Day: December 19, 2018

VVEDNESDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

Do Not Be Afraid of Confession by Pope Francis (Credit: Fr. Dwight Longenecker)

. . .Catholics are expected to go to confession at least once a year.  Advent is a penitential season, & in the midst of the Christmas rush it’s a good idea to also get to confession. . .

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
New Jesuit Provincial is “Worst of the Worst” – Translation via The Eponymous Flower
Some Men Are Born Eunuchs . . . – Anthony M. Esolen Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
Fishwrap’s MSW vs. EWTN – a Paragon of Self-Parody – Fr. Z’s Blog
Other Modern in Fontgombault – 
Catholic Pastor Challenges Delaware City’s Decision to Bar Nativity from Town – NC Register
Five Tips from Fr. Braun for Youth Ministry – Fr. Justin Braun, Catholic East Texas
Here’s Why Advent Is the Perfect Time to Think About the 4 Last Things – Chl. Langr, epicPew
Relief For Your Gift Buying Stress – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic)
What Was the Mary Thinking the Week Prior to Giving Birth to Jesus? – Tom Perna, epicPew
3 Ways Catholics Can Better Fundraise in 2019 – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net
The End & the Eucharist: Advent Wisdom from Newman & Knox – Fr. Charles Fox, The CWR
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VVEDNESDAY MORNING EDITION

Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Credit: Shutterstock)

Why Did I Choose Catholicism Instead of Another Religion?

. . .my first choice was between religion & no religion.  Religion means a “yoke” or a “binding-back relationship.”  Religion is a relationship with God.  (God here is taken in the broadest sense as at least some higher power, something greater than us.)  So, an atheist is one who believes that there is no God at all, & therefore there ought to be no religion at all. . .

by Peter Kreeft, Ph.D.,

of Catholic Exchange

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
This Cardinal’s 5 Secrets to Sanctifying Your Work – Theresa Zoe Williams, epicPew
Pope Francis Approves Church of England Bishops. . . – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Second Thoughts on Suicide & Catholic Funerals – John Zmirak Ph.D., The Stream
Parents Are Being Groomed – Jennifer Hartline, The Stream
Popes’ New Comments on Death Penalty: Incoherent & Dangerous – Fr. G. Rutler Th.D. Ph.D.
Are You A Woke Catholic? – Shane Schaetzel, Complete Christianity
Gay Apologist Thomas Reese to Address 2019 LA REC on Clergy Sex Abuse – Jos. Sciambra
News from Rome Concerning Communications – Fr. Z’s Blog
Confusion in Germany Over Holy Communion for Protestant Spouses – E. Pentin, NC Register
How Taiwan’s ‘Silent Majority’ Blocked Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Momentum – V. Gaetan, NC Rgstr
Poetic Traditional Hymns Put Alternatives to Shame – Anthony M. Esolen Ph.D., Crisis Mgzn
Ten Blessings of Spiritual Reading – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., Catholic Exchange
The Anglo-Saxon O Antiphons: O Beautiful Trinity – A Clerk of Oxford
Advent Embertide – Regina Magazine
Advent & Suffering: Finding God in the Cave – Charlie Johnson, Catholic Stand
Canon Law Should Be Changed to Make Catholic Bishops Accountable – Stephen Bainbridge
Dynamic Equivalence, with Some Polyphony: Google’s Translation Issue – New Ltrgcl Mvmnt
Living Advent & Celebrating Christmas in a Secularized, Materialistic Society – Fr. Stravinskas
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VVEDNESDAY GOD & CAESAR EDITION

French Cereal Box in Canada

Canadian Scam

. . .I recall my sainted mother’s biting comments about the Canadian bilingualism scam back in the Sixties.  Any attempt at affirmative action always ends up rapidly becoming a racket, almost always enriching a very small elite at the expense of everyone else. . .

by Donald R. McClarey, J.D.,

of The American Catholic

Damn Scots! – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
How the Catholic Church Created Our Liberal World – Tanner Greer, The American. . .
The Carbon Tax Riots May Be The Breaking Point For France’s Socialism – Stephen D. Davis
The Riots In France Perfectly Illustrate Why We Need The Electoral College – Auguste Meyrat
Pro-Life Congresswoman Matha McSally Appointed to Senate to Replace Jon Kyl – S. Ertelt
Feminists’ Undue Process – Heather Mac Donald, City Journal  34
Pardon Omnes – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic  28
Two Pakistani Christians Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy – Robin Gomes, Vatican News
Welcome to Nicaragua, Where Being Young & Catholic Seems a Crime – Inés San Martín, Crux
When It Comes to Migration, Vatican’s as Progressive as They Come – Claire Giangravè, Crux
Would Thomas Jefferson Support Today’s Separation of Church & State Doctrine? – G. Galles
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