Upon This “Rock,” An Ordinariate Is Born - Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia

Musical Favorites of the Year - Robert R. Reilly, Crisis Magazine

The Vatican in 2012: Ten Events Planned Throughout the Year(video) - Rome Reports

Five Character Traits that Should Be Trendy - Marybeth Hicks, Catholic Lane

Contemplating Beauty - J.C. Sanders, Ignitum Today

What is the “Name” of God? - John Bergsma, The Sacred Page

University of Notre Dame’s Fr. Richard McBrien Advocates Disobedience Again - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

SNAP Hypocrisy Shocker: SNAP’s Clohessy Fights Court-Ordered Deposition - Dave Pierre, TheMediaReport.com

U.S. Anglican Ordinariate Plants Seeds for Anglican Rite - The Catholic Knight

B16 Establishes U.S. Ordinariate of Chair of St. Peter - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

St. Joan of Arc’s 600th Birthday - Christopher Howse, Daily Telegraph

U.S. Anglican Ordinariate Established in Houston! - Gulf Coast Catholic

Christmas in Hong Kong - Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

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