7 Quick Takes Friday (set #7)

7 Quick Takes Friday

Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was started by Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary to address this blogging need. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Without further ado:

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I am back from a wonderful vacation and got to attend Mass at 2 churches in Hawaii, far away from home: Christ the King and St. Philomena. Both parishes were very warm and welcoming. The Catholic sense of community is so much larger than your home parish…

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Some people have it hard. Some want to give-up life (or abort one). Not Nick Vujicic. Thanks to Kathleen (Kathleen’s Catholic) for finding this life-affirming gem.

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The Aggie Catholics blog has an extensive series of posts in question and answer format, one question each. They just published a post linking all 172 questions broken down into 17 general topics. Very well done.

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Last year the Archdiocese of New York’s Office of Vocations put together an impressive website to promote the priesthood. They feature the moving video below. Thanks go to The Anchoress for finding this one.

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I saw a news piece on Brazilian bishops meeting with the Holy See. Pope Benedict XVI had a message for them on the liturgy, but I wonder if they heard it – at least then. Imagine their excitement, being at the Vatican, meeting the pope. Could his words really sink in then? I doubt it. I know it would be overwhelming for me. They probably only got the message later by reading the transcripts.

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Clint Webb for Senate. One of the very, very few honest political ads.

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Today’s quote:

The Second Vatican Council wasn’t called to turn Catholics into Protestants. It was called to ask God to bring all Christ’s followers into unity of faith so that the world would believe who Christ is and live with him in his Body, the Church.

Cardinal Francis George


  1. 2-Amazing!

    6-Is that for real?? I hope so because it's rediculously funny.

  2. Item 6 is a comedy bit, not a "real" candidate. The funny part is it follows the so often used formula of genuine office seekers that it is almost real, other than for the clear honesty of course.

  3. I REALLY liked the video on 6. I especially thought that the military service part was hilarious.

  4. While #6 was entertaining and has earned TWKYK a spot in my YouTube subscription roster, I was especially moved by #4 – the ordination video.

    Great compilation!

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