7 Quick Takes Friday (set #169)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The Benedictine Monks of Norcia have a new Marian chant CD. Exploring “free will” and the nature of the human soul. Jeff Harris recalls Bishop Fulton Sheen’s words on the soul. Another Chosen preview video, this time on the Sacrament of Baptism. Lumen Entertainment’s short video on the altar rail. Lutheran Satire meets Mormon missionaries. Some interviews with young voters.

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Norcia Monks Cd Cover

The Benedictine Monks of Norcia have a new Marian chant CD. Amazon (probably De Montfort Music, the producer) describes it thus:

Inspiring, beautiful music of Chant at it’s very best – from Italy by The Monks of Norcia. BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia is the title for this new recording of 33 tracks of Gregorian chant, including favorite Marian antiphons such as “Regina Caeli” and “Ave Regina Caelorum” but also previously unrecorded chant versions of responsories and a piece originally composed by the monks.

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Frank Pastore looks at the nature of “free will” for Prager University. This is good stuff, essentially exposing the human soul as distinct from the body’s biological machine.

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Speaking of the human soul, Jeff Harris at Sword of Peter recalls Venerable Fulton Sheen’s words:

Sword Of Peter Human Soul

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Sarah Swafford talks about symbols and baptism. This is a preview video from the Ascension Press Chosen faith formation course.

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Skiff and AJ continue to explore the interior of a church. In their latest episode (#4), the look at the altar rail. They really only touch on what it is, not why it is important. Research this and when your parish renovates, ask that it be put back.

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Lutheran Satire meets Mormon missionaries:

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It is amazing how many people, particularly young people, want to use their vote to “make history” vs. choosing the best candidate. In the next presidential election, the best candidate may or may not be black, white, Hispanic, male, female, whatever. Voting for them because of these physical traits is just as bad as voting against them for any such trait.


Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was begun by Jennifer Fulwiler and is now continued by Kelly Mantoan. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Kelly for hosting this project!

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