7 Quick Takes Friday (set #223)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Matt Fradd explains why following God’s will helps us. Ed Trego offers brief, daily, faithful reflections. Brian Holdsworth addresses the existence of miracles. Dennis Prager explains why an “eye for an eye” was a revolutionary (and good) concept. Some surprising immigration statistics. Facts on America’s favorite abortion promoter/provider – Planned Parenthood.

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #65, May 2018, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from April. Contributing authors this month include: Stephen Korsman, Aimee O’Connell, Ellen Kolb, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Rick Becker, Melanie Jean Juneau, Carolyn Astfalk, Fr. Stephen Morris, Elizabeth Reardon, Tony Agnesi, Lawrence and Susan Fox, Blythe Kaufman, Fr. Gilles Surprenant, Bonnie Way, Lianna Mueller, David Wanat, John Schroeder, Larry Peterson, Robert Collins, Frank Rega, Ebeth Weidner, Vijaya Bodach, Birgit Jones, Rich Maffeo, Michael Seagriff, Fr. Errol Fernandes, Virginia Lieto, David Torkington, Jennifer Elia, Susan Stabile, Leslie Klinger, Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, Fr. Richard DeLillio, Rick Rice, Bartimaeus Timeo, Dn. Greg Horton, Roxane Salonen, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Fr. Adrian Danker, Claire McGarry, Tom Perna, Dennis McGeehan, Christina Nagy, Jean Heimann, Colleen Martin, Matt Marks, Jennifer Lirette, Dn. Allen Tatara, Kirby Hoberg, David Wong, Victoria Clarizio and Laura Pearl.

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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Matt Fradd has joined the folks (Jeff Cavins, Fr. Mike Schmidt, et al) at Ascension Presents. He is an alum of Catholic Answers and offers a podcast I follow on Thomas Aquinas called Pints with Aquinas (much more approachable than actually reading Aquinas!). Here he makes some really good points on the nature of God’s will within us:

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Ed Trego: Journey of Faith

My friend Ed Trego started a Catholic blog in February called Journey of Faith. Ed has published short daily reflections since the beginning of Lent. Recommended!

Ed is a certified Advanced Catechist in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, book author, and past contributor to Convert Journal (see this list). Be sure to check-out his new work.

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Of course miracles happen (often, actually). Brian Holdsworth takes on the topic:

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Dennis Prager makes a strong case for the rationality of the biblical “eye for an eye” law (Lex Talionis). It’s more than “meets the eye”:

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We Catholics have strong opinions on immigration. I can’t think of anyone who opposes legal immigration or helping refugees everywhere we can. ILLEGAL immigration is something else entirely. The difference is often skimmed-over or considered irrelevant. It is not.

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It is amazing how many people believe Planned Parenthood‘s lies. They have repeated them so often, folks seem to think they must be true.

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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