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Old Souls' BiWeekly: August 10, 2019

This is the first post of a new segment we are testing for the blog! Every Saturday, we plan to gather notable news and pieces that we discovered throughout the week, maybe with a (very) short blurb from us, ending with some good Saturday evening meditation to get you ready to celebrate the Lord's Day. Subscribe to our blog to never miss a post!

An Examination of Conscience (of Sorts)

Last Saturday, Fr. Nix wrote a piece, "15 Mortal Sins Catholics are Missing in their Confesssions." It certainly sparked discussion and controversy, but many were grateful for learning things they had not learned before. Personally, I thought it was very eye-opening, and Fr. Nix does a great job of defending his points. Give it a read!

Sad Data to Support the Current Crisis in the Church

This week, Pew Research came out with a study, revealing only one third of Catholics believe what the Church teaches on the Eucharist. This is something many suspected, but it is devastating to see it confirmed. We certainly need to step up our Evangelization, especially when it comes to bringing friends and family to the Traditional Latin Mass, where the Real Presence is much more obvious. Read more of their findings here:

When Abortion Kills More than Babies

This week, the Life Institute released on Twitter the sad sad story of Jennifer Morbelli, who allegedly died from complications from aborting her 33-week baby. Even more tragically, her obituary only described it as "passing suddenly," making no mention of the fateful decision that ended her life, a decision that so many are fighting for more access to. Read the entire thread here:

Month of the Immaculate Heart

Don't forget that August is devoted to the Immaculate Heart (and that August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, is a Holy Day of Obligation)! This month would be a great month to renew and further our devotion to the Immaculate Heart. Here is a great PDF from the Fatima Center on devotion to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. This would be a great place to start. Another thing you could do would be to add an indulgenced prayer to your day in honor of the Immaculate, like "Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation." The Fatima Center also released an amazing video on devotion to Our Lady this week, and I highly recommend it to everyone:

Saturday Evening Reading

This Saturday's reading is from Maria von Trapp's book, Around the Year with the Trapp Family. Fish Eaters kindly reproduced this chapter, "The Land without a Sunday," and it has really got our family thinking about how we celebrate the Lord's Day. It is well worth a read!

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