Day: September 25, 2018


St. Basil Church in Los Angeles (Credit: Wikipedia)

Some Church Architectural Styles Really Are Profane

. . .architecture speaks, &, like a homily or proclamation of scripture, it can change us profoundly.  It preaches & teaches every time we enter a church building.  When it speaks truth it reminds us that God is central, & that we are broken & in need of a savior who offers us a place of eternal unity with God.  It reveals to us that we are on hallowed ground & should act differently than we did before we entered.  It instinctively draws us to our knees, to worship, & to focus on him.  It tells us that God, in the greatest act of love ever known to man, has given his life for us by providing his son as a sacrifice for our sins. . .

by Dan Burke,

of Crisis Magazine

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
New York Times Hid Multiple Key Facts In Kavanaugh Yearbook Hit – Mollie Hemingway
Why Seminary Formation Must Be Scrutinized – Luke A. Burgis, Crisis Magazine
A Time for Anger, Brett Kavanaugh – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
3 Struggles I’ve Faced as a Newly Married Catholic Millennial – Cecilia Pigg, Aleteia
The Presence of Angels at the Eucharist – Jean Danielou, Catholic Exchange
How Civil Wars Start – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
6 More Weird Catholic Beliefs Revealed! – Karlo Broussard, Catholic Answers Magazine
I Will Not Leave the Catholic Church, This is Why – Rebecca Hamilton, Public Catholic
10 Things You Might Not Know About Catholics – uCatholic
Shelter From the Storm in a Time of Scandal & Crisis – Jonathan B. Coe, Cthlc Exchange
A Free New Online Course on the Iconic Book of Kells – Zelda Caldwell, Aleteia
The Big Problems with Naturalism – Dennis Bonnette Ph.D., Strange Notions
How Catholic Parents can Reform the Church – Mary Cooney, Mercatornet
Song of Faith & Jazz: How the New Orleans Saints Got Their Name – J.P. Mauro, Aleteia
Ethicist: Next Step to Artificial Reproduction Violates Human Fundamentals – The CWR
12 Beautiful Short Prayers to Say During Labor – Annabelle Moseley, Aleteia
Authentic Accompaniment: A Better Way for the Synod – D. Guernsey Ed.D., Nwmn Scty
How Mary Inspired Religious to Exchange Their Lives for Prisoners’ Freedom – Aleteia
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Sex Scandal & Cover-up: Tvesday Second Edition

Rainbow Flag (Credit: Flickr)

Fr. Milton Ryan Disallows the Catechism of the Catholic Church at a “Listening Session” Regarding Fr. James Lehrberger’s Catholic Homily Explaining Church Teachings on Same-Sex Attraction at Holy Trinity Church in the Diocese of Dallas

. . .a young woman pulled out a Catechism, offering to read the specific passage.  At this, some in the crowd shouted, “No!”  Fr. Ryan reasserted that there would be only listening, no teaching, & instructed her to put the Catechism away. . .

from Banks of the Trinity

The Homosexual Infiltration of New York City – Joseph Sciambra
Pope Francis & the Current Crisis of Leadership – Christopher R. Altieri, The CWR
Why Conservatism is Part of the Problem, Not Part of the Solution – P. Kwasniewski PhD
This is War! Calling Bishops & Priests to Fight Back as Priests & Bishops! – Fr. Z’s Blog
Financial Corruption & Sexual Immorality in Rome – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
When They Claim “Clericalism!”, They Really Mean Sodoclericalism – Fr. Z’s Blog
The Episcopal Crisis Comes to England – Joseph Shaw, LMS Chairman
Don’t Paint D. of Fort Worth w/Broad Brush on Abuse – Bp. M. Olson, F.W. Star-Telegram
Maryland to Investigate ArchD. of Baltimore for Clerical Abuse Coverup – R-DC-C
Former Priest Pleads Not Guilty to Abuse in New Mexico after Extradition – The CWR
German Catholics Release Report on Church Sex Abuse – Associated Press via Crux
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Flag of Denmark Fluttering in the Wind on a Flag Pole (Credit: vexillophilia blog)

Socialist Denmark Now Turns to Christianity

. . .the public broadcaster must give due recognition to the country’s Christian roots. . .

by Campbell Campbell-Jack, Ph.D.,

of Mercatornet

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Fr. Bob VerEecke Removed f/Pro-Gay Parish for Boundary Violations – Bstn Cth. Insider
Groundbreaking New Drug Helps Laity Cope with Guitar Mass (Warning: Satire) – EOTT
The Smearing of Brett Kavanaugh is Truly Evil – Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
Did Pope Francis Just Make China Protestant? – George Weigel
2nd Kavanaugh Accuser Only Spoke After 6 Days w/Dem Inventing Story – Sen. O. Hatch
The Chinese Deal Is Not Unusual – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., Catholic Culture
Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them – Msgr. Charles Pope
When I Could No Longer Bear the Pain of Not Being Catholic: Anne Redmon – B16 Inst.
Brett Kavanaugh Letter – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
In Defense of Beautiful Churches – Joannie Watson, Integrated Catholic Life™
How Legislatures Can Fight Problem of Judicial Supremacy – Adam J. MacLeod J.D.
Canada Laying the Groundwork for Child Euthanasia – Michael Cook, Mercatornet
Your Personal “Sanity Outfit” – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic)
Communist Sanctioned Catholic Church Pledges Loyalty to the Party – Reuters
Blessed are They That Hunger & Thirst After Justice – Dan Burke, C. Spiritual Direction
The Netflix Documentary ‘Reversing Roe’ Is Anti-Woman And Anti-Religion – K.B. Brown
Attracting Your Angel Donors – Brice Sokolowski,
Confusion & Mixed Messages: A View from China – Anthony E. Clark Ph.D., The CWR
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Sex Scandal & Cover-up: Tvesday First Edition

Rainbow Flag with Joseph Cardinal Bernardin at Chicago Resurrection Parish (Credit: via The American Conservative)

Fr. Paul Kalchik: A Kind Of Martyr

. . .is Cardinal Cupich so completely unaware that he & the rest of the red robes are perceived as sixteenth-century prelates–living in their palaces, jet-setting off to Rome & mouthing pious words about immigrants & climate change while in fact an increasing number of the faithful regard them as corrupt, devious, Machiavellian Renaissance cardinals desperate to defend themselves & deflect all blame no matter what?  Did he think threatening a faithful priest would help? . . .

by Rod Dreher

The Cost Of Protecting The Lavender Mafia – Rod Dreher
Falsely Accused Priest Fights & Wins! Jury Orders Accuser to Pay –
In Viganò, Veritas – Elizabeth Yore, One Peter 5
The Scandal of the Church – Eric Sammons, Catholic Answers Magazine
Applying a Practice of St. Catherine of Siena to Our Current Crisis – Msgr. Charles Pope
Colombian Prelate Opened Door to First McCarrick Complaint – Elise Harris, Crux
After a Summer of Revelations, Cardinal Wuerl Faces Tattered Legacy – NC Register
How Obscure Italian Hospital Became the Eye of a Global Storm – Claire Giangravè, Crux
Light Shining on Hidden Things – Carlos Caso-Rosendi, The Catholic Thing
English Bishops to Speak to Pope About Abuse Crisis During Rome Trip – C. Collins, Crux
English & Welsh Bishops Call for Independent Review Into Abuse Prevention – Cth. Hrld
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