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Cardinal DiNardo: McCarrick ruling shows ‘no bishop is above the law of the Church’

“For all those McCarrick abused, I pray this judgment will be one small step, among many, toward healing. ☩ Catholic News Service via Catholic Herald

It Is Never Necessary to Intentionally Kill a Fetal Human Being to Save a Woman’s Life: In Support of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act provides a scientifically sound, medically accurate, and respectful approach to ensure that the innocent human being who survives an attempted abortion will be treated with the same human dignity and respect that similarly aged human beings receive in the course of good neonatal medical care. It also ensures that human beings with disabilities are not targeted for intentional killing at the moment of birth. ☩

From the Crescent to the Cross

Muslim converts to Catholicism share joyful journeys of faith. ☩ Doreen Abi Raad of National Catholic Register

Voicing ‘immense hope’ that Pope Francis will act swiftly & honestly on abuse

The meeting is a belated & embarrassing clean-up job of sexual abuse of vulnerable people by predator priests & bishops, of the abuse of power, of a disgraceful intimidation or neglect of victims, & of massive cover-ups of such abuse by leadership. ☩ Fr. Jeffrey F. Kirby of Crux

St. Clement of Alexandria teaches Major Donor Fundraising

3 Tips from Saint Clement's letter, "Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved?" ☩ Brice Sokolowksi of CatholicFundraiser.net

Archbishop Viganò offers thoughts on The Present Crisis before the Rome “Summit”

. . .We got a lot of Schillebeeckx & that sort of rubbish from a heretic. . . ☩ Fr. Z's Blog

Create Space for Bishops to Take Action

Deliberation has already gone on quite long. It’s time to open up spaces to act. ☩ Robert Royal, Ph.D., of National Catholic Register

St. John Newman, Defender of the Faith

☩ Sophia Feingold of National Catholic Register

Analysis: Pope Francis’ position on Venezuela

☩ CNA via The Catholic World Report

How to pregame Lent: Septuagesima, Carnival, & Shrovetide

Yesterday, Sunday, February 17 was Septuagesima Sunday, followed by Sexagesima, & Quinquagesima Sundays. Sunday kicks off Carnival season, which comes right before Shrovetide, which culminates in Shrove Tuesday – more popularly known as Mardi Gras. ☩ Mary Rezac of CNA via The Catholic World Report

McCarrick will continue to live at Kansas friary

The former Archbishop of Washington, DC, moved to there last September ☩ Christopher R. Altieri of Catholic Herald

The Tolerant Road to Hell

“Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out,” is a quote often attributed to G.K. Chesterton ☩ Birgit Jones of Catholic Stand

Religion drives charitable giving in America

“In study after study,” says Karl Zinsmeister, “religious practice is the behavioral variable with the strongest and most consistent association with generous giving.” ☩ Joe Carter of Acton Institute

Catholic Royal Opens Center for Christian Renewal

The center is named after St. Theodore of Tarsus, a seventh-century Archbishop of Canterbury ☩ K.V. Turley of National Catholic Register

Abortion & Culpability

. . .Ramesh Ponnuru responded to a reader who criticizes opponents of abortion who express special outrage at late-term abortions. ☩ Edward Feser, Ph.D.

The New York Times Holds The Gay Catholic Party Line

When it comes to covering LGBT issues, The NYT is a propaganda sheet worth reading for the same reason that during the Cold War, one read Pravda: to get the ruling class’s party line. ☩ Rod Dreher of The American Conservative

Becoming Saints in a Time of Scandal & Crisis

In responding to the present crisis and scandal in the Church, I believe it is possible to experience both righteous anger & godly sorrow & yet maintain a healthy detachment. . . ☩ Jonathan Coe of The Imaginative Conservative

Catholics Who Favor Theocracy Are Imitating Not Christ but the Muslim Brotherhood

For some years I watched in alarm as Catholics abandoned the only good thing to emerge from the liturgical of Vatican II, the Church’s return to its ancient embrace of religious freedom. ☩ John Zmirak, Ph.D., of The Stream

How Is Adam’s Sin Different From Eve’s?

Biblically, original sin is Adam’s sin, not Eve’s (cf Rom 5:12 inter al) ☩ Msgr. Charles Pope of Community in Mission

The LGBT agenda that is tearing a school apart

☩ Chris McGovern of Mercatornet

What does “poor in spirit” mean?

☩ Daniel Esparza of Aleteia

How Bingo Took Over Catholic Parish Halls

☩ Angelo Stagnaro of National Catholic Register

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