7 Quick Takes Friday (set #87)

This week: CNS video coverage of the 2013 March for Life. An abortion advocate says the child is “a life worth sacrificing” and another thanks God he was legally able to kill his. What’s the deal with Catholics and the Virgin Mary? Why can’t women be priests? Father Barron talks about sex. The overzealous evangelizer. Like a duck takes to water?

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The Catholic News Service has a good overview of the 2013 March for Life:

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Pro-abortion forces are more vocal than ever in the completely biased, hard-left mainstream media. What is new is their honesty. First, we have Mary Elizabeth Williams writing for Salon. She asks “what if abortion ends life?” She answers “If by some random fluke I learned today I was pregnant, you bet your ass I’d have an abortion. I’d have the World’s Greatest Abortion.” Then goes on to conclude “even if I still need to acknowledge my conviction that the fetus is indeed a life. A life worth sacrificing.” (Matt Barber looks at this here.)

Second, we have MSNBC’s Touré Neblett thanking God that abortion laws allowed him to kill his child. He said “I thank God and country that when I fell into a bad situation, abortion was there to save me and keep me on a path toward building a strong family I have now. And I pray that safety net stays in place.” (Ed Morrissey looks at this here.)

These examples are a new low. Always remember the simple truth…

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What’s the deal with Catholics and the Virgin Mary?

Spotted by Marcel

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Father Wojciech Giertych, theologian of the papal household, addresses the question “why not women priests?”

Spotted by Father Z

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Catholics and sex: Puritanical -or- you bet? (Answer: “you bet”!) I wrote about this two years ago in Family, sex, life. Father Barron dives deeper, speaking on Sex, Love and God:

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This is funny, but there is a very good point in it. It is not to not evangelize, but rather to do so when it will be receptive and in a manner that connects. “Real Men of Jesus” – the overzealous evangelizer:

Spotted by Marcel

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…like a duck takes to water! Well, not so much. These rescue ducks had never been in water. Time for their first swimming lesson…

Spotted by my friend Tom

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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