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FRIDAY CATHOLICA EDITION

50 Years on, a Fascinating Glimpse of How Liturgical Reform became a Juggernaut

by Joseph Shaw,

of Catholic Herald

If You Want Inner Peace, Try Giving Up Facebook – Fr. David Palmer, Catholic Herald
Blessed are the Pure in Heart: Pursuing a Life of Integrity – Ryan Kraeger, Ignitum Today
Catholics in an Anti-Catholic Land – Shane Schaetzel, Catholic in the Ozarks
Behold Your Mother—in Images (Including the Oldest Known Image) – Matt Vander Vennet
Fundraising Management – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net
Courage Teaches Joy of True Friendship to a Lonely Culture – Fr. Philip Bochanski, The Reg
Be Honest: Are You Afraid to Evangelize? – Eric Sammons, Catholic Answers
Let’s Face It: Catholicism is Weird – Patrick Coffin, National Catholic Register
Seventh Sunday of Easter – John Bergsma Ph.D., The Sacred Page
Mystery of the Magi Book Giveaway – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head
Why Melania and Ivanka Trump Wore Black to Meet the Pope – Joanne McPortland, Aleteia

FRIDAY SAECULARIA EDITION

Manchester: Cowardly Acquiescence Is Not the Love of Peace, Dietrich von Hildebrand Writes

by Francis Philips,

of Catholic Herald

‘Islamophobia’ and Other Dung Beetles of the Brain – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Stream
Islam Through Western Liberal Eyes – Rod Dreher, A TAC Blogger
Philippines: Muslim Terrorists Kidnap Catholic Priest, 13 Others at Cathedral – Fr. Z’s Blog
Cardinal Pleads for Islamist Militants to Release Philippines Hostages – Catholic News Agency
Video Shows Planned Parenthood Joking about Eyeballs Rolling f/Aborted Babies – Stv. Ertelt
Ben & Jerry’s Proves Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ is Not Marriage – Michael Brown Ph.D., The Stream
Slate Website Falsely Claims: “Abortions Can and Do Save Women’s Lives” – Corinne Weaver
Boy’s Graduation Speech Pulled Over Christian Content – Todd Starnes, The Stream
What’s With Elites Eating People? Katy Perry’s New Video—And More! – Wil. M. Briggs Ph.D.
Whoopi Goldberg Compares Pro-Life Vice President Mike Pence to the KKK – Kristine Marsh
Lawsuit: St. Louis Ordinance Creates Legal Traps for Pro-Lifers – CNA via NC Register

THURSDAY NUNTIUM EDITION

A New Vatican Birth Control Commission?

by Russell Shaw,

of The Catholic World Report

Ed Peters on my Man Shall His Blood Be Shed Book – Edward Feser Ph.D., Ed Feser’s Blog
Sr. Lúcia and the Seventh Apparition – Kevin J. Symonds
Let’s Stop Using “Conscience” as a Mere Excuse for a Lazy Immorality – Fr. Rob. McTeigue S.J.
Should I Buy a Gift for a New Priest? – Patti Maguire Armstrong, NC Register
Were the Apostles Sad at the Ascension? – John Clark, National Catholic Register
Joy in Holy Communion – Charlie McKinney, Catholic Spiritual Direction
The Priestly Character of Ad Orientem Worship: Part II  – Zachary Thomas, New Lit Mov
Heaven Makes Liturgy Insta-Official – Marina Olson, National Catholic Register
Win 5 Copies of Surprised by Life! – Justin McClain, epicPew

Connecting with Nature to Develop a Faith Based Stewardship – Tom Collingwood, Cthlc Stnd
Fundraising Management – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net

THURSDAY NEWS EDITION

(Photo Credit: us.fotolia.com/robsonphoto)

Catholic Lite and Europe’s Demographic Suicide

by George Weigel,

of The Dispatch

via The Catholic World Report

Why Melania & Ivanka Stuck to Vatican Dress Codes when Meeting the Pope – Caroline Leaper
The Manchester Bomber: Martyr or Murderer? – William Kilpatrick Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
America’s Culture War On Russia – Rod Dreher, A TAC Blogger
ISIS Ally in Philippines Storms Catholic Cathedral, Takes Hostages – CNA via NC Register
A 9/11 Sacred Site Is at Risk in New York – Thomas J. Craughwell, NC Register
Why We Must Name, Identify, and Combat the Ideology of Radical Islam – Michael Brown Ph.D.
Christian Doctors Need Protection f/Being Forced to Do Abortion or Euthanasia – W. Smith J.D.
Pope & Trump Express Satisfaction Over Joint Commitment in Favor of Life – Edward Pentin
Justice Alito Encourages Seminarians, Speaks Up for Religious Freedom – CNA via NC Register
Social Care Crisis: Can Catholic Teaching Help? – Philip Booth, Catholic Herald

WEDNESDAY NUNTIUM EDITION

About Manchester and Other Terrorist Attacks – a Couple of Rants and Action Item!

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Did Benedict Just Break His Silence? – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
Am I Obliged to Do the Strange Penance Father Gave During Confession? – Fr. Z’s Blog
Anthony Esolen Makes a Point – with Napalm – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
The Often-Disappointing Quality of the Prayer of the Faithful – Msgr. Charles Pope, CiM
Quæritur: Boys Choosing Female Saints for Confirmation Names – Fr. Z’s Blog
Quæritur: Visible Tattoos and Altar Service – Fr. Tim Ferguson, Fr. Z’s Blog
The All Too Ordinary Use of Extraordinary Ministers – Brian Williams, Liturgy Guy
3 Hallmarks of an Authentic Marriage – Orfa Atorga, Aleteia
Mommy Blogger Interview with Kaitlyn Facista from Tea with Tolkein – Catholic Mommy Blogs
The Perils of “Apostolic Necessity”: The Soul of the Apostolate is Presence – Jeffrey A. Mirus
Remembering Msgr. Paul Lenz (1925-2017) – Matthew E. Bunson, National Catholic Register
Fundraising Management – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net

WEDNESDAY NEWS EDITION

The Chesterton Option

by Dale Ahlquist,

of The Dispatch

via The Catholic World Report

Enabling Murder in Manchester – Bruce Bawer, City Journal
Christianity, Women, and How Atheists Avoid the Facts That Matter – Tom Gilson, The Stream
Once Again, Islamic Terror – Rod Dreher, A TAC Blogger
Open Letter to U. of St. Thomas, Houston, Admin f/Philosophers at Notre Dame – Brian Leiter
The False Gospel According to Glennon – Jennifer Hartline, The Stream
Contracts Withheld at the U. of St. Thomas in Houston – Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed
Beware of Statisticians Using Sleight of Hand When It Comes to Religion – David Paton
President Trump’s Proposed Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood – Steven Ertelt, Life News
Backlash Against U. of St. Thomas Budget Cuts – Lindsay Ellis, The Houston Chronicle
This Catholic Doctrine Can Save the EU: Subsidiarity – Rev. Ben Johnson, Acton Institute
Efforts to Sabotage Conscientious Objection in Healthcare Mustn’t Stand – Sister Ren. Mirkes

TUESDAY NUNTIUM EXTRA

Evangelicals at Hillsong Church in Baulkham Hill, Sydney, Australia
(Photo Credit: Ben Rushton)

Why Are Evangelicals Beating Us? Why Is It Easy to Convert Young Catholics to Evangelicalism?

by Shane Schaetzel,

of Catholic in the Ozarks

Is the Pope a Heretic? Part IV: The New Bergoglian Age of Mercy – Fr. John Hunwick
How to Overcome Worry by Trusting God – Sister Laus Gloriae O.C.D., Intgrtd Cthlc Life™
Belief in One True Church: Is it “Breathtakingly Arrogant”? – Dave Armstrong, Biblical Evi. . .
Reverence for the Eucharist, Part II – Anthony Sciriha, You for Christ
Is Having a “Straw Subdeacon” for a Solemn Traditional Latin Mass Okay? – Fr. Z’s Blog
The Rosary: A Seemingly Endlessly Repeated Prayer – Dan Byron, Catholic Stand
Fundraising Management – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net
One Key Reason Why Catholics Honor Mary – Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, Aleteia
God’s Rose-Coloured Specs – Brother John Joseph, Ignitum Today
Why Do Catholics Use Crucifixes? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
On the Meaning of the Classical Movement in Architecture – Noah Waldman, TIC
For the TUESDAY NEWS EDITION (23 May, AD 2017) click here.
For the TUESDAY NUNTIUM EDITION (23 May, AD 2017) click here.
For the TUESDAY NEWS EXTRA (23 May, AD 2017) click here.

TUESDAY NEWS EXTRA

The War on Tenure: What Just Happened at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston?

by Jennifer E. Frey, Ph.D.,

of First Things

Dear Time Mag: The Kremlin was Not a Church, Dear CNN: Churches Aren’t Mosques – Get Rlgn
Don’t Let A Foolish Idea Go Unchallenged – Anthony Esolen Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
On Praying to an Abstract God or I Disagree with Your Religion – Fr. James V. Schall S.J., TCT
A Heretic at Duke Divinity School – Peter Berkowitz, The Wall Street Journal
Manchester Murders Open Thread – William M. Briggs Ph.D., Statistician to the Stars!
Manchester Bishop: There is ‘No Justification’ for Horrific Attack (Updated) – Han. Brockhaus
Ephraim the Syrian and the World of Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies – David Clayton
Why Head Transplants Won’t Disprove the Existence of God – Perry West, Cthlc News Agency
The Big Bang Must Have Contained Divine Love – David Torkington, Catholic Stand
Bill Protecting Faith-Based Adoption Agencies in Texas on Way to Gov’s Desk – R. Del Guidice
Looking For Hope In Tragedy’s Wake – Mike Eisenbath, Catholic Stand
For the TUESDAY NEWS EDITION (23 May, AD 2017) click here.
For the TUESDAY NUNTIUM EDITION (23 May, AD 2017) click here.
For the TUESDAY NUNTIUM EXTRA (23 May, AD 2017) click here.

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