Day: November 6, 2018


Book Cover of Black Bottle Man by Craig Russell

Book Review: Black Bottle Man

. . .what do you do when your two childless aunts sell their souls to become pregnant?  According to Black Bottle Man, you cut a deal with the devil & spend the next eighty years trying to find a champion who can beat him at his own game. . .

a guest post by Karen Ullo,

of Dappled Things

via Ignitum Today

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
On Election Day, The Pope’s U.S. “Midterms” – Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia
How I Went From Typical College Party Girl To Catholic Missionary – Abby Haarmann, Cthlc Link
When the Church is Silent, We Support Sexual Immorality – W. Ross Blackburn Ph.D., the HLR
Why Doesn’t God Give Everyone Faith? – Brother Dominic Koester O.P., Dominicana
Why the Rosary is Not “Vain Repetition” – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, National Catholic Register
God is in Control: Responding to the Present Evils – Mark C. McCann, Catholic Stand
Seven Aspects of Mary’s Sanctity – Peter Kreeft Ph.D., The Integrated Catholic Life™
Expert, Progressive Opinion on Children & Sexual Revisionism: Wrong & Highly Unethical – TS
A New Adoration Chapel Inspired by the Portiuncula in Assisi – D. Clayton, New Liturgical Mvmnt
Asia Bibi’s Family: ‘We No Longer have Anything to Eat’ – Jn. Newton & M. Petrosillo, Cthlc Herald
The Hell of Drug Addiction – Sebastian James, Mercatornet
St. Joseph, Our Patron of a Happy Death – Fr. Maurice Meschler, Catholic Exchange
How You Can Offer a Plenary Indulgence for the Souls in Purgatory This Week – ChurchPOP
Why You Should Visit a Cemetery November 1-8 – Melissa Guerrero, epicPew
Press On: The Virtuous Power of Endurance – Pat Archer, The Catholic Gentleman
For Many Franciscans, “Advent” Begins After All Saints Day – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
Asia Bibi’s Acquittal Challenged in Pakistan Supreme Court – Simon Caldwell, Catholic Herald
Communist China: The List of the Xie Jiao, the Main Tool of Religious Persecution – M. Introvigne
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Transgenderism & Propaganda (Credit:

Seán Cardinal O’Malley Cop-Out on Transgender Bathroom Bill

. . .Here it is, one day before election day, & Cardinal O’Malley, Boston Auxiliary Bishops Robert Reed & Mark O’Connell, & all of the Massachusetts bishops have completely caved & copped-out on voicing even a word of opposition to the transgender bathroom bill.  Not a peep!  A good friend of the Boston Catholic Insider (BCI) said yesterday that’s exactly what they would have expected, but BCI & other faithful Catholics are still mad. . .

from the Boston Catholic Insider

What If We Listened to the ‘Progressive’ Christians? – Michael Brown Ph.D., The Stream
More Than Just Another Election, This is a Fight for the Soul of America – Fr. Richard Heilman
Are Pro-Trump Christians Putting Country Before Christ? – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Stream
These Pro-Life Senate Candidates Aren’t Ashamed to Say They’re Pro-Life – Micaiah Bilger, LN
Supreme Court to Consider Whether War Memorial ‘Endorses Religion’ – C. Zimmerman, C. Herald
Election Night Open Thread – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
5 Facts About Midterm Elections – Joe Carter, Acton Institute
Placing Politics in a Larger Spiritual Context – Stephen Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine
The Mid-Term Election: Deep at the Heart of Texas – Al Perrotta, The Stream
4 Ways St. Faustina Shows Us How to Pray for Our Country – Carrie Gress Ph.D., NC Register
An Elections Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary – Peter Darcy, Catholic Stand
Care about Life, Family, Our Country. . .? – Steve Ray, Catholic Defenders of the Faith
Austin City Council Give a 20-Year Lease to Planned Parenthood – Christina Vazquez, Life News
Unconditional Love In The Voting Booth – Birgit Jones, Catholic Stand
Why We Should be Grateful to Religious Groups at Election Time – John O. McGinnis J.D., Law. . .
America, Defend Life – Lauren Enriquez, The Stream
Adoration for Election at St. Mary of Pine Bluff – Fr. Richard Heilman, Roman Catholic Man
Martin Luther King Jr. Niece Alveda King Urges Americans to Vote Pro-Life – Steven Ertelt, Lf Nws
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The Construction of the Tower of Babel by Frederik van Valckenborch (Credit: The Catholic Thing)

Against Catchphrase Theology

. . .George Orwell warned of the dangers of imprecise language to the political health of a nation.  Fuzzy expression begets fuzzy thinking, which begets more fuzzy expression, & so on.  As Orwell writes, “As soon as certain topics are raised, the concrete melts into the abstract & no one seems able to think of turns of speech that are not hackneyed:  prose consists less & less of words chosen for the sake of their meaning, & more & more of phrase stacked together like the sections of a prefabricated hen-house”. . .

by Nicholas Senz,

of The Catholic Thing

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up – Joy Pullman, The Fdrlst
Is the Didache the Key to Understanding Paul’s Judaizers Issue? – Jimmy Akin,
A Northern Italian Romanesque Monastery – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
Communists Act Like Communists – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
“With the Help of the State” – Fr. James V. Schall S.J., Crisis Magazine
Racism, the Flint Water Crises, & the Midterm Elections – Gene M. Van Son, Catholic Stand
The Funerary Rites of James II – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
Jesuit Plantation Among Sites Discovered on Navy Lands in Maryland – John Burger, Aleteia
The White House to Revise Exemptions to Contraception Mandate – National Catholic Register
Late Medieval English Vestments – Allan Barton, Liturgical Arts Journal
The Cross of Absences – Paul Kniaz, Catholic Stand
Red China Has the Most Massive Population Surveillance System in the World – Helen Raleigh, TF
Praying for Those Who Have Died Is a Work of Mercy – Msgr. Charles Pope, Community in Mission
Do Transhumanists Need a Bill of Rights? – Michael Cook, Mercatornet
Customs of Martinmas – Shawn R. Tribe, Liturgical Arts Journal
Abortion Still at Issue in Several Midterm Races – Cthlc News Agency via National Cthlc Register
How To Style Yourself When Your Size Is Changing – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic)
Pain & Prayer – Nathalie Fernandez, Ignitum Today
Scandals, Saints, Vatican II, & Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski,
Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person – Cathy G. Knipper, Catholic Stand
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