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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
The Christian Retreat From Public Life: Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option Problem – Emma Green
What We Talk About When We Talk About The Young Pope – Tyler Blanski, Crisis Magazine
Why Treating Everyone Equally Is a Problem – John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine
Mystical Marriage – David Torkington, Catholic Stand
Judge Gorsuch and the Senate Sausage Factory – Russell Shaw, The Dispatch via The CWR
Trump Right to Protect U.S. with Travel Ban – Bishop Baw. Soro (U.S.), S.D. Union-Tribune
Be Ashamed When Tempted to Use Church for Power Struggles, Says Pope Francis – Carol Glatz
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


The Catholic Church in De Facto Schism: What’s to Be Done?

by E. Christian Brugger, D.Phil.,

of Public Discourse

Quæritur: Why on Earth Did They Start Offering Mass “Facing the People”? – Fr. Z’s Blog
Trump Must Sign 1st Amendment Defense Act to Protect Religious Freedom – Jn. Zmirak Ph.D.
Archbishop Chaput’s Hope-Filled Advice for Catholics in Secular America – Fr. Jn. C. McCloskey
The Inescapable Poorness – Larabeth Miller, Ignitum Today
Pray Without Ceasing, Really? – Dan Byron, Catholic Stand
Quæritur: Praying for the Holy Father’s Intentions – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
How Should We Pray for So Many Prayer Intentions? – Fr. John Bartunek L.C., CSD
Cardinal Connell of Dublin Dies at 90 – Cindy Wooden, Catholic Herald
How Artists and Photographers Change What is Seen – David Clayton, Beauty of Catholicism
Spirit of 79: The Number of Americans Proposed for Sainthood – Brian O’Neel, NC Register
Pope Francis: Protecting Migrants is a ‘Moral Imperative’ – Hannah Brockhaus, CNA
Mindfulness and Catholic Mystical Tradition (Video) – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction


Why Do Americans Believe That Christianity Is as Violent as Islam?

by Vicki Burbach,

of Catholic Spiritual Direction

Church Militant’s Secret Army – Shane Schaetzel, Catholic in the Ozarks
Malta’s Archbishop: Seminarians Can Leave if They Don’t Agree With Pope Francis – E. Pentin
How Christian are the Trumps? – Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith Ph.D., Catholic Herald
Certainty– Elizabeth Jean Seah, Ignitum Today
To Enter the Dance with Jesus – Cynthia Millen, Catholic Stand
The Morality of Self-Injury – John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine
The “Liturgical Option” – Luke Arredondo, The Catholic Outpost
One Italian Wife’s Countercultural Message to Women: Marry Him & Be Submissive – E. Pentin
Abbey Beers vs. Trappist Beers – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia
Media Pro-Abortion Bias is as Evident as it is Appalling – Marge Fenelon, Natl Cthlc Register
All Freedoms Are at Stake, Says Florist Who Lost Religious Liberty Case – CNA via The Reg
A Blessing, Not a Burden – Jerry Salyer Ph.D., The Dispatch via The Catholic World Report


Barronnelle Stutzman (Photo Credit: screen grab from ADFLegal)

‘The Religious Right Must Lose’

by Rod Dreher

Brick By Brick, Altar By Altar: Turning Again to the Liturgical East Again – Fr. Z’s Blog
The Sermon on the Mount 5: Money & Anxiety (Mass Readings Explained) – Brant Pitre Ph.D.
How a Catholic Understanding of the Human Person Can Revolutionize Health – David Clayton
6 Beautiful Churches in States Surrounding California – Jim Graves, Natl Catholic Register
I’m a Mystic (And So Are You) – Laura DeMaria, Catholic Stand
Cardinal Nichols Consecrates England & Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Cthlc Herald
Environmental Dogma, Domination, and Dominion – Thomas M. Doran, The Dispatch
Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving: The 3 Pillars of Lent – Charles Johnston, Now That I’m Catholic
On Euthanasia & Going Gently into that Good Night – Bob Kurland Ph.D., A Catholic Scientist
Misleading Report Exaggerates Harmful Effects of Religious Freedom on Economy – J.B. Hall
Mindfulness and Catholic Mystical Tradition (Video) – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
Baby Step Your Way To Success With Your Next Fundraising Campaign – Brice Sokolowski


A Model Letter on the Restoration of All-Male Altar Service

by Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D.,

of the New Liturgical Movement

Francis Cardinal Arinze Defends Catholic Doctrine. . . Again – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
Why Don’t Secularists Just Be Honest & Outlaw Christianity? – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Strm
Church Militant TV Building Multimedia Empire Near Detroit – Robert Allen, USA Today
Benedict’s Ark – Rod Dreher, TAC
The Problem with Participation Awards – Cecily Lowe, Catholic Stand
Pope Benedict’s Benedict Option – Rod Dreher, TAC
Peter Kreeft: St. Augustine ‘Is a Man for Our Times’ – Kathy Schiffer, Natl Catholic Register
Searched “Catholic Dads” — Results Were Awesome – Rich Lamm, epicPew
Themes of Suicide in Scripture – Cassandra Hackstock, Truth and Charity Forum
Spiritual Readings for Lent – Vicki Burbach, Pelican’s Breast
Canon 377 § 5 and the Chinese Negotiations – Edward N. Peters J.C.D. J.D., The Dispatch


(Photo Credit: Jason John Paul Haskins/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, via Flickr)

Historic Anglican-Use Parish Faces Challenges in Bid to Join Ordinariate

by Nicholas Wolfram Smith,

of the National Catholic Register

The First Lady Says the Lord’s Prayer at a Trump Rally – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
The Benedict Option In Clear Creek – Rod Dreher, TAC
Cardinal Burke Firmly Rejects Account by Order of Malta’s Acting Head – Edward Pentin, NCRg
Card. Müller on the Ordination of Deaconettes: “Not Necessary and Not Possible” – Fr. Z’s Blog
Cardinal Müller: Bishops Should Not Give ‘Contradictory Interpretations’ of Doctrine – Cth Hrld
The Ambassador, Michael Novak, Lent a Hand – Pete Socks, Catholic Stand
If Catholics Not Faithful to Doctrine, We’ll Face Anglican-style Chaos – Fr. Lucie-Smith Ph.D.
The Rich Treasure of the Monastic Life – Jim Graves, The Catholic World Report
Thomas Aquinas College to Open East Coast Campus – Stephen Beale, Natl Catholic Register
Norma McCorvey Was Wrong, Then She Was Right; May God Welcome Her Home – Kat. Schiffer
Pakistani Catholics Now Living in the US Describe Flight from Persecution – Joyce Duriga, CH
Mindfulness and Catholic Mystical Tradition (Video) – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction


How Christianity Civilized Mankind

by Bruce Frohnen,

of Crisis Magazine

The Problem of Ingrained Sin – Melanie Jean Juneau, Catholic Stand
The Hidden Power of Holy Water – K.V. Turley, Catholic Exchange
Give Us This Day Our Supersubstantial Bread – Anthony S. Layne, Catholic Stand
Into the Breach With Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers – Jim Graves, National Catholic Register
True Poverty of Spirit in the Splendor of Worship: Why We Pay Deference to the Celebrant – PK
The Power of Sacred Space in Prayer (Video) – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
The Idea of God – Regis Martin S.T.D., The Catholic Thing
How This Couple Has Stayed Married (and In Love) for 75 Years – Catholic News Agency
Working Around the Impasse in the God Debate – Bob Drury, Catholic Stand
Pride and Humility, Vice and Virtue – Paul Oakes, Catholic Stand
Mindfulness and Catholic Mystical Tradition (Video) – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction

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