My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II

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7-quick takes

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1. Sam and Gabe, along with the rest of the church choir, participated in the Jubilee Church Choir Competition last night in Cleveland.

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It was broadcast live! Tonight is the second half of the competition and the winners will be announced.
may 2010 0652. The competition was in St. John's Cathedral in Cleveland. I think I have only been there once in all the time I have lived in Ohio, so it was very nice to see it again with the children.

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3. Of course while we were killing time before the competition was to start, we walked down towards Lake Erie, not far from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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It was a beautiful evening.

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4. I think I have been a sports mom too long. I'm use to cheering loudly for my players and high fiving every success. I felt very constrained last night at not being able to do that for the choir!!

5. When I got home last night, I couldn't go to sleep right away, so I stayed up and watched the O'Reilly Factor. Meagan Kelly was on giving her analysis of the Arizona Law and in her opinion, Federal Law, already on the books, is TOUGHER than the new state law - so I'm not understanding what all of the fuss is about? you can read the full text of the bill yourself here.

6.  We had a shooting in the neighborhood this week. A mom and her jr. high aged son found a man dead in his car parked by the side of the street.  She said she heard loud music the night before and then a gun shot but didn't go out to investigate because we hear guns and loud noises around here all the time. Yesterday Mr. Pete was listening to a discussion of this on the radio and the commentator said, "What kind of a neighborhood is it where you get use to hearing gun shots?"  Well, it's not as though we have fatalities all the time, but between the discharge of fire arms and the use of illegal fire works, there are a lot of shots and pops going off and it will get worse as the summer gets going.  But one thing I know, when you hear a gun shot YOU DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE!  You look carefully out the window and maybe peek out on the porch.

7. Arizona has also been in the news because of the brouhaha over the abortion in a Catholic Hospital.  Joining the cacophony, of course was NPR  Known for their severe list to the left, I wasn't surprised when they found an equally left-leaning Catholic "expert" to shed more shadow on the subject. 
"They were in quite a dilemma," says Lisa Sowle Cahill, who teaches Catholic theology at Boston College. "There was no good way out of it. The official church position would mandate that the correct solution would be to let both the mother and the child die. I think in the practical situation that would be a very hard choice to make."
Having studied this in depth some years back on this blog, I know the official church position is that both mother and child are patients and both should be treated with dignity.  Leave it to NPR to leave those subtleties out of it. 

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