7 Quick Takes Friday (set #84)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: New Evangelists Monthly has been launched. A baby literally reaches out from the womb. Planned Parenthood values that baby at $449.15 (average net profit per baby aborted). Cistercian monks build chapel with stones they first used 800 years ago in Spain. Why was Jesus baptized? Loyal pets and their owners’ grave sites. A sweet dog interacts lovingly with a Down syndrome child.

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New Evangelists Monthly

The inaugural issue of New Evangelists Monthly has launched! Over 30 Catholic bloggers have kindly contributed their best posts to the January issue of this new monthly “meta-magazine.”

In this edition: read about “Protestant jeopardy,” respite, tragedy, sola scriptura, faith and children, baptism, immaculate “misconception,” virginity, myths and God’s mercy. There is more! Art, love, poetry, book reviews, family life, reflections, peace and prayer.

New Evangelists Monthly is created fresh every first Saturday. Visit NewEvangelists.org anytime. More information is available here.

This New Evangelization initiative is powered by the same inlinkz technology that powers 7QTF. 7QTF readers will feel right at home!

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Baby Neveah

Baby Neveah (Heaven spelled backwards) was born recently by cesarean section. Just prior to being born however, she stuck her hand out of her mother’s womb and grabbed the finger of the doctor.

Some people still refuse to accept that life begins before birth. CNN has a report and video on the story.

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Planned Parenthood

How much is human life worth? With the announcement of last year’s numbers, Planned Parenthood has empirically determined the amount to be $449.15. That is the net operating profit, on average, for killing a child in the womb.

That may not seem like much, but remember that Planned Parenthood is a VOLUME operation. Multiply that by the record 333,964 children that they killed in 2012 and they walk away with a cool $150,000,000. With our radically pro-abortion president, the future looks very bright (for Planned Parenthood, not so much for unborn children). More info on Planned Parenthood’s record abortions and resulting record profit are at LifeSiteNews.

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In 1190, Cistercian monks lived in a beautiful monastery at Santa Maria de Ovila in Spain. That is, until the Spanish government seized it in 1835 for use as barns. Almost 100 years later the property was acquired by William Randolph Hearst who had the chapter house dismantled and shipped to America. His good intentions were not fulfilled and the stones ended-up at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for the next 60 years. Finally in 1992 they were returned to the Cistercians for use in a chapel at their Abbey of New Clairvaux.

More information about the stones is on the Sacred Stones website and blog (be sure to see the beautiful pictures in this piece).

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Why was Jesus, the sinless lamb of God, baptized? Jimmy Akin explains:

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Graveside Dog

Miguel Guzman died in 2006 and Captain ran away. Captain, his German Shepherd mix, was gone when the family returned from the funeral. When they later visited the grave site, there was Captain guarding his owner’s grave. He has remained there since, refusing to return home.

Similarly, Iozelli Renzo died in 2011. Toldo, his cat, visits his grave every day bringing little gifts.

Captain’s story is here and Toldo’s is here. This story spotted by my friend Tom.

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God doesn’t make mistakes…

Also spotted by my friend Tom

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. Thanks for the invite to the New Evangelists Monthly. Great idea and it was fun! God bless and good luck with it.

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