Topic: cross

Some ideas for Stations of the Cross for Families An Excerpt: If you do the Stations of the Cross at home, hang pictures representing each station around the house, making your own “Way of th ... discuss

If you’re a small parish with few resources for church music, SmallChurchMusic.com is for you. Ways you can use this site: If you don’t have an organist, download the accompaniment tracks ... discuss

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Matthew 2:13-15; 19-23So far in our Survey of these lenten saints, we have looked at St. Matthias, the apostle chosen to replace Judas, who shows us that our calling in Christ is more important than w ... discuss

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior Turkish official says his country has warned Russia that Ankara will retaliate against any new cross-border attack on Turkish troops from Syrian Kurdish-held areas in ... discuss

Allow them to use their gifts to serve others. Working women bring a diverse set of gifts and talents to the church. A female CFO is a great resource to help balance the church’s finances, or a corp ... discuss

As Christians, with the resources of the Bible and the Gospel at hand, we ought to be more adept at deconstructing issues. Ours is fundamentally a religion of the heart. We do believe that behavior ma ... discuss

Lauren Green is a religion correspondent for Fox News, and also an accomplished pianist and former Miss Minnesota. She shares lessons from her faith journey in her new book Lighthouse Faith. The book ... discuss

. . . Texas attorney general takes notice but ACLU 'nowhere to be found'Muslim prayer room at Liberty High School in Frisco, Tx has beenprovided to meet the special needs of Muslim students since 2009 ... discuss

GENEVA (AP) — The international Red Cross is appealing for $400 million to help millions of people facing famine or the risk of it in four conflict-ridden countries — Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan a ... discuss

Today, March 22, we celebrate the liturgical memorial of Saint Lea of Rome (died 384), a Roman noblewoman who upon the death of her husband, entered consecrated life. Much of what we know about Saint ... discuss

Audio:I’d like to share with you about the faith of Monica Steckbauer. I never knew her as Monica though, but as Grandma Steckbauer. So that’s what I’m going to refer to her as. Grandma Steck ... discuss

“In Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight contest my way of thinking. These are two authors at the top of their game—Venema a biology p ... discuss

“I am sorry to say that as I mingle with the younger generation today, I cannot help feeling that this culture of deep meditation on God has been largely lost. There is too much noise. Noise fr ... discuss

Liberals Should Welcome A Nominee Like Gorsuch – Who Is Honest, Principled And Committed To Safeguarding The Rule Of Law’Judge Neil GorsuchDAVID C. FREDERICK, Board Member, Liberal American Cons ... discuss

Repentance is not only a change of mind, but a change in action. In repentance, we are so amazed and happy for what Jesus Christ has done for us, in giving us new life, forgiveness, and eternal hope, ... discuss

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A renewable energy company again faced opposition from landowners Monday as it tried for the second time to win one of the final pieces of regulatory approval needed to ca ... discuss

"Now He is led forth to death, carrying His Cross. O what a spectacle is this! Do you see it? Lo, the government is upon His shoulders. See, here is His rod of equity, His rod of empire. Wine mingled ... discuss

GIBRALTAR (AP) — All Antonio Molina has to do to cross the border into Gibraltar for work is wave an identity card, barely slowing his motorbike's pace. ... discuss

Complaining. We’ve all been there. Whether in words or deeds, our hearts have echoed the solemn excuse of mankind inherited from Adam: “It wasn’t my fault!” (See Genesis 3:12.) Whenever ... discuss

Here is a hint for the reader as to his reading. Let it always be distinct. Aim to be good readers, and be the more anxious about it because few men are so, and all preachers ought to be so. It is as ... discuss

Shawn D. Carney, President, 40 Days for Life: Praying at a closed abortion facility in the middle of the night is powerful. But why do it? It’s a question we’ve gotten since the very first 40 Da ... discuss

“Even on the one day during that week that Planned Parenthood’s gates remained closed to the public,” said Brian, the 40 Days for Life leader in St. Louis, “still we prayerfully persist. ... discuss

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In certain religious communities, the talk surrounding the eclipse has to do with a different sort of preparation. Gary Ray isn’t worried about just travel plans and adequate eye protection. He’s ... discuss

Furthermore, grumblers are neither persuasive nor appealing when they share their faith. In fact, they rarely share their faith at all. It’s hard to joyfully and consistently proclaim the gospel whe ... discuss

was born in Jerusalem around 315, and became bishop of that city in about 349. The years between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Council of Constantinople (381) were troubled years, in which the Ch ... discuss

Affiliation with the ACNA brings the Diocese into full communion with an organization of 111,853 members in 966 churches and 32 dioceses spread across Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Founded in ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Trump Convinces Conservatives -  Nobody knows exactly what happened, but there was breaking news this morning from the White House that President ... discuss

March 18th, is the optional memorial of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, the 4th century bishop, confessor exegete and Doctor of the Church who composed the simple, yet, profoundly beautiful Catechetical Ins ... discuss

Just a few things for St. Patrick's Day.First of all, it's Lent and St. Patrick's Day is on Friday ... you really just need to shoulder your cross and skip the corned beef (which is never a problem fo ... discuss

The European Court of Justice or ECJ recently ruled that prohibition of visible religious, philosophical or political signs included in the employees’ clothing is not leaning to outright discriminat ... discuss

17 March AD 466 Pádraig (Patrick, Padraic), one of the best-known missionary saints, was born to a Christian family in southwest Britain around the year 389. While he was a teenager, raiders capture ... discuss

The CollectGrant, O Lord, that as thy Son Jesus Christ prayed for his enemies on the cross, so we may have grace to forgive those who wrongfully or scornfully use us, that we ourselves may be able to ... discuss

Christians often counter the danger of cheap grace by emphasizing that, having been saved through Christ, we are now called to demonstrate our gratitude to God by obeying his law. Yet emphasizing a re ... discuss

Writing for Yoga Journal, respected yoga teacher Aadil Palkhivala defines Namaste as follows, “The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is locate ... discuss

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  I love this season of Lent, a time that speaks of Gods great love and mercy for us. A love that died on the cross to pay for our sins, each individual one of us. Yes, even the sin of abortio ... discuss

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Patricia Calvino has marked every day spent in a Peruvian prison on drug charges since 2013 with a cross through a calendar, a sobering reminder of how long she has spent away from ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Here and there – they can be times and places In the English language we can use the same words, in the same order, in multiple wa ... discuss

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A defense attorney says five Syrians with alleged ties to the extremist Islamist State group have pleaded not guilty to charges they participated in a cross-border attack that k ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are working on a companion to their bill replacing 'Obamacare.' It's a legislative second act that would ease cross-state sale of health insurance and limit jury ... discuss

Centurion at Calvary (Gaius or Lucius Cassius called "Longinus" by tradition.) In the Gospel of St. Luke beginning in the 15th Chapter and the 39th Verse it is written, "So when the centurion saw that ... discuss

Does William Young really intend to replace the historic vision of God and salvation with a new picture, or is this review simply nitpicking? At countless points throughout the story, we find Mack ama ... discuss

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says it will offer free meals to everyone in economy on certain cross-country flights starting May 1. ... discuss

Real MusicA Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Churchby Anthony EsolenI am writing this book to bring back the words of great Christian hymns, most of which are no longer heard anywhere. These hymns a ... discuss

"For it is God’s will that you silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good. As God’s slaves, live as free people, but don’t use your freedom as a way to conceal evi ... discuss

I recently went through a huge spiritual battle.  In fact I did not even realize just how very huge it was until after our “Reclaiming Our Children”, Entering Canaan retreat this past weeken ... discuss

This book is a Good Friday devotion and reflections. The author goes through each of the seven things Jesus said on the cross, and builds his devotions and reflections upon them. Steven Furtick begi ... discuss

When people-pleasing replaces God-pleasing, fear of failure is at the root. People are driven by the need for approval and desire to become successful, not only to avoid being rejected, but for self-a ... discuss

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Catholics and the majority of Protestants agree that the end result of salvation is eternity in the presence of the Holy Trinity.  However, our beliefs regarding the path to salvation could not b ... discuss

(In 2017, Bl. Angela Salawa's feast is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.) March 12th, the Church honors the humble simplicity and patient suffering of Blessed Angela Salawa served, who labored fo ... discuss

A “journalist” spurns objectivity, gets fired “Objectivity is dead, and I’m okay with it.” – Lewis Wallace, former “Marketplace” reporter The above is the title of his essay pu ... discuss

We were Warned for Years!‘Deductibles Are Going To Get Even Higher,’ ‘Markets Could Collapse,’ Insurers ‘Exiting States’SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “It’s clear to ... discuss

A pro-life student display that represented the number of babies aborted every day in America was vandalized this week at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CBS News 4 reports. The Students for Li ... discuss

Most of my favorite posts were those written different years on March 16... I guess her birthday just has a way of drawing it out. This is from a couple years ago. ❤️~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Let's see ... discuss

Audio Message: Welcome, officially to the Christmas season. As we call it, “advent.”Why do we have this season of advent? What is advent? Advent literally means “the arrival.” And specif ... discuss

Judge Neil Gorsuch ‘Liberals Should Welcome A Nominee Like Gorsuch – Who Is Honest, Principled And Committed To Safeguarding The Rule Of Law’DAVID C. FREDERICK, Board Member, Liberal Ame ... discuss

It was impossible not to shed tears as Yue Zhang shared the trauma of being forced to abort her baby – six months into the pregnancy – a child she wanted and loved. At an event held today at the H ... discuss

Lent Midweek 2Perpetua and FelicitasMatthew 24:9-14March 8, 2017When you think of the early Christian martyrs, you likely have a picture in your head of faithful believers in Christ being thrown to th ... discuss

Although Ember Days are no longer considered required in mainstream Roman Catholicism following Vatican II, they can - and should - still be observed by the Faithful. In fact, many Traditional pri ... discuss

She’s just so perfect. The thought ran through my mind as I scrolled through my friend’s Facebook page. She’s so pretty. So smart. So godly and wise. On her way to such a great career. Can’t ... discuss

We laugh at the absurdity but evangelical and Reformed folk should not think that it cannot happen to us. We are not any less gullible than those fourth-century Christians who began to look for relics ... discuss

Vischer declares, “You can say, ‘Hey kids, be more forgiving because the Bible says so’…But that isn’t Christianity.”   Well, it depends what he means.  In many ways, such a statement i ... discuss

Obamacare: The Middle Class Continues To Get SqueezedRecent Obamacare Horror Stories: Premiums Increased ‘300%,’ ‘Not Able To Keep Our Doctor’SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): ... discuss

Lent has not been easy... and we're only 5 days into it (not counting Sunday).On Ash Wednesday I was hit with something that had me in bed all day and didn't let me get out of the house until Friday. ... discuss

ARRA News Service: U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) today ... discuss

The publishing world sees very few books reach blockbuster status, but William Paul Young’s The Shack has now exceeded even that. The book, originally self-published by Young and two friends, ha ... discuss

I have been reflecting lately on the never ending quest for the end of the stigma of abortion.  It is no secret that those in favor of abortion blame the stigma a countless different things; fa ... discuss

Reformed congregations are adopting Lent for the very same reason. People like Lent. It is socially acceptable, even hip to go about with ashes on one’s forehead once a year. It seems counter-cultu ... discuss

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One longtime Catholic commentator says the papacy of Pope Francis is a disaster in the most demonstrative of terms. In Phil Lawler's Op-Ed for Catholic Culture he writes:For over 20 years now, writing ... discuss

"For nothing is concealed except to be revealed, and nothing hidden except to come to light." ~ Mark 4:22I love to read and my favorite genre of novels are spy novels and those full of intrigue. ... discuss

Piran’s family origins are obscure; tradition says he came from Ireland. Spent his youth in south Wales where he founded a church in Cardiff. Received religious schooling at the monastery of Saint C ... discuss

This passage is my favorite because it reminds me that my faith in God rests not in what he provides or doesn’t provide, not in whether he moves in my life the way I desire or whether he rescues ... discuss

Let us ask the Lord that we might prepare ourselves suitably... Jesus, beloved Son of the Father, grant that we may listen to you and follow you to Calvary, to the Cross, to share with you in the glor ... discuss

Clear biblical mandates, rather than dubious examples, are to be our moral guide: “Whatever the Lord commands in general terms is to be accounted as an inflexible rule of conduct; but to rely on ... discuss

March 4th, is the optional memorial of Saint Casimir (1458 – 1484). This patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and Russia made his mark on the hearts of his people even during his teenage years. Though ... discuss

CAIRO (AP) — The spokesman for the Libyan coast guard says 115 migrants have been rescued off of Libyan shores, and 25 others have gone missing as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean. ... discuss

Saint Katharine Drexel’s love of the Eucharist and perspective on the unity of all peoples fueled her dedication to addressing social inequality among minorities. Her belief in quality education for ... discuss

Our great problem is that we are inherently rebels—we either rebel politely or obnoxiously, but we rebel nonetheless. We de-god him and deify ourselves. Yet the incredible thing is, the God whom we ... discuss

"Behold the storm of the Lord! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked." ~ Jeremiah 30:23I have days where every little thing irrit ... discuss

  PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF CALIFORNIA TO MEXICO; WASHINGTON (AP) – at 12:15pm today President Trump disclosed that he has reached an agreement with Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Me ... discuss

On 4 March 2017, I will be speaking at a medical conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Below are my speaking notes. I can be contacted at HumanLifeMatters@shaw.ca.___________This session is entitled ... discuss

Amy Welborn, Michael Dubruiel, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel ... discuss

Matthew 17:1-9The Transfiguration of our LordMarch 6th, 2011“Just a Peek”Transfiguration. Now there's some churchly insider lingo for you. What does it mean? Trans, as in, change – figure, as in ... discuss

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. And so another Ash Wednesday is upon us, another Season of Lent begins, and another 40 days of fasting and penitential preparation for the j ... discuss

What Scot laments is the loss of evangelicalism’s soul in center-left to far-left circles, where, unfortunately, the experiential elements of evangelical identity became paramount, leading to theolo ... discuss

Was it God’s purpose simply to make salvation possible for all but certain for none? Did God have to wait to see if any would respond to Christ to make His atonement efficient? Was it theoretically ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:   President Trump Celebrates America -  In his address before a joint session of Congress last night, Donald Trump reminded millions of Americans wh ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: One example of media malpractice has been the reporting of deportations. Some call it dishonest. Others call it “fake news.” At the very least, it is an un ... discuss

"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor." ~ Romans 12:9-10Last night President ... discuss

A plenary indulgence may be obtained on each Friday of Lent by the faithful, who after worthily receiving Communion, piously recite the following prayer before an image of Christ crucified – pr ... discuss

 “Remember you are dust. From dust you come and to dust you will return. Repent and believe the gospel.” I have always considered these words to be striking, and to be honest, ones I did not ... discuss

So, the election happened. And boy was it a messy affair! Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up soon. Red kettle season starts tomorrow. Things are ramping up for another successful year in the Sa ... discuss

Born 26 February AD 1530; transferred from 25 June David Chytraeus (Chyträus) was born in Ingelfingen, Württemberg on 26 February 1531 to Matthew and Barbara Kochhafe. Kochhafe (German) and χυτ ... discuss

The Lenten Season Begins The entire Christian life celebrates Christ's victorious Resurrection on Easter morning. However, from Christianity's earliest days, the actual Paschal season has received spe ... discuss

March 1, 2017 "Remember that thou art are dust and to dust thou shalt return."On Ash Wednesday, Catholics receive ashes in the shape of a cross placed on the forehead. The rite evokes Saint ... discuss

mso & !supportInlineShapes & supportFields]> < ![endif]-->v class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Recently I challenged my friends and acquaintances, those who are skeptics, agnos ... discuss

I got a sword recently. Ok, not a real one, but one of those heavy-duty training swords, because that’s the kind of nerdy present that I love. It’s amazing, and cool, and wonderful, and ... discuss

Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, a Passionist clerical student known for his devotion to the Virgin Mary, born Francesco Possenti at Assisi, Italy on March 1, 1838, died Gran Sasso, Italy February 27, ... discuss

When Presbyterians and Baptists and free church evangelicals start attending Ash Wednesday services and observing Lent, one can only conclude that they have either been poorly instructed in the theolo ... discuss

" Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly; not lording it over those entrusted to yo ... discuss

Here, for your consideration, is our annual compilation of ways to observe the season of Lent. Lent is a time of enormous grace and spiritual renewal. It is a period of solemnity, reflection and repen ... discuss

With Lent just hours away, let us reflect on our lives as disciples of Christ and as members of His mystical body that is the Church on earth. Anyone old enough to remember the election of Pope Saint ... discuss

From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter. Failure ... discuss

PICTURE BELOW WAS POSTED BY PAPA MIKE AND NOT FROM THE SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE…… J   CHATHAM, N.J. – Parents of students at Chatham Middle School are calling on the board of educatio ... discuss

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Crucifixion of Jesus icon, Moldovita Monastery, Moldavia, Romania.The First Sunday of Lent, March 13, 2011By Father Bernard BourgeoisGenesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Psalm 51; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 ... discuss

"Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world." ~ 1 John 4:1Scripture is full of war ... discuss

Accompanying Video:  Who is God, really?One of my favorite gospel preachers A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”We were b ... discuss

“Perhaps what might help us over our hurdles is not to hide how costly disciple-making is, but to be utterly honest and explicit about the costs, and hold them out in the light for us to see, an ... discuss

We must ask ourselves before we soon begin Lent: Is our process of purification a priority now or are we putting everything off until Purgatory?The meditation themes for improvement of the "requisite ... discuss

We are about to enter into the holiest time of the Catholic year:  Lent.  But what makes it such a holy time? Most people view Lent as basically a time to give up something that you really l ... discuss

We are either a nation of laws or of men. For some time now we appear to be more a nation of men and cry-babies than of laws. Not a good omen.Despite endless heart-rending emotional appeals on behalf ... discuss

(also Æthelbert, Aethelberht, Aethelbert, or Ethelbert) (c. 560 – February 24, 616) was King of Kent from about 580 or 590 until his death. In his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, the ... discuss

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Jesus came as heir not only of David’s throne but also of David’s prayers—from his distress to his deliverance, from his laments to his praises. ... discuss

The central argument of Paul in the letter is that in Jesus Christ, Christians already have everything that the sect falsely offered: wholeness, fullness, perfection, and satisfaction in God. In other ... discuss

Judge Neil GorsuchWe All Agree That Judge Gorsuch Is Exceptionally Well-Qualified To Join The Supreme Court’“Norm Brownstein and Steve Farber, two giants in Colorado’s legal and political worl ... discuss

Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017By Father Bernard BourgeoisJoel 2:12-18; Psalm 51; 2 Corinthians 5:20–6:2; Matthew 6:51-6, 16-18"Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your Go ... discuss

DUBLIN (AP) — Coming out as a transgender boy brought untold relief to Irish student Lucas Cross. After years of holding it in, he could finally start using the boys' restrooms at school — because ... discuss

Stations of the Cross for Teens, Amy Welborn, Michael Dubruiel, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel, Lent resources, Lent 2017 ... discuss

Cordyline fruticosa:  This is a popular houseplant in the U.S.  It’s a native outdoor species in the tropical parts of Asia and in Hawaii, and it’s been introduced in Australia.  In Haw ... discuss

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February 23th, the Church celebrates the optional memorial of Saint Polycarp (69 AD – 155 AD), the 1st century bishop, martyr and renowned Apostolic Father. Polycarp was widely venerated largely thr ... discuss

With one press of a button, her social media friends will see the pictures.  Not only that, but probably their friends and their friends’ friends. The University of North Carolina was a deceptivel ... discuss

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomineeNeil Gorsuch is expected to get some help fromGov. Scott Walker & Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel.Conservatives are calling on Senate Democratsto give Go ... discuss

She had it all and was living in the prime of life when people tend to think nothing could ever happen to them. Many people assume that strokes happen to old people, not in people in their 20s. Yet, f ... discuss

For the umpteenth time today, I sadly watched a priest chase down a guy with the Sacred Host in his hands...a guy with evidently no intention of consuming the Sacrament at the altar. (Or, as he said t ... discuss

Via Wikimedia Commons cc 2.0Is there really life after death?  Or is this life all there is?  It's a question that we ignore, we toss aside, and eventually ponder.  It's a question that ... discuss

2/16/17: Updated and cleaned up a bit. This was originally a series, written in 2009. I pulled it all together to have a one-stop post for most-things-Lent. Hope it's helpful -- enjoy!(Intro ... discuss

"Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lack ... discuss

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!" ~ Isaiah 5:20There is evil afoot in th ... discuss

Each year on the Tuesday after Septuagesima there was celebrated a "Mass in Some Places," according to the 1955 Missal. This special Mass is for The Prayer of Christ and has been around for several hu ... discuss

Photo from "The Fountain"Accompanying Video: "The Spread of the Gospel"How do you see history? How does your mind frame the world around you? Are you seeing it from a Godly perspective, or from a se ... discuss

Question: "Some have argued that the verses in Proverbs regarding corporal punishment are referring to the punishment of adults and not to children. Can you clarify?"Let's take a look at a couple of t ... discuss

Here are some quotations from great thinkers. Enjoy. "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."- Martin Luther King ... discuss

" Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." ~ Deuteronomy 11:19I am often astounded ... discuss

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"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. There is reserved for me in the future the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, w ... discuss

"For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the o ... discuss

Question 1: "Should a house be blessed every year?"Question 2: "What should a family do to prepare for a house blessing and what should they expect?"There are two types of house blessings: The blessin ... discuss

Yesterday was my little one’s SIXTH birthday. I’m no longer the parent of a pre-school age kid. I’m not sure how to feel about that. I sure love tiny people. God knows how to make m ... discuss

"Submit to every human authority because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do what is evil and to ... discuss

Roger Patterson is a former High School Chemistry and Biology teacher from Wyoming, and now a curriculum writer, editor, and member of the editorial review board for Answers in Genesis. He and Bodie ... discuss

This post is the last of three in a series on Preaching in a Secular Age. With our cultural analysis behind us, I would like to consider the role of preaching in a secular age, particularly preaching ... discuss

"Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the people of Israel, saying, “This is what the Lord has commanded. If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath t ... discuss

This is another devotional by Liz Curtis Higgs. The cover has a lovely design with a flower. She begins her book with an Introduction as to what the book is all about. She spreads her material over e ... discuss

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Truth is under attack today. In fact it’s suggested that we live in a post-truth culture. But I don’t believe that’s true. Truth is by it’s very nature exclusive. And that tracks with real ... discuss

Cheer up, you’re worse than you think,” Rev. Timothy Keller says with a smile. He’s explaining that humans are more weak, more fallen, more warped than they “ever dare admit or even believe. ... discuss

Taken by me from the pews of my childhood parish.While I wait for my downstairs neighbors to quit making noise (so I can study; file this under "apartment resident problems"), I thought I'd share some ... discuss

Life SundayJanuary 22, 2017John 10:10-11“Abundant Life in Christ”10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 11 I am the good shep ... discuss

Today's readings mirror, in many ways, the re-creation of the world.  In Genesis 1, we are told that the first creation of God was light:Genesis 1:1-4:In the beginning God created the h ... discuss

In the Gospel of Matthew (11.25-30) you will find a much loved passage where Jesus says “Come to me, all you who weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Our Lord was exten ... discuss

We are made to be social creatures. We all want to belong, we all want to be regarded highly by other people. We all want to be "cool". When I was a child in the 1960's, it was "cool" to be counter ... discuss

How many times have you listened to sermons, read articles, or read books which inevitably point to the "failings of the church?"  It seems like it's a constant theme.  The church isn't doin ... discuss

SermonJohn 1:29-42aJanuary 15, 2017“Behold the Lamb of God...”You probably have that one friend of family member, who at Christmas, loves to give gifts – but doesn't just wrap them and move on ... discuss

Here’s a solid truth that never grows old.  My salvation is not an after thought.  The covenant of grace, made before the foundation of the world between God the Father, God the Son, and God t ... discuss

I keep a copy of The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas à Kempis, beside my Bible on my night table. I read the Bible to begin my days and excerpts of The Imitation of Christ to conclude many of my days. ... discuss

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel JoyceA Man Called Ove, Fredrik BackmanBetsy was a Junior, Maud Hart Lovelace The Pretend Wife, Bridget AsherEssentialism, Greg McKeownIn This House o ... discuss

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Ecce Homo painting via Wikimedia CommonsI prayed a short prayer one day, as I began my first semester at Liberty University. I knew I loved Jesus, but I didn’t really understand how it fit into eve ... discuss

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VIDEO: A 2008 performance of "March of the Kings" ("Marche Des Rois") by Nowell Sing We Clear (Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, Andy Davis and John Roberts) at Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vermont.+  ... discuss

Circumcision and Name of JesusJanuary 2nd, 2017Messiah Lutheran Church, Keller, TXLuke 2:21“He Was Called Jesus”It's not every year that the 8thday of Christmas falls on a Sunday. But in observan ... discuss

“On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, nine ladies dancing ...”The traditional Roman calendar associates this day with the Holy Name of Jesus. It used to be associated with the d ... discuss

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 MIDNIGHT MASS SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORDHOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Saint Peter's BasilicaTuesday, 25 December 2007 Dear Brothers and Sisters,"The time came for Mary to b ... discuss

Christmas is a wonderful time of year.  It's a time when we reflect upon the birth of our savior.  It's a time when we rejoice, feast, give gifts, and fellowship with family.  I think I ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 358 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1112 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 357 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1109 Midday Prayer for Wednesday, December 21, using the Current Psalmody God, come to ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 351 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1099 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 365 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 22 us ... discuss

stock photo, cc 2.0 vi PixabayCan Christianity be proven? Contrary to popular belief that the Christian faith is based on unproven assumptions, there is actually a great deal of evidence for the Chris ... discuss

     High School functions under a fairly rigid caste system; Rule 1) Seniors have nothing to do with freshman unless it's the quarterback of the football team flirting or dating the pr ... discuss

by Fr. Thaddaeus Hardenbrook – “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” the Declaration of Independence states, are unalienable rights granted by our Creator, to be protected by the go ... discuss

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December 14 Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church Memorial “The little white dove Has returned to the ark with the bough; And now the turtle-dove Its desired mate On the green ... discuss

creative commons 2.0 via flickrI've been reading through "I don't have enough Faith to be an Atheist" by Norm Geisler and Frank Turek.  And by reading, I mean listening to the audiobook.  Ch ... discuss

December 13 Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr Memorial St. Lucy lived in the 4th century, born in Syracuse. Raised a Christian, she often gave her possessions to the poor despite the sharp persecutions of ... discuss

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Matthew 3:1-12Advent 2December 4th, 2016“John's Call to Repent”In much the same way that the holiday season brings visits from loved ones we may see once a year, today we have the annual Advent se ... discuss

By Gerrit Van DorlandDoing “Choice” Chain outside the gates of your own university campus is different. I spent the last two summers doing full-time pro-life activism on busy street corners all ov ... discuss

Matthew 21:1-11Advent 1November 27th, 2016“The Manifold Coming of Christ”If you just came to church today and heard our Gospel reading, you might think that someone had messed up the scheduled rea ... discuss

It would be interesting to research the correlation between the number of abortions in the diocese with the compliance or lack thereof to canon law by the clerics there. Without a doubt, there are mo ... discuss

RAZCIt’s fair to say that until recently, most Americans had never heard of “Mike Pence.” But ironically, this relatively unknown man will soon take the second-highest office in the co ... discuss

I've been joking on Twitter that maybe Trump is a genius after all, because I don't know who else could have gotten Bill Clinton to wax eloquent for an hour about how sexy his wife is and how importan ... discuss

Why, hello, long-neglected blog. Not sure precisely why the impulse to place this here, but what the heck: going with it. Two disconnected thoughts that popped out while meditating on the scripture re ... discuss

So California passed six (count 'em six) new gun laws today! They are ridiculous. For example, take a look at the picture on the right. In 48 states this is an image of two hunters practicing safe hun ... discuss

One of the most misunderstood aspects of Catholicism, even for (maybe especially for) Catholics is veneration of and devotion to Mary. I know for much of my life I have had an aversion to Marian devot ... discuss

If you ask someone where to find the Crucifixion mentioned in the Old testament, they'll probably go to Zechariah 12:10:“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a ... discuss

At the heart of modernism is the reduction of Christianity to an abstraction.  To say that Christianity is an abstraction is as much as to say it can be anything to anybody, which is as much as t ... discuss

The (Congressional) Medal of Honor was established in 1861, during the Civil War.  The qualifications for being awarded the Medal have been tightened up and refined over the years, but it is curr ... discuss

By now I'm sure most of my former readers have all but given up on this blog.  I have been going for weeks and months without posting anything.  But the last year has been rough.Some of my s ... discuss

By Veronica Arntz All of us are fully aware of the suffering in our lives—suffering, as a consequence of Adam and Eve’s fall, affects everyone, to various degrees and in different ways. While we k ... discuss

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh My sister Mary happens to own two beautiful paintings of Mother Teresa, painted by a friend and given to her many years ago. After a recent visit to her home, I mentioned ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux Conscience and Voting If we were to ask the average person, “What is a conscience?”, many would quickly call to mind Pinocchio’s sidekick Jiminy Cricket who was famous for the ... discuss




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