Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival


Well, once again it is time for Sunday Snippets!   Thanks to RAnn for hosting!
I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing
yours?


Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M. J. Huber
[spiritual reading]
a favorite of mine; thank God it wasn't one of the books
lost when I moved!
"Please Don't Drink the Holy Water!" #
"Bless Me, Father, for I Have Kids" #
by Susie Lloyd
[nonfiction, humor]
(Kindle books)
{reserved for Sunday}

Bible books(s) read this week:
"Deuteronomy"
(This post explains my Bible-reading plan.)

"Molly's Pilgrim" #
"Make a Wish, Molly" #
by Barbara Cohen
[picture books, fiction, Judaica]
(openlibrary.org loans)


"Pollyanna"
"Pollyanna Grows Up"
by Eleanor H. Porter
[fiction]

"Betsy Was a Junior"
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]
{carrying over into next week}

"Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs"
by Cindy Hudson
[nonfiction]
(Kindle book)
{carried over from last week and carrying over into next week}
I was able to get this for $0.99 thanks to Heather Vogel Frederick's blog.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Facebook Scam Warning

For those who follow Fr. Robert Barron on Facebook:
Father Robert Barron
3 minutes ago · Edited
Friends, someone has created an impostor Facebook account using my name (though his page contains a dash: ”Father-Robert Barron”), and has been messaging several people, asking for money. He uses the same photos and posts as my page so it looks nearly identical.
Please do not respond to this impostor or his requests–it’s a scam. And if you can, please report the fake page to Facebook. Thanks!


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Well, once again it is time for Sunday Snippets!   Thanks to RAnn for hosting!
I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing
yours?


The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: New Image in Rosary Art Collection

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: At Last, A Club that Actually WORKS!

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Beautiful post


The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Death With Dignity

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author, and not necessarily in the order read.

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M. J. Huber
[spiritual reading]
a favorite of mine; thank God it wasn't one of the books
lost when I moved!
"Please Don't Drink the Holy Water!" #
by Susie Lloyd
[nonfiction, humor]
(Kindle book)
{reserved for Sunday}

Bible books(s) read this week:
"Deuteronomy"
(This post explains my Bible-reading plan.)


"Betsy in Spite of Herself"
{carried over from last week}
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[children's/teen fiction]

"My Hen is Dancing" #
by Karen Wallace
[picture book, nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Homesick: My Own Story"
by Jean Fritz
[children's fiction, autobiographical]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall!"
by Gordon Korman
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Wish You Were Eyre" #
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[fiction]
(Kindle book)

"Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs"
by Cindy Hudson
[nonfiction]
(Kindle book)
{carrying over into next week}
I was able to get this for $0.99 thanks to Heather Vogel Frederick's blog.

Beautiful post

I simply HAVE to share this lovely post from a member of the Share-Care-Prayer Club.

At Last, A Club that Actually WORKS!

I've learned a few things about forming an online club through trial and error.  Mostly, I must admit, through error!
One mistake was in trying to have the same club in different places.
Another was in starting a club, or group, on a host that kept asking for my mobile phone number when I tried to log back
in.  I do not have a mobile phone, because the circumstances of my life make it unnecessary.  Or, to put it in a less pompous, high-falutin' way, I just plain don't need one.
And perhaps the biggest mistake of all was when I tried to change this blog into a club, with a clubhouse.  That, too, did 
not work, so I've changed it back into just a blog. I have, however, kept some of the "rooms," so it wasn't a total waste
of time.
So, finally, I went to this Catholic social network, which I'd actually discovered more than a year ago on "Life on the Rock",
and which I already belonged to, and I became ACTIVE.  I joined several groups, and I also started one, which I've named
The Share-Care-Prayer Club.  And, thank God, this club is actually ACTIVE!!!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Death With Dignity

I want to die with dignity.  This is important to me.
But when I say that I want to die with dignity, what do I mean?
Well, it has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with my physical
or mental condition.
No.
When I say that I want to die with dignity, I mean that, at whatever time God has appointed for my death, I want to
die in the state of grace.
After all, there is nothing dignified about going to  H-E-double
toothpicks!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival



Well, once again it is time for Sunday Snippets!   Thanks to RAnn for hosting!
I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing
yours?


The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Woo Hoo!!!

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Lest Anybody think I've Given Up On Forming Clubs...

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Cat Saves Child

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Try To Make Sense Out of THIS One!

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Abby Johnson: Do I Deserve the Death Penalty for Abortion?

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: This Week's Fan Fiction

The Semper Gaudete! Blog Documents Room: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M. J. Huber
[spiritual reading]
a favorite of mine; thank God it wasn't one of the books
lost when I moved!
"Please Don't Drink the Holy Water!" #
by Susie Lloyd
[nonfiction, humor]
(Kindle book)
{reserved for Sunday}

Bible books(s) read this week:
"Deuteronomy"
(This post explains my Bible-reading plan.)


"Heaven to Betsy"
{carried over from last week}
"Betsy in Spite of Herself"
{carrying over into next week}
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[children's/teen fiction]

"Me and the Weirdos"
"Not Even Mrs. Mazursky"
(openlibrary.org loan)
by Jane Sutton
[children's fiction]

"That Boy Johnny!"
by Evelyn Ray Sickels
[children's fiction, historical]



"Fun E-Farm" 
by Heather Wiseman
[children's fiction, Protestant (denomination(s) unspecified) "todaysgirls.com" series, (created by Terry K. Brown)] 

"Sixth Grade Secrets"
by Louis Sachar
[children's fiction]

"Mary Bell"
"Beechnut"
by Jacob Abbott
[children's fiction, Franconia series]

"The Naughtiest Girl in the School"
"The Naughtiest Girl Again"
"The Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor"
by Enid Blyton
[children's fiction, school stories, series, England] 

"Ellen and the Gang"
by Frieda Friedman
[children's fiction]

(books grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.)

This Week's Fan Fiction

23rd Precinct
Two new chapters added.

Abby Johnson: Do I Deserve the Death Penalty for Abortion?

Abby Johnson: Do I Deserve the Death Penalty for Abortion?

I just have to share this beautiful post.
Thank God for all the former abortion providers who have left the industry and now work for the cause of life.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Try To Make Sense Out of THIS One!

Click here for an article that has me shaking my head in utter disbelief.  
So the way to keep babies from dying is to kill them?



Cat Saves Child

Click here to watch.  Warning: Scary.

The words "Good kitty!" seem SO inadequate here!  And thank God that little
boy is all right! 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Woo Hoo!!!

I received this in my e-mail today...and I'm typing with a VERY BIG smile on my face.  Okay, actually, I'm typing with my fingers.


EWTN Wins Two Gabriel Awards Including Religious Television Station of the Year


Irondale, AL – EWTN Global Catholic Network has been awarded a Gabriel Award for Religious Television Station of the year for its total programming and community service in the prestigious annual competition sponsored by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals. In addition, “EWTN News Nightly,” the Network’s nightly news show, won a Gabriel for “Single News Story Series National Release.”
 
“This award acknowledges the years of hard work by dedicated Catholic media professionals who are truly playing their part in the “new Evangelization,“ said EWTN President & COO Doug Keck. “We have assembled the hardest working television team it has ever been my pleasure to work with – including Vice President of Programming Peter Gagnon, Vice President of Spanish Language Production and Marketing Enrique Duprat and Director of Acquisitions John Elson -- and definitely the most faith filled!”
 
The Gabriel Awards, which are open to both secular and religious television and radio stations and producers in the U.S. and Canada, will be presented Thursday, June 19 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
 
EWTN Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw was especially pleased to win a Gabriel because it honors the Network, now in its 33rd year, for uplifting and nourishing the human spirit, for affirming the dignity of human persons, and for recognizing and upholding such values as community, creativity, tolerance, justice, compassion and dedication to excellence.
 
“We are honored that the Catholic Academy has recognized EWTN and its employees for upholding such values," Warsaw said. "We look forward to another 33 years of helping to bring the world to Christ and His Church."
 
Last year, EWTN’s viewers were treated to 148 papal events, 138 live events, 30 original series, 21 international series, 89 acquired programs, and 15 co-productions, all with one message: Jesus Christ!
 
The “EWTN News Nightly” team was equally honored to be awarded a Gabriel for their story on Saint Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Md.
 
“As someone whose confirmation saint is the angel Gabriel, it feels great to be a Gabriel award winner,” said Wyatt Spencer, who reported the story for ENN. “This award affirms the hard work our news staff does every day.”
 
ENN, which is seen five days a week, is anchored by Brian Patrick from EWTN’s studios in Washington, D.C.
 
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 33rd year, is available in over 230 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in 

Lest Anybody think I've Given Up On Forming Clubs...


I just needed to find a really good, reliable host site.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Well, once again it is time for  Sunday Snippets !   Thanks to RAnn for hosting!
I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing
yours?

The Semper Gaudete! Club Documents Room: Satanic "Mass" at Harvard

The Semper Gaudete! Club Documents Room: Clipping and Picture   

The Semper Gaudete! Club Documents Room: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Marion Howard or Trials and Triumphs" #
by May Ramsay
[Catholic fiction]
(free Google book)
"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M. J. Huber
[spiritual reading]
a favorite of mine; thank God it wasn't one of the books
lost when I moved!
{reserved for Sunday}

Bible books(s) read this week:
"Deuteronomy"
(This post explains my Bible-reading plan.)


"Power Drive"
by Nancy Been Peacock
"Unpredictable"
by Tess Kindig
(openlibrary.org loan)
[children's fiction, Protestant (denomination(s) unspecified) "todaysgirls.com" series, (created by Terry K. Brown)]

"Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill"
{carried over from last week}
"Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown"
"Heaven to Betsy"
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[children's/teen fiction]
{carrying over into next week}

Clipping and Picture

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Satanic "Mass" at Harvard

I almost threw up when I read this article.
Some people are calling this an exercise in religious
freedom.
Oh, really?  Freedom of religion means mocking something sacred????

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Well, once again it is time for Sunday Snippets!  Thanks so much to RAnn for hosting.  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.   How about sharing yours?



The Semper Gaudete! Club Documents Room: Praying Games

The Semper Gaudete! Club Documents Room: This Week's Fan Fiction

The Semper Gaudete! Club Documents Room: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week



Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Marion Howard or Trials and Triumphs" #
by May Ramsay
[Catholic fiction]
(free Google book)
"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M. J. Huber
[spiritual reading]
a favorite of mine; thank God it wasn't one of the books
lost when I moved!
{reserved for Sunday}

Bible books(s) read this week:
"2 Corinthians"
"Deuteronomy"
(This post explains my Bible-reading plan.)

"Henry and the Clubhouse"
{carried over from last week}
by Beverly Cleary
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loans)
(It's just a coincidence that I was reading this book at
the same time that I was changing this blog into a club, but LOL!)


"Winona's Pony Cart"
"Betsy-Tacy and Tib"
"Betsy and Tacy Go Over The Big Hill"
{carrying over into next week}
by Maud Hart Lovelace
(children's fiction)


"Try Giving Yourself Away, Third Edition"
by David Dunn
[nonfiction]
(This is another dearly beloved book lost when I moved,
and now replaced.  The edition I now have gives some interesting information about David Dunn!)
{carried over from last week}

"The Books You Read"
by Charles E. Jones
[nonfiction]
(another lost book, recently replaced)
{carried over from last week, and carrying over into next week.}

"Obvious Adams" #
by Robert Rawls Updegraff
[fiction]
(free Google book)
Robert Rawls Updegraff wrote the
lovely book,"Try Giving Yourself Away", under
the pen name David Dunn.

"Marshmallow" #
by Clare Turlay Newberry
[picture book]
openlibrary.org loan.
(I've wanted to read this book ever since
I saw it mentioned in "Karen"  by Marie Killilea.)

"love, annie"
by Dandi Daley Mackall
[children's/YA fiction, Christian (Protestant), Blog On! series)
(Google Book, replacing copy lost when I moved.)
It seems rather appropriate to read online a book about blogging.




This Week's Fan Fiction

23rd Precinct
New chapter added.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Praying Games

Did I mean to type Playing Games?  Nope!
Am I talking about pretending to pray?  Nope!
So what am I talking about?
I'm talking about using games... in my case online games...
as a springboard for prayer.

For example, when I play Babydow, I pray for the protection of all children, born and unborn.

When I play FarmVille, I pray for those who really farm for a living.  I ask God to grant them good weather, strength for their work, and an abundant harvest.

When I play an online slots or bingo game (no real money
involved!), I pray for those suffering with a gambling addiction,
and for their families.

When I play Words With Friends, I pray that I will always
use words wisely.

When I play Pet Rescue Saga, I pray that lost pets will be
reunited with their owners, and that abandoned pets will
find new, loving homes.

I've just recently started doing this, but somehow I now enjoy
my games more than ever!