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The New Carmel in Wyoming: the Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel – John Paul Sonnen at Liturgical Arts Journal +1

These Gorgeous Catholic Retreat Centers are Open This Summer – Zelda Caldwell at Aleteia +1 

Pope Saint Gregory the Great and the Devastation of Roman Italy by the Lombards – Florentius at Gloria Romanorum

Jesus Defeated Death, He Didn’t Remove Suffering – Jason Craig at Those Catholic Men

At Lourdes I Found Heaven – Suzie Andres at Catholic Exchange

Four Life Lessons from the Church All Catholics Need for Spiritual Nourishment – ChurchPOP

On Salt and Preservation – Beth Casteel at Dappled Things

The Vice of Anger – Father Christopher Pietrazsko at Ignitum Today

A Transforming Vision – James Patrick Reid at The Catholic Thing

Thank You, Holy Spirit – Carol Monaco at Catholic Stand

The Five Sacred Wounds – Joseph Pio at Catholic Restoration

Notre Dame Seminary Celebrates Ordinariate Mass of the Five Wounds – Deacon Thomas Kennedy at Anglicanorum Cœtibus Society Blog

Rise in Homelessness, Catholic Shelters Work Overtime to Keep People Safe – Brian Fraga at Our Sunday Visitor

Tradition, Custom and Continuity of the Faith – Anthony S. Layne at Catholic Stand

Saint Scholastica – Joseph Pio at Catholic Restoration

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Baptism Without a Godparent, Catholic Internet Scams (Oct. 23)

Imagine baptism without a godparent. Well, that’s the reality in one Sicilian archdiocese that has banned the appointment of godparents for the next three years. Register contributor Patti Armstrong gives us reasons godparents exist and explains how the Marlon Brando model of the Godfather gets it very wrong. Also, Register staff writer Peter J. Smith shares about the trouble some parishes are having with internet scams and what can be done to avoid them.