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FRIDAY EXTRA

William J Bennett New BookThe Fiery History Of Early Christianity

by Hannah Niemeier

of The Federalist

Salt of the Earth – Light of the World – Dom Cingoranelli, Catholic Stand
Considering Obergefell v. Hodges and the Sublime Dignity of Marriage – Veronica Artz, TaChF
A Litany to Sr. Joan Chittister (. . . No. . . Really!) – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
S.N.L.’s God’s Not Dead 2 Parody Doesn’t Anger Me, Here’s Why – Mary Flynn, epicPew
On Converting for the Wrong Reasons – Nicholas Senz, Crisis Magazine
Abp. Wenski Calls Out Bp. Lynch for Judgmental Pro-Homosexual Remarks – Abp. Tho. Wenski
‘Church of Spies’: The Pope Who Fought Hitler – National Catholic Register
Thomas Aquinas and the Art of Making a Public Argument – Bishop Robert Barron, Wrd on Fir
This Summer, Dress for Church Like a Roman Tourist – Carrie Gress Ph.D., The Dispatch
Saint Aloysius Gonzaga and Ten More Heroic Saints Who Died Young – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
St. Thomas More and the Birth of New Hollywood – K.V. Turley, Crisis Magazine
For the GOD & CAESAR THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the ST. PETER & MUHAMMAD THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the CIVILIZATION THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Brexit Aftermath post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre Post Mortem post (June 24, 2016) click here.

Orlando Jihadist Massacre Post-Mortem

Richard Dawkins Atheist Extremist Liberal Pagan Culture of DeathWhy Christians are Blamed for Islamic Terrorism

by Paul E. Gottfried, Ph.D.,

of Crisis Magazine

D.H.S. Secretary: “Right-Wingers” Pose Same Threat as Islamic Jihadists – Robert Spencer
The Unspoken Tragedy of the Orlando Massacre – Pete Jermann, Crisis Magazine
Orlando Shooter Update – Dave Griffey, Daffey Thoughts
Orlando: The Truth Will Set Us Free – Mary Jo Anderson, The Catholic Thing
Homosexuals in the Quran: N.B.C. Report Raises Issues But Doesn’t Answer Them – Jim Davis
Orlando and the Mysterious Sacredness of the Other – Anna O’Neil, Aleteia
Explainer: What You Should Know About ISIS and the Orlando Terrorist – Joe Carter, PowerBlog
Pin The Tale On The Christian? An Ancient Blame Game Still In Use – John Clark, Seton Mgzn
Should Christians Fly the Rainbow Flag in Solidarity with the Orlando Victims? – Trent Horn
Three Ways to Push Back Against Anti-Christian Witch Hunts – Joan Frawley Desmond
A River in Egypt: Denying the Undeniable – Fr. George W. Rutler, Crisis Magazine
For the GOD & CAESAR THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the ST. PETER & MUHAMMAD THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the CIVILIZATION THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Brexit Aftermath post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EXTRA (June 24, 2016) click here.

BYZANTINE FRIDAY EDITION

(Credit: L'Osservatore Romano)

(Credit: L’Osservatore Romano)

What Pope Francis Says We can Learn from the Armenian Genocide

via the Catholic News Agency

In Armenia, Pope Francis Uses the Word “Genocide” – Diane Montagna, Aleteia
Francis’ Visit to a Forgotten Armenia – Aleteia
Pope Francis’ ‘Armeniam Visit” [sic] – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. z’s Blog
Pope Francis Hails Armenia as a ‘herald of Christ Among the Nations’ – Catholic Herald
All for One: Holy Father Seeks Unity, Dangerous Peripheries with Armenia Trip – Victor Gaetan
Maronite Bishops: ‘Christian Presence in Middle East Must be Preserved’ – Catholic Herald
Pan-Orthodox Council Sets Sail on Even Keel – Victor Gaetan, National Catholic Register
Podcast: Why are Tensions Running So High at the Pan-Orthodox Council? – Madeleine Teahan
Eastern Orthodox Rivalries and the Healing of Memories – Adam A.J. DeVille Ph.D., The Disp.
The Geopolitics of the Orthodox Church – Jacob L. Shapiro, Geopolitical Futures
Discovered: Roman Fortress, Early Christian Church in Bulgaria – Pravoslavie
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre:  What Truth (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the GOD & CAESAR THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the ST. PETER & MUHAMMAD THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the CIVILIZATION THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Brexit Aftermath post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre Post Mortem post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EXTRA (June 24, 2016) click here.

Brexit Aftermath

Brexit Veteran Brit Double Decker CampaignBritain Chooses to Brexit

by Edward Pentin

of the National Catholic Register

The Shock of the Referendum Could Signal a New Politics or Something Darker – Dan Hitchens
Is There a Religion Ghost in Brexit Victory for Angry Old Brits? – Terry Mattingly, Get Religion
Pope on Brexit: It’s the Will of the People, Peaceful Co-Existence Must be Guaranteed – Aleteia
Independent Britain Has to Fix Its Broken Family Culture – Carolyn Moynihan, Mercatornet
The Matter Is Decided Britain Is Leaving, So What Happens Now? – Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith
Bishops Call for Return of ‘Mutual Respect and Civility’ After Brexit Vote – Catholic Herald
Why Americans Shouldn’t Freak Out About Brexit – James Poulos, The Federalist
Calls in Italy, France, Netherlands, and Denmark for Referendums to Leave E.U. – Rob. Spencer
Brexit Wins! Cameron Resigns as U.K. Votes for Independence – Robert Spencer, J.W.
Hats off to the British for Brexit referendum – Sarah Stanley, PowerBlog
Brexit Wins! – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre:  What Truth (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the GOD & CAESAR THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the ST. PETER & MUHAMMAD THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the CIVILIZATION THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre Post Mortem post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EXTRA (June 24, 2016) click here.

FRIDAY EDITION

US American Flag and Vatican Holy See Flag

(Photo: us.fotolia.com/TR)

Assimilation has been the Preferred Strategy of Catholic Leadership in America Since the Days of John Carroll, but Should It Always Be? There Is Good Reason to Think It Shouldn’t

by Russell Shaw

of The Catholic World Report

She Has Down Syndrome But She Just Graduated f/ High School With a 3.7 GPA – Micaiah Bilger
Hospital Claimed Brain Dead & Refused Treatment, After Care Elsewhere Baby Go’s Home – LN
Brexit and the Principle of Subsidiarity – Benjamin Wiker, National Catholic Register
Five Amazingly Introverted Saints and Why They’re Important – Brooke Gregory, epicPew
The Basics on Indulgences – Ray Sullivan, Catholic Stand
One Bishop’s Bold Move to Restore the Sacred – Liturgy Guy
Kimberly Hahn: Wife, Mother, Author & Local Politician – Jim Graves, The Catholic Wrld Rprt
The Call of Discipleship: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – John Bergsma Ph.D., The Sacred Pg
Vatican Indifference Towards Bishop Ma Situation Continues – Cindy Wooden, Catholic Herald
How Many Priests Deny Baptism Because Mother Not Married in Church? – E. Peters J.D. J.C.D.
Problem Isn’t Invalid Marriages, It’s Our Reluctance to Present Church Teaching – Ed Condon
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre:  What Truth (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the GOD & CAESAR THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the ST. PETER & MUHAMMAD THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the CIVILIZATION THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the Brexit Aftermath post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre Post Mortem post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EXTRA (June 24, 2016) click here.

THURSDAY EXTRA

Repentent Saint Peter with KeysChaos Boils Over from Amoris Lætitia and Papal Comments

by Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek

of The Catholic Thing

Missouri Music Director of 31 Years Retires with Inspiring Words – Shaun McAfee O.P., epicPew
Three Important Reasons You Should Practice Virtue – Steffani Jacobs, Catholic Stand
Want to Stop Taking the Mass for Granted? This Book Will Help – Francis Phillips, Cthlc Herald
I Discuss the Question of Women Deacons on Fox News – Dawn Eden Goldstein S.T.D., TDP
It’s All About You, Dr. Spurrell, Isn’t It; Responding to a Time Magazine Post – Reclaiming O. . .
N.B.C. Report Falls Short on Gays in the Quran – Jim Davis, GetReligion
Global Capitalism Versus Christianity? A Response to David Bentley Hart – Acton Commentary
Sacramento Catholic Church Showcases Transgender Film – Joseph Pelletier, Church Militant
An Unsettling Comment About Marriage – Rachel Lu, Crisis Magazine
Francis vs. Francis on Genocide & Persecution of Christians in the Middle East – Carl E. Olson
Mocking Those Who Pray – Dave Griffey, Daffey Thoughts
For the CIVILIZATION MONDAY EDITION (June 20, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre:  What Truth (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE TUESDAY EDITION (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the GOD & CAESAR WEDNESDAY EDITION (June 22, 2016) click here.
For the THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the GOD & CAESAR THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the ST. PETER & MUHAMMAD THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the CIVILIZATION THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Brexit Aftermath post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre Post Mortem post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EXTRA (June 24, 2016) click here.

BYZANTINE THURSDAY EDITION

Actual Crucifixion“The Great Evil”: The Holy See and the Carnage of Armenia

by Diane Montagna

of Aleteia

Is Pope Francis’ Armenia Visit Another Step Toward Christian Unity? – Andrea Gagliarducci
What Catholics Can Learn from Orthodox Disputes – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
Armenia Must have a Special Place in God’s Heart – Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith, Cthlc Herald
Melkite Synod Postponed; Patriarch Decries Bishops’ ‘Open Rebellion’ – Byzantine Catholic. . .
Armenia has a Genius for Rising above Suffering, Says Francis Ahead of Visit – Cindy Wooden
Is Orthodoxy Unravelling? – Fr. Mark Drew, Catholic Herald
Ecumenism and Peace to Be Focus of Pope Francis’ Visit to Armenia – Edward Pentin, N.C. Reg
A Double-Standard: Concerning Those Ramadan Prayers Inside Hagia Sophia – Terry Mattingly
Russian Orthodox Putin Visits Mount Athos – Erasmus, The Economist
Patriarch Survives Attack by Suicide Bomber in Syria – Catholic Herald
Will Egypt’s Copts Get to Build More Churches? – Rania Rabeaa Elabd, Egypt Pulse
For the CIVILIZATION MONDAY EDITION (June 20, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre:  What Truth (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE TUESDAY EDITION (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the GOD & CAESAR WEDNESDAY EDITION (June 22, 2016) click here.
For the THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the GOD & CAESAR THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the ST. PETER & MUHAMMAD THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the CIVILIZATION THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the THURSDAY EXTRA (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Brexit Aftermath post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre Post Mortem post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EXTRA (June 24, 2016) click here.

CIVILIZATION THURSDAY EDITION

(CNS photo/Russell Boyce, Reuters)

(CNS photo/Russell Boyce, Reuters)

Europe as a ‘Soft Utopia’

by Todd Huizinga

of The Catholic World Report

You’re Not Worried Nearly Enough about China – David P. Goldman, Spengler
Why Russia Is Boosting Defenses on Its Western Borders – Lili Bayer, Geopolitical Futures
N.A.T.O.’s Eastern Exposure – Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
Why Is Europe So Fed Up? – Peter Foster, The Daily Telegraph
England in 2016 – New Catholic, Rorate Cæli
Nationalism Is Rising, Not Fascism – George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures
The French Conundrum – Adriano Bosoni, Stratfor
Why Europe Can’t Create Leaders – Joel Weickgenant, RealClearWorld
The Geopolitics of a Ukrainian Border Town – Lili Bayer, Geopolitical Futures
The Next Chapter for the Intermarium – Lili Bayer, Geopolitical Futures
Trendy Anti-Zionists are Reawakening Medieval Hatred Against Jews – Howard Jacobson, C.H.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre:  What Truth (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE TUESDAY EDITION (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the GOD & CAESAR WEDNESDAY EDITION (June 22, 2016) click here.
For the THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the GOD & CAESAR THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the ST. PETER & MUHAMMAD THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the THURSDAY EXTRA (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Brexit Aftermath post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre Post Mortem post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EXTRA (June 24, 2016) click here.

SAINT PETER & MUHAMMAD THURSDAY EDITION

Displaced people fleeing violence in Iraq walk toward the Syrian border town of Elierbeh in this Aug.11 file photo. Pope Francis opened a three-day summit Oct. 2 on the violence and persecution underway in the Middle East, saying arms trafficking was the root cause of many problems in the region. (CNS photo/Rodi Said, Reuters) See POPE-MIDEAST Oct. 2, 2014.

Displaced people fleeing violence in Iraq walk toward the Syrian border town of Elierbeh in this Aug.11 file photo. Pope Francis opened a three-day summit Oct. 2 on the violence and persecution underway in the Middle East, saying arms trafficking was the root cause of many problems in the region. (CNS photo/Rodi Said, Reuters) See POPE-MIDEAST Oct. 2, 2014.

Knights of Columbus Bring Attention, Aid to Persecuted Christians

by Matthew Bunson

of OSV Newsweekly

Advocacy Group Seeks Reparations Against Iraq – Eddie O’Neill, OSV Newsweekly
Assyrians File Another Lawsuit Against Turk Bank for Funding Jihad – Christine Williams, J.W.
Video: Why the Muslim Brotherhood Is a Terrorist Organization – Robert Spencer, J.W.
Gag – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
How A 10-Year-Old Refugee Forgave I.S.I.S. – Nikolas Grosfield, The Federalist
“It Is the Italians Themselves Who Want the Invasion” – Magdi Cristiano Allam, Il Giornale
Washington Post: Muslims in Orlando Afraid, Some have been Yelled At – Robert Spencer, J.W.
Christians in Aleppo Offer Food to Poor Muslims During Ramadan – Elise Harris, C.N.A.
Video: The Pact of Umar (What Christians Can Do Under Muslim Rule) – Robert Spencer, J.W.
Egypt: Muslims Loot, Torches Christian Homes Over Rumors of Church Construction – Spencer
Riding Across America for Persecuted Christians in the Middle East – Joseph Pronechen
For the CIVILIZATION MONDAY EDITION (June 20, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre:  What Truth (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE TUESDAY EDITION (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the GOD & CAESAR WEDNESDAY EDITION (June 22, 2016) click here.
For the THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the GOD & CAESAR THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the CIVILIZATION THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the THURSDAY EXTRA (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Brexit Aftermath post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre Post Mortem post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EXTRA (June 24, 2016) click here.

GOD & CAESAR THURSDAY EDITION

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron and Wife Brexit VoteHow Did Britain Get Here? What Happens Next?

by Joel Weickgenant

of RealClearWorld

Q&A: What Will Happen on June 24 if the U.K. votes for Brexit? – Anand Menon, Mercatornet
E.U. Referendum: the Positive Case for Voting Remain – Anton Muscatelli, Mercatornet
How a Brexit Would Undermine Europe’s Balance of Power – Adriano Bosoni, Gpltcl Wkly
Queen Elizabeth on Brexit: EU Courts Denigrate UK by Protecting Terrorists – Chr. Williams
Why Britain Must Leave the European Union – Alan Sked, Mercatornet
Beware ‘Polite Persecution,’ Archbishop Warns – Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency
Fed’l Policies on Transgenders: Serves Neither Community, Family or Transgenders – W.J. Dyer
There’s No Excuse For It: Pope Francis on the Death Penalty – epicPew
Free Speech Is So Eighteenth Century! – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Trump is Right: Muslim Immigration Is a Threat – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Stream
Majority of Americans Now Favor Trump’s Temporary Ban on Muslim Immigration – Rb. Spencer
For the CIVILIZATION MONDAY EDITION (June 20, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre:  What Truth (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE TUESDAY EDITION (June 21, 2016) click here.
For the THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the ST. PETER & MUHAMMAD THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the CIVILIZATION THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE THURSDAY EDITION (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the THURSDAY EXTRA (June 23, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Brexit Aftermath post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the BYZANTINE FRIDAY EDITION (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the Orlando Jihadist Massacre Post Mortem post (June 24, 2016) click here.
For the FRIDAY EXTRA (June 24, 2016) click here.

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