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Cardinal O’Malley Said What? by Terry Mattingly of Get Religion -

How to Defeat Gay Activist Economic Terrorism – Acts of the Apostasy

Honesty Alert: ‘So What If Abortion Ends Life?’ 2.0 - Meghan Garcia, Ignitum Today

Symbolism & the Language of the Liturgy – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Crisis Magazine

Little Sisters of the Poor : 1; Obama: 0 - Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

Is Purgatory in the Bible? - Tim Staples, Catholic Answers

Prayer: A Season for Everything - Abigail Reimel, Catholic Stand

Inside the Life of a Catholic Artist – Nico Peeters, Aleteia

Not the Most Important Day - Amanda Mortus, Ignitum Today

Building the Liturgical City from the Comfort of Your Armchair – David Clayton, The Way of Beauty

Want to Improve Confessions? Increase the Beauty of the Mass – Kathleen Pluth, The Chant Café

Being Faithful Isn’t Manly? – Thoughts from a Catholic

Creating a New Icon: St. Winifride – David Clayton, The Way of Beauty

Troops of Saint George Photos – Dr. Taylor Marshall

Catholic School Parents Organize to Oppose Common Core Standards – Dr. Susan Berry

Hygienic Relics – Kevin Staley-Joyce, First Things

Pre-Vatican II & O. C. D. – Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

Ideas Matter: Eugenic Ideology in Germany & Abortion in U. S. – Stephanie Pacheco, Truth and Charity Forum

Jesuit Priest Cites Pope Francis on Backing ‘Gay Marriage’ – Matthew Archbold, LifeSiteNews

Opposing the Mad Men of the Culture of Death – Edward Short, The CWR Blog

Mass in the Age of the Barbarians & the Satanic Based Teen Culture – Saint Etheldreda's Place

EWTN’s Michael Warsaw. . . – Connecticut Catholic Corner

Fox News “Editor” Has Temper Tantrum Against the Pope – Scott Eric Alt, Logos & Muse

The Purpose of Ecumenism – Mathew Block, First Things

Governor Andrew “Get Out” Cuomo – Fr. Z’s Blog

Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, Makes His 6577th Mistake – Fr. Z’s Blog

Fr. Fessio Responds to Pro-Abort Column by Catholic Professor – Carl E. Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

Some Hard Truths about Divorce & Communion – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Aleteia

Abortion: A Public Issue – Christopher O. Tollefsen

Videogame Review: The Rivals For Catan – Thomas L. McDonald, God and the Machine

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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