We do indeed need to show joy as Catholics.
My motto …
“Be happily and uncomplicatedly Catholic.”
Michael J Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe
The correct answers are:
3. Levi was the tax collector who left his customs post to follow Jesus and later gave a great banquet for him.
Here is this week’s quiz. Who will be the book winner?
1. After the Resurrection, who was the apostle who met and converted the Ethiopian eunuch on the desert route to Gaza?
3. Name the seven sacraments of the Church.
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Writing from Saudi Arabia, popular columnist Maureen Dowd, who likes to remind us that she’s Catholic, began her 4/11 column bitching about the Church not giving women a more prominent role (and I agree). Then to fill up space, instead of blasting the Saudis for restricting both women’s rights and Catholicism, she ends cheap-shooting the Church by rehashing the pedophilia problem. (Shame on you, Maureen!)
My new blog friend
Meet Eric Sammons, a splendid Joyful Catholic, who is a fellow convert (he joined in 1991 after being an Evangelical Protestant). He heads an evangelization at St. John Neumann parish in Gaithersburg, MD, and is cofounder of the nonprofit Little Flowers Foundation with the mission of assisting Catholic families seeking to adopt special-needs children. His site is The Divine Life, which I heartily recommend. Eric, you are special!