priest-seminarianMother of a Seminarian

by Jo Flemings

of Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Supernatural Story of Padre Pio and His Guardian Angel – Matt Vander Vennet, epicPew
7 Saints Who Changed Horses in Midstream – Kevin T. Di Camillo, National Catholic Register
The Disfigurement of Sin – Jean Elizabeth Seah, Ignitum Today
The Antiquity of Liturgical Tradition – An Example from the Ambrosian Rite – Gregory DiPippo
Subsidiarity and Our American Freedoms – Cynthia Millen, Catholic Stand
Through Crippling Disease at Young Age, She Discovers God’s Big Plan for Her – Monica Arbery
Obedience, Subjection and Superfluous Words – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
William Byrd and the Beckoning of Beauty – Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas, The Dispatch
Catholic Bioethicists can Help with Murky Moral Issues – Adelaide Mena, Cthlc News Agency
Strength in Joy, Strength in Christ – Sister Christina M. Neumann, Catholic Stand
In Turkey, Iraqi Christians Waiting for Resettlement Live in Limbo – Oscar Durand, Crux


felix-joseph-barrias-1822-to-1907-the-temptation-of-christ-by-the-devilAn Exorcist Explains How to Protect Yourself Against Demonic Harassment

by Patti Maguire Armstrong

of the National Catholic Register

What Will You Do When the Persecution Comes? – Anthony Esolen Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
Book Review: Robert Harris – Conclave – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
On the Matter of Catholic Voter Guides – Fr. Jerry J. Pokorsky, The Catholic Thing
Writing about the Devil isn’t Lunacy – It’s the Purest Realism – Francis Phillips, Cthlc Herald
How to Resolve Alleged Gospel Contradictions – Trent Horn, Catholic Answers
Noble Beauty As Seen in Recent Gothic and Baroque Inspired Vestment Work – Shawn Tribe
Religion in Public? Our Modern Political Stupor – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., C.C.
Faith in Putinism: The Russian Orthodox Church-State Symbiosis – Joseph Kremers, The CWR
The Strategic Case for a Safe Haven in Northern Iraq – Robert Nicholson, Providence Magazine
The Cry of the Poor: The 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time – John Bergsma Ph.D., TSP


archbishop-charles-j-chaput-o-f-m-cap-wide-picTime for Christians to Unplug from Our Secular Culture

by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.,

of Crisis Magazine

World’s Catholic Episcopate is Polarized, a Byproduct of the Francis Pontificate – F. Mazurczak
Has the Al Smith Dinner Ceased to Be a Worthwhile Event for the Catholic Church? – T. McArdle
A Vatican Enemies List? – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
Love the Mass? You Gotta Get This New App – Justin McClain, epicPew
Church’s Fear of ‘Civil Rights’ Prosecution Justified, Iowa Court Says – Catholic News Agency
Unborn Lives Don’t Matter at DePaul, a Catholic Univ. – Donald R. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
Italian Cardinals Trade Punches Over ‘McVatican’ Opening – Elise Harris, Crux
Confused about Faith & Science? Read This Book! Review of Particles of Faith – S. McAfee O.P.
2016 and the Future of the U.S. Supreme Court – Nathaniel Bruno, Public Discourse
The Liberation of Mosul: Christian Hopes and Fears – Edward Pentin, N.C. Register


klantreeromeAnti-Catholicism in the United States

by Trent Horn

of Catholic Answers

The Second Best-Selling Book of All Time – Kevin T. Di Camillo, Crisis Magazine
Catholics and U.S. Populist Movements – George J. Marlin, The Catholic Thing
These Photos of the Sistine Chapel Are Stunning! – Matt Vander Vennet, epicPew
The Reason People were Afraid of Cats During the Middle Ages – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia
The Two-Front Culture War: Secularism and Islam – William Kilpatrick, The Dispatch
Threatened by Our Own Lukewarmness – Bevil Bramwell O.M.I., The Catholic Thing
Atheists Seem to Have Almost a Childlike Faith in the Omnipotence of Atoms – Dv. Armstrong
Benedict XVI: Liturgy Which Points East Expresses a Desire for Salvation – C.N.S. via C.H.
Catholic Social Teaching and the Third Reich – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., Catholic Culture
Childbirth Classes, Catholic Style – Kathy Schiffer, National Catholic Register
Autonomy or Worthiness? How to Find Dignity in Death – Margaux Killackey, Public Discourse


kain-pence-tv-debateWhen We Subordinate Our Christian Principles

by Fr. Brandon O’Brien

of Crisis Magazine

Two Weeks at Clear Creek – Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentlemen
When American Catholic Politics Split the Church – Kevin J. Jones, C.N.A.
Persistent Prayer Leads to Abortion Center’s Closure – Dustin Siggins, N.C. Register
Want to be a Catholic Author? Me Too. . . – Shaun McAfee O.P., National Catholic Register
Law School Renamed in Honour of Antonin Scalia – Staff Reporter, Catholic Herald
Aquinas College in Nashville Marks a Year of Firsts with On-Campus Dorm – Maggie Maslak
From Outsiders to Voters: How Catholics Became Americans – Thomas J. Craughwell, NCReg
Let’s Move Beyond the Common Core in Catholic Schools – Patrick Reilly, N.C. Register
Bishops Grant National Designation to St. Therese Shrine in Alaska – C.N.A. via The Reg
Texas Bishops Call for Abolition of Death Penalty – Catholic News Service via Crux


national-schismatic-reporter-fishwrap-heresy-hereticsFishwrap Rots from the Head Down

by Father John Zuhlsdorf

via Fr. Z’s Blog

Top 10 “Scientific” and Hilarious Explanations for the Miracle at Fatima – Matthew Archbold
Merger of Major Radio Networks Historic Moment in Catholic Communications – The Dispatch
Why It Would be a Tragedy to Lose the Daily Mass in England and Wales – Fr. Matthew Pittam
If Tim Kaine Wins, the Catholic Church Loses – Doug Mainwaring, Public Discourse
Why Mexico’s “Religious Right is Rising as a Political Force” – David Agren, The Wshngtn Post
The New Global Battle Over Abortion – Dennis Sewell, Catholic Herald
Is This Election About Smut or Governing? – Birgit Jones, Catholic Stand
A Celebration of Katharine & Geriatric Parenthood – Rick Becker, National Catholic Register
Once Saved, Always Saved? Part II – Tim Staples, Catholic Answers
Podcast: Is the Post-Christian Global Elite Facing Decline? – Madeleine Teahan, Cthlc Herald
Dutch Want Right-to-Die for People Who Feel ‘Their Life Is Complete’ – Catholic News Agency


crs-distributes-abortificantsCatholic Relief Services Stored, Dispensed Abortifacient Contraceptives to Millions

by Michael Hichborn

of the Lepanto Institute

Pope Francis: Is There a Submerged Schism in the Catholic Church? – Andrea Gagliarducci
LGBT Group: Shutup Science!!! – Matthew Archbold, Creative Minority Report
5 Reflections on the Recent WikiLeaks Disclosures – Msgr. Charles Pope, N.C. Register
What 12 Great Saints Revealed About the End Times – Joseph Pronechen, N.C. Register
Hillary Clinton: I Admire Margaret Sanger Enormously, We to Learn from Her – Fr. Z’s Blog
Could Democrats’ Anti- Catholicism Teach Bishops to Stop Helping Them? – Zmirak & Jones
Two Newmans and Two Catholic Springs – Fr. George W. Rutler, Crisis Magazine
Tradinistas Want to Replace Capitalism With “Catholic” Socialism! – Gene Van Son, Cth Stnd
Perils of Interpreting Amoris Lætitia: Need New Vademecum for Confessors – Thomas J. Nash
Take a Tour of the Sistine Chapel from Your Phone or Computer! – Matt Vander Vennet, eP
St. Philip Howard: Affliction Now; Glory Later – Stephanie Mann, National Catholic Register


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