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!

New Evangelists Monthly – May 2018, Issue #65

This is the May 2018 issue of New Evangelists Monthly. With this announcement, participating Catholic bloggers link their best stories from last month right here at NewEvangelists.org. Revisit anytime to see up-to-the-minute posts in this dynamic format!

Contributor links are accepted beginning at noon (ET). Most contributions are received in a day or two. To see this new issue of New Evangelists Monthly, click below:

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7 Quick Takes Friday (set #222)

7 Quick Takes Friday the 13th

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Igniter Media unfolds the Good News – as a social media story. How Jesus’ resurrection changed the Church – a reflection from Jim Cavins. Fr. Mike takes a look at relationships (lack thereof) in the modern world. Outside da Box’s short film “The Atheist”. Brian Holdsworth on what it means to be Catholic. Jim Caviezel’s exhortation to “be saints”. The oft-hidden reality of the most persecuted minority.

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #64, April 2018, 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: Virginia Lieto, Fr. Stephen Morris, Stephen Korsman, Bonnie Way, Aimee O’Connell, Dn. Scott Dodge, Robert Collins, David Wanat, Jennifer Elia, Birgit Jones, Maolsheachlann O’Ceallaigh, Melanie Jean Juneau, Susan Stabile, Rick Rice, Victoria Clarizio, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Matt Marks, Mary Haseltine, Carolyn Smith, Ebeth Weidner, Dennis McGeehan, Vijaya Bodach, Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, David Wong, Larry Peterson, John Schroeder, Kirby Hoberg, Rich Maffeo, Tony Agnesi, Leslie Klinger, Susan Fox, Michael Seagriff, David Torkington, Claire McGarry, Carolyn Astfalk, Fr. Gilles Surprenant, Barbara Szyszkiewicz, Elizabeth Reardon, Fr. Errol Fernandes, Ellen Kolb, Rick Becker, Dn. Greg Horton, Tom Perna, Christian Miraglia, Roxane Salonen, Scott Smith, Jean Heimann, Christina Nagy, Colleen Martin, Trisha Niermeyer Potter, Victor Moubarak, Jim Hahn, Lisa Ponchak, David Cooney, Justin Soutar and Blythe Kaufman.

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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The Good News, told as a social media story (probably would be banned as “hateful”).

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Jeff Cavins reflects on Jesus’ resurrection and how it changed the Church:

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Apparently there is an activity known as “Netflix and chill” which does not have the innocent meaning I thought it did when I saw the title to this video. Fr. Mike Schmidt discusses the lack of authentic relationships in the “modern” world.

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Enjoy this short film “The Atheist” published by Outside da Box (ODB Films) a while back:

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Brian Holdsworth talks about what it means to him to be Catholic. Brian’s videos on Catholicism are quite good.

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This is short and awesome! Jim Caviezel speaks on becoming saints:

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PragerU simply tells the truth (and thus manages to get dinged by Google), including this piece on the Most Persecuted Minority:


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!

New Evangelists Monthly – April 2018, Issue #64

This is the April 2018 issue of New Evangelists Monthly. With this announcement, participating Catholic bloggers link their best stories from last month right here at NewEvangelists.org. Revisit anytime to see up-to-the-minute posts in this dynamic format!

Contributor links are accepted beginning at noon (ET). Most contributions are received in a day or two. To see this new issue of New Evangelists Monthly, click below:

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Easter

Easter 2012

O God, who on this day,
through your Only Begotten Son,
have conquered death
and unlocked for us the path to eternity,
grant, we pray, that we who keep
the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection
may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit,
rise up in the light of life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

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