7 Quick Takes Friday (set #221)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Jeff Cavins reflects on Sunday’s Gospel reading (John 3:16). Do you get anything out of Mass in exchange for your time? What has God done for you lately? Fr. Mike Schmidt and Christopher Stefanick (respectively) address these questions. Venerable Fulton Sheen speaks from the past on issues of 2018. There was a time when Hollywood was faithful and loved their country (video proof). Ben Shapiro has a “heads-up” on how Hollywood indoctrinates us today for a very different end.

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #63, March 2018, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from February. Contributing authors this month include: Matthew Coffin, Stephen Korsman, Virginia Lieto, Birgit Jones, Dennis McGeehan, Dn. Scott Dodge, Lisa Ponchak, Melanie Jean Juneau, Fr. David Bird, Bonnie Way, Ellen Kolb, Ebeth Weidner, Chris Capolino, Rick Becker, Michael Seagriff, Kathleen Laplante, Jennifer Elia, Carolyn Astfalk, Fr. Stephen Morris, Vijaya Bodach, Fr. Ben Hadrich, Lawrence and Susan Fox, Claire McGarry, Fr. Gilles Surprenant, Roxane Salonen, David Wong, Rich Maffeo, Elizabeth Reardon, Fr. Errol Fernandes, Tony Agnesi, Lisa Laverty, Fr. Chori Jonathin Seraiah, Jeff Culbreath, Larry Peterson, Ryan Bilodeau, Leslie Klinger, Aimee O’Connell, David Torkington, Blythe Kaufman, Robert Collins, Kirby Hoberg, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Brian Gill, Fr. Adrian Danker, Christina Nagy, Bartimaeus Timeo, Barbara Szyszkiewicz, John Schroeder, Christian Miraglia, Rick Rice, Mary Cooper, Lyn Mettler, Fr. Richard DeLillio, Melody Marie, Cas Everts, David Cooney, David Wanat, Ruth Ann Pilney, Victoria Clarizio, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Susan Stabile and Tom Perna.

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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Jeff Cavins offers this reflection on what John 3:16 teaches us this lent. This verse is also in our Gospel readings this Sunday (the Fourth Sunday of Lent).

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Why bother going to Mass – what is the point? Are you not being fed, enlightened or entertained? Fr. Mike Schmidt offers a different (and correct) viewpoint…

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Is God doing anything for you? Maybe you are not letting Him! In this Real Life Minute (yup, only 60 seconds long), Christopher Stefanick explains how.

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St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle! It is said the devil’s greatest trick is in convincing people he doesn’t exist. Venerable Fulton Sheen recorded these observations on life today, over 40 years ago:

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Hollywood celebrities for the most part are, obviously enough, a sanctimonious collective of “virtue”-signalling, group-thinking dunces. God and patriotism are noticeably absent from their mind-set, but it was not always so:

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Ben Shapiro, commenting for PragerU, looks at Hollywood’s current mission.


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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