7 Quick Takes Friday (set #5)

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:

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It is often difficult for most people to attend daily Mass with jobs and family obligations. I highly recommend it when you can, perhaps when you are taking a vacation day. One thing you will notice is there are far fewer people present than on Sunday. That does not mean the church is any less full. Mass brings heaven and earth together, so fewer people simply makes more room for the angels and saints!

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Along the same lines, when was the last time you went to Adoration? If the answer is “never,” why not consider spending some quality time with your Lord and Savior? You can spend as little or as much time as you like, but I recommend that you put aside at least 30 minutes as it will go very quickly. MassTimes.org lists churches in your area and which ones have adoration (if yours does not).

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Which brings me to today’s quote:

In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.

Pope Benedict XVI

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As the true nature of the sex scandal in society is realized – teachers, coaches, scout masters and others will be more and more prejudged much as our priests have been. The perverted, criminal sins of a few will also reflect poorly upon their entire organizations. It will similarly be unfair to what priests and the Church have suffered. The vast majority of these people are providing selfless services to our children. Let’s pray that the bad apples are quickly found and removed, but also remember to honor the organizations and individuals who provide selfless services for the benefit of our children.

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Deacon John reminded me that Latin is a dead language and that is a good thing! Latin is no longer developed or evolved so it is a great language to express something that should never change. The truth never changes so Latin is a great means of documenting it.

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I write on topics that pique my interest more or less at random. What would you like to see covered? Is there some area of Catholic beliefs that you would like a short, straightforward piece on? It doesn’t matter to me if you are Catholic or not! Drop me a note.

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You have seen this on bumper stickers:

God is my co-Pilot.

A good “answer” to it is the following bumper sticker:

If God is your co-pilot, you’re in the wrong seat!

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