Topic: blessed

I wrote this for a past series of bulletin inserts. Holy Trinity Sunday is approaching and since trying to wrap one's brain around the concept of the Trinity is so difficult for me, I thought that y'a ... discuss

This month PFL focuses on the Fathers of abortion....check out this Life News article His Girlfriend Aborted Their Twin Babies, Now He’s a Pro-Life Priest Working to End Abortion National   ... discuss

The Collect.O ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put it into the hearts of many to o ... discuss

I have so much and give thanks so little. God has blessed me tremendously in all areas of life, and I return thanks to him so sparsely and so half-heartedly. This is my conclusion as I continu ... discuss

The Bible contains blessed instruction and spiritual nourishment for the thirsting, passionate disciple of God. It is when we stray in our application and obedience that we grow complacent, proud, fru ... discuss

Germanus was born near Autun in 496. He was abbot of St Symphorian’s monastery at Autun, and was made Bishop of Paris around 536.He was tireless and courageous in his efforts to end civil strife and ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Saints: 279 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1230 Office of Readings for Friday in Ordinary Time God, come to my assistance.— Lor ... discuss

Vatican City, May 27, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Massive crowds attended Saturday's beatification of early twentieth-century Italian missionary, Sister Irene Stefani, who was known as “mo ... discuss

Father Stephen Imbarrato is a native of New Jersey who was ordained to the priesthood after studying at Holy Apostles Seminary in Connecticut. But before that, he had a brush with abortion in an event ... discuss

The Collect.O ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put it into the hearts of many to o ... discuss

St. Augustine preaching before King EthelbertOn May 27th, we honor St. Augustine of Canterbury, an Italian Benedictine monk who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in the year 598. He is not be ... discuss

A post at Abbey Roads sent me to the website of Joseph Sciambra, a same-sex attracted Catholic who left the gay lifestyle and returned to the faith after a road to Damascus experience. What he wrote d ... discuss

“We carry a debt to those who have served, and especially to those who have fallen, to focus just on doing what’s right for the country and what’s right for our troops, and we honor them best by ... discuss

May 26 is the feast of St. Philip Neri, patron saint of joy. He was born in Florence, Italy on July 22, 1515, one of four children of the notary Francesco Neri. His mother died when he was very young, ... discuss

By EDWARD PENTIN | SAN SALVADOR — Archbishop Óscar Romero’s beatification is a “cause of great joy” and his elevation to the altars is a call “to sanity and re ... discuss

In a letter sent to the Archbishop of San Salvador, Pope Francis expressed his joy at the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. The martyred prelate's beatification took place in a Mass on Sat ... discuss

TweetBy Maaike RosendalI’ve just returned from a post-carding shift with our staff and interns in the Greater Toronto Area. My feet hurt and I consider myself blessed to work with a team that unders ... discuss

Oscar Romero is “a light for the nations and salt of the earth. While his persecutors have disappeared in the shadow of forgetfulness and death, Romero’s memory instead continues alive and ... discuss

This picture is taken from a book called Old English Churches: Their Architecture, Furniture, Decoration, Monuments … By George Clinch, published in 1900. It tickles my fancy, even though the st ... discuss

Messiah Lutheran ChurchKeller, TexasThe Day of PentecostMay 24th, 2015Grace mercy and peace....A blessed feast of Pentecost to you, dear Christians. What a wonderful day to preach my first sermon am ... discuss

was born to a noble family of Gaul (modern France), he was probably the brother of Lupus of Troyes. Vincent initially served as a soldier but gave it up to become a monk on the island of Lerins off th ... discuss

Arguably one of the most significant figures in the history of Europe and of the Church, there are literally libraries of information on this legendary man.On this day we remember the heavenly birth o ... discuss

lived in the ninth century, and came from the city of Edessa (Mesopotamia) of Christian parents. He was a zealous disciple of St Theodore of Edessa (July 9). He distributed to the poor the inheritance ... discuss

San Salvador, El Salvador, May 23, 2015 / 02:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his role as Vicar General, Monsignor Ricardo Urioste was one of the closest collaborators of Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San ... discuss

San Salvador, El Salvador, May 23, 2015 / 01:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified in El Salvador this morning, with Pope Francis declaring from the Vatican that the martyr's f ... discuss

San Salvador, El Salvador, May 23, 2015 / 11:21 am (CNA).- The beloved Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was beatified El Salvador this weekend amid both celebration and what one critic calls skewed med ... discuss

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 22, 2015 / 03:17 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis’ one-day trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina this June will not include a visit to Medjugorje, the location of controver ... discuss

Vatican City, May 23, 2015 / 07:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the day of Oscar Romero’s beatification in San Salvador, Pope Francis sent a letter to the current archbishop, praising the martyr for ... discuss

There are some ashes in the brokenness of our lives that seem impossible for God to somehow bring beauty from them. The smoke is so thick and you feel you may never fully catch your breath or see clea ... discuss

When David and Becky Sherwood of St. Louis, Missouri talk about the value of life, it is not theoretical. Their daughter, born at just 26 weeks gestation, has been a precious gift – yet it has not ... discuss

22 May AD 1688 After Martin Chemnitz and Johann Gerhard, Johannes Andreas Quenstedt may have been the ablest theologian of the Lutheran church in the period following the death of Martin Luther. A sh ... discuss

The saint of the day for May 22 is Saint Rita of Cascia, religious, patron of impossible, desperate causes and situations. She is also the patron saint of abuse victims, difficult marriages, infertili ... discuss

From "Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite: The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours: a Manual for Clergy and All Involved in Liturgical Ministries"201.  There are two bows in the modern Roman R ... discuss

The fate of traditional marriage hangs in the balance as voters go to the polls on Friday, March 21 for a referendum on “marriage equality.” If passed by popular vote, the measure will legalize sa ... discuss

Testimony is a good Christian word, isn’t it? It is a word we use to describe a person’s account of their conversion. At Grace Fellowship Church we ask people to share their testimony alou ... discuss

Credit:  beautyandsparkle.comIn Part 1 of this blog post [HERE], I discussed Pope Francis' recently homily he gave regarding the dangers of living in fear. I showed that the motivation ... discuss

Lourdes, France, May 20, 2015 / 02:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After nearly losing his life in combat nine years ago, retired U.S. Marine Paul McQuigg journeyed to Lourdes with his wife and son this month ... discuss

Credit:  www.aliexpress.comWhen the Church is fearful and when the Church does not receive the joy of the Holy Spirit, the Church is sick, the communities are sick, the faithful are sick.Pope Fra ... discuss

Died near Hereford, England, c. 793-794. King Ethelbert had a considerable cultus as a wonder worker and martyr during the middle ages. However, some, such as William of Malmesbury, have misgivings ab ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Sacramentaire PentecoteIllustration de la Bible de Jérusalem - Edition de luxe -Google imageTHE GIFT OF UNDERSTAN ... discuss

May 20 is the feast of St. Bernardine of Siena, a Franciscan priest and missionary, who popularized the devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus. He is known as “the Apostle of Italy” for his effor ... discuss

Yes, the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary shown above is that of a 8-1/2 to 9 month pregnant Mary. I admit that is an image of Mary we rarely see. In fact for most people the only image of Mary pregn ... discuss

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is reportedly going to be canonized on September of this year according to reports published online by the Times of India.But this is apparently a rumor as reported by  ... discuss

From Our TNN Mailbox … Pam turned to TNN for emotional support and practical assistance when loneliness and a deep fear that she could not provide for her child consumed her life. Pam sends ... discuss

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press, released a statement today regarding reports of a possible date on the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. The Vatican spok ... discuss

A major propaganda weapon in the militant secularists’ assault on America’s Christian identity and on religious liberty is their re-interpretation of the concept of the “separation of church and ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Dore PentecoteTHE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE(Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter)The gift of knowledge enables man to understand cr ... discuss

Contact: Suzanne Haugh, 502-468-4688 LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 15, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Youth and parish groups, schools, families and filmmakers can learn more about Mary, the Mother of all, by ... discuss

Over the last few months much has been said about immediatism and incrementalism. Men have debated the effectiveness of these positions. Men have debated the historical accounts of men that held these ... discuss

According to the Catholic Herald, Bishop Mark Davies of England said that the disregard for human life in the western world is similar to the Aztec’s practice of human sacrifice. Keith Riler, a wri ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Descent of the Holy Ghost (Pentecost), Durer, c. 1510 Woodcut, 12.7 x 9.6THE GIFT OF FORTITUDE(Monday, 7th Week of ... discuss

By Denise Hunnell, M.D. I was astounded when I read reports by numerous news outlets that during a panel discussion on poverty held at Georgetown University, President Obama admonished Catholic and Ev ... discuss

by Jim Hoft With The Gateway Pundit on Sunday, May 17, 2015 Sister Mariam Baouardy was canonized today in Rome, Italy by Pope Francis. She was a victim of Muslim violence. When she refused marriage a ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1064 Proper of Seasons: 979 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III, 1410 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 587 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 976 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III, 1401 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 586 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1045 Proper of Seasons: 973 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III, 1396 Office of Readings for Tuesday in Week 7 of Easter God, come to my assistance. ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.El Greco. Pentecost. c.1600. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.THE GIFT OF PIETY(Sunday, 7th Week of E ... discuss

Washington D.C., May 17, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will remain within the tradition of previous papal visits to the U.S. when he comes to the east coast this autumn said Bishop Ja ... discuss

The novena to Our Lady Help of Christians begins today and ends on her feast day, May 24.FIRST DAYHail, Star of the sea, Blessed Mother of God, ever fruitful Virgin, happy gate of heaven.PRAYER: O Vir ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Giotto, Pentecost, c. 1305, Scrovegni Chapel, PaduaTHE GIFT OF FEAR(Saturday, 6th Week of Easter)Love and fear. Th ... discuss

The Novena begins on the day after the Solemnity of the Ascension, Friday of the 6th Week of Easter, even if the Solemnity of the Ascension is transferred to the 7th Sunday.ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE ... discuss

Son of Findloga; brother of Saint Briga. Monk. Educated by Saint Ita of Killeedy and Saint Erc of Kerry. Friend of Saint Columba and Saint Brendan of Birr, Saint Brigid, and Saint Enda of Arran. Ordai ... discuss

Love as God loved us. Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. In thi ... discuss

For the past two weeks or so I've been thrown into this sort of vocation confusion. It started with yet another person bringing up another round of "you should become a nun" and ended up with my havin ... discuss

In all honesty, I was an emotional mess this Mother's Day. Throughout the day, God reminded me of His love in many ways... through the free drink I received at Starbucks for no good reason (the b ... discuss

Contact: Suzanne Haugh, 502-468-4688 LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 15, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Youth and parish groups, schools, families and filmmakers can learn more about Mary, the Mother of all, by ... discuss

In China, a newborn was buried alive and left to die by his parents because he has a cleft lip. However, miraculously, the boy survived even though he was alone underground for eight days. The parents ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Well, after 11 years and two months I've decided to call it quits. It's been a good run and we'd been together throughout many good and bad times and I'd appreciated your c ... discuss

The general and most common understanding of the Christian doctrine of Ascension holds that Jesus bodily ascended to heaven in the presence of his apostles, forty days following his resurrection. It i ... discuss

I am a birthmother from rape. I know what many people think about abortion in cases of rape, and I’m sharing my story to give an alternate point of view to consider. I can understand how this is ... discuss

Thousands of pro-life faithful — vibrant youth, newly married couples, families, consecrated religious, and pro-lifers — from around the world gathered for Rome’s fifth annual March ... discuss

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This report is provided by Oliver Maksan, a reporter for Aid to the Church in Need. Pope Francis’ May 17, 2015  canonization of two Palestinians, Blessed Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Ble ... discuss

The courageous witness of Blessed Oscar Romero | National Catholic Reporter div> ... discuss

David Bentley Hart has done a lot of good work in response to the "new atheists," and he is described as an "Orthodox theologian and philosopher," but having read his recent comments in defense of uni ... discuss

He was born in 292 in Thebes (Luxor, Egypt) to pagan parents. According to his hagiography, he was swept up against his will in a Roman army recruitment drive at the age of 20, a common occurrence dur ... discuss

How Does an Adult React When They See Red for the First Time in Their Life?In design you tend to think of colors as evoking emotion. This video, however, goes way beyond that as special glasses help t ... discuss

Vatican City, May 13, 2015 / 09:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his general audience Pope Francis focused on the concrete challenges families face in daily life, and said that simply remembering to be grat ... discuss

Popular piety dedicates the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Devotion to Mary deserves special attention here in the United States where we are under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception ... discuss

The story of Adam and Eve directly challenges the current conviction that reason is an infallible mechanism for the advancement of civilization. But before we get to that, the first question to addres ... discuss

Do you have a burning desire to bring people to Christ? If you are a real Catholic you do, because evangelizing is the duty Jesus laid on us when he ascended into heaven."Go forth and teach all nation ... discuss

I’ve seen several stories recently highlighting that two Palestinian Nuns were going to be canonized on Sunday, May 17th. A French nun is also be canonized on the same day. Blessed Mary Alphonsi ... discuss

When David and Becky Sherwood of St. Louis, Missouri talk about the value of life, it is not theoretical. Their daughter, born at just 26 weeks gestation, has been a precious gift – yet it has not ... discuss

I Whilst in Rome for Voice of the Family meetings and for Italy's March for Life, our Voice of the Family/SPUC team had the pleasure of meeting Cardinal Burke:Cardinal Burke joins SPUC/Voice of t ... discuss

TABLE OF CONTENTS: The Libyan Revolution and the Benghazi Affair Begins During the January 25 Revolution in Egypt Hillary Clinton’s Admission to Ordering the Toppling of Muammar Gaddafi The Ro ... discuss

the Abbot of Louth in Lincolnshire, was elected to the See of Canterbury in AD 790, through the influence of King Offa of Mercia who wished to find archiepiscopal support for his kingdom's interests. ... discuss

“And blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in me.” (Mt 11:6) The recitation of the Lord’s Prayer has been a standard part of political meetings in this country since its beginning. The Chr ... discuss

Dear Church Leader,  YOUR CHURCH NEEDS A GREAT WEBSITE Your site is your new front door and church lobby. Newcomers will visit website before showing up in person in order to help ... discuss

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week were formerly called Minor Rogation Days or three days set aside for special prayer before Ascension Thursday. History tells us these three days, when the cr ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, ARRA News Service: As someone who had the great good fortune to have had a remarkable mother, a woman who embraced being my Mother by providing unconditional love and support for my ... discuss

Martyred c.866. Saint Fremund is sometimes depicted as a king, but it is more likely that he was a noble man's son, although he may have been related to St.Edmund, King of East Anglia. He was born in ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 5 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and Matthew 5:27-32Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. In the prev ... discuss

Vatican City, May 10, 2015 / 01:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a private meeting at the Vatican with Pope Francis, who has helped to broker improved relations between Cuba and the United States, th ... discuss

Credit:  www. spreadshirt.comI use to be a political junkie. I listened constantly to talk radio and watched political talk shows every night. The aim of all this political talk was and still is ... discuss

By Joseph Pronechen | Papal Devotion of Blessed Mother Inspires Others | May, the month dedicated to Mary, also brings a celebration of mothers with Mother’s Day. Since Mary is the mot ... discuss

A Mother's Day Essay The second Sunday of May is Mother's Day here in these United States. From its origins in 19th Century feminism and pacifism, the day grew into a general celebration of motherhood ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, from whom all good things do come; Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform th ... discuss

Born in Ulster, Ireland, c. 517; died at Bangor, Ireland, in 603; some list his feast as May 11. It is said that Comgall was a warrior as a young man, but that he studied under Saint Fintan at Cluain ... discuss

Our Patroness It all began in 1990. Theresa was attending a Rosary Congress weekend in Massachusetts with the youth group from her parish and one of the parish priests.  They were blessed to hav ... discuss

9 May, Old Testament Job was a blameless and upright man who came from Uz (Job 1:1), a land northeast of Canaan. The Book of Job examines the depths of his faith, which was severely tested through th ... discuss

Vatican City, May 8, 2015 / 01:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Attention to the poor was the point of departure for liberation theology claimed Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez Merino, widely acknowledged as the founder ... discuss

Stevie wasn’t going to give up on her unborn daughter, even though she was told that she had a fatal disease and she should abort. At her 20-week ultrasound, her doctor told her that her baby wasn ... discuss

Taipei, Taiwan, May 8, 2015 / 06:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the 25th anniversary of the founding of the United Chinese Catholic Biblical Association, groups across the globe are reaffirming their dedi ... discuss

Greater Double (1955 Calendar): May 8thToday is the Feast of the Apparition of St. Michael the Archangel. Traditionally in the Liturgy of the Church, there were two feasts in honor of St. Michael.&nbs ... discuss

was born about 1342, and when she was thirty years old, she became gravely ill and was expected to die. Then, on the seventh day, the medical crisis passed, and she had a series of fifteen visions, or ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: As someone who had the great good fortune to have had a remarkable mother, a woman who embraced being my Mother by providing unconditional love and support for my ... discuss

For over two decades now, Mother's day has been a difficult day for me.  As a child losing my mom was such a great grief for a small child to bear.  Each year as I've grown the weight of tha ... discuss

I have invited you, and others, to read a classic book with me as part of my ongoing Reading Classics Together effort. This time around we are reading John Flavel’s The Mystery of Providence ... discuss

(died 7 May 721) was an Angle bishop during the time of the kingdom of Northumbria. He was the Bishop of Hexham and then the Bishop of York which was the most important religious designation in the ar ... discuss

“PRAY FOR AMERICA”AMERICANS TO UNITE AND PRAY ON THURSDAY, MAY 7th, FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYEROUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will ... discuss

was born at Szczepanów in the Diocese of Krakow, Poland 26 July, 1030 and consecrated bishop of Krakow in 1072.He is the patron of Poland, and was known for his fervent preaching of the Gospel, for h ... discuss

“Behold Your Mother:” The words spoken by Our Lord from the cross to His beloved disciple John, blessed all of humanity with the gift of Our Lady as mother to us all. It is to her we must ... discuss

Rome, Italy, May 6, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After reading a letter while visiting Rome’s North American Seminary detailing the death of two young girls in a house fire, Pope Francis bl ... discuss

The saint of the day for May 6th is Blessed Anna Rosa Gattorno. Rosa (1831-1900) was one of six children born to the wealthy, pious family of Francesco Benedetta and Adelaide Campanella Benedetta in G ... discuss

By THE EDITORS | Last year, Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri, in northeastern Nigeria, was in his chapel praying the Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament when Jesus Christ suddenly appeared ... discuss

Born Penelope in Magedon of Persia during the reign of Constantine the Great (306-337 AD) of the governor Licinius and his wife Licinia. One day, while sitting in the tower her father had built for he ... discuss

A dear priest who served the Diocese of Arlington well and faithfully died this afternoon. Below is the email I received from a fellow parishioner this evening. Father was a kind and dear soul. In Dec ... discuss

In an interview with the Catholic News Agency, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz explained that John Paul II restored dignity in death during his final days on Earth. He said, “He gave us tranquility and p ... discuss

In the wake of Benjamin Netanyahu’s monumental reelection in Israel, the raw stench of antisemitism wafted from the bowels of Barack Obama’s true character in a manner I never believed possible f ... discuss

The month of May is traditionally a time to honor Mary, the Mother of God. This is a fitting time to reflect on the essential role she plays in our salvation and in our missionary apostolate promoting ... discuss

Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ homily Saturday afternoon during Mass at Rome's Pontifical North American College on the Day of Reflection on "Blessed Junipe ... discuss

Prior to embarking on his first Apostolic Visit to the US in September, Pope Francis noted that the canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra, like those of other American saints, speak to the deep ... discuss

Ahead of Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to the United States in September, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington DC, says that "to hear the true story of Junipero Serra is a blessin ... discuss

By ELISE HARRIS/CNA/EWTN NEWS | ROME — Authorities in California history, archeology and the life of Blessed Junípero Serra have praised him as a passionate missionary with a vision t ... discuss

Our Lady of Fatima is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fatima. The three childr ... discuss

Text: John 15:1-8Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Jesus is the true vine and you are branches. As branches, you have been grafted into Him and abide in Him.&n ... discuss

Florian was born about 250 AD in the ancient Roman city of Aelium Cetiumin in present-day Sankt Pölten, Austria. He joined the Roman army and advanced in the ranks, rising to commander of the imperia ... discuss

We know about Monnica almost entirely from the autobiography (the Confessions) of her son Augustine, a major Christian writer, theologian and philosopher (see 28 August). Monnica was born in North Afr ... discuss

Rome, Italy, May 3, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Experts in California history, archeology and the life of Bl. Junipero Serra have praised him as a passionate missionary with a vision that extend ... discuss

This year of Roman-American festivities in honor of Blessed, soon-to-be-Saint Junipero Serra, was kicked off today in a big way at the North American College, our American seminary in Rome.My friend R ... discuss

Rome, Italy, May 2, 2015 / 09:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis marked a “day of reflection” for the soon-to-be canonized Junípero Serra by celebrating Mass at the Pontifical North ... discuss

1. This week, I gave a talk at the Spiritual Life Center on one of my favorite Doctors of the Church, St. Catherine of Siena, who is also my Confirmation saint.  2. I had been praying the No ... discuss

Saint Philip was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Later Christian traditions describe Philip as the apostle who proselytized in Greece, Syria, and Phrygia. He was martyred by crucifixion in the ci ... discuss

Americans have a deep ambivalence about the role of First Lady. In a 1992 segment of Nightline  correspondent Jackie Judd observed, Americans are most comfortable, for example, with first ladies w ... discuss

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter(Click here for readings)By SOPHIE DRUFFNERWhen Jesus had washed the disciples’ feet, he said to them:“Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater th ... discuss

Pope Francis prays in front of a statue honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary.The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for May is: “That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our ne ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. A famous lesson a child taught to an entire court was uttered in one sentence from Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes”: “But, Daddy, he’s got nothing on. ... discuss

(also Ercenwald, Erkenwald or Erconwald; died 693) was Bishop of London in the Anglo-Saxon Christian church between 675 and 693.Erkenwald was born at Lindsey and was supposedly of royal ancestry. Erke ... discuss

Since D is the Lizzie to my Jane, this gif from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries seemed appropriate. ;)I know some of y'all are curious about what happened when my bestie (D) was visiting (from last Thursday ... discuss

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” AKJV (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivo ... discuss

Sometimes I read a book and think, “If we all just got this, the church would be so much stronger. If we all just did these things, the church would be so much better.” And Ed Welch’s ne ... discuss

(March 25, 1347 - April 29, 1380) was a Dominican Tertiary (lay affiliate) of the Dominican Order. Catherine was the 23rd child out of 25 (her twin sister, the 24th, died at birth); her parents were G ... discuss

"When you feel the assaults of passion and anger, then is the time to be silent as Jesus was silent in the midst of His ignominies and sufferings" (St. Paul of the Cross)Double (1955 Calendar): April ... discuss

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a student group at my Alma Mater, University of Virginia. My topic was Jefferson and Madison and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. But during the ... discuss

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Asking for good shepherds A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, ... discuss

This is a story I would rather not tell. If I could, I would hide it away in my memory bank forever. However, I know it needs to be told it because it is the truth. And truth, these days, is very unpo ... discuss

Question: "Is the teaching that ultimately all men will be saved (the apokatastasis) a heresy, or is it an acceptable theological opinion within the bounds of Orthodoxy?"Origen taught the heretical do ... discuss

The following was written by Susannah Spurgeon shortly after the death of her husband.  Anyone at all familiar with their story knows how deeply they loved one another.  If ever there were a love s ... discuss

Giving away/signing my book on healing (http://t.co/QUs1b1JkWl) last night at Lake Traverse Reservation. More soon! pic.twitter.com/smYIY0NT2S— Dawn Eden ن (@mypeacebook) April 22, 2015Today I retu ... discuss

Sono guarita da un abuso sessuale grazie ai santi http://t.co/S9MrXfwYR0 @mypeacebook pic.twitter.com/mKgjC7zA9w— TEMPI (@Tempi_it) April 23, 2015I am overwhelmed with joy this morning upon disc ... discuss

Credit:  www.slate.comI recently commented on Father John Zuhlsdorf's blog in which I pointed out that he, Father Z, was in profound disagreement with Pope Benedict XVI.  He admitted that ye ... discuss

Nancy and Susan, Carol, and all of Ray’s dear family, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Our text for today is Psalm twenty-three. “And I heard a voice from ... discuss

Antonia Tully, SPUC's Safe at School co-ordinator, and Rhoslyn Thomas, SPUC's youth organiser, spoke last week at major pro-life conference in Nigeria organised by the bishops of Ibadan Province. Anto ... discuss

Last night I Participated on a panel at Iona College in New Rochelle. Thanks to Rachel Spears who is working hard, along with other students, to bring an awareness to the campus of the truth of aborti ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Apr 21, 2015 / 02:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Nigerian bishop says that he has seen Christ in a vision and now knows that the rosary is the key to ridding the country of the Islamist terror ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be to all in Jesus' Name and to those who visit this blog and read this post with the animus of insult me and share your invectives: may the Lord truly and richly bless you. *Blessed b ... discuss

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Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1. It's been a year and a half now since I went completely grain free. I've learned a lot and I really don't miss eating bread or breaded things tha ... discuss

We have true victory in Jesus. For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory ... discuss

A classic cold-war era joke used two cows to illustrate the various political systems that dominated the 20th century world.  There were different renditions of the joke, but they tended to follo ... discuss

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Old St. John. Grand-daddy of the early church. Last living Apostle. Living out his days in Ephesus, in the late first century. And he writes letters to the church, his “dear children”. We have ... discuss

Among all of the elements of devotion to The Divine Mercy requested by our Lord through Sr. Faustina, the Feast of Mercy holds first place. The Lord's will with regard to its establishment was already ... discuss

Rosaria Butterfield is one of the bravest people I know. Her profound transformation in Christ after a life of lesbianism has subjected her to public attacks and harsh comments, to which she responds ... discuss

We have a new staff member! We’re so delighted to introduce Kim Bagato to you, although if you’re in the Central California area, you may have already been blessed by Kim’s work at ... discuss

Until last autumn, I had not read any of Dr. Peter Enns' books although I am a regular reader of his blog at Patheos, "rethinking biblical christianity..." I did write a brief review in November and a ... discuss

Posted on Facebook on Sunday morning: Karen EdmistenYesterday at 8:23am ·Feeling so incredibly happy and humbled and blessed this morning. Beautiful Easter Vigil last night and, as always, I cri ... discuss

Top Ten Hints for a Successful MarriageHere are ten practical exhortations to keep your marriage sharp, happy, and as effective a ministry as it can be.10) Take Nothing for Granted.Routine can be comf ... discuss

Who was the first person the Risen Christ appeared to? His Mother!No less than six doctors of the Church, including Sts. Ambrose (c. 340-97), Anselm (1033-1109), and Albert the Great (c. 1206-80) he ... discuss

It is that time of year when, once again, Churches of all denominations ramp up their hospitality.  One need not look far to find flier invitations for Easter egg hunts, local ads for sunrise service ... discuss

Easter Proclamation Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!Exult, all creation around God's throne!Jesus Christ, our King is risen!Sound the trumpet of salvation!Rejoice, O earth, in sh ... discuss

At daybreak on the first day of the weekthe women who had come from Galilee with Jesustook the spices they had preparedand went to the tomb.They found the stone rolled away from the tomb;but when they ... discuss

Transliteration:Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'mei raba b'alma di-v'rachirutei, v'yamlich malchutei b'chayeichonuvyomeichon uvchayei d'chol beit yisrael, ba'agalauvizman kariv, v'im'ru: "amen."Y'hei sh'mei r ... discuss

Painting by Stephen DawsonText: 1 Corinthians 11:23-32Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.The Son of God came to be with us in the incarnation, being born o ... discuss

Pope Francis washing feet  I've been stewing on this post for awhile, and I think it's particularly timely as we enter the celebration of the Easter Triduum. Let's look for a minute at the tradit ... discuss

 Father Z, you recently did a post on his blog entitled, "'Pause' for a moment to see Michael Voris’ new project." The subject of this post was a new project in which Michael Voris will choose ... discuss

As of this writing, it appears that the Indiana state government is taking steps to undermine its own Religious Freedom Restoration Act. According to the Associated Press, Gov. Mike Pence has called f ... discuss

Blessed Paul VI celebrating Mass in the vernacularCredit:  rorate-caeli.blogspot.comI recently did a post [HERE] in which I discussed Father Z's reaction to the "whoopdeedoo", as he referred to i ... discuss

Let us go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. Today he returns from Bethany and proceeds of his own free will toward his holy and blessed passion, to consummate the mystery of our salvatio ... discuss

Just a quick post to share the good news: I was accepted to John Paul the Great Catholic University's Theology grad program! From now, I'm going to refer to it as JP Catholic because the name is so lo ... discuss

Text:  John 12:20-43Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.On this day we wave palm branches and sing boldly in honor of Jesus coming into Jerusalem.  We ... discuss

-- The secular lay members of the Mystical Body of Christ have their own role to play in the history of salvation and a special dignity all our own that is different from that of priests and religious ... discuss

And many women were there beholding from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto Him” Matthew 27:55 These were the earliest of a great and noble army of holy women — attac ... discuss

If you were in similar shoes as mine, which, alas, were not in Rome yesterday, I hope you enjoyed watching EWTN's production of the Mass of canonization as much as I did. (I think there's still an opp ... discuss

Cordial greetings, dear reader(s). I am sorry for my inconsistent blogging. You should at least know what I have been up to, right?The California YearsThe last 5 years (arrived: 7/31/2009; departed: 7 ... discuss

“Land of the pilgrims’ pride,” why do you keep a vigil tonight? For a TV? The latest video game console? A toy for a dear child? Perhaps you have done this before: For tickets to a sporting ... discuss

Before anyone gets on my case about not having the statues covered, I would like to say that this is a picture of the roses I got for my book cave on St. Therese's feast day last year. ;)This year, Le ... discuss

“The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is t ... discuss

  DARKNESS It was Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:30pm.  Our Everett 40 Days for Life prayer had just started. I crossed the driveway to view the Planned Parenthood parking lot.  ... discuss

(Superseded by Maundy Thursday)When St. Gall, the companion of St. Columbanus, died in Switzerland in 640, a monastery was built over the place of his burial. This became the famous monastery of St. G ... discuss

Today, the Friday after Passion Sunday, is dedicated to the honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in the Traditional Roman Catholic Calendar from before Vatican II).  This day is ... discuss

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Credit:  www.world-wide-art.comJames Christensen - The AnnunciationToday is an important solemnity in the Catholic Church. Today is the story of true greatness unrecognized by a world dazzled on ... discuss

Granted, I've been chronic ill and disability for more than 30 years. Despite this, but there is so much more to my world: Love and beauty grace my life, and it has always been this way. My family cou ... discuss

This is about to be a review of Man of La Mancha, but I never got around to plugging The Metromaniacs, which closes today, so you should rush and see it if you can. I have something of a crush now on ... discuss

The following 'Visitation and Prayer Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sur ... discuss

I remember back in junior high school, having a then-deep and philosophical conversation with one of my equally-deep 12 year old friends about what makes a bad word "bad".We surmised that we should be ... discuss

I took this picture of the sculpture of St. Joseph and the child Jesus at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels here in L.A. :)Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His f ... discuss

19 March, New Testament All that we know of Saint Joseph we learn from the first two chapters of Matthew and of Luke. Otherwise he is mentioned only in passing (see Luke 3:23; John 1:45; John 6:42) a ... discuss

Today is March 17, St. Patrick's Day. Be blessed, safe, and happy however you are celebrating Ireland's patron saint.Saint Patrick's BreastplateChrist be with me, Christ within me,Christ behind me, Ch ... discuss




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