The Death Penalty Final Edition

Noose (Pic Credit: AdobeStock via Catholic Answers Magazine)

Understanding the Catechism Revision on the Death Penalty

. . .Is this new revision an exercise of papal infallibility. . .

. . .No. . .

by Jimmy Akin,

of Catholic Answers Magazine

Everything Happens for a Reason, the Death Penalty Change – Fr. Z’s Blog
Pope Making a Mess of the Catechism, Especially on the Death Penalty – Fr. Martin Fox
The New Catechism Text Will Damage the Church – Edw. Feser Ph.D., Catholic Herald
Imagine No Religion, Too – Deacon James H. Toner, Crisis Magazine
A View on the Death Penalty to Offend Everybody – Richard M. Reinsch II, Law & Lbrty
St. Alphonsus: Public Authority is Given the Power to Kill Wrongdoers – Rorate Cæli
Development, Capital Punishment, & Dignitatis Humanæ – Korey D. Maas, Public Dscrs
Ask Tony: Did the CCC 2267 Rescript Change Catholic Doctrine? – A. Layne, Cthlc Stand
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McCarrick Watch: Thursday Edition

Archbishop Emeritus Theodore McCarrick (Pic Credit: CNA via NC Register)

How to Save the American Catholic Leadership from Itself

. . .Uncle Ted Groomed & Picked Our Bishops. . .

. . .The man who earned that millstone helped pick bishops all across the United States.  Names include Cardinal Blaise Cupich of Chicago, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, & Cardinal Kevin Farrell, now running the *cough* Vatican office for Laity, Family, & Life.  Farrell shared an apartment with McCarrick for years, but claims he had no idea about McCarrick’s sordid habits.  Right.  We believe that, don’t we. . .

by John Zmirak, Ph.D.,

Dear Card. Cupich: Sex Abuse Has Everything to Do with Homosexuality – C. Chretien
Healing: Bishops Should Consider Doing Public Penance – Dawn Eden Goldstein, C. Hrld
McCarrick, the Bishops, & the Sense of Sin – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Bishop Shawn McKnight: “It is Almost Unbearable” – K. Schiffer, National Cthlc Register
Time’s Up for the Bishops – Cynthia Millen, Catholic Stand
Where Are the Bishops Who Will Defend Faithful Priests? – A Diocesan Priest, Crisis
Silence Stops Now – Regina Magazine
Metuchen Bishop: Fear of Retribution Must End Seminarians – Peter Jesserer Smith
The Bishops & ‘Best Practices’, Does That Sound Familiar? – Ph. Lawler, Cthlc Culture
Young Catholics Sign Letter Calling for Investigation – Ch. Rousselle, Ntnl C. Register
Living Holy Lives Will Help Heal the Church – Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange
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Fr. James Martin Promoting Homosexuality (Pic Credit: La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana)

Can We Save the World Meeting of Families from the Gay Lobby?

. . .the scandal of the bishops involved in homosexual activities or responsible for child and adult abuse has rocked the Church.  But we should realize that that the homosexual wave has reached such high levels in the Vatican that it is even influencing the next World Meeting of Families. . .

by Riccardo Cascioli

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
The Dictatorship of Sentimentality – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
7 Stages of Eucharistic Adoration – Birgit Jones, Catholic Life In Our Times
Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Home Vandalized with Spray Paint, Condoms – Calvin Freiburger
Irish Heatwave Reveals Spot Where St. Oliver Plunkett’s Home Once Stood – Aleteia
Hey BuzzFeed, Che Guevara Was a Bloodthirsty Terrorist – David Harsanyi, The Fdrlst
Disabled Man Says Hospital Trying to Euthanize Him, Not Providing Medical Care – LN
Why Doesn’t God Give Everyone a Miracle? – Randal Rauser Ph.D., Strange Notions
Can Pp. Francis’ Council of Cardinals Still Deliver on Reform? – Ed Condon J.C.L., CNA
Timothy Murphy: A Catholic Robert Frost? – Jennifer Reeser, Benedict XVI Institute
Former Irish Pres. Claims Vatican Tried to Shield Church Archives – Cha. Collins, Crux
Embrace God’s Will to Grow in Spiritual Perfection – Fr. Philip Dion, Catholic Exchange
FDA Using ‘Fresh’ Aborted Baby Body Parts to Experiment on Mice – Grace Carr
How Are You Bringing Worth to Others? The Gift of Self – K. Sovak Ph.D., Those C. Men
Amazing 3-D Printer Helps Blind Mother “See” Her Unborn Baby – Dave Andrusko, LN
New Archbishop Installed in India’s Troubled Jharkhand State – Nirmala Carvalho, Crux
4 Things Your Hairstylist Wants You To Do – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic Fashion)
Google is Giving $10,000 a Month to Catholic Non-Profits – Brice Sokolowski
The Gift & Rights of Being Conceived – Francis Etheredge, Homiletic & Pastoral Review
St. Josemaría Escrivá & the Essence of Work – Max Torres Ph.D. J.D., Napa Institute
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McCarrick Watch: VVednesday Edition

Archbishop Emeritus Theodore McCarrick (Pic Credit: Screen Shot from PBS News Hour)

When Two Gay Catholic Tribes Go To (Cold) War

. . .the first tribe is the Progressives — some sexually active, others not — who believe homosexuality should be normalized by the Catholic Church, and are pushing openly for the Church to change its teachings to reflect that. . .

. . .the second tribe are Conservatives who live a double life.  Outwardly they advocate for traditional Catholic teaching on homosexuality, but they also live homosocially (in the sense of socializing with other gay conservative priests), and some have gay sex.  They, therefore, live in a state of cognitive dissonance. . .

by Rod Dreher

The Napa Institute Caught Up in McCarrick Scandal Fall-Out – Rod Dreher, The Amer. . .
A Saint to Remember in Evil Days – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
O’Malley Welcomed McCarrick to Boston Gala After Sex Abuse Letter – Ch. Niles J.D.
Wan’s Letter: Yes, Monsignor Abused Me at the Lincoln Seminary – Rod Dreher, The. . .
An Independent Commission to Investigate Bishops? Problems – Phil Lawler, C. Culture
Quæritur: Proper Form of Address for Former Cardinal McCarrick – Fr. Z’s Blog
The Theological Roots of the Present Crisis – Fr. D. Vincent Twomey S.V.D., The CWR
The Current Crisis & the Order of the Laity – Adam A.J. DeVille Ph.D., The CWR
Truth Needed to Free Church from Sacrilege of Prelate Scandal – Fr R Landry, NC Rgstr
Why Stay Catholic in Times Like These? – Sherry Antonetti, National Catholic Register
The Laity Demand Justice & Action – Katrina Fernandez, National Catholic Register
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Kevin Cardinal Farrell (Pic Credit: Life Site)

Rocked by Scandals, the Vatican Should Cancel the Pro-Homosexual World Meeting of Families

. . .claims of innocence are not going to be enough any longer, nor the protections of the old-boy networks.  Take the case of Kevin Cardinal Farrell, one-time auxiliary bishop of Washington D.C., who claims, implausibly, not to have known anything irregular about McCarrick, with whom he lived for six years. . .

. . .It seems highly unlikely, though it’s just barely possible.  And if so – a big if – Cardinal Farrell himself may now become a victim of McCarrick’s evil deeds.  Farrell will be one of the speakers at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin later this month.  Whether he’s to blame or not, his credibility as head of the new Dicastery for Laity, Family, & Life has been damaged.  And will not be restored unless there’s a thorough investigation of what he & others knew – & didn’t know.

by Robert Royal, Ph.D.,

of The Catholic Thing

via Life Site

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Santa Rosa Bishop Orders Halt to Communion Services without a Priest – Calif. C. Daily
Essure Is Pulled From the Market, As New Netflix Documentary Is Released – G. Patti
Catholics Ask to Drop Pro-Gay Fr. Jm. Martin from World Meeting of Families – Lf Site
These Airport Chapels Offer Catholic Mass on Sundays – Zelda Caldwell, Aleteia
Forty Anti-Catholic Lies; New Book – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
Abuse Victim Forced to Share Room at Women’s Shelter with ‘Trans’ Man – L Laurence
How Liturgical Art Influences the Wider Culture – D. Clayton, New Liturgical Movement
Four Years after ISIS Onslaught, Iraqi Christians Struggle to Rebuild – Elise Harris, Crux
Parvis Imbutus Tentabis Grandia Tutus or, How to Succeed at Latin – Regina Magazine
Why Accompaniment Involves Apologetics – Bishop R.E. Barron S.T.D., Intgrtd C. Life™
If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments – Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing
The Power of Praying Marian Novenas – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., Catholic Exchange
Fr. James V. Schall Dissects the West via Islam – Samuel Gregg D.Phil., Law and Liberty
We Don’t Ban Fortune Tellers, We Shouldn’t Ban ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ – C Greene
The Testing of Faith – Nathalie Fernandez, Ignitum Today
Roe v. Wade has Brought Women Grief, It’s Time to Acknowledge It – Veronika Winkels
‘We Must Pay So Dearly’: China’s Churches Raided, Silenced – Yanan Wang, AP via Crux
Back to Homeschooling with St. Therese of Lisieux – Michele Chronister, Cth. Exchange
What is Human? On the Genetic Modifications of Embryos – R. Kurland Ph.D., C. Stand
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McCarrick Watch: Tuesday Edition

Tithing (Pic Credit: flickr)

A Wealthy Catholic Donor Rebels

. . .His name isn’t ‘Steve’.  He’s a recently-retired Midwesterner, a convert to the Faith and a married man. . .

. . .He also donates in the mid-five figure$ to the Catholic Church every year. . .

from Regina Magazine

Albany Bishop: Laity, Not Bishops, Must Investigate McCarrick – Peter Jesserer Smith
A Roundup of Bishops Reactions to McCarrick Scandal – National Catholic Register
How to Fight Back:  Stop Tithing, Adopt a Parish – Sh. Schaetzel, Catholics Are Christian
Intrinsic Evil & McCarrick – Dan Hitchens, First Things
Card. Cupich Backs a Laity Involved Investigation of McCarrick Scandal – M. O’Loughlin
What Priests Do – Tom Piatak, Crisis Magazine
Abuse Survivor Says Card. Wuerl’s Solution Not Far Enough – E. Condon J.C.L., NCRgstr
Univ. of Notre Dame Won’t Revoke Honor of McCarrick, For Now – M Archbold, NCRgstr
Don’t Use the Sexual Abuse Scandal to Attack Confession – K.V. Turley, Ntnl C. Register
This Saint Can Teach Us about Responding to a Church Scandal – S. Jacobs, Cthlc Stand
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