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Don’t miss this guest post at Little Catholic Bubble: The Natural Family Planning Post!!!

First Things links to a Human Milk Ice Cream story and the fox on the cover of this month’s National Geographic is being bred for domestic life as a pet. Is there anything left that we think we ought not have?

Dennis Prager has a piece called What Do Women Want? on National Review Online.

The Art of Manliness is doing a series on the Five Canons of Rhetoric. This week they’re exploring the canon of arrangement.

Copyblogger has Aristotle’s Ancient Guide to Compelling Copy.

On O’Reilly John Stossel says Hollywood’s Liberal Bias Killed ‘Waiting For Superman’ Oscar Chances. YouTube video via Big Hollywood.

The Chronicle of Higher Education offers: A Perfect Storm in Undergraduate Education, Part I

Chestnut Hill College, a small Catholic college let go an adjunct religion professor who served as a pastor in the Old Catholic Apostolic Church of America. David Mills comments in his First Things column on protecting The Catholic Brand, the Real Gospel.

Leo Grin on Big Hollywood:  The Order of Grace: The Ennobling Fantasy of J.R.R. Tolkien, Part 2

Donald R. McClarey reprints a note:  Cardinal Newman on Lying and Equivocation Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman’s Apologia Pro Vita Sua on The American Catholic.

Mark Shea says:

To entrust the message of faith to a strategem of lying is beyond folly.

The Catholic Education Resource Center has Janet E. Smith's Lying: a Metaphysical Issue before a Moral Issue

Instapundit noticed it was BACON DAY! “The Iowa House has declared Feb. 26 Bacon Day in honor of ‘nature’s perfect food.’”

Three of the 24 New Cardinals are Knights of Colombus.

Fr. Z requests prayers for a 2 ½ year old with Category 4 cancer

I will ask the readers to pray to Bl. Teresa of Calcutta to intercede with God for a miracle for this child.  The parents chose Bl. Theresa.

Remember, when you pray for a miracle helpful for a cause of a saint, pray to that person with focus. Don’t just say, “Jesus, Mary and Joseph and all the saints, and St. Patrick, and St. Brigid, and St. Jude and Bl. Teresa and…”.  When you pray for a miracle that might be useful for a cause, be specific and relentless in that specificity.

And many thanks to Gulf Coast Catholic who directs us to the Tallis Scholars singing Miserere Mei. (You Tube video)

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