7 Quick Takes Friday (set #20)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: Fr. Barron’s Catholicism Project. CatholicVote.org’s Top 10 Reasons for Hope. Fr. Manfredonia explains when judging is appropriate. Rick Santorum talks about the false “doctrine” of church and state. A solution to unwanted teen pregnancy. Children are the solution to, not cause of, poverty. A quote of the week.

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Father Robert Barron has been working on a 10-part series to be released next fall called The Catholicism Project. Here is a preview:

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I have featured aspect several videos from CatholicVote.org. These excellent videos reflect the conscience of faithful Catholics in the voting booth. They just released Top 10 Reasons for Hope:

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Judging others is wrong, right? Should not tolerance, acceptance and understanding always prevail? Definitely not. This excellent homily from Father Ignatius Manfredonia gives the proper perspective:

Thanks go to The Catholic Wife for noticing it.

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I wrote previously about the concept of “separation of church and state,” how it was to keep the state out of religion – not the other way around and the damage done by JFK. Rick Santorum recently explained this too:

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An amazing new discovery, shown to be 100% effective in the prevention of teen pregnancy, has been announced. This apparatus will avoid all the downsides of teen sex when properly used!

Thanks Mark.

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A while back, in Quick Takes Friday set #4, I featured aspect 3 videos that explain exactly why overpopulation is a myth. The organization that produces them has a new one. This time, why having children is the solution (not the cause) for poverty.

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The quote of the week comes from a reader comment at NCR:

We raised our family of six children in middle Georgia. The Catholic community in a county of 25,000 consisted of 125 souls who practiced their faith. Our children were marked for persecution by their peers and by several teachers in the school system. The Catechism of the Catholic Church was referred to frequently at the dinner table to explain Church teaching. The children were able to explain the more controversial teachings (especially regarding the Eucharist and the Blessed Mother) in a lucid and convincing manner. My oldest daughter, now a busy mother of 3 under 5, received a face book message from a former high school classmate that she and her husband were in RCIA and were coming into the Catholic Church because they recognized the Church was the bulwark of truth and also she recalled my daughter’s strong defense of the faith in High School. The Catholic Church has the answers that well-intentioned Christians are seeking.

Mike Lambert

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. Thank you Jen for hosting this project!


  1. Its a shame that more Catholic parents aren't like the ones in number 7. Far too many Catholic youth grow up with any proper catechism and become Protestants or non-religious because they never learned what the Church teaches nor why the Church teaches it.

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