This week: Two great videos on what it means to be Catholic, from a young perspective. A touching story on organ donation. A picture of the Mass, in difficult circumstances. A case for communion on the tongue? A politician who actually “gets” Catholic social teaching.
Joseph K. put together this very nice video for a young Catholic group:
The folks at Life Teen do a lot of good work, applicable not just to our children but all of us. Here is a piece they did on the Armor of God:
13 year old Taylor Storch died in a ski accident. Her parents, Todd and Tara donated her organs to help 5 other people. Taylor’s heart saved a mother of 3. It has been a long time since Taylor’s parents heard the strong beat of that precious heart:
This incredible picture was featured in Latin Mass Magazine sometime in 2008 or 2009. It appears to depict a Solemn High Mass somewhere in bombed-out Germany. The best description of the scene is at Gottesdienst Online (an LCMS Lutheran blog) entitled Real Worship. They describe it beautifully (also with interesting comments from Lutheran clergy).
Communion in the hand or on the tongue? What’s the big deal?
Faithful Catholics should vote neither Democrat nor Republican, but “Catholic.” That is, for candidates who are closest to our genuine teaching regardless if they are Catholic themselves or not. (There are countless pro-death politicians who profess the faith so obviously, being Catholic per se is no indicator.) Here is someone who truly understands:
Elizabeth Esther kindly hosts a feature she calls The Saturday Evening Blog Post. Published monthly every first Saturday, it features the best post in the preceding month on each of a few dozen Christian blogs. The “best” entries are chosen by the authors themselves (so they should know!).
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!