Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Join me and a growing group of Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Thanks to RAnn for hosting!

Semper Gaudete!: "Are You A Christian?"

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

"Project: GENIUS"
"Project: SCOOP"
by William D. Hayes
[children's fiction]

"Ginnie and Geneva"
"Ginnie Joins In"
by Catherine Woolley
[children's fiction]
(online; borrowed from Open Library)

("Little Sioux Girl"
by Lois Lenski
[children's fiction]
(online; borrowed from Open Library)

"Never Go Anywhere With Digby"
by Ethelyn M. Parkinson
[children's fiction]

"A Lemon and a Star"
by E.C. Spykman
[children's fiction]

"The Woman At The Well"
by Dale Evans Rogers
(autobiography, Christian [Protestant])

"Are You A Christian?"

I'd like to share something that happened less than a year after
my conversion to Catholicism.
I was on the train one afternoon when a girl in her mid-to-late teens walked into the car with some tracts, or pamphlets. She approached the woman sitting right across from me and said,
"I hope you don't mind my asking, but are you a Christian?"
"No," said the woman, "I'm a Catholic."
I didn't know whether to cry, or throw up! I wanted to say something, but I wasn't sure I had the right words. While I waited for the girl to reach me, I prayed for the right words, and for the guts to speak them.
After awhile, the girl came to me, and asked me the same question.
I answered, "Yes, I am a Christian. I'm a Catholic." It was just a little thing, but
I'll always be glad I spoke up.
You can be a Christian without being a Catholic, but you can't be a
Catholic without being a Christian.