7 Quick Takes Friday (set #10)

Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was started by Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary to address this blogging need. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Without further ado:

— 1 —

This guy is a “goner.” Father Zakaria Botros is an Egyptian Coptic priest fearlessly spreading the message of Christ to the Muslim world. Pray for him, this modern martyr in-the-making, that he survive as long as possible against the enforcers of the religion of peace.

— 2 —

A recent report claims bloggers in my age group (27.2% of the population) makeup only 7.1% of the bloggers. The other old geezers just don’t know how to blog…

— 3 —

Catholics have come a long way in America. No longer does the public worry that our religious values will be “forced” upon everyone else. Currently, we hold the second and third positions in succession to the president. Nancy Pelosi explains her duty as a Catholic and the importance of “the word” in public policy:

— 4 —

Understanding the Catholic devotion to the Blessed Mother is difficult for some. In a Catholic Answers forum thread it was discussed (yet again). One helpful commentator provided this excellent list of links:

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So, what makes the Constitution of the United States of America different from other objects, such as…   maybe something like…   perhaps…   toilet paper? Let Andrew Klavan explain:

— 6 —

It is CCD season again! Last year I had the opportunity to substitute some, this time I will co-teach a class of 14 6th graders. Wednesday was the first class and already I see there are things to be learned from them.

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Some good bumper-stickerish (just invented word) sentiments I like:

If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.

and

Write your goals in cement, but your plans in sand.

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