Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

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 have several book reviews to share with you this week.  Mine is the Night is a re-telling of the Book of Ruth, set in 18th century Scotland.  In Name Only is a Catholic novel.  Inconceivable is the memoir of a couple who had the wrong embryos implanted when they underwent IVF.  I gave the book a less than positive review and the author gave my review a less than positive review.  Such is life.

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  1. RAnn, thanks for hosting! Will go check out your reviews. I posted this week about repentance, last Sunday's reflection and a prayer about child sexual abuse crisis in Philly. God bless!

  2. Did the author contact you privately? I'm so sorry!

  3. Given that the authors of Inconceivable dissented from authentic Catholic teaching regarding this issue, it's not surprising that they were unfavorable of your review. Thanks for giving a thoughtful, honest review of this book.

    As always, thanks for hosting!

  4. congratulations for being one of the long list of blogger blogs to be listed in catholic promotions day!

  5. RAnn, thanks for hosting this meme. Glad you stood up for Catholic teaching even if it resulted in some slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

  6. Thank you, host, RAnn. As for the review of "Mine Is the Night", keep them honest, I say, and your readers informed forewarned)

  7. correction: Novel name should be "In Name Only"

  8. A medium-length recounting of last Wednesday's class, comparing the modern church to the church in the Acts of the Apostles.

  9. You saved me from reading a couple of books!

    Thanks for hosting!

  10. Thanks for hosting this RAnn!
    I'm just surprised that I managed to post anything at all. I was on a boat for most of the week.

  11. Thanks for hosting!

  12. Kathleen, Mrs. Savage did email me. She disagreed with my characterization of the book and asked me why I didn't just DNF it and move on. I thought about it--I have quit finishing books I don't like, and generally quit reading them long before I could write a review any more complex than "the writing was awful". However, I read the majority of this book, and skimmed the rest It is a book that a lot of bloggers are reviewing, and they are generally positive. It is also a book I thought would be of interest to my readers. Those are the factors that went into my decision to review the book,rather than just to dnf it and move on.

    I know that authors put some of themselves into any book,and especially into a memoir. By criticizing the book, I am, I realize, criticizing her. I tried to do so without being cruel, but no one (not even book reviewers) likes to have his/her writing panned, much less his/her life choices.

  13. Aristotle, Aquinas, Pope Benedict XVI, Theodor Mommsen, the Trojan War, and marijuana...all that and more in this week's posts!

  14. I hope all are having a prayerful Lent.
    I have one post. A Rosary Meditation on the Scourging.

  15. Thanks so much for hosting, RAnn.
    This week I posted about Fr. Corapi,
    Baby Joseph, some family history,
    and how one book leads to another.
    And, oh yes, my weekly "Books Read"

  16. Sorry it took me so long to post this week! I've got a bunch of beautiful video meditations and a reflection on the Jesus Prayer and Living Water.

  17. I am loving your new spring blog look! 2 posts up at Zeal:
    1. Cross = Treasure: Homily on the Woman at the Well.
    2. "Holy Now". An awesome Youtube for the Annunciation!

  18. Hi RAnn, you are always a day ahead in the memes, and I'm always a day behind -- but I get there eventually!

    This week on Sunday Snippets, WBN presents: Decisions, Decisions.

    * World Down Syndrome Day
    * 24:15 The Genuine Article
    * What if she had said No?
    * Humor: The God Gene

  19. Anonymous10:58 AM

    A number of posts last week on controversies surrounding the Pope's new book, in particular his remarks concerning the conversion of the Jews. Many thanks to Barb for her comments, which brought a needed dose of sanity to the discussion.


  20. Hi RAnn, I am so impressed by the amount of reading/reviewing & posting you do every week!
    There are 2 posts at Zeal concerning Laetare Sunday's readings:


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