Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Blogging Around: The "I Didn't Know That" Edition

How Does an Adult React When They See Red for the First Time in Their Life?

In design you tend to think of colors as evoking emotion. This video, however, goes way beyond that as special glasses help the color blind actually see color. Tom discovered this and wrote about it it at General Glyphics website for our advertising business.

It's a Girl documentary

From my inbox:
Have you heard of the documentary "It's a Girl"? Our parish recently had a viewing of it. It's all about the abortions and infanticide of baby girls in India and China. It's hard to say that I would "recommend" it because it was so disturbing. But, I'd be curious to hear what you think if you see it. Your pro-life readers may be interested in it, too.
I'm too much of a wimp to seek this movie out but it is streaming on Netflix and can be rented digitally from Amazon. Here is the official website.

The New York Post and the Terrible, Awful, Don't-Believe-Everything-You-Read-About-the-Church Story

This story makes it sound like Catholic projects to help women who have had abortions are brand new, that this is some kind of theological innovation and even (wink, wink) that this implies the church may have moved closer to modernizing its stance (that "catch up with modern times" riff was amazing) on the sanctity of unborn life.
As GetReligion breaks it down, we see the problems inherent in the NY Post's "The Catholic Church Will Now Forgive Your Abortion" story. They've got links to the original story and good commentary on the truth and the misrepresentation in the piece.

Survivor of Jihadist Attack to be Canonized Sunday

Blessed Mariam Baouardy, a Melkite/Greek Catholic Palestinian who miraculously survived being throat-slashed by a jihadist as a teenager, through the intervention of the Virgin Mary, is going to be canonized as a saint on Sunday. Her religious name was “Sr. Marie of Jesus Crucified.”

She was born in 1846 and died in 1878. She had a very eventful life, traveling from Galilee to Alexandria, Egypt; from there to Jerusalem; from Jerusalem to Marseilles, France; from Marseilles to Pau, where she became a Carmelite; from Pau to Mangalore, India (where she helped found a convent); and eventually back to the Holy Land, where she helped found convents in Nazareth and Bethlehem.

She did all this after resisting an arranged marriage to an uncle, because she felt she was called to serve Jesus and not a husband. She is also one of the few saints who has been a member of both Eastern and Western rites of Catholicism. She had a deep spirituality of devotion to the Holy Spirit.
St. Marie of Jesus Crucified, pray for us! There is much, much more about her at Aliens in This World.

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