THVRSDAY MORNING EDITION

Pope Francis (Credit: Screen Shot from middleeastmonitor.com)

Pope Francis on Same-Sex Attracted Seminarians to Italian Bishops Conference: This Bridge is Closed!

. . .Pope Francis: “if you have also the slightest doubt it’s better not to let them (same-sex attracted seminarians) enter” — translated by Fr. Zed from Italian. . .

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
How to Respond When Someone Says ‘God Made Me Gay’ – Fr. Ph. Bochanski, NCRgstr
Newborns Die While Mother Pleads for Help, Hospital Refuse to Assist – M. Bilger, LN
Student Banned from Providence Col. After Defending Natural Marriage – C. Chretien
Canadian Jesuit Abp. Prendergast Comments on Crazy German Bishops’ Scheme – Z
How to View Your Work Day as a Catholic – Laura Hensley, epicPew
Behind the Chilean Bishops’ Resignations: a Very Hopeful Sign? – Phil Lawler, Cthlc Cltr
Two Charcoal Fires – Noel Tran, Ignitum Today
These Catholic Women Select the Best Content for You Every Day – S. Swinford, Alet.
Cardinals in the Spotlight as Chile’s Crisis Continues to Reverberate – Inés San Martín
Artificial Intelligence & the Vatican; The Vision of Science-Fiction* – Bob Kurland Ph.D.
How to Know if a Trend is “For You” – Meghan Ashley, Meghan Ashley Styling
How Will Pope’s Focus on Chile Affect Other Abuse Cases in Latin America? – E. Pentin
Irving Berlin’s ‘God Bless America’ Turns 100 – Kathy Schiffer, Natl Catholic Register
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
Love – For If the Heart Doesn’t Pray, The Tongue Labours in Vain – David Torkington, CS
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VVEDNESDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

Jacob Rees-Mogg (Credit: Screen Shot from BBC via Catholic Herald)

Bishops Accuse BBC of Bigotry After the Rees-Mogg Interview

. . .they condemned an interview where the Catholic politician was repeatedly questioned on his faith. . .

by Nick Hallett,

of Catholic Herald

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Mob Justice at Providence College – Anthony M. Esolen Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
What Happens in Germany – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap., First Things
Hell: Some Thoughts for the Scrupulous – Cecily Lowe, Catholic Stand
Good News: God Didn’t Make This Mess – Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek, The Catholic Thing
Jordan Peterson: Political Correctness Debate – Donald R. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
Justin Trudeau & the Dictatorship of Relativism – George Weigel, First Things
Ireland & the ‘Ensoulment’ Myth – Catherine Laffey, First Things
The New Divide in American Politics – Mark Movsesian, First Things
How to Know if a Trend is “For You” – Meghan Ashley, Meghan Ashley Styling
Craft Beer & Catholic Teaching: Drink Up, Gents – Max Milan, Catholic Exchange
Wim Wenders Presents Pope Francis Superstar! – Nick Olszyk, The Cthlc World Report
Why Catholics Honor Mary – Charle McKinney, Catholic Spiritual Direction
Abp. Wilson to Stand Aside After Conviction for Concealing Abuse – Catholic Herald

The Catholic History of the Graduate’s Cap & Gown – Zelda Caldwell, Aleteia
New Hope for Those Struggling with Infertility – Grace Emily Stark, Aleteia
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VVEDNESDAY MORNING EDITION

Pope Francis Waving

Pope’s Words about God Making Someone “Gay”

. . .I am not going to accept the claim that that is what the Holy Father actually said.  Gratis asseritur. . . &, were he to have said that, that would do nothing in any official way to change or to redirect the Church’s teachings about homosexual persons. . .

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
An American Lawyer’s Peculiar Theory on the Pell Trial – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
Ambassador’s Wife Speaks of Card. Maradiaga’s Alleged Role in Bad Fund – Edw. Pentin
Ex-Vatican Doctrine Czar Calls Homophobia a ‘Hoax’, ‘Psycho-Terrorism’ – John Allen
Little-Known Facts About 6 U.S. Bishops – Jim Graves, National Catholic Register
Moral Order, the Current Mess, & a Theological Reading of History – Carl E. Olson, CWR
Card. Brandmüller: Those Who Call for Priestesses are Heretics – Nick Hallett, Cth Hrld
A Closer Look at Justice Kennedy Retirement Rumors – Joan Frawley Desmond, NC Reg
Why Is Mexico the Deadliest Place to Be a Priest? – Kathleen Naab, Natl Cthlc Register
The Chilean Bishops & the Pope’s Self-Censorship on Venezuela – Sandro Magister, SC
Pontifical High Mass Video Exceeds 26K Views – Kenneth J. Wolfe, Rorate Cæli
Biographical Sketches of 14 Cardinals-Designate – Joan Lewis, Joan’s Rome
Save the Little People, Protect the 8th – Pat Cross, Pat Cross Cartoons
Ireland at a Crossroads – Michael Kirke, Garvan Hill
Pope to Meet More Survivors of Chile’s Most Infamous Abuser Priest – Inés San Martín
Bishops’ Fates In the Balance, Pope To Consult Chile Victims, Again – Rocco Palmo
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TVESDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

Pope Francis Thinking (Credit: Paul-Haringweb of CNS)

Pope Laments Vocations ‘Hemorrhage,’ Wants ‘Clear Rules’ on Money

. . .Francis told the bishops he wasn’t sharing these concerns to “beat you up,” but rather as points for further “dialogue & reflection.”  He also said he wanted to hear their questions, even their criticisms, because “it’s not bad to criticize the pope, it’s useful”. . .

by John L. Allen, Jr.,

of Crux

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Why Theologians Trained in Catholic Grad. Schools Can’t Find Work – J. Grondelski PhD
Australian Archbishop Convicted of Concealing Child Sexual Abuse – Nick Hallett, CH
Are Evangelicals Now Dwindling Like Mainline Liberals? – Gene Veith, Cranach
Prelate Calls on Brother Bishops to Celebrate Traditional Pontifical Mass, TLM – Fr. Z
Who are the 14 New Cardinals? – Catholic News Service via Catholic Herald
Put Your Chips Down, Bet The House, & Trust in God – Rob Marco, Catholic Stand
On Who Celebrates the Liturgy – Fr. James V. Schall S.J., The Catholic Thing
German Bishops Employ Lutheran Subjectivism for Marriage Agenda – Jf. Tranzillo PhD
Breaking the Stereotype: Comfort Shoes – Meghan Ashley Sabo, Meghan Ashley
Phila. Bars Catholic Social Services from Serving Foster Children – John D. Davidson
Facebook Reveals Troubling Takedown Rules for Hate Speech & More – Rac. Alexander
An Employment Triduo to St. Joseph – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
New Zero Tolerance Policy on Illegal Immigration Raises Objections – P. Jesserer Smith
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
A Bitter Winter in Store for Religion in China – Massimo Introvigne, Mercatornet
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TVESDAY MORNING EDITION

Pope Francis (Credit: Daniel Ibanez of CNA via NCRegister.com Screen Shot)

‘Gay Doesn’t Matter’ Remark Continues ‘Shadow Magisterium’

. . .it would be better if comments reportedly made by the Pope in private remained in private, not splashed around the world by news media. . .

by Father Raymond J. de Souza,

of the National Catholic Register

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Failing in Formation: Other Options Than Matthew Kelly – John Thomas Goerke, FTh
Card. Sarah: Ordination of Viri Probati is Break with Apostolic Tradition – M. Hickson
God Made You Like That, & I Do Not Care – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., Catholic Culture
Did You Know? The Reason Why Chief Sitting Bull Wore a Crucifix – Billy Ryan, uCthlc
What Pope Francis’ Choices for Cardinals Mean for The Church – E. Pentin, NC Register
Fr. Jms Martin: Pope Told Sex Abuse Victim, ‘God Made You Gay’ – Jos. Sciambra, Strm
One-Man Army Fighting for the Resuscitation of the Latin Language – P. Mankowski
Keeping Catholic Schools Catholic in a “Love is Love” Culture – E. Anderson, The CWR
A Brief History of Papal Infallibility – Dave Armstrong, National Catholic Register
Married Priests & Synod of the Amazon – Edward N. Peters J.C.D. J.D., In the Light. . .
The Grace of the Catholic Church While Grieving Suicide – Lorelei Savaryn, Cthlc Stand

Chastity & Abortion: Interview with Jason Evert – Kathy Clubb, Ignitum Today
3.5 Million Argentines Rally Against a Bill to Liberalize Abortion – Inés San Martín, Crux
Physician-Assisted Suicide & Personal Action: Responding to the Law – C. Tollefsen PhD

Our Pro-Life Future: A Plan for Building on Anti-Abortion Successes – Ra. MacNair, FTh
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MONDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

Priest with Collar

Innocent Priests Also Suffered in the Abuse Crisis

. . .Fr. Barry O’Sullivan speaks to six priests about the crushing blow the scandal had on them. . .

by Francis Phillips,

of Catholic Herald

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Fascinating & Sad: ’76 Transcript of Paul VI & Abp. Lefebvre – Fr. Z’s Blog
Pope Now Faces a Terrible Dilemma Over Chile – Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic Herald
Vatican Archives Show Truth of Inquisition Doesn’t Match “Black Legend” – Aleteia

Breaking the Stereotype: Comfort Shoes – Meghan Ashley Sabo, Meghan Ashley

Catholics Celebrate the Inaugural Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church – J. McAfee
The Feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem – Canticum Salomonis
Mary’s Titles, New & Old – Tim Staples, Catholic Answers Magazine
Of Facebook, Transparency, & Pentecost – Richard Becker, Crisis Magazine
Pentecost: The Church Is Born – Mike Aquilina, Catholic Exchange
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
Despite Talk of a Thaw, China is Persecuting the Catholic Church – Fr. Ber. Cervellera
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MONDAY MORNING EDITION

St. Peter’s Square (Credit: Screen Shot from russellskitchen.wordpress.com)

Seven Quick Takeaways on the Creation of 14 New Cardinals

. . .arguably, no single thing any pope ever does is more consequential than choosing the cardinals who will elect his successor.  When a pontiff reveals his picks for new members of the Church’s most exclusive club, therefore, it always delivers a powerful statement not only about where the Church is today, but where it may be going in the future. . .

by John L. Allen, Jr.,

of Crux

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Report: Pope Francis Says God Makes People Gay – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Reverse the Curse in the USA: Undoing What Erupted in San Francisco – Fr. R. Heilman
Three Gone, The Pope’s “C9” Keeps Falling To Pieces – Sandro Magister, Settimo Cielo
Open Letter to Mr. George Clooney on Southern Poverty Law Ctr – Chuck Donovan, PD
Apostasy – Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment
A New Marian Feast. . . Another “Montini Moment” – Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the. . .
‘Trans Women’ – the Finer Points – Chiara Bertoglio, Mercatornet
The Church Permits Criticism of Popes Under Certain Circumstances – E. Feser Ph.D.
Why Youth Leave The Church – Brian Holdsworth, uCatholic
Attacks on Places of Worship Rise, Thanks to Socialism – Ángel Manuel García Carmona
Name Your Baby. . . the Catholic Way – Katie Warner, National Catholic Register
Ireland, Abortion & the Eighth Amendment – The Editors, National Catholic Register
Might New Vatican Document on the Economy Help Humanæ Vitæ? – A. Gagliarducci
Church-State Distance, If Not Separation, Finally Hits Il Bel Paese – John Allen, Crux
Capitalism vs. Tradition in Italy – Alessandra Bocchi, First Things
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