The Friday Link Fry – The Talents Edition
What Makes Those “Conservative Catholics” Tick? (American Catholic)
Supreme Court to Decide Issue of Women Priests? (Jimmy Akin on NCR)
Being Human in an Age of Unbelief Abp. Charles Chaput on (Public Discourse)
It’s important for our own integrity and the integrity of our country to fight for our pro-life convictions in the public square. Anything less is a kind of cowardice. But it’s even more important to live what it means to be genuinely human and “pro-life” by our actions—fidelity to God; love for spouse and children; loyalty to friends; generosity to the poor; honesty and mercy in dealing with others; trust in the goodness of people; discipline and humility in demanding the most from ourselves.
I was taught what C. S. Lewis calls “mere Christianity,” essentially the Bible. But no one reads the Bible as an extraterrestrial or an angel; our church community provides the colored glasses through which we read, and the framework, or horizon, or limits within which we understand. My “glasses” were of Dutch Reformed Calvinist construction, and my limiting framework stopped very far short of anything “Catholic!”
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time—November 13, 2011 (Scripture Speaks)
In some places through history Martinmass was a time of real celebration. It marked the time when the new wine was ready and the harvest was in and also it stood not too long before Advent, a fasting time.
Black must come back (in the Liturgy) Father Ryan Erlenbush on (TNTM)
Only in America 2012: Nurses Must Sue to Stop Being Forced to Help With Abortions (MereComments links to WorldNet Daily)
A dozen nurses have filed a lawsuit against a hospital run by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey over a plan that would coerce them to help with abortions, and they want an injunction right away as the hospital has scheduled them to be in the operating rooms as early as Friday.
O captain, my captain Alan Jacobs writing for (The American Scene)
For me, the question that looms largest about the Penn State sexual-abuse scandal is this: How could someone see a man raping a child and fail to intervene? Fail even to call 911?
The Impact of Over-Sexualization of Girls (Aggie Catholics)
In 2007 the American Psychological Association issued an eye-opening report that scares me, as the father of four little girls. It is entitled the Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls.
Temptation: What is it and When Does it Become Sin? (Aggie Catholics)