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Perfect Lenten Reading

by K.E. Colombini,

of Crisis Magazine

Head of the Jesuits: “Doctrine Is a Word That I Don’t Like Very Much” – Fr. Z’s Blog
Four Questions for Cardinal Coccopalmerio – Fr. Raymond de Souza, Catholic Herald
The Benedict Option in Practice: Living the Rural Life Is Surprisingly Normal – Jason Craig
Cardinal Coccopalmerio: My Communion Guidance Wouldn’t Apply to Same-Sex Couples – C.H.
The Rise of Dystopian Nonfiction – K.E. Colombini, First Things
Pope Francis: A Corrupt Creation, Christian Hope, and Rebirth – Melanie Jean Juneau, C.S.
Why Does God Allow Horrible Evil? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, National Catholic Register
Restraint & Caritas in Public Discourse; Amoris Lætitia Debate – Ryan Hunter, Ethika Politika
A Catholic Gun Control Agenda – Patrick Toner, The Dispatch via The Catholic World Report
This 110-year-old Nun Got Birthday Greetings from Pope Francis – Catholic News Agency
When the Church Thrives, Cultures Thrive – Michael J. Ortiz, Crisis Magazine
The Economic Evil of Eugenics – Matthew McCaffrey Ph.D., Mises Institute
Mindfulness and Catholic Mystical Tradition (Video) – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
Catholics Shouldn’t Totally Reject Human Gene Editing, But It Still Has Ethical Problems – A.M.


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Does Science Support Bans on ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Gender-Identity Issues?

by Joan Frawley Desmond,

of the National Catholic Register

Has the Head of the Jesuits Jettisoned Doctrine and the Words of the Lord in Scripture? – Fr. Z
Let’s Call Heterodox Catholics What They Really Are: Mainline Protestants – Jhn. Zmirak Ph.D.
Are You a Glutton for Catholic Books? – Shaun McAfee O.P., National Catholic Register
Is Peter’s Historical Chair inside the Vatican? – Taylor Marshall Ph.D.
The Horror of Sin – Ray Sullivan, Catholic Stand
The True Story Behind the Marie Stopes Eugenics Trial of 1923 – Mark H. Sutherland
Belgium: Bishops Release Pastoral Letter “Updating” Populorum Progressio – Mark de Vries
89 Practical Recommendations for the Spiritual Works of Mercy – Angelo Stagnaro, NC Rgstr
Drawing the Faith — and Politics: Recent College Graduate Is Budding Cartoonist – Jim Graves
Trusting God for All We Need: Readings for 8th Sun. in Ordinary Time – John Bergsma Ph.D.
This 200 Year-old Black Catholic School Is a ‘Gem’ in Baltimore’s Inner City – Adelaide Mena
Mindfulness and Catholic Mystical Tradition (Video) – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction


A Journey Home: From the Occult and Back, A Conversion Story

by Louis Felix Figueroa,

of Ignitum Today

Marriage & Divorce; The General of the Jesuits: “Jesus Too Must Be Reinterpreted” – Magister
Ad Orientem in Cologne’s Great Cathedral – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
Why Treating Everyone Equally Is a Problem – John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine
What We Talk About When We Talk About The Young Pope – Tyler Blanski, Crisis Magazine
Mystical Marriage – David Torkington, Catholic Stand
Judge Gorsuch and the Senate Sausage Factory – Russell Shaw, The Dispatch via The CWR
Be Ashamed When Tempted to Use Church for Power Struggles, Says Pope Francis – Carol Glatz
Trump Right to Protect U.S. with Travel Ban – Bishop Baw. Soro (U.S.), S.D. Union-Tribune
Brief Primer on Catholic Faith and Conscience – Fr. Mark A. Pilon Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
The First Woman to Earn a Doctorate in Computer Science Was a Nun – Angelo Stagnaro, Reg
Battle Begins to Defund Planned Parenthood – Peter Jesserer Smith, Natl Catholic Register
Mindfulness and Catholic Mystical Tradition (Video) – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction


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Iceland Knows the Secret to Stopping Teen Substance Abuse, Is Anyone Paying Attention?

by Zoe Romanowsky

of Aleteia

A Burke-Bannon Conspiracy Against Pope Francis? Nonsense! – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
How Catholic is Your Stance on Immigration? – Msgr. Charles Pope, Natl Catholic Register
How Worse Than Murder, Inc. Sells Abortion – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The Amrcn Catholic
Did a Planned Parenthood Throw Pizza Parties if Abortion Quotas were Met? – M. Hadro, CNA
Finland’s Patron Saint, Rediscovered – Alberto Carosa, The Dispatch via The Cth Wrld Rprt
What the Bishops, the Catechism & Aquinas Say About Immigration – Kathy Schiffer, The Reg
7 Reasons Christians Should Consider Supporting School Vouchers – Joe Carter, Powerblog
François Fillon Brings Faith Back to the Public Debate in Secular France – Devin Ryan
Mindfulness and Catholic Mystical Tradition (Video) – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
The Church’s Voice at the Capitol – Jonathan Liedl, National Catholic Register
Is a Meeting between Pope Francis and Donald Trump on the Horizon? – Catholic News Agency


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‘Horrible Picture’: Dutch Woman Restrained by Family While Being Euthanized

by Celeste McGovern

of the National Catholic Register

Repeal the Johnson Amendment to Free Religious Speech – John M. Grondelski Ph.D., Crisis
Can We Afford New Art? Yes! Beauty & Superabundance in a Small Appalachian Parish – Clayton
What the Saints Would Say About ‘Mindfulness’ – Dan Burke, National Catholic Register
See the Beauty Through the Storm and Say Thank You – Dan Byron, Catholic Stand
The 14th-Century ‘Golden Haggadah’ is Now Online – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia
Is Liberal Democracy Closer to Communism or Catholicism? – Jerry Salyer Ph.D., The CWR
Harry Connick Jr. on Faith, Family, Hosting a TV Show – Carl Kozlowski, Cthlc News Agency
Senate Bill Would Move Funding from Planned Parenthood to Women’s Health – CNA via NCReg
Social Respectability as Religion in Flannery O’Connor’s “Revelation” – Mit. Kalpakgian Ph.D.
Meeting with Men of God: A Catholic Men’s Conference on the Year of Mercy – Mark C. McCann


Influential German Bishops’ Official Discusses State of His Country’s Church

by Edward Pentin

of the National Catholic Register

Sermon on the Mount: Anger, Lust, Divorce, Swearing (Mass Readings Explained) – Pitre Ph.D.
Real Humility – Jim Dougherty, Catholic Stand
6 More Beautiful Churches in California – Jim Graves, National Catholic Register
On “Mutual Enrichment” & “Universae Ecclesiae”; Re: Fr. Stravinskas – Fr. Alb. P. Marcello III
Order – Jean Elizabeth Seah, Ignitum Today
Mindfulness and Catholic Mystical Tradition (Video) – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
On Race and Identity Politics – David Warren, The Catholic Thing
(Natural) Law Matters – Adam J. MacLeod, Public Discourse
Australian Bishops Apologize for Church’s Failure in Sex Abuse Crisis – Elise Harris, CNA
The Role of Gregorian Chant in Ministry & Religious Education – Paul Senz, The Cthlc Wor Rep
This Proposed Law Would Protect Doctors Who Object to Abortion – Matt Hadro, CNA


Pope Francis: A Church Progressively Under Attack?

by Andrea Gagliarducci,

of Monday Vatican

A Turning Point in the Culture War? – James Kalb J.D., Crisis Magazine
The Great Forgetting; Losing the Culture War With Poor Catechesis – Rod Dreher, TAC
Liturgical Rollercoaster: Recent Proposal for 14 “Improvements” to TLM – Kwasniewski Ph.D.
The Truth is Not Up for Negotiation; Regarding Amoris Lætitia – The Catholic World Report
Ugliness and Faux Outrage at the D.C. Women’s March – Peter Maurice, Crisis Magazine
SNAP Founder & Pres. Barbara Blaine Resigns as Pressure Mounts from Multiple Lawsuits – DFP
What Does Vulgarity, Anger & Hatred Really Say? – Allison Ricciardi, Natl Catholic Register
Who Will Protect Nigeria’s Northern Christians? – Douglas Murray, The Spectator
Celebrating Ordinary Time Extraordinarily – Deacon Greg Lambert, Catholic Stand
US Bishops Launch Campaign Urging Trump to Protect Religious Freedom – Cth Nws Srv via CH
The Moral Case for States to Pass Partial Birth Abortion Bans – Joe Kral, Truth & Charity Frm

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