Day: October 8, 2018


Dante & Virgil by Gustave Dore (Credit: Crisis Magazine)

The Sin of Silence

. . .the Negative Power of Silence. . .

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Venom: A Catholic Movie Review – Will Wright, Catholic Link
Meet Pelagia, a Scandalous Actress Who Gave Everything Away for Christ – Ph. Kosloski
Why Columbus is More Important Than You Realize – Joe Carter, Acton Institute
The Only Store to Shop at this Fall – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic)
Battle of Contemplative Prayer – Anthony Lilles, Catholic Spiritual Direction
High Hopes for Asia Bibi in Her Death Sentence Appeal – Robin Gomes, Vatican News
“Columbus Is Ours” – Jerry Slayer, The Dispatch via The Catholic World Report
Christopher Columbus’ Religious Side was Key to His Accomplishments – John Burger
The Thomist Method of Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski,
Kings, Subjects, & the Divine: Politics in the Hebrew Bible – David Polansky Ph.D.
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time


Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City (Credit: Wikipedia)

Why Young People Leave the Church & What We Can Do About It

. . .‘since the late 16th & early 17th centuries, the Catholic retention strategy has been (a) childhood catechesis & (b) sacramental initiation.  400 years ago, CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) & the Catholic school system were cutting-edge responses to the crisis of the Protestant Reformation.  Setting out to give every Catholic child a solid catechetical background was an extraordinary vision that had never before been attempted.  The endeavor was deeply influenced by a Renaissance optimism about the power of education.  The assumption was that a carefully nurtured religious identity acquired in childhood would endure throughout life.  The Jesuit motto said it all: “Give me a child until he is 7, & I will give you the man”’. . .

by Isaac Withers,

of Catholic Link

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
A Mom Speaks at a School Board Meeting Over LGBT Indoctrination – Steve Ray
Demonic Activity Online, Part II – Jay Toups, Hope in the Storm
Famous Car Company Names for the Virgin Mary – Scott Smith, All Roads Lead to Rome
Striking Poll: Collapse of Francis’ Support in the U.S. on All Fronts – Rorate Cæli
Why are the Psalms Numbered Differently? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
People Who are “Just Christians” Don’t Have a Clue – Casey Chalk, The Catholic Thing
Doctor Euthanizes Woman With Alzheimer’s Without Her Consent – Richard Egan
Can Catholics Watch Horror Movies? – J.P. Nunez, Catholic Exchange
Pope Names Members for Vatican Office for Laity, Family, Life – Cindy Wooden, Crux
Flying Vatican Flag Could Be a Criminal Act in Scotland – Nick Hallett, Catholic Herald
Our Souls Can Grow Under Suffering – Bea Cuasay, Irish Rover
I’m Staying Catholic for the Same Reasons I Became Catholic – Rus. E. Saltzman, Aleteia
This Priest Founded the World’s First Mental Hospital – Larry Peterson, Aleteia
How a Woman with a Vision & a Kitchen is Changing Life for Immigrants – Aleteia
Cry Rooms: Solution or a Catholic Version of Kids Should Be Seen but Not Heard? – Reg
Why is St. Isidore of Seville Patron Saint of the Internet? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Catholic Charities of Lubbock Aids Homeless Youth – CNA/EWTN News via The CWR
How We Can Grow in Divine & Fraternal Charity – Constance T. Hull, Cthlc Exchange
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time


Sphere within Sphere at the Vatican Museums (Credit: Flickr)

In Charting New McCarrick Probe, Vatican Concedes Likely Cover-Up

. . .with the announcement, the Vatican’s first formal comment on the McCarrick case since the 88 year-old’s resignation from the College, the coming probe will be the 2nd broad internal investigation born from the current storm.  Notably, given the prior sense among no shortage of Americans that Rome was reluctant to engage a review of its archives in light of the possibility that successive Popes would be implicated in enabling McCarrick’s rise, today’s move represents a head-on tackling of that criticism. . .

by Rocco Palmo,

of Whispers in the Loggia

Card. Ouellet’s Letter to Archbishop Viganò about the Vigano Testimony – Fr. Z’s Blog
Does the New Statement about McCarrick Address the Root Problem? – Fr. Z’s Blog
Ouellet’s Letter Forceful, but Doesn’t Provide Substantial Refutation – Chr. Altieri
Barron Defends U.S. Request for Vatican-backed McCarrick Probe – Ch. White, Crux
Confirmed: Pope to Meet USCCB leaders on Monday – Ch. White & I. San Martín, Crux
Pope’s ‘Thorough Study’ of McCarrick Files Unlikely to Satisfy – Ch. Altieri, The CWR
Three Questions on Pope’s Pledge of ‘Thorough Study’ on McCarrick – John Allen, Crux
Card. Ouellet: Vigano in ‘Open & Scandalous Rebellion’ Against Pope Francis – The CWR
Clericalism, True & False – Peter A. Kwasniewski Ph.D., New Liturgical Movement
Church Leaders Must Face the Truth of Abuse, Card. DiNardo Says – Cindy Wooden, CNS
Pope Francis Orders Review of Vatican McCarrick Files – CNA via The CWR
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time