Archives for April 2011

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 […]

Torn temple curtain

Top Story Roundup: The big story today is the torn temple curtain. An earthquake felt last Friday at 3:00pm triggered a complete tear of the heavy fabric separating the Holy of Holies within the temple complex. Engineers speculate that poor workmanship may be to blame. The leading theory is that a manufacturing flaw near the top, stressed by the material’s weight and the quake shaking, may have led to the damage. In unrelated news, the blasphemous Jesus of Nazareth was crucified.

Good Friday

It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said […]

Baltimore Catechism: first parents and their fall

2011.04.19 Baltimore Catechism: first parents and their fall [Baltimore Catechism] Lesson 5 39Q. Who were the first man and woman? A. The first man and woman were Adam and Eve. In the beginning God created all things; something particular on each of the six days of Creation. (Gen. 1). On the first day He made […]

Elsewhere: unions and social justice

A clear principal of Catholic social justice teaching is the right for workers to join together in a union. This teaching is intended to bring fairness in employer / employee relations. Throughout history, there are many examples where employers exploited employees as they seek to maximize profits. Employees have been subjected to very long work […]

Baltimore Catechism: on creation

2011.04.12 Baltimore Catechism: on creation [Baltimore Catechism] Lesson 4 This lesson treats of God bringing everything into existence. The chief things created may be classed as follows: (1) The things that simply exist, as rocks, and minerals – gold, silver, iron, etc. (2) Things that exist, grow, and live like plants and trees. (3) Things […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #27)

This week: A failed abortion yields life, pro-aborts say pro-lifers are “hateful” and “extremists” – you judge, not all governments align themselves with the culture of death, a glimpse into the folks we encounter in public, elementary school principal has determined that Jesus name is “offensive,” kids and the technology you used. — 1 — […]