THVRSDAY EDITION

Philadelphia Eagles Praying in End-Zone (Credit: Facebook Screenshot via The Stream)

Sports Writers Lashed Out at Tony Dungy for Celebrating Christianity; Bad Move

Sports writers berated former NFL coach Tony Dungy for celebrating Christianity on Twitter and got more of a holy smack down than they bargained for.

by Joshua Gill,

of The Stream

Italian Storm – Dominic Green, City Journal
Pope Francis: More People Need to Join Pro-Life Efforts to Stop Abortion – Ste. Ertelt
Vatican Communications Reboot Continues, With Launch of New Website – Edw. Pentin
The Bioethics of Tattoos: Taking ‘Living Wills’ Too Literally? – Michael Cook, Mrctrnt
Neocatechumenal Way: Kiko Argüello Announces Successor – CNA via The CWR
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Going Pro with Your Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net
An Accessible Manual for the Spiritual Journey – Fr. Roger J. Landry, Intgrtd Cthlc Life™
A Letter on Loneliness – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic

The University of Notre Dame Adds ‘Simple Contraceptives’ to Insurance Plan – CNA
Prepare for a Prayerful Lent – Fr. William Casey, Catholic Exchange
How This Classical Catholic School Welcomes Children with Down Syndrome – Grogan
The Catholic Faith, A Religion of Both Word & Symbol – Veronica Arntz, New Lit Mov
Life’s Vignettes & God – Edward Monti, Catholic Stand
The Art of Cultivating a Heavenly Perspective – Jonathan B. Coe, Catholic Exchange
A Christian Response to Poverty Aims for Long-Term Restoration – Stacey Singh

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VVEDNESDAY EXTRA II

U.S. Supreme Court in Spring (Credit: Flickr)

Catholic Bishops Against Mark Janus

Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). At issue is whether forcing government employees to pay for the collective bargaining activities of unions that represent them violates their First Amendment rights. The USCCB took the side of AFSCME against Mark Janus.

by Charles W. Baird, Ph.D.,

of Acton Commentary

via the Acton Institute

Coincidence or Proof? All Relics of Christ Have the Same Blood Type – B. Ryan, uCthlc
Abortion, Homosexual, Priestesses, Same-Sex, Heresy & Sins – G. McClung Ph.D., TACt
Washington Post Falsely Accusing Ryan Anderson of Hate – Ran. DeSoto, The Wstrn Jrnl
A Remarkable Set of Vestments – Richard Hawker, Liturgical Arts Journal
A California Judge Protects the Wedding Baker – Jeffrey M. Trissell, Crisis Magazine
10 Tips for the Fledgling Classical Music Lover – Terez Rose, The Imaginative. . .
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Why Young Readers Need Real Books – Maura Roan McKeegan, The Civilized Reader
The Restored Chapel of St. Turibius at the Josephinum – Gregory DiPippo, New Lit Mov
Don’t Look to China for an Example of Catholic Social Teaching – Philip Booth, CH
Amb. Brownback: Religious Freedom Most Important Foreign Topic Today – The CWR
Fortitude: The Virtue of Courage & Toughness – Kevin Aldrich, Catholic Stand
Divine Grace May Yet Draw Millennials to the Joy Found in Christ – Fr. G. Rutler S.T.D.
Bringing Hope to the Church Through Homeschooling – Amanda Evinger, NC Register
Meditations for Lent – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction

“Universal Values” or Western Exceptionalism? – Ben Johnson, Providence
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VVEDNESDAY EXTRA I

Edinburgh Castle (Credit: First Things)

Men Without Conviction, Churches Without People

Europe’s wholesale abandonment of its Christian faith is often explained as the inevitable by-product of modern social, economic, and political life. But there is far more to the story of Euro-secularization than that, as three ecclesiastics—a Presbyterian minister and two Italian priests—demonstrated this past Christmas.

by George Weigel,

of First Things

Pope Benedict XVI: ‘I Am on a Pilgrimage Towards Home’ – Edward Pentin, NC Register
Watch Jordan Peterson React to Trudeau’s ‘Peoplekind’ Correction – K. Perisic, Stream
Where Did Card. Marx Get the Idea That ‘There Can Be No Rules’? – Fr. A. Lucie-Smith
The Carnage of Casual Sex – Charlotte Allen, First Things
Why Can’t Parents Marry Their Adult Children? – Ben Butera, The American Catholic
Trump & Cultural Collapse – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
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Pope Tells Priests to Keep Homilies Brief: ‘No More Than 10 Minutes!’ – CNA via CWR
Transition Looms in African Catholic Powerhouse as Legend Readies To Go – J.L. Allen
Archbishops Gone Wild: Sorondo’s Crush on Chinese Commies – John Zmirak Ph.D.
EU Bishops Decry Iceland Circumcision Bill as Attack on Religious Freedom – J.L. Allen
Georgetown Spins a Tall Tale About Missing Student Group Funds – Daniel Payne, TCF
Prudence, Charity, Clarity & Their Opposite: Confusion – Abp. C.J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap.
The Beauty of the Devout Life – Charlie McKinney, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Three Witnesses: The Sacrament of Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist – S. Skinner, CS
Growth & Equality – Amity Shlaes & Seth Barron, City Journal
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VVEDNESDAY EDITION

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Card. Ratzinger’s Far-Sighted Address on Current Challenges in the Church – E. Pentin
Victory for Christian Baker in California – Liberty McArtor, The Stream
What Will All Those Hormones Do to Gender Dysphoric Kids? – Richard Fitzgibbons M.D.
What Is a Religious Order? The Major Catholic Religious Orders Explained – B. Ryan, uC
Analysis: Possible China Deal Could Enlarge the Cage of Catholics, Vatican Says – CWR
Liturgies of the Church: To Everything, There is a Time – Trish Irvine, Catholic Stand
Going Pro with Your Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net
10 Tips for the Best Lent – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., Catholic Exchange
An Introduction to ‘The Other Modern’ – Shawn R. Tribe, Liturgical Arts Journal

Parents Plea with Judge Not to Turn Off Son’s Life Support & Kill Him – Dave Andrusko
A California Winery Taps Into Its Catholic Roots – Carrie Gress Ph.D., my favorite cat. . .
Two Priests Murdered in Mexico – Catholic News Agency
Vatican Ct. Condemns Ex-Vatican Bank Officials for ‘Mismanagement’ – J. Allen, Crux
West Virginia Senate Cmte. Passes Resolution Saying No Right to Abortion – Mic. Bilger
Vatican Saints’ Congregation Approves Miracle No. 2 for Blessed Paul VI – H. Brockhaus
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TVESDAY EXTRA

Sean Cardinal O’Malley & Pope Francis (Credit: CNS from Paul Haring via Catholic Herald)

As the Chile Crisis Deepens, All Eyes Turn to Cardinal O’Malley

by Michael Davis,

of Catholic Herald

Understanding Our Transgender Moment – Ryan T. Anderson Ph.D., The Stream
Benedict in Silence – P.J. Smith, First Things
Motherhood & Peoplekind: Justin Trudeau the Beta Clown of Canada – David Warren
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Papal Crony Praises Communist China, Denounces America – Steven Mosher, The Strm
Brick by Brick in Virginia – Fr. Z’s Blog
G’town Explanation for Catholic Gp’s Missing Funds Brings More Questions – D. Payne
CA’s LGBT-Flavored Textbooks Show Politicization of Curricula – G. Sewall, The Fdrlst
Bishop Barros – The Story So Far – Nicole Winfield, Catholic Herald
Lent: Don’t Barter With God! – Bob Kurland Ph.D., Catholic Stand
The Antichrist & the Temple in the Christian Mind – Brian Kranick, Crisis Magazine
What Difference Does Heaven Make? – Peter Kreeft Ph.D., Integrated Catholic Life™
Lenten Message: Pope Evokes End-Times to Describe Great Tribulation – J. Allen, Crux
Legal Rationalizations for the Slaughter of Holy Innocents – Fr. David A. Fisher, Crisis

Beijing Paper Praises Pope Francis’s ‘Wisdom’ on Chinese Bishops – Catholic Herald
The Connection Between St. Valentine & Chastity – Birgit Jones, Designs by Birgit

Is Technology Disconnecting Us? – Alan Scott, Catholic Exchange

TVESDAY EDITION

The Catholic Church in China (Credit: Johnib.wordpress.com)

On the Vatican’s Reported Capitulation to Beijing

by George Weigel

If You’re Looking for Lenten Reading, Try This Book – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald
America Magazine Promotes Communism, Abortion, Gay ‘Marriage’ – Doug Mainwaring
5 Infallible Ways to Keep the Devil at Bay – Peter Darcy, Catholic Stand
A Warning to Pro-Lifers about the So-Called New Pro-Life Movement – Life Site
Christendom College Vows to Improve on Sexual Assault Scandal – Mic. La Rosa, CNA
Do Demons Exist? – William M. Briggs Ph.D., Statistician to the Stars!
Going Pro with Your Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net
Catholic School Principal Named New Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta – CNA/EWTN News
Super Bowl Champ Coach Gives All Praise to “My Lord & Savior Jesus Christ” – ChPp
Mother Teresa Would be Banned f/Adopting if ACLU Gets Its Way – Joseph Bingham, LN
A Late-Night Counsel to the Bold & the Beautiful – Fr. Hugh Somerville-Knapman O.S.B.
Abp Aquila Urges Priests Preach Against Contraception: Proclaim the Truth – Chretien
The Key to Keeping the Faith on the Secular College Campus – Jeffrey Minick, Seton
The Eschatological Hope of Bearing Children – Ian Caveny, First Things
Video: Paralyzed Woman Walks Again After Adult Stem Cell Treatment – Nic. Stacy, LN
Forward to Our Roots – Carlos Caso-Rosendi

MONDAY LATE EXTRA

Pope Francis (Credit: L’Osservatore Romano & Catholic News Agency via The Catholic World Report)

A 2015 Letter Detailed Sex Abuse Allegations Against Barros, Did Pope Francis Receive It?

from Catholic News Agency/EWTN News

via The Catholic World Report

Israeli Archaeologists Find Ancient Christian Site Described in Book of Acts – D Esparza
For New Amazon HQ: No Gay, No Way Cuts Out Troublesome Bible Belt Cities – J. Duin
10 Reasons Why Catholics Don’t Evangelize – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, NC Register
The Apostolic Secession – Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing
Memory, Sex & the Making of the “New Man” – Abp. Cha. J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap., Crisis
#SuperBowlintheConvent Was the Best Part of Super Bowl 52 – Choe Langr, epicPew
Is Grace Alone (Sola Gratia) Also Catholic Teaching? – Dave Armstrong, NC Register
Germain Grisez’s Defense of Orthodox Faith – John M. Grondelski Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
Hospital Rushing to Kill Our Son by Withdrawing Life Support Over Our Objection – LN
More Dioceses Suspend Sign of Peace Amid Flu Outbreak – Catholic News Serv. via CH
January 2018, ‘Extraordinary’ Boom in Pilgrimages to the Holy Land – AsiaNews.it
Fr. Athanasius Rethna Swamy Swamiadian New Bishop of Ahmedabad, India – Vtcn Nws
5 Religious Sisters with Different Stories but a Shared Love of Christ – Jim Graves, Reg
Environmental Concerns: What the Pope Has to Say – Alaine DeSantis, Catholic Stand
5 Ways to Prepare for the Synod on Youth, Faith & Vocational Discernment – epicPew
Pope & Turkish Pres. Discuss Middle East at Meeting – Hannah Brockhaus, CNA via NCRg

MONDAY EDITION

Boy Kissing Baby (Credit: Pixabay via the National Catholic Register)

That ‘Blessing’ of an Abortion Center was an Act of Sacrilege

by Monsignor Charles Pope,

of the National Catholic Register

The Escalating War Against Orthodox Catholicism – Steve Skojec, One Peter 5
Smearing Ryan T. Anderson – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Fr. James Martin & The Hatemongers – One Mad Mom
Sound Familiar? St. Basil  Speaks To Heretics In the Church Today – G. McClung Ph.D.
Pope Francis, Four Criteria for an Unfolding Cultural Revolution – A. Gagliarducci, MV
Card. Marx Promotes False News about Blessings & “Homosexual Unions” – C.E. Olson
Going Pro with Your Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net

L.A. Archdiocese Allows Pagan Spirituality Workshop On Its Premises – D. McLean, LSN
Sending Abp. Scicluna to Chile Raises More Questions Than It Answers – C Altieri, CWR
The Catholic Two-front War: Against Scientism & Scriptural Literalism – B Kurland PhD
Douthat/Faggioli Debate Moves from Twitter to Fordham Campus – CNA via The CWR
Holy Habits: What School Sisters Bring to the Classroom – CNA via The CWR
Contraceptives Hurt Women & Millennials May Agree – Mary Pesarchick, Catholic Stand
Newly Launched ‘Formed‘ Market Offers Catholics New Streaming Options – The CWR
Parents Go to Court to Transfer Terminally Ill Child to Vatican Hospital – Catholic Hrld
Vatican-China Bishops Deal is ‘Imminent’, Sources Say – CNA/EWTN News via The CWR
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