Saturday, November 02, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Hello, and welcome 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 participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for the week--whether they deal with theology, Catholic living or cute Catholic kids. I'm mostly a book blogger so my posts are generally book reviews, some Catholic, some not. Make sure that post links back here. Once you publish it, come back here and leave a link below.

We also have a yahoogroup; signing up for it will get you one weekly reminder to post.  Click here to sign up.

This week our question of the week is: What is your favorite non-blog Catholic website?  My answer:  The one I use most often is Universalis, which is an on-line Liturgy of the Hours.

What did I write about this week?  I reviewed an introduction to Catholic theology.  I participated in Seven Quick Takes  and I'm giving away a lovely children's Christmas book.   If you check my sidebar you'll see I reviewed a couple of romance novels and a novel in the "women's fiction" category.


  1. RAnn, thanks for hosting. I use a lot. It has a blog but it also is a website and provides a lot of resources and helped me to appreciate Ignatian spirituality more. God bless!

  2. Anonymous1:37 PM

    RAnn, Thank you for hosting. I have two favorite non-blog Catholic websites: ETWN (can stream their radio and television programs and access many documents) and Catholic Answers (can stream their dado programs and access their publications).

    To Love and Truth/Michael

  3. As always, thanks for hosting, RAnn!

    This week I have my weekly goals, a snapshot of my son's science project and a list of 10 Saints in Heaven to get to know.

    I couldn't pick just one site, so I posted my top three. :) One of them is which is the official website of the Holy Father. It is a wonderful repository of most, if not all, Vatican documents.

  4. Thank you RAnn for hosting. My favorite is actually favorites: and - just visit to see why.

  5. Thanks for hosting, RAnn.
    I have two favorite non-blog Catholic websites which
    are closely connected:

  6. Hi RAnn, thanks for hosting and I'm glad to be back among everyone today.

  7. I'm in the process of writing a book review for a book that is too "racy" for my taste. I didn't know this when I accepted the assignment. And I didn't start to read it until the last minute the post was due. How would you other bloggers handle this situatin?

    1. I try to describe the level of raciness and explain why it didn't work for me. I'll admit I have a higher tolerance for it than some people do. However, if you look at some of my reviews you'll see how I handle it. I'll say something like the book contains bedroom scenes and readers are right there every step of the way, or that the author used a lot of crude language to refer to and describe intimate activities--basically I try to let the reader of my review know what she is going to find as far as bedroom scenes. If those scenes ruined the book for you, I'd say so, along the lines of "I was really enjoying getting to know the characters and seeing their relationship developed but when the author sent them into the bedroom and starting detailing every move they made and every part they touched, I realized this wasn't the book for me" or, "by the third explicit bedroom scene I decided I didn't want to read more" or "but when the author sent them to bed before they got married, I quit reading". Basically, tell your audience what made you feel the way you did without necessarily saying it is an awful book .


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