Topic: charity

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 708 Common of Pastors: 1748 (verse before first reading) Proper of Seasons: 419 (first reading)Note: Second re ... discuss

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“Much will be required of the person entrusted with much,and still more will be demanded of the p ... discuss

Guest Article By David MartinCardinal Raymond Burke, who heads the Vatican's highest court of canon law and who is recognized as one of the most outstanding prelates of the Catholic Church today has g ... discuss

(New York Times Magazine) — One weekend in February, in the kitschy, barnlike house he shares with his mother and grandmother in the San Fernando Valley, Flynn McGarry was preparing an eight-course ... discuss

I have a lot of regard for Michael Voris which made me even more disappointed with this apology which seems misguided to me. You can be in full communion with the Church, respect the papacy, and still ... discuss

You wish to live a life of devotion, dearest Philothea, because you are a Christian and know that it is a virtue most pleasing to God's Majesty. Since little faults committed in the beginning of a p ... discuss

This is long, so if you want a quick read, I've highlighted in red what struck me most. I ran the entire letter because it's not up on the Inside the Vatican website yet. But I recommend you sign up f ... discuss

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 21, 2014 / 02:37 am (CNA).- “The world today is upside down, and is suffering so much, because there is so very little love in the homes and in family life.” One ... discuss

MCCL Global Outreach (MCCL GO) has written an article for Truth and Charity Forum about the effects of the landmark International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. The article be ... discuss

Jean Heimann, the author of Seven Saints for Seven Virtues had a wonderful Catholic mother. She modeled charity in action; she baked goodies for neighbors, nursed her sick and cranky father in his fin ... discuss

The Synod on the Family of 2014 was like a big family fight. Prima facie, it appeared to be a big, divisive mess. Fortunately, we are only at the half-way point, and there is time for some regrouping ... discuss

Reza Aslan effectively provides us with a perfect Marxist (or at least materialist) analysis of Islam (if not of other religions). Or at least Aslan does so when he’s rationalising or explaining ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2014 / 04:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' address at the conclusion of the Synod on the Family, delivered Saturday, was responded to with a four-minute standing ovation on ... discuss

Homily for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time delivered by Rev. Fr. William J Kuchinsky at St Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Wheeling, WV for the anticipatory Mass on 27 September 2014.Do nothin ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2014 / 03:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The synod’s final report, released Saturday, presents substantial changes with respect to the much discussed midterm report, especially re ... discuss

UPDATE: EyeBeleave offers a rough translation.Synod14 - 15th General Congregation: Speech by the Holy Father Francis for the conclusion of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bish ... discuss

“To you, upright men and women, who for any reason whatever, give thought to the fate of the family. The future of humanity passes by way of the family. It is therefore indispensable and urgent ... discuss

Last week, the National Catholic Register published an article by Judy Roberts discussing the moral dilemma that the breast cancer fundraising organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is facing.[1]T ... discuss

1955 Calendar (Simple): October 16Today the Holy Church celebrates the Feast of St. Hedwig.  Born the daughter of Berthold IV, Duke of Merania, St. Hedwig married Prince Henry I the Bearded of Si ... discuss

I love St. Teresa of Avila. I spent months using a little booklet of seventeen Communion meditations she wrote as my own thanksgiving after Mass. Whenever I got to the end I started over. You can tell ... discuss

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”The Words Of Jesus Christ (Mark 2:17)“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, ... discuss

Bhubaneswar, India, Oct 15, 2014 / 12:04 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- With the election of Narendra Modi of the Hindu "Bharatiya Janata Party” (BJP) as prime minister of India the country's ... discuss

Earlier this month, Karin Maria Fenbert, an official of the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, travelled to Erbil, capital of Kurdish Iraq, to assess the needs of more than 100 ... discuss

Miao, India, Oct 15, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Miao, located in far north-east India, is conducting a series of seminars to study Ad Gentes, Vatican II's decree on the mission a ... discuss

by Gabriella Morrongiello, The Daily Signal: High school students in Long Island, N.Y., were recently denied the right to establish a club for Christian students by their school administrators. Thi ... discuss

While speaking at a recent Hollywood fundraising charity event for rape victims, pro-abortion activist Jane Fonda divulged that her mother committed suicide after having suffering from depression brou ... discuss

Faith is not only a “cosmetic” matter, but one of active charity, says Pope Francis.  The Pope said this today in his morning homily at the Casa Santa Marta, reported Vatican Radio. ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 14, 2014 / 08:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily mass on Tuesday Pope Francis warned about the hypocrisy of those who do good in order to be seen, saying that true faith is practic ... discuss

HA HA HA HA HA HAThat's not me.I'm just quoting.Read on!A reminder about what real apologetic work is all about.***MANDALUYONG City, Oct. 14, 2014—A Catholic priest discussed the need for apologist ... discuss

It's "convenient" for Europe to ignore and forget about Christian persecution in the Middle East, says Maronite Archbishop Elias Nassar, of Saida, Lebanon. He said this when addressing two sepa ... discuss

Contact: Jonathan Riddle, 336-695-2654, jonathan.g.riddle@gmail.com WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 13, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Winston-Salem-based Christian band At The Threshold is proud to announc ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma As the Synod on Marriage and Family continues, so do the debates over the question of communion for divorced and remarried couples. Unfortunately, the two sides seem to be categoriz ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 12, 2014 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis said that God does not discriminate about who is invited to his banquet, and called on Christians to ... discuss

WE are now accepting requests for Mass intentions for calendar year 2015. If, in your charity, you want to remember a deceased family member, friend, or loved one, or just want to have a Mass offered ... discuss

Today is the feast of Saint María Soledad Torres Acosta (1826-1887), who was known for her diligent and loving care of the sick and the poor.St. Mary Soledad was a "modern" saint who gave to the worl ... discuss

What’s one of the best parts of having a wedding in front of all your friends and family? The gifts of course! But for Ashley Sewell and Adam McCully, a wedding with gifts seemed pointless. Ashl ... discuss

Oct 10 - Homily: May We Not Waver Father Matthias comments on the collect for today and on the first reading. He observes that faith has a life, and this life is charity, and good works must flow f ... discuss

A new report reveals some of the intense family drama behind pro-abortion activist Jane Fonda’s parents. A new report describes how Fonda’s father was cold and a bully, as well as a shameless woma ... discuss

Goroka, Papua New Guinea, Oct 10, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA).- At a recent Mass, the bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands revealed a roadmap for pastoral planning to guide the the transformation ... discuss

Aleppo, Syria, Oct 9, 2014 / 03:26 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Sister Maria of Nazareth has committed herself to an extraordinary mission. The Argentine nun from the Institute of the Incarnate Wo ... discuss

A new report reveals some of the intense family drama behind pro-abortion activist Jane Fonda’s parents. A new report describes how Fonda’s father was cold and a bully, as well as a shameless ... discuss

By Jean  M. HeimannToday, October 9, we celebrate the feast of St. Louis Bertrand (1526-1581), who is known as the Apostle of the Americas and the patron of Novice Masters.Louis Bertrand was born ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 8, 2014 / 09:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to the crowds that filled Saint Peter's Square during the weekly General Audience on Oct. 8, Pope Francis repeated his consistent theme ... discuss

Bosnia-Herzegovina urgently needs political reform and significant support from the European Union, one of the country’s leading Church leaders said. Bishop Franjo Komarica of Banja Luka spoke ... discuss

The author of this article prefers to be anonymous. We are delighted to give her a voice here at Les Femmes! This being the week we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Rosary established by Pope Pius V af ... discuss

Erbil, Iraq, Oct 8, 2014 / 04:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Iraqi bishop whose community is hosting more than 70,000 Christians who fled violence in Mosul and its surroundings has expressed dismay at the ... discuss

Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct 8, 2014 / 12:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A conference held last week in Colorado Springs by The Society for Catholic Liturgy brought together experts from multiple disciplines ... discuss

We're entering the kitchen sink phase of the election campaign, when it seems that no charge or claim is too low or disreputable for desperate candidates. As we've made our way through The Federalist ... discuss

By Jessie Tappel, M.S. This week begins the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, opened by Pope Francis, to discuss the challenges of marriage, of family life, of the education of c ... discuss

The Government of Iraq is guilty of not helping Christians desperate to flee Islamic State (IS) militia, according to a leading Catholic bishop from the country. Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of ... discuss

Yaounde, Cameroon, Oct 7, 2014 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Boko Haram terrorist activity spreading into Cameroon from northeastern Nigeria has caused local Catholic missionaries to increase security, ... discuss

Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct 7, 2014 / 12:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Evangelization will be carried out by bringing beauty to Catholic culture and liturgy, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln told a group of ... discuss

"Beware of celebrity clergy." Amen!After my own experience being scandalized at a Catholic college, I used to tell my teenage children, "Just because someone is wearing a Roman collar doesn't mean he' ... discuss

By EDWARD PENTIN | VATICAN CITY— The Synod on the Family aims to bring to today’s world “the attractiveness of the Christian message” about marriage and the family, ̶ ... discuss

South Bend, Ind., Oct 6, 2014 / 11:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus and Supreme Knight Carl Anderson have been named the recipients of a University of Notre Dame institute’s 2015 ... discuss

Contact: Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, 920-323-9632, sjulieann@fscc-calledtobe.org GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 3, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Franciscan Sisters of ... discuss

I am indeed still here.  The energy I spend at work, plus my preoccupation with other things going on in my life, have contributed to my silence since July, and the sparse postings for about the ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 5, 2014 / 01:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “In order for the family to proceed well, with faith and hope,” said Pope Francis to crowds in St. Peter's Square for the weekly Ange ... discuss

Guess which gender makes more money? “Equal pay for equal work!” the mantra goes. “Women get only 73 cents on a man’s dollar!” These are oft-heard slogans, and we may well hear them again du ... discuss

It is not wisdom but authority that makes law.  During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, ag ... discuss

Memorial of St Francis of Assisi(Click here for readings)By JENNIFER BURGINJesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky. Behold, I have given you the power ̵ ... discuss

Contact: Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, 920-323-9632, sjulieann@fscc-calledtobe.org GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 3, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Franciscan Sisters of ... discuss

was born in 1182, the son of a wealthy cloth merchant. His early years were frivolous, but an experience of sickness and another of military service were instrumental in leading him to reflect on the ... discuss

"Mary Landrieu is Not Helping Blacks," Elbert Guillory. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEjqRLjP7Io FreeAtLast PAC, Published on Sep 29, 2014YouTube URL: http://y ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Driving around the Washington, DC Metro area, it is not uncommon to see a bumper sticker that reads in large letters, “God is not a Republican”. The subtext of the bumper s ... 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

Born at Hambledon, Buckinghamshire, England, about 1218; died at Orvieto, Italy, 25 August, 1282.He was the son of William de Cantelupe and Millicent de Gournay, and thus a member of an illustrious an ... discuss

Sculptor Sister Mary Paula Beierschmitt, I.H.M., founder of the American Academy of the Sacred Arts in South Philadelphia and friend to the pro-life movement, died suddenly on September 28, 2013.  B ... discuss

Today I am continuing this series on getting things done. Yesterday we saw that we exist to bring glory to God, and that, as Christians, we bring glory to God when we do good works for other p ... discuss

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sep 30, 2014 / 10:58 pm (CNA).- A Brazilian couple who will speak at the upcoming Synod on the Family at the Vatican said they hope to convey the necessity of realizing GodR ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 30, 2014 / 12:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The suppression and subsequent restoration of the Society of Jesus shows the importance of discernment and trusting in God even in tribulation, r ... discuss

UPDATE: Thanks to PewSitter linking to me, I am getting tons of Voris supporters commenting here. Could at least one of you please respond to the actual points I make? Do you still believe the Catholi ... discuss

Americans give over $300 billion to charity annually. One of the best tools developed over the past few decades to help facilitate this generosity is the rise of Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). The first ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. “Already as a university student in Padua, you made a rule for yourself never to avoid or curtail a conversation with anyone, no matter how unlikable and boring; to be ... discuss

“We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” ~ Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned ParenthoodNumber 1 Killer of African-Americansby PapaGiorgio, Religion and ... discuss

Icon from "Divine Office" MinistryI try to pray the Liturgy of the Hours every day. One major reason that I am able to do this is because of a great organization that releases an audio recording of th ... discuss

The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of EvangelizationDay of Prayerfor the III Extraordinary General Assembly of theSynod of BishopsSunday, 28 September 2014Sunday, 28 September (today ... discuss

Day of Prayer for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Sunday, 28 September 2014 Sunday, 28 September is to be set aside as a Day of Prayer for the III Extraordin ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Vincent DePaul. This saint has a special meaning in the lives of my family. My dear father-in-law was very active in working for the St. Vincent DePaul society throughout my ... discuss

September 26 is the memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th century French priest known for his apostolic work among the poor and marginalized.Born to a poor family in Pouy in the southwest of Franc ... discuss

St. Vincent was born of poor parents in the village of Pouy in Gascony, France, about 1580. He enjoyed his first schooling under the Franciscan Fathers at Acqs. Such had been his progress in four year ... discuss

Celebrating Mass at St. John the Baptist With many tales of devotion brought to our attention along the way, we continue the peregrination of the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa to St. John th ... discuss

Earlier this week, an appeals court lifted an injunction that barred Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando from performing abortions at their facility in Kissimmee, Florida. This particular Planned Pa ... discuss

It's Friday...a good day for fasting and sacrifice. Pray for poor Holy Mother Church so battered and bruised by those who should love her most. May God have mercy on us for our laziness and laxity. "P ... discuss

Bishop Cupich: A View from SpokaneRead the article to see how Bishop Cupich:gave approval to the Vagina Monologues being shown at Gonzaga Universityundermined the seminary trainingundermined the pro-l ... discuss

Sep 25 - Homily: St Francis, Charity not Vanity Fr. Joachim celebrates a votive Mass of St. Francis and contrasts his exemplary life to the vanities of the world as recounted in today's readings. 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

In June 2013, Rush Limbaugh boldly proclaimed on his radio show that abortion is at the root of our cultural decay. He said, “I just want to tell you something.  I really think that abortion is ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 24, 2014 / 08:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis made an appeal for prayer and aid for the victims of the Ebola outbreak which has been sweeping through several West African countr ... discuss

Last month I posted a list of recommended blogs by and for Christian women. At the end of the post I made a parenthetical remark that many of the blogs I follow had gone cold in recent months. ... discuss

Today, September 24, 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 ap ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 23, 2014 / 03:26 pm (CNA).- Thousands of believers have come together to offer support for persecuted Christians in the Middle East, inspired by the words of Cardinal Fernando Filoni, ... discuss

With a new Supreme Court term set to begin on October 6 and national mid-term elections coming on November 4, abortion continues to be a hotly contested issue in American public policy.  Unfortuna ... discuss

The novena to St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower, begins today, February 23 and is recited for nine days. St. Therese is a powerful intercessor. The novena prayer I recite most often is the nov ... discuss

For the record, I am referring to this here: The sheriffs on both ends of the Roaring Fork Valley expressed their displeasure Sunday about the impact and costs that Vice President Joe Biden’s short ... discuss

\"Pray, Hope & Don't Worry.\"  I remember hearing these words for the first time when I was seeking healing from abortion. My immediate response was, \"Yeah, right! I wish!\" It seemed impo ... discuss

Imagine that as president of a private institution you receive a letter from your state government detailing that your health insurance plan must include coverage for elective abortion procedures. Ima ... discuss

The Introit of the Mass is a fervent prayer; which may be said in every necessity and adversity:INTROIT Bow down thine ear, O Lord; to me, and hear me: save thy servant, O my God, that hopeth in thee: ... discuss

About 2 months ago, one of my sons was housesitting for my BFF.  I was driving back and forth down the highway 45 minutes each way about 8 times, because he was also taking a summer class and sadly, ... discuss

Do the readers of Rational Catholic Blog realize that contributor Laura Calise has written for Voices for Vaccines (March 2013). Laura is a writer by profession, she has a degree i ... discuss

St. John Chrysostom, Almsgiver by TitianToday, September 13, is the memorial of St. John Chrysostom (ca. 347-407), one of the most famous Fathers, Doctors, and bishops of the Catholic Church. Known to ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TNJudie Brown of American Life League discusses an issue that sometimes separates pro-life activists. She believes pro-lifers should not waste time and re ... discuss

Credit:  www.christinemonohan.netSometimes I think that almost all Catholic blogs are written by just one person because they all sound exactly the same. No one ever seems to have an original th ... discuss

When in in 1995 St. John Paul II issued Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), the encyclical and its implications lead to much discussion of what came to be called the Culture of Life and the Culture ... discuss

Voices for Vaccines, a American vaccine propaganda website is an administrative project of the Task Force for Global Health, an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) organization. The Task ... discuss

For years now, various researchers have exposed the efforts of Planned Parenthood and its abortion industry minions to cover up the crimes of pedophiles while performing their child-killing procedures ... discuss

Happy feast of St. Augustine to all. I just finished reading City of God this month. Here is a brief quote from it:"But that grief which arises in the hearts of the pious, who are persecuted by the ma ... discuss

Credit:  deepertruthblog.blogspot.comI have written here more than once that I am fearful that there is a great schism building up in the Catholic Church.  I feel it is coming from the tradi ... discuss

Return of Lapsed Catholics to the Sacraments.Almighty Father, . You desire not the death of the sinner, but that he may be converted and live.Pour out upon us Your mercy and hear the prayers of Your s ... discuss

This week I realized that my capacity for empathy is greatest when those who are hurting are the farthest removed from me. My sense of empathy can be debilitating at times. The murder of Michael Brown ... discuss

Most of us, myself included, will live our entire lives and never be invited to speak at a single Ku Klux Klan Rally.  And yet, Margaret Sanger, the foundress of Planned Parenthood, received at l ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Aug 20, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Franciscan friary in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, celebrated its platinum jubilee earlier this month on the feast of Our Lady of t ... discuss

Prayer by Pope St. John XXIII O Jesus, come back into our society, our family life, our souls, and reign there as our peaceful sovereign. Enlighten with the splendor of faith and t ... discuss

The following sermon is posted/printed with the permission of the bride and groom, Jordan and Heather Swanson.  Text:  1 Corinthians 13 Grace and peace to you, Jordan and Heather, from ... discuss

A troubling passage in Evangelii GaudiumAndrew Bieszad, a scholar on Islam, seems to believe Pope Francis is teaching error — or, at least, opiniones intolerata — about the “Ishmaelites”:For I ... discuss

You have no doubt seen a video of a friend on Facebook being doused with buckets of ice water. What would possess a human being to do something so chilling? It is the Ice Bucket Challenge to rais ... discuss

At that time, Jesus spoke unto His disciplessaying: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grainof wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remainsalone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoeverlo ... discuss

Oooh. I get to work this weekend in the land of hot and dry. Stupid human tricks. Something about history and ignorance from the prior post is recapped here, uhm, Poul Anderson’s High Crusad ... discuss

Question: "What does 1st Timothy 2:15 mean when it says that a woman shall be "saved" in child bearing? How do the Orthodox interpret that passage?"One important thing to keep in mind here is that the ... discuss

In an ominous development Wednesday night, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its highest level alert for a response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, even as reports came in indi ... discuss

"We Are All God's Children" Official Theme Song for the 2015 Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.Lyrics written and sung by Jamie Rivera with the Hail Mary The Queen Children's Ch ... discuss

On Friday, July 25, the Courier Times carried a revealing, insightful piece by Terry Mattingly, noting that MOST couples seeking Catholic marriage ceremonies are already living together.  While ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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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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

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

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

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

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




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