23 February, 2018

Chaput: Increased government due to collapse of civil society in America

In a speech at Villanova on Thursday, Archbishop Chaput said the increased role of government is in response to the collapse of civil society.



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Member of Pope's anti-abuse panel insists, 'The Church is not failing'

Teresa Kettelkamp, a former staffer for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and now a full member, says of the anti-abuse fight, “The Church is not failing on this issue, the Church is aggressively addressing it … People who want things to change faster are not realistic about how things change.”



Member of Pope's anti-abuse panel insists, 'The Church is not failing':

Three short (and hilarious) Catholic jokes

Three short (and hilarious) Catholic jokes

What to Know if You Want to Know Theology

What to Know if You Want to Know Theology

A rough week for the Holy See

A rough week for the Holy See | Catholic Culture:

The Ostrich Defense of Abortion: These abortion advocates stick their heads in the sand and demonstrate their ignorance of even the most basic facts of the pro-life position.

The Ostrich Defense of Abortion | Public Discourse

Planned Parenthood kept aborted babies alive to harvest heart, brain: ex-technician - Washington Times

In an undercover video released Wednesday, a former technician for a tissue-harvesting company details how an aborted baby was kept alive so that its heart could be harvested at a California Planned Parenthood facility, raising more legal questions about the group's practices.



Planned Parenthood kept aborted babies alive to harvest heart, brain: ex-technician - Washington Times:

The Virtue of Radical Honesty - The latest column from David Brooks of The New York Times

The Virtue of Radical Honesty - The New York Times: Steven Pinker is what we need now.

21 February, 2018

After latest shooting, we should pray and be angry, archbishop says

After latest shooting, we should pray and be angry, archbishop says – Catholic Philly

Five Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution: Part II

Five Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution: Part II - The Catholic Thing

Five Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution, Part I

Five Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution, Part I - The Catholic Thing

C.S. Lewis tells you how to observe Lent

C.S. Lewis tells you how to observe Lent

Conscience and Grace: A Lenten Meditation from George Weigel

Conscience and Grace: A Lenten Meditation | George Weigel | First Things

Cardinal Collins of Toronto calls for resistance to a controversial new government requirement

Cardinal Collins of Toronto calls for resistance to a controversial new government requirement – Catholic World Report

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.



Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99 | CTV News:

20 February, 2018

Guilt over Aboriginals can lead to teaching children untruths. It’s happening in Canada.

Guilt over Aboriginals can lead to teaching children untruths. It’s happening in Canada | National Post:

British government will not overrule repeal of gay marriage in Bermuda

British government will not overrule repeal of gay marriage in Bermuda:

Did the pope blink in Nigeria, or is it a typically Catholic mess?

While one could see Monday's resignation of an embattled Nigerian bishop as the pope blinking, it may also be an act of mercy by the pope and humility by the bishop.
Did the pope blink in Nigeria, or is it a typically Catholic mess?:

America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care

America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care - The Atlantic:

Companies Pay Workers to Get Savvier With Money

Companies Pay Workers to Get Savvier With Money - WSJ:

Ancient altar in Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre found hiding in plain sight

Ancient altar in Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre found hiding in plain sight--Aleteia:

16 February, 2018

Pope Francis reveals he meets with victims of sex abuse on Fridays

Pope Francis reveals he meets with victims of sex abuse on Fridays

Will Pope Francis Surrender to China?

Will Pope Francis Surrender to China? – Foreign Policy

Euthanasia dispute in Belgium: When do doctors cross a line?

Euthanasia dispute in Belgium: When do doctors cross a line? - Health - CBC News

Canadian Press: Trudeau’s accusations against pro-life groups are ‘baloney’

Canadian Press: Trudeau’s accusations against pro-life groups are ‘baloney’ | News | LifeSite

Non - voluntary euthanasia/organ harvesting - Coming soon to a hospital near you

It is legal in the Netherlands for doctors and psychiatrists to lethally inject the sick, disabled, elderly, and mentally ill who ask to die.

It is not legal for them to kill patients who have not repeatedly asked to die.

But that happens anyway, and not rarely. Various studies come up with different numbers, but it seems safe to say that hundreds of patients–431 in 2015–are killed each year non-voluntarily, which in Dutch euthanasia-speak is called ”termination without request or consent.”

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Non - voluntary euthanasia/organ harvesting - Coming soon to the Netherlands.

So this is life on Mars: Intergalactic travel from a Catholic perspective

So this is life on Mars: Intergalactic travel from a Catholic perspective | Maitland-Newcastle Catholic News

‘Let’s not make it just about…sins of the flesh’: The cardinal believes reception of Communion depends on 'conscience'. Does his reasoning add up?

‘Let’s not make it just about…sins of the flesh’: an interview with Cardinal Cupich | CatholicHerald.co.uk

Netherlands passes law making everyone an organ donor by default

Netherlands passes law making everyone an organ donor by default | Ottawa Citizen

Don Briel's Death: Remarkable Last Days

Don Briel's Death: Remarkable Last Days | National Review

3 Types of People Who Secretly Enjoy Being Miserable

3 Types of People Who Secretly Enjoy Being Miserable

Why is the Trudeau government poking the anti-abortion bear?

Why is the Trudeau government poking the anti-abortion bear? - CBC News | Opinion

How despots exploit Vatican foreign policy

How despots exploit Vatican foreign policy | CatholicHerald.co.uk

Pope says he prays for those who call him a heretic

Pope says he prays for those who call him a heretic – Catholic World Report

15 February, 2018

Editorial: Simple solutions when values collide

Editorial: Simple solutions when values collide

Edward Feser: Time, space, and God

Edward Feser: Time, space, and God

5 Myths About Papal Infallibility Too Many People Still Believe (Maybe Even You!)

5 Myths About Papal Infallibility Too Many People Still Believe (Maybe Even You!) | ChurchPOP

Pope Francis Is Playacting Realpolitik: The Vatican’s diplomacy with China, and other authoritarian governments, is based on a century-old fantasy of its worldly power.

Pope Francis Is Playacting Realpolitik – Foreign Policy

Pope Francis offers a “worksheet” for Lent: Check it out!

Pope Francis offers a “worksheet” for Lent: Check it out!

5 years in, pope praised for outreach, criticized for abuse response

5 years in, pope praised for outreach, criticized for abuse response

14 February, 2018

Terry Glavin: Is the Pope abandoning China’s Christians to Beijing’s brutal regime?

Terry Glavin: Is the Pope abandoning China’s Christians to Beijing’s brutal regime? | National Post

Stunning image of a single strontium atom wins British photography prize

Stunning image of a single strontium atom wins British photography prize | National Post

The Alarming Trend Of Bullying Hospitals And Hospices Into Assisted Suicide

The Alarming Trend Of Bullying Hospitals And Hospices Into Assisted Suicide

Pork Roll, Lent, and Catholic Identity: The latest column from George Weigel

Pork Roll, Lent, and Catholic Identity | George Weigel | First Things

Living a Loving Lent: How to Observe the Penitential Season as a Family

Living a Loving Lent: How to Observe the Penitential Season as a Family

Finding Your Peace in Suffering and Sorrow

Finding Your Peace in Suffering and Sorrow

Here's what you need to know about Ash Wednesday

Here's what you need to know about Ash Wednesday

12 February, 2018

09 February, 2018

The rules of the streets: Which laws help – and hurt – the homeless

The rules of the streets: Which laws help – and hurt – the homeless – Catholic World Report

How Bad the Vocations Crisis Really Is, From the Perspective of a Priest

How Bad the Vocations Crisis Really Is, From the Perspective of a Priest | ChurchPOP

Human eggs grown to maturity in lab: researchers

Human eggs grown to maturity in lab: researchers | CTV News

Chile Faux Pas the Latest of Pope Francis’ Interview Missteps

Chile Faux Pas the Latest of Pope Francis’ Interview Missteps

No paradigm shifts, Weigel says -- but church history is full of them

No paradigm shifts, Weigel says -- but church history is full of them | National Catholic Reporter

Back to the Garden by Fr. Denis Lemieux - Madonna House Apostolate

Back to the Garden by Fr. Denis Lemieux - Madonna House Apostolate

Need a smile today? Here are three classic Catholic jokes that might do the trick

Three classic Catholic jokes

For something a little different this Lent, here are 5 recommendations

For something a little different this Lent, here are 5 recommendations

07 February, 2018

Catholic Church & China: Bishop Praises Communist State

"Despite the media and blogosphere attention he attracts, Bishop Marcelo S├ínchez Sorondo, a 75-year-old Argentine who is chancellor of various pontifical academies, is a small-bore bit player in the current drama of what friends and critics alike regard as an increasingly dysfunctional Vatican. Yet when someone of even his relative insignificance announces that “right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese,” that dysfunction comes into sharp relief — and a correction of the record is imperative…"



Catholic Church & China: Bishop Praises Communist State | National Review

Fr. Peter Colapietro, ‘Saloon Priest’ Who Ministered to Lowly and Mighty, Dies at 69 - The New York Times

Peter Colapietro, ‘Saloon Priest’ Who Ministered to Lowly and Mighty, Dies at 69 - The New York Times

11 Tips to make Mass more meaningful

11 Tips to make Mass more meaningful

Pope gets practical on homilies: 'No more than 10 minutes, please!'

Pope gets practical on homilies: 'No more than 10 minutes, please!'

Men Without Conviction, Churches Without People: from George Weigel

Men Without Conviction, Churches Without People | George Weigel | First Things

In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he's 'on pilgrimage home'

In a rare new letter penned by Benedict XVI, the retired pontiff said he is in the last phase of his life, and while his physical strength might be waning, he is surrounded by a “love and goodness” that he never imagined.



In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he's 'on pilgrimage home':

A Tale of Two Women: How Lucy and Lt. Uhura Shaped TV

A Tale of Two Women: How Lucy and Lt. Uhura Shaped TV

04 February, 2018

Chaput laments "unhinged" sexual culture, calls for "new men"

Chaput laments "unhinged" sexual culture, calls for "new men"

50 years after Humanae Vitae, the pill and abortion still stir ferment

50 years after Humanae Vitae, the pill and abortion still stir ferment

Want to be happy -- really happy? Try the Beatitudes

Want to be happy -- really happy? Try the Beatitudes

Canadian court tells doctors they must refer for euthanasia

Canadian court tells doctors they must refer for euthanasia

The Philosophical Contradictions of the Transgender Worldview

The Philosophical Contradictions of the Transgender Worldview | Public Discourse

The Moral Blind Spot Continues

The Moral Blind Spot Continues – The American Catholic

03 February, 2018

Pope Francis: Ross Douthat & Massimo Faggioli Debate Catholic Church’s Future

Pope Francis: Ross Douthat & Massimo Faggioli Debate Catholic Church’s Future | National Review

Tired Priests, Tired Parishioners and the Quest for Catholic Community Life

Tired Priests, Tired Parishioners and the Quest for Catholic Community Life

Pope to religious: Your hearts must be open 24-7

Lift up your eyes from your smartphones and see your brothers and sisters, those who share your journey of faith and those who are longing for the Word of life, Pope Francis told consecrated men and women.


Pope to religious: Your hearts must be open 24-7

OOPS! Record-setting Russian spacewalk ends with antenna in wrong spot

Record-setting Russian spacewalk ends with antenna in wrong spot | CTV News

Beautiful: How one parish reaches out to remember and console those who grieve

One parish's remarkable outreach at a time of grief—Aleteia

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