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north-korea-leader-kim-jong-un-christian-persecutionNorth Korea: Christians ‘Hung on a Cross Over Fire’, Steamrollered and Crushed to Death

by Father John Zuhlsdorf

via Fr. Z’s Blog

More Hilarious Catholic Headlines You Might Not Have Seen – Matt Vander Vennet, epicPew
Has Pope Francis Failed? – Matthew Schmitz, The New York Times
Trump Is in the House – James Hooper, Catholic Stand
L.A. Dodgers Host First-Ever ‘Catholic Night’ – Michael Wahle, Catholic News Agency
Truth, Not Tone: Asking More from the Univ. of Notre Dame & Fr. Jn. Jenkins – R.J. Snell Ph.D.
Telos: For This I Was Made – Jean Elizabeth Seah, Ignitum Today
Making the Most of The Year of Mercy While We Can – Anne DeSantis, Catholic Stand
Lawmaker Vows to Push Stronger Bill on Abuse-Related Lawsuits – Associated Press via Crux
Devotion to Saints Michael and All Angels 2016 – Liz Estler, Catholic Spiritual Direction
Police Shootings and the Proper Respect for Authority – Elizabeth Anderson, Crisis Magazine


beautiful-light-flowing-inside-a-gorgeous-church“I Love the Catholic Church, But . . .”

by Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg

of Catholic Stand

Hey EWTN, Here’s Some Shows You Should Produce Immediately! – Shaun McAfee O.P., epcPw
Five Magnificent Shrines to Saint Michael from Around the World Fr. Matthew Pittam, Cth Hrld
How to Argue Like a Theological Secularist – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The Amrcn Catholic
How the Devil Deceives Us – Ray Sullivan, Catholic Stand
Real Humility (Luke 17:1-10) – Fr. John Bartunek L.C., Catholic Spiritual Direction
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest Takes on New Apostolate in Naples – Gre. DiPippo
Help to Answer the Call – Our Franciscan Fiat
Increase Our Faith: Sun. Mass Readings Explained (27th Sun. in Ordinary Time) – B. Pitre Ph.D.
Impact of a Third-Party Vote Unclear in Election – Stephen Beale, National Catholic Register
Angels: God’s Servants and Messengers – Nada Mazzei, Catholic Stand
A Priest & His Love for Syrian Refugees – C. McCorry, Angelus News via Cthlc News Agency


(Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rhoda Wise House and Grotto via Catholic News Agency)

(Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rhoda Wise House and Grotto via Catholic News Agency)

This Ohio Mystic Mentored Mother Angelica, Was She a Saint?

by Kevin J. Jones

of the Catholic News Agency

Cardinal Caffarra Signed Declaration Upholding Church’s Teaching on Marriage – Edward Pentin
Living Well in Evil Times – Robert Royal Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
SOGI Laws: A Subversive Response to a Nonexistent Problem – James Gotty J.D., Public Dscrs
The Anointing of the Healthy? – Kevin T. Di Camillo, Crisis Magazine
Dutch Cardinal Warns Canadian Bishops about ‘Slippery Slope’ of Euthanasia – C.N.S. via C.H.
Jesuits Explain the Process for Electing Their New Superior General – Cindy Wooden, Cth Hrld
Claretian Religious Order Sued Over Sex Abuse Allegations – Associated Press via Crux
U.S. Clergy Serve as Chaplains During Ryder Cup – Catholic News Service via Catholic Herald
California Bishops Urge Voters to Reject the Death Penalty – Catholic News Service via C.H.
Upcoming Missions Conference Aims to Show Evangelism is for Everyone – Barbie O’Dowd, eP
Pope Concerned Over North Korea’s Nuclear Testing – Inés San Martín, Crux


15th-century-tridentine-traditional-latin-mass-extraordinary-formCare to See What the Holy Mass Looked Like in the 15th Century?

by Daniel Esparza

of Aleteia

Modern Morality as Explained by Taylor Swift – Cecily Lowe, Catholic Stand
The Vatican, China, and Evangelical Prudence – George Weigel, The Catholic World Report
What Do You Say to a Homeless Person? Advice from Catholic Urban Missionaries – C.N.A.
Our “Evolving” Thought – James H. Toner, The Catholic Thing
11 Brilliant Ways Every Couple Can Prepare For a Catholic Marriage – Chloe Mooradian, epcPw
The Problems with Christian Film – Patrick Malone, Catholic Stand
At 40, Diocese of Orange Boasts Strong Catholic Community and History – Emily Brandenburg
More Catholic Schools are Making the Switch to Classical Curricula – Leslie Fain, The Ct Wr Rp
With Pope Francis, It’s Time to Pay Heed to the Wisdom of the Elderly – Chr. M. Bellitto, Crux
Why Study the Bible – Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register
Pastor in Holy Land Wants Christian Lobby Like Israel’s – Rhina Guidos, C.N.S. via Crux


businessman-holding-his-bald-head-regret-resignation-disappointment-disillusionmentTransgender Identities Are Not Always Permanent

by Walt Heyer

of Public Discourse

Archabbot Nowicki was at Arnold Palmer’s Bedside When He Died – Pattison, C.N.S. via Crux
Follow Up Poll: 26 September 2016 – Trump vs. Clinton – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
10 Reasons You Should Watch The Jim Gaffigan Show While You Still Can – Shaun McAfee O.P.
7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Close to Jesus Christ – Amanda Evinger, National Catholic Register
If We Want Better Bishops We Must First Look at Our Seminaries – Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith
Creeping Infallibility: Amoris Lætitia and Magisterial Authority – Jessica M. Murdoch Ph.D.
The Darwinism of Hollywood Filmmakers – Robert Brennan, Crisis Magazine
Trump-Clinton Presidential Debates: Round One – Matthew Bunson, Natl Catholic Register
Catholic Church in Mexico Alleges Smear Campaign Against 3 Murdered Priests – A.P. via C.H.
Devin Rose Wants to Bring His Popular Novena App to Android & He Needs Your Help – McAfee
U.S. Catholics Flock to Venerate Heart of Padre Pio – Catholic News Service via Cthlc Herald


young-joyful-happy-smiling-priestsIf I Were a Bishop, I Would Send Formidable, Even Terrifying, Holy Hit Squads of Young Clergy. . .

by Father John Zuhlsdorf

via Fr. Z’s Blog

Secular Pro-Lifer Warns the Movement, ‘Lay Off the God Talk” – Charles C. Camosy, Crux
We Are At a “Precarious Moment in Our History” When Churches Must Speak Truth to Power – Z
On Allowing the Unworthy Reception of the Eucharist – Julia Meloni, Crisis Magazine
Mark Wahlberg Planning Biopic of Ex-Boxer Who Became a Beloved Priest – Catholic Herald
In Germany, No One Cares About Hate Crime Directed at Christians – Francis Phillips, Cth Hrld
On Communion Debate, Pope Francis Opts for Decentralization – John L. Allen Jr., Crux
Pre-Tridentine Ambrosian Breviary Online – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
Catholicism in a World of Secular Moralism – Kyle Hanby, PowerBlog
World’s Oldest Catholic Bishop Dies at Age 104 – Catholic News Agency via the N.C. Register
Pope Francis: Diplomacy and the Role of Religions – Andrea Gagliarducci, Monday Vatican
Archbishop Gomez: It’s Time to End the Death Penalty – Catholic News Agency


providence-collegeMy Catholic School, Providence College, Succumbed to the Totalitarian Diversity Cult

by Anthony Esolen, Ph.D.,

of Crisis Magazine

Parental Rights on the Line: VidAngel Being Sued by Disney – Editor, Catholic Lane
Bishop Olmsted (Diocese of Phoenix) Interprets Amoris Lætitia – Fr. Z’s Blog
10 Baseball Players You Didn’t Know Were Catholic – Theresa Williams, epicPew
For Faithful Catholic Voters, There Is No Easy Third-Party Choice – Stephen Beale, The Reg
Unlike Italy, Pope Backs Anti-Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Push in Mexico – Inés San Martín, Crux
Body of Third Mexican Kidnapped Priest Found – Elise Harris, Cthlc News Agency via NC Reg
In Search of Joseph Pearce’s England – K.V. Turley, Crisis Magazine
Game of Thrones vs. Lord of the Rings: Which Has True Moral Realism – Jerry & Jack L. Bowyer
Our Elders are Lonely – Do We Care? – Mary Rezac, Catholic News Agency
Ancient Wisdom in Barren Times – R.J. Snell Ph.D., Public Discourse
The Resurrection: Hallucination or Vision? – Karlo Broussard, Catholic Answers


(Photo Credit: Senator Tim Kaine Twitter)

(Photo Credit: Senator Tim Kaine Twitter)

Bishop Thomas Tobin: Tim Kaine Is Not a Pope Francis Catholic; He’s a Joe Biden Catholic

by Brian Fraga

of the National Catholic Register

Dr. Jan. Smith: Big Response to Pro-Humanae Vitae Affirmation. . . Stunning! – Carl E. Olson
Unmasking Saul Alinsky, a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – Joseph Pronechen, Natl Cthlc Register
N.Y. City Parish Promotes ‘Catholic’ Homosexual Activist Rally that Includes Mass – Cl. Chretien
The Ongoing Surrender of Terminology to the Secularist Agenda – Omnia Vincit Veritas
7 Insanely Bad TV Shows & Movies Featuring Popes – Matthew Archbold, Natl Cthlc Register
Let’s Explain Rather than Eject the Church’s Language – Nicholas Senz, Crisis Magazine
Catholics in an Age of Secular Moralism – Samuel Gregg D.Phil., The Catholic World Report
Glowing in the Dark: Teens On Fire – Paul Oakes, Catholic Stand
Bp. Olmsted: Pope Hasn’t Changed Practice on Communion for Divorced, Remarried – C.N.A.
Humanæ Vitae Dissenters Should Not Be Teaching at Catholic Colleges – Patrick Reilly, NC Reg
The Death Penalty Debate Continues. . . – Mark Brumley, The Dispatch


catholic-mass-or-protestant-serviceWas That a Catholic Mass or a Protestant Service?

by Father John Zuhlsdorf

via Fr. Z’s Blog

Reclaiming St. Josemaría Escrivá for the New Liturgical Movement – Peter Kwasniewski Ph.D.
Unlocking the Mystery of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., Catholic Culture
Ad Orientem and Absolutism – Charles Shonk, First Things
Oklahoma City’s Archbishop on Satanists, Vocations & a Unique Canonization Case – Jim Graves
Two Acres & Cow: Our Back to the Land Adventure – Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman
A Defense of the Christian Teaching Against Contraception – Sherif Girgis Ph.D., Crisis Mgzn
Our Lady Isn’t Emo! She’s Sorrowful – Theresa Williams, epicPew
The Consolation of Truth – Bob Drury, Catholic Stand
Perpetuating Padre Pio’s Mission – Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register
Portion of Road Renamed to Honor Mother Angelica – Catholic News Agency

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