Topic: charity

Baghdad, Iraq, Aug 1, 2014 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Aid to the Church in Need has scheduled Aug. 6 as day of prayer for Iraq, portions of which are now controlled by Islamist militants, in respons ... discuss

I'm quoting extensively here but, it's so true:Now with Pope Francis the cafeteria Catholics are the conservatives. They splutter and fume at Pope Francis. He’s the pope, but they disagree with him ... discuss

1) Bread of Life: Bread of heaven and bread of the earth.         This Sunday’s Gospel, with the narration of the multiplication of the loaves, shows the lov ... discuss

Pray the following prayers once a day for 9 days.O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! / You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality / to embrace a po ... discuss

Mary Evelyn at What Do You Do Dear? recalls what it was like when a little girl walked up to her son, who has spina bifida and is in a wheelchair, at church one day: And then, without taking her eyes ... discuss

July 31 is the memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest, and founder of the Society of Jesus.St. Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491 in the Basque Country of Northern Spain to parents of distinguish ... discuss

I've been of the opinion that prior to January of 2017 our Fearless Leader will find a reason to impose martial law, suspend the results of any Presidential election recently held and crack down on al ... discuss

(24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780 a ... discuss

"Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter." -- St. Pio of Pietrelcina"We are not saints yet, but we, too, should beware. Uprightness and virtue do have their rewards, in ... discuss

Choosing the hard path: Athanasius contra mundum.I know it's easy for me to say this.  I also know that what I am about to say will sound harsh.  But I am going to say it anyway.  Those ... discuss

Sermon titled "Fraternal Correction Requires Charity" given on Sunday June 29, 2014. Size: 4 MB; duration: 11:35. ... discuss

Well here's a charge I haven't heard before.  The blogger at Meditatio  writes: As I’m “homeschooling” right now, I’m kind of looking suspiciously at some homeschooling moms who ... discuss

The UK head of a Catholic charity has hit out at the British Government for helping “to lay the foundations” for the rise of extremists in Iraq who have flushed out the last remaining Chri ... discuss

Ronald Reagan once said that great change starts at the dinner table. One Easter Sunday morning after the Vigil Mass, my family sat down to a beautiful yet simple brunch, still in our pajamas. It was ... discuss

June 26 is the memorial of St. Joachim (whose name means "Yahweh prepares") and St. Anne (whose name in Hebrew means "grace"), the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandparents of Jesus. Tra ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Jul 25, 2014 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When a fire broke out last week at a Capuchin friary in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, both local Christians and Muslims rushed to put o ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 529 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1210 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Thur ... discuss

Today, July 24, is the feast day of Saint Sharbel (Charbel) Makhlouf, a Maronite Catholic monk from Lebanon. Sharbel is known for his great devotion to contemplative prayer and has been called "the he ... discuss

The Vatican has announced that some of the world’s most famous soccer players will participate in a sporting event in September aimed at uniting people of different religions. The proceeds of th ... discuss

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

The UK head of a Catholic charity for persecuted Christians is calling on people to take part in a demonstration outside London’s Houses of Parliament after Iraqis fled their homes following dir ... discuss

Erbil, Iraq, Jul 21, 2014 / 11:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the eve of an ultimatum issued by Islamists to Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Chaldean bishop of Erbil, in nearby Kurdistan, urged ... discuss

The owner of an Oregon ice cream shop is defending her decision to create an ice cream flavor for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon recently announced th ... discuss

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 20, 2014 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Argentinean priest Father Jorge Hernandez, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the Gaza strip, has decided to stay with his parishioners despite th ... discuss

These quotes are either frequently misquoted from the Bible or not there at all. I also have some things that are frequently thought to be in the Bible, but are not. I have tried to provide a origin o ... discuss

In your charity, please pray for: Saturday 19 July 4:00 PM Intentions of Sierra Friddle Sunday 20 July 9:30 AM Feliciano Torres + 11:30 AM Intentions of Tom Stanzel Monday 21 July 11:40 AM Intentions ... discuss

Oxford, England, Jul 18, 2014 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Stratford Caldecott, a Catholic cultural thinker dedicated to literature, theology, and the “second spring” of Catholicism, passe ... discuss

Jul 18 - Homily: Charity and Sacrifice Father Maximilian demonstrates how today's saint in his charity for the poor and suffering lived out the words of scripture "I desire mercy and not sacrifice. ... discuss

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There’s so much that’s wrong with the recent NY Times editorial titled Abortion and Birth, Together that I don’t know where to begin. I suppose I should start with sharing a little about me. I ... discuss

Kabul, Afghanistan, Jul 16, 2014 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than a month after the kidnapping of Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, S.J. near the Afghan city of Herat, his order continues to advocate for h ... discuss

O.P. (August 24, 1484 – July 17, 1566), was a 16th century Spanish Dominican priest, missionary to Native Americans and the first resident Bishop of Chiapas.Las Casas became well-known for his advoc ... discuss

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

Excerpted from A Return to Order By John Horvat II  In looking at the debate over immigration, it is almost automatically assumed ... discuss

Catholic nuns were the target of a concerted attack in Bangladesh last week . “Fifty to 60 armed men attacked the Boldipukur mission on July 7 at 2 am, and specifically the presbytery, the con ... discuss

The Supreme Court is not a hero, and the conservative movement is not a damsel in distress. This is one concept Congressman Paul Ryan (WI) discussed in his Independence Day Address, which he delivered ... discuss

In another case of discrimination against people with disabilities, a three-year-old girl with a dwarfism condition was recently turned away from a holiday hotel children’s club as her family looked ... discuss

Jul 15 - Homily: Charity Comes First We should all do our best to use our God-given intelligence to understand the truths of Revelation, but love comes first. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Bonaventure - Fea ... discuss

Dinajpur, Bangladesh, Jul 15, 2014 / 02:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Last week dozens of armed men broke into a convent in northern Bangladesh, beating a group of nuns at a small mission. “The atta ... discuss

Baghdad, Iraq, Jul 14, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Iraqi archbishops are seeking “faith and hope” in Iraq, while bewailing the continuing exodus of Christians from the country am ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In the ancient classical world during the first century, the Christian way of life clashed dramatically with the pagan practices of the day. In “The Epistle of Mathetes ... discuss

Jul 13 - Homily: Listening, Reflecting, and Acting With Charity Listening to the Word of God is just the first step. The next step is to reflect and put it into practice by bearing fruit, the great ... discuss

During an interview with Barcelona's leading newspaper last month, Pope Francis referred to ..."big world economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money..." I suppose that money was a ... discuss

In your charity, please pray for Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 4:00 PM Intentions of Paul Friddle and Joseph Colasardo + Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 9:30 AM Domingo and Delia Carvajal + 11:30 AM Consuelo Becerra + ... discuss

Daisy-Mae Little was born on December 1, 103 days before her due date. Her parents Wayne and Jenny feared their newborn daughter would not survive after she was rushed to special care so, to help get ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you!Today's the memorial feast of my father in the faith, St. Benedict of Nursia. As a lay Benedictine, I want to join all my Benedictine brothers and sisters worldwide in t ... discuss

By Reinhard Backes and John Newton of Aid to the Church in Need A bishop has warned that more Sudanese Christians could suffer severe violations of human rights – like Meriam Ibrahim – s ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma It is happening more and more frequently. As our cultural narrative becomes increasingly secular, Christians are consistently painted as bigots, discriminatory and judgmental. In re ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Jul 10, 2014 / 12:21 pm (CNA).- When Dr. Christopher Blum first read "Introduction to the Devout Life," he knew that he would be personally indebted to St. Francis de Sales. Inspired t ... discuss

Michael Voris recently did a Vortex entitled, "How Is This Happening" in which he issued a challenge:This is a direct shout out to the Church of Nice Catholic Establishment and its media lapdogs – b ... discuss

Many people, both readers and friends, have shown a lot of concern about the direction I have been taking in my writings on this blog lately.  It seems that I am on the wrong side of every issue ... discuss

The language of the e-mails is hyperbolic and hate-filled. They come from population control groups that are indignant about the House of Representatives Bill which would re-institute the Mexico City ... discuss

by Hans Johnson Soccer player Nico Calabria, who was born with one leg, exemplifies the best of the human spirit in this Powerade commercial. According to Men’s Fitness, Nico “was born wi ... discuss

Contact: Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, 920-323-9632, sjulieann@fscc-calledtobe.org GREEN BAY, Wisc., July 7, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Franciscan July Song is Catholic singer-songwriter Pasquale Ta ... discuss

by Brian A. Graebe - Tolerance is a nice word, but is it a Christian virtue? Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver doesn’t think so, and his claim has occasioned no small amount of protest. In a smug ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 8, 2014 / 08:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two weeks after Pope Francis’ harsh condemnation of mafia corruption in the Italian region of Calabria, police abandoned a Marian processio ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Jul 8, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA).- PovertyCure, a global organization that unites like-minded charities, is working to change the dialogue about charitable aid while addressing poverty worl ... discuss

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

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Contact: Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, 920-323-9632, sjulieann@fscc-calledtobe.org GREEN BAY, Wisc., July 7, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Franciscan July Song is Catholic singer-songwriter Pasquale Ta ... discuss

One thing is for certain: we all find ourselves, either consciously or unconsciously, immersed in an ocean of turbulent societal anxiety. This is not the turmoil and anxiety caused by any one particul ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 5, 2014 / 07:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily during Mass for Saturday’s trip to Molise, Pope Francis explained that the Church is a people that both serves God and lives ... discuss

Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time(Click Here for Readings)“The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast…..People do not put n ... discuss

It’s probably the most highly publicized book of the summer–Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Curious, I decided to download a sample onto my electronic tablet. I was surprised whe ... discuss

More from St. Francis of Assisi in Manhattan:A lot of people really have a hate-on for Michael Voris. But it takes courage to go out and actually enter the belly of the beast and talk to folks who veh ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 3, 2014 / 04:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a tumultuous Iraq facing an increasingly uncertain future, Catholic charity organizations are rallying to meet the immediate needs of those af ... discuss

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

Today's saint of the day is St. Bernadine Realino, who is also known as the "Apostle of Leece."Bernadine was born in 1530 in Capri, Italy, a city located in the northern part of Italy, to noble parent ... discuss

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

Wearing a "cancer sucks" band to bring awareness to colon cancer, while resting my hand/arm on my dad's fleece blanket.On July 11th of this year it'll be 5 years since my father passed away from colon ... discuss

Today’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case represents a huge win for religious liberty in America, and the 5-4 decision will now stand as a landmark case that will reshape the religious liberty de ... discuss

Credit:  theconservativetreehouse.comIn their ongoing attempt to save Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan from being closed, some of those who attend there have given interviews to and cooperated ... discuss

This is Gay Pride Weekend in many cities across the US and the granddaddy of them all is right here in New York City. This is where it all started at Stonewall in 1969, and the Gay community is out i ... discuss

“To be” means “to be in competition” – thus C.S. Lewis articulates the philosophy of hell in one of my favorite books of all time, The Screwtape Letters. Writing from the perspective of seni ... discuss

Every time I think that Michael Voris can't get any more radical than he is, he surprises me. Now he has actually called for Catholics to stop financially supporting their churches and dioceses.In a r ... discuss

Holy Innocents Church, NYC, threatened with closureThere is now an update to the situation with Father Justin Wylie who gave a very controversial sermon at Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan. As Pat A ... discuss

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11 June, New Testament "Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money ... discuss

1 thing that is absolutely certain about Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH) is that they lie &/or obfuscate things to make them look like they are providing much needed services rather that bei ... discuss

Which one is the Real Catholic™?The Circular Catholic Firing Squad found more bullets this last week. *sigh* It appears that a Popular Catholic Blogger (whom I will not identify) called BS in the co ... discuss

Father Justin WylieFather Justin Wylie is a priest from South Africa who is an Attaché of the Holy See to the United Nations. I have personally met him and attended Masses in which he has been the c ... discuss

Did you know that chastity is your vocation? It's everyone's vocation! God calls every single person on the face of the earth to chastity. Yes, married people too. Do you know what chastity is? S ... discuss

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter(Click here for readings) Meditation by Benedict Augustine “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.He takes away every branch in me t ... discuss

By Mike Ciandella and Katie Yoder, MRC: They say the key to successful investing is diversification. But Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the &nbs ... discuss

Day 3: For CharityGod of love, Thou art the most perfect Being, and Creator of all that is good and beautiful. Through the intercession of St. Dymphna, who in her youth loved Thee above all creatures ... discuss

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter(Click here for readings)  by Benedict Augustine  Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and who ... discuss

Patrick Archbold of Creative Minority Report recently did a blog post entitled, "Do You See What I See?" [HERE] in which he wrote of his anxiety and outright despair over what he sees as the current c ... discuss

On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014, I had to do something I never imagined I’d have to do: kick beggars off of church property.A Hispanic woman and her two children were standing at the exit of ... discuss

I will deliver them out of the hand of death. I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy death; O hell, I will be thy bite... Osee (Hosea) 13:14 (Douay-Rheims translation)Because Chris ... discuss

 Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you.Mr. Michael O'Loughlin wrote an article published in Foreign Policy (FP) magazine, titled, Francis's Papal Bull, in which he decried the Ugandan and Nigeri ... discuss

KISSIMMEE, Florida (www.forerunner.com) – Almost 200 Osceola physicians, pastors and community leaders packed a 3-1/2 hour open microphone forum at Kissimmee City Commission meeting on Tuesday ... discuss

The most dreaded implement of the Internet Inquisition:the comfy chair. (© 1970 Python (Monty) Pictures, Ltd.)That the accusations came in on a post dedicated to shoring up the tradition of worshipin ... discuss

Tony Miano recently wrote an article titled "Abortion Abolition is Not the Gospel". As far as that goes, we agree with Miano: abolition is not the Gospel. We have said the same thing ourselves on num ... discuss

Since Advent last year, I have been writing articles on the spiritual life base on the Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. These articles are published on the BC Catholic newspap ... discuss

A Lutheran charity has purchased the former Delaware abortion clinic where Kermit Gosnell worked part-time.In Arizona, all health clinic are inspected without warning.  That is except for abortio ... discuss

I have had occasion to witness a young woman who had come to know the Lord in recent years go off head first into a strong delusion.  This woman has not overtly turned away from God.  Instea ... discuss

INTROIT Adore God, all you His Angels: Sion heard, and was glad: and the daughters of Juda rejoiced. Ps. The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: let many islands be glad. V. Glory be to the Fath ... discuss

John Zmirak writes a provocative article on the clique of us orthodox Catholics.John writes that in today's Church, only about five per cent of Catholics are genuinely orthodox, but that causes proble ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Does NFP Ever Really Fail? by Dr. Jean Rioux of Truth & Charity - BigPulpit.com The Real Scandal in Germany – Marie Meaney, Crisis Magazine A Sacrifice Freely Given: A ... discuss

Two weeks ago I reported that Thrivent had been granting funds to several pro-abortion organizations. The funds were granted through Thrivent’s employee gift-matching program, Gift Multiplier. Today ... discuss

I have long been struck by the beauty of Paul’s prose in chapter 13 expressing Christianity in terms of Platonism centuries before Augustine. Of course I have the advantage of speaking E ... discuss

Francisco de Zurbarán, The Apotheosis of St. Thomas Aquinas (1631).  See here for an article about this painting.Happy feast day to my friend and illustrious brother in St. Dominic, Thomas Aquin ... discuss

The Saints in heaven did God's will while they were on earth. They did it according to the task to which God called them, using the abilities that were given them. We have saints who were great sinner ... discuss

  By Wesley J. Smith Pensioners with lung cancer have 44 per cent less chance of survival that young sufferers. Well, this is eyebrow raising. A charity that advocates on behalf of the elderly in ... discuss

Since Martin Luther King Jr. day earlier in the week I've been thinking about his dream and what his dream means for us here in South Dakota. I think of his niece Dr. Alvida King and how she speaks ag ... discuss

Well, this is eyebrow raising. A charity that advocates on behalf of the elderly in the UK is alleging that the NHS appears to be offering less quality cancer treatment to oldsters than to younger pat ... discuss

Faced with a rapidly changing industry, the Daughters of Charity Health System, which includes six hospitals spanning the Bay Area to Los Angeles, announced on Monday it was putting its hospitals up f ... discuss

My husband and I have been foster parents (and adoptive and birth parents) since 2002. This past week we attended training to become teachers of future foster parents. We are so excited to pass on eve ... discuss

Peers have voted in favour of an amendment to the lobbying Bill that would give greater freedom to charity campaigners in the run-up to a general election by excluding certain staff costs from spendin ... discuss

Truth and Charity, Fr. C.J. McCloskey: One of the sweet things about being a priest is being able to minister at a person’s deathbed. The veil between this world and the next is very thin at that po ... discuss

DAVID ALTON INTERVIEWRobert:            So we are here this morning with David Alton. Who, for 18 years, was a member of the House of Commons. Today h ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. From the very beginnings of Christianity, the faithful have been abundantly blessed by the cycles of feast and fast days. From the great Holy Day of the Lord’s Resurrection, ... discuss

Prayers please! Just got word that my baby sister is headed to the hospital in labor with my nephew. A Prayer to St. Gerard for Safe Delivery O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, p ... discuss

In my first post of this series I began by pointing out that what most people refer to this as “time management” is in fact “self-management.” It is a matter of making ourselves do wh ... discuss

In my first post of this series I began by pointing out that what most people refer to this as “time management” is in fact “self-management.” It is a matter of making ourselves do wh ... discuss

"Don't you think that in our time we need a supplement of brotherly sharing and love? Don't you think we all need a supplement of charity? Original PostingRead more →The post VATICAN – Pop ... discuss

Christian Institute: The Charity Commission has announced it will allow a Brethren church to register for charitable status, after it turned the group down in 2012. The Commission previously rejected ... discuss

The Charity Commission has announced it will allow a Brethren church to register for charitable status, after it turned the group down in 2012. The Commission previously rejected Preston Down Trust ... discuss

Nearly twice as many Christians died for their faith in the past year than in 2012, according to Open Doors International’s 2014 World Watch List.Open Doors International, a charity that supports Ch ... discuss

A friend called my attention to this piece, asserting the waning of “fundamentalism.” Or is it the growth of atheism? Here’s how it begins: Days may be dark right now—after all, as ... discuss

Up to 600,000 of Syria’s 2.2 million Christians have fled their homes and are now either refugees or internally displaced persons, according to Aid to the Church in Need. In all, 1.8 million Syri ... discuss

As a child of the 80s, I remember We Are the World. Yeah, the song is terrible, but it was nice to see rock stars care about charity. Back then poverty in Africa was in the news all the time.…Re ... discuss

You may have been thrilled to start off the New Year by reading the breaking news that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted temporary relief for the Catholic charity group, The Little Sisters ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Fr. Bear & Fr. B’dog Discuss Gender by Jeff B. Harris of Sword of Peter - BigPulpit.com The Heart & the Home of the New Evangelization – Roland Millare, Trut ... discuss

Elizabeth Ann Seton’s deep love for Christ directly shaped our culture to an extent that few Americans have ever have approached. Her extraordinary combination of charity and effectiveness led Pope ... discuss

Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914)Some of the most worthwhile literature, both fiction and non-fiction, is that which leads us to other worthwhile literature.  I came upon something interesting ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 20 is Saint Dominic of Silos. Saint Dominic was born in 1000 in Cañas, Navarre, Spain. He was born a peasant, and as a youth worked as a shepherd until he entered th ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 17 is St. Olympias. Born sometime between 360-365, this pious, charitable, and wealthy disciple of St. John Chrysostom came from an illustrious family in Constantinop ... discuss

“Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine rec ... discuss

Razib Khan has a recent post at The Unz Review entitled “Why Inbreeding is Bad“, which links to a shocking Australian case of multigenerational first-degree incest, where many of the child ... discuss

Pope Francis, Jesus, and Real Christian Charity - Jack Kerwick - Page 1 div> ... discuss

Advent is a good time to meditate on The Visitation. It was Mother Teresa's favorite mystery of the rosary because, she said, Mary was the first missionary of charity hurrying to see her elderly cousi ... discuss

Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Rex, The Children First Foundation, 914-965-2734 NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- On December 14, the first anniversary of the devastating Newtown tragedy, mill ... discuss

AP: ESPN has reversed course and will now allow a Catholic charity to air a television ad heralding the birth of Christ during a college basketball game this weekend, officials said. Original PostingR ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friend, It's common this time of year to ask, "Are you ready for Christmas?" Usually what's meant by this is, have you purchased all th ... discuss

13 December AD 304 Lucia (also Lucy or Lukia) was one of the victims of the great persecution under the Roman emperor Diocletian. She met her death at Syracuse on the island of Sicily because of her ... discuss

Pope Francis, Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ From Time: When, on March 13, Bergoglio inherited the throne of St. Peter—keeper of the keys to the kingdom of heaven—he made the same ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 6 is St. Nicholas. Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra, is undoubtedly one of the most popular saints honored in the Western world. In the United States, his memory has su ... discuss

You might say that Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, was the mother of the birth control movement and the grandmother of the abortion industry. She would have embraced the first title and ... discuss

You might say that Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, was the mother of the birth control movement and the grandmother of the abortion industry. She would have embraced the first title and ... discuss

I was sent Pope Francis' \"The light of faith\" (Lumen Fidei) Ignatius Press, 2013, this summer to review. I pick it up occasionally and think, I really need to get into this. But I've found it not te ... discuss

From the Huffington Post: "A waitress in New Jersey who previously served in the Marines received an offensive note from a family who denied her a tip because of her "gay lifestyle." Now, she is ... discuss

This article is depressing, Was the Gettysburg Address a mistake? at Politico by Chuck Thompson who writes strongly in hope of letting the southern Tea Party states secede. He's pretty much calli ... discuss

Sorry for the lack of updates but there aren't enough hours in the day to write; I'm even behind on NaNoWriMo.And before, I go on, let me just say that I am offering up my stresses and unpleasantries ... discuss

No matter what may be reported in the secular press, the pontificate of Pope Francis is NOT deviating from what the Church always proclaimed about marriage, as reiterated in Pope Pius XI's Casti Conn ... discuss

As per Pope Francis' Lumen Fidei (6/29/13):"52. In Abraham’s journey towards the future city, the Letter to the Hebrews mentions the blessing which was passed on from fathers to sons (cf. Heb 11:2 ... discuss

It  is interesting to note the increase of gambling in recent years. The Council of Casinos, in their report of September 24, 2013, stated that in 1991 our country had 184,00 slot machines. By ... discuss

Here's the link: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/06/Schumer-Asks-DOJ-for-GPS-Devices-for-Autistic-ChildrenA little personal background if you don't mind.My three kids are all on t ... discuss

In honor of the 496th anniversary of the Reformation, and as is annual tradition here at Echo Zoe, I give you the Reformation Polka, and all 95 of Luther’s Theses: Out of love and concern f ... discuss

The saint of the day for October 30 is St Alphonsus Rodriguez, a Jesuit, who was born at Segovia in Spain, on July 12, 1531. From childhood he was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He loved her as h ... discuss

October 29, 2013 (Romereports.com) During his homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that the true meaning of hope is more than just a state of mind, or optimism. He described it as an “arden ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. The word “discrimination” may very well be the most confusing word in the English language. In practice, everyone is in favor of it, everyone is against it, and virt ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 29, 2013 / 10:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on the virtue of hope, stressing that it is a gift which does not disappoint, and warning of the fa ... discuss

Mosul, Iraq, Oct 29, 2013 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Chaldean archbishop of the Iraqi city of Mosul wrote in an open letter to Christians in the West that in the face of religious persecution, C ... discuss

foundationlife.netA Maryland woman has found new hope amidst a rare neurological disorder that paralyzed her from the waist down – thanks to a charitable website that raised $400,000 in a single mon ... discuss

foundationlife.netA charity evening of contemporary Christian music with the participation of the International Christian jazz choir ((Paul Shaban(Germany ) was a conductor and director), was conducte ... discuss

As today is the traditional Feast of Christ the King (as it is the last Sunday of October), I present the encyclical Quas Primas of His Holiness Pope XI.  There is no more appropriate reflection ... discuss

In his quarter century of annual addresses to the Roman Rota, I believe that Pope John Paul II showed growing dis-ease about possible misuse of marriage tribunals, triggering the Vatican's 2005 Dign ... discuss

In his quarter century of annual addresses to the Roman Rota, I believe that Pope John Paul II showed growing dis-ease about possible misuse of marriage tribunals, triggering the Vatican's 2005 Dign ... discuss

While the new regime of socialized medicine under Obamacare is designed to benefit child-killing behemoths like Planned Parenthood, it will put the squeeze on child-saving hospitals like St. Jude, acc ... discuss

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"To defend the truth, to articulate it with humility and conviction, and to bear witness to it in life are therefore exacting and indispensable forms of charity. Charity, in fact, 'rejoices in the tru ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the sixth and final in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read ... discuss

The Saints of the Day for October 16 are St. Hedwig and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.St. Hedwig Hedwig was born in 1174 in Bavaria, the daughter of the Duke of Croatia. She was the maternal aunt of St. ... discuss

October 15, 2013. (Romereports.com) During his daily morning Mass, Pope Francis talked about the dangers of idolatry and hypocrisy. He explained that Christians must stay away from these two dangerous ... discuss

1. It's been a while since I've done this, or much of anything on this blog, really. Maybe participating in Quick Takes will get me used to this again. I've gotten out of that state of mind where thin ... discuss

From Pope Benedict XVI's new encyclical.\"Charity rejoices in the truth (1 Cor 13:6). All people feel the interior impulse to love authentically. Love and truth never abandon them completely, beca ... discuss

Queen of the Holy Rosary,Help of the Christians,Refuge of the human race,Conqueress in God’s battlefields,To You and to Your Immaculate HeartIn this tragic hour of human historyWe entrust and consec ... discuss

I was once a loyal follower of Michael Voris. At that time I saw the Catholic Church as being in a state of chaos.  It seemed that many Catholics were hardly even aware or caring about the teachi ... discuss

foundationlife.netThe Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees, established by the Thai bishops, have increased their assistance to those affected by season-long flooding in Thailand.… ... discuss

The moral structure of pedophilia is simply this: the welfare of children is subordinate to the sexual gratification of adults. Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator for the Penn State football ... discuss

In positive news, His Holiness Pope Francis has announced that on October 13th he will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In honor of this event, please join me in prayer as we hono ... discuss

The Sacred Heart Fathers' mission station in Bouar in the north of the Central African Republic was attacked by Islamist rebels last Friday. Sources in the country told Catholic charity Aid to the ... discuss

Why will there be coverage for potentially abortion-inducing, cancer-causing contraception in my healthcare plan?Because Obamacare gave the Department of Health and Human Services the authority to lab ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma Who could forget the thrill of being one of thousands, even millions, of young Catholics awaiting the arrival of Pope John Paul II to one of the many World Youth Days he attended? I ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 25 is St. Vincent Strambi, Passionist priest and bishop.Vincent Strambi was born in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome on January 1, 1745, the only child of the ph ... discuss

By Sr. Hanna Klaus, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. NARAL Pro-Choice America hosted a fundraiser September 18 entitled “Men for Choice.” The purpose of the event was to make sure that any coital act, which had t ... discuss

Washington D.C., Sep 24, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Media narratives about Pope Francis have led to a misunderstanding of his interview with Jesuit magazines, as well as a false perceived contr ... discuss

Today, in many parts of the world, the Catholic Church commemorates the feast of Our Lady of Ransom, also known as Our Lady of Mercy or Nuestra Señora de la Merced.The Blessed Virgin appeared in 1218 ... discuss

Come out and ask questions.  Lots of them. Newsletter Sept 23, 2013 Action Item!  ATTEND OTTAWA CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7: 30 ... discuss

"The year is 1833.  Col. Davy Crockett runs for reelection to Congress and gets an unexpected lesson from a farmer on the meaning of the Constitution.  Is it proper to give away other people ... discuss

ADDRESS OF JOHN PAUL FRANCIS TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ASSOCIATIONS OF CATHOLIC DOCTORS Clementine Hall Friday , September 20, 2013 I apologize for th ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to the Social Conservative Review. Dear Friend: On Tuesday, we celebrated Constitution Day, when our nation annually is called to remember that our country is grounded in a wr ... discuss

The Family Research Council calls our attention to a new publication by Dr. E. Calvin Beisner on "Social Justice: How Good Intentions Undermine Justice and Gospel." With all the misinformation out th ... discuss

Today, September 17, is the memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine, Italian cardinal and theologian. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, St. Robert has also been declared a Doctor of the Church an ... discuss

I disagree with Peter Singer, the well-known Princeton bioethicist, about many things: the permissibility of euthanasia and abortion, the nature of personhood, and the correct treatment of non-human a ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I her ... discuss

My friend and I sometimes talk about life and religion after mass. I asked him recently if he had ever had a mystical moment. His instant reply was, “Yes. And it changed me.” The way was o ... discuss

By Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. The cover of Time recently featured the headline “The Childfree Life.” China has for some time enforced the “one child policy.” With this policy, children have no ... discuss

By Joe Kral It is always tragic when some Catholic politicians try to revise the Church’s historical teaching on the life issues. History shows that from the very beginning the Church has always hel ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I he ... discuss

Not shown: a real, honest-to-goodness altar rail. What’s wrong with the word radical? On the surface, nothing; to say someone is a radical X is to say he favors fundamental or thoroughgoing chan ... discuss

Week of Prayer for Syria: Day 1Hear the outcry of the Syrian people ·         Rome, August 30, 2013 ( ... discuss

INTROIT Ps. 85:3, 5 Have pity on me, O Lord, for to You I call all the day; for You, O Lord, are sweet and mild, and plentiful in mercy to all who call upon You. Ps. 85:1. Incline Your ea ... discuss

Christina praying for Grandma to go home safely to Heaven.Rick Smith, the effervescent dad of "Noah's Dad" fame didn't see it coming. He ignited controversy by saying he wanted to "whack" the saying t ... discuss

 $1 million for death: Perot Foundation gives Planned Parenthood large donation by Susan Michelle Tyrell Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas again demo ... discuss

Please share with us a bit about yourself and the story behind Teamotions: Teamotions is more than a tea company; it’s part of my personal journey. In 2008, I lost my twin daughters just weeks after ... discuss

By Denise Hunnell, M.D. The purposes of professional medical associations are to set standards of medical practice for their members, to support members in the practice of medicine, as well as to serv ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for August 30 is St. Jeanne Jugan.St Mary of the Cross (in the world: Jeanne Jugan) was born at Cancale, in Brittany, France, on 25 October 1792 in the turbulent period of the Fre ... discuss

By Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. Recently I saw an ad for the “10 commandments of caring” on the internet. It was produced by the HCR Manor Care Company, which has rest homes around the country. While it i ... discuss

In October, Human Life International, Nebraska Bishops’ Pro-Life Office and the Archdiocese of Omaha Respect Life Apostolate are hosting a conference in Omaha, Nebraska, on the theme of : Life, ... discuss




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