"The more you are lead by God's love, the more you become yourself and it is all done without ever losing your freedom".
~ Fulton Sheen
1) Jesus said to his disciples: "Love one another even as I have loved you."
2)  An opportunity to renew our need for God.
3) The Year Ends and Another One Starts!
4) Nuggets In Nature for December: Truth, Healing, Honesty, Family, Messages.
5) Should you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, how can you involve your faith in the process? 
6) Only 23.1 million American homes feature 'nuclear families,' the smallest number since 1959.
7) Amen App - One year. 20 minutes a day. Encounter the power and beauty of God's Word.  Begin the new year with new habits by listening daily to the Augustine Institute's Bible in a Year. 
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 January 2022
For true human fraternity: We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family. (See also https://www.popesprayer.net/)
Get Ready For Bishop Perry's Catholic Chicago Men's Forum!
Topic: Authentic Christianity Lived
Gentlemen, we've not met for a live Men's Forum since 2019, so let's make plans to gather in community on Saturday, April 23, 2022 for Bishop Perry's Men's Forum. Put this in your calendar and invite other men you think might benefit. This will be our 18th year.
The keynote speaker will be Father Ryan Brady, who is a new priest with a dynamic message. Plus, Bishop Perry will inspire us as usual during the Mass. And remember to come hungry, as our motto is 'feed the stomach, then feed the soul'. For updates subscribe to the CMCS general mailingl list if not already.
Manhood Quote For The Month
“When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.”

― Fulton J. Sheen, Life is Worth Living
Is working on your marriage your New Year's resolution?
Photographically Speaking
Evening Prairie Clouded Sky - Black and White by Frank J Casella
Photo: Sunrise And The Moon - Copyright Frank J Casella
As the sun and the moon rise and set, day by day, our lives seem long but are really short.
This is why every word we say must count, and every interaction with others must have positive and lasting impact.
God brings us true beauty with the changing of the days, if we look for it, and we likewise can bring true beauty to the world.
"Small things done with great love can change the world"
- Saint (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta
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 blog, The Thoughts Behind My Thinking.
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