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The Friday Link Fry—My Lord And My God Edition

How a Tucson storm started the Phoenix haboob (KOLD TV Tucson)

The Brave New World of Friendship (Deacon Greg Kandra on Patheos)

Thanks to Facebook, many of us have more friends than we know. But how can thousands of friendships be meaningful?

NFP and the Telos of Sex (Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk on CERC)

Married Catholics today often struggle to understand the moral difference between using contraceptives to avoid a pregnancy and using natural family planning (NFP).

The Largest Cheating Scandal in U.S. History (Joe Carter on First Thoughts; Joe links to TIME)

At least 178 teachers and principals at nearly four dozen schools in Atlanta have been implicated in what is likely the largest cheating scandal in U.S. history to date.

Too Little Risk is Risky for Kids (FREE-RANGE Kids' Lenore links to Rethinking Childhood)

Peter Kreeft on Ten Forgotten and Uncommon Insights Into Evil from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. (40 minute lecture on MP3 at PeterKreeft.com. Vivificat via Carl Olson at Ignatius Insight )

Violent Video Games and the Rights of Parents (Abp. Charles J. Chaput On The Square)

Changes in the rubrics for music in the new, corrected translation. (Fr. Z. at WDTPRS links to The Chant Cafe)

How to Be Immodest About Modesty (Simcha Fischer on NCR) Starts with this one:

1. Praising chastity in such glowing terms that the windows fog up.

All Great Spirituality is Subversive (Donald Miller)

One woman's journey to healing through motherhood and 10 Romantic At-Home Date Night Ideas (both from Jennifer's Favorite Links)

Readings for Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (USCCB)

Reflections on the readings for The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Scripture Speaks)

St. Thomas the Apostle's feast day was July 3rd (Saint of the Day at American Catholic)

Fr. Tim Finigan from The Hermeneutic of Continuity has added a new blogger to his blogroll: Charlie J, twelve years old, has started a blog called Chalices and Chasubles.

Bishop Martin Marty Apostle to the Sioux

Apostle to the Sioux (Donald R. McClarey on The American Catholic)

During his approximately 59 years on this Earth it is probable that the Sioux chieftan Sitting Bull met only one white man he trusted implicitly:  Martin Marty.

Joe Carter's eclectic weekly linkfest at First Thoughts called "Thirty Three Things" is an inspiration to this fry cook, check it out.

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