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The Friday Link Fry – The Good Shepherd Edition

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ The King Lectionary: 160 (Sunday's Mass readings on USCCB)

Feast of Christ the King—November 20, 2011 (Scripture Speaks) The universe turns upon a cup of water given to the little ones – Solemnity of Christ the King, Biblical Reflection for the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time A (salt + light)

Pontiff Explains Messianic Significance of Psalm 110 Says Christ Is Model of True Royalty (Zenit)

November 18 - St. Rose Philippine Duchesne November 19 - St. Agnes of Assisi November 22 - St. Cecilia (

QUAERITUR: When during Mass should people strike their breasts? (WDTPRS?)

Not One Thin Dime (The American Catholic links to Reform CCHD Now)

Well, I see at Mass this morning an insert was placed in the bulletin for the annual appeal for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and therefore it is time for me to renew my annual request that no Catholic contribute one thin dime to this pernicious and wrong-headed begathon.

It’s Time to Say Good-bye to the Girl Scouts (Catholic Lane)

who can turn down the savory pleasures to be found in every box of Thin Mints and Samoas and Savannahs?

Well, I can.

The moral dialogue continues Science Fiction author Orson Scott Card in (The Deseret News)

Suffering Dr. Peter Kreeft on (CERC)

Movies Sound Cooler In Latin (Acts of the Apostasy)

My God, My God. Why Hast Thou Left The Gun And Taken The Cannoli? Pat Archbold on (NCR)

Occupiers, Wayseers, and the Catholic Church Marc Barnes on (Catholic Lane)

Killing Your Neighbor’s Cow: The Defining Sin of Our Times Chuck Colson on (Catholic Exchange courtesy of BreakPoint)

An old Russian joke tells about a poor peasant whose better-off neighbor has just gotten a cow. In his anguish, the peasant cries out to God for relief from his distress. When God replies and asks him what he wants him to do, the peasant replies, “Kill the cow.”

Nuns with gun

Paris Photo: Nuns Shooting Guns, Captured on Polaroid (American Photo Magazine)

Is Newt Gingrich America's Churchill? (The American Spectator)

A Modern Pieta (Deep Calls On Deep)

Caravaggio: A Catholic Artist? (salt + light blog)

What is perhaps the most remarkable about Caravaggio is the seeming schizophrenia in the life and work of the renowned artist. Many, upon contemplating his paintings would probably come away convinced of Caravaggio’s saintly disposition or of his profound devotion to the mysteries of the Christian faith. Then they’d learn about his life. Then disbelief would set in along with the overwhelming inclination to make excuses for this brilliant yet, apparently troubled man.

A Curriculum of Toys (MAKE: Magazine)

Former Anglican sisters are now a Catholic order (Ignatius Insight Scoop quotes from The Baltimore Sun)

The All Saints' Sisters of the Poor left the Episcopal Church for the Roman Catholic Church two years ago. By a decree from the Vatican, they are now an official diocesan priory, or order, the same designation carried by the School Sisters of Notre Dame or the Daughters of Charity.

Commando Catholicism… (The Crescat)

You know, not everyone has the time to volunteer at soup kitchens, hand-knit blankets for the homeless, and bake home made pastries for the church bazaar. This used to cause me an endless amount of grief and guilt, that some how I was failing at being a good Catholic woman.

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