Welcome one and all to my first host of the Catholic Carnival. I must say I am surprised at the amount of submissions I have had for this carnival. I didn't realize how much work goes into each one.
This weeks carnival is no exception to all the others. Plenty of good reading and lots of different great sites.
Firstly Sean McGaughey presents Things that Make Me Go Hmmm? posted at A Catholic Canadian. Go and see what Sean has to say about online community service and flesh and blood community service.
Next, Ian presents Large Families - Not Just for the Poor Anymore! posted at Musings from a Catholic Bookstore.
In keeping with the Advent season, Leticia Velasquez presents THE JESSE TREE posted at cause of our joy.
Also, Christine from Domestic Vocation presents Jesse Tree Readings, Second Saturday of Advent
Does the comercialism that comes with Christmas get you down? Ebeth presents My prayer for Christmas at A Catholic Mom Climbing the Pillars.
Heidi presents It's begining to look a lot like Christmas at Mommy Monsters Inc. Heidi looks at the blessings from the year. I am going to spend some time reflecting on this and write my own post about it.
Heidi also presents Heavenly Hug at Silent Canticle.
Can't think of what to get someone for Christmas? Melissa presents A free faithful Christmas Gift at A Third Way.
Denise Hunnell presents My Revised Christmas List posted at Catholic Matriarch in my Domestic Church aka Catholic Mom. In this post, Denise talks about doing the really important things. Her 4 important things are going onto my to do list too.
The Christmas movie Noelle has caused quite a stir.
Jean presents Noelle the movie posted at Catholic Fire.
Joshua C. Karlin presents How Should We Give? posted at Marketing & Fundraising Ideas.
In Coming Home For Christmas Owen of Luminousmiseries considers the special journey of a friend of his who is presently incarcerated and what it means this particular Advent season.
Esther presents Three Ways to Fight the Devil posted at A Catholic Mom in Hawaii.
Elena LaVictoire presents The O'Antiphons start tomorrow posted at My Domestic Church.
Leo Wang presents Cross Tree at Extraordinary Time. This is a Java applet showing a Christmas tree made up of crosses.
Are you busy with life in general? Sarah from Just another day of Catholic pondering presents Not enough time in the day. In a letter to moms of young children (and, really, women everywhere) Sarah shares encouragement in the "Battle to Push You to Do More."
Have you ever wondered what are the consequences of going green?
If so, Christine presents Australian Medical Expert Advocates Baby Tax to Offset "Greenhouse Gas" Emissions at The World IMHO
Is Frosty a Christian Allegory?
Domini Sumus presents Frosty the Christian Allegory posted at We Belong to the Lord.
Erin presents "Speak, show, argue, listen, rebut, correct, pray." posted at Bearing Blog and looks at what the new Doctrinal Note on evangelization requires of us.
Seth presents Burning Question at Catholic Land. A roundup of and final thoughts about Purgatory, Indulgences, and the Spiritual Economy.
Alvaro Fernandez presents Travel and Engagement as Good Brain Exercise posted at Brain Fitness Blog.
Are you interested in learning about Catholic Social Ethics?
David Jones presents Deacon Keith Fournier interviews Govenor Huckabee at la nouvelle theologie.
Geoffrey Taylor presents Obedience, Humility, Patience - The Byzantine Catholic Church posted at Small World.
Are you like me and need help with the virtue of patience? Kevin presents Patience at his coming posted at Heart Mind and Strength.
Finally, we have three great homeschooling articles from Whimsy.
Whimsy presents HOMESCHOOL AS BEATITUDE posted at Whimsy-Whimsy.
Whimsy presents Teachers Love (and Hate) Flex Days posted at Whimsy-Whimsy.
Whimsy presents School Lunch Program posted at Whimsy-Whimsy.
So that is it for this week. Thank you everyone for your submissions.