Day: December 17, 2018


Jesuit Presbytery that Survived the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb (Credit: uCatholic)

How Jesuit Priests Survived the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Thanks to the Rosary

. . .when the Enola Gay dropped the first ever wartime use of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, a shock wave traveling three miles per second completely annihilated everything within a one-mile radius, instantly leveling the city & setting anything that remained ablaze.  One building stood miraculously upright through the chaos: a Jesuit presbytery with priests inside. . .

by Billy Ryan

of uCatholic

Shades of Rosacea – Shawn R. Tribe, Liturgical Arts Journal
Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
God Bless Fr. LaCuesta; No Mention of “Hell” in Funeral Homily – Edward N. Peters J.C.D. J.D.
Australia: The Inexplicable Conviction of Cardinal Pell – Philip Lawler, Catholic Culture
Bishop Robert Barron: I Want to Re-Judaize Catholicism – Shaun McAfee O.P., epicPew
A Response To James Martin – uCatholic
Belgian Priest Convicted for Not Revealing Suicidal Man’s Confession – Zel. Caldwell, Aleteia
Should a Teen Suicide’s Funeral Look Like a Canonization Ritual? – John Zmirak Ph.D.
Australia: Why Many Consider Cardinal Pell’s Conviction a Sham – Steve Ray, Defenders of. . .
Bishop Olson of Fort Worth Responds to Petition Allegations –  Banks of the Trinity
Five Lessons from the Christmas Market Attack – William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine
Secrecy & Suppression Reign in Australia – Christopher R. Altieri, The Catholic World Report
Why Drive for Independence of Ukraine’s Church Matters to Rome Too – John L. Allen Jr., Crux
Intentional Killing is Usurpation of God’s Lordship Over Life: Reply to Ed Feser – J Finnis PhD
The Beauty & Power of the O Antiphons – Fr. Thomas Petri O.P., National Catholic Register
Underground Catholic Churches Closed in Fuzhou Archdiocese – Lin Yijiang, Bitter Winter
Welcoming Baby Jesus at Christmas: Good Reads for Little Ones – K. & P. Crawford, NC Rgstr
Pope Francis Celebrates His 82nd Birthday With Sick Children – Han. Brockhaus, NC Register
The China-Rome Accord Is Secret Only in its Actual Words, Here’s How It Works – S. Magister
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Holy Spirit College (Credit: Holy Spirit College via Newman Society)

Only Catholic College in Georgia Announces Exciting Relaunch Plans

. . .beginning in the fall of 2019, college-bound students will once again have a faithful Catholic option in Georgia, with the re-launch of Holy Spirit College’s undergraduate program. . . .

from the Newman Society

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Remembering Sophie Scholl’s Witness – Jay Copp, National Catholic Register
A Priest Preaches at a Funeral, the World Falls on His Head – Fr. Z’s Blog
What is the CDF for? – Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment
Bishop Strickland: Receive Communion on the Tongue While Kneeling – Liturgy Guy
The Severed Holy Head of Saint Catherine of Siena – Billy Ryan, uCatholic
Newly Born Religious Groups, Strangled in Their Cradles – Fr. Z’s Blog
A 10-Point Primer on the Lord’s Prayer Kerfuffle – Jimmy Akin, National Catholic Register
“Gay Lobby” in Argentina – Catholic Herald
Fast Growth in Paganism, Wicca (the Joke That is No Joke) – Fr. Z’s Blog
California College to Help Catholic Revival in New England – Kelly Salomon, Newman Society
Study Shows Young Adults Leaving Church Start Down That Path at Age 13 – CNS via Crux
Satanic Temple Displays “Snaketivity” Sculpture Near Nativity at Illinois Capitol – ChurchPOP
Christ & the Infused Moral Virtues – Fr. Joshua Neu, Catholic East Texas
Church on the Site of Jesus’ Birthplace Undergoes a Major Renovation – S. Beale, Aleteia
Relief For Your Gift Buying Stress – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic)
The Wit & Wisdom of Mother Angelica, Book Review – Joseph Pronechen, NC Register
3 Ways Catholics Can Better Fundraise in 2019 – Brice Sokolowski,
The Site of Baptism of the Lord Nears Reopening as Landmines Cleared – CNA via The CWR
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