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7 Quick Takes Friday - June 27, 2014 - Catholic Book RecommendationEdition

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A friend of mine asked me for Catholic book recommendations. She's a cradle Catholic but fell away from the faith and now is re-examining it.

On my recommendation, she's already read "Something Other Than God" by Jennifer Fulwiler and is currently reading "Rediscovering Catholicism" by Matthew Kelly. 
What follows are more recommendations for her (in no particular order). Please leave a comment if you have a book recommendation that I didn't mention!

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Pope Awesome and Other Stories by Cari Donaldson @ Clan Donaldson. A lovely romp through the adventures of a Catholic convert mom and her feisty, fun-loving family.


It's one of Peter's favorites. 
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Style, Sex, and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things that Really Matter, edited by Hallie Lord. I actually haven't read this one yet (I know, I know, it's on my list!) but I've heard nothing but rave reviews from other Catholic women.

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Shocking Photo of a Mother Nursing in Public

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SHE'S NOT EVEN WEARING A COVER. THE HORROR.
Seriously, though, I am really perplexed by all of the outrage about breastfeeding moms nursing in public.

For example, this person took a surreptitious picture of a breastfeeding mom (when interviewed, the mom, Kate White, said she forgot her cover, and asked her friends if they'd mind if she fed her child first):


Is anyone else confused? Why was this person outraged that a mother was feeding her child at lunchtime in a public restaurant? Isn't that what restaurants are for?

Then there was an Internet conniption over Karlesha Thurman's picture:


Again, I'm not seeing a problem. A nursing mom who just graduated from college is feeding her baby. And this is a problem... why? Apparently some people would prefer to hear her baby screeching throughout the ceremony instead? We should be applauding this woman for making it through college while parenting a kid, because that is HARD.

My question to all the people who clutch thei…

I Like to Live Dangerously

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Some people sky dive. Others go mountain climbing or bungee jumping. 
I go to Mass with my 7.5-month-old and NO DIAPER BAG.

(It went fine, although he made joyful noise unto the Lord for most of it.)