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What Happened

For about five hours this morning ThePulp.it, The American Catholic, and Ignitum Today websites went down.  I want to make clear that we were not hacked, we did not get viruses planted, nothing of those natures.  What I can say is that precautions have been taken to prevent such an incident from occurring again.

I want to apologize to all our readers and visitors and affirm our dedication to providing you the content you all have expected from us on these websites.

Enjoy!

Tito Edwards

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Interview On the Radio Today at 5pm Eastern

I will be interviewed on the radio today at 5pm (Eastern) on the In His Sign Network radio station.  They are a lay Catholic radio apostolate located in Rosemont, PA.  They broadcast daily live from 5 to 6pm (Eastern) WTMR-800 AM and on the Internet at www.inhissign.com.

The interview will be about The American Catholic and the other Catholic websites that I operate as well as my work on the National Catholic Register.

This is my first interview and it is an already humbling experience.  Pray for me that I won’t make a fool of myself!

WEDNESDAY EXTRA EDITION

A round-up of some of the best punditry in the Catholic Blogosphere, courtesy of ThePulp.it:

“Why Is Mugabe Visiting the Vatican?” – James Kirchick, New Republic

. . .Mark Stricherz of Catholic Vote wrote about this here. . .

God & Political Science – Timothy Shah, Daniel Philpott & Monica Toft, PD

Exposing the Death Dealers – Amy Welborn, Crisis Magazine

Syria Christians Fear for Religious Freedom – Reuters

Pro-Lifers Help Win Canadian Baby Battle – Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller, OSV

About Face on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ – Joan Frawley Desmond, NCRegister

Abp. Jose Gomez: You Have a Duty to Confront This Culture – Cal Cth Daily

Fig Leaves & Falsehoods (Lying & Planned Parenthood) – Janet E. Smith, FT

Quaeritur: Selling a Rosary & Other Sacred Things – Father John Zuhlsdorf

Paternalistic Violence in the New World – David, The School of Salamanca

Monster Baptism & Chemical Pregnancy – Doctor Stacy Trasancos

The Sistine Chapel, In the Depths of Wales! – Richard Collins, The Guild

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SATURDAY EXTRA EDITION

The following is courtesy of ThePulp.it:

The Speaker and the Scholars – Carson Holloway, Catholic Vote

Torture Didn’t Lead Us to Bin Laden – Matthew J. Franck, First Things

The Meatless Mark of Identity Restored – Rich Leonardi, Ten Reasons

Subsidiarity, Funding, and the Arts – Jordan J. Ballor, Acton Institute

Bp. Conley on Transcendence in the Liturgy & the New Translation – Fr. Z

Addressing the Church’s Attrition Problem – Margaret Cabaniss, Crisis Mag

Playing the Bully Card – Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Movie Fails to Capture Anti-Catholic Brutality of Spanish Civil War – CNA

A Real Person Can Truly Love – Anthony Buono, 6 Stone Jars

On The Power of Personal Witness in the Priestly Proclamation – Msgr. Pope

Comedy Movie Night – Frank Weathers, Why I Am Catholic

The US/Pakistan Tightrope – George Friedman, MercatorNet

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THURSDAY EXTRA EDITION

The following is courtesy of ThePulp.it:

5 Things A Catholic Businessperson Must Know – Dawn Carpenter, Crisis

Phoenix Poll about BishopThomas Olmstead – Fr. Z

Josef Pieper’s Contemplative Assent to the World – Thomas Austenfeld, FP

Benedict XVI Makes Two Key Vatican Appointments – Edward Pentin, NCReg

A Valuable Lesson in Humility – Pat Lencioni, The Integrated Catholic Life™

On 2 Gifts of Deeper Prayer: Silence & Spaciousness – Msgr. Charles Pope

Some Odds and Loose Ends – Thomas Storck, the Distributist Review

Benedict XVI the “Reformist.” The Prosecution Rests – Sandro Magister

Private Judgment & the Rise of Relativism – Dr. Jeff Mirus, Cthlc Culture

A Christian Economist Clarifies Fair Trade – Louie Glinzak, Acton Institute

Right and Wrong in the Liturgy – Rich Leonardi, Ten Reasons

Notre Dame Drops Charges Against Obama Protesters – Thomas A. Uebbing

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MONDAY EXTRA EDITION

The following is courtesy of ThePulp.it:

Marini (not Guido) says JP2 Wanted All the Liturgical Nonsense – Fr. Z

The Richness of Scripture – Mark Shea, National Catholic Register

AK Doctors Stay True to Catholic Teaching on Contraception – P. C. F.

Back from Minnesota, where a Marriage Battle is Brewing – Thomas Peters

The Pill Kills – Deltaflute, Diapers and Drivel

Detroit Welcomes New Bishops – Joe Kohn, Catholic News Service

They Say Marriage is a Dying Institution – Jennifer Hartline, Cthlc Online

Ritual of Wonder: About the Mass – Erica Bonnell, The Holy Soap Opera

Sacred Tradition Rules, Sola Scriptura Drools – Devin Rose, SJV

Ground Zero for Human Rights – Kathryn Jean Lopez, NRO

The Great Forward March of the Reform of the Reform – Anna Arco, CH

Bulldog Evangelization? – Giuseppe Ambrose, The Three Bs

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SATURDAY EXTRA EDITION

Melkite Patriarch: Don’t Encourage Arab Revolutions – Benjamin Mann, CNA

How Rembrandt Reinvented Jesus – Dan Neil, The Wall Street Journal

Beverley Minster & Saint John of Beverley – Stephanie A. Mann, TER:S&S

Pakistan Church Scared, Revenge Attacks Will Come – Nasir Saeed, Cth Hrld

God’s Grandma Made Patron Saint of Detroit – Diane M. Korzeniewski O.C.D.S.

Sears Removes Pornographic DVDs from Their Website – Joshua Mercer, CV

Charges Dropped Against Notre Dame-Obama Speech Protestors – S. Ertelt

Same-Sex Debate in New York – Bobby Ross Jr., Get Religion

John Paul II and the Jesuits – Giuseppe Ambrose, The Three Bs

New Book on Canon Law – John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy

The Story of Each One of Us – Father R. Tomasek S.J., Zeal

Girl Freaks Out Against Pro-Life Display – Matthew Archbold, Crtv Min. Rep.

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FRIDAY EXTRA EDITION

US: House Passes Permanent Ban on Abortion Funding – Kevin J. Jones, CNA

Does State of the World’s Mothers Rep. Show Best Performers? – C. Moynihan

Out of the Porn Darkness – Austin Ruse, The Catholic Thing

Consort Profile: Empress Maria Theresa of Austria – The Mad Monarchist

The Great Lie: Pope Benedict XVI On Socialism – Father Robert Sirico, IC

Cool Discovery About the Birth of Christ! – Jimmy Akin, JimmyAkin.org

Vocations in the Wake of Scandal – Monsignor Charles Pope, Archd. of Wash.

US: Historian or Fraud? – Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Get Religion

Vatican Pledges Penal Measures Against Canadian Bishop – Zenit

‘Viewpoint-Based Restriction’ – California Catholic Daily

Alaskan Bishops Listen to Victims in Effort to Bring Healing – Effie Caldarola

Pres. Obama is Right About Osama: ‘Justice Has Been Done’ – Wm Oddie, CH

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THURSDAY EXTRA EDITION

The Removal of Bp. Morris Was a Long Time Coming – Noel Debien, ABC

Ask Tony: Monsignors & Cardinals – Anthony S. Layne, The Impractical Cth

US: Why ‘Republican’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Catholic’ – Joe Heschmeyer, Shmlss Ppry

There Be Dragons, in 30 Seconds! – Steven D. Greydanus, Nat’l Cth Register

You Know Who are Really Obsessed with God? Atheists. – Carl Olson, IIS

Has Science Buried God? – William West, MercatorNet

Themis – Tom Howard, InsideCatholic

The Exegesis of the Reformers: Authority Redux – Doctor Jeff Mirus, Cth Cltr

US: New CCHD Youth Campaign to Fight Poverty – Tancred, The Epnyms Flwr

Community Col. Cops Settle Lawsuit Over Arrests of Pro-Lifers – Cal Cth Dly

Grace is Not Rationed – Father Philip Neri Powell O.P. Ph.D., DDMHA!

Because of Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Thoughts On War – Frank Weathers, YIMC

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WEDNESDAY EXTRA EDITION

The Miracle of Caring and Sharing – Mark Shea, National Catholic Register

Permanent Deacons Taking Role Away From Priests – Father John Zuhlsdorf

Infiltration Evangelization – Giuseppe Ambrose, The Three Bs

Of All the Rutten Ideas (Tim Rutten of the LA Times) – Phil Lawler, CC/OTC

If JP2 Can Be a Saint, Really, Anybody Can – John Norton, Our Sunday Visitor

Getting Off the Misery-Go-Round of Scrupulosity – Trent Beattie, Cthlc Lane

Vatican Surprises Bloggers with Successful Meeting – Father Tim Finigan

On Infertility and Adoption – This Cross I Embrace

Imminence, Unlawful Aggressors, & Proportionality in Self-Defense – M. D.

Things are Getting Airbrushed – Rich Leonardi, Ten Reasons

Congr’l Black Caucus Nuts in Asking Tax $ to Pay for Abortions – Lisa Graas

Why Religion Matters – Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

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MONDAY EXTRA EDITION

Are Orthodox “Masses” Valid? – Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

If Fr. Pfleger is Church’s Spiritual Magnet. . . Reason to Suspend Him – L. Graas

Universities Respond to Cardinal Newman Society Report – Tim Drake, NCReg

Osama bin Ladin, Death Penalty, & Targeted Killings – Eduardo Penalver, MOJ

Lepanto, 1571: The Battle that Saved Europe – H. W. Crocker III, InsideCthlc

Question About Infallibility – Mark Shea, The Daily Register

How to Respond When a Loved One Leaves the Church – Eric Sammons, OSV

SSPX Threatens Legal Action Against Friendly Catholic Forum – Tancred, TEF

The Monster – Dale Ahlquist, The Distributist Review

Don’t Block Your Blessings – Monsignor Charles Pope, AOW

Pope Appoints New Bishop to Florida Diocese – Catholic News Agency

Divine Mercy Sunday – Doctor Anthony Lilles, Beginning to Pray

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ThePulp.it EXTRA: WEDNESDAY

ThePulp.it EXTRA is the title of a new series of posts that I will be contributing for The American Catholic .  It’s an idea first thought of by fellow blogger John Henry a few years back.  I’ll be posting some of the best that the Catholic Blogosphere has to offer every so often to highlight some great posts around Saint Blog’s.

I hope you enjoy it!

Pat McNamara is Catholic Because of History – Frank Weathers, YIMC

Making Sense of the Resurrection Discrepancies? – Msgr. Charles Pope

Women’s Head Coverings at Mass: I Told You So – Jimmy Akin

Use of Force to Defend a Church from Vandalism – Fr. Z

Easter in a Time of Scandal – Mark P. Shea, InsideCatholic

Fatima in Seven Easy Points – Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

A Case for Hell – Ross Douthat, The New York Times

Ordinariate Comes to Life in Holy Week – Anna Arco & Simon Caldwell

Easter Sunday: Satanic Desecration at Georgia Church -S. Brinkmann

“He Descended to the Dead,” Easter Surprise – Sandro Magister, Chiesa

Anti-Christian Vandalism at PA Univ. during Holy Week – Lisa Graas

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