Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Benefit Event Open to Public Will Honor Holy Man of God Matthew A. Coles

Event will be held tonight at Mario’s Restaurant in Webster, Texas on December 21, 2010

The friends and family of Matthew A. Coles would like to share with the public an inspiring story of hope, gratitude and miraculous healing and to invite the public to a special benefit event to be held at Mario’s Restaurant in Webster, Texas on the evening of this Tuesday, December 21, 2010.

Matthew and his wife Lucy met and fell in love at Texas A&M University where they were active members of St. Mary’s Catholic Student Center. They became engaged in the spring of 2005 and moved to Washington, D.C. so Matthew could pursue a Ph.L. in Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He hoped to work as a philosophy professor to support his dream of having a large family with his soon-to-be wife.  In June 2006, only three weeks before he and Lucy were married, Matthew was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and told he had 6 months to live. At age 23, Matthew had never smoked cigarettes and had no family history of lung cancer. The origin of the cancer was a mystery.

After spending another two years in Washington, D.C. continuing his studies and undergoing extensive chemical treatments with little medicinal progress, Matthew and Lucy returned to Houston to be closer to their families and pursue the full healing of his body under the wisdom of the Lord and with the guidance of a natural nutritional program developed by the late Dr. Max Gerson. During that time Matthew and Lucy served as Directors of High School Youth Ministry for Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church and continued to touch many lives, young and old, with their witness of gratitude and hope.  Despite warnings from physicians of infertility because of the methods that would be utilized in the early stages of the cancer treatment and despite the recommendation of physicians that the couple use artificial means to conceive children, Matthew and Lucy were blessed with the gift of three boys naturally conceived. John-Matthew, who was conceived during chemotherapy, is 3 years old, Pio is 18 months old, and Andrew Damien was born on Thanksgiving Day 2010.  A week and a half later, on the evening of December 5, 2010, four and half years after the initial diagnosis, Matt won his battle with cancer and passed into eternal life.

Matthew was a son, brother, husband, father, and true Catholic renaissance man, whether he was uploading to his music player with lectures in French from his favorite philosopher, juggling for youth, making crêpes for his wife, building a toboggan for friends, or training his boys in the art of chivalry and hospitality.  He had wisdom to share but often spent his time listening rather than speaking. In the face of a terminal diagnosis, Matthew lived in a profound state of peace despite great suffering and uncertainty, often comforting those who came to comfort him. Anyone who knew Matthew recognized the profound joy with which he lived his life.  The joy of the Lord was his strength. This enabled Matthew to live a humble life of beatitude and simplicity by which one could not help but notice and be moved.

Below is a prayer Matthew wrote about a year and half ago:        

“Vivre d’Amour” (To live in Love)

To live your life, oh Christ – here and now, and with my whole being. To give every one of my days to You, and with each of my actions to live in Your Presence. To put others before myself – and to give myself for them. To focus on taking care of myself only insofar as it is an act of love towards You, Lord and towards others – especially Lucy and our family. To love without measure and without fear. To be misunderstood by this world, and to love You all the more!

For more information and the full obituary please visit: http://sites.google.com/site/familycoles2/

We invite the public to a benefit event to be held for the Coles Family on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Mario’s Restaurant located at 618 W Nasa Parkway, Webster, Texas. For more information about Matthew Coles and the benefit event, please contact Nick Gardener at (713) 816-8790. To RSVP to the benefit event, please email Erin Corsaro at erincorsaro@att.net.

Come and meet the family and friends of this holy man of God!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wikileaks: US Never Expected Ratzinger Elected as Pope

[Updated with new video and additional commentary]

Wikileaks information has been disclosed by Rome Reports that the U.S. intelligence services were completely caught off guard and surprised at the election of then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI.

U.S. intelligence was expecting a Latin American as the next pope, and predicted that then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger would have lost in the first round voting.

The rest from Father Zuhlsdorf:

Before the election the staff of the US embassy to the Holy See sent speculations to Washington about the one to be elected.

“The first factor will be age, the cardinals will seek someone who is neither too young nor too old, because they don’t want to have another funeral and conclave quickly” but “they also want to avoid having a long pontificate like that of John Paul II.”  Furthermore, “it will be a person in reasonably good health”.  Another element will be “linguistic ability” and he will have to know Italian.
Monday, November 29, 2010

The Pulpit, the Catholic Blogosphere's Newest Catholic Newsite

This is my newest creation and contribution to the Catholic blogosphere, a news aggregate site that combs the Internet for the best Catholic punditry around the world.

I hope the faithful readers of CVSTOS FIDEI surf over there and take a gander of what we, The Pulpit, have to offer.  We differentiate ourselves from other news aggregaters in which we display articles written from such authors as Father Zuhlsdorf to Mark Shea and from George Weigel to Ross Douthat and everything else in-between.  Hopefully providing for you the most insightful and well written articles that affect us as Catholics.

If you like what you see, subscribe to the feed or tell your friends in an email!

Again, here is the website: http://thepulp.it/

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

John Allen is Wrong

John L. Allen Jr., otherwise referred to in most circles as John Allen, is the prolific writer for the dissident Catholic newspaper National Catholic Reporter has come out defending L'Osservatore Romano in the recent Pope Condom Comments controversy.

John Allen laid the blame clearly on orthodox/conservative Catholic bloggers for "jealousy, politics, and dated expectations of how the Vatican paper ought to behave." referring to critics of L'Osservatore Romano and its editor Gian Maria Vian, of which I am one of those critics.

Mr. Allen, by "dated expectations of how the Vatican paper ought to behave", do you mean as in defending Church teaching and not embarrassing the pope at all costs?

Are you kidding me?

No, really, are you kidding me Mr. John "anyone who practices their Catholic faith is equivalent to the Taliban" Allen?

Mr. Allen's credibility has always been held in high esteem by both sides of the Catholic aisle, ie, orthodox and dissident Catholics.  After reading his book on Opus Dei, I came away impressed by his even handedness.

But with the recent AP article referencing John Allen's "Taliban Catholicism" comment in which Mr. Allen paints all practicing Catholics as the Taliban and now his defense of L'Osservatore Romano's major league gaffe in which mass swaths of humanity now think that Catholic teaching on contraception has changed, he has the appalling gall to smear orthodox/conservative Catholic bloggers?

Maybe it's time to question John Allen's journalistic credentials as a balanced journalist with this latest travail in journalistic adventurism.

This just befuddles the mind.

(Cross-posted at The American Catholic)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Custos Fidei's New Look... Again!

The changes that I have made over the years to Custos Fidei have mostly come without warning, but at least they were gradual changes, nothing sudden.  Changing the header and tweaking sidebars here and there are some of the changes that I have implemented.

Since I have upgraded the The American Catholic website and created two new websites, Gulf Coast Catholic and The Pulpit, I have decided to upgrade Custos Fidei as well.  I won't get a URL, but I will mess around with the programming and see what I can do to make it more user friendly.

If any of my loyal readers have any idea, suggestion, and or requests, now is the time to speak your peace.

Just as a friendly reminder since we are on the topic of websites, if you miss your twice daily Catholic news updates here at Custos Fidei, I haven't stopped them, I've just created a brand new website just for them at The Pulpit.

In Jesus, Mary, & Joseph,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Custos Fidei Exclusive: Sneak Peak at New Website

As I promised to my loyal readers I am unveiling the name of a new website that combines the best of RealClearPolitics and the Drudge Report with a Catholic focus of course!

The name of this new website is The Pulpit.

I was going to wait to make it go online after Thanksgiving, I've decided that as soon as I'm done with a few more tweaks it'll go online by the end of this week.

I dare my readers to search for it online and see if they can locate the URL and post it in the comments section.

The first reader who does this gets bragging rights to being the First Reader of The Pulpit (sorry, I'm poor!).

Good luck and God bless!

In Jesus, Mary, & Joseph,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gulf Coast Catholic Is Here!

A blogsite dedicated to all things Catholic in Houston has gone live this week!  A group of writers got together over a year ago and have been working and planning together to get this site up and running.  I am their Chief Editor and we will be writing on activities, events, apostolates, and other things Catholic that are occurring in the great Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

We hope you all take a look at it give us some feedback.  The name of this endeavor is Gulf Coast Catholic.

We will be serving the laity and clergy of the Gulf Coast region in establishing a strong, vibrant, and orthodox fellowship of disciples of Christ!

For the Gulf Coast Catholic link click here.
Sunday, October 31, 2010

I Am Back And Some Random Thoughts on John Allen And Halloween For Houston's Young Adult Catholics

Thank you all for your prayers, they are sincerely appreciated.

Just a quick take on the recent AP article about the Catholic blogosphere and the characterization of "conservative" Catholics as Taliban Catholics.

I lay the blame for that epithet squarely on John Allen's shoulders.  He should have known better than to say that, in whatever context he was using it in.

Mr. Allen needs to apologize, not clarify, for his comments.

I see an underlining hostility to anything approaching orthodoxy in the Catholic faith in his writings, which is sad considering how well he writes separating his personal feelings from the subjects he writes about... mostly.

I've just finished viewing some of my friends pics from their Halloween parties and for the most part I am disappointed with a couple of the photos.  Blaspheming priests and nuns are not what it means to be Catholics and wearing scant clothing to raise an eyebrow or two is simply out of the realm of "engaging the secular culture".

Which is why I lead a couple of young adult apostolates to change the culture around me.  Providing safe haven for Catholics that like to have fun without compromising their faith.  I will begin another apostolate which will take this one step further, into the Internet.

Yes, November will provide for more than one new Catholic website to be launched.

It will be a November to Remember.

By the grace of God we will strike back at the Culture of Death and bring a Culture of Life and Love!
Monday, October 18, 2010


Dear loyal readers,

I am requesting your prayers for my upcoming wedding, which of course means I will not be posting anything until I return from all activities.

Once I return on November 1, this personal blog, Custos Fidei, will revert to a personal blog of my musings on the Catholic faith.

The links of commentary and analysis will be moved to a new Catholic website which will launch on November 28 (the Sunday after Thanksgiving) or earlier.  It will be a dedicated website to posting the best commentary, opinion, and analysis in the Catholic web.

It will be very well made, spiffy, and professional looking.

What you've seen these past three weeks, twice daily posts during the weekdays and one daily post on the weekends, here on Custos Fidei will be done on this new website.  Included will probably be a daily Catholic television news update, a truncated version of the best Catholic aggregater news links, and a daily top-ten of the most popular posts on the web.

Imagine the Drudge Report combined with RealClearPolitics but exponentially improved in serving you the best in the Catholic web.  No tiny type and no quick hits, only well written, in-depth analysis of the currents in the Catholic Church as well as everything else related to the Bride of Christ.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please post them here and tell me what you liked or didn't like or want to see or not see.

The name of this new website will be posted here first to my loyal readers.  The URL has already been purchased and the logo is nearing completion.  The basic layout of the website has been set and is currently being programmed now (which I'm about a third of the way through).

In Jesus, Mary, & Joseph,


Monday Morning Edition

Study: Gay Parents More Likely To Have Gay Kids - Paul Kix, AOL News 
The Trashy Vermin of the Apocalypse - Donald R. McClarey, TAC 
Tensions High As Sudan Stands At Crossroads - Betwa Sharma, AOL News 
Earthquake In Anglo-Catholicism - Damian Thompson, Daily Telegraph 
Medieval Muslim Scholars, Contributions & Shortcomings - Fjordman, JW
The Day Br. Andre Bessett & Fr. Solanus Casey Met - Dave Hartline, TAC
Ratzinger's Best Pupils Are in Sri Lanka & Kazakhstan - Sandro Magister
Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Edition

Virtual Families - Randy Hain, The Integrated Catholic Life 
Card. Arinze: Right Approach To Protect Life - John Burger, NC Reg 
Sex, Lies, And Secularism - Nancy Pearcey, Human Events 
Rediscovering St. Mugg - Daniel J. Mahoney, The Catholic Thing 
The Challenge Of Praying constantly - Bp. David McGough, Cthlc Herald 
Anti-Baby Science - Matthew Archbold, National Catholic Register 
On Evidence - Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing
Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday Edition

A Priest Writes About His Love Of The Novus Ordo - Fr. Z, WDTPRS 
Human Dignity - Deacon Mike Bickerstaff, The Integrated Catholic Life 
LifeSiteNews Announces New Service In Spanish - LifeSiteNews.com 
Liturgical Reform: Eastern Churches Next? - Carlos Palad, Rorate Caeli 
Is Anger Always A Sin? - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington 
Sand And Stone - Cheryl Dickow, The Integrated Catholic Life 
Equal Dignity Between Men And Women - Mark Shea, Ntnl Cthlc Rgstr
Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Evening Edition

MO Increases Pressure On Abortion Businesses - Steve Weatherbe, NC Reg
Middle Eastern Christians Must Pull Together - Jill Duchess, Cthlc Hrld 
A Renaissance Of Faith-Friendly Films? - Patrick Novecosk, Praetorium 
Coptic Pope Decries Muslim Protests - Amr Bayoumi, Al Masry Al Youm
De-Christianization Leading To Cultural Islamic Jihad - Hilary White, LSN 
Politics and Faith Do Mix - LifeSiteNews.com
Msgr. Pozzo The Misinterpretation Of Vatican II - Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday Morning Edition

Chile’s Unfiltered Witness Of Faith - Elizabeth Scalia, Patheos 
As Miners Are Rescued, Chileans Unite In Prayer - Catholic Herald
Komen Gave $7.5M To Planned Parenthood In 2009 - Steven Ertelt, LfNws
Movie Review:  Secretariat - Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide 
ESCR Not Used In Geron's Testing - David Prentice, LifeNews
Dress Children Up As Saints, Not Witches - Simon Caldwell, Cthlc Hrld 
Student Teacher Fired For Gay Marriage Comments - M. Rollins, MSNBC
Michael Caine Made Doctor To Kill Father - Kathleen Gilbert, LfStNws 
2010 International Pro-Life Conference Info - Patrick B. Craine, LfStNws
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday Afternoon Edition

Praying At ‘Makeshift Shrine’ Kept Chilean Miners Sane - Wm. Oddie, CH
Achb.: Avoid Liberal Catholic Conference - Diane M. Korzeniewski, TDL!
...Father Zuhlsdorf Opines on Archbishops Crack Down...
Bishop Attacks Cathedral For Too Much Latin - Damian Thompson, DT
Healing The Pain Of Infertility - Tony Rossi, Faith & Family
Israel: Christians Have It Great - John Allen, NC Reporter 
The Almighty Has His Own Purposes - Donald R. McClarey, TAC
Middle East: Democracy Is 'Great Jihad' - John Allen, NC Reporter

Wednesday Morning Edition

The False Charge Of 'Politicizing The Church' - Deal Hudson, InsideCthlc 
Obamacare Will Shut Down All Catholic Hospitals - Warner T. Huston, RP
Bugnini: "I Am The Liturgical Reform!" - Carlos A. Palad, Rorate Caeli 
The Spirituality Of St. Thomas Aquinas - Fr. Romanus Cessario, InsdCth
New Evangelization Council Launched - Edward Pentin, Natl Cthlc Rgstr 
Pope Leo XIII On Christopher Columbus - Joe Hargrave, The Amrcn Cthlc
Planned Parenthood Pushing Universal Birth Control - K. Gilbert, LSN
When God Says "No" - Paul Zummo, The American Catholic
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon Edition

2 Big But Forgotten Dates In Church History - Dave Hartline, TAC 
The President's Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes - J.L., TAS
CEO: Obamacare Played Role In Cthlc Hosp. Sale - Kathleen Gilbert, LSN 
Is Benign Neglect Death Of Eastern Christians - John Allen, NC Rep 
Should You Read Non-Catholic Materials? - Jimmy Akin, Natl Cthlc Register
Call Me Mrs. -- Please! - Lorraine Murray, The Integrated Catholic Life 
Divorced Against His Will - Danielle Bean, National Catholic Register 
The Eastern Catholic Churches - Eric Sammons, The Divine Life 
Middle East Synod: Protesting 'Roman imperialism' - John Allen, NC Rep

Tuesday Morning Edition

1st ‘Atheistic Civilization’ Heading To Catastrophe - Anna Arco, Cth Hrld
Woman Of Leisure - Anthony Esolen, InsideCatholic 
Synod Calls For Middle East Religious Freedom - Cindy Wooden, Cth Hrld 
The Apocalypse Of Robert Hugh Benson - Father Robert Barron, TICL 
3 Catholic Hospitals Close Because Of Obamacare? - Michael Denton, TAC
One Dissident Leaves, Another Replaces Him At USF - Clfrn Cthlc Dly 
The Pope To The Eastern Churches - Carlos Antonio Palad, Rorate Caeli 
Former Model Has Message For Teens & Tweens - Teresa Tomeo, TICL 
Pope Sketches 'Positive Secularism' For Middle East - John Allen, NC Rprtr
Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Afternoon Edition

Columbus Day: No Apologies - Joe Hargrave, The American Catholic 
Wild West Blogosphere Can Revitalize Church - Anna Arco, Cthlc Hrld
Homophobia In The Church? Really? - Deacon Greg Kandra, Beliefnet 
Funerals Aren't What They Used To Be - Francis Phillips, Cthlc Herald
A Christian Influx In The Middle East - John Allen, Nat'l Cthlc Reporter 
Pryor, Bruce, VH-1, & Coarsened Culture - Elizabeth Scalia, Frst Thngs
Religious Freedom Synod's Signature Issue - John Allen, NC Reporter
When Kids Wander From Faith - Elizabeth Scalia, Patheos
Abp. Vincent Nichols Deserves A Red Hat - Damian Thompson, Dly Tlgrph
Phoenix Bp. Thomas J. Olmsted Interviewed - Jim Graves, Cthlc Wrld Rprt

Monday Morning Edition

The Problem Of Evil - Dr. Peter Kreeft, The Integrated Catholic Life 
Christopher Dawson:  Christ In History - Gerald J. Russello, InsideCthlc 
The Upside Of A Job Search In A Down Economy - Randy Hain, TICL 
Same-Sex Attraction Doesn’t Justify Redefining Marriage - Fr. Zuhlsdorf 
Sex, Lies And Videotape - Jennifer Roback Morse, MercatorNet
Culture Of Death Surges On Unchallenged - Gerald Warner, Scotsman 
They Rose Up To Play - Steve Kellmeyer, The Fifth Column 
Why Catholics Don’t Care About Same-Sex Marriage? - Jack Smith, TCKB 
Mercy Without Borders - MJ Andrew, The American Catholic 
Dissection Of Baloney Journalism - Dr. Ed Peters, In The Light Of The Law
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Edition

Fr. Z Opines On B16 Talk On New Technology - Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS 
Blogger Blames Christians For Gay Suicides - Krista West, NewsBusters
Homosexualists Confront Archbishop At Mass - Tim Drake, NC Register
Academic Dean Echoes Criticism Of West’s TOB - CNA
Bishop Loverde On The Corrected Translation - Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS
Brazil Threatens Church Over Pro-Abort Prez Candidate - M. H., LSN
Miracles Occur When We Open To God - Michael H. Brown, Sprt Dly 
Hollywood Bullies Against Bullying? - Brent Bozell, NewsBusters
Conspiracy Alleged In Tiller Murder - Roxana Hegeman, Legal and Courts
New Motu Proprio Out On Tuesday - Carlos Antonio Palad, Rorate Caeli
Saturday, October 9, 2010

Saturday Edition

St. Paulinus, Who Helped Convert An English King - Catholic Herald 
Red-Hot One-Piece - Janet Sahm, InsideCatholic 
A New Feast Day For The Church - John Burger, Ntnl Cthlc Register 
The Brutality Of Grace - Joseph Susanka, InsideCatholic 
Pro-Life/Family Candidate Tied For MN Gov. Race - Peter J. Smith, LSN
The Qur’an And Historical Criticism - David Layman, Spengler
Palin: Nov. Election Between Culture Of Life & Death - K. Gilbert, LSN 
Is Tolerant Islam A Myth? - Michael Coren, MercatorNet
Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Afternoon Edition

In Israel, Jewish Christians Are Sprouting - Sandro Magister, Chiesa
Doesn’t IVF Make Anyone Queasy? - Austin Ruse, The Catholic Thing 
DVD: Edith Stein: The Seventh Chamber - Steven Greydanus, NC Register
Christianity Is The Most Persecuted Religion - Mark Greaves, Cthlc Herald 
Addressing Homosexuality With “Love In Truth” - Hilary White, LfStNws
Homosexuals Exploiting Suicides To Push Agenda  - M. Barber, CCD 
Why Does Jesus Call Us Evil? - Msgr. Charles Pope, AoW
IVF Opened 'Wrong Door' To Treating Infertility - Carol Glatz, CNS
The French Ecclesiastic Who Met A Barbaric End - The Catholic Herald
Nobel Award: Misconceived - Carolyn Moyniha, MercatorNet

Friday Morning Edition

An Unlikely Defender For The Pope - William West, MercatorNet 
Pope Benedict Confounds His Critics - William Doino, First Things
On Catholic Media & Meeting The Holy Father - Anna Arco, Cthlc Herald 
Obamacare Forces Sale Of Catholic Hospital - Tim Drake, NC Register 
What The Market Economy Needs To Be Moral - Joe Carter, 1st Things
IL Senate: Pro-Life Candidate May Spoil GOP Gain - Peter Smith, LfStNws 
Priest Changes The Words Of The Offertory - Father Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS 
Pro-life Lobby Defeats EU Attack On Conscience - Hilary White, LfStNws 
Libeling Religion In The Face Of A Tragedy - Catholic Online
Is The Internet Weakening The Catholic Church? - The Catholic Herald
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday Afternoon Edition

The Secret Of The Rosary - St. Louis Marie de Montfort, NTM
Claims Of MacKillop’s Excommunication: False - N. Thomas, Cth Hrld 
Newman's Faith - George Weigel, Denver Catholic Register
University Drops Komen Over Abortion Funding - Kathleen Gilbert, LSN
Orthodox Leader Predicts Christian Springtime - Zenit 
Hey Stay At Home Moms, Get A Job! - Matthew Archbold, NC Register 
St. Paul Teaches Us Respect For Church Authority - Msgr. Pope, AofW 
Catholics Losing The Search Engine Wars - Matthew Warner, NC Rgstr
Nobel Prize Ignores Ethics Of IVF - Carol Glatz, Catholic Herald 
Nobel Prize For Mass Murder - Mark Shea, Catholic and Enjoying It! 
Orthodox Church Condemns Nobel Prize Decision - InterFax

Thursday Morning Edition

Catholic Press Warily Enters The Digital Age - Deal Hudson, InsdCthlc 
I Disagree With George Weigel - William Oddie, Catholic Herald 
Cthlc Students Defy Abp. Nienstedt On Homosexuality - Fr. Z, WDTPRS 
Priests Disobey Archbishop Nienstedt - Thomas Peters, CatholicVote 
World Youth Day Mgrs. Use Facebook & Twitter - Carol Glatz, Cth Hrld 
The Real Seamless Garment - John Zmirak, InsideCatholic 
Secularity Vs. Secularism, A Distinction - di Costanzo/Brague, MrctrNt 
Couple Urged Surrogate Mother to Abort - Patrick Craine, LfStNws 
Can I Attend Homosexual Couple’s "Baby Shower" - Fr. Z, WDTPRS 
Survey: Tea Partiers Conservative, Religious - Peter Smith, LfStNws 
How Europe Sees America - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday Afternoon Edition

Leo XIII Decried Socialism, USCCB Embraces It - Frank Walker, PwSttr
Anna Arco On Blogs And Their Contribution - Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS 
A Catholic Ghost Story - Christopher Blosser, The American Catholic 
New Move To Restrict Rights Of Conscience - Simon Caldwell, Cth Hrld
Life Issues & Mid-Term Elections - George J. Marlin, The Cthlc Thing 
Dignity Of The Disabled; To Be Saved From Abortion - Msgr. Pope, AW
Shirt Collar Showing Over Cassock Collar - Father Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS
Pope: Happy Lives Still Centered On Friendship With Jesus - CNA
In Any Language - 40 Days For Life 
Why I Left & Then Returned To The Church - Mary Rose, TCoaPD
AUL Targets ObamaCare Pro-Life Dems - Peter Smith, LifeSiteNews

Wednesday Morning Edition

Papal Primacy, Russia's Resistance To Rome - Sandro Magister, Chiesa 
Notre Dame 88 - Charles E. Rice, The American Catholic 
Christopher West Says Easter Candle A Phallus, We Say No - David, CLS 
Big Families = Opportunities To Spread God - M. Lejeune, Aggie Cths 
Protecting Children From Eroticised Adult Culture - Zac Alstin, MercNt 
Even In Petri Dish, Life Merits Protection - Abp. Allen Vigneron, Freep 
Blessed Mary MacKillop's Amazing "Extra" Miracle - Sherry Weddell, CoSP 
Fewer Children, Later Marriage, More Divorce - Thaddeus Baklinski, LSN 
Ground Zero Mosque & Religious Freedom, Part 4 - David Jones, TAC 
Pro-Aborter: Loving Mom Would Smother Disabled Baby - K. Gilbert, LSN 
Science Sees What Mary Saw From Juan Diego’s Tilma - Zenit
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Special Edition: Nobel Prize Fallout

Another Ignoble Award - Jimmy Akin, National Catholic Register
The Signs Of The Times - Mario Coccia, Authentic Bioethics 
Frankenstein Wins Nobel Prize - Patrick Archbold, Crtv Mnrty Rprt
Vatican Official Criticizes Nobel Prize - Hilary White, LifeSiteNews
Vatican Health Experts 'Dismayed' - Catholic News Agency
Card. Antonelli: "Shameful Form Of Commerce" - J. H. Westen, LSN 
Vatican Keeps Up Attack - Philip Pullela, Reuters

Tuesday Afternoon Edition

Who Is the 'Real' Christian? - Mark Shea, InsideCatholic 
He Leadeth Me And Paul Krugman - John Henry, The American Catholic 
Fake Modern Druids Get Recognized As A Religion - Mark Shea, CAEI
Handwriting’s Importance & Catholic Doctrine - J. Hanson, Cthlc Phoenix
Magisterium Of Nuns Inspires Fake Marriage Proponents - Fr. Z, WDTPRS 
Gays Spend $350,000 To Change Minorities On Marriage - G. Cooney, CCD 
Janet Smith's New Clothes - Steve Kellmeyer, The Fifth Column 
CO Taxpayers Funding Anti-Catholic Bigotry - Lisa Graas, NewsRealBlog 
The "Shortt" Review - Father James V. Schall, The Catholic Thing 
Police Confront Peacefull High School Pro-Lifers - California Cthlc Daily
Brazil: Prez Leader Loses 1st Rd, Abortion Key - Severo/Hoffman, LSN

Tuesday Morning Edition

They Will Know We Are Traddies By Our Love - Steve Skojec, InsdCthlc
Want School Rreform? Start In The Home - Russell Shaw, Our Sndy Vstr 
A Slippery Slope To Forced Euthanasia? - Bill Muehlenberg, MercatorNet 
Baptism Should Be Done Very Soon After Birth - Msgr. Ch. Pope, AoW 
Buckley, Rehabilitated - Paul Kengor, National Catholic Register 
Richard Curtis & Slaughter Of Children - Damian Thompson, Dly Tlgrph 
Through Holy Ghost We Can Prevent Sickness - Michael Brown, Sprt Dly 
Mel Gibson’s Traditionalism Feeding His Demons - Stuart Reid, Cth Hrld 
'World Of Reason' Meets 'World Of Faith' - Michael Kelly, Cth Wrld Rprt 
What Has Happened To Cardinal Schönborn? - William Oddie, Cthlc Hrld 
The High Divorce Rate Of Evangelical Christians - David Gibson, Pltcs Dly

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Afternoon Edition

Lessons From The Life Of St. Francis - Msgr. Charles Pope, ArchD of WA 
Radical Franciscans Revive Ancient Order - Kay Cozad, Our Sndy Vstr
Saint Francis, Man Of Sorrows - Reginaldus, New Theological Movement
St. Francis Would've Detested Factory Farming - Francis Phillips, Cth Hrld
Why Is Notre Dame Cthdrl In Al Qaedas Crosshairs - Dave Hartline, TAC 
Canonize Non-Catholics? - Mark Shea, National Catholic Register
Here Come The Hebrew Catholics - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales
St. Catherine & Bible Interpretation - Matthew Tsakanikas, Cth Exchng
Benedict Wows Britain - Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register 
World Needs A Renewed Culture Of Marriage - Allan Carlson, MrctrNet 
Refreshing Honesty Of Canterbury Archbshp - Eric Sammons, TDL

Monday Morning Edition

Infallibility Of The Pope & Magisterium - Eric Brown, The Am Cth 
Five Fundamentals Of A Firm Faith - Msgr. Charles Pope, ArchD of WA 
After Every Trial Is Advancement - Michael H. Brown, Spirit Daily 
Why Kneel For Communion - Sandro Magister, Chiesa 
What Is Social Justice? - Steve Kellmeyer, The Fifth Column 
May Black Vestments Be Used In The Ordinary Form? - Fr. Z, WDTPRS 
Persons Not Pets - Marvin Olasky, InsideCatholic 
Removal Of Blessed Sacrament For Concert In Church - Fr. Z, WDTPRS 
Pill Altars Women's Brains - C.H. Kinsley/E.A. Meyer, Scntfc Amrcn 
Tolstoy's Guiding Light - Charlotte Alston, History Today 
Map Of How Americans View Europe - Tito Edwards, The Amrcn Cthlc
Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday Edition

A New Idea Of The Ordinariate Is Emerging - The Catholic Herald 
What To Know About Your Guardian Angel - Reginaldus, NTM
Praying The Holy Rosary In October - Christopher Blosser, The Am Cth
Do Angels Want Women To Wear A Veil At Mass? - Reginaldus, NTM
Extraordinary Ministers And Hand Cleanser - Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS
Janet Smith Stumbles - Steve Kellmeyer, The Fifth Column
The Firing Of Dr. Kenneth Howell - George Neumayr, Cthlc Wrld Rprt
The Dressing Down Of Janet Smith - Steve Kellmeyer, The 5th Column
Can Newly Built Church Have Altar 'Against The Wall' - Fr. Z, WDTPRS 
FBI Organizes Against Pro-Lifers - Kathleen Gilbert, LifeSiteNews
The Darwinian World Of Brand Marketing - Denyse O'Leary, MrctrNt
Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday Edition

Environmentalists Jump The Shark - Tito Edwards, The American Cthlc 
How Cthlcs Can Help Muslims To Convert - Sherry Weddell, CoSI
With Eyes On The Middle East Synod - Edward Pentin, NCRegister
What I Ask Of Science - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington
Fighting The Culture Of The Pill - Kathleen Gilbert, LifeSiteNews.com
TOB Debate Heats Up, Dawn Eden Defends Herself - Cthlc News Agency 
Confronting The 'Corruption Of Innocence' - Patrick B. Craine, LSN 
Is Jerome's Latin Vulgate 'Free From Error' - Taylor Marshall, Cntrbry Tls
What Happened To Halloween? - Marcel Lejeune, Aggie Catholics
The Separation Of God From Public Life - Russell Shaw, Cthlc Wrld Rprt 
The New Normal On Abortion - Andrew Galbraith, MercatorNet
Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Afternoon Edition

Benedict's Surprising Visit - Michael Kelly, Catholic World Report
Stephen Hawking’s Creation Confusion - William E. Carroll, MercatorNet
George Weigel On The 2nd Part Of JP2 Bio - Michael J. Miller, CWR 
Experts Jump In Messy Theology Of The Body Debate - CNA
Enhancing The Beauty Of The Mass - Msgr. Charles Pope, ArchD. of WA
America’s One-Child Policy - Jonathan V. Last, WeeklyStandard.com
Why Healty/Wealthy Nations Don't Reproduce - Ph. Longman, BQO
Rich Boomer Chick Gets Religion - Mark Shea, National Catholic Register 
Is Selflessness In Our Nature? - Sissela Bok, TheAmericanScholar.org 
Orkney Transalpine Redemptorists Return To Rome - Mark Greaves, CH
A Ratzinger From Four Centuries Ago, In Beijing - Sandro Magister, Chiesa

Friday Morning Edition

The Problem Of Secrecy - Russell Shaw, InsideCatholic
We Are Spiritual Beings, Not Superior Animals - Francis Phillips, Cth Hrld
'Man Is A Featherless Biped' - John Zmirak, InsideCatholic 
The Pope's Banker Weathers the Storm - Sandro Magister, Chiesa
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday Afternoon Edition

Catholic Vote & Endorsements - Michael Denton, The American Catholic
Is Natural Law Extinct? - David G. Bonagura, The Catholic Thing 
Speculating On The Next Flock Of Cardinals - Father Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS
Babies: An Unalloyed Good - Mark P. Shea, National Catholic Register 
Crossing The Stole & Using Maniple In Novus Ordo - Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS
Entire Maryland Episcopal Parish Becoming Cthlc- Randy Sly, Cth Onln
Saying Goodbye Slowly To Liturgical Abuse - Catholic News Agency
'I Saw Red Shoes Stepping Out Of The Car' - Staff, Catholic Herald
Are We Really Overpopulated? - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of WA
Mary's Geneology - Reginaldus, New Theological Movement

Thursday Morning Edition

Retrieving The Strays - David Warren, InsideCatholic
Russia's Challenge To Christian Unity - Phil Lawler, CatholicCulture.org
Some People Are Too Stupid To Be Atheists - Blackadder, The Amrcn Cthlc
If You Want To Understand Angels - Reginaldus, New Thlgcl Mvmnt 
How "The Science Say" Works - Martin Robbins, Guardian
St. Augustine's Advice On 'Bad Priests' - Taylor Marshall, Cntrbry Tales
Engaging Stories of the Desert Fathers - Msgr. Charles Pope, AoW
Is Private Property Natural? - Reginaldus, New Theological Movement
Witchcraft, Penance, & Excommunication - Taylor Marshall, Cntrbry Tales 
Fraternity of the Disgraced Keeps Growing - John L. Allen, NCReporter
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday Afternoon Edition

Cultural Rot - Paul Zummo, The American Catholic
Richard Dawkins & Co. = Paisley 2.0? - George Weigel, On The Square
A Biblical Understanding Of Angels - Msgr. Charles Pope, ArchD of WA 
Abp. Chaput & The American Media - Joseph Bottum, On The Square 
The Bitter Homeschooler's Wish List - D. Markus, Secular Homeschooling 
Why The Archangels Have Men's Names - Reginaldus, New Thlgcl Mvmnt 
Can Bishops Forbid Pastors To Add TLM To Scheadule? - Fr. Z, WDTPRS
Bad News On The Pro-Life Front - MJ Andrew, The American Catholic

Wednesday Morning Edition

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon Edition

E.J. Dionne And Maureen Dowd Play With Fire - Dave Hartline, TAC
The Relationship Between Divorce And Jobs - Catholic News Agency
Obama And The Control Omissions - Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing
Is Church Shopping a Problem? - Steve Skojec, InsideCatholic
Quasi Religions - Davide R. Carlin, InsideCatholic
The Age Of Unreason - Mark Shea, National Catholic Register 

Tuesday Morning Edition

CNN Does Hit Piece on Pope - Dave Hartline, The American Catholic
Warning Signs Of A Diabolical Spirit - Patrick Madrid
Fearless Faith - Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing
A Comedy Of Errors: MSM Misses Again - Erin Manning, And Sometimes Tea

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Afternoon Edition

Did Papal Visit Signal End To The English Reformation? - E. Pentin, IC 
Pre-Vatican II Ecumenism With The Orthodox - Eric Sammons, Dvn Lf
God And The Sexes - Evelyn Birge Vitz, InsideCatholic
“Nice to see you!”, During Communion - Father Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS 
Cardinal Schonborn and Medjugorje, Again -

Monday Morning Edition

Why Churches Cannot Push Politics - Chuck Colson, Townhall 
Go Green?  No Thanks.  I Have Religion - Jimmy Akin, NCRegister 
Alsmgiving Is Necessary For Salvation - Reginaldus, Nw Thlgcl Mvmnt 
Details Of Pope's Visit To Spain Unveiled - Carol Gatz, Catholic Herald 
Ground Zero Mosque and Religious Freedom - David Jones, TAC
Abp Chaput Boycotting NYTimes - Sarah Pulliam Bailey, GetReligion
Christopher West Slams Critics - Catholic News Agency
The Problem of Bilocation - Reginaldus, The New Theological Movement 
Ohio's Hidden Catholic Gem - Tim Drake, National Catholic Register
Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Edition 9-26-2010 AD

Prop 8 Judge Plain Wrong - Bob Unruh, WorldNetDaily 
In Britain, the Triumph of Pope Benedict - Dave Hartline, The Am Cth
Father Barron On The Hitchens Brothers - D Mac, Crtv Mnrty Rprt 
The Pope of Christian Unity - Dave Hartline, The American Catholic
Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday Edition 9-25-2010 AD

NJ Gov Shuts Down Planned Parenthood - Donald R. McClarey, The Am Cth
The Ground Zero Mosque And Religious Freedom - David Jones, TAC
The Catholic Tea Kettle Continues To Boil - Deal W. Hudson, Inside Cthlc
Wall Street Journal Poll On Priestly Celibacy - Tito Edwards, TAC
A Dead Horse And All That - Chris Burgwald, The American Catholic
Friday, September 24, 2010

Changes Coming

Changes are coming as I've been saying for several months to this blog and more.

Thank you for your patience and loyalty.

The first change is that there will be a new website that I am designing, developing, and will soon go online.  It will be very similar to Custos Fidei in it's daily news-of-the-day postings.  The difference being that they will be daily, not the infrequency that they are here at Custos Fidei.

What I've been doing here at Custos the past couple of years or so is experimenting on what I want to do with this new website.

The new website will be done from scratch and have a new name.

Custos Fidei will revert to being a personal blog of mine where I post from time to time my thoughts on everything (from a Catholic perspective).

Back to this new website.  I will reveal the name and Go-Live date hopefully within a few weeks (or days).

Please help me in this endeavor by spreading the word about.

In the meantime, enjoy the last few days of my aggregate news summaries!

In Jesus, Mary, & Joseph,


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