Sunday, December 31, 2006

Stem Cell Quiz

I found this quiz on another site. I'll credit the blogger if I can remember where I found it...

Test your knowledge while finding out current information on stem cell research and how to get involved in human trials ASAP

Saturday, December 30, 2006

My Prayer Journal

I went to Barnes & Noble, looking for a calendar or two but found a beautiful journal which I will use for my prayer journal. I'm hoping this will inspire me to pray more.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Worth Repeating

I love a good quote, which is one of the many reasons that I love the Happy Catholic blog. Here's another collection of good quotes I stumbled across the other day...

Sometimes people can hunger for more than bread. It is possible that our children, our husband, our wife, do not hunger for bread, do not need clothes, do not lack a house. But are we equally sure that none of them feels alone, abandoned, neglected, needing some affection? That, too, is poverty. --Mother Teresa

(F)eminists' ideological effort to free women from families rather than strengthen their ties to them reveals a breathtaking disregard for the principal cause of poor women's poverty. --Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Go read the rest!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Heresies in Homilies

In researching the Navarre Study Bible, I found this article in a back issue of This Rock. It startled me because this was so similar to the theme of the homily I heard at my church this morning (sigh). Don't worry, it was a visiting priest. Just goes to prove, there are no new heresies...just wish we didn't hear them in homilies.


How could the God who commanded adulterers to be stoned be reconciled with the God who let them go free? This was overcome by postulating the existence of two gods. Marcion concluded that the tyrannical Creator-God of the Old Testament, Yahweh, was in opposition to the merciful and loving God of the New Testament.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Catholic Devotions Meme

My first meme! I was memed today by Jayne of So Many Devotions So Little Time.


1. Favorite devotion or prayer to Jesus?
I just recently started saying the Divine Mercy Chaplet but the one I say most often is the Litany of Humility (it's the one I need the most).

2. Favorite Marian devotion or prayer?
I love the Memorare but I still don't have it memorized.

3. Do you wear a scapular or medal?
Yes, the Brown Scapular (Our Lady of Mount Carmel). The one I bought came with the Miraculous Medal.

4. Do you have holy water in your home?
As a general rule - no. But I brought some home from church to bless the Advent Wreath. I want to buy at least one font soon.

5. Do you 'offer up' your sufferings?
When I think of it, yes.

6. Do you observe First Fridays and First Saturdays?
I just started the First Friday devotion in December. We'll see how I do!

7. Do you go to Eucharistic Adoration? How frequently?
Yes, my parish has it weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 2:45 pm but I've only been able to get there once a month or so...

8. Are you a Saturday evening Mass person or Sunday morning Mass person?
I go to the 7:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday.

9. Do you say prayers at mealtime?
No unfortunately. I'm going to try and change this in 2007.

10. Favorite Saint(s)?
Padre Pio

11. Can you recite the Apostles Creed by heart?
Not yet!

12. Do you usually say short prayers (aspirations) during the course of the day?
Sometimes, not often enough but when I do it's usually "Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner".

13. Bonus Question: When you pass by a automobile accident or other serious mishap, do you say a quick prayer for the folks involved?
Yes, I say a Hail Mary for them.

Thanks Jayne for forcing me to post another entry! I hope to blog more in 2007 (I'm already putting a lot of pressure on myself for next year, aren't I?)

I shall pass the meme baton to Dom of Bettnet, Kelly of The Lady in the Pew and Jen of Jenny Sais Quoi.