THVRSDAY MORNING EDITION

New Book by George Weigel, The Fragility of Order (Credit: The Catholic World Report)

Discouragement is Not an Option: Weigel on the Fragility of Order

. . .I’ve just finished reading a fine collection of essays by George Weigel entitled The Fragility of Order which covers a number of fascinating topics from the late nineteenth century to the present with the author’s usual combination of broad knowledge, meticulous research, & sound judgment.  Of course, even Catholic friends like to criticize Weigel on occasion; when somebody is so obviously a leading Catholic thinker, the rest of us have to distinguish ourselves somehow—& we all have dogmatic personalities, after all. . .

by Jeffrey A. Mirus, Ph.D.,

of Catholic Culture

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Why Do Woke Activists on Cultural Left Know Little, Nothing about Religion? – Gt Rlgn
Faced with a World in Chaos, What Did St. Benedict Do? – Fr. Jef. F. Kirby S.T.D., Crux
Why Can’t Women Become Catholic Priests? – uCatholic

Ubuntu – Eugene Tan, Ignitum Today
Are Theories on Decline of Religion in America Crumbling?  – Ric. Ostling, Get Religion
The Witness of a Young Catholic in Love with Traditional Liturgy – New Ltrgcl Mvmnt
Is Original Sin Nonsensical? – Trent Horn, Catholic Answers Magazine
Trans Bathrooms are About Discrimination, Against Women & Children – The Federalist
Secular Materialism Can’t Make Sense of Reality – Justin Dyer Ph.D., Public Discourse
Don’t Concede Ground to Cultural Marxists, Beauty Does Have Utility! – New Lit Mov
Liturgical Objects Restored in Italy – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
Irish Govt Pushing Free Abortions, Banning Pro-Life Free Speech – C. Sherlock, Lf Nws
High-placed Shadows & the Summer of 2018 – Peter D. Beaulieu Ph.D., The CWR

Priest Prayed Against Abortion at Canadian Parliament for 30 Years – C. Vazquez, Lf Ns
Education & the Formation of Culture – R. Jared Staudt Ph.D., Newman Society
It’s Almost Here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! – Meghan Ashley Styling
Film & the Art of Evangelizing – Edward P. Shikles, One Peter 5

Why Email is the Hottest Trend in Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, Catholic Fundraiser
Understanding Marion Maréchal: Outlining a Future for the French Right – First Things

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VVEDNESDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

Dr. Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft, Ph.D.

Acton University: Ecumenism 101 with Peter Kreeft

. . .four practical rules for anyone in an ecumenical setting . . . “Don’t idolize anything (even reunion). . .

by Kate Poortenga,

of the Acton Institute Blog

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Bishop Fellay Unseated: SSPX Elects New Superior General – Fr. Z’s Blog
Priests Apologize for Wearing Clerical Attire at Trump Rally – CNS via Catholic Herald
Why Russian Orthodox Chief Left His Chair Empty at Pope’s Summit – John Allen, Crux
Pedophiles Put Themselves Under the LGBT Umbrella in Rebranding Effort – Life Site
A New Explanation for the Rise of LGBT Leads to a New Strategic Response – The Strm
Exclusive Photos: The Last Hermit of Ireland – Stephen Mc Elligott, Aleteia
Time to Say “No Thanks” to Liturgical Deviations – Monika Rheinschmitt, Die Tagespost
Quæritur: Should a Priest have a Day Off? – Fr. Z’s Blog
5 Surprising Facts About Satan – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Truscum, Tucutes, & Kelpselves: New Transgender Vocabulary – Rod Dreher, The A. . .
Bishops Attacked by Mob While Defending Church, Tweets Pics of Wounds – ChurchPOP
The Vatican to Draft Guidelines on Proper Use for Redundant Churches – C. Glatz, CH
Kavanaugh, Anti-Catholic Bigotry, & the Catholic Vote – Stephen Herreid, Catholic Vote
Pope Calls Divine Wrath Upon Sandinista Thugs – Tancred, The Eponymous Flower
Democrats Will Impose a Religious Test on Kavanaugh – Jn. D.  Davidson, The Federalist
Sacramental Realism: The Intercommunion Debate – R.R. Reno, First Things
Iraqi Refugees in France are Helping to Revive a Marian Apparition Site – Aleteia
The Last Shall Be First – Noel Ethan Tan, Ignitum Today
Why There’s Still Time to Stop Euthanasia – Kathleen N. Hattrup, Aleteia
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VVEDNESDAY MORNING EDITION

A Priest Celebrating a Wedding Mass Exhibiting the Eucharist (Credit: Unsplash via NCRegister.com)

Priests & Marriage Preparation

. . .rather than being an insurmountable handicap, my priesthood is actually an asset. . .

by Father Roger Landry,

of the National Catholic Register

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Michael Sean Winters Spiteful Post Backfires, Schadenfreude Ensues – Fr. Z’s Blog
CNN’s Deep Thought: Why Do Catholics Have a Strong Majority In SCOTUS – Hot Air
CUA Pres Wrong in Comparing Humanæ Vitæ Rejection to Pp. Francis – Fr Cipolla DPhil
Christianity As National Suicide Pact – Rod Dreher
Teaching Children about the Glories of Perversion – Dave Griffey, Daffey Thoughts
Priests Shouldn’t Engage in Partisan Politics—Except? – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
The Democratic Party’s Christian Problem – David Limbaugh, The Stream
“All God’s Children Go to Heaven” Derek & the Jar Baby – Daniel Demers, Cthlc Stand
Seen Polls Claiming Americans Support Roe v. Wade? They’re False, Here’s Why – LN
Fr. Perrone: The Greatest Weapon is the Keeping of a Well-Ordered Soul – Fr. Z’s Blog
Socialism is Not Built on Compassion, It’s Built on Dehumanizing Others – B Brownstein
The Mounting Italian Influence in the Roman Curia – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
Poll: Majority of Voters Want Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed – Mallory Quigley, Life News
Philippine Bishops Declare 3 Days of Penance for President’s Blasphemy – NC Register
Pier Giorgio Frassati’s Life of Grace – Lauren Winter, Ignitum Today
It’s Almost Here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! – Meghan Ashley Styling
Vatican Cricket Team Makes Goodwill Visit to the Birthplace of the Sport – NC Register
Why Email is the Hottest Trend in Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, Catholic Fundraiser
How to Approach the Problem of Evil – Dennis Bonnette Ph.D., Strange Notions
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TVESDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

Masculine & Strong Catholic Priests (Credit: Catholic Candy)

. . .our Catholic identity was devastated after the Council, particularly due to a loss of the sense of the transcendent in our worship & our church buildings.  In well-intentioned attempts to undo of the damage, some have thought to appropriate elements of Eastern Christianity, which did not undergo such a dramatic loss of the transcendent.  They started to “byzantinize” our Latin churches. . . No.  We have our own Latin traditions which ought to be recovered. . .

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast

On Happiness, Freedom, & Spiritual Formation –  F.X. Maier, T. Reichert & D. Pahman

Happiness, Freedom & Spiritual Formation: Response to Reichert & Maier – D. Pahman
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TVESDAY MORNING EDITION

Nuns with Guns (Credit: The Catholic World Report)

An Idiosyncratic Guide to Papally-Minimalist, Free-Market Catholicism

. . .John Zmirak’s Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism is a witty, acerbic, & clear book that shows up the ongoing crisis in contemporary Catholicism. . .

by Leroy Huizenga, Ph.D.,

of The Catholic World Report

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
A Monk & Theologian Breaks Silence on Church’s Metamorphosis – Sandro Magister, SC
UK Doctor Sacked for Being Christian – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Are the Dominicans Bringing Orthodoxy Back to the Academy? – Jos. Pearce, Nwmn Sc
Bad Christian! On Immigration, No Thinking’s Allowed – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Stream
Fr. Pfleger: Right Cause, Wrong Target – Rafael Mangual, City Journal
Unfashionable Thoughts on the Proliferation of Bibles – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic

Politicizing God – Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine
New Website: An Early Christian’s Perspective on the Mysteries of the Rosary – MotCh
Sanctifying Socialized Medicine: The National Health Service – Theodore Dalrymple, CJ

Nostra Hominum Vita – Ben Butera, The American Catholic
Museum of the Bible Highlights Universities’ Abandoned Religious Roots – J. Kabbany
10 Facts about St. Junípero Serra Every Catholic Needs to Know – C. Clifford, ChrchPP
Archeology Digs Into the Bible – Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream
Five Things Francesca Fiorentini Gets Wrong About Socialism – Dav. Marshall, The Strm

Millenial Poll: Only 57% Know Roe v. Wade is About Abortion – Chr. Vazquez, Life News
It’s Almost Here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! – Meghan Ashley Styling
Catholic Ed.: 5 Ways “Vocation” Needs to Be Interwoven Into Everything – Luke Burgis

Why Email is the Hottest Trend in Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, Catholic Fundraiser
Mending Walls: Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – John Horvat II, The Imagi. . .

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MONDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

Before Church and State Book by Andrew Willard Jones (Credit: Screen Shot from NCRegister.com)

Steubenville Prof Sets the Record Straight on the Middle Ages

. . .“The view of the Middle Ages as a dark time comes from a very anti-Catholic modern skepticism”. . .

by Anna Abbott,

of the National Catholic Register

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
A Sex Predator in Archbishop Aymond’s Archdiocese – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Why is a “Gay” Subculture Being Tolerated Within Some Traditionalist Circles? – TEF
McCarrick Scandal & Gay Lobby: a Problem the Bishops Won’t Address – Ph. Lawler, CC
Archaeologists Discover a 12th Dead Sea Scroll Cave – J.P. Mauro, Aleteia
The Christian Legal Powerhouse that Keeps Winning at the Supreme Court – WaPo
Heterodox Assoc. of US Catholic Priests Have Some Support from Bishops – M Hichborn
Pope Francis’ Paradox – Andrea Gagliarducci, Monday Vatican
A Mosque at the Site of the Battle of Tours! – Fr. Z’s Blog
“Saint Tolkien”: Why This English Don Is on the Path to Sainthood – Sarah Burns, eP
Good News From Norcia – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Miracles Jesus Could Not Do – Marcellino D’Ambrosio Ph.D., Integrated Catholic Life™
Explainer: What You Should Know about Democratic Socialism – Joe Carter, Acton
Are Homeschools Serving as Newman Guide College Prep Schools? – Jos. Pearce, Nm Sc
Roe v. Wade Film Director Describes Difficulties Shooting Film on Abortion – G. Carr
5 Creative Preachers Who Knew “the Medium is the Message” – Nicholas Senz, Aleteia
7 Reasons It is Misleading to Say the Americans Support Roe v. Wade – Cha. C. Camosy
The Ill-Placed Charges of Purism, Elitism & Rubricism – Pet. A. Kwasniewski Ph.D., NLM
Never Forget the Martyrs Who Died for the Church in China – Fr. A. Lucie-Smith Ph.D.
Taking Jesus on a Family Trip – Alita Maria Covel Ngo O.C.D.S., Catholic Stand
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MONDAY MORNING EDITION

CNN Screen Shot (Credit: Crisis Magazine)

On Defying the Majority When They Are Wrong

. . .Mr. Mulaney said he told his grandmother, who lives in Mr. Gerry’s hometown of Marblehead, Mass., that “everyone & I mean everyone, says gerrymander” with a soft ‘G’. . .

by Richard Becker

of Crisis Magazine

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Brick by Brick in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles – Fr. Z’s Blog
Vatican Reform, Take Two: Behind Two New Papal Appointments – P. Lawler, C. Culture
Jesuit-run Ameriʞa Props up New Socialist ʞatholic Candidate from New York – Fr. Z
Leading with Beauty—& Classics from Hollywood’s Golden Age – Leslie Fain, The CWR
When Does the Church Tolerate Divorce? – Leila Miller, Catholic Answers Magazine
How Bad is the Catholic Schools Funding Crisis? A Headmaster Explains – Cthlc Herald
Why It Matters That the New Vatican Communications Chief is a Layman – Chr. Altieri
Christianity Without the Bible – Douglas M. Beaumont, Catholic Answers Magazine
The Socialist Temptation – James Kalb J.D., Crisis Magazine
How can a Catholic be a Socialist? – Joe Carter, Acton
Freedom for Gays Shouldn’t Mean Stripping Rights from Christians – The Federalist
It’s Almost Here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! – Meghan Ashley Styling
An Interview with Catholic Univ. of America’s Dr. Chad Pecknold – J. McClain, NCRgstr
Euthanasia Isn’t a Slippery Slope while Evidence of a Slippery Slope Mounts – Fr. M. S.
The Culture of Sexual Freedom is Not True Freedom – Fr. Jn. Catoir J.C.D., Cthlc Stand
Progress of the Vatican Cricket Team – Fr. Z’s Blog
And the Patron Saint of Blockchains Is. . . – Brantly Milligan, Catholic Blockchain

Why Email is the Hottest Trend in Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, Catholic Fundraiser
Why It is Essential that Christianity Survives in Lebanon – Fr. Ale. Lucie-Smith Ph.D.
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