Friday, February 15, 2013

7 Quick Takes

Thank You Conversion Diary

1. I just finished 'The Time Keeper', by Mitch Albom. A modern day fable, it covers life and death issues that anyone could enjoy the read. I hate fiction, so for Lent I've been reading it. I can't read another book on demography or fertility.

2. CDC Warns of Super-Gonorrhea

Satterwhite emphasizes the need for safe sexual practices. “Wear a condom correctly, think about abstinence, practice monogamy, and get appropriate screening if you’re high risk,” she said. Left untreated, STIs can wreck havoc on the reproductive organs, causing severe medical problems and affecting the ability to have children later in life.
Abstinence? Monogamy? What is this? The Catholic Church.

3. An Atheist defends the Church

These days, anyone who insists on getting the facts straight about Catholic institutions is accused of being a pedant, someone annoyingly and peskily committed to historical accuracy rather than to the grander goal of making the Catholic Church appear as rotten and warped as possible, regardless of the facts. Yet those of us, even atheists like me, who are genuinely interested in truth and justice should definitely be concerned that films and news reports may have left the public with the mistaken belief that women in Magdalene laundries were stripped and beaten and that thousands of Irish and American children were raped by priests.

4. Cardinal Sean's press conference on the Pope's retiring and the upcoming conclave.

Cardinal Seán on Pope Benedict's Renouncing of the Papacy - February 12, 2013 from Archdiocese of Boston on Vimeo.

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Cupid's Arrow: Light Shed On Laws of Attraction

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7.I've been without a cell phone since Tuesday. Amazing.

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