2023 The Adventure Continues-LWIL # 27

2023 The Adventure Continues-LWIL # 27 July 10, 2023

What is Last Week in Life

Last Week In Life is a weekly look at some of the events that happen the previous week. Much of the events you will read are short quick historical trivia headlines taken from either History.com or Wikipedia. I usually include a lot because there are so many good and interesting things that happen on a particular day that I can’t just leave it out.

I also include a relevant video that reflects a historical event or a video made and produced that particular week. I usually include a video from Weird History, Fr. Casey Cole, The Holderness Family, Michael Lofton, Ryan George SQPN, Jimmy Akin, American Catholic History,  A Link to Fr. Mike Schmitz A Year In podcasts, Word on Fire and others.

I was including a new 2023 song released close to the week in question but it is rather challenging to keep up trying to find a relevant good song that I might listen to again. So I guess I’m moving on from including that every week. But will when I find a really good one.

I include a quote of the day mostly taken from Twitter tweeted on the day of the week it corresponds to. I include the Saint of the day. Sometimes I include a current day historical event or related article released on that day if an interesting event or related writing happened or was released on that day. I try to mostly stay objective but will sometimes share things both those who consider themselves liberal and conservative will probably find some issues with.

This thing isn’t completely hard to gather together and there is rather much to look at but to structure it differently with less but more concrete material would be harder to do. You can mostly browse through, find a link to click on and learn something about today or yesterday when times were  different.

Regardless 2023 is half way over and the Adventure continues as Americans celebrated our Independence Day from England on the same day Blessed Pier Giorgio died and the same week writer David Barry was born and the crowd funded film Sound of Freedom came out. This week you can also learn what it is like to live as an Amish and relieve a 90’s summer and hear a very good open Letter to priest. Plus Live Action reminds us that having sex might possibly get a baby in your uterus.

All this and lots and lots of interesting facts that

 Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.  

Monday July 3, 2023

Saint Thomas, Apostle

 Day 184: Hezekiah Reigns — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 184: The Movement of the Mass — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

There’s a lot of firsts on this day…

  •  Quote of the Day

    Paul Leone@paul_leone (July 3, 2023) Every time people talk about cricket, I’m more and more convinced it’s the world’s most elaborate con. No sport so complicated could *really* exist… right?

    Peter T Chattaway@ptchat (July 3, 2023) #IndianaJones    gets me thinking: wouldn’t it be awesome if the next #Superman movie started with Clark Kent as a broken old man who no longer works in a newsroom with friends and colleagues but just blogs from home in a dingy apartment somewhere.

    Emily Albrecht@AlbrechtEmilyA (July 3, 2023)
    “Don’t like abortion? Don’t have one!”
    We’re not pro-life because we “don’t like abortion.” We’re pro-life because we think abortion is killing a baby person, and while bodily autonomy is important, it doesn’t grant the right to directly, intentionally kill an innocent person.

Tuesday July 4, 2023

U.S.A. Independence Day

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (April 6, 1901 –  July 4, 1925)

Day 185: Hezekiah’s Prayer — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 185: Thanksgiving, Memorial, Presence — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

Movies Opening

Sound of Freedom

[Jim Caviezel] has focused on one QAnon belief in particular while promoting “Sound of Freedom”: the idea that child traffickers drain children’s blood to harvest a life-giving substance called adrenochrome.

Speaking at a QAnon-affiliated conference in Oklahoma in 2021, the actor said Ballard wanted to join him but “he’s down there saving children as we speak, because they’re pulling kids out of the darkest recesses of hell right now, in … all kinds of places, uh, the adrenochroming of children.”

Is ‘Sound of Freedom’ a true story? What to know about the movie, QAnon ties – The Washington Post

Below is a objective movie review

  •  Quote of the Day

    A Dan for All Seasons@ZJoyfulCatholic (July 4, 2023) Why are there so many spiders in my house lately? Every time I wake up, one’s crawling on me. Good thing I’m not afraid of spiders.

    �️ Jolz@Jolz_Aust (July 4, 2023)
    July is the month dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus. What a perfect excuse for me to quote Julian of Norwich:

    “The dearworthy blood of our Lord Jesus Christ as verily as it is most precious, so verily it is most plenteous”

    Winston “Hopeful Universalist” Smith, Tweet PhD@VentureCoMining (July 4, 2023)
    The last signer of the Declaration of Independence to die (1832) was Charles Carroll, a devout Catholic. His cousin was John Carroll, Jesuit and first Bishop in the United States. John was an early advocate of the vernacular in the liturgy, published English bibles, founded Georgetown, and convened the first national synod. God bless America.

Wednesday July 5, 2023

[Saint Anthony Zaccaria, Priest; USA: Saint Elizabeth of Portugal]

Day 186: Struggles with Self-Interest — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 186: The Sacrificial Memorial — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

Thursday July 6, 2023

Day 187: Praying for Time — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 187: The Church’s Sacrificial Unity — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

  •  Quote of the Day

    Mathieu@TotvsTvvsEgoSvm (July 6, 2023) Good morning everyone! I hope you all have a great day and I’m praying for each and every single one of you!

    Mike Lewis@mfjlewis (July 6, 2023) Totally skipped the St Maria Goretti social media discourse today because I was busy driving Bl Carlo Acutis’s relics to Winchester. What I miss?

Friday July 7, 2023

[Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr]

Day 188: The Book of the Law — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
 Day 188: Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Reflection can also teach us something about ourselves: Just as Marty hears an echo of his own fear of artistic rejection in his teenage father, we might realize that many of the things that annoy us most about others are the things we dislike most about ourselves. “Back to the Future” teaches us that, while it’s dangerous to dwell on the past, it’s good to visit every now and then. With honest reflection, and the help of the Spirit, we can return to our own time better prepared to face the present, and the future, with love and grace. John Dougherty /Catholic Movie Club: ‘Back to the Future’ and the power of visiting the past in our prayers |(July 07, 2023) America Magazine

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

  •  Quote of the Day

    who cares@DianaG2772 (July 7, 2023) ·
    I use a zip tie in my hair instead of elastics because it stays in place all day.

    The first customer that notices is going to get a free dessert.

    We are, spiritually speaking, abortion-survivors. God did not let the choice of our first parents lead to our complete annihilation. Neither they nor we ceased to exist; but, just as children that survive a physical abortion can be born physically handicapped, we came into life spiritually handicapped. Spiritual Abortion – Where Peter Is

Saturday July 8, 2023

Sts Prisca and Aquilla

Day 189: Follow the Lord — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 189: Worship of the Eucharist — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Because now that Roe v. Wade is overturned, a woman can get pregnant just by having sex.

2023-Busted Halo@BustedHalo (July 8, 2023) “[Bruce] Springsteen once said you can never take your Catholicity out of you. It’s just so rich in imagery that it becomes like our inkwell, and so it’s my source of trying to draw a metaphor.” Listen to today’s podcast with musician@MikeMangione Musician Mike Mangione Talks Faith and Sacrifice on Latest Album, ‘Blood & Water’ – Busted Halo

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.
  •  Quote of the Day

    ����@edenmccourt (July 8, 2023)
    “I’m pro-choice!”
    Are you? What other choices do you actively advocate for other than abortion? How many women in crisis pregnancies who want to keep their babies do you help and support? How many crisis pregnancy centres do you volunteer at? I’ll wait. 

    Ambrose Little@software_dad (July 8, 2023)  Say what you will about evangelicals. I grew up as one, and because of that, I know Scripture deep down. That love of Scripture—even memorizing it—is something Catholics should learn. The Office is a great way to acquire that familiarity, too.

    Maybe it’s the nature of Twitter bringing out the nitpick in folks, but I didn’t say that this leads to infallible interpretation of Scripture, nor that it leads to perfect living, nor that it makes one magically orthodox.

    I said love of Scripture and getting it into your bones—deep into your heart and mind so that its words often spring to mind and are often on your lips—is something we’d do well to learn and emulate.

    This shouldn’t be a controversial thing to say for a Christian. It’s the inspired Word of God, and the saints and the Church have held it up as supremely valuable, worthy of special veneration, love, and study.

    It is sad that there are Catholics who get anxious and defensive because I’m giving kudos to evangelicals and feel the need to cut them down in reaction. Have bigger hearts, y’all. We can learn from all kinds of folks.

Sunday July 9, 2023


Day 190: Judah is Overrun — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube
Day 190: Receiving Holy Communion — The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Here’s What Happen  Last Week and Year in Life.

  • 381 – The end of the First Council of Christian bishops convened in Constantinople by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I
  • 1540 – King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
  • 1572 – Nineteen Catholics suffer martyrdom for their beliefs in the Dutch town of Gorkum.
  • 1762 – Catherine the Great becomes Empress of Russia following the coup against her husband, Peter III.
  • 1763 – The Mozart family grand tour of Europe began, lifting the profile of prodigal son Wolfgang Amadeus.
  • 1811 – Explorer David Thompson posts a sign near what is now Sacajawea State Park in Washington state, claiming the Columbia District for the United Kingdom.
  • 1850 – U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies after eating raw fruit and iced milk; he is succeeded in office by Vice President Millard Fillmore.
  • Lots of  Quotes of the Day

    Potato Of Reason@PotatoOfReason (July 9, 2023)
    i’m an atheist but holy BLEEP christianity has birthed some of the most beautiful things this world has ever witnessed

    Huckleberry�@BurnerCoast (July 9, 2023)
    Christian art is beautiful because it’s inspired by hope.

    Redemption, salvation, forgiveness, and beauty rising from ashes…the idea that every life has meaning and purpose…these themes are the opposite of nihilism and lift the human spirit.

    Owl! at the Library ��‍♀️@SketchesbyBoze (July 9, 2023)
    There was once a young boy who had almost no interest in reading. Then one day a family friend handed him a copy of The Wind in the Willows, and it opened a new world to him.

    That young boy’s name was Terry Pratchett.

    The experience made him a lifelong reader. He read in the car by the light of the street lamps. He read under the covers when he was supposed to be asleep. He read everything—superhero comics, pulp sci-fi, encyclopaedias, anything with a map in it.

    “I read until my head was full to bursting,” Terry said. “Just being inside a library was very nearly enough, as if everything in the books would permeate your skin by some kind of osmosis, and I’m not certain even now that I was wrong.”

    Dr. Kevin M. Young@kevinmyoung (July 9, 2023)

    You should “work out YOUR OWN salvation” and leave others to work out their own …on their own, unless they ask for your input.

    If God didn’t send Jesus to condemn the world, I doubt he sent you.

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