7 Quick Takes Friday (set #175)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Fr. Barron puts the Supreme Court decision in historical perspective. Faithful Christians can expect increasing persecution, under the full power of government, as shown in an Oregon case. Marriage is a “sacred bond,” a “sacred union” “between a man and a woman” — or so said Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. EWTN offers a 3 Minute Catechism on “What is a Man?” Wild Bill gives his perspective on manhood. Drones are now used in professional photography, not always to plan.”

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #31, July 2015, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from June. Contributing authors this month include: Virginia Lieto, Stephen Korsman, Kathleen Laplante, David Wong, Jennifer Cerino, Susan Fox, Larry Fox, Melanie Jean Juneau, Thomas and Deborah Richard, Adam Crawford, Cindy Hurla, Jamie Jo, Shannon Vandaveer, Larry Peterson, Nancy Shuman, Frank Rega, Monica McConkey, Theresa, Barbara Hosbach, Jennifer Fitzes, Tony Agnesi, Lisa Ponchak, John Schroeder, Sarah Thèrése, Jenn Tatum, Matthew Plese, Elizabeth Reardon, Fr. Ben Hadrich, Ashley Woleben, Fr. Chori Jonathin Seraiah, Allison Howell, Rich Maffeo, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Rick Becker, Jim Curley, Dn. Scott Dodge, Anita Moore, Fr. John Corrigan, Ruth Curcuru, Larry T, Chibuzor Ogamba, Molly Oshatz, Sr. Margaret Obrovac, George Sipe, Ellen Kolb, Michael Seagriff, MC, Denise Hunnell, Christian LeBlanc, Brantly Millegan, Carolyn Astfalk, Sue Elvis, Melissa Overmyer, Dave Wanat, Brian Gill, Fr. Adrian Danker, Matt McCormick, Leslie Klinger, Christina Sawchuk, Fr. Errol Fernandes, Anthony Layne, Lianna Mueller, David Torkington, Ruth Ann Pilney, Bethanie Ryan, Birgit Jones, Rose O’Donnell, Bartimaeus Timeo, Barbara Szyszkiewicz, Rita Buettner, Pat and Nicole Padley, Aaron Martin, Jennifer Elia, Bonnie Way, Lora Goulet, Lyn Mettler, Robert Collins, Joseph Shaw, Margaret Felice, Jessica and Manny Archuleta, Shannon Ball, Laura Peredo, Laura Pearl, Justin Soutar, Roxane Salonen, Rick Rice, Celeste Ciarallo, Fr. Tucker Cordani, Matthew Coffin, Drusilla, Gregory Watson, Julian Barkin and Reese Cumming.

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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Fr. Barron does a good job putting the Supreme Court “gay marriage” ruling in historical perspective:

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A Christian small business declined to bake a “gay marriage” wedding cake so they were fined by Oregon. There were many other bakers happy to have the business, but that did not matter, an example must be made. So they were fined not $100, nor $1,000 dollars, not even $10,000. They must be severely punished, eviscerated, bankrupted, ruined for daring to object to participation in this sin. The fine: $135,000.00. This is their story and one that will soon be a part of the Christian persecution landscape:

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At least Hillary and Obama believe in marriage as a “sacred bond,” a “sacred union” between “a man and a woman.” That is what they said, as a matter of faith.

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EWTN has a video series they call “3 Minute Catechism.” Here is the latest entitled “What is Man”:

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Wild Bill speaks on manhood and gender:

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A wedding (of the real, man-woman kind). Magical moments. A drone captures the joy — almost.


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 usually hosted by Kelly Mantoan. This week however, Bonnie at A Knotted Life guest hosts. Thank you Kelly (and Bonnie) for hosting this project!

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