Topic: charity

There seem to be two very different ideas in the air about the goals of parish ministry. One idea, which we might call the St. John Vianney school or the St. John Chrysostom school, or the Pope St. Jo ... discuss

Veneration at Holy Innocents Church Long Beach’s Church of the Holy Innocents was our first stop in Southern California. On August 9, we brought the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a magnif ... discuss

Des Moines, Iowa, Sep 17, 2014 / 04:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy Spirit's inspiration can strike at the most unexpected times - like while running on a treadmill. That's when Ellen Miller felt ca ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621), Italian cardinal and theologian. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, he has also been declared a Doctor of the Church and the patron o ... 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

I had no idea:But soon the state may also be known as home of the latest American saint, a Bayonne-born nun who is to be beatified in Newark next month.The beatification of Sister Miriam Teresa Demjan ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Abortion and euthanasia are generally viewed by our society as solutions to problems: they get rid of burdens. The usual suspects of this “burden” are disabled children who mi ... discuss

I find addiction, and the bondage of addiction, to be very difficult to understand. It seems like overcoming addiction should be so simple, and especially for the Christian: Instead of doing t ... discuss

Hanoi, Vietnam, Sep 15, 2014 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See held a fifth round of talks with the Vietnamese government on Wednesday and Thursday to strengthen and develop their bilateral re ... discuss

Pope Francis: Correction Without Charity Is ‘a Slap in the Face’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com div> ... 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

Ever since the From Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life began in the Summer of 2012 in Vladivostok, Russia, the pilgrimage has encouraged the faithful to seek the intercession of Our Blessed Mo ... discuss

By ELISE HARRIS/CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — In his daily Mass on Friday Pope Francis spoke about fraternal correction, explaining that it heals and builds up the body of Christ but only ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 12, 2014 / 06:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily Mass on Friday Pope Francis spoke about fraternal correction, explaining that it heals and builds up the body of Christ but only wh ... discuss

Baghdad, Iraq, Sep 12, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Argentinian priest caring for the Catholic community in Baghdad says the faith of persecuted Iraqi Christians is moving and will continue in ... discuss

From The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP)King Jan III Sobieski with a gorget of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa.Before he set out, Sobieski had sent a letter ... discuss

Manila, Philippines, Sep 11, 2014 / 06:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of the Philippines have appealed their faithful to join in a national day of prayer in solidarity with persecuted Christians, ... discuss

A three-year-old Hawaiian boy received a robotic hand thanks to a 3D Printer. Nicknamed “Bubba”, Rayden Kahae was born without fingers due to Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), which occurs whe ... discuss

Parents in England have released a beautiful photo of their daughter, born prematurely at 24 weeks, with the hopes that it will demonstrate the humaity of unborn babies who can be legally killed in ab ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 10 is St. Nicholas of Tolentino.Nicholas was born in 1245 in Sant’Angelo in the diocese of Fermo. His middle-aged parents named him in thanksgiving to St. Nicholas ... 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

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

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — Papal blessing certificates, often bought to mark weddings and first Communions, will soon only be available for purchase directly from the Vatican where ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2014 / 12:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Papal blessing certificates, often bought to mark weddings and first Communions, will soon only be available for purchase directly from the Vatic ... discuss

Today, September 9, is the memorial of St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who dedicated his life to the service of African slaves.The son of a Catalonian farmer, Peter was born in Verdu, Spain in 1581. ... discuss

Pope Francis has written a letter to the Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba, Dionisio Guillermo Garcia Ibanez, to commemorate the feast day of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre which falls on the same ... discuss

Sep 07 - Homily: Charitable Correction Fraternal correction is necessary but Fr. Elias points out that people think that this is inherently against charity. We must therefore be extra careful to be ... discuss

Children need to be exposed to beauty, to the good, and to the truth, says a global director of a charitable organization launched by the Pope at the Vatican. In an interview with ZENIT Friday, Prof ... discuss

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Sep 7, 2014 / 10:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Marking the feast of the patroness of Cuba, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Pope Francis on Monday sent a letter to Archbishop Dionisi ... 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

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2014 / 08:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Addressing thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his weekly Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis called for peace in Ukraine and L ... discuss

INTROIT Ps. 73:20, 19, 23Advert to Your covenant, O Lord, and forget not forever the lives of the poor. Arise, O Lord, defend Your own cause; and be not unmindful of the cries of those who seek You. P ... discuss

Natural law is nothing else but a participation of the eternal law in a rational creature.  ~ Aquinas   . . . [T]he Law of Nature and of Nature’s God.  ~ Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independ ... discuss

Ever since we got this black and white president, race is always an issue. And I guess the blacks thought things would get better with a black, liberal president. Especially one that feels nobody̵ ... 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

Bob EdwardsSPUC's national conference 2014 kicked off last night in Swanwick, Derbyshire. Follow our Twitter feed @spucprolife for updates throughout this weekend.The conference was opened by Bob Edwa ... discuss

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Sep 5, 2014 / 09:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A religious sister from Texas who has been serving the people of Papua New Guinea since 1986 will soon complete a website to ra ... 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

Today is the Feast of St. Lawrence Justinian.  In honor of his feast, and to make him better known, I present the following entry from New Advent:Bishop and first Patriarch of Venice, b. in 1381, ... discuss

It is hardly necessary to describe Blessed Teresa of Calcutta as I continually forget to call the saint who I will always think of as Mother Teresa. That is the legacy of having this saint's witness l ... discuss

Pope Francis participated in a charity-sponsored event Thursday afternoon in which he interacted, via technology, with children from five continents. During the meeting of the educational charity Sc ... discuss

(August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu (pronounced [aɡnɛs ɡɔnˈdʒa bɔˈjadʒju]), was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missio ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 4, 2014 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- According to prominent Vatican analyst Sandro Magister, the Holy See views the aggression of the Islamic State as a religious war, and believes t ... discuss

The Pope has encouraged Holy Land leaders to continue working for peace and will participate in a charity-sponsored event in which he will interact, via technology, with children from five continents ... discuss

For starters, Rand is short for Randal, not an allusion to Ayn Rand, after whom Sen. Paul was not named by his libertarian (not Objectivist) father Ron Paul. Reportedly, growing up he was called Randy ... discuss

Pope Francis, an avid soccer fan, succeeded in bringing together football legends past and present – and of differing religions – to play an Interreligious Match for Peace in Rome last nig ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: For starters, Rand is short for Randal, not an allusion to Ayn Rand, after whom Sen. Paul was not named by his libertarian (not Objectivist) father Ron Paul. Rep ... discuss

From Abby Johnson:"I admit that I’ve only been a prolifer for four and a half years. But I have been a student of this debate for 12 and half years. I’m no expert on all things prolife. But I know ... discuss

Happy 86th birthday to His Eminence Cardinal Jaime Lachica Sin.  We need you but you are no longer with us. ... discuss

By Robert Clarke of Alliance Defending Freedom The Internet has been awash, if you will forgive the pun, with videos of people the world over tipping a bucket containing ice cold water over their h ... discuss

Affectionately known as "La Cachita", a replica statue of Cuba's beloved Virgin of Charity of El Cobre has been given a place of honour in the Vatican gardens.  The statue of the "Virgen d ... 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

By Caitlin Bootsma Being “released” sounds so ordinary, perhaps even positive. To the citizens portrayed in Lois Lowry’s The Giver (a recently released movie and young adult fiction favorite), b ... discuss

Q - I have little children who are sometimes loud during Mass. Sometimes they just babble a bit or talk a little too loud, but other times they are downright wailing and fussing. I want to participate ... discuss

 Send Your Ice Bucket Challenge Donation to Ethical, Successful Adult Stem Cell Research By David Prentice You’ve probably heard of it by now, the Ice Bucket Challenge. Those challe ... discuss

Originally published in The Post-Abortion Review 3(2) Spring 1995. Copyright 1995 Elliot Institute, this 3 part article by David C. Reardon, Ph.D., is still one of my favorite series of articles on a ... discuss

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Fundraising, FT EmployeeSisters of Christian Charity (Mendham, NJ)The Sisters of Christian Charity are looking to hire a Director of Development (DD). The DD is responsible for ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 27, 2014 / 05:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on the unity and holiness of the Church, stating that despite the fact we are sinners, we ... discuss

This letter was sent to Obama and he has done NOTHING, BUT TO CONTINUE ALL THIS AID EVEN TO “TERRORIST NATIONS”….. American Cash I have not read of a single dollar reduction in forei ... discuss

Aug 26 - Homily: What is Perfect Joy? Jesus speaks to us of supernatural charity and that the fruit of this love is joy. On this feast of the Seven Joys of Our Lady, Father Angelo explains what per ... discuss

After I read an article about athiest Richard Dawkins tweeting out that it is “immoral” to not abort babies with Down Syndrome because they are “diagnosed before they have human feel ... 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

Around the world, famous and nonfamous people alike are filming themselves dumping or having dumped ice water on their heads in the new fad called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The dunkee then pays it ... discuss

The #IceBucketChallenge has been filling Facebook feeds for days now, but as more Catholics take the challenge, some of the funds raised are being directed toward research centers committed to pro-li ... discuss

A Catholic Archdiocese is warning pro-life advocates about the final destination of donations for the popular Ice Bucket Challenge, which has become a pop culture and social media phenomenon. The popu ... discuss

This spiritual gem is taken from "True Devotion" by St. Louis De Montfort: 83. It is more perfect, because it is more humble, not to approach God of ourselves without taking a mediator. Our nature, ... discuss

born in 1214 and became a devout Christian and king of France. He attended Mass often, prayed frequently, was given to charity (as evidenced in the building of a hospital for the poor and blind) and w ... discuss

By Peter Kwasniewski, Ph.D. Back in 1997, I was browsing a bookshop and came upon a book that truly shocked and horrified me. A feminist theologian had written a book wherein she argued that the two g ... discuss

Hitler meeting with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (Dec. 1941) “Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Al ... discuss

Maiduguri, Nigeria, Aug 23, 2014 / 03:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Locals in Baga, Nigeria say the town is one of the latest targets of Boko Haram’s attacks, while a group of soldiers say they will n ... discuss

August 23 is the optional memorial of St. Rose of Lima, virgin.Isabella Flores de Oliva was born April 20, 1586 to Spanish immigrants in Lima, Peru. At her confirmation, she took the name of Rose, bec ... discuss

As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps the internet, abortion activists have decided to put their own spin on the viral fundraising effort. Instead of encouraging individuals to donate to charities to ... discuss

Pro-Abortion Congressional Candidate Mails Condoms to Pro-Lifers Why do I think Democrat pro-abortion congressional candidate James Woods is slimy? Aside from the fact Woods retaliated against a p ... discuss

Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug 22, 2014 / 09:35 am (CNA).- Chances are you've viewed at least one video this week of someone dumping a bucket of ice water over their head and challenging others to do the same. ... discuss

I think as we descend into more cultural and societal chaos on the road to the last day, it will be more and more important for those of us in politics to decide which comes first, faith or politics. ... discuss

Erbil, Iraq, Aug 22, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Iraqi Christians' faith is not diminished, even as they face exile from their homes and profound suffering, an official with a Catholic pastoral ... discuss

Via Rich at  Over the Rhine and Into the Tiber with “Kick the Bucket” The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is discouraging its employees from taking the ice bucket challenge for the ALS Asso ... discuss

You’ve probably heard of it by now, the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Those challenged are supposed either to dump an ice bucket of cold water over their head, or donate to ALS research.  Most people do ... discuss

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You've probably heard of it by now, the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Those challenged are supposed either to dump an ice bucket of cold water over their head, or donate to ALS research.  Most peop ... discuss

Officials from a Catholic charity visited refugees in Iraq over the last few days, reporting on the growing desperation of the minorities there. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Executive President ... discuss

Richards Dawkins is doubling down on his controversial comments yesterday suggesting that parents of babies with Down Syndrome should “abort them and try again.” Today, Dawkins says aborti ... discuss

Supposed “bioethicist” Richard Dawkins is facing intense international criticism following his comments on Twitter yesterday suggesting that babies with Down Syndrome should be aborted. Da ... 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

By TITO EDWARDS | How the Famous Sell Their Soul to Satan by Joseph Sciambra of ChurchPOP – BigPulpit.com Holy Hour: Healing Through Forgiveness – Kathleen Beckman, Catholic Exchang ... discuss

Before praying at the abortion memorial in Korea this weekend, Pope Francis also visited the “House of Hope” Rehabilitation Center Saturday afternoon. He spent almost an hour at the cente ... discuss

Died 20 August AD 1153 ernard of Clairvaux, a leader in Christian Europe in the first half of the 11th century A.D., is honored in his native France and around the world. Born into a noble Burgundian ... discuss

Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta, also known as Saint Helena, Saint Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople (ca. 250 – ca. 330) she was married to the Roman general Constantius Chlorus, who bec ... discuss

August 18 is the optional memorial of St. John Eudes, a French priest who founded of the Society of Jesus and Mary (the Eudists) and the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity.  Pope Leo XIII procla ... discuss

By Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionAn article written by E Jane Dickson and published in the UK Independent newspaper on Friday August 15 argues that Pro-suicide si ... 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

Just reviewed Danielle Bean's newest, Momnipotent, over at Amazon. Here's what I said: Danielle Bean speaks to the hearts and souls of so many women. We know we're not perfect, and Danielle cheer ... discuss

Today, August 18, is the feast day of Saint Helena of Constantinople (246-330), mother of Constantine the Great, and finder of the True Cross of Jesus Christ.St. Helena was the daughter of an innkeepe ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 10:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Calls for peace and reconciliation dominated Pope Francis’ historic apostolic visit to South Korea, which concluded as the Pope boar ... 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

10 August AD 258 A river, a gulf, and a seaway are named in his honor. A number of Christian congregations and almost anyone known as "Larry" likewise owe their names to this martyr of the ancient Ch ... 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

Picture an average Sunday morning or Sunday afternoon.  The temperature is warm or at least pleasant.  Sunshine fills the sky.  The morning's calmness is punctuated only by the transcen ... 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

Today I’m going to wade into the current Southwest Border situation and the influx of illegal immigrants, mostly children this time, seeking a new life in our country. I’ll do so in a short series ... 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

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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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

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

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




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