A Psalm for the Sibyl – Matthew Alderman, Dappled Things

Messianic Prophecies: Isaiah 11:1-5 – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

5 Male Celebrities I Support, and Why – Kristen Walker,

A Quick, Delicious, and Simple Christmas Gift – Kayla Peterson, Ignitum Today

Making Christmas Letters That Bit More Special – Mac McLernon, Mulier Fortis

The Death Of Pretty – Pat Archbold, National Catholic Register

Sola Scriptura v. Tradition, or: Learning Karate from a Book – Devin Rose, St. Jsph’s Vngrd


The Catholic Connection to Hanukkah – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Europe’s Crisis: Unification without a Unifying Spirit – Margriet Krijtenburg, MercatorNet

A Book for Our Age – Joseph Wood, The Catholic Thing

Hobbit Official Trailer – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

To Be Human, Be Catholic – Nathan Kennedy, Ignitum Today

Salvation Army USA Furious Over S.A. Internat’l Abortion Stance – Wendy Wright, TBAB

Latin Makes a Comeback – Charlotte Hays, Daily Register

Saving Western Civ with St. Peter Canisius – Omar F. A. Gutierrez, Regnum Novum

The Virgin Birth of Christ: What the Church Really Teaches – Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, NTM

Songs of the Saved and the Bland – Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine

Daniel’s Literal 70 Weeks: From St. Zacharias till the Presentation – Taylor Marshall, CT

The Social Muddle at Sojourners – Jonathan Witt, Acton Institute/PowerBlog


Health, Trips, Synod on Pope Benedict’s Busy 2012 Agenda – Matthew Bunson, OSV

Newt Gingrich: America’s Next Catholic President? – Michael Brendan Dougherty, Cthlc Hrld

Lame Lies about Women & the Catholic Response that I Find Compelling – Nikki, Rmn Rd

Yes, Virginia, there is a Traditional Latin Mass! – Jay Boyd PhD, Philothea on Phire

Terrorists are Criminals, Not Soldiers – Anthony S. Layne, Outside The Asylum

How To Win an Argument With a Catholic – Marc Barnes, Patheos/Bad Catholic

British Prime Minister: “We are a Christian Country” – David Cameron, MercatorNet


What Entrepreneurs Should Learn from Blessed John Paul II – Phil Lawler, Cthlc Culture

The Fullness of Time – Patrick Vandapool

Even Choosing a Holy Land Wine is Political – Jill Duchess of Hamilton, Catholic Herald

My Favorite 15 Books of 2011 – Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

Every Artist Should Buy this Book: Techniques of Icon & Wall Painting – Dav. Clayton, NLM

Give Liturgy of the Hours a Try in 2012 – Daria Sockey, OSV Newsweekly

Fake or Not, the Turin Shroud is an Article of Faith – Peter Mullen, Daily Telegraph

Arab Spring Sending Shudders Through Christians in the Middle East – Kh. A. Toameh, HNY

The Wussification of American Men – Susan Yoshihara PhD, Turtle Bay and Beyond

The Coming Latino Catholic Majority – Jeff Ziegler, Catholic World Report

And the Winner is. . . Islam – Patrick J. Buchanan, Crisis Magazine

The Normalization of Abortion – Marc John Paul, Live Action


Carrying Baby Jesus into Christmas Mass – Elizabeth Hillgrove, Ignitum Today

Catholic Leaders Hope Kim Jong Il’s Death Opens Way to Reunification – Cthlc Nws Agncy

Reply. . .Again. . .Conversion: The Way of the Cross – Brent Stubbs, Almost Not Catholic

Washington at Bay – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Bad Poetry, Bland Theology: Let’s Write a Hymn! – Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine

UK PM Defends Christianity but it’s Deeds, Not Words, that Matter – Joanna Bogle, MrctrNt

Univ. of Notre Dame, CHA Propose Dangerous Compromise on Religious Liberty – CNS

And Now Incest?: Viral Video has Parents Making Out with their Kids – J.H. Westen, LSN


Gift Books of Christian Wisdom: A Syllabus for Our Era – Fr. James V. Schall SJ, Crisis Mgzn

Christmas in Africa – Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register

To Be A Father – Brent Stubbs, Ignitum Today

Turin Shroud is Authentic – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head

7 Reasons why “Merry Christmas” will always beat “Season’s Greetings” – M. Cook, MN

Festivals of Light – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

K.C. Star Newspaper Risks Credibility with Bias Against Accused Priest – Ben. Mann, CNA

Neurosurgery for Elderly “Units” Under ObamaCare – Bob Laird, HLI America

On Bioethics and the Birth of Jesus – Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Boy Saved from Flesh-Eating Bacteria by Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha – Kie Relyea, Bllnghm Hrld

Disciples Go Hollywood – Kathryn Jean Lopez, Daily Register

Saints of Social Revolution – Christopher Gawley, New Oxford Review

Big Pulpit Spiritual Patron: Joaquín Navarro-Valls