7 Quick Takes Friday (set #36)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: A prayer that should not be repeated. No more “God the Father” or “Heavenly Father” in one inclusive Protestant denomination. Planned Parenthood’s success in attaining Margaret Sanger’s genocide against blacks. Ideology first – forget jobs, wars, unrestrained spending, debt our children will never dig out from – the administration goes after pro-lifers. How your taxes support abortions. Comboxes and the good works therein. Jen’s EWTN appearance.

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God is the creator of all things, but the level of specificity and commercialism in this prayer is over the top and more than a bit irreverent:

Spotted by Matthew Archbold

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The United Church of Christ no longer uses sexist terms like “God the Father” or “Heavenly Father.” In an inclusiveness frenzy run amok, they now refer to Him as the “Triune God.” I foresee yet another, more “inclusive” translation of the Holy Bible where much of Jesus speech is “corrected” for political correctness. Personally, I look upon any Bible adjustments for “inclusiveness” as direct assaults on the word of God. There is no limit to that slippery slope. More on the UCC insanity is here.

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Margaret Sanger’s (founder of Planned Parenthood) dream of a black genocide comes true. What is the #1 killer of blacks today – more than HIV, respiratory disease, homicide, diabetes, accidents, kidney disease, cancer or heart disease? More than ALL of these combined? Planned Parenthood. The National Black Pro-life Coalition, together with the Radiance Foundation, has released another hard-hitting video:

(This video is no longer available.)

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Dick Retta, a parishioner at St. Raphael Catholic Church is a dedicated pro-life sidewalk counselor. An elderly gentleman, Dick has been tireless in saving lives for over 14 years:

This administration’s Department of Justice has recently recognized the good work Dick has done. They have targeted him, filing suit against him personally for $10,000 for allegedly violating the rights of confused women to kill their babies. They have also identified 3 women he approached and are demanding he pay an additional $15,000 to these “victims.”

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Money you pay in taxes funds Planned Parenthood’s abortion business. Make no mistake about it:

Spotted by Matthew Archbold

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Russ Rentler recounts an interesting, yet frustrating, Facebook apologetics exchange he participated in. There are many excellent comments, including this one by Janet Schmick Mrazek:

Jesus is Lord and we should exalt him as all Catholics, who know and understand their faith do. But where would we be without His Church, the Church he gave to the Apostles, when He handed the keys to the Kingdom to Peter.

When I watched my husband go back to the Catholic Church after many years absence, it had a great effect on me. I was not Catholic at the time and just went along in support of my husband. To watch a grown man go back to a Church building (not his home parish) where he knew no one and have tears in his eyes before we even parked the car, had a big effect on me.

I knew then that my attachment to my church was not my faith, it was the people/community, family & the history of the building that I had me stay. He tried to tell me that he did not need to know anyone and that even if the preaching that day wasn’t the best, it did not matter because Jesus was there. Not being Catholic I did not understand and to be honest was a little offended at that comment. But yet, I was very moved by his strong belief and I knew that even though I professed to be a Christian and did know Jesus Christ and his Gospel message, I knew that I would never have tears in my eyes entering the parking lot of a non-Catholic church parking lot.

After 3 long years of reading, watching EWTN, alternating between attending Mass and my home church, I finally understood that it was the Eucharist that my husband missed, not the preaching or the people and I made the decision to become Catholic and finally be able to receive the true Body & Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I became a Catholic in 1998 and I know that the Church has given me the biggest gift I could have ever received through the Eucharist.

You can pray to Jesus, ask for forgiveness of sins, hear good preaching, read good books, have good fellowship, have bible studies; and all of this is good and will bring you closer to Christ. It is only through Jesus Christ that we are saved. But it is only in the Catholic Church that we have the fullness of the faith. We have so much more than any other Christian Church. We have all the Sacraments which give us many graces and lead closer to our Saviour. We have the rich prayers (but still can pray to Jesus directly with personal prayers), we have the Saints as our friends and role models, we have the beautiful Churches that bring Glory to our Lord, we have Mary who always reminds us to follow the way of her Son. Most of these things have been dropped by the other churches.

Can Jesus save other Christians? Absolutely, He is God and can choose to save who he wants. But I choose to be in the Church where I can receive Him in the Eucharist and I can receive the all these graces, not just some of them. Most people who study Early Church History agree.

I will pray that this message will not offend, but will reflect the love that I found in the Catholic Church. If you want to know more, I suggest that you contact the Catholic Church in your area and attend RCIA classes to find out what the Catholic Church really is about. Most Churches start their classes in September. There are so many misconceptions out there, don’t believe everything you hear. Go to the source for your information. May God Bless you, Marjorie and I will pray for your understanding.

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Jenifer Fulwiler (who started and hosts 7 Quick Takes Friday) is an atheist convert to Catholicism. Her conversion story was on the EWTN show The Choices We Face on July 17th:

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. Could you possibly think about acquiring a sense of humor? You make reading through the Quick Takes on Conversion Diary an absolute pain.

    And for the love of God, get over your vendetta against Planned Parenthood. No abortions are performed using federal funds and abortion is only 3% of what they do. Learn to read something other than the propaganda crap you must subscribe to.

    • Thank you Katie for your comment.

      I report news related to the tragedy of abortion so that those who are against the taking of innocent life will have more information, to correct misinformation on this issue and to hopefully soften the hearts of those who in any way support this holocaust.

      Faithful Catholics know that life begins at conception (the Church is crystal clear on this point). Taking a life is murder, not choice. The law is completely divergent from morality, facilitating the deaths of 1.3 MILLION human beings per year in the US alone. Abortion is the leading cause of death, far exceeding every other cause. The scale of this evil is absolutely staggering.

      Make no mistake about it, this evil has a face and it is Planned Parenthood.

      Just as Satan deceives, so does Planned Parenthood. You have been deceived. “3% of what they do” equates the service of dispensing contraceptives (which faithful Catholics also oppose) with the service of abortion. They are not the same in scope or consequences. In truth, 10% of the clients who receive service from Planned Parenthood receive the service of abortion. 98% of the pregnant women who receive service from Planned Parenthood receive the service of abortion. Planned Parenthood themselves admits to performing over 300,000 annually.

      Planned Parenthood takes in over a BILLION dollars of annual revenue, one third of which comes from the government. More abortions are performed than would otherwise be possible due to that funding.

      I have a really good sense of humor, but there is nothing funny about Planned Parenthood taking an innocent life every 2 minutes on average. To truly love God, we can not be silent on this.

      • The sense of humor comment was meant for the NASCAR prayer, not Planned Parenthood. I am pro-life as well but I also read the literature put out by BOTH sides.

        • Points well taken.

          On the NASCAR prayer, I was at first going to go the other way and present it like most of the other bloggers. The part that was to much for me was the end, where the preacher concludes “…in Jesus name: boogity, boogity, boogity, Amen.”

          I really can’t go with invoking the name of our Lord in that way.

  2. I appreciate your blog and your honesty, and I agree with you about the lack of proper reverence to the Name in that prayer. Negative comments are sure to come, but if you take them to Our Lord in prayer, He will tell you whether criticism is constructive and needs to be acted on, or destructive and to be ignored. Keep up the good work!

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