MONDAY EDITION

Continued Suppression of Underground Catholic Church

Despite an agreement between the Vatican and Beijing, Chinese authorities continue to squelch churches. ☩ Gu Qi of Bitter Winter

Twenty killed in explosions during Mass in Philippines cathedral

At least 20 people were killed & 111 wounded after two bombs exploded minutes apart during Sunday Mass in a Catholic cathedral on the southern Philippine island of Jolo. ☩ Catholic News Agency via The Catholic World Report

Publishing for Papists: Marketing the Literary Vocation

. . .Many of us will admit, like Wodehouse (although with less sparkling wit), that the desire for market success, with its consequences for both personal ambition and personal budget, is a component of the literary vocation. . . ☩ Eleanor Bourg Nicholson of Dappled Things

Centenarian of Faith: 100-Year-Old Deacon Still Serves 8 Masses a Week

Meet a remarkable servant of the Church offers wit & wisdom. ☩ Patti Maguire Armstrong of National Catholic Register

Bishop Scharfenberger of Albany Calls Out Hypocrite Governor Cuomo

It seems that Albany’s bishop, Most Rev. Edward B. Scharfenberger, is not remaining silent about Gov. Cuomo and his hypocrisy. ☩ Fr. Z's Blog

The Philippines vows to crush militants after the attack

The government says in a statement it will pursue the attackers “until every killer is brought to justice & put behind bars. The law will give them no mercy.” ☩ Associated Press via Crux

A Brief to the People: A Response to David Warren's Appeal for a Daily Latin Newspaper

Rather than offering “a little elitist island of sanity & spiritual calm,” I would want the paper to generate as much lively discussion & debate as always has & always will be generated in, around, & through Latin. I would want to aim the paper at the populus & not just the principes. ☩ Daniel Gallagher of The Catholic Thing

Exclusive photos: What no one wants you to know about the pro-life movement

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. ☩ Jeffrey Bruno of Aleteia

Five Remedies for Sorrow from St. Thomas Aquinas

☩ Msgr. Charles Pope of Community in Mission

The McCarrick Doctrine & Sensus Fidei 63

As the swift throwing of the Covington students to the media wolves indicate, the leaders of our Church, with a few honorable exceptions, quaver in fear of those who hate the Church, when they are not actively aiding those who hate the Church. ☩ Donald R. McClarey, J.D., of The American Catholic

A "Spirit of Vatican II" Cardinal in Lima, Peru

. . .Francis has delivered one of his most important episcopal appointments anywhere in the world in Peru. . . ☩ John L. Allen, Jr., of Crux

Did You Know? “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” Came From a Medieval Catholic Cardinal

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. ☩ Billy Ryan, uCatholic

Mother Teresa on Abortion

There will be no peace in the world unless we eliminate abortion. -- Mother Teresa of Kolkata. ☩ Donald R. McClarey, J.D., of The American Catholic

Catholics & Bible Study

There is a myth that we must lay to rest, once and for all: Protestants are all about the Bible, while Catholics are all about the Sacraments. I can say this with certainty—the Catholic Church has never tolerated any such either/or. ☩ Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D., of Integrated Catholic Life™

Major & Minor Addictions

It’s a well-known fact that minor addictions can disrupt your life, but major addictions can destroy your life. ☩ Fr. John Cantor of Catholic Stand

Holding Hands & Other Abuses at the Catholic Mass ☩

In this podcast, I talk about the theology, meaning, and mystery of ‘prayer postures’ at the Catholic Mass. ☩ David L. Gray of DavidLGray.INFO