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The Best in Catholic Blogging

The Internet as a Source of Grace & Sin - Dc. Tom Frankenfield, Integrated Catholic Life™

New Translation: Eucharistic Prayer IV, Part II (Thanksgiving Prayer) - Jake Tawney, Roma locuta est

Taking a Dip of Faith - Joe Sales, VirtuousPla.net

Vatican 2: Evelyn Waugh & Cardinal Heenan on the Liturgical Changes - Carl Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

How to Handle Awkward Conversations with Family Members - Eric Sammons, Our Sunday Visitor

The Struggle Against Abortion Involves both Law and Culture - Paolo Carozza, Ilsussidiario

Hospital Forcing Nurses to Assist Abortions - Matthew Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Why Does the Crucifix “Provoke” Muslims? - Raymond Ibrahim, Hudson New York

Data Mining and Stock Grading - Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing

Why is it OK to Abort Down Syndrome children, but Not Girls? - Mark W. Leach, MercatorNet

The SSPX, Jews, and Authority - Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture

The Coming Church-State Wars - Patrick J. Buchanan, Crisis Magazine

Defend Persecuted Christians, Not Just Gays, Ministers Told - Tom Whitehead, Telegraph

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The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy