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SATVRDAY EDITION

Robert Cardinal Sarah (Credit: Angel for Israel blog)

Robert Cardinal Sarah: Return to Holy Communion Directly on the Tongue While Kneeling

. . .a combination of factors has to lead to erosion of an understanding of the Eucharist & reverence for the Eucharist.  Included in these factors is a near-universal insistence that everyone goes to Holy Communion at every Mass &, of course, lay ministers of the Holy Communion because numbers of people going are up, &, above all, Holy Communion in the hand. . .

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Hippocrates on Social Justice – J. Bolton, Augustine’s Alley
G.K. Chesterton’s Guide to Reality – Carl E. Olson, Catholic Answers Magazine
Plutarch: Ancient Heroes & Their Virtues – J. Bolton, Augustine’s Alley
Faith & Culture – Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative. . .

Hallowed Ground: A Wintry Visit to a Fresh Grave – Rick Becker, God-Haunted Lunatic
Competition Isn’t Unchristian—But Motive Matters – Hugh Whelchel, IfFW&E
New Book on Catholic Fundraising: Pray, Pray, Pray, Ask – Brice Sokolowski
8 Quick & Fascinating Facts About Icons – Chloe Langr, epicPew
What’s the Difference Between an Ambo & a Pulpit? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Solemnity, Feast, or Memorial? How to Tell the Difference – Chloe Langr, epicPew
Bermuda Law Again Respects Reality – Edward N. Peters J.C.D. J.D., The CWR
Three Short (& Hilarious) Catholic Jokes – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia
Meet the French Farmer Who Found Happiness in an Ancestral Way of Life – BBC News

Who Was the Last of the Church Fathers? – Stephen Beale, National Catholic Register

10 Books That Every Boy Should Hazard – Sean Fitzpatrick, The Civilized Reader
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FRIDAY EXTRA

left, Jordan Peterson, right, William Lane Craig (Credit: Crisis Magazine)

The Peterson–Craig Encounter: A Missed Opportunity?

. . .On January 26, Wycliffe College, a graduate school federated with the University of Toronto, hosted a discussion on the question: “Is there meaning to life?” The three participants included philosopher & theologian William Lane Craig, atheist philosopher Rebecca Goldstein, & clinical psychologist & professor of psychology Jordan Peterson. . .

by Scott Ventureyra, Ph.D.,

of Crisis Magazine

A Strange Post-Liberal Ecumenism – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Anti-Christian Harvard – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
‘Black Panther’ Star Boldly Proclaims “I Fell in Love with Jesus” – Ph. Kosloski, Aleteia
How Focusing on Catholicism’s Beauty Can Lead People to the Faith – Francis Phillips
St. Polycarp & the Grain of Incense – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Top Imam Calls for Major Reforming Islam, Sharia; Is That Possible? – Joh. Zmirak Ph.D.
Coffee, Roman Style – Carrie Gress, my favorite catholic things
What Do We Agree On? – David Carlin, The Catholic Thing
Why Do Catholics Abstain from Meat on Fridays & Fast? – Deacon Mic. Bickerstaff, ICL™
Of Space Aliens & the Catholic Faith – Sabrina Arena Ferrisi, National Catholic Register
France Debates How to Pay for Saving Crumbling Cathedrals – John Laurenson, Mrktplc
Inequality Is the Wrong Indicator, Why We Should Focus on Poverty Instead – Js. Ponce
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Catholics Should Not Be Afraid to Enter Public Life – Amy-Jo Crowley
A Book Launch, Hidden Mystical Power, & Art of the Impossible: Part II – Dv. Torkington
5 Inspiring Video Presentations of the Via Crucis – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia

New Book on Catholic Fundraising: Pray, Pray, Pray, Ask – Brice Sokolowski
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FRIDAY EDITION

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia (Credit: Paul Haring of Catholic News Service)

Things To Come: Faith, State, & Society in a New World

. . .“There are no new paradigms; no new hermeneutical principles; no revolutions in thought; & no possible concordats with the world & its alibis, that can the erase the radicalism & liberating beauty of Christian anthropology”. . .

by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.,

via The Catholic World Report

A Rough Week for the Holy See – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
The Failure of Sweden’s Motherhood Experiment – Allan C. Carlson, Mercatornet
German Bishops Allow Communion for Protestant Spouses in ‘Some Cases’ – E. Pentin
A Tale of Two Countries, a Choice Between Two Cultures – K.V. Turley, The CWR
How Modernism Has Affected the Church – Carlos Caso-Rosendi
Change Your Heart, Change Your Abortion Votes, Bishop Tells Sen. Durbin – CNA/CWR
New Book on Catholic Fundraising: Pray, Pray, Pray, Ask – Brice Sokolowski
American Recusants – Charle A. Coulombe, The Anglicanorum Cœtibus Society
How Black Catholic Nuns Rewrote the American Story – Dia. B. Morrow, Catholic Philly
What to Know if You Want to Know Theology – Fr. John P. Cush S.T.D., NC Register
The Ostrich Defense of Abortion – Christopher Kaczor Ph.D., Public Discourse
Texas Bishops Support Catholic Charities in Wake of Gay Adoption Lawsuit – CNA/CWR
My First Conversion – Eric Sammons, Swimming Upstream
Intelligent Piety: The Christian Humanism of Flannery O’Connor – Bra. J. Birzer Ph.D.
It’s the Market – Not Socialism – that Fosters Solidarity – George Maggs, CapX
Premonition of Calvary: 2nd Sunday of Lent Readings Explained – John Bergsma Ph.D.
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THVRSDAY EXTRA

Fr. Anthony Spadaro Editor of La Civilta Cattolica (Credit: Crisis Magazine)

The Mathematical Innovations of Father Antonio Spadaro

. . .Fr. Antonio Spadaro, a close associate of Pope Francis, raised eyebrows in July 2017 when he described religious life in the United States, with such confidence that can come only from a profound knowledge of a subject or a total lack of it.  . .

by Father George W. Rutler, S.T.D., Th.D.,

of Crisis Magazine

Why Did the Cardinal Rebuke the Pope? – Michael Davis, Catholic Herald
Forced to Resign for Her Faith, This Magistrate Sued the State & Won – Bre Payton
Who Will Get the Red Hat Next – John L. Allen Jr. & Inés San Martin, Crux
What Happened to the Wealth of the Knights Templar? – Billy Ryan, uCatholic
An Eerie Eyewitness Account of a Haunted House in England – K.V. Turley, NC Register
The Trans Teen Industrial Complex – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
New Book on Catholic Fundraising: Pray, Pray, Pray, Ask – Brice Sokolowski
Hosts ‘Miraculously’ Preserved 16 Months After Devastating Earthquake – Edw. Pentin
The New York Times Reacts to Falling Fertility Rates – John M. Grondelski Ph.D., Crisis
A Modern Pandora’s Box: Amoris Lætitia? – Tom Collingwood, Catholic Stand
When God Came to the Reality TV Show Big Brother – Ann Widdecombe, Cthlc Herald
When It Comes To Our Youth, Silence Is Not Golden – Todd Nolan, Catholic Stand
Producer of ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’ Talks About His Film – Mark Pattison, Cthlc Herald
Abandoned by the U.S., Syrian Christians Seek Help from Iran – John Zmirak Ph.D.
Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle – Liz Estler, Catholic Spiritual Direction
Canada’s Pro-Abortion Politics – Charlotte Allen, First Things

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For the VVEDNESDAY LATE EXTRA (20 February, AD 2017) click here.

THVRSDAY EDITION

Michael Voris & Fr. Dwight Longenecker (Credit: Carlos Caso-Rosendi)

Voris, Longenecker, & a Two-Edged Sword

. . .this article by Fr. Dwight Longenecker dealing with a controversial figure in Catholic media: Mr. Michael Voris. . .

by Carlos Caso-Rosendi

Media Story Biased of Gays Adopting Refugee Child at Catholic Charities – B. Ross, GR
Barnes & Noble Circling the Drain – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
The New York Times Denies Basic Scientific Fact – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Aren’t Catholic Schools Supposed to be Catholic? – Marcia Segelstein, NC Register

Christ’s Masculinity: A Model for Educating Boys – Patrick Whalen, Catholic Exchange
More on the Ancient Liturgy of Jerusalem – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
How to Correctly Run a Lent Appeal – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net
Benedict XVI’s Final Pilgrimage Home – James Day, Crisis Magazine
Card. Cupich’s Revolutionary Conscience – Fr. Gerald E. Murray J.C.D., The Cthlc Thing
Easter Vanishes from iPhone Calendars Leaving Christians Asking Why – J-P Mauro
Durandus on Lenten Veils – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
Are We Entering an Apprenticeship Renaissance? – Joseph Sunde, Powerblog
Walking on My Knees with Mother Mary – Ann Tran, Ignitum Today
Card. Zen a Longtime, Vocal Critic of China’s Policies – Matthew E. Bunson, NC Register
China & Religion: A Snapshot – Matthew E. Bunson, National Catholic Register

Gov’t Regulation of Social Media Would Be Bad – Paul Levinson, Mercatornet
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For the VVEDNESDAY LATE EXTRA (20 February, AD 2017) click here.

VVEDNESDAY LATE EXTRA

Priestly Jesus in Altar Window (Credit: Catholic Stand)

The High Priestly Prayer of Jesus

John 17 contains the longest recorded prayer of Jesus Christ, which he said right after the Last Supper.

by Ray Sullivan,

of Catholic Stand

Making the Church Appealing; What “Sells”? – Fr. Z’s Blog
Woody Allen & Billy Graham – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Archbishop Scicluna Hospitalized in Chile Amid Abuse Investigation – CNA via The CWR
Why I Obey the Church – Shaun McAfee O.P., National Catholic Register
Pope’s Request for $25M Donations to Scandal-Hit Hospital Problematic – Cthlc Herald
Did Pope Blink in Nigeria, Or Just a Typical Catholic Mess? – J. Allen & I.S. Martin, Crux
How to Correctly Run a Lent Appeal – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net
Requiescat in Pace: Billy Graham – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
How Hurricane Harvey Led These Texans to Pope Francis – Rachel Lenz, NC Register
A Review of Samson, the New Biblical Epic – Derya Little, National Catholic Register
A Look at Parkland, from the Pierced Heart of a Sandy Hook Mother – J. Pronechen, Rg
Why We Must Protect Conscience Rights of Medical Professionals – A. Tettenborn, CH

Vatican-China Accord in Sight, Reconciliation Not – Peter Jesserer Smith, NC Register
The Healing of the Lord – Cecily Lowe, Catholic Stand
“I Love”: A Sanctifying Response to Adversity – J. Bolton, Augustine’s Alley
How Entrepreneurship Transforms a Village – Anna Kelly, Acton Institute
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VVEDNESDAY EDITION

Ferdi McDermott (Credit: National Catholic Register)

A New ‘War of the Vendée’ Has Begun

Meet Ferdi McDermott — Catholic educator & revolutionary

by K.V. Turley,

of the National Catholic Register

Ancient Altar in Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre Found Hiding in Plain Sight – Joan Lewis
Is the Story of Adam & Eve a Myth? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
The Vile Case That Shows How Far Vatican Has to Go in Child Protection – Ed Condon
Mega-Masses & Too Many Hosts – Fr. Z’s Blog
How to Raise Devoted Catholic Kids Attending Public School – Sabrina A. Ferrisi, NCReg
The Problem is Not “Islamophobia” but Ignorance of Islam – Wil. Kilpatrick Ph.D., CWR
How to Correctly Run a Lent Appeal – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net
The Neglected Predella: Its Importance for Altar Arrangements – Shawn R. Tribe, LAJ
Are Mission Trips Toxic? Not Necessarily, & Here’s Why. . . – Fr. D. Longenecker, NC Reg
Scientists Make Human-Animal Hybrids. . . – Wesley J. Smith J.D., Life News
First-Round MLB Draft Pick Puts God Back Above Baseball – Trent Beattie, NC Register
“Personal Relationship with Jesus” — A Catholic Concept? – Dave Armstrong, NC Rgstr

YouTube Censors Video Exposing Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Agenda – Mic. Bilger
Toronto Card. Collins Calls for Resistance to Trudeau’s Govt Requirement – The CWR
Family Faith Snapshots: Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman – Katie Warner, NCRgstr
Parents of Terminally Ill Alfie Evans Lose High Court Case – Catholic Herald

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TVESDAY EXTRA

John Henry Cardinal Newman (Credit: First Things)

Development, or Corruption; There Can Be No ‘Paradigm Shifts’ in the Church

. . .regarding Amoris Lætitia, some advance positions contrary to the constant teaching of the Catholic Church, by denying that adultery is always a grave objective sin or by making the Church’s entire sacramental economy exclusively dependent on people’s subjective dispositions. . .

by Gerhard Cardinal Müller,

of First Things

Michael Voris – Our Savonarola? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Attacks on the Family, Mark Steyn Video Interview – Fr. Z’s Blog
Nine Converts from Atheism Share Their Journey Home – Chloe Langr, epicPew
Steering Clear of “The Catholic Ghetto” – Michael Pakaluk Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
New Bishop Appointed for Rockville Centre Diocese – Sister B.M. Reis F.S.P., Vtcn Nws
Are We Declining? Are We Falling? – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
How to Correctly Run a Lent Appeal – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net
When Will the Shooting Stop? – John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine
John Michael Talbot Debuts Podcast on Breadbox Media – Pete Socks, Catholic Stand
Florentine Street Shrines, Will Today’s Della Robbia Please Step Forward? – D. Clayton
Dear Vatican, Put Not Your Trust in China or Turkey – William Kilpatrick Ph.D., Crisis
Why Don’t We Care About the Slaughter of Nigerian Christians? – M. Brown, The Strm
Call for Masses for Ireland’s Abortion Referendum – Joseph Shaw, Rorate Cæli
Don Briel, Remembered – Maria Wiering, The Catholic Spirit
An Indonesian Miracle of Muslim-Catholic Friendship – Elizabeth J. Seah, Ignitum Today

Vatican & China Could Sign Deal on Bishops ‘After March’ – Catholic Herald
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For the TVESDAY EDITION (20 February, AD 2018) click here.

TVESDAY EDITION

LizziesAnswers (Credit: YouTube via ChurchPop)

Major Protestant YouTube Star Announces She’s Converting to Catholicism

YouTube star Lizzie Estella Reezay of the YouTube channel LizziesAnswers has announced that she’s converting from Protestantism to Catholicism.

from ChurchPop

5 Beautiful Catholic Churches on the Beach – Jim Graves, National Catholic Register
Worried about Cardinal Cupich’s “Paradigm Shift”? . . . – Fr. A. Lucie-Smith Ph.D., CH
Drunk Stoned Perverted Dead – Edward Feser Ph.D.
Card. Mahoney Cancels Appearance After Locals Vow to Protest – Claire Chretien, Lf St
Ireland: Abortionists Upset as Legal Abortion Support Collapses – SPUC via Life News
In Praise of Fr. Francis Canavan’s Prophetic Eye – Ronda Chervin, The Cthlc World Rprt
How to Correctly Run a Lent Appeal – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net
Pope Francis’ Feast of Forgiveness — Confession – Edward Pentin, Natl Cthlc Register
Pressing Pause on the “Transgender Moment” – Matthew J. Franck, Public Discourse
The Monks of Solesmes Publishing Studies of Gnostic Chants – R. Yoder, The Amish Cth
What’s Wrong with the New NIH Study on Transgender Kids? – Jane Robbins, Life Site
The Post-Napoleonic Church – Ælredus Rievallensis, Canticum Salomonis
Bishops in Nigeria Release Books on Marriage, Family Life – CNA via The CWR
The Vocation of a Soldier, Service, & the Act of Love – J. Bolton, Augustine’s Alley
Francis de Sales: Model of Apologists – Shaun McAfee O.P., Catholic Answers Magazine
From Inmates to Entrepreneurs – Brittany Hunter, Foundation for Economic Education
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For the TVESDAY EXTRA (20 February, AD 2018) click here.

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Patron Saint of Big Pulpit: Joaquín Navarro-Valls
Patron Saint of Big Pulpit: Joaquín Navarro-Valls