Month: August 2011


Motherless Mothering – Sarah, Fumbling Toward Grace

The Philosophy of Sex – Dennis Buonafede, The Integrated Catholic Life™

If Christ is the Rock, can Peter also be the Rock? – Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theo Mov

You Can Never Afford Them – Matthew Archbold, National Catholic Register

Book Review: The Bible Made Impossible – Brent Stubbs, Almost Not Catholic

The Value of a Woman, Part II – Kevin Lowry, A Grateful Convert

Our Collective Wisdom: Responding Properly – Dr. Jeff Mirus,

The Pastor’s Initiative May Have Schismatic Consequences – Tancred, Epnyms Flwr

Echoes of an Unsung Lullaby – JC Sanders,

Non-Human People – Foxfier, The American Catholic

Getting In Character – Kevin O’Brien, Theater of the Word Incorporated

My Father was a Porn Addict – Michelle Vanloon,


Pope Denounces Economies that Put Profit Ahead of People – Fiona Govan, Dly Tlgrph

The BBC’s Coverage of WYD Has Been a Disgrace – Milo Yiannopoulos, Catholic Herald

Benedict’s Drive to Stop Declining Church Attendance – Nick Squires, Daily Telegraph

Pope and Young People walk Way of the Cross in Madrid – Luke Coppen, Catholic Herald

Catholic Madrid Will Awe World Youth Day Pilgrims – Joseph Pronechen, Daily Register

Video: Pope Arrives at Monastery of El Escorial for WYD Events – Catholic Herald

Two Worlds, Two Cultures – Fr. Ray Blake

Papa Bene in Spain: A Meek Man of Mighty Action – Madeleine Teahan, Catholic Herald

Pope Encourages Religious Sisters & Professors to Teach the Truth – Lorna Cruz, NCReg

Pope Counsels the Young to be ‘Firm in Faith’ – Milo Yiannopoulos, Catholic Herald

A Packed Program of Events at Madrid’s Love & Life Center – Fr. Mat. Gamber SJ, CWR

Day 4 in Madrid: The Pope Has Arrived! – Rachel Howell, Daily Register

Full Text of the Pope’s Address at the End of the Via Crucis – Catholic Herald

Full Text of the Pope’s Address to Young Professors – Catholic Herald

Full Text of Pope Benedict XVI’s Address in the Plaza de Cibeles – Catholic Herald


In Defense of Michael Voris and Simon Rafe – Mark Shea, National Catholic Register

Former Anglican Priests: What About the Families? – Charlotte Hays, The Daily Register

Apostle to Prostitutes: Today’s Saint John Eudes – Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Why Do Catholics Abstain from Meat on Fridays? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Why the Priest Blesses the Water at the Offertory of the Mass – Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, NTM

There Is Some Blue Sky! Let Us Go Chase It! – Julie Robison,

Myth Busters: The Impeccability of the Pope – Brent Stubbs, Almost Not Catholic

We’ve Got a Lot to Learn from the Italians about Brotherly Love – Fr. Lucie-Smith, CH

Universal Salvation and Probability – DarwinCatholic, The American Catholic

Mormonism and Natural Law – Francis Beckwith, The Catholic Thing

Love of Freedom & Catholics Participating in Public Life – Loretta Pioch, Catholic Lane

UK Bishops’ Soc. Jus. Agency Slammed for Inviting Pro-Abort Speakers – P. Craine, LSN


Voris is Making the Right Kinds of Enemies – Tancred, The Eponymous Flower

Spiritual Heirloom – Elizabeth Hillgrove,

In Praise of the Cassock from an Unexpected Source – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

The Marriage Gap that’s Destroying Middle America – Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet

The Last Gasp of the Revolution that Failed – Mark P. Shea, Catholic and Enjoying It!

Deception for Our Times? Details, Part One – Kevin Symonds, Catholic Lane

How to Undo the Autonomy Argument for Abortion Rights – Erika Bachiochi, Pblc Dscrs

Equality Watchdog Drops Plan to Protect Religious Rights – Tim Ross, Daily Telegraph

Cross & Eagle Catholic Blogging Award for Longest Post Title – The American Catholic

Vatican Releases Documents on U.S. Sex Abuse Case – Zenit

Dublin Archd. on Brink of Financial Collapse Due to Sex Abuse Payouts – M. Kelly, CNS

Fin. Minister: Canada’s Rapidly Aging Workforce is a Problem Now – Th. Baklinski, LSN


WYD & Religious Freedom – Abp. Charles J. Chaput OFM Cap, First Things/On the Square

Abp. Chaput Encourage WYD Youth in Their Friendship With God – M. Medlin/D. Kerr

Mercy at World Youth Day – Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Daily Register

Stunning Photos from World Youth Day – Thomas Peters, Catholic Vote/American Papist

WYD Emphasizes Being Reconciled to God – Tim Drake, National Catholic Register

Pope Receives Enthusiastic Greeting in Spain – David Kerr, Catholic News Agency

Sunny in Madrid, Stormy in Damascus – Sandro Magister, Chiesa

Pope Benedict XVI Arrives in Madrid – Milo Yiannopoulos, Catholic Herald

Video of Pope’s Arrival – Catholic Herald

Bp. Mark Davies Urges Young to Stand with the Pope – David V. Barrett, Cthlc Herald

Full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s Welcome Address – Catholic Herald

Archbishop Chaput’s reflection for WYD’s Night of Joy – OSV Daily Take


Why do our Bishops Abuse the Extraordinary Form? – William Oddie, Catholic Herald

The Church has a Deep Theology about the Seventh Commandment – Carl Olson, IIS

The High Cost of Capitulation – Louie Verrecchio, Catholic Lane

The Truth Is – Steven Lawson,

Cross & Eagle Catholic Blogging Award for Best Pseudonym – The American Catholic

On the Reading of Obscure Documents – John M. DeJak, The Distributist Review

Sedevacantist Sisters Reunite With Church – Jim Graves, The Daily Register

The Liturgy of St. James on the Eucharist – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Differences Between Current & New Translation of the Missal – Msgr. Ch. Pope, AOW

Excerpts from Thomas Aquinas’ Childhood Journal – Mark P. Shea, Cthlc & Enjoying It!

10-Year-Old Girl Poses Seductively for French Vogue Magazine – Kathleen Gilbert, LSN

Receiving Gifts, a 1626 Missale Romanum & Galileo – Dr. Stacy Trasancos, Accept Abund

U.S.: Driehaus, Be a Man – Matthew Archbold, Creative Minority Report


Mexico: The Farewell of the Ranchero Cardinal – Andrés Beltramo Alvarez, La Stmp

Quæritur: Can a Deaf Priest say Mass in the Extraordinary Form? – Fr. Z, WDTPRS?

Church Closings: Is Bigger Better? – Joan Frawley Desmond, The Daily Register

Cross & Eagle Catholic Blogging Award for Most Beautiful Blog – The American Catholic

Vatican Releases Dossier, Rejects Accusations in Oregon Abuse Lawsuit – Tancred, EF

On Things as They Are – Amy Welborn, Dappled Things

Ron Paul’s Rhetoric on Abortion Does Not Match His Position – Lisa Graas

Is the Acton Inst. a Genuine Expression of Catholic Social Thought? – Thomas Storck, DR

Socialist President of Peru filling Lady’s Ministry with Pro-Aborts – M.C. Hoffman, LSN


2 Cthlc Col.’s Land ISI Exceptional List Spots, Another Deemed Train Wreck – CNS

The Catholic’s Guide to Local Pilgrimages – Allison Terrell,

The 2011 Cross & Eagle Catholic Blogging Awards – The American Catholic

The Seal of Confession & the Virtue of Religion – Fr. Tim Finigan, The Hrmntc of Cntnty

In Praise of Unattainable Women: Botticelli’s Madonna – Matthew Alderman, DT

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s Holier-Than-Thou Hit Piece – Joe Heschmeyer, SP

Disgraced Abp. Weakland Adviser to Speak at Pedophilia Conference – Dallas Catholics

 . . . First Things: How to Normalize Pedophilia in 5 Easy Steps . . .

  . . . Tony Layne: Pedophilia: The One Boundary Progressives Can’t Push? . . .

 . . . Jeremy Kryn: Academic Conference Seeks to Normalize Pedophilia . . .

Sudan: Human Rights Violated – Michelangelo Nasca, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Missed Opportunity – Our Sunday Visitor

Zagano Watch: Update! – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

The Sound of One Hand Clapping – Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Study Says Prime-Time Cartoons Full of Adult Content – Susan Brinkmann OCDS, WOG

Pro-Lifers Barred from Montreal Cathedral – John-Henry Westen,


The Importance of Latin Americans in the WYD Celebrations – Andrés B. Álvarez, La Stmp

How Solidarity Movement is Connected to WYD – Matthew Schmitz, First Things

How to Follow WYD Madrid 2011 – Rome Reports

A Trip to Confession Park, Vocational Booths & Life on the Rock – Rachel Howell, NCReg

Abp. Dolan Prays With Young New Yorkers at WYD – David Kerr, Daily Register

On Amanda Marcotte’s Vicious, Pathetic Hissy Fit Over WYD Joy – Th. Peters, CV/AmP

Agenda for WYD – University of St. Thomas (Houston)

Opening Mass Kicks Off World Youth Day – Fr. Matthew Gamber SJ, The Daily Register

Cardinal Tells Youth Faith Is an Adventure at WYD’s First Mass – CNA/EWTN News

Opening Mass Welcomes Pilgrims to WYD – Rachel Howell, The Daily Register


The Juridical Key to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite – Dr. Jeff Mirus, Cth Cltr

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids – Francis Philllips, MercatorNet

Listening to the Early Church Fathers & the Liturgy – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Ppry

There and Back Again – Colin Gormley,

The Old Postmodern Trollop – Joseph Bottum, Catholic Vote

New Nuns and Priests Seen Opting for Tradition – Tancred, The Eponymous Flower

RealCatholicTV’s Voris had ‘No Idea’ about Internal Problems – Benjamin Mann, CNA

Presidential GOP Poll for Catholics – The American Catholic

Abp. Dolan on Meatless Fridays & External Signs of Our Catholic Identity – Fr. Zuhlsdorf

Stay-at-Home Moms Need Help – Jennifer Fulwiler, National Catholic Register

Rare Video: Election of Pope John XXIII in 1958 A.D. – Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

On the Record With John Garvey, CUA President – Joan Frawley Desmond, Dly Rgstr

Diocese of Pueblo Trying to Serve Two Masters? – Jeremy Kryn,


Why Are Young Believers More Religiously-Conservative? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shmlss Ppry

Beautiful Catholic Art: Madonna and Child – Elaine Golden,

The Church and Capitalism – Alessandra Nucci, Catholic World Report

The Immorality of Nice Fornication – Anthony Esolen, The Catholic Thing

The “Addiction Blame Game” – The Motley Monk

Madrid will Never Forget these Scenes of Devotion – Madeleine Teahan, Catholic Herald

For Father Bourgeois, Today’s the Day – Wayne Laugesen, The Daily Register

Bp. Athanasius Schneider: Communion in the Hand Destroys Piety – Tancred, EF

Economics & the Catholic Vision of the Good Life – B. García/R. Miller/J. Médaille, DT

Disappointed by Jason Berry’s Render Unto Rome – Phil Lawler,

What Angels Asked Each Other as Mary Assumed into Heaven – Fr. Erlenbush, NTM

The Selfless Heart, the Story of St. Joan Delanoue – Oscar F. A. Gutierrez, Rgnm Nvm

Birth Control Raises Deadly Clot Risk to 1,700% for Women – Jeremy Kryn, LSN

 . . . Cthlc Duquesne Univ. sues co. for paying unauthorized contraceptive claims . . .

 . . . AmP: Poll-Planned Parenthood More Extreme than Most Pro-Abort Americans . . .

 . . . Sex-Selective Abortion:  China’s “Vow” to Crack Down an Empty Promise? . . .

 . . . Simon Caldwell: Pharmacists Who Object to Handing Out Pill Could Lose Job . . .


What is a “Know-Nothing”? – Pat McNamara, Patheos/In Ages Past

Miraculous Circumstances Surround Mexico’s Sanctuary of the Unborn – M. Hoffman, LSN

 . . . UK hospital backs down after forcing Christian nurses to commit abortions . . .

 . . . UK guidelines may strip pharmacists of conscience rights on morning after pill . . .

Santorum Momentum Builds: Leadership Trumps Showmanship in Ames – Lisa Graas

Making Beautiful Liturgy Happen Everywhere– Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Freiburg Archd. Links to Germany’s Planned Parenthood – Tancred, Epnyms Flwr

The Muslim Persecution of Christians – Raymond Ibrahim, Catholic Lane

Compulsory Sex Ed in New York – Brian Fraga, The Daily Register

Catholic College Hired Expert in Support of Transgender, Variant Students – CNS

80-year-old Lady who Discovered Cross Upon which Jesus was Crucified – Cthlc Hrld

Zeba, the “Princess” Who Ran Away for Love – Mauro Pianti, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Card. Canizares (Prefect CDW) on Vatican II & SSPX – Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?


Martyrdom in Pakistan – George Weigel, Archdiocese of Denver

The 12 Most Important Things to Know about Angels – Dr. Peter Kreeft, ICL™

Self-Defeating Concessions – David Mills, First Things/First Thoughts

Ten Things you will not Find in a Catholic Home – Richard Collins, Linen on the Hdgrw

What Is An Affiliation With A Major Basilica? – Allie, Here Is The Church. . .

Top Five Reasons to Use Your “YouCat” – Brent Stubbs,

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Papal Knight of the Golden Spur – Dylan Parry, Rlctnt Snnr

Therapists: APA Gay Marriage Paper Based on Politics, Not Science – K. Gilbert, LSN

 . . . EU pol rejected for SSA stance: Christians are EU’s reservoir’of values . . .

 . . . Majority of Brazilians Reject SSA Civil Unions After Tribunal Imposition . . .

 . . . Copts still threaten to remove 4,000 families from Cthlc schools over “equity” . . .

 . . . Ontario “Equity” Strategy will be Used to Persecute Catholics . . .

 . . . Steve Weatherbe: Canadian Parents Battle Pro-Homosexual Public Schools . . .

 . . . Largest Ontario Catholic parents group opposes homosexual clubs in schools . . .

Germans & Their Aversion to “Catholic” Rome – Guido Horst, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Celeb’s Hollywood Pedophilia Stunner Met With Media Whimper –

 . . . Bill Donohue: Media Ignore Child Sex Abuse . . .

 . . . LSN: Pedophiles in Hollywood ‘surround’ children ‘like vultures’ . . .

Scenes from the Annual LCWR Meeting: the Fecundity of Chaos – Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

UK Riots and Malaise in the West – Robert Struble Jr, Catholic Lane

 . . . MercatorNet: Will Britain’s PM Reform the Welfare State? . . .

Prayers for East Africa – Sr. Lisa Marie Doty FDCC, Nunspeak


103-yr.-old Nun to Leave Convent 1st Time in 84 yrs., meet Pope – Fiona Govan, Tgrph

Viva la Virgen de la Paloma! – Fr. Matthew Gamber SJ, Catholic World Report

WYD Priests Granted Power to Lift Abortion Excommunications – Patrick B. Craine, LSN

Priests Have a Special Role at WYD – Fr. Matthew Gamber SJ, Catholic World Report

Stay-Cation World Youth Day – Elizabeth Hillgrove,

California Comic Mogul Donates Cartoon Catechesis to WYD – Angelo Stagnaro, NCReg

Spes et Mutatio – Jennifer Mazzara,

Sept. 11 Flag Comes to World Youth Day – David Kerr, EWTN News/CNA

World Youth Day Exhibition Highlights Christian Persecution – ACN-USA News

Day 1 recap of WYD – Lindsay Ross, OSV Daily Take

Getting Ready for World Youth Day – Fr. Matthew Gamber SJ, Catholic World Report

Arrival in Madrid, & What’s Inside the Backpack – Sara Angle, Cthlc News Service Blog

Madrid Cardinal Delighted With U.S. Turnout – Fr. Matthew Gamber SJ, The Dly Rgstr


The Vision of E.F. Schumacher – Joseph Pearce, The Daily Register

My Non-Apostasy Story – JC Sanders,

It’s Open Season on Christians: A “Meet the Press” Interview – Msgr. Ch. Pope, AOW

The Black Sheepdog Continues His Morph – Mark P. Shea, Catholic and Enjoying It!

The Graying of the Spirit of Vatican II Crowd – Tom Kreitzberg, Disputations

A Tipping Point for the Family? – Michael Cook, MercatorNet

Apart from the Mass Killings, Things are so Pleasant! – Phil Lawler,

St. Joachim, Husband, Father of the Blessed Virgin, Grandfather of the Lord – Fr. Z

Episcopal Convert: R. R. Reno – Why I’m Catholic

Relic Photo: Sacred Crown of St. Stephen of Hungary – Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

60 Years a Priest, On the Anniversary of the Pope’s Ordination – Fr. J.V. Schall SJ, II

Apologetics Toolbox: Assumption of Mary – Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

The Next Push: “Normalizing” Pedophilia – Dallas Catholics

 . . . Tony Layne: How do you Normalize Pedophilia? . . .


Why Are Seminaries Afraid of the Extraordinary Form? – Fr. Christopher Smith, Chant Café

Woolly Mammoth found in Westminster Diocese! – Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

Of Cassocks and Demons – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head

Active Participation – Mac McLernon, Mulier Fortis

Remember When Candidates Didn’t Have to Defend Their Christianity? – Lisa Graas

Catholicism Documentary, An Epic Presentation of the Faith – Brandon Vogt, Thin Veil

A Teacher’s Perspective on the UK Riots – Marissa K. Nichols, The Theology of Laundry

Cheering My Love – Trista Garttner,

Benedict XVI Says Silence Brings us in Touch with God – La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Did The ACC (AmChurch) Pad Their Attendance Numbers? – LarryD, Acts of the Apostasy

Quæritur: Communion More than Once a Day – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Dodged The Bullet! – Fr. Erik Richsteig, Orthometer

Trying to Fly with One Wing: Classification of Things – Stanley D. Williams PhD, Cthlc Lane


A Great & Glorious, but Debated, Assumption – David Mills, First Things/On the Square

A Woman for All Seasons – Matt Bifulco, Catholic Exchange

Jittery About Mary – Mark Shea, National Catholic Register

Nation of Faith, Nation of Immigrants – Abp Charles J. Chaput OFM Cap, Public Discourse

Deception for our Times? Questioning Anne a Lay Apostle – Kevin Symonds, Cthlc Lane

WYD Eve: Everything in Readiness in Madrid – Fr. Matthew Gamber SJ, The Dly Rgstr

 . . . Rio de Janeiro to host World Youth Day 2013 . . .

 . . . Christina King: World Youth Day 2011: Symbols Rich in Meaning . . .

 . . . Brandon Vogt: The Assumption, Bringing Mary Close . . .

 . . . Tim Drake: YouCat Goes to World Youth Day . . .

 . . . Rachel Howell: Madrid, Here We Are! . . .

Benedict XVI and the Jews – Andrea Tornielli, La Stampa/Vatican Insider


The Future of Courage – Raymond Cardinal Burke, The Daily Register

St. Maximillian Kolbe, pray for Catholic Media – Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

WYD: For these Millennials, Faith Trumps Relativism – Anna Williams, USA Today

 . . . Papa Bene: “Attend the World Youth Day through your prayers” . . .

 . . . The average age of participants at WYD 2011, is 22 . . .

 . . . Msgr. Mogavero: “youngsters are the real revolutionaries” . . .

Proof that Encouraging Single-Parent Families Was Wrong – William Oddie, Cthlc Herald

 . . . Francis Phillips: Christianity no longer soul of public life: why Britain rioted . . .

The Separation of Gay Church and State – Mike Adams

Please Don’t Read This Poem at Your Wedding – Jennifer Fulwiler, Ntnl Cthlc Register

Horn of Africa: Famine & The Tragedy of Child Soldiers – Michelangelo Nasca, La Stampa

Is the “Rock” Peter, or His Faith? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Evidence of Collaboration Between Phila D.A.’s Office & SNAP –

Santorum Discusses Obama’s Opposition to Born Alive Infant Protection Act – L. Graas

Priest Sex Scandal: Mutant Gene Initialized by contact with Conservatives? – Mtly Mnk

Need to a Return to the Full Truth & Practice of the Faith – Jane Mossendew, Cth Oasis

New Translation Monday: Eucharistic Prayer II, Part I – Jake Tawney, Roma locuta est


The Death of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Latin Tradition – Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, NTM

In what year was Mary assumed into Heaven? – Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Feast of the Assumption – Pope Benedict XVI, Catholic Exchange

The Assumption – Msgr. Ronald Knox, Ignatius Insight

Paris: 150,000 Attending Feast of the Assumption – La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Mary in Byzantine Doctrine and Devotion –  Br. John M. Samaha SM, Ignatius Insight

UK can be a Hopeful Place if it Rediscovered its Devotion to Mary – Fr. Lucie-Smith, CH

The Perpetual Virginity of Mary – Ship of St. Peter

Fairest Daughter of the Father – Fr. Charles M. Mangan, Ignatius Insight

From Eden to Eternity – Dc. Harold Burke-Sivers, Ignatius Insight

Solemnity of the Assumption – Marcellino D’Ambrosio PhD, Catholic Lane


Musical Resources for the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal – Jeffrey A. Tucker, Chnt Cf

Humanitarian Emergencies, the Catholic Church on Front Line – Gianni Gennari, LS

Greetings From Madrid! – Fr. Matthew Gamber SJ, The Daily Register

 . . . a mobile studio for 350-thousand Social Network users available . . .

 . . . youth have arrived, in a week there will be one million of them . . .

 . . . No “Flash in the Pan” but Extraordinary Instrument for Evangelization . . .

 . . . “The WYD will be an occasion to meet the living God” . . .

 . . . Mexico and the controversies surrounding WYD 2017 . . .

 . . . Christian Witness from 911 to London Riots . . .

 . . . Stations of the Cross at WYD to symbolize world sufferings . . .

 . . . For the latest updates concerning World Youth Day click here . . .

Patristic Rosary Project: Fourth Glorious Mystery, The Assumption – Fr. Z, WDTPRS?

Sr. Keehan Bows Down to Obama, Not God, in Health Care Mandate – Lisa Graas

Why London is Burning – Niamh Ui Bhriain,

Shrines: Tools of Evangelization – Radio

Austrian Church Dissidents Doesn’t Fear Cardinal Schönborn – Tancred, Epnyms Flwr

St. Paul’s Language of Prophecy: A God’s-eye View of History – Fr. Tucker Cordani, CL

Some More Thoughts on Hand-Holding – Anthony S. Layne, The Impractical Catholic

NFP: A Challenge to Married Couples – Mark Stricherz, The Catholic Thing

The Seal of Confession: Some Basics – Fr. Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

Solemn and Sacred Transformations – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head


England Riots: A Postmodern Failure – Rebekah Hebbert, MercatorNet

Remembering Maximilian Kolbe, Executed 70 Years Ago Today – Brad Birzer, Cth Vote

Dear CBS: Jesus Is Not a Serial Killer – Brent Bozell, NewsBusters

A Sermon on Church Architecture – Fr. Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

The Pope and His Brother Enjoy Anniversary Concert – Radio

NCReporter Implies Men Who Obey Church Teachings are Sick in the Head – Fr. Z

While On Others Thou Art Calling, Do not Pass Me By! – Msgr. Charles Pope, AOW

The Apostles Sprinkled Salt Upon the Nations – Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Peter Kreeft Answers the Question: What is Love? – Patrick Madrid

Behind the Scenes: How Vatican Dealt with Dissenting Bishop – Andrea Tornielli, La Stmp

The Mental State of a Medjugorje Seer – Louis Bélanger, Medjupedia

Tough Questions About Predestination, Free Will, Evil & Hell – Joe Heschmeyer, SP


Four Reasons to Go to World Youth Day – Rachel Howell, The Daily Register

 . . . Pope Benedict hearing confessions at World Youth Day . . .

 . . . Joseph Pronechen: Gregorian Chant Heads to World Youth Day . . .

 . . . video: More than 100,000 young people attend World Youth Day warm-up . . .

The National Catholic Register on TV and More – Tim Drake, National Catholic Register

Ordination, Equality, and Natural Law – James Flynn, The Catholic Thing

Perspectives on the Jews & Salvation, from Luke & Paul – Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, NTM

The Stories of the Poet Popes – Andrea Tornielli, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

The Power of a Father’s Presence – Colleen Carroll Campbell, Catholic Lane

East Africa: Act Now to Save Lives – Radio

Myth Busters: Catholics Re-Sacrifice Christ – Brent Stubbs, Almost Not Catholic

Men, Lust and Contraception – Fr. James Farfaglia, Illegitimi non carborundum

Saint John of Damascus on the Assumption – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Catholic Nurses use Equality Act to Protect their Pro-Life Beliefs – Tim Ross, Dly Tlgrph

Do Wisconsin Unions Reflect Catholic Social Doctrine? – Omar F. A. Gutierrez, Rgnm Nvm

Costa Rica Hauled to International Court for Resisting IVF – Patrick B. Craine, LSN


There will be a SUNDAY EXTRA EDITION later today.


World Youth Day App – Radio

 . . . WYD 2011: ‘Important Energy in the Church’ . . .

 . . . WYD and Pope Benedict’s Vision of a “New Evangelization” . . . 

 . . . Abp. Chaput: Recalling a WYD ’93 Moment of Grace . . .

Technology and the Mass of the Future – Ship of St. Peter

Catholic Bookstores Working Hard to Compete Online – Liz O’Connor, Cthlc Nws Srvc

Fr. Busa, the Jesuit Who Invented the Hypertext – Andrea Tornielli, La Stampa

Catholic New Media Awards for this Year have Opened Voting! – Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Storytelling: a Dying Art? Talking with Screenwriter Barbara Nicolosi – N. Muzekari, Pths

Bishops Should Act: Moral Leadership Required – Fr. Alphonse De Valk,

 . . . Bp. Aquila on Pro-Abort Pols: Treat them as a Tax Collector, Expel Him . . .

 . . . NCReg: Abp. O’Brien Asks Catholic Gov. O’Malley Not to Support “Gay Marriage” . . .

 . . . LSN Interview with Unorthodox Bishop Raul Vera López . . .

 . . . How are Auxiliary Bishops Selected? . . .

Bishop Warns of the Over-Sexualization of Theology of the Body – Marianne Medlin, CNA

11th Circuit Strikes Down Obama’s Health Care Mandate – Joshua Mercer, Catholic Vote

Santorum Outshines Rivals at Ames Debate: Exudes Leadership – Lisa Graas

Politics and Theology, The Mormon Implications – Mary Kochan, Catholic Lane

Feral Children: Fruit of the Sexual Revolution & Welfare State – A. Cooper MA OPB, CW

A Sad Day for Sisters – Gail F, Son Rise Morning Show


Why did Jesus Call the Canaanite Woman a “Dog”? – Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, NTM

Origen’s Father is Saint Leonides – Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Madrid Preps for World Youth Day – Edward Pentin, The Daily Register

A Different Kind of World Youth Day, Traditional!– Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Over 3,000 British Pilgrims set off for Madrid – Madeleine Teahan, Catholic Herald

Bishop Says Communion In the Hand is a Calvinist Novelty – Tancred, The Epnyms Flwr

Catholic Candidates and Catholic Voters – Joseph Bottum, Catholic Vote

Dumb Luck or Design? A Meditation on the Existence of Order – Msgr. Ch Pope, AOW

I Want to Hold Your Hand – Anthony Buono, 6 Stone Jars

Pope Looks Forward to World Youth Day – David Kerr, EWTN News/CNA

The London Riots: So Why did It Happen? – Ches, The Sensible Bond

Marriage by God’s Standard – Sr. Lisa Marie Doty FDCC, Nunspeak

Is Fr. Bourgeois Right on Women Priests? – Jimmy Akin, National Catholic Register


City of Angels, City of Demons – Joseph Bottum, Catholic Vote

A Modest (Dress Code) Suggestion – Our Sunday Visitor

Doctrine & Policy: The Authentic Catholic Mind – Dr. Jeff Mirus,

Why the World Needs Special Kids – Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, Catholic Lane

Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle – John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy

Orthodoxy Is In the Balance – Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Holidaying with the Saints – A Reluctant Sinner


U.S. Ordinariate to be Established Next – Fr. Christopher Phillips, The Anglo-Catholic

Indulgence Available for World Youth Day Participants –

What Are the Greatest Shakespeare Movies? – Joe Carter, First Things/First Thoughts

Astounding Subterranean Salt Cathedral in Poland – Thomas Peters, Cthlc Vt/Amrcn Ppst

Why are Catholic Schools so Good at Sports? – Brian Fraga, Our Sunday Visitor

Mel Gibson Wears Miraculous Medal & Visits Amazing Twins – Tancred, The Epnyms Flwr

Why Are Modern Women Unhappy? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Fatherless Youths Run Riot – Joanne Bogle, MercatorNet

 . . . First Things: Nihilism on Strike . . .

Pornography and National Security – Jennifer S. Bryson, Public Discourse

English & Welsh Bishops Need to Overhaul Their Website – Milo Yiannopoulos, Cthlc Hrld

The Totalitarian Temptation & the Redefinition of Marriage – Carl Olson, Ignts Insght Scp

Harry Potter and the Christian Magicians – John C. Wright’s Journal

Cluniac art at Berzé-la-Ville – John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy


Making the Gospel ‘Go Viral’ – Phil Lawler, the News

Does a Parish Priest Have Time to Blog? – Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Mvmnt

London Riots: Society has Undermined the Family – William Oddie, Catholic Herald

An Unusual Priest and Hero, Fr. Emil Kapuan – Fr. Simon Henry, Offerimus Tibi Domine

The Sum of All Pleasures – Brendan Dudley, HLI America

Can We Stop Telling God What To Do? – Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing

G.K. Chesterton’s Distributism – Dale Ahlquist, The Distributist Review

Doesn’t Excommunication Mean Automatic Defrocking? – Anthony S. Layne, Imprctcl Cth

Call-to-Action Publishes List Of Priests Supporting Roy Bourgeois– LarryD, AoftheA

Voluntary Permanence – Simcha Fisher, National Catholic Register

Bishops: Cthlc Relief Services Need Help for African Famine – K.J. Jones, EWTN Nws

Abortion Of Kids With Autism Doesn’t See Children as Blessings – Steven Ertelt, Lf Nws

Why the Providence Hospital Scandal isn’t just about Abortion – Joseph K, DUIB


Fmr. PP Dir. on Red China’s Forced 1-Child Policy: It’s a Start – Mat. Archbold, CMR

Vatican Beats Cardinal Policarpo With A Feather – Mundabor’s Blog

God Cannot Be Out-Done – Sr. Lisa Marie Doty FDCC, Nunspeak

What Can Abp. Schwietz ‘Do’ About Providence Hospital? – Joseph K, Dfnd us in Bttl

Background on Fr. Bourgeois’ Dismissal from Religious Life – Jimmy Akin, NCRegister

The Bourgeois Solution & the Protestant Perspective – Phil Lawler,

Chicago: St. Xavier Univ. to Host Former Obama Adviser – Cardinal Newman Society Blog

Life Begins at Conception, Legal Protection Must Begin there Too – D. Hunnell MD, HLIA

Separation of Church and Sex– Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum


The Press Doesn’t Get World Youth Day – Tim Drake, The Daily Register

Is the National Catholic Reporter Out to Get Fr. Z? – William Oddie, Catholic Herald

Father Zuhlsdorf Under Attack – Fr. Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

For Christopher Dawson is More Like a Movement than a Man – Carl Olson, IIS

Protect the Poor, Not Poverty Programs – John Couretas, Acton Institute

Attack on Tuileries Palace 1792 AD: The Fall of the Gallant Swiss Guard – Tancred, TEF

Gregorian Chant Decoupled the Ideas of Movement & Rhythm – Adam Bartlett, TCC

Myth Busters: Catholics Worship Mary – Brent Stubbs, Almost Not Catholic

Pope Benedict XVI Rebuts Criticism of World Youth Day – Patrick Madrid

Cardinal Pell: A Good Old-Fashioned Irish Butt-Kicking – Anthony S. Layne, TIC

Dissident Rochester Bishop Visiting Cincinnati – Rich Leonardi, Ten Reasons

Crystal Cathedral For Sale . . . Again – Allie, Here Is The Church

Cthlc Church Child Protection Chief Caught w/4,000 Child Porn Pics – Ch Gillibrand, CCC


Things Not Said By St. Lawrence – LarryD, Acts of the Apostasy

Why Europe Needs God – George Weigel, The Daily Register

U.S. Youth Prepare for World Youth Day – Marianne Medlin, EWTN News

Movie Review: Marty, The Quest for Beauty – Allison Salerno, Ilsussidiario

Priest Cites Church’s Pro-Life Beliefs as Key to Leaving Episcopalianism – Carl Olson, IIS

The Contamination of Catholicism – Mundabor’s Blog

Old Ideas Rising from the Ground – Fr. James Farfaglia, The Smoking Priest

But for Wales, Father Bourgeois? – Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Maryknoll Order Ready to Dismiss Father Bourgeois – Kevin J. Jones, CNA

Feast of St. Lawrence: You have to be Dead to be a Martyr – Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, NTM

Eclectic Convert: Julie Nicholson – Why I’m Catholic

The Never Ending Culture Wars – George J. Marlin, The Catholic Thing

We Ignore the Roots of Scandal If We Only Protest Abortion – Dr. Stacy Trasancos, AcAb


Catholic Col. Prof. Highlights Work as Abortion Doula – Cardinal Newman Society Blog

Pro-Lifers Must Stay Outside of Montreal Basilica – Mundabor’s Blog

Book Review: Jason Berry’s Render Unto Rome – Fr. Brian Van Hove SJ, Ignatius Insight

Why isn’t Providence Catholic Hospital ‘acting’ Catholic? – Joseph K, Defend us in Battle

Five Ways to Protest Scandal in Your Cthlc Hospital – Dr. Stacy Trasancos, Accept Abund

The Gospel, Hitchcock & Today’s Financial Crisis – Marissa K. Nichols, The Thlgy of Lndry

What Is A Stave Church? – Here is the Church

Christian Chemists to be Fired Under Abortificant Rules – S. Caldwell/T. Ross, Dly Tlgrph

The Old Testament Was Made for Man – Devin Rose, St. Joseph’s Vanguard

How to be “Efficient” in Social Media Church Advocacy – New Media Catholic


Archbishop Nichols: English Riots Are ‘Shocking’ – David Kerr, EWTN News/CNA

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Mother Bernardine Goulter Survived the Atomic Bomb at Nagasaki – Catholic Herald

The Universal Call to Holiness – Jim Graves, The Catholic World Report

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Martyr – Carl Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

Contraception & Healthcare Rights – Christopher O. Tollefsen, Public Discourse

On Human Power & Temporal Authority – Fr. Robert John Araujo SJ, Mirror of Justice

A Bourgeois Solution to Ordaining Women – Dr. Jeff Mirus,

How Many Women’s Ordination Groups Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb? – Fr. Z

Cthlc Col. Prof. Raises Support for Excommunicated Pro-Priestess Priest – CNS Blog

WYD: The Catholic Church & Caudillos – Mundabor’s Blog

New York Times Pro-Abortion Agenda (again) – Mollie Ziegler, Get Religion

Just Sex: Contractual Obligation II – Melinda Selmys, Sexual Authenticity

The Movie ‘The Change-Up’ & Body-Swapping – Matthew, By Way of Beauty