Bible Studies, book discussions, what are you doing to spread the Word of God? Maybe we can learn some from our other Catholic friends during this carnival. Yes, yes this is the same address for the carnival as last week, but all new and fresh submissions, I promise! So, rub your eyes, pinch your arm, and put your reading glasses back on...right side up this time, and prepare to be amazed and surprised! Thanks to all for another great bunch of reads! Without further ado:
Jean, from Catholic Fire, is a reviewer for the The Catholic Company and shares her recent review with us called, "Heaven's Song, Sexual love as it was meant to be." Christopher West is an amazing author and counsellor who has studies John Paul II's Theology of the Body completely, here he has written about recently discovered hidden talks of Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body. It's due out in September. THANKS, Jean, can't wait to buy this one!
Lionel has some orders, do you think they might be for you as well? Well, let's see in his post this week, "Lord, How do I serve you?" Wow, was he told!! I have been having this same conversation with our Lord, too. Lionel! I need to hang with you for awhile! Thanks for the share.
Jane Marcoux shares with us this week is a lovely post, The Cat Who Came To Bible Study posted at Building the Ark. where she tells us about one of her feline residents and the interest he causes during her bible study group meetings. Thank, Jane!
The readings were very powerful this weekend, Denise shares a wonderful discussion on them in her post Better than a Gold Medal posted at Catholic Matriarch in my Domestic Church aka Catholic Mom.
K T Cat presents Charity Without Morality posted at The Scratching Post.
Book reviews are another great way to pass on the faith, Ruth was surprised by this book and wrote a review on it in her post, "Christ the Lord - Out of Egypt." She has been blogging since 2005, but I only met her this week, which goes to show you how important these carnivals are! THanks, Ruth
While we are at this catechesis thing, some of the fruits of our labor is a better understanding of God and learning to trust Him more and more. Sarah, from Snoring Scholar, gives us something of true value that we all can use in her post, "Difficult People." Even thought we have to deal with one or two of them periodically, remember that maybe, just maybe we ourselves could be that difficult person someone else is having to deal with......whoa.
ChristianPF presents “In God we trust” on our bills? posted at Christian Financial Help. Well, actually as of Monday at 10 am 78% want to keep the "In God We Trust" on our currency. We are truly a blessed nation. Thanks Christian.
Michelle, from Quantum Theology, discovers a gift hidden in a dust cloud in her post, "Grace in the Dust." There is a simple surprise in life that finds us in our everyday space, God's gift of grace.
As Jesuit scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote in The Divine Milieu, “By means of all created things … the divine assails us, penetrates us and moulds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, whereas in fact we live steeped in its burning layers.”What a share, Michelle, thank you!
This next submission is a dozy as it makes me just want to throw up! The political arena has been lit up by some EXTREMELY useless, cafeteria Catholics for years, and this interview with Nancy Pelosi is just one more sad example of how we have failed to teach the faith in the last generation. Thanks Christine, from A Catholic View, for your post, "Nancy Pelosi denies Catholicism Opposes Abortion."
Kathy, a child's hero, shares with us the deeply disturbing situation with China's population laws in her post, "Sometime Tears Are the only Answer" in which she discusses her Catholic worldview on babies, truth, love, human concern and let's face it, Motherly devotion.....DID YOU HEAR THAT, NANCY Pelosi!!??
Next is some of the stuff faith is being nurtured by, some real proof of Christ's life and human presence. Thanks for Evann, Homeschoolgoodies, shares with us a study close to her heart, The Shroud: Science meets faith."
Last week I attended a double lecture given by Dr. Avinoam Danin and Dr. Petrus Soons on the Shroud of Turin: The Shroud of Turin: the Holographic Experience and Botany of the Shroud of Turin, respectively.
This is so interesting, thanks Evann!
Masheed, shares a post, "What's wrong with pornography" which he discusses a book he read and the sad outcome which bears repeating the moral of the story. Thanks for the book review.
and finally, I'll close with this, Kevin Miller's reflection on Sunday's (8/24) reading, The Saving Mystery of the Church, in which he says:
Let us give God thanks and praise for this divine gift of the Church, including the papacy.
Amen to that! God bless you all and see you at the next carnival!