CATHOLIC CARNIVAL 145
And I am your Host, Father Valencheck and welcome to Adam’s Ale.
OUTREACH: Here is an interesting invitation: J. over at The So Called Me admits to Catholic Carnivalists that she is an atheist and looking for some comments about her situation in Children Choosing Religion. This might be a good opportunity for Carnivalers to reach out to her and offer her some kind words if she should be searching.
LIFE AFTER DEATH: Catholic Land! "A place where you can revel in the JOY of being Catholic" has a timely post about purgatory during this month in which we are called to pray for the Poor Souls. Purgatory Defined.
APPRECIATING THE MASS: In a world that (perhaps all too legitimately) we find more time to complain about masses than praying and enjoying them, Christine provides us this great article Pray for Me to the Lord Our God over at Domestic Vocation.
FAITH: Adoro Te Devote reminds us that, "there is no greater glory to offer to God than to abandon ourselves and our entire lives into His loving hands." Here is some worthy spiritual reflection entitled What Do You Seek When You Dream of Happiness?
CHURCH AND STATE: Denise poses the question, "The Diocese of Washington DC has decided to convert seven of its grade schools into city charter schools. The diocese will still run these schools but they will remove all religious symbols and discontinue daily prayer in order to qualify for city funds. Is this an appropriate decision?" Read more in Another Twist in the Catholic School Discussion over at Catholic Matriarch in My Domestic Church aka Catholic Mom.
MINISTRIES: What are all the inherit responsibilities of persons who act as ministers at the mass? Ebeth explores this question in depth in A Word about the Mass Celebrated by the People over at A Catholic Mom Climbing the Pillars.
FUNNY PAGES: If you need a little chuckle, join Domini Sumus over at We Belong to the Lord in Toddler Theology.
HELP WANTED: At Kicking Over My Traces we are told of "A valuable online resource for Catholic education is in need of funds."
LOVE AND LIVING: "A reflection of married love, the yearning for romance and intimacy, and how this applies within the "Bride of Christ." Find out more from Heidi's post A Partnership of Love over at Streams of Mercy.
SURPRISED BY LOVE: Sarah reflects that, even though she has never been a baby person, she has been blessed with babies...and in the midst of it, she has even enjoyed the babies! Read more about Baby People on Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering.
ELECTIONS: "The Bishop's forthcoming statement on the responsibility of voters will, properly, focus on human life issues. It should also concentrate on the just war issues," says Herb in his post Poor Intelligence, (Un)Just War, the Bishops and Veterans on his site HerbEly.
SAINTS: Jean writes about Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity and her unique spirituality revealed through some of her quotes which provides challenges for all of us. Jean writes to us from Catholic Fire.
And that is a wrap! Thank you for your submissions and for stopping by!