VVEDNESDAY EDITION

New Documents Challenge Vatican Claims About Accused Argentine Bishop

Newspaper purports Vatican knew about Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta before 2017 appointment to a Vatican office, which Vatican has denied. ☩ CNA via National Catholic Register

In Their Own Words: Parents of Kids Who Think They Are Trans Speak Out

Parents like us must remain anonymous to maintain our children’s privacy, & because we face legal repercussions if our names are revealed. Parents who do not support their child’s gender identity risk being reported to Child Protective Services & losing custody of their children. ☩ Five Anonymous Moms of Public Discourse

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

Holy See Issues Statement on Conviction, Appeal of Cardinal Pell

Cardinal Pell is expected to be sentenced on Wednesday and is appealing the conviction. ☩ CNA via National Catholic Register

Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., Fraud

Earlier this month, journalists discovered that Fr. Thomas Rosica—an influential & (it was believed) media-savvy Catholic priest—had plagiarized portions of some of his speeches & popular publications. ☩ Joshua P. Hochschild, Ph.D., of First Things

Bishops Rebuke Catholic Sen. Tim Kaine for Voting for Infanticide: “Appalling” Lack of “Basic Human Decency”

Bishops Rebuke Catholic Sen. Tim Kaine for Voting for Infanticide: "It's Appalling and Beyond Comprehension" | LifeNews.com ☩ Lauretta Brown of Life News

Spiritual Egalitarianism Is Deadly

“It’s not going to be long now,” says the doctor, as you stand beside the bed of your loved one. “Shall I send for the head of the Liturgy Committee?” . . . ☩ Anthony M. Esolen, Ph.D., of Crisis Magazine

Why the Summit Fell Flat, & What Might Happen Next

The refusal to consider vulnerable adults & homosexuality in the discussion is a severe blow to credibility. ☩ Msgr. Charles Pope of National Catholic Register

Did Noah Really Live to Be 950?

How should we understand these references (age spans)? ☩ Msgr. Charles Pope of Community in Mission

The Francis-Friendly Media

Although the largely liberal media is no more a friend of the Catholic Church than it was in 2002, it sees Francis as a fellow liberal who will champion the “right” causes. ☩ William Kilpatrick, J.D., of The Catholic World Report

Why I Still Want to Be a Priest After 2018

As 2018 came to an end, and we begin 2019, it was not a glamorous year for the priesthood. ☩ Brian Isenbarger of Those Catholic Men

She’s a Witch! She’s a Christian! But She’s Not Both: Upcoming Christian Witches Convention

“All practices of magic or sorcery ... are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion.” (CCC 2117) ☩ Angelo Stagnaro of National Catholic Register

Wholly Indifferent, or Holy Indifference?

There is an interesting dynamic that plays itself out in the spiritual lives of many souls. It is the struggle between the conflicting attitudes of one being wholly indifferent and of one practicing holy indifference. ☩ Mark Danis of Integrated Catholic Life™

Bible History Set in Stone: Archeology Finds Affirming Biblical Account

During the 1993-94 excavations at Tel Dan, in northern Israel, a stele (a stone slab bearing an inscription) was unearthed. Made from basalt, a volcanic rock plentiful in the region, it bears an account of a military victory. Scholars have postulated that the inscription commemorates an Aramean king’s defeat of Israelite forces. It may have been commissioned by Hazael or Ben-Hadad III, his son (cf. 2 Kings 10:32, 13:3, 22; 2 Chron. 22:5). ☩ Cale Clarke of Catholic Answers Magazine

No, Disapproval Does Not Make Homosexuals Die Young

Fake science is more dangerous than fake news because it takes more than a 24-hour news cycle to debunk fake science. ☩ Austin Ruse of The Stream

Should a Catholic Participate in Carnival?

While the pre-Lenten festival has existed for many centuries, saints and others have had mixed views about it. ☩ Philip Kosloski of Aleteia

Letting Jesus Heal Our Wounds

☩ Dom Cingoranelli of Catholic Stand

Blasphemy against the Spirit

☩ Nicholas Lye of Ignitum Today

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