Storming of the Teocalli by Hernán Cortés & His Troops’ by Emanuel Leutze A.D. 1848 (Credit: Catholic Herald)

Was the Spanish Empire All Bad? I’m Not So Sure

. . .archaeologists have recently uncovered evidence of the mass child sacrifice in pre-Christian Peru. . .

by Father Alexander Lucie-Smith, Ph.D.,

of Catholic Herald

The Spirit of Vatican II Effect: Popular Catholic Blogger Goes Orthodox – Dv. Griffey, DF
Another Gross Vatican Gaffe in Handling Sex-Abuse Complaints – Phil Lawler, Cthlc Cltr
YouTube Closes Pro-Life Account, Calls Videos “Harmful”, “Dangerous” – D. White JD
The New York Times: Abstinence Education is “Anti-Science” – Mat. Archbold, CMR
Which Is the Smallest & Most Rejected Minority in America? Ex-Gays – M. Brown Ph.D.
Go Pray! A Catholic Card Game for Kids – Theresa Williams, epicPew

A Talent is a Terrible Thing to Waste – Michael Cretaro, Catholic Stand
Remembering Karl Marx, Prophet of Violence, & Terror – Sam. Gregg D.Phil., The CWR
Against Lukewarmness: Fighting the Temptation of the Familiar – Catholic Exchange
How Calif.’s LGBT Therapy Ban Could Ban Christianity Itself – J. Pullmann, The Fdrlst
4 Saints Who were Holy Lawyers – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
The Church & China: Beijing’s Strategy of ‘Sacramental Confusion’ – Raphaela Schmid
But I Don’t Work at an Office! – Meghan Ashley Sabo, Meghan Ashley
Why is Christ the “Last Adam”? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
The Riches of the Roman Martyrology – Shawn R. Tribe, Liturgical Arts Journal
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Elizabeth Is Secret Agents (Credit: Catholic Herald)

BBC Re-Edits Show That Falsely Implicated Priest in Gunpowder Plot

. . .’Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents’ claimed Fr. John Gerard knew of the Gunpowder Plot. . .

by Simon Caldwell,

of Catholic Herald

Francis & Marx: Another Fine Mess – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Ross Douthat’s Take on Where Pope Francis Is Taking the Church – Celeste Behe
Ireland: U2 Launches Campaign to Kill Babies in the Womb – Micaiah Bilger, Life News
The Powerful Prayer for Deliverance from Evil by St. John Paul II – ChurchPop
Is Satan More Powerful than Mary? – Joe Heschmeyer, Catholic Answers Magazine
The Relationship Between CS Lewis & Catholicism – The Coming Home Network
Is There a Probability for the Universe? The Anthropic Coincidences – B. Kurland Ph.D.
The Church & Islam: Dangerous Illusions – William Kilpatrick Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
Princes of the King of Heaven, Enemies of the Prince of the World – Fr. G. Rutler Th.D.
Bards of Pray, Why Are So Many Poets Catholic? – Mike Aquilina, Angelus News
Catholic Beer Club Responds to Millennials’ Thirst for Community – J. Liedl, Cath Philly
“The Surfing Padre” of Southern California Dies at 92 – J.P. Mauro, Aleteia
Abp. Mk. Coleridge Elected President of Oz Bishops’ Conf. – Archdiocese of Brisbane
Thousands Join March for Life in London – Nick Hallett, Catholic Herald
Thoughts & Prayers: Power Tools in the Hands of Skilled Craftsmen – David La Mar, CE
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Screen Shot of Willem Jacobus Cardinal Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht (Credit: YouTube via

Cardinal Eijk: Pope Francis Needed to Give Clarity on Intercommunion

. . .failure to give German bishops proper directives, based on the clear doctrine & practice of the Church, points to a drift towards apostasy from the truth. . .

by Willem Jacobus Cardinal Eijk,

of the National Catholic Register

The Traditional Latin Mass in Hieratic Liturgical English – Cla. Salvucci, Lit Arts Jour.
5 Reasons the Southern Poverty Law Center Is a Hate-Mongering Scam – Joy Pullmann
Why Mass-Going is Falling in Poland – Fr. Alfred Marek Wierzbicki, Vatican Insider
What 19 in 20 Americans Don’t Know about World Poverty – Chelsea Follett, FEE
Check Out These Vintage Photos of Beloved Priest, St. John Bosco – Ph. Kosloski, Alet.
Immigrant Christians: ‘Just Better Than Us’ – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
The Biggest Legal Flaw In California’s Sexual Orientation Therapy Ban – Gle. T. Stanton
The German Church Divided – Robert Royal Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
Jesus as Warrior – Tom Collingwood, Catholic Stand
How Boy Scouts of America are Succumbing to Transgenderism – And. T. Walker Ph.D.
A Stroll through Vienna’s Catholic Architectural Flourishes – Michelle Gress, MFCT
Amazon: Christian Group Barred & Anti-Semitic Groups Remain – Pt. Hasson, The Strm
The Latin Liturgy Appeals to Catholic Youth – Fr. John A. Perricone, Crisis Magazine
On Holy Friendship & “Accompaniment” – Alan L. Anderson, The Catholic World Report
The Powerful Headwinds Confronting Religious Freedom – Mark L. Movsesian, LaL
For the Housebound, Internet Masses can be a Great Comfort – Fr. Matthew Pittam, CH
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The Course of Empire: Destruction by Thomas Cole (Credit: Catholic Herald)

How can We Rebuild Western Civilization? This Priest has an Answer

. . .Fr. William J. Slattery calls for Catholics to do again what they did during the dark ages. . .

by Francis Phillips,

of Catholic Herald

Nooo! Not a New English Mass Translation! – Deborah Gyapong, The Anglicanorum. . .
Animals Do Go to Heaven – Edward Monti, Catholic Stand
Remarkable Photos of St. Bernadette & Her Miraculous Beauty – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
How to Endure & Overcome Liturgical Difficulties – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual. . .
Card. Müller on Intercommunion Meeting: More Clarity & Courage Needed – E. Pentin
Brick by Brick in St. Louis, Lesson in Commonsense, Prayer, & Elbow Grease – Fr. Z
A Changed Notion of Authenticity Does Not Bode Well for the Church – Steffani Jacobs
The Radical Assault on Marriage & Family, from Karl Marx to Just. Kennedy – C. Olson
Amazon Kicks Pro-Life Organization Out of AmazonSmile Program – Micaiah Bilger, LN
Sorry, Nerds: Video Games are Not a Sport – Matthew Walther, The Week
Kansas & Oklahoma Defend Religious Adoption Against LGBT Litigation – Joshua Gill
My Problem With Expanding Pro-life Definitions – Ben Butera, The American Catholic
Does California’s Anti-Conversion Therapy Bill Take Aim at the Bible? – The Editors, Rg
But I Don’t Work at an Office! – Meghan Ashley Sabo, Meghan Ashley
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
Oxford Professors: ‘Strong Argument’ for New Law After Alfie Case – Dan Hitchens, CH
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Nuns Adoring Jesus at the Sacred Heart Basilica in Paris (Credit: Alderosaz from Shutterstock via Aleteia)

133 Years of Perpetual Adoration

. . .a group of nuns pray in Adoration at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacré-Cœur) in Paris, France.  Since 1885 (before construction of the basilica had been completed) the Blessed Sacrament has been continually on display in a monstrance above the high altar.  Perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has continued uninterrupted in the basilica since 1885. . .

from Aleteia

4 Simple Ways to Increase Your Devotion at Every Mass – Chloe Langr, epicPew
5 Reasons Why You Should Pray a Daily Rosary – Melissa Guerrero, epicPew
The First Thing You Should Know About the Four Last Things – Fr. John P. Cush S.T.D.
Humility is Hard – A Meditation on Some Aspects of Humility – Msgr. Charles Pope
A Journey Thru the Charismatic Renewal, from Evangelical to Catholic – J. Shepherd
10 Ways to Open Up to the Holy Spirit – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., Catholic Exchange
St. Laurence O’Toole’s Heart Found in Dublin Park – Michael Kelly, Catholic Herald
Warmth in the World of Religious Sisters – Sarah Greydanus, Catholic Stand
The Story of the True Cross, by Piero della Francesca – Gregory DiPippo, New Lit Mov
8 Bishops Reveal How God Called Them to Be His Priests – Jim Graves, NC Register
The Saints Slay the Dragons & Adore the Lamb – Fr. George W. Rutler S.T.D. Th.D.
Participation in the Mass – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction
What You Need to Know about the Order of St. Augustine – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
The Life of a Gardener: Prayer & St. Teresa of Avila – Fr. Nicholas Blackwell O. Carm.
Patience—A Beautiful Fruit – Sister Marie Estelle O.C.D., Integrated Catholic Life™
Peace Be With You – Carol Monaco, Catholic Stand
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Paolo Veronese “The Vision of St. Helena” circa A.D. 1580 (Credit: Screenshot via

A Powerful Evangelical Force is Right Under Our Noses

. . .as Catholic women, we are not reminded enough that we have the capacity to change the world. . .

by Carrie Gress, Ph.D.,

of the National Catholic Register

Amazon Boots Christian Nonprofit off Donations Prog. ‘cuz of SPLC’s Hate List – Fdrlst
Pope Wants Germans to Find Unanimous Solution on Intercommunion – Jn. Allen, Crux
Google Censoring Christian Ads – Rachel Alexander, The Stream
In Praise of True Evangelizers; Re: National Catholic Reporter – Abp Chaput OFM Cap
‘After The Ball’, Before The Next Campaign – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
In Les Mis, the Revolutionaries are (Also) the Villains – James Walpole, Mercatornet
Quotes Suitable for Framing: Alfred the Great – Donald R. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
16 Strong Confirmation Names for Today’s Teen Boys – Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia
Karl Marx vs. Jesus – Matthew Archbold, Creative Minority Report
King Solomon, The False Mother, & Alfie Evans – Devorah Goldman, Public Discourse
House Chaplain Fr. Pat Conroy Rescinds His Resignation – Daniella Diaz & Lauren Fox
Catholic School Lets Students Fundraise for Pro-Abort’s; Canada – Micaiah Bilger, LN
Frank Duff: Founder of the Legion of Mary & Champion of the Rosary – Fr Calloway MIC
But I Don’t Work at an Office! – Meghan Ashley Sabo, Meghan Ashley
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
The Almost Lost Art of Florentine Mosaics – Sofia Infante, My Favorite Catholic Things
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Michelle Wolf (Credit: Screenshot of NBC News/YouTube Pic via ChurchPop)

“At a Loss for Words”: Bishop Barron Slams Michelle Wolf’s White House Correspondents Dinner Abortion Joke

. . .the other night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Michelle Wolf, who I’m told is a comedian, regaled the black-tie & sequin-gowned crowd with her “jokes.”  Almost all were in extremely bad taste and/or wildly offensive, but one has become accustomed to that sort of coarseness in the comedy clubs & even on mainstream television. . .

from ChurchPop

Toxic Effeminacy Kills The Boy Scouts – William M. Briggs Ph.D., Statistician to the. . .
NY Times: Caregivers Should be Forced to Euthanize Dementia Patients – W. Smith JD
12 Apostles: Meaning Behind Names, How They Died, Where Their Remains Are – uCth
What We Know About Evil, Hell, & Final Damnation – Fr. James V. Schall S.J., Crisis
Being Honest About When NFP is a Cross – Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange
Gavin McInnes: the ‘Gay Marriage’ Trap & the War Against Thinking – Stephen Herreid

You Can Run But You Can’t Hide: The Newman Option – David Warren, Essays in. . .
Is Confession Valid, If Priest Changes Words of Absolution? – Cathy Caridi J.C.L., CLME
Gender Studies Started at Marquette Univ.; No Longer a Catholic School – T. Smith
Will GK Chesterton be Canonised as a Saint? – Fr. Ian Boyd, Catholic Herald
It Also Took a Fiat From Joseph, Not Just From Mary – Susan Skinner, Catholic Stand
Religious Orders Use Social Media to Draw Millennials to Vocations – Stephen Beale
Posture as Liturgical Art: The Canonical Digits – 
Cult Cultivates Cultures: Culling Life’s Mysteries from the Liturgy – Chr. Carstens, CSD
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