7 Quick Takes Friday (set #203)

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Grassroots Films is releasing a wonderful new film on the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. One 90 year old man has been single-handedly building a cathedral for the last 53 years. Lutheran Satire pokes fun at the absurdity of radical feminism. Video snap-shots from World Youth Day. Why does God let bad things happen? Which causes more selfishness: socialism or capitalism?

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #44, August 2016, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from July. Contributing authors this month include: Matthew Coffin, Chris Capolino, Nancy Ward, Birgit Jones, Tracy Smith, Matthew Plese, Joseph Shaw, Denise Hunnell, Stephen Korsman, Dave Wanat, Kathleen Laplante, Roxane Salonen, Tony Agnesi, Nancy Shuman, Carissa Douglas, Larry T, Rick Becker, Blythe Kaufman, Michael Seagriff, Vijaya Bodach, Frank Rega, Bartimaeus Timeo, Elizabeth Reardon, Larry Peterson, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Allen Hebert, Barbara Hosbach, Mike Landry, Rich Maffeo, Fr. Stephen Morris, Mary Keane, Kirby Hoberg, Alicia, Leslie Klinger, John Schroeder, Carolyn Astfalk, David Wong, Ellen Kolb, Thomas and Deborah Richard, Fr. Adrian Danker, Christina Nagy, Fr. Errol Fernandes, Robert Collins, Claire McGarry, James Milliken, Jenn Tatum, Fr. Richard DeLillio, David Cooney, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Pat and Nicole Padley, Jeff Walker, Catherine Prady, Tom Perna, Bonnie Way, Tom Zampino, Rick Rice, Katie O’Keefe, John Russell, Virginia Lieto, Amy Wiggin, Jennifer Elia, Justin Soutar, Margaret Felice, Susan Stabile and Ebeth Weidner.

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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Grassroots Films will release a new documentary film next month: Outcasts. It follows the ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, taking 10 years to produce. Here is the trailer:

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The movie Field of Dreams popularized following a crazy dream, promising “if you build it, he will come”. That could also be the motto of Don Justo (Justo Gallego Martínez) who has been building Nuestra Señora del Pilar, a cathedral outside of Madrid — by himself — for 53 years.

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The wacky folks at Lutheran Satire have produced another wonderful video! This one is entitled A Christian and a Feminist Almost Agree on Stuff:

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Ascension Presents has about two dozen on-the-ground videos covering World Youth Day. Here is a sample:

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Does God really make bad things happen, even in order to bring a greater good? Fr. Mike Schmitz looks at this common misunderstanding:

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Dennis Prager looks at selfishness, comparing socialism and capitalism.


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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