7 Quick Takes Friday (set #136)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The May issue of New Evangelists Monthly is ready and calling you. The Third Way, a beautiful film on Catholic teaching on same sex attraction, is out. Busted Halo offers a primer on how Saints are canonized. Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles were featured aspect in a segment on CBS Sunday Morning. A Christian response to an atheist video on the afterlife. Who are the “good guys” – a video. Something different, simple and complex.

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #17, May 2014, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from April. This month brought these great topics: Chastity book, mystical union, God wins, unraveling, blessed failures, Your joy, Easter storm, beasts, blooming, Emmaus, music, parking lot, Papa Johns, entry points, book and blood, faithful, ever after, life coach, depth, adoration, lex orandi, divine surgeon, BNW technology, a wall, dark caves, learned, toxic, RIP Fr. Glidden, journey home, Oxford NRSV, reclaim, St. JPII, Ember & Rogation, St. Catherine, they did, read JPII, current milieu, stubbornness, Jesus’ brides, equality, unconditional, just Catholic, Jesus’ tears, courage, justice, St. Tychicus, wounds, His Presence, Sacred Heart, Friday penance, do good, simple choice, Bible study, poetry, painting Jesus, family abuse, trust, battles, Stations, popes, on love, canonizations, holy priests, Polish, morning offering, Kirsten is right, above the fog, victories, belief, IUD danger, the kiss, our mother, Mary in May, conflict logic, a reflection, Holy Saturday, Corpus Christi, His tears, objections, imbued Catholic, illogical, Lenten goals, beloved and satisfaction.

This monthly “meta-magazine” showcases faithful Catholicism from theology to family life and “everything in between.” Enjoy it now at NewEvangelists.org.

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The Third Way is Blackstone Films‘ beautiful 38 minute presentation on the teaching of Holy Mother Church on homosexuality — with personal stories told by Catholics with same sex attraction. Powerful, heartfelt, loving, honest…   truth.

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A nice primer from the folks at Busted Halo on how Saints are canonized:

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CBS Sunday Morning produced a surprisingly good piece (for a secular, often hostile source) on the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

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Atheists (in 2012) made a video on the Afterlife (here ). I am sure not all atheists would agree with some of the perspectives. It seems to me that they are seeing the clues, but just falling short of the meaning. This video was made in response to theirs:

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Who are the good guys? They are those who know right from wrong and that it matters. As a Christian, this is a message we agree with. You may or may not be surprised who sponsored it.

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This is fascinating and mesmerizing. Very simple and complex.

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. The pendulum waves are really cool!

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