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. 
“He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.”  
– St. Francis de Sales
1) [The Church’s social teaching] proclaims God and his mystery of salvation in Christ to every human being.
2) How to live the God-Centered and fulfilled life men are designed for.
3) Setting straight our priorities as Catholic men.
4) Catholic men and authentic living.
5) Our call to holiness, and how to become saints where we're at.
7) We yearn for peace!
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 March 2022
For a Christian response to bioethical challenges: May they continue to defend the dignity of all human life with prayer and action.  (See also http://www.popesprayerusa.net/.)
Flyer for 2022 Bishop Perry's Men's Forum
Bishop Perry's Catholic Chicago Men's Forum!
Topic: Authentic Christianity Lived
Let us make plans to gather in community on Saturday, April 23, 2022 for our 18th year at  Bishop Perry's Men's Forum 
The keynote speaker will be Father Ryan Brady, Chicago Priest, plus our own Bishop Joseph Perry will inspire us as usual.
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
“Every Christian is called to become a strong athlete of Christ, that is, a faithful and courageous witness to His Gospel. But to succeed in this, he must persevere in prayer, be trained in virtue and follow the Divine Master in everything.”

― Saint John Paul II
Photographically Speaking
Photo: Holy Week at Holy Name Cathedral Chicago
Photo: Lent - Square Format - Documentary Color Photograph Copyright 2016 Frank J Casella
The Immutable Laws of God
In this photograph a bare altar with purple banner sets the tone at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois, where faithful Catholics visit throughout the days for prayer and observing for Holy Week.
Is there something in your life that takes priority over loving God with your whole heart?
The Ten Commandments represent God’s immutable laws. Obedience to Jesus and His name brings salvation: “He who believes in Him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” (Jn. 3:18)
The Commandments, fulfilled in Jesus, form the “skeletal structure” of Christian morality. Our virtuous response forms the muscles, tendons, and flesh. But we remain in conflict with ourselves because of our sinful inclinations, while the Commandments provoke conflict with the world—and within the Church.
The five elements of the power to completely transform your obedience to God is your prayer life: begin the conversation; ask God what He wants; give yourself to prayer; transform everything into prayer; and make yourself available.
But the sixth element is more important than all of them put together.
Just keep showing up.
Thanks for reading, 
Talk with you again next month, 
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PPPS. More links, articles, etc. at the CMCS Catholic Manhood Group.
Also, from the CMCS archive blog - Wisdom of the Saints
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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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