MONDAY EDITION

Maltese Catholics Criticize Archbishop Scicluna’s Leadership on ‘LGBT’ Issues

Critics blame the archbishop for his repesentative's priest’s remarks on a local television show that homosexuality was created by God, and was ‘part of his plan.’ ☩ Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register

Ed Feser on Mark Shea

Mark Shea is what you get when you marry the letter of Catholicism to the spirit and style of New Atheist polemic. ☩ Donald R. McClarey, J.D., at The American Catholic

The Communion Rail & Complementarity

The traditional Communion rail has functional and sacramental purposes. . . ☩ Fr. Jerry J. Pokorsky at The Catholic Thing

Cardinal Barbarin’s Sexual Abuse Cover-Up Conviction Raises Thorny Questions

An overview of the legal stakes of Cardinal Barbarin’s criminal conviction, just ahead of his audience with Pope Francis. ☩ Solène Tadié at National Catholic Register

‘Eroticising’ Children: What We Can Learn From Muslim Parents Successfully Battling This in Britain

The following is not a hypothetical scenario. Your four-year old daughter comes home from school and says, “I can wear my brother’s clothes and he can wear mine. I can change my name to a boy’s name.” ☩ John Stonestreet at The Stream

Pope Francis shows no regret over the shocking appointment of Cardinal Daneels

Was Pope Francis sending a subtle message to his critics this week? ☩ Philip Lawler at Catholic Culture

How to spot a good preacher

I picked this up from a tweet by a classicist. ☩ Fr. Z's Blog

Archbishop Scicluna: Herald of the New Gospel

At the outset of this Papacy many Catholics, including myself, held the Archbishop of Malta, Charles Scicluna in great esteem. . . ☩ Mark Lambert at De Omnibus Dubitandum Est.

Australian Media "made Pell personify the sins of the Church"

For those who consider Cardinal Pell guilty as sentenced and wonder why some Catholics (quite a lot of Catholics) are sticking up for a convicted child abuser, it might be worth watching this report. ☩ Mark Lambert at De Omnibus Dubitandum Est.

What will happen to the planet at the end of the world?

We can expect an end-of-time house cleaning. ☩ Fr. Patrick Briscoe, O.P., at Aleteia

Wake Up Parents! There is a Contagion Spreading Among Children

The media glamorizes transgenderism, and some in the medical establishment are taking advantage. ☩ Marcia Segelstein at National Catholic Register

Audio: Damian Thompson on boring bishops via @HolySmoke

Are you tired of torpor-inducing cliches from the pulpit? ☩ Fr. Z's Blog

Cardinal George Pell: A Timeline

A chronological list of key events in the life of the Australian cardinal, including details of his financial reforms as well as abuse allegations, charges and eventual conviction. ☩ Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register

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