Day: May 1, 2018


All Saints Catholic Church with St. Joseph’s Statue in St. Peters, Missouri (Credit: Catholic Exchange)

The Perennial Truth About St. Joseph

. . .he is easily overlooked so little does he appear in the Gospels.  Even then he says nothing.  For many, the saint is elusive.  He comes into the story of the Infancy Narrative & then he’s gone.  When & how, there is no hint; we are left wondering.  Yes, it is true: St. Joseph is mysterious but, maybe, even more than many Catholics realize. . .

by K.V. Turley,

of Catholic Exchange

Was This Famous Iron Maiden Song About Abortion? – Shaun McAfee O.P., NC Register
Ross Douthat on Pope Francis, The Catholic Church, & Fantasy Novels – The Federalist
The Truth Tends to Be Offensive – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
10 Patron Saints of Random Causes, in One Infographic – ChurchPop
The 7 Deadly Sins as Jane Austen Characters – Melissa Guerrero, epicPew
How to Start a Mary Garden in 7 Easy Steps – Stephanie, real life at home
Catholic Answers Signs Me to Write My Conversion Memoir – Dawn E. Goldstein S.T.D.
God & Suffering: The Problem of Pain – Brian Holdsworth, uCatholic
What is Humility? What are Its Limits? – Msgr. Charles Pope, Community in Mission
Hate, Love, & False Love – Marty Dybicz, Catholic Stand
Teaching Desire: Mimetic Pedagogy in Catholic Schools – Ethan Tyler Graham, H&PR
Hospital That Killed Alfie Evans’ Was Once Caught Selling Children’s Organs – S. Ertelt

White House to Investigate Hawaii for Forcing Pregnancy Ctrs to Push Abortions – LN
2018 Spring Trends You Already Own (Without Even Knowing!) – Meghan Ashley
Mother Teresa and the Art of the Ask – Brice Sokolowski,
The Treasure in the Field – Kimri Thetadig, Ignitum Today
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Cardinal Reinhard Marx

Cardinal Marx Condemns Decision to Hang Crosses in Public Buildings

. . .another Bavarian bishop has praised the move, however. . .

by Nick Hallett,

of Catholic Herald

American Atheists Gone Wild – Angelo Stagnaro, National Catholic Register
Summit of German Shepherds, Vatican Heavyweights Captures 3 Ironies – John Allen
Is it Right to Take Your Clothes Off for the Sake of Art? – David Clayton, New Ltrgcl Mov
Catholic University Plans to Cut Full-Time Faculty by 9% – Nick Anderson, WaPo
The Most Beautiful Representations of the Virgin Mary – Fr. Mic. Rennier & Mar. Devoud
More on the College of the Holy Cross – Mark Bauerlein, First Things
The Pitfalls of Church Renewal – Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine
Purgatory: Answering Protestants With Biblical Evidence – Karlo Broussard, Cth Answrs
A Catholic Convert’s Case for Religion Over Mere Spirituality – Stephen Beale, Crisis
Ten Ways to Celebrate May, the Month of Mary – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., Cthlc Exchange
Pornography & Education: Closing Windows of Wonder – Sean Fitzpatrick, TCG
St. Joseph, Model of the Hidden & Interior Life – Fr. Maurice Meschler, Cthlc Exchange
Farnborough is England’s National Shrine to St. Joseph – K.V. Turley, Natl Cthlc Register
In Barring Alfie from a Roman Hospital, Courts Overstepped Their Rights – Ed Condon
4 Saints Who Were Holy Doctors – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Acts of the Disciples: Discipleship & Assisted Living – Deacon Greg Lambert, Cthlc Stnd
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Flag of the State of California

Christians Scared Away From California

. . .Summit Ministries has relocated a summer program from Biola University to another state. . .  Why? . . .

by Rod Dreher

Pro-Transgenderism Priest Slams Church Militant – Trey Elmore, Church Militant
Comedian Michelle Wolf’s Jokes on Abortion Foul, Even Liberal Media Booed – G Bauer
The New York Times on This Papacy: Confused Yet Revealing – Phil Lawler, Cthlc Cltr
Are Exorcists Biblical? & if So, Why Don’t Protestants Have Them? – Joe Heschmeyer
Card. Pell to Stand Trial on Sex Abuse, but Some Charges Dismissed – John Allen, Crux
Fraudulent 19th Century Embryology Still Taught, While Ultrasounds Hidden – CMR
Pictures: Thousands of Catholics Pray Rosary Around the Coast of Britain – Nic. Hallett
Youth, Liturgy, & the Need for True Worship – Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas, The CWR
Pope Faces ‘Delicate Task’ Over German Intercommunion Proposal – Edward Pentin
Five Ways Your Family Can Honor Mary in May – Sarah Reinhard, Catholic Exchange
Down Under, The Reckoning – Pope’s CFO To Stand Trial for Abuse – Rocco Palmo
St. Joseph the Worker – J.B. Pauley, St. Benet Biscop Chapter of St. John’s Oblates
Card. Nichols Says Alfie Evans Case Used for Political Aims – Nick Hallett, Cthlc Hrld
UK: Catholic Education Service Appoints Anti-Life & Anti-Family Rep. – SPUC
Moral Education in the Shadow of the Holocaust – Randall B. Smith Ph.D., Public Dscrs
Bishop Murry of Youngstown Diagnosed with Leukemia – CNA via The CWR
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