Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Sede Vacante Begins

In Sede Vacante – Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia

The See of Rome is Vacant – Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner
Apostolica Sedes Vacans. . . – Fr. Z’s Blog
Strange Goings-On in the Secular Media – Simcha Fisher, Ntnl Cthlc Register
Fr. Barron on MSNBC and NBC to Report on Vatican – Matthew Archbold
Annuntio Vobis Tristitiam Magnam – Dr. Edw. Peters JD JCD, Canon Law Blog
Chairs – Br. Philip Neri Reese OP, Dominicana


Coat-of-Arms of B16 with Tiara – Zephyrinus

Prudential Leadership – Jared Tomanek, Catholic Stand
Ought, and Nature’s Laws – David Bentley Hart, First Things
Let’s Bring Back the Clerihew! – Karl Keating JD, Catholic Answers
Dr. N. S. Topping Shares How the Catechism can Rebuild a Catholic Culture – T. Drake
Running From Hell: Thoughts on Love and Sin – Pete Jermann, Crisis
Seven Things: The Papacy – Micah Murphy, Truth & Charity
A Camp for the Next Generation of Catholic Apologists – Jennifer Fulwiler
Purgatory: Salvation, Sanctification, and Atonement – J. C. Sanders
Do Demons Experience Pleasure? – Fr. Fortea, Cthlc Spiritual Direction
Narcissism, Entertainment, Art – Sardonicus, Sardonic Ex Curia
Bp. Vasa Under Fire for Ordering Cthlc School Teachers to Live as Catholics – Fr. Z
Ethiopia: Matthias is Elected new Patriarch of Orthodox Church – Gio. Bernardelli
Rebellion and Empire – Rod Dreher
Doctors Object to N. Y. Abortion Expansion – Carl Bunderson, CNA
Washington Post Compare Supporters of Traditional Marriage to Racists – CC

Pope Benedict XVI’s Last Moments as Pontifex Maximus

B16’s Final Moments Before Leaving the Vatican – Rocco Palmo

My One Mass with B16; It Brought Me into the Church – Taylor Marshall PhD
A Great Sorrow to See Pope Benedict Actually Leave – William Oddie
Farewell Papa: 5 Graphics to Share in Honor of B16 – Saint Peter’s List
The Theological Wisdom of B16 – Roland Millare, Truth & Charity Forum
One of the Most Important Pontiffs in Catholic History – Damian Thompson
Farewell to a Hugely Unpopular Pope – Richard Collins, Linen. . .
Benedict XVI Pledges Obedience to His Successor – Francis X. Rocca
Resignation Questions – Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic
Benedict’s Final Meeting with Cardinals – Edward Pentin, Daily Register
From the Balcony at Castel Gandolfo – New Catholic, Rorate Cæli
Benedict’s Last Benediction at Castel Gandolfo – Edw. Pentin, Daily Reg
Full Text of Pope’s Farewell Address to Cardinals – Catholic Herald


Pope Benedict: Beware the Secular State – Benjamin Wiker, Human Events

Narcissism, Entertainment, Art – Sardonicus, Sardonic Ex Curia

“Governor Oops”: King of Jobs – Walter Mead, Via Meadia

Politics at the Academy Awards – Mike Rappaport, Liberty Law Blog

Unfunded – Daniel DiSalvo, City Journal

Refineries Choking US Shale Boom – Walter Mead, Via Meadia

Undoing the Minimization of Wages – Run Unz, American Conservative

Homeless: Please Starve – Todd Starnes, Human Events

Print-a-Car on the Horizon – Walter Mead, Via Meadia

What Brown Can Do for You – Pete Peterson, City Journal

Triple the Sequester – Michael Greve, Liberty Law Blog

Government and Shaping Souls – Greg Sisk, M.o.J.

Little Change in Abortion Attitudes – Michael J. New, First Things


Patriarch Bartholomew: Benedict XVI, Friend of the Orthodox – Vatican Radio

Why I’m Changing Rites – Mindy Goorchenko, MONKROCK (EC)

The Nuns of Shamordino, Prisoners of Solovski – Death to the World (OX)

Infernal University Part 2 – Wake Up and Smell the Incense (EC)

St. Raphael of Brooklyn on Episcopalians – Orthodixie (OX)

Sequestration – Fr. Peter-Michael Preble (OX)

Anonymous God Abuse – Orthodoxy and Recovery (OX)

You’re Homeschooling For the Wrong Reasons – Fear Not Little Flock (EC)

Of Flowers and Hand Grenades – Byzantine, Texas (OX)


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


Benedict’s Final General Audience – Catherine Harmon

Sacred Liturgy: Past, Present, and Future – The Catholic World Report
Catholic History: The Ark and Dove – Michael, Whiskey Catholic
Catholicism Offers the U. S. a Vision of the Good Life – James Kalb JD
Stations @ Basilica of St Mary, Trastevere, Th, 2nd Week in Lent – Zphyrns
Natural Law is neither Useless nor Dangerous – R. J. Snell PhD
Playing the Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Card – Mark Ziegler, Patheos/Get Religion
Crd. Pell Faces Fury on Negative Comments of B16’s Resignation – K. Edwards
Spirit of Vatican II Chapel at U. C. Berkley – Rod Dreher
Ashley Judd Doesn’t Like Babies, Christianity – Matthew Archbold, CMR
Book Reveals Shocking Truth About Euthanasia in Europe – Thds. Baklinski
Touching the Hand of God in the Darkness of the World – Denis Hunnell MD
What Money Can’t Buy – Michael Cook, MercatorNet
Rock, Paper, Scissors; Vice and Virtue – Patti M. Armstrong, Catholic Stand
A Late Start to Lent – Mary C. Tillotson, Ignitum Today
H. H. S. Mandate, Now Including Prestidigitation – Matthew J. Franck


1581 A. D.: Death of Enlightenment Democratic Monarchy – TGOBTB
Spain: Bishops Show Error in German Pro-Abort Decision – Rorate Cæli
Crd. O’Brien’s Resignation: Opportunity to Fix Hierarchy – Dm. Thompson
Sufi Dancers in a German Church – Tancred, The Eponymous Flower
Great Britain and Gay Marriage – Michael Coren, The Catholic World Report
Germany: Fr. Imkamp Called to Archive of C. D. F. – The Eponymous Flower
Anti-Catholics Lied About the Magdalene Laundries – Wil. Oddie, Cthlc Hrld
UK: Teresa Pearce MP Explains Her Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Vote – Sub U. . .
Controversy in Germany: German Bishops & Morning After Pill – E. C. Brugger
Reuters Endorses U. K.  Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Bill – Thaddeus Baklinski
Chairman in Cameron’s Constituency Resigns Over Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ – Tlgrph

Good Night Papa Bene

Thousands Say Farewell & Thank You – Jean M. Heimann

‘night, Papa – Thomas L. McDonald, Patheos/God and the Machine
After Resigning, Benedict Hopes to Disappear – Phil Lawler
Thank You Benedict: 26 Quotes from World Leaders – Saint Peter’s List
B16 & the History of Papal Resignations – Andrew Jones, Logos/Verbum Blog
5 Ways to Celebrate & Remember His Papacy – Sr. Theresa Noble
The Pope’s Benedict Option – Elizabeth Scalia, First Things/On the Square
The Twilight of B16 – Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia
Thank you Papa Bene! – Kate Edwards, Australia Incognita


Health Care, Unsolved – Howard and Feyman, City Journal

Shepherds and Sheep – Thomas Sowell, T.A.S.

Patrick Henry Warned – Thomas Kidd, T.I.C.

Ben Carson to Speak at CPAC 2013 – John Hayward, Human Events

Values Voters for Obama – R.R. Reno, First Things

The Importance of Cicero – Bradley Birzer, T.I.C.

No Good Answer for Obamacare – John Hayward, Human Events

A Pathology of Democracy – Dario Fernandez-Morera, Liberty Law Blog

What’s Natural About Natural Law? -Noah Millman, American Conservative

Notes on the Decline of Work – Ross Douthat, N.Y.T.

Combining Executive and Judicial – Mike Rappaport, Liberty Law Blog

The Minimum Wage Conundrum – John Hayward, Human Events

Transhumanists Want to be Gods – Wesley Smith, N.R.O.

Abolish the Department of Education – Jeffrey Lord, T.A.S.

Disaster Coming? – Lopez & Last, N.R.O.


Meatless Family Dinners
– Taylor Marshal PhD, CT

Harvard Debate Stresses Meaning & Purpose of Marriage – Adelaide Darling
Understanding the Difference Between Intellect & Sense – Mark Shea
The Church Music Director: Job or Vocation? – Andrew R. Motyka
What is Social Justice? – Jason Hall, Ignitum Today
The Full Parish Book of Chant for Your Inspection – Jeffrey A. Tucker
Making Life an Uphill Battle – Christina Weber, Catholic Stand
Seeing Clerical Corruption in a Larger Light – Regis Martin STL STD
The Evangelical Reform of the Church – George Weigel, First Things
Sally Quinn, Short Skirts & the Church of Rome – D. McClarey JD, The Amrc Cthl
An ‘Ordinary’ Day in Rome! – Father Ed Tomlinson’s Blog
Mar. Dowd: Be Wary of Condemning a Church of 1 Billion – P. Kennedy DPhil, NYT
The Superpower of a Grandmother – Anabelle Hazard Esq, Catholic Lane
The Washington Post & Pro-Homosexual Advocacy “Journalism” – Fr. Z’s Blog
All Saints in the Family – Michelle Arnold, Catholic Answers
Equating Christians With Racists – George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Pope Benedict XVI’s Last Wednesday Audience and More Links

Benedict Rides Popemobile for Last Time – J. Heimann

Msgr. Wadsworth on Benedict: “A Supremely Liturgical Pope” – Sh. Tribe
Vocations Rose Under Pope Benedict XVI’s Papacy – Peter Jesserer Smith
B16’s New Name: Pope Emeritus, His Holiness Benedict XVI. . . – E. Pentin
Pope’s Faith Encyclical Could Appear in Different Form – Jean M. Heimann
The “N.” Word – Fr. Joe, Southern Fried Catholicism
On Resignation Eve, The Pope’s Last Word – Rocco Palmo, Whispers. . .
From Germany with Love – John Thavis, Decoding the Vatican
Decision to Abdicate with ‘Profound Serenity’ – Francis X. Rocca, Cthlc Herald
B16’s Last Wed. Audience: God Will Guide Church in Days Ahead – D. Uebbing
“I Will Not Leave You Orphans” – Emily C. Hurt, Ignitum Today
Full Text: Benedict’s Final General Audience Address – Edward Pentin
Pope Reached Out to Increasingly Secular West – Austen Ivereigh, OSV


Forced Plug Pulling Coming? – Wesley J. Smith, Human Exceptionalism
Bills Come Due in Illinois: $22 Billion – Walter Mead, Via Meadia
The Chronicle of an Undeception – Michael Bauman, T. I. C.
Obama’s ‘Non-Profit’ Sells Political Access – Arnold Ahlert
Guardini on Mastery and Nearness – Jason Peters
Selective Science & Breast Cancer – Mathew Hanley MPH, The Cthlc Thing
The Onion’s Big Mistake – Christian Bonk, TakiMag
Guns and Double Standards – Jack Kerwick
A Response to Hart and Potemra – R.J. Snell, Public Discourse
Aquinas and John Paul II on Executive Pay – Greg Forster, First Things
Is Leftist School Indoctrination Unstoppable? – Bruce Thornton
On Libraries – Alan Jacobs, T. A. Cn.
Using Military Members As Props – Doug Ross
Texas: $8 Billion Surplus – Walter Mead, Via Meadia


That is Not Correct Catholic Doctrine – Fr. Sim. Henry

C. Everett Koop: The Padre Pio Connection – Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of Grace
Becoming Saints! – Matt Fradd, Catholic Answers
Purgatory: Conversion as a Process – J. C. Sanders, Catholic Lane
Rod Dreher’s Apocalyptic Anxiety of the Catholic Church – R. R. Reno
Stations: St. Cecilia (Trastevere), Wed. of 2nd Week in Lent – Zephyrinus
Rye Review: Riverboat – Whiskey Catholic
Ohio Woman Finds “Inspiring” Cheeto Shaped Like Joan Chittister – LarryD
The Fruitfulness of the Sacraments & the Liturgy – Msgr. Charles Pope
Suicide No Way to Go – Arland K. Nichols, Crisis Magazine
Demographic Disaster Looms for America – Celeste McGovern, Daily Reg
Protestant Scholar Lauds Benedict’s Ecumenical Strides – Carl Bunderson
The Worth of Work – Karl D. Stephan, MercatorNet
Anti-Life: Russian Adoption Ban – Caitlin Bootsma, Truth & Charity Forum
Jesuit College to Host V-Logues Despite Protests – Tim Drake, Cthlc Edctn Dly
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