New Ordinations (Credit: Screen Shot from Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest via Liturgy Guy)

Use a Model Diocese to Produce an Over Abundance of Priestly Vocations

. . .It seems like the question keeps coming up & yet there seems to be little to no response from our Bishops.  Every year since 1965, the priest to faithful ratio has gotten worse.  There is not much more than hand-wringing going on to solve the problem.  The trend keeps spiraling downwards.  The seminaries of yesteryear are almost all closed, consolidated, or operating at minimal capacities. . .

by Father Donald L. Kloster,

via Liturgy Guy

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
One of New Cardinals Has Fathered Children, According to Adelante la Fe – R. Cæli
The Summer Reading List That Will Change Your (Faith) Life – Chloe Langr, epicPew
Priestesses & the Marriage Supper of the Lamb – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Jesus Mythicism: No Contemporary References to Jesus – T. O’Neill, Hstry for Atheists
The Archdiocese of Utrecht May Be About To Sell Its Ancient Cathedral – Mark de Vries
Former Col. QB & NFL Prospect Pursues Vocation as Catholic Missionary – J.P. Mauro
How Facebook is Censoring a Pro-Life Movie “Roe v. Wade” – Tom Blumer, Life News
Does Fatherlessness Cause Atheism? Dr. Paul Vitz – Patrick Coffin, Catholic Stand
A Great Cardinal is Turning Catholics Into Political Force in Secular Uruguay – S. Nolan
8 Years Ago, He Forgave a Debt, Now That Kindness Sparked a Movement – C. Gardiner
Vietnam Miracle: When the Little Flower Appeared to a Man – Larry Peterson, Aleteia
Children Under Siege in the Digital Age – Allison Burr, The Imaginative. . .
An International Christian Confederation – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Norbert McAuliffe: The Newest “Venerable” from America – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
US Student Loans Stopping You from Entering Seminary? There’s Help – Sim. Dennerly
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Kansas University Integrated Humanities Program Fruits (Credit: ChurchPop)

The Amazing Humanities Department at an American Public University that was Shut Down After Too Many Students Converted to Catholicism

. . .in the 1970s there used to be a humanities program at the University of Kansas that got shut down because too many of its students were converting to Catholicism. . .

from ChurchPop

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Ireland Votes Pro-Abortion for Trinity Sunday, the Heavens Respond – Fr. Z’s Blog
Pope has Opened Up a New Path to Becoming Cardinal – Fr. Raymond J. de Souza
Did the Catholic Left & Homosexualists Ignore Popes’ Words about Seminarians? – Z
Bishop Morlino’s Clear Commencement Address: “Let’s Be Politically Incorrect” – Fr. Z
Evil in Storytelling – Foxfier, The American Catholic
The Cleric in Chile Who Recorded Sex Abuse Charges Reports Himself – Inés San Martín
Green Fields of Ireland Stained Blood Red – Ben Butera, The American Catholic
Concerning Innovations – Fr. Z’s Blog
Let Boys be Boys; BSA No Longer Fosters Male Bonding – Tom Collingwood, Cthlc Stand
Divine Providence (College)? Not So Much – One Mad Mom
The Blessed Trinity is a Mystery, Not a Puzzle – Fr. Geo. W. Rutler Th.D. S.T.D., NCRgstr
How to Know if a Trend is “For You” – Meghan Ashley, Meghan Ashley Styling
NFP, God’s Faithfulness, and Family Size – Susanna Spencer, National Catholic Register
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
Saving Goldicott Convent — on Heritage Sites – Jean Elizabeth Seah, Ignitum Today
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Roman Collar (Credit: CC0 via Aleteia)

6 Reasons to be a Priest

. . .just like his father before him, my oldest son entered seminary — & just like me, he didn’t stay.  I hope my other sons will give seminary a try also — & I pray that one is called to be a priest. . .

by Tom Hoopes,

of Aleteia

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
A Cry for the Warrior Priest – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Quæritur: Forgetting Sins During Confession – Fr. Z’s Blog
This Spectacular Ceiling Mosaic in St. Louis Cathedral (US) is World’s Largest – J Burger
What You Need to Know About the Cistercians – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia

Advice from St. Francis de Sales on How To Be a Virtuous Person – Ph. Kosloski, Aleteia
A Visual Guide to Guardian Angels: What You Need to Know – Phi. Kosloski, Aleteia
Appearance versus Reality: Christ’s Body in the Eucharist – Dan Byron, Catholic Stand

Through the Holy Spirit, Christ Can Be With Us Always – Fr. Geo. W. Rutler Th.D. S.T.D.
Becoming True Men of Christ: Poverty, Poor in Spirit – Matthew B. Rose, Cthlc Exchange
How to Choose Art for the Psalms & the Divine Office – Dav. Clayton, New Ltrgcl Mvmnt
The Spiritual Life, Silence, & the Sacred Liturgy – Veronica A. Arntz, Rorate Cæli
How to Be a Catholic Missionary – Jennifer Fitz, National Catholic Register
Seeing the Face of God in the Poor – Laura DeMaria, Catholic Stand
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The Dragon of Revelation by Giusto de Menabuoi (Credit: Community in Mission)

Why Is There Such Strong Hatred for the Church?

. . .the world hates us to the degree that we are true Christians. . .

by Monsignor Charles Pope,

of Community in Mission

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Europe is Committing Suicide – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Cardinal Sarah Will Be Next to Announce ‘Habemus Papam’ – Aleteia
We Should Thank BBC for Correcting Mistake on Fr. Jn. Gerard – Fr. Lucie-Smith Ph.D.
The Practice of Catholicism & Modern Identity – Fr. Justin M. Brophy O.P., ChLJ
These Astonishing Miracles Led to St. Rita’s Canonization – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
The Miracle Boy & Problems With the Brain-Death Diagnosis – E. Christian Brugger, Reg
On Traditional Form – Martin Mosebach, The Catholic Thing
The Chilean Bishops Crisis – Philip Lawler, First Things
This Republic was Started by a Saint 1700 Years Ago – J.P. Mauro, Aleteia
Bernard Lewis, Influential Scholar of Islam, Is Dead at 101 – Douglas Martin, N.Y. Times
Why We Should Read “Gaudete et Exsultate” – Anne Marie Miller, Ignitum Today
The Stephen Herreid Guide to Arguing with Friends Online – Stephen Herreid, Cth Vote
Breaking the Stereotype: Comfort Shoes – Meghan Ashley Sabo, Meghan Ashley
US Futile-Care Debate: How Cases Like Alfie Evans’ Handled Here? – Brian Fraga, NCRg
Simple, Little, Humble: Newborn Symbolizes Spirituality of St. Bernadette – S. Carey
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Ordinations (Credit: flickr)

Boom! The Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese Is Ordaining the Largest Class in Over 40 Years

. . .Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend’s large priest ordination class part of a growing interest by young people in religious life. . .

by Kevin Kilbane,

of News-Sentinel

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Why was Bishop Barros Appointed in the First Place? – Fr. Ale. Lucie-Smith Ph.D., CH
The Referendum in Ireland – David Warren, Essays in Idleness
Liturgical Abuses & Moral Corruption – Birgit Jones, Catholic Stand
On Debating Anti-Catholics – Karl Keating,
The Intercommunion Debate in Germany Is Shaking the Whole Church – San. Magister
In New York City, a New Approach to Catholic School Bears Fruit – E. Short, The CWR
Marriage: Christianity vs. Islam – Ali ibn Hassan, Catholic Answers Magazine
10 Signs That Shakespeare Was Catholic – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Ntln Cthlc Register
Card. Arinze: Can’t Share Communion with Non-Catholics Like Beer or Cake – Cth Hrld
These 5 Catholic Scientists Shaped Our Understanding of the World – Stephen Beale
The Biblical Roots & History of Indulgences – Dave Armstrong, Ntnl Catholic Register
The God of Second Chances – Erin Cain, Ignitum Today
Today is the Feast Day of St. Bede the Venerable – J.B. Pauley, St. Benet Biscop. . .
Cheers to a Holy Happy Hour – Sofia Infante, Helena Daily
Keeping Catholic Foster Care in Philadelphia – Kathryn Jean Lopez & Lori Windham, NR
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Three Horned Pig is Lucifer

God’s Chat with the Devil; The Vision of Pope Leo XIII

. . .while he was attending Mass in 1884 Pope Leo XIII reportedly had a vision & overheard a conversation between God & the devil, Satan. . .

by Daniel Demers,

of Catholic Stand

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Wounded Veterans Seek Healing & Peace in the Waters of Lourdes – CNA/EWTN News
Gran Torino Confession – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Quæritur: Sorting Out Confusing, Contradictory Messages From Priests – Fr. Z’s Blog
Folly, Vice, & Madness: Repeal the 8th Threatens the Social Contract – B Arnold D.Litt.
When Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires, an Ugly Struggle Will Follow – Rus. Shaw, CWR
What Happens to Bishops Who Resign? – Nicholas Senz, The Dispatch via The CWR
Italian Government’s Demographics Problems – Marcus Roberts, Mercatornet
Gender Dysphoria vs. Gender Ideology – Charles Lewis, National Catholic Register
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Sun. Readings Explained – John Bergsma Ph.D., TSP
757 Patients Were Euthanized in Quebec Last Year, a 67% Increase – Alex Schadenberg
Appeals Court Upholds Overturning Calif. Law Legalizing Suicide – A. Schadenberg, LN
How to Know if a Trend is “For You” – Meghan Ashley, Meghan Ashley Styling
Discernment of Our Thoughts & Prayers – Brandon Schild, Catholic Stand
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
Vatican Bank’s Net Profit Down by €4 Million, a Report Says – Carol Glatz, Cthlc Herald
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Statue of an Angel (Credit: Catholic Stand)

To the People of Ireland & the World

. . .on May 25, A.D. 2018, a referendum will be held in Ireland on whether to repeal or retain the constitutional ban on abortion.  How the Irish decide to vote is of unutterable importance to all of us because the results of Friday’s election will have a ripple effect all over the world. . .

by Brian McShane,

of Catholic Stand

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Incredible Photos: The Pro-Life Movement You’ve Never Seen – Jeffrey Bruno, Aleteia
7 Unforgettable Movie Priests – Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia
Protestant Americans See Sharp Decline, Survey Reports – John Burger, Aleteia
Why Catholics Should Take Cryptocurrencies Seriously – Philip Booth, Catholic Herald
Brazil’s Surprise Vocations Boom – Miguel Cullen, Catholic Herald
6 Ways To Help Women When Abortion Is Finally Outlawed – Geo. Boorman, The Fdrlst
How Europeans are Fighting Back Against Sunday Trading – Matthew Schmitz, Cath Hrld
After Cecile Richards, What’s Next for Planned Parenthood? – Peter Jesserer Smith, Rg
8 Essential Religious Sister Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow – Theresa Williams, eP
Are We Really Any More Civilized than the World of King Lear? – Fr. Lucie-Smith Ph.D.
Learning the Lessons of Chile – Fr. Gerald E. Murray J.C.D., The Catholic Thing
Voucher Programs: Problems & Promises for Catholic Schools – Brett Bertucio, ChLJ
After Latest Christian Deaths, Nigeria’s Bishops Warn ‘Clock Ticking’ – Inés San Martín
Plenary Indulgence for Participating in World Meeting of Families – Cindy Wooden, CH
Will China End Its 2-Child Forced Abortion Policy? Don’t Celebrate Yet – Reg. Littlejohn
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