Priest with Same Sex AttractionVatican Dismisses C. D. F. Official After Admitting to Being Actively Homosexual

by Edward Pentin

of The National Catholic Register


That You May be One as I and the Father are One – Mary Proffit Kimmel, Ignitum Today
Of Tax Collectors and Tolerance – Cynthia Millen, Catholic Stand
The Alternative to Annulment – Hilary Towers, The National Catholic Register
On Obedience to ‘the Law’ – Robert Struble Jr., Catholic Lane
Where Are the Catholic Kim Davises? – Benjamin Harnwell, The National Cthlc Register
Euthanasia, Celebrating the Destruction of God’s Greatest Gift: Life – Larry Peterson
Down the Sociological Road to Nihilism – Clifford Staples, Crisis Magazine
The Sad Attempts by Those to Use Medicine as a Political Weapon – Carlos D. Flores, PD
Defining Diversity – Michael Bradley, Public Discourse
Vatican Is Now Horrified of Ever Meeting Kim Davis – Donald R. McClarey J. D., TACthlc
Let’s Hand it to the Hoffmans: Dancing to Promote a Message of Family – Jac. Burkepile
If Your Political Leaning Causes You to Sin, Cut It Off! – Father Anthony Gerber, PbT
Catholic Stories for Boys and Girls (Neumann Press) – Stuart Dunn, Stuart’s Study
Sisters of Life Praise Faithful, Pro-Life Catholic Colleges for Nourishing Vocations – C.E.D.
+++ a special edition on the Synod will appear at 3:48 pm U. S. Central Time

Pope Francis, Aftershock

Pope Francis Smiling and Waving Wide PicPope Francis: A Crusader for Hope and the Common Good

by Todd Nolan

of Catholic Stand


Pope Francis Always Brings Mary Flowers, but Why? – Zelda Caldwell, Aleteia
On Religious Freedom, the Pope & President Speak Different Languages – Brian Fraga
Pope Francis Is ‘Not Really a Theological Liberal’ – Ross Douthat, Evaluations Blog
Pope Francis & His ‘Reckless’ Encounter with Kim Davis – David Warren, The Cthlc Thing
Servant of the Servants of God: Reflections on Pope Francis’s Visit to N. Y. C. – Erin Cain
Aftershock: Four Minute Video Looks Back at the Papal Visit – Aleteia
Francis Hittinger, an American Scholar Close to Pope Francis – Rudolph Bush, D. M. N.
Crd. Sarah: When Francis Speaks on Climate, etc. It’s Opinion, Not Dogma – D. Montagne
++ the LATE SUNDAY EDITION will appear at 10:12 am U. S. Central Time
+++ a special edition on the Synod will appear at 3:48 pm U. S. Central Time


Homeschooled Homeschooling ChildrenHomeschooling’s Liberalism

by David Mills

of First Things


A Call to Catholic Men: Step Into the Breach – Bishop Thomas Olmsted, The Register
The Two Shall Become One Flesh: Sunday Readings – Michael Barber, The Sacred Page
Vatican Has Surprise for Pilgrims Venerating St. Maria Goretti in U. S. – Joseph Pronechen
The Essence of Rome: A Tale of Three Cities – Christopher Morrissey, The Imgntv. . .
Confessions of a ‘Say the Black, Do the Red’ Catholic – Daniel Burke, The N. C. Register
What the Roman Empire Can Teach Us About American Politics – Steven Smith, Pub Dis
This Is Arianism All Over Again, and We Must Fight It – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, The Reg
What Has Athens To Do With You? – Eva Bran, The Imaginative Conservative
‘Ideological Colonization’: An Apt Description of Modern Imperialism – Msgr. Charles Pope
Revelation Ch. 18 Fallen Is Babylon the Great (Catholic Apocalypse) – Taylor Marshall PhD
Catholics Look Beyond BSA for the Formation of Youth in the Outdoors – R. Jared Staudt
Reflections on Intelligent Design: Good, Bad or Indifferent Science? – Robert Kurland PhD
The New Testament Authors You Rarely Hear About – Jimmy Akin, The N. C. Register
A Contradictory Man: The Legacy of Daniel Patrick Moynihan – Gabriel Schoenfeld, Pb Ds
Pope Francis, Aftershock – Big Pulpit (October 4, 2015)
++ the LATE SUNDAY EDITION will appear at 10:12 am U. S. Central Time
+++ a special edition on the Synod will appear at 3:48 pm U. S. Central Time


Pope Francis Smiling and WavingThe Power of a Positive Pope: Pope Francis Shows the Best Way to Overcome Evil Is to Build Up All That Is Beautiful, Good, and True

by Father Dwight Longenecker

of Aleteia


Why You Should Love Your Guardian Angel (& Not Name Him) – Marge Fenelon, The Reg
Is Pope Francis Too Popular with Liberals? – Patti Maguire Armstrong, Catholic Stand
Disquisitions on the Synod for October 2 – Xavier Rynne II, Catholic Herald Magazine
Judging Pope Francis – Patti Maguire Armstrong, Epic Pew
Exclusive Interview w/Fr. J. Fessio: The Rigging of a Synod, by Edward Pentin – M. Hickson
Pope Francis: 80,000 Modestly Dressed Swarm Central Park – Jamey Brown, Cthlc Stand
The Discrepancies Prior to the Opening of the Synod – Fr. Mark A. Pilon, The Cthlc Thing
Book Review: Mysteries of Salvation History – Cristina Montes, Ignitum Today
The Catholic Landscape: The Trouble with Low-Proof Faith – David Rummelhoff, Ct St
A Survivor’s Guide to the Synod – Deacon Nick Donnelly, The National Catholic Register
Kim Davis and Pope Francis’s Grand Strategy – Ross Douthat, Evaluations Blog
Imitating Judas: The Kasper Position – Michael Lofton, One Peter 5
+ We apologize for the tardy post.



Pope Francis Kim DavisDissidents, Father James Martin, and Other ‘c’atholics Go Catatonic Over Pope Francis’ Meeting With Kim Davis

by Father John Zuhlsdorf

of Fr. Z’s Blog


The Atrocious Script for the ‘Ordinary’ Synod – Father D. Vincent Twomey S. V. D.
The Curious Case of the Intercepted Book – Edward Pentin, The Catholic World Report
Planned Parenthood: Fathers’ Right to Stand and Defend – Stephanie H. To, Cthlc Stand
The Lamest Defense of Planned Parenthood Ever – Paul Zummo, The American Catholic
Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice: I Still Forgive You – Michelle Fritz, Catholic Stand
Getting Things Done by Saint Teresa of Avila – Daniel Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
Sin and the Reception of the Eucharist – David Deane, Crisis Magazine
Married Love: Meant to Last (Holy Gospel of Saint Mark 10:1-16) – Fr. John Bartunek L. C.
Priestly Confraternity Issues Hopeful Paper Ahead of the Synod – Edward Pentin, The Reg
Homosexuality on the Threshold of the Synod: Two Conferences in Rome – Sdo. Magister
What Pope Francis Taught Me – Graham Glover, The Jagged Word
Seven Websites Every Catholic Should Visit – Molly Milroy, Ignitum Today
As Synod Approaches, Nigerian Bishops Speak Up for the Family – The Ntnl Cthlc Register
Abp. Kurtz on the Synod: Renewal of Culture Must Come Through Families – Jim Graves

EXTRA: Pope Francis Met With Kim Davis at Vatican Request

Pope Francis and Kim Davis Getty ImagesPope Francis Met With Kim Davis at the Request of the Vatican

by Donald R. McClarey, J. D.

of The American Catholic


True Liberty and Unjust Civil Laws – Bob Drury, Catholic Stand
Four Reasons to Pray with Marge Fenelon’s Newest Novena Book – Father Edward Looney
How Choice Replaced Human Nature – James Kalb, Crisis Magazine
More Saints Who Just Can’t Even Right Now, EpicPew! – Shaun McAfee, Epic Pew
Does the ‘Judicial Path’ for Annulments Avoid ‘Catholic Divorce’? – Edward Pentin
Will Russia’s ‘Holy War’ Save Syria’s Christians? – Ed West, Catholic Herald Magazine
12 Fatal Flaws in the Instrumentum Laboris, Synod Guide for Bishops – Dgl. Farrow Ph. D.
Notre Dame’s Candida Moss Attacks Pope Francis w/Outrageous Claim – K. Scharfenberger
Time Will Tell If Pope Francis’ Visit Has Truly Changed America – John L. Allen Jr., Crux
What Is the Theme of Pope Francis’ Pontificate? It’s the Family – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph. D.
What Saint Jerome Can Teach Internet Trolls – Mary O’Regan, Catholic Herald Magazine


Pope Francis Saint PatrickDid Pope Francis Really Say Jesus Was a Failure?

by Jimmy Akin

of Catholic Answers


Synod Rule Changes to be Announced on Friday, Hold On To Your Socks – Fr. Z’s Blog
‘Unacceptable’, The Base Document of the Synod ‘Compromises the Truth’ – Sd. Magister
Critics Sound Alarm Over Possible Changes to Synod Process – Edward Pentin, The Reg
The Depravity of Planned Parenthood – Donald R. McClarey J. D., The Amrcn Catholic
How Richard Dawkins Helps Prove Biblical Inspiration – Joe Heschmeyer, Strng Notions
Dissenters Express High Hopes for Synod – Edward Pentin, The National Cthlc Register
Conspiracies and Catholicism: Devil’s Advocate – Foxfier, Catholic Stand
No Rest for the Watchful, Synod Prep Begins Now – Steve Skojec, One Peter 5
Doctrine, Discipline and the ‘Kasper Proposal’; Synod Stagecraft – Joseph Arias, Crisis
Dear Woman Suffering After An Abortion – Cullen Herout, Catholic Stand
Synod Studies 101: A Crash Course on Marriage and Family – Kathy Schiffer, The Register
Relics of Saint Maria Goretti in Chicago on October 12 – Steve Skojec, One Peter 5
Will Christianity Find a Place in Corbyn’s Labour Party? – Jon Anderson, Catholic Herald
Pope Francis and Evangelizing with Questions – Carrie Gress Ph. D., The Dispatch
For the WED. EXTRA: Pope Francis Met With Kim Davis (Sept. 30, 2015) click here.


Archangels Gabriel Michael and Raphael10 Totally Awesome Facts About the Archangels

by Alex R. Haley

of Epic Pew


The Vulnerability of Refugees – Julie Machado, Catholic Stand
The Humility and Hubris of Pope Francis – William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine
Saint Junipero Serra & Today’s Bigots – Donald R. McClarey J. D., The Amrcn Catholic
Feast of the Archangels – Liz Estler, Catholic Spiritual Direction
The Most Hilarious Headlines about the Pope’s Visit – Matthew Archbold, The Register
Michael, Raphael, Gabriel; Members of the Family – Elizabeth Scalia, Aleteia
The Pope’s Message Extends Beyond Capitalism & Climate Change – Martijn Cremers
Francis Hittinger, an American Scholar Close to Pope Francis – Rudolph Bush, D. M. N.
R. R. Reno Is Wary of Pope Francis ‘Extremism’ – Fr. Sean Salai S. J., America Magazine
Pope Francis: Women Priests? ‘No.’ – Fr. Z’s Blog
Read the Full Texts of All of Pope Francis’ Addresses During His Visit to the U. S. – Aleteia
For the WED. EXTRA: Pope Francis Met With Kim Davis (Sept. 30, 2015) click here.

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