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Who Will be the Next Pope? – Andrea Gagliarducci at Monday Vatican

The Top 10 Strangest Catholic Relics, Including Our Lady’s Breastmilk - Jacqueline Burkepile at ChurchPOP

What Exactly is an “Opening Virgin” in Sacred Art? – V. M. Traverso at Aleteia

Viewing God and the World He Created - Maurice Williams at Catholic Stand

The Rise of the Occult, Most Priests are Unequipped – Charles D. Fraune at Slaying Dragons Blog

Faith is Neither Gullible Nor Hard of Heart: Part I and Part II – James Harris at Catholic Stand

The Archconfraternity of the Holy Face: Why Should One Join? – Father Lawrence Carney at Tan·Direction

How can Catholics Navigate the Crises in the Church and Society? - Paul Senz at The Catholic World Report

Has Pope Francis Completed His Reforms? – Andrea Gagliarducci at Monday Vatican

Scandal? Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception in California – The Pillar

The Church and Its Tax-Exemption - Sean Fitzpatrick at Crisis Magazine

Pope Francis Says That Lace Is Against the Council and the Church – Father John Zuhlsdorf at Fr. Z’s Blog

Pope Francis, Archbishop Gómez, and the America Faithful – Steve Ray at Defenders of the Catholic Faith

Want More Great Catholic News Links? Click Here! - Tito Edwards at Big Pulpit

Nicaraguan police place Bishop Rolando José Álvarez under house arrest Aug. 4 at the diocesan chancery in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Nicaragua Needs More

EDITORIAL: Although the Vatican has offered a muted response, Pope Francis must do more to condemn human-rights abuses in Nicaragua before the Ortega regime exploits papal silence to justify its immoral actions.