7 Quick Takes Friday (set #118)

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly featuring a record number of contributions is ready for your perusal. Outside da Box hits it out of the park with their new video. Moms, are you satisfied with your parenting? Do miracles actually happen? A new upcoming film from Blackstone Films: Unnatural Law. Must we repeat tragic history / does truth matter at all? Passing a proposal for healthy treats by some critics.

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New Evangelists Monthly

Have you seen this new Catholic resource?

Issue #11, November 2013, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from October. This month brought these great topics: complacency, eye in heaven, pursuit, blessing, purgatory, Emmaus, missions, publishing, all souls, Catholic Gospel, Hail Mary, discernment, beer pizza, little teachings, book review, swinging beads, salvation, Mary’s peace, true gold, Halloween, Pier Giorgio, indifference, Mother of God, not shaming, being Catholic, the Word, St. Michael, the path, fertility, a hymn, animals, veneration, everyday life, listen up, white space, Amalekites, curiosities, forgetting?, indwells, children’s Rosary, forgiveness, last Gospels, last things, feminist, straight, obedient stars, Tridentine fallacy, non-defensive, Ba’al?, St. Jude, prayer life, healing, Lou Reed, BSA solution, priceless, miscarriages, confusion, reformed, roses, marriage, La Leche, sequins, negation, Dr. of prayer, Byzantine, addiction, standing w/saints, feminism, prejudices, reformation, Nowa Huta, survivor, faith, prison, a week, readings, sharing faith, anti-life law, returned, a poem, Church names, St. Martin, teaching children, freedom, women, settling, celibacy, Rosary, envy, sobriety, perseverance, humble, stork and 33 weeks.

This monthly “meta-magazine” showcases faithful Catholicism from theology to family life and “everything in between.” Enjoy it now at NewEvangelists.org.

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I have previously featured a couple other Outside da Box videos (here and here). I would say this new one is their best, but I am quite partial to this story. On the road to Emmaus Jesus broke open the word, broke bread and sent his disciples – exactly the same at every Catholic Mass since then.

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Moms, how are you doing? Are you satisfied with your parenting? How would you rate yourself?

Some moms were asked to describe themselves as mothers. Their answers are not very encouraging. Then their kids were recorded answering the same questions. The moms came back, bracing for the worst.

Spotted by Matthew Archbold

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Did miracles ever happen? Do they still happen? (Yes, of course – all the time.) The Sophia Institute is releasing a book by Patricia Treece: Nothing Short of a Miracle.

Spotted by Russ Rentler

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Blackstone Films has released a trailer on their upcoming Unnatural Law film. Fr. John Hollowell offers background on the project here. Fr. Hollowell donated $3,000 of his own money to this project.

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Now more than ever, Americans should stop their unbridled enthusiasm for their beloved political parties and think. What is our almost certain future, based on history? Does the truth matter at all to us?

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This cute commercial proposes healthy Halloween treats. Kids consider them and give their verdict.

Spotted by Matthew Archbold

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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