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An App for Every Diocese – Jeff Geerling, Open Source Catholic

Bishop Warned by Washington State over Defense of Marriage Campaign by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf – Big ulpit

15 Years of Trying to Convert Catholic Wife to Lutheranism, Tables Turned! – Ron Doub, Why I Am Catholic

The Honest Truth: Should You Date Non-Catholics? – Ryan Eggenberger, Ignitum Today

Musical Discretion and Power – Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Syriac Catholic Patriarch: E.U. Hypocrisy & Middle East Christians – St. Etheldreda’s Place

Croquet for Catholics – Webster Bull, Witness

Exiled Chinese Priest Tells of Persecution – Emily Stimpson, OSV Newsweekly

Where can I Find a Spiritual Director? – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction

What Does the Holy Name of Mary Mean? – Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

The Sin of Jesus? – Br. Peter Martyr Joseph Yungwirth OP, Dominicana

New Atheists Face Various Problems – Mark Shea, Patheos/Catholic and Enjoying It!

Cathedral of Our Lady of Fatima in the Heart of the Gulag Archipelago – New Catholic, Rorate Cæli

A Catholic Response to Joel Osteen’s Broadcast on Suffering – Mary Kochan, Catholic Lane

Sackcloth & Ashes: Burlap Sculptures Reflect Christ’s Humanity – Kathy Schiffer, Patheos/Seasons of Grace

50 Ways To Kill Your Baby – Marcus Allen Steele

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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his Angelus address August 30, 2020.

Pope Francis: The Path to Holiness Requires Spiritual Combat

Reflecting on Sunday’s Gospel, the pope said that “living a Christian life is not made up of dreams or beautiful aspirations, but of concrete commitments, in order to open ourselves ever more to God's will and to love for our brothers and sisters.”