SATVRDAY EDITION

L’Affaire McCarrick: Soon to be “Mister”

Reuters: Vatican to rule next week on defrocking of disgraced U.S. Cardinal: sources. . . ☩ Fr. Z's Blog

The Gift of Filial Adoption

The Christian Faith is the only valid and the only God-willed religion. ☩ Bishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C., of The Catholic World Report

Cardinal Burke Launches His Own Personal Website

The patron of the Order of Malta also hopes to use the site to teach the Church’s doctrine & discipline. ☩ Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register

The Lost World of Christendom

Christendom — once something that meant more than a geographical description of Christianity’s presence around the world. It was a place where temporal rulers, like the monarchs of France, submitted first & foremost to the divine law of the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, & his vicar on earth, the Supreme Pontiff. This is the world that was destroyed by the French Revolution of 1789. ☩ James Day of Catholic Exchange

Sex-Abuse Crisis: Bishops Press Forward With Own Reforms

A number of U.S. dioceses have already announced new initiatives to deal with the crisis, ahead of this month’s global summit on clerical sexual abuse at the Vatican. ☩ Stephen Beale of National Catholic Register

Did Pope Francis Say God Willed Islam Into Existence?

I was one of the first Catholics to give up on “Popesplaining.” That term, which I saw on Twitter, refers to people reading what Pope Francis has written or said, seeing that it seems heretical, & doing one of the following: Claiming that it has been poorly translated or taken out of context, by nefarious secular journalists. . . ☩ John Zmirak, Ph.D., of The Stream

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Governor Cuomo, Cardinal Dolan continue the war of words over abortion

More than two weeks after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law expanding legal protection for abortion, his battle with New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan continues in the op-ed pages of New York newspapers. ☩ Catholic News Agency

Cardinal Müller Issues ‘Manifesto of Faith’

☩ Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register

Analysis: Archbishop McCarrick, Bishop Zanchetta, Pope Francis, * the Vatican abuse summit

☩ J.D. Flynn, J.C.L., of Catholic News Agency via The Catholic World Report

Pope Benedict XV Teaches How To Fundraise

☩ Brice Sokolowksi of CatholicFundraiser.net

The Church’s Broken Moral Compass

☩ Benjamin Wiker, Ph.D., of National Catholic Register

The Faith & the South

When we think of “the faith & the South” we tend to think of Protestantism in general, & perhaps the Southern Baptists in particular, especially in terms of the so-called Bible Belt. There is, however, much more to the South than the Protestant evangelical or fundamentalist culture that has made its presence felt, socially & politically, from southern Virginia to Texas. ☩ Joseph Pearce of The Imaginative Conservative

Pope Francis Has Been All Bark But No Bite on the Abuse Issue

. . .the lack of follow-through has received harsh criticism, especially from survivors & Vatican watchers who say these tools have not yet been implemented. ☩ Elise Harris of Crux

The Tightrope of Tolerance & Tyranny

When tolerance is the only virtue, tyranny eventually takes over. ☩ Fr. Dwight Longenecker of National Catholic Register

The Vatican clarifies pope’s comments on sexual abuse of women religious

A spokesman said the Pope meant to say that sexual manipulation had occurred within the religious congregation, not actual sex slavery ☩ Catholic News Agency via Catholic Herald

Frescobaldi & Early Italian Organs

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. ☩ Christopher Stembridge of Vox Humana

After CRISPR Twins, Gene Editing Holds Promise & Peril for Humanity

He Jiankui rose from obscurity to international scrutiny after revealing to the world that he used a new genetic-editing technique to design two HIV-resistant Chinese baby girls as embryos & implanted them into their mother through in vitro fertilization (IVF). ☩ Peter Jesserer Smith of National Catholic Register

Family? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Families!

Family Envy: Democrat & Totalitarian Power Lust ☩ Guy McClung, Ph.D., J.D., of The American Catholic

Pope Francis Says ‘No’ Then ‘Maybe’ to Married Priests

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 Pentin of National Catholic Register

Cardinal Burke Launches His Own Personal Website

The patron of the Order of Malta also hopes to use the site to teach the Church’s doctrine & discipline. ☩ Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register

Catholic Creative: A Jewelry Designer

☩ Katie Warner of National Catholic Register

The Future Of St. Blockbuster’s Parish

☩ Rod Dreher of The American Conservative

Pope Francis & Mirages of Fraternity, Part II

☩ Maureen Mullarkey of Studio Matters

Friends & Tolerance

☩ Paul Kniaz of Catholic Stand

The Orientation of Catholic Mass (The Divine Liturgy)

☩ David L. Gray of DavidLGray.info