Day: May 8, 2018


A Screen Shot of a Partial Image of The Seven Liberal Arts by Giovanni di Ser Giovanni (a.k.a., Lo Scheggia), c. A.D. 1460 [National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona] (Credit: The Catholic Thing)

On an Illiberal Education

. . .The Wall Street Journal editorial (April 20) commented on Reed College’s capitulation to student “bullies,” as it called them:  “This (campus protest) is about blocking the study of core texts of Western Civilization.  That Reed College would agree to this, and, especially under political pressure, is an insult to the meaning of a liberal arts degree”. . .

by Father James V. Schall, S.J.,

of The Catholic Thing

New Rituals for Self-Worship (NSFW) – Rod Dreher, TAC Blogger
Marriage Matters: All Living Arrangements Are Not Equal – Marcia Segelstein, NC Rgstr
Internet Pornography, Akin to Cocaine – Nicole M. King & Bryce J. Christensen, TNF
Angels in the Early Church – Fr. John Horgan, Catholic Exchange
Things Appear To Be Getting Worse for Catholics in China – Sandro Magister, SC
How Ferrero Rocher Chocolates were Inspired by the Virgin Mary – Zelda Caldwell
How Is The Culture War Fought? – Ben Domenech, The Federalist

A Forgotten Feast – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
How Should Catholics Deal with Addiction? – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald
“Nones” Get Their Own Caucus in Congress – John Burger, Aleteia
AMA Rebuffs Advocates of Physician-Assisted Suicide – Cullen Herout, Crisis Magazine
A Bone of Pope St. Clement is Found in a Waste Bin – Nick Hallett, Catholic Herald
Time to Log Off – a Digital Diet – Carolyn Moynihan, Mercatornet
Do You Love Me More Than These? – Alita Maria Covel Ngo O.C.D.S., Catholic Stand
Prelude to a ‘Miracle’: Korean Peace – Victor Gaetan, National Catholic Register
Could What Happened to Alfie Evans Happen Here in America? – Nancy Valko, Life Nws
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time


St. Marys College of California (Credit: First Things)

The Dark Secret of Saint Mary’s College

. . .a troubling exchange between two professors at my university, St. Mary’s College of California.  One professor mentioned a student who advocated Nazi eugenics as a viable social solution for America.  The other, unsurprised, said he regularly receives essays on race & gender theories championed by the alt-right. . .

by Kate Arenchild,

of First Things

Why Are So Many Catholics Embarrassed by Converts? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Announcing a New Contemplative Religious Community of Men – P. Kwasniewski Ph.D.
Church Coffee Shops are Creating a Stir in Their Parishes – Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia
My Chat with Jennifer Fulwiler: How Fashion Will Change Your Life! – Meghan Ashley
Was a Memoir of a Jewish Boy ‘Kidnapped’ by the Pope Doctored? – Joan F. Desmond
Exclusive Photos: The Sisters of Life are Moving Into Manhattan! – Jeffrey Bruno, Alet.
Becoming True Men of Christ: The Quest for Manliness – Matthew B. Rose, Cthlc Exchng
How to Be A Living Sign of Beauty in the Desert of Secular Culture – Dav. Clayton, NLM
Pp. Francis & Card. Marx Deliver Contrasting Takes on Marxism – Inés San Martín, Crux
New Statutes for Laity, Family, & Life Dicastery Reveal Priorities – Edw. Pentin, NC Reg
Jerónimos Monastery: A Tour de Force of Liturgical Arts – J.P. Sonnen, Ltrgcl Arts Jour.
The Laity Should Be Consulted on Church Decisions, Say Theologians – Cn. Wooden, CH
Bogus Vatican Deal Confirms Saudis’ Religious Freedom Headache – John Allen, Crux
The Church’s Answer to Cosmopolitanism – James Kalb J.D., Crisis Magazine
The Father’s Love in the Trinity & in the Family – Deacon Jim Dougherty S.O.L.T., CS
Mercy, Justice, & Grace in “Suits” – Jean Elizabeth Seah, Ignitum Today
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time


Storming of the Teocalli by Hernán Cortés & His Troops’ by Emanuel Leutze A.D. 1848 (Credit: Catholic Herald)

Was the Spanish Empire All Bad? I’m Not So Sure

. . .archaeologists have recently uncovered evidence of the mass child sacrifice in pre-Christian Peru. . .

by Father Alexander Lucie-Smith, Ph.D.,

of Catholic Herald

The Spirit of Vatican II Effect: Popular Catholic Blogger Goes Orthodox – Dv. Griffey, DF
Another Gross Vatican Gaffe in Handling Sex-Abuse Complaints – Phil Lawler, Cthlc Cltr
YouTube Closes Pro-Life Account, Calls Videos “Harmful”, “Dangerous” – D. White JD
The New York Times: Abstinence Education is “Anti-Science” – Mat. Archbold, CMR
Which Is the Smallest & Most Rejected Minority in America? Ex-Gays – M. Brown Ph.D.
Go Pray! A Catholic Card Game for Kids – Theresa Williams, epicPew

A Talent is a Terrible Thing to Waste – Michael Cretaro, Catholic Stand
Remembering Karl Marx, Prophet of Violence, & Terror – Sam. Gregg D.Phil., The CWR
Against Lukewarmness: Fighting the Temptation of the Familiar – Catholic Exchange
How Calif.’s LGBT Therapy Ban Could Ban Christianity Itself – J. Pullmann, The Fdrlst
4 Saints Who were Holy Lawyers – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
The Church & China: Beijing’s Strategy of ‘Sacramental Confusion’ – Raphaela Schmid
But I Don’t Work at an Office! – Meghan Ashley Sabo, Meghan Ashley
Why is Christ the “Last Adam”? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery
Catholicism, Fundraising, Book Launches, & Overcoming Struggles – Brice Sokolowski
The Riches of the Roman Martyrology – Shawn R. Tribe, Liturgical Arts Journal
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time

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