Monthly Archives: December 2012

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“Live From Mumford Rd., Episode 1” – Christ the Bridegroom Monastery (EC)


Educate Yourself! – Byzantine Bandit, Wake Up and Smell the Incense (EC)

Fr. Barron Comments On Effective Evangelization – The Master Beadsman (EC)

“If Ought Death Part Thee and Me” – Kaiserswest (EC)

Elder Paisios: “A Christian Must Not Be Fanatical” – Mystagogy (OX)

The Top Seven Regrets of Pastors – Good Guys Wear Black (OX)

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing – Kyrie, Eleison! (OX)

Life of Bl. Josaphata Hordashevska – Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate (EC)

Obedience and the Holy Family – Fr. Peter Preble (OX)


EC = Eastern Rite Catholic
OX = Orthodox Church
OR = Oriental Church (Coptics, etc.)
RC = Latin Rite Catholic

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Research on Pandas! – Wesley Smith, National Review

Why Both Parties Failed – Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary

One in Six Philly Public Schools To Close – Walter Mead, Via Meadia

Liberals and the Constitution – Carl Scott, First Things/PoMoCon

Start of the GOP Comeback – Peter Wehner, Commentary

 Talkin’ ’Bout a Revolution – Neo-Neocon

Obama’s Crisis Demagoguery – Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary

The Battle for Al-Azhar – Walter Mead, Via Meadia

President Alinksy Strikes Again – Lonely Conservative

Will on Religion and Politics – Michael Moreland, Mirror of Justice


Russell Kirk’s Battle With Modernity – Gleaves Whitney, TIC

Hey Extraverts: Enough is Enough – Alan Jacobs

My Punditry Self-Audit – Scott Galupo, TAC

Obama Blames Benghazi On ‘Sloppiness’ – Lonely Conservative

Sentimentalizing Serial Murder – Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal

The Superfluity of the HHS Mandate – Joseph Knippenberg, First Thoughts

When does Skyler Capo Get to Interview Obama? – William Jacobson, LI

George Will’s Washington University Address – Richard Reinsch, Liberty Law Blog

The RH Bill Discourse in the Philippines – Celine Socrates, Ethika Politika

A Miserable Misreading of Le Miz – Sven Wilson, Pileus

Russia’s Cruel Adoption Ban – Matthew Hennessey, On the Square

The Perpetual Alibi of Bureaucracy – Theodore Dalrymple, Liberty Law Blog

Sorry, Dude, You Aren’t in the Middle Class – Grover Cleveland, Pileus

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I Just Got Done Trashing the Seamless Garment & This Came Along – Tiber Jumper

Plenary Indulgence: Te Deum on Dec. 31 & Veni Creator on Jan. 1 – Rorate Cæli

How To Be Unified: Be Katholic! – Patrick Vandapool, P?T?ICK V?ND?

Music in English at the Latin Mass – Michael E. Lawrence, The Chant Café

Catholic Witness in a Nation Divided (Build the Church, Bless the Nation) – K. Schiffer

Manners, The Lost Christian Legacy & a Sign of Virtue in a Man – St. Etheldreda’s Place

Materialism, Manicheanism & the Matrix – Fr. Dw. Longenecker, P/Standing on my Head

To Judge Or Not To Judge – Catholic in Brooklyn

Fr. James Martin, The Worldly Priest – Roger Conley, #Moronic Prochoice Quotes

Django Unchained’s Moment of Moral Clarity – William Randolph Brafford, First Things

Nine Things You Should Know About How the Church Celebrates Jan. 1 – Jimmy Akin

NARAL President Quitting, Cites Lack of Young Abortion Activists – Steven Ertelt, LN

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“One is Holy, One is Lord” – Melkite Catholic Hymn (EC)

Syrian Rebels “Beheaded Christian and Fed Him To Dogs” – Australian News

East is Masculine, West is Feminine – Joyful Papist (RC)

No One Buried Alone – The Palm Beach Post

“What sustains our present life” – Kaiserswest (EC)

Fr. Bechara Abou-Mourad: “Venerable” – St. Joseph Melkite Cath. Church (EC)

Transitory – Abbot Tryphon, The Morning Offering (OX)

A Mother’s Sermon – Momma Renee, Claytonopolis (EC)

Atheism, Not God, is Odd – Mystagogy (OX)

Christ is Born!  God is Revealed! – Phillip Rolfes, The Master Beadsman (EC)

Eparchal Bishop Mikael Mouradian’s Christmas Message – Vatican Radio


EC = Eastern Rite Catholic
OX = Orthodox Church
OR = Oriental Church (Coptics, etc.)
RC = Latin Rite Catholic

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Yearning for Political and Spiritual Regeneration – H. Lee Cheek, Jr., TIC

Chicago’s “Unfortunate, Tragic Milestone” – Robert George, MoJ

Renting Wombs in India Exploits the Powerless – Wes Smith, NRO

The Next Buffalo Commons: In Germany? – Via Meadia

In California Gun Sales Jumped And Gun Deaths Dropped – Lonely Conservative

Did White House Suppress Science on GMO Salmon? – Jonathan Adler, Volokh

A Marriage In A Coffee Scoop – Rod Dreher

Wendell Berry’s View of Economic Health – Ralph Ancil, TIC

How to Read in 2013 – Ross Douthat, NYT

Review of The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien – Bradley Birzer, TIC

Visit Your Parents: It’s the Law – Via Meadia

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Our Sacred Objects Housed in Secular Museums, Why Not Catholic Museums? – DP

A Holy Family: On Procreation and Christian Marriage – Adrienne, Catholic Lane

Christmas F. S. S. P. Mass Pics in Nantes, France – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Mvmnt

In Praise of Eastern Catholics – Jason Liske, Ascending Mount Carmel

The Sea Within – Dr. Peter Kreeft, Integrated Catholic Life™

How to Help a Relativist Think – Super Trad Mum, Saint Etheldreda’s Place

“Honor Your Father. . .” – The Motley Monk

The Holy Family: There’s No Place Like Home! – Kathy Schiffer, P/Seasons of Grace

In Russia, Pleas for a Different Kind of Intercession – Tristyn Bloom, First Things

Of Magi and Modernity – Emi Parker, Ignitum Today

Michigan Governor Signs Major Pro-Life Bill Stopping Abortions – Steven Ertelt, Life Nws

One Woman’s Fight Against Human Trafficking – Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine

Quæritur: Recorded Music During Mass – Fr. Z’s Blog

Running Water for Westminster Abbey – Christopher Howse, The Daily Telegraph


Richard Dawkins ‘An Embarrassment’ – Matthaeus, Sub Umbra Alarum Suarum

Employees Paying the Price for Obama’s H. H. S. Mandate – Wesley J. Smith, Life News

Saint Thomas Becket, Sin and Contrition – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

2013 Ordo from Canons of St. John Cantius – Fr. Z’s Blog

A Reader Asks: Why is This Blog Called ‘Canterbury Tales’? – Dr. Taylor Marshall

Netanyahu Claims Israel’s Christian Population is Growing – Catholic Culture/CWN

The Holy Family at Christmas: Model of Faith & Love – Joseph Pronechen, NCRegister

The Curious Case Of Prof. Rch. Parncutt or Death to Deniers & the Pope! – W. M. Briggs

B16: The Meaning of Being Human Is Under Assault in Western Societies – Edw. Pentin

Ousting Boehner? – Carson Holloway, Catholic Vote

St. Thomas Becket – Jean M. Heimann, Catholic Fire

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For the WEDNESDAY MORNING EDITION (January 2) click here.

For the THURSDAY EVENING EDITION (January 3) click here.

For the FRIDAY MORNING EDITION (January 4) click here.

For the SUNDAY EDITION (January 6) click here.

For the SUNDAY AFTERNOON EDITION (January 6) click here.

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