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Our Lady’s Hair – Fr. John Hunwicke at Mutual Enrichment +1

Is Confession Still an Easter Duty? – Cathy Caridi, J.C.L., at Canon Law Made Easy +1

St. Padre Pio: His Life, His Miracles, & His Legacy – Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

“The Arts Are Languages of the Soul”: An interview with Michael O’Brien – Carl E. Olson at The Catholic World Report

The Road to Glory – Fr. Gerald Musa at Ignitum Today

True Beauty Points Us Back to Its Creator – F.X. Cronin at Catholic Exchange

The Fountain of God’s Mercy - David Schloss at Catholic Stand

Is Baptism Just a Symbol of Our Salvation? – Karlo Broussard at Catholic Answers Magazine

On What Foundation is the University Built? – Randall B. Smith, Ph.D., at The Catholic Thing

Truth Commission: Lessons in Propaganda – Thomas Griffin at Crisis Magazine

An Indulgence Primer – Diana Von Glahn at Catholic Spiritual Direction

What The Year B Lenten Psalms Have in Store For Us – Pamela Mandela at Catholic Stand

Sts. Gregory & Augustine Oratory: Archdiocesan TLM Parish Success Story – John Paul Sonnen at Liturgical Arts Journal

True Patriotism in a Marxist Wasteland – Kennedy Hall at Crisis Magazine

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Of Course the Church Can Teach Authoritatively on Economics – Thomas Storck at Catholic Herald

Palazzo Madama, the seat of the Senate of the Italian Republic in Rome.

Italian Senate Blocks Controversial ‘Anti-Homophobia’ Bill

The bill, which aimed to criminalize “discrimination or violence based on sex, gender or disability,” and add an annual day against “homophobia” and “transphobia” to the national calendar, had received significant support from public figures in Italy.

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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.