Day: October 17, 2018


Chapel Veils or Mantillas (Credit:

Why Women Are Wearing a Chapel Veil Again

. . .a resurgence in the optional devotion of wearing a mantilla, or chapel veil, has many people in the pew scratching their heads.  Why would women, especially younger women, return to a practice that is described as submissive & subordinate?  The answer to this question lies in the motivation leading to the devotion.  It may be simpler to address the mistaken intentions often directed at the ladies who make the leap. . .

by Birgit Jones,

of Catholic Life in Our Times

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Jazz Jennings & The American [Transgender] Dream – Rod Dreher
Is It Morally Licit to Smoke Pot? – E. Christian Brugger, National Catholic Register
Chief Who Was Fired for Marriage Views Wins Major 1st Amendment Victory – M. Burke
This is What Happens to “Disturbers of the [False] Peace” – Mark Lambert
Desiring Martyrdom – Brother Elijah Dubek O.P., Dominicana
Cath. Univ. Prof. Leads Response to Pres. Macron Remark on Large Families – The CWR
Here are 8 Obscure Saints With October Feast Days, Recognize Any? – C. Langr, epicPew
Push Back Against Transgenderism, on Campus & Elsewhere – Daniel Payne, The Coll. Fix
LGBT Media Runs w/Unsubstantiated ‘Hate Crime’ Stories Despite Red Flags – C. Greene
The Catholic Origins of Trick-Or-Treating – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque – D.R. McClarey J.D., TACatholic
Canadian Hospital May Soon Euthanize Kids, Without Parental Consent – Nancy Flory
Pres. Macron: Large African Families are Due to Lack of Education – Mercatornet
No, Suburban Women Don’t Love Abortion; Fact: Vote Pro-Life – B. Lewis & M. Lamb
Bringing Eucharistic Adoration to the Country, 177 Stops at a Time – Jim Graves, Aleteia
Argentine Church Mustn’t be Cowed by Violent Feminist Attacks – Fr A Lucie-Smith PhD
The Virtue of Apprenticeship – Robert I. Lerman, The American Interest
Red Chinese Bishops at Synod Invite Pope to Make Landmark Visit – Philip Pullela
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Synod on Young People: VVednesday Edition

Fr, Giacomo Costa, S.J. (Credit: Crisis Magazine)

Is the Youth Synod’s Final Document Already Written?

. . .shortly after the youth synod began, Edward Pentin, the authoritative chronicler of the family synod’s rigging, reported that an Italian cardinal close to Pope Francis had prophesied a great “surprise,” convinced that the pope would “for sure invent something.”  Pentin said some sources had indicated that the final document’s main substance was in fact already written, hence the synod’s deep secrecy, missing mid-term report, & nebulous voting procedures. . .

by Julia Meloni,

of Crisis Magazine

It’s All or Nothing – Robert Royal Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
Archbishop Chaput Interviewed by The Pill; #sodoclericalism – Fr. Z’s Blog
Me & the Church the Church & Me – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Synod, Homosexuality, & LGBT Ideology; A Critical Voice f/Australia – Sandro Magister
Leading Pro-Lifer: Synod Political Mess of Leftist Talking Points – Mark Lambert
Card. Sarah: Watering Down Teaching Won’t Attract Young People – Catholic Herald
Synod Father: Teach Life Issues With Greater Clarity Than Ever – Edward Pentin
Letters from the Synod: October 17 – Xavier Rynne II, Catholic Herald
Lessons Synod May Draw f/JP2, Greatest Youth Minister in Recent History – Geo. Weigel
Letters from the Synod: October 16 – Xavier Rynne II, Catholic Herald
Conscience & Vocational Discernment Figure in Latest Small Group Reports – E. Pentin
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Asia Bibi (Credit: Flickr)

Islamists Vow to Kill a Christian Woman if a Pakistan Court Acquits Her

. . .accused of blasphemy, Asia Bibi has languished on death row in Lahore since 2010. . .

by Marlo Safi

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Jesuit Superior Says Pope is Not ‘Chief’ of the Church, What Did He Mean? – The CWR
She Tried to Get Democratics to Accept Pro-Lifers, Her Life was Threatened – M. Bilger
Pro-Lifer Praying at P.P. Assaulted, Taken to Hospital After Blow to His Face – M. Bilger
How Medieval Rabbis Influenced Their Christian Peers’ Bible Commentaries – Mosaic
The Red Hat Report: Should Laypeople Investigate Cardinals? – J. Roberts, NC Register
Neutral or Slanted: Texas Newspaper on Pastors Gp’s Lawsuit on Gay Hiring – R. Ross Jr.
Pro-life ‘Gosnell’ Film Scores at the Box Office – Zelda Caldwell, Aleteia
The Long Blazer: Your New “Go-To” Jacket – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic)
Media Wants to Ignore Gosnell Film, Christians Shouldn’t – Alex Chediak, The Stream
Is Central Asia Becoming a Model for Religious Tolerance? – tsarizm
#BigFertility: A New Documentary on Surrogacy – Jn. Grondelski, National Cthlc Register
China Says Camps for Muslims Lead Them to ‘Modern’ Life – Yanan Wang, The Stream
The Leaders Who Unleashed China’s Mass Detention of Muslims – Ch. Buckley, NY Times
Archdiocese Confirms Apparent Murder of Mexican Priest – CNA via The C. World Report
Respect for Dignity of Every Human: First Pillar of Decent Society – Nat. Peters Ph.D.
Taiwan Offers Second Invitation to Pope Following Vatican-China Deal – The C. Wor Rep
Meet Your New Best Friend: The Fundraising Pyramid – Brice Sokolowski
Is the Vatican Accord with China a Step Forward or Back? – I. Murzaku, The Cthlc Thing
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Pope Francis & Monsignor Edgar Peña Parra (Credit: Vatican News)

Two More High-Ranking Papal Appointees Implicated in Alleged Misconduct

. . .Msgr. Edgar Peña Parra, who has been tapped to take on the #2 role at the Vatican Secretariat of State, has become the subject of a dossier compiled by the laity in his home diocese which makes mention of possible homosexual behavior.  Luis Cardinal  Ferrer, Prefect of the Congregation for the CDF, has also failed to respond to a court summons in France as a co-defendant in the trial of Cardinal Barbarin, for “failing to denounce a sexually abusive priest”. . .

by Steve Skojec

of One Peter 5

WaPo Doesn’t Include Notorious Bishop on Wuerl’s List – George Neumary via Twitter
Buckle Up, Fellow Catholics! – One Mad Mom
Card. Ouellet’s Response to Abp. Viganò Lacks Credibility – Jn. M. McCarthy Ph.D., Crisis
The Pro-Gay Monsignor in Atlanta Goes to a Drag Show – Joseph Sciambra
Woman Sexually Harassed at Holy Trinity “Listening Session” – Banks of the Trinity
Time for Pope to Come Clean, Instead He’s Burying Himself – W Krumholz & R Delahunty
Are Bishops Singling Out Good Priests for Psychiatric Treatment – California C. Daily
Head of CDF Fails to Respond to Summons in French Abuse Trial – Mark Lambert
February 21: An Intriguing Date for a Meeting of Bishops – Fr. Regis Scanlon O.F.M. Cap.
How to Approach Our Priests About the Scandals – Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange
What Canonical Rights Does a Parish Priest Have? – Ed Condon J.C.L., NC Register
How Can We Evangelize Among These Ruins? – Benjamin Wiker, NC Register
I Helped Oversee Safeguarding in England, I Wonder if Bishops ‘Get It’ – Catholic Herald
Doctrine Precedes Morality – David Carlin, The Catholic Thing
If Church Leaders Can’t Make Things Right, God Will. . . – Fr. Jef. F. Kirby, Crux
Accused Priest Works as Contract Psychologist for the State – The Detroit News
Healing Victims Is Key: Priest Says Spiritual Start Paves Way Forward – NC Register
The Best Way to Respond to Crisis is Prayer & Fasting – Judy Roberts, NC Register
Can Church Entities & Victims Find Justice in Compensation Funds – Pet. Jesserer Smith
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