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The Friday Link Fry—Phillies–Padres Edition

Bad at NFP and Proud! (Jennifer Fulwiler on NCR)

The Booth at the End and Our Faustian Selves (Joseph Susanka on Patheos) Thanks, Rob D.

Eucharistic Addiction (Bad Catholic) Thanks, April Y.

VIDEO: Introduction to Catholicism 101 (Michael Barber for The Sacred Page)

Readings for Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (USCCB)

Scripture Speaks post on this week's readings.

A Question About Virginity (Mark Shea answers a readers question on NCR)

'Reading as Therapy' by Timothy Aubry (A Bookforum review by way of Alan Jacobs' more than 95 theses)

Survey Says Catholic Parishes Larger But Fewer (Gulf Coast Catholic links to a report at

Exclusive interview with Archbishop Charles Chaput (John Allen on National Catholic Reporter via Man with Black Hat)

Archbishop Chaput Moved to Philadelphia (Zenit)

A Principled Charity (Abp. Charles J. Chaput on CERC)

Video interviews with Archbp. Chaput (WDTPRS?)

My Advice For Abp. Chaput. Don't Take Advice. (Pat Archbold on CMR)

Chaput in First Things (an index of articles)

Such Sadness. Leiby Kletzky, R.I.P. (Lenore Skenazy at Free Range Kids comments on the murder of a child in Brooklyn)

Can Romance Novels Hurt Your Heart? (Russell D. Moore on CERC)

Saint of the Day - July 22: St. Mary Magdalene (American Catholic)

Except for the mother of Jesus, few women are more honored in the Bible than Mary Magdalene. Yet she could well be the patron of the slandered, since there has been a persistent legend in the Church that she is the unnamed sinful woman who anointed the feet of Jesus in Luke 7:36-50.

Pornarchy (Touchstone links to Baptist Press)

Among the findings Krueger cites from various surveys about the nation's pornography plague: -- 12 percent of all Web content is pornographic in nature.

"Sometimes memories creep into my mind from my days inside Planned Parenthood. ..." ( via Carl Olson's Insight Scoop)

One Physician Confronts the Abortion Industry (Catholic Vote)

My Thoughts on Things (HE Adopted Me First)

A Prayer For Perseverance (Catholic Prayers)

Lord Jesus Christ, I believe in You as my God and my Saviour. Make me more faithful to Your Gospel and commandments. By sharing in the Eucharist, may I come to live more fully in the life You have given me. Keep Your Love alive within my heart and soul so that I may become worthy of You. Teach me to value and be thankful for all of Your Gifts. Help us to strive for eternal life.

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