This Week on the Blog

This Week: 12/5 – 12/11

On the Blog:

Saturday 12/3 – First Saturday of Advent 2016: Take Courage!

Technically, this is “last” week, not “this” week.  It wasn’t meant to be a post, but a short  FB post on an Advent challenge page.  I couldn’t keep the word count down, so it ended up as a post.

What puzzled me about Saturday’s reading was why Lord Jesus would view a people he perceived as “helpless and harassed” as people ready for harvesting.  That’s what I explore in last Saturday’s post.

Thursday 12/8 – Why my Son is Grinching out on Christmas

I really need to write a post about how you can tell you’re on the right track when God … This year I wanted to make Christmas more about Christ and less about Santa Claus (the fake one, not the real Saint Nicholas). I was trying to figure out how to get my son on board when he up and tells me Christmas is too materialistic and there will be no presents.  It’s going to be about love and family.

Twitter and Facebook: #QuoteoftheDay Posts

Quotes from stories I’ve found around the web, mainly from other Catholic bloggers.  If you don’t follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then consider this a weekly roundup.  Just click on the image below the title to read the full article.

Monday

From “Complaint Department” by A.J. Avila, (Click on image below to view article) Image by Jez Timms @Unsplash

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Tuesday

From “Maya Angelou: The Decision that Changed My Life: Keeping My Baby” by Stephen Ertelt @LifeNewsHQ, (Click on image below to view article) Image by Yoori Koo @Unsplash

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Wednesday

From “Thanksgiving Day Homily” by Fr. Cecil, (Click on image below to view article) Image by Ben White @Unsplash

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Thursday

From “Advent Longings” by Fr. Frank Majka, (Click on image below to view article) Image by Joanna Kosinska @Unsplash

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Friday

From “On St. Ignatius and Toiling in the Trenches” by Brianna Heldt, (Click on image below to view article) Image by Giulia Bertelli @Unsplash

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Saturday

From “How to Not Feel Upside Down This Christmas” by James Hahn, (Click on image below to view article) Image by Annie Spratt @Unsplash

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Sunday

From “Introduction to Metaphysics Part One” podcast by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP @ThomisticInst, (Click on image below to view article) Image by Jez Timms @Unsplash

You know you’re on the right track when you’re having a terrible time understanding Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica because you don’t know metaphysics and a lecture series on this subject shows up in your podcast feed.

This quote made me laugh because it was such a huge understatement.

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