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The Death of Hope, The Recent Rise of Celebrity Suicides - Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic+++

Cardinal Brandmüller: Those Who Call for Priestesses are Heretics – Nick Hallett, Catholic Herald

Pope Francis Is A Canary in the Coal Mine – Melanie Jean Juneau, Catholic Stand

Holy Communion: Real or Symbolic? – Shane Schaetzel, Catholics Are Christian

The False Faces of Compassion – Ken Kniepmann, Catholic Stand

A Monsignor’s Winning Recipe for Stewardship & Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net

6 Surprising Facts About Catholicism & Soccer – Melissa Guerrero, epicPew

Your Trendy Alternative to Sandals This Summer – Meghan Ashley Styling

What Happens to Bishops Who Resign? – Nicholas Senz, The Dispatch via The Catholic World Report

Disturbing Short Film “The Confession” That Somehow Won Catholic Award – Fr. Z’s Blog

First Step Towards Spiritual Health, by St. Francis de Sales – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia

Now Can Somebody Silence Fr. Reese?! – One Mad Mom

Holy See Approves Opening Cause of Beatification of Iraqi Clerics Killed in ’07 – Aleteia

Is Group Spiritual Direction a Good Thing? – Fr. John Bartunek L.C., Catholic Spiritual Direction

London’s Anti-Catholic Riots Were the Bloodiest in British History – Antonia Fraser, Catholic Herald

When Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires, an Ugly Struggle Will Follow – Russell Shaw, The Catholic World Report

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Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, April 17, 2014.

Recalling the Unlikely Ginsburg-Scalia Friendship

Justice Antonin Scalia’s love of debate was one of the things that drew him to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a woman with whom he disagreed on many things, including many aspects of the law.