Topic: blessed

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

This week, over 10 million people from around the world will sit under the ministry of Joel Osteen.  Thousands will be in attendance in Houston, Texas during one of their weekend services.  Million ... discuss

“During the years of his pastorate, Alexander preached often, led catechism classes for the youth, and yet still made time to answer Thomas Paine’s Deism.  During these years, he develope ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. Choice has been elevated to philosophical heights. It allegedly captures the essence of the human being as an autonomous agent who is free to make choices concerning his persona ... discuss

By Chriss RaineyThe subject of Freemasonry is complicated. It has a long and mysterious history involving people across several continents and individuals whose personal reputations we often find dif ... discuss

It brings me great joy to share this post by Renee (Susi) regarding her healing as the sibling of an aborted baby. I am so proud of her! I remember so well her anxiety and fear as she embarked upon ... discuss

Image SourceToday is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Canossian Sister who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Sudan.Bakhita was born in Eastern Sudan around 1869 and was captured by slave tra ... discuss

By Denise Hunnell, M.D. “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” This poignant quote by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta rang in my ears as I read Karen ... discuss

Four hundred years ago, Our Lady of Good Success appeared to a Spanish nun, Sr. Mariana de Jesus Torres,  in Quito, Ecuador and warned about a crisis in the Church arising at the end of the 19th ... 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

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

Throughout the world in the SSPX's seminaries, a total of 45 seminarians have taken the cassock, or clerical habit, during the 2015-2016 academic year. We offer some news and images of this important ... discuss

Why did God keep back just one thing from the people he made? Why would he make people in his image, then give them one prohibition? What was the purpose in that tricky Tree of the Knowledge o ... discuss

A series of principles. “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one when he is fully taught will be like his teache ... discuss

 Simon’s Law: “To Be Heard”By Sheryl Crosier Editor’s note. Missouri State Rep Bill Kidd has filed HB 1915, Simon’s Law. It has two basic components. First, a health care fa ... discuss

By Micaiah Bilger On Super Bowl Sunday, proud adoptive mom Leigh Anne Tuohy will watch her son play football for the second time in the biggest American sports game of the year. Tuohy’s son Mi ... discuss

On Super Bowl Sunday, proud adoptive mom Leigh Anne Tuohy will watch her son play football for the second time in the biggest American sports game of the year. Tuohy’s son Michael Oher is the of ... discuss

In a blatant attempt to mock the Catholic Church’s life-affirming teachings, a radical group of feminists marched through a Spanish city carrying rosary beads and a giant plastic vagina. The Dai ... discuss

By Micaiah Bilger In a blatant attempt to mock the Catholic Church’s life-affirming teachings, a radical group of feminists marched through a Spanish city carrying rosary beads and a giant pla ... discuss

This is a huge list to be sure. But it has some of the most thought provoking books I know which can both entertain and inspire. It ranges from science fiction to mystery to Uncle Tom's Cabin. I ran t ... discuss

If anyone would have told me five years ago that I would be writing this today as a faithful believer in Jesus Christ, I   would have considered it ludicrous. The last thing I ever w ... 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

The saint of the day for February 5 is St. Agatha, the patroness of those who suffer from breast cancer.Agatha was born in Sicily, the daughter of rich and pious parents. At a young age, she consecrat ... 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

Image SourceOn February 4, the Church commemorates St. Joan of Valois (also known as Jane, Jeanne, Joanna of France). The second daughter of Louis X1, King of France, and Charlotte of Savoy, she was b ... 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

“Kentucky is blessed to have a governor who leads by serving,” said Fr. Pavone.  “Governor Bevin’s immediate action to sign the new informed consent for abortion law is a great act of servic ... discuss

On 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. Legend tells us that si ... 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

“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

Vatican City, Feb 2, 2016 / 05:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Chinese New Year approaches, Pope Francis has granted an interview to Hong Kong’s Asia Times in which he touches on an array of topi ... 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

[Also known as The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ and The Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.]Counting forward from December 25 as Day One, we find that Day Forty ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, which occurs forty days after the birth of Jesus and is also known as Candlemas day, since the blessing and procession of candles ... discuss

On February 11, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous in a cave at Massabielle near Lourdes, France. By July 16, she had appeared 18 times and proclaimed that she ... discuss

She is considered one of Ireland's patron saints along with Saints Patrick and Columba. Her feast day is February 14 in Eastern Christianity and February 1, the traditional first day of spring in Irel ... discuss

The Storming of San SebastianApproaching OmahaYour looking out upon a smoking, ruined battlefield.  The battle is a battle for the ideas of a society.  You and your men, clad in green, clutc ... 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

Sexigesima SundaySt. 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 actual ... discuss

St. John Bosco: 1815-1888Among modern saints (anyone recent enough to leave a legacy in photographs), St. John Bosco must be counted as one of the most fascinating. Even as a young boy his evangelical ... 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

Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 29, 2016 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The miraculous cure of a baby with brain damage through the intercession of Mexican martyr Blessed José Luis Sánchez del Rí ... discuss

Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary Time, or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary ... discuss

(19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution.Charles famously engaged in a struggle for power with the Parlia ... discuss

1.  2016 is off to a healthy start! I have been working out at the gym daily, have been eating healthier, and have already lost five pounds!2. Here is one example of the healthier meals I have be ... discuss

By Conor Beck A heartwarming video of a 2-year-old with Down syndrome is becoming viral for all the right reasons. The video shows John David Marin from Helena, Alabama, mastering his ABCs with the h ... discuss

A heartwarming video of a 2-year-old with Down syndrome is becoming viral for all the right reasons. The video shows John David Marin from Helena, Alabama, mastering his ABCs with the help of his moth ... 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

By Stephen Phelan There is a reason why our politics are so ugly, and it is of course not a new reason. We yell at each other without listening when it comes to policy, who the best candidate is, and ... discuss

Can you believe that we're only two weeks away from Lent? What?! The period between Christmas season and Advent always flies by the quickest for me. Even though I'm still a bit in Christmas mode (sorr ... discuss

Just over a week ago, Catholic writer Tommy Tighe and his wife discovered heartbreaking news about their unborn baby. During an ultrasound appointment, doctors informed the Tighes that their unborn so ... discuss

By Micaiah Bilger Just over a week ago, Catholic writer Tommy Tighe and his wife discovered heartbreaking news about their unborn baby. During an ultrasound appointment, doctors informed the Tighes ... discuss

These prayers were written by St. John Chrysostom, whose feastday we celebrate today.1. O Lord, deprive me not of Thy heavenly blessings;2. O Lord, deliver me from eternal torment;3. O Lord, if I have ... discuss

Ibadan, Nigeria, Jan 27, 2016 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of southwest Nigeria have praised the country’s apparent progress towards countering the Boko Haram insurgency. “Occ ... discuss

Jesus compared sharing the gospel to sowing seeds. A seed seems insignificant. A seed seems to have little value. When we mention Jesus to someone or ask someone if we can pray for them, it feels insi ... discuss

Following the intercommunion with the Lutherans recently at the Vatican, it should come as no surprise that the pontiff will travel to Lund, Sweden in October to open the 500th anniversary year commem ... discuss

“Praise Yahweh, Jerusalem! Praise your God, Zion!  For he has strengthened the bars of your gates.  He has blessed your children within you. He makes peace in your borders. He fills you w ... discuss

“Praise Yahweh, Jerusalem! Praise your God, Zion!  For he has strengthened the bars of your gates.  He has blessed your children within you. He makes peace in your borders. He fills you ... discuss

Prayer for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul O glorious St. Paul, who, from being a persecutor of the Christian name, didst become its most zealous Apostle, and who, to carry the knowledge ... discuss

Our \"Entering Canaan\" Mercy retreat in Medjugorje is just a little over 5 weeks away. My first visit there was in the late 80's. I placed a small model of a baby on the top of cross mountain to ... discuss

The feast of St. Blaise is February 3. He is one of fourteen holy helpers and is invoked against throat diseases and against many other illnesses, including: angina, bladder diseases, blisters, coughs ... discuss

Throughout my years fighting abortion, I can't count the number of people who insisted, "I'm not pro-abortion; I'm pro-choice." That statement, of course, means absolutely nothing unless the choices a ... discuss

The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul is a feast celebrated during the liturgical year on January 25, recounting the Conversion of Saul of Tarsus, who after a record of brutalizing and persecuting ... discuss

This message was originally given at Bishop Noa Home, in Escanaba, Michigan on 1/24/2016.  Listen to the Audio Podcast of this Sermon Via this Player: If you cannot see the audio controls, your b ... discuss

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Today, January 24th, is the beginning of the Novena to our Lady of Good Success.  The feastday of our Lady of Good Success is on February 2nd and commemorates the apparition of the Blessed Virgin ... discuss

London, England, Jan 24, 2016 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Helping young Catholics engage their culture on matters of human dignity and sexuality – based on the writings of St. John Paul II R ... discuss

I have long come to appreciate that old rural church in which I was raised. Today, many of those old, stodgy saints have gone to be with the Lord. And many of those old, stodgy songs have become my fa ... discuss

Let us Pray.O Lord Jesus Christ, we implore the clemency of Thy Sacred Heart on behalf of those souls, made in the image and likeness of God, but most miserably deceived by the treacherous snares of F ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: Page 654 Proper of Saints: 1319 Common of Doctors: 1768 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 1001 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: Page 689 Proper of Saints ... 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

Today in the pre-1955 Traditional Catholic Missal is the Mass in Some Places (pro aliquibus locis) of The Betrothal of the Virgin Mary with St. Joseph.  Worthy of reading and meditation today is ... discuss

Rep Tim Huelskamp, R-KS, with his wifeAngela  and their four adopted children. by Philip Wegmann, The Daily Signal: In college, Tim and Angela would counsel women facing an unplanned an ... discuss

Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time, or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary ... discuss

March for Life 2016 So many marches: in the rain, in the snow, frigid temperatures and mild, sunshine or clouds. How many out of the 40+ was I there? Thirty-five? I haven't gone in a few years be ... discuss

I posted on our Facebook page asking for input on what I should write about next and there was a strong contingent both for posting pictures of some of my favorite spots in our house and another stron ... discuss

 Marching for Life….Every dayBy Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. Melissa Ohden is the survivor of a “failed” saline abortion in 1977. She speaks all over the world including at th ... discuss

Let us Pray.O Lord, Who wast torn by the rebellion of Thy children whom, at one time within the Ark of Salvation, ventured out into the deep having itching ears, succumbed to the false teachers of Pro ... 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

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 103 Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 958 Office of Readings for Saturday in Ordinary Time God, come to my assistance.— ... discuss

January 21 is the feast of St. Agnes, a virgin, who was martyred at the age of thirteen in 304.  She is invoked as the patron of young girls and serves as a excellent model of chastity.Born to a ... discuss

According to tradition, Saint Agnes was a member of the Roman nobility born c. 291 and raised in a Christian family. She suffered martyrdom at the age of twelve during the reign of the Eastern Roman E ... discuss

Gender identity is a part of the creation order and lends itself to a strong creation theology which arises from Genesis 1–2. The further we depart from God’s creation design, the worse things wil ... discuss

Weeks ago, I walked into our crisis pregnancy center and witnessed a miracle. I have been volunteering as a counselor for over 7 years now and never before have I seen this. I was honored to see God ... discuss

By Natalie Brumfield Weeks ago, I walked into our crisis pregnancy center and witnessed a miracle. I have been volunteering as a counselor for over 7 years now and never before have I seen this. I w ... discuss

Cordoba, Spain, Jan 20, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The love in a marriage is like “the wine at the wedding feast of Cana,” a Spanish bishop said in a recent pastoral letter, in whic ... discuss

Dear community, Coming soon, January 22 is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Praying the Liturgy of the Hours, you can always just pause the recording during the interces ... discuss

Fabian was Bishop of Rome for 14 years. He organized the city of Rome into parishes and appointed scribes to record the lives of the martyrs for posterity. When the Emperor Decius began a persecution ... discuss

Son of Athelstan and Wulfgeva, he was known as a pious youth. Studied at the monasteries of Evesham and Petersborough. When Wulfstan was grown, but still a young man, his parents joined separate monas ... discuss

By Tennille A couple of years ago I was on my couch (probably playing video games) when God laid it on my heart to run a pro-life page on Facebook. So I prayed about it and saw that there were so ma ... discuss

A couple of years ago I was on my couch (probably playing video games) when God laid it on my heart to run a pro-life page on Facebook. So I prayed about it and saw that there were so many pro-life pa ... discuss

Let us Pray.Let us pray for the unbelieving, perfidious Jews, that the Lord our God may take away the veil that blinds their hearts, and that they may acknowledge Jesus Christ Our Lord.Let us Pray.O G ... discuss

Weeks ago, I walked into our crisis pregnancy center and witnessed a miracle. I have been volunteering as a counselor for over 7 years now and never before have I seen this miracle. I was honored to s ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannThe saint of the day is St. Canute, the patron saint of Denmark. He was the illegitimate son of King Sweyn Estrithson of Denmark and the nephew of King Knud of England. He succeeded ... discuss

Let us Pray.Have mercy on us, Lord of Heaven and earth. Look upon us and send Thy fear upon the nations which have not sought Thee, or, even worse, have persecuted Thy Divine Son in His Apostles and m ... discuss

Source via Flickr "An Eternal Lullaby" by SSG Robert Stewart US Army CC 2.0Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone. 10 God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to ... discuss

Stock Photo via Flickr by SA Western Territory Creative Commons 2.0 licenseIt's been about three months since I started a ministry discovery program internship in the Salvation Army Central Territory. ... discuss

source"It changed my life – or he changed my life. I was a teenager when I became a Christian at age 16. For me, this was absolutely revolutionary. It lifted me from a sense of meaninglessness and p ... discuss

CC 3.0 SourceThank God for volunteers. They change the world. I’m completely serious right now. God bless volunteers. What would we do without them? Well, I imagine we’d do a lot less. I ... discuss

Happy New Year everyone, may this be a year for you and for I, in which we grow closer and closer to God, and that in his radiant presence we find the numerous shackles of sin tumbling from our limb ... discuss

sourceThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.    To him belongs eternal praise. -Psalm 111:10 N ... discuss

St. John the Baptist, Front Royal, VAMy husband and I decided to attend Mass this past weekend at the parish up the road, St. John the Baptist in Front Royal. I like to go to Confession there because ... 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

“Be strong and of good courage; for you shall go with this people into the land…It is the Lord who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you or forsake you; do not fear or be dism ... discuss

 This novena starts January 18 and ends January 26. Feast Day: January 28 "Overcome evil with good."Taken from St. Paul the Apostle, this was the personal motto of a Marian priest when ... 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

The Confession of Peter is a statement made by Saint Peter the Apostle in the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew 16:13–20, Mark 8:27–30, and Luke 9:18–20, in which he emphatically acknowledged Jesus as ... discuss

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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

Milan, Italy, Jan 15, 2016 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The penitential path for three convicted murderers in Italy includes a unique role at Mass: they make the Eucharistic hosts to be consecrated by ... discuss

Saturday of week 1 in Ordinary Time, or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary ... discuss

Wealthy and prominent Christian Roman citizen of Mauritania. During a persecution in Mauritania, he withdrew to live as a hidden hermit, prayerful and out of harm's way.The authorities wanted to use h ... discuss

Grandson of the British prince Lothus. Hermit. Monk. Missionary to Scotland, beginning at Cathures. Bishop of the Strathclyde Britons in the area of modern Glasgow in 540. He taught and led there for ... discuss

Part of why I love Lily Katherine's name as much as I do is because of it's timeless elegance and lovely feminine sound. Not only are her first and middle names both names that would be heard in centu ... discuss

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  Guest blog post by Kirsten Olsen On January 22, 2014, less than twenty Concordia Lutheran High School students trekked through frigid below-zero cold and the most snow Washington DC had seen i ... discuss

Is the March for Life a waste of time? It seems like every year some people ask the question, even as around half a million folks take over the National Mall of Washington, D.C., and dozens of other m ... discuss

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The saint of the day for January 14th is St. Macrina the Elder, a learned woman gifted with wisdom and counsel. Our knowledge of her life is limited and comes mainly from the testimony of the great Ca ... discuss

1. My favorite book for this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy thus far is 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy by Vinny Flynn. Flynn is the author of other 7 Secrets books, (7 Secrets of the Eucharist and 7 S ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the founder of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, a teaching order. She is the patron saint of poor people and those rejected by religious o ... discuss

You don't have to look far to be bombarded by gory scenes of violence and death. In fact, take a peek online at the movies currently showing at your local theater and you'll see that Americans find en ... discuss

‘On Tuesday, President Obama will give his last State of the Union Address to the nation. He will likely itemize a list of what he believes to be his accomplishments and priorities. However, what we ... discuss

I found this quote from Chesterton today on a link from a blog I often visit. It set me to thinking about my own Mass experiences.My husband and I go almost every day. I doubt if we miss Mass more tha ... discuss

Guest Post by David MartinPope Francis' ecumenical prayer intentions for January 2016 is that all religions will collaborate and be one. In his monthly address delivered on January 6, the feast of ... discuss

I write this week from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament here in Hanceville, Alabama. What wonderful people in such a blessed place — if you have not had the chance to visit the Shrine th ... discuss

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

In an effort to make available the traditional Catholic pre-1955 spirituality, I will be posting the Traditional Mass Propers for the Octave Day of St. Holy Innocents, which was traditionally celeb ... discuss

Today, January 5th, is traditionally kept as the Vigil of the Epiphany and it is common in the traditional Roman Rite - in addition to the Byzantine Rite - to bless Epiphany water at this time.By way ... 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

You guys... I just got saved for the New Year. (side note: Happy New Year, be-tee-dubs!) Or, I should say, my neighbor just tried to save me because Christ told him that I did not have a personal rela ... discuss

Happy New Year and, more importantly, a blessed solemnity of Mary the Mother of God! Andrea Solario, Madonna With the Green Cushion The body is noble because the Son of God, in assuming flesh, did no ... discuss

The original title to this post was "2015: The Year This Nerd Survived!"... until I got to the end of the post and I realized how blessed I was during the year of crazy... because this year was crazin ... discuss

I'm currently sitting at the kitchen table with a terrible stomach ache so I can't really do much right now. No, the clean-a-thon cannot possibly be done when I'm feel like curling up in a little ball ... 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

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

A voice is heard in Ramah, lamenting and weeping bitterly: it is Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are no more. -Jeremiah 31:15 Today, December 2 ... discuss

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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

Let’s hurry up – part 2 The shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they we ... discuss

Guest Article written by David MartinThe holiday season with all its feasting and merry-making is an appropriate time to reflect on the profanation of the temple, which  is the major issue facing ... 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

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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

I've always had a fondness for Outsider Art - also called Art Brut, Self-taught, Folk, and so on.I think part of the affinity is I feel like an outsider myself.No, not in any self-pitying way. But I h ... discuss

I am very pleased to again be a facilitator for the Patron Saint of the Year Devotion.  I have been part of this annual tradition since 2006 and have helped coordinate devotions for hundreds of f ... discuss

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This is the time that many of us see as the season to focus on giving. Interested in helping to save lives through helping girls and women who face crisis pregnancies? Here is how the cause I'm rais ... 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

If your house is like mine, the Christmas cards are now arriving at full blast. Some come with letters and notes, some with inscriptions and Christmas messages. The most explicitly Christian cards oft ... discuss

When I first started blogging, my daughters were 3, 9, and 12, so when I wrote about Advent (as I did in the No-Panic Advent series), I was writing about creating traditions with children. Ten years l ... discuss

Young women hearing the lies, learning the truth, and heeding the call to action. by Jacqueline Hawkins She looked at the photos intently.  A bright and inquisitive young woman, she was one of four ... 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

BY ROBERTA COMBS and TOM KIERNAN Growing wind energy aligns with conservative values. America’s renewable energy resources strengthen U.S. energy independence, transform local communities, and i ... discuss

For me, this is the best time of the day.  I try to turn down my inner voice and listen to the Holy Spirit.  If I am lucky whole thoughts will come to me unbidden and unplanned.  At oth ... discuss

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Tony Funderburk - Tony Funderburk - THE Truth in Words And Music Happy Thanksgiving 2015. It sounds odd to say that already. It seems like we just took down the Christmas decorations from 2014, and it ... 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

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Claire RaynorEnglish writer and broadcaster Claire Rayner (1931-2010) said: “Only the unloved and unloving escape grief.” That is not entirely true. I will reserve comment about the unloving othe ... 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

"Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses." -- C.S. Lewis in The Weight of GlorySee my latest column for the Western Catholic Reporter (Canada ... discuss

SPUC is a co-founder of Voice of the Family. For most of the past month I have been with the Society's Voice of the Family team here in Rome. The following is the press statement we put out Saturday n ... 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

Do not accustom your mouth to coarse, foul language,
 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

Or just plain dumb and stupid?***51st International Eucharistic Congress 2016Frequently Asked Question: Is the Congress only for Catholics? Answer: Although organized by the Roman Catholic Church, th ... discuss

Super Fun Eagan Senior Portraits ~ Ben V Outing with Ben   Here we are in September in the middle of senior portrait season. This year is a particularly hot and heavy season partially because we ... discuss

Mexico 2010. No wonder they find themselves in such a difficult fight with the spirit of the age, when they so often have caved into it...and that goes for the whole Church... ... discuss

Is the debate on same-sex "marriage" encouraging a lot of clerics these days to finally come out of the closet?Hmmm....Let's take a look at this piece of the Union of Catholic Asian News Editor Fr. Wi ... discuss

I recently did a post in which I talked about the heavy cross borne by those who are especially gifted and talented.  As Christians, it is a constant struggle for the "above average" to remember ... discuss

SourceIn my days as a Catholic traditionalist, I truly believed that the traditionalist movement was the salvation of the Church.  Without traditionalists, the Church would surely be destroyed by ... discuss

During the debate between Gregg Cunningham and T Russell Hunter on the question of Incrementalism vs Immediatism, a particular abolitionist asked a question at the 2:06:15 mark (link to that times ... discuss

I have a minor interest in physics, and read dumbed-down popular science books and articles aimed at "the layman".One of the fascinating developments in physics in the last century or so is a greater ... discuss

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

The White HouseOffice of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate ReleaseApril 22, 2015Remarks by the President on the Impacts of Climate ChangeThe Everglades, Florida3:16 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Hello, ... discuss

SourceThe subject of my last post was the danger of taking pride in our own abilities and talents [HERE].  I pointed out the example of the great archangel, Lucifer, who at one time was the pinna ... discuss

Have you ever read something in a footnote that was just too good to leave there? Whether you have or not, I think that this gem buried in Joe Rigney’s book The Things of Earth: Treasuring God ... discuss

My scoutmaster, Don Powell, passed away today. I re-post this in his honor. Thank you, Don. Thank you for helping so many boys become men.   I spent much of my youth in the Boy Scouts.  Simply p ... discuss

In other years, we would celebrate the feast of Saint Peter Julian Eymard today (August 2, 2015).In his honor, I cordially invite Roman Catholic priests especially, and anyone in love with the Blessed ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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