Topic: blessed

I grew up in a home where the Internet was not present until I was in college.  Even then, I accessed it on occasion and through the infamous dial-up speed from a rather large desktop Hewlett Packar ... discuss

by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: As a democratic republic, it is our duty to know what's going on in the world and to direct our government to protect our interests. Unfortunately, these days our le ... discuss

Martha is the sister of Mary and of Lazarus, and the hostess of Our Lord when he visited their home in Bethany. Martha was also a witness to the raising of her brother Lazarus from the dead. She had f ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannJuly 29 is the feast of St. Martha, virgin (who died in France around 80). Martha was born into an aristocratic and affluent family, but she is most well-known for her gift of hospit ... discuss

 Parents share on Facebook why they refused abortion and chose life for their childrenPopular photoblog Humans of New York recently shared two true stories about people who chose life ... discuss

This sponsored post was prepared by Nicholas McDonald. I’ve been in youth ministry for nearly 7 years, and I’ve ministered to droves of parents and students. I could tell you all ki ... discuss

  Miracle baby with rare medical condition gets superhero cape for bravery  Christina Martin  Jude Peters is an adorable one-year-old boy living with a disease call ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux Humanae Vitae (On Human Life), could arguably be considered one of the greatest encyclicals of our day. The task Blessed Pope Paul VI undertook in 1968 was indeed a brave one, as lar ... 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

By Allison LeDoux Humanae Vitae (On Human Life), could arguably be considered one of the greatest encyclicals of our day. The task Blessed Pope Paul VI undertook in 1968 was indeed a brave one, as lar ... discuss

(1838–1909) was an American Anglican priest and authorHuntington was born in Lowell, Mass. He graduated at Harvard in 1859 and in 1859–1860 was an instructor in chemistry there. Entering the Episc ... discuss

Therefore, let us take a minute before we judge and condemn. Let us listen well to our brothers. Let us evaluate our conclusions and see if we are rushing to judgment. Let us make sure we are not be ... discuss

The Scriptures tell us nothing about the parents of the Virgin Mother, not even their names. An early but unreliable document, known as the Proto-Gospel (or Proto-Evangelion) of James, calls them Ann ... discuss

Feast of St James, Apostle(Click here for readings)By JENNIFER BURGINBrothers and sisters: We hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. We ar ... discuss

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. T ... discuss

I am actually away on vacation this week but as patroness of the Entering Canaan Ministry if you are off some of you may be blessed to attend this: ... discuss

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. T ... discuss

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

By Thomas Centrella The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing so-called “same-sex marriage” has raised many questions. The institution of marriage has been around since the beginning of ti ... discuss

According to tradition, he was a native of Antioch in Roman Province of Syria. As the first Bishop of Ravenna, he faced nearly constant persecution. He and his flock were exiled from Ravenna during th ... discuss

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. T ... discuss

Cardinal Dolan gives invocation at Democrats' convention.Sadly, for Obama and the Democratic Party, Planned Parenthood's policy of "harvesting" and selling the tissues and organs of aborted babies is ... discuss

How many women did I counsel for second-trimester abortions? I can't even remember. Second-trimester abortions at the clinic where I worked were common place, usually a few were done every two weeks. ... discuss

On the occasion of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Cuba, Argentina will give an image of Saint Joseph for Havana’s Cathedral, which is expected to be blessed by the Holy Father. The or ... discuss

Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By Benedict Augustine“Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping.And as she wept, she bent over into the tomband saw two angels ... discuss

is mentioned in the Gospels as being among the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples, and who was present at His Crucifixion and Burial, and who went to the tomb on Easter Sunday to an ... discuss

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. T ... discuss

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 21, 2015 / 07:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Known for his online videos which tackle everything from the saints, to the “new atheism,” to the latest blockbuster film, Fr ... discuss

Little is known for about Praxedes, and not all accounts agree. According to Jacobus de Voragine's The Golden Legend, Praxedes was the sister of Saint Pudentiana; their brothers were Saint Donatus and ... discuss

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. T ... discuss

Our chapter's annual Mary Magdalene retreat on July 17-19 was a success.  A big thank you to all those who made it possible, from the cleanup crew to the cooks to Maria Turner and the chant schol ... discuss

Virgin and martyr; also called Marina; belonged to Pisidian Antioch in Asia Minor, where her father was a pagan priest. Her mother dying soon after her birth, Margaret was nursed by a pious woman fiv ... discuss

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Blessed NFP Awareness Week!Click HERE to read Humanae Vitae  (It is short, it is in English, and it is prophetic!)Click HERE to hear what couples have to say about NFPShort article - "What is NFP ... 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

Pope Francis hearing a confession.(Image source: catholic.com.)The Catholic doctrines surrounding the Sacrament of Reconciliation (aka Confession, aka Penance) present a challenge to many Protestants, ... 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

Vatican City, Jul 17, 2015 / 03:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday, Pope Francis authorized a decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky, who was head of the Ukrainian Greek ... discuss

St. Ann, my name saint, is also my patroness for the year 2015.  July 26th is her feast day, so today is the day to begin her novena.  Here is the novena prayer I am saying.Novena Prayer to ... discuss

A Facebook source led me to a page titled “Questions for Roman Catholics”, by Matt Slick of the Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry. “The responses [I get],” Slick states, “vary from d ... discuss

Before the American Revolution, there were no bishops in the colonies (partly because the British government was reluctant to give the colonies the kind of autonomy that this would have implied, and p ... discuss

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th; however, you can pray it anytime. St. Anne (Hebrew, Hannah, grace; also spelled Ann, Anne, Anna) ... discuss

Croatia is one of the countries where 40 Days for Life is experiencing trememdous growth … from one city in last year’s first campaign, to potentially as many as 18 different locations in ... discuss

Applications to lead a 40 Days for Life campaign from September 23 to November 1 remain open through next Tuesday, June 30. If you’re ready to take that step … let’s get started! If you ... discuss

Today is the patronal feast of the Carmelites. The Order of Carmelites takes its name from Mount Carmel in Israel, which was the first place dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and where a chapel was erec ... discuss

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. This is a defining moment for our nation. Long before our government came into existence, marriage was creat ... discuss

was Bishop of Winchester from October 30, 852 to his death on July 2, 862. However, he is scarcely mentioned in any document of his own time. His death is entered in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle under t ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannJuly 15 is the memorial of St. Bonaventure, O.F.M., who is known as"Seraphic Doctor" because of his burning love for God and his great zeal to do God's work.St. Bonaventure was born ... discuss

Old East Slavic: Володимѣръ Свѧтославичь Old Norse as Valdamarr Sveinaldsson, Russian: Влади́мир, Vladimir, Ukrainian: Володимир, Volodymyr, (c. 958 near Pskov ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “After sending them all outside, he …enter ... discuss

Pope Benedict left Castel Gandolfo this morning and has greeted and blessed the town. According to Castelli News, Mayor of Castel Gandolfo Milvia Monachesi thanked the retired Pope, ... discuss

I sit here tonight thinking about you, I can scarcely believe it has been a decade since you made your entrance into the world, changing it forever. The details of July 14, 2005 run through my mind l ... discuss

He was born at Bagnoregio in Latium, not far from Viterbo. Almost nothing is known of his childhood, other than the names of his parents, Giovanni di Fidanza and Maria Ritella.He entered the Francisca ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannJune 14th is the memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint. Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks" and the “Geneviève of New France,” Kateri was born near t ... discuss

Donald Trump in all of the interviews he is giving/the talks as in Arizona, is doing something really simple - he is shining a very bright light on problems in this country, bringing awareness. Clear ... discuss

Today marks the 98th Anniversary of when Our Lady of the Rosary, appearing at Fatima, revealed the Secret of Fatima to Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco. The Secret consisted of three parts. In the First ... discuss

Today is the optional memorial of St. Henry II.Henry II, successively Duke of Bavaria, King of Germany and Emperor, devoted himself to the spread of religion by rebuilding churches and founding monast ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “I shall accept whatever they will do to me prov ... discuss

Fr. Paul Marx always said if you want to do something pro-life, have another baby. I add -- and then raise them to be Christian warriors defending the faith. Life is beautiful! ... discuss

Much has been written about the Kingdom of God, ranging from ridicule to the ‘Hollywood spectacular’ of chariots and trumpets. I can’t claim to be familiar with all interpretations and criticism ... discuss

So for some people, when you get the Blessed Sacrament out of the tabernacle, you do not touch the consecrated altar table, then you can use the entire church for whatever purpose you would want to us ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux “A day that will live in infamy” was how President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. To this day, people commemorate that devastati ... discuss

One of the more popular approaches to addressing worry these days is the suggestion to set aside a thirty-minute period of time to do your worrying. Have you ever tried this? It doesn’t work. Trying ... discuss

 2016 Presidential Politics: We cannot grow weary of doing goodEditor’s note. The following are the remarks of NRL Political Director Karen Cross delivered at Friday morning’s Pr ... discuss

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry brought his pro-life values to the National Right to Life convention in New Orleans, Louisiana today and he told the audience about his long and distinguished pro-life ... discuss

Florida Senator Marco Rubio addressed the National Right to Life convention today in New Orleans and told the thousands of pro-life advocates in attendance that there is no more important political is ... discuss

So many stories of Christian Persecution in the news, like the attacks on the bakers and the Bible publisher, and even though churches may be the only "people" protected under the first amendment, the ... discuss

If you have never yet read The Red Wheelbarrow by Juan Carlos Williams, please remedy this loss immediately. It is a light thing, just over a dozen words, yet packed with imagery and feeling.  Having ... discuss

By Mark Shea | Here’s something you don’t read every day. Some years back, the Middle East Media Research Institute reported the following: Media Uproar Following Egyptian Muf ... discuss

1. This week, we welcomed our new priests, Fr. Johua Evans, assistant pastor, on the left, and Fr. C. Jarrod Lies (pronnounced "Lease"), pastor, on the right.2. I have been working on two new books al ... discuss

(c. 983-1073) was a monk and the founder of the monastic tradition in the Kievan Rus'. Also called Anthony of the Caves (Russian: Антоний Печерский, Ukrainian: Антоній Пече ... discuss

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, Jul 9, 2015 / 03:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christ gave sight to a blind beggar whom others ignored. For Pope Francis, this bears an important lesson for Christians toda ... discuss

Laying on the cold floor, my cheeks wet with tears, my world seemed to be falling apart. I felt like I was drowning and couldn’t catch my breath. I was gasping for air in between the sobs and the ro ... discuss

La Paz, Bolivia, Jul 9, 2015 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When leftist Bolivian president Evo Morales on Thursday presented Pope Francis with a “communist crucifix” – a carving of Ch ... discuss

Afraid? I was terrified to approach God. It was years after my abortion until I dared to even step foot into a church, and then it was only because my son was about to be making his first communion. I ... discuss

There is a natural seed of atheism in every heart. This seed exists even in the believer’s heart. Even in your heart. The seed is nourished in times of difficulty when you pass rash and fals ... discuss

La Paz, Bolivia, Jul 8, 2015 / 04:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Arriving in Bolivia on Wednesday afternoon, Pope Francis greeted those waiting for him with the greeting “jallalla,” significant b ... discuss

IT SPECIALIST Internet/Social Media, PT EmployeeMissionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity (Philadelphia, PA)Part Time Job Opportunity IT Specialist The Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Tr ... discuss

I am proud to be an American. I am proud of many things my country has done throughout the course of its history. I do not approve of all of our policies or decisions our leaders or governing bodies h ... discuss

The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma: Passivity vs. Activity div> ... discuss

Every good Catholic boy and girl remembers the parable of the two men praying in the temple, the Pharisee and the "Publican" (a title given to a tax collector in the ancient Roman Empire, and an objec ... discuss

The following is the testimony of Mary Salo, a woman from our Entering Canaan ministry, which was developed by The Sisters of Life and myself. Mary's healing was another amazing miracle of God I w ... discuss

Today the Church observes the 8th anniversary of the publishing of Summorum Pontificum, the long-awaited motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI replacing all former "indults" and declaring that the Tride ... discuss

The Blarney StoneToday in Washington, D.C. - July 7, 2015The House will reconvene at 2:00 PM today. The will consider H.R. 907 — "To improve defense cooperation between the United States and the Ha ... discuss

RACHEL WRITES: Sometimes I feel “inferior” to other people because they’ve intellectually searched out Christianity and a bunch of other religions and ultimately God has convicted t ... discuss

In June, Debbie King went in for her 20-week ultrasound of her unborn daughter and noticed that she looks exactly like her late grandmother. She explained, “The scan was on the side of my fridge ... discuss

The feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is July 16. Her novena begins on July 7.First Day O Beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth th ... discuss

Here is a Vatican translation of the text the Pope had prepared for a greeting this evening at the Quito cathedral. Instead of giving this address, he gave a very brief greeting and blessed the crowd ... discuss

Sexburga was the eldest daughter of King Anna of East Anglia and his second wife, Saewara: one of four saintly sisters. She married King Erconbert of Kent and became mother of the future Kings Egbert ... discuss

We often hear how bad Vatican II was, but here's a quote that is right on target, one to meditate on frequently:"The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been es ... discuss

Free!! The Story of Jesus in Harmony with the Gospels – KJV AmazonReader Review: This is the book I have been longing for. The author has put the happenings of the Anunciation, the birth, the f ... discuss

The above principles and practices are not given as a “formula” for success, though the Lord has blessed these biblical commitments in our body and I can’t help but think he would do so in any c ... discuss

Born to a patrician family. His father Lazzaro died when Anthony was two, and his mother, Antonia Pescorali, widowed at age 18, devoted herself to her son. He studied medicine at Padua, receiving his ... discuss

O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of ... discuss

uliar People in Service to King Jesus Francis Schaeffer, Presbyterian pastor, theologian, and philosopher wrote in The Great Evangelical Disaster: “If the truth of the Christian faith is in fa ... discuss

Mountain climber.Hiker.Rock climber.Pipe Smoker.Full of life.Died young.In short - a real manHere's to his canonization if it is God's Will! ... discuss

Saturday if the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings) By JENNIFER BURGIN“Ah, the fragrance of my son is like the fragrance of a field that the LORD has blessed! ... discuss

For most people the 4th of July means cookouts,  fireworks, and the celebration of the Independence of America. For me, it is also a reminder of the day I know I got pregnant. Yes, I know the ex ... discuss

I write to wish you a happy birthday! On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence and, thereby, the original thirteen colonies announced their determination to b ... discuss

No matter what the Supreme Court does...no matter what the Vatican does...no matter what my local bishop does...no matter what Barrack Obama or the Congress or the Democratics and Republicans do...GOD ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | LOS ANGELES — An effort to remove the statue of Blessed Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being. A statue of Franciscan missionary an ... discuss

These will be quick, spoiler-free reviews on a DVD and a couple of books on Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati. If you want more info on them, feel free to ask me; fangirl is always looking for a reason to tal ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 3, 2015 / 06:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With a sister who is a Doctor of the Church and parents set to be canonized in October, Leonia Martin could be the fourth member of her family de ... discuss

Physician assisted suicide is now legal in some states, and may or not be soon in California. For those discouraged by such laws, whether they have been diagnosed with a terminal illness or not, and f ... discuss

I posted this in years past and find I cannot improve on the basics it presents for my reflection and celebration of this apostle who spoke so forthrightly and acknowledged Truth as soon as he found i ... discuss

Last autumn, it happened. All of my fear, excitement, trepidation, dreaming, praying, hoping, and searching ended. I got my first job. It was a momentous occasion. A first job usually is. Ask almost ... discuss

July 3rd is the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, the patron saint against doubt. He is also the patron of  architects, blind people, builders, construction workers, geometricians, masons, stone m ... discuss

Patriarch of Constantinople from 449 to 458. Known for his simple, austere life, his charity to the poor, his zeal for the faith, and his opposition to heresy.He opposed the heretic Dioscurus at the C ... discuss

LIFELife is an opportunity, benefit from it.Life is beauty, admire it.Life is bliss, taste it.Life is a dream, realize it.Life is a challenge, meet it.Life is a duty, complete it.Life is a game, play ... discuss

There is a pernicious error present in our world amongst those outside of the Church, who claim that Jesus Christ is the "Son of God" and that means He is not God Himself.  This blasphemous error ... discuss

There are times in the Christian’s life where we wait upon God, where we wait for relief from some kind of afflication, and where we wait for a long time for God to answer prayer. I am certa ... discuss

Consider these two passages of Holy Scripture:“The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.”Proverbs 4:19“In their case the god of this wo ... discuss

2 July, New Testament (One Year Lectionary) This major Christological feast commemorates the joyous visit Mary paid to her relative (probably her cousin) Elizabeth, following The Annunciation. Inspir ... discuss

The Visitation is the visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Saint Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of St. Luke 1:39-56. It is also the term for a Christian feast day commemorating this visit.Mary, ... discuss

July 1, 2015 — Johannes Bucher recognizes the providential link between this year’s 7th International Prayer Congress for Life and the Synod of the Family, both held this coming October. Joann ... discuss

I recently finished reading The Bean Eaters by Barbara Kingsolver. Actually, it's a matter of rereading - I'd read it years ago, and now that it's on the reading list for a course I've been assigned I ... discuss

By JIM GRAVES | “We found on our journey, as well as in the place where we stopped, that they treated us with as much confidence and goodwill as if they had known us all their lives,” ... discuss

On July 1, we honor Blessed Junipero Serra, a Franciscan priest and missionary, who converted thousands of native Americans.Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Majorca (Spain), on November 24, ... discuss

By Denise Hunnell, M.D. There is no doubt that the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage will reverberate through our culture and increase the assaults on Christians and religious liberty. ... discuss

Half a million attend the March for Life  each year.If you are like me, you are in mourning. Not merely for a battle lost, but for the thousands of misguided souls who may be lost due to the Supr ... discuss

First of all, he never preaches anything but the truth. He preaches the word of God in its fullness. He never undermines the doctrine of the Church or promotes heresy and dissent. He prays the liturgy ... discuss

With the announcement of a Year of Mercy by Pope Francis, we should start by asking ourselves "what is mercy?"  And let us follow up that question with another: "what does mercy require of me?"&n ... discuss

Do not use without permission.Originally posted July 5, 2013"I'm usually a fast reader. My Brother Pier Giorgio: His Last Days was supposed to be an easy read at only 120 pages. I should've finished i ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2015 / 03:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Looking forward to Pope Francis' September visit to the U.S., the nation's bishops were exuberant on Tuesday, as the itinerary for the aposto ... discuss

On Wednesday evenings around the country, many churches hold mid-week services or children’s programs, or bible studies. Sometimes, all three. A few weeks ago, a pastor was leading one of those Bibl ... discuss

 Each year on June 30th, the day after the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, the Church liturgically commemorates St. Paul.  As stated by the great Liturgist Dom Gueranger:On the twenty-ninth of ... discuss

I took this pic. Please do not use without permission.If you don't already know that I'm a massive Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati fangirl, you're definitely new around here. lol. I have written about him a ... discuss

“Often does it happen that the enmity of the world drives the Christian nearer to his God. How many prayers have been offered up as the result of persecution that would never have been offered e ... discuss

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of God and before His Church to witness the union of this man and this woman in holy matrimony.  This is an honorable estate instituted and bless ... discuss

"Why would a guy want to marry a guy?" When the scene from this 1959 movie, "Some Like It Hot", was first shown, audiences roared at this line. The idea of a guy marrying a guy was absurd and thinka ... discuss

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"And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abr ... discuss

So much has happened since I last updated you on my life and apostolate! I returned June 12 from my three-week European speaking tour, and my heart is full of gratitude as I look back upon the wonderf ... discuss

27 June AD 444 Saint Cyril (ca. AD 376-444) became Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt in 412. Throughout his career he defended a number of orthodox doctrines, among them the teaching that Mary, the moth ... discuss

And the opinion, making same sex "marriage" a national right, was written by so-called Catholic Anthony Kennedy. It is Roe v. Wade all over again except this time the Catholic responsible for the evil ... discuss

If you look closely at the face of St. Joan of Arc in the statue above with the American flag you can see tears streaming down from her eye.  How appropriate considering the momentous events that ... discuss

I am delighted to share with you the talk I delivered at the 2015 Institute on Religious Life's national meeting: "Blessed Are the Pure in Heart."The talk is mostly based on my upcoming book Rememberi ... discuss

Constant prayer. Hence the admonition of the wise King; As I knew that I could not otherwise be continent, except God gave it, I went to the Lord and besought him. (Wisd. 8:21)Mortification of the f ... discuss

Today is the solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. How will you celebrate this great saint's birthday?St. John the Baptist was a prophet filled with a fiery zeal for declaring Christ’s ... discuss

Today, June 23, we honor St. Joseph Cafasso, an Italian priest who was a social reformer in Turin during the 19th century. He is the patron of prison chaplains, captives, and prisoners.He was born on ... discuss

I LOVE Saint Thomas More. For many reasons, chiefly among them? He cracks me up. Do you know that, prior to being beheaded for treason, he carefully moved his beard from the block, gravely (but I'll b ... discuss

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I am here protecting you. Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. They woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to t ... discuss

Question: "If someone dies without repentance, is it possible for such a person to repent after death?"Scripture, as explained by the Fathers of the Church, states that this is not possible.Psalm 6:5 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 668 Proper of Seasons: 388 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 1137 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 616 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 93 ... discuss

The saint of the day for June 18 is Blessed Osanna of Mantua (1449 - 1505), an Italian Dominican tertiary, who was a mystic and stigmatist. She is the patron of school girls.The daughter of Italian no ... discuss

Often we wonder what drives us, what motivates us to move forward in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, or what motivates us to get up every morning, take a deep breath and face the day. ... discuss

This happened during a summer youth camp of the youth ministry of the "Missionaries of God's Love" priest currently serving in the Diocese of Novaliches.That whole global warming hoax is getting up on ... discuss

This sponsored post was prepared by Professor Barry York, Dean of Faculty at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. I knew the day would come. My life, like yours, is becoming incre ... discuss

“Two Seed Parables”Sermon – Pentecost 3June 21, 2015Mark 4:26-34What young schoolchild doesn't do that universal project?  You know the one, where you plant a seed in a little container, wa ... discuss

Credit:  www.thelocal.deWhen I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, Catholic churches were packed every week for Sunday Mass. There were 5 to 6 Masses or more, and the pews were filled for all of ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannOn June 28, the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary the day – one day after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The proximity of both celebrations r ... discuss

As I got through the rest of the Catechism (took me 2.5 years, on and off, but I finished it!) and reading Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina by Thelma Hall, I became aware of how poor my ... discuss

Today, Catholics of the Western tradition celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart.Outside of devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary, there is none more popular or more identified with the traditional pi ... discuss

Greater Double (1955 Calendar): June 11Today the Church recalls and celebrates the life of St. Barnabas, one of the 72 disciples called by Jesus. After Pentecost and the founding of the Church by the ... discuss

SemiDouble (1955 Calendar): June 10Holy Mother Church again places before us the saintly example of a member of the nobility who sought to follow closely the example of Christ and of His Blessed Mothe ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannOn June 10, we honor Blessed John Dominici (1350 - 1420), a Dominican priest, renowned theologian and preacher, and reformer. He is wonderful example of a man who was determined to l ... discuss

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Vatican City, Jun 6, 2015 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When asked by a Bosnian journalist about the status of his decision on the Marian apparitions in Medjugorje on his flight from Sarajevo to Rome, ... discuss

Source: Star of the Sea Parish from Regina MagazineEarlier this year on January 31st I contacted the pastor of Star of the Sea Catholic Church in San Francisco, as they had been under liberal attacks ... discuss

I've been asked what I did for my golden birthday (30 on the 30th) by a couple of people so -- in order to save time -- I thought I'd blog about it so I can just link everyone to a single place. :)My ... discuss

Progress – Jan. 22 Pro-Life Issue - Ed Mohs’ faith journeyJan. 7, 2009  By John Wolcott A child of rape, Ed Mohs’ strong pro-life stance has been a part of his deepest beliefs s ... discuss

That whole mess with the Bikers in Waco had my suspicion radar going off. I do not know what really happened down there. But, I did notice this story on Facebook and it made me very happy. This photo ... discuss

“40 Days for Life is a great blessing,” said Kelechi, the local 40 Days for Life leader in Abuja, Nigeria. 40 Days for Life first came to Nigeria two years ago … and more locations will be i ... discuss

Many more Christians are now opposing abortion biblically than were prior to the modern day abolition movement. These very Christians have in turn called their local community of believers to join the ... discuss

 Image SourceAs of May 29th, I am now a member of the Third Order of Penance of St. Dominic, which is better known, as a 3rd Order Dominican.  The Order to which I am now a postulant is affi ... discuss

INTROIT Tobit 12:6 Blessed be the Holy Trinity and undivided Unity. We will give glory to Him, because He has shown mercy to us. Ps. 8:2. O Lord, our Lord, how glorious is Your name over all the earth ... discuss

31 May, New Testament (Three Year Lectionary) This major Christological feast commemorates the joyous visit Mary paid to her relative (probably her cousin) Elizabeth, following The Annunciation. Insp ... discuss

A few weeks ago I wrote about a cyber encounter with Father John Zuhlsdorf, which you can read HERE. As you will see from the post, Father Zuhlsdorf wrote a post in which he stated his disagreement w ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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