Catholic Carnival IX
In “Why does Jesus call himself ‘Bread?’” Deo Omnis Gloria observes that “Jesus refers to Himself as ‘bread’ in the Gospels, but why? Do other Scriptures illuminate this teaching? This post provides more proofs that the Eucharist is real.”
In “The Holy Power of God With Us” HMS Blog offers “a brief meditation on the readings for the 4th Sunday of Advent, focusing on what we need to do to cooperate with God’s promise of ‘Emmanuel’”
In “Madrid Govt´s Politically Correct Christmas Decoration: Words with no Meanings” Santificarnos reports that “the Madrid government approved a new Christmas decoration where words such as ‘wound,’ ‘hammer’ and ‘trap’ light up the avenue. The artist behind the design claims this is to represent that Christmas means different things to different people. I suggest that this instead is an example of being PC and yet still needing flashy lights to encourage people to spend their money.”
In “What a Christmas Card Can Show” Happy Catholic reminds us that “Christmas is not always about love. Sometimes it is a time when we see the worst expressed in our families, as I saw in a family Christmas card this weekend.”
In “Angels - No Wings, Please!” Notes tells “Mary Murphy’s story about a Christmas pageant.”
In “From Addresses to Cardinal Newman with His Replies” Quenta Nârwenion shares “a short quote from Venerable John Henry Newman, C.O., on St. Joseph.”
In “Why should men develop a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary?” Living Catholicism observes that “men are notorious for being less devotional than women. But when it comes to the Virgin Mary, men need to step up to the plate. This post examines why and provides some practical ways to begin your devotion to Mary.”
In “Knowing who you are” A Penitent Blogger discusses what the Annunciation can teach about self-knowledge and being overwhelmed.
In “San Juan de la Cruz III” The Blog from the Core gives us a poem by St. John of the Cross: “Of the Incarnation.”
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May these last few days of Advent be a special time of blessings for all!