“Of Course Religion is First and Foremost a Duty” –  Navid Kermani & Martin Mosebach, F.T.
Farmer Boy and the Value of Handing Down Stories – Maura Roan McKeegan, The Cvlzd Rdr
Always the Last to Know: On the Glory of Opaque Self-Awareness – Rick Becker, N.C. Register
Quæritur: Should Women Say “Domine, Non Sum Digna”? – Fr. Z’s Blog
The Story of Kullervo & the Origins of Tolkien’s Legendarium – Bradley J. Birzer, The C.W.R.
The Holy Fool on Screen – K.V. Turley, Crisis Magazine
Wait, What? Carl Sagan Was Not an Atheist? – Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of Grace
Planned Parenthood at the Nexus of Evil and Ignorance – Judie Brown, Life Site
4 out of 5 Catholic Men Confess This Sin – Devin Rose, The Catholic Gentleman
Are Mormons and Catholics Really ‘Siblings’? – Jonathan Wright, The Catholic Herald
Men Must Know Jesus Christ – Matthew James Christoff, Catholic Stand
The Reformation of Islam – Howard Kainz Ph.D., The Catholic Thing


Saint Thomas Aquinas Invented the Greatest Intellectual Gag of All Time – Stephen Bullivant
Quæritur: Chapel Veil at School Masses – Fr. Z’s Blog
Morality and the Free Market System: The Humane Balance – Ralph Ancil
An Incarnate Economy – Matthew Tan Ph.D., The Distributist Review
Science, Philosophy, and God – William Carroll, Public Discourse
Catholic Art in the Style of Norman Rockwell – Joseph Pronechen, The N.C. Register
Faithful Catholics: Pray More & Complain Less, A Message of Hope – Fr. William Moser, C.P.
European Parliament Declares I.S.I.S. Atrocities Genocide – Edward Pentin, Ntnl Cth Register
False Extremes Part 1: The Case of the Missing “Both-And” – James Hooper, Catholic Stand
Brazilian Bishops Reject Abortion as Response to Zika Virus – Joan Frawley Desmond, Rgstr
Poem: “Rising” – Guy McClung, Catholic Lane
Common Good, Private Good & Personal Dignity – Daniel Schwindt, The Distributist Review


Books Blog: How to Persuade Teenagers that Marriage Matters – Francis Phillips, Cthlc Hrld
The Natural Desire for God – Kevin Aldrich, Catholic Stand
Did God or the Devil Cause the Blizzard? – Patti Maguire Armstrong, The Ntnl Cthlc Register
Behind the Scenes at Vatican II – Peter M.J. Stravinskas, The Catholic World Report
Journalist w/ Microcephaly: Those With Condition Need Assistance, Not Be Aborted – Register
Margaret Sanger’s Eugenics Heyday in the Federal Government – Susan T. Muskett, Pub Dis
Saints, Like Grapes, Tend to Grow in Clusters – Kevin Di Camillo, The N.C. Register
Fighting Our Own Indifference – Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life™
How to Defeat the Enemies of Natural Marriage – Steven W. Mosher, Catholic Lane
Sex and Sport in Transition – Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing
The Three Temptations of Philosophy – John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine
An Enriching Visit to a Magnificent Ordinariate Church in the U.K. – Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith


What’s Worse: Failing to Recycle Your Pepsi Can or Seeking Out Pornography? – Kathleen Naab
A Spotlight Test of Truth Before the Academy Awards – David F. Pierre Jr., These Stone Wlls
St. JP II’s ‘New Feminism’: Rediscovering the Beauty of ‘Being a Woman’ – Sarah Huntzinger
New Altar Cards for the Ordinariate Liturgy – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movemen
We Blurred the Boundaries between the Ordained and the Laity? – Anne Hendershott
Toasting to Holiness: Can Drinking Be Saintly? – Christopher White, Ntnl Cthlc Register
Is the Mass “Just” the Mass? – Peter Kwasniewski Ph.D., One Peter 5
Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Have Arrived at Catholic Colleges – Patty Knap, Ntnl Cth Register
Could It Soon Be Illegal for Doctors to Believe in Male and Female? – Fr. Z’s Blog
The “Catholic South” and the Right to Secede – Frank Rega, The Shield of FaitH
Worth Doing Badly? Soccer & the Christian Pursuit of Perfection – Joseph Pearce
The ‘Terrorism of Gossip’ Destroys Communities, Pope Warns Religious – Ann Schneible
For the MONDAY BYZANTINE EDITION (February 8, 2016) click here.
For the SPECIAL LENTEN WEDNESDAY EDITION (February 10, 2016) click here.


Pope Francis and American President Dwight Eisenhower‘Industry of Death’: Pope Francis on Arms Dealers and Causes of World War III

by Victor Gaetan

of the National Catholic Register

Phil. Inquirer Ignores Big Story of Bogus Accusations of Priests In Own Backyard – D.F. Pierre Jr.
Pope Francis’ Moment to Teach, Or Not – Filip Mazurczak, The Catholic Thing
You Have to See the Newest Website in Catholic Publishing – Shaun McAfee, Epic Pew
Bart Ehrman’s Botched Source – Jimmy Akin, Strange Notions
Pro-Life or Social Justice: a False Catholic Dichotomy – Fr. Matthew Schneider L.C., Cth Std
Purdue Pro-Lifers Apologize. They Shouldn’t Have – Matthew Archbold, Creative Mnrty Rprt
Cabbie Finds Radiant Hearts During March for Life Week in New York City – Jamey Brown, C.S.
Council of Cardinals Finish Proposals for Two New Vatican Departments – Ntnl Cthlc Register
Fact-Checking God & Gov’t: President Obama & N.A.S.A. – Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of Grace
A Decentralized Church: What Would Be Acceptable? – Edward Pentin, Ntnl Catholic Register
N.A.R.A.L. Pro-Choice America’s Doritos Debacle – Trent Horn, Catholic Answers
For the MONDAY BYZANTINE EDITION (February 8, 2016) click here.
For the ASH WEDNESDAY EDITION (February 10, 2016) click here.
For the SPECIAL LENTEN WEDNESDAY EDITION (February 10, 2016) click here.


Pope Francis Kisses a ChildPope Francis on Ash Wednesday: Mercy Involves Generosity

via the National Catholic Register

The Spiritual Dimensions of Ash Wednesday – Liz Estler, Catholic Spiritual Direction
How to Fast: A Foodie’s Guide to Not Eating – Steve Skojec, One Peter 5
Examining Our Consciences and Lent – Brian Kranick, Catholic Lane
Remember! #AshWednesday Fast and Abstinence! What’s Your Plan? – Fr. Z’s Blog
Give Up Pornography for Lent – Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman
Quæritur: Lent, #AshWednesday and the ol’ Aligator on Friday Question! – Fr. Z’s Blog
This Lent, Give God Permission to Turn You Into a Saint – Paul McCusker, Ntnl Cthlc Register
Lent All Year Round? – Kenneth Colston, Crisis Magazine
Why Do We Put Ashes on Our Heads? – Thomas L. McDonald, National Catholic Register
Larry and Ash Wednesday – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Lenten Sacrifices: What about Sundays? – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., Catholic Culture
For the MONDAY BYZANTINE EDITION (February 8, 2016) click here.
For the ASH WEDNESDAY EDITION (February 10, 2016) click here.
For the SPECIAL LENTEN WEDNESDAY EDITION (February 10, 2016) click here.
For the ASH WEDNESDAY EXTRA (February 10, 2016) click here.

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