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Art and Theology, Beauty and Truth, Work Together in the New Evangelization - Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture

Nativity Quiz – Shaun McAfee, Epic Pew

Catholic Websites Indispensable in Age of Francis – Damian Thompson, Catholic Herald

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Miami: Traditional Latin Mass Bringing in Young People – Fr. Z’s Blog

Images That Prove Dads Are Pretty Great - Shaun McAfee, Epic Pew

Review: Treasure & Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass - Peter Kwasniewski PhD, New Liturgical Movement

Pope Francis and Appeasement by Donald R. McClarey JD of The American Catholic -

What Happened to the Old Devotions? – Steve Skojec, One Peter 5

The Failure of Catholic Higher Education – The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

Robert George: Despite Scorn, We Must Continue to Fight Sam-Sex ‘Marriage’ – Diane Montagna, Aleteia∝

Confessions of A Science Agnostic – Bob Kurland, Catholic Stand

For Church Teaching, Brawl Over Immigration Order Is a Side Skirmish - Mark Stricherz, Aleteia∝

Watch and Pray, Preparing for Christmas – Dcn. Edward Looney, Ignitum Today

Two Yangs Can’t Make a Baby – Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine

Natural Family Planning: Birth Liberation Not Birth Control – John McNichol, Catholic Stand

There’s a War on Christianity, but Pope Francis Stammers – Sandro Magister, Chiesa

Turning to the East in the Diocese of Lincoln – Fr. Z’s Blog

Rusty Reno Doubles Down – Dr. Ed Peters, In the Light of the Law

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Pro-life demonstrators stand outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral as pro-abortion activists prepare to march on June 29 in New York City.

On Truth and Abortion

Judging from the hysteria following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, great numbers of people are now furiously burying their heads in sand so deep it may not be possible, short of divine intervention, to dig them out.

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.