Monthly Archives: December 2011

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2011 EXTRA

Five Character Traits that Should Be Trendy – Marybeth Hicks, Catholic Lane

Abortion & Ethics in “Breaking Dawn” – Matthew & Wife, by Way of Beauty

Snobby Jesuits at Seattle U. – Mark Shea, Patheos/Catholic and Enjoying It!

Quæritur: Simultaneous Masses vs. Concelebration – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

The New Translation is a Good Start, But. . . – Jay Boyd PhD, Philothea on Phire

Unity Needed, Now More Than Ever – Devin Rose, St. Joseph’s Vangaurd

Should Catholic Sex Abuse Documents Be Withheld from Courts? – Jimmy Akin, NCRgstr

Tim Tebow Motivates, Challenges Catholics – Justin Bell, Daily Register

2 Chinese Bishop Martyrs Recognized as Illustrious Unknown – B. Cervellera,

Diplomatic Etiquette Changes – Giacomo Galeazzi, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Bethlehem Broom Brawl – George Conger, Get Religion

Lamott’s History of the Archd. of Cincinnati, 1821-1921 – SuburbanBanshee, OTRAITT


Peter Kreeft: Three Most Important Questions One Can Ask – Carl Olson, Ignts Insght Scp

Nothing Distinctive About the Church Sex Scandal – New Oxford Review

Book Review: “Surrender!” by Fr. Larry Richards – Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

Sant’Egidio in Supervised Freedom – Sandro Magister, La Repubblica/Chiesa

Christmas Beats Porn. . .But Only Barely – Matthew Warner, National Catholic Register

A Prophetic Novel of the End Times – Fr. C. J. McCloskey III, Crisis Magazine

Northeast Faithful Losing Connection to Church – Brian Fraga, Our Sunday Visitor


St. Joan of Arc’s 600th Birthday – Christopher Howse, Daily Telegraph

Pontifical Council for Social Communications Prove Its Importance – A Reluctant Sinner

God is With Us, Even While the State is Against Us – Fr. John A. Leies SM, HLI America

The Vatican in 2012: Ten Events Planned Throughout the Year(video) – Rome Reports

Joyous Christmas and Ebenezer Scrooge – Donald G. Goodman III, The Distributist Review

Secularism and Tyranny – Jordan J. Ballor, Acton Institute/PowerBlog

The Welfare State’s War on Religious Liberty – David French, The Corner


The 10 Biggest Vatican Stories of 2011(video) – The Catholic Herald

Contemplating Beauty – J.C. Sanders, Ignitum Today

New Years Message: Pope to Renew Attack on Moral Relativism – Sm. Caldwell, Tlgrph

Jews Alarmed by Messianic Movement Boom– Giacomo Galeazzi, La Stampa/Vatican Insdr

Preview of Modern Christian Social Thought Doc. – Jordan J. Ballor, Acton Inst./PwrBlg

A Vibrant Church+ – Rich, Over the Rhine and Into the Tiber

IVF: Is This Really Good for the Children? – Rebecca Taylor, Catholic Lane

Nashville Dominican Sisters Show what Catholic Education Should Be – E. Duffy, P/TCC

Do You Have a Heresy Checklist? Here it is – Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

How the Word Must Become Flesh in Us – Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Wshngtn

Was Mary Saved? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

World’s Demographic Winter – New Oxford Review


Christmas in France – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

Please May We Have Our Bell Back? – Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

Susan Boyle: Still Fascinating – Vanessa Barnes, Gulf Coast Catholic

The Power of Stories in Teaching NFP – Valerie Pokorny, Catholic Lane

Like I Mean It – Ryan Kraeger, Ignitum Today

Postmodern Man Needs Catholics to Show Him How to Party – Jef. Tucker, Cthlc Exchng

Musical Favorites of the Year – Robert R. Reilly, Crisis Magazine


Put the Holy Family at the Heart of Your Family – Joseph Pronechen, Daily Register

The Model Family – Mary, Catholic Sistas

Why the “Holy Family”? – Brent Stubbs, Almost Not Catholic

Do You Know Your Neighbors? – Michelle Burns, Ignitum Today

8 Key Questions for Making a New Year’s Resolution that Lasts – Jeff Cavins, Int Cth Life™

Hello, My Name is “Legion” – Matthew Alderman, Crisis Magazine

Usus Antiquior in India – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

There Is Nothing Gay About Homosexuality – The Ordinary Catholic, Peter’s Barque

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Jospeh – Pope Benedict XVI, Catholic Lane

Why isn’t the Holy Spirit Called Jesus’ Father? – Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Thlgcl Mvmnt

5 Simple Steps to Get Your New Year Off to a Great Start – Jennifer Fulwiler, NCRegister

Catholic Church Builds It, Homosexuals Will Take It Away – Patrick Archbold, Crt Min Rep


How Influential is Patriarch Kirill in Russian Politics – Gianni Valente, La Stampa/Vtcn Insdr

Who Cares about Religious Apathy? – Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

How I Stole the Pope’s Homily & (Almost) Got Away With It – Fr. Paul Wharton, Hrts on Fr

Mary, Mother of God, Simple English Propers – Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

A Case of Demonic Possession – Richard E. Gallagher MD, New Oxford Review

Is the Vocations Crisis Anything New? – Jennifer Fulwiler, National Catholic Register

Is Social Media Killing Catholic Media? – Mary Kochan, Catholic Lane


A Milestone in the Decline in Latin? – Fr. Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

The “Lourdes of the East” Celebrates 50 Years – Santosh Digal,

Apparitions & Miracles at the Shrine of Our Lady in Salta – Gerard O’Connell, La Stampa

Do Religious Beliefs Matter? – Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Daylight – J.B. Toner, Dappled Things (link fixed)

Nigeria’s Christmas Present: Blowing Up Christians – Raymond Ibrahim, Hudson New York

Detroit’s Historic Assumption Grotto, Then and Now – Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of Grace

Saying Yes to Life – Kathryn-Jean Lopez, The Catholic Thing

Quæritur: About Negative Judgments for “Annulments” – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Spanish Civil War: A Martyrs’ Love Letter – Marcel LeJeune, Aggie Catholics

Victims Describe Horror of Nigeria Church Attack – Wole Oyetunji, Agence France-Presse

Fourth Accusation Against Modernist Abbot – Tancred, The Eponymous Flower


Don Giuseppe Vallauri: The Silent Prayers of the Roman Liturgy – Shawn Tribe, NLM

Gregorian Chant is a Sine Qua Non Condition to Return Dignity to Liturgical Music – Fr. Z

The Diminishing Value of Bishop Spong’s Evolving Bible – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture

Seven 2011 Events That Will Change the Church’s Story in America – Tom Hoopes, GI/GB

History Shows Contributions of Catholic Church to Western Civ. – Thomas E. Woods, DN

Orthodox Priests Fighting In Church of the Nativity – Msgr. Charles Pope, Archd. of Wash.

African American Children in Mennonite Families Bridge 2 Worlds – Carolyn Davis, PI


Action Item! Poll Alert! “Are Religious Rights being Trampled on by Gov’t?” – Fr. Z

Knights of Columbus’ Carl Anderson on the Catholic Vote – Edward Pentin, Daily Register

Obama’s God Gap – Matthew Archbold, Creative Minority Report

The Vatican’s Positive Diplomatic Engagement of Taiwan – Giacomo Galeazzi, La Stampa

Congressman Urges Vigilance at Hospital Violating Nurses Conscious – Daily Register

No-Good Rotten Blue-Dog Dastard To Retire – Pat Archbold, National Catholic Register

The One & Only Issue For Me In the 2012 Elections – Ordinary Catholic, Peter’s Barque

Civil War as the Second-Best Option – David P. Goldman, PJ Media/Spengler

You Should be Paying More Attention to Clinton’s Speech on Gay “Rights” – R. Shaw, OSV

Arab Apartheid – Khaled Abu Toameh, Hudson New York


The Need for Peace and Liberty – Editors, Daily Register

The Pontifical Vesting Prayers of the Usus Antiquior – Gregory DiPippo, New Ltrgcl Mvmnt

A Commitment to Courage & Love in the New Year – Randy Hain, Integrated Cthlc Life™

Dead On: Comparing the Gay Movement to the KKK – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

“Failure Makes People Bitter & Cruel”: Anti-Ratzinger Vaticanistas – Carl Olson, Ign Ins Scp

The Twenty-Plus Days of Christmas? – Jimmy Akin, National Catholic Register

Top Ten Things I’ve Learned about Sacred Music – Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

St. Thomas Becket, Sinner and Saint – Omar F. A. Gutierrez, Regnum Novum

Christianity Have Become Most Persecuted Religion – Abp. Timothy Dolan, NY Daily News

Papicolist: A New Catholic Word – Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Does Nigeria’s Taliban have the West in its Sights? – David Blair, Daily Telegraph

Religious Attacks Intensify in Nigeria – Laura Heaton, Sydney Morning Herald


The Vesting of a Bishop in East & West (video) – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

Fed-Up Parishioner Finally Gets Pastor’s Attention – LarryD, Acts of the Apostasy

The Day Nestorius Rocked the Church & an Empire – Marcellino D’Ambrosio PhD, In Ct Lf™

Red China’s Catholics: 60 Years of Faith & Reaching for Freedom – Anthony E. Clark, Ig In

Remembering Father John Harvey, OSFS – Mr. & Mrs. Sheepcat, The Sheepcat

U.S. Bishops Official Donated to Pro-Abortion Organization – Catholic Culture

South Sudan Progress Report – Fr. Robert F. Ippolito, Our Sunday Visitor

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