Spiritual Direction in the Life of a Priest – Fr. Joseph J. Kelly, Homiletic & Pastoral Review

New to the Shop: Fleur de Lis Throw – Mary, Catholic Embroidery

I Don't Wanna Mess This Thing Up - Leah Jacobson, Ignitum Today

Marriage, Religious Liberty, & the “Grand Bargain” – Robert P. George DPhil, Public Discourse

Cope, Avila Cathedral – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

Therefore, It Is the Most Philosophical Town – Mark Misulia, First Things/First Thoughts

St. Bonaventure: Seeing the World in the Right Perspective – David Foote, Crisis Magazine

On Abortion and Automatic Excommunication – Super Trad Mum, Etheldreda’s Place

Quæritur: Can Catholics Join Rotary or the Elks, Etc? – Fr. Z’s Blog

Archbishop Nichols Praises Phyllis Bowman as ‘Apostle of Life’ – Mark Greaves, Catholic Herald

Chinese Martyrs & the Beautiful Art of Ken Jan Woo – Deacon Paul O. Iacono, Fra. Angelico Institute for the Sacred Arts

Brad Pitt’s Mom Gets Death Threats for Blasting Obama on Abortion – Steven Ertelt, LifeSiteNews

University of Notre Dame Teacher of Future Catholic School Principals Reacts to Fidelity Oath With Nazi Joke – Matthew Archbold, The Cardinal Newman Society Blog/Campus Notes

When You’d Rather Go Anywhere Than “That Parish” – The Idler, Ascending Mount Carmel

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