7 Quick Takes Friday (set #170)

This week: The May issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. A video of encouragement for all you overworked moms from Igniter Media. A beautiful video tribute to a mom from Teleflora. The joy of…   cows, when released to pasture for the first time after a long winter. An Australian emergency ward has an unexpected, late night visitor. Skiff and AJ discover the sanctuary. Berlin 70 years ago (summer 1945), a rare color HD glimpse right after WWII.

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #29, May 2015, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from April. Contributing authors this month include: Virginia Lieto, Christian LeBlanc, Larry Fox, Susan Fox, Rick Becker, Blythe Kaufman, Sarah Thèrése, Adam Crawford, Mike Landry, Joseph Shaw, Jenn Tatum, Stephen Korsman, Molly Oshatz, Mallory Hoffman, Elizabeth Reardon, Rich Maffeo, Barbara Szyszkiewicz, David Wong, Nancy Ward, Nancy Shuman, Larry T, Reese Cumming, Frank Rega, John Schroeder, Sr. Margaret Obrovac, Matthew Plese, Andy McNutt, Fr. Chori Jonathin Seraiah, MC, Chris Capolino, John Donaghy, Fr. Ben Hadrich, David Torkington, Dn. Scott Dodge, Lyn Mettler, Ruth Ann Pilney, Emily Hartung, Dave Wanat, Leslie Klinger, Jamie Jo, Larry Peterson, Ebeth Weidner, Melanie Jean Juneau, Matt McCormick, Julian Barkin, Tony Agnesi, Rose O’Donnell, Tara, Bartimaeus Timeo, Laura McAlister, Alexandrina Brant, Michael Seagriff, Lisa Laverty, Fr. Adrian Danker, Fr. John Corrigan, Lisa Ponchak, Carolyn Astfalk, Kevin Shaw, Emily Borman, Roxane Salonen, RJ Martin, Laura Pearl, Drusilla, Ruth Curcuru, Jessica and Manny Archuleta, Fr. Tucker Cordani, Billie Jo Stoltz, Melissa Overmyer, Kim Padan, Shannon Vandaveer, Allen Hebert, Barbara Hosbach, Debbie Gaudino, Ron Moffat, Barbara Schoeneberger, Jennifer Hansen, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Joe LaCombe, Robert Collins, Ishmael Alighieri, Monica McConkey, Tara Baker, Fr. Gilles Surprenant, Matthew Coffin, Gregory Watson, Rick Rice, Rita Buettner, Morgan McFarlin, Shannon Evans, Tracy Smith, Fr. Errol Fernandes and Tom Perna.

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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Happy Mother’s Day (Sunday)! Igniter Media offers this encouragement to you overworked moms:

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Of course, Mother’s Day is a big commercial opportunity too. Even so, some advertisements are exceptional such as this one from Teleflora:

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Spring brings Easter, Mother’s Day, new life. People are not God’s only creatures who celebrate the season! Over the winter, dairy cows remain inside. Imagine their happiness when they are finally left out. Cows are not known for joyous emotional displays, but watch this as they first return to the great outdoors:

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Speaking of animal antics, late one night recently a hospital in Australia had a koala bear wander into the emergency room to check it out:

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Skiff and AJ continue to explore the interior of a church. In their latest episode (#5), the look at the sanctuary. Yea, I know it is basic, but may be of interest to my non-Catholic readers.

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Finally, let’s jump back 70 years to the summer of 1945 when WWII had just ended. Our boys were returning home to normalcy, but Europe had a lot of rebuilding to do. Here is newly released HD color footage of Berlin and other German cities (great at full-screen):


Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was begun by Jennifer Fulwiler and is now continued by Kelly Mantoan. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Kelly for hosting this project!

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