Day: October 16, 2018


Irving “Francis” Houle (Credit: Association for the Cause of Sainthood for Irving “Francis” Houle via NC Register)

Stigmatic, Healer, & Visionary from Michigan

. . .the modest man who many have not heard about has amazing touched the lives of tens of thousands, suffering, & healing so many of them. . .

by Joseph Pronechen,

of the National Catholic Register

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Wuerl I, Wuerl II, & Wuerl III – Kenneth J. Wolfe, Rorate Cæli

10 Forgotten & Overlooked Marian Feast Days to Bring Back – Melissa Guerrero, epicPew
Transcending Temptations: Advice from St. Margaret Ma. Alacoque – Sister Phillips VHM

Bishop Joseph R. Cistone of Saginaw Dies After Cancer Battle – C. Waterman, Mich. Live
Iraq Cardinal: Pres. Trump has Done Nothing to Help Christians – Inés San Martín, Crux
Manuel Farrugia: Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Avila
Pope Francis: The Poor Cannot Wait – Lydia O’Kane, Vatican News
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Venerable Sandra Sabattini (Credit: Rimini Due Punto Zero)

Venerable Sandra Sabattini, a Modern Saint for Young People

. . .she continues to offer a witness through her normal yet countercultural life. . .

by Theresa Civantos Barber,

of Aleteia

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Even Now Thousands of Americans Converting to Catholicism Every Year – Boston Globe
Court Sides With Doctor Fired for Refusing to Do Abortions – Life News
The Roots of Modernism – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Planned Parenthood’s Master Plan on How to Abort Babies if Roe Overturned – M. Bilger
The Catholic Meaning Behind Common Halloween Symbols – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Gosnell: A Movie Review – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Abortionists Slam Pope for Calling Abortion Like “Hiring a Hitman” – Micaiah Bilger
“Pro-Life” Joe Manchin Now Tied with Pro-Life Patrick Morrissey – Jason Hopkins
The Rise of the Gnostic Liberal State After Christianity  – Andrew Latham, Touchstone
Should You Marry Someone With Different Beliefs? – Brian Holdsworth, uCatholic
YouTube Powers Brazil’s Catholic Wave – Silvio Simonetti, Acton Institute
Cardinal Wuerl Is Out. . . Or Is He? – Megan Fox
Politics as the New Religion for Progressive Democrats – Emma Green, The Atlantic
On Romero & Paul VI, & Their Surprising Affinity for Opus Dei – John L. Allen Jr., Crux
Marriage & the Juridical Relevance of Pastoral Language – Homiletic & Pastoral Review
American Pastor Released in Turkey After Years in Detention – CNA via The CWR
New Documentary with Rare Interview of Oscar Romero – Junno Arocho Esteves, Crux
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The Right Reverend & Right Honourable Rowan Williams, D.Phil. P.C. F.B.A. F.R.S.L. F.L.S.W. (Credit: Catholic Herald Tweet via The American Conservative)

No Catholicism, Please, We’re British

. . .the former Archbishop of Canterbury, 2018:  The former head of the Anglican Communion has joined Richard Dawkins in attacking a policy that would allow the Catholic Church to open new schools. . .

by Rod Dreher

Keep Calm & Catholic On – Foster Lerner M.D. D.O., The Anglicanorum Coetibus Society
Neutering God in the Anglican Church – Rod Dreher
Philip James French: the Fake Catholic Bishop of Whitby – Anglicanorum Coetibus Soc.
Bishop Lopes at the Canadian Bishops’ Conference – Deborah Gyapong
The Beauty of the Anglican Usage Liturgy (the Ordinariate) – Robert Kurland Ph.D.
Dr. ‘Patrimony’ Jalland & Jalland Continues & Jalland Again – Fr. John Hunwicke
A Tale from the Spiritual Trenches of the Ordinariates – Foster Lerner M.D. D.O.
Franciscans Return to Walsingham for the First Time in 480 years – Catholic Herald
Benedictine Patronage & Devotion: Curious & Beautiful Pulpit Near Norwich – M.C.A.
Domne Eafe’s Deer – A Clerk of Oxford
Some Liturgical Effects of Blessed John Henry Newman – 
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Bishop Edward J. Burns of Dallas (Credit:

Bishop Burns of Dallas Says He Had 3rd Party Investigate Clergy; Will Not Say if He Will Release the Report

. . .when asked if he was prepared to publicly release the unedited report from the investigation, the bishop said “it is my desire to bring something forward in the near future.  I am taking some serious considerations on how best to do that”. . .

from Banks of the Trinity

Cardinal Cormac & Kieran Conry – Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment
Washington Archdiocese Releases the Names of 48 Accused Clergy – CNA via The CWR
A Third Accuser Comes Forward Against Houston Priest – Nomaan Merchant, AP via Crux
California Governor Vetoes Measure to Extend the Statute of Limitations – CNS via Crux
Indianapolis Archdiocese Lists 23 Credibly Accused Priests – AP via Crux
Film Spurs Hundreds of Abuse Allegations in Poland– CNA via The Catholic World Report
Polish Court Orders Catholic Religious Order to Pay Sex Abuse Victim – AP via Crux
California Man Sues Vatican Over Abuse Claims – A.L. Myers & N. Winfield, AP via Crux
2-year Window for Abuse Suits Divides Negotiators in Pennsylvania – Mk. Scolforo, Crux
Bp. Monforton of Steubenville: Can’t Allow Scandals to Stop Sharing Gospel – The CWR
Bishop Coyne of Burlington to Form a Lay Committee to Review Clergy Files – The CWR
Gov’t. Inquiry Documents Abuse at Catholic Orphanages in Scotland – Ch. Collins, Crux
Canadian Bishops’ Abuse Policies Has No Way to Censure Bishops – Deborah Gyapong
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Synod on Young People: Tvesday Edition

Saint Gregory Nazianzus (Credit: Mobile St. Ignatius)

#Synod2018: Wherein Fr. Zed Rants

. . .“If I ought to write the truth, I am of the mind that I ought to flee all meetings of bishops, because I have never seen any happy or satisfactory outcome to any council, nor one that has deterred evils more than it has occasioned their acceptance & growth.” – St. Gregory Nazianzus. . .

by Father John Zuhlsdorf,

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Synod 2018: Embarrassing Cronies Contradicting the Faith – Mark Lambert
Shadow Over the Synod – Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic Herald
A Synod on “The Benedict Option”? The Analysis of a Church Historian – San. Magister
Vatican Confirms Synod’s Final Report to Be Voted Part by Part – H. Brockhaus, NCRgstr
Bishop Barron at Synod of Bishops: Young People are ‘Hungry for Mission’ – Cthlc Herald
Who Will Draft the Youth Synod’s Final Report? – Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic Herald
Abp. Fisher of Sydney is Right: Youth Want Clear, Challenging Teaching – Fr. Lucie-Smith
If Dognetus & Bernanos were Synod Fathers – Peter D. Beaulieu, The CWR
Synod Youth Say Scandals Haven’t Taken Away Their Faith – Elise Harris, Crux
Face Abuse ‘Head-on,’ Don’t ‘Run & Hide’ Synod Youth Say – Inés San Martín, Crux
Synod Struggles to Hear the Voice of People with Disabilities – Inés San Martín, Crux
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Eastern Orthodox Prelates (Credit: Screen Shot via The American Conservative)

A Great Orthodox Schism

. . .the Russian Orthodox Church has formally cut all ties with the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. . .

by Rod Dreher

Russian Orthodox Church Breaks with Constantinople – David M. Herszenhorn, Politico
Has Moscow Undermined Ability to Engender Schism – S. Mitralexis, Public Orthodoxy
Iraqi Muslim Family Kept Sacred Christian Books Hidden from ISIS – John Burger, Aleteia
The Vale of Abraham – David Bentley Hart, Public Orthodoxy
Orthodox Stand-off Over Ukraine is More Than Just Religion – Fr. A. Lucie-Smith Ph.D.
Ukrainian Autocephaly is Vindication for Those Who Read – J. Tse, Eastern Cthlc Person
Ecumenical Patriarch Grants Autocephaly to Kiev, Snubs Moscow – Catholic Herald
What Do Tensions of Orthodox Believers Mean for Modern Christianity – Calif. C. Daily
Can History Solve the Conflict about Ukrainian Autocephaly? – Public Orthodoxy
Constantinople’s Important Decision & Reaction in Moscow  – Il Sismorafo
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