Pauline Blogs and Websites All Link

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Here is an all-link to many other blogs and websites of the Daughters of St. Paul in the USA and around the world:

Pauline Blogs & Websites All Link

Pauline Books & Media wins two Catholic Press Association Awards May 29, 2009

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

FIRST PLACE

Adventures of Saint Paul

By Oldrich Selucky
Illustrated by Zdenka Krejcova

This is a vibrant and compelling account of the life of St. Paul for young readers that is rich and inviting in its telling. the trials of st. Paul are cleverly called an adventure and further enhanced by the quality of human expression in the illustrations. the emphasis on faith in the Lord regardless of ones circumstances is both suspenseful and consistent. It it St. Paul’s consistency of faith which ultimately delivers him – a paramount lesson.

For more information and to order: Adventures of St. Paul PAULINE BOOKS & MEDIA

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

THIRD PLACE

Look It Up!
Over 600 Definitions for Catholic Kids and Their Parents and Teachers

By Janet L. Alampi

A very enjoyable concise Catholic dictionary for kids and all who teach them. All elementary grades would benefit form the easy-to-understand language. Ideal for elementary classrooms and homes with elementary-aged children.

For more information and to order Look It Up!: Over 600 Definitions for Catholics Kids and their Parents and Teachers PAULINE BOOKS & MEDIA

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The awards were given last night at the conclusion of the Catholic Media Convention 2009 held in Anaheim, California. This annual convention is for members and interested communicators of the Catholic Press Association and the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals.

Analogies, analgesics and the rest… God is like ….

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A friend sent me this email today; a unique way to bring faith and life closer (taking an optimistic approach!)  Love the way the first one uses analogy to talk about God and analgesics. If anyone knows the source of this piece, please let me know. R

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A fifth-grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to watch TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about God. Here are some of the results:

God is like BAYER ASPIRIN: He works miracles.

God is like a FORD: He’s got a better idea.

God is like COKE: He’s the real thing.

God is like HALLMARK CARDS: He cares enough to send his very best.

God is like TIDE: He gets out the stains that others leave behind.

God is like GENERAL ELECTRIC: He brings good things to life.

God is like SEARS: He has everything.

God is like ALKA-SELTZER: Try him, you’ll like him.

God is like SCOTCH TAPE: You can’t see him, but you know he’s there.

God is like DELTA: He’s ready when you are.

God is like ALLSTATE: You’re in good hands with him.

God is like VO-5 hair spray: He holds through all kinds of weather.

God is like DIAL SOAP: Aren’t you glad you have him? Don’t you wish everybody did?

God is like the U.S. POST OFFICE: Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor ice will keep him from his appointed destination.

God is like MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE: Good to the very last drop.

God is like BOUNTY: He’s the quicker picker upper…can handle tough jobs…and he won’t fall apart on you!

Twitter Tongue-Twister

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A Twitter who twitted a tweet
Tried to teach two Twitters to tweet
Said the Twits to the Twitter
Is it harder to twitter than
To teach two Twitters to tweet?

c. Sr Rose Pacatte 2009

This tongue-twister was inspired by Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter who spoke today at the Catholic Media Convention in Anaheim, CA. Jack spoke about how Twitter began, got its name (they started with “twitch” that got me going…), how it works as a way to keep people connected and updated. He said a lot more, but I think the information is out there.

What is most interesting to me is the 140 character limit – how much you can communicate in so few words, how fast it is. Twitter, the ultimate sound bite!

Terminator Salvation

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Christian Bale is John Connor in the new Terminator movie (# 4 with the possibility of more to come) that challenges our sense of time in true Termiantor tradition.  Australian Sam Worthington is Marcus Wright. Although he is not a complete new-comer, I didn’t know him. I thought he was American until his Australian accent whispered out when he was under pressure (of a really big and bad machine, I think). John Connor ends up leading the resistance against the self-aware Skynet defence system but Marcus’ search for personal redemption wins the day. You will recognize Anton Yelchin as Kyle Reese (John Connor’s  father as a teenager; see what I mean about time issues?); we just saw him as Chekov in Star Trek.

It is pretty much non-stop violence and explosions from beginning to end. Even thought it does have a few points that it teaches us, the film offers much to talk about from a theological perspective of human nature.

Christian Bale and Sam Worthington in "Terminator Salvation"

Christian Bale and Sam Worthington in "Terminator Salvation"

Susan Boyle Advances! “Memories” May 23, 2009 Britain’s Got Talent

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Although Susan falters a bit, she brings it home. She looks lovely and is most gracious when Simon apologizes for their skeptical (cynical) behaviour when she first appeared on the show.

In the annals of broadcast civility, Simon's apology might just go down in history. He even gives her a standing ovation!

I love Susan Boyle and all that she stands for: humility, good humor, graciousness, perseverance. I hope she wins the contest, but even if she does not, she has won the hearts of millions of people. This is like a David and Goliath story. And we all love those….

Household Saints or Desperate Housewives? Is there anything redeeming about Desperate Housewives?

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 ” The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “Hannah Montana” may be among Disney’s most popular ‘tween and teen girl shows, but what else are our girls watching? The women of Wisteria Lane consistently wins the 18-49 year-old demographic (along with Grey’s Anatomy) and have a significant teen audience as well.

This is a description of a workshop I will be giving at the CMCthis week. Check out the conference schedule at www.CatholicPress.org and/or www.CatholicAcademy.org.