Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Catholic Carnival #171: Thoughts on Mary

Today at Catholic Exchange, Cheryl Dickow posts a lovely tribute to her mother, and ties it in nicely with "BYM." Enjoy! (Yet another example of how my publisher is a fearless advocate for Bezalel Books!)

The Catholic Carnival this week at "Building the Ark" is particularly ... Marian.

* At "Postscripts from the Catholic Spitfire Grill," RNW posts a thoughtful essay on "Why the Necklaces I Wear are Not Proof of Mary Worship."

* "Visits to Candyland" offers "The Wedding at Cana ... or the Big Mary Smackdown?" Was Jesus really trying to put Mary in her place when He said, "Woman, what have I to do with you" (and then proceeded to fill those water jars with the choicest wine)? Please say a prayer for Candy, here ... such vitriolic hyperbole and ignorance is often a strong indicator that the Lord has her in His divine crosshairs. I would not be the least surprised if one day she became one of us upstart converts!

* Last but not least, my friend Jean Heimann posts her review of BYM at "Catholic Fire." Also, Ebth posts hers at "Catholic Mum Climbing the Pillars."
(Image of Mary from the Shrine to the Blessed Mother at the Co-Cathedral to the Sacred Heart in Houston)