Topic: blessed

"Buddy Christ" from DogmaIf you interact on the web, or with folks in your hometown you may come across Christians who tend to believe that Jesus Christ was the nicest of nice person who ever walked t ... discuss

This timely warning comes from the recent newsletter of the Society of St. Vincent Ferrer.  Let us do all that we can in the next year to spread the news of Fatima, to participate in our Lady's r ... discuss

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

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

Along the road that is my life, time and again I've been impacted by friends and strangers.  In our fast paced society many of us lost touch with something as basic as human relationships.  ... discuss

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

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

Here are the words to a hymn from the 1800’s.  It fits right in with out consideration of the breath of God and how He breathes life into all persons on Earth.  The lyrics are by Edwin Hat ... discuss

  Thank you for sharing these beautiful tributes for Mother’s Day 2016! Featured Stories: “Both me and my sister are adopted and you would never know it. I am so much like my mo ... discuss

Veni pater pauperum,veni dator munerum,veni lumen cordium.Come, thou Father of the poor!Come, thou Source of all our store!Come, within our bosoms shine!MeditationThe gift of Fear fills us with a sove ... 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

Olive TreesQuestion: "Is the Church the new Israel? I heard this idea disparaged as "Replacement Theology." Also, how are we to understand the the term "New Jerusalem"? Is it Heaven? The Church? A lit ... discuss

Today’s article was sparked by a question from a long-time reader of the site. “With the sad removal from ministry of yet another prominent pastor, I’ve been wondering how we are to view ... discuss

During this Ascentiontide as we prepare to celebrate the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary at Pentecost, there is a lesser known feastday to our Lady on the Satur ... discuss

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

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

Brothers and sisters, I am going to ask you to pray for the Philippines today and over the weekend. The situation is urgent and it appears that earthly means for a just outcome in their elections are ... discuss

The Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseIt’s Kentucky Derby/Triple Crown time. This post is for Catholic families and people in the Thoroughbred industry – jockeys, trainers, horse owners and farm owne ... discuss

Pentecost – the great birthday of the Church is only nine days away! Are you getting excited? If not, you should be. This is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of the great graces and gifts t ... discuss

Rogation Day procession, circa 1945, at Portsmouth AbbeyIntroitHe heard my voice from His holy temple, alleluia: and my cry before Him came into His ears, alleluia, alleluia. -- (Ps. 17. 2, 3). I will ... discuss

Engratia, Lupercius, Julia, Caius, Crescentius, Successus, Martial, Urban, Quintilian, Publius, Fronto, Felix, Cecilian, Evodius, Primitivus, Apodemius, and four men all sharing the name Saturninus, w ... discuss

was an Irish monk of whom little is known except that he was one of the most active early Scottish saints judging from the trail of place names (usually "Kildonan") stretching from Galloway to Perth a ... discuss

John Kulikos was born in the Greek district of Epirus, in the city of Ioannina. His parents were pious, but he was orphaned at an early age, and he went to Constantinople. With the means left him by h ... discuss

(Elphege, AElfheah) was born about 953, during the second major period of Viking raids against England. He became first a monk and then a hermit, and then was appointed Abbot of Bath. In 984 he became ... discuss

was a soldier and martyr who suffered around 303 at Lydda (Diospolis) in Palestine. The earliest surviving record of him is a church inscription in Syria, dated about 346. Commemorations of him are nu ... discuss

Died c. 490. Bishop and Patron of Elphin, in Ireland, one of St. Patrick's converts, and worker in iron. In the Tripartite Life of St Patrick (ed. Whitley Stokes) we read: Bishop St Assic was Patrick' ... discuss

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

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

(Transferred to 2 May 2016)Saint Philip was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Later Christian traditions describe Philip as the apostle who proselytized in Greece, Syria, and Phrygia. He was martyr ... discuss

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

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

I wish I could have looked into Lily's lovely blue eyes and met her before saying "see you soon, my love." I know that sentiment is nothing new... However, I was recently comforted by the thought that ... discuss

God inscribed our names in his registry before the foundation of the world, before creating the heavens, before flinging the galaxies across the sky. He chose us in the misty eons of eternity past, lo ... discuss

On this, the Feast Day of Saint George, patron saint of England, we wish all our English friends, visitors and all those throughout the world whose roots are in that "sceptred isle," a proud, blesse ... discuss

Running Through My Head Today:  Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip PhillipsGrateful For:How the value of stories has played out in our family over the years. This is especially obvious with Ria, who wro ... discuss

Running Through My Head Today:Weird. I'm not sure that I have a song running through my head this morning.Grateful For:Gus and Ria at Mirror Lake in YosemiteHomeschooling.  No, it's not perfect. ... discuss

“And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their ... discuss

“. . . and he died for all, that they who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who died for them and has been raised.”  (DBT)  (Read these scriptures and more at http:// ... discuss

By Peter Kwasniewski, Ph.D. See Part I here, Part II here, Part III here. Friedrich Nietzsche is a notoriously anti-Christian author, and, while in rhetoric he is second to none, he is pathetically w ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the ... discuss

Every now and then, The Good Men Project falls into the trap that is progressivism. Most of the time they manage to avoid it.It’s in the quietness of solitude that a man can really see and hear hims ... discuss

With this entry, I begin to chronicle my temporary Sunday wanderlust, in the form of an experience at a different parish church each Sunday. It will run each week until I'm tired of running.+ &nb ... discuss

Photo by Goldfish Stew Do you call yourself liberal? This post is meant for you. Do you call yourself liberal? I know that there is a spectrum: very liberal, somewhat liberal, and a little liberal. ... discuss

Is the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Symbol an example of pandering to Islam?At one time or another we have all looked at a logo and wondered what its meaning is or what hidden subliminal ... discuss

Chapter Five Paragraphs 165 - 198Lord, please make Topsy and Tuptim stop it.In order to work off their frustration, Topsy and Tuptim meet at the track after their Amoris Laetitia class with Fr. Jimmy ... discuss

The two Mary's weep at the foot of the cross.I can't say I was especially surprised by the revelation that Michael Voris' past sins involved living an active homosexual lifestyle. He's candid about be ... discuss

The pope, thinking Topsy and Tuptim are eco-fascistsTopsy and Tuptim meet at the playground with their grandchildren for a play date. They sit on a bench drinking coffee and watching the youngsters cl ... discuss

I was reading Fr. Jerry Pokorsky's article at The Catholic Thing this morning about non-judgmental clergy, a real indictment against priests who refuse to be shepherds warning their sheep. Instead, th ... discuss

Chapter Eight Paragraphs 291 - 312Footnote? What footnote was that?Topsy and Tuptima navigate the traffic in downtown Washington, D.C. passing the Smithsonian and the Capitol building, turning on Nort ... discuss

Jacinta being carried to protect her from the crowd.Italian Police Uncover Islamic Plot to Attack the VaticanIt is Spring 2016. One hundred years ago during this season in Portugal (the children could ... discuss

Feeling down in the dumps? Need a lift? Take a hike in the George Washington National Forest. You will be blessed by the God of surprises with all kinds of little gifts. Here are a few He gave me toda ... discuss

Just a few hours ago, HLI’s staff in Front Royal gathered in the priests’ residence to say goodbye to Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro before he hopped into the moving truck and headed toward hi ... discuss

Russian icon of the Trinity by Andrey Rublev, between 1408 and 1425GENESIS 1:1-31 I like the fact that even though the Trinity is not formally mentioned anywhere in the Bible, we start hearing about i ... discuss

For those of you who celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord on Sunday, please follow this link to the ferial Night Prayer for Thursday in the Sixth Week of Easter. Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours ... discuss

For those who celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord on Sunday, please follow this link to the Evening Prayer for Thursday in Week 6 of Easter Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 10 ... discuss

PART-TIME BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR Clerical/Administrative, PT EmployeeOur Lady of Blessed Sacrament (West Point, VA)Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in West Point, VA is seeking a part-tim ... discuss

For those who celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord on Sunday, please follow this link to the Midafternoon Prayer for Thursday in Week 6 of Easter Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinar ... discuss

For those of you who celebrate Ascension on Sunday please follow this link to Today’s Morning Prayer for Thursday in Week 6 of Easter Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 10 ... discuss

For those of you who celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord on Sunday, please follow this link to the Office of Readings for Thursday in Week 6 of Easter. Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: ... discuss

Penny Young Nanceis president and CEOConcerned Women for Americaby Penny Young Nance: We have so many opportunities in the workforce, yet women are often still told that we’ve got to run ourselves ... discuss

Paul Washer preaching on the “narrow way” and explains why it’s necessary to examine yourself to see if you’re in the faith. Are Allah and Yahweh the Same? – R.C. S ... discuss

4 May AD 1876 Friedrich Conrad Dietrich Wyneken stands along-side C.F.W. Walther and Wilhelm Sihler as one of the founding fathers of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. He was born to P ... discuss

The silence of the church on key issues of our day is deafening.  By remaining silent on these issues, for fear of controversy, the church unilaterally makes itself irrelevant.  When it's ju ... discuss

On April 17, we honor Blessed Mary of the Incarnation.  Also known as Barbara Avrillot and Madame Acarie, she is recognized as the "mother and foundress of the (Discalced) Carmel in France". She ... discuss

 “Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God within.” -- Cardinal Tmothy Dolan“Here is the difference between the joys of the world and the cross of Jesus Christ: after having tasted ... discuss

St. Agnes of MontepulcianoApril 20 is the feast of St. Agnes of Montepulciano, a Dominican abbess and foundress in medieval Tuscany. Seventy years after Agnes died St. Catherine of Siena made a pilgri ... discuss

April 21 is the feast of St. Anslem, a Benedictine monk, abbot, philosopher and theologian, who held the office of archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. He is a Doctor of the Church who is known ... discuss

1.  The most important item on my Quick Takes List is this (drum roll):Coming May 13, on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, my new book, Learning to Love With the Saints a Spiritual Memoir.  S ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Louis de Montfort, a French priest and confessor. He was a renowned preacher and missionary, who founded the Missionaries of the Company of Mary (for priests and brother ... discuss

May is the month of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. As a child, I remember attending a Catholic parochial school named in honor of Mary taught by the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre D ... discuss

The Pentecost 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 CONSECRATI ... discuss

"The religious order founded by St. Katharine Drexel has decided to sell the 44-acre Bensalem estate housing its mother house and the shrine with the saint's tomb.Facing the plight of other orders wit ... discuss

TweetBy Maaike Rosendal Recently my daughter Tisa and I went to the doctor for a checkup. While driving to our appointment, I told her what would happen. “She’ll look how big you are…” ... discuss

From the Pieta:For each Mass we hear with devotion, Our Lord sends a saint to comfort us at death (Revelation of Christ to St. Gertrude the Great).St Padre Pio, the stigmatic priest, said, the world c ... discuss

"No one will have any other desire in heaven than what God wills; and the desire of one will be the desire of all; and the desire of all and of each one will also be the desire of God" (St. Anselm, Le ... discuss

A fascinating article from SSPX.org in one of these special years of grace when Good Friday falls on the Feast of the Annunciation:Since the 10th century, whenever Good Friday falls on March 25th, the ... discuss

SemiDouble (1955 Calendar): April 22Pope St. Soter succeed Pope St. Anicetus as the head of the Holy Catholic Church in 167 and served as the Vicar of Christ until his martyrdom in 175 AD. We possess ... discuss

 This year, the traditional devotion of 15 Tuesdays in honor of St. Dominic begins tomorrow on Tuesday, April 26th. As a postulant in Order of Preachers, this devotion is especially dear to me. ... discuss

Double (1955 Calendar): April 27Today is the Feast of St. Peter Canisius, SJ.  The Roman Martyrology declares in its entry for him:St. Peter Canisius, priest of the Society of Jesus, confess ... discuss

Guest Post by: David MartinConcerning the many controversial "surprise" statements that Pope Francis has made, we've heard the argument for months that the "media is twisting his words" or that "he is ... discuss

The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona by Bellini (1509 A.D.)Double (1955 Calendar): April 29In honor of this feast of the Dominican martyr, St. Peter of Verona, we read from the Martyrology of A ... discuss

In this world, so much attention is paid to pop culture icons dying and fads.  Why are the papers not covered with this story?  This is true NEWS.  This is a miracle!  Bread has tu ... discuss

Guest Post by David MartinOn EWTN’s April 14, World Over Live program hosted by Raymond Arroyo, canon law expert Fr. Gerald Murray and Robert Royal, Catholic author and president of the Faith and Re ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1655 (Midafternoon) Proper of Seasons: 757 (antiphon, reading) Midafternoon Prayer for the 4th Sunday of Easter, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1045 Proper of Seasons: 750 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 1490 Office of Readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter God, come to my assistance.— ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalter: 1655 (Series III, Midafternoon) Proper of Seasons: 766 (reading, concluding prayer) Midafternoon Prayer for Monday ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Proper of Seasons: 766 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 1522 Midday Prayer for Monday in Week 4 of Easter, using the Current Psalmody God, come ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1651 (Midmorning) Proper of Seasons: 765 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midmorning Prayer for Monday in W ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Page 1619 Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Page 1264 Christian Prayer: Page 1034 Night Prayer after Evening Prayer I in the Season of Easter God, come to ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1064 Proper of Seasons: 748 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 1485 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 496 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 92 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1655 (Midafternoon) Proper of Seasons: 747 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midafternoon Prayer for Saturda ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 745 Psalter: Saturday, Week III, 1476 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 494 Psalter: Saturday, Week I ... discuss

April 15, 2016 Following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, on the announcement of a new pastoral assignment to begin May 1st for Monsignor Ignacio Bar ... discuss

On April 15, we celebrate the feast of Blessed César de Bus, a priest, teacher, and founder of two religious congregations: the Fathers of Christian Doctrine and the Daughters of Christian Doctrine. ... discuss

I printed the letter to Lily that I wrote and read aloud to her at her Celebration of Life Service in March 2010, to include in her scrapbook. I thought it was worth re-sharing here.****************** ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Page 1642 Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Page 1285 Christian Prayer: Page 1052 Night Prayer for Friday in the Season of Easter God, come to my assistanc ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1655 (Midafternoon) Proper of Seasons: 739 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midafternoon Prayer for Friday ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 737 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1458 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 491 Psalter: Friday, Week III, ... discuss

 Guest Post by David MartinPope Francis is not happy with his good bishops. For the past several months he has showed irritation toward Vatican conservatives who oppose his synodal proposals that ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 14 is St. Lidwina, also known as Lydwina of Shiedam, a Dutch mystic. St. Lidwina is the patron of skaters and against sickness. In modern times, she is believed to ... discuss

The televangelist is set to appear at the SECC in June in a meeting organised by the Destiny Evangelical church. Dollar is a proponent of the Prosperity Gospel that says being rich is God’s will and ... discuss

Do not be overly inflamed or infatuated by the political process. Jesus is king; he is going nowhere. He is the one who enthrones and dethrones. No ruler exists who is not placed there by his sovereig ... discuss

Providence, R.I., Apr 13, 2016 / 05:21 pm (CNA).- As part of his birthday celebration April 1, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I., had the privilege of meeting and sharing a birthday celebrati ... discuss

Guthlac was the son of Penwald, a minor prince from the Royal Mercian House of Icling, and his wife, Tette. Born around AD 673, he was a serious child, not given to boyish pranks. Yet upon reaching ma ... discuss

Leovigild, King of the Visigoths, had two sons, Hermenegild and Recared, who reigned conjointly with him. All three were Arians, but Hermenegild married a. zealous Catholic, the daughter of Sigebert, ... discuss

Apathy makes me angry. Why? Because it steals. It kills. It destroys. Recently I have taken a hard look at the areas in my life that I haven’t wanted to touch with a ten-foot pole. Most of these ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Page 1624 Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Page 1283 Christian Prayer: Page 1049 Night Prayer for Thursday in the Season of Easter God, come to my assist ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1655 (Midafternoon) Proper of Seasons: 731 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midafternoon Prayer for Thursda ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 729 Psalter: Thursday, Week III, 1435 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 489 Psalter: Thursday, Week I ... discuss

Ever have something that seems to control your mind, but no matter how much you try to let go of it, it is always there taunting you? I think this is particularly true if you have been deeply hurt an ... discuss

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Here is an email I shared with a work associate. I share it to reveal how powerfully catechesis can be both in life and in death, both in yours and others.________________[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 ... discuss

Image source: ancoraonline.it.On Friday, as I’m sure most of you know, the Vatican Press released Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Predictably, everyone wh ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1655 (Midafternoon) Proper of Seasons: 724 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midafternoon Prayer for Wednesd ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1651 (Midmorning) Proper of Seasons: 723 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midmorning Prayer for Wednesday i ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 721 Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1420 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 486 Psalter: Wednesday, Week ... discuss

PRINCIPAL (PK-8) Education: Elementary, FT EmployeeOffice of Catholic Schools (Grand Rapids, MI)Principal for Pre-kindergarten through 8th Grade Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (ABVM) School in ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - I write words and music about the rhyme and reason of life. Would you say you’re abounding in faith with thanksgiving? If you’re a Christian, you’ve probably been t ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his in ... discuss

If things are going well in your home right now, don’t be fooled into thinking that somehow you have made it that way. Look again; your home is broken beneath the surface and able to disintegrate i ... discuss

Thomas Cole, the Course of Empire: DestructionThe mallet strikes hard wood and there you are, in the defendant chair. A court has been convened, the judge sits high on the bench robbed in black, and ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Do not put an innocent or honest person to death, f ... discuss

I would like to thank everyone who sent in suggestions and helpful advice to me as I traveled to Rome for Holy week.  A few weeks ago I shared my itinerary, and with most plans, I didn't stick to ... discuss

When we think of David’s sin with Bathsheba we usually consider the events surrounding the incident (2 Samuel 11:1-26), the horrible consequences (2 Sam. 12:10-15), David’s agonizing repentance (P ... discuss

He always loves me with that flawless love.  He loves me when I’m following him closely; he still loves me when I stumble and fall.  I don’t have to gain his approval, check off a list he gave m ... discuss

Governor Otter signed SB1404 into law on Tuesday, April 5th.  This landmark legislation, known as the Idaho Unborn Infants Dignity Act, makes a huge step forward in affirming the value of the preborn ... discuss

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has blessed the eyes of a 5-year-old Ohio girl who suffers from a rare genetic disease that is gradually robbing her of her sight. ... discuss

He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,2 T ... discuss

Human Life International has been blessed to work with and support many missionaries who spread the Gospel of Life to the far corners of the earth. True to the missionary tradition of the Church, we k ... discuss

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Peace, Forgiveness, Blessings, Belief, LifeJohn 20:19-31John's Gospel recounts for us the events of that first Easter Sunday evening, and also a week later. And as we stand, a week out from our own E ... discuss

Mercy changes everything. Fulton Sheen accurately called this week “the week that changed the world.” The reason this week changed the world — and changes us — is simple: the r ... discuss

The pictures from the Birmingham campaign’s closing vigil have a definite Good Friday feel — and in fact, many cities are holding special events outside abortion centers today to commemora ... discuss

I will not be using a Facebook anymore after the relic hunter and book writer was exposed of his modus operandi of luring young men as altar servers or followers of his "relic" ministry.I have verifie ... discuss

As a first generation immigrant from the Caribbean islands, life really came at me fast. In November 2010, at 17 years old, after a lifetime of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of my parents, ... discuss

Over the weekend, a leading pro-life figure in Catholic media passed away. Mother Angelica, the founder of the Catholic television network Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on Easter ... discuss

“...Just as he told them.”Luke 22:7-20Jesus always seems to have an eye on the future. Some might call him “forward-looking” or even “visionary”. He says something will happen, and it do ... discuss

“Remember Easter”Luke 24:1-12Christ is Risen! (He is risen indeed. Alelluia!)A blessed and joyous Easter Sunday to you, as we celebrate and remember the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! I ... discuss

Photos are of Ukrainian/Russian kids who climb skyscrapers without safety gearThe photographs I used to preface this post are of Russian and Ukrainian daredevils who climb skyscrapers under constructi ... discuss

Hey y'all! Just a quick post to wish y'all a Happy Easter! Alleluia! He is Risen! :DWhile I was trying to drift off to sleep last night, I had a very interesting thought pop up: why do we make a big d ... discuss

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

Making choices. And they began to debate among themselves who among them would do such a deed. Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week. Palm Sunday marks the start of a week in which tremendous, wor ... discuss

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25 March, New TestamentTransferred to 4 April AD 2016 NOTE: Regarding the transfer of this major feast, the Lutheran Service Book: Altar Book states on page 960, It is appropriate to observe this feas ... discuss

...bring on a snowstorm. Atticus was out of town Tuesday night, and the girls and I spent the evening in the kitchen -- baking cookies, sketching, listening to Betsy read aloud Regina Doman's The ... discuss

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Originally posted on March 19, 2015 with some new thoughts added.I took this picture of the sculpture of St. Joseph and the child Jesus at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels here in L.A. :)H ... discuss

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

Tony Funderburk - Tony Funderburk - The Truth in Words And Music Does the sign on your front door say Love Lives Here? I hope your life is going well, today. As I write this, it’s about to be a ... discuss

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In the life of Jesus Christ we find the idea of truth. Truth is described time and again by Jesus. But what is truth? Truth is indeed a great breathtaking challenge. What is the truth about life? ... discuss

One major criticism of the Catholic Church from many non-Catholic Christians is that Catholic devotions such as the Rosary, novenas, or even the Stations of the Cross are just repetitive, shallow prac ... discuss

We have criticized Islam, Protestants, Modernists and contraceptive/abortion advocates but NEVER has our Facebook account been deactivated only until I gathered evidence and started questioning this h ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Tony Funderburk - The Truth in Words And Music Have you ever committed any lawless deeds? Or are you perfect? Sounds like an old-fashioned expression, doesn’t it? Lawless deeds ... discuss

I have already posted about this yearly abuse of Sta. Cruz Church, an abuse meant to accommodate the pagan feast of the Chinese New Year.Now I can say that this is not a liturgical abuse but a clear m ... discuss

Birth control is the single biggest contributor to the immorality which is so prevalent in our world today.  Since the introduction of the birth control pill in 1960, sex has become nothing more ... discuss

Via the power of IFTTT Lent 2c, (February 21, 2016) Luke 13:31-35 TITLE: “Put Your Trust Where it Belongs” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text f ... discuss

February is generally a tough month for me emotionally.  Jacob turned four, my mom would've celebrated a birthday, and it marked two years since my surgery to remove the melanoma and lymph nodes ... discuss

I received a very disturbing news about a parish whose monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament got robbed on the eve of the parisH fiesta.After learning of the theft, the parish priest who is a li ... discuss

ImageChef.comEarlier this month, my friend Tamara pointed me to Britt Echtenkamp's "What You Should Give Up for Lent, Based on Your Personality Type." It was a fun post, with a quick rundown ... discuss

IntroductionToday we are going to be looking at the man Jesus and his depiction in the Bible.  We’ll look at the life of Jesus Christ, and how it was described by the apostle Paul. We’ll loo ... discuss

“Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual m ... discuss

Remember that graphic I shared at the beginning of 2016 that said… “Count your blessings instead of your crosses?” Then it went on to ask you to add up gains instead of losses, joys ... discuss

There has been much "giving" and some painful "taking away" these last few weeks at our shelter for street children, Mercy House.  I am both sad and happy to share the events with you in hopes th ... discuss

.The teachings of Jesus Christ go against everything in our world and in our universe. Charles Darwin taught us that "only the strong [or fittest] survive." And certainly our physical world bears ou ... discuss

9]> < ![endif]--> 0;">The city of Jerusalem is the highlight of any pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It is not just a city that has some 4,000 years of history, making it one of the oldest cities on ea ... discuss

It's a genuine privilege to be part of Our Sunday Visitor's blog tour for a new book from my friend, María Ruiz Scaperlanda. Here she is:Don't you want to sit down and have a cup of coffee with ... discuss

The St. Paul Center, which was founded by Dr. Scott Hahn, is offering a free Bible Study Series on the Bible and the Virgin Mary.  The series of 12 videos will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 10 ... discuss

“When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses,Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalemto present him to the Lord,just as it is written in the law of the Lord,E ... discuss

St. John's Lutheran Church, Frisco, TexasJanuary 31st, 2016Luke 8:4-15“The Parable of the Sower”Now here is a parable of Jesus – and a most blessed example – in that he actually spells out its ... discuss

I saw an article today published by the radical leftist website, AlterNet. I was intrigued by the title, "5 Reasons Ted Cruz Is Even More Dangerous Than Donald Trump, Both men would be disas ... discuss

In Saint Pope John Paul II's quarter century of addresses to the Roman Rota (1979 - 2005), he seemed to evidence growing and grave concern about possible misuse of marriage tribunals, even focusing ... discuss

Question: "How do we understand Psalm 87[88]:7 ["Against me is Thine anger made strong, and all Thy billows hast Thou brought upon me"] that we do in the Six Psalms of Matins? This Psalm is about Chri ... discuss

As we celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday, I am reminded of the importance of people of faith exercising their civic dutyvto ensure equal rights for everyone in America. Those today who misconst ... discuss

Question: "In Deuteronomy 28:66-67, Moses talks about fearing the day and night. What all is going on there? I know verse 66 is quoted in the hymns for the Exaltation as Christ our Life hanging before ... discuss

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Question: "In 1 Corinthians 11:10, when St Paul talks about women wearing head coverings "because of the angels," what does he mean by that? I have my ideas but I don't wanna trust my ideas." We ... discuss

Students for Life of America has decided to honor me and nine other pro-life Millennial leaders with a Defender of Life award at their conferences this month. This means a lot to me, as I see Students ... 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

1 Samuel 16:1-13 David is anointed as kingPhilippians 2:1-11 “Every knee shall bow”Matthew 2:1-12 “Where is he that is born king?”So far in this Advent Season we've seen Christ as our prophet ... discuss

Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolvedI really do love "A Christmas Story", about Ralphie, his love of Christmas and his earnest and d ... discuss

Merry Christmas, everyone! It’s been a quiet season here at Heavenly Springs, but I’m still here!  No worries. It’s all good.  Just the seasons of life.  Still, I couldn’t l ... discuss

This is from one of my church retreats... Prior to knowing Jesus as my Risen Savior, I don’t know if I had a sense, let alone understanding, what could be done through His will, and I really don ... discuss

Feel like sharing this with you... This reply is directed as much to Vicki Thorn as it is for a man's testimony. She came to our Respect Life Banquet on 1/31 at Holy Family Church in Rockford, IL a ... discuss

Dear Cecile Richards: I speak as a person who believes that all life is sacred. This includes the poor, those with disabilities, women, men, those without homes, those who are unborn, those with m ... discuss

What the hell is wrong with the Republican party?  The Republicans are supposed to be the life affirming party, the party who opposes the killing of the unborn, the defenders of the weak and powe ... discuss

My daughter Chrissy and her friend Mary pray in front of Our Lady. “The real crisis that our world is going through now is not essentially economic or political, but a ‘crisis of God,’” says ... discuss

Things have been quiet around here. We’ve welcomed our eighth child, who has us busy as she was 7 weeks early. (We hope to bring her home from the hospital soon.) I didn’t want the month t ... discuss

This post is in response is to Jayne, a traditionalist who has commented that I am not being fair to traditionalists by painting them all with the same brush.  We have gone back and forth on a pr ... discuss

The Daughters of St. PhilipQuestion: "What does St Paul mean when he says "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under o ... discuss

All Saints' DayRevelation 7:9-17November 1st, 2015Our text this All Saints' Day is from John's vision in Revelation – to be more clear, what Jesus Christ revealed to St. John. Revelation uses these ... discuss

The Relationship Idol "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for t ... discuss

In discussing the gun issue on Facebook from my personal account with some friends, a couple of studies were referred to me that show, generally, more guns, more murder. Now, it kinda’ does make sen ... discuss

Cover of New York PostI recently received a comment from a Catholic who asked that I list some positive accomplishments of Pope Francis. It's kind of a surprising request as the majority of Catholics ... discuss

Proper 22b, (October 4, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Mark 10:2–16; Genesis 2:18–25 Sermon 10-4-15.mp3 TITLE: “What God Has Joined Together ... discuss

Pentecost 19October 4th, 2015Mark 10:2-16"Christ on Marriage and Children"Dearly beloved, Jesus speaks to us today of marriage. And while our culture has its own ideas about marriage, our Lord, who c ... discuss

It's every God Fearing Americans worse nightmare. UN troops going door to door across the nation seizing personal firearms of every kind, leaving the average American with virtually no way to pro ... discuss

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 for it involves sinful speech. Remember your father and mother
when you sit among the great,
 or you may forget yourself in their presence, ... discuss

“In the Box” posts highlight new books I’ve received in the mail. It is time to showcase a few of the titles to arrive at my doorstep in the last few weeks. I’m truly blessed ... discuss

I need to share some straight talk with my blogosphere friends today about a dreamy statement I made many years ago. A statement that copious numbers of Believers and just plain old do-gooders make.&n ... discuss




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