Female Altar Servers Up, Ordinations Down

by Father John Zuhlsdorf

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Land O’Lakes at 50: Catholic Universities Cave to Culture – Anthony Esolen Ph.D., NC Rgstr
The Church in the Wilderness – Jonathan B. Coe, Crisis Magazine
Confessions of an Ex-Drug Addict – T.W. and Jean Elizabeth Seah, Ignitum Today
Parry and Riposte Over Jesuit James Martin’s Defense of Homosexuality – Fr. Z’s Blog
Report Claims Decades of Abuse Against 500 German Choir Boys – CNA via The CWR
Ascension Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski
Attending Mass with the Maronites – Paul Oakes, Catholic Stand
Corruption Trial of Former Vatican Hospital Officials Begins – Cthlc News Agncy via The CWR
Cardinal Müller: Benedict XVI was ‘Disappointed’ at My Removal – Catholic Herald
Why the Death Penalty is Still Necessary – Joseph M. Bissette & Edward Feser Ph.D.
The Parables of Jesus – Part II (Video of the Mass Readings Explained) – Brant Pitre Ph.D., TSP
Tis the Year for Fatima Reading: 2 New Books, a Classic & a Bonus – Sarah Reinhard, NC Reg
Mass “Facing the People” and Priest Control Freaks – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
How an American Woman became a Nun to Let Her Husband become a Priest – Philip Kosloski
Seeing Others with the Light of Christ – Cynthia Millen, Catholic Stand
Prudence and Knowing When to Quit – Susannah Pearce, Integrated Catholic Life™


Ultra-Rich Gay Activist On Targeting Christians: It’s Time To ‘Punish The Wicked’

by Bre Payton

of The Federalist

Facebook Gives Official Explanation for Page Removals, But Does It Make Sense? – ChurchPop
Mary Jo Would be Seventy-Six – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
A Call to Protest the Growing Threat from Satanism – John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine
Robert George on U.S. Society:  ‘Our Divisions Are Very Deep’ – Robert P. George D.Phil.
Just. Cut. Taxes. – Ross Douthat, The New York Times
When Christ is Not the Center – Randall B. Smith Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
The Cooler Cold War – George Weigel, The Dispatch via The Catholic World Report
The Curious Omission in @AntonioSpadaro Attack Piece: Reagan’s Evil Empire Missing – Fr. Z
Charlie Gard’s Family Allowed Permanent U.S. Residency – Catholic News Agency
Why ‘Net Neutrality’ Is Nothing More Than Corporate Power Grab – Maureen Collins
An Effective Weapon to Reach Pro-Abortion Advocates – Patti Maguire Armstrong, NC Rgstr
To Fix Healthcare, We Need to Repeal a Lot More than Obamacare – Ryan McMaken, Mises
Hawaii Pro-Lifers Push Back Against Being Forced to Refer for Abortions – Matthew Archbold
Christian Refugees Flee Islamic Persecution in Greek Refugee Camps, Seeking Asylum – J. Gill
How Fertility Awareness is Good for Your Marriage – Gerard Migeon, Mercatornet
Crisis in Europe Calls for a ‘Creative Minority’ – Elizabeth Yeh, Acton Institute


Archbishop Chaput Responds to Jesuit Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro and La Civiltà Cattolica

by Father John Zuhlsdorf

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Breviaries: Liturgia Horarum or Breviarium Romanum? – Fr. John Hunwicke
Quæritur: What is “Properly Disposed” for Holy Communion? – Fr. Z’s Blog
What is God’s Will and Desire For My Life? – Bart Schuchts, Catholic Stand
The Key Truth About Marriage Hidden in the Word “Matrimony” – ChurchPop
Cross Fit: 10 Ways to Stay Spiritual Healthy – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., The Catholic Gentleman
200 Years Ago: Jane Austen – RIP: A Date of “Note” – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
Ascension Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski
The Ancient, Secular Reason Why Saints are Shown with Halos – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Nudes in Sacred Art Convey 4 Different Types of Symbolism – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
The Three Ages of the Interior Life: History and Liturgy – Fr. Jerry J. Pokorsky, TCT
What is a Tabernacle? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Msgr. Gallagher: Before ISIS, Christians were Already Second-Class Citizens – Rome Reports
The Joy and Dignity of Work – Jean Elizabeth Seah, Ignitum Today
Plato, Miracles, and the Reality of Matter – Bob Drury, Catholic Stand
What are the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Edel Quinn: An Unlikely Missionary – Laura DeMaria, Catholic Stand


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Two Dozen Catholic Pages Blocked from Facebook Without Explanation

by Mary Rezac

of Catholic News Agency

What to Say When a Friend Asks You to Switch Pronouns for Him or Her – Tom Gilson
If LGBT Activists Are Right, Then Christianity is False – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Stream
The Latest Absurd Manifestations of Transgenderism – Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine
Qatar & Saudi Arabia Pressuring Spain to Take Over Cordoba Cathedral – Giulio Meotti, GI
Unable To Confront The Migrant Crisis, Europe Is Committing Suicide – John Daniel Davidson
$5 Billion in Student Loans may be Dismissed because Lender Lost Paperwork – T. Loudenback
The Children of Divorce Speak Out – Rachel Lu, Crisis Magazine
The High Cost of “Free” College – Nathan Keeble, Mises Institute
The Latest Inanity: Science Can Measure Which Speech is Violent – William M. Briggs Ph.D.
It’s Time to Clean Up Our Elections – Ken Blackwell, The Stream

The Trouble With National Solutions For Local Problems – Jon Ward, The Federalist
Don’t Let Climate Alarmists Neuter Your Kids’ Desire For A Family – Jessica Burke, The Fdrlst
Watchdog Slams American Media for Essentially Ignoring Charlie Gard’s Plight – Madelein Post
No Matter How Smart Apes Are, Giving Them Legal Rights Like Humans is Silly – M. Goldberg
Amid China-India Border Standoff: China Holds Military Exercise in Tibet – Franz-Stefan Gady
American Scholar Jailed in Iran is Innocent, Professor Says – Adam Schreck, The Stream


Antediluvian Vegetarianism, Did It Exist?

by John C. Wright, J.D.

of Sci Fi Wright

Salt and Light, or Confusion and Obscuration? – Jim Russell, The Dsptch via The Cth Wor Rp
Spadaro, Straw Men and Scapegoats – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head
Why is Civiltà Cattolica Attacking American Christians? I Have a Theory – Tim Stanley, CH
Can an Atheist Really Be a Christian? A Response to “Catholic” Matthew Dowd – ChurchPop
Media vs. the Church: from Cardinal Barbarin to Cardinal Pell – Andrea Gagliarducci, Mn Vt
Land O’Lakes 50 Years Later: How the Statement Affected Academia – Stephen Beale, NCReg
Ascension Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski
Now Available: Don Pietro Leone’s “The Destruction of the Roman Rite” – F. Romana, R. Cæli
Atheist Deconversion Story Series #2: Lorna – Dave Armstrong, Biblical Evidence for. . .
UK Catholic Weekly Critiques ‘Inciviltà Cattolica’ vs. Americans – Fr. Z’s Blog
Harry’s Pain & Becoming God – Guy McClung Ph.D. J.D., Catholic Stand
Children of Divorce Aren’t “Resilient”; They Just Suffer in Secret – Jim Graves, NC Register
Video: Beautiful Restoration of a Church in Milwaukee – St. Stanislaus – Fr. Z’s Blog
In New School, Byzantine Spirituality Meets Montessori Method – CNA via The CWR
Why is the Jasna Góra Shrine One the Most Popular Pilgrimages in Poland? – Fr. Artur Stopka
The Power of Three Simple Words: We Want God – John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine


Hiding from the Sun: Gender Ideology’s Attack on Truth

by Gerard T. Mundy, Ph.D.

of Public Discourse

Leading Jesuit Condemns Pro-Life Movement and Other Americans – John Zmirak Ph.D.
The Church of England’s Nietzschean Proposal – Carl R. Trueman, First Things
About Time Someone Spoke Up Against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Use of Surrogacy – Fidem in Terra
Trump-Hatred Is All About Islam – David P. Goldman, Spengler via PJ Media
The French Revolution and the Carmelites of Compiègne – Stephanie Mann, NC Register
Young Americans Love Socialism, Have No Idea What It Is – Donald R. McClarey J.D., TACthlc
Diversity, ie Mandatory Uniformity, at Universities – William M. Briggs Ph.D., Statistician. . .
Why Wage Growth Is So Weak – Frank Shostak, Mises Institute
Jane Austen 200 Years On – Lizzie Rogers, Mercatornet
Slate: Let’s Fix High Maternal Mortality Rates By Killing The Baby Instead – Cheryl Magness
Net Neutrality Strengthens Monopolies, Invites Corruption – Ryan McMaken, Mises Institute
Martin Luther King Jr’s Niece Alveda King: Let’s Pray for the U.S. to End Abortion – Life News
Can U.S. Missile Defenses in Asia Stop a North Korean Nuclear Attack? – Kyle Mizokami, TNI
Senators Need to Fulfill their Planned Parenthood Defund Promises Now – Jeremiah Keenan
Here’s How to Update the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program – David Inserra, The Natl Intrst
Wanted: A Give-And-Take Diplomacy for the North Korea Crisis – Amitai Etzioni, TNI


Increasing Vocations isn’t Rocket Science

by Brian Williams

of Liturgy Guy

Pope Francis’ Next Act – Ross Douthat, The New York Times
Some Good News: His Hermeneuticalness is Back in the Saddle Again – Fr. Z’s Blog
Reply to Daniel Fincke’s Analyses of His Deconversion – Dave Armstrong, Biblical Eviden. . .
Cardinal Meisner was a Fighter, but His Last Hours were Touched by Sadness – Marco Tosatti
American Catholicism is Being Poisoned by Factionalism – Michael Davis, Catholic Herald
Antonio Spadaro has Discovered a Brand of Protestantism He Doesn’t Like – S.B. White Ph.D.
Ascension Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski
Rome Roiled by Recent Scandals, Conflicts – Scott P. Richert, OSV Newsweekly
Exorcist Warns Witches that Casting Spells Will Come Back to Haunt Them – P.M. Armstrong
Russian Byzantine Catholic Church: Caught between Vatican & Russian Orthodox – Rome Reps
4.5 Years of Ad Orientem, So Much Blessing! – Fr. Richard Heilman, Roman Catholic Man
The Surfer Priest – Fr. Donald Calloway – Fr. Donald Calloway M.I.C., Aleteia
Half of Those Pondering Religious Life in U.S. have to Pay Off Student Debt First – Col. Dulle
Holy Homebrew: Catholic Priest Wins Brewing’s Highest Honor – Catholic News Agency
The Relationship of Church and University – Russell Shaw, OSV Newsweekly
Sacramento’s Bp. Gallegos Venerable & Beloved by Many – M. Nelson, Angelus Nws via CNA

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