Dive into the Old Testament – Off the Shelf 108 with John Bergsma

If you are one who loves studying Scripture than this episode is for you. Dr. John Bergsma joins me to talk about the excellent new volume on the Old Testament he co-wrote with Brant Pitre called A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament. ☩ Pete Socks of Catholic Stand

Pope Francis: Sins of the flesh are the lightest sins & the more serious sins are elsewhere

. . .in the book-length interview with Wolton it is explained why Pope Francis sees sexual abuse committed by churchmen not so much a problem of morality and sex, but of power, and of clerical power in particular, which he condenses in the word “clericalism.” ☩ Sandro Magister 0f Settimo Cielo at L'Espresso

Inside The Cave-Shrine Where Saint Michael The Archangel Appeared

It is one of the most important sites of pilgrimage since the early Middle Ages, visited by emperors, kings, princes, and the holiest of saints throughout history. Today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the destination site for over 2 million pilgrims a year.  ☩ Billy Ryan of uCatholiC

What’s known, & unknown, about pope’s abuse summit in February

The Vatican has sought to downplay expectations, with newly minted editorial director of the Vatican’s dicastery for Communications Andrea Tornielli labeling the hype of it as “excessive.” ☩ Inés San Martín & Christopher White of Crux

The University of Notre Dame Will Cover Christopher Columbus Murals after Complaints

Fr. John Jenkins, the president of the University of Notre Dame, has decided to cover a series of murals of Christopher Columbus on campus. ☩ Alexandra Desanctis of National Review

Should a Priest Introduce the Usus Antiquior to a Congregation That Doesn’t Request It?

Yes. There are two basic reasons to do so. ☩ Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D., New Liturgical Movement

Before & After: Monte Cassino Shrine at St. Meinrad Archabbey

☩ Shawn R. Tribe of Liturgical Arts Journal

A question of identity for Catholics of Anglican Tradition

☩ Deborah Gyapong of The Anglicanorum Coetibus Society

False Feminism

From Sexual Liberation to #MeToo ☩ Katherine Kersten, J.D., of First Things

Wicca as a Religion Substitute; or, Care What You Share

It’s hard for me to take Wicca seriously as a spirituality or way of life, let alone as a religion. ☩ Tony Layne of Catholic Stand

Pope’s app ‘Click to Pray’ connects Catholics to a smartphone prayer network

Pope Francis encouraged young Catholics to download the app to pray the 'Rosary of Peace' ahead of World Youth Day ☩ Courtney Grogan of CNA via Catholic Herald

Confronting the Decline of Moral Sensibilities

. . .The fact that most students had no qualms about receiving money at the expense of life was astonishing. . . ☩ Christian Daru of Catholic Stand

The Problem Isn’t Technological: Rebuilding Women’s Reproductive Health

We have the scientific data we need to understand the relationship that a woman’s ovulation has to her overall health, & that healthy ovulatory patterns are a prerequisite to being fertile. . . Why Don't We? ☩ Weronika Janczuk of Public Discourse

Human Composting: The Ultimate Denial of the Soul

Recomposition: An Eco-Religious Act ☩ John Horvat II of Crisis Magazine

The Desecration of God’s Temple

☩ Regis Nicoll of Crisis Magazine

Only You, Lord

☩ Noel Ethan Tan of Ignitum Today

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