Rainbow over the Vatican (Pic Credit: Vatican News via Roman Catholic Man)

St. John Bosco Told Us This Year Would Happen

. . .well known is St. John Bosco’s “dream of the two columns” where he foresaw the future difficulties of the Church, envisioned as a ship on stormy seas.  Several popes strive to moor the Church & anchor it between two columns which arose amid the dangerous waters.  The columns symbolized the two devotions to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament & to Mary Immaculate, the Help of Christians.  Calm & peace for the Church is won only when one of the popes finally succeeds in anchoring the Church between the two columns. . .

by Father Richard Heilman,

of Roman Catholic Man

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
We have Nothing to Fear from the Truth: 25 Years of Covering Clergy Sex Abuse – CWR
George Weigel on the State of the World – John M. Grondelski, National Cthlc Register
Can You Myth-Bust These 7 Anti-Catholic Lies? – Theresa Williams, epicPew

Someday Roe v. Wade Will be Hated as Much as the Dred Scott Decision – Fr. S. Boquet
St. Alphonsus Liguori: Bearing the Cross of Mental Illness – M. Chronister, C. Exchange
What’s the Difference between a Convent & Monastery? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia

Who Was Jeremiah the Prophet? – Msgr. Charles Pope, Community in Mission

A Priest’s Silver Jubilee – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
4 Things Your Hairstylist Wants You To Do – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic Fashion)
A Big List of Saints from Big Families – Becky Roach, Catholic Link
Google is Giving $10,000 a Month to Catholic Non-Profits – Brice Sokolowski
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Ordination of a Priest (Pic Credit: Fr. Jason Smith, L.C.)

My Vocation Story: Father Jason Smith, LC

. . .if not for a hockey game, I wouldn’t be a Legionary of Christ priest today.  As a good Minnesotan, I naturally considered hockey as divinely inspired, a sign of God’s love for us.  But it’s what happened after the game that took me by surprise & lead me to know my priestly vocation. . .

by Father Jason Smith, L.C.,

of Ignitum Today

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
The Priest Who Molested Him Was His Uncle in the Diocese of Lincoln – Rod Dreher
New Light on the Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich – Pt. A. Kwasniewski Ph.D., NLM
Varadkar: I’ll Push Pope on Accepting Same-Sex Families – Catholic Herald
This Beautiful Religious Order is for Women with Down Syndrome – R. Scheel, uCthlc
The Newly Defined “Dark Ages” of Christian America – Jason Craig, Those Catholic Men
Catholic at Last: From Eastern Orthodox to the One True Faith – S. Nicholas, One Ptr 5
Classical v. Contemporary Sanctuary Arrangement 
We Are Beginning to See a Catholic Revival in the Arts – Joseph Pearce, NC Register
Bishop Right to Publish Names of Clergy Accused of Abuse – Fr. A. Lucie-Smith Ph.D.
N.Y. Times’ Hit Piece on Mike Pence is Anti-Christian Bigotry – G.T. Stanton, The Fdrlst
Should the Catholic Church Sell Her Great Art to Feed the Poor? – K. Schiffer, NC Rgstr
A Generation Who Grew Up with Porn: How We can Help – Isaac Withers, Catholic Link
Woman Still Die from Legal Abortions, This Was Not Suppose to Be – Dave Andrusko, LN
NFP: The Antidote to Sexism – Sofia Abasalo, Catholic Stand
Want to be a Knight of Columbus? Now You can Join Online – John Burger, AleteiaProvidential Transfiguration – Robert P. Imbelli, First Things
The Virgin Mary & the Pro-Life Movement – Peter Darcy, Catholic Stand
Dominican Efforts Save Endangered Species of Salamanders – Chloe Langr, epicPew
Obamacare Still Forces Americans to Pay for Abortions – Steven Ertelt, Life News
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The Death Penalty Monday Edition

Fr. Gil Martinez Chaplain for Out at St. Paul (Pic Credit: Joseph Sciambra)

Fr. James Martin’s Favorite LGBT Ministry Asks Pope Francis to Change the Catechism

. . .St. Monica’s in Santa Monica hosts St. Monica Catholic Community Gay & Lesbian Outreach (GLO) where former member Arthur Fitzmaurice once served as the Chair of Archdiocese’s Catholic Ministry with Lesbian & Gay Persons.  At the 2015 LA Religious Education Congress hosted by Archbishop Gomez, which repeatedly features Fitzmaurice as a speaker on LGBT issues, he openly criticized “The Catechism of the Catholic Church”. . .

by Joseph Sciambra

Cardinal Dulles’s Dubia – Michael Pakaluk, First Things
Let’s Be Careful in Our Charges Regarding the New Wording – Msgr. Charles Pope, CiM
Catechism & the Death Penalty: are Catholics Right to be Worried? – Dan Hitchens, CH
Church History: A Brief Review of Papal Lapses – Pt. A. Kwasniewski Ph.D., One Peter 5
CCC 2358 on Objectively Disordered Homosexual Inclinations – Fr. Z’s Blog
Pope Pius XII: Death Penalty Not Conditioned by Historical Circumstances – Fr. Z’s Blog
Death Penalty Is Wrong But Not Intrinsically Evil or Infallible – Fr. Mt. P. Schneider L.C.
Latin of Change to CCC 2267 about Capital Punishment Now Available – Fr. Z’s Blog
Wrestling With Capital Punishment – Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register
A Little More on the New Catechism – P.J. Smith, Semiduplex
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McCarrick Watch: Monday Edition

Gay Rainbow Altar at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood, California, of the Archdiocese of Archbishop Gomez (Pic Credit: via Life Site)

A Parish in Joseph Cardinal Tobin’s Archdiocese Celebrated Gay Pride with a “Gay Pride Mass”

(Warning: Descriptive explanations of vulgar topics)

. . .on June 24, 2018, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hoboken, New Jersey, the Archdiocese of Newark where Joseph Cardinal Tobin is Archbishop, Fr. Alexander Santora celebrated the Parish’s “first annual gay pride Mass.”  At the beginning of Mass, Fr. Alexander Santora announced that he would offer a “special blessing” for those marching in the New York City gay “Pride” parade which took place on the same day. . .

by Joseph Sciambra

A Strong Response by Bishop James Conley of Lincoln – Rod Dreher, The American. . .
Blah, Blah, Blah, Bishops Respond to McCarrick Scandal. . . – R. Hamilton, Public Cthlc
A Priests Takes on McCarrick: Here’s what Laypeople can Do – S. Herreid, Catholic Vote
What Might Happen for McCarrick, & for the Church in U.S. – J.D. Flynn J.C.L., CNA
A Second Lincoln Seminarian Comes Forward to Detail Abuse – S. Skojec, One Peter 5
Cardinal Wuerl, No, Bishops Investigating Bishops Won’t Do – E. Scalia, The Anchoress
Cardinal Kevin Farrell: I Don’t Think I’m a Right Fool – Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
McCarrick Scandal Makes VIRTUS Merely Smoke & Mirrors – L. Denninger, A Cthlc Misfit
Univ. of Notre Dame Won’t Rescind McCarrick’s Honorary Degree – M. Penza, Cth. Vote
Card. Wuerl Proposes a Panel to Investigate Rumors Against Bishops – Catholic Herald
A Prayerful Response to Clergy Scandals – Kathleen Beckman, Catholic Exchange
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The World Is Yours Cardinal Maradiaga (Pic Credit: Edward Pentin via Twitter)

Honduras: Same-Sex Attracted Seminarians Sent Away from Seminary Except for Those from. . .

. . .all same-sex attracted seminarians have been sent away except those in Tegucigalpa archdiocese who joke they have a very strong & powerful “patron saint”:  ++Maradiaga.  The cardinal has “again used his weight to break rules & agreements with other bishops”. . .

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Coming Out Of The Catholic Clerical Closet – Rod Dreher, The American. . .
71 Accusations; How Many are Guilty? – Robert Kurland Ph.D., The American Catholic
The Beauty of Rood Screens – Harry Mount, Catholic Herald
Is There Something Else Behind Italian Church Leaders’ Criticism of Salvini? – E Pentin
Why False Modesty Has a Deadly Allure – Stephen Mirarchi, epicPew
Pornography Use & Trauma for Wives – Peter Kleponis Ph.D., Those Catholic Men
Belgium’s Euthanasia Nightmare – Niall Gooch, Catholic Herald
Is the Vatican Giving a Promotion to Laypeople? – Fr. Raymond J. de Souza, C. Herald
Why Does the Catholic Bible Have More Books? – uCatholic
Virtual Tour of the Spectacular Major Basilica of St. Maria Maggiore in Rome – epicPew
25 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the Knights of Columbus – ChurchPOP
The Roman Canon as the Rule – Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment
Beautiful Video from 2018 Ars Celebrandi Latin Mass Workshop, Poland – Rorate Cæli
4 Things Your Hairstylist Wants You To Do – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic Fashion)
Theological Transcendentals & Online Holiness – Nicholas Senz, NC Register

6 Saints Who Could Fly – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Google is Giving $10,000 a Month to Catholic Non-Profits – Brice Sokolowski
This App Brings Pope to Listeners in Five Languages – Aleteia
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The Tomb of Jesus (Pic Credit: Public Domain via Aleteia)

Why Did Jesus Fold the Linen Cloth That Covered His Face in the Tomb?

. . .a Jewish tradition of that time would reveal to us the important message represented by that apparently insignificant gesture. . .

from Aleteia

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
3 Outstanding Catholic Churchmen Every Catholic Should Know – J. Graves, NC Rgstr
How Newman Fell in Love with the Blessed Sacrament – Fr. Ian Ker, Catholic Herald
Would You Like Better Understand the Psalms? – Marge Fenelon, Ntnl Catholic Register
Why Abbots Used to Make Good Bishops – Kevin Di Camillo, National Catholic Register
Three Other Modern Vestments from Holland – Shawn R. Tribe, Liturgical Arts Journal
The Hidden Splendor of the Church – Jane Sloan Peters, First Things
Concerning Beautiful Liturgical Vestments – Fr. Z’s Blog
The Salvator Mundi Chasuble, a Creative Reconstruction – K. Lipinska, Ltrgcl Arts Jrnl
Here’s Why Saints Say ‘Every Ingratitude is a Sin’ – John Clark, Ntnl Catholic Register
Take Heaven By Force – Edward Monti, Catholic Stand
3 Tips on How to be a Fiercely Productive Homeschool Mom – Mary E. Barrett, Seton
Clearing Murky Waters: God’s Care for Our Souls – Edward Monti, Catholic Stand
The Right Idea: How West & East Seek the True, Good, & Beautiful – George Stanciu
Causality & St. Thomas Aquinas’ Second Way – Bob Drury, Catholic Stand
Mt. Tabor Moments- It Is Good That We Are Here! – Trish Irvine, Catholic Stand
Pontifical Buskins: A Brief History & Consideration
The Holy Food of the Heart & Soul – Mitchell A. Kalpakgian Ph.D., Catholic Exchange
Deacons Embrace Their Role in the New Evangelization – Peter Jesserer Smith, NCRgstr
Sacramentals & an Integrated Life – Joannie Watson, Integrated Catholic Life™Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time

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