In Honor of St. Dominic &
The Queen of the Holy Rosary
Welcome to this week's Catholic Carnival.
This week's carnival is in honor of St. Dominic on this, his feast day, and also of the Queen of the Holy Rosary. St. Dominic was the founder of the Order of Preachers (aka. the Dominicans) and he was important in the history of the rosary.
Though I easily remember that August 8 is St. Dominic's feast day as it coincides with my father's birthday, I temporarily forgot about this when I volunteered to pull together this week's submissions. Nonetheless, the fact that I am pulling together this carnival on Dominic's feast day (unintentionally) is likely no coincidence; nor is the fact that there is a new Third Order of Preachers chapter (Blessed Jordan Pro Chapter) starting at Franciscan University. (Some of you know that I have relatively recently come to believe that I may have a Dominican charism.)
St. Dominic and Mary, pray for us!
Without further ado though, I present the carnival. While I have not had a chance to review most of the submissions I received (and I am posting all submissions I received), I find this microcosm of the variety of Catholic-oriented posts on the web interesting:
- Living Catholicism: The brains behind the Catholic Carnival pulls together several articles on modesty and our responsibilities towards it.
- Pondering the Word: The readings for the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola may encourage us to frequent confession.
- HMS Blog: Reflects on the relationship between the Transfiguration of the Son and our own participation in God’s glory. (This is written by the professor of one of my classes for this upcoming Fall semester.)
- Teresa's 2¢ Worth: Describes how the summer holidays of the liturgical calendar sneak up on us.
- Deo Omnis Gloria: Explores whether the Virgin Mary must be considered a candidate for the Woman of Revelation 12.
- Smithereens: Memoir becomes poetry as a former Protestant minister (the host of the Catholic Catechism Dialog Blog) describes his conversion to the Catholic faith for a friend who is also a recent adult Catholic convert.
- Contrariwise: The Catholic Daughters of the Americas have been in the state of Maryland for ninety years, and Lindsay went to their anniversary party.
- My Domestic Church: The Diocese of Cleveland attracted 22,000 people to it's annual festival ("The Fest").
- A Penitent Blogger: Reflects on discernment through a tale of two prophets
- SFO Mom: Offers some encouragement to parents who are having trouble with their toddlers in church.
- Career Intensity: Reflects on what "if you have faith as small as a mustard seed (Matthew 17:20)" really means.
- Catholic? Rudy Watch: Asks the question "Rudy Giuliani - RINO and CINO?"
- HerbEly: Reports on the damaging effects on children by parents who are so highly invested in their success that they do not allow children the space they need for play and spiritual growth.
- Believe and Profess: Reflects on the democratic methods used in other denominations to settle matters of faith and discipline and the recent decision by the Church of England to ordain women bishops.
- A Catholic Hart: Reflects on the fact that God loves us so much.
- Alabama Improper: Currently offering a month of free advertisement for Catholic blogs on a first come, first serve basis. Send email if interested.
Oh...and Happy Birthday, Dad!