Catholic Carnival XXXIII
Chairs and Pews: The People
In Created Male and Female, the blog Our Word and Welcome to It says that "when it comes to gender differences, a lot of people want you to think that 'equal' means 'identical'. But that's not the way God created us, and it's a good thing. The unique roles of male and female, properly understood, work together to create a complimentary whole."
In A Grand Slam Insight, HerbEly observes that "detachment is a common theme found in the Chinese poet Lao-Tzu, John of the Cross, the twelve steps, Gerald May and St. Ignatius of Loyola."
In There is no Superman, A Penitent Blogger (yours truly) reflects on heroes, on the source of real strength, and what we must do.
In Christian Realism, HMS Blog offers "a brief reflection on what last Sunday's Mass readings tell us about the realism of the commandment to love."
Icons and Statues: The Saints
In The Heart of Mary, on his new blog Quo Vadis, "Nathan Nelson discusses the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and its Christological significance."
In St. Rita of Cascia, Patron Saint of Parenthood, Living Catholicism offers "the first of a series on patron Saints that are appropriate for families. St. Rita is the patron of parenthood for good reason - she's an excellent example for us all. (Includes a prayer to St. Rita.)"
The Ambo: The Truth
In The Effects of Relativism on Christianity, Deo Omnis Gloria gives "an overview of how relativism is affecting not only Catholics, but also Protestants in our day and age."
In Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth, Ales Rarus asks and answers a question: "Why is sola scriptura a bad doctrine? By its fruits you will know it. One of those fruits is division in the Body of Christ."
In Teachings, Crusader of Justice shares "lessons taken from a M.U.D. Mass."
In a suggested Ressourcement reading list, la nouvelle théologie proposes an "introductory reading list of classic books of the Ressourcement Movement, including authors such as de Lubac, Balthasar, von Speyr, Danielou, and Peguy." (Editor's note: for those unfamiliar with the very influential Ressourcement Movement, a quick introduction can be found here.)
The Altar: The Eucharist
In On June 5, 1847..., Quenta Nârwenion shares a "note on an important anniversary in the life of Venerable John Henry Newman, C.O., along with a quote from him."
The blog Notes presents Host 5: "the last of 5 Java applets celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi."