7 Quick Takes Friday (set #86)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The story of another abortion survivor. Biased, pro-abortion media is a worldwide problem. The vocation story of a lost sheep. Altar boys. Progress correcting “spirit of Vatican II” inspired liturgical excesses. Dominican Fathers and Brothers explain the Divine Office. Some thoughts on gun control.

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Imre Téglásy, another abortion survivor and pro-life inspiration:

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Biased (extremely, extremely biased that is) media is not a problem unique to the US.

Spotted by Matthew Archbold

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“What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.”

A vocation story of a lost sheep and the meaning of suffering. Father John Nepil’s path to God.

Spotted by Marcel

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The point of altar boys is not for children to have some kind of opportunity to perform for the parish. It is not about them at all, but about the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and exposure to priestly vocations.

Spotted by Father Z

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The one disappointing thing about the Catholic Church is the glacial slow pace things are done. Usually. It seems that the “spirit of Vatican II” (i.e. changes not actually called for or approved by Vatican II) were made in the blink of an eye. Undoing that damage is taking much longer. There is alas, some movement on the liturgy.

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Dominican Fathers and Brothers (of the Western Province of the Order of Preachers, the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus) explain the beauty and power of the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours).

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Is gun control the hot, new “flag burning” issue for congress? Traditionally, they distract attention from other things they are doing (e.g. killing religious liberty and otherwise expanding oppressive government).

We already have a ton of gun control. It impacts only the law abiding, reducing their ability to protect themselves and those they love. That is legitimate defense as described by the Catechism (CCC 2263 and 2264 – see also this piece).

Rational thought and having our priorities straight would be nice for a change. Then again, considering our collective national insanity, my expectations are very low.

Gc1 Gun Deaths Vs Abortion Gc2 Obama Gun Control Kids Gc3 Rifles Vs Guns Gc4 Deaths By Gc5 Gun Control Like Restricting Cars To Sober People

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. Awesome. Every Take. Thank you, George!

  2. As far as that first infographic on #6 goes, I wish it would say “as well as gun control” as opposed to “instead of gun control” because being pro-life should be about ALL life otherwise it’s not being pro-life, it’s being pro-birth.

  3. #4 on altar boys, I agree. #6 thank you for the inspiration to take up Divine Office again — I have been flipflopping on that morning practice. And thank you for inviting me to your Saturday link up. Sorry I missed it. I somehow missed the email and opened it too late. I’ll be there next time.

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