~ potpourri of Web resources and
Gleanings - Objects or ideas that have been
gathered or amassed over a period of time,
especially when they form a collection or comprehensive whole.
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March 5, 2021
March 4, 2021
A team of ESL teachers from Japan, South Korea and China who built this
website to provide students and teachers the basics for English language
learning and teaching. This includes: Geography, Grammar, Pronunciation,
Speaking, Teaching, Vocabulary, Writing, Worksheets.
MS Excel Tutorial (Compute Expert): A collection of tutorials which
should help you use MS Excel more optimally! Covers topics like Excel
Calculations, Excel Formulas, Excel Tips & Tricks.
Sunday to Sunday, the Preaching Journey. Our Emmy winning television
series profiles great preachers is hosted by Father Mike Russo. Explore
how to listen to the gospel and to hear the deeply felt reflections of its
witnesses. Ours is a commitment to the preaching ministry and to those who
Ultimate Guide to Mental Health in the Workplace (Mental Health
Services in Southern California). “The workplace is a great place to host
activities that improve adult wellbeing…Wellness programs can identify
employees at risk for mental health disorders and help connect them to
proper treatment and support. Employers can benefit from addressing mental
health issues, reducing healthcare costs for the business and employees.”
March 3, 2021
March 2, 2021
February 22, 2021
“Spiritual Direction & Scrupulosity” by Fr. Thomas M. Santa, CssR,
Scrupulous Anonymous, 02/01/2021
An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. This is an adapted version from the
longer retreat in The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O’Brien, SJ. The
eight-week schedule makes it perfectly timed as a Lent and Easter retreat,
but the adventure can be started at any time, on your schedule.
February 20, 2021
February 18, 2021
February 15, 2021
February 11, 2021
“A Personal Ecological Conversion” by Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR. The
time is now for each of us to develop a personal ecological conversion; to
develop a profound respect for and deep sense of personal responsibility
for the whole created order.
February 10, 2021
CDC Updates Coronavirus Face Mask Guidance, Endorses 'Double Masking':
The CDC updated its mask guidance on Wednesday to include data from a lab
experiment using simulated respiratory breaths that found placing a cloth
mask over a medical procedure mask or using a medical procedure mask with
knotted ear loops and tucked in sides decreased exposure to potentially
infectious aerosols by about 95%.
StoryArts by Heather Forest: Storytelling in the Classroom, Lesson
Plans & Activities, Articles and more.
Grammica: Our grammar checker provides you free spelling and sentence
check service. It provides free online grammar check, paraphrasing,
February 3, 2021
I’ve Had My Covid-19 Vaccine — Now What Can I Safely Do? Sandee
LaMotte, CNN Health | February 3, 2021. Read on for answers from the
experts on top questions such as when can you stop wearing a mask, eat
inside a restaurant, travel, go to sporting events and concerts, and
freely visit friends and family.
Taste of Home:
Recipes, Dinner, Baking
70 Classic Homemade Soup Recipes: Simmer up one of these homemade
soup recipes on a cool day. Check out our favorite recipes for chicken
noodle, French onion, split pea and more!
January 29, 2021
The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Drugs:
A Dangerous Combination.
A Senior Living and Senior Care Resource. A nationwide directory and a
team of experts to do what they can to aid seniors and their families in
their quest for a better life.
Cost of Living Calculator (Money Geek): Compare City Costs and Salaries. Free
cost of living calculator lets you compare costs and salaries between
two cities. Determine what you need to make in a new city to maintain
your current standard of living.
January 20, 2021
January 19, 2021
January 18, 2021
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (International Version):
Resources for throughout the year 2021.
prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the
Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.
January 16, 2021
2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Rome 18-25 January
but with restrictions due to the pandemic (Pontifical Council for
Promoting Christian Unity). The theme of this year's Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity is "Abide in my love…You shall bear much fruit" (John
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
(USCCB): The theme of this year's Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity is "Abide in my love…You shall bear much
fruit" (John 15:1-17). Link contains resources for celebrating the Week for
January 15, 2021
Must Catholics Refuse a Covid-19 Vaccine Made with a Cell Line from an
Abortion? The Catholic Spirit | Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | December
10, 2020. In the wake of announcements from multiple pharmaceutical
companies about safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, many are
expressing ethical doubts about whether it is OK to take these vaccines.
Do Catholics have a moral duty to decline an inoculation if it was
unethically produced using a cell line that came from an abortion? The
short answer is "no."
What You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccines (Charlotte Lozier
Institute (CLI)): David Prentice, Ph.D., Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D. |
December 8, 2020. Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) has published a new
chart detailing whether the eight leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates
supported by Operation Warp Speed are produced or tested using cells
derived from abortions. The vaccine candidates evaluated are those
produced by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson,
Novavax, Sanofi/GSK, Inovio, and Merck.
January 10, 2021
January 8, 2021
- Rules of Spiritual Discernment: a discussion of
how we find our vocation and even choose our lesser missions, purposes,
activities and goals as our lives unfold.
Unsplash: Free stock photos to be used for graphics, backgrounds, etc.
Pexels: free stock photos & videos
Pixaby: Stunning free images & royalty free stock
January 7, 2021
January 6, 2021
CDC: When Vaccine is Limited, Who Gets Vaccinated First? (1/5/2021):
CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated in
Phase 1A to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility
residents. Phase 1B: Frontline essential workers such as fire
fighters, police officers, corrections officers, food and agricultural
workers, United States Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers,
grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the
educational sector (teachers, support staff, and daycare workers). And,
people aged 75 years and older because they are at high risk of
hospitalization, illness, and death from COVID-19. People aged 75 years
and older who are also residents of long-term care facilities should be
offered vaccination in Phase 1A. Phase 1C: People aged 65—74 years
because they are at high risk of hospitalization, illness, and death from
COVID-19. People aged 65—74 years who are also residents of long-term care
facilities should be offered vaccination in Phase 1a. People aged 16—64
years with underlying medical conditions which increase the risk of
serious, life-threatening complications from COVID-19. Other essential
workers, such as people who work in transportation and logistics, food
service, housing construction and finance, information technology,
communications, energy, law, media, public safety, and public health.
January 5, 2021
Helping College Students Kick Substance Abuse: Starting college is
thrilling, especially for students who are new to living independently
away from home. College is also a time for some students to experiment
with drugs and alcohol, and some of them end up abusing these substances.
With professional help, support from family and friends, and essential
resources, college students can kick substance abuse.
How COVID-19 Affects the Mental Health of Seniors: If you are in the
65 and up age group it has probably limited your social interaction even
more than others. These extra precautions the elderly have to take has
affected their mental health and feelings of loneliness more than usual.