What is the best edition of the Bible for Catholics?

According to scripture experts, the answer depends on the reader, but there are certain guidelines. ☩ John Burger of Aleteia

Promises of Jesus – Off the Shelf 106 with Marge Fenelon

Occasionally a book makes it’s way to me that gives me pause. A book that looks at the faith in a manner that addresses the current divided culture we live in and it brings hope. Join Marge Fenelon & I as we discuss her book 10 Promises of Jesus: Stories & Scripture Reflections about Suffering & Joy. ☩ Pete Socks of Catholic Stand

8 Everyday words and phrases with divine origins

Did you know that the things you say everyday have religious meaning behind them? ☩ Fr. Michael Rennier of Aleteia

Were the Early Church Fathers Really the First Catholics?

“It was the Church Fathers ... that convinced me to be a Catholic.” ☩ Kathy Schiffer of National Catholic Register

Is Unity Among Bishops the Most Important Good?

Commentary: A question to ponder as the U.S. bishops conclude their retreat in advance of the February summit at the Vatican. ☩ Fr. Raymond J. de Souza of National Catholic Register

The Time Has Come for A New Counter-Reformation

One that learns from the first Counter-Reformation of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries how to make a creative and serious response to the iconoclasm, functionalism, egalitarianism, and “quotidianism” of our time. ☩ Duncan G. Stroik of Crisis Magazine

The death of Hong Kong bishop a potential crisis for Church in China

It’s commonly asserted in the West that the Chinese word for ‘crisis’ is a combination of the characters for ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity.’ This comes to mind after the sudden death of the Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong on Jan. 3 of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 73, leaving the diocese vacant for the first time since it transferred to China in 1997. ☩ Charles Collins of Crux

We Could Do Better

Of course, we could do better, but we usually don’t. We need a savior. St. Paul notes our predicament and then identifies the solution and it is not us. ☩ Jim Dougherty of Catholic Stand

Sex Scandal & Cover-Up

Analysis: The non-trial of Theodore McCarrick

Vatican City, Jan 7, 2019 / 12:30 pm - While recent media reports suggest that a trial of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick is underway, Vatican sources have told CNA that his case is not being handled by a full judicial process. ☩ Ed Condon, J.C.L., of CNA via The Dispatch of The Catholic World Report

The revival of 1920's Designer Fabrics

Finally we are beginning to see the revival of some more interesting (and truly artistic) fabrics from yesteryear. This prime example - originally from circa 1920's Belgium - has been revived and made available again courtesy of the Leaflet Missal Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. ☩ J.P. Sonnen of Liturgical Arts Journal

Cardinal Brandmüller: Society ‘Hypocritical’ to Condemn Sexual Abuse by Priests

In a new interview, the German cardinal says the “real scandal” is that the Church hasn’t distinguished herself from a society characterized by growing sexualization. ☩ Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register

The Pope’s Elephant: The Story of the Papal Elephant Buried Underneath the Vatican

Diggers found a large tooth, and four pieces comprising a rather giant jaw bone. The workers unearthed something peculiar: elephant bones. ☩ Billy Ryan of uCatholic

What Catholic Social Teaching Tells Us About Affirmative Action

☩ Stephen M. Krason, J.D. Ph.D., of Crisis Magazine

Twelve Reasons Not to Prefer the Novus Ordo: A Reply to Fr. Longenecker

☩ Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D., of New Liturgical Movement

Conversations on Christian Humanism

☩ Bradley J. Birzer, Ph.D., of The Imaginative Conservative

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