Day: February 23, 2019

SATVRDAY EDITION

Six Things to Do Before Lent

Lent is less than a month away, & this year, we’re preparing our hearts to enter into the greatest story ever told. It’s a whirlwind of emotions, going from Genesis to Jesus in Sacred Scripture. We know how the story ends, but are we prepared for the long road to get there? This Lent, we’re taking a few steps to get ready to enter the desert. Here’s how we’re getting ready for the demanding, powerful, joyful story presented in Genesis to Jesus. . . ☩ St. Paul Center

Pope Spotlights Sexual Abuse of Nuns

The disturbing issue is now part of the Church’s broader discussion about how to curb the plague of clerical abuse. ☩ Joan Frawley Desmond of National Catholic Register

The Slow Death of Manhood, Dr. Taylor Marshall & Timothy Gordon

Dr. Taylor Marshall & Tim Gordon of the smashing TnT podcast (Taylor Marshall & co-host Tim Gordon) & YouTube channel join me to talk about the death of men & how it has affected the behavior of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. What would a resurrection of men look like? ☩ Patrick Coffin of Catholic Stand

Day 2 Abuse Summit Discussions Focus on Accountability

Cardinals Cupich & Gracias were among those who spoke Feb. 22. ☩ Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register

Anything But Ordinary Time, Part I

Now the vestments are back to green. Boring, old, no-feast-day, no-solemnities green. . .That’s probably why we call it Ordinary Time in the Church because, well, it’s just ordinary, right? ☩ Cynthia Millen of Catholic Stand

Second Day of the Summit. With New Accusations Against Bergoglio, From His Argentina

. . .it is the pope himself who on the very opening day of the summit was again called to account for the protection he accorded to the Argentine Gustavo Óscar Zanchetta. . . ☩ Sandro Magister of Settimo Cielo

‘Protect Life Rule’ to Strip Planned Parenthood of Millions in Federal Funds

The finalized version of the rule was announced in a Feb. 22 press release from the Department of Health and Human Services. ☩ Christine Rousselle of CNA via National Catholic Register

@RobertSRoyal on the Vatican Sexual Abuse Summit #PBC2019

. . .But like many Catholic prelates, including the Holy Father, [Card. Gracias] also leaned too heavily, in my judgment, on inequities of power – the clericalism gambit – which I believe betrays a wish to make the abuse crisis into more about social justice than personal sin.. . . ☩ Fr. Z's Blog

The ‘Other’ Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church that No One is Talking About

How is it possible for bishops & priests to respect the bodies of the faithful, when some of them do not even respect the Body of the Lord? ☩ John Monaco of Medium

The mystery of the giant cross that appeared on a beach in Florida

Some debte its origin; others, the meaning of its appearance ☩ Aleteia

Fr. Thomas Rosica's alleged plagiarism is more than cheating — it's a breach of confidence

Rosica has now apologized. And it is inevitable that he will face professional consequences ☩ Mathew Block of National Post

Catholic Politicians Should Revere Holy Communion

New York’s Andrew Cuomo is a scandalous example of a pro-abortion Catholic politician who continues to receive Holy Communion. . . ☩ Birgit Jones of Catholic Stand

Why Laws Forcing a Breach in the Confessional Seal Are in No One’s Best Interest

In some jurisdictions Catholic priests are finding themselves on the horns of this very dilemma. ☩ Catherine Lafferty of National Catholic Register

Church of England: Sunday services at every church are no longer compulsory

The Church of England will no longer require its churches to hold weekly Sunday services ☩ Zelda Caldwell of Aleteia

The Saint Who Reformed Priestly Purity

☩ Steve Weidenkopf of Catholic Answers Magazine

Book Review: Not Much Substance ‘In the Closet of the Vatican’

☩ Andrea Gagliarducci of CNA via National Catholic Register

Diabetic Desolation

☩ Kat Larson of Ignitum Today