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What! Lent Begins Next Week?

I've gotten so used to the idea that Lent begins late this year that somehow it got programmed into my brain as if it would never begin.While that is a lovely dream for those who, like me, do not look forward eagerly to Lent (I've got a lot of friends who do, believe it or not), it is not reality. Show More Summary

Protecting children: Healing needs listening, respect, justice

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Third in a series) ROME — When Pope Francis came to the United States in September 2015, many people followed his trip with excitement. Much attention was paid to the Holy Father’s visit to … Continue reading ?

More from a Procession in India

Last week I published a photo of a procession at the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of St Mary in Kuravilangad, in the Kerala region of India, in which the sacred images were carried by elaborately dressed elephants. Since then, the following picture, which shows them more closely, has popped up several times on Facebook. Show More Summary

CV LOOP: Pence reaffirms call to ‘repeal and replace Obamacare’

HEALTH CARE // Retired House Speaker John Boehner says that Republicans on Capitol Hill are getting cold feet and that repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not going to happen.” HEALTH CARE // Vice President Mike...Show More Summary

St Peter Damian on Liturgical Prayer

St Peter Damian died on the feast of St Peter’s Chair, February 22, in the year 1072, a very appropriate day for one who spent so much of his life in service to the Church and to the Holy See. His feast was extended to the general calendar...Show More Summary

Magnificent New Recording by London Oratory Boys Choir, Charles Cole Director

The latest release from AimHigher Recordings, now in conjunction with Sony Classical, is a glorious encapsulation of the splendid work of The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir, under the direction of the NLM’s own Charles Cole. Show More Summary

Despite Bathroom Order, Public Schools are Still Going Down the Toilet

President Trump’s reversal of his predecessor’s ham-fisted attempt to enforce a nationwide policy of transgender accommodations in our schools does not mean the “Bathroom Wars” are over, not by a long shot. Despite historic setbacks at the federal and state levels, liberals still maintain largely uncontested one-party rule in our cities and school boards. Whatever [...]

Requiem Mass in the Princeton Univ. Chapel

On Thursday, February 16th, Fr Carlos Hamel of the Fraternity of St Joseph the Guardian celebrated a traditional Latin Requiem Mass at the Princeton University Chapel, for the departed souls of those affiliated with the Aquinas Institute of Princeton University. Show More Summary

CV LOOP: Trump repeals ‘gender identity’ school order

LGBT // President Trump repealed Obama’s ‘gender identity’ for schools, saying that Obama’s mandate did not show “due regard for the primary role of the states and local school districts” in making education policy. More Summary

Notre Dame Dilemma

Do you remember March 20, 2009? That was the day the University of Notre Dame announced they would honor newly-elected President Obama as their Commencement speaker. Under intense pressure, Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins called the invitation a “catalyst for dialogue.” He noted that Presidents of both political parties had spoken in the past, [...]

Cardinal Stickler’s Mass in NYC, 25th Anniversary

Editor’s note: This article first appeared three years ago as a retrospective of a major event in the return of what is now called the “Extraordinary Form.” The feast of St Peter’s Chair this year marks the 25th anniversary. February...Show More Summary

Decorations of the Vatican Basilica on the Feast of St Peter’s Chair

On the two feast days of St Peter, the feast of his chair on February 22nd, and the principal feast on June 29th, special decorations are put up in the Vatican Basilica. (This was formerly done also on the feast of St Peter’s ChainsShow More Summary

Genesis Notes: A Stumble and a Son

GENESIS 20 & 21Abraham plays the same old "Sarah is my sister" trick when he comes up against Abimelech. Sometimes we just can't help giving in to our worst instincts and despite Abraham's closeness to God, he is no different that we are in that quality. Show More Summary

How the Current Health Care Market in the US Fails Liturgical Man

I attended a talk on healthcare at Star of the Sea Catholic Church in San Francisco last week, given by my colleague at Pontifex University, Dr Michel Accad. Much of the talk was devoted to consideration of the options that Catholics...Show More Summary

CV LOOP: Trump to spare ‘dreamers’ from deportation

IMMIGRATION // The Trump administration plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, but he will leave Obama’s protections in place for immigrants known as “dreamers” who entered the country illegally as children. SUPREME COURT // Sen. Show More Summary

Solemn Mass in the Philippines for a Priestly Anniversary

On February 10, the Cathedral of St Ferdinand, the seat of the Archdiocese of San Fernando in the Philippines, hosted a solemn traditional Latin Mass for the 33rd anniversary of the priestly ordination of Msgr. Eugenio Galang Reyes, the cathedral’s rector, and the chaplain and spiritual director of the Latin Mass Society of Saint Ferdinand. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Caique Oarsman

Caique Oarsman, Anders Zorn, 1886 I can feel the air and sun and spray. Ocean vacation anyone?

Lagniappe: My hands were made for blessing, but not my feet

"Lord, if I have been a worthy servant to You, grant me one small favor. Let me at least hit him with this candle. After all, Lord, what is a candle?""No," replied Christ. "Your hands were made for blessing."Don Camillo sighed wearily. Show More Summary

Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies Announces 2017 Norcia Theology Summer Program

Agriturismo Casale - the base of our operations The Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies is happy to announce that registration is now open for the July 2017 summer theology program in the town of Norcia. This will be our sixth summer program since 2011. Show More Summary

Julie and Scott and ready to start breaking candles over heads. And then, Christ spoke ...

"Just one," he said. "Just one." We're discussing The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovannino Guareschi at A Good Story is Hard to Find.

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