Day: March 30, 2018


Deanna Falchook (Credit: The Stream via Screengrab from Facebook)

Planned Parenthood Gets Slammed by Former Princess Who Had an Abortion

. . .a Planned Parenthood branch in Pennsylvania caused a stir when it posted its now-deleted tweet calling on Disney to make a princess “who’s had an abortion”. . .

by Nancy Flory

of The Stream

From Confusion to Heresy: How Papal Statements are Exploited – Phil Lawler, Cath C
Professor Ratzinger on Hell – Ben Butera, The American Catholic
On Liturgy & Orthodoxy, the Youth-Synod Document Forgot Our Voices – John Monaco
The Sexual Revolution Conquers US Churches – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Scott Peterson & Arnaud Beltrame Appear to David Hogg in a Dream – J. Zmirak Ph.D.
God’s Not Dead—but the Franchise Is – Nick Olszyk, The Dispatch via The CWR
Yes, Ancient Romans Really Did Practice Crucifixion – G.W. Thielman, The Federalist
New Film Shows How Dying for Christ Isn’t So Simple – Monica Migliorino Miller, Crisis
Why It is Appropriate that Stephen Hawking’s Funeral is on Holy Saturday – de Souza
Pew Research: 3 Significant Religious Shifts in U.S. Politics Since 1994 – Ric. Ostling
The Often-Overlooked Saints of Good Friday – Thomas Craughwell, Natl Cthlc Register
The Passion’s Jim Caviezel Reveals God’s ‘Call’ to Share ‘Truth’ in Acting – Katie Yoder
Arnaud Beltrame, Cardinal Sarah & Learning to Die in Lagrasse – Fr. Ray. J. de Souza
73 per cent of US Catholics Plan To Go To Church for Easter – Cthlc News Serv. via CH
The “Medical Conscience” Civil Rights Movement – Wesley J. Smith J.D., First Things
Can Economics Advance the Common Good? – Andrei Rogobete, Transatlantic Blog
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time


Christ Crucified by Diego Velázquez c. A.D. 1632 (Credit:

13 Myths of the Crucifixion

. . .when we see Christ on his Cross, we see him exercising his priesthood. . .

by Thomas McGovern, M.D.,

of the National Catholic Register

Was There Really Darkness & an Earthquake at the Crucifixion? – Billy Ryan, uCatholic
The Papal Chapel of Good Friday in 1936 – Shawn R. Tribe, Liturgical Arts Journal
Good Friday & the Hidden Meanings of Golgotha: Who’s Skull Was It? – Scott Smith J.D.
Another Doctor at Calvary – Thomas McGovern M.D., National Catholic Register
9 Things You Need to Know About Good Friday – Jimmy Akin, National Catholic Register
This is the Dark Night, the Dance of Heaven, Our Redemption – Dan Burke, NC Register
Triduum Traditions – Sister Christina M. Neumann, Catholic Lane
God Is Dead – David Warren, The Catholic Thing
Report to the Emperor-First Draft – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
What Can We Learn From Thieves on Crosses? – John Clark, National Catholic Register
Good Friday: The Start of a New Beginning – Fr. John A. Perricone, Crisis Magazine
Sins & Forgiveness – A Reflection on the Passion – Dom Cingoranelli, Catholic Stand
The Perfect Sacrifice, The Eucharist – Fr. Ian Van Heusen, uCatholic
Passiontide Chronology: Good Friday – Msgr. Charles Pope, Community in Mission
Through the Eyes of Faith: A Passion Play, Parts I, & II – Mark C. McCann, Catholic Stand
Human Brotherhood – Erin Cain, Ignitum Today
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time


Savage Chickens Cartoon Strip (Credit: Fr. Z’s Blog)

Popes’ Alleged Remarks on Hell; Fr. Z Says, “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled”

. . .His Holiness Pope Francis inexplicably met once again with Eugenio Scalfari, the 90+ year old atheist Communist of the Italian daily La Repubblica. . .

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Woman Miraculously Healed After Visit to Marian Shrine in Wisconsin – ChurchPop
Confusion, Now about Hell, is the Hallmark of This Pontificate – Phil Lawler, Cthlc C.
Holy Moses! Big Religion Correction, from The Wall Street Journal – Bobby Ross Jr.
Two SCOTUS Cases May Well Reveal “the Demon in Democracy” – Rus. Shaw, The CWR
Mongolia, Sweden, & Algeria: the Unlikely Centers of Catholic Conversion – Mic. Davis
Quotes Suitable for Framing: Iowahawk – Don. R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
The 3 Hacks to Successful Fundraising in the Catholic Church – Brice Sokolowski
A Neutral Account of Easter? – Randal B. Smith Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
Twitter Suspends Pro-Life Grp. Then Reverses Decision After Media Inquiry – P. Hasson
The Heroism of Arnaud Beltrame – Fr. Jean-Baptiste C.R.M.D., First Things
Has China Converted the Vatican? – Nicholas Frankovich
Why Texas Ban on Brutal Dismemberment Is Central to US Abortion Debate – K. Paxton
Knights of Columbus Announce Easter Pledge to Aid Persecuted Christians – CNA/CWR
The Vatican Denies That China Deal is ‘Imminent’ – Catholic Herald
China’s Communist Party Overhaul Includes Religious Affairs Control – CNS via Crux
Seized Chinese Catholic Bishop Freed – Catholic News Agency/EWTN News
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time

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