MONDAY EXTRA II

The Crucifixion by Nicolas Tournier (Credit: The Catholic Thing)

The Apostasy of Our Times

For over fifty years, there has been a relentless campaign to reinterpret the Gospel in order to remove the Cross from Christian life. This has been done in the name of love, mercy, and realism – but it is none of these

by Father Timothy V. Vaverek,

of The Catholic Thing

Forty Ideas for Your Lent – Marcellino D’Ambrosio Ph.D., Integrated Catholic Life™
The Pope Has “Effectively, & Voluntarily, Tied His Own Hands” on Barros – J. Allen Jr.
Is the Vatican Flirting With Communism? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, The Imaginative. . .
“The Bolt From the Sky,” Five Years On, Benedict’s Abdication – R. Palmo, Whisper. . .
Five Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution, Part I – Mary Eberstadt, The Catholic Thing
Help Improve BigPupit.com, Fill Out a 4 Minute Anonymous Survey – Big Pulpit
Why Legacies are Brilliant for Charities & How to Get Them – Brice Sokolowski
Jordan B. Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life”, a Call to Clarity in Age of Chaos – D. McLean
Confession: Please Stay With Me & Hold My Hand – Sister Christina M. Neumann, CS
France’s Fertility Drop – Marcus Roberts, Mercatornet
Finding Grace & Happiness, The Powerful Story of Venerable Hermann Cohen – A. Low
Pascendi Dominici Gregis – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
In Praise of China’s Outspoken Cardinal – Fr. Raymond de Souza, Catholic Herald

Who Made Xi Jinping Pope – Mark Simon, The Wall Street Journal
Four Days of Fasting & Reparation in Response to Clerical Abuse – Australian Bishops
Rising Intolerance In India Is Causing Anxiety, Says Cardinal – Anto Akkara, Cthlc Hrld

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MONDAY EXTRA I

Jesus Christ Said “Go & Sin No More” (Credit: A Mystery via The American Catholic)

Go & Sin No More: DarwinCatholic & Mark Shea

Mark Shea wades into the recent controversy about Cardinal Marx’s suggestion that perhaps the Church may in certain individual cases come up with some sort of blessing to be applied to same-sex unions.

by Donald R. McClarey, J.D.,

of The American Catholic

1968 at 50 – Robert Royal Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
Benedict XVI’s Final Magisterium – Andrea Gagliarducci, Monday Vatican
Change Your Hearts, Not Your Laws: St. Valentines’ Day & #MeToo – C. Daru, Cth Stnd
A Spiritually Meaningful Lent After Mardi Gras – Mary Cuff, Crisis Magazine
Pope Francis Appoints Canon Paul Swarbrick as New Bishop of Lancaster – Cthlc Hrld
Do You Know the Literal, Catholic Meaning of the Word “Carnival”? – Zelda Caldwell
Help Improve BigPupit.com, Fill Out a 4 Minute Anonymous Survey – Big Pulpit
Democrat Party Chair Won’t Say If There’s Room for Pro-Life Democrats – M. Bilger, LN
Flu Season Prompts Dioceses to Take Measures at Mass – Judy Roberts, NC Register
Pope Francis & the Cardinal Mindszenty Treatment in China – Paul Kengor Ph.D., Crisis
The Vatican’s Communist China Whitewash: Sorondo’s Potemkin Village – D. Mark, FTh
What, Then, Does Cardinal Cupich Mean? – P.J. Smith, Semiduplex
Ross Douthat’s Book on Pope Francis – Fr. Z’s Blog
The Impact of Sin Upon Human Nature & Hence Upon Human Reason – Edu. Echeverria
Book: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture – Carrie Gress Ph.D., my favorit. . .
The Popcorn Cathedral Debuts on Breadbox Media – Pete Socks, Catholic Stand
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MONDAY EDITION

Thomas Aquinas College (Credit: YouTube Screengrab via The College Fix)

This Tiny Catholic College Spurns Government Money & Ranks Near the Top of Best Values

When Kiplinger’s Personal Finance released its 300 Best College Values list last month, it wasn’t Georgetown University or Notre Dame that topped the list among Catholic institutions of higher education.

by Jeremiah Poff

Correcting Fr. Martin – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Cardinal Cupich the Super Slippery – Fr. John Hunwick, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual. . .
Aussie Priest Excommunicated for Breaching Seal of Confession – A. Pourbaix, Aleteia
Saint Gregory of Nazianzus on the Cult of Numbers – Brother John-Joseph, Ignitum Today
ACLU: Everyones’ Speech Must Be Curbed for Transgenders – M. Cleveland, The Fdrlst
Lying by Omission, Perils of Words, Advantages of Silence & BuzzFeed – Fr. Z’s Blog
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Seamless Garment Catholics, Where Art Thou? – Dave Griffey, Daffey Thoughts
Good Works or Once Saved, Always Saved? – Birgit Jones, Catholic Stand
Can I Really Make a Living at Sacred Art? Part I, Part II, & Part III – Daniel Mitsui, LAJ
Are Americans a Chosen People? – David Carlin, The Catholic Thing
This Former Warner Bros. Exec is Making Digital Media Work for the Church – J. Flood
Where’s the Social Justice in Our Largely unChristian World? – John Clark, Seton Mgzn
Guam’s Archbishop Apuron Breaks His Silence, Innocent – Salvatore Cernuzio, Vat Ins
Praise of China’s Adherence to Catholic Social Doctrine Flies in the Face of Facts – Reg
Elsewhere: A New Blog on Christianity & Cricket – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
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SVNDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

Ecce Agnus Dei (Credit: God via Catholic Exchange)

How to Receive Holy Communion to the Fullest

To the victor I will give the right to eat from the
tree of life that is in the garden of God.

— The Revelation to Saint John 2:7

by Christopher Carstens,

of Catholic Exchange

How to Be a “Practicing Catholic”: The 5 Precepts of the Church – ChurchPop
‘Surf’s Up’ For These Argentine Priests – CNA via The Catholic World Report
Eucharistic Devotions & the Revival of the Processional Canopy – John P. Sonnen, LAJ
Quæritur: Could a Diocesan Priest Choose to Say Only the TLM? – Fr. Z’s Blog
How the Lord’s Prayer Led This North Korean Defector to Freedom – CNA via The CWR
Devotion: Lifting the Veil Onto My Head – Birgit J., Designs by Birgit
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The Miracle of ‘Is’ – Stacy Trasancos Ph.D., Catholic Answers Magazine
4 Saints of Impossible Causes & Prayers to Them – Phillip Kosloski, Aleteia
How Am I To Understand Suffering? – Deacon Michael Bickerstaff, Integrated Cthlc Life™
Making Use of Pre-Lent – Fr. Ed Tomlinson, Father Ed’s Blog
Persevering in Failures & Temptations – Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange
Do Christians Still Practice “Mortification”? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Being “Gift” in a “Take” World – Lorelei Savaryn, Catholic Stand
What Is Lent? – Sean Morrisroe, Catholic Stand
Acts of the Disciples: Discipleship & Dependent Living – Deacon G. Lambert, Cthlc Stnd
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SVNDAY MORNING EDITION

Dead Sea Scrolls (Credit: AdobeStock via Catholic Answers)

The Ever-Deepening Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Perhaps you’ve noticed one of the many stories about the Dead Sea Scrolls that have appeared recently (like this one), trumpeting the decoding of one of the two remaining undeciphered Dead Sea Scrolls

by Cale Clarke,

of Catholic Answers Magazine

A Dramatic Biblical Moment That Nearly Everyone Missed – Msgr. Charles Pope, CiM
Fr. Landry Assesses Holy Habits for a Saintly Life – Edward Desmond, NC Register
Rich Kids on Benefits? The Difference Marriage Makes – Harry Benson, Mercatornet
Has This Man Really Been Given 50,000 Miracles? – Shaun McAfee O.P., epicPew
Hear the Lord’s Prayer Spoken in Jesus’ Original Language of Aramaic – ChurchPop

Properly Preparing for Lent – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
New RISE Program: Men, Be Who You Are – Carrie Gress Ph.D., NC Register
Contemporary Catholic Art Doesn’t Have To Be Ugly – Fr. Ale. Lucie-Smith Ph.D., CH
Ancient Incomprehensible Vernaculars – Claudio Salvucci, Liturgical Arts Journal
Lessons in Liturgical Arrangement Found in the Pantheon – Shawn R. Tribe, LAJ
How “New Existence” Implies God – Dennis Bonnette Ph.D., Strange Notions
The Island & Basilica of St. Julius – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
Candelabra Magna – Shawn R. Tribe, Liturgical Arts Journal
Oswald Cardinal Gracias is the New President of the Indian Bishops’ Conference – MI
Carlo Acutis, Future Patron Saint of the Internet – Scott Smith, All Roads Lead to Rome
Profit & Charity Are Not Mutually Exclusive – Christopher Westley, Mises Institute
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SATVRDAY EXTRA

Blase Cardinal Cupich (Credit: Paul Harring & Catholic News Service via Catholic Herald)

Cardinal Cupich Defends Pope’s Record on Doctrine & Abuse

Cardinal Cupich called for a ‘paradigm shift’ in pastoral practice and said that the Pope recognized the need to ‘listen’ to abuse survivors

by Dan Hitchens,

of Catholic Herald

Let’s Ban Porn(ography) – Ross Douthat, The New York Times
Deacon Steven Greydanus & His Positive Review of Homoerotic Film – Joseph Sciambra
Is ‘Centering Prayer’ Catholic? – Tim Staples, Catholic Answers Magazine
Is the F-Word Not a Thing Anymore? – Matthew Archbold, National Catholic Register
Quinquagesima Sunday – Prepare for the Fight of Your Life! – Fr. Z’s Blog
8 Catholic Podcasts to Listen to in the New Year – Theresa Williams, epicPew
Help Improve BigPupit.com, Fill Out a 4 Minute Anonymous Survey – Big Pulpit
Wherein Fr. Hunwicke Explained & Explains Today’s “Festum Ovorum” – Fr. Z’s Blog
A Lawsuit Over the Absence of an Oxford Comma was Settled for $5 million – Quartz
A Lesson for a Chaotic Soul – Larabeth Miller, Ignitum Today
Nancy Pelosi’s Time-Wasting Platitude Dump for Illegal Immigrants – John Zmirak Ph.D.
Audio: I Speak on Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of Suffering – Dawn Eden Goldstein
The War on the Hippocratic Oath – Wesley J. Smith J.D., First Things
Spiritual Leprosy & Healing: The 6th Sunday of O.T. – Jn. Bergsma Ph.D., The Sacred Pg

Canadian Catholics Won’t Be Bullied Into Supporting Abortion, Bishop Says – CNA/CWR
China’s Constitution Says ‘Religious Freedom’, Reality is Different – Fr. A. Lucie-Smith
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SATVRDAY EDITION

Gay Nazi Flag (Credit: Fr. Z’s Blog)

Efforts to “Queer” the Church

. . .for a while now, some theologian friends and I have watched with a measure of distaste and concern a “queering of theology”.

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

James Martin Promotes Iconographer of “Gay Saints” – Joseph Sciambra
According to Bible, This Is Where Battle of Armageddon Will Happen – Billy Ryan, uCth
John Mahoney, Maybe His Catholic Faith was Relevant in Obits? – T. Mattingly, Get Rlgn
Soup Dinner & No Dessert? St. Valentine’s Day Ash Wednesday-Style – Car. Zimmerman
Lady Bird: A Love Letter to Catholic Schools – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Stream
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Why Legacies are Brilliant for Charities & How to Get Them – Brice Sokolowski

How Magazines Like Seventeen Get Away w/Oversexed Propaganda – Holly Scheer
Betsy DeVos: ‘Common Core is Dead’ – Kyle Perisic, The Stream
Vatican Official says Humanae Vitae Commission is Real – Matthew C. Hoffman, LSN

Is Latin America Still Catholic? – Andrew Chestnut, Catholic Herald
Irish Priest Asks for Back-Up as Demand for Exorcisms Rises Exponentially – CNA/CWR
Alt-Right Identitarianism, Violence & Intellectual Roots of Western Civ. – Jordan Wales
New Gerber Baby is a Little Boy With Down Syndrome – Wesley J. Smith J.D., Life News
Former Vatican Bank Officials Ordered to Pay Damages Over Mismanagement – CNS/CH
Despite Trump Pledges, Syrian Says U.S. Help for Christians Not Yet Visible’ – Crux

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FRIDAY EDITION

Collection Plate (Credit: stageraw.com)

Money Talks

Where you tithe makes a statement to the Church

by Shane Schaetzel,

of Catholic in the Ozarks

How Bad the Vocations Crisis Really Is, From a Priest – Fr. Bill Peckman, ChurchPop
Why is the Vatican Bowing to Beijing? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
The Sexual Horrors Suffered Growing Up In LGBT Home – Matthew C. Hoffman, LSN
Did the Virgin Mary Die? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery
The Factors That Caused the Death of a Christian Commonwealth – Mar. Chmielowski
Help Improve BigPupit.com, Fill Out a 4 Minute Anonymous Survey – Big Pulpit
Why Legacies are Brilliant for Charities & How to Get Them – Brice Sokolowski
Stay Calm In the Midst of Chaos – Fr. John Catoir, Catholic Stand
Religious Discrimination in Canada – Derek Ross J.D., Public Discourse

The Univ. of Notre Dame Swallows the Pill – Gerard V. Bradley J.D., Public Discourse
Archbishop Chaput: Blessing Ceremonies for Same-Sex Couples is Not Permitted – CNA
Against All Odds, Pro-Lifers Could Still Win Ireland’s Referendum – Dv. Quinn, Cth Hrld
A Prodigal Son of Mary – Carlos Caso-Rosendi
St. Valentine’s Day Has Its Origins in the Medieval Period – Mercatornet
Fulton Sheen’s Final Resting Place Not Yet Final – CNA/EWTN News
Choosing a Catholic School Begins with Mission – D. Donohue & D. Guernsey, NCRegister
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THVRSDAY EXTRA II

The Seven Virtues (Public Domain via Aleteia)

Struggling with Sin? Practice the Opposing Virtue

Combat the seven deadly sins with the seven heavenly virtues

by Philip Kosloski,

of Aleteia

‘Porn(ography) Literacy’ Class For Teens – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Villa Maria Chapel Upgrade Creates Controversy – David Ryan, Ignitum Today
No Girl Scout Cookies for Me! – Birgit Jones, Designs by Birgit
The Art of the Chapel Veil or Mantilla – John Paul Sonnen, Liturgical Arts Journal
Here’s What You May Not Know About Christ’s Passion – Chloe Langr, epicPew
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Jesus Was a Miracle Worker & Everyone Knew It Bart Ehrman – Jimmy Akin, NC Rgstr
NRO Interviews Me on the Jesuit Who Changed My Life – Dawn Eden Goldstein S.T.D.
Discernment of Spirits – Kristin Aebli, Catholic Spiritual Direction
First Gerber Baby With Down Syndrome – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The Amrcn Catholic
What the Difference in Disagreements Can Teach Us – Peter A. Kwasniewski Ph.D., NLM
Our Salvation Journey: Once & Done is Just No Fun! – Mark C. McCann, Catholic Stand
A Penitential Valentine’s Day – Madeleine Teahan, Catholic Herald
Why America Needs Thousands of Political Parties – Matthew Walther, The Week
Will Pres. Trump Tell the Truth About the Armenian Genocide? – R. Morgenthau, WSJ

Pope Francis: It’s Blasphemy to Commit Crimes in the Name of God – H Brockhaus, CNA
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