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Pope Francis Effect – BigPulpit.com

Middle East Christians Faces Extinction, Says Govt Minister – Ed West, Catholic Herald

Divorce & Remarriage Among Catholics - The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

North Koreans Execute 80 Citizens for Possessing Bibles – Junno A. Esteves, Zenit

The Mouth as a Lethal Weapon – Patti M. Armstrong, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Modern Error of Preaching Mercy without Repentance – Msgr. Charles Pope

The Sinner’s Guide to N. F. P.: The Simcha Fisher Interview – JoAnna Wahlund, Catholic Stand

Follow Me: Journeys to the Priesthood - Brandon Vogt

St. Gregory Palamas & the Place of Paradox in Christianity – Jason Liske, Ascending Mount Carmel

5 Ideas for Church Music Publishers - Adam Wood, The Chant Café

PopeWatch: Anthropological Issues? – Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

Church Shopping, the Disintegration of Parish Life - Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head

Confiteor, Good For The Soul - Patrick Pierce, Catholic Stand

Henry VIII & His ‘Cursed’ Marriage - Leanda De Isle, Catholic Herald

Cathedral of So. St. Louis: Restoring St. Francis de Sales Oratory – Regina Magazine

The Funeral “Selfie” – Kim Scharfenberger, Aleteia

Catholics Will Likely Relive Past Persecutions - James Kalb, Crisis Magazine

More on Multiple Partner Unions - Robert P. George, First Thoughts

Subhumanism – Jason Jones & John Zmirak, Aleteia

And That’s Precisely My Point – Jeffrey A. Tucker, New Liturgical Movement

On Recognizing Cults – Saint Etheldreda’s Place

Germany Wants Divorced & Remarried to Stay for the Church Tax - Fr. Z's Blog

The Queer World We Live In & the “Right” to Go to Hell – Connecticut Catholic Corner

Why Parents Choose Private Schools – God & Caesar

The Auschwitz Conflation – Marc Barnes, Bad Catholic

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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