Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (Credit: Canticum Salomonis)

Crusader Feasts in Spain: The Triumph of the Holy Cross

. . .although in the popular mind today, the Crusades are mainly conceived as the Christian effort to wrest the Holy Land from the Mohammedan grasp, they were, in fact, a wide-ranging military enterprise carried out in diverse theatres to humble all enemies of Holy Church.  The expeditions to the Holy Land proved ultimately to be a noble lost cause, but all was hardly quiet in the western front:  the Crusades in holy Spain were an admirable triumph, banishing the spectre of the paynim from the Iberian peninsula for aye—or at least till the advent of modernity. . .

by Notkerus Balbulus,

of Canticum Salomonis

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
This Prayer to St. Anthony is Said to Have “Never Been Known to Fail” – Philip Kosloski
Fr. Donald Calloway Endorses Rosary Coast to Coast – Fr. Richard Heilmann, RCM
On the Battlefield, Some Heroes Wear Clerical Collars; Book – J. Pronechen, NC Rgstr
Dialogue or Disassociation: What to Do with Public Sinners – Eric Sammons, 1P5
Science & Education – Joseph Pearce, Newman Society
What is a Sacramental? – Joannie Watson, Integrated Catholic Life™
The Difference Between Penance & Punishment – Msgr. Charles Pope, Cmmnty in Mssn
Population Control Decimated China So Bad, May Pay Couples to Have Children – Lf Ns
Your Fundraising Mid-Year Review – Brice Sokolowski, Catholic Fundraiser
On Islam Is on Target; Book – William Kilpatrick Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
5 Things to Stop Saying When You’re Out Shopping – Meghan Ashley Styling
Where a Supreme Court Nominee Kneels Matters in DC Life – Terry Mattingly, Get Rlgn
Sweden: Card. Arborelius Received Personal Threat over Immigration – Ch. White, CH
Does the Bible Teach that Property Rights Are Relative? – Art Lindsley, IfFW&E
Some want to Run the Church Like a Business, Bad Idea – Fr. A. Lucie-Smith Ph.D., CH
More Shallow, Cliché Feminist Rubbish from the National “Catholic” Reporter – Fr. Zed
Sell Everything – Nicholas Lye, Ignitum Today
Indiana Jones Isn’t Wrong, Nazis’ Fascination with the Occult was Real – The Fdrlst
Essential Oils: The Good, the Bad, & the Occult – Patti Maguire Armstrong, Cthlc Lane
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‘Alleluia’ Exhibited A.D. 1896 by Thomas Cooper Gotch (Credit: via Crisis Magazine)

Novus Quodlibet: The New Whatever Liturgy

. . .I have attended the Novus Ordo Mass all my life.  I do not believe it was necessarily a mistake to have the Mass translated into the vernacular so that people could more readily understand the words & the action.  Yet I have great sympathy for people who flock to, or flee to, the traditional rite, & have wondered why, if language alone were the point, that old rite had not simply been translated & otherwise left as it was. . .

by Anthony M. Esolen, Ph.D.,

of Crisis Magazine

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
This is Why Satan Hates the Brown Scapular – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Why We Need Loome Theological Booksellers – Jake Meador, First Things
Swearing & Sharing the Faith Don’t Mix Very Well! – Dave Armstrong, NC Register
Why Is the Pope Called “the Pope”? – Billy Ryan, uCatholic
How to Evangelize at Walt Disney World or Any Theme Park – The. Williams, epicPew
Why Don’t Catholics Read The Bible? – uCatholic
The 20 Things Guardian Angels Do for Us – Stephen Beale, Catholic Exchange
World War I Army Mass Kit – Peter A. Kwasniewski Ph.D., New Liturgical Movement
Intolerance – Tom Collingwood, Catholic Stand
The Demographics of Church Participation are Shifting – Fr. Z’s Blog
Desanitizing Christianity After St. Benedict & After Virtue – G.P. Floyd PhD, Ch Life Jrnl
How Politics Becomes Religion – Samuel Gregg D.Phil., The Catholic World Report
Integralism & Catholic Doctrine – Robert T. Miller J.D., Public Discourse
Rebuilding with US funds, Iraq’s Minority Christians Still Await Security – Jack Jenkins
Bastille Day & Its Offspring – Jerry Slayer, The Catholic World Report
How Do You Know There’s a God? – Nathalie Fernandez, Ignitum Today
Inside the 15-hour Siege by Nicaraguan Paramilitaries on a Church – J. Partlow, WaPo
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin’s Legacy of Eugenics, Racism Can’t be Ignored – J. Slattery
Cardinal McCarrick & His Protectors – Rod Dreher, The American. . .
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Hell (Credit: Public Domain via ChurchPOP)

10 Quotes About Hell from the Saints that Just Might Scare You Into Heaven

. . .all of us will eventually die & face judgment before God.  If we die in Christ, we’ll go to heaven (with perhaps a temporary period of cleansing in Purgatory first).  If we die in mortal or Original sin, then we go straight away to hell for all eternity, with no hope for redemption. . .

from ChurchPOP

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Vocation Stories from Elysburg, Pennsylvania & Arlington, Virginia – Rorate Cæli
Here’s What To Do When Tempted to Sin, According to St. Francis de Sales – P. Kosloski
What Happened to the “True Cross” That Christ Was Crucified On? – Billy Ryan, uCthlc
Magnanimity is a Virtue that is Missing in Most People’s Lives – S. Jacobs, Cthlc Stand
6 Amazing Facts About the St. Augustine that All Catholics Should Know – ChurchPOP
Institute of Christ the King – 2018 Ordinations – New Catholic, Rorate Cæli
Prayer Begins in Pointlessness & Stupidity – Brother Edmund Waldstein O. Cist., ChLJ
A Nun’s 10 Tips for Social Media Sanity – Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, Aleteia
New Vestment Work from Paramentica: The St. Philip Neri Chasuble – Ltrgcl Arts Jnl.
Solemn Vows in Norcia – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
The Charm & Churches of the Isle of Capri – Carrie Gress Ph.D., Our Fvrt Catholic Thngs
7 Things That Every Saint Had in Common – T.J. Burdick
Your Children Will Love These 3 Books About Jesus & the Faith – Sh. McAfee O.P., eP
Holy Communion Nourishes Your Supernatural Life – Ch. McKinney, Cthlc Spiritual Drctn

Faith Roused Through Sacred Art & Architecture – Trent Beattie, Legatus Magazine
The Rich Tradition of Ecclesiastical Heraldry in the Liturgical Arts
Artworks Restored in Italy (Part 1) – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
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Our Lady of the Pillar (Credit: Public Domain via Aleteia)

This is the First Known Apparition of Our Lady after the Assumption

. . .France’s love for Our Lady dates many centuries before Lourdes & La Salette. . .

by Larry Peterson,

of Aleteia

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Here’s what Satan’s Voice Sounds Like, According to St. Ignatius Loyola – Aleteia
Rebuilding Western Civilization: A Tale of Two Monasteries – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Catholics Have a Problem; But Is It Celibacy? – Peter Wolfgang, The Stream
How the Stages of Starvation Describe the Decaying West – Msgr. Charles Pope, CiM
What Will the Future Hold for St. Junípero Serra at Stanford Univ.? – Chr. Clifford, CE
Bayeux Tapestry to Return to the UK After Nearly 1,000 Years – J.P. Mauro, Aleteia
In The Garden of Charlemagne – Traditius, The Tradition Order
Catholic Priest Spat on at Protestant March in Scotland – D. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
How God Can Know & Cause a Universe of Things – D. Bonnette Ph.D., Strange Notions
FSSP Elects Polish Priest as Superior General – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Mvmnt
Vatican Withdraws Charges Against Former Auditor General – Edw. Pentin, NC Register
Cardinal Tauran, “Habemus Papam” Man, Dies – Mark de Vires, In Caelo et in Terra
Father & Son on a Mountain Trail – Marcus Allen Steele
Pope Names Baltazar Card. Cardozo as Apostolic Administrator of Caracas – Rome Rpts
It’s Almost Here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! – Meghan Ashley Styling
It’s Becoming Harder to Ignore the Genocide of Christians in Nigeria – M. Brown Ph.D.
Pope Francis Confirms Panama Visit for World Youth Day 2019 – Chloe Langr, epicPew
Why Email is the Hottest Trend in Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, Catholic Fundraiser
New Bishop Appointed for British Armed Forces – Catholic Herald
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Silhouette of Man Standing (Credit: Boudewijn Berends CC-BY 2.0 via Aleteia)

This Might be the Best Trick the Devil has Up His Sleeve

. . .do you remember this proverb?  “Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop.”  What about an idle mind?  What kind of mischief can the Devil stir up in a mind that is “idle,” that is, one that is not guided by virtues & grace & busy with what is True, Good & Beautiful?  Such an unoccupied mind will soon find itself occupied with what is dark, despairing, &, at the worst—damning. . .

by Father Robert McTeigue, S.J.,

of Aleteia

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
7 Incredible Incorrupt Saints – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Massimo Faggioli’s War on Humanæ Vitæ – Fr. Z’s Blog
Towards a “Christ-Free” Church – Riccardo Cascioli, One Peter 5
Study Affirms Earth Is Uncommon & Perhaps Even Unique – Msgr. Charles Pope, CiM
Bob Marley’s Messianic Theology & Conversion to Ethiopian Orthodoxy – Tay. Marshall
A Comedy of Errors & the Amazon Synod – Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas, The CWR
A Challenge to the Vatican from America’s Consecrated Virgins – Jf. A. Mirus Ph.D., CC
If God can Build a Wall, Why Can’t We? – Robert Kurland Ph.D., The American Catholic
Dying in the Prime of Life – Rob Marco, Catholic Stand
Churchspotting: St. Lawrence, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Steve Skojec, One Peter 5
Pagan Piety: A New Book on Roman Paganism – Kyle Harper, First Things
The Time Jesus Boarded a Spaceship. . . – Billy Ryan, uCatholic
What Is it You Want to Change? – Nathalie Fernandez, Ignitum Today
Can Political Freedom Exist Without Virtue? America’s Founders Didn’t Think So – FEE
Bishop’s Familia, Ecclesial Cursus Honorum: Development of 7 Holy Orders – Canti. . .
It’s Almost Here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! – Meghan Ashley Styling
Creatio ex Nihilo: Why We Believe* – Robert Kurland Ph.D., Catholic Stand
Why Email is the Hottest Trend in Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, Catholic Fundraiser
Corporations: Moral, Immoral, or Amoral? – Canaan Harris, Acton Blog
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Holy Bible (Credit: Adobe Stock via Catholic Answers)

The Curious Case of the Protestant Bible

. . .perhaps no area in Catholic-Protestant apologetics involves as many outright falsehoods as the history of the Bible.  To be sure, there are lots of theological topics on which Catholics and Protestants disagree, but for the sheer number of popular Protestant arguments that are explicitly & undeniably false, nothing tops the question of where the Bible comes from & how many books it has. . .

by Joe Heschmeyer,

of Catholic Answers Magazine

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Why Is the Priest Telling Me Not to Talk to a Canon Lawyer? – C. Caridi J.C.L., CLME
The Mystery of Liberal Church Decline – Mark Tooley, The Stream
This is what God’s Voice Sounds Like, According to St. Ignatius Loyola – Aleteia
Don’t Let the Scandals of the Hierarchy Lead You to Despair – Con. T. Hull, Cth Exchng
SSPX Election: Fellay Toppled, Side Opposed to Deal with Rome Now in Charge – RCæli
Persecution of the Traditional Latin Mass – Shane Schaetzel, Catholics Are Christian
German Dioceses Respond to Give Protestants Communion Guidelines, Not Good – 1P5
SSPX – Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment
Card. Arinze: If Protestants Want to Receive Communion, They Should Convert – CH
Liturgy & Laity; New Book on Changes After Vatican II – Alcuin Reid, First Things
Judge Kavanaugh & the Left’s Anti-Catholicism – James S. Robbins, IndyStar
After Voting for Abortion, Why is Ireland Snapping Up Tickets for Papal Visit? – C. Hrld
The Trouble with Catholic Politicians – Dan Hitchens, Catholic Herald
Bp. Jos. Perry: Youth Hunger for Mystery & Liturgy; Need Tradition & History – CWR
Pope to Migrants: Respect Laws, Culture & Religious Traditions – Billy Ryan, uCatholic
Will Brett Kavanaugh Defend Religious Liberty? – Marcos Mullin, Acton Blog
Learning to Love – Eugene Chan, Ignitum Today
Supreme Court Nominee Dishes Out Mac & Cheese to Homeless – C. Lucey, AP via RNS
Terrorism, Restlessness, & Bastille Day – Jerry Salyer, The Catholic World Report
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