Friday, May 10, 2013

7QT I'm related to this guy.

Seven Quick Takes sponsored by Jen at Conversion Diary

1. I'm related to this guy.

His name is Guillaume Couture.(My maiden name is Couture, as a direct decendent on my father's side.) He came to the New World as a lay Jesuit. While doing missionary work, he was captured by the Iroquois and tortured, his fellow missionaries were killed and later became Saints within the Church. Guilliame lost his middle finger, when they tore it off. After his work as a 'donne', he was allowed to marry and had several children. This, a decade before Saint Kateri was born.

2. The world has lost it's Yin-Yang.

In Chinese philosophy, the concept of yin-yang (simplified Chinese: 阴阳; traditional Chinese: 陰陽; pinyin: yīnyáng), which is often called "yin and yang", is used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many natural dualities (such as male and female, light and dark, high and low, hot and cold, water and fire, life and death, and so on) are thought of as physical manifestations of the yin-yang concept.
Secular culture pushes away from the the understanding we're men and women. In a spiritual and biological sense uniquely different and both as gifts. Today when we speak of gender equality, it usually means making sex androgynous and making gender void. The most offensive thing I can say about sexuality, is that men and women are different.The roles of masculinity and femininity, are very spiritual. It is why God Parents are one of each gender as well. God Parents do not have to be a married couple. I have single people and even siblings as God Parents to my children. They each represent the spiritual aspect of gender, as role models.

3.The More Feathers a Male Sparrow Carries to the Nest, the More Eggs the Female Will Lay

According to their results, carrying feathers could be a result of sexual selection by the females as they put more energy into reproduction if they have more feathers in the nest. "They provide excellent insulation and the females know that less chicks will die if the male brings more feathers," the expert stated.
Nature, is at times, shows what we fail to see in ourselves.

4.Our Yin Yang is off. Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters

"American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going “on strike.” They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates. The trend is so pronounced that a number of books have been written about this “man-child” phenomenon, concluding that men have taken a vacation from responsibility simply because they can. But why should men participate in a system that seems to be increasingly stacked against them? "
If our laws demands that birth certificates must state 'two moms' and no father in the name of equality. If you know how screwed over you become through divorced? What is our culture really saying? Men aren't needed fully, they're disposable. Good only as a 'sperm donor', metaphorically as well. We already see how disposable women and babies are. Logical follows.

5. I had no idea who Jodi Arias. Glad to see justice served, but was her trial really newsworthy at a national scale?

6. I really think my children will not be upset, that we never had cable. I think we need to upgrade to WiFi. I'm a little nervous, because I want media to be used in public areas of the home.

7.Back to my elder, Guillaume. Many days I worry about being a Catholic in this secular world, but I'm not a missionary who moved to a 'new world' to see all my friends martyred and being maimed by captives.

Guillaume, North American Martyrs, and Saint Kateri PRAY FOR US.


  1. This was a very interesting post - especially about your forefather. And I love what you said about the genders of Godparents. Food for thought.

  2. Wait, men and women are different? That's crazy!


  3. K T Cat, I dare a college student to say that on campus.