Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

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AWESOME!
This post is from another one of my old blogs.
Sometimes I get overwhelmed, blown away, by the thought that since Our Lord instituted the Holy Eucharist, more than 2000 years ago, He has been received by more people than we could ever possibly imagine. More than that, He is present, fully, totally present, in the Blessed Sacrament in countless Tabernacles in countless Churches and Chapels all over the world right now and at every moment. AWESOME!!!! Moreover,
every day, at every Mass, the priest breaks the Consecrated Host. Every day, at every Mass, Communion is distributed to the faithful. And yet, Christ is not divided, not multiplied, not diminished, not increased.
Side note: More than once, people have said to me that all this is mathematically impossible. My usual, highly theological reply :) is:
"Mathematics, schmathematics!"
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
Gov. Christie Veto Shuts Down Abortion Clinics in NJ
Gov. Christie Veto Shuts Down Abortion Clinics in NJ

This is wonderful news! Now, let's get ALL
the abortion clinics EVERYWHERE shut down!
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Classic Catholic Truth Society Pamphlets, Free Online
Classic Catholic Truth Society Pamphlets, Free Online

This is from Patrick Madrid's blog. I'm also sharing it on Twitter and Facebook.
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
The Yada Yada Prayer Group
I'm reading the "Yada Yada Prayer Group" series (again!) and I have to admit I have mixed feelings about the books. (Mostly, I love them.)
The author, Neta Jackson, is a Protestant, and I don't agree with everything she writes.
However, I love the way the women support each other with their prayers.
I like that the author uses several translations of the Bible.
I love the way Avis praises God BEFORE He answers a prayer.
I DEFINITELY like the way the Yada Yadas visit each others' churches, and
I wish someone would do a Catholic series along those lines, with Catholics
of different rites attending each others' liturgies

Published simultaneously in my secular blog, My First Word Was "Read".
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
Thankful for THAT??
Can I REALLY be thankful for a cut finger, a burn, a stubbed toe?
Believe it or not, the answer is YES! I can be thankful that I have something to offer up for the Souls in Purgatory. And come to think of it, that's really something to be thankful for, because every soul I help to get out of Purgatory is another SAINT in Heaven, praying for me.
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Pro-Abortion Children's Authors
There are children's authors who are pro-abortion. HELLO!!! How many of their books do these authors expect an aborted child to read?


Thank God I can smell the poop, because
that means I can also smell the roses.
And thank God for roses!
CHOOSE LIFE

PRIESTSFORLIFE

Saturday, September 25, 2010

AWESOME!

This post is from another one of my old blogs.
Sometimes I get overwhelmed, blown away, by the thought that since Our Lord instituted the Holy Eucharist, more than 2000 years ago, He has been received by more people than we could ever possibly imagine. More than that, He is present, fully, totally present, in the Blessed Sacrament in countless Tabernacles in countless Churches and Chapels all over the world right now and at every moment. AWESOME!!!! Moreover,
every day, at every Mass, the priest breaks the Consecrated Host. Every day, at every Mass, Communion is distributed to the faithful. And yet, Christ is not divided, not multiplied, not diminished, not increased.
Side note: More than once, people have said to me that all this is mathematically impossible. My usual, highly theological reply :) is:
"Mathematics, schmathematics!"

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Yada Yada Prayer Group

I'm reading the "Yada Yada Prayer Group" series (again!) and I have to admit I have mixed feelings about the books. (Mostly, I love them.)
The author, Neta Jackson, is a Protestant, and I don't agree with everything she writes.
However, I love the way the women support each other with their prayers.
I like that the author uses several translations of the Bible.
I love the way Avis praises God BEFORE He answers a prayer.
I DEFINITELY like the way the Yada Yadas visit each others' churches, and
I wish someone would do a Catholic series along those lines, with Catholics
of different rites attending each others' liturgies


Published simultaneously in my secular blog, My First Word Was "Read".

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thankful for THAT??

Can I REALLY be thankful for a cut finger, a burn, a stubbed toe?
Believe it or not, the answer is YES! I can be thankful that I have something to offer up for the Souls in Purgatory. And come to think of it, that's really something to be thankful for, because every soul I help to get out of Purgatory is another SAINT in Heaven, praying for me.

Pro-Abortion Children's Authors

There are children's authors who are pro-abortion. HELLO!!! How many of their books do these authors expect an aborted child to read?

Litterbox


Thank God I can smell the poop, because
that means I can also smell the roses.
And thank God for roses!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

This That and the Other Thing: Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

This That and the Other Thing: Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
EWTN Family Prayer - Prayer of Thanksgiving



Also in my "Gratitude Attitude Game" blog.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
We Should Love Them!
We shouldn't hate those who promote abortion. We should, rather, love them and pray for them. Pray that they have a change of heart.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We Should Love Them!

We shouldn't hate those who promote abortion. We should, rather, love them and pray for them. Pray that they have a change of heart.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

This That and the Other Thing: Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

This That and the Other Thing: Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

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MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
Mercy, or Murder?
Is euthanasia mercy, or is it murder?
I say, it all depends.
If we are talking about a sick, suffering animal who cannot be helped in
any other way, then it is mercy. It is the last, and the hardest, loving
act we do for a cherished pet.
But when it comes to a human being, then it is murder. Yes, it is hard, very hard, to watch a loved one suffer. When my Baba was dying from stomach cancer, I prayed that God would take her, and when He did, I thanked Him for ending her suffering.
Yes, I thanked Him, but He was the only One Who had the RIGHT to end that suffering.
I would never have done anything to hasten Baba's death, even by an hour. Even by a minute. Even by a second.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

How NOT To Play This Game

If someone is going through a really rough time, or has suffered a great loss, that is not, most definitely NOT, the time to tell them what they can be thankful for.
You, yourself, can quietly thank God for the good you know He will bring out of it,
but the other person will not be ready to hear it.
I know when things have gone really wrong for me, the last thing I wanted was for someone to tell me what I should be glad, or grateful, for.
No, that is not the time to give them a sermon on thankfulness. That is the time to give them
something to be thankful for: the silent, listening sympathy of a friend.

Two Aspects to The Game

The more I play this game, the more I realize that I am not so much looking for things to be thankful for as I am noticing them. And since I've ben playing, I've been noticing more and more of the everyday blessings so many of us, myself very much included, tend to take for granted.
So I guess there are two parts to this game:
1: Noticing, and being thankful for, the good things, no matter how small they seem
2: Looking for, and finding, something to be thankful for in the bad things, no matter how large they seem.
Mostly, it is knowing that whether a thing seems good or bad to us, God uses it for our good.