Wherein Fr. Z Rants: Cardinal Sarah’s Proposals for “Mutual Enrichment”

by Father John Zuhlsdorf

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Vatican II Interpretation & Connection w/Current Church Crisis – Bp. Athanasius Schneider
A Reply to Cardinal Sarah on ‘Liturgical Reconciliation’ – Joseph Shaw, Rorate Cæli
When Can Mutual Enrichment Begin? – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
Orthophobia and the Marginalized QTBGL Catholic – Deacon Jim Russell, Crisis Magazine
Do Not Be Afraid To Speak Up for Freedom – Christine Roe, Catholic Stand
The True Ecumenism Spadaro and Figueroa Missed – Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine
Ascension Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski
Who’s Behind Spadaro, et al? – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
Muslim Good Samaritans in War-Torn Marawi – Ramon Antonio A. Aldana, Catholic Stand
Catholics Talking Past One Another – Timothy Kirchoff, Ethika Politika
In Latest Appointments, Pope Names New Members of Roman Rota – CNA via The CWR
This is Not How Saint Sebastian Was Martyred: the Astonishing True Story – ChurchPop
Sacred Liturgy Conf. in Oregon Highlights the Beauty, Truth of Church’s Worship – Paul Senz
With Him in Heaven, in All His Glory – Wendy McMahon, Catholic Stand
Five Hard Truths That Will Set You Free – Msgr. Charles Pope, Community in Mission
Pray the Rosary Especially This Year on the 100th Anniversary of Fatima – Dom Cingoranelli


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From a Lutheran Playground to a Path Through Anti-Catholic Bigotry

by Russell Shaw

of The Dispatch

via The Catholic World Report

Fathers of Aborted Children Feel Effects of the Crime – Patty Knap, Natl Catholic Register
Turkey’s Black Sea Policy: Navigating Between Russia and the West – Selim Koru, Eurasianet
Richard Dawkins: “Any Fetus is Less Human Than an Adult Pig” – Paul Stark,
Why It’s Incoherent to Support Euthanasia and Oppose Suicide – Zachary D. Schmoll
Immunity for Prosecutors Encourages Fraud – William L. Anderson, Mises Institute
Atheists Can’t Trust Reason — Or Anything – William M. Briggs Ph.D., Statistician to the. . .
Why Religious Leaders Might be Best at Fighting Extremism – Cthlc News Agncy via The CWR
Liberal Muslim Leaders Fear for Their Safety for Protesting Terrorism – Gabrielle Okun
Why Did Indonesia Just Rename Its Part of the South China Sea? – Prashanth Parameswaran
How China’s Navy Is Preparing to Fight in the Far Seas – Rn. Martinson & Katsuya Yamamoto
Muslims for Same-Sex “Marriage”? – William Kilpatrick Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
Finance Can Be a Noble Profession (Yes, Really) – Mihir A. Desai, Harvard Business Review
Armenia: Can the Government Reverse Demographic Decline? – Joshua Kucera, Eurasianet
Chick-fil-A is Rolling Out Family Style Meals and KFC Should be Terrified – Hayley Peterson
In Search of the Lost Art of Ancient Roman Concrete – J-P Mauro, Aleteia
How Union Spies Saved Washington, D.C. From Becoming a Confederate City – David Axe, TNI


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Spanish Cathedral Targeted for Reversing the Reconquista

by Matthew E. Bunson

of the National Catholic Register

Msgr. Swetland’s Confusions – Edward Feser Ph.D.
The Media’s Pope Francis Problem – Matthew Walther, The Week
Is Etiquette More Important Than the Good of Souls? – Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Cthlc Thing
How My Branch of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Family Converted to Catholicism – Lindsay Kuniyuki
The Growing Secular Totalitarianism & Our Catholic Response – Alan L. Anderson, The CWR
How to Ask for Gifts and Receive Donations – Brice Sokolowski,
Black Theology, The Catholic Church in America, and Communion Ecclesiology – Cary Dabney
Brutal Regensburg Report Hailed as Step in the Right Direction – Cth Nws Agcy via The CWR
Has the Church Repealed the Law of Non-Contradiction? – Jim Russell, The CWR
The Natural Law is Written and Engraved on Your Soul – Patrick Coffin, NC Register
Eastern Worship vs. Western? Fair and Unfair Comparisons – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
Former U.S. Head of Opus Dei Dies at 71 – Catholic News Agency via The Cthlc World Rprt
Hypocrites in the Church: Readings for 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time – John Bergsma Ph.D.
Heaven, Evangelization, and Bumper Sticker Christianity – Anthony S. Layne, Catholic Stand
The God Confirmation – Ray Sullivan, Catholic Stand
Why Support Catholic Media? – Marge Fenelon, National Catholic Register


Anglo-Catholics are Close to Despair, Is the Church of England about to Split?

by Andrew Sabisky

of Catholic Herald

Yes, LGBT Activists Want to Punish Christians – Michael Brown Ph.D., The Stream
Dunkirk – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
How Modern Architects Ripped Society Apart – Niall Gooch, Catholic Herald
80 Years Ago, Hilaire Belloc Predicted Islam’s Re-emergence ’cause of Secularization – M.M.
NBC’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly profiles Boys’ Latin Charter School – Hannah Silver, AI
Be Very Worried About The Future Of Free Expression – David Harsanyi, The Federalist
The New West: Poland, America, and Christianity – Peter S. Rieth, The Imaginative. . .
Russia’s Secret Weapon: Armored Vehicles That Can ‘Fly’ – Sebastien Roblin, The Natl Intrst
It’s Worse In Modern China – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Sorry, Professor, Speech Is Not Violence, Even To Your Neurons – John Staddon, The Fdrlst
Pro-Life Group Slams GOP Opposing Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood – Steven Ertelt
Ukraine’s Future Is Brighter Than You Think – Luke Coffey, The National Interest
Is Turkey Becoming Another Iran? – Uzay Bulut, Gatestone Institute
Middle Eastern Christians Propose a Safe Haven in Iraq – Angelo Stagnaro, NC Register
The Political Geography of the India-China Crisis at Doklam – Ankit Panda, The Diplomat
Elon Musk Claims ‘Verbal Government Approval’ to Build Hyperloop between NY & DC – Muoio


Female Altar Servers Up, Ordinations Down

by Father John Zuhlsdorf

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Land O’Lakes at 50: Catholic Universities Cave to Culture – Anthony Esolen Ph.D., NC Rgstr
Parry and Riposte Over Jesuit James Martin’s Defense of Homosexuality – Fr. Z’s Blog
Mass “Facing the People” and Priest Control Freaks – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
Cardinal Müller: Benedict XVI was ‘Disappointed’ at My Removal – Catholic Herald
The Church in the Wilderness – Jonathan B. Coe, Crisis Magazine
How an American Woman became a Nun to Let Her Husband become a Priest – Philip Kosloski
Ascension Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski
Prudence and Knowing When to Quit – Susannah Pearce, Integrated Catholic Life™
Attending Mass with the Maronites – Paul Oakes, Catholic Stand
Confessions of an Ex-Drug Addict – T.W. and Jean Elizabeth Seah, Ignitum Today
Report Claims Decades of Abuse Against 500 German Choir Boys – CNA via The CWR
Why the Death Penalty is Still Necessary – Joseph M. Bissette & Edward Feser Ph.D.
Tis the Year for Fatima Reading: 2 New Books, a Classic & a Bonus – Sarah Reinhard, NC Reg
Seeing Others with the Light of Christ – Cynthia Millen, Catholic Stand
Corruption Trial of Former Vatican Hospital Officials Begins – Cthlc News Agncy via The CWR
The Parables of Jesus – Part II (Video of the Mass Readings Explained) – Brant Pitre Ph.D., TSP


Ultra-Rich Gay Activist On Targeting Christians: It’s Time To ‘Punish The Wicked’

by Bre Payton

of The Federalist

Facebook Gives Official Explanation for Page Removals, But Does It Make Sense? – ChurchPop
Mary Jo Would be Seventy-Six – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
A Call to Protest the Growing Threat from Satanism – John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine
Robert George on U.S. Society:  ‘Our Divisions Are Very Deep’ – Robert P. George D.Phil.
Just. Cut. Taxes. – Ross Douthat, The New York Times
When Christ is Not the Center – Randall B. Smith Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
The Cooler Cold War – George Weigel, The Dispatch via The Catholic World Report
The Curious Omission in @AntonioSpadaro Attack Piece: Reagan’s Evil Empire Missing – Fr. Z
Charlie Gard’s Family Allowed Permanent U.S. Residency – Catholic News Agency
Why ‘Net Neutrality’ Is Nothing More Than Corporate Power Grab – Maureen Collins
An Effective Weapon to Reach Pro-Abortion Advocates – Patti Maguire Armstrong, NC Rgstr
To Fix Healthcare, We Need to Repeal a Lot More than Obamacare – Ryan McMaken, Mises
Hawaii Pro-Lifers Push Back Against Being Forced to Refer for Abortions – Matthew Archbold
Christian Refugees Flee Islamic Persecution in Greek Refugee Camps, Seeking Asylum – J. Gill
How Fertility Awareness is Good for Your Marriage – Gerard Migeon, Mercatornet
Crisis in Europe Calls for a ‘Creative Minority’ – Elizabeth Yeh, Acton Institute


Archbishop Chaput Responds to Jesuit Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro and La Civiltà Cattolica

by Father John Zuhlsdorf

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Breviaries: Liturgia Horarum or Breviarium Romanum? – Fr. John Hunwicke
Quæritur: What is “Properly Disposed” for Holy Communion? – Fr. Z’s Blog
What is God’s Will and Desire For My Life? – Bart Schuchts, Catholic Stand
The Key Truth About Marriage Hidden in the Word “Matrimony” – ChurchPop
Cross Fit: 10 Ways to Stay Spiritual Healthy – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., The Catholic Gentleman
200 Years Ago: Jane Austen – RIP: A Date of “Note” – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
Ascension Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski
The Ancient, Secular Reason Why Saints are Shown with Halos – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Nudes in Sacred Art Convey 4 Different Types of Symbolism – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
The Three Ages of the Interior Life: History and Liturgy – Fr. Jerry J. Pokorsky, TCT
What is a Tabernacle? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Msgr. Gallagher: Before ISIS, Christians were Already Second-Class Citizens – Rome Reports
The Joy and Dignity of Work – Jean Elizabeth Seah, Ignitum Today
Plato, Miracles, and the Reality of Matter – Bob Drury, Catholic Stand
What are the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Edel Quinn: An Unlikely Missionary – Laura DeMaria, Catholic Stand

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