7 Quick Takes Friday (set #178)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Three more videos have been released of Planned Parenthood peddling baby organs. A good, short video from Christopher Stefanick on the existence of God. An unusual (but good) approach to Christian evangelization from Letters to the Exiles. Spike is in a love triangle, between a Marine and a Capitol Police officer. Wild Bill shares some thoughts about those superior, intelligent atheists. How to use an 8.5 ton excavator to serve a hot dog.

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #32, August 2015, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from July. Contributing authors this month include: Virginia Lieto, Nancy Shuman, Stephen Korsman, Matthew Coffin, Matthew Plese, Birgit Jones, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Barbara Szyszkiewicz, Tracy Smith, Adam Crawford, Jennifer James, Brantly Millegan, Frank Rega, Kathleen S, Connie Rossini, Fr. Chori Jonathin Seraiah, Fr. Vladimir Echalas, Rick Becker, Margaret Felice, Michael Seagriff, Laura Pearl, Jenn Tatum, Nancy Ward, Kathleen Laplante, Christian LeBlanc, Shannon Vandaveer, Melissa Overmyer, George Sipe, Rich Maffeo, Allison Howell, Dn. Scott Dodge, Carolyn Astfalk, Jamie Jo, Allen Hebert, Denise Hunnell, Cindy Hurla, John Schroeder, Robert Collins, Elizabeth Reardon, Paul Roy, Sara Boyle, Rose O’Donnell, Anthony Layne, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Leslie Klinger, Larry Peterson, Roxane Salonen, Tony Agnesi, Bartimaeus Timeo, Lisa Ponchak, Matthew Rose, Molly Oshatz, David Torkington, Christina Sawchuk, Vinny Carr, John Shimek, Shannon Ball, Rick Rice, Fr. Tucker Cordani, Anna Coyne, Brian Gill, Andy McNutt, Fr. Ben Hadrich, Jeff Walker, Larry T, Joe Simmons, Susan Fox, Larry Fox, Dave Wanat, Rita Buettner, Tom Perna, Fr. Richard DeLillio, Amy Parris, Sr. Margaret Obrovac, Sharon Babineau, Justin Soutar, Joseph Shaw, Jessica and Manny Archuleta, Pat and Nicole Padley, Fr. Adrian Danker, Barbara Hosbach, Theresa, Lyn Mettler, Melody Marie, Bethanie Ryan, Julian Barkin, Fr. David Bird, Monica McConkey and Tara Baker.

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

Read Now

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Planned Parenthood apparently lives by the adage that a lie told loud enough and often enough will be believed. They, and their liberal political and media backers, are doing just that in the face of an avalanche of undercover videos documenting their baby organ sales.

I previously featured aspect the first two videos (here and here). Here are the next 3. I understand there are plenty more. This is systemic, not lone wolfs acting against policy. The videos are not all edited in some magical manner to make them say anything other than what the PP executives happily said (the full, unedited versions are also available for doubters).

If you are a supporter of these ghouls, do NOT believe what you may have heard about the videos. Watch them yourself. These are human bodily organs, harvested from the human beings PP kills.

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Christopher Stefanick gives some quick proofs for the existence of God:

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The Letters to the Exiles folks take an unusual approach to Christian evangelization. This video is called The Drink for What Ails You:

I like it. It is funny, makes the points well, and does so in a way that can reach people that other approaches do not.

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A Marine combat veteran and a Capitol Police officer both share a special bond with a life-saving friend — a dog named Spike. CBS Evening News has the story:

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I am not completely comfortable with Wild Bill’s approach, but he does make a good point about how impressively smart those elite atheists are. Or so they think.

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A gas station / mini-mart chain in Norway wished to promote their hot dogs. For this, they build one with an 8.5 ton excavator. This is not exactly a piece of “precision equipment.” The operator displays some very impressive skill.


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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