SATVRDAY EDITION

A Liturgical Curiosity

Yesterday I had the good fortune of receiving a set of what appear to be altar chimes, ostensibly to be used in lieu of altar bells. ☩ Shawn R. Tribe of Liturgical Arts Journal

The History of Christianity in India

India is generally known as the land of Hinduism and Buddhism, and rightly so. But it is also home to a unique branch of Christianity, the Thomas Christians. . . ☩ William Hamblin & Daniel Peterson of Deseret News

“Call No Man Your Father”

In Matthew 23:9 Jesus says: ” And call no man your father upon earth: for one is your Father which is in Heaven”. . . ☩ Steve Ray of Defenders of the Catholic Faith

Freedom of Religion & the Establishment Clause: The American Legion Cross Supreme Court Case

The First Amendment's Establishment Clause has been misused to take away so many vital parts of American society. ☩ Scott Smith, J.D., of All Roads Lead to Rome

A documentary tells of the change in the lives of those who pray the rosary

The Polish documentary "Stories of the Rosary: Now and at the Hour of Death" gathers testimonies from various parts of the world, to see if praying the rosary makes a difference. ☩ Rome Reports

This year marks 190 years of religious freedom for Catholics in Britain

The year 2019 marks 190 years since Britain’s Parliament passed the Catholic Relief Act of 1829, commonly described as Catholic Emancipation. It removed the last traces of anti-Catholic laws which had been variously enforced since the reign of Elizabeth I. ☩ Joanna Bogle of The Catholic World Report

Abortion Was the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2018, Killing 42 Million People

More human beings died in abortions than any other cause of death in 2018, a new report indicates. ☩ Micaiah Bilger of Life News

Do We Need Sacramental Preparation for Parenthood?

Catholic parents need to understand clearly what it means to be a Catholic parent. ☩ John M. Grondelski of National Catholic Register

Fox & Birds

The book of Amos teaches a most pure monotheism. Throughout his book, there isn’t a single reference to other deities besides the God of Israel. ☩ Noel Ethan Tan of Ignitum Today

History by a hair: The tonsure controversy

There was a third tonsure, which disappeared during the Middle Ages. ☩ J.P. Mauro of Aleteia

Assessing Karl Keating’s ‘The Francis Feud’

E-book examines three recently published books about the Pope. ☩ Nicholas Senz of National Catholic Register

A Beautiful Restoration in Chattanooga

☩ Gregory DiPippo of New Liturgical Movement

On the Conversion of Pagans to Christianity

 ☩ Shane Schaetzel of Complete Christianity

Student With Perfect ACT Score Attends Faithful Catholic College

☩ Kelly Salomon of The Cardinal Newman Society

After 100 Years, Will Ireland Remain Catholic?

☩ John P. McCarthy, Ph.D., of Crisis Magazine

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