Pope Francis speaks to journalists on papal flight from Rome to Bogota Colombia 6 Sep AD 2017 (Photo Credit: L’Osservatore Romano via Catholic News Agency)

Pope Francis on Why He Gives Interviews

by Hannah Brockhaus,

of CNA/EWTN News

Fr. Murray on the Jesuit-run Boston “Amoris Lætitia” Agitprop Workshop – Fr. Z’s Blog
What is Pope Francis’ Approach to Appointing New Bishops? – CNA Daily News via The CWR
This Present Darkness Cannot & Will Not Comprehend Christ Crucified – McClung Ph.D., CS
Notker of Saint Gall, a Saint for People Who Stutter – Richard Becker, Catholic Exchange
Vatican’s Financial-misconduct Trial was a Step Backward on Transparency – Phil Lawler, CC
Catholicism, the World, and a Warrior Angel – Fr. John A. Perricone Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
Gather a Community before You Gather Donors – Brice Sokolowski, Catholic Fundraiser
Isaac Hecker: N.Y. City Mystic & Preacher on the Way to Sainthood – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Why Should Anyone Pay Good Money. . . – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Photo of the Day: 300th anniversary of Our Lady of Aparecida – Aleteia
Who is Satan’s Elite Fighting Force? You May Be Surprised – Fr. Richard Heilman, RCM
NFP and Authority – Darwin, DarwinCatholic
1967: Reaching the Bottom of the Slippery Slope – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Mvmnt
No Catholic with Intellectual Integrity can Espouse Ultramontanism – Jos. Shaw, LMS Chrmn
Luther Would be Horrified by the World He Forged – Abp. Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap., CH
Miracle in the Whataburger Parking Lot – Rebecca Frech, National Catholic Register


European Encounters: “There Hasn’t Been Enough Reflection”

by Daniel Kruse & Louisa Slakova,

of Berlin Policy Journal

How the Balkans Were Won: A Turkish Foreign Policy Success Story – Vuk Vuksanovic, TNI
The Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan – Umair Jamal, The Diplomat
China’s 19th Party Congress & How the Mighty Xi Jinping Could Fall – Gordon G. Chang, TNI
Iraq Govt, Controlled by Iran, Attacks Kurd-Held Kirkuk – Melissa MacKenzie, The Am Spect
Does China Really Pose a Threat to Taiwan? – Richard A. Bitzinger, The National Interest
Election Produces Likely Right Turn, Young Leader in Austria – George Jahn, The Stream
China vs. Japan: Asia’s Other Great Game – Michael Auslin, The National Interest
How can China Afford Its Science & Technology Goals – TristanKenderdinee, East Asia Forum
Could a Local War in Asia Create a Showdown Between U.S. & China? – D. Majumdar, TNI
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia – Grant Wyeth, The Diplomat
Would America Lose a Naval War to China in 2020? – Harry J. Kazianis, The Natl Interest


Immaculate Conception Church Qaraqosh, Iraq 7 Nov AD 2016 (Photo Credit: Jaco Klamer/ACN)

A Modern Horror: Global Persecution of Christians at Historic Peak, Report Says

from CNA/EWTN News

U.K. Must be Stopped from Pushing Transgenderism on Children – Simon Marcus, Mrctrnt
The Ayoub Sisters are the Next Big Thing in Classical Crossover – J-P Mauro, Aleteia
Topless Feminists Throw Firebombs, Tampons & Feces at Catholic Church – Micaiah Bilger, LN
A War on Poverty That Would Work – Peter Cove, City Journal
How Close are We to Ending Extreme Poverty? – Joe Carter, Powerblog
Forget NFL Players: These Roofers Stood & Saluted Flag for Nat’l Anthem – N. Flory, The Strm
A People Numerous and Armed – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Air Force Punishes Colonel Who Refused to Affirm Gay Marriage – Todd Starnes, The Stream
Ireland Honors ‘Fake Saint’ Che Guevara with a Stamp – Ed West, Transatlantic Blog
Vietnam Veteran Faces Fines for Flying Navy Flag at Home – Ryan Pickrell, The Stream
Missouri Paper Takes Discovers a Real, Live Roman Catholic – Mark Kellner, Get Religion
Hollywood is Full of Booming Gongs and Clashing Cymbals – Matthew Archbold, NC Register
Amish Population Booming: Could Religion have Something to Do with It? – Bobby Ross Jr., GR
‘Clarity & Charity’ – the Keys to Defending Marriage in Australia – CNA via The CWR
Univ. Professor Under Siege for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy – Jrt. Stepman, Mrctrnt
The Transgender Matrix: It’s Time to Choose the Red Pill – Walt Heyer, Public Discourse


Magnum Principium Screenshot (Photo Credit: Fr. Z’s Blog)

The Germans are Revolting

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Video: More than 1,000 Catholics Join Rosary Crusade through London – Catholic Herald
Ad Orientem Posture Given New Life in Nebraska – Nicholas Wolfram Smith, NC Register
Our Lady’s Messages Carry Grave Warning of War w/No. Korea – Edouard Belaga Ph.D., CS
Cardinal Burke Venerates Relic of the Head of St. Thomas More – Edward Pentin, NC Register
New Prints from Daniel Mitsui: Of Awe, Whimsy, and Serious Head Bashing – Fr. Z’s Blog
Superheroes: Overcoming Trauma, and Self-sacrifice – Elizabeth Jean Seah, Ignitum Today
17 Oct 1521: Leo X Gives Henry VIII Title of Defender of the Faith – McClarey J.D., TACthlc
Bishop Mch. Campbell of Lancaster: You Cannot be Catholic & Support Abortion – Cthlc Herald
Why is Satan Depicted with Horns, Red Tights and a Pitchfork? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
A Mind at Peace in the Age of Distraction – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
Religion & Politics: Readings for the 30th Week of Ordinary Time – John Bergsma Ph.D., TSP
Is ‘Married Clergy’ Becoming a Real Talking-point? – Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s. . .
The Stories of These Relics of the Crucifixion Will Blow You Away – Th. Williams, epicPew
The Teen Who Dedicated His Life to Eucharistic Miracles – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald
Fatima Going Forward: The Next 100 Years – Marge Fenelon, National Catholic Register
Beware of False Compassion in Implementing Amoris Lætitia – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture


Poland Border Rosary Commemoration (Photo Credit: National Catholic Register)

Eastern European Resistance to Islamization

by William Kilpatrick, Ph.D.,

of the National Catholic Register

How President Donald Trump’s North Korea Rhetoric Could Start a War – Daniel L. Davis, TNI
Europe in Flux – Gilbert T. Sewall, The American Spectator
America’s Options on North Korea Are Bleak – Dan Leaf, The National Interest
Austria’s Political Swing Marks Accelerated Shifts In Europe – Megan G. Oprea, The Fdrlst
Report: Only 40% of Russians Believe Nazi-Soviet Pact Actually Happened – Michael Peck, TNI
Toward a Civil War in Northern Iraq – Andrew Bernard, The American Interest
U.S. Navy May Not Be Ready for Future Fights with Russia & China – Dan Goure, TNI
Why Europe’s New Patriots Love Israel – David P. Goldman Ph.D. is Spengler, PJ Media
Video Shows What Happens if D.C. is Attacked with Nukes – Harry J. Kazianis, TNI
Chinese Student Furore Reveals Australia’s Poor Integration Strategy – Merridan Varrall, EAF
Could No. Korea’s 4,300 Tanks Crush U.S. in War? – Dave Majumdar, The National Interest


Culture of Death (Photo Credit: Rod Dreher)

Children’s Story Time In Weimar America

by Rod Dreher

Now Do You Understand Mike Pence’s Morality Guidelines? – Mch. L. Brown Ph.D., The Strm
When Will Media Stop Trusting a Hate Group to Label Hate Groups – M. Cleveland, The Fdrlst
Justice Dept. Announces Settlement in HHS Mandate Suits – A. Mena, CNA via NC Register
The Still-Acceptable Prejudice – Charlotte Allen, First Things
The Demise Of Bourgeois Christianity – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
No, We’re Not All the Same – William Murchison, The American Spectator
2017 Nobel Prize for Heretical Economics – Bob Kurland Ph.D., The American Catholic
How Social Media Re-wires Our Brains (Video) – Sophia Swinford, Aleteia
Dan Brown is a Very Bad Writer – Matthew Walther, The Week
Archbishop Scicluna Condemns Murder of Maltese Journalist – Catholic Herald

The Pain Unborn Children Feel – Stacy Trasancos Ph.D., National Catholic Register
Churches Attacked in Australian ‘Same-sex Marriage’ Vote – Catholic Herald
Values Voters Summit Panel: Gender Ideology in Schools Can be Reversed – D. Siggins, Strm
Kaepernick’s Worst Enemy Isn’t NFL Owners or Trump, It’s Himself – B. McHenry, The Fdrlst
Marriage vs. Living Together: How Does It Affect Your Kids? – Cecilia Zinicola, Aleteia
What 2 Former Trans Men Want You to Know About All the Lies – Taylor  Fogarty, The Fdrlst


Pope Francis Smiling at the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square on 22 February 2017 (Photo Credit: L’Osservatore Romano via Catholic News Agency)

Will Pope Francis Really Change Catholic Doctrine?

by Andrea Gagliarducci,

of Vatican at a Glance

Pope Francis Said Doing This is Like Stealing from The Poor – uCatholic
Cardinals Marx and Sarah Disagree on Magnum Principium – Catholic Herald
Let’s Dialogue. . .But Not on the Death Penalty – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Why the Centering Prayer Movement is So Off-Center – Patrick Coffin, Natl Catholic Register
Callista Gingrich Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Vatican – CNA Daily News via The CWR
Are You Confused? – H.L. Duncan, Catholic Stand
Vatican City Court Finds Former Hospital President Guilty of Corruption – CNA via The CWR
Gather a Community before You Gather Donors – Brice Sokolowski, Catholic Fundraiser
A Visit to Nagasaki, the Catholic Heart of Japan – Shaun McAfee, National Catholic Register
Christian Baker Asked to Bake Cake for Satanists – Matthew Archbold, Creative Mnrty Rprt
You Won’t Believe What Happens When Praying St. Michael Chaplet – Chloe Langr, epicPew
Ridiculous Couple Sues Catholic Charities over Adoption – Matthew Archbold, CMR
Why Rosaries Scare the Media – Clemente Lisi, The Catholic Thing
The Heresy of Low Expectations – Eric Sammons, Catholic Answers Magazine
Churches Urged to Toll Their Bells to Mark 50 Years Since Abortion Act – Catholic Herald
As Christians, We are Commanded to Forgive – Karen Reep, Catholic Stand


Himmerod Abbey (Photo Credit :Wikimedia via Catholic Herald)

The Closure of 800+ Year Old Himmerod Abbey Symbolises Religious Decline Across Europe

by Father Alexander Lucie-Smith, Ph.D.,

of Catholic Herald

Paris Statement Defends Old Europe & Its Values – Fr. James V. Schall S.J., Crisis Magazine
How Stalin Hid Ukraine’s Famine From the World – Anne Applebaum, The Atlantic
Dr. Johnson & His Fine English Dictionary – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
U.S. Fertility is at an All Time Low – Shannon Roberts, Mercatornet
The China Path vs. The Western Model – Kristin Shi-Kupfer, The Diplomat
Georgia Is Seeing a Religiously Inspired Baby Boom – Lyman Stone, Inst. for Family Studies
China, US Both Using Lawfare in the South China Sea – Mark J. Valencia, The Diplomat
No. Korea Necessitates Reassessment of Australia’s U.S. Intelligence Bases – Rch. Tanter, EAF
A Rare Opportunity for India’s Congress Party – Riju Agrawal, The Diplomat
The New Zealand Baby Dearth – Marcus Roberts, Mercatornet
Indonesia’s West Papua Headache Continues – Luke Hunt, The Diplomat


Boy Sitting on Wall (Photo Credit: Unsplash via Catholic News Agency)

‘No Science’ Behind Transgender Therapy for Kids, Doctors Warn

from Catholic News Agency Daily News

via The Catholic World Report

Mania to Achieve Racial/Gender Equity Will Hurt U.S. Competitiveness – H. MacDonald, CJ
Harvesting Human Eggs & Informed Consent Legislation – Joe Kral, Truth & Charity Forum
NFL Players’ Union Four-Square for Disrespecting America – Larry Thornberry, The Am Spect
Can the U.S. Political Parties Survive? – Thomas B. Edsall & Henry Olsen, City Journal
Fools or Scoundrels? A Response to Patrick Deneen – Robert R. Reilly, Public Discourse
Boy Scouts are Latest Victims in Culture War – Stephen Kruiser, The American Spectator
Prayers for Somalia, as Country Suffers Deadliest Terrorist Attack – CNA via NC Register
I Guess They Don’t Teach History at UW Madison – Donald R. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
The Sexual Predator’s Everyone Still Worships – Matthew Walther, The Week
Please Quit Calling Workforce Gender Gap Motherhood Penalty – Veronika Winkels, Mrctrnt
An Absurd Fate: What Happens to Abandoned Embryos? – Jennifer Lahl, Public Discourse
New Book Describes an Atheist’s Vision of the Future—and godhood – Russell Shaw, The CWR
Capitalism, Conservatives & Intellectuals: Reply to Mt. McManus – Samuel Gregg Ph.D., PD
Stem Cells f/Umbilical Cords Show Promise in Repairing Heart Damage – Dave Andrusko, LN
Union Dues and the “Free Rider” Problem – Gary Galles, Mises Institute
Canada Euthanizes Thousands of Patients to Save Money – Mark Pickup, LifeNews.com


Middle East Cross and Crescent Silhouette (Photo Credit: Crux Stock Image)

Middle East’s Well-kept Secret Revealed when Jihad Met the Virgin

by John L. Allen, Jr.,

of Crux

A Glimpse of Satan’s Playbook – Allison Low, Catholic Stand
Cardinal Müller: Orthodox Theologians Should Not be Punished – Dan Hitchens, Cthlc Herald
Is No One Is Condemned Forever Perversely Compassionate – G. McClung Ph.D., TACatholic
The Pope’s Remarks on Capital Punishment Need to be Clarified – Edward Feser Ph.D., CH
In India, Schoolkids Say Virgin Mary Appeared Amid Scent of Jasmine – CNA via The CWR
Cardinal Sarah: Holy See has the Last Word on Liturgical Translations – Fr. Z’s Blog
Gather a Community before You Gather Donors – Brice Sokolowski, Catholic Fundraiser
A Divine Wedding, Justice, and Hell – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
The Three Pitfalls of Arguing Online – Trent Horn, Catholic Answers Magazine
Grandmother Prays Rosary, House Survived Napa Fires – Eric Ting, San Francisco Gate
The Fallacy of Placing Faith in Science Rather than in God – Michele Boyer, Catholic Stand
Vatican: Canada Didn’t Seek Extradition for Diplomat Wanted on Child Pornography – CNS
Say Yes: Religious Vocations and ‘Giving God Permission’ – Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream
Book Pick: Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay – John M. Grondelski, National Catholic Register
O Immaculata: St. Maximilian’s Marian Militia Turns 100 – Joseph Pronechen, NC Register
Understanding Holy Spirit Thru Life of Mary – Fr. Nicholas Blackwell O. Carm., Cthlc Stand
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