Fave Read of the Week
3 Things That Almost Guarantee Teens Stay Catholic by Fr. Matthew P. Schneider
It is surprising that the experiences that most affect teens, are those which we adults can foster if we are intentional yet which are not often seen in Catholic parishes. These three experiences are really what underlies the buzzword: “comprehensive youth ministry.”
Other Great Reads
From Abel to Zechariah: Did Christ Confirm the Protestant Canon? by Joe Heschmeyer (Shameless Popery)
But Have Not Love: Meditation on 1 Corinthians 13 by Ben Myers (Faith & Theology)
Fisher of Men: In Sydney, This is the Day the George Has Made by Rocco Palmo (Whispers in the Loggia)
Feminism, Conscience & the Church: How Reformed Baptist Natalie Richardson Become Catholic by Natalie Richardson (Called to Communion)
Latin America is Losing its Catholic Identity by Michael Paulson (NY Times)
The Rosary as Bible Study by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry (Inebriate Me)
Porn and the Singleness Panic by Gina Dalfonzo (HerMenuetics)
Collect & Saints of the Week
Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God,
the constant gladness of being devoted to you,
for it is full and lasting happiness
to serve with constancy
the author of all that is good.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
This week, we celebrate the feast days of St Elisabeth of Hungary (17 Nov), The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (21 Nov), and St Cecilia (22 Nov).