Topic: cross

/Credit:  pixgood.com"Jesus is God, therefore His love, His Thirst, is infinite. He the creator of the universe,asked for the love of His creatures.He thirst for our love… These words:‘I Thir ... discuss

WASHINGTON/March 3, 2015/NRLC - Earlier today West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed HB 2568, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Both the state House of Delegates and the state Se ... discuss

I should face it: we'll never be able to afford a real pilgrimage. That's okay. I make a short pilgrimage every morning to the coffee pot, and there I am fueled for the prayers, works, joys, and suffe ... discuss

The West Virginia state House overwhelmingly overrode a veto issued by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin of a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy on unborn babies who studies show can ... discuss

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent(Click here for readings) By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“Heed me, O LORD,and listen to what my adversaries say.Must good be repaid with evilthat th ... discuss

The well-known former president of University of Notre Dame, Father Theodore Hesburgh, has died. At the age of 97, Fr. Hesburgh died Feb. 26 at the Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Indiana. Born i ... discuss

Why Pray the Stations of the Cross? 8 Reasons from Pope Francis - Aleteia div> ... discuss

Interview: Cross, Shroud, Gospel: CNN Looks at the Evidence - Aleteia div> ... discuss

The Gospel for the Third Sunday of Lent puts Jesus’ knowledge of our human nature so clearly: He really knew what... The post The Wisdom of the Cross appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... discuss

                     Katharine Drexel at 16                             &nb ... discuss

by Norm Beznoska Jr.: With today's world event, I can't help but compare the words of three American presidents. Two who truly loved our country – President George Washington and President Ronald ... discuss

By ANTO AKKARA | NEW DELHI — Condemnations were issued last week by a broad cross-section of Indian society following a controversial statement by the chief of India’s Hindu national ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma During Lent, I’ve often meditated on what role I would play in Christ’s Passion. Would I be Simon of Cyrene, helping to carry Christ’s Cross? Would I be one of the holy women ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: The call to participate in 40 Days for Life is a call to pray and fast for an end to abortion. We say a lot about prayer ... but we don’t always sa ... discuss

Sometimes the test is almost impossible. God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am!” he replied. Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love ... discuss

Text: Mark 8:27-38Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.In today’s Gospel Reading we hear that the Apostle Peter certainly did not like the idea of the cro ... discuss

Only evil minded people profit from confusion in the hearts and minds of Catholics. They're able to sneak in their wicked agendas weakening the faith and self understanding of the faithful.Michael Vor ... discuss

US-POLITICS-RIGHTS-HOLDER Eric only does serious news shows with actual journalists, such as Al Sharpton and Melissa Harris-Perry. Via BPR President Obama’s controversial attorney general is fina ... discuss

Kansas City, Mo., Feb 28, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Together with the joys of the Resurrection and feasting, this Easter will have an added delight: listening to the new album by the hit-making, Missour ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Writing Stories - Singing Songs - Helping You Discover God's Love - Tony Funderburk - Writing Stories - Singing Songs - Helping You Discover God's Love There is one truth in any gi ... discuss

Question: "This article was sent to me as "proof" that Lent is contrary to the scriptures: http://www.pastormike.com/lent-and-why-i-dont/ How do we respond?"The author of this article has to concede t ... discuss

In meditating on the Way of the Cross today, I thought about all the people who were there and who am I in that crowd.  You have the crowd itself, noisy, enjoying the spectacle, yelling and not t ... discuss

This is a question that most priests get asked on a somewhat regular basis.  The answer is not a simple one, so I hope you'll allow me a few paragraphs to respond.1) Everyone knows that the answe ... discuss

Down with the Struggle or Up with the Cross? A Word to Priests, Catechists, and Parents « Archdiocese of Washington div> ... discuss

“My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart: and that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.”  ERV (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  Psalm 45: ... discuss

John Paul II's Biblical Way of the Cross ... discuss

A Message in Blood: ISIS and the Meaning of the Cross By Very Rev. Robert Barron Father Robert Barron is the founder of the global ministry, Word on Fire, and the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminar ... discuss

The Sacred Lance and Nails of Our Lord Jesus ChristFriday after the First Sunday of LentMass Said in Some Places Introit: Ps. xxi: 17-18 et 15They have pierced my hands and my feet: they have numbered ... discuss

“My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart: and that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.”  ERV (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  Psalm 45: ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 2 of 6 Texts:  Exodus 20:1-17 and Hebrew 4:1-16Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Last we ... 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

A Message in Blood: ISIS and the Meaning of the Cross | Word On Fire div> ... discuss

This past Monday marked the 70th anniversary of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, the most famous photograph in U.S. military history and one of the greatest photographs of all time. As is generally known ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to the Social Conservative Review Theologian David Wells has written of “the extraordinary bombardment … that goes on every day from a thousand different sources ... discuss

Accurate news of the depredations being visited upon Christians by the savage ISIS forces operating in Syria and Iraq is not easy to come by. Fortunately, there are policy specialists in Washington wh ... discuss

One of the things that strikes me most when we do the Way of the Cross is that we are doing it right in front of the person who actually walked it.  Christ is in the Tabernacle, the person who ac ... discuss

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Click here to view the embedded video.   Amid the chaos of the two, 2014 headline-grabbing stories about the deaths of black men at the hands of a police officer, one man was ever-present. It see ... discuss

fM">via the power of IFTTT   Lent 1, (February 22, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Mark 1:9-15) TITLE: “Baptized Into Temptation with Christ” Grac ... discuss

 MPs vote down amendment to clarify that sex-selective abortions illegal By Dave Andrusko MP Fiona BruceThat it was expected did not make ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 25, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest who witnessed a miracle in communist Czechoslovakia in the 1940s was tortured and beaten to death for refusing to recant what he'd seen. ... 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

Editorial Cartoon by Michael Ramirez shared in 2012by The Smallest Minority Report who also noted:In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,By robbing selected Peter to pay for col ... discuss

This Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mark the Lenten Ember Days.  I've written on the Ember days many times previously so I will not rehash the same information.  Instead I will offer a new ... discuss

Well, no. No, it seems we cannot. According to Joshie all Earnest White House spokesperson, the intelligence community says it ain't so, there is no credible threat. Jeh Johnson of Homeland Securit ... discuss

“Many of the visitors who went to see the pictures were overwhelmed and prayed before them. They were making the sign of the Cross as they faced the painted canvasses or trying to touch the imag ... discuss

HANNAH WRITES: When it comes to school, sports, or really anything, I’ve always been told to do my best — to work hard. I’m not in any way saying that’s wrong. We should work hard! But when ... discuss

America has its fair share of conflict and strife. From the Internet to cable news, Americans are bombarded with caustic clashes between opposing ideologies, and the debate over abortion is no excepti ... discuss

Whether President Barack Obama is truly a Christian has been a hot topic for debate recently, especially after the mainstream media attempted to trip up pro-life Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on the ... discuss

Lent is a time when we are called to look at our sinfulness through the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ.  There is a temptation when we look at our sinfulness to get stuck there. We keep the f ... discuss

I definetly don't get on this blog like I used to. My family is more my focus, as a matter of fact it wasn't too long ago I swore I'd give this blog up. Since the wife expects me to leave her alone oc ... discuss

Text: John 15:1-6Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.It is certainly obvious from this parable in our Gospel reading that Jesus deserves all the credit for decla ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Abortion is often accepted blindly ... masked by vague terms such as “a woman’s choice” or “safe and legal.” Today, we are reminded of the ... discuss

Washington D.C., Feb 22, 2015 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The brutal murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS last week is shining a light on the reality faced by many of Egypt ... discuss

Union Supported:‘Not Just A Pipeline,’But ‘A Lifeline For Thousands’Editorial Cartoon by AF Brancoby Marita Noon: After six years of dithering, the Keystone pipeline project has finally cleare ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 22, 2015 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The 40 days of Lent are a reminder that we face spiritual deserts, and we must confront them with courage and the aid of Scripture, Pope Francis ... discuss

Icon of the 21 Coptic Holy New Martyrs Written by Tony Rezk(Click on it to enlarge it)Brothers and Sisters: May the Peace of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with all of you.This, according to Vati ... discuss

First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15Psalm 25:4-6,7-9Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22Gospel: Mark 1:12-15In the first reading, God makes a covenant with every mortal being on earth through Noah: “Never again ... discuss

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I've been trying to fight the symptoms for a while now but it's come to the point where I have to admit it: I have mild depression... and it stinks. Yes, the doctor has confirmed that I have been disp ... discuss

Friday after Ash Wednesday, (February 20, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Funeral Service for George L. Wirts (John 14:1–6) 
 TITLE: “The Way, the ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1.The look of my Domestic Church - from the beauty and festivity of St. Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras -to the simplicity of Lent2. I am always in a ... discuss

I'm somewhat ambivalent about #MuslimsForLent.On the one hand, I appreciate the sentiment. It always seems like Christians are the one doing the interfaith outreach. They're like that friend who's alw ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by Michael Ramirez, Editor, IBDby Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison, Contributing Authors:: The increasingly desperate attempts of the Obama administration to figure out what motivate ... discuss

The Melkite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East said that in this Lenten season, the Middle East is experiencing a "Way of the Cross". Patriarch Gregory III Laham, said that the current conflicts ... discuss

Friday Stations of the Cross ... discuss

This reliquary contains the Crown of Thorns of our Lord as recovered by King St. Louis IX.The Friday after Ash Wednesday in the Traditional Missal before 1955 has a "Mass in Some Places" that may be s ... discuss

was a hermit and miracle worker. Born at Compton Martin, near Bristol, England, he became a priest and was excessively materialistic and worldly. After meeting with a beggar, he underwent a personal c ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 1 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and 32:1-20Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Today is Ash Wednesd ... discuss

Ash Wednesday, (February 18, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn 
(Matthew 6:1–6, 16–20) Part One of a Nine Part Series on the Lord’s Prayer ... discuss

Recently, I finished listening to the ChristianAudio version of R.C. Sproul’s helpful introduction to systematic theology. Everyone’s A Theologian is practical and accessible. Sproul expla ... discuss

Feb 19 - Homily: Loving God Makes Crosses Easier We are all called to take up our Cross daily which can often be difficult, but the love of God makes them easier. Ave Maria! Mass: Thursday after As ... discuss

Sin. I can’t live with it, but time and time again I have proven that I’m just not able to live without it. I know that I have been freed from sin—freed from the power of sin—and y ... discuss

Tony Branco: The Obama pen is mightier than thetruth and reality, when it comes to speaking out about “Radical Islam or Islamic Terrorists.Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: I was encouraged by Rever ... discuss

By Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. As Lent, the collective penitential season, is upon us, Catholics often wonder why penance is so important if confession forgives sin. Usually in the confessional, a priest giv ... 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

Dr. Gjoni, Bishop Msgr. Ottavio Vitale from Lezhe, Albania, and HLI’s Joannes Bucher. LEZHE, Albania — Shortly after Pope Francis had visited this country with its “long path of sufferin ... discuss

When former Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was suspended, investigated, and fired for self-publishing a religious book that briefly mentioned biblical teaching regarding non-marital sexual conduct, includ ... discuss

 How to start a productive conversation on abortion By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s ... discuss

Attend daily Mass at least once a week. Pray the Stations of the Cross each Friday. Set aside a few... The post Ten Things For Lent appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... 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, one ... discuss

"The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it we prove ourselves not to be enemies of the cross of Christ. By it we avert the scourges of divine justice. By it we gain stre ... discuss

Tomorrow is the start of Lent - Ash Wednesday! In my home we will finally unplug the lighted tree out front and some Christmas lights I have left over the mantel. We will take down the corn stalks I ... discuss

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By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh “They are no longer two, but one.  Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one divide.” (Matthew 19:5, Mark 10:9) I hear many comments such as “It must be ... discuss

Today, Catholic Spiritual Direction features "Chastity: A Hymn to God's Providence," a wonderful review of my new book The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition). Father Angelo Geiger writes:Dawn has ... discuss

Pope Francis denounced the tragic murder of Coptic Christians from Egypt by the Islamic State. In a video entitled, "A Message Signed with Blood to the Nations of the Cross", the Islamic extremists ... discuss

by Barry York At the heart of being a disciple of Jesus Christ is learning from Him. “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth wi ... discuss

Suffering is inevitable in this world. When we ourselves are so full of sin and are living in a world scarred by sin, it would be surprisingly only if we were escape all suffering. But there i ... discuss

WHAT IS LENT?"Lent is a retreat that the Church gives us in order to re-focus on what should be first in our lives. The purpose of Jesus' life was to glorify the Father and save the world. ..Lent is n ... discuss

Wow! The Man-made Global Warming Hoax is a Hoax. Who saw this coming except anyone investing five minutes examining the scientific evidence from both sides? Or anyone remembering this is the same crow ... discuss

At the start of this series, it did seem at first that the good pastor was harder on the ladies, but as we continue, I think not.  He was just operating on the principles of ladies first.  now he ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Feb 13, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA).- Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and lega ... discuss

Agrigento, Italy, Feb 13, 2015 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Francesco Montenegro of Agrigento still feels himself more of a priest with concern for the poor than a cardinal, even though he ... discuss

Man Who Awoke After 12 Years in a Vegetative State Says Nurse Sexually Abused Him In the 1980’s, 12-year-old Martin Pistorious became seriously ill with what doctor’s believed was Cryptococci ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Step aside, Giselle Bundchen. The world of fashion and the stigma of disability are rapidly changing in pop culture. At this year’s Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, a wom ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 17 min. 52 sec. | 9.73 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 189 Psalter: Friday, We ... discuss

“Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.”  WEB Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  Let’s consider those righteous lip ... discuss

A series of New Father Chronicles videos has been uploaded by proud dad La Guardia Cross. In week 1, daughter Amalah arrives and Cross published this touching and hilarious video. “I enjoy rest, I ... discuss

Crossway has discounted a few Kindle books for Valentine’s Day: A Loving Life by Paul Miller ($3.99); What Did You Expect? by Paul Tripp ($3.99); Loving the Way Jesus Loves by Philip Ryk ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 12, 2015 / 12:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis said he was following “with concern” the news of hundreds of immigrants who perishe ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.I've read much about the "moral suffering" many saints undergo and decided to investigate what is this thing called "moral suffering." In the interest of transparency, I co ... discuss

It was just a few years ago that everyone was talking about hell. One disaffected Evangelical had decided to use his platform and popularity to question the very notion of hell, and, not surpr ... discuss

Frances Jane Crosby (March 24 1820 – February 12 1915) usually known as Fanny Crosby, was an American lyricist best known for her Protestant Christian hymns. A lifelong Methodist, she was one of the ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliAt New Feminism, Jennifer Lahl decries California’s new bill that would allow birth certificates to become politi ... discuss

Breast cancer during pregnancy is very rare, occurring in only one in every 3,000 pregnant women. That’s why when Ottawa mother, Jillian O’Conner, felt a lump in her breast while nursing her 1-yea ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli At New Feminism, Jennifer Lahl decries California’s new bill that would allow birth certificates to become politicized “by allo ... discuss

PORTO-NOVO, Benin — For 20 years, Communauté de Marie Mere de Enfants a Naitre (CMMEN, Community of Mary, Mother of Unborn Children) has been one of the most productive pro-life organizations i ... discuss

Have you ever wondered why we Lutherans focus so much on the doctrine of baptism?  Have you ever had someone respond with extreme negativity towards you over the teaching of infant baptism?What i ... discuss

Washington D.C., Feb 10, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Just weeks after Pope Francis announced his intention to canonize missionary Father Junipero Serra during his upcoming visit to the states, a ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Facebook Cracks Down on Priests Using ‘Father’ by John Burger of Aleteia∝ - BigPulpit.com Seven Ideas for Giving Your Children a Vocations' Mindset - Debbie, ... discuss

Guess what? You've just been prayed for (by me) and blessed by God!How did this happen?Simple. Once you understand — or probably better worded — once you believe — that God can and does do ... discuss

by Phil Kerpen, Contributing Author: The full-court press is on from every organ of enlightened liberal opinion: the Supreme Court must not decide this term’s big Obamacare case, King v. Burwell, on ... discuss

Text:  Mark 1:29-39Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.The Season of Epiphany will be ending next week with a big, bright bang of glory, as we hear about Je ... discuss

Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSAfter making the crossing to the other side of the sea,Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaretand t ... discuss

It is good to have close friendships with members of the opposite sex. Relational apologetics is a topic I’ve been speaking about a lot this year. Often I tell the story of my friendship with Deanna ... discuss

Here are today’s Kindle deals: The Dawning of Indestructible Joy by John Piper ($0.99); Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman ($3.99); Comforts from the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick ($2. ... discuss

The American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke does not give intothe changes in the Vatican since the advent of Pope Francis. Dismissed at theend of 2013 from the Congregation for Bishops, the equivalent of ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: The ongoing Syrian conflict, the fall of the Yemeni government, the burning of the Jordanian pilot, and other events make one wonder why even those Arab nations wi ... discuss

As I meditated yesterday on the presence of God, I returned to the image of Christ's descent from the cross, after he died, as he was prepared for a quick burial. I placed myself in the scene. I wante ... discuss

By Jim Graves | Twenty five years ago, 90-year-old Dick Gilmore of Kennewick, Wash., retired from aeronautical engineering and devoted himself to a new mission in life: making crucifixes. He has ... discuss

fM">IFTTT Epiphany 4b, (February 2, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Mark 1:21–28) TITLE: “Cleansed by the Authority of Jesus” Grace to you and peace ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1.Izzy did this painting last fall.  I love the colors, and I especially love the addition of the little villages in the side bars.2. While Izz ... discuss

I consider myself a very spiritual Christian. You see, I have this invisible rule book in my head with lists of esteemed religious rules. I pretty much obsess over them — that’s what we trul ... discuss

Last night I was meditating on the presence of God, practicing something new to me, the Daily Examen, started 500 years ago by the Catholic saint, Ignatius Loyola. It is prayer and meditation com ... discuss

Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings) By SOPHIE DRUFFNER Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples... He was amaze ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 6, 2015 / 07:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Friday Pope Francis said that he is moved whenever he thinks of the many Christians killed for their faith, and encouraged faith ... discuss

Ancona, Italy, Feb 6, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When he learned in January Pope Francis would make him a cardinal, Archbishop Edoardo Menichelli of Ancona-Osimo did not want to comment. He had ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 5, 2015 / 02:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator of Archbishop Oscar Romero's cause for beatification, said the martyr's life was a chastisement of mod ... discuss

The saints of the day for February 6 are St. Paul Miki and companions, martyrs.These twenty-six martyrs are sometimes called the martyrs of Nagasaki and the martyrs of Japan. St. Francis Xavier brough ... discuss

I am in the enjoyable position of receiving copies of most of the latest and greatest Christian books, and with a new year comes a whole new batch of books that qualify as notable. Here are a ... discuss

The Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan (日本二十六聖人, Nihon Nijūroku Seijin?) refers to a group of Christians who were executed by crucifixion on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki.On August 15, 1549, Fr ... discuss

SOURCE: HERE Watch VIDEO HERE   Brian Williams, the nation’s top-rated news anchor, has admitted fabricating a tale of being shot down in a helicopter over Iraq a dozen years ago. Williams apol ... discuss

Wednesday if the Third Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By Benedict Augustine“Endure your trials as “discipline”;God treats you as his sons.For what “son” is ... discuss

Cross Posted at Live Action News.org WasillsJacob Wasill was nine when he shared his adoption story with his class. He was stunned and hurt when the response of one of his classmates was…”Hmmm, ... discuss

Monaco, Feb 4, 2015 / 11:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Vatican's Secretary of State addressed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean on Monday regarding the shared challenge of migration, It ... discuss

I want to introduce you to some of the exciting young faces and frontiers of the pro-life movement. The past couple of years have seen some major milestones for those who believe in the sanctity of l ... discuss

I’ve got just a handful of new Kindle deals for you: 52 Words Every Christian Should Know by Kendell Easy ($2.99); The 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching by Wayne McDill ($2.99); Th ... discuss

With Lent only two weeks away, it's time to start looking at some inspiring reading material to help us grow in holiness.Of the books I have read, the following are my favorites for Lent:1. Bring ... discuss

In the blog, Ancient Paths, Ashley McMillan reflects on the gift of life as a disabled person in a “throwaway culture,” that is a culture that rids itself of people it doesn’t want. She explains ... discuss

Members of the British parliament today voted to make Britain the first country in the world to allow scientists to create three-parent genetically-engineered embryos, sometimes called “designer ... discuss

A woman in Chattanooga, TN., posted a video about the day she almost aborted her baby. The woman, Angela Cummings, says she went for her abortion on Vance Road in the summer of 1990. She says she was ... discuss

Today, February 3, we commemorate St. Blaise, a physician and Bishop of Sebaste, Armenia in the 4th century. He lived in a cave on Mount Argeus and was a healer of men and animals. According to legend ... discuss

via Medieval Saints yahoo Group:St. Blaise has achieved perennial popularity in both the East of his origin (hewas bishop of Sebastea in Armenia) and in the West. However, like many anotherfavored sai ... discuss

Dr. George Demacopoulos of Fordham University recently posted an article entitled "Orthodox Fundamentalists," on the Greek Archdiocese's website. There are a number of problems with it that I think ne ... discuss

By Jessie Tappel, M.S. What happens when life doesn’t turn out as you expect it to? During the Feast of the Presentation, Joseph and Mary, in great joy, bring Jesus to the temple, and they receive a ... discuss

Amazon links are affiliate links. All listeings were free at the time I copied and pasted them to this post, but this changes sometimes. The Twenty-Fourth of June Midsummer’s Day Published in ... discuss

Scroll down to skip the annoying chatter and get to the nitty gritty. Why fainting soup? I was texting one of my kids about this, and my phone spellchecked sunchoke into syncope, which is the medical ... discuss

These are the two speeches by Baroness Jane Campbell in the British House of Lords on January 16, 2015 opposing the assisted suicide bill.Baroness Campbell was Commissioner of the Equality and Human R ... discuss

Tomorrow MPs in the House of Commons will be asked to vote to make Britain the first country in the world to offer controversial ‘three-parent’ fertility treatments to families who want to avoid p ... discuss

The trailer is smoldering temptingly on computers around the globe. Fans of the book are checking their diaries and booking tickets online. Reviewers are readying their pens and preparing thei ... discuss

(from the archives): (The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1631) Today is the Feast of Candlemas ... the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Presentation of Christ in ... discuss

Text:  Mark 1:21-28Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Who knows how long this evil spirit had been attending the synagogue.  Had the evil spirit been ... discuss

Christ the King and Redeemer Lutheran Churches, Racine, WIMark 1:21-28“Fides Qua and Fides Quae”There are some handy Latin phrases that every good Lutheran pastor and theologian needs to know, and ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1.  The HSLDA is having an art contest and entries had to be post marked by February 1.  The theme was A time to be born, and a time ... discuss

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “On seeing what had taken place, the centurion p ... discuss

John Paul II's Stations of the Cross for Lent by Amy Welborn ... discuss

Compared to all other cities in the United States, Chicago has more Tridentine Latin Masses each Sunday than anywhere else.  In fact, Chicago serves as an important base for the Institute of Chri ... discuss

I was once asked to speak to the topic "I am more than my disability". I fashioned my address, in part, on the Leonard Cohen song "Anthem".  He is a tired old man, but so am I. At the end of my p ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus Christ.John L. Allen wrote an intriguing piece over at Crux which I think you all should read. It is titled Apocalyptic beliefs may explain why Francis ... discuss

Epiphany 3b, (January 25, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn
(Mark 1:14–20)
 TITLE: “Follow” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the L ... discuss

This was my third opportunity to attend the March for Life in Washington DC. The first two times I hitched a ride compliments of KY Right to Life who take several buses. The cost is reasonable and it ... discuss

Text: Mark 1:14-20Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.It’s coming.  It is drawing near.  It is invading.What is coming, drawing near, and invading? I ... discuss

Memorial Service for Brenda Grinager, (January 23, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (John 10:27–30) TITLE: “Hearing the Voice of the Good Shepherd” ... discuss

ax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ Luke 18:13 I walk in the darkness I call light. My ... discuss

Now let's bring this discussion to what the archbishop said "extraordinary situation"If that is the intent, why not just pass the ciborium and have the people get It themselves?Wasn't that how thing ... discuss

PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH UNITY OCTAVEJanuary 18 through 25 Official Octave Prayer (to be recited daily)ANTIPHON: That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me and I in Thee; that they also maybe one ... discuss

Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchChicago, ILJanuary 18th, 2014Epiphany 2John 1:43-51The Epiphany Season gives us a chance to delve deep into the revelation of who Jesus Christ really is. This Christmas, we ... discuss

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Why is it important for Christians to come together in prayer at the National Memorial for the Pre-born and Their Mothers and Fathers on the morning of the March for Life?   ... discuss

Lamb of God Lutheran ChurchPleasant Prarie, WIJanuary 11th, 2014The Baptism of Our LordMatthew 3:13-17I really have two topics for you today, first on the occasion of my visit, this missionary has som ... discuss

Text:  Mark 1:4-11Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Out in the wilderness by the Jordan River we find John the Baptist eating grasshoppers and wild honey, ... discuss

n the Winter of My Discontent The bitterness of winter has nestled in. It has filled the crevices of my soul in such a way as to render barrenness the only hope and future. Cold emptiness drifts acro ... discuss

Remember him?This post is not just about him.  It's about what's plaguing our priests today.  And this post is based on the statement of him.Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen - Dagupa ... discuss

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

Pictured here (to the left) is my newest Bible, the ESV Reader's Bible. Those who know me, know I don't need another Bible...so it may seem. But I actually do need this one because of its layout. It h ... discuss

Grace Lutheran Church, Racine, WIJanuary 4th, 2015Epiphany (Observed)Matthew 2:1-12Grace and peace to you...Today we observe Epiphany, and read from Matthew's Gospel concerning the visit of the Wise M ... discuss

Text: Luke 2:40-52Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Mary and Joseph must have had a bit of anxiety that day when they realized Jesus was not with them.&nb ... discuss

Happy New Year, everyone! I took a little break from blogging to enjoy some much needed time off... and to take care of my poor mama who ended up getting a 24-hour stomach bug yesterday. Everyone is w ... 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 -- that is, unless on a Sunday that ... discuss

Happy New Year, and a blessed Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God! What a special feast day this is!On this first day of 2015, just eight days after the feast of the birth of Christ, we remember the ... discuss

Credit:  www.pinterest.comI had an interesting run in with a Catholic blogger recently. The blogger is Paul Anthony Melanson and he has a blog entitled, "La Salette Journey." He wrote a post crit ... discuss

(Another example of Luther's heresy against our Lord) The Church acted most impeccably and pastorally in putting down Luther's revolt in the fourteenth century. Let that be our reflection, that it m ... discuss

As I was looking back at this past year, I noticed that I did a lot of things (I packed more in a single year than I had in the past 6 years combined) because I made an unofficial resolution to be bra ... discuss

I've noticed that before a colossal spiritual event in history, a slaughter of innocent children occurs. Satan seems to know something is about to happen and strikes out at the most innocent of G ... discuss

The following is a chapter from a book by Elisabeth Elliot that richly blessed and encouraged me, so I wanted to pass it along, as I'm sure it will impact others with similar experiences as well..."If ... discuss

The online home of America magazine today features "How God Heals Sexual Abuse: An Interview with Author Dawn Eden." An excerpt:What do you want readers to take away from your writings?I want people t ... discuss

Today, Rachel Balducci, co-host of Catholic TV's "The Gist" and best-selling author of How Do You Tuck In a Superhero? And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys, has an interview with me on her T ... discuss

__________________________________Note: This sermon is highly indebted to Rev. Donavon Riley and Dr. Norman Nagel.  It has been reformatted, edited, added to, and adapted by Pr. Richard for ... discuss

Happy Third Day of ChristmasPatron Saints Index: Saint John the Apostle: "The only one of the Twelve not to forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion, standing at the foot of the cross. Made guard ... discuss

Susannah York succumbed to cancer this past Friday at the age of 72. She is best remembered for portraying Saint Thomas More‘s daughter, Margaret More, in what is arguably the greatest Catholic fil ... discuss

The adoration of the shepherdsWe are now in the Christmas season in which we celebrate the birth of our Savior.  God is born as a man, like His Creation in every way except sin.  And how did ... discuss

Text:  John 1:1-14Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5)This is how our ... discuss

The New Martyr Evgeny RodionovQuestion: "Is it necessary for an Orthodox Christian to always wear a Cross?"The practice of wearing a cross is very ancient, and it is done for two reasons: 1). It is a ... discuss

Repost of newspaper column #532 Complaints about people not knowing “the true meaning of Christmas” started this year in mid-October, as the first holiday advertising began. Most Christian ... discuss

Advent 4b, (December 21, 2014)Holy Cross Lutheran ChurchRev. Todd A. Peperkorn(Luke 1:26-38) Sermon 12-21-14.mp3 TITLE: “The House that God Built” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and t ... discuss

Text: Luke 1:26-38Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.In today’s Gospel reading we hear that the Angel Gabriel came to Mary in order to foretell the comin ... 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

Meditations and Confessions for People Facing Fear, Anxiety and Worry (A 21 Day program) Fear, anxiety and worry plague many in today’s society. Many just don’t know how to deal with them. ... discuss

 (Russian: Иоанн Кронштадтский) (October 19, 1829, Sura, Arkhangelsk–December 20, 1908, Kronstadt) was a Russian Orthodox Christian presbyter and a member of the synod of the ... discuss




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