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by Bethany Monk: A federal appeals court today ruled in favor of the more than 230,000 Americans who asked it to protect plans to display a 17-foot cross memorial at Ground Zero.Created by two interse ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by William Warren After Months Of Reported Premium Hikes, ‘Cost Overruns And Technology Delays’ A Key Obamacare Official Confirms The Law Is ‘Working As Intended’OBAMA ... discuss

Pray the following prayers once a day for 9 days.O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! / You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality / to embrace a po ... discuss

By:  Susan Jones Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President Barack Obama. (AP) (CNSNews.com) - A thou ... discuss

With the wildfire spread of Ebola through western Africa, many here are starting to fear that the often fatal disease might cross into the United States via our under-protected southern border.  I be ... discuss

This past March a three-judge, all female panel from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a Texas statute requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 3 ... discuss

Well, someone has to ask this question now and again occasionally. Being long of tooth and a born curmudgeon, I’ll take the blowback. But I don’t expect much to actually come my way in thi ... discuss

July 31 is the memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest, and founder of the Society of Jesus.St. Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491 in the Basque Country of Northern Spain to parents of distinguish ... discuss

Grace, mercy and peace....Dear friends in Christ, do you love the parables of Jesus like I do? Who can resist these stories which illustrate great truths about the kingdom of God? Some of them are l ... discuss

Double-Digit Increases’ For Obamacare PoliciesMore States Unveil Steep 2015 Obamacare Premium Increases“Most state health insurance rates for 2015 are scheduled to be approved by early fall, and ... discuss

A federal appeals court has stopped a pro-life law that could have made Mississippi the first state to be abortion free. A three member panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2014 / 11:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Rejecting arguments from an atheist group, a federal appeals court ruled Monday that the iconic cross found at the site of the 2001 World Tra ... discuss

Have you heard of the Fresh Air Fund? Check it out. It's a program that matches children from New York City with families in the country. Today we have two little girls coming to stay with us for a we ... discuss

Eight out of ten letters about Cross Creek ask for a recipe, or pass on a recipe, or speak of suffering over my chat of Cross Creek dishes."Bless us," I thought, "the world must be hungry."And so it i ... discuss

STAFF NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel ... discuss

STAFF NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel ... discuss

Bits and pieces. Bits and pieces. People. People important to you, people unimportant to you cross your life, touch it with love and carelessness and move on. There are people who leave you and you b ... discuss

I have been on Naomi Ragen's email list for several years. No. I am not Jewish. Yes, absolutely I support Israel and Naomi's writings are sensitive, passionate, informative, fair. The below came i ... discuss

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TITLE: “Sir, We Wish to See Jesus” +INI+ Many pulpits throughout the world have the words from our text plastered where only the preacher can see them: Sir, we wish to see Jesus. Jesus Christ, cr ... discuss

Question:  Are Christians who advocate for faithful church attendance and advocate to receive the Sacrament of the Altar more frequently 'better' Christians than those who attend and receive less ... discuss

Ronald Reagan once said that great change starts at the dinner table. One Easter Sunday morning after the Vigil Mass, my family sat down to a beautiful yet simple brunch, still in our pajamas. It was ... discuss

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY Religious Education, FT EmployeeSt. Joseph Catholic Church (Stuart, FL)Youth Minister - St. Joseph Parish, Stuart, Florida a culturally diverse parish, is seeking a dynamic ... discuss

Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia this day one hundred years ago. Serbian army figures had been implicated in the assassinations of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his consort, Sophie, in the Bosnia ... discuss

Today, July 27th, the Church celebrates St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, the first woman saint of India.Annakkutty (little Anna) was born on August 19, 1910, in Kudamaloor, a village in Kera ... discuss

I use zipper and clip pouches of all sizes to organize my purse contents. I’ve picked up old cigarette pouches at second hand stores, as well as make-up bags and change purses and pencil pouches ... discuss

According to this guy in Charisma News, you would think that the Word of Faith movement was the next step in God’s restoration of His church, something akin to the Reformation! The problem that I ha ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 13:44-52Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.How valuable is the kingdom of God to you?  Is the kingdom of God worth more than anyt ... discuss

I love reading the daily meditations in the Magnificat Missal. Yesterday's was from Elisabeth Leseur who spent many painful years of bedridden suffering. Here is something she wrote to a friend experi ... discuss

“Many Muslims are now shy to declare themselves Muslim. Several Muslim told me: ‘I am ashamed—I do not understand that Islam is like that.’ So I think it is the time for a true ... discuss

Meriam Ibrahim Finally Leaves Sudan After Being Sentenced to Death for Her Faith The Sudanese woman who was pregnant and sentenced to death for not recanting her faith has finally been allowed to l ... discuss

Richard Bennett originally comes from Ireland. He was trained by Jesuits in his early years, and received eight years of theological instruction and preparation for the priesthood with the Dominican ... discuss

Okay, when you get an hour, you NEED to watch this documentary called “Desire of the Everlasting Hills.”  Krista and I watched it on Friday night and were convinced this is the best examp ... discuss

Elijah was a great prophet in Israel's history. After he was taken up to heaven in a whirlwind, his successor, Elisha, steps into the role and does even more miraculous things. Many of his miracles ar ... discuss

I am in the unique and enjoyable position of receiving copies of most of the latest and greatest Christian books. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve received boxes of them and, in sorting th ... discuss

THE OBFUSCATION OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATIONby Fr. Tom Collins If the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle? I Cor 14:8A few weeks ago, an elderly man who had lapsed f ... discuss

Toon by William Warren Today in Washington, D.C. - July 24, 2014 The House reconvened at 10 AM today. The will be considering the following bills today:H.R. 4984 — "To amend the loan counseling ... discuss

All of us want the same thing.  Happiness.In fact, most of the decisions we make are in seeking out our own happiness or the happiness of others. But, we seek it in ways that sometimes don't real ... discuss

Contact: Stephen Jenks, Eagles' Wings, 716-759-1058, stephenjenks@eagleswings.to NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian clergy from across the Tri-State area will cross denominati ... discuss

News reports today and irate witnesses at the scene report that a pregnant woman in labor was not allowed to cross the street to go to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for 30 minutes becaus ... discuss

 Conflicting appeals court opinions threaten ObamaCare exchanges By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circu ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Jul 24, 2014 / 04:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With a national student loan debt of slightly more than $1 trillion, American colleges may have to start re-thinking the way they do business. ... discuss

Believe me when I tell you that attempting to reply to Justin Edwards' hit pieces about abolitionism has been a trying affair, but we nevertheless find ourselves at the end, as today we will answer ... discuss

Dr. Thomas Sowell By Thomas Sowell, Commentary, GOPUSA:: In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests b ... discuss

Contact: Stephen Jenks, Eagles' Wings, 716-759-1058, stephenjenk@eagleswings.to ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., July 23, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- More than 1,200 people from 14 states and 4 nations gathered ... discuss

    Biased pro-choice activism wrapped “in the guise of ... discuss

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienI reread this at the beginning of the year for discussions at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast where we covered the book in two parts: one, two. (We also dis ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - July 22, 2014The House reconvened at Noon.  Bills anticipated to be considered today:H.R. 1022 — "To develop an energy critical elements program, to amend the Natio ... discuss

(Cross-posted at Youth Reads.)Our own Valen Caldwell wrote the introduction for these two entries in our Summer Reading Challenge. Visit Redeemed Reader to read her take on them! ... discuss

Ranade-Krider COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis has announced that Stephanie Ranade-Krider will become the new executive director of Ohio's largest pro-life organization. Ra ... discuss

On July 22, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, the patron of penitent sinners and contemplatives.  Her name is derived from her native town of Magdala in Galilee. She plays a ... discuss

Bill Donohue, Catholic League: For 20 years, Congress failed to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), suggesting that the legislation must be burdened with more than just a few contr ... discuss

Erbil, Iraq, Jul 21, 2014 / 11:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the eve of an ultimatum issued by Islamists to Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Chaldean bishop of Erbil, in nearby Kurdistan, urged ... discuss

Set All Afire by Louis de WohlMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is a historical fiction account of St. Francis Xavier who, inspired by Ignatius of Loyola to "set all afire", took the faith to India and Japa ... discuss

Note: All of the quotes below come from my personal books and are not copy and paste from some other blog. Please feel free to use them, for they are not mine, but- a link back would sure be appreciat ... discuss

Outside my window...Two tow path turtles that I was lucky to catch last week on my walk while Noah was running.I am thinking...about how much I really like my walks during cross country season. I can ... discuss

Little is known for about Praxedes, and not all accounts agree. According to Jacobus de Voragine's The Golden Legend, Praxedes was the sister of Saint Pudentiana; their brothers were Saint Donatus and ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux “If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” This famous quote attributed to St. Catherine of Sienna could very well describe the good fruit of the secon ... discuss

Often times those who oppose and challenge us contribute more to our growth than those who support us. That is what has happened just recently with me. I just did a post entitled "Are We Judge or Hea ... discuss

Download Link:  Click HereText:  Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.Like last week’s parable of the farmer and the diff ... discuss

In R.C. Sproul’s book The Glory of Christ, he focuses on the moments of great glory in the life of Christ—a life marked by so much that was inglorious and not at all befitting the ... discuss

Virgin and martyr; also called Marina; belonged to Pisidian Antioch in Asia Minor, where her father was a pagan priest. Her mother dying soon after her birth, Margaret was nursed by a pious woman fiv ... discuss

The Neocons clearly have Rand Paul in their cross hairs. Now they are going after him for his suggested reading list. Here is the initial Weekly Standard article. The Washinton Free Beacon, which appa ... discuss

Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis My rating: 5 of 5 stars No accident that Imitation of Christ is, second to the Bible, the most beloved book in Christendom. Filled with sound doctrine and ti ... discuss

The saint of the day for July 19 is St. Macrina the Younger.St. Macrina (330-380) was the eldest child in a family of saints. Her grandparents were martyrs. Her parents, Basil and Emmelia, are also re ... discuss

Oxford, England, Jul 18, 2014 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Stratford Caldecott, a Catholic cultural thinker dedicated to literature, theology, and the “second spring” of Catholicism, passe ... discuss

At Baptism we were marked with the cross to indicate that we belong to Christ. We have His brand on us.  Through His death He has redeemed us from death and given us eternal life with Him in the ... discuss

CBS put on an anti-religion jeremiad early Thursday morning on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: a feminist musician who likes “wearing and making something Satanic since music is so not right ... discuss

I’ve got some new Kindle deals for you: Christians are Hate-Filled Hypocrites by Bradley Wright ($3.99); The Cross and Christian Ministry by D.A. Carson ($1.99); Renewing Your Mind ... discuss

When reports started coming out this afternoon that Malaysian Flight 17 was shot down by a Buk missile, it seemed like a pretty good indication that it was Ukraine that fired the shot.  The media is ... discuss

The saint of the day for July 18 is St. Camillus of Lellis, founder of an order dedicated to the care of the sick. He is the patron of the sick, hospitals, and nurses.St. Camilus was born in Bacc ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Just when one begins to believe that science has pushed the God-playing envelope to the limits, it seems as though the proverbial envelope sprouts wings. Since the decriminalization ... discuss

Q & A With James Carafano. Dr. James Jay Carafano is a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges, Heritage Foundation’s Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, ... discuss

July 17th, besides being the Feast of St. Alexius (III Class), is dedicated to the Humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary in some parts of the world.The following is taken from Father Lawrence G. Lovasik ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - July 16, 2014The House reconvened at 10 AM.  At 12:37 they House took up as unfinished business H.R. 5016 — "Making appropriations for financial services and genera ... discuss

Many voters now see immigration as one of the biggest problems facing the United States according to new Gallup polling by Katie Pavlich : As unaccompanied illegal minors continue to pour into the Un ... discuss

By Joe Kral When modern society thinks of attacks that strike at the heart of marriage, the arguments typically center on same-sex “marriage” and divorce. However, there is another subtler phenome ... discuss

"The sign of the Scapular points to an effective synthesis of Marian spirituality, which nourishes the devotion of believers and makes them sensitive to the Virgin Mother's loving presence in their li ... discuss

It is unbelievable that anyone can justify the human trafficking of the Obama administration using children as pawns to overwhelm our system and increase the government bureaucracy. CNS News has a ver ... discuss

For myself, the Creek satisfies a thing that had gone hungry and unfed since childhood days. I am often lonely. Who is not? But I should be lonelier in the heart of a city. ... I walk at sunset, east ... discuss

People use lists to remember things. They do come in handy, don't they? So handy, that even a book can be simply an elaboration of a list, as in the Stephen R Covey classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Eff ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday, July 15, is the memorial of St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church.Bonaventure was born in the small town of Bagnoregio, Tuscany, Italy in 1221 and received the baptismal name ... discuss

A comment from The Master of NoneFirst of all, pectoral crosses are worn INSIDE the chasuble. Secondly, he should've worn a chain, not a pectoral cross cord. Lastly, he denoted himself a cardinal ... discuss

by Glenn Foden, The Daily Signal by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: It no doubt strikes a lot of Americans as odd that a U.S. Marine reservist, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a 25 year old California ... discuss

After months of studying and cramming, most college students spend their summers going to the beach, taking road trips, or catching up on naps. But, for the young adults who take part in Crossroads Wa ... discuss

Longtime establishment favorite Senator Thad Cochran may have stolen the Republican runoff election in Mississippi, but Chris McDaniel is fighting back. It’s time for another ElectionWatch upda ... discuss

[For the next four days, I will be reprinting in its full length a Facebook post from a seminarian, Anthony J. J. Mathison. I’ve done some minor detail work — replacing straight quotation marks wi ... discuss

It is perhaps in the nature of celebrities to champion causes they perceive to be popular. Celebrity bishops are no exception and Desmond Tutu’s support for Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill is ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday, June 14th, is the memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint in the United States.Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks" and the “Geneviève of New Franc ... discuss

The young woman now honored with such beautiful titles as "the Lily of the Mohawks" and "the Wonderworker of the New World" was born in 1656 at Ossernenon, a village of longhouses which stood on a hig ... discuss

The 2016 Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio… yay… The GOP has chosen to hold the 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.  Party officials are debating b ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.In today’s Divine Service we prayed after the Hymn of Praise that the Lord woul ... discuss

According to Hussein Obama we have a humanitarian crisis on our southern border. That translates to - YOU must do the humanitarian thing i.e. feed, clothe, medicate, transport these "poor children." ... discuss

Pro-Lifers Show Massive Support for Raped Teen Who Rejected Abortion and Kept Babyby Kelsey Monica  Fort Wayne, IN  LifeNews.com  7/11/13 6:29  PM      ... discuss

I slipped His fingers, I escaped His feet,I ran and hid, for Him I feared to meet.One day I passed Him, fettered on a Tree.He turned His head, looked, and beckoned me.Neither by speed, nor strength co ... discuss

Battlefield Mass: Korean WarWhen I saw For Greater Glory a couple of years ago, I was struck by the scenes showing the Cristeros at worship in their desert hideaways.  The priest at the alta ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliAt ProLife365, Kevin Kukla shows how the redefinition of “pregnancy” and “conception” have changed over the years ... discuss

Banana Splits for Breakfast: 55 Ways to Spiritually Guide Your Preschooler Blurb: Are you a Christian parent of a preschooler? Would you like some ideas on how to spiritually parent on purpose? If so ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli At ProLife365, Kevin Kukla shows how the redefinition of “pregnancy” and “conception” have changed over the years, ... discuss

On June 13th, St. John the Baptist Church welcomed the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa to the railroad town of Marshfield, Wisconsin. With the assistance of Deacon Jeffrey Austin, Father West ... discuss

A bishop in Northern Ireland has condemned the vandalism of a County Down Catholic church as a “callous and cowardly” act of “pointless destruction”. An overnight attack on O ... discuss

by Laura Rambeau Lee, Guest Column: In another case where the Obama Administration claims to have been caught off guard, the onslaught of illegal immigrant children coming across our southern borde ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma It is happening more and more frequently. As our cultural narrative becomes increasingly secular, Christians are consistently painted as bigots, discriminatory and judgmental. In re ... discuss

(c. 480 AD – 543 AD) was born at Nursia (Norcia) Italy to a wealthy Roman family, making him liberiori genere, ‘of good birth.' Tradition gives him a twin sister, Scholastica.Benedict’s Italy wa ... discuss

The Bible’s Big StoryWithout a firm grasp on the Bible’s Big Story, its grand meta-narrative, our understanding of the smaller stories and even the Gospel is hindered. Moreover, given how fast ... discuss

By Jason Evert, released March 6, 2014,  Totus Tuus Press and Lighthouse Catholic Media, Lakewood, Colorado, 240 pages, Available in paperback and kindle from Lighthouse Catholic Media, Amazon an ... discuss

Michael Voris recently did a Vortex entitled, "How Is This Happening" in which he issued a challenge:This is a direct shout out to the Church of Nice Catholic Establishment and its media lapdogs – b ... discuss

The following was previously published in the Western Catholic Reporter, for the Edmonton Archdiocese.Pope John Paul IIOn March 20, 2004, Pope John Paul II delivered an address to an international con ... discuss

308,000 VA voters registered in other states... But hey. ..what difference does it make ...Right?  If you have a problem with this?  They will likely just say you are a racist.  LikeThi ... discuss

4th Sunday after Pentecost, (July 6, 2014) St. John Lutheran Church, Reinbeck, Iowa Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn, STM (Luke 24:44–49, Romans 10:14–17) The Ordination of Rev. Troy W. Peperkorn TITLE: ... discuss

Photo courtesy of Charles ColeI have a certain respect for the cultural assignation “indie.” Basically it’s a post-boomer rhetorical add-on to both the lexicon and parlance for artis ... discuss

“What happened should never have happened in the Church of Jesus Christ. We can argue that the sexual abuse of children takes place right across society and that it is unfair to single out the Catho ... discuss

Contact: Mark Harrington, Created Equal , 614-419-9000, Mark@CreatedEqual.net COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 9, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- On November 19, 2013, Created Equal Executive Director Mark Harri ... discuss

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are famous for changing lives. Many saints made them during their lifetimes. In fact, all the Jesuits make them as part of their formation for the priesthood. T ... discuss

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This world is teeming with people in unhappy relationships. Unhappy marriages, unhappy families, and unhappy friendships surround us. The gift of community that God created to be so good has been abu ... discuss

 President Obama Said That His Health Law Would ‘Lower Premiums,’ But Rates Are About To Rise Again‘Hefty Rate Increases’ Proposed“Most state health insurance rates for 2015 are sche ... discuss

Will It Ever End? Today in Washington, D.C. - July 7, 2014The Senate will reconvene at 2 PM today. At 5:30, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Cheryl Krause to be U.S. Circuit ... discuss

China's One-Child Policy rears its ugly head yet again:Guo said that there is no law in China banning embryos from being inherited. He urged the hospital to return the embryos to either of the decease ... discuss

It was seven years ago today -- the date was 07/07/07, by the way -- that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced the removal of all restrictions to the celebration of the Traditional form of the Rom ... discuss

he seventh anniversary of the publishing of Summorum Pontificum, the long-awaited motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI replacing all former "indults" and freeing the Mass of All Times, the Traditional ... discuss

Outside my window...I am thinking...about my father - which is odd because I don't usually think about him much at all - not as much as my mom or my grandparents or uncle. But this law suit has forced ... discuss

Pentecost 4Romans 7:14-25St. John's Lutheran Church, Beloit, WI“Who will rescue me?”The Christian life is a life of conflict. We are at war. The battle is for the ultimate prize, your eternal so ... discuss

Fermented Foods: How to Ferment Vegetables the Easy Way * Types Of Fermented Foods * Easy Steps to Make Fermented Vegetables at Home * What is Lacto-Fermentation * Getting Started – Equipment * ... discuss

CatechismClass.com is pleased to sponsor with Holy Innocents Catholic School, a traditional Catholic school, in distributing their Stations of the Cross CD & Way of the Cross Booklet as well as their ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 11:25-30Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.Are you tired?  Are you worn out?  Are you like an ox who is tired from the ... discuss

Note: All of the quotes below come from my personal books and are not copy and paste from some other blog. Please feel free to use them, for they are not mine, but- a link back would sure be appreciat ... discuss

One thing is for certain: we all find ourselves, either consciously or unconsciously, immersed in an ocean of turbulent societal anxiety. This is not the turmoil and anxiety caused by any one particul ... discuss

Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads and I have a friendly disagreement about the "pre pride" Mass which was celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi in Manhattan.  If you read this blog, you know that I was p ... discuss

  2.51: Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes 1.99 for What Matters in Jane Austen? Which important Austen characters never sp ... discuss

Recently, I've read and heard a good bit of scrutiny of short-term mission trips.  This could be because it's summertime in the US and many of my friends, or  the children of my friends, are ... discuss

Almost all of the several hundred thousands are being released on to American streets with no more than a promise to appear, maybe years later, for an ICE/CBP hearing, to which 90% do not. All the whi ... discuss

Born to a patrician family. His father Lazzaro died when Anthony was two, and his mother, Antonia Pescorali, widowed at age 18, devoted herself to her son. He studied medicine at Padua, receiving his ... discuss

The reality of homosexuality is that there is a lot of pain and suffering that has to be worked on to overcome. Please pray for people who struggle with this heavy cross. ... discuss

You know, I really was not going to post anything against the left today, seeing that it is a holiday. But, you know; I just think this needs to be said. Take a look at what this holiday means to the ... discuss

by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit on Friday, July 4, 2014, 9:49 AM Border Patrol Agent, Hector Garza, told CNN that the federal government, the Obama administration, is “aiding, abetting and facil ... discuss

Happy birthday (on July 2nd) to my mother dear, my best friend in the world, and the person who I know will be there for me through anything and everything.We've had a wonderful day celebrating LIFE! ... discuss

By FATHER PETER JOHN CAMERON, OP | At 8:45am on Sept. 11, 2001, I was walking into the Magnificat office, 20 miles north of the World Trade Center. My assistant told me that a plane had just flo ... discuss

Vatican City, 3 July 2014 (VIS) – In a press conference held this morning the metropolitan archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, presented the logo and official prayer for the 31st World ... discuss

It's a sad reality that even the most expensive, precious, and invaluable of gifts sometimes receive the least appreciation, especially through the passage of time. The gift of religious freedom that ... discuss

Illegal immigrant children from Central AmericaOverwhelming Texas facilities (The Right Scoop) by Phyllis Schlafly: American-born workers have had a net loss in jobs since 2000, while all of the ... discuss

MARGINALIZATION OF THE ‘REST OF US’ OUTSIDE OF CAPITAL HILL, NEW YORK CITY & THE ‘LEFT COAST’ OF CALIFORNIA Folks, our subject matter today is the increasing communication gap between today’ ... discuss

... a pie so delicate, so luscious, that I hope to be propped up on my dying bed and fed a generous portion. Then I think that I should refuse outright to die, for life would be too good to relinquish ... discuss

I had a conversation with the Lord last week about some situations with which we are dealing in our lives.  I asked the Lord, "God, I just don't understand the purpose behind all of this and why ... discuss

The liberal-leaning magazine, The New Republic, had an article recently in which it re-redefines marriage. Titled “It’s Time to Ditch Monogamy”, it tries to make the case that the idea of a sing ... discuss

Patriarch of Constantinople from 449 to 458. Known for his simple, austere life, his charity to the poor, his zeal for the faith, and his opposition to heresy.He opposed the heretic Dioscurus at the C ... discuss

If you've read the news you know that out in Murrietta, Ca. town residents blocked access for three buses carrying illegals to a holding facility there. Seems the townsfolk are fed up with the idea of ... discuss

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. Christ, graciously ... discuss

July is the month dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers ... discuss

I'm pretty sure y'all know by now who this man isSweet hubbyHe's an awesome husband.A great father to many:And a child of God who gently guides and leads his children down that narrow path, daily.He's ... discuss

(Cross-posted at Youth Reads.)Click here to hear Emily Whitten of Redeemed Reader, her assistants Hayley Schoeppler and Amos Peck, and myself, discussing N. D. Wilson's "The Dragon's Tooth"! ... discuss

I'm reading an interesting book called The Joyful Christ by Cal Samra. It was published in 1985 and is a little dated, but still thought-provoking. It stresses the healing nature of humor. This m ... discuss

In high school, I did half of my coursework at home through a Catholic home school program. As a freshman, I wrote an essay on why Catholics should pray a daily Rosary. Looking back, I’m not sure w ... discuss

o'Ku Klux Klan - Democrats' Mississippi Race "Bait &  Switch" Bamboozled Negro Voters!EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Race-baiting radio ads drove votes for Thad CochranMailOnline obtained exclusive audio of th ... discuss

Litany of the Most Precious Blood:Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, hear us.Christ, graciously hear us.God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.God the ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 10:34-42In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.It is often believed in America that a healthy relationship is one that has all sorts of happin ... discuss

SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he’s a maverick! BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will ... discuss

The key to success for any approach to discipline is that there be consistency, and that punishment should be certain and predictable. There is not a simple answer to the question of when a parent sho ... discuss

Before reading, please read our initial reply to Justin Edwards, then our response to part 1 of his series about Abolish Human Abortion and the Church Repent project.Edwards continues his unhelpful cr ... discuss

Cross Posted at Jill Stanek.comby Kelli… [W]hen it comes to commenting on domestic scandals, President Obama will never live down his cowardly refusal to speak out against Kermit Gosnell. Here was a ... discuss

The Institution for the Feast of the Sacred Heart was a result of the appearances of our Lord to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1675. St. Margaret Mary suffered contempt from many people who refused to ... discuss

  Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1. It's the end of the year with graduations galore around here.  We were supposed to have a graduation this year -  we ... discuss

In a recent post on the Orthodox Christian Network, Christina Pessemier makes the case that Orthodox Christians should not spank their children. She does not address any of the Scriptures that actuall ... discuss

From The Center for Vision & Values, Grove City CollegeBy Paul G. KengorOn June 28, 1914, a Bosnian-Serb student named Gavrilo Princip killed Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the duche ... discuss

Today of course is Christmas Eve and many of us are eagerly looking forward to getting together today or tomorrow for happy moments with our families, exchanging gifts and enjoying hearty food, baskin ... discuss

Isn't the whole point of religion to teach us morals and to love and care for each other no matter what age, gender, sexual preference, religion or race we are?The question was one among many comments ... discuss

"It’s not really a matter of living forever, it’s just a matter of not wanting to die." (Aubrey de Grey)Dr. de Grey (photo at right) directs the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SE ... discuss

Driver's ed, birthday party, convention - busy, busy life.  Here's a recap!Outside my window...Most mornings I walk two or  more miles on the tow path while I am waiting for Noah to run with ... discuss

“To be” means “to be in competition” – thus C.S. Lewis articulates the philosophy of hell in one of my favorite books of all time, The Screwtape Letters. Writing from the perspective of seni ... discuss

But in a good way.Well, that's what I think now. Let me back up a bit.Long ago, in the galaxy of my life that is far, far away, I didn't want to be Catholic because I thought Catholicism was simply to ... discuss

A crucifix with the corpus renderedwith the wounds as observed in thethe image on the Shroud of Turin.Beholding a crucifix discomfit us. The poles and the bloodied Man hanging from it makes us feel th ... discuss

In the greatest days of the British Empire, a new commanding officer was sent to a jungle outpost to relieve the retiring colonel.After welcoming his replacement, and extending the usual courtesies (g ... discuss

Readers,Does anyone know of a listing of pro-life pharmacies?  Specifically I'm looking for pharmacies that do not carry or offer to fill contraceptive or abortion medicine.  It's important ... discuss

Text: Matthew 10:5a, 21-33In the name of the Father, and of the  Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.You and I are not masters and teachers.  We are servants and disciples.  We are t ... discuss

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. So the childhood saying goes. But I found it to be hollow, when I was teased as a child. Names hurt. The ridicule of man has an ... discuss

Summer Leisure Reading: Some of these are the sorts of books I categorize under my Kindle as ‘Mama Reads.’ Because these are titlest that are free due to being in the public domain, they a ... discuss

Rape in Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood ‘Gets Even’By Raymond Ibrahim, June 17, 2014 (hat tip Inexion)Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers recently went on a sexual assault and rape spree in Egypt as a w ... discuss

THE BHENGAZI SPIN Oh my, what an unexpected coincidence. Just 642 days after America’s community-organizer-in-chief promised to immediately begin efforts to bring the Benghazi murders to justice, Be ... discuss

I encountered a young man who is confronted with newly acquired and profound pysical disability. He is trying to come to grips with the hard realities of his new life. Living with a serious disability ... discuss

Every time I think that Michael Voris can't get any more radical than he is, he surprises me. Now he has actually called for Catholics to stop financially supporting their churches and dioceses.In a r ... discuss

Bob DeWaay has, on many occasions, taught, written on, and presented on the Works of the Holy Spirit. Beginning in the 1990′s when a woman at his church wondered if the manifestations that happ ... discuss

Cross posted at Pastoral Meanderings by Pastor Larry Peters....an excellent read.Once again the United Nations has been up to no good.  The UN experts on all things moral and righteous met in Gen ... discuss

Holy Innocents Church, NYC, threatened with closureThere is now an update to the situation with Father Justin Wylie who gave a very controversial sermon at Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan. As Pat A ... discuss

SteynOnlineMobile EditionRegular SiteHome | Search | BioThe Unmaking of the American Worldby Mark SteynNational ReviewJune 13, 2014127While we're waiting for Baghdad to fall and no ... discuss

SteynOnlineMobile EditionRegular SiteHome | Search | BioThe Unmaking of the American Worldby Mark SteynNational ReviewJune 13, 2014127While we're waiting for Baghdad to fall and no ... discuss

Sometimes the connections below will seem a bit, um, whimsical, random, and loose.  Like loose tea leaves.  Or maybe more like what you’d find at a jumble sale where the books were sorted by a ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannJune 13th is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua. With it being so close to Father's Day, my dad has been on my mind, so I thought I would re-post this popular post I wrote last year a ... discuss

Last month, I was at Chicago’s Navy Pier with the Pro-Life Action League to protest Planned Parenthood’s Generations Gala. With over 50 million children aborted in our country since the Roe v. Wad ... discuss

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

In 2008, I was just starting out with a podcast here at Echo Zoe, and four episodes in I interviewed my friend and the Associate Pastor of our church, Ryan Habbena. Our church, collectively speaking, ... discuss

by Steve Jalsevac Now and then various Church officials complain about deeply uncharitable and harmful discussions on some Catholic blogs. Facebook, blogs, Twitter and even email can each far too easi ... discuss

It's 'an administration-made disaster,' says the chairman of the House Judiciary CommitteePresident Obama now concedes that it's an 'urgent humanitarian situation' and is setting aside $2 million ... discuss

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Tweetby Jonathon Van MarenAlmost two years ago, when North America was shocked by the brutality of the child-massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I wrote a column detailing the actions of many mo ... discuss

In October of 1956 my grandfather Des Nichols, a life-long resident of Rockton himself, attended an auction at the homestead of a Rockton pioneer family, the old Clizbe place at the corner of Clizbe A ... discuss

by Ben Johnson CLACKAMAS, OR, June 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Planned Parenthood affiliate has announced that, in order to remain financially viable, it is closing three offices in the Pacif ... discuss

Over at First Things, this article describes one Christian's perspective on homosexuality and marriage. The author quotes Elizabeth Anscombe’s essay "Contraception and Chastity": "If contracept ... discuss

Text: John 17:1-11In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Glory: it is a word that communicates beauty, splendor, majesty, and nobility. The word glory is typic ... discuss

In the realm of pro-life work, we often talk about the unborn child as the most vulnerable member of society. Indeed, with 21 percent of pregnancies ending in abortion, a person is more likely to die ... discuss




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