Topic: cross

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

James Williams, formerly the director of the Albert Gore Research Center in Tennessee, was recently appointed as the director of the National Churchill Museum. From Fulton SunBy Brittany RuessWhen a ... discuss

Cheer up, you’re worse than you think,” Rev. Timothy Keller says with a smile. He’s explaining that humans are more weak, more fallen, more warped than they “ever dare admit or even believe. ... discuss

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

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

In 1984, six days before Christmas, my husband, my 9 months pregnant self, and our 20 month old went out for dinner at a Mexican restaurant.  The 20 month old spiked a temp and was pulling at her ear ... discuss

“The Word became flesh” (John 1.14) is a central tenet of Christian truth. It’s what Christmas is about ─ not some little fat man in a red suit. Jesus is the Word that became flesh. The Incarn ... discuss

There are not a lot of new Kindle deals today, though I did find PROOF by Daniel Montgomery and Timothy Paul Jones ($3.51) and Gospel by J.D. Greear ($2.99). And don’t forget some of the ... discuss

Many observers have called 2014 the “Year of the Bible Movie” and it’s easy to see why. A vast array of faith-based films have released this year, some to significant success including Heaven is ... discuss

 All-out Pro-Life Efforts Overcame Abortion Rhetoric & Deep Pockets in 2014 Elections By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director Editor’s note. This is an updated vers ... discuss

Contact: Brian Mayes, 615-771-2040 NASHVILLE, Dec. 18, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian music newcomer Brittany Jester is making noise with her debut radio single, "Tell Me" currently impactin ... discuss

I first posted this back on December 16, 2004.  I have no idea where it came from, but a quick Google search found it in several places including this one.Rosie is my only child that still believ ... discuss

The following is from my talk at this year's Annual Advent Dinner on December 4th, highlighting all of the good work Lumina has accomplished this year! First of all, I want to thank Bishop Byrne ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - Dec. 17, 2014Today, President Obama announced sweeping changes to U.S. policy with Cuba, moving to normalize relations with the island nation and tear down the last remaini ... discuss

People are probably inclined to think more warmly of churches amid the cold winds of Christmas than at any other time of the year, but, sad to say, even the spirit of the season isn’t enough to dis ... discuss

Sydney, Australia, Dec 16, 2014 / 04:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the aftermath of a hostage situation at an Australian café, Sydney’s Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., stressed that the love ... discuss

DONOR RELATIONS ASSOCIATE Fundraising, FT EmployeeThe Congregation of the Passion (Park Ridge, IL)The Passionists of Holy Cross Province is an international Roman Catholic religious institute in a des ... discuss

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking a lot about the ideas surrounding “vocational ministry”. As I pointed out, I am not in a bad place at all, just one of public wondering. ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Rhyme and Reason for Faith Family and Fun If you need a reason for faith instead of empty promises and stuffy traditions, you couldn’t do better than having faith in Jesus. I&# ... discuss

In a nation where eighty percent of the population is Catholic, Christmas starts early. It has to. After all, you cannot have a feast like Christmas without it being preceded by a novena. That's when ... 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 prie ... discuss

After a slow week last week, I’ve got some new Kindle deals for you: The Money Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine ($1.99); The Power of Suffering by John MacArthur ($2.99); ... discuss

Excerpt from: Rod Rosenbladt, "Christ Died for the Sins of Christians Too," Modern Reformation Vol 12 (May/June 2003): 20-25.Did the reformers, then, have any doctrine of sanctification? Of ... discuss

Lincolnshire was once a hub of activity and holiness. There are at least 101 Saints closely associated with Lincolnshire. One could add many others who passed through (several of them giving their nam ... discuss

...but Moses supposes erroneously.  That's a line from a song in a movie I wish I had seen instead of "Exodus: Gods and Kings" today. Since everyone else seems to be reviewing it I thought I woul ... discuss

 UCSF Study Finds, then Downplays, Significant Abortion Complication Rates By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. NRL News Today ran a p ... discuss

What if you walked into the waiting room of any of the country’s abortion clinics and told the young mothers waiting there in the lobby that there’s a new study indicating that the “procedure” ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Writer-Singer-Illustrator Yes, when I was thirteen, I saw the sign my Grandmother had been telling me about for years. And at last the sign made sense to me. The signpost w ... discuss

This my annual post about Our Lady of Guadalupe. I usually am not especially interested in one visitation of Mary more than another, but there is something about Our Lady of Guadalupe that captures my ... discuss

I’ve got just a handful of new Kindle deals today: The Cross and Christian Ministry by D.A. Carson ($1.99); The Ultimate Guide to the Names of God by Elmer Towns ($2.99); The Letters of ... discuss

Today we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe -- one of my favorite Marian feast days. Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, brings hope into our lives. She covers us in the folds ... discuss

Text:  Hebrews 10:1-18Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.It might seem strange and even offensive to us as modern readers, but the people of the Old Testam ... discuss

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by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: When the Republican Party takes over majority control of Congress in January, it will face a number of battles that must be fought with the Obama administration ra ... discuss

“The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.” – 1 John 2:17 It’s getting ugly out there. Indeed, the world is dying. Not in a false-alarm ... discuss

 The paths of two courageous people cross: “Jimmy V” fund donates $100,000 in honor of Lauren Hill who is battling terminal brain cancer By Dave Andrusko Lauren Hill was honored ... discuss

This: If you don’t want to get probed, poked, pinched, tasered, tackled, searched, seized, stripped, manhandled, arrested, shot, or killed, don’t say, do or even suggest anything that even hints o ... discuss

I love to read! Fiction, non-fiction, biographies, lives of the saints, history, mystery. Nothing pleases me more (besides cuddling with my grandchildren) than wrapping myself in a blanket with a cup ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  Last Saturday was Noah's last race for the season.  It was the first time anyone in our family has ever run in a cross cou ... discuss

 Abortion very important issue in victory Saturday of pro-life Bill Cassidy over pro-abortion Mary Landrieu By Dave Andrusko Even though pro-life Rep. Bill Cassidy thumped pro-abortion ... discuss

I get a little nervous when I see an artist jump mediums. Not all artists make that transition from one medium to another—good authors have written awful songs and great songwriters have wri ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Few Christian households lack a Christmas tree at this time of year. Many people have completed their Christmas shopping, and Christmas carols blare over every store speaker. Howev ... discuss

Born a prince, the son of a king of Brittany; his mother was Azenor, princess of Brest, France. Legend says that his mother was set adrift in a cask, and that Budoc was born at sea with Saint Brigid o ... discuss

O Mother, how pure you are, you are untouched by sin;yours was the privilege to carry God within you.Divine OfficeIf you wanted to be a great baseball player, what would you need? First and foremost, ... discuss

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Management, FT EmployeeUnited States Catholic Mission Association (Washington, DC)The United States Catholic Mission Association seeks an Executive Director with strong cross cultur ... discuss

Every year on December 8, Pope Francis goes to Piazza di Spagna in Rome and prays to Our Lady at the statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception located on top of an ancient column, in honor of th ... discuss

WAKE UP AMERICA! "They" have begun beating the drums again - they want more power, more money and more blood of our children, our husbands and wives, brothers and sisters! Zero Hedge - The Most Esse ... discuss

There is scanty information about two of the abortion deaths on Cemetery of Choice for this date. I'll address the other two, which present copious sources, in separate posts. On December 8, 1914, 13- ... discuss

I shared in a horrible experience today as I gathered with a family in the old parish cemetery to bury the body of an infant child. Morris Vaillancourt, the son of Stephanie Morris and Raymond Vaillan ... discuss

This could not have happened to a better person. It appears that Michigan based God-denying resident lard butt and depraved jerk, Ed Brayton, is being sued for shooting off his lard butt mouth about ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 6, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave his first advent homily to Pope Francis, touching on the biblical meaning of the word peace ̵ ... discuss

Today is Friday, the day in which we commemorate Our Lord's passion and death. It was our own sins that condemned our glorious Lord to death on Good Friday - death on a Cross. As Catholics, we are sti ... discuss

The word “peace” is of “painful topical interest,” yet it resounds “in the heart of billions of people.” This was theme of the first Advent homily this year by the ... discuss

Today we remember Blessed Phillip Rinaldi, a Salesian priest.Phillip was born on May 28, 1856 at Lu Monferrato (Alessandria). Philip met Don Bosco at age 5, and at the age of 22, joined him in the Sal ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Dec 4, 2014 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Nigeria's general elections draw near, the archbishop of the central city of Jos warned candidates not to put political agendas over people's s ... discuss

Putting sin to death is at once so simple and so excruciatingly difficult. The theory of it is simple enough, but the practice takes a lifetime. It is fascinating to me that in John Owen’ ... discuss

"WHEN he went to Westminster Hall to be condemned he made a cross of such wood as he could get, apparently a small wooden trencher, and upon it he drew with charcoal a figure of our Lord. This rough c ... discuss

(Arabic: يحيى ابن منصور Yaḥyā ibn Manṣūr; Greek: Ιωάννης Δαμασκήνος/Ioannês Damaskinos; Latin: Iohannes Damascenus or Johannes Damascenus also known as John Damasce ... discuss

In December of 2008, the Pennsylvania medical board had a chance to stop Kermit Gosnell in his tracks. When he applied that month to renew his medical license, nobody bothered to check a malpractice s ... discuss

The evangelical world, joined by no shortage of secular observers, has been abuzz about the latest soundbite of note from the Pastors Osteen — this time offered by Victoria Osteen as her husband ... discuss

Western society is currently experiencing what can only be described as a moral revolution. Our society’s moral code and collective ethical evaluation on a particular issue has undergone not small a ... discuss

I recently addressed a major national conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage” held by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Conv ... discuss

INTROIT Jer. 29:11, 12, 14 Said the Lord: "I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You shall call upon Me and I will hear you, and I will bring you back from captivity from all places." Ps. 8 ... discuss

Last week I received the most beautiful Rosary that I have ever owned.  What makes this Rosary truly special to me, besides the Victorian style to which I am particularly attached, is that on the ... discuss

In honor of today's Feast of St. John of the Cross, we are offering our book summary of his classic "Dark Night of the Soul" for 40% off.  Just enter code DARKNIGHT to save on it.Our summary of t ... discuss

Vigil of Saint Andrew the Apostle The following is taken from Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945 Bio: Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 edition Today is the last day of th ... discuss

Today in the Franciscan Calendar is the Feast of All Franciscan Saints.  In honor of this special Feast, let us pray the Litany of All Franciscan Saints.A Franciscan Litany of All SaintsLord, hav ... discuss

Are you feeling pressured to have your holiest, Sacrifice and prayer-filled Lenten Journey this year? Do you ever find that you start out on Ash Wednesday with your ashes on your forehead and so many ... discuss

Found this at www.StrictlyScripture.com in post titled The Akedah of Isaac fulfilled part 2In part 1 we saw that the figure of The Akedah of Isaac prophetically pictured The Akedah of Jesus. We learne ... discuss

Below is from Snopes.com is wrong about the center of the Bible part 2. I thought I would log this down as some interesting facts about most all versions of the Protestant Christian Bible.First, let ... discuss

The American Red Cross takes the month of March to celebrate its history and volunteer heroes. With this in mind we wanted to remind our readers of the many ways YOU CAN make a difference in your comm ... discuss

The book "Treasuring Grace" was inspired by a dream in which co -author Tracy Roberts feels that God spoke to her and directed her hand in the writing of the story. Many people feel God's special i ... discuss

by Diane SteinbachMaking Whole is a bi-monthly art therapy column focused on art to heal. With St. Patrick's Day being this weekend, I cannot ignore the obvious holiday inspired art process. I wi ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you. Observing the media coverage of the ongoing Synod of Bishops in Rome, I wondered how the media would have covered that first "synod" or gathering of Christians in Jerusale ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you!Fr. Silvan Rouse, C.P. (+2014) (Photo by John Varljen)Yesterday, my long time confessor and spiritual director, Father Silvan Rouse C.P., transited to Our Father's house. F ... discuss

Gluttony is the immoderate, unreasonable pleasure in food and drink, and it is a sin. The Catholic Church is not Puritanistic in saying that we cannot enjoy food and drink. There is nothing wrong with ... discuss

Christmas is coming next Saturday. Being a father of 5, those who know me ask if my wife and I are ready for Christmas. They want to know if we've been able to do all the shopping, all the gift wrap ... discuss

The traditional end of the Christmas season has come and gone with the Feast of the Epiphany yesterday. Upon reflecting on the season of Advent and Christmas, one of my favorite moments of this past s ... discuss

Sermon notes & Background research for Proper 13 A 2014, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Romans 9:1-5 Recording (Note: the delivered sermon differs from the text, as this is more bac ... discuss

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

A troubling passage in Evangelii GaudiumAndrew Bieszad, a scholar on Islam, seems to believe Pope Francis is teaching error — or, at least, opiniones intolerata — about the “Ishmaelites”:For I ... discuss

A Hard SayingI so totally admire your love of the Catholic Church Tony. I am saddened that some of the rules I can not live with and will be joining a Lutheran one that will accept me.What could I sa ... discuss

An Easter reflection for you: The Person which assumed human nature was not created, as is the case of all other persons. His Person was the pre-existent Word or Logos. His human nature on the other h ... discuss

I am nothing, if not a Pro-Life mama.  I will stand up and cry foul in the face of abortion every time.  But I simply did not realize how insidious the abortion proponents are!A Girl Scoutin ... discuss

AGI: Tony Blair Africa Governance InitiativeFrom The Office of Tony BlairNovember 05, 2009Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative to create development through good governance becomes charityThe Tony ... discuss

Lent 3a, (March 23, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (John 4:5–26) TITLE: “At the Well” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Ou ... discuss

/> Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (John 9) Sermon 3-30-14.mp3 TITLE: “Blind to Seeing” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for ... 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

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

Tuesday of Pentecost 10, (August 19, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn John 11:20–27 TITLE: “Looking to Jesus” Friends and family of Bob, especially Glo ... discuss

Pentecost 12, Proper 17a, (August 31, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Matthew 16:21–28) http://www.lutheranlogomaniac.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Sermon-8-31-14.mp3 Suff ... discuss

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Proper 23a (October 12, 2014) Matthew 22:1-14 TITLE: “Come to the Feast” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lo ... discuss

Rev. Todd A. PeperkornHoly Cross Lutheran ChurchRocklin, CaliforniaLast Sunday of the Church Year (November 23, 2014)Matthew 25:31-46 TITLE: “A Sermon on Faith and Good Works” Grace to you and pea ... discuss

Advent 1b, (November 30, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Mark 11:1–11) Sermon 11-30-14.mp3 TITLE: “Two Parades Into Jerusalem” Grace to you and p ... discuss

Jill Stanek's article in WorldNetDaily made me mad, so I wrote a not-so-well written, rambling reply which I hope still makes sense:Incrementalists try to maintain some moral ground even as they under ... discuss

We now come to the final part (Part 5) of my review of the book Translating Truth. The previous 4 parts looked at the foreword by Packer (Part 1), and then the first four chapters by Grudem ... discuss

It has been shown already that historically, Jesus did indeed exist; hence, He had to have been born. We know that He existed. Simple historical fact. However, the coming of Jesus, Immanuel, God with ... 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

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

I remember the incident in August, 1962. It was televised all over the world. A 17-year old carpenter’s assistant named Peter Fechter from East Germany was trying to escape across the plowed ear ... discuss

The mood at my home church this Easter was anything but joyful. We tried to celebrate, we really did, but it was a success just to hold back the tears. Five days earlier, two much-loved high school se ... discuss

Photo credit unknown. Found standing amidst the remains of the fallen World Trade Center two days after the devastation on September 11, 2001 were these cross beams from one of the towers. The remarka ... discuss

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacks cabinet, including his deputy Riek Machar [1]South Sudan's ousted cabinet barred from entering ministries [2]UK Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds urges restrai ... discuss

I have family and many friends in Calgary. I was supposed to spend this week there. I cancelled my trip , but I will be back in the near future. It is time for Canadians to help their fellow Canadians ... discuss

When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Tom Brokaw on "Meet the Press" that the Catholic Church has not been able to determine when human life begins, she set off a firestorm of debate about the C ... discuss

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

Is dissident and disgraced theologian Hans Küng calling Pope Benedict a sedevacantist? Hat tip: The Pulpit/Photo credit: The Curt Jester Cross-posted at The American Catholic. ... discuss

Dancing is not a form of expression for the Christian liturgy. In about the third century, there was an attempt in certain Gnostic-Docetic circles to introduce it into the liturgy. For these people, ... discuss

Aukirche in Monschau, 1910The same in 1962- by which time a "people's" altar had arrived, after a restoration of 1937.This after a "restoration" in 1966.It was atthe beginning of a rather inglorious c ... discuss

'I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it'This quote (from the article linked below), ladies and gentlemen, may go down in history as one of the iconic summaries of the political ... discuss

Photo credit unknown. Found standing amidst the remains of the fallen World Trade Center two days after the devastation on September 11, 2001 were these cross beams from one of the towers. The remarka ... discuss

Happy Thanksgiving, all!!As just said [here + here], I hadn't even started on the Thanksgiving bloggage I wanted to do, for this occasion.I recalled doing a blog entry for Thanksgiving last year, at t ... discuss

See my prior post (and the one before that, if you want).That only scratches the surface, and it's Blogosphere/web-related... I didn't even try to RECAP what went on with me, in 2012! :-)  Some ... 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

Not everything Biblical is Christian, part 5. See part one, two, three, and four to catch up.Part one points out that the words of Satan recorded in the Bible are not Christian doctrine. Part two show ... discuss

Dear Johnboy,Forget WWJD, you need to figure out WWJH, Who Would Jesus Hate. Because there are some verses in the Bible, Old and New Testaments, that declare God's hatred for some people. In fact Jesu ... discuss

Dear JohnboyThe extremist Islamic partisan group ISIS, has made headlines for their wholesale slaughter of infidels, defined by them as anyone who does not share their strain of religion. The headline ... discuss

I took vacation days before the Thanksgiving break to enjoy an entire week of vacation. Enjoyment for me includes reading big and difficult books. This week I read the final installment of Rick Atkins ... discuss

I just received the following press release from FreedomWorks, the organization assisting in the opposition to the tobacco tax increase. It looks like we will soon be seeing them on television…Freed ... discuss

Today, my Congressman, Rep. James Langevin, responded to me by email regarding my many entreaties to for him to oppose the ObamaCare Bill some months ago.  Below is my response to him. Dear Jim: ... discuss

And for all liturgical dancers in the Catholic Church.A little historical reminder for all of you folks.Dancing has never been part of the Jewish act of worship. What King David did as not part of the ... discuss

A crucial date for Anglicanism in the United States of America is the consecration of the first Bishop of the Anglican Communion in the United States. During the colonial era, there had been no Anglic ... discuss

(Greek: Ανδρέας, Andreas), called in the Orthodox tradition Protocletos, or the First-called, is a Christian Apostle and the elder brother of Saint Peter. The name "Andrew" (from Greek : ανδ ... discuss

I was at the grocery store the other day when I was unexpectedly confronted with an adult-oriented magazine located right next to the vitamin section. I immediately had to look away from the front cov ... discuss

Pastor John MacArthur has announced a “strange fire” conference to be held this October, claiming that part of the charismatic movement “offers to God unacceptable worship, distorted worship. It ... discuss

“Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God…” -Rom. 1.1 We are inclined to read right over the richness of language that Paul uses in the introdu ... discuss

Not even two weeks in and I've fallen off the Lent wagon.  Sometimes, I think I focus my time and energy to ensure my kiddos are making their sacrifices and understanding this liturgical season. ... discuss

So on this blog, I have been MIA - yes - it happens to all of us.  I can briefly state that while we've been busy, who isn't anyway, but that I have been hammering out ways to live Lent in new wa ... discuss

With all of my children having vacated my home for 8 hours of the day, a new chapter has opened up to me.  While at first I was apprehensive, I have seen something truly new and challenging happe ... discuss

The “Cross Road” with Teens Having toddlers and teenagers at the same time is just HARD, people. I dare you to try it sometime. Lest you start going on about how I’m a saint, let me ... discuss

Some quick Idaho notes: I’m on board if Congressman Raul Labrador runs for governor. We’ve had a Republican Governor in Idaho for 20 years but you wouldn’t know it looking at the st ... discuss

While rummaging through my wallet turning up artifacts like abone digger in a tar pit, I uncovered a tidbit from my past. It was a laminated heart with a cross in it I got from www.Stjudeshrine.Org. ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  I can remember years and years ago, feeling very safe with the knowledge that there was no cancer in my family - especially in ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  Last Saturday was Noah's last race for the season.  It was the first time anyone in our family has ever run in a cross cou ... discuss

All Saints Day is on a Saturday this year! So there should be ample time to celebrate this wonderful day in the liturgical year.Halloween, or All Hallows Eve is simply the night before the great feast ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1. Hard to believe but my granddaughter had her very first birthday party!Her mama made pretty decorations!There was plenty of food and ... discuss

Outside my window...One of our sunflowers put its last bits of energy into popping up one little sun flower!   I can't tell you how much joy I got from watching that!I am thinking...Today is the ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  Noah finally got his letter for running cross country.He was in the top seven of team runners for all of the races, he was almo ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Martin and in the US it is also Veterans Day. It seems very fitting!The feast of St. Martin because is filled with legend and mysticism and even some humor!St. Martin is a pa ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Andrew, apostle, and martyr. St. Andrew was St. Peter's brother. St. Andrew actually heard of Jesus first and took his brother to meet him. What a wonderful example of the im ... discuss

I love Christmas. I love Christmas for the lights and music and excited anticipation I see in my grandchildren -- but mostly because of the divine love given to us in the Incarnation and fills my ... discuss

And for all liturgical dancers in the Catholic Church.A little historical reminder for all of you folks.Dancing has never been part of the Jewish act of worship. What King David did as not part of the ... discuss

…if the death of Christ on the cross is the true meaning of the Incarnation, then there is no gospel without the cross. Christmas by itself is no gospel. The life of Christ is no gospel. Even t ... discuss

Advent 1b, (November 30, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Mark 11:1–11) Sermon 11-30-14.mp3 TITLE: “Two Parades Into Jerusalem” Grace to you and p ... discuss

I am a verbal processor. I know that sounds like I’m saying I’m a computer, but I glean a lot by throwing ideas out and working through the feedback they generate. I like to present ideas ... discuss

Today’s a donation day: one pint of blood to the Red Cross. For the better part of two decades, I’ve been a blood donor in spite of my queasiness about needles. I’m no hero. I donate ... discuss

Sermon titled "Saint John of the Cross: Doctor of Detachment" given on Monday November 24, 2014. Size: 4.8 MB; duration: 14:06. ... discuss

Historically, today is the feast of St. Edmund Campion, Jesuit martyr, one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, also called "the Pope's Champion".Edmund Campion was born in London on January 25, ... discuss

By Peter Kwasniewski, Ph.D. One day in New Jersey, years ago, I was standing on a train platform waiting to catch a train into New York City. Seeing beautiful and well-dressed young women waiting at t ... discuss

Amman, Jordan, Nov 30, 2014 / 04:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Refugees of the Syrian civil war say their new life has many burdens, but they hope that education for their children will ensure a brighter fu ... discuss

Text:  Mark 11:1-10Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Over the last several weeks we have been hearing scripture passages that point us forward to the seco ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Andrew, apostle, and martyr. St. Andrew was St. Peter's brother. St. Andrew actually heard of Jesus first and took his brother to meet him. What a wonderful example of the im ... discuss

Photo Copyright Jean M. Heimann 2014"The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus.  When you see a priest, think of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  ~ St. John Mary VianneyGreed doesn't sum up th ... discuss

30 November, New Testament Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ. Most New Testament references include him on a list of the Twelve Apostles or group him with ... discuss

(Greek: Ανδρέας, Andreas), called in the Orthodox tradition Protocletos, or the First-called, is a Christian Apostle and the elder brother of Saint Peter. The name "Andrew" (from Greek : ανδ ... discuss

I took vacation days before the Thanksgiving break to enjoy an entire week of vacation. Enjoyment for me includes reading big and difficult books. This week I read the final installment of Rick Atkins ... discuss

Istanbul, Turkey, Nov 29, 2014 / 10:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a prayer gathering on the second day of Pope Francis' visit to Turkey, Patriarch Bartholomew I welcomed him with joy, saying his presence ... discuss

Today in the Franciscan Calendar is the Feast of All Franciscan Saints.  In honor of this special Feast, let us pray the Litany of All Franciscan Saints.A Franciscan Litany of All SaintsLord, hav ... discuss

Vigil of Saint Andrew the Apostle The following is taken from Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945 Bio: Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 edition Today is the last day of th ... discuss

Found this at www.StrictlyScripture.com in post titled The Akedah of Isaac fulfilled part 2In part 1 we saw that the figure of The Akedah of Isaac prophetically pictured The Akedah of Jesus. We learne ... discuss

Below is from Snopes.com is wrong about the center of the Bible part 2. I thought I would log this down as some interesting facts about most all versions of the Protestant Christian Bible.First, let ... discuss

By Jean M. Heimann“Prayer is nothing else than an intimate friendship, a frequent heart-to-heart conversation with Him, Who we know loves us.” ~ St. Teresa of AvilaAre you simply going through the ... discuss

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Credit:  redmoonrapture.comThe ultimate submission to GodSurrender to God, and he will do everything for you.Antiphon, Liturgy of the HoursIn the last couple of posts here I have been giving my t ... discuss

Today, November 27, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Devotion to and wearing of the Miraculous Medal is second to the Rosary in popularity among traditional Catholic devotions.History ... discuss

Thanksgiving 2014By FAITH NOAHAnd when he saw them, he said,“Go show yourselves to the priests.”As they were going they were cleansed. And one of them, realizing he had been healed,re ... discuss

Text:  Luke 17:11-19Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.During this time of year millions of people are making trips to gather together with family and frie ... discuss

The trouble with a series on productivity is that it can just keep going forever. Our work is never complete and we never fully master the best use of our time and opportunities. Our God-given ... discuss

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Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings) By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“’They will seize and persecute you,they will hand you over to the synagogues a ... discuss

Nov 26 - Homily: St. Leonard and the Stations of the Cross Fr. Elias on how St. Leonard of Port Maurice did so much to promote the devotion of the Stations of the Cross, showing how meditating on t ... discuss

The trouble with a series on productivity is that it can just keep going forever. Our work is never complete and we never fully master the best use of our time and opportunities. Our God-given ... discuss

Those are the last recorded words of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man, who decided that it would be cute to try to football tackle a Ferguson, Missouri police officer named Darren Wilson, who ... discuss

Rev. Todd A. PeperkornHoly Cross Lutheran ChurchRocklin, CaliforniaLast Sunday of the Church Year (November 23, 2014)Matthew 25:31-46 TITLE: “A Sermon on Faith and Good Works” Grace to you and pea ... discuss

As if our family hasn’t experienced enough change over the past year, on Sunday, November 09, 2014, we announced to our Church of the Cross family that, effective December 31, 2014, I will resign fr ... discuss

"This is why the priest should be exclusively a man of God, a saint or a man who aspires to sanctity, daily given to prayer, to thanksgiving and praise, and refusing to shine in the areas where other ... discuss

Hagel bows out as Sec. of DefenseToday in Washington, D.C. - Nov 24, 2014The Senate has adjourned for Thanksgiving recess. It will reconvene on Monday, December 1st, at 2 PM with votes scheduled on tw ... discuss

Malmedy, Belgium… At the end of the First World War, Malmedy was separated from Germany and annexed to Belgium on March 6, 1925. Historically, Malmedy gained its fame when it became the focal point ... discuss

Pope Francis says we need to break down the stigma of autism and is calling on government, institutions, and Christian communities to do so. Speaking Saturday morning to the participants of a three- ... discuss

In honor of today's Feast of St. John of the Cross, we are offering our book summary of his classic "Dark Night of the Soul" for 40% off.  Just enter code DARKNIGHT to save on it.Our summary of t ... discuss

According to recently released data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 5,063 individuals from nations that harbor Islamic terrorists were arrested last year alone trying to cross into America fr ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by Glenn Fodenby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: There is a lot I could say about President Obama's immigration speech. But instead of commenting broadly on the implications of Obam ... discuss

Text: Matthew 25:31-46Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.It will be a terrible sight to see for some eyes!  Yes, at the end of the age, eyes will see God ... discuss

Aukirche in Monschau, 1910The same in 1962- by which time a "people's" altar had arrived, after a restoration of 1937.This after a "restoration" in 1966.It was atthe beginning of a rather inglorious c ... discuss

“These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesu ... discuss

Jos, Nigeria, Nov 23, 2014 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Boko Haram's expansion has meant murders, forced conversion, and forcible expulsion from homes, causing Catholics in Nigeria to pray and to reac ... discuss

Dancing is not a form of expression for the Christian liturgy. In about the third century, there was an attempt in certain Gnostic-Docetic circles to introduce it into the liturgy. For these people, ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 15 min. 46 sec. | 7.34 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Monday, Week II, 827 Common of Sev ... discuss

FAMILY SERVICES COUNSELOR Other, FT EmployeeHoly Cross Catholic Cemetery (Colma, CA)A Family Services Counselor (FSC) works collaboratively within the Family Services Department, combining ministry, s ... discuss

Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?The outsideWhy did the turkey cross the road?It was the chicken's day offWhat are the feathers on a turkey's wings called?Turkey feathersWhat's the best ... discuss

University funded organization takes field trip to Planned Parenthood   Rebecca Downs   shareBlake Seitz, a student of th ... discuss

To many, the above title may seem much like speaking of the bright side to malignant cancer. And did it really come out of this writer’s pen? Long a staunch immigration critic, I’ve written many a ... discuss

The battle-flag is always placed among warriors, as a sign to which they look during the hardest fighting of the battle. We are continuously at war with the princes of darkness ... If anyone is troubl ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff is sponsored by this week’s blog sponsor—Reformation Heritage Books. They have just released a great new product in the Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bibl ... discuss

The lyrics of this song touch my heart deeply every time I hear it.  "And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be con ... discuss

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

Can the citroen c5 car review a hard job to do very good business catering to those who have to cross muddy building sites or people whose business takes them to remote locations where ice and snow... ... discuss

In a day and age when too many are afraid to stand up for what they believe, this woman was afraid. And she stood up anyway. From WND - Christian booted from National Cathedral speaks out It was su ... discuss

Though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human ... discuss

INTROIT Jer. 29:11, 12, 14 Said the Lord: "I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You shall call upon Me and I will hear you, and I will bring you back from captivity from all places." Ps. 8 ... discuss




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