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Why is the World Celebrating the Royal Baby, but Watching Alfie Evans Die?

. . .the government has determined that he shouldn’t receive further treatment. . .

by Sarah Coffey,

of Ignitum Today

Judge Rejects Plea to Allow Alfie Evans to Seek Treatment in Italy – N. Flory, The Strm
UK Doctors Grp. Horrified Over Alfie Evans’ Medical Tyranny, Demand Release – LN
“Dear First Communicant” – Michele Chronister, Catholic Exchange
6 Spiritual Effects of Confession Everyone Should Know, In One Infographic – ChrchPop
Religion News Service Tumult, Firings, & Resignations – Terry Mattingly, Get Religion
Dating App Bumble Donates to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – Micaiah Bilger, LN
Fr. James Martin Isn’t Interested in Building a Bridge to People Like Me – Hud. Byblow
Is Jesus the Only Savior? – Marcellino D’Ambrosio Ph.D., Integrated Catholic Life™
A Catholic Chaplain Becomes a Hero – Daniel Demers, Catholic Stand
Prayer and the Word of God: Defenses Against the Evil One – Fr. Paolo Carlin, Cth Exch
I Was the Butler of 3 Popes; Let Me Tell You about Wojtyla’s Miracle – Andrea Tornielli
Fresh Takes on Liturgical Theology – Christopher Carstens, Adoremus Bulletin
An Examination of Closet – Meghan Ashley Sabo, Meghan Ashley
Asking by the Rules: Canon 1262 & You – Brice Sokolowski,
How to Pick a Name to Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary – Theresa Williams, epicPew
Paul Ryan’s Exit Interv.: Rethinking How a Great Soc. Helps People – Pt. Jesserer Smith
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Then-Deacon Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia (Credit: Archdiocese of Guadalajara via Crux)

Second Mexican Priest Murdered in His Church in Less than Two Weeks

. . .this brings the total number of priests murdered in Mexico to 23 in the last six years. . .

by Theo Howard,

of Catholic Herald

Join Us for the Avila Summit This Summer! – Kristin Aebli, Catholic Spiritual Direction
Find Comfort in Christ: Take Off Your Shoes of Sin – Gabriel Garnica, Catholic Stand
When Should Catholics Genuflect in a Church? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Harvard to Create New LGBTQ ‘Religious Support Group’ – Daniel Payne, The Coll. Fix
Children Matter, Families Matter, Home Matters – Rebecca Hamilton, NC Register
Why the Double Ablutions? – Peter A. Kwasniewski Ph.D., New Liturgical Movement

The Benedictine Confederation Marks 125 Years – Vatican News
4 Saints for 4 Desperate Situations, & Prayers to Them – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Mary—Perfect Reflection of Christ’s Light – Matt Chicoine, Catholic Stand
Author: Pope Is a ‘Mystic’ Trying to Solve Left-Right Dichotomy in Church – E. Pentin
9th Film in Footprints of God Series Launches World Premiere – Diane Hanson, CWR
The Passion of the Christ: Bizarre Events That Happened on the Set – Nan. Flory, Strm
Laywomen Among New CDF Appointees – CNA via The Catholic World Report
Rene Girard & the Real Reason Traditional Worship Will Survive – Fr. Dwi. Longenecker
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Alfie Evans (Credit: Screenshot from Life News)

Air Ambulance Arrives Outside Alfie Evans’ Hospital to Take Him to Italy if Court Approves

. . .unfortunately, Italian citizenship did not matter to Justice Hayden yesterday . . . but his parents are hoping the fact that Alfie has survived on his own much longer than doctors thought will change the scenario. . .

by Steven Ertelt,

of Life News

Bullied for Adhering to the Faith in a Catholic High School – Paul Oakes, Catholic Stand
To Change the Church. . .or Replace It? (Ross Douthat) – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Strm
Snopes Is a Sneaky Liar on Calif.’s Bill to Ban Christian LGBT Talk – Rob. Gagnon, Fdrlst
Know the Truth & the Truth Will Make You . . . an Idolator? – Fr. Z’s Blog
This Is Why We Homeschool – Dave Griffey, Daffey Thoughts
When Christians are Compared to the 9/11 Terrorists – Michael Brown Ph.D., The Strm
Correlation of Non-Procreative Sex & Lack of Traditional Religion – Wil. M. Briggs Ph.D.
Catholic Guide to Loneliness – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
‘Priest with a Mic’ Hits the Streets of LA – Chloe Langr, epicPew
The HR-ification of the Public Square – Samuel D. Jones, First Things
Did You Know? Ladybugs Are Named for the Virgin Mary – Billy Ryan, uCatholic
What Happened When I Quit Social Media – Caroline Brock, Aleteia
This Mom of 16 Homeschools, Blogs, & Runs a Charity – Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia
Beware of False (Political) Prophets – Deacon James H. Toner, Crisis Magazine
April 24, 1945: Death of Fr. Cyclone – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Talking Crosses, Camping Scribes, & Other Apocry-Follies – Cale Clarke, Cthlc Answers
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An image of Alfie taken 23 April 2018 (Credit: WhatsAppFacebook Image via Screengrab)

Alfie Evans Granted Italian Citizenship, Pope Francis Renews Appeal

. . .on the day the hospital wanted to remove his life support against his parent’s wishes, the Italian government grants the 23-month old toddler Italian citizenship to allow him immediate alternative care, but UK judge rejects all efforts to save him. . .

by Edward Pentin,

of the National Catholic Register

The Strangest Things in Catholic Culture, According to a Former Protestant – ChrchPop
Who’s Being Anti-Science Now? – Tom Gilson, The Stream
GQ Mag Puts the Bible on List of Most Overrated Books Ever – Matthew Archbold, CMR

Never Give Up! A Miracle Story to Support Alfie Evans – Fr. Richard Heilman, RCM
New Program for Future Seminarians Pilots in LA – Elisabeth Deffner, NC Register
What’s the Best Education Option for Catholic Families Today? – Eric Sammons, SU
A Year in a New Land: Reflections from a Recent Convert – Sarah Carey, Catholic Stand
Is Orthopraxy All that Matters? – Regis Nichol, Crisis Magazine
Christian Publisher Says Google Banned It Over ‘Faith We Express’ – J. Pullman, Fdrlst
Calif. Pioneers the War on Gender While Squashing Free Speech – Nic. Russell, Fdrlst
Do Catholics Worship Idols? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Christian Insistence on Purity & Moral Change – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., Catholic Culture
Wedding Showed Me ‘One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic’ Fits the Church – L. Peterson
An Examination of Closet – Meghan Ashley Sabo, Meghan Ashley
Asking by the Rules: Canon 1262 & You – Brice Sokolowski,
Mother Takes Ealing Council to Court Over Abortion Clinic ‘Buffer Zone’ – Th. Howard
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Amazon City Graphic (Credit: Get Religion)

. . .the Washington Post: “The unspoken factor in Amazon’s search for a new home:  Jeff Bezo’s support for (so-called) gay rights”. . .

Pope Francis, Here are the Reforms Still Under Discussion – Andrea Gagliarducci, Mn Vt

The Prior of Silverstream on Secular Aesthetics – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
Sacristy Tips: How To Correctly Wear a Conical Chasuble 

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Locked Book (Credit: Africa Studio from Shutterstock via Rod Dreher)

The Silence Of California’s Catholic Bishops

. . .a Catholic reader in California writes to complain that the state’s Catholic bishops are paying no attention to Assembly Bill 2943 an LGBT “rights bill” just approved by the Democratically-controlled state legislature.  It now heads to the California Senate. . .

by Rod Dreher

Is Newark’s Archbishop Emerging as the Leader of the ‘Francis Party’? – Michael Davis
Apocalypse on April 23? What the Church Says About the Rapture – Kathy Schiffer
Saint Paul VI? A Jigsaw – Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment
Can a Catholic University be Too Catholic? – Anne Hendershott, The CWR
In Wake of Abuse Scandal, Bishops of Chile Talk Resignation – Inés San Martín, Crux
“What is the Reality of the Situation?” – P.J. Smith, Semiduplex
The Great Tolerance Ruse – Jennifer Hartline, The Stream
The Ugly Coded Critique of Chick-Fil-A’s Christianity – Stephen L. Carter, Bloomberg
The Patrick Coffin Show: Protestant YouTube Star Becomes Catholic—Lizzie – Cath Std

Book Rev.: Bart Ehrman, The Triumph of Christianity – Tim O’Neill, History for Atheists
Stagnaro Nails Probability, Ending the Fine Tuning Argument – Bob Drury, Cthlc Stand
French Leaders Demand Muslims Decry Anti-Christian/Jewish Quran Verses – J. Gill
Video: Historian Henry Sire Discusses His Book ‘The Dictator Pope’ – Edward Pentin
Belief in God Declining, but Belief in the Devil Remains Strong – Fr. A. Lucie-Smith PhD
Facebook, MeWe, & the Call to Evangelize – Birgit Jones, Catholic Life in Our Times
From Clean Water to Gang Violence, Salvadoran Bishop Focuses on Poor – Rhina Guidos
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(Credit: National Catholic Register)

Confessions of a Traditional Catholic

. . .”The Holy Mass alone is ‘heaven on earth’”. . .

by Jim Graves,

of the National Catholic Register

A New Era for American Catholicism – Tim Stanley, Catholic Herald
This Hermit-Nun Hasn’t Spoken for 16 Years, But Here’s What She Tells Us – A. Malec
The Life of a Hermit: A Glimpse Inside the Little-Known State of Life – Ma. Rezac, CNA
What St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Can Teach Us On Loving the Eucharist – Fr. E. Looney
A Glimpse into Grandeur: Art of the Gesù Church – Kinga U. Lipinska, Ltrgcl Arts Jour.
Ten Ways We Can Grow in Love with the Eucharist – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., Cthlc Exchng
Three Ways to Show Gratitude to God – Jeannie Ewing, Catholic Exchange
The Magisterium of the Sacred Liturgy – Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture
The Amazing Grace of the Eucharist: Ecclesia de Eucharistia at 15 – Ch. Carstens, Reg
What You Need to Know about the Order of St. Benedict – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Astronomer Saints Who Wed Science & Faith Together – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Christ comes from Heaven to Host: We Must Meet Him There – Vic. Burbach, Plcn’s Brst
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Icleand Grunge Flag (Credit: think0)

Iceland is the Latest Front in the War on Religious Freedom

. . .the proposed ban on male circumcision is another example of secular authorities itching to legislate on religious belief. . .

by Father Alexander Lucie-Smith, Ph.D.,

of Catholic Herald

St. Ignatius Said What?? – Trent Horn, Catholic Answers Magazine
A Day of Reckoning for Facebook – The Editors, National Catholic Register
How Director of The Exorcist Discovered Reality of Demonic Possession – Mk. Pattison
An Examination of Closet – Meghan Ashley Sabo, Meghan Ashley
Two Views on Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life – John Horvat II & Scott Ventureya

In Haiti, Catholic Relief Services Builds Hospital to Last – CNA via The CWR
Asking by the Rules: Canon 1262 & You – Brice Sokolowski,
Duc In Altum – Put Out Into the Deep – Cameron Edman, Catholic Stand
Buffer Zones & Abortion Clinics: Why This English Bishop is Concerned – CNA via CWR
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