THVRSDAY EDITION

A New Kind of Pornography Addiction for Teens

Bill and Sandy came to my office with their son Kevin, age 15. Kevin was addicted to Internet pornography. He had been viewing it daily on his smartphone for over four years. . . ☩ Peter Kleponis, Ph.D., at Those Catholic Men

The Cardinal Pell Case Reminds the World Why Cardinals Wear Red

“This is what the red color of their habits means: the color of blood and love.” —Pope Benedict XVI ☩ Fr. Roger Landry at National Catholic Register

Pope Francis’ Appointments: A Key Measure of His Pontificate

The Holy Father’s choices have been much less impactful than the diverse range of Church luminaries St. John Paul II appointed early in his own papacy. ☩ Fr. Raymond J. de Souza at National Catholic Register

On the question of a heretical pope

The issue of how to handle a heretical pope, in concrete terms, has not yet been treated in a manner which approaches anything like a true general consent in the entire Catholic tradition. ☩ Bishop Athanasius Schneider at Rorate Cæli

Amid Continued Midwest Flooding, Catholic Groups Step Up to Help

Catholic Charities and other entities are lending a hand in Nebraska and elsewhere. ☩ Catholic News Agency via National Catholic Register

What Does the Church Teach? – Off the Shelf 116 with Jimmy Akin

We are constantly inundated with what people Think the Church teaches but do we really know what the Church Actually teaches? ☩ Pete Socks at Catholic Stand

A tale of two Georges

☩ George Weigel at The Catholic World Report

Pope Leo XIII Teaches Fundraising

☩ Brice Sokolowski at CatholicFundraiser.net

The Decadence Of Godfried Danneels

☩ Rod Dreher at The American Conservative

Prostituted People are the Walking Dead: So Why Does Amnesty International Advocate for the Sex Industry?

Few public policy issues have been as quickly and as universally acknowledged as the criminal phenomenon of human trafficking. . . ☩ Eleanor K. Gaetan, Ph.D., at Humanum

Mixed Reviews for History Channel's New Lenten Series ‘Jesus: His Life’

Couldn't a Lenten series just tell the story, without calling Bible passages into question? ☩ Kathy Schiffer at National Catholic Register

Video: Toxic Feminism and its Antidote—Dr. Carrie Gress

Carrie Gress is onto something extremely important. We all talk about the anti-Christ, and toxic masculinity, but what about the anti-Mary and toxic femininity? Isn’t our culture marinating in both? Isn’t this a problem hiding in plain sight? ☩ The Patrick Coffin Show

The Economics & Ethics of “Just Wages” According to Catholic Teaching

As with the concept of the just price, the idea of the just wage combines the subjectivity of the diverse needs and preferences of individuals with the objective demands of justice. The teaching of the Catholic Church on the just wage avoids both the Scylla of economism and the Charybdis of moralism. ☩ Kishore Jayabalan at Public Discourse

Cardinal Barbarin Remains Archbishop, Takes Leave of Absence

Vatican says Francis has not accepted the French cardinal’s resignation, though the prelate has stepped back from the day-to-day leadership of his archdiocese. ☩ Hannah Brockhaus at Catholic News Agency via National Catholic Register

Pro-Lifers Were Belittled for Opposing Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Now Adult Stem Cells the ‘Gold Standard’

During the Great Embryonic Stem Cell Debate, circa 2001-08, I watched “scientists” lie about the low potential for adult stem cells & the cures that were just around the corner from embryonic stem cells. ☩ Wesley J. Smith, J.D., at Life News

There Are No Such Thing As Gays (Or Trannies)

. . .This brings us to the point of asking what sexual intercourse is for. . . ☩ William M. Briggs, Ph.D., at Statistician to the Stars!

Moses & a Bible ‘Controversy’

☩ Jimmy Akin at Catholic Answers Magazine

St. Joseph’s Apparition in the United States

☩ Joseph Pronechen at National Catholic Register

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