Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Happy Lent!

Ok, most of us don't think of Lent as a happy season, but I suggest that we do--that we think of it as a new chance to make needed changes in our lives, rather than as a time to do penance for old sins (and aren't the the two really about the same?)

I'd like to welcome everyone to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival.  We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other.  To particpate, go to your blog and create an entry titled Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival.  In it, highlight one or more of your posts from the past week that you believe would be of interest to Catholic bloggers---whether they are posts reflecting on spiritual matters or posts about antics of Catholic kids, or anything in between.  Come back here and enter the URL of that post into Mr. Linky.  Finally, go visit other participants, and leave comments!  If you want a weekly reminder to post, join our yahoogroup.

I don't have any particularly Catholic posts this week, but I'll call your attention to a few of the seven posts that published this week:
Author Interview:  Penelope Stokes--Ms. Stokes writes fiction that deals with spiritual themes but she isn't the typical Christian fiction writer.
Book Review:  Thank You God for Mommy--written in verse, this children's book thanks God for all the good things Mommy does.
Welcome to Last Chance--Review of contemporary general market romance, and a giveaway

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21 comments:

  1. Yes, Happy Lent! Repenting with joy!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you RAnn, dear host, with a rather full plate. Glad you make room for all of us.

    I think my post this week is rather Lent-ish.

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  2. Happy Lent to you too! I posted about my Thoughts on Fasting; My Rock and My Salvation; and being grateful for this time of Renewal! God bless!

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  3. Happy Lent. I'm really happy beause I finally got my hands on a copy of Unplanned. Yay!

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  4. No Loitering: the Resurrection.

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  5. Please read Hannah's beautiful story of her courageous mother in the comments section of the post entitled "The Strong Soul": it is here at http://trailofflowers.blogspot.com/2011/03/strong-soul.html
    May Almighty God bless you and your dear ones.

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  6. Hi, and thanks for hosting.

    I've included a link to your hop on my site - there's a page devoted to hops for every day of the week. Go to the top of my sidebar for a link and have a great week!

    http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/

    Also, please check out a section on my sidebar called "A series special to my heart".

    NCSue

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  7. Anonymous7:12 AM

    I second (or third, or fourth) the idea of penitence being joyful! :)

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  8. I love your comment about repenting with joy, Joann!

    This week, our music and art theme was the creation of the animals. We also talked about Ash Wed, with a beautiful video meditation, and the history of Shrove Tuesday as well as Lent and confession.

    During Lent we will be featuring special Lenten Music Mondays and Lenten Poetry Wednesdays.

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  9. Thanks again, RAnn!! Love your blog and all the book reviews.

    Lenten Hugs

    Ebeth

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  10. A joyful Lent, Amen! I love Lent and mentioned that in the post about 10 ways to get the most out of Lent. :)

    Great reviews this week, RAnn, as usual! Have a great week.

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  11. RAnn said, "that we think of it as a new chance to make needed changes in our lives, rather than as a time to do penance for old sins"

    This isn't the same thing.

    Recently, someone scornfully called the self-denial of Lent "a second shot at New Year's Resolutions."

    Lent is a time for both the purging of sins (1 Pet. 2:1, 11, eg.) - those "needed changes" - and also reparation or penance for them.

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  12. Two posts this week, one on the Magisterium and the other on the reality of the Eucharist.

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  13. Lent-y posts this week. The best of the bunch is one comparing gardening and lent.

    I think New Year's resolutions are more about glorifying self, whereas our pastor has pointed out that Lent is about glorifying God.

    Thanks for hosting, R'Ann.

    Smiling to myself because my "word verification" for this comment is "ricia" So close to RCIA....

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  14. In the midst of Lenten abstinence and prayer, I have become consumed the past week with controversy surrounding the Holy Father's new book. The bone of contention is the relationship between Israel and the Church, and the Church's missionary responsibility (is there one?) toward the Jewish people. I welcome comment from all interested parties. As the Holy Father himself says, feel free to contradict me!

    David

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  15. Thanks for hosting, RAnn. Sacrificing and fasting with joy during Lent comes from a grateful heart. We Catholics/Christians get so many second chances at grace. And I always think about others in grave spiritual need. Lent is something we offer together to the Father Who has so blessed us with the Son - and I want everyone in the world to have the blessings we have.

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  16. Thanks once again for hosting, RAnn!!!
    I've chosen 4 posts from this week's output. (Wow, that sounds as if I have at least a dozen posts this week!)
    A Stations of the Cross site I want to share
    An update on Baby Joseph
    A post about my first Ash Wednesday
    My usual "Books Read" list.

    Also on my blog this week:
    A post about blogging

    A wonderful post about "The Glad Game Of Lent" from Karen Edmisten's blog.

    Preview for next week:
    I have a draft saved, ready to be published on Thursday. Let's just say it's appropriate for the day!

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  17. Hi, I'm new here. My friend Carol@simple_catholic invited me to participate in this meme. The link I have provided takes the reader to an in-depth meditation on What Lent Is.

    Come and visit me!

    Anne Elizabeth =-)

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  18. Hi RAnn,

    Just discovered The Sunday Snippets--what a great idea! Loved reading all the posts of other Catholic bloggers from the previous week. Adding my posts to the Carnival this week for the first time. Thank you so much for hosting this!

    Blessings,
    Cheryl Basile
    http://www.diary-of-a-sower.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh, this will be fun to browse around the Catholic world of blogging. I'm a new follower, pleases stop by and return the favor.

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  20. Happy Lent to you too! Lent can always be joyous in that if it brings us closer to the Lord then how awesome is that?

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  21. Happy Lent! Better late than never!
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    This week on Sunday Snippets, WBN presents: What's In That?

    * 24:15 Senomyx Green
    * Pray A Priestess Home
    * King's Cake

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