Day: October 6, 2018


All Souls (Credit: Diocese of Tulsa)

Bishop Konderla Issues Memorandum on the Celebration of Halloween

. . .as the annual celebration of Halloween approaches, we are reminded of the importance of maintaining the Catholic meaning & purpose of all holy days, especially those which have been adopted & adapted by the culture around us.  Over time, popular culture has made it difficult to discern the authentic spirit of this great feast, an important time when we, God’s pilgrim church on earth, rejoice in the lives of all God’s saints whom we wish to follow into eternal life. . .

from the Diocese of Tulsa

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Some People Have No Clue What Marriage Is – Brianna Heldt, Crisis Magazine
Alice Nutter: a Witch or a Secret Catholic? – Dominic Selwood, Catholic Herald
How Naming Your Guardian Angel Can Be an Invitation for Demonic Influence – ChPOP
Changing Society’s View on “Hooking Up” – Arthur Goldberg, Public Discourse
Transgender Illusions – Michael Cook, Mercatornet
According to Prophecy: Are These Difficult Times the ‘End Times’? – J. Roberts, NCRgstr
FBI Agent Turned Hollywood Writer is Still a Warrior – Laura DeMaria, Catholic Stand
The World, The Flesh & Spiritual Warfare – Edward Monti, Catholic Stand
Studying Theology – Nathalie Fernandez, Ignitum Today
Education Should Not Be Fearful – Matthew Anderson, Crisis Magazine
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time
Extra Note: I have had dastardly allergies, hence the gap in posts


Fr. James Martin, S.J., Promoting Sodomy (Credit: screen shot from

Fr. Martin’s Bridge to Nowhere

. . .“[W]hat the Church holds to be true about human sexuality is not a stumbling block.  It is the only real path to joy and wholeness.  There is no such thing as an ‘LGBTQ Catholic’ or a ‘transgender Catholic’ or a ‘heterosexual Catholic,’ as if our sexual appetites defined who we are; as if these designations described discrete communities of differing but equal integrity within the real ecclesial community, the body of Jesus Christ.  This has never been true in the life of the Church, & is not true now.  It follows that ‘LGBTQ’ & similar language should not be used in Church documents because using it suggests that these are real, autonomous groups, & the Church simply doesn’t categorize people that way”. . .

by Adrian J. Reimers, D.Phil.,

of Crisis Magazine

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Parish Drops Mass So As Not to Distract from Laity’s Conversations (Satire) – EOTT
Crux Article Proved Inaccurate Regarding Better Church Governance Apostolate – Fr. Z
The Jesuit Review of Judge Kavanaugh-Splat – Scott Wiley, Catholic Stand
Man Who Beat Pro-Life Lady Identified, Fired After Video Goes Viral – Steven Ertelt
The Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery, Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World – Domenico Bettinelli
The Only Store to Shop at this Fall – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic)
Battle of Lepanto: The Day Our Lady Saved Christendom – D. Moczar, Cthlc Exchange
Courage in the Slough of Despond – George Weigel, The Dispatch via The CWR
Rosary Coast to Coast: A Spiritual Weapon to Reform Church’s Brokenness – J. Morse
The Blessing of the Animals: Paw-inspiring Photos from Around the World – Aleteia
Australian Bishop Weighs Pros, Cons of Married Priests – The Catholic World Report
Kavanaugh Defends Himself in Op-Ed: I Will be Dedicated to the Constitution – S. Ertelt
What God Has Joined Together: 27th Sun. of OT Readings Explained – J. Bergsma Ph.D.
Collins, Manchin Voting for Kavanaugh, Making for SCOTUS Confirmation – J. Pullmann
China’s Crackdown on Christianity – Travis Wussow, Providence Magazine
Taipei’s Archbishop: Pope Told Us He Won’t Abandon Taiwan – Hernan R. Alcaide, Crux
The Thomist Method of Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski,
The Holy See’s China Gamble – Maureen Mullarkey
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time
Extra Note: I have had dastardly allergies, hence the gap in posts


Pope Francis in the Pope Mobile (Credit: Screen Shot via The Federalist)

As Catholic Scandal Unfolds, Pope Francis Looks Increasingly Blameworthy

. . .the report reveals a pope indifferent to the complaints of abuse survivors, & who has surrounded himself with others accused of covering up claims. . .

by Willis L. Krumholz & Robert Delahunty

Cardinal Müller Urges Pope Francis to Seek Reconciliation with Viganò – Catholic Herald
St. Peter Damian’s Battle Against Clerical Sodomy Offers Lessons for Today – The CWR
Did Fulton Sheen Prophesy about the Condition of Our Church Today? – Fr. R. Heilman
Protests Meet Cardinal Maradiaga in El Paso – Banks of the Trinity
Video: Cardinal Müller & Bishop Morlino Address the Present Crisis – Fr. Z’s Blog
Cerberus of Clerical Sexual Misconduct: a Canonical Overview – E.N. Peters J.C.D. J.D.
Each Catholic Diocese in Michigan Raided in Abuse Investigation – CNA via The CWR
Cardinal Nichols to Give Evidence to Abuse Inquiry – Catholic Herald
Cardinal Ezzati Declines to Answer Questions in Chilean Abuse Probe – The CWR
Encouragement, Not Complacency – Russell Shaw, The Catholic World Report
Florida Dioceses Support Investigations of Abuse at Institutions Statewide – The CWR
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time

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