Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Must-See Video!



3 hrs · Edited · 
You will definitely want to share this far and wide. The Today Show -- yes, the Today Show -- aired this segment on "The Secret Lives of Babies." It discusses "life in the womb -- and it's much busier in there than you might expect!" The Holy Spirit is obviously at work getting the truth out in the secular media. Praise the Lord! Thanks to the Susan B. Anthony list for bringing this to our attention!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

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


Semper Gaudete! : New Image in Collection

Semper Gaudete! : EWTN To Open West Coast Studio

Semper Gaudete! : IRS Strikes Deal With Atheist Group to Monitor Content of Sermons

Semper Gaudete! : This Week's Fan Fiction

Semper Gaudete! : Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.


"Percy Wynn 
or Making a Boy of Him"
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
(read online)
I love the title of the first chapter:
"In Which Percy Wynn Bows to Thomas
Playfair and the Reader Simultaneously"
"Between Heaven and Mirth"#
by James Martin, SJ
[non-fiction]
(Kindle book)
{Sunday books}


Bible books(s) read this week:
"Isaiah"
"The Gospel According to Luke"
"The Gospel According to John"

"The Chalet School Does it Again" #
{carried over from last week}
"A Genius at the Chalet School" #
"The Chalet School Fete" #
(originally published in hardcover as
one book; divided into two in paperback)
"Joey and Co. In Tirol" #
by Eleanor M. Brent-Dyer
"Adrienne and the Chalet School" #
[children's fiction, Chalet School series]
I've finally faced the fact that I'm not going to be able to buy the entire series, so I'm reading the books I already have, and reading the online synopses of those
I don't have.  I'd rather read a synopsis for free than spend money on an abridged
version.

"Happy is the Heart"
by Sarah Birnhack
[children's fiction, Jewish]

"All The Time You Need, The Greatest Gift In The World" #
by Robert R. Updegraff
[nonfiction]
(another book I wanted to read because I love "Try
Giving Yourself Away," which the author wrote under

the pen-name David Dunn. )
This book also offers good advice, and interesting anecdotes.
{carrying over into next week}

"Friday the Rabbi Slept Late"
by Harry Kemelman
[fiction, Jewish (Conservative), Mystery]
(openlibrary.org loan)
{carrying over into next week}

This Week's Fan Fiction

Dear Diary
a Gidget/Flying Nun nanofiction crossover.

Big Brother
an Another World double-drabble.

Waiting For Joe Carlino
an Another World/As The World Turns AU double-drabble.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sunday Snippets--- A Catholic Carnival

Time once again 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 #
Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped 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!
"Tom Playfair
or Making a Start" 
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
(read online)
"Between Heaven and Mirth"#
by James Martin, SJ
[non-fiction]
(Kindle book)
{Sunday books}


Bible books(s) read this week:
"Isaiah"
"The Gospel According to Luke"


"The Sixth Prune" #
by Robert R. Updegraff
[fiction]
quick read


"Brenda, Her School and Her Club" #
by Helen Leah Reed
[YA fiction]
(free Google book)
{carried over from last week}
I wanted to read this because of
the title; I love books about clubs.
and books about school.  However,
this book did not hold my interest, and
I'm not finishing it.
Thank God it was a FREE book.

"Papa Married a Mormon"
"Mamma's Boarding House"
by John D. Fitzgerald
[fiction based on the author's family.]
(to find out more about the real people
and their lives, click here.  The differences
as well as the similarities are fascinating; as 
are those between these books and the author's
"Great Brain" series.)

"The Difference of Ari Stein"
by Charlotte Herman
[children's fiction, Jewish]

"The Chalet School and Barbara" #
"The Chalet School Does it Again" #
{carrying over into next week}
by Eleanor M. Brent-Dyer
[children's fiction, Chalet School series]



Long-term  reading:
"Ascent of Mount Carmel" #
by St. John of the Cross
[Catholic spirituality]
(Google book)
"Babylonian Talmud" #
by The Jewish Publication Society of America
[Judaica]
(Kindle book)
"Walden"
by Henry David Thoreau
[nonfiction, autobiography, memoir]
(Kindle book)

This Week's Fan Fiction

The Last Letter
AU M*A*S*H story,
sequel to

Chapters 1 and 2 have been
combined into one chapter, and 
a new second chapter has been added.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Planned Parenthood Suggests Teen Girl “Poop” on Her Partner for “Sexual Exploration”

That disgusting organization, Planned Parenthood, sinks to
a new level of perversion.  I did not watch the videos; I have
too much respect for my stomach.

Planned Parenthood Suggests Teen Girl “Poop” on Her Partner for “Sexual Exploration”

Excuse me for sounding crude and childish but....
POOP ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 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?


Semper Gaudete! : Sunday Books Revisited

Semper Gaudete! : Abortion Activist: “So What if Abortion Ends a Life? I’m Still for Abortion”

Semper Gaudete! : Planned Parenthood Sued for Doing Abortion on Raped 13-Year-Old, Returning Her to Rapist

Semper Gaudete! : Books Read In The Past Week

Books Read In The Past Week


Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped 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!
(I'm stretching this book out over as many Sundays as I can; and
when I finish, I may very well start reading it all over again! :)  )
"Deathbed Conversions #
Finding Faith at the Finish Line"
by Karen Edmisten
[multiple biography]
(Kindle book)
"Tom Playfair
or Making a Start" 
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
(reading online)
{Sunday books}


Bible books(s) read this week:
"Isaiah"
"The Gospel According to Luke"


"Goodbye My Friends"
{carried over from last week}
"All Because of Raizy"
by Miriam L. Elias
[children's fiction, Jewish]


"The Diamond in the Window"
"The Swing in the Summerhouse"
"The Astonishing Stereoscope"
by Jane Langton
[fiction, fantasy, ages 10 and up]
I like the stories, but unfortunately
the author writes erroneously about
the doctrine of the Real Presence
in "The Astonishing Stereoscope."
What's worst of all is that the character
speaking erroneously is a priest.
I'm planning to address this in a review
on amazon.com, but it could take awhile.
After all, it is understandable that a non-Catholic
could be mistaken about Catholic doctrine.




"Freckle-Face-Frankel"
by Leota Harris Keir
[children's fiction, Jewish (Conservative) themes]


"Brenda, Her School and Her Club" #
by Helen Leah Reed
[YA fiction]
(free Google book)
{carrying over into next week}


Long-term  reading:
"Ascent of Mount Carmel" #
by St. John of the Cross
[Catholic spirituality]
(Google book)
"Babylonian Talmud" #
by The Jewish Publication Society of America
[Judaica]
(Kindle book)
"Walden"
by Henry David Thoreau
[nonfiction, autobiography, memoir]
(Kindle book)




Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sunday Books Revisited


This is taken from an older post. New material is in blue.
On Sundays, (and that means from Evening Prayer 1 to Evening Prayer 2), I put aside whatever non-Catholic book or books I may be reading. On Sunday, I read only Catholic books.
The books can be fiction or non-fiction, but they absolutely MUST be something I'll want to carry into the next week. Dull, dry books are NOT welcome!
This may seem like a restriction, but it is actually an enhancement of the most beautiful, precious day of the week. And, as a bonus, I find that I enjoy the non-Catholic books all the more for having put them aside for a day.

I stopped doing this for awhile; that is, while there were some books I read ONLY on Sundays, I decided that any good, wholesome book was suitable for Sunday.   Now, however, I've decided to go back to reading ONLY Catholic books on Sundays.
I'd like to make it clear that I do not consider it a sin to read non-Catholic books on Sunday.  This is a matter of personal preference.

Saturday, July 5, 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?

Semper Gaudete! : ?????????????????

Semper Gaudete! : Pro-Abortion “Christian” Pastors Distribute Condoms Outside Hobby Lobby to Protest SCOTUS Decision

Semper Gaudete! : This Week's Fan Fiction

Semper Gaudete! : Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped 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!
(I'm stretching this book out over as many Sundays as I can; and
when I finish, I may very well start reading it all over again! :)  )
"Deathbed Conversions #
Finding Faith at the Finish Line"
by Karen Edmisten
[multiple biography]
(Kindle book)
{Sunday books}


Bible books(s) read this week:
"Isaiah"
"The Gospel According to Luke"


"The Great American Broadcast: A Celebration of Radio's Golden Age"
by Leonard Maltin
{carried over from last week}
(don't think I'll finish it this time around; too many other books to read.)

"Emily of Deep Valley"
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]
{carried over from last week}

"Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens #
How Synesthetes Color Their Worlds"
by Patricia Lynne Duffy
[nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Hannah Elizabeth"
by Elaine Sommers Rich
[children's fiction, Mennonites]

"A Year in the Life of Rosie Bernard"
by Barbara Brenner
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Try For a Dream"
"And Then There Were Four"
"Goodbye My Friends"
{carrying over into next week}
by Miriam L. Elias
[children's fiction, Jewish]


"Andi's Pony Trouble" #
"Andi's Indian Summer" #
(Kindle Books)
"Andi's Fair Surprise" #
"Andi's Scary School Days" #
(Google books)
by Susan K. Marlow
[children's fiction, Christian (Protestant), historical]
(these prequels to the Andrea Carter series are written
for young children)

Long-term  reading:
"Ascent of Mount Carmel" #
by St. John of the Cross
translated by E. Allison Peers
[Catholic spirituality]
"Babylonian Talmud" #
by The Jewish Publication Society of America
[Judaica]


This Week's Fan Fiction

23rd Precinct
New (short) chapter added.
To go directly to the latest chapter, click here.

Boca Lynda
New, AU "Another World" fic.

Sometimes The Truth Can Be A Vicious Lie
My first "Little House on the Prairie" (tv show)
fic


Wednesday, July 2, 2014