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7 Quick Takes Friday (set #219)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Ascension Press explains the meaning and purpose of marriage. Humanum beautifully depicts it, as expressed in cultures around the world. Christopher Stefanick shares some thoughts on…   death. What one personal attribute determines happiness? A millennial enters the workforce. Protestant vs. Catholic Heaven (as envisioned by The Simpsons).

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #60, December 2017, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from November. Contributing authors this month include: Stephen Korsman, Matthew Coffin, Fr. Stephen Morris, David Wong, Virginia Lieto, Aimee O’Connell, Frank Rega, John Schroeder, Carolyn Astfalk, Colleen Martin, Susan Stabile, Fr. Ben Hadrich, Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, Vijaya Bodach, Kirby Hoberg, Nancy Ward, Scott Smith, Rick Becker, Jean Heimann, Jamie Jo, Claire McGarry, Thomas and Deborah Richard, Blythe Kaufman, Tony Agnesi, Lianna Mueller, Elizabeth Reardon, Bartimaeus Timeo, Ellen Kolb, Mike Landry, David Cooney, Bonnie Way, Chris Capolino, Melanie Jean Juneau, Lawrence and Susan Fox, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Dn. Greg Horton, Robert Collins, Fr. Gilles Surprenant, Brian Gill, Leslie Klinger, Dave Wanat, Fr. Errol Fernandes, Rich Maffeo, David Torkington, Michael Seagriff, Christian Miraglia, Tucker Cordani, Jim Hahn, Julian Barkin, Tom Perna, Tom Ponchak, Jeff Walker, Fr. Richard DeLillio, Kim Padan, Ruth Ann Pilney, Larry Peterson, Christina Nagy and Lisa Ponchak.

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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In this time of confusion, the Catholic understanding of marriage remains steadfast and faithful to God’s revelation. No person, no interest group, no government — no one — not even the pope can change God’s Word. Ascension Press offers this video:

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Real marriage (not the legal fiction called “marriage”) stands in stark contrast to the emptiness the world offers in its “hookup culture.” Humanum beautifully depicts this:

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Death. While the only thing which concludes a marriage, is not our end. This is something we Christians know for certain. Christopher Stefanick shares some thoughts:

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What is the key to unhappiness? Dennis Prager, as usual, hits this one out-of-the-park.

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Yup, I have yet another “millennials video.” This one on entering the workforce.

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This classic is funny! The Simpsons imagine “Protestant Heaven” vs. “Catholic Heaven”:


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!

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #216)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. 10 facts about Catholics. Cardinal Carlo Caffarra is the second “dubia cardinal” to die ignored. Fr. Mike Schmitz looks at “judging someone.” An Indian restaurateur helps the hungry. Feminists excuse the treatment of Muslim women. A grandmom shows grandpop a fun magic trick.

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #57, September 2017, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from August. Contributing authors this month include: Virginia Lieto, Carolyn Astfalk, Robert Collins, Aimee O’Connell, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Fr. Gilles Surprenant, Fr. Ben Hadrich, Dennis McGeehan, Larry Fox, Susan Fox, Chris Capolino, Jenn Tatum, Fr. Joseph Mungai, Vijaya Bodach, John Schroeder, Vinny Carr, Nancy Ward, Elizabeth Reardon, Julia Harrell, Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, Monica McConkey, Fr. Stephen Morris, Stephen Korsman, Dn. Scott Dodge, Philip Kosloski, Barbara Szyszkiewicz, Rick Rice, Bonnie Way, Rich Maffeo, Lisa Laverty, Brian Gill, Tom Perna, David Torkington, Michael Seagriff, Lianna Mueller, Leslie Klinger, De Maria, Ellen Kolb, Bartimaeus Timeo, Claire McGarry, Lisa Ponchak, Fr. Errol Fernandes, Barbara Hosbach, Thomas and Deborah Richard, Rick Becker, David Wong, Larry Peterson, Fr. Adrian Danker, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Thomas Cruz-Wiggins, Frank Rega, Dave Wanat, Jim Hahn, Christian Miraglia, Laura Pearl, Margaret Felice, Roxane Salonen, Miriam Westen, Christina Nagy, Desiree Hausam, David Cooney, Susan Stabile, Fr. Richard DeLillio, Julian Barkin and Jennifer Elia.

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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Here are 10 (out of about a zillion) interesting facts about Catholics. If you are not Catholic, they will be interesting. If you are Catholic, you probably know them so just share the video with your non-Catholic friends:

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Four cardinals have 5 clear questions, raised by conflicting understanding of our faith. Our faith is universal, but in recent years even neighboring bishops can have completely opposite practices for the civilly remarried. Truth does not vary diocese to diocese nor does it change over time. EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo covered the controversy a couple months ago:

Sadly, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra has now died. Along with the recent death of Cardinal Joachim Meisner, only 2 of the 4 cardinals remain. The questions remain unaddressed and left unanswered.

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Yes, judge. Evil is evil, see it, judge it, recognize it. I wrote about this several years ago. Fr. Mike Schmitz addresses this topic too in his video this week:

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Restaurants have to throw out a lot of food. One restaurant owner in India noticed the hungry going through her garbage to retrieve it. She then did something wonderful.

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To have any credibility at all, a person, a movement or political ideology must be at least somewhat consistent. Prager asks then, why don’t feminists fight for Muslim women?

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In case you missed it, this woman amazes her husband with an amazing magic trick:


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!

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #211)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Another explosive Planned Parenthood undercover video. Pro-life promises kept by the administration. The Atonement Academy: what a real Catholic school looks like. A peek into what people are thinking. The unbridled hypocrisy of the left. Progressives were not always this way; why one writer “left the left.”

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #52, April 2017, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from March. Contributing authors this month include: Stephen Korsman, Matthew Coffin, Adam Crawford, Dave Wanat, Fr. Ben Hadrich, Rick Becker, Ellen Kolb, Blythe Kaufman, John Schroeder, Bonnie Way, Virginia Lieto, Chris Capolino, Michael Seagriff, Margaret Felice, Mike Landry, Fr. Gilles Surprenant, Lisa Laverty, Nancy Ward, Fr. Stephen Morris, Claire McGarry, Carolyn Astfalk, Nancy Shuman, Tucker Cordani, Vijaya Bodach, Rich Maffeo, Tom Perna, Monica McConkey, Elizabeth Reardon, Jennifer Elia, Roxane Salonen, Aimee O’Connell, Matt Marks, Kathleen Laplante, Tony Agnesi, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Dn. John Donaghy, Dn. Scott Dodge, Anita Moore, David Torkington, Allen Hebert, Melanie Jean Juneau, Leslie Klinger, Lisa Ponchak, Rita Buettner, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Brian Gill, Fr. Errol Fernandes, Thomas Cruz-Wiggins, Tom Smith, Barbara Hosbach, Alexandrina Brant, Kirby Hoberg, Kalley C, Eric Johnston, Jeff Walker, Joan Watson, Bartimaeus Timeo, Erin Cupp, Robert Collins, Christina Nagy, Erin, Susan Stabile, Barbara Szyszkiewicz, Rick Rice, De Maria, Thomas and Deborah Richard and Birgit Jones.

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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Abortion leaders like Planned Parenthood have their own worries. For example, their own Dr. DeShawn Taylor (Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Arizona) explains the challenge of obtaining valuable body parts in late-term abortions. A unique challenge is dealing with babies accidentally born alive.

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The new administration is keeping their pro-life promises. In less than 3 months, we already have the following victories:

  • VP Mike Pence addressed the March for Life the week after taking oath
  • Removed funding for international abortions (“Mexico City Policy”)
  • Removed funding for the “UN Population Fund” (an extreme pro-abortion agency)
  • Removed Obama’s restriction on states defunding abortion centers
  • Nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
  • Numerous appointments and nominations of pro-life supporters

The really, really big impact will be the president’s Supreme Court appointments. Also important are over 100 federal judge appointments. This impact will last far, far beyond the tenure of the administration.

There are two articles I would like to bring to your attention. First, How Trump became the pro-life leader Republicans always needed is an interesting read. Second, Crossing a line at The New York Times.

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A school or college labeled Catholic is not necessarily so. Many have lost their Catholic identity and have become highly secular, usually leftist organizations — even when run by some religious orders. It is not so for all however. Occasionally I have noted some of the standouts. Fr. Zuhlsdorf (Fr. Z) recently featured aspect this one:

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Sometimes when I observe people, I wonder what their story is and what is on their mind right now. Everybody struggles. My prayer for us all is that we offer up our sacrifices and come closer to God through them. A friend (Rich) recently sent me this video:

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Freedom of religion must be protected for leftists and their favorite groups. Not so much (read: not at all) for faithful Christians. The hypocrisy is not even slightly hidden. This really isn’t news, just a reminder:

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On that point immediately above, Dave Rubin explains why he “left the left” (or at least what it has become):


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!

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #204)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Ad orientem worship making a comeback (I hope so)? Fr. Mike urges us to let “God take his time.” Faithful Catholic video skits are a family project at the Catholic Conundrum. Black lives matter? (Not so much to the organization of that name.) You have less than 2 months to learn about the symptoms and effects of Parkinson’s disease. An internet webcam sensation to waste our time.

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #45, September 2016, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from August. Contributing authors this month include: Stephen Korsman, Matthew Coffin, Chris Capolino, David Wong, Rick Becker, Mary Haseltine, Kathleen Laplante, Tracy Smith, Dave Wanat, Dn. Scott Dodge, Katie O’Keefe, John Schroeder, Chibuzor Ogamba, Fr. Gilles Surprenant, Carolyn Astfalk, Elizabeth Reardon, Nancy Shuman, Melody Marie, Christina Nagy, Adam Crawford, Bianca, Blythe Kaufman, Shannon, Fr. Chori Jonathin Seraiah, Nancy Ward, Carissa Douglas, Virginia Lieto, Larry Peterson, Tucker Cordani, Ebeth Weidner, Vijaya Bodach, Fr. Stephen Morris, Barbara Hosbach, Tony Agnesi, Abigail Benjamin, Ellen Kolb, Brian Gill, Frank Rega, Robert Collins, Roxane Salonen, Maria Johnson, Laura Pearl, Bonnie Way, Matthew Plese, Rich Maffeo, Matthew Rose, Margaret Felice, Leslie Klinger, Melanie Jean Juneau, John Donaghy, Rita Buettner, Bartimaeus Timeo, Anthony Layne, Fr. Errol Fernandes, Fr. Adrian Danker, Brian Mullins, Denise Hunnell, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Jamie Jo, Dennis McGeehan, Kirby Hoberg, Jennifer Elia, Susan Stabile, Fr. Richard DeLillio, Alexandrina Brant, Amy Wiggin, Tom Perna, Birgit Jones, Larry T, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Rick Rice, Alicia, Claire McGarry and Michael Seagriff.

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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A priest celebrating Mass facing the people has a tendency to make it between him and them. A priest and the people facing God together makes our highest form of prayer clearly about HIM. Both forms are valid in the common, “ordinary form.” Interestingly, Vatican II did NOT command (or even suggest) that we change this. Learn more about it in this excellent video:

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We want what we want and we want it now. God is outside of time. Perhaps, we should let Him take his “time”! Fr. Mike Schmitz looks at our impatience:

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Blogging and videos are a family activity over at Catholic Conundrum. They make fun, faithful videos (over 2 dozen so far) on many topics. It’s a good, safe and informative place for young Catholics to visit. Check-out their blog and YouTube channel for productions like this:

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The so-called “black lives matter” movement needs a closer look. Of course, no faithful Catholic argues with the premise that all lives matter. That is not what they are about, nor are they actually about black lives mattering.

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A medical doctor looks closely at Hillary’s odd behavior and concludes it is NOT due to a concussion nor is she suffering seizures, despite what so many theorize. The evidence is quite strong however, that Mrs. Clinton has Parkinson’s disease at probably a late stage. This should not be a partisan issue (but of course, is). If she in fact is suffering from this debilitating disease, she would be certainly unfit to perform the duties of president.

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Finally, something just odd. Very odd. An internet sensation is a webcam on a Jackson Hole Wyoming intersection. Thousands of people are following it live, commenting on the vehicles and people they see. Red trucks are often noted. This must be the new “pet rock.” Just bizarre.


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!

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #203)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Grassroots Films is releasing a wonderful new film on the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. One 90 year old man has been single-handedly building a cathedral for the last 53 years. Lutheran Satire pokes fun at the absurdity of radical feminism. Video snap-shots from World Youth Day. Why does God let bad things happen? Which causes more selfishness: socialism or capitalism?

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #44, August 2016, 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: Matthew Coffin, Chris Capolino, Nancy Ward, Birgit Jones, Tracy Smith, Matthew Plese, Joseph Shaw, Denise Hunnell, Stephen Korsman, Dave Wanat, Kathleen Laplante, Roxane Salonen, Tony Agnesi, Nancy Shuman, Carissa Douglas, Larry T, Rick Becker, Blythe Kaufman, Michael Seagriff, Vijaya Bodach, Frank Rega, Bartimaeus Timeo, Elizabeth Reardon, Larry Peterson, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Allen Hebert, Barbara Hosbach, Mike Landry, Rich Maffeo, Fr. Stephen Morris, Mary Keane, Kirby Hoberg, Alicia, Leslie Klinger, John Schroeder, Carolyn Astfalk, David Wong, Ellen Kolb, Thomas and Deborah Richard, Fr. Adrian Danker, Christina Nagy, Fr. Errol Fernandes, Robert Collins, Claire McGarry, James Milliken, Jenn Tatum, Fr. Richard DeLillio, David Cooney, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Pat and Nicole Padley, Jeff Walker, Catherine Prady, Tom Perna, Bonnie Way, Tom Zampino, Rick Rice, Katie O’Keefe, John Russell, Virginia Lieto, Amy Wiggin, Jennifer Elia, Justin Soutar, Margaret Felice, Susan Stabile and Ebeth Weidner.

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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Grassroots Films will release a new documentary film next month: Outcasts. It follows the ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, taking 10 years to produce. Here is the trailer:

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The movie Field of Dreams popularized following a crazy dream, promising “if you build it, he will come”. That could also be the motto of Don Justo (Justo Gallego Martínez) who has been building Nuestra Señora del Pilar, a cathedral outside of Madrid — by himself — for 53 years.

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The wacky folks at Lutheran Satire have produced another wonderful video! This one is entitled A Christian and a Feminist Almost Agree on Stuff:

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Ascension Presents has about two dozen on-the-ground videos covering World Youth Day. Here is a sample:

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Does God really make bad things happen, even in order to bring a greater good? Fr. Mike Schmitz looks at this common misunderstanding:

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Dennis Prager looks at selfishness, comparing socialism and capitalism.


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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