advent-wreath-in-the-sanctuaryShould an Advent Wreath be in the Sanctuary?

by Louis J. Tofari,

of Romanitas Press

The Coming Home Network International Experiences Record Membership – Mat. Archbold
The 2017 Angelus Press Liturgical Calendar and a Surprise – Adfero, Rorate Cæli
“Fisher of Men”, A Paulist Vocation Video from the 1960s – Gregory DiPippo, New Lit Mov
What Makes a Parish “Great”? – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
Three Ways to Obtain an Indulgence for the 100-Year Fatima Anniversary – M.X. Rondon, CNA
Saint Quotes Are the Tacos of Catholicism – Alex R. Hey, epicPew
Advent Sermons of St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The Amrcn Catholic
Original Sin: The Real Humanism – Ryan Kraeger, Ignitum Today
St. Augustine: Thoughts on Advent – Bob Kurland Ph.D., Reflections of a Catholic Scientist
Strangers at the Manger: Children’s Book Review – Bethanie Ryan, Ignitum Today
The Transforming Power of Christmas – Mark C. McCann, Catholic Stand
For the WEDNESDAY EXTRA (7 December, 2016) click here.
For the WEDNESDAY EDITION (7 December, 2016) click here.


naked-troll-doll-toy-transparentThe Vagina Monologues Are Silenced

by Randall Smith, Ph.D.,

of The Catholic Thing

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego Praises Pro-Homosexual Parish – Claire Chretien, Life Site
Beware the “Spirit” of Amoris Lætitia – Nicholas Senz, Crisis Magazine
Dubia Debacle Shows Church in ‘Religious Civil War’, Says Famed Catholic Historian – Baklinski
Greek Orthodox Move To Restoring Deaconesses – Nicholas W. Smith & Peter Jesserer Smith
The Good Witness of Not Receiving Communion – David Roney, Catholic Stand
This Cloistered Nun Got Her Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering – Catholic News Agency
Why Couldn’t the Universe Simply Have Started Itself? – Angelo Stagnaro, N.C. Register
Pearl Harbor Priest Identified 75 Years Later – Joseph Pronechen, N.C. Register
What This Little Girl Does For This Widower Might Make You Cry – Tracy Bua Smith, epicPew
Are Atheists Addled? – Regis Martin S.T.D., Crisis Magazine
Msgr. Pinto Reiterates His Opinion Synod was Work of the Holy Spirit – Edward Pentin, NC Reg
For the WEDNESDAY ADVENT EDITION (7 December, 2016) click here.
For the WEDNESDAY EDITION (7 December, 2016) click here.


(Photo Credit: @Servizio Fotografico/L’Osservatore Romano)

Church Leaders Respond to the ‘Dubia’

by Edward Pentin,

of the National Catholic Register

Bp. Robert McElroy of San Diego Bans Priest From Writing More Pro-Life Columns – Mic. Bilger
The Catholic Gentleman’s Christmas Gift Guide 2016 Edition – Sam Guzman, The Cth Gntlmn
Amoris Laetitia and Synodal Chaos! The Controversy Explained! – Alex R. Hey, epicPew
Bishop Ath. Schneider: Attacks on Four Cardinals, Five Dubia Like Time of Soviet Union – Fr. Z
Forgotten Children: Singles in the Church – Catherine Cash, Catholic Lane
The Hipster Nativity Set – Jean Elizabeth Seah, Ignitum Today
14 Things Catholic Students Think During Finals Week – Chloe Mooradian, epicPew
Book Notice: St. Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on Job – Peter A. Kwasniewski Ph.D., NLM
What Depression Taught Me: Praying for Others is Very Practical Work of Mercy – S. Bullivant
3rd Sun. in Advent: John the Baptist & Coming of God (Mass Readings Explained) – Pitre Ph.D.
Advent: The Coming of the Lord – Jean Elizabeth Seah, Ignitum Today
For the WEDNESDAY ADVENT EDITION (7 December, 2016) click here.
For the WEDNESDAY EXTRA (7 December, 2016) click here.


fr-antonio-spadaroCrux: An Exercise in Contrasts Concerning ‘Amoris Lætitia’

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

via Fr. Z’s Blog

Bp. Rob. McElroy: Climate Change Same as Abortion – Joshua E. Smith, S.D. Union-Tribune
Breaking Up With Your Church Over Politics & Turning Catholic – Clare Ansberry, The WSJ
How an Octogenarian Cleric Outwitted a Gang of Art Criminals – Noah Charney, Salon
The Press Try to Ruin a Popular TV Couple for Being Christian – Amir Azarvan, Crisis Mgzn
Love, Liberal Education & the Secret of Human Identity – Anthony Esolen Ph.D., Pub Dis
What Happened to St. Nicholas? – Thomas Craughwell, National Catholic Register
Hopes for Transfer of Archbishop Sheen’s Body High Despite Emergency Ruling – CNS via CH
Argentina: 2 Priests Arrested on Alleged Abuse of 22 Children at School for Deaf – AP via CH
Ritualistic, Formal Worship is a Good and Biblical Practice – Dave Armstrong, N.C. Register
Is it Wrong to Celebrate St. Nicholas During Advent? – Marge Fenelon, National Cthlc Register
Words Not Enough, US Must Help Christians who Survived Genocide – C. Anderson/Abp. Warda


professor-jordan-b-peterson-ph-d-university-of-torontoCanada’s Boldest Professor Defies the Gender Police

by Scott Ventureyra,

of Crisis Magazine

Three Things the Pope Can’t Say – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
Disappointment as Senate Republicans Drop Religious Freedom Amendment – Mat. Hadro, CNA
No Matter What Anyone Says, Clarity on Amoris Lætitia Remains Elusive – John L. Allen Jr., Crx
Instead of Choosing Hell, Why Not Annihilation? – Edward Feser Ph.D.
Four Cardinals have Taken the ‘Correct Road’, Says Leading German Philosopher – Cthlc Herald
19 Little-Remembered Facts About St. Nicholas – Joseph Pronechen, N.C. Register
Upheaval in French Politics: A Catholic Contender Rises – Fr. Terry Tastard Ph.D., Providence
Is It a Sin to Ask for Death? – Fr. John Bartunek L.C., Catholic Spiritual Direction
Quæriture: Book Recommendations for Young Men Discerning Priesthood – Fr. Z’s Blog
Cause of 15-year-old “Computer Geek” Carlo Acutis has Taken a Step Forward – Phi. Kosloski
St. JP2 Truly Understood the Importance of Absolute Values – Fr. Ale. Lucie-Smith Ph.D., CH
Syriac Catholic Patriarch ‘Horrified’ after Seeing Iraqi ‘Ghost Towns’ – Cthlc News Srvc via CH


pope-francis-and-raymond-cardinal-burke-laughing-joking-jovialityThe Dangerous Road of Papal Silence

by Father Mark A. Philon,

of The Catholic Thing

The Providence College Mob Comes for Anthony Esolen – Emmett McGroarty & Jane Robbins
The Rise of Iceland’s Heathens – Fiona Zublin, Ozy
Cardinal Wuerl Apologizes to Man Who Brought Abuse Claim in ’88 – Associated Press via Crux
Anti-Christian Violence is Now Too Common to Attract the Headlines – Fr. Ale. Lucie-Smith
Understanding Dreams – Fr. John Bartunek L.C., Catholic Spiritual Direction
Euthanasia of Alcoholic Father Sends ‘Dangerous’ Message – Mary Rezac, Cthlc News Agency
The Basilica of St., in Bologna: A Church Built on Astronomical Science – Daniel Esparza, Alt
Ireland’s Happy Pro-Life Warriors – Cora Sherlock, Catholic Herald
Father Stanley Rother: The First U.S.-Born Martyr – Catholic News Agency
Advent and the Gift of the Divine Reply – Sarah Huntzinger, Catholic Stand
Young Catholics Campaign for a London World Youth Day – Filip Mazurczak, The Cth Wor Rep


fundraising-for-catholic-charityFundraising Workshop: How to Raise Money for Your Catholic Entity

by Brice Sokolowski,


My Brown Scapular and Me – Mattias A. Caro, Ethika Politika
Pray As You Can, Not As You Can’t – David Torkington, Catholic Stand
Reflections on Catholic Institutions in America: Part I & Part II– Timothy Kirchoff, Ethika Pltk
It’s Time to Rehabilitate St. Aloysius – Thomas J. Craughwell, The Standard Bearers
Confirmations in the Traditional Form of the Roman Rite – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
I Love You, Man – Benedictine Augustine, Maccabee Society
Have an Old Fashioned, Blessed, Wonderful Christmas – Teresa A. Thomas, Intgrtd Cth Life™
Could Black Catholic Saints Be U.S. Church’s Hidden Key for Peace in Society – Peter J. Smith
Christmas According to Kids is Amazing! – Jessica McAfee, epicPew
Mary’s Emptiness in the Immaculate Conception – Stephanie H. To, Catholic Stand
Mary, Mary, Quite Necessary – Ray Sullivan, Catholic Stand

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