Wuerl Denies His Prior Denials Denied Knowing McCarrick Seminarian Abuse

The D.C. cardinal is now saying his previous denials about knowing Archbishop McCarrick’s sexual predations were only about minors, not adult seminarians & priests. ☩ J.D. Flynn of Catholic News Agency via National Catholic Register

YouTube Deletes Pro-Life Video Exposing Planned Parenthood, Calls it “Hate Speech”

The streaming service took down a video exposing Planned Parenthood’s medical malpractices, citing it as “hate speech.” The video included someone posing as a pimp, asking a Planned Parenthood official if they reported minors who came in for abortions.  ☩ Corinne Weaver of Life News

The Lost Art of Catholic Preaching

. . .The homily was atrocious in both delivery & content, but not nearly as atrocious as the celebration of the Eucharist that followed which involved the priest inviting a 16 or 17 year old kid to pull the Sacrament out of the tabernacle for him & then distribute it to the faithful while dressed in shorts, flip flops, & a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” t-shirt. ☩ Fr. Jonathan Mitchican of Dappled Things

Interview with Dr. Kwasniewski on “Beauty—God’s Messenger”

NLM readers may wish to know about a new magazine, Calx Mariae, published four times a year by Voice of the Family in the U.K. The editor, Maria Madise, invited me to do an interview on the theme of “Beauty—God’s Messenger,” for the third issue, which recently appeared in print.  ☩ Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D., of New Liturgical Movement

Which Cardinals Will Be Ageing Out of the Conclave in 2019

10 cardinals will celebrate their 80th birthday & lose their right to participate in a conclave for the election of a new pope, as well as any duties they may have in the curia. ☩ Mark de Vries of In Caelo et in Terra

Approaching Sex with Reverence

The book is in fact an exploration of purity in married love and in consecrated virginity. This pairing is not accidental, for the inner key to both is the radical gift of self. ☩ John Henry Crosby of Humanum

Rouen: Public Penance in 18th Century France

There is perhaps no church in France where public penance is observed with more exactitude & ceremony than in the church of Rouen. The remains of this ancient discipline are too beautiful to overlook here. ☩ Aelredus Rievallensis of Canticum Salomonis

Francis & Sexual Abuse; The Pope Who Knew Too Much

Pope Francis has already made it clear how he judges & intends to address the question of sexual abuse.  ☩ Sandro Magister of Settimo Cielo via L'Espresso

Hitched Vs. Hooking Up

Young adults approach relationships differently than their counterparts did 15 years ago. ☩ Michael Roesch of Humanum

A man gives up a high-paying job to dedicate his life to the elderly (Video)

When 32-year-old Mike Niles was assessing his career in the city he realized his job, although well-paid, just “wasn’t ticking all the boxes.” He was looking for something more, so he became friendly with an elderly neighbor, which spurred him to eventually make the life-changing decision to leave London and return home and set up a charity. His friends thought he was crazy. ☩ Cerith Gardiner of Aleteia

Filthy Lucre: The UK’s Abortion Industry

The latest statistics for abortions in the United Kingdom have been made public by the Department of Health. The revised abortion figures released just days prior to Christmas show that in 2017 the numbers of UK abortions were at a ten-year high. ☩ K.V. Turley of Crisis Magazine

Trailer Released for New Roe v. Wade Movie with Jon Voight: The Story of What Really Happened

The movie, which will tell the true story of the lies and manipulations used to push abortion on America, is a project of actor/producer Nick Loeb and Cathy Allyn. It stars Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight, Joey Lawrence, Corbin Berensen, Stacey Dash and Greer Grammer. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., also is an executive producer and has a cameo in the film. ☩ Micaiah Bilger of Life News

Forbidden Translations? A Brief History of How the Mass Came to Be Rendered in the Vernacular

How did it come about that the Holy See restricted literal translations of the Ordinary & the Canon of the Mass. ☩ Jeremy J. Priest of Adoremus

Lay Collaboration & Episcopal Authority

☩ George Weigel of National Catholic Register

Looking Inward

☩ Noel Ethan Tan of Ignitum Today

The Cleansing of the Temple: Casting Pornography Out of Marriage

☩ Michelle Curran & Luca Marelli of Humanum

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