Topic: blessed

Mar 05 - Homily: Cursed or Blessed Fr. Alan on today's Gospel of the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus and how we have a choice to include God in our lives and be blessed for all eternity or not ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 5 is St. John Joseph of the Cross, a Franciscan priest who practiced self-denial in order to grow in the virtue of charity.Saint John Joseph of the Cross was born on the ... discuss

Piran’s family origins are obscure; tradition says he came from Ireland. Spent his youth in south Wales where he founded a church in Cardiff. Received religious schooling at the monastery of Saint C ... discuss

Greatness in statesmanship is a rare commodity. Not every generation is blessed to know a truly great statesman. Those who have never seen greatness in a leader have no idea of how to identify or meas ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 4, 2015 / 03:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Last week it was informally announced to journalists that the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, will be canonize ... discuss

/Credit:  pixgood.com"Jesus is God, therefore His love, His Thirst, is infinite. He the creator of the universe,asked for the love of His creatures.He thirst for our love… These words:‘I Thir ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 4 is St. Casimir of Poland, a prince whose life of service to God has made him a patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and young people. He is also the patron saint of bach ... discuss

In Saudi Arabia, a pair of conjoined twins survived a rare surgery to separate them after a team of medical personnel operated on them for more than nine-hours. Prior to the surgery, Abdullah and Abdu ... discuss

Pro-life faithful coordinated and participated in prayer vigils with Our Lady of Czestochowa to end abortion in America. HLI sponsored the Black Madonna’s pilgrimage which recently concluded  ... discuss

                     Katharine Drexel at 16                             &nb ... discuss

By ANTO AKKARA | NEW DELHI — Condemnations were issued last week by a broad cross-section of Indian society following a controversial statement by the chief of India’s Hindu national ... discuss

It is well to teach the some principles of sound logic, but we also should teach children not to lean too confidently unto their own understanding. because the function of reason is to give logica ... discuss

is perhaps best known for not being Archbishop of York. He was elected and duly installed, but various persons raised objections, and rather than cause division in the Church he withdrew in favor of t ... discuss

This past week I attempted to finish reading Married Saints and Blesseds Through the Centuries by Ferdinand Holbeck. I say "attempted" because, at the time that I write this, I'm still about 60+ pages ... discuss

Text: Mark 8:27-38Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.In today’s Gospel Reading we hear that the Apostle Peter certainly did not like the idea of the cro ... discuss

Only evil minded people profit from confusion in the hearts and minds of Catholics. They're able to sneak in their wicked agendas weakening the faith and self understanding of the faithful.Michael Vor ... discuss

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Wichita, KansasWelcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival! We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. Be ... discuss

Video: Eric Clapton Sings Song He Wrote for Blessed Mother with Pavarotti - Aleteia div> ... discuss

Question: "This article was sent to me as "proof" that Lent is contrary to the scriptures: http://www.pastormike.com/lent-and-why-i-dont/ How do we respond?"The author of this article has to concede t ... discuss

San Francisco, Calif., Feb 27, 2015 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sam Singer’s public relations firm spun a Chevron oil refinery disaster in California and fought back a legal ruling in Ecuador t ... discuss

“My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart: and that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.”  ERV (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  Psalm 45: ... 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

The Sacred Lance and Nails of Our Lord Jesus ChristFriday after the First Sunday of LentMass Said in Some Places Introit: Ps. xxi: 17-18 et 15They have pierced my hands and my feet: they have numbered ... 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

By Allison LeDoux For those who are called to the vocation of marriage, the wedding day marks an incredible milestone, one of the most memorable experiences in the life of husband and wife. While the ... discuss

“My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart: and that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.”  ERV (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  Psalm 45: ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: The carnival in Rio de Janeiro from February 13 through the 17th was one heck of a party. It was celebrated by the locals, plus an estimated one million visitors, ... discuss

As I type this blog post out, I'm watching my favorite uber guilty pleasure show which I will not name because it's a cheesy kids/teen show. It's not new (first season released in 2006 and the last se ... discuss

From The Journal SentinelBy Jason SteinHundreds of union members rally outside the Capitol in Madison on Tuesday to oppose a Republican-led measure that would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. ... discuss

Like all first time moms, Danielle Orris was a bit nervous when she first discovered she was pregnant, but once she made the announcement to her family, she was nothing but excited. She made it throug ... discuss

One of the things that strikes me most when we do the Way of the Cross is that we are doing it right in front of the person who actually walked it.  Christ is in the Tabernacle, the person who ac ... discuss

Taipei, Taiwan, Feb 26, 2015 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The United Chinese Catholic Biblical Association held its tenth World Chinese Biblical Congress last month in Taiwan, drawing participants fro ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Paula Montal Fornés (1799 - 1889), foundress of the Daughters of Mary, Sisters of Pious Schools.Paula was born in a small seaside village near Barcelona, Spain in 1799 to Ra ... discuss

lived in a suburb of occupied Constantinople, called Galata. He was a cabinetmaker by profession, and he had acquired great skill in his craft, so that important officials made use of his services. H ... discuss

fM">via the power of IFTTT   Lent 1, (February 22, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Mark 1:9-15) TITLE: “Baptized Into Temptation with Christ” Grac ... discuss

Albania pro-life leader Dr. Gjoni with HLI’s Joannes Bucher (third from left) at a recent televised interview in Albania. TIRANA, Albania — Because of the devastation wrought by abortion- ... discuss

On March 7th, 1965, Blessed Paul VI celebrated the first Mass ever in Italian in the Parish of All Saints in Rome. “We inaugurate today the new form of the Liturgy in all the parishes and chur ... 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

(also Æthelbert, Aethelberht, Aethelbert, or Ethelbert) (c. 560 – February 24, 616) was King of Kent from about 580 or 590 until his death. In his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, the ... discuss

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At LifeNews.com over the years, we’ve profiled a number of conjoined twins. In some cases, parents of the twins were given suggestions by doctors to have an abortion. In other cases, the babies were ... discuss

Today we commerate the feast of Blessed Thomas Mary Fusco, who was beatified in 2001 as a model of holiness for priests. He was dedicated to his priestly ministry, preaching spiritual retreats and mis ... discuss

Monday of the First Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSS‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father.Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.For I was hun ... discuss

We have a beautiful new testimony to share with you today. Meet Lauren! Here is her story in her own words: I’m 17-years-old and I’ve never been more thankful for my life. I’m a surv ... discuss

The saint of the day for February 23rd is St. Polycarp (- 155), a disciple of the apostles, bishop of Smyrna, and a friend of St Ignatius of Antioch. He is one of the earliest Christians whose writing ... discuss

23 February AD 156 Born around AD 69, Saint Polycarp was a central figure in the early church. Said to be disciple of the holy evangelist and apostle Saint John, he provides a link between the first ... discuss

Text: John 15:1-6Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.It is certainly obvious from this parable in our Gospel reading that Jesus deserves all the credit for decla ... discuss

By Denise Hunnell, M.D. During a wide-ranging interview while traveling from Manila to Rome, Pope Francis addressed and roundly condemned what he termed “ideological colonization”. By this he mean ... discuss

When I was a child there was a great program about Robin Hood on television. It ran from 1955 to 1960. How I loved that hero and his devotion to Richard the Lion-Hearted who was fighting in the Crusad ... discuss

I don’t know about you, but I am overjoyed that I have a mansion just over the hilltop. Sundays may not be perfect all of the time (rarely), but I feel so blessed to be able to rub shoulders w ... discuss

I have so many posts I've been wanting to write and this is one of them.Lily's stone has officially been at her special spot in Crozet, Virginia since November 2013. It would not have been possible if ... discuss

Standard Podcast [ 10.76 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1064 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 1115 Common of One Martyr: 2038 Common o ... discuss

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A monk in a monastery in France, he was invited to go to England by King Alfred the Great and to assist in the restoration of the Christian faith in the wake of the severe and destructive invasions by ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 21, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The “difficult” sister of St. Therese of Lisieux is on the road to sainthood, a reminder – according to her postulator – ... discuss

Friday after Ash Wednesday, (February 20, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Funeral Service for George L. Wirts (John 14:1–6) 
 TITLE: “The Way, the ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1.The look of my Domestic Church - from the beauty and festivity of St. Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras -to the simplicity of Lent2. I am always in a ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 21, 2015 / 06:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Although liberation theology proponents visited Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and left him their books, he was never swayed by their ideas, ... discuss

The saint of the day for February 21 is St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, who was one of the Church's greatest reformers in the Middle Ages.Peter was the youngest child born to a larg ... discuss

1. Ash Wednesday -- I went to Mass this Wednesday and got my ashes, despite the fact that I had been ill with chronic pain for two days. My husband took this picture of me, which I am offering up for ... discuss

February 21st is the feast of St. Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church, reformer of the Church--and writer of hymns. Although his feast is not often celebrated in most parishes, when  ... discuss

In 2010, Michael and Kelly Yudt were thrilled to be expecting their second baby. But unfortunately, their excitement turned to concern when they received a call from their OB/GYN with the results of t ... discuss

This reliquary contains the Crown of Thorns of our Lord as recovered by King St. Louis IX.The Friday after Ash Wednesday in the Traditional Missal before 1955 has a "Mass in Some Places" that may be s ... discuss

was a hermit and miracle worker. Born at Compton Martin, near Bristol, England, he became a priest and was excessively materialistic and worldly. After meeting with a beggar, he underwent a personal c ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. “What about the soul? Will the soundness of a soul consist in disorder or rather in a certain order and proportion?”—Socrates, Gorgias Psychological studies and soc ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2015 / 05:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican sources have cast doubt on reports of VIP treatment for New Ways Ministry, an American LGBT activist group that rejects Catholic teachin ... discuss

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

Ever since watching the Mic'd Up episode on "The (Un)Catholic Media," I've been shaking my head. Why, Michael, why? The first thirty minutes on the establishment media and dissent rags like America Ma ... discuss

Many of my friends, not surprisingly, consider these the worst of times. They tell me they fear for the survival of our country and certainly for the survival of civil and religious freedoms we cheris ... discuss

Bishop of Ars Removes Blessed Sacrament From All Parishes | Daily News | NCRegister.com div> ... discuss

DISCLAIMER:  I am in no way questioning the validity of the Second Coming of Christ.  Jesus is returning to Earth to set up His eternal kingdom.  I am just debating the timeline and det ... discuss

Tony Branco: The Obama pen is mightier than thetruth and reality, when it comes to speaking out about “Radical Islam or Islamic Terrorists.Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: I was encouraged by Rever ... discuss

(from 02/19)(Greek: Άγια Φιλοθέη) (1522-1589) was born in Athens to an illustrious and wealthy family. Against her will, she was married to a cruel man. When he died three years later, Phil ... discuss

By CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY | PARIS — Bishop Pascal Roland of Belley-Ars, France, has ordered that the Blessed Sacrament be removed from all chapels and churches in the diocese, following a wa ... discuss

The Lenten Season Begins The entire Christian life celebrates Christ's victorious Resurrection on Easter morning. However, from Christianity's earliest days, the actual Paschal season has received spe ... discuss

Paris, France, Feb 18, 2015 / 12:35 pm (CNA).- Bishop Pascal Roland of Belley-Ars in France has ordered that the Blessed Sacrament be removed from all chapels and churches in the diocese following a w ... discuss

(c. 605-18 February, 675) also known as Saint Colmán was Bishop of Lindisfarne from 661 until 664.Spiritual student and disciple of Saint Columba. Monk at Iona.He defended Celtic church practices aga ... discuss

Last week, I shared with you some of the good news of important victories your prayers and support have enabled Alliance Defending Freedom to have a part in across the U.S. But we’ve also been bles ... discuss

One of my newsletter readers sent the following lovely poem which I just had to share. Enjoy it, especially if your name is Mary.To a Little Girl Named Maryby M.H. KennedySt. Anne with the child MaryW ... discuss

Two Palestinian religious sisters and a French nun will be declared saints on May 17, reported Independent Catholic News. This Saturday, the Vatican announced that Blessed Mary Alphonsine Danil Ghat ... discuss

It is good for me to have this reminder in prayer, which I have posted for the last few years. We tend to think of the feasting of Mardi Gras as being totally opposite to the fasting of Lent. But they ... discuss

Today in the pre-1955 Traditional Catholic Missal is the Mass in Some Places (pro aliquibus locis) of The Flight Into Egypt.  In honor of this day, I share the following prayers and meditations i ... discuss

Today is the optional memorial of the Seven Holy Founders of the Order of Servites.These seven men were born at Florence and led lives as hermits on Monte Senario, especially venerating the Blessed Vi ... discuss

I am pleased to participate in Andy LaVallee’s book-launch blog tour, hosted by Ellen Gable Hrkach of Full Quiver Publishing. Entrepreneur Andrew LaValee was living in the fast lane and had no ... discuss

(also Mesrob, Mashtotz, Armenian: Մեսրոպ Մաշտոց) (361 or 362, Hatsik, in Taron - February 17, 440, Echmiadzin) was an Armenian monk, theologian and linguist. He is best known for having in ... discuss

was an Irish monk, trained at Iona in Scotland, who Succeeded Saint Aidan as governor of the Church in Northumbria and became Bishop of Lindisfarne from 651 until 661. Originally from Ireland, he foun ... discuss

“But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.” AK ... discuss

Rep. Leon Rideout’s Facebook page was recently full of pictures of a beautiful newborn. He and his wife are proud grandparents once again. With the blessed event coming only a few days before th ... discuss

When I was a teenager I was pressured into an abortion by my dad.  Having hidden my pregnancy for over 4 months my baby was fully formed by the time I underwent a 2nd trimester saline abortion, ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. This is the final article (Part VI) in a series; find Part I here, Part II here, Part III here, Part IV here and Part V here. Let us seize this moment right now and renew ... discuss

Janani Luwum was born in 1922. His father was a convert to Christianity. Janani was sent to school and eventually became a schoolteacher. In 1948 he was converted. He became very active in the East Af ... discuss

WHAT IS LENT?"Lent is a retreat that the Church gives us in order to re-focus on what should be first in our lives. The purpose of Jesus' life was to glorify the Father and save the world. ..Lent is n ... discuss

At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under date of 14 February. One is described as a priest at Rome, another as bishop of Interamna ... discuss

Mayor Sally Lee declared Sorsogon City a “Pro-Life City” on February 2, in honor of pro-life month in the Philippines. The executive order highlights pertinent provisions of the Philippine Constit ... discuss

Sorsogon City Mayor Sally Lee with husband, Governor Raul Lee — both are pro-life advocates! SORSOGON CITY, Philippines — Mayor Sally Lee declared Sorsogon City a “Pro-Life City” on ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Feb 13, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA).- Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and lega ... discuss

Eormenhilde, Hermynhild) (d. c.700), queen of Mercia, abbess of Ely. She was the daughter of Erconbert, king of Kent, and of his wife *Sexburga, who was sister of *Etheldreda. Ermengild married Wulfhe ... discuss

President's Day - February 16, 2015by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: I won’t be around to see it, but I have little doubt that future historians and others will conclude that President Barack Hu ... discuss

One giant list of fiction to inspire them all and in the light to find them. Oh. Sorry. I've begun rereading the Lord of the Rings and it does show a bit! This is a huge list to be sure. But it has so ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 12, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While church attendees dwindle in Germany, questions have arisen once again over the controversial state-imposed church tax – and whether i ... discuss

(from 02/12)(also spelled Aethelwald, Ethelwold, etc.) was Bishop of Lindisfarne from 721 until 740.Leather worker and bookbinder. Monk. Assistant to Saint Cuthbert. Prior and abbot of Old Melrose mon ... discuss

PRINCIPAL Education: Elementary, FT EmployeeBlessed Sacrament Catholic School (Charleston, SC)Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and School is seeking a new principal for the 2015-2016 school year. Qua ... discuss

Frances Jane Crosby (March 24 1820 – February 12 1915) usually known as Fanny Crosby, was an American lyricist best known for her Protestant Christian hymns. A lifelong Methodist, she was one of the ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2015 / 05:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis made a surprise stop at a shantytown on his way to celebrate Mass at a Roman parish Feb. 8 – a “secret” plan that ... discuss

The feast of Our Lady of  Lourdes, which we celebrate on February 11, has always had a special place in my heart -- not only because of my French family background and living in a small French vi ... discuss

This is funny. Reminds me of the rules my mama never told me I’d need to make posts I have here. 10. All the Other Gross Things. We were at a friend’s house the other day, and I walked into ... discuss

RORATE EXCLUSIVE: Open letter by Archbishop on the crisis in the ChurchFull text also on their site.  (they say it can be posted or linked to , so I am given the devastating contents)'It is ... discuss

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Albert Gibson in Belfast - with whom I'm pictured (right). Albert is the patriarch of the Gibson family, a family which has provided truly great pro-life leade ... discuss

(c. 480 - 543) was born in Italy, she was the twin sister of Benedict of Nursia.Gregory the Great, in his Dialogues, tells us that she was a nun and leader of a community for women at Plombariola abou ... discuss

Guess what? You've just been prayed for (by me) and blessed by God!How did this happen?Simple. Once you understand — or probably better worded — once you believe — that God can and does do ... discuss

Today has been a sad day. My brothers (who are twins) dog, Magnus, that they shared died unexpectedly today. They got him when he was a puppy and he was in our family for almost eight years. He's been ... discuss

Text: Mark 1:1-8Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.This is the time of the year that the Christmas boxes come out of storage.  Yes, it is the time of year ... discuss

Text:  Mark 1:29-39Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.The Season of Epiphany will be ending next week with a big, bright bang of glory, as we hear about Je ... discuss

Abortion activists and the liberal media have ganged up on yet another pro-life legislator for saying babies conceived in rape are human beings worthy of respect and who should not be aborted. The dus ... discuss

Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSAfter making the crossing to the other side of the sea,Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaretand t ... discuss

Baby Leo’s parents did not know he had Down syndrome until after he was born on Jan. 21 in an Armenian hospital. If they had known before his birth, statistics suggest he may not be alive today. Acc ... discuss

Ano ito?  Vestal ladies? Eh ito? And blue cassocks!Si Saint John Bosco, ginawang Blessed Sacrament. Incensation while the thurifer is walking backwards. Ano ito? ... discuss

Double (1955 Calendar): February 9St. Cyril, patriarch of Alexandria, was known as the Doctor of the Incarnation. He took a fearless stand against the Nestorian heretics who denied that the Second Per ... discuss

Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)by GABY HUNDZAThrough Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of lips that openly profe ... discuss

Then the king will say to those on his right, “Come, my Father has blessed you! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. I was hungry, and you gave me something to ea ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do; Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Th ... discuss

Thankfully, God is forgetful. “Yet you did not call upon me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of me, O Israel! But you have burdened me with your sins, you have wearied me with your iniquities. ... discuss

Abortion Shockwaves: February will provide an opportunity, early in this effort, to focus on a population devastated by abortion loss. African-American women constitute only about 13 percent of the ... discuss

Roman soldier and covert Christian during a time of persecution. Exposed as a Christian, a military tribunal decided he was a good soldier who had made a mistake, told him to reconsider, and set him f ... discuss

We deal with it fairly often. Or maybe not that often; perhaps it just seems more frequent than it actually is. But at least a couple times a year, at least for the docs anyway. Pregnant women get sic ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 6, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid concern over whether or not October's Synod on the Family will protect the Church's teaching on marriage, one lay initiative is calling upon ... discuss

Timothy, Titus, and Silas all appear in the New Testament writings as missionary companions of and co-workers with, the Apostle Paul.Titus is mentioned as a companion of Paul in some of his epistles ( ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 5, 2015 / 02:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator of Archbishop Oscar Romero's cause for beatification, said the martyr's life was a chastisement of mod ... discuss

The saints of the day for February 6 are St. Paul Miki and companions, martyrs.These twenty-six martyrs are sometimes called the martyrs of Nagasaki and the martyrs of Japan. St. Francis Xavier brough ... discuss

Lima, Peru, Feb 5, 2015 / 02:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Polish priest killed by a Communist group in Peru were among those recognized as martyrs by Pope Francis on Feb. 3. Father Michele Tomaszek an ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco “Feminism” wears many hats. In some circles, it is the no-brainer idea that women are of equal value to men. In other places, it carries a more radical banner that advocates f ... discuss

(from 2/5)Agatha of Sicily or Saint Agatha (d. 251) is a Christian saint. Her memorial day is on February 5 according to the Gregorian calendar and February 18 on the Julian calendar (still used by so ... discuss

By JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND | LOS ANGELES — In January, Pope Francis confirmed that he would canonize Blessed Junípero Serra, the 18th-century Franciscan missionary celebrated for his out ... discuss

The saint of the day for February 5 is St. Agatha, the patron saint against breast cancer.Agatha was born in Sicily, the daughter of rich and pious parents. At a young age, she consecrated herself to ... discuss

TweetBy Maaike RosendalThe day was just dawning as familiar sounds slowly awoke me. I could hear our two-year old throwing his stuffed animals from the top bunk to the floor, then climbing down the la ... discuss

Chicago, Ill., Feb 3, 2015 / 05:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite the uncertainty that comes with cancer, Cardinal Francis George, the retired Archbishop of Chicago, says his days are filled with gratit ... discuss

In the blog, Ancient Paths, Ashley McMillan reflects on the gift of life as a disabled person in a “throwaway culture,” that is a culture that rids itself of people it doesn’t want. She explains ... discuss

Going through a home foreclosure often can be a painful and difficult experience. I feel blessed to say my family has never had to go through the process, though it did happen to the previous owners o ... discuss

God has accomplished much through 40 Days for Life … and every victory has started with one person’s faith. The blessings — from lives saved … to abortion centers shutting down ... discuss

In 2014, God has blessed 40 Days for Life in many ways … in response to your prayers! We wanted to do a “top ten” list … but there were just too many great stories! So we settl ... discuss

What is this I am reading that there are people who had boxes of candles blessed yesterday at Candlemas only to sell it online?!SIMONY!!! ... discuss

Today, February 3, we commemorate St. Blaise, a physician and Bishop of Sebaste, Armenia in the 4th century. He lived in a cave on Mount Argeus and was a healer of men and animals. According to legend ... discuss

via Medieval Saints yahoo Group:St. Blaise has achieved perennial popularity in both the East of his origin (hewas bishop of Sebastea in Armenia) and in the West. However, like many anotherfavored sai ... discuss

(or Blasius Βλάσιος, Armenian: Սուրբ Բարսեղ) was a physician and bishop of Sebaste (modern Sivas), Armenia. According to his Acta he was martyred by being beaten, attacked with iron ... discuss

(from the archives): (The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1631) Today is the Feast of Candlemas ... the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Presentation of Christ in ... discuss

On Saturday, the women at our church listened to this sermon by Ligon Duncan. Hands down, it’s one of the most powerful presentations of the Gospel I’ve ever heard.  He expounds upon Numb ... discuss

and the Purification of Mary2 February, New Testament The Presentation of Our Lord at the Temple, one of the Christological feasts of the Christian Church, is Scripture's final infancy narrative conc ... discuss

Fr. Nicolas SchwizerThe Blessed Trinity should be the center of our faith and of our daily life.  And there is no doubt that our God wants to be the source, the meaning, the goal and the joy of o ... discuss

Text:  Mark 1:21-28Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Who knows how long this evil spirit had been attending the synagogue.  Had the evil spirit been ... discuss

Since reverting back to my Catholic Faith, this is one of my favorite feasts. I just love the look and feel of candlelight!Candlemas is a feast of hope. It comes halfway between winter and spring. It ... discuss

Over the past week or so, there's one topic that I've been chatting about with some of my guy friends: the Confiteor. What is the Confiteor you may ask? It's this prayer..."I confess to almighty Godan ... discuss

Rick Fitzgibbons with a clear call to the Bishops to listen to St. John Paul II and Blessed Paul VI. A clear and scientifically irrefutable relationship exists between the use of contraceptives and ... discuss

Compared to all other cities in the United States, Chicago has more Tridentine Latin Masses each Sunday than anywhere else.  In fact, Chicago serves as an important base for the Institute of Chri ... discuss

A very important goal of our “When King Was Swing” ministry in nursing homes and other senior centers is to develop quality, ongoing friendships with residents, residents’ families, and staff. & ... discuss

Today I drove to the Cathedral in downtown L.A. It may not seem like a big deal to most of you but when you've had anxiety/panic disorder for half of your life, it's a huge deal. It took me quite a wh ... discuss

Abuja, Nigeria, Jan 26, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Against the background of continuing attacks by radical Islamist group Boko Haram, bishops in Nigeria are appealing for military aid from Wes ... discuss

It is surprising that so-called great orators and defenders of the Faith are against this practice, but when it came to the Host passing at the Manila Cathedral and Luneta Masses of the Holy Father, ... discuss

From the Funeral Sermon on Henry VII.FORASMUCH as this honourable audience now is here assembled to prosecute the funeral observances and ceremonies about this most noble prince late our king and sove ... discuss

Abortion, euthanasia, domestic abuse, gang related violence, terrorism, murder, mass shootings, expressions of hatred or racism and other acts contrary to the dignity of persons… all of these crimes ... discuss

Memorial Service for Brenda Grinager, (January 23, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (John 10:27–30) TITLE: “Hearing the Voice of the Good Shepherd” ... discuss

PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH UNITY OCTAVEJanuary 18 through 25 Official Octave Prayer (to be recited daily)ANTIPHON: That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me and I in Thee; that they also maybe one ... discuss

18 January, New Testament Today we celebrate God's blessed revelation to the disciples that Jesus was more than a good man, a holy man, an outstanding teacher, or an awesome miracle worker: Thus, we ... discuss

Love this lady! For the past few years, our family has had the privilege of working with the Brighter Days Food Pantry which partners with Austin Area’s Texas Capital Food Bank to feed the hung ... discuss

Text:  Mark 1:4-11Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Out in the wilderness by the Jordan River we find John the Baptist eating grasshoppers and wild honey, ... discuss

Once again, sub-zero temperatures have prevented me from goingMy parish in winter to the Church on the hill from my little house, for Mass. I could not take the Blessed Sacrament so I had to sett ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Rhyme and Reason for Christian Faith Hope and Love The Creator of the universe and everything in it said this, “blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be filled“. ... discuss

Unable to attend church this morning due to sickness, so thought I would have church with you guys today. :) Reading James 1 this morning out of the NASB, unless otherwise noted. Plain text indicates ... discuss

IAt my last doctor's appointment (on the 26th), I was told not to exercise because I was underweight. My metabolism is apparently really fast so I burn calories easier than I can put them on. No, don' ... discuss

n the Winter of My Discontent The bitterness of winter has nestled in. It has filled the crevices of my soul in such a way as to render barrenness the only hope and future. Cold emptiness drifts acro ... discuss

Boston, Mass., Jan 6, 2015 / 09:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A vandal’s placement of a decapitated pig’s head at a Nativity scene at a Catholic church in Massachusetts shocked locals, but they ... discuss

It started off like any normal day. I got up. I received a call that my godson's surgery went well. I prayed the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary while cooking breakfast. I ate. I ran errands. ... discuss

Hello blog readers, please consider supporting one of the ministries that is nearest and dearest to my heart. Chloe from Eternal Hope Memorial Portraits is an incredible artist who draws gorgeous memo ... discuss

Personhood is a shift back to a Christ-centered view on the sanctity of life and all dignity of life issues. We begin with a recognition of the dignity of the human person at all stages of developmen ... discuss

VIDEO: A 2008 performance of "March of the Kings" ("Marche Des Rois") by Nowell Sing We Clear (Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, Andy Davis and John Roberts) at Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vermont.+  ... discuss

We at The Interim hope you had a blessed and joyful Christmas holiday and wish everyone a happy new year. In our December 2014 edition, we looked at the top 14 life and family stories from 2014. In ... discuss

“My soul magnifies the Lord,and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,for He has looked on the humble estate of His servant.For behold, from now on all generationswill call me blessed; for He who is m ... discuss

 Coronation of the Virgin with St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. John the Evangelist, St. John the BaptistJust as I mentioned yesterday on the Octave Day of St. Stephen, very little information i ... discuss

2 January AD 1883; transferred to 3 January* Charles Porterfield Krauth was born in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), on 17 March 1823. He was son of the noted Lutheran pastor Dr. Charles Ph ... discuss

Virgin & Child Under an Apple Tree, Lucas Cranach the ElderVirgin-born! we bow before Thee!Blessed was the Maid who bore Thee,Mary, Mother, meek and mild,Blessed was she in her Child.Blessed was the f ... discuss

An objection to abolition that is becoming slightly more common as the realisation grows that the usual pro-abortion arguments don't hold any water is derived from the so-called "test for adultery" in ... discuss

Very little information is readily available on the Internet for the celebrations that were part of Catholic celebration before the 1950s began to see changes to the Missal.  The 1962 Roman Catho ... discuss

Circumcision of our Lord by Guercino, 1646 For information on the spirituality and devotions for today's feast, not just the Mass Prayers, please click here.Traditional Propers:INTROIT Isaiah 9:6A Chi ... discuss

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Happy New Year, and a blessed Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God! What a special feast day this is!On this first day of 2015, just eight days after the feast of the birth of Christ, we remember the ... discuss

Image from Chant ArtAll the feasts of Our Lady are great events, because they are opportunities the church gives us to show with deeds that we love Mary. But if I had to choose one from among all her ... discuss

The Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord is a Christian celebration of the circumcision of Jesus.Eight days (according to the Semitic and southern European calculation of intervals of days) after his ... discuss

A ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

The following is a chapter from a book by Elisabeth Elliot that richly blessed and encouraged me, so I wanted to pass it along, as I'm sure it will impact others with similar experiences as well..."If ... discuss

“On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, six geese a-laying ...”Geese were among the first birds to be domesticated. As our ancestors made the transformation from hunting and gathe ... discuss

__________________________________Note: This sermon is highly indebted to Rev. Donavon Riley and Dr. Norman Nagel.  It has been reformatted, edited, added to, and adapted by Pr. Richard for ... discuss

This morning, I spoke during Mass in the parish church of St Theresa of the Child Jesus, in north west London, about the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome last October. Interestingly, my talk ... discuss

Blessed Cardinal John Newman once said this about holiness: “To obtain the gift of holiness is the work of a... The post To Be Holy appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

Happy Third Day of ChristmasPatron Saints Index: Saint John the Apostle: "The only one of the Twelve not to forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion, standing at the foot of the cross. Made guard ... discuss

27 December, New Testament Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist, a son of Zebedee, was one of the twelve apostles. With his brother James and Simon Peter, he formed an inner circle among the Twelve: Th ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

son of Zebedee, was one of the twelve apostles of Our Lord. Together with his brother James and with Simon Peter, he formed a kind of inner circle of Three among the Twelve, in that those three were p ... discuss

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! Jesus, the Son of God, the Saviour of the world, is born for us, born in Bethlehem of a Virgin, fulfilling the ancient prophecies. The Virgin’s name is ... discuss

The adoration of the shepherdsWe are now in the Christmas season in which we celebrate the birth of our Savior.  God is born as a man, like His Creation in every way except sin.  And how did ... discuss




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