God’s message of mercy – sent straight to your inbox

divinemercyThe message of Divine Mercy will be sent to the inboxes of thousands each day through a new program – Divine Mercy Daily – a collaboration between Lighthouse Catholic Media and the Marians of the Immaculate Conception.

Participants provide their e-mail address and receive excerpts from Divine Mercy in my Soul, the spiritual diary of St. Faustina Kowalski.

To sign up, visit their Flocknote page and enter your e-mail address to receive the first excerpt on Monday, July 21. For more information on Divine Mercy, see below, or visit here or here for more.

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Catholic Baseball Camp brings together sports and the spiritual life

sweeneycampFrom the National Catholic Register:

July 15 marks the 81st annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game. While ballplayers in both the American and National Leagues take a few days of much-needed rest, there are hundreds of “minor leaguers” who are eager to learn what it takes to be an all-star on the field and off.

Ranging from age 8 to 16, these players are hoping to improve their baseball skills and deepen their Catholic faith, thanks to the Yes of former longtime Kansas City Royal first baseman and devoted Catholic Mike Sweeney.

The motto of the Camp is: “Using the greatest game ever played to tell the greatest story ever told,” and since its beginnings in 2012 it has born fruit in the lives of young people.

Jack Harris, a high school junior from Coronado, CA told the Register:

“The whole atmosphere of the camp was amazing … I think I got more benefits on the spiritual side [of the camp]. Besides not missing Sunday Mass now, I am sometimes going to Mass before school.”

Read the rest at the National Catholic Register.

 

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New healthcare directory connects Catholic patients and providers

wellcatholic logoFor many Catholics, finding a healthcare provider who respects their values and beliefs can be a challenge. In some cases, the lack of common values between patient and doctor can lead to frustration and a lack of trust.

In response to this challenge, Dr. Greg Bottaro, PsyD, recently founded WellCatholic, a web site that connects patients with healthcare providers who uphold Catholic values.  

Working as a psychologist in New York, Bottaro received many requests for recommendations of Catholic doctors in other areas of the country. Botarro recently told Catholic News Agency:

“Story after story came in saying that there were so many ways that not having that faith in common really hurt the care they were receiving.”

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