Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival

December 16, 2012

Scissors cut paperWelcome to RAnn’s Sunday Meme hosted at This That and the Other Thing.

This week I have two posts to share – getting ready for Christmas is eating some of my blogging time or I’d have one more.  I finished off  my nine posts on sin with Sharing in the Sins of Others: By Defending the Ill Done.

The Holy Father sent a message to the gathering of The Courtyard of the Gentiles this November in Portugal with a message to the atheists: Live As Though God Exists. How simple.  Would that they would.

Next weekend we’re going out of town for Christmas so I won’t be here.  I’ll leave this lovely NASA image as a Christmas present and ask that everyone remember in prayer not only the victims of the Connecticut killer, but all peoples in the world in danger of death from two-legged predators who want to rob them of their freedom and lives.  We are brothers and sisters all.

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V. Praised be Jesus Christ!

R. Now and forever!

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5 Comments to Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival

  1. Beautiful picture from NASA Barb! Our priest begins each daily mass with this phrase “Praise be Jesus and Mary.” And we respond “Now and forever.” I like how you have that (or almost the same ) at the end of your post. Have a safe and wonderful trip this weekend!

  2. Noreen on December 16th, 2012
  3. Thanks, Noreen. The “Praised be Jesus Christ” is an old and venerable custom in the Church that has fallen into disuse. Was very common in convents and monasteries up until the 1960s.

  4. barb on December 16th, 2012
  5. You know, our priest even asked us lay people serving as lectors for daily mass, to say that instead of “Good morning.” We are given the task of announcing the entrance song or reading about the saint for the day. Before we do that, he would like us to say “Praise be Jesus and Mary’ since “good morning” really isn’t liturgical!
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  6. Noreen on December 16th, 2012
  7. Sounds great. Imagine if every Catholic did this upon greeting one another or as your pastor has you doing it at the beginning of Mass. How many times a day would we be giving glory to God? What blessings would rain down on us!

  8. barb on December 16th, 2012
  9. Great discussion with Noreen.
    Have a blessed Christmas!
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  10. Colleen on December 18th, 2012


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