Community land trusts a possible answer for escalating housing costs

Community land trusts are celebrating their 50th anniversary in the United States in 2019, and Catholic figures had a role in their development. ☩ Mark Pattison of Catholic News Service

Incredible Video Shows Unborn Babies Jumping Around, Waving, Yawning & Sucking Their Thumb

A video such as this can revolutionize the world. It provides a window into the hidden, amazing world of the preborn child. It is both informative and entertaining, and helps us to form a connection to a child that we might not otherwise have. ☩ Maria Gallagher of Life News

Evangelizing Arabia: Parish life in Abu Dhabi

While few in number, parishes in the United Arab Emirates are remarkably diverse and bring together Catholic traditions and devotions from across the Middle East, South Asia, and the rest of the universal Church. ☩ Catholic News Agency/EWTN News via The Catholic World Report

The strategy of the devil when we are progressing in holiness

Oh he's a sneaky one . . . but a good part of the battle is won just by knowing his tactics. ☩ Philip Kosloski of Aleteia

Social Media’s Role in Society – Off the Shelf 110 with Shaun McAfee

. . .In the internet age we can find ourselves getting caught up in the quick reaction sound bites that spread across social media like wildfire. . . . ☩ Pete Socks of Catholic Stand

Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia Bishop Hinder: We’ve Waited With Bated Breath for This Momentous Day

Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia says we are witnessing ‘history in the making’ as Pope Francis becomes the first ever Roman Pontiff to set foot on the Arab Peninsula. ☩ Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register

The Catholic Literary Revival: Newman & Hopkins

Joseph Pearce examines the lives & legacies of Blessed John Henry Newman & Gerard Manley Hopkins. ☩ Joseph Pearce of Faith & Culture

Infanticide Is The Historical Hallmark Of A Pagan Culture

Judeo-Christian principles helped to form our culture, & Christianity is deeply pro-life. Until now, restraining evil as Christianity defines it bound Americans together with a common creed. ☩ Georgi Boorman of The Federalist

Cloistered Carmelites Reviving Ancient Architecture

☩ J.P. Sonnen of Liturgical Arts Journal

St. Vincent de Paul to coordinate re-entry programs for former prisoners

☩ Mark Pattison of Catholic News Service via Crux

Stand, Sit, Kneel, Repeat: Why Catholics Do the Things We Do

☩ Kathy Schiffer of National Catholic Register

Abortion in America Will End Badly, as Slavery Did

☩ John Zmirak, Ph.D., of The Stream

Pro-Life in Practice: 20 Active Ways to Help

Here are several things we can all do to make abortion a less viable option for moms in a crisis situation. 1. Donate to & volunteer at local Crisis Pregnancy Centers. . . ☩ Ericka Andersen of The Stream

How Catholicism's decline increased partisan polarization on abortion

The Church & the Abortion Capital ☩ Ross Douthat of The New York Times

Pro-Abortion Handmaid’s Tale Uses Super Bowl Commercial to Trash Christians

The ad, which aired during the first commercial break of Super Bowl LIII, seeks to twist Reagan’s sunny & effective “Morning in America” 1984 campaign message into sinister Orwellian propaganda. ☩ Alexa Moutevelis Coombs of Life News

Did Pope Pius XII Prophesy Warnings About the “Suicide” of Altering the Faith in Its Liturgy?

In 1933, Pope Venerable Pius XII was Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, Secretary of State to Pope Pius XI. As Secretary of State, then Cardinal Pacelli had a close working relationship with his longtime friend, Count Enrico Pietro Galeazzi. Sixteen years after the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Pacelli made prophetic remarks to his close confidant & intimate collaborator. Until last year when a complete English translation was produced, only partial copies of his full remarks to Count Galeazzi ever appeared in Catholic publications. ☩ Billy Ryan of uCatholic

Father Rutler’s Cultural Commentary

Calm in Chaos: Catholic Wisdom for Anxious Times ☩ John M. Grondelski of National Catholic Register

Get Out Now: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School

“If you are concerned about your child’s faith, intellectual formation, & patriotism, public schools are working against you.” ☩ Marcia Segelstein of National Catholic Register

Of Sad Defeats & No Progeny

There was a time when the idea that the law would make it possible for women to rent out their wombs would have struck most everybody as a moral horror, especially Catholic Demos. Now, for the Catholic Democrat who is governor of New York, commodifying childbirth is progress, especially because it makes it possible for gay couples to have children. ☩ Rod Dreher of The American Conservative

Ad Orientem As A First Step Toward Spiritual Renewal

There is a spiritual reform that Francis could enact that would communicate a new direction—a new orientation. . . ☩ David G. Bonagura, Jr., of Crisis Magazine

Revisiting “The Spirit of the Liturgy”

Both Joseph Ratzinger & Romano Guardini, in their classic books on the liturgy, demonstrate that our continuing conflicts & difficulties with matters liturgical are not about taste but about doctrine. ☩ Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas of The Catholic World Report

Why I Receive Communion on the Tongue

“Out of reverence towards this Sacrament, nothing touches it, but what is consecrated.” — St. Thomas Aquinas. ☩ Dustin Siggins of National Catholic Register

Pope Pius X Explains How to Fundraise

☩ Brice Sokolowksi of

Rod Dreher’s Double-Barrel Misfire

☩ Edward N. Peters, J.C.D. J.D., of In the Light of the Law

Becoming Saints In A Time of Scandal & Crisis

☩ Jonathan B. Coe of Crisis Magazine

The Need for Mutual Humility & Support Between the SSPX & the FSSP

☩ Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D., of New Liturgical Movement

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