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Pope Francis Creates a New Sui Juris Church in Eritrea – Gregory DiPippo, The New Liturgical Movement

Motherhood’s Trials: A Means of Redemption – Suzan Sammons, One Peter 5

Women in the Liturgy; Women in the Church – Kathleen Pluth, The Chant Café

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Russian Orthodox Jihad via The XX Committee - BigPulpit.com

Do the Eastern Orthodox Have a Doctrine of Development? – Taylor Marshall PhD

In Ukraine, Unity Must Begin with the Orthodox, Says Catholic Archbishop – Michael J. Miller, The CWR Blog

Who Invented the Horrible Idea of Women as Breeders? – Ulrich L. Lehner, First Things

Pope Francis Surprised by Misunderstanding of His Words on Family - Catholic News Agency

Then-Cardinal Bergoglio: Interviews are Not My Forte - Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture

Russian Orthodox Slam U. N. Children’s Fund for Promoting Homosexuality – Stefano Gennarini JD, Catholic Lane

Art Review: The Abstract Revolution Inspired by Orthodox Icons – Will Gore, Catholic Herald

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The Art of Catholic America (July 17)

Art, music, literature — in a word, beauty — have in the life and history of Catholicism been a great evangelizing force. For a lesson in this we often turn to the lasting masterpieces and legacy of Christendom in Europe. But what about on our own shores: Is there an imprint on the U.S. from American painters, poets and the like who were Catholic? On Register Radio, we explore American artists and Catholicism in the U.S. with Robert Royal, founder and editor in chief of The Catholic Thing. Then we look at the ways the sexual revolution has impacted the professions — particularly education, psychology and medicine — with Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute.