MONDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA

Benedictine Crucifix on a Bible (Credit: First Things)

Why We Shouldn’t Change The Lord’s Prayer

by Anthony M. Esolen, Ph.D.,

of First Things

Pater Noster-Gate – Fr. Hugh Somerville-Knapman O.S.B., Dominus mihi adjutor
The Heretical Pope Fallacy – Emmett O’Regan, Vatican Insider via La Stampa
Oz: We’re Not Nasty People & My Kids Won’t Be Taught Otherwise – V. Winkels, Mnet
100 Years Later Largest Church in North America Finally Finished – Ch. Hays, NC Reg
New Demonology, Theology & Western Movies – Edouard Belaga Ph.D., Catholic Stand
New Polish Prime Minister: My Dream is to Re-Christianise the European Union – CH
Moore vs. Jones: A Pre-Mortem – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Quæritur: Mass Obligation When There’s Treacherous Ice & I’ve Fallen Before – Fr. Z
Time is Not on Europe’s Side – William Kilpatrick Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
Not Baking The Cake, Keeping The Peace – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
The More Godless Europe Becomes, the Less Happy It Will Be – Francis Phillips, CH
Bellicum! 12 December: Pray the Rosary Against Islamic Terror & Abortion – Fr. Z’s Blg
The Vatican II Option: a Review of Catholicism & Citizenship – Caleb Bernacchio, EP
Indonesian Authorities on Maximum Terror Alert Over Christmas – Asia News
Jerusalem: Vatican Asks for Solution bt. Israelis & Palestinians – Anita Bourdin, Zenit
The Pater Noster: A Problem with the Son of God Himself – Fr. Ray Blake, Fr Ray. . .
For the MONDAY ADVENT EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the Monday Culture of Life Edition (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.

MONDAY CATHOLICA EDITION

The Agony in the Garden by Filippo Lauir(Credit: Medici Enterprise)

Quæritur: Does Pope Francis Really Want to Change the Lord’s Prayer?

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

The Devastating But Little-Noticed DRC Refugee Crisis – CNA/EWTN News via The CWR
50 Years After Latin Disappeared f/High School, The Comeback – K. Mahnken, The
A Limerick about a Famous Modern Churchman – Fr. Z’s Blog
Pope Francis’s Ecclesial Realpolitik – Andrea Gagliarducci, Monday Vatican
Faggioli’s Many Errors Re: Canon Law, Popes’ Letter to Argenta – Peters J.C.D., CWR
Lord’s Prayer: What Does Lead Us Not Into Temptation Mean – M. Langely, Lion & Ox
Latin, Canon 249 & Our Catholic Identity; Wherein Fr. Z Rants – Fr. Z’s Blog
Should the Our Father be Translated as Do Not Let Us Fall – J. Bermender, The CWR
Complicated Context of Popes’ Remarks about the Our Father – C. Altieri, The CWR
Raising Our Children in the Catholic Faith – Lorelei Savaryn, Catholic Stand
Behind Every Fancy Title, There’s a Person with a Story – Fr. Z’s Blog
European Parliament Threatens Poland Over Pro-Life Law – Jonathan Luxmoore, CH
Mass in Santiago, Chile Today – Ben Butera, The American Catholic
2018 Ordo for the Dominican Rite Breviary Now Available – Fr. A. Thompson O.P., NLM
Moneyval: Vatican Must Strengthen Fight Against Financial Crime – C. Wooden, CH
With Prayer & Aid, Catholics Rally Around Calif. Wildfire Victims – CNA via The CWR
For the MONDAY ADVENT EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the Monday Culture of Life Edition (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA (11 December AD 2017) click here.

Monday Culture of Life Edition

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips (Credit: LifeSiteNews)

Corporations Back Away from Opposing Baker in Religious Liberty Battle

by Doug Mainwaring,

of LifeSiteNews

Doctor Fired for Refusing to Do Abortions Wins Major Court Case – LifeNews.com
My Family’s Adoption Story Will be Impossible if ACLU Wins This Case – L. Konkol, Strm
Miami Univ. Closes Pro-Life Display, Calling It Harmful & Issuing Trigger Warning – LN
Another Reason for Millennial Women to Shun the Pill – Carolyn Moynihan, Mercatornet
Let Them Serve: Secularists vs. The Little Sisters of the Poor – One Mad Mom
4 Reasons to Not Lose Hope in Trudeau’s Pro-Death Canada – Jonathan Van Maren, LSN
Pro-Life Students Sue Miami Univ Since It Won’t Let Them Display Crosses – Carr, Strm
‘Partial-Birth Abortion’ Is A Terribly Misleading Phrase – James Silberman, The Fdrlst
Pro-Lifers Sue to Stop New State Law Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Abortions – Ciesielka
HHS Nominee Alex Azar: Don’t Force Christians to Fund Abortions – Steven Ertelt, LN
Self-Sacrificial Love in the Bioethics-Sphere – Wesley J. Smith J.D., First Things
For the MONDAY ADVENT EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA (11 December AD 2017) click here.

MONDAY ADVENT EDITION

Jesus in Contemplation (Credit: uCatholic)

Was Jesus Really Born Poor? This One Biblical Hint Offers a Clue

by Ryan Scheel,

of uCatholic

While the West Disregards Christmas, Dare to Celebrate Advent – Justin McClain, NCRg
The Second Coming & Its Stages – Msgr. Charles Pope, Community in Mission
Christmas, Chanukkah & Strange Physics – Bob Kurland, Catholic Stand
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at the Vatican – Edward Pentin, NC Register
Last-Minute Christmas Gift Guide 2017 – The Editors, National Catholic Register
10 Ways to Prepare Well for Christmas – Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register
Advent Sermons of St. Augustine: The Son Became Man – D. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
Austerity for Christmas – Julie Machado, Catholic Stand
Messianic Prophesies: Amos: 9: 11-12 – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Advent Lessons from an Old Testament Priest – Peter Darcy, Catholic Stand
Advent is a Time to Prioritize God, Overcome Indifference, Pope Says – E. Harris, CNA
For the Monday Culture of Life Edition (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA (11 December AD 2017) click here.

SVNDAY CATHOLICA EDITION

Ad Orientem (Credit: That The Bones You Have Crushed Mary Thrill Blog)

A Priest Takes His Parish EastAd Orientem!

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Discover This Long Forgotten Path for Growing Closer to God – Chloe Langr, epicPew
Adoration May Seem Useless, but the World Needs It Desperately – Fr. Pereira O.P., CH
A Funeral Mass is More Than a Consoling Memorial – Fr. Matthew Pittam, Cthlc Herald
Consecrated Virginity: The Obscure Glory – Sarah Greydanus, Catholic Stand
Do You Have Your 2018 Ordo? – Fr. Z’s Blog
Some of God’s Greatest Gifts are Unanswered Prayers – Cath. Mendenhall-Baugh, NCRg

Black Elk & the Need for Catechists – Bishop Robert Barron, The Dispatch via The CWR
‘Preaching Forgiveness’ vs. Actually Forgiving – Karlo Broussard, Catholic Answers Mgzn
A Dozen Simons, One Peter – Peter Darcy, Catholic Stand

The Diaconal Call to Spiritual Martyrdom – Dcn. Rb. T. Yerhot, Homiletic & Pastoral Rvw
Becoming Christ: The 6th Chapter of Romans – Paul Kniaz, Catholic Stand

SATVRDAY CATHOLICA EDITION

Louis C.K. (Credit: Tick Pick Blog)

Pornography is the Missing Piece in the Louis C.K. Story

by Mary Rose Somarriba,

of Public Discourse

3 Classic Catholic Jokes – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia
Why Damnation Is Eternal & Other Teachings on Hell – Msgr. Charles Pope, CiM
Despite the Failures of Socialism, Many Still Think It Leads to Utopia – C. Roberts, Actn
Pope Francis Makes Two Key Episcopal Appointments – Edward Pentin, NC Register
Where the Revolution has Led: An Interview with Mary Eberstadt – J.D. Flynn, CNA
Why the Temple in Jerusalem Will Never be Rebuilt – Thomas J. Nash, The CWR
Will the Jerusalem Temple Ever Be Rebuilt? – Jimmy Akin, Catholic Answers Magazine
Before You Try to Reform the Church, Try to Reform Yourself – Shaun McAfee, NC Rgstr
The 16th-Century Prayer Nuts That Sold For A Staggering $205,000 – D. Mandal, RoH
The Commercialization of Christmas is an Opportunity for Evangelization – J. Clark, Rg

A Purposeful Kind of World – Matt Nelson, Catholic Answers Magazine
For the MONDAY ADVENT EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the Monday Culture of Life Edition (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA (11 December AD 2017) click here.

FRIDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (Credit: zazzle.com)

Why Would a Saudi Prince Pay $450m for a Painting of Christ?

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

of Catholic Herald

Pope Francis Calls for Lord’s Prayer Translation To Be Changed – uCatholic
Fr. Blake on That Book – “The Dictator Pope” – Fr. Z’s Blog
All New Roman Catholic Gear – Fr. Richard Heilman, Roman Catholic Man
Official Pilgrimages to Medjugorje are Now Permitted, Says Pope’s Envoy – Cthlc Hrld
Gentleman, Learn to Compliment a Lady – Jennifer Hartline, The Stream
How to Explain the Immaculate Conception to a Skeptic – Marge Fenelon, NC Register
Hell Is Real & Souls Really Go There – Brian Williams, Liturgy Guy
Was Mary’s Immaculate Conception Absolutely Necessary? – Dave Armstrong, NC Rgstr
How To Know & Deal With Heresy Today – Part III – Guy McClung Ph.D. J.D., TACatholic
Did the Church Chain Up the Bible? – Steve Weidenkopf, Catholic Answers Magazine
Sabbatical for Suffering with the Immaculate Conception – J. Dougherty, Catholic Stand
Does God Command the Impossible? – Kevin Clark, Crisis Magazine
Ineffabilis Deus – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
A Catholic Approach to Tax Reform – Matthew E. Bunson, Natl Catholic Register
Orange’s Vietnam-born Auxiliary Bishop Luong Dies at Age 77 – CNA/EWTN News
Pope Will See a Lively Faith in Peru & Chile, Lima’s Cardinal Says – CNA via The CWR
For the MONDAY ADVENT EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the Monday Culture of Life Edition (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA (11 December AD 2017) click here.

FRIDAY CATHOLICA EDITION

Rosary arrest in France (Credit: LifeSiteNews)

Cops Remove Youth Praying Rosary at Lutheran Service Inside a Catholic Church

by Lisa Bourne,

of LifeSiteNews

Muslim Population Grows in Europe: End of Europe as We Know It – M. Roberts, Mnet
Misconceptions Held About the Church Before Becoming Catholic – L. Savaryn, ChPp
This Priest is Going to be on The Great American Baking Show – CNA via The CWR
Quæritur: Self-Intinction; Wherein Fr. Z Rants – Fr. Z’s Blog
School Shootings, C.S. Lewis & the War on Children – Carrie Gress Ph.D., NC Register
Did Christians Destroy Classical World: New Scholarly Attack – David Daintree, Mnet
Have We Reached the Limits of the Classical Liberalism Bargain? – Darwin Catholic
The Cakeshop Case is about 1st Amend. Rts., Not ‘Gay Marriage’ – Dennis Saffran, CJ
Fake News & the Post-Truth Culture – Russell Shaw, The Dispatch via The CWR
No Way Does Amoris Authorize Unrestricted Access to Sacraments – A. Bourdin, Znt
Can We Be Americans & Christians? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery
The Harvest of Shadows: Guns, Faith, Fear & Zombies – Michael White, Catholic Stand
We’ve Nothing to Fear from Freud – Adam A.J. DeVille Ph.D., Catholic Herald
Three Chords & the Truth: The Incarnation – Deacon Greg Lambert, Catholic Stand
Commentary: Tolerance, Wedding Cakes & a Free Society – Ed Condon, CNA
Marriage Redefined in Australia Despite Religious Freedom Fears – CNA/EWTN News
For the MONDAY ADVENT EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the Monday Culture of Life Edition (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA (11 December AD 2017) click here.

Friday Culture of Life Edition

Punched Girl (Credit: LifeNews.com)

Woman Who Punched 15-Year-Old Pro-Life Girl & Gave Her a Concussion Hasn’t Been Arrested

by Kristan Hawkins,

of LifeNews.com

Your Special Needs Child is No Angel – Strahlen Smith, Catholic Stand
Hormonal Birth Control Still Increases Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds – CNA, The CWR
UN Pushes Abortion Worldwide But These Countries Fighting Back – R. Oas Ph.D., LN
Planned Parenthood Under Federal Investigation – Donald R. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
LifeSite Tried to Boost This Pro-Lifer’s Story, But Facebook Banned It – S. Kokx, LSN
Abortion is Traumatic, Not Empowering – Marcia Segelstein, National Catholic Register
Tens of Thousands Protest Abortion in Netherlands This Weekend – J. van Maren, LSN

Court: Arkansas Can Defund Planned Parenthood – Fr. Mark Hodges, LifeSiteNews
FCC Chairman Blasts Twitter for Censoring Tweets f/Pro-Life Grps – Joe Ortwerth, LN
Right to Life: Update on Assisted Suicide in US, Canada – Arthur Goldberg J.D., PD
Congressman: Defund UN Pro-Abortion Policies, Campaigns Now – Susan Yoshihara, LN

THVRSDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA

Peace in Jerusalem (Credit: epeak.in)

Jerusalem: Peace Comes One Step Closer To Realization

by David Warren,

of Essays in Idleness

Habemus Popequake: Stunning Twin Shot, Francis Flips Mexico & Paris – Rocco Palmo
Abuse I’ve Received Has Been Unreal: Stephen Walford Interview – M. Greaves, CH
A Southern Baptist Converts Because of Gregorian Chant – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
How Big Business is Using Your Cash to Undermine Catholic Teaching – E. West, Ct Hr
Secularist Ideologues are Bullying U.S. Catholics, Here’s How to Resist – M. Davis, CH
Lego Mass Set Helps Bring the Faith to Children – Cthlc News Srvc via Catholic Herald
Oz: A Human Prayer Chain Against Café Plans for Villa Maria Chapel – Ignitum Today
Card. Schönborn: Austrian Court Ruling on ‘Gay Marriage’ Denies Reality – CNS via CH
Washington March for Life Announces Location & Speakers – CNS via Catholic Herald
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’s Dialogue Between Ambrose & Augustine – Fr. Z
Don’t Leave Funeral Planning Until It’s Too Late – Fr. Matthew Pittam, Catholic Herald
Thomas More College Launches Center to Restore Culture – CNA/EWTN News
Poland Keeps the Lord’s Day Holy – Ines A. Murzaku, Crisis Magazine
No, Christians Don’t Want To Discriminate Against Gay People – J. Ashbach, The Fdrlst
Jacob Rees-Mogg Calls on Ed. Secretary to Drop Faith Schools Cap – Nick Hallett, CH
True Growth Entails Learning to Give Thru Self-Sacrifice – M. Cretaro, Catholic Stand

THVRSDAY CATHOLICA EDITION


The Colorado Baker’s Case: It’s Not About ‘Gay Rights’

by Phil Lawler,

of Catholic Culture

The Silence (film) Question Is Apostasy – Jeffery A. Mirus Ph.D., Catholic Culture
Which Stores Keep Christ In Christmas? – Joseph Pronechen, Natl Catholic Register
‘Gay Nativity,’ Erasing Woman and Perverting the Truth – J. Hartline, The Strm
Portugal Cardinal: Divorced, Remarried Can Return to Sacraments – M. Hoffman, LSN
Planned Parenthood President Calls Natural Family Planning “Insane” – K. Yoder, LN
The Sadness of All Apostasy—& the Modern Scandal – Jef. A. Mirus Ph.D., CC
How a ‘Pronoun’ Class Got a Young Canadian Academic Censured – H. Sims, Mnet
LA Convent Sale Controversy Ends in Favor of Archd., Katy Perry – CNA via The CWR
Quæritur: Where to Get a Decent Cassock? – Fr. Z’s Blog
Pope Francis: It’s Good for Young People to Study Latin – CNA via The CWR
Charm is Deceitful & Beauty Empty – Fr. A. Lucie-Smith Ph.D., Catholic Herald
How To Know & Deal With Heresy Today – Part II – G. McClung Ph.D. J.D., TACatholic
Would Weinstein Culture be Prevalent Without Sterile Sex? – P. Fagan, Mnet
Catholic Film Festival Is Big Contrast to Hollywood Squalor – T. Williams Ph.D., Brtbrt
Trudeau’s Gay Propaganda Campaign Will Cost Taxpayers $16M – L. Laurence, LSN
Deus Caritas – God Is Love – David Torkington, Catholic Stand

VVEDNESDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA

Traditional Latin Mass (Credit: One Peter 5)

Quæritur: One Mass for the Obligation for Sunday, Christmas Eve & Monday, Christmas Day?

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

The “Vice-Wuerl” Gets The Call; Pope Taps DC’s Knestout For Richmond – Rocco Palmo
I’m Guilty & You May Be Too – Edward Monti, Catholic Stand
Here Is What Santa Claus Really Looked Like – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Canada’s Free Speech Wars – Scott Ventureyra, Crisis Magazine
In LA, Massive Marian Procession Ahead of Guadalupe Feast – CNA via The CWR
The University of Notre Dame’s Contraceptive Cave-In – Erin Cain, Mercatornet
Bishop Announces Year of the Eucharist for Shrewsbury Diocese – Catholic Herald
Praying in a Cave, Under Ice: the Antarctic Chapel – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia
New Zealand: Pope Appoints New Bishop – Zenit
Video: What is an SSPX Brother? – Adfero, Rorate Cæli
Catholic Leadership Conf. in Chicago Aims to ‘Inspire & Equip’ – CNA via The CWR
Santa Claus’ Real Hometown Isn’t the North Pole – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Canada’s Slippery Suicide Slope – Charles Lewis, National Catholic Register
Argentina: Pope Appoints New Auxiliary Bishop – Zenit
Why Make Resolutions for the Liturgical Year? – Anne Marie Miller, Ignitum Today
For the MONDAY ADVENT EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the Monday Culture of Life Edition (11 December AD 2017) click here.
For the MONDAY CATHOLICA EDITION (11 December AD 2017) click here.
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