Day: January 17, 2019

THVRSDAY EDITION

13 Ways to Help Bring God into the World

“I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization & to the mission ad gentes (to the nations).” —Pope John Paul II ☩ Angelo Stagnaro of National Catholic Register

Bishop McElroy denies gay subculture among San Diego priests & a response

Despite voiced parishioner concerns, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy denies that a gay subculture exists among diocesean priests or seminarians — men studying to be Roman Catholic priests. ☩ California Catholic Daily

How to Evangelize (& Have Meaningful Conversations)

 ☩ Joe Heschmeyer of Shameless Popery

Then Sings My Soul: The Power Of Beautiful Worship

The last note of the organ lingered like the cloud incense in the air. I knelt for a quick thanksgiving as parishioners gathered their things & began to leave the pews after Mass. ☩ Claire Dwyer of Catholic Spiritual Direction

Pro-Life Living: How Families Instill Affirming Values

How do pro-life parents nurture their families to value and defend life in all of its stages? ☩ Patti Maguire Armstrong of National Catholic Register

Pope Francis: What to expect in 2019

The finalization of a Curial reform process, a reshuffle in some Vatican positions, & an eventual consistory to “refill” the College of Cardinals. . . ☩ Catholic News Agency on The Dispatch via The Catholic World Report

The Church Can Change the World Again

☩ Mike Aquilina & James L. Papandrea, Ph.D., of Catholic Exchange

To Fast Well, Understand Hunger

☩ Suzan Sammons of Crisis Magazine

China’s Crackdown on Christians Continues

☩ CNA/EWTN News via National Catholic Register

Papal advisers say Francis will know the right moment to act on women deacons

Members of Pope Francis’s study commission on women deacons spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday, saying the pope has their report and expressing confidence that when the moment comes, he’ll make the right call. ☩ Christopher White of Crux

U.S. Help Crucial for Iraqi Christians as New Threat Emerges

The founder of a charity for persecuted Christians says the beleaguered populace needs more political representation and aid as a Shiite group try to force them out of their ancient lands. ☩ Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register

What is it like to be a missionary in Mongolia?

When Francisco Javier Olivera was born, his mother offered him to the Virgin Mary, praying that he would become a missionary in Asia. ☩ Catholic News Agency/ACI Prensa via The Catholic World Report

Vatican Sets Course for February Abuse Summit

The meeting’s goal is to ensure bishops ‘clearly understand what they need to do to prevent and combat the worldwide problem of the sexual abuse of minors,’ a Vatican statement communicated. ☩ Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register

Prayer: The Answer to the Most Heinous Sin of All

There are of course many other forms of sexual abuse in the Church that have been going on for years that have been swept under the carpet where they remain. ☩ David Torkington of Catholic Stand

On the Dangers of Some Private Revelations

Many times in the past month I have met people who are putting the private revelations of many seers on the same plain as Revelation, that is the Bible, & Tradition. . . ☩ Supertradmum of Hope in the Storm

Jesus’s Healing Miracles: Diminished by Modern Medicine?

The question then is, “Was Jesus’ message to us only a spiritual one?” Is it possible that in performing His miracles Jesus was daring and inspiring us to emulate Him scientifically? ☩ Daniel Demers of Catholic Stand

What is the Ultimate End of Our Prayer?

☩ Mark Danis of Integrated Catholic Life™

Praying Through Food

☩ Nicholas Lye of Ignitum Today

The Church & basic income proposals

☩ Don Clemmer of OSV Newsweekly