Historic Meeting of Pope and Russian Orthodox Head Seen Nearer – Philip Pullella, Reuters
Pope Francis on Weapons: 12 Things to Know and Share – Jimmy Akin, The Register
Catholics & Orthodox Should Meet More Often, Pope Francis Exhorts – EWTN News
Helpful Hints Re: Our Persecutors – Saint Etheldreda’s Place
Chaldean Patriarch Suggests Single Unified Patriarchate for Iraqi Christians – Cth Wrld Nws
The Ambiguous Quest for Marriage Equality – Adam J. MacLeod, Public Discourse
An America Without Churches – Brother Dominic Bouck OP, First Things
Laudato Si’ Is a Hard Teaching and We Must Accept It – Scott Eric Alt
The Tragedy of Laudato Si’ – William F. Byrne, Crisis Magazine
Laudato Si’ Will Bring No Justice for the Poor – William Oddie, Catholic Herald Magazine
Four Practical Ways to Implement Laudato Si’ – Philip Kosloski, The Register
U. K. Anglicans are in Serious Decline, say Researchers – Madeleine Davies, Church Times
Cardinal Pell Expects Synod to ‘Massively Endorse’ Church Teaching – Catholic Herald
Breakaway Episcopal Diocese May Move to Anglican Church in North America – M. Gryboski
News from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham – Kathleen Pluth, The Chant Café

Synod 2015: The Saga Continues

Clearest Explanation Ever: Bp. Gracida On Divorce, Remarriage – J. Ostrowski
Ed Peters on Pope Francis’ Remarks About ‘Separation’ of Spouses – Fr. Z’s Blog
Vatican Sets Stage for Tradition and Controversy at October Synod – Edward Pentin
Secret Study-Day Invitation and Program – Edward Pentin, The Register
Jousting Jesuits, Dueling Dominicans – Sandro Magister, Chiesa
A Layman Responds to Cardinal Kasper’s Proposal – José Durand Mendioroz JD
Synod Journal: The Return of Tired Catholic Lite Euphemisms – Mary Jo Anderson
Pope Francis May Not Want Change After Synod 2014 Fiasco – S. Magister
Bishops Need Science, Not Gay Propaganda – Rick Fitzgibbons, The Catholic Thing
Crd. Kasper Is Not Pope Francis’s Theologian, Says Archbishop – M. Teahan
Synod: The Proposal of a ‘Third Way’ – Sandro Magister, Chiesa
The ‘Orthodox Practice’ on Divorce and Communion – Jim Cole, Catholic Lane
African Bishops: ‘Courageously Uphold Catholic Family Values’ – Diane Montagna, Alt∝
St. JP2 Scholar Hailed as Needed Voice Among Synod Consultors – Pentin & Desmond

So-Called Same-Sex Marriage and America

The (Roman) Empire Strikes Back – Father Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head
So Now Is It ‘Hate Speech’ to Seplore the Obergefell Decision? – Phil Lawler, Cthlc Culture
Archbishop Cupichs Statement Represents Capitulation, Pure & Simple – Rorate Cæli
The Swamp of Subjective Sentimentality – Father Dwight Longenecker, SomH
Gay Marriage and the Hand of God – Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic
Catholic Group’s Star Rises Defending Religious Freedom – Peter Jesserer Smith
My Answers To Questions About Gay ‘Marriage’ – Leila Miller, Catholic Stand
As the Family Goes, So Goes the U.S. & So Goes the World – Katie Sciba, The Cthlc Wife
Will the Protestant House of Cards Come Tumbling Down? – Shane Schaetzel, Flly Chrstn
Are Homosexuals Born That Way? People Say Yes, But Science Says No – Fr. Mark Hodges
Why Did God Destroy Sodom & Gomorrah? – Father Dwight Longenecker, SomH
Five ‘Truth Bombs’ About Marriage from the Catechism – Mountain Catholic
Twitter Shuts Down Catholic Blogger for Defending Marriage – Connecticut Cthlc Corner
So-Called Same-Sex Marriage & the Abolition of Man. . .& Woman – Matthew Kacsmaryk
Remember Lot’s Wife – Scott Eric Alt
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The Best ‘Christian’ Band You’ve Probably Never Heard Of – Robert Barby II, Epic Pew
The Bipolarism of Catholic Spain – Peter De Trolio of Jerez de la Frontera, Regina Mgzn
The Uneven Coverage by the Mainstream Media – Bro. Dominic Bouck OP, First Things
Media Promotes Junk Science on Fetal Pain – James D. Agresti, Crisis Magazine
How the Cross Led a Starving North Korean to America – John Burger, Aleteia∝
Three Approaches To A Catholic Hymn – Jeff Ostrowski, Views from the Choir Loft
23 Reasons Why A Priest Should Wear His Collar – Msgr Ch.M. Mangan & Fr G.E. Murray
An Introduction to the Theology of Fr. John Navone, S. J.Eric Cunningham PhD, H&PR
On the Gift of Laughter – Father David Vincent Meconi SJ, Homiletic & Pastoral Review
The Tragic Daughters of Isabella – Donna Sue Berry, Regina Magazine
Quæritur: Can Friends of Same-Sex ‘Marry’ to Avoid Deportation? – Fr. Z’s Blog
When We Are Individuals – Saint Etheldreda’s Place
To The Point With Aesop – Maureen Mullarkey, One Peter 5
The Best Novel You’ve Never Heard Of – Thomas L. McDonald, God and the Machine
The Civilization of Love in The Trinity – STM, Saint Etheldreda’s Place
Reactions on SCOTUS Legalizing So-Called Same-Sex Marriage – Big Pulpit (June 27, 2015)


The Relevance of Saint Paul in the Modern Era – Anna Rose Meeds, Catholic Stand
You are Not Alone – Robert Barby II, Epic Pew
Jordan’s Devotion to Our Lady – Marge Fenelon, The National Catholic Register
10 Ways to Grow in Prayer – Father Ed Broom OMV, The Catholic Gentleman
Quæritur: Who Is a Member of the Church? – Father John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
Is Social Engineering the Salient Evil of Our Time? – The Five Beasts
A Musical Diet – Lucas Tappan, Views from the Choir Loft
Persecution, Past & Present: Candida Moss’s Unintentional Gift to Christians – Gln. Moots
Quæritur: Electric, Battery Powered . . . Candles? – Fr. Z’s Blog
Enthronement of the Sacred Heart – Matthew Karmel, One Peter 5
Today’s ‘Soft Despotism’ and Saint Hildegard’s Futuristic Visions – RJT, The Five Beasts
Riches, Religion, and the New Atheism – Robert T. Miller, Public Discourse
Spain’s Catholic Chess Queen – Meghan Ferrara, Regina Magazine
Dear Catholics: Unsolicited Advice from an Evangelical Convert – K. Albert Little, TCC
The Women Whose Voices the Pro-Choice Lobby Doesn’t Want to Hear – Francis Phillips
Reactions on SCOTUS Legalizing So-Called Same-Sex Marriage – Big Pulpit (June 27, 2015)


She Isn’t (Just) My DaughterShe Isn’t (Just) My Daughter

by Michele Chronister

of Ignitum Today


Skyscraper WorkersVocations Make Us Tired, Weary, Joyful

by Matthew Higgins

of Ignitum Today


business colleagues Work Lunch Talking Discussing Wide PicPractical Lessons for Integrating Faith and Work

by Randy Hain

of Integrated Cthlc Life™


5.1.3Sin and Civilization: Reading Deeply into the Summer

by William Edmund Fahey

of The Civilized Reader

Saint Joseph Mary Young Jesus Holy Family WorkLove Is Our Mission: Who Is The Church?

by Kevin Aldrich

of Catholic Stand


Say Not, ‘Modern Art is Bad’ – Brother Dominic Bouck OP, First Things
Reconsidering the Separation of Church and State – Anthony Esolen, Public Discourse
SSPX: Pope Francis Has Kept His Promises to Us, He Sees Us as Catholic – Anne le Pape
Acedia and the Unbearable Lightness of Being – Thomas Van, Catholic Culture
Why Science Hasn’t Disproved Free Will: A Review of Alfred Mele’s ‘Free’ – E. Feser PhD
Man, Not Numbers: I Have Come to Detest the Social Sciences – Anthony Esolen PhD
The Whitewashing of England’s Catholic History – Ed West, Catholic Herald Magazine
Historian Uses Lasers to Unlock Mysteries of Gothic Cathedrals – Rachel Hartigan Shea
Reactions on SCOTUS Legalizing So-Called Same-Sex Marriage – Big Pulpit (June 27, 2015)
For the THURSDAY BYZANTINE EDITION (June 25, 2015) click here.


Collapse of Greece and Europe Demonstrators Protestors Police Chaos Anarchy Disorder Fight Wide PicThe Fatima Message: A Final Chapter?

by Howard Kainz PhD

of The Catholic Thing


Serving at the Margins Serving at the Margins

by Elisabeth Deffner

of The National Catholic Register

Jumping Off a Cliff Dawn Dusk Sunset Sunrise Wide PicThe Summer of Insanity

by Alan L. Anderson

of The CWR Blog


Guitar MassLosing the Culture War With Ugly Liturgical Music

by Kathleen Pluth

of The Chant Café

Catholic Veil BigStaying Catholic: ‘Lord, to Whom Shall I Go?’

by Denise J. Hunnell, MD

of Catholic Stand


AD The Bible Continues Wide PicReview: A.D. The Bible Continues Companion Books

by J. R. Baldwin

of Ignitum Today

Radio Wide PicCatholics You’ll Hear on the Radio

by Jessica McAfee

of Epic Pew


More on the Benedict Option: Not Perfect, But Better Than Acquiescence – Steve Skojec
Pope Francis to Families: Address Your Wounds Directly or They Will Worsen – Elise Harris
John the Baptist, Public Scandal & Our Worldly Bishops – Fr. Mark A. Pilon, The Cth Thng
A Book for Every Home: The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning – Sarah Reinhard
Review: Sir Saint Thomas More’s Prayer Book – Quartermaster of the Barque
Pop Culture’s Ambiguous Definitions of Death – Donald DeMarco PhD, The Register
Vibrant Catholicism: A Life of Constant Prayer – Jeffrey A. Mirus, Catholic Culture
We Are Winning Even If It Doesn’t Feel That Way – Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine
Reactions on SCOTUS Legalizing So-Called Same-Sex Marriage – Big Pulpit (June 27, 2015)
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