Saturday, September 15, 2007

Catholic Carnival 131: Better Late than Never?

Some probably thought this day would never come. I might have been one of them – your guess is as good as mine. But here it is in all it’s ‘glory’…

Kicking off the carnival is Tracee over at So Sioux Me with “What Would Jesus Do?”, a post about her take on American healthcare. The post was hearty but the comments took this post to new heights. Check it out.

Next up is Phil who writes at Phil for Humanity. Phil writes, “Dear God, Where have you been lately, and what have you been doing? “ I’m still not sure what to make of this letter to God. I suppose it is what it is. Go see for yourself…

John of Voice in the Wilderness writes in this week with Criticisms and Commendations on the Law of Attraction. A beautifully written, thought-provoking piece, you will not be disappointed. Here is John’s opening statement to wet your palate: “As its influence grew stronger, many criticisms and counter-criticisms have been written in its regard. Many people were uplifted and empowered, while many also warned of its ill effects and subliminal impact. Which of these is true? What should we take heed of in our lives?”

In the world today, but especially in America, we are surrounded by waste and excessive everything. This week ChristianPF of Money and the Bible addresses this issue and asks, “Was Jesus a tightwad?”

Can you imagine having seventeen children? This family can, as Christine of The World… IMHO shares the news with us of their 17th!

Up next is Sarah of just another day of Catholic pondering with her review of Prayerfully Expecting, by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle. In this review, Sarah shares what a gift a book can be, just by virtue of its being written. Whether you're expecting a child yourself or looking for a gift for someone you know, this review will give you insight into what the book has to offer. What are you waiting for? Get over there!

This one is truly affected by the tardiness of this post and for that I am truly sorry. Hopefully we can all still enjoy the reflection provided over at the HMS blog. A reflection on the Mass readings for Sunday, August 5th, the post focuses on what the readings tell us about why we should focus on God rather than on the things of this world.

Domini of We Belong to the Lord brings us ”Living in the Culture of Death”, a post on a classroom discussion of medical ethics that revealed how deep the culture of death really runs.

Tom O'Toole presents Gemini Health Center/Aurora Abortion Mill: Protest Early and Often! posted at Fighting Irish Thomas. The fight is truly ours – heed the call!

Barb, SFO of SFO Mom calls our attention to a New Catholic Radio Resource. “Listen up! There's a wonderful, orthodox Catholic Internet radio resource to discover,” she says.

“I've been having on-going 'issues' with being silent and listening for God. I always want to make noise. I compared my experience of "forced silence" in the rests while in orchestra to the struggles with trying to be silent to hear God (usually while praying the rosary).” Read more at Transitus Tiber in the post titled, Silence is Golden.

I don’t like to show bias but if you’re going to read one thing, read this! Jean over at Catholic Fire brings us a summary of Fr. Benedict Groeschel's talk on Pressures on the Christian Family and How to Respond to Them at the Midwest Catholic Conference Held in Wichita, KS.

And last, but certainly not least, we have a short but sweet submission from Ebeth, A Catholic Mom Climbing the Pillars, with A Word or two about Gum Chewing during Mass. (A perfect wrap-up for this week’s carnival, if I do say so myself!)

Thank you for joining me for this Catholic carnival and I do hope to see y’all around these parts again real soon! God bless.


Anonymous Jeanette said...

Thanks Laura ... we already have gotten some blog traffic from your site and the Aurora Fight that Tom covers has come a long way from this initial post ... so there's lots more for people to read about. So, all is good! Pray, pray, pray for Aurora. This is referred to as "Ground Zero" by both PL and PC in regard to abortion in the our country.

9/16/2007 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I can't seem to get any of the links to work :o(.

9/17/2007 01:03:00 PM  
Blogger Laura H. said...

Thanks for the heads up, Christina! I'll fix those right away...

9/17/2007 03:21:00 PM  
Blogger Laura H. said...

Well I thought I was going to fix them. I can't seem to figure out what's wrong! Anyone?

9/17/2007 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

thanks for this neat way of directing traffic... I am re-reading the secret, trying to see it from and through the eyes of a recent convert to catholicism, was hoping to catch that read on the power of attraction... couldn't get the linkage happening...
anyhow, great blog ya got here :-) keep up the good work!

God bless

9/20/2007 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gum chewing in Mass
A def peeve of mine

I dig the carnival!

9/20/2007 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger Antonia said...

Hi Laura, the character ” is in the way.. I noticed all your links in the post are as follows:
<a href=”” target=”_blank”>

in which the ” should be replaced with a normal double-quote ". Perhaps it's your font? If you typed these in MS Word, try clicking 'Undo' after every funny double-quote appears.

9/24/2007 02:50:00 AM  
Blogger Laura H. said...

thank you antonia! i did type it on msword because i was having difficulty with blogger. interesting.. ill get to work fixing those links now!

9/24/2007 10:37:00 AM  

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