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by Melissa Quinn: As insurance companies begin submitting their rates for health care coverage next year, consumers are seeing changes in the number of insurers selling plans on Obamacare’s exchange ... discuss

‘A Sharp Jump In Rates’ Likely Across The Nation“The rates Americans pay for coverage through Obamacare are going up… That sticker shock for Obamacare customers could spell trouble for the ... discuss

Emperor Constantine, 21 May AD 337 Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus served as Roman Emperor from AD 306 to 337. During his reign the persecution of Christians was forbidden by the Edict of Mila ... discuss

Along the road that is my life, time and again I've been impacted by friends and strangers.  In our fast paced society many of us lost touch with something as basic as human relationships.  ... discuss

creative commons image, source"The loneliness of the Christian results from his walk with God in an ungodly world, a walk that must often take him away from the fellowship of good Christians as well a ... discuss

Text: Numbers 21:4-9In the name of Jesus: Amen.April, Matthew, and NaKayla, as you live your lives from this day forward you will be tempted to complain and bicker towards the Lord.  Yes, it is e ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas,this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Anthony van Dyck. The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost). c. 1618-20.THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT(Friday, 6th W ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Giotto, Pentecost, c. 1305, Scrovegni Chapel, PaduaTHE GIFT OF FEAR(Saturday, 6th Week of Easter)Love and fear. Th ... discuss

Recently a bizarre exchange occurred on our Facebook page, the contents of which would only be comprehensible to people living during the last thirty years. A commenter, who at first acted as though ... discuss

Greater Double (1955 Calendar): May 6Up until the year 1960, May 6th was the Feast of St. John before the Latin Gate, in honor of a great miracle conferred upon St. John the Apostle.  As Catholic ... discuss

I have participated in and provided oversight of countless accreditations in the past 12 years.  Never in my memory has Mr. Wilson had any say, or even made a comment on, school accreditation. Even h ... discuss

Don’t be an emotional abuser.  You should never use guilt to get your way, or maneuver someone into a decision so they will be more useful for your ministry or program.  Guilt is a powerful and us ... discuss

was a soldier and martyr who suffered around 303 at Lydda (Diospolis) in Palestine. The earliest surviving record of him is a church inscription in Syria, dated about 346. Commemorations of him are nu ... discuss

(March 25, 1347 - April 29, 1380) was a Dominican Tertiary (lay affiliate) of the Dominican Order. Catherine was the 23rd child out of 25 (her twin sister, the 24th, died at birth); her parents were G ... discuss

is a feast in the liturgical calendar to commemorate the finding of the Holy Cross; (In this context "invention" (from Latin invenire, "to find") does not have the modern sense of creating something n ... discuss

God inscribed our names in his registry before the foundation of the world, before creating the heavens, before flinging the galaxies across the sky. He chose us in the misty eons of eternity past, lo ... discuss

However, this also was a weakness of the book: the theme of treasuring Christ became the overarching lens to interpret these three topics in Scripture.  While on the one hand it is true we must treas ... discuss

How can you put into words the feeling of complete and total abandonment.  A pain that reaches your very core, the deepest recesses of your soul. I guess, you really can’t. Once that part of y ... discuss

\"But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.\" 1Peter 4:13   Rejoice in suffering? Is St Peter nuts? Who rejoic ... discuss

There are days where all I want to do is curl up in a dark corner, cower in defeat, and lament my life. Nothing goes the way I think I deserve it should go. Whether in my family, relationships, at m ... discuss

Running Through My Head Today:  Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip PhillipsGrateful For:How the value of stories has played out in our family over the years. This is especially obvious with Ria, who wro ... discuss

By Peter Kwasniewski, Ph.D. Adam spoke “up” when he spoke with God, and “down” in the naming of the animals, but it was not until the creation of Eve, “bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh ... discuss

By Peter Kwasniewski, Ph.D. See Part I here, Part II here. Certain moral virtues regulate activities internal to the agent, such as his own passions and the motions that are bound up with them (e.g., ... discuss

By Peter Kwasniewski, Ph.D. See Part I here, Part II here, Part III here. Friedrich Nietzsche is a notoriously anti-Christian author, and, while in rhetoric he is second to none, he is pathetically w ... discuss

By Joe Kral In the Christian classic, The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis pens one of the great lines regarding the battle of Truth and relativism, “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those wh ... discuss

John 16:12–22Easter 5April 24, 2016“From Sorrow to Joy”Because of sin, life is short and full of misery.  The relative innocence of your childhood is quickly shattered, and the world keeps ... discuss

MatinsEaster 6May 1, 2016Acts 16:9-15“The Unexpected Course of the Gospel”Paul and Silas, Timothy and later, evidently Luke began the travels of Paul's Second Missionary Journey. Immediately befo ... discuss

A day or so ago a coyote kept staring at me. He looked like a skinny German shepherd dog with a big bushy tail. He had a noble confidence about him. The animals you meet most often in the desert, l ... discuss

Isn't this how you've always imagined Helen of Troy?Gay Pride Event Bans Drag Queen Outfits Because It Offends The TransgenderedPoor drag queens. They're banned from performing because some transgende ... discuss

The two Mary's weep at the foot of the cross.I can't say I was especially surprised by the revelation that Michael Voris' past sins involved living an active homosexual lifestyle. He's candid about be ... discuss

Yesterday, Today, and TomorrowAs Western intelligentsia and media elites continue to focus upon the fake and inflated refugee crisis among Palestinians, the world’s real refugee crisis, now describe ... discuss

To read the entire document, go to Voice of the Family. But here are some of the "logical consequences" the bishop points out from a heterodox reading of the document which has been encouraged by Card ... discuss

Every city has its hip area with trendy shops offering locally made trinkets, markets for vendors of organically grown produce, and faux-French cafés. Accountants and stockbrokers who wear ... discuss

  Are you “abortion positive”? Child rapists are.  Adam Peters  I hear a lot of claims from abortion proponents. Some are meticulously researched and challenging to answer ... discuss

Today we’re going to talk numbers. My friend Randy Bohlender, who oversees an adoption agency, says questions about the costs of adoption are some of the most common their team receives. Adoption is ... discuss

Kathmandu, Nepal, May 3, 2016 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Members of the international Catholic aid agency Caritas visited Nepal last week to mark the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that lef ... discuss

For those of you who celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord on Sunday, please follow this link to the ferial Night Prayer for Thursday in the Sixth Week of Easter. Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours ... discuss

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMUNITY COORDINATOR Other, FT EmployeeThe Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network (Williamsville, NY)Administrative & Community Coordinator The Station of the Cross Cathol ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by Gary VarvelBigger Premium Increases In 2017’ Expected‘The Public’s Views … More Negative Than Positive’For One Woman Premiums Now ‘Higher Than Her Mortgage’OK WOM ... discuss

Yesterday I preached Mark 12:35-37 in our morning worship service.  After a lengthy series of questions hurled at Jesus, He now turned to ask a question of His own.  In fact, as it was Wednesday in ... discuss

Two years ago my daughter, Karis, was struggling in school.  She couldn’t concentrate properly, was having vision problems, constantly battling an insatiable thirst, and constantly going to t ... discuss

This past Friday, I was invited to preach in the New Georgia Baptist Church where my friend Keith Stell serves as pastor.  The subject of my sermon was “The Marks and Mission of the Local Chur ... discuss

I love to read and ponder the biblical account of creation. So much makes sense and so much comes into focus only as we understand God as the creator of all that is. As I read the creation acc ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full and Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman ($3.99); Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney ($2.99); The Christian Mom̵ ... discuss

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 (ESV)It's amazing how God lines things up. Because I've been ... discuss

 “Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God within.” -- Cardinal Tmothy Dolan“Here is the difference between the joys of the world and the cross of Jesus Christ: after having tasted ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Louis de Montfort, a French priest and confessor. He was a renowned preacher and missionary, who founded the Missionaries of the Company of Mary (for priests and brother ... discuss

The Pentecost Novena begins on the day after the Solemnity of the Ascension, Friday of the 6th Week of Easter, even if the Solemnity of the Ascension is transferred to the 7th Sunday.ACT OF CONSECRATI ... discuss

In this world, so much attention is paid to pop culture icons dying and fads.  Why are the papers not covered with this story?  This is true NEWS.  This is a miracle!  Bread has tu ... discuss

NRA-ILA:The Washington Post’s fact checkers gave Hillary Clinton “Three Pinocchios” for blaming Vermont’s gun laws, which are like those of most states, for crimes that take place in New York. ... discuss

Fr. George RutlerThere is an account of some poor man with nothing to say for himself, nonetheless begging Alexander the Great for a pittance, only to be astonished when the king handed him more than ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 17, 2016 / 06:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday reflected on the great suffering he had witnessed at the refugee camp in Lesbos, remembering especially the children he e ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Proper of Seasons: 757 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 1502 Midday Prayer for the 4th Sunday of Easter, using the Current Psalmody God, come to ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1045 Proper of Seasons: 750 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 1490 Office of Readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter God, come to my assistance.— ... discuss

“Being pro-life is often exclusively linked to being anti-abortion. It isn’t less than that, but it’s so much more. The pro-life position encompasses all of life. It recognizes that babies a ... discuss

  Democratic strategist Harlan Hill told Neil Cavuto today that up to 40% of Bernie Sanders supporters will cross over to Donald Trump if Bernie is eliminated. Harlan Hill: Almost 40% of Bernie S ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1064 Proper of Seasons: 748 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 1485 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 496 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 92 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 745 Psalter: Saturday, Week III, 1476 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 494 Psalter: Saturday, Week I ... discuss

Suggest you hum "Everybody's got a hungry heart" to yourself as you read these stories. March 2008, Purdue  Police investigating man dressed as woman taking photographs in female bathroom.&n ... discuss

There has been a lot of progress over the years, in understanding the impact of abortion.  I personally, will always be so grateful to the Elliot Institute for understanding exactly how I felt a ... discuss

  This essay was first published, with illustrations, in Life Matters Journal Volume 4 Issue 2 — October 2015.ckquote>   The Oxford English Dictionary defines “humanize” as ... discuss

ISTANBUL (AP) — Human Rights Watch has urged Turkey to allow thousands of Syrians fleeing fighting between rebels and the Islamic State group to cross the Turkish border to seek protection. ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Proper of Seasons: 738 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1463 Midday Prayer for Friday in Week 3 of Easter, using the Current Psalmody God, come ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 737 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1458 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 491 Psalter: Friday, Week III, ... discuss

Death trampled our Lord underfoot, but he in his turn treated death as a highroad for his own feet. He submitted to it, enduring it willingly, because by this means he would be able to destroy death i ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 14 is St. Lidwina, also known as Lydwina of Shiedam, a Dutch mystic. St. Lidwina is the patron of skaters and against sickness. In modern times, she is believed to ... discuss

Justin was born around 100 (both his birth and death dates are approximate) at Flavia Neapolis (ancient Shechem, modern Nablus) in Samaria (the middle portion of Israel, between Galilee and Judea) of ... discuss

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Point 1 of his overture was: “To take care to elect to positions of the Board of Foreign Missions only persons who are fully aware of the danger in which the Church stands and who are determined to ... discuss

Do not be overly inflamed or infatuated by the political process. Jesus is king; he is going nowhere. He is the one who enthrones and dethrones. No ruler exists who is not placed there by his sovereig ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 729 Psalter: Thursday, Week III, 1435 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 489 Psalter: Thursday, Week I ... discuss

Ever have something that seems to control your mind, but no matter how much you try to let go of it, it is always there taunting you? I think this is particularly true if you have been deeply hurt an ... discuss

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Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Proper of Seasons: 723 Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1426 Midday Prayer for Wednesday in Week 3 of Easter, using the Current Psalmody God ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 721 Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1420 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 486 Psalter: Wednesday, Week ... discuss

Lee-Barnwell pleads that our theology of ministry for both men and women “should be able to show how the ministry of leaders points toward God, not the leaders themselves, and highlights the power o ... discuss

These short videos are incredibly powerful.  So many facts have been hidden from us.  So many truths have been pushed aside and minimized by a radically secular education system and media.&n ... discuss

“The focus in evangelistic preaching should be laser-like, desiring the hearers to be converted to Christ. That is THE application! In an edification message, the pastor may seek to bring the ma ... discuss

Though she never became a Catholic, Willa Cather’s novels—especially her masterpiece Death Comes for the Archbishop—are profound and intense Catholic artistry. "I am amused that so many of ... discuss

Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute, 949-422-0395  LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Pacific Justice Institute is urging Los Angeles County to appeal a court decision ... discuss

Today is Friday, the day in which we commemorate Our Lord's passion and death. As Catholics, we are still bound to either abstain from meat or rather to do some act of penance each Frid ... discuss

I would like to thank everyone who sent in suggestions and helpful advice to me as I traveled to Rome for Holy week.  A few weeks ago I shared my itinerary, and with most plans, I didn't stick to ... discuss

by Bobby Eberle, The Loft, GOPUSA: As if you didn’t already realize it, the crisis of illegal alien criminal activity is more than out of control. The Obama administration simply looks the other way ... discuss

6 April AD 1528 Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), a native of Nuernberg, Germany, was one of the most learned of Renaissance artists and ranked among the great minds of Humanism. His paintings and woodcut ... discuss

SunEdison Green Power Bankruptcy Inevitability For all those sun baked brains that see salvation in renewable nirvana, the imminent demise of SunEdison is the latest case that creative green economics ... discuss

By Patrick J. BuchananAs Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican no ... discuss

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Peace, Forgiveness, Blessings, Belief, LifeJohn 20:19-31John's Gospel recounts for us the events of that first Easter Sunday evening, and also a week later. And as we stand, a week out from our own E ... discuss

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Adam Jahn finished a Shea Salinas cross in the 88th minute Saturday night and the San Jose Earthquakes tied D.C. United 1-1. ... discuss

I sometimes wonder at the wisdom of the "regulating abortion to death" strategy (often called the "chip away" strategy because it nips around the edges, instead of attacking the heart of the issue). ... discuss

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A project sponsored by the international Red Cross on Thursday installed solar panels at 32 health-care clinics in the Gaza Strip to ensure that vaccines remain refriger ... discuss

Mercy changes everything. Fulton Sheen accurately called this week “the week that changed the world.” The reason this week changed the world — and changes us — is simple: the r ... discuss

What a peaceful pro-life protest looks like.Pax et bonum ... discuss

Pro-life Christians who were praying peacefully outside of a Michigan abortion clinic on Good Friday faced mockery as they remembered Jesus’ death on the cross. The Pro-Life Action League organi ... discuss

“...Just as he told them.”Luke 22:7-20Jesus always seems to have an eye on the future. Some might call him “forward-looking” or even “visionary”. He says something will happen, and it do ... discuss

“Remember Easter”Luke 24:1-12Christ is Risen! (He is risen indeed. Alelluia!)A blessed and joyous Easter Sunday to you, as we celebrate and remember the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! I ... discuss

Today I start a new journey.  For the next year I will try to discern what Gods me to do.  He is my Beloved and He gave Himself for me, I need to seriously consider what He is calling me to. ... discuss

(Photo from 2016 march)Last Friday, the local Catholic prolife community held it's annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross in Reparation for Abortion march. The march focuses on not just abortion, bu ... discuss

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Mikhail Nesterov, 1894Happy Easter! And here are some Easter goodies. Pope Francis' homily for the Easter Vigil.We, like Peter and the women, cannot discover life by being sad, bereft of hope. Le ... discuss

Making choices. And they began to debate among themselves who among them would do such a deed. Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week. Palm Sunday marks the start of a week in which tremendous, wor ... discuss

Lift high the Cross. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree. This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God ... discuss

Something strange is happening -- there is a silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because Go ... discuss

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My plan today was to get to the church an hour early so I could prepare for Good Friday.  I walked in the door and someone had tracked mud down the center isle of the church so instead of immedia ... discuss

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis at the traditional Good Friday cross procession denounced those committing "terrorist acts" while profaning God's name and lamented what he called "anesthetized" consciences ... discuss

Question: "Doesn't the 101st canon of the Council of Trullo forbid the use of communion spoons? Why are the laity not allowed to receive communion in the hand and from the chalice, as they did at the ... discuss

The pattern of the Christian year is an exercise of the Church’s discipline. The annual celebrations of Christmas and Resurrection Day force the Church to ponder again the truths of Christ’ ... discuss

(A photo from Mike Gallagher)We held our annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross in Reparation for Abortion today. We were joined by folks taking part in similar prayer efforts in some 70 cities ... discuss

It was on a good Friday,     and all in the morning,They crucified our Savior,     and our heavenly King.And was not this     a woeful thing ... discuss

So this is love, this is what it looks like.  Love isn't like what you see in romantic comedy.  It is all easy passionate desire.  It is pain and sacrifice.  If we really love Him ... discuss

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino devotee was nailed to a cross for the 30th time in an annual Good Friday ritual and said he hoped his painful sacrifice would help bring peace to Belgi ... discuss

Friday in Holy Week, New Testament The Father chose to sacrifice His Son rather than banish sinful mankind to an eternity of suffering. Also, Christ died because the Scriptures which point to the com ... discuss

25 March, New TestamentTransferred to 4 April AD 2016 NOTE: Regarding the transfer of this major feast, the Lutheran Service Book: Altar Book states on page 960, It is appropriate to observe this feas ... discuss

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Wednesday seized a cross-border tunnel that ran the length of four football fields from a restaurant in Mexicali, Mexico, to a newly built house in Calexico, Cal ... discuss

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to just over three years in prison for burning a cross in front of a black neighbor's home. ... discuss

On Friday, Christians all across the U.S. will gather outside of abortion clinics for a special event to remember the innocent lives of unborn children lost to abortion. Special prayer vigils called t ... discuss

We are charged by God almighty to share his gospel with the world.  God is good.  His gospel is pure, right, and timeless.  Therefore we ought to share it with all peoples, in all natio ... discuss

Blue Cross-Blue Shield health insurer Anthem is suing pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts over prescription drug prices. ... discuss

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Most High, Glorious God, bring light to the darkness of my heart, give me right faith, certain hope, and perfect charity. Lord, give me insight and wisdom so I might always discern your holy and true ... discuss

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Carrying the marquee for the underachieving Pac-12, No. 1 seed Oregon showed no nerves playing as a top seed and rolled past No. 16 seed Holy Cross 91-52 on Friday night in a W ... discuss

Jayson York is pastor of Water’s Edge Bible Church in West Chicago, Illinois. The term “Evangelical”has become so widely used that it has effectively lost all meaning. We discuss the doctrine o ... discuss

In the life of Jesus Christ we find the idea of truth. Truth is described time and again by Jesus. But what is truth? Truth is indeed a great breathtaking challenge. What is the truth about life? ... discuss

The Pilgrims pray for their journey fleeing religious persecutionDaniel in the Lion's denWe live in a culture where really, values are passe.  You aren't allowed to have values.  Morality, p ... discuss

This article is an expanded version of my first “Life Lessons with Josh” column in Life Matters Journal, in which I answer questions from LMJ’s readers. This reader asked for help responding to ... discuss

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One major criticism of the Catholic Church from many non-Catholic Christians is that Catholic devotions such as the Rosary, novenas, or even the Stations of the Cross are just repetitive, shallow prac ... discuss

Is it a phenomenon, or is there something diabolical in play here.  Many Americans have chosen to support candidates that are way less than conservative and have records where they either cannot ... discuss

Sermon from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, published via the power of IFTTT. Lent 4c, (March 6, 2016) Luke 15:11-32 TITLE: “My Two Sons” Grace to you and peace from God our F ... discuss

A portrait of US GOP Republican presidential candidate Donald J.Trump as The Pfannkuchen Fuhrer-Larger Donald Trump Pancake Fuhrer image.Cross posted to a few of my regular haunts, including Flickr.Re ... discuss

I started thinking this week about a section of St. Paul's letter to the Romans and wondering if this might be another candidate for this series. I do not have it all worked out in my head, hence I am ... discuss

Lent 3Luke 13:1-9“Unless you repent...”You and I do not, by nature, evaluate sin the same way our Lord sees it.  He compares us, perfectly, to his perfect standard of the Law.  We tend t ... discuss

I've tried many a time, in these pages to describe what it was like in my previous life.  Or in what you could call my life before the cross.  I've failed every time.  It is extremely d ... discuss

Tuesday – Lent 2Mark 6:35-56Sermon for Pastors Circuit Meeting (Winkel)February 23, 2016There's an old story about a husband and wife waking up on a Sunday morning, and the wife is busy get ... discuss

Via the power of IFTTT Lent 2c, (February 21, 2016) Luke 13:31-35 TITLE: “Put Your Trust Where it Belongs” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text f ... discuss

Lent 1, (February 14, 2016) Luke 4:1-13 TITLE: “Temptation” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the Gospel just read from St. Luke ... discuss

IntroductionToday we are going to be looking at the man Jesus and his depiction in the Bible.  We’ll look at the life of Jesus Christ, and how it was described by the apostle Paul. We’ll loo ... discuss

Remember that graphic I shared at the beginning of 2016 that said… “Count your blessings instead of your crosses?” Then it went on to ask you to add up gains instead of losses, joys ... discuss

.The teachings of Jesus Christ go against everything in our world and in our universe. Charles Darwin taught us that "only the strong [or fittest] survive." And certainly our physical world bears ou ... discuss

TransfigurationLuke 9:28-36“Going Out in a Blaze of Glory”“Going out in a blaze of glory”. What do you think of when you hear that phrase? A race car driver, crashing his car on the final lap? ... discuss

Transfiguration Day, (February 7, 2016) Luke 9:28–36 TITLE: “Changed” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the Gospel just read fro ... discuss

via via the power of IFTTT Epiphany IV, (January 31, 2016) Luke 4:31-44 TITLE: “Amazed at this Word” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for tod ... discuss

St. John's Lutheran Church, Frisco, TexasJanuary 31st, 2016Luke 8:4-15“The Parable of the Sower”Now here is a parable of Jesus – and a most blessed example – in that he actually spells out its ... discuss

After being involved in every scam, illegal deal, and her actions as Secretary of State that caused four Americans to lose their lives in Benghazi, not to mention her secret internet server, Hillary C ... discuss

Epiphany IIIc, (January 24, 2016) Luke 4:16-30 TITLE: “In Your Ears” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the Gospel just read from St ... discuss

Question: "How do we understand Psalm 87[88]:7 ["Against me is Thine anger made strong, and all Thy billows hast Thou brought upon me"] that we do in the Six Psalms of Matins? This Psalm is about Chri ... discuss

Last week, my Twitter friend Morgan Guyton wrote a provocatively titled post, Is damnation of the other a cornerstone of evangelical belief?, with a provocative hypothesis in regards to Larycia Hawki ... discuss

What started out as a “last throw of the dice” to save the Anglican Communion has succeeded–at least for now. One would think there would be some thanksgiving, but instead there is l ... discuss

Question: "In Deuteronomy 28:66-67, Moses talks about fearing the day and night. What all is going on there? I know verse 66 is quoted in the hymns for the Exaltation as Christ our Life hanging before ... discuss

The following conversation occurred between an abolitionist and someone who objected to the work he was doing outside a child sacrifice center. I asked, "And what would Jesus have done if He were pass ... discuss

Time and again we have heard those on the left site their reasons for keeping guns out of the hands of legal citizens of the United States.  Gun violence is at an all-time high, but so is every o ... discuss

A friend of mine, Beth Zimmerman, asked me a couple of years ago to write for her on a group blog that was sharing the about the heroes of the Christian faith and seeking to help people learn about e ... discuss

Question: "In 1 Corinthians 11:10, when St Paul talks about women wearing head coverings "because of the angels," what does he mean by that? I have my ideas but I don't wanna trust my ideas." We ... discuss

The following news release was issued on Jan. 6, 2016.Congressman Collin Peterson (DFL, CD7) again today was the only Democrat to vote in favor of a pro-life bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. ... 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

As political correctness continues to infiltrate the church, it’s worth noting there are no examples of political correctness to draw from in the Bible.  To the contrary, Scripture and church ... discuss

SermonChristmas 2Luke 2:40-52“In My Father's House”Oh how precious little we know about our Lord Jesus Christ's early years.  We have a somewhat detailed story of his nativity.  We know ... discuss

An Iconoclast removing an icon of ChristQuestion: "Isn't the fact that there were controversies over icons well into the 9th century proof that the early Church did not venerate icons?"There were inde ... discuss

“Word, Light, Life.”John 1:1-14 (15-18)Christmas Eve 2015In the beginning...John begins his Gospel of Jesus Christ with the same words that start the creation account of Genesis.  “In the b ... discuss

1 Samuel 16:1-13 David is anointed as kingPhilippians 2:1-11 “Every knee shall bow”Matthew 2:1-12 “Where is he that is born king?”So far in this Advent Season we've seen Christ as our prophet ... discuss

Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolvedI really do love "A Christmas Story", about Ralphie, his love of Christmas and his earnest and d ... discuss

Merry Christmas, everyone! It’s been a quiet season here at Heavenly Springs, but I’m still here!  No worries. It’s all good.  Just the seasons of life.  Still, I couldn’t l ... discuss

Those of us whose vocations involve writing or speaking about religion often see in the major holy days a two-edged sword. On one hand, most of the pastors I know could roll out of bed at three o ... discuss

NORAD Tracks Santa + Family Fun Activities ( in Chinese | Deutsch | English | Español | Français | Italiano | ... discuss

Christmas is for children. What matters is that the children get Christmas. I can't afford to buy my children Christmas. It doesn't matter if we get the adults anything; just buy the children Chris ... discuss

Here I sit at the foot of Christ, what do I see?  The world looks different from down here.  I am low and prostrate.  All others tower over me.  When I look at the world, I see it ... discuss

Here we are again getting ready to celebrate "The most wonderful time of the year" when 'peace on earth and good will towards men' is, or, at least, was the rule we lived by.  Now the secularists ... discuss

Christ our Priest Exodus 19:1-8 “A royal priesthood”Hebrews 9:11-22 “Christ appeared as a high priest...”John 17:1-26 Jesus' High Priestly PrayerSo far we've seen Christ as our Prophet ... discuss

Dear Mr. Trump,Don't take this the wrong way but you keep calling yourself a Christian yet you have stated that you "have never asked God to forgive your sins"  Why is that?  Are you acknowl ... discuss

Advent 2C, (December 6, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Luke 3:1-14 TITLE: “The Brood” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus C ... discuss

SourceAs I write this, the United States is reeling from a horrific mass murder in San Bernardino, California in which 14 people were killed and 21 injured.  The perpetrators of this evil were a ... discuss

Christ our ProphetMicah 5:1-5a “You, oh, Bethlehem”2 Peter 1:16-21 “The prophetic word more fully confirmed”Luke 13:31-35 “Oh Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets”This Advent Season we med ... discuss

In the November 24th Courier Times, Brian Loutrel raised the issues of character, integrity, and judgment, as we assess who would be most fit as our next president.  Released just one week earlie ... discuss

Pentecost 24Mark 13:1-13“Saved in the End”You see this fancy temple? It's toast. You see these tall pillars? They're coming down. The Holy Place? Scrap it. The Holy of Holies? First they'll ... discuss

This post is in response is to Jayne, a traditionalist who has commented that I am not being fair to traditionalists by painting them all with the same brush.  We have gone back and forth on a pr ... discuss

What About Widows?November 8th, 2015Mark 12:38-44Today's Gospel reading comes from Jesus' teachings in the temple during Holy Week.  In those days, he taught many things recorded for us in the Go ... discuss

All Saints' DayRevelation 7:9-17November 1st, 2015Our text this All Saints' Day is from John's vision in Revelation – to be more clear, what Jesus Christ revealed to St. John. Revelation uses these ... discuss

The Relationship Idol "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for t ... discuss

Kathy Schiffer nails it.And if you, dear ladies, don’t find it insulting to think that a women’s fashion magazine which depends on women’s subscription dollars can’t find a sing ... discuss

After five seasons of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it’s easy to feel desensitized to the walkers. While they’re frightening in large numbers, the initial shock of their existence has worn off, despit ... discuss

Proper 22b, (October 4, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Mark 10:2–16; Genesis 2:18–25 Sermon 10-4-15.mp3 TITLE: “What God Has Joined Together ... discuss

Pentecost 19October 4th, 2015Mark 10:2-16"Christ on Marriage and Children"Dearly beloved, Jesus speaks to us today of marriage. And while our culture has its own ideas about marriage, our Lord, who c ... discuss

Yesterday I wrote about Obama and the United Nations plan to confiscate all privately owned guns from the American people, and how if we give up our guns we are as good as dead. Today I am writing bec ... discuss

Mark 9:38-50Pentecost 189/27/15“Divine Amputation”Did you ever use that little phrase, “I'd give an arm and a leg” for something? It means you really, really want something. So bad that you' ... discuss

Full Ant-Man in Best LookNow you can enjoy Ant-Man in best look with duration 115 Min and was published in 2015-07-17 with MPAA rating is 1158.Original Title : Ant-ManMovie title in your country : Ant ... discuss

By: Dan Moyle Lead generation is a topic many people know nothing about. Whether you are a novice or a pro at it, the fact is that there is always something new to learn. In order to do so, be sure to ... discuss

Mark 9:14-23“Help my unbelief”September 13th, 2015“You know what your problem is?” Don't you just love it when a conversation starts that way?It's like, "put up your mental dukes" and get rea ... discuss

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael W. PendergrassFourteen years ago today, I overheard a coworker down the hall from my office telling someone else about planes hitting the World Trade ... discuss

This, I’m sure, will be a pretty controversial piece.  As always, the intent of this author is not to be controversial , but where conviction on a matter of biblical truth strikes, I am compell ... discuss

I have written many, many times on this blog about Michael Voris and the danger he poses to Catholics.  He has told Catholics that they should stop financially supporting their parishes and dioce ... discuss

I recently did a post in which I talked about the heavy cross borne by those who are especially gifted and talented.  As Christians, it is a constant struggle for the "above average" to remember ... discuss

I have a minor interest in physics, and read dumbed-down popular science books and articles aimed at "the layman".One of the fascinating developments in physics in the last century or so is a greater ... discuss

Friday of Proper 14b, (August 14, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (1 Corinthians 7:25-40) TITLE: “The New Scheme of Things” INI What I appreciate about St. Paul her ... discuss

John 6:35-51Pentecost 11August 9th, 2015“The Bread of Life that Comes to Us”Today we continue hearing from Jesus in John chapter 6, this great “bread of life” discourse. In John's Gospel ther ... discuss

SourceThe subject of my last post was the danger of taking pride in our own abilities and talents [HERE].  I pointed out the example of the great archangel, Lucifer, who at one time was the pinna ... discuss

Tenth Sunday after PentecostAugust 2nd, 2015John 6:22-35“Work that Is Not Work for Bread that Is Not Bread.”Maybe somewhere in your life you've seen someone who has fallen on hard times, maybe at ... discuss

The Honorable Robert CaseyUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510Dear Senator Casey,As per your web site, "Bob Casey graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in 1982 and spent the following year ... discuss

I have more thoughts from our morning sessions at the Pappas Patristic Institute that I wanted to write down concerning the Fathers' hermeneutics or interpretation of Scripture. One of the key passage ... discuss




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