Links to some very good Catholic Sites

With the Holidays coming you might go to this web site and click on the SHOP button. You will find religious goods and books through Amazon. Any purchase through the Amazon  link provides 8% for Catholic Culture.


Dr. Mirus

Bishop Robert Barron is an inspired speaker and does not shy away from important Catholic issues of the day. He also produces and sells many excellent  catechetical videos

Whispers in the Loggia

one of global Catholicism’s most prominent chroniclers. Rocco Palmo has held court as the “Church Whisperer” since 2004.

    Deacon Joe, is what they call me. I am Joseph Herman Robert Meilinger IV. In my youth I studied to be a priest for 6 years. Left the seminary and studied at Loyola University Chicago, majoring in philosophy with a minor in psychology. Eventually married a wonderful woman, Denise Travers, the mother of my four children, to whom I have been married for 55 years. I have four, practicing Catholic children and 11 grand children who are my pride and joy.

    My great grandfather, grandfather, and father were butchers. I began to learn butchering at the age of 9. So it is not surprising that I made my living in the meat industry. I began with Hygrade Foods, was a buyer for A&P Tea Co, and finished in Colorado as a VP of sales and marketing for Monfort of Colorado for 27 years.

    When my children became adults I was called back to ministry in the Church. Thanks to Vatican Council II I was able to take four more years of formation and I was ordained a deacon of the Church in 1989. I am a Knight Commander in the Equestrian Knights of the Holy Sepulcher. A Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and I have practiced as a deacon for 28 years and I love my ministry and all the people I have met through it.

    I have dedicated myself to spread the Word of God to all people, thus the reason for this blog. I repeat daily the words the bishop said to me at ordination, as he handed me the Book of Gospels: “Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach.”

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