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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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Following are discoveries I've gleaned during reference searches on the Internet. Enjoy!
No compensation received for these listing, except an occasional link exchange.

September 25, 2023

  • Basic Disaster Supplies Kit: After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
  • FCC/FEMA Emergency Communications Tips: The FCC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency offer the following tips for communicating during an emergency, including how to prepare for a power outage.

August 16, 2023

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July 19, 2023

  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church in ChatGPT. Fivable has trained the computer program solely in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The result:, an interactive platform that allows users to engage with the Catechism in a natural, conversational format. is surprisingly user-friendly.…simply invites the user to: “Get Answers from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.” Then the user is told to: “Select a chat experience below and ask your question.” After that, there are three levels of engagement to choose from: “Child,” “Adult,” “Scholar.”
  •  Celebrant/homilist July 16, 2023 Christ the King Chapel at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Homily begins at 23:38 (8:37 min.) Theme: “How to Picture the Kingdom of God”.

June 13, 2023

  • "Is it a Sin to Attend a Wedding in a Protestant Church?": by Fr. Gary Benz, January 7, 2021, Diocese of Bismarck. "This is a dilemma for many Catholics and what makes it even more problematic is that canon law does not directly and specifically address this issue. Therefore, I would suggest prayerful discernment, a discussion with one’s pastor, and a consideration of the following insights I set forth, having dealt with this issue now for over 20 years as a pastor. It is a sensitive matter and must be addressed on various levels."

June 07, 2023

May 25, 2023

  • Antidotes for Male Teenage Sloth: May 15, 2023 | Phillip Campbell. “Sloth is generally defined as laziness. But it is not mere laziness; it is a preference for ease and comfort, a reluctance to do hard things.…It is often accompanied by indifference or boredom. Sloth is a disposition towards whatever is easy and comfortable — it is a habitual preference for the path of least resistance.”
  • Fighting Acedia: Choosing God at All Times (Simply Catholic). “Acedia is the…way of talking about sloth. But it is much more than a simple laziness or lack of desire to do anything worthwhile. It is an infliction of the soul that attacks desire: we listen to it and become unable to follow through on our intentions. Because we don’t act on intentions, we feel dull, numb and spiritual dead. To put the definition in a more pithy fashion: acedia creates in us the inability to choose the good.
  • “What We Believe Series” by Father Joshua J. Whitfield from SIMPLY CATHOLIC.

May 12, 2023

  • 800th Franciscan Centenary: The Franciscan centenary is a journey that we have decided to begin in order for the entire Franciscan family throughout the world to celebrate together the 800th anniversary of Saint Francis' Easter and the culminating events of the last years of his life. Said Centenary has been divided into 4 Centenaries, respectively spread over 4 years where it will be possible to reflect and contemplate the Rule and Christmas in Greccio (1223-2023), the gift of the Stigmata (1224-2024), the Canticle of the Creatures (1225- 2025), the Easter of Francis of Assisi (1226-2026).

May 8, 2023

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February 9, 2023

February 7, 2023

  • WordHippo: Online web app providing a range of tools related to the use of words for creative and recreational purposes such as writing, poetry, translations, word games, etc. Our range of available tools to include: Rhyming words | Example sentences | Translations | Definitions | Word forms | Word Games.

January 21, 2023


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