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Tightrope (Credit: My Island Designs)

Walking the Marriage Tightrope

by Father Dwight Longenecker

Pro-Lifers Arrested Nationwide at Abortion Clinics & Refusing to Leave – S. Ertelt, LN
Little Evidence Contraception is Responsible for Abortion Declines – M. New Ph.D., LN
Univ. of Notre Dame Would Draw Line at Surgical Abortion? Wrong – W. Dempsey, ST
How Pro-Abortion Movement Uses Words to Deceive – Mich. L. Brown Ph.D., The Strm
7 Things Homeschoolers Should Hear Before Starting College – Sarah Kaderbek, Seton
Finding Truth For a Living – Ben Butera, The American Catholic
God Will Not Be Outdone in Generosity – Janet Meyer, Catholic Stand
Why Socialism Is Still Awful Despite Its Euro Image Makeover – B. Dietderich, The Fdrlst
Univ. of Wisconsin Lets Student Govt Deny Status, Funding to Pro-Life Grp – Life News
San Domenico School ‘Will No Longer Be Catholic’ – California Catholic Daily
Adult Stem Cells, Gene Therapy Save Boy w/Bad Skin Condition – D. Prentice Ph.D., LN
Have Women You Love Left the Faith? Here’s Why – Carrie Gress Ph.D., NC Register
Australia: Bishop Reports Decapitation of Statues of Mary & Jesus – ChurchPop
Review of Netflix: Stranger Things Seasons 1 & 2 – Sister Hel. Burns F.S.P., Hell Burns
ACLU Supports Nazis, But Attacks Pro-lifers 1st Amendment Rights – J. Hobbs, LN
Are There Hidden Knights Templar Symbols In Oreos? – Billy Ryan, uCatholic


Starry Night Advent Star Featured (Credit: Integrated Catholic Life)

Getting Ready: A Simple Plan for the Best Advent Ever

by Theresa Thomas,

of the Integrated Catholic Life™

Closing Of The Academic Mind; Trans-Phobia Shaming – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Charles Manson Dead – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Massimo Faggioli on the Middle Ages – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Identified the Wise Men? Really? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
A Catholic Spin on Maslow: Your Needs Define Your Eternal Destiny – Gab. Garnica, CS
Univs. are Silencing Pro-Lifers; But Students Fight Back – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Strm
The Morality of Amoris Lætitia Isn’t Thomistic – Richard A. Spinello Ph.D., Crisis Mgz
Elsewhere: Michael Martin on Heresy – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
Pope Francis: Gossip “Destroys” Dioceses – Luke Coppen,
Looking at Laudato Si’ in Theory & Practice – John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine
Andrea Cordero Cardinal Lanza di Montezemolo Dies Aged 92 – Vatican Radio
Legion of Christ Responds to ‘Paradise Papers’ Claims of Offshore Accounts – CNA
Police Department Offers “Active Shooter” Training for Clergy – Fr. Z’s Blog
Book Review: Mike Aquilina’s “The Healing Imperative” – Anthony S. Layne, Cthlc Stnd
How Some Catholics are Serving Up Thanksgiving for the Poor – Maggie Maslak, CNA
Canada’s First In-Utero Surgery to Repair Spina Bifida a Success – J-P Mauro, Aleteia


Fr. Gerald J. Bednar of the Diocese of Cleveland

An American Priest, Fr. Gerald J. Bednar of the Diocese of Cleveland, in L’Osservatore Romano, Promotes Either Dissoluble Marriage or Polygamy

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Leaders of Re-Founded JP2 Inst. Present Its New Vision – Edward Pentin, NC Register
Pal Jesus is a Myth – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
The Four Last Things, False Paths & Fr. James Martin, SJ – Fr. Z’s Blog
Understanding Pope Francis Thru Latin American Lenses – Andrea Gagliarducci, Mn Vt
New Revelations on the “Blockages” at the Vatican – Xavier Le Normand, Aleteia
Church Sign: “Welcome! We are Heavily Armed! – Fr. Z’s Blog
The Theology of Jane Austen – Part I & Part II – Guy McClung Ph.D. J.D., Catholic Stand
Robert Mickens; Et Al – Fr. Z’s Blog
The Extra Jar of Oil – Fr. Michael Chua, Ignitum Today
Bp. Sherrington: There are Concerns on Trans Laws in Schools – Dan Hitchens, Cth Hrld
Two Further Ideas about Development of Doctrine – Edward Feser Ph.D.
Francis, Faggioli & the Medieval Imagination – P.J. Smith, Semiduplex
In the Eye of the Media Storm: A UK Pro-Lifer Gives Her Witness – K.V. Turley, The CWR
Faithful Recall Powerful Intercession of Blessed Solanus Casey – M. Rezac, CNA via Reg
3 Steps to Your Best Year-End Campaign Ever – Brice Sokolowski,
Confusion & Gender Dysphoria – Fr. Ray Blake, Fr Ray Blake’s Blog


A Painting by Francesco Brunery (Credit: Fr. Z’s Blog)

Quæritur: Priests Don’t Say Daily Mass in the Parish

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

The Fight Against Concupiscence – Joannie Watson, Integrated Catholic Life™
What is Happening at Mass? – Bishop Robert Barron, Integrated Catholic Life™
When Padre Pio was Visited by a Soul from Purgatory – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Beauty: An Abundant, Impractical Encounter With God – Trish Irvine, Catholic Stand
Quæritur: Mass Obligation & Falling Asleep During Mass – Fr. Z’s Blog
On Vulnerability & Self-Disclosure in Priestly Formation – Fr. Th. V. Bergh Ph.D., H&PR
In Praise of Patriarchy & Headship – Jim Russell, Homiletic & Pastoral Review
Praying for the Holy Souls: The Soul You Help May Be Your Own – James Curley, CL
A Clericalist Alphabet – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
Francis de Sales: How the Love of God Is Manifest in Conformity & Stability – TGWWS
Meeting the Real Jesus, from a Priest of Inst. of Incarnate Word – D. Clayton, Claritas


Notre Dame, Amiens, France, a Gargouille (Credit: Wikipedia via The Catholic World Report)

London Exorcist: All of Society Subject to a Demonic Deception

by K.V. Turley,

of The Catholic World Report

Quæritur: Too Much Precious Blood Consecrated, Who Should Consume? – Fr. Z’s Blog
Why Do Secularists Dislike Nature of Women So Much – Elise Ehrhard, Crisis Magazine
NBC News: Having Kids is ‘Indulgence’ That’s Bad For The Earth – Matthew Balan, LN
The Injustice of Social Justice – Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine
Our Profound Ignorance of the Crimes of Communism – Paul G. Kengor Ph.D., The CWR
Nun Killed in Backlash Over Regensburg Declared a Martyr – Inés San Martín, Crux
14th Annual Walk for Life West Coast Announces Speakers – Rose Trabbic, Life News
St. Charles Borromeo & the Power of Relics – Shaun McAfee, Catholic Answers Magazine
Cesium the Day! – Stacy A. Trasancos Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
Pope Francis: It Makes Me Sad to See People Using Phones at Mass – CNS via CH
Does Catholic Political Idealism Make Sense? – James Kalb J.D., The Cthlc World Report

Catholic Univs. Study How to Respond to Migrant, Refugee Crisis – CNA via The CWR
The Aims of the New U.S. Bishops’ Child Protection Program – CNA via The CWR
Chinese Officials Pay Poor Christians to Swap Crosses for Portraits of Xi – CNS via CH

Aquinas on Virtue & Catholic Homeschooling – John Clark, Seton Magazine
If Vatican & North Korea Talk, Will Christians Be on Agenda? – John L. Allen Jr., Crux


Evening in the Middle East (Credit: Pixabay via National Catholic Register)

Muslims Are Converting to Christianity in Record Numbers

by Patti Maguire Armstrong,

of the National Catholic Register

(Warning: Obscene) Openly Gay Deacon Under Review in S.F. Archd. – Hoffman, LSN
USCCB Meeting: Nothing Will Be As It Was!; Church’s “New Consciousness” – R. Palmo
Why Do Anti-Catholic Students Attend Catholic Univs.? – Daniel Payne, The College Fix
The Saint Who Founded a Movement in Response to Freemasonry – Francis Phillips, CH
Bishop Egan Criticises ‘Draconian’ Crackdown on Pro-Lifers – Catholic Herald
The Allure of the Catholic Church – Cameron Edman, Catholic Stand
Doctors & Hospitals are Placing Secret DNR Orders in Patient’s Files –
How Stay-at-Home Mothers are Saving the World – Natalia Białobrzeska, Aleteia
USCCB Meeting Recap: Consensus Amid Challenges – Matthew E. Bunson, NC Register
How to Restore Christianity to Spain and the West – Rachel Lanz, NC Register
The “Jesuit Tea”: The History of Mate – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia
57 Women Sign Letter Against Pro-Abort Story in ‘Catholic’ paper, The Tablet – LSN
Bishop Lucas Li Jingfeng, Semper Fidelis, Dies at 97 – Joseph Shaw, Rorate Cæli
The Story of an Underground Catholic Priest in China – ACI Prensa
Why is Vatican Still Negotiating w/China’s Orwellian State – Fr. Lucie-Smith Ph.D., CH
Euthanasia is Always Wrong, Pope Francis Tells Doctors – Cindy Wooden, Cthlc Herald


Premie Cuddling Twin (Credit: Screenshot via

Miraculous Cuddle Helps Twins Survive Who Were Born 13 Weeks Premature

by Micaiah Bilger,


Another Profession Closed to Christians? – Ann Widdecombe, Catholic Herald
NASCAR Driver Asks Prayers For All the Souls in Purgatory After Major Win – ChrchPp
Special Forces Weapons for Spiritual Warfare! – Fr. Rich. Heilman, Roman Catholic Man
Differences in Demon Possession, Mental Illness, Depression – Fr. J. Bartunek L.C., CSD
Six Impossible Liturgical Things before Breakfast – Bob Kurland Ph.D., The Amrcn Cthlc
College That Blocked Pro-Life Gp Ditches Policies to Settle Lawsuit – Greg Piper, TCF
3 Steps to Your Best Year-End Campaign Ever – Brice Sokolowski,
Quæritur: Marriage Licenses with “Spouse 1” & “Spouse 2” – Fr. Z’s Blog
Abortionists Vandalize Cross Display Recalling Killed Aborted Babies – Mic. Bilger, LN
Synod Preps Reveal Church, Young Adults at Crossroads – Peter Jesserer Smith, NCReg
Does “Climate Change” Cause Hunger? – Fr. James V. Schall S.J., Crisis Magazine
Life & Intelligibility vs. Death & Inanity: Scientism & Meaning – Bob Drury, Cthlc Stand
Faithfulness in the Little Things: 33rd Sun. in Ordinary Time – Jn. Bergsma Ph.D., TSP

Houses of Parliament to be Lit Up in Red for Persecuted Christians – John Pontifex, CH
CRS Bishop: We’re Serving Mideast Victims of Genocide – Peter Jesserer Smith, NCRgstr
Bishop Warduni Calls for New Constitution for Rebirth of Secular & United Iraq – AN


Nuns for Choice (Credit: Fr. Z’s Blog)

The Dying Out of Women Religious & the Crisis of Religious, Priestly Vocations, Wherein Fr. Z Rants

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Council Votes 33-1 to Ban Pro-Life Vigil Attended by Bishop – Catholic Herald
The Sexual Revolution Turns Ugly – Stephen Baskerville, Crisis Magazine
Resist “Prayer Shaming” This Thanksgiving – Clementi Lisi, The Catholic Thing
Transgenders Victorious, Detransitioners Tell a Different Story – W. Heyer, The Fdrlst
Humanity Itself Has To Become Fluid: Gender Dysphoria On The March – Rod Dreher
The Fighting Irish Aren’t Fighting Anymore – Sherry Antonetti, Nat’l Catholic Register
Married Priests & Missionary Failure – Fr. Raymond J. de Souza, Nat’l Catholic Register
A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment: Review – Greg Mockeridge, TACatholic
Only Totalitarian Nations Artists Forced to Create Art Against Beliefs – S. Klemond, Reg
“Hindu Radicals Want To Eliminate Us. Help Us,” Says the Bishop of Sagar – Asia News
Saudi Media on Card. Raï’s Visit: Fraternity & Peace in Shadow of Hariri Affair – AN
House Passes Tax Plan Admitting Unborn Children are Human Beings – S. Ertelt, LN
Solanus Casey, Humble Doorkeeper Priest Will Fill Football Stadium – L. Peterson, Al.
London’s Mayor Backs Ban on Pro-Life Vigils Outside Abortion Clinics – Catholic Herald
Modern Elites Have Forgotten the Christian Origins of Liberalism – Dys. Heydon, M-net
Foster Parenting: the Forgotten Piece in Adoption Debate – Fr. Mt. Schneider L.C., CS

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