Topic: cross

Losing a sister is like losing an arm or leg. Both are irreplaceable. My sister, Maureen, took her last breath and passed on peacefully to eternal life, surrounded by family in her home, on Saturday, ... discuss

Vatican City, May 23, 2015 / 07:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the day of Oscar Romero’s beatification in San Salvador, Pope Francis sent a letter to the current archbishop, praising the martyr for ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.This is the last day of the novena and tomorrow is Pentecost!Netherlandish Master, The Spirit, c. 1500.THE FRUITS ... discuss

There are some ashes in the brokenness of our lives that seem impossible for God to somehow bring beauty from them. The smoke is so thick and you feel you may never fully catch your breath or see clea ... discuss

It is time for a new Free Stuff Fridays, and this week’s giveaway is sponsored by Crossway. To mark the latest release in their “Theologians on the Christian Life” series, they are g ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Ottonian Master Pentecost(Artwork: Pentecost, Artist: UNKNOWN; Ottonian Master, Date: C. 1030-40, Technique: Tempe ... discuss

Paris, France, May 21, 2015 / 02:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Known for its ornate rose window and towering stained glass glory, the thirteenth century Sainte-Chapelle in Paris has finally been pieced back ... discuss

Paris, France, May 21, 2015 / 02:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Known for its ornate rose window and towering stained glass glory, the thirteenth century Sainte-Chapelle in Paris has finally been pieced back ... discuss

In 2015 Many Americans Faced ‘Double-Digit Increases,’ In 2016 ‘Health Premiums Could Grow Sharply’ AgainEditorial Cartoon by Rick McKee2016: ‘Health Premiums Could Grow Sharply’“Look f ... discuss

By: Trevor Loudon New Zeal Please, please, please!!! Take some time out of your busy schedule to go and see conservative comedian Evan Sayet during his upcoming cross-country tour. I’ve dined wi ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.PETRUS de Raimbaucourt, The Descent of the Spirit, 1323THE GIFT OF COUNSEL(Thursday, 7th Week of Easter)There are ... discuss

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

"Hello Folks,Here is my fist pass take on the debate that happened on April 25th in Tulsa, OK in which the topic was: “Should Christians fighting abortion rally around a strategy that gradually rest ... discuss

Credit:  www.aliexpress.comWhen the Church is fearful and when the Church does not receive the joy of the Holy Spirit, the Church is sick, the communities are sick, the faithful are sick.Pope Fra ... discuss

Contact: Duane Cross, 678-644-0438 ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 15, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- iDisciple has reached a landmark in its spiritual content offerings. Joyce Meyer is the latest addition and ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Sacramentaire PentecoteIllustration de la Bible de Jérusalem - Edition de luxe -Google imageTHE GIFT OF UNDERSTAN ... discuss

Here below is the Vatican-provided text of the address that Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin's gave this morning at Rome's Pontifical University of the Holy ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Why Atheists Change Their Mind: Eight Common Factors by Matt Nelson of Strange Notions - Big Pulpit Refuting the Myth Theory: Why the Resurrection Accounts Are True – Pe ... discuss

In the scheme of things, the “Immediatist vs Incrementalist” debate between AHA’s T. Russell Hunter and Center for Bio-Ethical Reform’s Gregg Cunningham on April 25, 2015, w ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Dore PentecoteTHE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE(Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter)The gift of knowledge enables man to understand cr ... discuss

 This week on the Show:So, how did you spend yesterday? Our president, Barack Obama, said he and Michelle would spend it commemorating it as a day against homophobia and transphobi ... discuss

By Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro Joe Kral’s article, The End of the Texas Impasse: The Moral Case for HB 3074, published on April 6 in the Truth & Charity Forum, offers some useful contributions to the ... discuss

The annual March for Life, held in cities across Canada today, has increased significance for all Canadians this year. The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in February to strike down our nation’ ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Descent of the Holy Ghost (Pentecost), Durer, c. 1510 Woodcut, 12.7 x 9.6THE GIFT OF FORTITUDE(Monday, 7th Week of ... discuss

NRA-ILA: The ceaseless torrent of anti-gun commentary from the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, and other “mainstream” media outlets, apparently isn’t enough for billionaire firearm pro ... discuss

The commemoration of Florence Nightingale is controversial. On the one hand, she doubted or question many of the central articles of the Creed. On the other hand, she believed in God and devoted her l ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 976 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III, 1401 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 586 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III ... discuss

I want to share this important interview between Bill Maher and Charlie Rose, both liberals, both fairly hostile to Christianity, but one of them is more honest (and more informed) about Islam, and mo ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.El Greco. Pentecost. c.1600. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.THE GIFT OF PIETY(Sunday, 7th Week of E ... discuss

I was interested to read through a new little booklet written by Ian Hamilton, pastor of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, England. In this work he means to show that Calvinism is bo ... discuss

The novena to Our Lady Help of Christians begins today and ends on her feast day, May 24.FIRST DAYHail, Star of the sea, Blessed Mother of God, ever fruitful Virgin, happy gate of heaven.PRAYER: O Vir ... discuss

Vatican City, May 16, 2015 / 02:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to vowed religious, Pope Francis said Christianity must be festive. He praised the special nourishing power of a nun’s smile. &# ... discuss

Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican senator from Rhode Island, announces his support for Obama on Thrusday morning in East Grand Rapids at the Obama headquarters. Paul L. Newby, II I The Grand Rapids ... discuss

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

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

Vatican City, May 15, 2015 / 11:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' address to the bishops of the Central African Republic on Friday focused on the Church's role in fostering reconciliation in the w ... discuss

“How many times do we hear: ‘Come on, you Christians, be a little bit more normal, like other people, be reasonable!’ This is real snake charmer’s talk: ‘Come on, just be like this, okay? A ... discuss

Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, May 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- This event is part of the #orangejumpsuit campaign which has stood in solidarity with persecuted Christian ... discuss

Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l., 763-913-0351 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 14, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- We've all heard about the violence in Texas regarding the Muhammad cartoon conte ... discuss

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

To you my unborn child, my son                        &# ... discuss

By Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro In contemporary society, we are faced with the challenge of how we can establish again a Culture of Life, one that would integrally respect life from biological conceptio ... discuss

Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l., 763-913-0351 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 14, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- We've all heard about the violence in Texas regarding the Muhammad cartoon conte ... discuss

By Victor Gaetan | BUCHAREST, Romania — In some European countries, public expressions of Christianity still dignify daily life. Standing near an Orthodox church in downtown Bucharest, pe ... discuss

Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, May 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- This event is part of the #orangejumpsuit campaign which has stood in solidarity with persecuted Christian ... discuss

Vatican City, May 13, 2015 / 09:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his general audience Pope Francis focused on the concrete challenges families face in daily life, and said that simply remembering to be grat ... discuss

Do you have a burning desire to bring people to Christ? If you are a real Catholic you do, because evangelizing is the duty Jesus laid on us when he ascended into heaven."Go forth and teach all nation ... discuss

Easter 6, (May 10, 2015) Confirmation Sunday Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn John 15:9–17 TITLE: “Abide in My Love” Grace to you and peace from God our ... discuss

Vatican City, May 12, 2015 / 03:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his meeting on Saturday with the bishops from Mozambique, a southeast African nation, Pope Francis urged support for public policies that pro ... discuss

the Abbot of Louth in Lincolnshire, was elected to the See of Canterbury in AD 790, through the influence of King Offa of Mercia who wished to find archiepiscopal support for his kingdom's interests. ... discuss

Former Gov. Lincoln Chafeeby Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Is Hillary Clinton supporting policies that are un-American? So says her potential rival for the Democratic nomination, former Rhode I ... discuss

Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSJesus said to his disciples:“When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father,the Spirit of truth who pr ... discuss

LifeNews has confirmed that the House of Representatives this week will indeed vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, on the anniversary ... discuss

Thomas Paine (1737-1808) In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote in his iconic Revolutionary War pamphlet The American Crisis the following: THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and ... discuss

Vatican City, May 11, 2015 / 01:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This question was part of a special question and answer session with the Bishop of Rome touching on a wide range of themes – from the link ... discuss

Vatican City, May 11, 2015 / 11:31 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- Pope Francis centered his homily for Monday's daily Mass on the “scandal of the cross,” saying Christians should turn to ... discuss

A pro-life cross-country tour highlighting the extreme pro-abortion position of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is being labelled a success by organizers Alissa Golob and Jonathon Van Maren. Golob of Ca ... discuss

by Ken McIntyre: For weeks now, Scott Walker has attracted attention from politicos and pundits with his statements on illegal and legal immigration.Whether they like or loathe what they hear the Wi ... discuss

Soup line during the Great Depression prior to Social Security. PREFACE: To Provide Opportunity for All and Compassion Through Altruism One of Tea Party presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s political ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 5 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and Matthew 5:27-32Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. In the prev ... discuss

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The Role of Church and State in Executing Vengeance Against Blasphemy, Idolatry and Witchcraft One of the main points of any system of covenantal theology should be the idea of “covenantal shift. ... discuss

Vatican City, May 10, 2015 / 01:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a private meeting at the Vatican with Pope Francis, who has helped to broker improved relations between Cuba and the United States, th ... discuss

Credit:  www. spreadshirt.comI use to be a political junkie. I listened constantly to talk radio and watched political talk shows every night. The aim of all this political talk was and still is ... discuss

The following article originally appeared, with a section removed for space, on Jill Stanek's blog.It is an honor to be able to contribute to Jill’s frankly devastating critique of T. Russ ... discuss

Nancy Pearcey’s Total Truth is a book I have read and re-read, and one I intend to read again in the very near future. As I flipped through it today I came across the fascinating ac ... discuss

News Tips: Diocese Works on Transgender Policy, China Bans Cross, & More... - Aleteia div> ... discuss

by Clinton Wilcox of Life Training Institute It is an honor to be able to contribute to Jill’s frankly devastating critique of T. Russell Hunter’s performance in his “Immediatist vs Increme ... discuss

If anyone should ask: What is certain in life and death — so certain that everything else may be anchored in it? Life teaches us that this is the only true reply. Not people — not not even the bes ... discuss

Greater Double (1955 Calendar): May 8thToday is the Feast of the Apparition of St. Michael the Archangel. Traditionally in the Liturgy of the Church, there were two feasts in honor of St. Michael.&nbs ... discuss

And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose ... discuss

Health-care experts call it D.C. insiderism at its worst.by Brendan Bordelon: The rumors began trickling in about a week before the scheduled vote on April 23: Republican leadership was quietly pushi ... discuss

BROOKLYN WRITES: Being a teenager, I am often told by adults that I need to choose my friends carefully because the people we surround ourselves with influence us. I am also told that Jesus loved eve ... discuss

Question: "I have heard conflicting interpretations about the woman with an issue of blood. On the one hand, I have heard it said that by touching the hem of Christ's garment, she was showing her obed ... discuss

“PRAY FOR AMERICA”AMERICANS TO UNITE AND PRAY ON THURSDAY, MAY 7th, FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYEROUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will ... discuss

“Behold Your Mother:” The words spoken by Our Lord from the cross to His beloved disciple John, blessed all of humanity with the gift of Our Lady as mother to us all. It is to her we must ... discuss

  European leaders have been called to act. More than 1,750 people have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to seek refuge in Europe from their conflict-torn homelands through ... discuss

The saint of the day for May 6th is Blessed Anna Rosa Gattorno. Rosa (1831-1900) was one of six children born to the wealthy, pious family of Francesco Benedetta and Adelaide Campanella Benedetta in G ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma Twenty years ago, now- Pope Saint John Paul II began Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life) by recalling the moment that is, as he calls it, “the dawn of salvation.” This moment ... discuss

On the eve of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the Holy Father expresses his hope that during this year the figure of Dante and his work will also accompany us on this personal and community path. ... discuss

Think about it...What would President Obama do if Malia and Natasha were trapped in Yemen. Would he say, "It's too dangerous to risk more U.S. personnel?" I doubt it. With this administration, whether ... discuss

Rosa Parks (1913-2005), who was credited as the catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat so that a white man could sit, Dec. 1, 1955 The American lexico ... discuss

Baltimore, Md., May 5, 2015 / 04:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After unrest erupted in Baltimore following the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray, Catholics stepped up to restore their communities and pray f ... discuss

The month of May is traditionally a time to honor Mary, the Mother of God. This is a fitting time to reflect on the essential role she plays in our salvation and in our missionary apostolate promoting ... discuss

April 25 Debate—“Pro-Life Incrementalism versus Abolitionist Immediatism”Gregg Cunningham argued for the former; T. Russell Hunter argued for the latter. The debate took place in Tulsa, in front ... discuss

Here are today’s Kindle deals: Disciplines of a Godly Woman by Barbara Hughes ($4.99); Faithful Women and their Extraordinary God by Noel Piper ($3.99); Comforts from the Cross by Elyse ... discuss

Text: John 15:1-8Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Jesus is the true vine and you are branches. As branches, you have been grafted into Him and abide in Him.&n ... discuss

If we simply consider the truth of Jesus and the cross, all other scientific, ideological, and rational argumentation against Christianity is sorely wounded. Think about how early in the Biblical chro ... discuss

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

It is risky to take the rickety boat from Africa to Europe. Nevertheless, masses embark on a journey to a dream that dissipates once reached. Unshaken by the perils, the goal remains to enter an assu ... discuss

Todd Starnes, Fox News: “We will not obey.”That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they consider same-sex marriag ... discuss

May 1st is the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, is the patron saint of workers. Pope Pius XII decided in 1955 to add the optional feast day of Saint Joseph the W ... discuss

5.5 Million Americans Owed the IRS Money Because of Obamacare,Up Significantly From An Expected 3.4 MillionEditorial Cartoon by The Looking SpoonObamacare: A Tax Shock For Millions, More Confusion ... discuss

Mom "Lunch Shamed" for Sending OreosMind your own darn business! The public schools are doing a horrible job teaching the three Rs. so what are they doing instead? Monitoring lunches, teaching sex and ... discuss

Michael Lofton blogging at Church Militant laments the discrepancy by what the Church teaches and what happens in practice.Many Protestants, for one reason or another, take up the task of reading ... discuss

Here is a handful of new Kindle deals; I expect there will be more tomorrow. Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Thom Rainer ($2.99); Tear Down This Will of Silence by Dale Ingraham ($2.99); Paul ... discuss

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by Judicial Watch: An Al Qaeda terrorist guilty of murdering a U.S. Army sergeant and “transferred” from Guantanamo to Canada by the Obama administration has been released from an Alberta priso ... discuss

trials we face, Christ is there to meet us. The obstacles of this world are the stepping stones of faith. The darkness is but a prelude to the Light Eternal. In suffering, rejoice, for it is the swe ... discuss

Every April it gets crazy at Students for Life of America. Without fail, a school will censor one (or more) of Students for Life groups in some way or vandals will strike a pro-life display or some ot ... discuss

Time to ask your Congressman and Senators if they are participation in this deception and Bipartisan Obamacare Fraud. ~ Editorby Phil Kerpen, Contributing Author: A new story by reporter Nate Madden ... discuss

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

By TITO EDWARDS | Low Expectations Catholicism by Steve Skojec of One Peter 5 - Big Pulpit Pope Francis Made My Mom Stop Hating Catholicism – Dave Sloan, Aleteia∝ The Mundane Myste ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma This past weekend, Presidential-hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton spoke emphatically about the need to improve women’s welfare. She cited a decrease in maternal mortality rates as p ... discuss

"When you feel the assaults of passion and anger, then is the time to be silent as Jesus was silent in the midst of His ignominies and sufferings" (St. Paul of the Cross)Double (1955 Calendar): April ... discuss

PRINCIPAL Other, FT EmployeeHoly Cross Regional Catholic School (Lynchburg, VA)Holy Cross Regional Catholic School ( grades pre-k through 12 ) in Lynchburg, Virginia, is seeking qualified applicants f ... discuss

As the world responds to the Islamic State with hatred and vengeance, there is one group that is responding differently. They are not allies with ISIS but enemies. And they have been slain by the thou ... discuss

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a student group at my Alma Mater, University of Virginia. My topic was Jefferson and Madison and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. But during the ... discuss

This sponsored post was prepared by Dustin Willis A solitary faith is not a Christian faith.  Lose the Lone-Ranger Mentality While our culture may place high value on inde ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenAfter another two weeks on the road, it’s often difficult to sit down and collect my thoughts. To try and make sense of the vivid contrasts that make up the view a pro-life ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon In his 2013 exhortation, Evangelli Gaudium, Pope Francis said, “A healthy pluralism, one which genuinely respects differences and values them as such, does not entail privatizing ... discuss

 Now there are two passions today dominant in the profound lawlessness of morals - an unlimited desire of riches and an insatiable thirst for pleasures. It is this which marks with a shameful sti ... discuss

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

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

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

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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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

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Here are just a couple of new Kindle deals that may interest you: Cross, edited by John Piper & David Mathis ($4.99); Ordinary by Tony Merida ($4.99);  Even though Paul was inspired, ... discuss

“... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

Question: "Making the sign of the cross became a practice in the 4th century. The apostles, Christ and nobody in the ancient Church practiced it, so why should we?"This question is based on a false pr ... discuss

Credit:  www.world-wide-art.comJames Christensen - The AnnunciationToday is an important solemnity in the Catholic Church. Today is the story of true greatness unrecognized by a world dazzled on ... discuss

Text: Mark 10:35-45Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.I am addicted to glory my friends!  There is no doubt about it that I want glory and I am pretty conv ... discuss

In his remarkably profound book, Lift Up You Heart, Bishop Fulton Sheen said, “The Cross is the most inescapable reality of life. If we will not accept it outside of ourselves, to pardon us and to h ... discuss

The tide is rolling in. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD. I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be t ... discuss

The following 'Funeral Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure confidence i ... discuss

This is a re-post from 2009, when Anne-with-an-e was 15:~~~~~When Anne-with-an-e was much younger, she was very sensitive. A picture of Jesus on the Cross could reduce her to tears. Singing certain hy ... discuss

17 March AD 466 Pádraig (Patrick, Padraic), one of the best-known missionary saints, was born to a Christian family in southwest Britain around the year 389. While he was a teenager, raiders capture ... discuss

Rarely does a Scripture leap out at me as powerfully as today's impromptu reading of Matthew's account of the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. In Matt 26:45, it reads, "So leaving them again, He wen ... discuss

St. Catherine of SienaCredit:  www.discerninghearts.comI recently did a post on traditional Catholics and the emphasis they place on external worship, citing the fact that this can be a very dang ... discuss

Image source: conformingtojesus.com.First Reading: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23Responsorial: Psalm 137:1-6Second Reading: Ephesians 2:4-10Gospel: John 3:14-21The first reading recalls the fall of the k ... discuss

Protest march at OU. (Photo source: Legal Insurrection.)When an unapologetically über-conservative man and a hard-core leftist woman agree on a point, you can almost bet your life savings the truth i ... discuss

Book Details: • Author: Scott James • Publisher: New Growth Press (2015) • Format: hardback • Page Count: 48 • ISBN#: 9781939946577 • List Price: $13.99 • Rating: Must Read Publi ... discuss

Without warning, we here at man with black hat went on hiatus, for reasons to be explained herein. So much has happened in the Church and in the world during this time, much of which in the former rea ... discuss

It's a thing. Learn more about it. Here two interesting articles. Aleteia has a interview with Robert Cardinal Sarah of Guinea. Read it all here.    "God has always involved Africa in his ... discuss

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York created quite a stir by comparing the IRA to the ISIS saying "The IRA claimed to be Catholic. They were baptized. They had a Catholic identity. But what they were d ... discuss

ace I have yet to venture. It is distant, remote, and unreachable on my own. The divide impedes my every attempt at venturing outside the complacency of familiarity. It is a chasm of my own making a ... discuss

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

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