24 September, 2018

Vatican–China Deal: Long-Term Consequences for the Church Are Dire

Vatican–China Deal: Long-Term Consequences for the Church Are Dire | National Review

19 September, 2018

Spiritual Paternity, Anger, Lying and Vulnerable Adults

Spiritual Paternity, Anger, Lying and Vulnerable Adults

Maintenance vs. Mission

Institutional-maintenance Catholicism is finished. Purified, mission-driven Catholicism is the Church with a vital future.

Maintenance vs. Mission | George Weigel | First Things

How a Priest and Teams of Homeless People Are Transforming Detroit

How a Priest and Teams of Homeless People Are Transforming Detroit

Small band of friars and nuns in habits feed homeless in Los Angeles

Small band of friars and nuns in habits feed homeless in Los Angeles

The Elephant in the Sacristy, Revisited

On the scandals in the Church which, like all her work Mary Eberstadt is spot-on with her  assessment.

The Elephant in the Sacristy, Revisited

Jordan Peterson Takes on the Tower of Babel

The public intellectual sees the story as a warning about idolizing the intellect (rationalism) and pursuing heaven on earth (utopia).

17 September, 2018

Now streaming: ‘Broken’ offers up Sean Bean’s poignant portrayal of a Catholic priest

Now streaming: ‘Broken’ offers up Sean Bean’s poignant portrayal of a Catholic priest

When Scandal Silences the Church's Voice

When Scandal Silences the Church's Voice: The speaker was a highly sophisticated layman, possessor of a doctorate and professor of theology at a major Catholic university. We had been discussing the  metastasizing scandals plaguing the Church—scandals concerning ex-Cardinal McCarrick, the Pennsylvania grand jury, what the Pope knew and when he knew it, and on and on. Then, unexpectedly, my companion said …

15 August, 2018

Catholic leaders covered up abuse of more than 1,000 children by priests in Pennsylvania over 70 years: report

I want to throw up. But I have said since these criminal scandals erupted back in the late 1980's, people understand that there are pedophiles in every vocation and occupation. However what they cannot countenance is the fact that Bishops chose to protect their (and the Church's) reputation rather than protect children and seek justice for their injuries. Perhaps now our Church's leaders will finally understand the damage they have wrought and take the necessary steps to rebuild trust among the faithful. If they don't, they are going to have a LOT of explaining to do when they find themselves standing before Christ as their Lord and judge at the end of their lives. Scripture does not give them much hope if he finds that their actions harmed Christ's 'little ones."



Catholic leaders covered up abuse of more than 1,000 children by priests in Pennsylvania over 70 years: report | National Post

Church should follow basic corporate compliance procedures, lawyer says

Church should follow basic corporate compliance procedures, lawyer says

The Current Crisis | George Weigel

The Current Crisis | George Weigel | First Things

31 July, 2018

Barbara Kay: Gender studies don’t help us understand how dogs behave

Barbara Kay: Gender studies don’t help us understand how dogs behave | National Post

Indian Catholic leaders protest call to ban sacrament of reconciliation

Indian Catholic leaders protest call to ban sacrament of reconciliation

Two Misleading Myths Regarding “Medical Aid in Dying”

Two Misleading Myths Regarding “Medical Aid in Dying”: Page 2 of 2 | Psychiatric Times

'Humanae Vitae" milestone a refresher on Catholicism and law

'Humanae Vitae" milestone a refresher on Catholicism and law

Religious liberty 'rooted in dignity of human person,' says archbishop

Religious liberty 'rooted in dignity of human person,' says archbishop

Great Britain: Another step towards genetic editing of human embryos

Great Britain: Another step towards genetic editing of human embryos

28 July, 2018

Science versus Scientism

Science versus Scientism

How Fr. Spitzer wants to make Catholicism credible for doubting Millennials

How Fr. Spitzer wants to make Catholicism credible for doubting Millennials

Catholic Bishops Mishandle McCarrick Sexual-Misconduct Allegations

Catholic Bishops Mishandle McCarrick Sexual-Misconduct Allegations | National Review

The 10 Do's and Don'ts of Evangelization for the Faith Online!

The 10 Do's and Don'ts of Evangelization for the Faith Online! | ChurchPOP

Vatican accepts resignation of U.S. cardinal accused of sex abuse

Vatican accepts resignation of U.S. cardinal accused of sex abuse | CBC News

The McCarrick scandal: a roundup of different perspectives

"This week I have been swamped with messages from loyal Catholics who have been shaken and disgusted by the latest eruption of the continuing sex-abuse scandal in the Church. I wish I saw some sign that our bishops recognized the rising tide of anger—righteous anger—among the most active lay Catholics."



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The McCarrick scandal: a roundup of different perspectives | Catholic Culture

Why, despite everything, I am still a Catholic

Why, despite everything, I am still a Catholic | CatholicHerald.co.uk

25 July, 2018

John Robson: We must call the Toronto shootings evil, whatever the shooter’s ‘reasons’

John Robson: We must call the Toronto shootings evil, whatever the shooter’s ‘reasons’ | National Post

Humanae Vitae: Predicting Our Current Crises

Humanae Vitae: Predicting Our Current Crises

How Pope Francis could get back into the game on sex abuse reform

How Pope Francis could get back into the game on sex abuse reform

​Affirming and Celebrating Humanae Vitae: George Weigel

​Affirming and Celebrating Humanae Vitae | George Weigel | First Things

"I Was an Atheist" - Check Out These Moving Testimonies of Former Atheists

"I Was an Atheist" - Check Out These Moving Testimonies of Former Atheists – EpicPew

Why Progressives Should Embrace the Genetics of Education: A bad idea resurfaces once again

Opinion | Why Progressives Should Embrace the Genetics of Education - The New York Times

The Truth About Cardinal McCarrick needs to be exposed

Opinion | The Truth About Cardinal McCarrick - The New York Times

20 July, 2018

Charles Lewis: Don’t expect Roe v. Wade debate to end

Charles Lewis: Don’t expect Roe v. Wade debate to end

Opinion | The Localist Revolution

You say 'Localism'... Catholics say 'Subsidiarity'. But it's the right way to go no matter which label we give this emerging trend in politics.



Opinion | The Localist Revolution - The New York Times

Scripture Speaks: Working and Resting

Scripture Speaks: Working and Resting

The Gospel this week will tell us how to achieve unshakeable peace

The Gospel this week will tell us how to achieve unshakeable peace

The best jokes about Jesuits, by Jesuits

The best jokes about Jesuits, by Jesuits--Aleteia

Practical tips on finding a Catholic Church while on vacation

Practical tips on finding a Catholic Church while on vacation --Aleteia

18 July, 2018

Can a priest be forced to betray the seal of the confessional? (NO!)

Can a priest be forced to betray the seal of the confessional?

Why Catholics Love Evolution and the Big Bang

Why Catholics Love Evolution and the Big Bang

Google Doodle honors Fr. Georges Lemaitre, the priest behind the Big Bang Theory

Google Doodle honors Fr. Georges Lemaitre, the priest behind the Big Bang Theory

The Prophetic Vision of Blessed Paul VI

The Prophetic Vision of Blessed Paul VI

Trump Supreme Court pick: Brett Kavanaugh

Trump Supreme Court pick: Brett Kavanaugh - The Washington Post

Senator Susan Collins Stokes the Embers of Civil War: Reflections on the US Supreme Court and the Abortion Debate

Senator Susan Collins Stokes the Embers of Civil War

11 July, 2018

Father Raymond J. de Souza: On religious freedom, Canada dithers while our allies lead

Father Raymond J. de Souza: On religious freedom, Canada dithers while our allies lead | National Post

Humanae Vitae in Context: Background and Fallout

Humanae Vitae in Context: Background and Fallout

Archaeologists believe they have found the Biblical city of Bethsaida

Archaeologists believe they have found the Biblical city of Bethsaida

A Pastor in Full | George Weigel

A Pastor in Full | George Weigel | First Things

Discouragement is not an option: Weigel on the fragility of order

Discouragement is not an option: Weigel on the fragility of order | Catholic Culture

As secularism mounts, Vatican tries to rescue abandoned churches

As secularism mounts, Vatican tries to rescue abandoned churches

10 July, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will face anti-Catholic bigotry

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will face anti-Catholic bigotry

12 Myths About Physician Assisted Suicide and Medical Aid In Dying

12 Myths About Physician Assisted Suicide and Medical Aid In Dying | MD Magazine

A walk in the park from a dog's point of view



I know this is only a commercial, but it captures the joy of a walk in the park from a dog's perspective... and that's something I can appreciate as one who shares a home with two canine companions myself. Some days I wonder if it's just a coincidence that DOG is a palindrome -  a word with two meanings when spelled backwards - for GOD!  The love and joy they bring into my life everyday helps me to daily be reminded of the love God has for me too.

Legal Challenges to Canada Summer Jobs Program Focus on Freedom of Speech

Legal Challenges to Canada Summer Jobs Program Focus on Freedom of Speech

Bishop Barron takes on the myth that faith and science are enemies

Bishop Barron takes on the myth that faith and science are enemies