SATVRDAY CATHOLICA EDITION

In a Nutshell (Credit: Google via Father Eds Blog)

The Present Crisis in a Nutshell

by Fr. Ed,

of Father Ed’s Blog

On the Lunatic Fringe, Francis is Not the Pope – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., Cthlc Culture
Demanding 1st Communion Done Your Way is Selfish, Not Heroic – B. Heldt, The Fdrlst
Ways You May Be Hurting Your Priest Without Even Knowing It – Fr. Longenecker, NCRg
The Scourging at the Pillar and the “Me Too” Meme – Sherry Antonetti, NC Register
Four Common Tactics of the Devil – Msgrs. Charles Pope, Community in Mission
Video: Hundreds Protest Abortion with Silent Eucharistic Procession – Catholic Herald
Exclusive: How to Follow Your Vocation (& Go on Holiday) – Brice Sokolowski, CF
Psychiatrist: Christ’s Power Shines Even in Creepiest Exorcism Case – Armstrong, NCRg
What I Wish Women Knew About Plan B – Becca Roberts, National Catholic Register
Audio Longer St. Michael Prayer; @fatherz Calls Upon Priests & Bishops!  – Fr. Z’s Blog
A Conversation on the Benedict Option – Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative. . .
Reform, Restoration, Or The Benedict Option? – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Scotland’s Notorious Catholic-Protestant Sports Rivalry – K.V. Turley, NC Register
How to Drive Your Friends Sane – Kenneth Hensley, Catholic Answers Magazine
“Brute Facts” vs. “Sufficient Reasons” – Dennis Bonnette Ph.D., Strange Notions
Dublin Bishop: Pluralism, Democracy Mustn’t Be Used to Stop Diverse Views – McGarry

FRIDAY CATHOLICA EDITION

Pope Francis Smiling and Laughing (Credit: Fr. Dwight Longenecker)

Pope Francis Wants Priests to Marry?

by Father Dwight Longenecker

Protest becomes Self-parody: The Jihad Against Bishop Morlino – Fr. Z’s Blog
Fr. Thom. Weinandy Explains His Critical Letter to Pope Francis – C. Olson, The CWR
Scandal, Holy Church, and You – Fr. Z’s Blog
USCCB, Catholic Campaign for Human Development & Planned Parenthood – Dad29
Have Souls in Purgatory Visited People on Earth? – The Catholic World Report
Teens and Sexual Identity – Carolyn Moynihan, Mercatornet
How to Fundraise Like a Catholic for a Catholic Organization – Brice Sokolowski, CF
Bp. Morlino: Don’t Let Funeral Controversy Overshadow Christ’s Love – CNA via CWR
What Masterpiece Cakeshop Really About: Compelling Public Assent – S. Smith, M-net
French Diocese Plays Down John Paul II Statue Controversy – Bernard Gorce, La Croix
Card. Wuerl’s Pastoral Letter Confirms U.S. Church Must Act on Racism – P. Smith, Reg
U.K. Bishop Calls for Prayers as MPs Urge Ban on Abortion Clinic Vigils – CNA
Canada Doing All to Shut Down Pro-Life People Outside Abortion Clinics – H. Ellis, LN
Good Leaders for God’s People: 31st Sun. in Ordinary Time – John Bergsma Ph.D., TSP
Christianity can Survive in Iraq but Not Without Your Help – ACI Prensa via CNA
Super Fetal Surgeries Helping Unborn Children Well Before Birth – Steven Ertelt, LN

THVRSDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA

Crucifix with Rosary Draping Over It (Credit: Screenshot via Catholic News Service)

The Catholic World is about to be Turned Upside Down

by Philip Jenkins, Ph.D.,

of Catholic Herald

The World Doesn’t Need Another Godless Republic in Catalan – Gerald Warner, CH
Is an Upset Looming in Australia’s ‘Same-sex Marriage’ Campaign – Mich. Cook, Mrctrnt
Faithful Catholics Really Should Party More – Shane Schaetzel, Catholic in the Ozarks
Stop Denying Science, Birth Control isn’t Necessary for Women’s Health – M. Duane
How to Fundraise Like a Catholic for a Catholic Organization – Brice Sokolowski, CF
Why Are You Already Celebrating Christmas? – Matthew Walther, The Week
U.N. Committee Says “Right to Life” Means a Right to Abortion – J. Abbamonte, LN
On the Future of ISIS – Fr. James V. Schall S.J., Crisis Magazine
Catholics Split on NFL National Anthem Demonstrations – Jonathan Liedl, NC Register
Canadian Doctors Face Questions Over Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia for Minors – CNA
Maximilian Kolbe, Saint of Auschwitz & Entrepreneurs? – Marc. Rzegocki, Trnstlntc Blg
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Feast of All-Souls’ Day A.D. 2017

Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans (Credit: Crisis Magazine)

The Vanishing Body and the Disappearing Cemetery

by John M. Grondelski, Ph.D.,

of Crisis Magazine

This Grieving Girl Witnessed Her Father Travel f/Purgatory to Heaven – Kosloski, Alet.
How to Pray the Ancient & Powerful Office of the Dead – Kevin Di Camillo, NC Register
Whatever Happened to Limbo? – Fr. Michael Kerper, Catholic Exchange
The Catholic Religion is the One That Takes Death Most Seriously – Fr. Cipolla, RCæli
The Basics about All-Souls’ Day – Regina Magazine
Why Denying Death is Not Illogical – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
Pray for the Dead, On All Souls Day and Every Day – Cari Donaldson, Catholic Exchange
Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed: Novena for Holy Souls – Liz Estler, CSD
Prayers For Our Dead – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Hope Amidst Death – Scott Richert, Catholic Answers Magazine
Remembering All Souls Day – Fr. William Saunders, Catholic Exchange
Faith, Hope, and Love are Stronger than Death – Sheila Liaugminas, Mercatornet
Commemoration of All The Faithful Departed – Catholic Exchange
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THVRSDAY CATHOLICA EDITION

Fr. Thomas Weinandy (Credit: The Deacons Bench)

Multiple Updates: Theologian of USCCB That Addressed Pope Francis Resigns, USCCB President Responds, Plus More. . .

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

MSNBC Insists, NYC Attack Could’ve Been ‘Radicalized Catholics’ – K. Marsh, MRC
Full Text of Father Weinandy’s Letter to Pope Francis – Edward Pentin, NC Register
Help Souls in Purgatory with This November Indulgence – Chloe Langr, epicPew
Murderers’ Row, Soviet-style – George Weigel, The Dispatch via The Cthlc World Report
Univ. of Notre Dame to Cut Birth Control Coverage for Faculty, Students – CNA
4 Island Churches Found on the West Coast – Jim Graves, National Catholic Register
Exclusive: How to Follow Your Vocation (& Go on Holiday) – Brice Sokolowski, CF
Liturgical Arts Journal: A New Endeavor from Shawn Tribe – Gregory DiPippo, NLM
Pro-Lifers Applaud Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett – CNA/EWTN News via NC Rgstr
Will Anti-Religious Military Policies f/Obama Change w/New Def Sec Mattis – N. Flory
MLK Niece Slams Abortion, Calls Abortion “Womb Lynching” – M. Bilger, LN
Could the E.U. Crackdown on Pro-life Activism? – Steven Wolfe, Catholic Herald
Bp. Dewane Asks Congress to Consider Tax Reform’s Impact on Poor – CNA via CWR
Vatican: Support Voiced for White House Plan to Help Persecuted Christians – Pentin
Natl Right to Life Endorses Judge Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Special Election – LN
Pope Francis Prays for Terror Attack Victims – Vatican Insider via La Stampa
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THVRSDAY ANGLICAN ORDINARIATE EDITION

40 Martyrs of England and Wales (Credit: Claritas)

Why are So Many Catholics Embarrassed of the English Martyrs?

by Father Matthew Pittam,

of Catholic Herald

Our Lady of Walsingham, Photo of the Day – Aleteia
Which Catholics can Celebrate the Anglican Patrimony? – Shane Schaetzel, CitO
St. Barnabas in Omaha Formally Dedicated November 5 – Deborah Gyapong, ACSB
The English and Welsh Martyrs of the Church, From the IVE – David Clayton, Claritas
40 English Martyrs You May Not Know – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
The Ordinariate Office Online (prayer.covert.org) – David Clayton, New Ltrgcl Mvmnt
What of Anglicanism Have I Been Able to Keep? – Deborah Gyapong, Anglican. . .
Anglicans Donate Collection Money to Catholic Cathedral after Burglary – Cthlc Herald
The Mission of the Anglicanorum Cœtibus Society is. . . – Deborah Gyapong, ACSB
Mt. Calvary Church Celebrates 175 Years w/Altar Consecration Nov 11 – Deb. Gyapong
In Interview: Bishop Steven Lopes – Pray Tell
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VVEDNESDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA

Flag of Spain (Credit: Just Pictures and Photos Blog)

Catalonia Crisis: The Church Needs to Speak Out – and Fast

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

of Catholic Herald

How I Played Footsie with Evil & How God Set Me Straight – Vicki Burbach, Plcn’s Brst
Take This Free Online Course on Aquinas with Peter Kreeft – Zelda Caldwell, Aleteia
Worse Than Murder, Inc to Blacks: You are Better Off Dead – D. McClarey J.D., TACthlc
Is There Marriage In Heaven? – John Clark, National Catholic Register
Parolin: Holy See Wants to Regulate. . . Medjugorje – Salvatore Cernuzio, Vat Ins via LS
All Souls’ Day: Plenary Indulgence Reminder, Rorate Cæli Purgatorial Society – RCæli
Pope Francis, Exorcist – Charlotte Allen, First Things
Why Do Blacks & Hispanics Have More Abortions Than Others – R. O’Bannon Ph.D., LN
U.K.: What a Fish Tank Can Tell Us about Divorce – Harry Benson, Mercatornet
Have We Surrendered Our Kids to the Popular Culture? – Fr. Rob. McTeigue S.J., Aleteia
5 Steps to Finding a Spiritual Director – Blake Robinson, Aleteia
Private Conscience and the Church – Fr. John Catoir J.C.D., Catholic Stand
Why We Pray for the Dead – Marcellino D’Ambrosio Ph.D., Integrated Catholic Life™
New ‘Pint-ifex’ Beer Honours Benedict XVI – Dan Hitchens, Catholic Herald
You Know of Junípero Serra But Have You Heard of Pablo Tac? – Chris. Clifford, Alet.
Thy Will be Done on Earth – Susan Skinner, Catholic Stand
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VVednesday Revolution, Not Reformation Edition

Reformation Wall (Credit: Shameless Popery)

Reformation Day Ironies

by Joe Heschmeyer,

of Shameless Popery

Luther Left the Church; Today, Dissenters Stay – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture
Wiker on Reformation: Enlightening, Balanced Reflection on Past & Present – The CWR
The Errors of Martin Luther and his Disciples – Shane Schaetzel, Catholic in the Ozarks
Why Multi-Denominationalism Doesn’t Work – Trent Beattie, Catholic Lane
Enemies of Christianity at the Time of the Reformation – Benj. D. Wiker Ph.D., Crisis
What Caused the ‘Reformation’? A Catholic Explainer – Mary Rezac, CNA/EWTN News
Counter-Reformation Art – Yonat Shimron, Crux
Lamenting Luther’s ‘Reformation’ – Charlotte Allen, The Catholic Thing
Podcazt 159: Catholics and Lutherans about Justification – Fr. Z’s Blog
Martin Luther: Prophet or Revolutionary? – Fr. Serafino M. Lanzetta, Rorate Cæli
For the VVEDNESDAY CATHOLICA EDITION (1 November AD 2017) click here.
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2017 All-Saints Day Edition

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs by Fra Angelico circa AD 1423-24 (Credit: Public Domain via Wikipedia)

The Feast of All Saints 2017

by Gregory DiPippo,

of the New Liturgical Movement

How Many Catholic Saints Are There? – Billy Ryan, uCatholic
The Saints and Shrines of England – A Clerk of Oxford
Litany of the Saints – Solemnity of All Saints – Liz Estler, Catholic Spiritual Direction
How the Church Exorcized a Roman Temple to Establish All Saints Day – P. Kosloski, Al.
What Does It Mean to Want to be a Saint? – Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange
Saints and Statues – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Solutions from the Saints – Charlie McKinney, Catholic Spiritual Direction
All Saints Day Means Holiness is For All – Marcellino D’Ambrosio Ph.D., Cthlc Exchange
Torches From God -Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Holy Compassion: Saints Show Us How ‘to Suffer With’ – Joseph Pronechen, NC Register
Pope: Saints Weren’t Perfect, But Allowed God to Touch Their Lives – E. Harris, CNA
For the VVEDNESDAY CATHOLICA EDITION (1 November AD 2017) click here.
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VVEDNESDAY CATHOLICA EDITION

(Credit: Fr. Z’s Blog)

All Saints 2017, 1 November,  Holy Day of Obligation; Deliberately Fail? Grave Sin

by Father John Zuhsldorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Church Teaching and Sexuality: What “No Longer” Holds? – Thomas R. Ascik, The CWR
Facebook Bans Pro-Life Gp’s Ads: We Don’t Support Ads for Your Business Model – LN
Traditional Christians, Organize! – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
New Book Sheds More Light on Recent Approved Apparitions – Jos. Pronechen, NC Reg
When Parents are as Naïve as Teenagers about Sex – Veronika Winkels, Mercatornet
Dominican Sisters Climb Charts with New Christmas Album – CNA via The CWR
Exclusive: How to Follow Your Vocation (& Go on Holiday) – Brice Sokolowski, CF
Is it Cruel for Atheists to Have Kids? – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Stream
Halloween Terror – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
What is All Souls Day & How Is It Celebrated Around the World? – Kath. Ruddy, Aleteia
A Right to the Baby We Want – Wesley J. Smith, First Things
Cardinal Brandmüller: No Change to Humane Vitæ – Pete Baklinski, Life Site
Sistine Chapel Choir Releases New Album for Advent, Christmas – CNA via The CWR
Cardinal Dolan Calls New Yorkers to Unite ‘In Faith & Love’ After Attack – CNA
Vatican: Religious Freedom, Not Secularism, Key to Europe’s Future – CNA via CWR
Death Penalty Repeal a Growing Trend Among Republican Lawmakers – CNA via CWR
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TVESDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA

Dietrich von Hildebrand (Credit: The Famous People)

This Book Could Be the Perfect Antidote to Our Sex Scandal-ridden Age

by Francis Phillips,

of Catholic Herald

Cardinal Müller’s Latest on “Amoris Lætitia” – P.J. Smith, Semiduplex
What is Death Exactly? And What’s It Like? – Rick Becker, National Catholic Register
Islam: A Giant Step Backwards for Humanity – William Kilpatrick Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
More Example of Coordination from the New Catholic Red Guards – Fr. Z’s Blog
What Are Campus Protesters Really Angry About? – Joan Frawley Desmond, NC Register
Is It Really Possible to “Sell Your Soul” to the Devil? – K.V. Turley, NC Register
Reprimand or Vatican Job Fair? – One Mad Mom
Proofs for the Existence of God – Edward Feser Ph.D., Strange Notions
Undocumented Jane Doe’s Abortion Is Bellwether to Larger Battle – P.J. Smith, NC Reg
Book Review: Roots of the Church & What Early Christianity Was Like – D. Burke, CSD
When Philosophers Abandon Truth-Seeking – Rod Dreher
Leisure: Rest & Virtue vs. Distraction & Dissipation – Elizabeth Jean Seah, Ignitum Tdy
Discovering Our Vocation In A Complex, Messy World – Melanie Jean Juneau, Cthlc Stnd
‘Bubble Zone’ Law Could End Ontario’s March for Life, Bishop Warns – CNA
Conflicting Statements Among Bishops in Catalan Province – CNS via The Catholic Spirit
For the TVESDAY CULTURÆ EDITION (31 October AD 2017) click here.
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2017 All Hallows’ Eve Edition

Bust of Padre Pio (Credit: Catholic Exchange)

Padre Pio, Purgatory, and Praying for Souls in the Cemetery

by Maura Roan McKeegan,

of Catholic Exchange

The Holy Souls in Purgatory Aren’t Celebrating Reformation Day – Sister T. Noble, Alet.
The Three Living and Three Dead – Fr. Z’s Blog
Top 10 Catholic Halloween Ideas! – Taylor Marshall Ph.D.
The Demonologist: Montague Summers – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
A Halloween Tale: The Vatican ‘Curse’ – Claire Giangravé, Crux
All Saints & All Souls – Father Ed’s Blog
Praying for Souls Instead of Canonizing Them – Dom Cingoranelli, Catholic Stand
Gruesome Deaths of Saints to Put You in Halloween Mood – Theresa Williams, epicPew
All Hallows’ Eve Historia Obscurum – Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual. . .
Another Perspective: Why I Celebrate Halloween – Deacon Keith Fournier, The Strm
How the Dead Danced with the Living in Medieval Society – Ashby Kinch, A.P. via Crux
Tag Yourself: Masters of Horror Edition – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic

Debate: Has Halloween Become Too Commercial? – Donald R. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
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