For a comprehensive site offering a wealth of background and preparation for the next Sunday’s liturgy you will find this site very complete and helpful. Spending time to find your way around will pay rich dividends. I will continue the liturgy preparation for each Sunday as taken from the  Scripture Backgrounds for the Sunday Lectionary – LTP; Living Liturgy for Sundays and Solemnity’s 2017 – Liturgical Press; Faith Catholic – Lansing Michigan; Daily Prayer 2017 – LTP.  and a listing of intercessions from which to choose or prompt intercessions for your needs.




This hand carved wall relief of a rooster was removed

from Saint Peter Church in metropolitan Columbus, Ohio.



Multi-colored Iceberg Breaking Up in Antarctica



In The Light Of The Law, Ed Peters



Biblical Evidence For Catholicism – Dave Armstrong

Word On Fire – Father Robert Barron

The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church – David M. Cheney

Decent Films – Steven Greydanus

Saint Paul Center For Biblical Theology – Scott Hahn

New Advent – Kevin Knight

In The Light Of The Law – Ed Peters

Defenders Of The Catholic Faith – Stephen K. Ray

What Does The Prayer Really Say? – Father John Zuhlsdorf

The Catherine of Siena Institute – Sherry Weddell


These were found in the Our Sunday Visitor for February 12, 2012



Resources for the Journey:

Resources for the journey: this PinionMarc web page offers a point of contact to promote
communications by presenting common “resources” to support the effort of those
interested in working or surfing in one of the following areas.

NOTE: The following links are active and functioning as of this modification date.
Viewing of this site is best done using the 600 x 800 monitor setting and Internet
Explorer 6.1

The Family

Largest Charity Evaluator

St. Louis County Consortium Library Catalogue

Directories For Kids




Kid’s Homework Help

Al-Anon, Alateen

Big Chalk.Com

Board of Election Commissioners, St. Louis County

Campaign for Young Voters
Fact Monster

50 States & Capitals


How Stuff Works

Missing Kids Search

Nine Planets

World Factbook

Kid’s Search Engines

Kid’s Click


Cybersleuth Kids

Awesome Library

Ancestry, Social Security Death Index

Appliance Help and Repair Advice

Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment

Attention Birders

Blind, Visually Impaired Site

Breast Cancer Site

Charter for the Protection of Children & Young People

Credit Card Fraud Recovery

Essential Norms for Diocesan Policies

Froogle.Com – Site for Comparing Prices & Item Search

Report On The Implementation Of The Charter

National Review Board & John Jay Reports

Cyndi’s List, Geneology Web Site

Family Tree Maker

Flag Day Observance

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Green Cars On PlanetSave

Health Savings Account Explained

How Stuff Works

Hunger Site: Donate Food to the Hungry

Internet Safety Download


Did you know…
  • Missouri is 8th in the nation when it comes to the number of offenders listed in state registries. [Source: Family Watchdog, LLC]
  • In the state of Missouri, more sexual predators were federally indicted on a per capita basis that in any other state in the country. Additionally,
    the number of cases prosecuted in the state of Missouri has more than tripled since 2000. [Source: US Department of Justice 3.22.07]
  • More than 90% of both parents and kids could not identify the appropriate authority (i.e. local police, FBI, CyberTipline or an Internet
    Service Provider) to report unwanted online incidents.[Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
    2006–Online Victimization of Youth, 5 years later]
Here’s what you can do to keep your friends and family safe online:
  • Learn About the Issues – Do your homework on the latest online trends and the potential risks. Please see resources below.
  • Communication Is Key – Talk to your children and know who they are talking to/spending time with BOTH online and offline.
  • Protect Your Identity – Think TWICE before posting personal information on the internet including names, passwords, contact information,
    as well as pictures which could give clues about your life, where you live etc. REMEMBER: it it’s on the internet, it’s NOT PRIVATE!
  • Take Action – Contact your local law enforcement and CyberTipline if you or someone you know feels threatened or in danger.
    Together, these agencies will take steps to keep you and your family safe.
To find out more about Internet Safety,

Use these websites as a resource:

    a law enforcement and community resource for the investigation and
    prevention of online crimes:
  • “I Know Better…Do You?” is Missouri’s public awareness initiative to help keep children safe online
  •, The 911 of the Internet (1.800.THE.LOST) The 911 of the Internet,
    the resource to report cybercrimes.
  • I Keep Safe Foundations website uses an animated icon/mascot named Faux Paw the Techno Cat to teach children and parents
    the importance of protecting personal information and avoicing inappropriate places on the Internet
  • NetSmartz is the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC)
    Internet Safety resource and education program targeting children K-12, parents and educators.
  • Project Safe Childhood (PSC) is a nationwide Department of Justice initiative
    designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.
  • Web Wise Kids (WWK) is a non-profit organization specializing in providing easy to use,
    school approved Internet safety education for youth ages 11-16.
Above Information courtesy of and Missouri ICAC

Imagine The Universe

Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University of America

Seafood Watch for Healthy Seafood


Nations Growing Fiscal ImbalanceNational Debt Comptroller General

Report Internet Fraud — 636.282.2222 or

Credit Card Fraud Recovery

Federal Trade Commission

Report Securities Fraud

Internet Identity Theft

Internet Privacy Tools

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Missing Kids Search

Missouri Al-Anon & Ala-Teen

Missouri Storytelling

National Archives and Records Administration

National Do Not Call Registry

New England Historic Geneological Society

National Storytelling Network

PAIRS: Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills

Pairs: How to bond with the Wings

Smart Marriages, A Wonderful Resource for Couples

Public Citizen

Root’s, Geneology Web Site

Road Scholar Testing

Senior Resources


Switchboard, Geneology Web Site

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses


The Science Museum

U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission



Growing Older and Retirement

Administration on Aging

Breast Cancer Site

Business At Home

Largest Charity Evaluator

Credit Card Fraud Recovery

Internet Identity Theft

Health Savings Account Explained

Home Based Working Moms

Internal Revenue Service of U.S. Treasury

Internet Identity Theft

Life Cycle Institute,

-Catholic University of America

Medicare Web Site

National Council On Aging

National Do Not Call Registry

NCOA Benefits CheckUp Rx

Missouri Sierra Club

Public Citizen

Senior Resources

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

U.S.Postal Services – 1-800-275-8777

WGME, Portland, ME

Education and Computer Technology

Basic Computer Skills Tutorials

Computer Information Resources

How Do Computers Work?

Internet History Timeline

Learn The Net.Com

Missouri Library Network Search

National Do Not Call Registry

Search Engine Showdown

The Living Internet

World Wide Web Basics

United States Computer Emergency Resource Team

Web Teacher


Astronomy Picture of the Day

Board of Election Commissioners,
St. Louis County


Carroll College

Largest Charity Evaluator

Computer Phrase Definitions

– Credit Card Fraud Recovery


Maintain Internet Privacy

Utilities to Permanently Erase Files

Environment News Service

Federal Consumer Information Center

Federal Trade Commission [Info on Phishing]

Flag Day Observance

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Internet Identity Theft

People On Yahoo

Specific Search Engines

* filter out adult sites

** ‘provide a family filter for screening out adult sites.


Teoma *

Fast’s All The Web *

Lycos **

Alta Vista **

MSN Search *

Excite **

Multimedia Search Tools

Google Image Search

Alta Vista Media Search


Search Engine Guides


Chemistry Industry

Search Engine Showdown

Search Engine Watch

Searchability’s Guide to Specialized Search Engines

Search Engine Colossus
~~~International Directory of Search Engines

Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University of America

Mad Scientist Network


National Do Not Call Registry

National Geographic

Network Solutions (InterNIC)

New York Times News

PAIRS, Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills

Pairs: How to bond with the Wings

Smart Marriages, A Wonderful Resource

PBS, The Living Edens

Public Citizen

St. Louis Community Colleges

St. Louis Post Dispatch

Saint Meinrad School of Theology

Scanning Electron Microscope

Science For the Millennium,

St. Peter School, Kirkwood, MO

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Software For Small Business

Switchboard, Telephone Numbers & Mailing Addresses

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

University of Missouri – St. Louis

Virtually Missouri

World Wide Web Consortium On HTML

Environmental Concerns and Conservation

Arbor Day Site

Board of Election Commissioners,
St. Louis County

Catholic Relief Services

Earthquake Resource Center

EcoTeam Handbook Resource – Annenberg Political Fact Check

Federal Trade Commission [Info on Phishing]

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Global Action Plan for the Earth

Glacier Institute

~ ~ ~ Information, Reservations, Lodging: 1-866-646-0388.

Glacier National Park

How Stuff Works

National Do Not Call Registry

National Weather Service

– National Interagency Forest Service, Boise

Public Citizen

Real Goods Trading Company

Road Scholar Testing

Sierra Club Web Site

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

South Dakota Conservation

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission

USDA Forest Service

Weather Center,

Yellowstone Association Institute

Yellowstone National Park

~ ~ ~ General Information: 1.307.344.7381;

~ ~ ~ Lodging & Activities: 1.307.344.7311.

Health Concerns and Medical Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

Ariel Non-alcoholic Wines

Al-Anon and Alateen

Breast Cancer Site

Centers for Disease Control/Prevention

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Credit Card Fraud Recovery

The Alliance Project ~ Defeat Addiction

Federal Trade Commission [Info on Phishing]

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Hazelden Alumni

Health Savings Account Explained

Hunger Site: Donate Food to the Hungry

Incredibly Useful Health Site,

Internet Drug Index

Internet Identity Theft

Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University of America

Medline: National Library of Medicine

Multi-dimensional Human Embryo

Missouri Al-Anon & Ala-Teen

National Do Not Call Registry

National Headache Foundation

National Storytelling Network

PAIRS, Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills

Smart Marriages, A Wonderful Resource

Public Citizen

Recovering Couples Anonymous

Recovering Racist Network

Recovery Resources

Stop the Hunger – Help Feed the Hungry

The Grapevine: International Magazine of A.A.

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses


Web M.D.

Recreation and Exercise

Audubon Homepage

Gone With The Wind Kites

Into The Wind Kites

Library of Congress

Metropolitan Art Museum

Missouri Al-Anon & Ala-Teen

National Do Not Call Registry

National Storytelling Network

National Parks U.S.A.

Shakespeare Homepage

Smithsonian Magazine

St. Louis County Parks On-line

St. Louis Visitor’s Guide

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

Flowering Corn Plant, June 2007


Faith and Spirituality

Apostleship of Prayer

Archdiocese of St. Louis

Catholic Communications Network

Catholic Digest

Catholic Information Network

Catholic News Service

Catholic Online

Catholic Parents On Line

Catholic Relief Services

Largest Charity Evaluator

Charter for the Protection of Children & Young People

Essential Norms for Diocesan Policies

Report On The Implementation Of The Charter

National Review Board & John Jay Reports

Center For Liturgy, St. Louis University

Creighton’s Cyber Retreat

EWTN, Global Catholic Network

Father Gary Online

Father Rolheiser’s Columns Available OnLine

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Hits Against Hunger

Hunger Site

Homilies Alive

Homilies Online

Jesuit Resources

Lebh Shomea House of Prayer, Silence & Solitude

Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University of America

Liturgy of the Hours

Magnificat Resource Center

Mass Times, Nationwide listing of Mass Times and Locations

Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers

The Medjugorje Web

Missouri Catholic Conference

Hybiscus Blossom courtesy of Jim and Jill, June 2007

National Do Not Call Registry

National Right to Life

New Advent Catholic Website

Notre Dame Sisters of Omaha

Origins Supplement

Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica of Mexico

VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults

PAIRS: Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills


Smart Marriages, A Wonderful Resource for Couples

Paulist Prison Ministries

Daily With Oblates of Mary Immaculate

St. Anthony Messenger Press

St. Peter of Kirkwood, MO, Parish Website

Franciscan Media

Sioux Falls Catholic

Stephen Ministry Center

Theology of the Body Institute

United States Catholic Conference

Universalis in England

The Vatican



Courtesy of Virginia Smith, Author of God For Grownups


Cross Currents


Statistics On Various Religions

World Religions

Credit Card Fraud Recovery

GOOD ADVICE: Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine,
do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had
in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and

1. Keep the photocopy in a safe place.

A corporate attorney sent this out to the employees in his company.
He shared the following information. We’ve all heard horror stories about fraud
that’s committed us in your name, address, SS#, credit, etc. Unfortunately the
author of this piece, who happens to be an attorney had firsthand knowledge,
because his wallet was stolen and within a week the thief ordered an expensive
monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line
approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change
the attorney’s driving record information online, and more.

But here’s some critical information to limit the damage in case this
happens to you or someone you know. As everyone always advises,

2. cancel your credit cards immediately, but the key is having the
toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call.
Keep those where you can find them easily.

3. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where it
was stolen, this proves to credit providers you were diligent, and is a first
step toward an investigation (if there ever is one). but here’s what is

4. MOST IMPORTANT: (I never ever thought to do this) Call the three
national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert
on your name and SS#. The attorney had never heard of doing this until advised by a
bank that called to tell him an application for credit was made over the Internet in his name.
The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen and they
have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit. By the time he was advised to do this,
almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the
credit checks initiated by the thieves’ purchases, none of which he knew about before placing
the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw his wallet away
(someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them in their tracks. The numbers are: [as of July 7, 2004]

Equifax: 1-800-685-1111

Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742

Trans Union: 1-800-888-4213

Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271

We pass along jokes; we pass along just about everything..
Do think about passing this information along. It could really help someone.




Humility and the Father’s Love

“Why did my Father give you power over me?
Because he wanted me to get very close to you
to show you the depths of his love for you;
not the distant love of a God
who sits on a throne in his heaven
and looks down on you on the earth,
but the love of a Father who longs to help you
to carry your burdens,
to comfort and heal you,
to give you every good gift.
He wants to come into your homes,
and to sit with you at your meals
as one of the family.
He wants to walk with you
as a beloved friend.
He could not do that himself
and so he sent me, his only Son,
to make his love known to you.
I could take on your weakness
and then act out my Father’s name which is Love.
Can you truly imagine the love of God?
Can you understand the depth
of your Father’s love for you?
The Father sent me to show you his love,
and to act it out among you
to give you an example to copy.
I am the image of your unseen Father;
in my life, and particularly in my passion,
I showed you the depths
to which love must be prepared to go.
There is no room for fear in love,
no room for shame,
no excuses,
no holidays.
Love offers everything
and expects no return.
You cannot bear the unveiled love of God.
It falls like a fire upon you
and you are consumed and burnt up in its heat.
You are not ready yet to be refined
and purified by the naked flame
of your Father’s love for you,
and so it has to be filtered,
mediated to you through my flesh.”


Richard Hobbs (+ 1993) was a convert to Catholicism and the father of six sons.




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