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The Friday Link Fry – Beside Restful Waters edition

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 107 Mass readings from (USCCB) [Audio]

Sixteenth Sunday, Ordinary Time—July 22, 2012 Gayle Somers (Scripture Speaks)

July 22nd 2012 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Dr. Scott Hahn (St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology) [Audio]

"Like sheep without a shepherd" - A metaphor for war, and the spiritual combat by Father Ryan Erlenbush on (TNTM)

Jesus, the Compassionate Shepherd of God Fr. Thomas Rosica (salt + light)

Saint Margaret of Antioch

St. Margaret of Antioch - July 20 St. Lawrence of Brindisi - July 21 St. Mary Magdelene - July 22 St. Bridget of Sweden - July 23 St. John Boste - July 24

One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. He was betrayed, arrested, and taken to London. There he was crippled on the rack and returned to Dryburn near Durham. On July 24, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered.

Sts. Joachim and Anne Parents of Our Lady - July 26 (Catholic Online Saint of the Day)

Reflection: Feast of Saints Ann and Joachim, First Holy Family of Nazareth ( Are the Gospels Historical? Fr. Dwight Longenecker (Standing on my Head) Prayer, Our Constant Occupation Father Andre Lour, OCSO Little by little we must advance on the road to prayer. (CERC)

G. K. Chesterton on "The Patriotic Idea" an excerpt posted on (Ignatius Press)

The scepticism of the last two centuries has attacked patriotism as it has attacked all the other theoretic passions of mankind, and in the case of patriotism the attack has been interesting and respectable because it has come from a set of modern writers who are not mere sceptics, but who really have an organic belief in philosophy and politics. Tolstoy, perhaps the greatest of living Europeans, has succeeded in founding a school which, whatever its faults (and they are neither few nor small), has all the characteristics of a great religion. Like a great religion, it is positive, it is public, above all, it is paradoxical. The Tolstoyan enjoys asserting the hardest parts of his belief with that dark and magnificent joy which has been unknown in the world for nearly four hundred years. He enjoys saying, “No man should strike a blow even to defend his country,” in the same way that Tertullian enjoyed saying,“Credo quia impossible.”

Chesterton and the Great Heresy of Our Time (First Things)

In an interview with Vatican Radio, Father Ian Boyd, President of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture, explained why Chesterton’s writings are more powerful now than when he published them:

“What strikes me most of all in reading Chesterton is that his real audience is today’s audience. When he wrote, the things he described must have seemed fantastic to his contemporaries, but we live in a time when we’ve seen his prophecies fulfilled. I think really Chesterton therefore is a writer, a journalist, who speaks it chiefly to us. I was thinking for example of a comment he made a long time ago, when he said that the next great heresy is going to be an attack on morality, and especially on sexual morality. He said not to be so afraid of the Russians and the Bolsheviks. He said, ‘The madness of tomorrow is far more in Manhattan than in Moscow.’”

“He believed that a consumerist culture had a greater power to undermine morality than any totalitarian system. He said when real evil comes, it always comes from within.”

Will the Decline in Marriage Mean a Decline in Political Power for Mothers? (The Atlantic)

Fr. Barron comments on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen – Wasting Your Life, Part 2 of 3

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