Woman Carries the Blessed Sacrament in a Diocese Led by a Bishop of Opus Dei (Credit: Screen Shot from

Woman Carried Out Priestly Duties in Diocese Led by an Opus Dei Bishop

. . .it is probable that widespread Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and many Masses coram Sanctissimo preserved Austria from the Protestant revolt, or so I have been told. . .

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
11-Year-Old Proves Hawking’s Theory on God Wrong, the Internet Agrees – Bec. Roach
Fr. Tom Reese Wants You To Vote Pro-Abortion – Fr. Z’s Blog
5 Classic Films with Hidden Catholic Angles – Shaun McAfee O.P., Ntnl Catholic Register
Soccer Star Didn’t Play for US National Team Over LGBT Jersey – Nancy Flory, The Strm
Here is What Early Christians Believed about the Eucharist – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
The Great Pop Culture War – Ross Douthat, The New York Times
Private Revelations Concerning Hidden Life of Mary – Jos. Costa, Mystics of the Church
Early Summer Book Reviews – Homiletic & Pastoral Review
Music at Mass: Fewer Guitars, More Chant – Sarah Coffey, Ignitum Today
Interview of Pro-Marriage Student Kicked Out of “Catholic” Providence Col. – CthVote
How Did Life Begin? – Robert Kurland Ph.D., The American Catholic
Why There’s an Increased Interest in Homeschooling – Tony Perkins, The Stream
Benedict XVI on Three Purposes for Corpus Christi – Fr. Z’s Blog
These Ohio Catholics are Working to Meet the Needs of Refugees – J. Flood, The CWR
Overcoming Dryness in Prayer – Michael Cretaro, Catholic Stand
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Venerable Fulton Sheen (Credit: Andrew Guernsey from YouTube via ChurchPop)

The 12 Tricks of the Anti-Christ to Steal Souls, According to the Venerable Fulton Sheen

. . .first, Archbishop Sheen dispels myths about what the Anti-Christ will look like.  “The Anti-Christ will not be so called, otherwise he would have no followers.  He will wear no red tights, nor vomit sulfur, nor carry a spear nor wave an arrowed tail as Mephistopheles in Faust”. . .

from ChurchPop

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
On Smelling Death – Ben Butera, The American Catholic
Christ, Eternal High Priest, & Meaning of Priestly Celibacy – Fr. Stravinskas Ph.D. S.T.D.
Eclectic Splendor of the Oveido Monstrance – 
Dive Into the Mysteries of the Mass by Practicing Stillness – Constance T. Hull, Cth Exch
Get Fit to Let God into Your Life Part 1 – David Torkington, Catholic Stand
Have You Ever Prayed the Stations of the Eucharist? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
The Influence of the Avant-Garde on Modern Liturgical Art – Shawn R. Tribe, LAJ

The Trinity: A Mystery Revealing the Nature of God – Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine
How a Eucharistic Miracle is Approved by the Church – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
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Jesus & the Fig Tree (Credit: Screen Shot from Catholic Answers Magazine)

Why Does Jesus Curse the Fig Tree?

. . .the fig tree isn’t a moral agent.  It’s not self-aware.  & it’s not being punished.  Rather, the fig tree is an obvious reference to Israel’s spiritual sterility. . .

by Joe Heschmeyer,

of Catholic Answers Magazine

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
When ‘Faith Alone’ Meets ‘Scripture Alone’ – D.M. Beaumont Ph.D., Cthlc Answrs Mgzn
Chastity is a Boy’s Best Friend – Thomas J. Nash, The Dispatch via The Cthlc World Rprt
The Interior Life & Excessive Work – Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski, Catholic Exchange
Being Our Brother’s Keeper Requires Moral Judgment – Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine
12 Famous People Who’ve Relied on the Virgin Mary – Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia
What You Need to Know about the Norbertines – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
A Visual Guide to 3 Types of Christian Martyrdom – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
A Look at the Fruits of the Holy Spirit – Msgr. Charles Pope, Community in Mission
Was John the Baptist Born Free of Original Sin? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Men & Women and the Authority of God – Susan Skinner, Catholic Stand
How the Blessed Mother Encourages Her Little Ones – Suellen Brewster, Catholic Stand
God: Eternity, Free Will, & the World – Dennis Bonnette Ph.D., Strange Notions
Marking Time With Meaning – Fr. Raymond J. de Souza, Convivium
Defending Rebirth by Water – Karlo Broussard, Catholic Answers Magazine
Child of God – Noel Ethan Tran, Ignitum Today
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Statue of Jesus Near Cathedral in Nha Trang, Vietnam (Credit: Catholic Exchange)

Becoming True Men of Christ: Chastity & Seeing Others Through Christ’s Eyes

. . .poverty may be the most radical call of the monastic religious vows, but chastity is the vow most under attack today. . .

by Matthew B. Rose,

of Catholic Exchange

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Here Are 4 of the Longest (& Most Powerful) Novenas – Melissa Guerrero, epicPew
Your Trendy Alternative to Sandals This Summer – Meghan Ashley Styling
Destroying the Boy Scouts – Emmett Hare, City Journal
7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit Every Catholic Needs to Know, In One Infographic – ChrchPp
Traditional Liturgy Attracts Vocations & Sustains the Priesthood – P. Kwasniewski Ph.D.
I Have Seen a Unicorn, a Pro-Life Democrat! – Donald R. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
A Quiet Place, Movie Review – Nicholas Lye, Ignitum Today
A Monsignor’s Winning Recipe for Stewardship & Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski
The Benedict Option & Mediating Structures – Dale M. Coulter D.Phil., First Things
The 600-Year Old Perfume Shop Started by Dominican Friars – Vit. Traverso, Aleteia

35 Years of Catholic Online Learning – Stephen Beale, National Catholic Register
Abp. Giovanni Becciu is New Prefect of Congregation for Causes of Saints – John Allen
Whole Families are Sent Out as Missionaries Thru this Church Apostolate – Ph. Kosloski
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You Cannot Be Catholic & Pro-Abortion (Credit: Screen Shot from Life News)

Pro-Abortion Couple Complains to Bishop After Priest Says They May Not Get Married

. . .a Northern Ireland couple is drumming up a slew of negative publicity against a priest who expressed concerns about marrying them because of their abortion advocacy. . .

by Micaiah Bilger,

of Life News

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
How to Refute Mormons Easily [Podcast] – Taylor Marshall Ph.D.
Did Trump Fulfill a Divine Prophecy? A New Liberty University Film – L. Markoe, WaPo
Squishy Christians Do Exist in the South – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Your Trendy Alternative to Sandals This Summer – Meghan Ashley Styling
Culture, Not Guns, Is at the Root of Our Mass Shootings Increase – Jim Hanson, Fdrlst
Americans Help Rebuild Oldest Church in Paris – Christopher White, Crux
How to Tell the Difference Between Icons of Mary – Stephen Beale, Aleteia
Will Prince William Follow Tradition of Acquiring a Tattoo in Holy Land? – J.P. Mauro
A Primer on Communism for Fellow Traveler Bishop Sorondo – Peter Maurice, Crisis
No, Catholic Parents Shouldn’t Let Small Kids Decide for Themselves About Faith – CP
Pope Hints at New CDF Document on End-of-Life Issues – Jimmy Akin, NC Register
Trump to Ax Planned Parenthood f/Title X, Promote Pro-Life Alts. – Pet. Jesserer Smith
A Monsignor’s Winning Recipe for Stewardship & Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski
Foster Care Fanaticism in Philadelphia – Darel E. Paul Ph.D., First Things
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The Before Picture of St. Stephen the Martyr Church in Columbus, Ohio (Credit: Liturgical Arts Journal)

Before & After: St. Stephen the Martyr Church, Columbus, Ohio

. . .it is often striking how, in a case like this, the more colourful & ornate chapel is often the more harmonious & orderly and as such, also the more noble, beautiful & simple. . .

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Planned Parenthood Stops Abortions after Supreme Court Sides with Pro-Life Law – LN
Never Drink Another Starbucks Coffee Again, It Funds Planned Parenthood – T. Perkins
Vatican Council II Was Poorly Implemented – Shane Schaetzel, Catholics Are Christian
Bishop Robert Barron on Google Talk! – Jessica McAfee, epicPew
St. Paul/Minneapolis Archd. to Pay $210M to Homosexual Abuse Survivors – Cthlc Hrld
Discussing the Demographic Winter in China and the US – Joan F. Desmond, NC Register
President Xi Jinping to “Sinicize” Catholic Church in China – W. Zhicheng, Asia News
The Clay Seal of Isaiah to be Displayed in Israel/US Exhibition – J.P. Mauro, Aleteia
No, It Is Not Offensive to Refer to God as ‘He’ – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald
MPs Call for a Ban on Prayer Vigils Outside Abortion Clinics – Nick Hallett, Cthlc Herald
Live Action Unveils Video Series Exposing Planned Parenthood’s Cover-Up – L. McArtor
Should Pope Francis Accept the Chilean Bishops’ Resignations? – J.F. Desmond, NCRgstr
Sports on Sundays OK, Except When Used to Skip Mass, Says Vatican – Carol Glatz, CNS
US Charts New Strategy for International Religious Freedom – Kathy Schiffer, NC Rgstr
Pope Ashamed of Culture of Abuse & Cover-Up in Chilean Church – Jun. A. Esteves, CH
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Tiber Swim Team (Credit: Three Rivers Episcopal)

Hey, Southern Baptist Artist, the Tiber Swim Team is Calling!

. . .you know it’s really a week when I have to defend a Baptist artist whose artwork was rejected because it looked too “Catholic”. . .

from One Mad Mom

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Vatican II Fiasco – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
What ‘Gay Cake’ Decision Will Mean for Religious Freedom in Europe – A. Tettenborn
Your Trendy Alternative to Sandals This Summer – Meghan Ashley Styling
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Start Taking This Backbench ‘Joke’ Seriously – T. Quinn, The Cnvrstn
What Practicing NFP is Like: One Man Shares His Thoughts – Will Wright, Catholic Link
Europe: Not as Secular as You Think – Tom Heneghan, Religion News Service
Dramatic Photo Shows Bishop Blessing Priest in Ebola Quarantine – Catholic Herald
For the 2nd Time, Pope Sends a Special Envoy to Medjugorje –  Inés San Martín, Crux
‘What Caused God?’ – Trent Horn, Catholic Answers Magazine
Recalling a Cardinal Who Could Have Been First Argentine Pope – Inés San Martín, Crux
The Vatican’s Church Architecture Exhibit is Underwhelming – R. O’Donnell Ph.D., CH
The Rome We have Lost & Gained, a Book Review – Ingrid D. Rowland, Commonweal

When Your Priest Becomes Family – Amber VanVickel, Helena Daily
Teen Marriage: a Sometimes Good or Universal Evil? – B.J. Christensen, The Ntrl Family
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time

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