VVEDNESDAY EDITION

A Fun Family Tradition to Keep Christmas Alive for Your Children

It does often seem as though, much as we try to remember that Christmas begins on Christmas—everything before it being Advent—the traditions become fewer, especially for the kiddos. ☩ Shaun McAfee, O.P., of National Catholic Register

A.J. Ayer, Mike Tyson, Science & God

The life of British philosopher Sir Alfred Jules Ayer (1910-1989 A.D.) has become not only the stuff of academic, but of popular legend as well. ☩ Guy McClung, Ph.D. J.D. of Catholic Stand

Julie’s Story: From Episcopal to Baptist to Anglican to Catholic

At the age of three in 1974, our family moved to Austin, TX. The first thing my parents did was join a wonderful Episcopal Church in which I spent my entire childhood. ☩ Steve Ray of Defenders of the Catholic Faith

The Gift of Listening: Of Cursors, Nurses, & Amazon A.I.

Listening to someone’s story – just sitting there and listening and nodding and smiling – could well be the most important thing you do all day. ☩ Rick Becker of National Catholic Register

A New Year’s Resolution: Start Wearing a Visible Cross Daily

The Lord does not simply posit, but promises, the trials that are in store for those who follow his will. ☩ Justin McClain of National Catholic Register

Looking for Jesus During the Christmas Season

It has become increasingly difficult as advertisers and retailers compete for our time and attention. ☩ Deacon Greg Lambert of Catholic Stand

L.A. Archdiocese Recognizes Catholics Who Perform Works of Mercy

Archbishop Gomez wants to tell the stories of the good works that are being done in our communities. ☩ from California Catholic Daily

A Growing Traditional Catholic Parish in the Ozarks

What if I told you there is a place in the Ozarks where orthodox Catholicism reigns? ☩ Shane Schaetzel of Complete Christianity

Breaking the Fourth Wall on Social Media

Just a few years ago, I was arguing in the comment boxes of a gay blog called Slowly Boiled Frog, a site that had gone after me hammer and tongs for years. ☩ Austin Ruse of Crisis Magazine

Vatican II Saint Peter's Basilica

Why the Liturgical Reform?

Why was there a need for the reform of the liturgy? ☩ Helen Hull Hitchcock of Adoremus Bulletin

The Desecration of Churches Today

Does appearance and dress matter when attending Mass or simply visiting a church? ☩ Ines A. Murzaku of Crisis Magazine

Get Out Now: The Compelling Case Against Public Schools

So many of us have heard indirectly that our public school system is a nationwide wasteland that does harm to children. ☩ Jim Russell of Crisis Magazine

Names of Jesus – Off the Shelf with Paul Thigpen

This week on Off the Shelf as we anticipate the birth of Jesus we take a look at some of the many names of Jesus in Scripture. ☩ Pete Socks of Catholic Stand

Faithfulness, Beauty & Truth Draw Souls, As Bees to Honey

☩ Fr. Harold McKale of Legatus Magazine

Adoring Christ With Mary: Eucharistic Devotion and the Mother of God

☩ Filip Mazurczak of National Catholic Register

7 Ways Your Domestic Church Can Imitate the Holy Family’s Virtues

☩ Joseph Pronechen of National Catholic Register

God Alone Can Judge, So Be True, Not Right

☩ Susan Skinner of Catholic Stand

God, Cell Phones & French Catholic Churches

☩ Robert Kurland, Ph.D., of The American Catholic

Pope Francis, Indifferentism, & Islamization

☩ William Kilpatrick of Crisis Magazine

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