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Choir Dress of the Rouen Chapter

The choir boys wear red under their albs and also wear a zucchetto and a red square biretta, and are clean-shaven. ☩ Aelredus Rievallensis of Canticum Salomonis

Three Questions for Euthanasia Fans

Many people share Allen’s view, believing that humans in persistent vegetative states are not persons anymore—and so they can be deprived of basic necessities like food or water in order to end their lives. ☩ Trent Horn of Catholic Answers Magazine

Saint Ananias—A Saint Who Eased Paul’s Conversion

January 25 marks the Memorial of Saint Ananias & the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul ☩ Theresa Doyle-Nelson of National Catholic Register

How the Pro-Life Movement Made Me Catholic

Near the end of my freshman year, my sister invited me to attend a meeting of the campus pro-life group. ☩ Eric Sammons of Catholic Answers Magazine

Disgraced Cardinal Must Not Address Catholic Conference

What message is sent to victims of priest sex abuse that Roger Cardinal Mahoney will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Los Angeles Archdiocesan Education Conference? ☩ Austin Ruse of Crisis Magazine

A Light Toward the Darkness

☩ Todd Aglialoro of Catholic Answers Magazine

Mozart's Famed Requiem Properly Seen & Understood: Liturgically

☩ Shawn R. Tribe of Liturgical Arts Journal

Christians in the Cultural Crosshairs

☩ Joan Frawley Desmond of National Catholic Register

5 Facts You Need to Know About the Veil of Manoppello

On January 13, 1915, a series of four terrible earthquakes struck central Italy. In the midst of tragedy, the quake also brought forth from the local church’s rubble one of Christendom’s long-lost & precious relics. The earthquakes helped bring awareness to the small cloth that lay over Jesus’ face when he lay in the tomb. ☩ Chloe Langr of epicPew

Babies Born Alive After Abortion Can be Left to Die Under New York Law Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week signed into law a bill that legalizes abortions up to birth. While that has been the main focus of the legislation, the new law also revokes medical care for babies who are born alive after botched abortions. ☩ Steven Ertelt of Life News

Double Vision

When Vincent Nichols moved to Westminster, pretty well immediately a major change happened in the Cathedral Sanctuary. The 1970s mobile, now-you-see-it-now-you-don't, altar was taken out of use. ☩ Fr. John Hunwick of Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment

Pope Francis warns against ‘spirals of hatred’ on social media

Online discussion is 'too often based on opposition to the other', the Pope said ☩ Courtney Grogan of Catholic News Agency via Catholic Herald

Will Bishops Coodle, Foodle, & Noodle Address the Crisis?

Living in a small town, my clerical acquaintance is limited; yet I’ve known three parish priests—orthodox, kind, courageous—who would make admirable bishops. In all likelihood, they will remain in the boonies when Father Chuckles moves to the chancery. ☩ Peter Maurice of Crisis Magazine

Mary, a Queen of Another Kind

What could have been? It is likely this question came to the mind of the forty-four-year-old Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots and the rightful queen of England, on the morning of February 8, 1587, as she awaited her execution at the hands of English Protestants. ☩ Steve Weidenkopf of Catholic Answers

Venezuelan Army besieged hundreds of protesters in Maturin cathedral

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched in support of the opposition, & security forces met some of the protesters with tear gas. ☩ Catholic News Agency

Ordaining female deacons would gravely damage the Church

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. ☩ Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith, Ph.D., of Catholic Herald

Poor & Rich: The Pope’s Vision Compared With the Real Figures

When Pope Francis left en route to Panama, for world youth day, the who’s who of world finance were meeting in Davos, Switzerland. . . ☩ Sandro Magister of Settimo Cielo via L'Espresso

Thoughts on ecclesiastical consequences for Gov. Cuomo’s pro-abortion acts

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. ☩ Edward N. Peters, J.C.D. J.D., of The Catholic World Report

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