Monday, April 23, 2007

Catholic Carnival 116: Pearls of Wisdom

Catholic intellectuals abound in the blogosphere in many divergent areas of thought. Catholic bloggers are engaging the culture of death; Tom O'Toole in Fighting Irish Tom comments on the historic Partial-birth Abortion ruling handed down by the Supreme Court this week. Elena at My Domestic Church questions the logic of those who see Partial Birth Abortion as necessary to preserve a woman's health. Nurse Ratched's Place discovers sanctity among the patients of the psych ward. Was Pope Pius XII a Friend of the Nazis? is a question often asked in our anti-Catholic culture, which is answered by at DeoOmnisGloria. In his blog, The Good News Fr. Ben Hawley, SJ, joins the debate over the feminization of the Church, in his post, The Church a Man Can Love.
Catholics exalt the virtues of motherhood, from Sarah at Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering reflects on her mother-in-law's special place in her daughter's heart in "Nanny's Halo", to Jen at Daughter of the King explains how reading Genevieve Kineke's book, The Authentic Catholic Woman helped her grow in appreciation of her vocation as a woman to be a spiritual mother, and has joined Catholic mothers online. Redneck Woman at Postscripts from the Catholic Spitfire Grill asks us if we have told our children how important the sacraments are to us. She offers a suggestion that we spend time before the Blessed Sacrament in prayer for vocations to the priesthood. At To Jesus Through Mary Edward marks April 20th as the day he received the most wonderful news about his future.

Where does all this spiritual insight originate? Catholic bloggers reveal the sources of their wisdom.Kicking Over My Traces is fascinated with the mystery of God as explained in the classic by Frank Sheed, Theology and Sanity. Melissa, a brand new blogger says, on a third way that she is learning to "be still and know that I am God" in front of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Esther at Mount Carmel Bloggers quotes from the saints about the importance of purity of soul before one receives Holy Communion. St Teresa of Avila's words of wisdom are the subject of a post from Jean at Catholic Fire . Thomas at Una Sancta reflects on how Catholics view the Communion of Saints.
Some faithful Catholic theologians are expounding on the great questions of faith in the blogosphere; Kevin E. Miller at Heart, Mind, and Strength, discusses the disciples reaction to seeing Our Lord after His resurrection, and what our reaction to our encounter of Him in the Sacred Liturgy should be. A Song Not Scored for Breathing has the sixth in a series of Resurrection meditations. Moneybags at A Catholic Life explains the new translation of the Mass and offers links to Fr. John Zuhlsdorf for further enlightenment. 50 Days After reflects on the Magnificat. Joe, the catechist at Ho Kai Paulos tackles the difference between Catholic and Protestant interpretation of the Second Commandment. Kevin E. Miller says it best in Heart, Mind and Strength "Through faith, worship, and evangelization, and acceptance of suffering for the Gospel, then, let us, too, respond to the risen Christ, in the liturgy and in the world, and come to share in his perfect and everlasting glory in heaven."


Athanasis Contra Mundum said...

Thanks for another great Carnival!

Leticia said...

You are quite welcome, contra. I have learned a lot from these wonderful posts.I'll see you at my other blog; Causa Nostrae Laetitiae for another carnival soon.

Anonymous said...

My sister,

Wonderful post. I was wondering if you would be intrested in joing Mount Carmel Bloggers as a team member? We would love your style, and orthodoxy. We discuss a range of subjects and you seem to have something. If intrested, just shoot me an email at Thanks, & God bless you!

Leticia said...

I would be honored, you have a great blog!