Friday, February 3, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 36)

So Happy We Could Just…burst, skip across the parking lot, shout praises to God!  Kevin and I were super-excited on Tuesday when we met in the Pastoral Center parking lot.  The moment we’d been waiting for had finally arrived.  Our dearly beloved brother in Christ, John Baab, had completed all the different pieces for his seminary application.  We wanted to be there when he turned it in.  I brought my camera, wanting to be certain we got a picture of the monumental occasion.  We celebrated by staying for the Mass Bishop DiLorenzo celebrated in honor of World Day for Consecrated Life.

Catholics, Get Ready to Suffer.  I remember coloring in the lions on the paper my Catechism teacher had handed out. The lions in the coliseum were approaching a group of huddled Catholics…” read the rest of this great post by Matthew Archbold.


What about Protecting Religious Freedom? "In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences."- Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York     Read here what you can do to protect religious freedom in the United States.
The Loss of an Unborn Loved One…Several years back, a dear friend invited me into her office and closed the door. She burst into tears as she recounted how she had become pregnant and had recently miscarried…click here to read entire post.
Thinking pink? Choose Red. While everyone's discussing to whom they're going to donate their money and from whom they're going to withhold it, here's an organization that's making a difference in a society where the government's been forcing women to have abortions for many years.

Take On Me. A version done North Korean style with accordions.  This is cool.  I’m definitely going to share with this with my husband, whose mom used to play the accordion.
She Who Laughs, Lasts.  Last night, per the suggestion of my honey, we watched “It’s Hard to Be Humble” sungby Mac Davis with the Muppets.  It’s a light-hearted way to end a heavy handed week. 

Head over to Conversion Diary, to read Jen Fulwiler's wonderful tradition of 7 Quick Takes Friday which this Friday is actually being hosted by blogger friend Hallie Lord of Betty Beguiles.

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