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The Friday Link Fry – The Lepanto edition

Lepanto (The American Catholic) http://youtu.be/5pFY8B6vgPI

At the hour of the battle, and this fact is very well attested, the Pope was talking to some cardinals in Rome. He abruptly ceased the conversation, opened a window and looked heavenward. He then turned to the cardinals and said: ”It is not now a time to talk any more upon business; but to give thanks to God for the victory he has granted to the arms of the Christians.” So that Catholics would never forget Lepanto and the intercession of Mary, he instituted the feast of Our Lady of Victory.

"A Plea to Atheists" by Marc Barnes on (CMR)

5 Ways Opening the Door for Women Can Go Terribly Wrong by Marc Barnes on (Patheos)

The Language of Beauty - part 4: Words and Things Peter Kreeft on (CERC)

The Decline in Vocations: Celibacy Isn’t the Issue (The American Catholic)

The Attack On Franciscan University (CMR)

Ken Blackwell, a columnist at Townhall, takes on the virulently anti-Catholic Obama administration and his designated doer of evil, HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius.

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time- October 9, 2011 (Scripture Speaks)

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 142 (USCCB)

October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary (American Catholic)

(WDTPRS) POLL: How do you pray the Rosary? – REVISITED

Make the most of your daily Rosary! (Fr. Erlenbush on TNTM)

SDG Reviews 'The Way' (NCR)

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez travel the ancient pilgrimage route together and finish their journey of faith with a flourish.

A New Translation and an Old Fight (First Things)

For most Protestants in America, “Church shopping” has become a staple of religious life, and this is no less true for Catholics, on the parish level at least. Once the shopping is done, we settle into our regular communities, and have very little experience of the different ways our co-religionists practice the faith. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, each in our own worlds.

Swan Song for Swings? (FreeRangeKids)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-9m2BF3i1M&feature=player_embedded

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