7 Quick Takes Friday (set #125)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: This week many selfless people. A restaurant owner selling his restaurant for an employee’s medical care. A doctor spends his nights on the streets with the homeless. A chef feeds 750 children every evening. Plus the usual miscellany. Pre-marital sex is awesome! Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles are releasing Lent at Ephesus. Fr. Gerry Murray discusses the Little Sisters of the Poor. A Wheel of Fortune category: famous lies.

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Restaurant owner Michael De Beyer is selling his restaurant to raise money for one of his employees recently diagnosed with a tumor. 19 year old Brittany Mathis’ father died from a brain tumor when she was 5 and now she too has has a brain tumor.

Spotted by Matthew Archbold

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Few of the homeless have any access to healthcare. Dr. Jim Withers spends his evenings doing something about it:

Dr. Withers’ efforts have grown into Operation Safety Net, part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and Catholic Health East, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Spotted by Marcel.

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So called “motel kids” are the almost homeless and struggle for decent food. Chef Bruno Serato is doing something about it:

CNA has a recent update on this story. Chef Serato’s efforts have grown into Caterina’s Club (named after his mother) which feeds 750 children every day.

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Pre-marital sex is awesome!!! Right? The youth group at Annunciation Catholic Church in Brazil, IN made this video:

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Now that Advent is over, we are in a brief period of Ordinary Time before the next liturgical season: Lent. The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles will be releasing Lent at Ephesus which is available now for pre-order.

Spotted by Fr. Z

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Fr. Gerry Murray (Archdiocese of New York) speaks on FNC about the Obama’s attack on the Little Sisters of the Poor, his administration’s war on women and the attempt to abridge religious freedom.

The message here: “if you like your religion, you can’t keep it.”

Spotted by Fr. Z

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Pat: “We continue now with tonight’s category ‘Famous Lies’.”
Me: “Pat, I would like to buy an ‘O’.”

Wheel Of Fortune Obamacare

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. I have “Advent at Ephesus” so I am definitely looking forward to the sisters’ Lenten offering.

  2. Came here via conversion diary and just have to say this post was SO uplifting. It is good for the soul to here of the good being done in the world. God bless you.

  3. Grr the Obamacare Nun thing makes me so.very.crabby. Especially (and most selfishly) because Obamacare is raising my policy cost by bunches and bunches. Boooo.

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