Week in review: December 11, 2009
Round two of our new recap of the week feature, and still no name? Someone out there must have something!
From around the web:
- Nativity scenes  are my favorite Christmas decorations to see (and set up). [via Catholic Seeking ]
- We know Christmas isn't the only December holiday, but did you know about menorah parades ?
- Tuesday was Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Or, as I like to call it, the Immaculate Misconception. Get it? It's about the conception of Mary, but everyone thinks it's about Jesus...
- Need more evidence of an ideological divide among Catholics? The results of a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll  conducted in early November were released this week and showed that nearly half (48%) of New Jersey Catholics support gay marriage, 40% oppose it, and 12% are undecided--something to take note of, no matter where you stand.
- What could unite us all? The shared sentiment that "it's not easy being green." 
- Catholics may not believe in the Rapture , but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a little Rapture kitch !
- Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of Thomas Merton. America's James Martin shared a meditation  from past years.
From our own pages:
- We also have a page dedicated to resources on Merton .
- I love this story  about the ever-growing nativity scene.
- Megan Sweas reminded us yesterday  that it was Human Rights Day ( the 61st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Human Rights ).
- Despite my love for new media, I cannot get comfortable with the idea of tweeting at a wedding--especially your own !
Photo credit: Julie Manzerova