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Weekly Link Round Up – May 5, 2011

May 5, 2011

I read a lot. Truth be told, I am kind of an information junkie. That is not to say that everything I read has eternal value but, generally, I try to stick to things that stimulate my mind and my spirit.

I realize that all of the readers of This Pilgrim’s Progress might not spend the time and effort to find other blogs and great resources on the web. So, I’ve decided to go ahead and add a weekly post to help you look through the fog of information and find the good stuff!

Introducing the Weekly Link Round Up – a syndication of the most interesting content I’ve read online in the past week. I’ll include a bit of commentary on the links where I see fit. Otherwise, I’ll let these authors speak for themselves!

I hope you enjoy!

Hey Prince – Your Princess is Right Next to You
Catholic Dads has a reminder for all of us husbands who don’t always remember to value our wives above all others. Even the best of husbands need to this reminder every now and then.

Why (and How) Catholics Pray to Saints
Shameless Popery provides a great explanation of the fact that, in reality, we don’t pray “to” the Saints, as much as we ask the Saints to pray for us. It all stems from the fact that we believe the Church on Earth is united with the Church in Heaven. Definitely worth a read if you’re interested in “Why do Catholics do that?” type questions, or if you’re a Catholic who wants to better explain your faith.

Blessed Pope John Paul II: A Model for Husbands and Fathers
Another good reflection for husbands and fathers. With the beatification of JP II this past weekend, I really enjoyed Loving the Church’s reflection on how he was a model of Spritiual Headship, Prayer and Suffering, and how I can be challenged to be the same for my wife and children.

Confession: Thanks, But I’d Rather Blame the Priests
Are Priests even more disinterested in the sacrament of reconciliation than the laity? This is the question that Rae tackles over at No Wealth But Life. It’s an excellent read.

Photo Credit: Priests Attend the Beatification of Pope John Paul II.

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  1. Ryan permalink
    May 5, 2011 3:39 pm

    Great links, Chris! I especially enjoyed the one on Blessed JP II. I also thought the one on confession was interesting. I definitely think it’s a two way street; the laity need to go more often but the priests need to be willing to stay. Thanks for posting these!

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