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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

"Lord, if I have been a worthy servant to You, grant me one small favor. Let me at least hit him with this candle. After all, Lord, what is a candle?""No," replied Christ. "Your hands were made for bl ... discuss

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been extremely passionate about the pro-life movement. When I was 11, I researched abortion and wrote a blog post explaining why I wouldn’t support it ... discuss

“The Institutes as we now have it is the product of a lifetime’s thought and reflection by one of the greatest theologians the church has known. In part, as it grew from six to eighty chap ... discuss

But it is my strong conviction that the position Wright lays out in What St. Paul Really Said is not an evangelical position at all. It’s a faulty and dangerous reinterpretation of Paul and it mis ... 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

Norma McCorvey, who passed away Saturday, didn’t go see attorney Sarah Weddington out of any desire to legalize abortion. She literally went to see her because she was hungry. They met together ... discuss

\"Being the Divine Physician, our Redeemer alone can heal us from our sins. If, full of hope, we continue to persevere in bringing to Him all the different aspects of our misery, then one day the mom ... 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

We can be content, because life’s circumstances do not dictate to us. We live in Him. Christian contentment is based upon dependence not independence. Paul is no Stoic. He is not acting as though he ... discuss

Clockwise from L to R: Pope Pius XI, Pope Paul VI,Pope St. John XXIII and Pope St. Pius X.The Eucharist is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ, His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. If not for the Inca ... discuss

Presentation at the Temple by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, 1342Joys and Sorrows - ITo think about the life of Saint Joseph is to discover a life full of joys and sorrows. the Lord teaches us through the life ... discuss

In 2018, there are many opportunities to replace a pro-abortion United States Senator with a pro-life Senator. Next year Democrats are defending 25 seats, while Republicans are defending only eight. G ... 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

FREE: Gravity, True for You But Not For Me– a basic book for teens or college students or people who have never given the ideas much thought before. The basic premise is that things are true be ... discuss

Time to Kill theObamacare Pig‘Obamacare’s Health Insurance Markets Are Flirting With Financial Disaster’ SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Let me begin with a statement of the ... 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

It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master; no path of redemption can make a detour around it.Hans Urs von BalthasarWhen I have this in mind it is so much easier to bear ... discuss

The following seven saints Buonfiglio dei Monaldi (Bonfilius), Alexis Falconieri, John Bonagiunta, Benedict dell'Antella, Bartholomew Amidei, Gerard Sostegni, and Ricoverus Uguccione were the founders ... 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

BEIJING (AP) — Exceptionally cold weather in Mongolia is putting the livelihoods of more than 150,000 nomadic herders and family members at risk, just one year after another extreme winter killed mo ... discuss

Be warmed with the undeserved, unlimited, unalterable, immutable, Gospel; rest in the Father’s love. Then, get busy loving, serving, leading, and influencing. You are not called to manipulate. Yo ... discuss

Scott PruittAttorney General Pruitt Has Proven Over The Course Of His Career That He Has The Right Character, Experience, And Knowledge To Serve As The Administrator Of The EPA’JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY ... discuss

21 Martyrs of Libyaby Tony Rezk(See more about this icon below)The martyrs of Libya are the 21 young men who withstood imprisonment by ISIS for 40 days and then were murdered when they refused to reno ... 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

The night before Valentine’s Day, the CW’s Jane the Virgin aired a pro-Planned Parenthood message in favor of fighting “overpopulation.” One of the main characters, Petra Solano (Yael Grobglas ... discuss

The Rebuke of Adam and Eve, Domenichino, 1626.Editor's note: Each Tuesday we will feature posts discussing Saint John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body; his reflection on our nature and life ... 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

The most controversial aspects of The Shack‘s message have revolved around questions of universalism, universal redemption, and ultimate reconciliation. Jesus tells Mack: “Those who love me come f ... discuss

While Christ was on the cross, He looked in the direction of His mother, who was an eyewitness to His passion, and He said to her, “Woman, behold your son!” He was not asking His mother to look at ... discuss

In one vignette, she describes a conversation with a friend about Peter walking on the Sea of Galilee. In the short exchange, Voskamp makes the sudden realization that Peter sank into the waves, not b ... discuss

In No Little Women, Aimee addresses the need for women to be taught both solid doctrine and how to be discerning. The book is geared towards two audiences: pastors/elders and Christian women, although ... discuss

For centuries Christian churches had little appreciation for the biblical Feast of Tabernacles. They understood Passover was the foundation for Jesus’ atoning death on the cross, and they understood ... 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

Notice the language and depictions: pardon, pass over, tread underfoot, cast into the depths of the sea. Were we to take these steps, what would become of the offenses of those we forgive? Of course, ... discuss

The world represents sinful humanity and is not worthy of God’s saving love. Apart from the love of God, the world stands under God’s condemnation. But in Christ, believers experience God’s surp ... discuss

New DVD series help us see Jesus more clearly through his final acts Contact: Don Otis, 719-275-7775, interviews@veritasincorporated.com LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- It was C.S ... discuss

The world tells us many things about success. We are told that real success is being rich, famous, or having a lot of things. We are told to buy the newest gadgets, seek publicity for everything we ... 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

“So, as Jesus not only urges the disciples to pray that they would not enter into temptation – ‘stumble in the conflict’ – he also prays with eyes wide open to that looming conflict that ... discuss

“Missional at its core means to be characterized by mission.  God has a mission to unify all creation under Christ (Ephesians 1:9-10) and to reconcile all of creation through the cross and resu ... discuss

I’m simply saying that we recognize attendance records can be like handguns—helpful in some situations and dangerous in others. Ask yourself questions like, “Why am I watching the attendance so ... 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

February 11th, the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Three years before our Lady's appearance, in the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IX proclaimed ... 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

As Christians, we should remember two things concerning the moral law (or ten commandments). If we remember these two things, we will be able to avoid much confusion in the Christian life. First, no o ... discuss

Rest reminds us of our rest in Christ: Yet because the Fall did happen, sin has saturated our work. It weakens our bodies with illness and fatigue. We are born sinners and need not only physical rest ... discuss

I reviewed this over 10 years ago and, just having reread it for an upcoming podcast conversation, thought I'd rerun the review for those who missed it the first time around. THE LITTLE WORLD OF ... discuss

Editor’s Note: This article is longer than most that we usually publish on TheRebelution. Yet Kristin’s piece is unusual – she tells her deeply personal and difficult story of physic ... discuss

New DVD series help us see Jesus more clearly through his final acts Contact: Don Otis, 719-275-7775, interviews@veritasincorporated.com LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- It was C.S ... discuss

The Legal Left Praise Judge Gorsuch‘He Will Work Tirelessly To Get Each Case Right’LIBERAL LAW PROFESSORS: ‘A Brilliant Mind,’ ‘A Kind, Sensitive And Caring Human Being,’‘[H]e Follow ... discuss

I’ve never met a giant before, but memories of them are rooted in childhood and early adolescence. The first recollection I have concerns Mickey, Donald, and Goofy. The trio banded together to res ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Canossian Sister who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Sudan. She is the patron saint of Sudan. Josephine Bakhita was born in Eastern Sudan around ... discuss

Sure, we usually do this selectively. Liberals and progressives, conservatives and traditionalists each have their own favorite sins that they like to denounce, while ignoring those that seem to painf ... discuss

But, this argument simply doesn’t hold.  First, it is by no means evident that early Christians believed Jesus would necessarily return in their own lifetime.  Schweitzer’s views have been large ... discuss

Widows have a special place in the heart of God. To remind us of who he is, God often identifies himself with certain people. He calls himself the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to remind his peopl ... 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

“Prayer continued to mark apostolic ministry. Burdened with administering relief for widows, the apostles declared they must not leave the ministry of the word and prayer to serve tables. They a ... discuss

“The biblical witness and the testimony of church history clearly point to the fact that preaching is the church’s survival strategy. By preaching the church expands and by preaching the churc ... discuss

by Robert Romano: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) sat on the most responsive documents to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Americans for Limited G ... discuss

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I was always fascinated by the Asian martyrs, specifically in China and Japan since those were the ones I usually could find info about. After becoming more interested in Takashi Nagai (here and here) ... discuss

Saint Dorothy and the Infant Christ, Francesco di GiorgioDorothy was born in Caesarea, where her Christian parents had fled to escape the persecutions taking place in Rome. The Roman emperor Diocletia ... discuss

"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

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 brou ... discuss

Detail of monument to the 26 Jesuit Martyrs at the Nagasaki Museum.Feb. 6th, is the memorial of Saint Paul Miki and companions, the 26 Martyrs of Nagasaki comprised of native Japanese Catholics and fo ... discuss

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Since President Donald Trump opened the gold-infused ballroom at his Mar-a-Lago resort almost 12 years ago, it has been a popular rental for the American Red Cross, hospitals ... 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

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

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

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

by Patrick Buchanan: When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that “we are officially putting Iran on notice,” he drew a red line for President Trump. In tweet ... 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

On the feast of St. Blaise, a bishop and martyr of the 4th century, it is customary to bless the throats of the faithful with two candles tied together with a red ribbon to form a cross (typically bef ... discuss

Pamela Weldin’s experiences with Obamacare can be boiled down to just a few numbers. Since the health care law’s implementation three years ago, Weldin, 60, has lost her insurance four different t ... 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

by Newt Gingrich: The election of President Trump has created a great opportunity for America and Canada to make both of our economies more productive, accelerate economic growth, and enable our na ... discuss

Open borders allow illegal immigrants to easily cross our borders. Also, open borders allows criminals on both sides of the border to easily network and cooperate for their profit. That often leads to ... discuss

We should not allow Dreamers to forget that this is a nation of law and they received mercy.by Star Parker: On June 15, 2012, President Obama signed an executive order to protect those who arrived ill ... discuss

A recent survey conducted by The Marist Poll, and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, has found overwhelming support for the swift nomination of a Supreme Court justice who will apply the constituti ... 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

February 1 is the feast of St. Brigid of Ireland, a fifth century convert to Christianity, who was inspired by the preaching of St Patrick. As an abbess and Catholic nun, she founded a double monaste ... discuss

The Spirit used these words to draw me to Zephaniah 3:17 and Psalm 103. Places that have been a life line for me time and time again. And again I noticed in Psalm 103 how God’s love for me, His deal ... discuss

An 8-year old girl recently sued The Boy Scouts of America for discrimination after she was kicked out of her scouting group. She had identified as a boy on her application. But the troop subsequently ... discuss

Member of the Islamic State removes the crossfrom atop a Christian church in Mosul, Iraq (2015)by Terence Jeffrey: The executive order President Donald Trump issued Friday that temporarily suspends e ... 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

It’s one thing for the government to try to defund abortion facilities in which federal funding is allocated or pass laws forbidding sex slavery. However, the British government is now banning the t ... 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

Dr. Ron Paulby Dr. Ron Paul: Just one week in office, President Trump is already following through on his pledge to address illegal immigration. His January 25th executive order called for the constr ... 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

FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Norway dominated Sunday's action in the cross-country skiing World Cup as Emil Iversen and Marit Bjoergen won men's and women's mass start races. ... discuss

(1825–62) was a Church of England bishop of Central Africa. He is commemorated in some Anglican Church Calendars.He was born at Portmore, Peeblesshire, Scotland, the ninth son of Colin Mackenzie and ... discuss

Scripture does not offer us options. The Bible makes the choice for us, and it chooses to present the negative before the positive. The Bible declares bad news before declaring good news. It first p ... discuss

Do you ever get bored with your Christian life? Do you ever feel like something is missing? Surely there is more to following Christ than merely avoiding bad movies on Friday and showing up at chur ... discuss

When we are helpless, when the storms of life crash over us, we must turn to Christ. We must rely on his strength, wisdom, power, and truth—not our own. We must find our peace and solace in him. Yes ... 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

President Trump signs executive order.by Josh Siegel: Immigration analysts say President Donald Trump’s executive actions Wednesday to combat illegal immigration signify his intent to strip away imp ... discuss

"Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For thi ... discuss

As missionaries go, we are possibly the least trained, officially speaking, of anybody here. It’s okay for the most part, from our end. But I can’t imagine this is a good choice for a youn ... discuss

Authoritarian North Korea retained the top ranking as the worst country for Christians. Curry said North Korea considers Christians traitors and can execute them just for owning a Bible. Somalia, Afgh ... discuss

Yes, apostasy happens. Sometimes the catalyst is flagrant sin. The pain of conviction and repentance is refused, and the only alternative to it is wholesale rejection of Christ. But sometimes the cata ... discuss

by Lloyd Marcus : A few days before Inauguration Day, my 89-year-old black preacher dad said God is responsible for Trump becoming president. I thought about the scripture in which God says, "My way ... discuss

. . . Here’s How Regulatory Reform Could Boost US.President Trump meets with Business leadersCropped image via The Daily Signal Articleby Diane Katz: During a White House meeting with business leade ... discuss

Though traditionally considered a meditation on suffering, the Stations of the Cross is more than a simple, ancient act of piety. It is a portrait of grace under pressure, a collection of specific rea ... discuss

Today is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, as well as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.On this day, many pastors across the country are preaching on the topic of abortion. There are hurting men and women c ... 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

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: The Bible gives us a story of the world told through God’s perspective. That is why the Christian worldview provides the best explanation of the world. It an ... discuss

St. Paul, Minn., January 23 – The St. Paul headquarters of Pro-Life Action Ministries was vandalized overnight with anti-child, anti-Trump and anti-Christian messages. The messages included “An ... discuss

by Robert Romano: "He really meant it." That's what I thought as President Donald Trump began wrapping up his Inaugural Address. My God, he really meant it.For me the journey began in April of 2015, ... discuss

January 24, 2017Day 9 – Pray for us, that our lives will glorify God alone.Saint Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He was known for his holiness and for a miraculous healing he recei ... discuss

“Thirsting for God O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see your power and your glory, so as ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Online Marketing Consultant in Colorado Springs - Show and Tell - Live Well and Sell Build trust build business – it’s more than a slogan I remember reading a slogan on a ... 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

"Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another and forgiving one another if ... discuss

"These people are discontented grumblers, walking according to their desires; their mouths utter arrogant words, flattering people for their own advantage." ~ Jude 1:16Every year when I was ... 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

There are 562 federally recognized Indian nations within the United States—about half of which are represented in my home state of Alaska. It wasn’t until this July that the Lord made the First Na ... 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

Pope John Paul II once said that the answer to the ‘Why’ of suffering depends on the ability to comprehend the sublimity of divine love. Unfortunately for most of us, it is beyond our ability to c ... 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

Guest Post by David Martin A longing for God means a longing for the Ancient of Days who knows no change. True Catholics are content with God and seek no change, and consider it a great honor to ... 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

Note: This is a guest post by a friend of mine, Jim Boardman.  Jim is the author of "Finding Happiness: An Introduction to Morality" (Published in 2015) as well as "Ordained Before the World: A C ... discuss

Yesterday I mentioned TelePictionary. It's a cross between Telephone and Pictionary, and if you don't know how to play it, I'm here to remedy that for you.What you need: Paper Pens or pencil ... 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

As the world dives further into a century of “progress” and uncharted horizons, mankind continues its dissent from God, which is eerily reminiscent of the words of Jesus Christ: “What profit is ... 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

 Text: Mark 10:42-45In the name of Jesus: Amen.Why was Jesus born?  Yes, why was Jesus born?It is a simple question to ask this evening. It is not only a simple question but an important que ... 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

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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

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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

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

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

It seems that something bad has happened. See here: Sunday morning – this morning although it’s after midnight now so maybe I mean yesterday morning – I discovered that Roberta had suffered a st ... discuss

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. ... discuss

"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." I Corinthians 13:11Recently, my husband was speaking with ... discuss

I happened to see yesterday a portion of the movie, "The Patriot" for the first time.  One scene in particular really struck me.A young man enters a church, issuing a call for men to join the Mil ... discuss

"Why Me?"Row on row of crossesStanding side by side.Men who are remembering, marchingSome with sorrow, some with pride,Torn by much emotionRecalling those who died!Flags unfurled and flyingSome held, ... discuss

A ... discuss

“A Vision of All the Saints”Rev. 7:9-17In a well-known movie, “Dead Poets Society”, Robin Williams played a poetry teacher at an elite boarding school for teenage boys. His unorthodox teachin ... discuss

Over 20 years ago the 19-year-old man who killed my daughter was sentenced to prison for life.  Ten years after the sentencing I began to wonder if he was still there and found that I was able on my ... discuss

Well, I missed a week because of Memorial Day. Oh well! Listening To:Our teens and some of their friends meet on a weekly basis to work on a capella singing - including both secular and sacred pieces. ... discuss

Sometimes persistent questions demand a response. The question I would like us to ask and answer this morning is will beauty save the world? It may sound like an odd question. It’s a question occasi ... discuss

The Day of PentecostMay 15, 2016Hello.In French, “Bon Jour”.In Spanish, “Hola”.In Hebrew, “Shalom”In Chinese, “Ni How”.In Swahili, “Habari”.And in a new language I am still learnin ... discuss

Luke 10:1-20Pentecost 7July 3rd, 2016“Rejoicing with the 72”God bless America. Here on this national holiday weekend in which we celebrate America and its birth, we Christians can give thanks for ... discuss

Pentecost 9July 17th, 2016Luke 10:38-42"Martha and Mary and Vocation and Faith"Some years ago a psychologist named Abraham Maslow put forward a theory of human needs which was expressed in the form of ... discuss

Sermon – August 21, 201614th Sunday after PentecostLuke 13:22-30“Striving for the Narrow Door”I saw a statistic this week that said, out of all the high school athletes who compete in swimming, ... discuss

“Humility at the Feast”So the scene today is a dinner party on a Sabbath day, probably after the weekly synagogue meeting, in which Jesus is invited to dine with some Pharisees in the home of a ru ... discuss

Sermon – September 11, 201617th Sunday after PentecostLuke 15“Savior of the Lost”24-year-old Welles Crowther was an equities trader at the World Trade Center on September 11th. He helped at leas ... discuss

Sermon – September 18, 201618th Sunday after PentecostHope Lutheran Church, Warren, Michigan1 Timothy 2:1-15“Hope. In This Place.”What a blessing and privilege to return here for Hope's 50th an ... discuss

Luke 17:11-19October 9th, 2016“Mercy for Lepers”“Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” “Well, friends, first you have to ask me into your heart.”  No...“Jesus, Master, have mercy on us! ... discuss

“Two Kinds of People”Luke 18:9-17There's an old saying, “There are three kinds of people in the world:  Those that can do basic math, and those that can't.”  (Think about it)Today Je ... discuss

Image Source: Institute for Competitive Intelligence.Over the last few years, liberals have had their egos stroked by studies which report that they are smarter than conservatives. For instance, a few ... discuss

The one memory that will stay with me, when all other memories of September 11, 2001 have faded, is how obscenely beautiful the weather was. There really should have been more portents. Fierce, fiery ... discuss

Paul Combs, Tribune.orgI am no longer concerned about the prospect of Donald Trump as President of the United States. It was never a strong likelihood, despite his sense-defying victory in the Republi ... discuss




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