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Pope Francis, the Clues of His Modus Operandi – Andrea Gagliarducci at Monday Vatican +1

Before and After: St. Leo the Great in the Diocese of Birmingham – John Paul Sonnen at Liturgical Arts Journal +1

A Love Story – Kat Larson at Ignitum Today

Did St. George Slay a Dragon, Crocodile, or Demon? – Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

Way of the Cross: Off the Shelf with Father Jeffrey Kirby – Pete Socks at Catholic Stand

Maintaining Hope in a Time of Lies – Auguste Meyrat at Crisis Magazine

An Indulgence Primer – Diana Von Glahn at Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Priest’s Greeting at Mass is Based on These Bible Quotes – Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

Finding Our Calling – Diana Ragsdale at Catholic Stand

Catholic Schools With Non-Catholic Students – Cathy Caridi, J.C.L, at Canon Law Made Easy

Race, Faith, and Justice: An African Catholic’s Perspective – James Onochie at Crisis Magazine

Germany: On the Brink of Schism – Michele Malia McAloon at The Catholic Thing

Pandemic Policy and the Mechanism of Control – Brian Jones at The Catholic World Report

Investigation Points to Parolin and Becciu in Vatican Financial Scandal – The Pillar

Why We Do It: Praying for the Dead – Father Lawrence Lew, O.P., at Catholic Herald

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U.S. Bishops Vote on Pro-Abortion Politicians (June 19)

The U.S. Bishops met in a virtual assembly this week. The center of debate was “Eucharistic coherence” — how to respond to declining belief in the Eucharist on one hand and how to handle Catholics in public life like President Biden who promote abortion and transgenderism in laws contrary to what the Church teaches. Register Washington Correspondent Lauretta Brown covered the conference and gives us a wrap on Register Radio. Also, the Supreme Court just decided unanimously that the City of Philadelphia can’t force Catholic foster care agencies to place children in same-sex households. EWTN News legal analyst Andrea Picciotti-Bayer provides an overview.