Day: November 27, 2018


Reading by Candle Light (Credit: Vad Art Blog)

A Nursery Rhyme Pope Francis Would Do Well to Read

“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
“’Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I’ve a many curious things to show when you are there.”

by Father George W. Rutler, Th.D. Ph.D.,

of Crisis Magazine

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Cardinal Sarah on Kneeling before the Eucharist, Communion in the Hand – Fr. Z’s Blog

I’m Back – Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report
3 Media Documents Every Catholic Should Read – Shaun McAfee O.P., NC Register
Stop Weaponizing The Priest Abuse Crisis Against Catholic Theology – Matthew Petrusek

When Was the Holy Gospel of Saint Matthew Written? (A First Pass) – Jimmy Akin
Death of a Missionary – Trent Horn, Catholic Answers Magazine
Have Scientists Given Up Trying to Explain Transgender? – Michael Cook, Mercatornet
Snowed In & Can’t Get To Sunday Mass? Watch It Online at These Websites – Aleteia
The Revival of the New Classical Architecture in Italy – 
Villians of the Early Church, Off the Shelf 100 with Mike Aquilina – Pete Socks, Catholic Stand
Living the Liturgical Calendar: The Wonderful Waiting of Advent – C. Millen, Catholic Stand
Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi – Theodore Rebard, Crisis Magazine
Teaching Character Education With the Anthropology of St. JP2 – Edward Pentin, NC Register

State Department Continues Its Cruel War On Adoption Agencies – Jayme Metzgar, The Fdrlst
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The Sanctuary inside Immaculate Conception Church in Philadelphia July A.D. 2009 (Credit: Wikipedia)

A Sanctuary Fight & Another Cover-Up

. . .by now it should be clear to Catholics that when it comes to proclaiming the Faith, our biggest fight today is within our own Church, & the dissension is about sexual morality & gay “rights”.  This was made clear to me by an incident that happened some years ago. . .

by Father Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap.

“We Were Shocked” When Pope Francis Stopped Us – California Catholic Daily
The Abuse Response from Dioceses That’s Upsetting Men Off the Most – Those Catholic Men
Survivor Warns Pope Francis’s Abuse Summit May Be His ‘Last Chance’ – C. Giangravè, Crux
We Need a Plan to Deal With Narcissist Clergy – Patti Maguire Armstrong, NC Register
Illinois Priest Removed from Ministry Again, Years after Date-Rape Drug Conviction – Crux
Frustrated? Feeling Low? Deal! – One Mad Mom
Bishop Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa: “I Gave No Desire to Cover Up Anything” – Calif. C. Daily
What Will the US Bishops & the Pope Do Next to Combat Abuse Crisis? – J.D. Flynn, NC Rgstr
Cardinal DiNardo Calls CBS News Series on Church Sex Abuse ‘Inaccurate’ – CNS via Crux
Cherished Beliefs of the Sexual Revolution & How They Protect Sexual Predators – NC Rgstr
Clericalism & the Summer of Shame – Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture
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Empty Pews in a Church (Credit: Crisis Magazine)

50 Years of Effete & Infertile Liturgical Culture Is Enough

. . .the inside of the church resembled the lobby of a 3-star hotel trying to be 4.  It was a flattened ellipse, with entry on the broad side, so that there was more room from left to right than from back to front.  There was no sacristy.  Instead, there was a large teardrop-shaped peninsula, like the Peloponnese, extending from the back & far into where people would be seated.  This Peloponnese was raised a few feet from the level of the front pews, & in the middle of the teardrop, sort of near Sparta, stood the altar, with the priest’s chair stationed 10 feet behind it.  At Athens to the right stood a lectern which served as the pulpit, facing neither the people in front nor the priest, but maybe something beyond them in the distance, like Sicily. . .

by Anthony M. Esolen, Ph.D.,

of Crisis Magazine

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
5 More Good Catholic Novels That I Recommend – Fr. John P. Cush S.T.D., NC Register
“The Mouth That Roared”: Rocco Palmo’s Spot-On Tribute to Bishop Morlino – Fr. R. Heilman
Why I Asked Mom to Burn the Statues of the Saints & the 3 Things I Realized – Ignitum Today
Cafod, Catholic In Name Only – Mark Lambert, De Omnibus Dubitandum Est.
No, I Won’t Encourage Catholic Anger – Anthony S. Layne, Catholic Stand
When Was the Holy Gospel of Saint Mark Written? – Jimmy Akin,
The Holy Mass in the First World War: A Photo Collection – New Liturgical Movement
“The Bible Comes Alive”: Why This YouTube Star Loves Praying the Rosary – ChurchPOP
Advent Resources – Amy Welborn, Charlotte Was Both
Advent & Holy Saturday: The King Sleeps – Stephen Beale, Catholic Exchange
Jesus is Before All, & By Him, All Things Consist  – Fr. Geo. W. Rutler Th.D. Ph.D., NC Register
The Continual Spectre of False Antiquarianism – P. Kwasniewski Ph.D., New Liturgical Mvmnt
Moral & Practical Problems with the 1st Gene-Edited Babies – Fr. Mat. P. Schneider L.C., ThCL
What is It Like To Be an Underground Chinese Seminarian? – The Catholic World Report
Catholic TV: The Gist Interview with Danielle Bean – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic Fashion)
Exhibition on Catholic Arts Competition at St. Vincent Col. Gallery in Pennsylvania – Nw Lt Mv
Friendship is Rooted in Charity – Brother Cornelius Avaritt O.P., Catholic Exchange
The Catholic Resistance to the Pontificate – Tito Edwards, The American Catholic
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Facebook Cruelty (Credit: The Stream)

Man Martyred; Facebook Erupts in Anti-Christian Hatred

. . .a sad picture of the world we live in, especially online. . .

by Tom Gilson,

of The Stream

New Population Research Shows Half the World’s Countries are Disappearing – Tom Hoopes
The Death of Europe: Two Classic Films & the Great War – Mark Malvasi Ph.D., The Imagina. . .
Why America Desperately Needs Another Baby Boom – Steven W. Mosher, The New York Post
Classical Education & the Future of Civilization – Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative. . .
To Sustain the Anglo-American Tradition, Conversation Is Not Enough – Brian A. Smith, LaL
Mythology As History – Daniel J. Flynn, City Journal
The Last Brazilian Emperor – Daryl Worthington, New Historian
The Debate Over Nationalism Is A Debate Over The West’s Future – Sumantra Maitra, The F. . .
Cut Federal Funding from Colleges That Don’t Require Western Civ Courses – Cole Levin, TCF
Trade, Nations, & War in an Enlightened Age – Samuel Gregg D.Phil., Law and Liberty
Conflict & Resolution: Charles de Gaulle’s Understanding of ‘Nation’ – A. Wierenga, Acton Inst
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American Solidarity Party Logo (Credit: Eurasia Review)

New Political Party Says Its Roots are in Catholic Social Teaching

. . .the American Solidarity Party, which draws its influence from European Christian democracy. . .

by Charles C. Camosy,

of Crux

PBS Carries an Anti-Socialist Documentary. . .from Sweden (Video) – Acton Institute
A Pact with a Thief: The Vatican’s Agreement with Communist China – Chen Guangcheng, PD
Media Bias 101: CNN’s Coverage of Abortion – Dustin Siggins, The Dispatch via The CWR
Is Integralism the Answer? – Soren Hansen, The Irish Rover
Can Private Charity Replace the Social Safety Net? – Joe Carter, Acton Institute
Aristotle & the Seriousness of Politics – Fr. James V. Schall S.J., Law and Liberty
Australians Should Be Wary of Amending Religious Discrimination Laws – Mercatornet
Why Isn’t Religious Freedom ‘the Defining Issue of Our Time’? – Michael Cook, Mercatornet
Christians in Ukraine Ask for Prayer as Tensions with Russia Escalate – CNA via The CWR
Open Border Advocates Downplay Human Trafficking – Robert F. Gorman, Crisis Magazine
Shandong Authorities Target Christian Students at Universities – Jiang Tao, Bitter Winter
ACN: Almost 300 Million Christians Persecuted in 21 Countries – Robin Gomes, Vatican News
Cambodia, Genocide, & the Beijing Connection – Marco Respinti, Bitter Winter
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