7 Quick Takes Friday (set #127)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: I am catching up on my backlog of miscellaneous items… Coke’s pro-family viral video. P&G’s pro-mom ad for the Olympics. Two young, talented boys perform a Christian song. The restoration of Milwaukee’s St. Stanislaus. Fr. Barron has an excellent video on God and morality. Some wise observations from Penn Jillette. Losing the culture war to oikophobes — Bill Whittle explains.

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This is a viral video (here, in case you missed it) from Coca Cola. It’s cute but most importantly, very pro-family:

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Another ad, this one from P&G has a nice pro-mom angle for the Olympics:

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Check-out these talented kids’ performance of Rooftops (a Christian song by Jesus Culture):

Spotted by Patrick Archbold

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St. Stanislaus is, or at least was, a beautiful church in Milwaukee. It was the victim of post-Vatican II “modernization” and quickly went from thriving to moribund. Efforts are underway to undo the damage and as that work continues, life in the church is recovering. This is an inspiring video of their turnaround:

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Fr. Barron has a new video on God and Morality. I watch a lot of his excellent videos, but was going to pass on this one. That is, until I Marcel (LeJeune, here) called it “one of Fr. Barron’s best videos”. It is indeed, very good:

In his following video, father also provided some additional commentary .

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Penn Jillette said this a few years ago in an interview, but as of late it is again making the rounds on the Internet. He’s an atheist, but the quote is spot on.

Penn Jillette On Giving And Compassion

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We are losing the culture war waged by oikophobes against all that is good, moral and righteous. Bill Whittle explains in this video:

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. “Helping poor and suffering people yourself is compassion.” Very true. It’s a reminder to conservatives, as well — we need to be helping others, not just protesting that the government oughtn’t to make us do it by relieving us of our money.

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