Saturday, August 30, 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 #

Books, except for Sunday books, are grouped by author
and not necessarily in the order read.

"Between Heaven and Mirth"#
by James Martin, SJ
(Kindle book)
"A Right to Be Merry" #
by Mother Mary Francis, P. C. C
"Travelers Along the Way"
by Fr. Benedict Groeschel
[collective biography]
"Outnumbered!  Raising 13 Kids With Humor and Prayer"
by Mary Ann Kuharski
[nonfiction, biography, autobiography]
(this family has children by birth and by adoption)
"The Story of a Soul"
by St. Therese of Lisieux
{Sunday books}

Bible books read this week:
"The Gospel According to John"

"Anne of Windy Poplars"
{carried over from last week}
"Anne's House of Dreams"
{carrying over into next week}
by L. M. Montgomery

"Intimate Practices: Literacy and Cultural Work in U. S. Women's
Clubs, 1880-1920" #
by Anne Ruggles Gere
{carried over from last week;
carrying over into next week}

"About the B'Nai Bagels"
by E. L. Konigsburg
[children's fiction]
( loan)

"Bonnie" #
by Lee Wyndham
[teen fiction]
( loan.)
Not the same Bonnie as
the protagonist in "Candy Stripers."

This Week's Fan Fiction

Unsuited to Each Other
Katie Rose and Stacy Belford Series

I Didn't Take it Seriously

When I first heard about abortion, years ago when I was in my early teens, I did not take it seriously.  This had nothing to do with the fact that I wasn't a Catholic at the time, it had nothing to do with the fact that abortion wasn't legal in the United States of America at the time.
Was I, then, too young and immature to understand what abortion was?
Oh, no; I understood, all right.
So why didn't I take it seriously?
Because I didn't believe it.  I didn't believe that such a thing was possible.   I did not believe that a mother could ever deliberately choose to have her baby killed.
My reaction was, "That's baloney!  A mother will kill, if she has to, to protect her baby.  A mother will die to protect her baby.
A mother will not KILL her baby."

Oh, if only I had been right about that.