The Man of Sorrows in the arms of the Virgin by Hans Memling, A.D. 1475; (Credit: Wikimedia via Church Life Journal)

. . .the seismic shift in the orientation of creation, this cataclysmic re-location of the logos into the corruptible world of mortality took place not in a hermetically-sealed scientific laboratory or in the archetypes of myth, but in the flesh-and-blood of a human person.  And the person’s name was Mary. . .

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Check Out These Photos of Carmelite Mystic St. Elizabeth of the Trinity – Phi. Kosloski
Introducing the Patriarchal Tiara of Lisbon, a Mitre with 3 Crowns – J.P. Sonnen, LAJ
Laugh & Grow Strong – Fr. George W. Rutler Th.D. S.T.D., National Catholic Register
Our Lady of Fatima & Eucharistic Devotion – Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register
God’s Plan For Your Life is Better Than Your Plan – Sherry Antonetti, NC Register
Fra Angelico Exhibit Offers Colorful Masterpieces – Joseph Pronechen, NC Register
– Shawn R. Tribe, Liturgical Arts Journal
Catholic ‘Band of Brothers’: Fathers & Sons, Faith, Camaraderie at Camp – J. Davidson
The Elements of Style in the Sacred Liturgy – Michon Matthiesen S.T.L. Ph.D.
Antique Chasuble by G.F. Bodley  – Shawn R. Tribe, Liturgical Arts Journal
A Peek at the Childhood Homes of 13 Well-Loved Saints – Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia
The Threefold Maternity of Mary – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
St. Willibrord, Utrecht  Gemma Animæ (130-136): Stained Glass, Tapestries, & Painting – Canticum Salomonis
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Ruins of Elgin Cathedral by David Roberts (Credit: Crissi Magazine)

The Suicide of the West: A Tale of Two Miracles

. . .“There is no God in this book.”  Thus reads the provocative first sentence of Jonah Goldberg’s latest release, The Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, & Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy. . .

by John Horvat, II,

of Crisis Magazine

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Why are Conservatives Forcing Mothers from Their Kids? – Matthew Walther, The Week
Angels Having Relations with Humans, Jude & 2 Peter & 1 Enoch – Tay. Marshall Ph.D.
Breaking the Stereotype: Comfort Shoes – Meghan Ashley Sabo, Meghan Ashley
Eucharistic Miracles & the Divine Blood Type – Rick Becker, National Catholic Register
London’s Anti-Catholic Riots Were the Bloodiest in British History – Antonia Fraser, CH
Books Received: Peter Kreeft & 2018 Ignatius Pew Missal – Fr. Z’s Blog
One-of-a-Kind Book on Adoration & St. Faustina Hits Shelves – Joseph Pronechen, NCRg
Little-Known Story of How St. Thomas the Apostle brought Christianity to India – Alet.
Defending the Catholic Church with Scripture – Ray Sullivan, Catholic Stand
Here’s a Step-by-Step Guide to the Ancient Pentecost Vigil – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
The Best Vatican Document on Economics for Some Time – Philip Booth, Catholic Hrld
Lay Evangelization & the “Smell of the Sheep” – Peter D. Beaulieu, The Cthlc Wrld Rprt
The Impermanence of Place – K.E. Colombini, First Things
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
New Vatican Doc. Affirms Economy Must be People-Centred – Ed Condon J.C.L., CH
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Dimissioni (Credit: Settimo Cielo via L’Espresso)

Pope Says He is Ready for Resignation; But on the Condition That. . .

. . .in an odd conjunction of coincidences, the words “testament” & “resignation” have recurred several times in recent days, on the lips & from the pen of Pope Francis, to some extent applied to himself as well. . .

by Sandro Magister

of Settimo Cielo

via L’Espresso

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Pope Francis Indirectly Corrects Fr. James Martin on “Animals” – Fr. Z’s Blog
Chile’s Bishops have Offered to Resign, That’s Still Not Enough – Ed Condon J.C.L., CH
Left-Wing Anti-Catholic Bigotry In Philly – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Support for Legalizing Abortion in Ireland Collapses, Less Than Half For – M. Bilger, LN
Henry Kissinger is a Boring Old Fraud – Matthew Walther, The Week
Rival Visions of the Catholic Future – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Memo to Catholic World: Have Eyes on What Pope Does in Chile – Jn. L. Allen Jr., Crux
Pope Says Removing Chile’s Bishops is ‘Needed’ But Not Enough – Inés San Martín, Crux
Ecclesial or Fundamentalist Catholic; Austen Ivereigh & Mike Lewis – Deborah Gyapong
White House to Deny Federal Funds to Planned Parenthood – Zelda Caldwell, Aleteia
Cardinal Hoyos, Former Pres. of the Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” – RIP – Fr. Z’s Blog
Will Tech Giants Sway Ireland’s Abortion Referendum? – Jon Anderson, Catholic Herald
Irish Pro-lifers Campaign to Keep Abortion Illegal – John P. McCarthy Ph.D., Crisis Mgzn
Vatican Walking Into a Trap If It Does a Deal with Red China – Fr. A. Lucie-Smith Ph.D.
Pope Says Change Coming for Chile, But So Far No Specifics – Inés San Martín, Crux
On Finance, the Vatican can Still Do Better – Samuel Gregg D.Phil., The CWR
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Austen Ivereigh (Credit: Fr. Dwight Longenecker)

Austen (Ivereigh) Has Lost His Powers

. . .English journalist, academic, & papal biographer Austen Ivereigh seems to have become somewhat of a loose cannon–rolling about on a leering ship, firing shots every which way, but while the cannonballs are flying they rarely hit their target but can do extraordinary damage to innocent victims. . .

by Father Dwight Longenecker

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Understanding the Mysterious Sword of St. Michael – R. Jared Staudt, Cthlc Exchange
Why Vatican Won’t Be Joining U.S. on Jerusalem’s Embassy Row – Jn. L. Allen Jr., Crux

Patrick Deneen, The Little Sisters of the Poor, & Libertas Idiotica – A.M. Esolen Ph.D.
YouTube Star Explains What Convinced Her Church is Right on Contraception – ChPop
Pope: I’ve Thought About When It Might Be Time to “Take Leave” – Billy Ryan, uCthlc
On Christian Liberty, Lockean Liberty: Response to S. Gregg, Esolen – P. Deneen Ph.D.
The Best Monastic Documentaries – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
New Data: Calif. Math Achievement Took Nosedive after Common Core – J. Pullmann
Court Staffer Fired After a Security Breach at Cardinal Pell Trial – Catholic Herald
New Liturgical Provisions from Archbishop Sample – Gregory DiPippo, New Lit Mov
‘Cor Orans’ Requires Contemplative Orders to Join Federations – Chloe Langr, epicPew
Jen. Fulwiler on Big Families, Mommy Wars, & Wholeness of Vision – Cat. Harmon
Prosecutors Want Media Blackout for Cardinal Pell Trial – Nick Hallett, Catholic Herald
The Holy See, China, & Evangelization – George Weigel, The Dispatch via The CWR
Judge Overturns California Assisted Suicide Law, For Now – Liberty McArtor, The Strm
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Official portrait of Mr. Jacob Rees-Mogg (Credit: Crisis Magazine)

Britain’s Next Catholic Prime Minister?

. . .unlike many Catholic Parliamentarians, not only does Rees-Mogg say he is a Catholic but he votes in Parliament the way a Catholic should on certain—non-negotiable—issues.  Furthermore, he is quite happy to tell the world this, &, refreshingly, without apology or equivocation. . .

by K.V. Turley,

of Crisis Magazine

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Mark Shea Bans Self From Facebook Page (satire) – Eye of the Tiber
Surprise, Among the Francis Men is One Who is Defending Humanæ Vitæ – S. Magister
Newly-Elected U. of Notre Dame Trustee Gave $10,000 to Pro-Abortionists – Life News
Popes Ideas for Overcoming False Dichotomy in Cath. Moral Discussion – Fr. Schneider
Nevada Citizens Bring on Brothel Fight with No Little Girl Campaign – P. Jesserer Smith
Living A Fanatical Catholic Life – Cameron Edman, Catholic Stand
YouTube Restricts Video of Man Assaulting Irish Pro-lifer – Rachel Alexander, The Strm
Dear Class of 2018: Follow Jesus, & Hold Onto These 3 Things – Jeanette DeMelo, Reg
American Medical Association Stands Firm on Assisted Suicide – Michael Cook, Mrctrnt
UK Government Accept Wearing of Crucifix in Workplace as Lawful – K.V. Turley, NCRg
Twitter Censors Pro-Lifers, Defends Terrorist Group Hamas to Have Account – S. Ertelt
How the Knights of Columbus Help Saved this Catholic Family from Syria – Ryan Scheel
Crosses on Public Buildings: Yes or No? – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., Catholic Culture
Relegating the Faith to the Private Sphere Generates a Distortion – R.J. Staudt Ph.D.
Will Midterm Elections Upend White House’s Plans for Federal Bench? – Jn. F. Desmond
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Professor Stanislaw Grygiel (Credit: Screen Shott of JPII Film via

A Friend of John Paul II: Illegitimate Theology Threatens to Undermine Humanæ Vitæ

. . .Professor Stanislaw Grygiel warns against theologians who ‘raise man’s weakness to the dignity of the principle of life’. . .

by Edward Pentin,

of the National Catholic Register

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Cardinal Defiant after Pro-Abortionists Block Canadian March for Life – Deb. Gyapong
I’m Decidedly & Unapologetically Catholic: Clarence Thomas @Christendom Col. – ChP
The Ironic Legacy of France’s Failed Revolution – Alan Charles Kors, Law and Liberty
Catholic Politician Touted as Germany’s Next Leader Wants Priestesses – Cthlc Herald
How to Argue Better – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
The Patrick Coffin Show: What Is a Real Man? Gordon Dalbey – Pat. Coffin, Cthlc Stand
Breaking: Chileans Denounce Suffering Sex Abuse by Marists, Priests – E. Vergara, ABC
How a Catholic Parish is Dealing with the Hawaii Volcano – Patrick Downes, Cthlc Hrld
Justice Is Impossible Without Truth – Donald DeMarco, National Catholic Register
Easter Reflections & Movie Spoilers – Cristina Montes, Ignitum Today
Can the Catholic Church Help Two Korean States Reconcile? – Ines Murzaku, NCRegister
My Chat with Jennifer Fulwiler: How Fashion Will Change Your Life! – Meghan Ashley
Embezzlement Trial of Former Vatican Bank Director Begins – Cindy Wooden, Cath Hrld
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
Holy See Approves Opening Cause of Beatification of Iraqi Clerics Killed in ’07 – Alet.
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Fr. Patrick Conroy, S.J., 8 May A.D. 2018 (Credit: Sarah Silbiger of CQ Roll Call via The Stream)

Father Patrick Conroy, S.J.: The Pro-Gay Dissident in the U.S. House of Representatives

. . .in A.D. 2015, Conroy participated in the “Owning Our Faith” video series produced by the Paulist Fathers.  It was part of their “Out at St. Paul” LGBT ministry located at St. Paul the Apostle Church in New York City.  In the series of YouTube videos, several members of Out at St. Paul are profiled as they share their views on homosexuality & the teachings of the Catholic Church. . .

by Joseph Sciambra,

of The Stream

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Surprised by Today’s Anti-Christian Climate? We Were Warned – Jim Tonkowich
Pope Wants Us to Welcome Migrants, But We Can’t Ignore Shocking Statistics – Cth Hrd
The Strange Myths of the New Evangelization – Mark Giszczak, Church Life Journal
Is Curranism Finally Dead at the Catholic University of America? – Austin Ruse, Crisis
As Chile Bishops Arrive in Rome, Recalling 48 Hours That Shook the Church – Jn. Allen
Bp. Voderholzer: Intercommunion Requires Unanimity of All Church – E. Pentin, NCReg
Analysis: are Pro-Lifers about to ‘Take a Run at Roe v. Wade’? – Mic. Davis, Cath Herald
Christians, It is Time to Speak, Act, & Risk – Thomas M. Doran, The CWR
The Dangerous Ideology of ‘Rational Suicide’ – Michael Cook, Mercatornet
Hopeful Developments for Vincent Lambert – Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register
The Strength of Love: Beautiful Story of a Dying Wish – Don. R. McClarey J.D., TACthlc
Exporting the Revolution To Africa – Matthew Hanley, The Catholic Thing
Repeal the 8th Campaign Negates Irish History of Non-Violence – Cha. C. Camosy, ChLJ
UK Government Breaks Promise on Catholic Schools – K.V. Turley, Natl Catholic Register
15,000 Canadians Line the Streets to Protest Abortion at March for Life – M. Bilger, LN
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