Topic: cross

(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

John 6:35 (Pt. 5)  Thought/Prayer:  Bread and Water. John 6:35 (Pt. 4)  Thought/Prayer:  Ode to a Wheat-Weaved Cross. John 6:35 (Pt. 3)  Thought/Prayer:  Jesus//Whe ... discuss

“In the past three to four years, more and more Chinese ministers have started practicing expository preaching week after week. The consequences have been remarkable and encouraging: congregatio ... discuss

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday, former Obama State Department official and Time magazine editor Richard Stengel hurled ... discuss

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An assistant principal in Pennsylvania was caught on video yelling and swearing at a pro-life teenager last Friday, NBC News 10 reports. Dr. Zach Ruffs, an assistant principle at Downingtown STEM Acad ... discuss

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Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort is revered for his intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin and to praying the Rosary. His love of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and for the poor is unsurpassed. The quot ... discuss

Slime and Beauty. Not two words we would usually associate together. Because slime is gooey and sticky and messy and bleck. But you know what, I saw beauty in it. I caught a glimpse of the delight of ... discuss

by Ann Coulter: Fake News' question of the week: Will Trump risk a government shutdown over the wall? The media flip back and forth on who's to blame for a government shutdown depending on which bran ... discuss

We seem more concerned with the amenities of our buildings than the God we have gathered to worship. Instead of thinking about the message of our buildings we focus on HD jumbotrons, a bigger parking ... discuss

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a protective bill into law this week that will help to ensure parents know when an underage girl seeks an abortion, the Associated Press reports. The legislature ... discuss

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“’I am the Bread of Life,’ replied Jesus; ‘he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never, never thirst.’”  (WEY)  (Read this scripture and more ... discuss

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“’I am the Bread of Life,’ replied Jesus; ‘he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never, never thirst.’”  (WEY)  (Read this scripture and more ... discuss

We are still gathering reports … but you should know that because of you, hundreds of babies in the womb who were scheduled to be aborted will have their first Easter on Sunday. This weekend, th ... discuss

Is there a contradiction between affirming male elders and being concerned that harmful ideas about gender may contribute to harmful responses to domestic abuse? Absolutely not. Can I love the doctrin ... discuss

During some recent pro-life outreaches at a couple of local universities, many of the people we would talk to would strongly object to the idea of the unborn being classified as living, distinct, and ... discuss

I was recently asked to speak to elementary students (6-12 years old age) at a Christian school about Life issues. I agreed but was sensitive to the young age of the children I would be addressing. I ... discuss

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. On Tuesday, the broadcast networks were delighted that President Trump decided to temporarily hold off on border wall funding in order to help r ... discuss

Living a lifestyle of worship is something that has to happen one day at a time I think.  We as Christians could be tempted to assume a "once and done" attitude about our Christian faith.   ... discuss

“’I am the bread of Life,’ replied Jesus; ‘he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never, never thirst.’”  (WEY)  (Read this scripture and more ... discuss

After receiving a poor grade on an assignment I worked hard on over the weekend, I felt dejected. I worked incredibly hard on the paper. I read it and reread it. Edited it and re-edited it. Still, thi ... discuss

“’I am the bread of Life,’ replied Jesus; ‘he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never, never thirst.’”  (WEY)  (Read this scripture and more ... discuss

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. During MSNBC’s 11 a.m. ET hour on Monday, minutes before Barack Obama began his first public appearance since leaving office, correspondent Ro ... discuss

The following homily by Pope Saint Leo the Great concerning Christ’s ministry during the 40 Days between his Resurrection and Ascension, focuses especially on his appearance and revelation to the tw ... discuss

One of the marvels of Rome is that the traditional portraits of St. Peter and St. Paul have been preserved in the catacombs, and every artist who has painted the two Apostles owes something to this tr ... discuss

The left has gotten away for too long with the false assertion that Christians are judgmental. It is at a frightening level that is progressing toward totalitarianism. But they know if you call a red ... discuss

Audio Message:Who is Jesus? Who is it really that we’re following? What did Jesus say about himself, and his identity? We talk about Him enough don’t we? Jesus this, Jesus that, but who is Jesu ... discuss

John 20:19-31 (esp. 30-31)“What is the Purpose of Scripture?”“These things are written”, the Apostle John writes, “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Last Sunday’s Gospel account was about the disciples who were huddled in the Upper Room behind locked doors out of ... discuss

Oh Blood and water which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus as a font of mercy for us, I trust in You! On this Divine Mercy Sunday the blessing of another article for the book \"A Journey to Heali ... discuss

was a soldier and martyr who suffered around 303 at Lydda (Diospolis) in Palestine. The earliest surviving record of him is a church inscription in Syria, dated about 346. Commemorations of him are nu ... discuss

No one can really know what hell is like. While we can affirm certain characteristics, we cannot be dogmatic about it, but we must acknowledge it is real. It relates to the justice and wrath of a holy ... discuss

Sermon notes for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017 Scripture: Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Peter, full of the Spirit (and not drunk at all), speaks to the crowd: “This Jesus God raised up, and of th ... discuss

I am pretty much a pariah in the Catholic blogosphere. I just don't fit in with the rest of the "gang."  I have been condemned on more than one catholic blog.  And it all comes down to a ver ... discuss

Divine Mercy: The Easter Gift   \"Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore\" (Rev 1:17-18). We heard these comforting words in the S ... discuss

An interview with Kathryn Lopez of National Review on \"The Journey to Healing Through Divine Mercy>\"     by NR Interview April 21, 2017 5:07 PM A Sunday dedicated to beginning again Ther ... discuss

“I’ve heard sermons about the nails and the thorns. Granted, the physical agony of crucifixion is a ghastly thing. But thousands of people have died on crosses, and others have had even more p ... discuss

(Save the Storks) The gynecologist put her hand on mine as she told me I was pregnant. I was in shock. I couldn’t have a baby right now with everything that was happening in my life—large work com ... discuss

April 22, 2017On this ninth day of the Divine Mercy Novena, we pray for the souls who have become lukewarm. Christ told Saint Faustina, "Today bring to Me the Souls who have become lukewarm, and immer ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum. 1. Surprisingly, Noah's Catholic College hosted a track meet on Holy Saturday. I dunno - maybe they figured it's the best form of penance afte ... discuss

Self-styled "Doctor" Harvey KarmanNearly two decades before the "Mothers Day Massacre" pulled off with Kermit "House of Horrors" Gosnell in Philadelphia, 30-year-old Harvey Karman was working at the C ... discuss

See more in the cross-post on the NewsBusters blog. In the moments following President Trump’s Thursday press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, MSNBC and its myriad of paneli ... discuss

. . . When U.S. airstrikes could have destroyed a terrorist regime, freed a nation and altered history.by Humberto Fontova: “Where are the planes?!” kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios exactly 5 ... discuss

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

Bernard of Clairvaux’s solemn hymn, “O Sacred Head Now Wounded,” helps us better understand that the Gospel is grounded in Christ’s sacrifice not in our faithfulness. It also helps ... discuss

The astonishing thing that is announced at Christmas and becomes conspicuous at the cross is that God the Son has added to himself a complete, real, personal human nature. It’s his as much as yours ... discuss

In light of that biblical guidance, the question of whether Christians living today are “there yet” seems easy to answer. We are still running, walking, pressing on, and, as we do so, we face all ... discuss

John Pudnerby John Pudner: The Constitution protects the rights of every American, including free speech, with the understanding that some limits can be placed on your conduct if it infringes on the ... discuss

National Right to Life has endorsed Karen Handel (R) following the special election in Georgia’s sixth congressional district to replace former Rep. Tom Price, who was confirmed as the new Secretary ... discuss

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Nikolay Koshelev, Harrowing of Hell, 1900Via Lucis, The Way of Light substitutes meditations on the Stations of the Resurrection for the Stations of the Cross.As with the Stations of the Cross, the de ... discuss

See more in the cross-post on the NewsBusters blog. No, that headline is not a joke. Just before midnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon swooned that Georgia Democratic co ... discuss

The women who followed Jesus’ body to the tomb went home to prepare spices and perfumes for its wrappings.  Luke 24:1 “The Resurrection And on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they ... discuss

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

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Saudi Arabia's most conservative provinces has demolished a towering concrete sculpture in response to complaints by residents that it resembled a Christian ... discuss

“If Christ’s atonement is unlimited, then He universally dies to save every human being. So is my salvation fully accomplished by Christ? Not completely, since I can still suffer the judgement ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Media Bias - The Washington Post realizes that it has been missing the boat on covering men and women of faith. So, not surprisingly, the Post runs a ... discuss

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Independent Vermont U.S. senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is calling for a radical transformation of the Democratic Party. ... discuss

Remembering Christ’s Death, Resurrection, and the Persecuted Church this Easter | American Center for Law and Justice This Holy Week, as I gather together with my family, we celebrate the ris ... discuss

There has, in the past five years, been a decidedly gracious movement in our denomination, and you have much to do with this. Crucial votes and Issues that matter most to us, along with Committees tha ... discuss

Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277 ATLANTA, April 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Sunday is Resurrection Day, aka Easter. As we celebrate the blessings of our Lord, Jesus Christ, His sacrifice on C ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Happy Resurrection Day 2017 For those of you who don’t follow the Christian faith and don’t understand the meaning of Resurr ... discuss

Appearence Behind Locked Doors, Duccio di Buoninsegna, c. 1308.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)At the Last Supper, shortly before He suffered an ... discuss

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As I journeyed to see family this last week I drove through the great woods of Wisconsin. And I looked at the trees along the road, and they looked like bundled up cord wood ready for the fire. Alwa ... discuss

Resurrection Day. The grief and shock of Friday is over, and new hope arises as we stop and remember that while Jesus’ death on the cross was a complete payment for our sin, the final victory co ... discuss

Ministry is hard because of our own insecurities and idols. We often base our identity on our role. We measure success by how well ministry is doing. We take things personally, and can succumb to the ... discuss

The doctrine of the Trinity is the vast, deep background behind all our theology, and when we explicitly talk about it we make a comprehensive claim about who God is if the gospel is true. But often t ... discuss

A Cross awaits this Lamb, and He is placed on it.  High above the city, so that all can see His shame, but only some feel it.  He bleeds and hangs, and all the while He loves.  And the sacrifice of ... discuss

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI Saint Peter's SquareEaster Sunday, 12 April 2009 Dear Brothers and Sisters, “Christ, our Paschal lamb, has been sacrificed!” (1 Cor 5:7). On this ... discuss

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

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

THE SIGN ON THE CROSS- JOHN 19:18-22 THE SIGN ON THE CROSS- JOHN 19:18-22 JOHN 19:18-22 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others-one on each side and Jesus in the middle. 19 Pilate had ... discuss

As I gazed upon the cross, You revealed Yourself complete, While in the scorn of those You love, You would not retreat. That cross unveils the outstretched arms, To all the earth and man, ... discuss

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Something strange is happening -- there is a silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because Go ... discuss

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

Strong Showing of Youth at Good Friday Prayer Vigil in Philadelphia Pat Stanton with nephew Shaun hold up a wooden cross. In the midst of 120 prayer warriors in front of the largest Planned Parenth ... discuss

“I prefer not to use the term limited atonement because it is misleading. I rather speak of definite redemption or definite atonement, which communicates that God the Father designed the work of ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)” Those are among Jesus’ last words on the Cross that first Good Friday.It was a cry of agony, but ... discuss

Holy Saturday is a day to keep watch for the expectant rising of Our Savior, when He descended into the dead to bring up with Him those righteous souls who died before His coming. According to traditi ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: There is plenty of disheartening and worrisome news. Children have been gassed to death in Syria. North Korea is testing nuclear weapons. Christians in Egypt, st ... discuss

 It's Friday, but Sunday's coming.Those were the words of Deacon Ron Tocci, quoting the famous Sermon.It's Friday, but Sunday's coming.  Deacon Tocci delivered the sermon at the 2017 Pr ... discuss

Chicago's Daley PlazaThursday evening, a giant 19-foot high purple-draped cross was erected in Chicago’s Daley Plaza as the initial event of an Easter season observance that includes a nine-day pray ... discuss

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians from around the world are in Jerusalem commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by following the path in the Old City where, according to tradition, he walked on the ... discuss

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

Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277 ATLANTA, April 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Sunday is Resurrection Day, aka Easter. As we celebrate the blessings of our Lord, Jesus Christ, His sacrifice on C ... discuss

Prayer to Our Crucified LordLord Jesus, I thank You, who laid down Your life for me so meekly. You bore the nails so patiently, You were raised upon the cross so mercilessly, You hung there so painful ... discuss

Amy Welborn, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, MIchael Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel, Easter Gifts, Good Friday ... 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

Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maestà (back, predella): The Wedding at Cana. 1308-11.The final part of Fulton Sheen's reflections on the wedding at Cana and Christ's Passion, death and resurrection. The Cros ... discuss

When I was young, I was not a nice fellow. Snakes would cross the street when I sauntered down the sidewalk. My all-consuming passion was getting enough alcohol and drugs to help me forget something ... discuss

n this day set aside to remember the death of Jesus on the cross, take time to consider the immense significance.  Paul Washer points to the text of Scripture where Jesus Christ died for sinners and ... discuss

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

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

Where would we be, oh where would we be; Had there been no cross where the guilty languish; Where crimes are punished, for all to mock and hiss? Where then could God best display true vengean ... discuss

    Divine Mercy Novena Prayers First Day of the Divine Mercy Novena Intention: Today bring to Me ALL MANKIND, ESPECIALLY ALL SINNERS, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way ... 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

Justin was born around 100 (both his birth and death dates are approximate) at Flavia Neapolis (ancient Shechem, modern Nablus) in Samaria (the middle portion of Israel, between Galilee and Judea) of ... discuss

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

When theologians get hold of stark, paradoxical statements like “God died,” they have an instinct to clarify what is being said. They do not want to remove the shock or the force (that would be ... discuss

Jesus fulfills all the deepest cries of our heart. Jesus is God’s ultimate answer to all that the psalmist cried out for. Just as the psalmist turned to God as his salvation in the midst of his sorr ... discuss

Contentment does not suddenly descend upon us; it is learned. Can you recall the last time you learned something new? Usually, learning involves both study and observation, but at some point it requir ... discuss

Psalm 22:1 is a key verse for the rejection theory. ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken Me?’ (Ps 22:1). What does it mean? Two things. First, context is clear. Look at the parallel verse: ‘wh ... discuss

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

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma House staffer who sent an email saying high school pages could use a women's restroom reserved for House members and staff because "cross dressers" were in the state ... discuss

Father Lawrence Lew, OP, via Flickr,   licensed cc Maundy Thursday V - Christ Accepts the Chalice of Salvation "Sing, my tongue, the Saviour's glory; tell His triumph far and wide; tell aloud ... discuss

Good Friday commemorates the Passion of the Lord, the day of the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Nowhere in the world is Mass offered on this day. Reception of the Most Holy Euch ... discuss

Oh the weight of the cross...Piled and heaped high to the sky.With a million, million sins and more.Coveting leers, stinging hurts, rivers of tears.The filth 2 zillion eyes have caressed.All the lies ... discuss

Have Mercy on Us and on the Whole World As we enter into the Triduum, the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we experience the cumulation of the entire purpose of His life. Christ came ... discuss

Today begins the holiest and most important time of the Church year — the Easter Triduum. It commemorates the heart of our faith: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Sacred Triduum begi ... discuss

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

On the cross Jesus suffered and endured the full weight of God’s holy anger. He took the full weight of an eternal hell compressed and tamped down. Jesus proclaimed upon his last breath, “It is fi ... discuss

We often speak of the “Seven Last Words” of Jesus on the cross. All four gospels mention them. Three are unique to Luke; three more are unique to John; there is only the one in Matthew and Mark, ... discuss

Text: Zechariah 9:9-12In the name of Jesus: Amen.It is tough to shout for joy when we have not had much to rejoice over lately.  As you already know, we have come through several very difficult s ... discuss

This Sunday, Christians all over the world will celebrate the Resurrection of Christ from the dead. Easter is the church’s greatest feast day because it encompasses Christ’s fulfilment of ... discuss

CreditWhy are there so many fallen away Catholics? Why have people stopped attending Mass? When I was a kid back in the 60's, we would have Sunday Mass starting at 6:00 a.m. and every hour to hour a ... discuss

My favorite thing to do on Good Friday is the Procession of the Stations of the Cross through the streets of New York City from Harlem to the South Bronx with the Fransiscan Friars of the Renewal foll ... discuss

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

Lamentation over the Dead Christ, Sandro Botticelli, c. 1481.Tenebrae, the Latin word for “shadow,” is the name of the ancient liturgy that engages our senses to help us understand the anguis ... discuss

Giotto. The Wedding Feast at Cana. 1304-1306.Continuing with Fulton Sheen's insights connecting the wedding at Cana and Christ's Passion, death and resurrection.At the Resurrection He gave Himself ba ... discuss

I love this picture. I was thinking that if those not of faith looked at it, or perhaps those who have not found healing, they would see something totally different from what I see. It would probably ... discuss

Wednesday of Holy Week is traditionally known as “Spy Wednesday” because Judas made a bargain with the high priest to hand over Jesus for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:13). Judas’s be ... discuss

or Wednesday in Holy WeekIn Western Christianity, the Wednesday before Easter is sometimes known as 'Spy Wednesday', indicating that it is the day that Judas Iscariot first conspired with the Sanhedri ... discuss

Holy Week is a check-up for the Church. To use a tag line that’s already overused, if your core message for this week is something other than “Christ died for our sins,” you’re doing Christian ... discuss

Each year, the Secretariat of Divine Worship receives inquiries concerning the celebration of the Paschal Triduum. The following questions address the most commonly received questions, and may be free ... discuss

"Every other person who ever came into this world came into it to live. [Christ] came into it to die. Death was a stumbling block to Socrates — it interrupted his teaching. But to Christ, death was ... discuss

There are several plenary indulgences that may be obtained during the Easter Triduum — from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. An indulgence may be either partial or plena ... discuss

Hieronymus Bosch. Hieronymus Bosch. Marriage Feast at Cana.Continuing the connections Fulton Sheen makes between the wedding at Cana and Christ's Passion, death and resurrection.As soon as He has con ... discuss

It is the point of healing. The joining of ultimate pain with ultimate love.                  ... discuss

Tuesday in Holy WeekThe CollectO God, who by the passion of thy blessed Son didst make an instrument of shameful death to be unto us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, tha ... discuss

You are not a bad Christian because you struggle with anxiety and/or depression. Many strong believers have struggled before: Charles Spurgeon, Martin Luther, John Calvin, to name a few. ▪While we s ... discuss

God’s grace is greater than all our sin: ▪ His grace does not encourage us to sin. ▪ His grace does not excuse our sin. ▪ His grace does educates our minds and hearts in regards to th ... discuss

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An email from an Oklahoma state House staffer to legislative assistants saying high school pages could use a women's restroom because "cross-dressers" were in the state Capitol ... discuss

In the first centuries of the Church, the week preceding the solemnity of Easter was called the “Great Week.” Then as now, Holy Week is the commemoration of the successful conclusion of the work o ... discuss

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

Jan Steen. The Marriage Feast at Cana. c. 1665/70.Fulton Sheen makes some wonderful connections between the wedding at Cana and Christ's Passion, death, and resurrection in his excellent Life of Chris ... discuss

Monday in Holy WeekThe CollectAlmighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in ... discuss

So, the traditional view of penal substitution is constantly portrayed as an angry Father venting his anger on his innocent Son. He damns the traditional doctrine of penal substitution by constantly r ... discuss

But notice that Paul sets this in a very important, broader context. The negative 0task of putting sin to death will not be accomplished in isolation from the positive call of the Gospel to “put o ... discuss

also Sunday of the Passion13 April AD 2014 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

Acceptance today. The gift of glory. But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, and gave up his spirit. We walked through Lent and have reflected on God’s conviction from all sorts of angles. We st ... discuss

This post is from a couple of years ago ... when I rediscovered it, I was so moved that I wanted to share it. Some of the liturgy quoted may not relate to this year because it is older, but it is all ... discuss

The Last Supper, Juan de Juanes, 1562, Museo del Prado, Madrid.Holy ThursdayEvening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 13, 2017By Msgr. Bernard Bourgeois Ezekiel 12:1-8, 11-14; Psalm 116:1 C ... discuss

As we begin Holy Week, the most solemn time in the Church’s liturgical calendar, we reverently meditate upon our Lord’s Passion, Death and glorious Resurrection. In deference to the solemnities of ... discuss

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Jesus and his apostles entering JerusalemTRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM"How different the cries," St. Bernard comments, "'Away with him, away with him, crucify him,' and then 'B ... discuss

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

The whole purpose of conversion is to bring men and women into a right relationship with God. This is why Christ came, and it is the reason for which He died. It was God who was “in Christ, reconcil ... discuss

The RCMP recently discovered that Jocko was back in Ontario, serving an eight month sentence at the Lindsay jail stemming from an April 2009 arrest by Akwesasne Mohawk Police Services on impaired driv ... discuss

April 9, 2017Therefore, with all faith and devotion, let us commemorate the Lord’s entry into the city of our salvation, following in His footsteps, so that, being made by His grace partakers of the ... discuss

Cross-posted from my piece on DaTechGuy Blog, 4/5/17. President Trump’s State Department has told the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to get along without U.S. financial support. There are pe ... discuss

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“Just as the seasons unfold throughout the year, just as the sun rises each morning, just as the cherry tree blossoms in spring, we can trust in God’s faithfulness. He is as sure as the su ... discuss

“Each of us enters the world crying and leaves the world groaning, and between those times we carry a cross. Our comfort is this: Though we must bear a heavy cross, we have but a short way to ca ... discuss

Arizona senator John McCain has worked tirelessly to thwart President Trump and the rule of law in our country. In these past two months McCain has denigrated Trump overseas in a fashion that even sur ... discuss

The “White Helmets” – heralded by all the Hollywood elites, CNN, and the rest of the MSM these days – affiliations are in question. I’ve seen irrefutable evidence they fa ... discuss

Brass tacks, let's talk practical application.  What are the most common practices that underpin a legitimate growing Christian faith?  I consider in my own life, and often try to understand ... discuss

April 8th is the optional memorial of Saint Julie Billiart. For the little girl who loved to play “school” as a child, founding a religious order dedicated to the education of the young was someth ... discuss

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

LONDON (AP) — Never mind Brexit — the British are heading to France, by balloon. ... discuss

stock photo, cc 2.0 vi PixabayCan Christianity be proven? Contrary to popular belief that the Christian faith is based on unproven assumptions, there is actually a great deal of evidence for the Chris ... discuss

Christmas is a wonderful time of year.  It's a time when we reflect upon the birth of our savior.  It's a time when we rejoice, feast, give gifts, and fellowship with family.  I think I ... discuss

The fifth annual LIFE Runners A-Cross America Relay to "Remember the Unborn (Jeremiah 1:5)" recruited more than 5,500 participants from 29 nations who will cover 5,545 miles."The Relay is a redemptive ... discuss

When The Anchoress was failing at her Lenten penance, she shifted gears ... and found herself right back in the same place.Slightly chagrined, I made an adjustment back to the most basic of basics: fa ... discuss

“Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.”  (ERV)  (Read this script ... discuss

Lenten Midweek 6“The Saints of Lent”Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Durer – Artists (April 6)Hebrews 4:16As our midweek series on the “Saints of Lent” comes to a close, we might look back for a m ... 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

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

Flee to the cross. Without this step, everything else is a band-aid. Without the cross of Christ, we could never be assured that the worst things are planned by God to do the best things. Without the ... discuss

Cross-posted at EllenKolb.com. Gosnell by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer is not easy to read. The style is smooth and fluent, but the topic’s a tough one: Kermit Gosnell, former abortion doctor, ... discuss

Pastor Michael Allen of Uptown Baptist Church in Chicago works with the police to help at-risk gang members. He's convinced that the violence in Chicago and other cities has a direct connection to abo ... discuss

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Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)There is something fascinating about famous last words. So ... discuss

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Next week is Holy Week. Blessedly- finally! As usual, Lent has been full of hits and misses.  If you're like me, perhaps you didn't get everything accomplished that you wanted to this Lenten sea ... discuss

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

Peacekeepers often demand silence.  They will ask you to act (pretend) like everything is okay.  They will change subjects, misdirect conversation, formulate incoherent narratives.  They will somet ... discuss

Jesus must judge us, but he does so by judging himself. That is the look we cannot stand—the gaze of someone who is really innocent taking the scorn and shame we deserved without seeking revenge. In ... discuss

"Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit." ~ Psalm 52:2What happens to a society when those in authority can no longer be trusted? What happens when ... discuss

Over a year ago, North Korean leaderKim Jong-un signed a documentabout the test of a hydrogen bomb.by Patrick Buchanan: If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.”So President Donald Trump ... discuss

Rapid City authors Ray and Josephine Cowdery will present the World War II story of Leonel Jensen, son of a Danish immigrant, a western South Dakota homesteader and later a large-scale rancher at Wast ... discuss

We all have a problem. We may try to cover it up with our smiles, cliches, and empty philosophy. But if you search hard enough, you will see that behind our smiles lie people desperate to the point o ... discuss

. . . The guardians of sanctuary cities may soon be facing jail-time in the Lone Star State.by Matthew Vadum: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he’s itching to sign state legislation that could imprison c ... discuss

“Someone may still suggest that whatever use the rest of the psalm may be to the Christian, the imprecations are foreign to us. But the New Testament contradicts this suggestion too. The impreca ... discuss

“Though we all have done things we can regret, God doesn’t want regret to rob us of our joy in him or cripple us in our glorious pursuit of him. Here are seven keys to overcoming regret.” ... discuss

Digital download of unique 60-minute, one-man filmed stage production releases on ChristianCinema.com April 4   Contact: Kristin Cole, 972-267-1111, kristin@alarryross.com    NEW YORK, April 3, 201 ... discuss

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Digital download of unique 60-minute, one-man filmed stage production releases on ChristianCinema.com April 4   Contact: Kristin Cole, 972-267-1111, kristin@alarryross.com    NEW YORK, April 3, 201 ... discuss

Fr. Charles Irvin Senior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Blood is life-giving; it is the essential element in sustaining us in life. Babies the womb receive oxygen and nutr ... discuss

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, April 9, 2017By Msgr. Bernard Bourgeois'Therefore, with all faith and devotion, let us commemorate the Lord’s entry into the city of our salvation, following ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): April 2ndSt. Francis was born to parents who were childless for many years.  Yet the parents pleaded through the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi that they shoul ... discuss

CreditLife is hard. It seems like everything is a struggle. We struggle with our families and friends, we struggle at our jobs or even finding a job, we struggle with our weight, we struggle with our ... discuss

Top: Christ descends into Hell to bring His salvation to the righteous.Bottom: Adam & Eve eat of the forbidden fruit; hence Paradise is lost.The sin that was wrought through the tree was undone by the ... discuss

Last week there was a mass shooting in Wausau, Wisconsin that claimed the lives of four people one of them being a police officer.  A man distraught by a pending divorce came into Marathon bank a ... discuss

A summary of the obvious: Bathrooms are not specified in terms of mental states; there’s no reason for respective bathroom access to depend on one’s mental state; and there’s no viable way to re ... discuss

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