7 Quick Takes Friday (set #28)

This week: An Easter film for teens and young adults. Only 22 days left before judgment day. The joy of pregnancy with twins then the loss of one…   or not. Fact: 97.6% of the time the “reproductive service” pregnant women receive from Planned Parenthood is abortion. A really good explanation of the harm from Harry Potter. Lying is so mainstream that it can now be done professionally. Contrition, not just for people.

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Last Sunday was Easter. What happened? What was that about? Bob Rice (Franciscan University at Steubenville) wrote a short film for teens and young adults. Background and information:

…and the final result:

See their website for more information. Thanks go to Matthew at Creative Minority Report for finding this video.

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But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. (Matthew 24:36)   …and FamilyRadio.com. They believe judgment day is May 21, 2011 (followed by the destruction of the world on October 21, 2011). They mean well.

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The birth of twins is happy and joyous, unless as in this case, one died shortly after birth. Baby Jamie was given to his mother to say goodbye. She held him close for 2 hours, expecting reflexive gasps from his lifeless body as she had been prepared. Yet after holding him and grieving for some time…

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Just to be clear (because they work feverishly to obfuscate the truth), a Planned Parenthood fact: if you are pregnant and go there, you will not be when you leave (2009 statistic: 97.6% abortion rate for the pregnant women they get their tentacles into). Another fact – what if you are NOT pregnant but just want a mammogram? They lie and don’t do that either.

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I thought the whole morality of Harry Potter issue was ancient news. Those who speak against it often appear as fanatical, extremists on the fringe of Christianity. There is a good point to be made however and Father Don Calloway explains it very well:

Thanks to Jeff Gares over at the Courageous Priest for this one. He previously posted another excellent piece from Father Jim Costigan which is well worth reading.

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Speaking of morality and ends justified by the means, consider professional lying. This company offers fake references for your job search, including fake companies backed by fake websites, offices and personnel. Branching out, they also offer fake references for landlords and fake excuses for taking off work (their “Funeral Excuse” service). Sin is relative, right?

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Temptation, sin, guilt, shame, punishment. Not just the struggles of people:

Credit goes to Deacon Greg.


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. Thank you Jen for hosting this project!

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