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We’re back in school. Homework is being assigned. Our schedules are getting busy and stress is setting in. But wait. Let’s take a minute to think — to remember what really matters this ... discuss

2 September, Old Testament Hannah was the favored wife of Elkanah the Ephraimite. For many years she remained barren, suffering the insults of Elkanah's other wife, Peninnah — even though ... discuss

“But unto you that fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and gambol as calves of the stall.”  ERV (Read these scriptures and mor ... discuss

New Guinea (also called Irian), one of the world's largest islands, has a difficult terrain that discourages travel between districts. Consequently, it is home to many isolated tribes, with many diffe ... discuss

Priest. Court chaplain to King Canute of England and Denmark.During a trip to Denmark, William saw a crying need for Christian missionaries, and he worked there the rest of his life.Bishop of Roskilde ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Like many young couples, Richard and Linda Bannon wanted to have a family of their own. But Linda, the oldest of five children, was born with Holt-Oram syndrome. Holt-Oram syn ... discuss

As August comes to a close, my posts about August 2009 also come to a close. It has been good for me to look back on all God has done...On this date five years ago, August 31st, 2009, I had an appoint ... discuss

Joshua, the son of Navi, was leader of the Israelites after the death of the Prophet Moses. He was born in Egypt around 1654 B.C. and succeeded Moses when he was eighty-five. He ruled the Israelites f ... discuss

Now what is this video got to do with this blog?Simple!This guy was publicly reprimanded for wearing uniform/garment/medals etc. when he is not even a Marine!Ergo, he is NOT WORTHY to wear this!"But ... discuss

Prayer for Success in WorkGlorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my many sins; to work with t ... discuss

Welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival! We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other and answer a question. Be sure to visit RAnn at This, Tha ... discuss

An Abbot, said to have been born of illustrious Athenian (Greek) parentage about the middle of the seventh century. Early in life he devoted himself exclusively to spiritual things, but, finding his ... discuss

We just returned from 11:30 Mass -- a very noisy Mass, I might add. The funny thing was at the end of the Mass we walked out amidst little groups of laughing and talking families and friends who could ... discuss

“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.”  AKJV   (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) Both lilies and roses have fragrance.  However, the rose ... discuss

Saturday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)BY:  JENNIFER BURGINJesus told his disciples this parable:“A man going on a journey called in his servants an ... discuss

A certain mega-church pastor once spoke from the pulpit his desire to go "all Old Testament" on some people who disagreed with him. The Old Testament (OT) is associated with an eye for eye, tooth for ... discuss

This week has been a busy one for me - filled with appointments and new projects. It has also been a week in which I celebrated the historical feast of  Our Lady of Czestochowa: The Black Madonna ... discuss

On June 24, we celebrated the birthday of St. John the Baptist; today we honor the anniversary of his martyrdom.Shortly after he had baptized Jesus, John the Baptist began to denounce Herod Antipas, t ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. Maternity brings to mind a quartet of virtues that a mother possesses in a pre-eminent way:  creativity, tenderness, enthusiasm, and godliness. Creativity: Joszef Cardinal Min ... discuss

“How is Faith doing?” That is probably the question I have heard the most in the last five years.  Every time I get asked that question, I have the same general answer:  “She is doing okay, bu ... discuss

“How is Faith doing?” That is probably the question I have heard the most in the last five years.  Every time I get asked that question, I have the same general answer:  “She is doing okay, bu ... discuss

The minister's bride set her luncheon casserole down with a flourish, and waited for grace. "It seems to me," murmured her husband, "that I have blessed a good deal of this material before.Irma Rombau ... discuss

Adelaide, Australia, Aug 28, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of the stat ... discuss

Saint Moses Murin the Black lived during the fourth century in Egypt. He was an Ethiopian, and he was black of skin and therefore called “Murin” (meaning “like an Ethiopian”). In his youth he ... discuss

Aurelius Augustinus, Augustine of Hippo, or Saint Augustine (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) was one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity, there considered to ... discuss

The Pope's general audience took place outdoors this week. That means the Pope did plenty of rounds in the popemobile, making his way through St. Peter's Square. He drank a bit of mate tea and as usua ... discuss

Phanourios the Great Martyr is commemorated on August 27.Fanourios was a Roman soldier and was martyred during one of the persecutions of the pagan era. Various forms of the legend have him as a devou ... discuss

Wednesday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary time(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear b ... discuss

Today, August 27, is the feast of St. Monica, patron saint of mothers and married women. She is a saint I admire so much for her tenacity, patience, and perseverance in prayer for the conversion of he ... discuss

The Knights of Columbus join Father Peter West and The Black Madonna at abortion facility in Sharonville, OH. Some might consider it just a series of coincidences; however, others believe it to be Div ... discuss

Foreign policy as an act of atonement.   Some of us live through the accident of birth and/or our ancestors’ sacrifices, in a functioning democracy. Such a system allows citizens to make choic ... discuss

In the early 1980s I visited the town of Medjugorje where a group of young people reported that they were experiencing visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The scientists wired the children up to machi ... discuss

Today, August 26th, marks the 104th birthday of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. Happy Birthday, Mother Teresa!Mother Teresa: Saint of the Gutters (Beautiful tribute in pictures)Remembering 104th Birt ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 160 Psalter: Tuesday, Week I, 686 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Tuesday ... discuss

Baghdad, Iraq, Aug 25, 2014 / 04:24 pm (CNA).- A bishop in Baghdad is challenging the faithful across the world to join in 30 minutes of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Aug. 26 for peace in Ira ... discuss

I am new to this journey. My daughter Faith is only 5 years old. She is mentally and physically disabled, still small enough to carry, quiet . . . mostly, and has not developed the larger, louder, and ... discuss

This spiritual gem is taken from "True Devotion" by St. Louis De Montfort: 83. It is more perfect, because it is more humble, not to approach God of ourselves without taking a mediator. Our nature, ... discuss

Psalm 118: Commentary, by St. Theophan the Recluse; trans. Archpriest Gleb Wleskov; edited by Seraphim Englehardt.Psalm 118 (119 in Protestant Bibles) is the longest chapter of the Bible, and is a uni ... discuss

As English-speaking Christians, we have a vast array of hymns available to us, and we each have our list of favorites. In my assessment, the best hymns are those that are universal and timeles ... discuss

born in 1214 and became a devout Christian and king of France. He attended Mass often, prayed frequently, was given to charity (as evidenced in the building of a hospital for the poor and blind) and w ... discuss

It seems that the art of mocking the Christian faith is nothing new to those in the acting profession, but it is ironic that one of the first actors to mock Christianity was also a martyr for the fait ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 16:13-20Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord T Jesus Christ.  Amen.Jesus was coming into the region of Caesarea Philippi.  It was a region that had roy ... discuss

Dome of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis   Photo copyright Jean M. HeimannWelcome to Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival, where a group of Catholic bloggers meet up at RAnn's blo ... discuss

24 August, New Testament The name "Bartholomew" appears in the New Testament only on lists of the names of the twelve apostles. John gives no list of the Twelve, but refers to more of them individuall ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 24, 2014 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Many across Asia from all ages and stages in life voiced their enthusiasm in seeing Pope Francis during his recent visit to South Korea, s ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 24, 2014 / 08:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his Angelus address Sunday Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel account of Saint Peter's recognition of Jesus as the Lord, urging those p ... discuss

When Moses asked God to show him more about Himself, God gave him this revealing self-portrait: “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and trut ... discuss

The Martyr Lupus lived at the end of the third century and beginning of the fourth century, and was a faithful servant of the holy Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica. Being present at the death of ... discuss

Reflecting on our historic North American pilgrimage with the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa thus far, I am continually awed by the devotion of pro-life faithful to Our Lady. More than 30 dev ... discuss

August 23 is the optional memorial of St. Rose of Lima, virgin.Isabella Flores de Oliva was born April 20, 1586 to Spanish immigrants in Lima, Peru. At her confirmation, she took the name of Rose, bec ... discuss

Benedictine monk. Spiritual student of Saint Benedict Biscop, and brother monk to Saint Esterwine of Wearmouth and Saint Ceolfrid. Biblical scholar. Co-adjutor abbot of Jarrow Abbey. Abbot in Wearmout ... discuss

Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary(Click here for readings)When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, tested him by aski ... discuss

News of this excellent new initiative comes to us from the Archdiocese of New York Office of Liturgy. The courses in the Academy can be applied towards masters degrees at St. Joseph's S ... discuss

Aug 22 - Homily: Singular Grace = Singular Glory To say Our Lady's glory in Heaven is unimaginable, is an understatement. Ave Maria! Mass: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary - Mem - Form: OF Readings ... discuss

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Today according to the 1962 Calendar is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Below are the Mass Propers for this Feast along with commemorations of the Octave Day of the Assumption which w ... discuss

Brothers and Sisters: Peace be with you.The Crowning of the BVMToday's the liturgical feast of Mary, Queen of Heaven. First, I want to share with you an image of that event as contained in our fa ... discuss

Orlando, Fla., Aug 22, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Actor Gary Sinise's respect and admiration for military men and women goes far beyond his role as Lieutenant Dan in the popular 1994 film, R ... discuss

Today, we celebrate a beautiful Marian Feast -- the Queenship of Mary. This special Liturgical Feast was proclaimed by Pope Pius XII on October 11, 1954 through his Encyclical Letter Ad Caeli Regina ... discuss

Detroit, Mich., Aug 22, 2014 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who had served as Archbishop of Detroit and president of the Vatican City State, died of natural causes at the ... discuss

Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug 21, 2014 / 04:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Oklahoma City's archbishop voiced relief that satanists organizing a black mass in the city returned a stolen Host which was to be desec ... discuss

Today, August 21st, is the memorial of Pope St. Pius X (1835-1914).Giuseppe Sarto was born June 2, 1835, the second of ten children born to a poor family in the village of Riese, Province of Treviso, ... 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

Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug 20, 2014 / 11:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Organizers of a satanic black mass slated to take place in Oklahoma City next month face a lawsuit on grounds that the consecrated Host ... discuss

The Prophet Samuel was the fifteenth and last of the Judges of Israel, living more than 1146 years before the Birth of Christ. He was descended from the Tribe of Levi, and was the son of Elkanah from ... discuss

 Parents of baby diagnosed with anencephaly are helping him live life to the full from the womb By Lauren Enriquez I recently came across this touching Facebook group, Prayers for Sha ... discuss

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” – Matthew 5:9How do we deal with the violence, war, and conflicts that we face in our world today?  How can we serve ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Aug 20, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Franciscan friary in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, celebrated its platinum jubilee earlier this month on the feast of Our Lady of t ... discuss

Jorge Serrano, with wife Magdalena, and Father Shenan J. Boquet MEXICO CITY, Mexico – August 19, 2014 – Father Shenan J. Boquet, President of Human Life International (HLI), attended the 25th anni ... discuss

Tuesday of Pentecost 10, (August 19, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn John 11:20–27 TITLE: “Looking to Jesus” Friends and family of Bob, especially Glo ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — I recently came across this touching Facebook group, Prayers for Shane. It was created by the mom and dad of baby Shane, a little boy who is due in October. Baby Shane has bee ... discuss

Chiang Mai, Thailand, Aug 19, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In preparation for the upcoming synod on the family, more than 50 Thai faithful came together last month for a weekend of community buil ... discuss

Before praying at the abortion memorial in Korea this weekend, Pope Francis also visited the “House of Hope” Rehabilitation Center Saturday afternoon. He spent almost an hour at the cente ... discuss

Died 20 August AD 1153 ernard of Clairvaux, a leader in Christian Europe in the first half of the 11th century A.D., is honored in his native France and around the world. Born into a noble Burgundian ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. He was Mr. Basketball, the Houdini of the Hardwood. He was blessed with long arms and peripheral vision. These gifts together with being ambidextrous and having extraordinary c ... discuss

August 18 is the optional memorial of St. John Eudes, a French priest who founded of the Society of Jesus and Mary (the Eudists) and the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity.  Pope Leo XIII procla ... discuss

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (www.forerunner.com) – I was in New Orleans for a week in July with Operation Save America (OSA). It was a fitting follow-up to the OSA Regional event held in Kissimmee, ... discuss

Marie tells her story: To anyone who is pregnant, young or older and not sure what to do, I urge you and beg you to read my true story. Maybe you’re not pregnant and just reading this. Feel free to ... discuss

On March 2, 2014, Kim Ketola over at Cradle My Heart Radio welcomed Dr. Edward T. Welch, author of Shame Interrupted.  Shame is something we all go through–yet everyone who experiences it feel ... discuss

 The unique pains (and blessings) of being a postabortive sibling By Sarah Terzo Editor’s note. I asked Olivia Gans Turner, Director, American Victims of Abortion, for her view. She ... discuss

Today, August 18, is the feast day of Saint Helena of Constantinople (246-330), mother of Constantine the Great, and finder of the True Cross of Jesus Christ.St. Helena was the daughter of an innkeepe ... discuss

We now have two new saints enrolled in heaven, Pope St. John XXIII and Pope St. John Paul II. Pope Francis gave a beautiful sermon in the canonization Mass that sheds much light on the role of the Ch ... discuss

The following sermon is posted/printed with the permission of the bride and groom, Jordan and Heather Swanson.  Text:  1 Corinthians 13 Grace and peace to you, Jordan and Heather, from ... discuss

Welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival! We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other and answer a question. Be sure to visit RAnn at This ... discuss

Aug 15 - Homily: Assumed to be with Her Son Fr. Joachim on how Mary was assumed into heaven in order to be with her Son as she was so close to Him on earth. Ave Maria! Mass: Assumption of the Bless ... discuss

The following is my own testimony which I wrote for the USCCB in 2000.  “We are to show to those in need His goodness to ourselves . . .” This phrase at Mass speaks to my heart. It reminds ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 01:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday morning Pope Francis baptized 62-year-old Lee Ho-Jin – the father of one of the victims from the Sewol Ferry tragedy earli ... discuss

(AD 259-275)Born in prison to parents who had been jailed because they were Christian, Mammes became an orphan when his parents were executed. After his parents' death, Mammes was raised by a rich wid ... discuss

by Fr. Alexander Schmemann – Great and Holy Saturday is the day on which Christ reposed in the tomb. The Church calls this day the Blessed Sabbath. The great Moses mystically foreshadowed this d ... discuss

Throw a stone into a pond and the waters don’t remain still. At the point it breaks the surface, the water is disrupted by a small wave that continues rising ring after ring, expanding ever outward ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014 / 03:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told South Korea's lay leaders during his visit to the country that the modern breakdown of families should spur greater outr ... discuss

Today's saint of the day is St. Stephen of Hungary, the first Christian king of Hungary.Born a pagan, Stephen was baptized at age 10, along with his father, and was raised as a Christian. In 996, at a ... discuss

Frère Roger (Brother Roger) (Provence, Switzerland, May 12, 1915 - Taizé, August 16, 2005), baptized Roger Louis Schütz-Marsauche, also known as Brother Roger, was the founder and prior of the Taiz ... discuss

-- 1 --Went in for my annual physical exam today and I found out that I have a couple of health issues. One for certain and the others are possibilities. Either way, I was given medications, more bloo ... discuss

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary(Click here for readings)By Fr. ALFONSE NAZZAROWhen Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with ... discuss

15 August, New Testament The honor paid to Saint Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus Christ our Lord, God, and Savior goes back to the earliest days of the Church. Indeed, it goes back farther: Even befo ... discuss

Aug 15 - Homily: The Assumption and the End of Man Father Maximilian explains the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, and tells us that it points to our own destiny. Unlike Her, we are sinners, and w ... discuss

By Sherry Antonetti | Basilica Honors Our Lady and Religious Liberty | By its very origin, the Baltimore Basilica — officially known as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assum ... discuss

El Greco, The Assumption of the Virgin, 1577via WikipediaOn November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the dogma of the Assumption. Thus he solemnly proclaimed that the belief whereby the Blessed Virgin Mary, ... discuss

  1st Reading: Revelation 11:19A; 12:1-6A, 10AB God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed ... discuss

Icon of the Dormition of the Theotokos“’Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 15, 2014 / 12:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- This Saturday Pope Francis will baptize 62-year-old Lee Ho-Jin, the father of one of the victims from the Sewol Ferry tragedy earlier this ... discuss

1.  Today, Friday, is the last day for my book giveaway Trusting God with St. Therese, the new book by popular spirituality writer Connie Rossini. Read my review and enter the drawing HERE before ... discuss

The Assumption of MaryOn November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of the Blessed Mother of God into heaven in the following words: "Wherefore, after we have poured forth prayers of ... discuss

Today the universal Church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in which we commemorate her being taken up body and soul into heaven when her earthly life was finished. The Catechism ... discuss

On this date we remember the heavenly birth of St. Mary, the Blessed and Ever Virgin Theotokos.The Collect.O GOD, who hast taken to thyself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of thine only Son: Grant tha ... discuss

Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr(Click here for readings)By HALEY HOYLEPeter approached Jesus and asked him, "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him?  ... discuss

Washington, DC (LiveAction) — Renee, who lost a sibling to abortion, has launched an internet ministry to help others in the same situation. She sometimes writes under the nickname “Susi O Fanabba ... discuss

PARISH SECRETARY Clerical/Administrative, PT EmployeeAssumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church (Coal City, IL)This is a part-time position reporting to the Pastor. The applicant must have ... discuss

We’ve talked about Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie’s pregnancy in the context of some remarkable episodes that wonderfully illuminated the world of “Hotel Uterus,” as Guthrie whimsically p ... discuss

This post is a collection of different kinds of prayer, ways to pray, devotions, sacramentals, etc.  It is by no means an exhaustive list, nor is the numbering in any way more than a simple way o ... discuss

INTROIT Ps. 44:13, 15-16All the rich among the people shall seek your favor. Behind her the virgins shall be led to the king; her friends shall be brought to you with gladness and joy. Ps. 44:2. My he ... discuss

Many times we refer to the Blessed Virgin simply as Saint Mary. Many times our pictures of Mary in heaven are similar to those of Michelangelo’s Last Judgement on the wall over the altar in the ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday is the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe, one of my favorite saints. A Conventual Franciscan, "St. Max" graciously assisted me during one of the most difficult times in my life ... discuss

Pat Archbold at Creative Minority Report did a post listing "7 Things To Restore Sense of Sacred Your Pastor Could Do Tomorrow"  [HERE].  The list is as follows:1.  "Ad Orientum" - "the ... discuss

She was on a late night talk show in 1977. Actress Della Reese was being interviewed by Johnny Carson on NBC's Tonight Show. I thought I was seeing a re-run because the host and Miss Reese were talkin ... discuss

Last year here in New York I was blessed to meet Dr. Miriam Grossman, as a group of us did a press conference in Albany regarding Cuomo's Aborti on Expansion Bill.  A recent guest on Cradle ... discuss

Go into every nook and cranny of the place, omitting not a single one. Sprinkle every corner and crack abundantly with Holy Water, also blessed with the older Rituale. If I were doing this, I would e ... discuss

Today was one stressful day for me! Everything that could have gone wrong did -- almost. As is my daily custom, I attended afternoon Mass. During Mass, I was experiencing the pangs of chronic pain, wh ... discuss

 Meet Blessed Isidore Bakanja, a convert to Catholicism, back when missionaries work to preach the Gospel and bring people to the One True Faith.He was baptized at the age of 18.  He worked ... discuss

But Will You Recognize the Lion? "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD." Deuteronomy 6:4 You might be surprised to realize how many Christians have splintered the image of God in their minds.& ... discuss

Our July 12 arrival at St. Casimir Church in Vancouver, British Columbia, marked our first return to Canada since we left Brampton, Ontario in mid-April. It was a welcome sight to see the Polish Missi ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 101 Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1003 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for We ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 11, 2014 / 09:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid preparations for his Aug. 14-18 trip to South Korea, Pope Francis has sent a video message greeting the people of the country and offering ... discuss

Many times, the Church paints an image of Jesus that is effeminate, weak, defeated, and docile; begging to be received by sinners.  Yet Scripture paints a different picture. It shows a God who is ... discuss

Beautiful Poem Remembers Baby Who Lived for Just T ... discuss

Iva, now 16, didn’t want anyone to know what happened. Fear was ever present. She is sharing her story publicly for the first time. This innocent 15 year old simply wanted to sit in the park sketchi ... discuss

Today is the memorial of St. Clare of Assisi.  the first woman to follow the life of radical poverty practiced by St. Francis of Assisi and founder of the Poor Clares.The Contemplative LifeW ... discuss

Saint Clare of Assisi, born Chiara Offreduccio (July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253) was an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies ... discuss

Brethren: Peace be with you!Tonight I would like to expound briefly on the Scriptural values bearing on our discussion on immigration. You will see the the Gospel values bearing on the issue of immi ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 668 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 976 Common of Virgins: 1805 Proper of Saints: 1312 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Psalter: Monday, Week III, ... discuss

Photo via Borromeo Housing on FaceBookby Maria Santos, The Daily Signal: “I’m in labor; pardon me,” Courtney says cheerfully, planting herself cross-legged in the armchair next to me.She’s al ... discuss

In his homily this morning Father stressed how important it is to listen to the Lord. All the readings stressed listening. Elijah heard God speaking in the tiny sound. Many people would miss his call ... discuss

"Who will stop rulers from favoring, from even imposing upon their peoples, if they were to consider it necessary, the method of contraception which they judge to be most efficacious?" These are the ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 618 Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 926 Common of Virgins: 1802 Common of One Martyr: 1731 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Psalter: Saturday, Week ... discuss

G'Day folks:  I will be going on retreat this coming week up to a secluded cabin up in Northwest Quebec where there are no phones, TV's, radios, electricity, or internet. All there is is peace an ... discuss

 Welcome to our world, Ava Leigh By Dave Andrusko Olivia and AvaYou would think that as the father of four, I would have been more understanding. But there I was, asking Melissa Ohden ... discuss

1. Friday, August 8, the feast of St. Dominic, was my birthday. I love birthday parties and enjoy each one I celebrate just as if I were a child. They are a special blessing to me, as are the people t ... discuss

9 August AD 1976 Lutheran pastor and theologian Hermann Otto Erich Sasse was born on 17 July 1895 at Sonnewalde, Lower Lusatia (Lausitz), Germany. He was the eldest of five children born to pharmacis ... discuss

was born in Sankt Radegund, Upper Austria, a small village between Salzburg and Braunau am Inn. He was the illegitimate child of Rosalia Huber, a chambermaid, and Franz Bachmeier, a farmer.[1] He was ... discuss

was the youngest of seven children in a Jewish family. Edith lost interest and faith in Judaism by age 13. Brilliant student and philospher with an interest in phenomenology. Studied at the University ... discuss

A mother has written a beautiful poem to honor her daughter, who tragically lived for just two hours after birth. Tanya Coonan was expecting twins but one little girl, Lillie, was affected by iniencep ... discuss

How blessed we are to be in the U.S. Where did this mess come from? Seemingly out of the blue. Those who believe in the power of prayer, pray for the Middle East, please. ... discuss

As the survivor of a failed abortion attempt in the U.S. in 1977, Melissa Ohden now puts a face to abortion around the world, and gives a voice to the unborn children who lose their lives to abortion ... discuss

Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug 8, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The purported use of a consecrated Host at a planned satanic black mass at an Oklahoma City civic center would be a “terrible sacri ... discuss

My husband, Bill, tells me that there was a tradition in his hometown, which was composed primarily of devoted Catholics who immigrated to this country from the northwestern part of Germany and Hollan ... discuss

The State Almost Starved Haleigh Poutre to Death, L ... discuss

A summer edition!This was interesting.  One of my commenters opined that calculus and trigonometry are vital subjects.  But a brief survey of colleges doesn't seem to bear that out.Charles K ... discuss

by Fr. Tom CollinsThe humble reverence and love of Pope Francis for those suffering the crippling effects of poverty is a profound inspiration for many, both within and outside the Catholic Church. A ... discuss

Is he really praying? Does it really matter?Respecting the President’s NameLiving in Texas, I often have occasion to reflect on Elton John’s satirical “Texas Love Song”. The link takes you to ... discuss

When “Brandy” discovered she was pregnant, she hesitated to tell her boyfriend “Ryan” the news. Although they’d been in a committed relationship for several years, the last few months had be ... discuss

Picture an average Sunday morning or Sunday afternoon.  The temperature is warm or at least pleasant.  Sunshine fills the sky.  The morning's calmness is punctuated only by the transcen ... discuss

1. “Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things. It consists in accepting, with a smile, what Jesus sends us. It consists in accepting and following the will of God.” -- Blessed M ... discuss

Lima, Peru, Aug 6, 2014 / 02:08 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes in Peru is calling on the faithful to pray and fast, asking God for the reversal of the nation’s new ... discuss

From the Facebook of the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto:Please pray for Sr. Mary Margaret Hope as she professes her first vows as a Sister of Life today! Sr. Mary Margaret Hope, 27, was raised i ... discuss

Parishioners join the Black Madonna, Fr. Ed and Fr. West for the Liturgy of the Hours. In Bremerton, a city located on the Kitsap Peninsula near Seattle, a crowd of ardent pro-life supporters greeted ... discuss

Just over two years after the worldwide From Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life began on the Russian Pacific Coast in Vladivostok, the Black Madonna returned to the world’s largest ocean, th ... discuss

Immediately following his election to the papacy, Pope Francis said that his first visit would be to pray before the Virgin Mary.POPE FRANCISMarch 13, 2013"Tomorrow I want to go to pray before Our Lad ... discuss

Aside from the misleading claim in the article referring to my sister, Terri Schiavo, as being in a persistent vegetative state (PVS), the Boston Globe did a wonderful follow-up story on Haleigh Poutr ... discuss

...Just do it!“When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors...Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the ... discuss

“I’m in labor; pardon me,” Courtney says cheerfully, planting herself cross-legged in the armchair next to me. She’s already been to the hospital, but it won’t admit her until she’s furthe ... discuss

An affluent, aristocratic family witnessed an astonishing miracle during the 4th century.  John and his wife were childless and prayed to the Blessed Mother for a child with whom they could share ... discuss

By Denise Hunnell, M.D. An article in the most recent issue of the medical journal Cancer Research details yet another study demonstrating a link between breast cancer in young women and the use of or ... discuss

St. John Vianney has a special place in the heart of our family.  When my firstborn was getting read for his first confession, we read The Cure of Ars: The Story of Saint John Vianney, Patron Sai ... discuss

Today, August 4, is the feast of St. John Mary Vianney, also known as the Cure of Ars, the patron saint of priests.Here are my fifteen favorite quotes from this precious saint:"The soul hungers for Go ... discuss

Church Leases Building Housing Abortion Clinic and Kicks Them Out A church in Lansing, Michigan has found an innovative method for temporarily closing down a local abortion clinic. The Church of ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. See Part I here. What do we mean by “human dignity”? It is an admittedly hard-to-define term often used by both believers and non-believers alike in vastly different wa ... discuss

The founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, also known as the Dominicans.The early part of Dominic's priesthood was spent in prayer and penance. Throughout his ministry he came into frequent contact ... discuss

I looked back to see when the last last Simple Woman’s Daybook was posted and laughed when I discovered it was in 2011 after my 4th baby was born. I was cruising on postpartum fog into the gre ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Monday, Week II, 827 Proper of Saints: 1271 Common of Pastors: 1769 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Psalter: Monday, Week II, 798 ... discuss

Pat Archbold of Creative Minority Report recently did a post entitled, "Ditch The Sign of Peace or 'Take your stinking paws off me you darn dirty ape!'" [HERE]  Mr. Archbold, if you haven't ... discuss

Sermon notes & Background research for Proper 13 A 2014, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Romans 9:1-5 The Wandering Jew by Gustav Dore. A Medieval legend about a Jew who taunted Chri ... discuss

2 large freezers organized, contents tallied. several meals planned, nourishing, healthy, whole foods type stuff, much evidence we have been richly blessed: Some of our ‘blessings’ may see ... discuss

3 August, New Testament These "myrrh bearers" or "faithful women," as they're called among some Christians, with Mary Magdalene, are named in Scripture as the first visitors to the tomb of the crucif ... discuss

The Collect.LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of t ... discuss

We have a big God For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature wil ... discuss

was a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, who, according to the Gospel of John, showed favour to Jesus. He appears three times: the first is when he visits Jesus one night to listen to his teachin ... discuss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2014 – CONTACT: Krista Thomas – 540-622-5272 – kthomas@hli.org Denied accreditation in the 1990s, HLI’s pro-life, pro-family voice will now be part of UN record ... discuss

A while ago, I wrote a short article about whether or not Christians should stand up for their rights. I knew it was not exactly what most Americans idealize, but I was still surprised at the “push ... discuss

The Vestments of the Israelite High PriestQuestion: Why does the bishop wear bells on his vestments?As with much of our worship, this has its origins in the worship of the Old Testament. In the Law of ... discuss

Last Saturday evening (4/26/2014) as I lay in bed, ready to fall asleep, I received one of those late night calls, as parents, we dread receiving. However, rather from one of our children, or even Mom ... discuss

Today was my last session for my PTSD and it was bittersweet. I'm going to miss my therapist because she was so encouraging and positive but I also know that I no longer need the sessions. If it hadn' ... discuss

Lately, for a variety of reasons, I’ve been thinking about times and seasons. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there is “a time for every matter under heaven.”  Growing in grace and knowledge ... discuss

TITLE: “Sir, We Wish to See Jesus” +INI+ Many pulpits throughout the world have the words from our text plastered where only the preacher can see them: Sir, we wish to see Jesus. Jesus Christ, cr ... discuss

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2703975/Sudanese-mother-death-row-marrying-Christian-travels-Rome-guest-Italian-government.htmlLeon Watson and Daniel Bates, "The baby born on a prison floor to ... discuss

Will had his first communion today. This is father Joe and the first communicants along with their religious education teachers including Mama who co-taught the class. All the family including Un ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 13:44-52Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.How valuable is the kingdom of God to you?  Is the kingdom of God worth more than anyt ... discuss

I recently came across this prophecy given by Father Scanlon at the height of the Charismatic Renewal, 1980, and thought it apropos  for this time.   The Lord God says “Hear my Word.” ... discuss

29 July AD 1030; transferred to 27 July Ólafr Haraldsson (also known as Olav, Olafe, Oláfr hinn helgi, and Olavus rex) was born in 995 to Harald Grenske and Åsta Gudbrandsdatter. While Snoore says ... discuss

This episode of the Vortex really gave my heart a lift this morning. Not surprising. Beauty calls to the heart and the sanctuary at Church Militant TV is truly beautiful. If you have a beautiful sanct ... discuss

I have a dilemma. It has come unexpectedly although should have been anticipated from the inception of our residential care ministry tostreet children here, in The Philippines.I am a mother. It's my c ... discuss

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Birgitta (Bridget) Birgerstotter was born in Sweden about 1303, daughter of the governor of the province of Uppland. As a child, she began to have dreams about the suffering of Christ. She was married ... discuss

On July 23, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Bridget (Birgitta) of Sweden, who was a widow and Third Order Franciscan (1303 – 1373). She is one of the most prominent women of the Christian Mid ... discuss

9]> < ![endif]--> margin-right: 5px;" src="http://cc.org/sites/default/files/PalIsra147_9.jpg?1405959944" alt="" height="137" width="147" />Whoever wins the war of public opinion will smell victor ... discuss

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Manhattan Church of Holy Innocents, which is on the potential list of Catholic church closings to be announced in September. In a move to combat the potential ... discuss

TweetBy Stephanie GrayIn Abort73’s thought-provoking video “Opposites,” viewers are asked to consider, “What is the opposite of the greatest love?”  If the greatest love is to lay down ... discuss

was born Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Elisabeth Alexandra Louise Alice of Hesse and by Rhine on 1 November 1864. She was the second child of Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by Rhine and British ... discuss

“And having come in, the angel said to her, ‘Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!’” — Luke 1:28 Author and podcaster Michael Hyatt, a former Prote ... discuss

July 17th, besides being the Feast of St. Alexius (III Class), is dedicated to the Humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary in some parts of the world.The following is taken from Father Lawrence G. Lovasik ... discuss

Today on July 15th the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Henry II.  Henry II is not to be confused with the name of the Henry II of English or Henry II of France.  St. Henry II refers to th ... discuss




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