SATVRDAY EDITION

Emmanuel Macro, President of France (Credit: argia.eus)

Macron has Exposed the Bigotry of French Anti-Catholics

. . .French secularists got all they could have wanted years ago.  So why are they still angry? . . .

by Father Alexander Lucie-Smith, Ph.D.,

of Catholic Herald

BBC Scotland Video Says Holy Communion ‘Smells Like Hate’ – Nick Hallett, Cthlc Hrld
Jim Carrey Painted the Crucifixion for Good Friday, & It’s Actually Pretty Good – ChPp
How To Tell If Your Baby Is Trans – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Francis Effect? Gallup Offers Sobering Numbers, Media Silent – Terry Mattingly, Get Rel
What are Catholics to Make of the Royal Wedding? – Joanna Bogle, The CWR
How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring – Meghan Ashley
The 10 Free Technologies Every Catholic Charity Must Use – Brice Sokolowski
Paul Uses Typology to Reveal Warnings From Exodus – Allison Low, Catholic Stand
The Last Papal Martyr – Steve Weidenkopf, Catholic Answers Magazine
How to Respond with Reason & Compassion to Transgender Bullies – Nathanael Blake
Hell is Real, & People Really Go There – Patti Maguire Armstrong, Natl Catholic Register
When Rome Roamed to the Prosperous Bosporus – Kevin Di Camillo, Natl Cthlc Register
The Reason Why So Many Hospitals Have ‘Saint’ in the Name – Angelo Stagnaro, NC Reg
Killer Robots Will Make War Even More Inhumane, Vatican Official Says – Car. Glatz, CH
7 Simple Tips to Stay on Your Homeschool Budget – Abby Sasscer, Seton Magazine
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FRIDAY LATE EVENING EDITION

Chick-Fil-A Meal (Credit: Fr. Dwight Longenecker)

New Yorkers Are Nervous About Chick-Fil-A

. . .if you want a good laugh read this ridiculously self-righteous & stuck up article from New Yorker magazine. . .

by Father Dwight Longenecker

Mark Zuckerberg Answers to Deletion of Franciscan Univ. Ad – Theresa Williams, eP
Gallup Poll Points to Future Demographic Catholic Disaster, Wherein Fr. Z Rants – Fr. Z
‘We Love Each Other So Much, We’re Getting Divorced’ – Jennifer Hartline, The Strm
Dwayne Johnson, Putting a Ring on It, for the Children’s Sake – Car. Moynihan, M-net
Cory Booker Grills Mike Pompeo Over ‘Gay Marriage’ – Matthew Archbold, CMR
Where is the Francis Effect? – Dave Griffey, Daffey Thoughts
L.A. County’s Latest Homeless Initiative: A Failure in Charity – Caryl Hoilman, CV
8 Truths That Destroy John Oliver’s Bad Rant Against Pro-Life Centers – Abby Johnson
AZ ‘c’atholic Rep. Isela Blanc Distorts Pope, Church on Abortion, Contraception – Z
Govts & Courts are Turning Parenting Into an Orwellian Nightmare – Ed Condon J.C.D.
The Hidden Years, Common Sense, & Renewal Rooted in Prayer – David Torkington, CS
2 Trans Bills Escalate California’s Preference for Feelings Over Facts – Denise Schick
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FRIDAY MORNING EDITION

Fr. Javier Olivera & Sister Marie de la Sagasse (Credit: Fr. Javier Olivera via Catholic News Agency)

They Were Going to Get Married; Now He’s a Priest & She’s a Sister

. . .before discovering their vocations, Fr. Javier Olivera & Sister Marie de la Sagesse were engaged & planning their wedding.  God had other plans. . .

from ACI Prensa

via Catholic News Agency

Jesuits to Host Homosexual “Pride Prom” at Marquette University – Fr. Z’s Blog
Gallup: ‘Spirit of Vatican II/Francis Effect’ Program Has Failed – David Warren, TCT
Pope Francis Says: ‘Convert, So You Don’t End Up in Hell’ – John Clark, NC Register
And the Horses the Progressives Rode in On – Donald R. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
Appointee to Iowa Board of Med. Rejected ’cause of Her Comments at CWR – C. Olson
What is a Man? What is a Woman? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
True Love: Elderly Man Tenderly Combs Wife’s Hair After Entering Hospital – N. Flory
Is it Realistic to Think We Will Ever End Abortion? Yes. Here’s Why – Brad Mattes, LN
Police Stop Alfie Evans’ Parents from Saving Him – Steven Ertelt, Life News
The Swiss Guard Uniform was Not Designed by Michelangelo – John Burger, Aleteia
Resurrection & Liturgy in A Tale of Two Cities – Brian K. Miller J.D., Law, Literature. . .
ACLU Tries to Drag Catholic Charities Into Illegal Immigrant Abortions – Mar. Cleveland
The 10 Free Technologies Every Catholic Charity Must Use – Brice Sokolowski
How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring – Meghan Ashley
The Future of the Pro-Life Movement Is in Africa – Stefano Gennarini J.D., Public Dscrs
Pontifical Comm. for Latin America Proposes Synod on Women – Junno A. Esteves, CH
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THVRSDAY EXTRA

John Krasinski (Credit: Word on Fire)

The Most Unexpectedly Religious Film of the Year

. . .I went to see A Quiet Place, John Krasinski’s new thriller, with absolutely no anticipation of finding theological or spiritual themes.  I just wanted a fun evening at the movies.  How wonderful when a film surprises you! . . .

by Bishop Robert E. Barron, S.T.D.,

of Word on Fire

Singer Cardi B Rejects Having Abortion to Save Career: That Disgusts Me – Katie Yoder
Facebook CEO Apologizes for ‘Mistake’ of Blocking Catholic Content – CNA/The CWR
Beautiful Video about the Traditional Latin Mass; Wherein Fr. Z Rants – Fr. Z’s Blog
The Deficits of the iPhone Generation – Christopher O. Tollefsen Ph.D., Mercatornet
How (& How Not) to Read Gaudete et Exsultate – Melissa Guerrero, epicPew
An Ambiguous Exhortation – Dan Hitchens, First Things
The Progressive Indoctrination in Our Schools – Patti Smith, National Catholic Register
How Many of Us Would Truly Resist an Evil Regime? – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald
Do Christians & Muslims Worship the Same God? – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald
There’s Nothing New Under the Sun – Fionn Shiner, Catholic Stand
Neil Gorsuch Has Been a Breath of Fresh Air for Pro-Lifers – Tony Perkins, Life News
A Vulnerable Church Can Not Afford to Forget Its Enemies – Bob Sullivan J.D., Crisis
What’s the Use of Catholic Art? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, National Catholic Register
President of France Calls on Catholics to Engage Politically – Courtney Grogan, CNA
Dr. King’s Radical Biblical Vision – Cornel West Ph.D. & Robert P. George Ph.D., WSJ
Ambrosian Chants for Eastertide – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
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THVRSDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

Annals Tacitus (Credit: Aleteia)

Here’s the Historical Evidence from Non-Christian Sources that Jesus Lived & Died

. . .a wealth of written evidence exists to prove Christianity is not based on a fairy tale. . .

by Zelda Caldwell,

of Aleteia

So Much For The ‘Francis Effect’ – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
The Sovereign Merciless Order of Malta – Another Step Toward Creepy – Fr. Z’s Blog
Paul Ryan Thinks He Won – Matthew Walther, The Week
The Big Catholic Showdown? Liberalism vs. Integralism at Harvard – N. Peters Ph.D.
What Would Have Stopped Martin Luther – Michael D. Breidenbach Ph.D., First Things
How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring – Meghan Ashley
The 10 Free Technologies Every Catholic Charity Must Use – Brice Sokolowski
German Bishops at War – Jon Anderson, Catholic Herald

Secular Humanism’s Awful Inhumanity – Tom Gilson, The Stream
Islam, Immigration, & the Decaying Christian West – Derya Little, Crisis Magazine
Why the Social Engineers of the 60’s Failed to Make a “Great Society” – R Ebeling, FEE
Casting Aspersions – Randall B. Smith Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
What Makes Jesus Different from Other Religious “Founders?” – Sean Mitchell, CE
Good Intentions/Dangerous Intentions – Alyssa Morrisroe, Catholic Stand
This is How the Vatican Should Deal with China – David Mulroney, Catholic Herald
Why Having a Philosopher at the Office is a Good Business Choice – S. Hendricks, BTh
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THVRSDAY MORNING EDITION

Amid Abuse Probe’s Hearing of “Many Crucified Lives,” Pope Summons Chile to Rome

. . .in but the latest striking turn of a home-turf debacle which has colored the broad perception of his pontificate, in a letter released on two continents, the Pope told the Chilean bishops that “I have committed grave errors of judgment & perception” in a long-simmering abuse scandal which has rocked the country’s church, specifically citing his lack “of true & balanced information” on it. . .

by Rocco Palmo,

of Whispers in the Loggia

A Catholic Univ. Will Host Former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards – M. Bilger
Gaudete et Exsultate: Pope Schools Those Who Shy from Spiritual Combat Imagery – Z
Gaudete et Exsultate: Pope Blasts “Punctilious Concern for the Church’s Liturgy” – Z
Meet Those Who Don’t Conform to Diversity – Patti Maguire Armstrong, NC Register
Youth Ministries Aren’t Working – Here’s What You Can Do About It – Laura Hensley, eP
Analysis: Who is the Pope’s New Canon Law Expert? – Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA/CWR
Adoption & the Firing of Kevin Williamson – Dale M. Coulter, First Things
Op-Ed: Providence College & Others Must Return to the Church – Stephen Herreid, CV
London Council Just Banned Pro-Lifers for Having the Wrong Views – Ed Condon J.C.D.
Best Media Literacy Books for Catholics – Sister Helena Burns F.S.P., Hell Burns
3 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Finish the School Year Strong – Kara Milinovich, Seton
Pope’s Apology to Chilean Abuse Survivors; Why Did They Have to Suffer – Chr. Altieri
Popes’ Hopes for Greater Equality in Distribution of Wealth – Sister Ber. Ma. Reis F.S.P.
In Defense of the Death Penalty – Brian Williams, Liturgy Guy
The Two Steps Jesus Took Before He Fundraised – Brice Sokolowski
Blessed Beer from the Monks in Nursia, Italy – Carrie Gress Ph.D., my favorite catho. . .
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VVEDNESDAY EXTRA

The Ends of Contemporary Gnostic Thinking (Credit: Homiletic & Pastoral Review)

The Ends of Contemporary Gnostic Thinking

. . .extensive tattoos & multiple skin piercings amaze most people over 60.  Yet there seems hardly a word of critique of these body deformations in journals.  Thinking about Gnosticism, I suspect that this ancient philosophical aberration has given rise to the current exotic fashion . . . it seems that reinvented Gnosticism has racked up intensely more injurious effects.  By examining a few gnostic principles, I want to show its detrimental legacy in contemporary life.  Baby boomers are justly alarmed by the showcasing of the body, & outraged by other developments. . .

by Father Carmen Mele, O.P.,

of Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Autopsy: US Seminarian Who Died after Serving Pope’s Easter Mass – Kat. N. Hattrup
Whose Side Are They On? – William Kilpatrick Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
Gender Ideology Ruined The Left – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Psychopathy: A Deeper Reality Revealed Through Catholicism – Brent Withers, H&PR
Report Finds Doctors Euthanizing Cancer Patients Without Their Consent – Life News
Misplaced Sympathies for Judas & Pilate Distort Moral Reason – Msgr. Charles Pope
Why California Can’t Be a Sanctuary State – John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine
Do Aliens Exist? Here’s What the Pope & the Vatican Astronomers Have to Say – B Ryan
Cardinal Nichols: There was Goodness in Cardinal O’Brien’s Life – Catholic Herald
Hedonism in Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” – Christine Norvell, TIC
Why the Capuchins are Entrusted with Caring for Austria’s Imperial Crypt – Z. Fletcher
Are Catholics Born-Again Christians? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Natl Catholic Register
How Do Penance & Mortification Differ? – Fr. John Bartunek L.C., Cthlc Spiritual Drctn
How Secularists Abuse Language – Shannon Holzer, The Imaginative. . .
A Clump Of Cells – Pat Cross, PatCrossCartoons.com
Hawaii Bishop: Legalizing Assisted Suicide Hurts Those with Depression – CNA/CWR
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VVEDNESDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

MeWe Full Logo (Credit: Fr. Dwight Longenecker)

Facebook? I’m Outta Here

. . .so I’ve switched over to a new social media platform.  MeWe is simpler to use, has no advertising, does not track you, does not share your information. Its free, but you only have a limited amount of space to post stuff, so if you want to put up lots of videos & pictures they invite you to pay a monthly fee. . .

by Father Dwight Longenecker

Can We Take Card. Schönborn’s Remarks on Female Ordination Seriously – Peters JCD
Pope Francis Slaps Another Patch on the Moldy ‘Seamless Garment’ – Jn. Zmirak Ph.D.
Seven Spiritual Mistakes of “Good Catholic Parents” – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., Cthlc Cltr
The Last Defender of Reason & the Human Body – Anthony M. Esolen Ph.D., Crisis Mgzn
Women Bishops: Boredom Part (II) – Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual. . .
Good News for the TLM in the Archd. of Philly – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Mvmnt
The Two Steps Jesus Took Before He Fundraised – Brice Sokolowski
Amoris Lætitia vs. Veritatis Splendor: You Say You Want a Revolution – E. Chr. Brugger
San Francisco’s Homeless Encampments Expose Failure of Secular Utopia – J. Davidson
Patriarch Kirill & Mr. Putin – George Weigel, First Things
Reviewing the Record of 21st Century Islam – Fr. James V. Schall S.J., Mercatornet
Sympathy for Mark Zuckerberg – Matthew Walther, The Week
London Council Bans Pro-Life Vigils in Possible Test Case – Dan Hitchens, Cthlc Herald
Is the Pope Never Wrong? Papal Infallibility Explained – Billy Ryan, uCatholic
Pope Insists Baptism Marks a Deep Change, Saying There’s a Before & After – Jn. Allen
Helping Our Children Find Holiness – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., Catholic Exchange
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