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September 21, 2022
Note from the Managing Editor
This week, our new resources proclaim many messages we need to hear.

When open political resistance is impossible, writes Francis X. Maier, "The 'power of the powerless' [resides] in those citizens who simply [refuse] to cooperate with the lies; citizens who [insist] on speaking and living the truth, no matter the cost."

"Strong men and women don't stay strong by self-pampering," Jerome German writes. "Most of us live without regimen; that is, without a lifestyle plan for maintaining spiritual strength." He then lists eleven concrete practices we can begin to implement. See "Weak Men Create Hard Times."

In "The Necessary Pain of Grief and Healing," Jenny duBay explains a hard truth: "God doesn't rescue us from every tragedy in our lives ... but He does walk with us, through the heart of the storm, so we can reach our own personal resurrection."

God bless you all this week! - Meaghen Gonzalez
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New Resources
The Glory of Sharing in Christ's Chalice
Pope Benedict XVI, Libreria Editrice Vaticana
James was able to take part, together with Peter and John, in Jesus' agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and in the Transfiguration.
The Power of the Powerless
Francis X. Maier, The Catholic Thing
To live instead in the truth, despite the cost.
Weak Men Create Hard Times
Jerome German, Crisis Magazine
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times."
You've Been Warned
Theodore Dalrymple, Taki's Magazine
Yesterday I received a letter from England that bore the postmark "Dog Awareness Week." It came with a printed paw-mark.
The Necessary Pain of Grief and Healing
Jenny Dubay, Missio Dei
Allowing ourselves to feel suffering is the only way to heal from suffering.
Manners: One Major Reason Why
John Cuddeback, LifeCraft
"These people will also discover the seemingly insignificant conventions their predecessors have destroyed…
Editorials of Interest
80th Anniversary of the Pastoral Letter of the Bishops of the Netherlands on the deportation of the Jewish population
Rorate Caeli
We live in a time of great affliction, both spiritual and material.
Liturgical Training Publications Releases New Guardini Book
In 1923, Romano Guardini’s Liturgische Bildung was published in German and later in Italian. For the first time, this overlooked but foundational resource is available in English.
Pre-Reformation Polyphony among the Recusants
Corpus Christi Watershed
With the passing of Queen Elizabeth (requiescat in pace), British affairs have been very much in the public consciousness, as we all reflect on her life and career.
The Mission of Fatherhood
William E. May
The mission of fatherhood is to reveal and relive on earth the very fatherhood of God.
Humility, Prudence, and Other Lost Virtues
The Imaginative Conservative
Democracy requires compromise, and compromise requires the two virtues lacking most in American society—prudence and humility. What hope is there, then, now that technology and social media have only deepened the virtue deficit?
'Leisuring' with God in a Fallen World
Catholic Stand
For starters, it is true that "leisuring" isn't a word, but it ought to be; sort of a kissing-cousin to worshiping and meditating.
The Commandments and the restoration of civilization
Many of us have become unwitting cultural cogs, blindly doing our part to keep the bureaucratic engines humming. And a cancerous culture threatens our national survival.
Charles in Charge
NY Times
His whole life, King Charles has been in the shadow of women with more star power.
The biblical meaning behind the Queen’s 2:22 p.m. procession
On Wednesday, Elizabeth II set off to lie-in-state at a very particular hour.
Video: Jordan Peterson Comments on the Queen's Passing
Jordan B Peterson
How could the death of the Queen affect the boundaries between English communities around the world?
Canadian archdiocese looks to combat homelessness by providing tiny shelters
"There is no affordable housing," said Stephen Moses. The 45-year-old explained that, despite having full-time employment, he was not saved from experiencing homelessness.
Feminist leader admits 'we inflated the figures' to get abortion legalized in Mexico
A well-known feminist leader admitted in a video that recently went viral that "we inflated the figures" in the effort to decriminalize abortion in Mexico.
Life-Size Stations of the Cross to Be 'Tool for Evangelization' Near Disney World
NC Register
Once complete, the sculptures will be on display at the Basilica of Our Lady, Queen of the Universe, in Orlando, Florida.
Cora Evans: A Californian housewife and mystic on the way to sainthood
She was known to bi-locate and her children witnessed many of her spiritual gifts.
Drinking with the Saints Podcast
Catholic Culture
One of the latest podcasts I've discovered is the Drinking with the Saints podcast: A Sinner's Guide to a Holy Happy Hour with Michael and Alexandra Foley.
Seeing With the Eye of Sauron: Amazon’s “Rings of Power”
The Imaginative Conservative
The whole point of The Lord of the Rings is that true heroism is inseparable from true humility, and that true humility is inseparable from true love. The spirit of Amazon's Rings of Power is the very reverse of this.
St. John Henry Cardinal Newman
and St. Justin Martyr, pray for us.
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