Day: March 27, 2019

VVEDNESDAY EDITION

The Ancient Mass in “House Churches” Was Not as Informal as Many Think

These “houses” were usually rather sizable, with a central courtyard or large room that permitted something a little more formal than Mass around the dining room table. ☩ Mark Rothe at Community in Mission

Did Maltese Archbishop Propose a Preferential Option for Gays?

The recently concluded Vatican summit on clerical sexual abuse did not prove disappointing to the many Catholics who had no expectation that it would address the main source of the problem: active homosexuality among clerics. . . ☩ Jeffrey Tranzillo, Ph.D., at Crisis Magazine

Evangelizing the bayou: This Poor Friars Priest Canoes a call to church

"The Lord’s voice resounding over the waters" - Psalm 29:3. ☩ J.P. Mauro at Aleteia

The Holy Spirit’s Guide To Correcting Error In The Church – Video

Is there a way that the Holy Spirit has specifically revealed to deal with false teaching in the Church? It is important to note that this video is NOT about the current abuse crisis but rather about false teaching in the Church & how to deal with it in a manner in keeping to the clear admonitions in the New Testament. ☩ Dan Burke at Catholic Spiritual Direction

What Should We Make of Bishop Barron?

Bishop Barron: The Hit-And-Miss Prelate ☩ Jonathan B. Coe at Crisis Magazine

What I Believe "Real" Evangelization Looks Like

I believe so many souls – especially young people – are searching for “the answer.” They are looking everywhere, and coming up empty. And, I believe with all my heart, mind, soul and strength that the answer begins with walking through the door of “Fear of the Lord.” ☩ Fr. Richard Heilman at Roman Catholic Man

Pierre Manent on Machiavelli, Luther, & the Eclipse of the Natural Law

For most participants in modern political discourse, human rights are real and natural law is not. . . ☩ Nathaniel Peters, Ph.D., at Law & Liberty

Manufacturing The Postmodern Child

In his conversation with Sir Roger Scruton, Jordan Peterson mentioned that in his native Ontario, elementary school teachers are teaching children a postmodern approach to literature. . . ☩ Rod Dreher at The American Conservative

Fr. Carl Reid appointed Ordinary of Our Lady of the Southern Cross

Pope Francis today named Fr. Carl Reid, the dean of the Canadian deanery of St. John the Baptist of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, Ordinary of Australia’s Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross.. ☩ Deborah Gyapong at The Anglicanorum Coetibus Society

A Whole New World: Readings for Laetare Sunday

The Fourth Sunday of Lent is known as “Laetare Sunday,” from the Latin Introit of the Mass, “Laetare Jerusalem,” “Rejoice, O Jerusalem” (Isa 66:10). ☩ John Bergsma, Ph.D. at The Sacred Page

Blacklisting Chick-fil-A

In San Antonio, a popular fast-food chain becomes the target of a progressive crusade. ☩ Mark Pulliam at City Journal

Is Easter a Pagan Celebration?

There is a thread of radical Protestant Fundamentalism that likes to attack traditional Christian celebrations — particularly Christmas and Easter. . . ☩ Shane Schaetzel at Complete Christianity

New Catholic women’s organization arrives with a bang

First FemCatholic conference hosts Chicago gathering of 400+. ☩ Theresa Civantos Barber at Aleteia

Religious superiors can now dismiss members for desertion

☩ Catholic News Agency via California Catholic Daily

Your Closet: More Chant Less Chaos

☩ Meghan Ashley Styling

Pope Leo XIII Teaches Fundraising

☩ CatholicFundraiser.net