Monday, March 9, 2015: Third Week of Lent

Avarice: Pampering Pets while People Suffer in Poverty – Quartermaster of the Barque

Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours for Monday in Third Week of Lent – DivineOffice.org

The Power of the St. Joseph Novena – Catholic Exchange

Lenin Meets Corleone – Weigel / National Review

Wake up to the war on Catholic doctors – Catholic Herald (UK)

City of San Fran. tells archbishop his school reform is discriminatory: considering legal action – LifeSiteNews.com

How a Chinese Propaganda Artist Painted the Pope – CatholicVote

‘It’s a Mistake to See Francis as Wanting Kasper’s Proposals’ – NC Register

The Plot to Free North Korea with Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’ – Wired.com

Thursday, March 5, 2015: Second Week of Lent

14755724696_cccbdd2c1e_oCardinal Morton, St. Thomas More, Beer and Ecclesiastical Heraldry – Quartermaster of the Barque

Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours for Thursday in Second Week of Lent – DivineOffice.org

Catholic Media Outlets Join Together to Call for End to Capital Punishment – NC Register

Which Fast Food Fish Sandwiches Are Worth Eating? – Focus.org

Pope Francis’s Homeless Guests ‘Are All Moving’ to St. Peter’s Square – The Daily Beast

Day 4 of the Tin Cup Rattle – Mark Shea

Calling in the Big Guns to Fire at the San Francisco Archdiocese – National Review

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: Second Week of Lent

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 2.01.14 PMColbert and Fr. Martin: Disappointingly “Mainstream Catholicism” – Quartermaster of the Barque

Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours for Wednesday in Second Week of Lent – DivineOffice.org

Ten Catholic Answers to “Why Do You Call Your Priests ‘Father’”? – Fr. D. Longenecker

Why are Catholic Mom Blogs So Awesome? – Catholic Exchange

Why our children don’t think there are moral facts – NY Times Op-Ed

ASK FATHER: Stole-less confession. Okay? – Fr. Z

Order! Order in the Universe! – A Meditation on the Wisdom That Creation Reflects – Mgr. Pope

Tuesday, March 3, 2015: St. Katharine Drexel

Carroll’s “1917”: An Important Read for the Moment – Quartermaster of the Barque

Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours for St. Katharine Drexel – DivineOffice.org

Leprosy, Sin, and Quarantine: Lent to Restore Communion – Catholic Exchange

Why ‘Star Trek’ — and Mr. Spock — Matters – NC Register / Greydanus

Signs of Hope: The Benedict Bishop Bump – Catholic Vote / Peters

God From God: The Courage of St. Leander – Catholic Exchange

How Lent Can Strengthen Your Marriage – Catholic Exchange

Monday, March 2, 2015: Second Week of Lent

Two Years Ago Today….. – Quartermaster of the Barque

Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours for Monday in Second Week of Lent – DivineOffice.org

No-Go Zones of the Mind – Crisis Magazine

Letting Go for God’s Sake – Catholic Exchange

Attacks on Abp. Cordileone Led by San Francisco PR Firm – Catholic World Report

‘The threat exists’: Vatican on alert for Islamic State attack, says security chief – Sydney Morning Herald

ASK FATHER: Membership in a parish, borders, registration – Fr. Z

Was a bum buried in the Vatican? – CruxNow

February 28/March 1, 2015: Weekend Edition

Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours for Saturday in First Week of Lent – DivineOffice.org

Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours for Sunday in Second Week of Lent – DivineOffice.org

ISIS Has Begun Executing Captured Christians, According to Report – Aleteia

The ‘Easter duty’ is still applicable – Catholicherald.com

7 Things Not to Do For Lent – Catholic Stand

German Bishops: ‘We Are Not Just a Subsidiary of Rome’ – NC Register

Because It’s True – Mark Shea / NC Register

Your Soap Has Bacteria In It, But It Still Gets You Clean – NPR

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83 – NY Times

Wednesday, February 25, 2015: First Week of Lent

14782757905_ec777c740f_oThe Apple Watch: Predicting the Company’s First Epic Fail in a Long Time – Quartermaster of the Barque

Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours for Wednesday in First Week of Lent – DivineOffice.org

Fasting: Dad’s Root Beer and Potato Chips – Catholic Exchange

Angels & Demons – AustinCMN

Henry VIII’s evidence to support break with Rome turns up in Cornish library – The Guardian

World Christianity by the Numbers – First Things / Weigel

Wow! Medieval Cathedrals Used to Be Full of Brilliant Colors – ChurchPOP

Five Cardinals Book stolen from participants’ mailboxes at last year’s Synod on Family – Fr. Z

HHS Confirms Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children in U.S. Will Have Access to Abortion – CNSNews

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims – The Guardian

Tuesday, February 24, 2015: First Week of Lent

Huzzah for SF Abp. Cordileone! – Quartermaster of the Barque

Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours for Tuesday in First Week of Lent – DivineOffice.org

Love Your Enemies: “This is a difficult saying; who can accept it?” – Catholic Exchange

The Coming of Medical Martyrdom – First Things

Sacrificing Priests on the Altar of Insurance – Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Putin is pushing the Patriarch to the Brink – Catholic Herald (UK)

February 20, 2015: Friday after Ash Wednesday

Another Libational Project: Limoncello – Quartermaster of the Barque

Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours for Friday after Ash Wednesday – DivineOffice.org

I Gave It Up for Lent – Catholic Exchange / Catholic Answers

40 Ways to Win Lent – CatholicVote

Benedict ‘reprimanded’ current pope for approach to homily – Gazzetta del Sud

Psychologist banned from practising over gay views – CathNews

The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle – The Intercept

Nicotine and caffeine can protect bees against parasites – UPI.com

Euthanasia on the Horizon? – American Thinker

ASK FATHER: Lent and the ol’ aligator on Friday dilemma! – Fr. Z

February 19, 2015: Thursday after Ash Wednesday

The “Fabric of Our Country” and the President’s Untenable Rhetoric – Quartermaster of the Barque

Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours for Thursday after Ash Wednesday – DivineOffice.org

Ash Wednesday: Be Joyful in the Fast – Catholic Exchange

What ISIS Really Wants – The Atlantic

Italian art restorer denies damaging medieval frescoes (by Giotto, in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi) – The Guardian

This blogger being threatened with a lawsuit by a prominent Vatican official – Vox Cantoris

Walking Behind My Dad – Catholic Stand

Among the Anti-Vaxxers – Douthat / NY Times

Quartermaster RSVPs, Offers to Bring the Kegs! – Quartermaster of the Barque

Exclusive: Meet Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Pope Francis’ Former Secretary Of State – Huffington Post