Topic: cross

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

First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa (709 S. Boston Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119). Visited August 1, 2014. ... discuss

Here is a statement from Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), on the death of several hundred migrants who drowned last ... discuss

Daredevil, Catholicism, and the Marvel Moral UniverseThe Netflix series has chosen to make religion a foundational aspect of Matt’s character, expressing his struggles with his faith through his act ... discuss

An excellent article:But really, Christianity's invention of children — that is, its invention of the cultural idea of children as treasured human beings — was really an outgrowth of its most stup ... discuss

Father John Zuhlsdorf recently did a post on his blog in which he criticized the prayers of the Ordinary Form of the Mass (HERE) . In this post, he stated his rejection of official Church teachi ... discuss

The following was written by Susannah Spurgeon shortly after the death of her husband.  Anyone at all familiar with their story knows how deeply they loved one another.  If ever there were a love s ... discuss

Below is one of the winning entries in the Annual Respect Life Creative Writing Contest (we think the author is in junior high) http://archstl.org/node/4357837   Caroline Cross from St. Gerard ... discuss

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends" - John 15:13 (NASB) The above-titled recent headline comes to us from the Vatican Insider, which brings us the startling ... discuss

By:  Brittany M. Hughes (CNSNews.com) – U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) included $134.5 millio ... discuss

Hat Tip: Trapper Pettit By Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. Slowly but in a deliberate and steady manner evidence mounts that ISIS squads are slipping into America unchallenged. This exceptional nation that onc ... 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

Many times over the years I have invited readers of this blog to join me in a reading project, mostly as part of a program I’ve called Reading Classics Together. We’ve read some in ... discuss

Ben Woodard, Online for Life: I often remind my two sons of a popular phrase: “Your attitude determines your altitude.” Those who value all of human life need to stop thinking about fighting t ... discuss

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The pattern of the Christian year is an exercise of the Church’s annual remembrance and proclamation of the Gospel. The annual celebrations of Christmas and Resurrection Day help the Church to p ... discuss

Today we honor Blessed Maria Gabriella (1914-1939), an Italian Trappist nun, who died at the age young age of 25, and was renowned  for her gift to heal divisions and unify the Church through her ... discuss

Nancy and Susan, Carol, and all of Ray’s dear family, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Our text for today is Psalm twenty-three. “And I heard a voice from ... discuss

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Dr. Thomas Sowellby Dr. Thomas Sowell: Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we ... discuss

"May I say," said Florence, " that you grieved to hear of the afflictions he has suffered?""Not," she replied, "if they have taught him that his daughter is very dear to him. He will not grieve for th ... discuss

In the Gospels, Jesus spoke of "sheep not of this fold."  In our times there has been a pernicious error arise that Jesus was speaking of the Mormons with this line.  As a result of this err ... discuss

I find one of the trickiest matters of Christian living to be the matter of motives. I often find myself wondering why I do the things I do. Just as often, I find myself wondering why I do not ... discuss

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A Danish cleric identified as a rightwing political and cultural figure in the Denmark of the 1930s became the center of moral and intellectual resistance to the Nazi occupation of Denmark.  Kaj Munk ... discuss

Austin Cline, self proclaimed agnosticism/atheism expert, in his article, “What’s The Point of Marriage, Gay or Straight?” asks: Why is it so important to be able to hold up a marria ... discuss

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“... God sustains the world, in good times and in bad. Catholics, along with many others, believe that only one person has overcome and rescued history: Jesus Christ, ... discuss

Princeton Professor Robert George has written an open letter to Pope Francis urging that he show "quiet support" for embattled San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.  The Archbishop has b ... discuss

In 2013, a family dog in Thailand rescued an abandoned newborn baby girl. The pet named Pui found a plastic bag with a newborn baby girl inside and carried the infant back home. Authorities believe th ... discuss

The Last Century in Europe 1814-1910 This is a history of Europe from the 19th century to the dawn of World War I, thus covering from Napoleon to the entangling alliances that would bring about war in ... discuss

Today I met a 14 year old boy who was paralyzed in a freak accident last summer. He is quadriplegic. It's not yet been a year since his accident. I'm not sure if the reality of severe, permanent ... discuss

TweetBy Maaike RosendalOver the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to debate various people who willingly defended that abortion is morally justifiable up to a certain point. With the exception ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma Whether the mainstream media chooses to cover it or not, Pope Francis’ General Audience yesterday confirmed once again that he upholds the Church’s teaching on marriage. In fact ... discuss

Today I met a 14 year old boy who was paralyzed in a freak accident last summer. He is quadriplegic. It's not yet been just a year since his accident. I'm not sure if the reality of severe, perma ... discuss

Being motivated is awesome. It’s exciting. Things get accomplished. Progress is made. Life is beautiful. The problem is, motivation doesn’t usually last. Maybe you’re working towards some perso ... discuss

Catholic colleges and law schools can proudly claim 66 alumni in the U.S. House of Representatives—which amounts to 15 percent of the House, about double the Catholic share of four-year colleges in ... discuss

by CitizenLink Team: A group of influential leaders sent a letter to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson thanking him for standing up for religious freedom.After weeks of misleading news stories about Religi ... discuss

Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: During Easter season, is it correct to incense both the pas ... discuss

Brittany Maynard was lauded internationally–at A-list movie star decibels–because she committed suicide rather than face the difficulties of terminal brain cancer. But 19-year-old Lauren Hill–a ... discuss

Priest and servers, in a Good Friday procession in Popayán[J. Richard Haefer completes his guest columns about a Holy Week visit to Colombia and to the Festival of Religious Music at Po ... 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 ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 14 is St. Lidwina, also known as Lydwina of Shiedam, a Dutch mystic.Saint Lidwina was born in 1380 in Schiedam, Holland to a poor family, the only daughter of nine child ... 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

Sunset on the Camino. Photograph by Joseph Meaney. April 2015 With over 20 pounds of gear and backpack, and walking hundreds of miles to Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrim responds concretely to Chri ... discuss

For the second time in four years, the Clarion Students for Life Cemetery of the Innocents display, which consists of dozens of white crosses each representing 10 babies who were aborted that day, has ... discuss

Old St. John. Grand-daddy of the early church. Last living Apostle. Living out his days in Ephesus, in the late first century. And he writes letters to the church, his “dear children”. We have ... discuss

In the period that separated the Middle Ages from the modern era, the West’s civilization produced novel traits. While the gradually unfolding change was globally revolutionary, the cultural mutati ... discuss

¶ At Morning Prayer, instead of the Venite, the following shall be said, and may be said throughout the Octave.CHRIST our Passover is sacrificed for us: * therefore let us keep the feast, Not with ol ... discuss

Among all of the elements of devotion to The Divine Mercy requested by our Lord through Sr. Faustina, the Feast of Mercy holds first place. The Lord's will with regard to its establishment was already ... discuss

Introductory Background While modern leftist academics routinely mock the Judeo-Christian apocalypse prophesied in both the Old and New Testaments (Joel 2; Isaiah 24; Matthew 24-25; 2 Thessalonians 1- ... discuss

Ninth Day \"Today bring to Me The Souls Who Have Become Lukewarm and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in t ... discuss

On April 11, the Church celebrates St. Gemma Galgani, virgin, mystic, stigmatist, visionary, and victim soul. Saint Gemma is the patron saint of: pharmacists, loss of parents, those suffering wit ... discuss

¶ At Morning Prayer, instead of the Venite, the following shall be said, and may be said throughout the Octave.CHRIST our Passover is sacrificed for us: * therefore let us keep the feast, Not with ol ... discuss

The Harrowing of HadesHomily on Holy Saturday: The Lord Descends into HadesSt. Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus (403 A.D.)Something strange is happening - there is a great silence on earth today, a great ... discuss

An Authentic Pastoral Approach Incorporates Mercy and Truth to Reconcile the Sinner to Christ Of all the wondrous things that can be said about God, many would agree that His greatest attribute is Hi ... discuss

IS THE NEW EVANGELIZATION BEING DIVERTED INTO A NEW CAPITULATION? By Fr. Tom CollinsAs the Church seeks to embrace the call to a new evangelization, we must ask ourselves whether it is possible t ... discuss

An Authentic Pastoral Approach Incorporates Mercy and Truth to Reconcile the Sinner to Christ Reconciling Divine Mercy with the Truth by Msgr. Barreiro and Father West. Divine Mercy Sunday 2015 Of all ... discuss

¶ At Morning Prayer, instead of the Venite, the following shall be said, and may be said throughout the Octave.CHRIST our Passover is sacrificed for us: * therefore let us keep the feast, Not with ol ... discuss

¶ At Morning Prayer, instead of the Venite, the following shall be said, and may be said throughout the Octave.CHRIST our Passover is sacrificed for us: * therefore let us keep the feast, Not with ol ... discuss

¶ At Morning Prayer, instead of the Venite, the following shall be said, and may be said throughout the Octave.CHRIST our Passover is sacrificed for us: * therefore let us keep the feast, Not with ol ... discuss

A beautiful litany full of praise and joy. And, not too long. What could be better?Litany for the Easter SeasonFather of life, we give you praise and glory.Christ is risen, alleluia!You have given Jes ... discuss

I am in the enjoyable position of receiving copies of most of the latest and greatest Christian books, and, well, they just keep coming! In the last couple of weeks my mailbox has been very ne ... discuss

Father Mike Schmitz of Altaration knocks it out of the ballpark.Ask yourself: Why did God make me?Enjoy! ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to the Social Conservative Review Recently, the news has been tough for Christians here at home and abroad. Some of what’s been taking place is simply horrific: Islamist ... discuss

Rosaria Butterfield is one of the bravest people I know. Her profound transformation in Christ after a life of lesbianism has subjected her to public attacks and harsh comments, to which she responds ... discuss

Via Lucis, The Way of Light substitutes meditations on the Stations of the Resurrection for the Stations of the Cross.As with the Stations of the Cross, the devotion takes no fixed form, but typically ... discuss

\"Jesus Christ is risen!  Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!\"  Pope Francis I have been struggling lately with forgiveness and l ... discuss

by Sen. Mike Lee: At the close of the Constitutional Convention, when an elderly Benjamin Franklin hobbled out of the hall where dele­gates had debated the fate of the young nation for the length of ... discuss

Lt. Cmdr. Wes Modderby Kelsey Harkness: While the nation debates whether Christian business owners should be forced by the government to cater same-sex marriages, the military is embroiled in its own ... discuss

The Day of the Lord   “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, a ... discuss

. . . by LGBT and radical Islam. A fine team they make as Christians around the world are bearing the cross.Editorial Cartoon by AF "Tony" Branco Tags: editorial cartoon, AF Branco, convert or else, ... 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

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenAs a fairly active participant in Canada’s ongoing abortion debate, I’m not unfamiliar with the lazy rhetoric of the pro-choice opposition, a laziness borne of years of u ... discuss

ARRA News Service Editor: The below Washington Times article should raise concerns on numerous levels for all Americans outside of Obama administration. Thus it is shared in its entirety for education ... discuss

Monday in the Octave of Easter(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSMary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce the news to ... discuss

I recently read a blog post by Monsignor Charles Pope on the Archdiocese of Washington web site, “Mercy! So Great a Gift – Why Many Parishes Need to Reconsider When They Offer the Sacrament of Con ... discuss

"Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate."                                &nb ... discuss

Shrewsbury, England, Apr 7, 2015 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It is more important than ever for the British people to hear about Jesus Christ, who reveals the dignity and identity of every person, Bi ... discuss

Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l., 763-913-0351 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 6, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- John lied about Jesus' dying words (Fox and Friends). Jesus was eaten by wild ... discuss

Vasily Ivanovich Belavin, the future Saint Tikhon, was born on January 19, 1865 into the family of Ioann Belavin, a rural priest of the Toropetz district of the Pskov diocese. His childhood and adoles ... discuss

I got some beautiful lilies to bloom on Easter, as a reminder of the redemption made available through Christ's shed blood, death, and resurrection.It's amazing that the lily is the flower associated ... discuss

Six years ago while on a trip home to visit my parents, I had the privilege to take a four hour drive and meet a woman who I have come to know.  I admire her for her selfless love, her act of courage ... discuss

Easter SundayApril 5, 2015Grace Lutheran Church, Racine, WIChrist is Risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia!Death lies in shambles. But Jesus is alive!Your sins are distant memory. Jesus has paid the ... discuss

Outside my window...Babyland at Holy Cross Cemetery, after my family hung all the Easter eggs on the bushes.Rosie practicing for track season on her own.Noah's first meet of the season.I am thinking.. ... discuss

shrtv0264 Ave Maria! This is a Good Friday through Easter montage of video clips from the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center at Bloomington. The "Good Friday" clips are of the Way of the Cross h ... discuss

Top Ten Hints for a Successful MarriageHere are ten practical exhortations to keep your marriage sharp, happy, and as effective a ministry as it can be.10) Take Nothing for Granted.Routine can be comf ... discuss

Archbishop of Constantinople, was born in a village called "Divine" in the province of Phrygia. His father Alexander was a soldier, and his mother Synesia was the daughter of the priest Hesychius of A ... discuss

  The Ryerson Student’s Union thinks sexual violence is a problem. Pro-lifers agree, and we’ve got some solutions.    Adam Peters    ... discuss

I've been posting this one since waaaay back in 2007. It is still as valid now and I, personally, need the  reminder.Now think of the cross and resurrection of Jesus as breaking the power of sin. ... 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

Prayer to St. Faustina O Jesus, who filled Saint Faustina with profound veneration for the boundless mercy, deign, if it be, Your holy will, to grant me through her intercession, the grace for which ... discuss

Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l., 763-913-0351 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 6, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- John lied about Jesus' dying words (Fox and Friends). Jesus was eaten by wild ... discuss

Easter Sunday, (April 5, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Mark 16:1–8 http://www.lutheranlogomaniac.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Sermon-4-5-15-Easter.mp ... discuss

Maurice Denis. Holy Women Near the Tomb/Saintes Femmes au tombeau. 1894RAISED FROM THE DEADThis is the great truth which fills our faith with meaning. Jesus, who died on the cross, has risen. He has t ... discuss

‘Over the last several years, we have listened with increasing alarm to the testimony of senior intelligence officials and private sector experts about the growing cybersecurity threat to our nation ... discuss

Sermon titled "The Wood of the Cross: The Tree of Life" given on Friday April 3, 2015. Size: 2.3 MB; duration: 09:58. ... discuss

In an atmosphere that seems more and more subdued here in the blogosphere, I’d like to wish all of you a blessed and happy Easter! As a Christian, this day means the world to me and I count my b ... discuss

Sometimes you stop reading just a little bit too soon. That may be your temptation as you read this quote from Charles Spurgeon. But you’ll be missing out if you don’t read right t ... discuss

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered , they ... discuss

Here is the translation of the Pope's meditation after the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross), which took place at the ancient Colosseum of Rome on Good Friday. * * * O Christ crucified and victorious, ... discuss

Third Day \"Today bring to Me All Devout and Faithful Souls and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought Me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were that drop of consolation i ... discuss

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, sa ... discuss

Hallelujah................He is Risen!!!The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly besee ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | ROME -- Both Pope Francis' Good Friday service at the Vatican and the Stations of the Cross held at the Colosseum later in the day focused on the plight of persecuted Ch ... discuss

Text:  John 19:17-30Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.We are here tonight to arrange a funeral.  The altar, pulpit, lectern, and so forth are strippe ... discuss

Some images for the 2015 Stations of the Cross in Reparation for Abortion march on Good Friday.   I'm pleased to see so many young people. We will win through the power of prayer.Pax et ... 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

Hans Holbein. The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb. 1521.Click through on this to see it properly large. THE SEPULCHRE OF JESUS' BODYThe Body of Christ lay in the tomb. The world was in darkness. M ... discuss

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Of all the days of Holy Week, this is the one that I find the hardest to contemplate.  I know to a much smaller degree about suffering and watching someone you love suffer, so I have some small c ... discuss

I will deliver them out of the hand of death. I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy death; O hell, I will be thy bite... Osee (Hosea) 13:14 (Douay-Rheims translation)Because Chris ... discuss

Good Friday (April 3, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn John 19:30 TITLE: “Deliver Us from Evil” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, ... discuss

by Norm Beznoska Jr., Contributing Author, ARRA News Service: The road to Calvary and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ spanned a period of less than 24 hours from the time of the Last Supper, the Jewi ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Apr 3, 2015 / 03:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Both Pope Francis' Good Friday service at the Vatican and the Stations of the Cross held at the Colosseum later in the day zeroed-in on the plight ... discuss

I joined with some 200 other people for the annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross for Life.We started out at a local Catholic high school for a prayer service, then marched to the office of Dr. Mor ... discuss

In Kentucky, a pregnant woman went into labor while stuck in traffic caused by President Obama’s presidential motorcade. Thankfully, an Emergency Service Worker and a nurse were stuck in traffic ... discuss

The “God particle” or the Higgs Boson particle relates to the Standard Model (SM) theory of particle physics. The name derives from the name of the Scottish scientist, Peter Higgs, who helped deve ... discuss

On this Good Friday as we reflect on Christ's Passion ... take time to read this guest post by Dr. Robert Owens ... this world and its politics is indeed a soap opera, and we all would do well to ke ... discuss

The hour of grace is here.  Our Beloved is on the cross, arms stretched wide to hold the whole world. Blood and water gushes out for us, to baptise us in His mercy.  Our Lord literally washe ... discuss

by Norm Beznoska Jr., Contributing Author: The road to Calvary and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ spanned a period of less than 24 hours from the time of the Last Supper, the Jewish Passover meal on ... discuss

By Edward Pentin | At 9.15 pm local time (3.15pm EDT) today, Good Friday, Pope Francis is to lead the traditional Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) at the Colosseum in Rome.  Th ... discuss

I get up and watch my children get ready for school. Sometimes I help, but mostly it is my wife that does the heavy lifting in the mornings. The house is silent. The children are at school and I am st ... discuss

Hailed as a “research breakthrough,” biotech company Ganogen, Inc. in Redwood City, California has recently harvested kidneys from aborted babies and transplanted them into lab rats. This new deve ... discuss

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Painting by Stephen DawsonText: 1 Corinthians 11:23-32Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.The Son of God came to be with us in the incarnation, being born o ... discuss

Joseph Criscuoli. The Crucifixion. (used with permission)JESUS DIES ON THE CROSSThe Lord is firmly nailed to the cross. He has waited for this for many years, and this day He is to fulfill his desire ... discuss

Are the Good Friday Improperia, also known as the reproaches, anti-Semitic? They have been controversial, particularly since Vatican II and Nostra Aetate. Some Jewish commentators resent them, saying ... discuss

Christ before Pilate by Toni DanchikEcce Homo by CaravaggioJesus Meets His Mother by CaravaggioChrist on the Cross by Diego VelazquezJesus is Taken Down from the Cross by RembrandtThe Pieta by Giovann ... discuss

On the Cross, God’s eros for us is made manifest. Eros is indeed – as Pseudo-Dionysius expresses it – that force “that does not allow the lover to remain in himself but moves him to become one ... discuss

What else for Good Friday?Litany of the CrossThe cross is the hope of Christians.The cross is the resurrection of the dead.The cross is the way of the lost.The cross is the saviour of the lost.The cro ... 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

It’s time for another Free Stuff Fridays, and we’ve got a great one for you this week. This week’s sponsor is Christian Focus and they are giving away some of their new and n ... discuss

God is Love. We eventually have to ask ourselves the question; why was Love nailed to a cross?--Pope St. John Paul IITaken from The Catholic Breadbox. ... discuss

From today's Office of Readings. From the Catecheses by Saint John Chrysostom, bishop The power of Christ's bloodIf we wish to understand the power of Christ’s blood, we should go back to the anci ... discuss

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But he was wounded for our transgressions,     crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole,     and by his bruises we a ... discuss

Divine Mercy Novena PrayersFirst Day of the Divine Mercy NovenaIntention: Today bring to Me ALL MANKIND, ESPECIALLY ALL SINNERS, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console ... discuss

By Mark Shea | SINCE Christ embraced the cross itself, dare I   His image, th' image of His cross, deny ?   Would I have profit by the sacrifice,   And dare the cho ... 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

The Collects for the DayALMIGHTY God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and ... discuss

Golgotha, inside the Church of the Holy SepulchreQuestion: "What should someone do during Holy Week if they have no parish nearby, and so cannot attend the services?"We should of course plan ahead, an ... discuss

Post abortive people know agony. It is something they often live with every day of their lives. The agony of knowing you participated in the death of your child through abortion. Many times those stru ... discuss

Dear Dr. Tyson:I want to communicate to you my horror and displeasure at your response to a Daily Beast interview, which has been widely reported statement in which you compared the Catholic belief in ... discuss

As I write, militants from the Islamist Al-Shabab terrorist organization are holding Christian students hostage at a university in Kenya.  They are reported to have killed about 20 people so far. ... discuss

Palm branches, cries of hosanna: As in the rest of the world, Palm Sunday was the start of Holy Week for Catholics in Iraq. In Malabrwan, a small Christian village in the north of the country dozens ... discuss

Washington D.C., Apr 2, 2015 / 07:54 am (CNA).- As Catholics around the globe prepare for the Easter Triduum, the three-day period beginning with Holy Thursday and culminating in the celebration of Ea ... discuss

During the supper, Jesus immolated Himself; on the Cross, He was immolated by others--St. Ephraim, Hymn on the Crucifixion as quoted by Pope Benedict XVI, Homily on the Solemnity of Cor ... discuss

The Last Supper - Natalia Tsarkova (2002)This artwork appeared in the Holy Week Magnificat. What struck me especially is that Jesus sits alone with the beloved Apostle, the only one who will be at the ... discuss

A Fixation with a Sky Pixie - “In a culture that prizes sophistication, non-judgmentalism, irony and detachment, [Christianity] is to declare yourself intolerant, naive, superstitious a ... discuss

As we enter into the Triduum, we accompany Jesus on His journey to the cross and our salvation. It is a deep suffering, but at the same time, a comfort, knowing that He shared so much of what we have ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 1, 2015 / 01:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis, in his General Audience address for Holy Week, said that the Christian martyrs of today, by the shedding of their blood, join with ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, did institute the Sacrament of his Body and Blood; Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same in remembrance ... discuss

We are in Holy Week 2015, so it is most appropriate to consider the problem of evil and sin. The sacrificial Passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ was to settle with God the problem of human ... discuss

Two major legal actions last week illustrate with startling clarity not only what’s at stake in the current struggle for religious freedom in America, but how much courage is required to put forwar ... discuss

Holy Wednesday (Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“Surely it is not I, Rabbi?”He answered, “You have said so.”Few things hurt more than a friend who betray ... discuss

Maurice Denis. The Road to Calvary/Montace au calvaire ou Le Calvaire. 1889.THE WAY TO CALVARYForming part of the procession, their presence making his impending death yet more shameful, are two convi ... discuss

... Shrieks of pain. Tears of terror. As my son was laid at my feet on the kitchen floor, I collapsed before him, unable to do anything for him before the ambulance arrived. And so I prayed. The two p ... discuss

It's Holy Week in the Philippines and it is the time "overflowing" with tradition and "traditional" liturgical abuse and weirdos.Each parish has it's own beautiful, non liturgical tradition that we Fi ... discuss

Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Stations of the Cross will begin at 12:00 P.M. at the Embassy of Iraq and end at the White House.Th ... discuss

  I can always remember thinking as a kid that I never would have betrayed Jesus like Judas had done. I couldn’t understand how he could have made that choice. It all seemed so obvious. Now, y ... discuss

Thomas More Society Sponsors 9th Annual Downtown Cross, Sunrise Service and Divine Mercy Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net CHICAGO, March 31, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- This Eas ... discuss

Propers for Monday before EasterThe Collect.ALMIGHTY God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified; Mercifully grant that w ... discuss

Propers for Tuesday before EasterThe Collect.O LORD God, whose blessed Son, our Saviour, gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame; Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of ... discuss

Thomas More Society Sponsors 9th Annual Downtown Cross, Sunrise Service and Divine Mercy Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net CHICAGO, March 31, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- This Eas ... discuss

Apologetics 101: Why Do Catholics Keep Christ on the Cross? - Aleteia div> ... discuss

Blessed Paul VI celebrating Mass in the vernacularCredit:  rorate-caeli.blogspot.comI recently did a post [HERE] in which I discussed Father Z's reaction to the "whoopdeedoo", as he referred to i ... discuss

Mar 29 - Homily: Christ Reigns From the Cross Father compares the gospel from the blessing of the Palms to the Passion read during Mass, and observes that in less than a week, the people went from ... discuss

This text encapsulates one of the most important themes of this upcoming holy week: Christ’s willing sacrifice on the cross for His (and our) eventual glorification. We could all do well to medi ... discuss

March has been a busy month for our family.  Our little foster daughter turned one,  I had another great check up at the cancer center, we're plugging along with school work, house work, hea ... discuss

Text:  John 12:20-43Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.On this day we wave palm branches and sing boldly in honor of Jesus coming into Jerusalem.  We ... discuss

"Today, among urban Americans and Europeans, 'evangelical Christian' is sometimes a synonym for 'rube.' In liberal circles, evangelicals constitute one of the few groups that it's safe to mock openly. ... discuss

Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maestà (back, central panel): Jesus Accused by the Pharisees. 1308-11.The Passion of Our LordPETER'S DENIALSJesus having been much ill-used, is led into one of the courtya ... discuss

Contact: Joseph P. Cullen, Senior Communications Specialist, Knights of Columbus, 203-800-4923MEDIA ADVISORY, March 27, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- WHAT: Veneration of the "Relics of the Passion," i ... discuss

Holy Week is the week that changed the world. Here are 12 ways you can make this week more meaningful.1. PRAY  throughout the day, speaking to God just as you would to a close friend. Ask Him to ... discuss

With liberals, everything is always about politics, which means the rest of us must constantly be indoctrinated, lest we fail to see the light.  We can't just have music: we have to have some mes ... discuss

Cross-posted from Studio Brule – Dr. Warren Farrell, author of The Myth of Male Power, Why Men Are The Way They Are, Father and Child Reunion, and many other books on masculinity, and his sup ... discuss

And many women were there beholding from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto Him” Matthew 27:55 These were the earliest of a great and noble army of holy women — attac ... discuss

 Michelangelo's PietáToday is the 24th Sunday in ordinary time, but it also is September 15, the day liturgically reserved for the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. While miss the reading cycle f ... discuss

Bosch's Christ Carrying the CrossThe Christological treatises in the Summa Theologica make excellent Lenten reading. If you are looking for something for the short time remaining in Holy Week, I recom ... discuss

If you were in similar shoes as mine, which, alas, were not in Rome yesterday, I hope you enjoyed watching EWTN's production of the Mass of canonization as much as I did. (I think there's still an opp ... discuss

If you have 90 seconds to spare, be sure to go sign this petition of thanks to Cardinal Burke for his many years of exemplary service to the Church. Sign here.My thoughts are as follows.In every age, ... discuss

I thought I would publish some of my notes. Since 2011, I have been teaching Biblical Greek at JP Catholic University. One of the things that always surprised the students was how quickly they could r ... discuss

  From: thy Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 Subject: Old Pictures A little history !!!! ... discuss

Introduction It is the Time of the Passover in Jerusalem, about 30 A.D., and there were perhaps close to 2 million people in and around Jerusalem. This was the only time in His Ministry of 3 ½ years ... discuss

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with Godsomething to be grasped.Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave,coming in human likeness;and found human ... discuss

St. Teresa of Jesus, famous for her mystical treatises, is less well-known for her songs of "pious recreation." Like her daughter St. Therese and her father and brother St. John of the Cross, she had ... discuss

also Sunday of the Passion29 March AD 2015 The Sunday before His crucifixion, our Lord Christ rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Accompanied by His disciples, He heard the people crying, "Hosanna!" Thi ... discuss

Palm Sunday is a moveable feast in the Christian calendar which falls on the Sunday before Easter. In the Western church it must always fall on one of the 35 dates between March 15 and April 18.The fe ... discuss

  DARKNESS It was Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:30pm.  Our Everett 40 Days for Life prayer had just started. I crossed the driveway to view the Planned Parenthood parking lot.  ... discuss

Mar 28 - Homily: Both Believe and Follow Father comments on today's Gospel, telling us that the high priests and Pharisees almost believed in Jesus, but yet rejected Him. We must both believe and f ... discuss

For 2000 years, as Christians have spread around the world they have spread the Good News. The first great missionary, St. Paul, writes to the church in Corinth in the mid-50's AD that the good news b ... discuss

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Today, the Friday after Passion Sunday, is dedicated to the honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in the Traditional Roman Catholic Calendar from before Vatican II).  This day is ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli Secular Pro-Life says using signs for sidewalk counseling in front of abortion facilities can be good… or it can be very bad, dependi ... discuss

Contact: Joseph P. Cullen, Senior Communications Specialist, Knights of Columbus, 203-800-4923MEDIA ADVISORY, March 27, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- WHAT: Veneration of the "Relics of the Passion," i ... discuss

It is difficult to read today’s first reading and not think of the things going on in the world today. It seems Christians, especially Catholics, are persecuted more and more.  We are put to t ... discuss

St. John Paul II's Stations of the Cross ... discuss

\"You might be miseria (in misery) but standing right in front of you is Misericordia (mercy).\" Fr Barron  Great meditation today, one that everyone struggling with healing and forgiveness from ... discuss

During the Spanish-American War (1898), arising from a dispute over Cuba and Puerto Rico, the United States also acquired Guam and the Philippines. (For a brief note on the subsequent history of these ... discuss




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