in Pennsylvania's First Congressional District's_1st_congressional_district
and the Central Garden State

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The week ahead....

  • As per Archbishop Chaput, TODAY Marks the Start of National Marriage Week.... (2/7/17) 
    • "God created man in His image; in the Divine image He created him; male and female He created them.  God blessed them, saying: 'Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.'" (from the first reading for Tuesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time, 2/7/17)
    • "the LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being" (from the first reading for Wednesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time, 2/8/17)
    • "That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body." (from the 1st reading for Thursday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time, 2/9/17)
    • "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; it is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, 'You shall not eat it or even touch it, lest you die.'" (from the 1st reading for the Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin, 2/10/17)
    • "I heard You in the garden; but I was afraid, because I was naked, so I hid myself." (from the 1st reading for Saturday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time, 2/11/17)
    • "If you choose you can keep the commandments, they will save you; if you trust in God, you too shall live; He has set before you fire and water to whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand.  Before man are life and death, good and evil, whichever he chooses shall be given him." (from the first reading for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2/12/17)
    • "I have produced a man with the help of the LORD." (from the 1st reading for Monday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time, 2/13/17)
    • "a male and a female.  Thus you will keep their issue alive over all the earth." (from the first reading, 2/14/17)

  • Catholic institutions and parishes should proclaim the sanctity of human life without compromise [2/7/17 update]
  • Actions Needed: "your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father." (2/4/17)
  • Catholic Social Teaching (2/1/17)
    • "'Ephphatha!' (that is, 'Be opened!')" (from the Gospel Reading for 2/10/17

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