Day: December 21, 2017

THVRSDAY CATHOLICA EXTRA

Prayer for Vocations Handbook (Credit: Fr. Zs Blog)

A Seminary in Cincinnati with Positive Numbers, Action Item! @CatholicCincy

by Father John Zuhsldorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Interview: Jim Caviezel Goes Back to the Bible in ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’ – Greydanus
Pope Francis Rebukes Ex-Vatican Officials Who Claim to be ‘Martyrs’ – Catholic Herald
You Won’t Believe These Nativity Sets – Part IV – Matt Vander Vennet, epicPew
Bernard Cardinal Law, RIP: Seeking a Balanced Perspective – Phil Lawler, Cthlc Culture
The Tax Reform: The Benedict Option vs. Homeschooling – Jn. Zmirak Ph.D., The Strm
Pope to Curia: ‘Betrayers of Trust’ are Frustrating Vatican Reform – Jn. L. Allen, Crux
Senior Vatican Figure Says at Law’s Funeral, Even Cardinals Make Mistakes – Jn. Allen

Pope to Workers: No Under-the-Table, Exploitative Jobs in the Vatican – J. Allen, Crux
Israel’s “King Arthur”: 4th Sun. of Advent Mass Readings Explained – J. Bergsma Ph.D.
The Hail Mary, a Biblical Prayer to the Mother of God – Ray Sullivan, Catholic Stand
Late Advent Messages from God to His People – Msgr. Charles Pope, CiM
A Poem for Advent – Christopher Bell, the Human Life Review
The Desert Flowers: The Gospel & Isaiah – Randall B. Smith Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
Mary the Blessed Mother, Full of Grace – Mark C. McCann, Catholic Stand

THVRSDAY CATHOLICA EDITION

Woman Praying in Pew (Credt: RedLetterChristians.org)

Nobody Meets Their Spouses At Church

by Rod Dreher

Univ. of Minnesota Memo Proposes Banning Christmas, Celebrations – Steven Ertelt, LN
Does This Christmas Mass f/1944 Look Anything Like Yours – Brian Williams, Lit. Guy
Heartwarming Christmas Stories the Mainstream Media Should Report – Katie Yoder, CV
As Boston’s “Law Era” Ends, “We’re Living With the Consequences” – Rocco Palmo
de Mattei, Canon 915, Vatican II, Modernism & Acta Apostolicae. . . – E. Peters J.C.D.
How Kim Jong Un Stole Christmas – Matthew Archbold, Creative Minority Report
Did Irish Explorer St. Brendan Discover America in 6th Century – Ph. Kosloski, Aleteia
Media Giant Blocks Radio Host f/Speaking at Canada’s March for Life – L. Laurence, LSN
CNN Hypes Children’s Book w/’Gay & Married’ Santa Claus – Brad Wilmouth, LSN

Pope Francis: All of Mass is Important – Don’t be Late! – Hannah Brockhaus, CNA
Mass in Sign Language? These Priests Celebrate It Every Week – CNA via The CWR
The Readings for Christmas Explained – John Bergsma Ph.D., The Sacred Page
UK Under Pressure to Veto Bermuda’s Repeal of ‘Gay Marriage’ – L. Laurence, LSN
Did the Werewolf Legend Start with St. Christopher? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Christ Must be Centre of Catholic Mental Health Provision – Matthew Pittam, The CH
South Africa Hosts Mini World Youth Day – Allen Ottaro, The Dispatch via The CWR

Thvrsday Culture of Life Edition

Alfie Evans with Mom and Dad (Credit: Action4Alfie.com via LifeSiteNews.com)

Alfie Evans’ Parents Fight for His Life

by Caroline Farrow,

of the National Catholic Register

Answering a Classic Birth Control Argument – Trent Horn, Catholic Answers Magazine
Govt Agent Tells Man w/Down Syndrome How Much He Costs Society – Fr. Mk. Hodges
Metro Allows Ads f/Pro-Aborters, Denies Ad for Christmas & Jesus’ Birth – T. Perkins
Dem. Presidents are Not Responsible for Declining Abortions – Michael New Ph.D., LN
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes Ban on Dismemberment Abortions – M. Bilger, LN
Senate Confirms Pro-Life Appeals Court Nominee Steve Grasz – Steven Ertelt, LN
Mary Wagner’s Christmas Letter f/Jail Published in Polish Newspaper – L. Laurence
Archbishop: Law Banning Pro-Lifers Threatens Everyone’s Freedom – Abp. Prendergas
Many Babies Born Alive after Botched Abortions, Numer Unknown – LifeNews.com
The Time I Met a Jailed Pro-Life Warrior, Mary Wagner – Dorothy C. McLean, LSN
Bishop Oscar A. Solis Calls on Catholics to Pray For an End to Abortion – M. Bilger, LN