7 Quick Takes Friday (set #207)

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. For everyone doubting themselves, Leah Darrow shares the simple truth. Looking away from evil – we have seen it before. An amazing duet, from 2 kids under 10. Don’t be manipulated by the PC agenda-driven crowd, wish people “Merry Christmas!” A 1967 look into the future. A very well done political parody.

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New Evangelists Monthly

Issue #48, December 2016, of New Evangelists Monthly is ready for your enjoyment! Scores of faithful Catholic bloggers have contributed their very best pieces from November. Contributing authors this month include: Fr. Stephen Morris, Shannon, Stephen Korsman, Chris Capolino, Matthew Coffin, Brian Gill, Fr. Ben Hadrich, Christina Nagy, Dave Wanat, Ellen Kolb, Virginia Lieto, Dn. Scott Dodge, Jennifer Short, Claire McGarry, Melanie Jean Juneau, Monica McConkey, Tucker Cordani, Nancy Shuman, Barbara Szyszkiewicz, John Schroeder, AnneMarie, Tony Agnesi, Vijaya Bodach, Susan Stabile, Rick Becker, Larry T, Michael Seagriff, Dn. John Donaghy, Rich Maffeo, Carolyn Astfalk, David Wong, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Vinny Carr, Lisa Laverty, David Torkington, Blythe Kaufman, Tom Perna, De Maria, Carissa Douglas, Fr. Chori Jonathin Seraiah, Leslie Klinger, Larry Peterson, Fr. Errol Fernandes, Barbara Hosbach, Thomas and Deborah Richard, Alexandrina Brant, Fr. Richard DeLillio, Kirby Hoberg, Christian Miraglia, Elizabeth Reardon, Erin Cupp, Lyn Mettler, Bartimaeus Timeo, Allison Howell, Deanna Babineau, Bonnie Way, Jeff Walker, Margaret Felice, Fr. Adrian Danker, Fr. Juan Velez, Dn. Allen Tatara, Robert Collins, Aaron Martin, Alicia, Tom Smith, Sr. Maresa Lilley, Rick Rice and Jen.

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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Leah Darrow powerfully presents truth.

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Bad stuff happening? Just Sing a Little Louder:

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6 year-old Celine Tam and 9 year-old Jeffrey Li sing Josh Groban’s You Raise Me Up in this viral video, viewed over 34 million times:

(Annoyingly, you may have to click-thru to watch. Also – Steve Harvey interviewed them a year later here.)

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Dennis Prager, a practicing Jew, examines how people of other religions are offended when somebody wishes them “Merry Christmas.” They are not, of course. This is not about offending people of other religions but rather a campaign to stamp religion (particularly Christianity) out of society.

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Looking over 30 years ahead, this film predicts what life for a typical family will be like — in 1999.

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The Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years is a well done political parody. To avoid heads exploding, I respectfully suggest that my staunchly liberal friends skip it.


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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