SVNDAY EDITION

Ornamental facade of Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence (Credit: Catholic Exchange)

Two Reasons Why I’m Catholic

. . .because Jesus is present in every consecrated Host. . .

by Peter Kreeft, Ph.D.,

of Catholic Exchange

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
He Was Brought to Lourdes, Healed, Now He’s a Priest – Monica Hannan, Catholic Lane
Quæritur: Stuck at Work for All Sunday Obligation Masses – Fr. Z’s Blog
A New Mass Composed for a New Religious Community – Gregory DiPippo, New Lit Mov
‘Why Would God Transform My Life When I am Such a Sinner?’ – Francis Phillips, CH
Journey to Dominican Priesthood: Brother Bradley Elliott – Taylor Marshall Ph.D.
A 5-Point Holiness Checklist – Joshan Rodrigues, Musings in Catholic Land
Salve Regina – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Why Do Certain Monks & Nuns Live “Behind Bars”? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
An Inside Look at the Road to the Priesthood – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
How St. Charles Borromeo Can Help Form Priests Today – Fr. Joh. P. Cush S.T.D., NCReg
A Letter to My Daughter on her First Communion Day – Susanna Spencer, NC Register
Other Gospels for the Ascension – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
Pentecost & Eternal Perspective – Mark C. McCann, Catholic Stand
Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music – Nic. Casey, N.Y. Times
The Month of Mary & Music – Carolyn Pirtle, Church Life Journal
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SATVRDAY EDITION

The 1965 Mass (Credit: The Amish Catholic)

A Relic of the 1965 Liturgy

. . .that strange Mass produced by the Council in 1965, an interim liturgy somewhere between the Usus Antiquior & the Novus Ordo, was often accompanied by a distinctive style – at once traditional & fresh, what has been called by some “The Other Modern”. . .

by Rick Yoder,

of The Amish Catholic

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Fact Check: Did Card. Dolan Lend Rihanna His Mitre? – Dan Hitchens, Catholic Herald
What Nietzsche Got Right – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Joyful Devotion to St. Joseph with Fr. Donald Calloway, M.I.C. – Catholic Exchange
AP Fails to Report That Alfie Evans Was Denied Food & Water – Tom Blumer, Life News
The Experience of Pain & the Gift of Growth – Alyssa Morrisroe, Catholic Stand
So You Seek A Miracle? – The Traditian Order
Isn’t NFP Just Catholic “Birth Control?” – Jenny Uebbing, Mama Needs Coffee
(Catholic) Family Trees — Unlocking Church History via Genealogy – Tho. L. McDonald
Young, Smart, & Pro-Life in Ireland – Mary Kenny, Catholic Herald
15 Marian Quotes Perfect for Catholic Mothers, by Ginny Kochis at Not So Formulaic
Company Hates Misery – Kevin Clark, Crisis Magazine
My Chat with Jennifer Fulwiler: How Fashion Will Change Your Life! – Meghan Ashley
Don’t Be Afraid of Adoption, by Elizabeth Kirk at The Leaven
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
Motherhood as a Path to Sainthood, by Allison Ciraulo at Church Life Journal
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FRIDAY EDITION

Archbishop Stefan Hesse of Hamburg Germany (Credit: Screen Shot from Il Sismografo via NCRegister.com)

German Bishop: Pope Has Clearly Hinted Support for Intercommunion Proposal

. . .the Archbishop of Hamburg claims the Pope backs the German bishops’ majority vote in favor of Holy Communion for some Protestant spouses. . .

by Edward Pentin,

of the National Catholic Register

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
NECCO Wafers & the Catholic Failure of Imagination – Anna Abbott, NC Register
Macron Eyes a French “Transformation” – Dominic Green, City Journal
Where Did Mary Live After the Resurrection? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
7 Lessons in Evangelization from Jordan Peterson – Sam Guzman, The Cthlc Gentleman
Pope Francis has Pledged to Take Action on Abuse, Here Comes a Big Test – Chr. Altieri
Enter Into Christ’s Mystical Body; Let God Take Control – David Torkington, Cthlc Stand
How Beauty Led to My Radical Reversion – Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange
Authentic Religion: Not What We Want, What God has Revealed – Jf. A. Mirus Ph.D., CC
Amid Focus on Women, is Vatican’s Issue Less Gender than Laity? – I. San Martín, Crux
My Chat with Jennifer Fulwiler: How Fashion Will Change Your Life! – Meghan Ashley
Vatican-China Talks: Beijing is Holding Up the Process for Unknown Reasons – CH
Meet Élisabeth Bruyère, a Canadian Nun on the Road to Canonization – Philip Kosloski
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
A Royal Priesthood: 7th Sunday of Easter Readings Explained – Jn. Bergsma Ph.D., TSP
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THVRSDAY EXTRA

A Statue of Mary in Detroit (Credit: CNS/Archdiocese of Detroit via Catholic Herald)

Catholics Get Chance to Celebrate Mary with New Feast Day

. . .The Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church will take place on the Monday after Pentecost this year. . .

by Carol Zimmerman,

of Catholic Herald

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Criticize Rap Music While You Can (NSFW) – Dave Griffey, Daffey Thoughts
How to Respond to Transgenderism – Brianna Heldt, National Catholic Register
Did Mary Know That Jesus Was God? – Dave Armstrong, National Catholic Register
Two Space Aliens & a Sex Study – Ben Butera, The American Catholic
Mormons Severing All Ties With Boy Scouts, Ending Long Bond – B. McCombs, The Strm
Pope Asks Vatican Group to Examine the Role of Women in the Church – Cindy Wooden
The Forgotten Catholic Founders of Economics – Fr. Ben Johnson, Transatlantic Blog
A Daughter Finds Healing Forgiving Her Mother – Patti Maguire Armstrong, CN&I
First Step Towards Spiritual Health, by St. Francis de Sales – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
What is a Novena? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
In England, the Child is the “Mere Creature of the State” – Thomas R. Ascik J.D., Crisis
Quæritur: Traditional Baptism But With Parts in English? – Fr. Z’s Blog
China’s War on Religion Stalls Vatican Deal – Eva Dou & Francis X. Rocca, The WSJ
Ministering to Jesus – Cynthia Millen, Catholic Stand
Our Lady as Spiritual Vessel – Peter Darcy, Catholic Stand
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THVRSDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

School of Athens by Raphael, A.D. 1511 (Credit: Taylor Marshall, Ph.D.)

Plato’s Aristocracy & Why Catholics are Losing the Culture War

. . .whether you like it or not, we in the West have a layered class system & our inability to see it & plan accordingly has led contemporary Catholics to lose our cultural impact on the global stage.  Before we get to the reasons why let’s look at the classical Greek & Indo-European idea of society & rank & then move on to how Catholics are losing their social & political influence. . .

by Taylor Marshall, Ph.D.

Live Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Never Mind Met Gala’s Profanities, People Yearning for Confident Catholicism – CH
An All-Too-Moveable Feast – Charlotte Allen, First Things
The Tradition of Clerical Dress 
Pope Moved by Warmth & Family Spirit of Nomadelfia Community – Robin Gomes, VN
Teacher Appreciation – Dale M. Coulter, First Things
Hawaii Just Made a Big Mistake by Legalizing Assisted Suicide, Here’s Why – M. Valliere

The Princess Who Was Kicked Out of Her Castle for Serving the Poor – Cecilia Zinicola
What’s Scariest: Facebook, Google . . . Or Us? – Nathanael Blake Ph.D., Public Discourse
God Mounts His Throne with Shouts of Joy: Ascension Day Readings Explained – TSP
Why “Liberalism” Needs Natural Law – Samuel Gregg D.Phil., Law and Liberty
Cardinal Marx is “Impressed” with Karl Marx – Paul G. Kengor Ph.D., Crisis Magazine
Top Guernsey Committee Refuses to Back Assisted Suicide – Nick Hallett, Cthlc Herald
Does California Law Deny Parents’ Right to Opt Out of ‘Gender Education’? – Br. Fraga
Monsieur Olier on the Ascension – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
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VVEDNESDAY EXTRA

Pope Benedict XVI with his books (Credit: Settimo Cielo via L’Espresso)

. . .Glory To God, That There May Be Peace on Earth.  A Never-Before-Published Text From Pope Benedict XVI. . .

via L’Espresso

Pass the Torch – Protect the Parish – Dom Cingoranelli, Catholic Stand
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