Topic: cross

14 September AD 258; Transferred to 16 September Cyprian (Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus) was born around AD 200 in the north African city of Carthage to a well-established pagan family. Most scholars ... discuss

Today the Catholic Church honors the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of Our Lady of Sorrows. Today also happens to be my birthday, so, this feast has always kind of been a little personal for me. ... discuss

We have a problem. The problem is Obama. From the New York Times:Militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross ... discuss

As the sun goes down, a stillness falls over Egypt. Water channels that cross the field turn to the colour of blood, then to bright yellow that faces into silver. The palm trees might be cut from blac ... discuss

Once there was a young woman who, upon leaving home, ignored her religious upbringing and lived a wild and immoral life—until she was diagnosed with a fatal disease. Far from home, with no one e ... discuss

When I wake up in the night, I pray: sometimes Mother Teresa's "instant novena" of nine Memorares, sometimes decades of the rosary, sometimes seven Hail Mary's for the seven sorrows of the Blessed Mot ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 15, 2014 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ witnessing of marriages between Catholics who cohabited or who have had annulments is not a change, but is part of the Churc ... discuss

Our Lady of Sorrows(click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSStanding by the cross of Jesus were his motherand his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas,and Mary Magdalene.When Jesus saw hi ... discuss

Police officers in Rockford, Illinois, are balking at the suggestion that a police station inhabit the building where a notorious abortion clinic was once located. Per WIFR.com, September 12: Some Ro ... discuss

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Vatican City, Sep 15, 2014 / 08:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Celebrating Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis reflected on the ultimate example of obedience ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “And you yourself a sword will pierce” (Lu ... discuss

Pope Francis marked the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows during Monday morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, with a reflection on how Mary learned, obeyed and suffered at the foot of the Cross. The Holy Fat ... discuss

By ANN SCHNEIBLE/CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — “Marriage is a symbol of life ... the sacrament of love of Christ and the Church, a love which finds its proof and guarantee in the cr ... discuss

Sep 14 - Homily: The Cross & Bl. Jacinta Let us learn to love the Cross and live the Cross in our daily lives in the school of Bl. Jacinta Marto of Fatima. Ave Maria! Mass: Triumph of the Holy ... discuss

Recently I met a woman who confessed, “My life is not what I thought it would be.”  She went on to share the many regrets of her heart. Webster’s dictionary defines regret like th ... discuss

A personal reflection from one who once feared her but came to love her dearly. Aleteia -Theresa Bonopartis There was a point in my life when the thought of Mary, the Mother of God—esp ... discuss

Our Lady of Ransom with St. Raymong and St. PeterThe Pastor's Corner article from St. Raymond of Penafort this week is so good I just had to post it! It's a history lesson on the conflict between Musl ... discuss

This meditation is offered today in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Richard of St. Victor says: “In martyrs, the intensity of their love mitigated their sufferings, but with Mary it was d ... discuss

VATICAN CITY – A single mother, people who have been married before and couples who have been living together "in sin" were married by Pope Francis in a taboo-challenging ceremony at the Vatican o ... discuss

We find the origins of the Feast of the Exultation of the Cross back in the year 335 A.D. when, on September 14th of that year, a basilica built by the Emperor Constantine was consecrated. The si ... discuss

For the past 14 years this has been a special day in the liturgical year for me. After losing my son to stillbirth in 2002 I felt that I had a special connection to the Blessed Mother in some small wa ... discuss

September 15 is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast is dedicated to Mary, Mother of God, and her union with the sufferings of her Divine Son, Jesus. In her suffering as co-redeemer, she remin ... discuss

1. The Prophecy of Simeon. (Luke 2:34-35) or the Circumcision of Christ2. The Flight into Egypt. (Matthew 2:13)3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple. (Luke 2:43-45)4. Mary Meets Jesus on the Wa ... discuss

Sep 14 - Homily: Sign of Shame and Triumph On this feast of the Triumph of the Cross, Fr. Elias highlights the paradox of the Cross where the ultimate instrument of torture, defeat and death has be ... discuss

by Committee for Excellence in Maternal Healthcare and The Life House | Dublin, Ireland | LifeNews.com | 9/11/12 6:12 PMLeading medical experts speaking at a major International Symposium on Excellenc ... discuss

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Oh, love that will not let me goI rest me weary soul in TheeI give You back this life I oweAnd in Your ocean depths its flowMay richer fuller beOh, light that follows all my wayI yield my flickering t ... discuss

Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This feast is also called the Triumph of the Cross, Elevation of the Cross, Holy Cross Day, Holy Rood Day, or Roodmas.The public veneration of t ... discuss

Welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival! We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other and answer a question. Be sure to visit RAnn at This, Tha ... discuss

An editorial from The Globe and MailDear Scotland,You probably don’t know this, but you made us. The first European to cross the continent and reach our Pacific coast was Alexander Mackenzie – a ... discuss

Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross(Click here for readings)Jesus said to Nicodemus:  "No one has gone to heaven except the one who came down from heaven, the Son of Man.  And just as Moses ... discuss

Note: All is taken from the Raccolta Chaplet of the Five Wounds At the prayer of the Congregation of Discalced Clerks of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ here in Rome, in the Retreat of SS. John a ... discuss

Second Reading from today's Office of ReadingsA discourse of St Andrew of CreteThe cross is Christ's glory and triumphWe are celebrating the feast of the cross which drove away darkness and brought in ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 14, 2014 / 09:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Pope Francis used basic questions about the necessity of salvation to draw listeners deeper into Ch ... discuss

Sep 14 - Homily: The Humility of Christ Father Maximilian comments on the theme of humility as it is present in today's liturgy. Jesus, who is God, was humble enough to become a man and die on the ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 14, 2014 / 07:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “Marriage is a symbol of life... the Sacrament of love of Christ and the Church, a love which finds its proof and guarantee in the Cross.& ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “We also glory in our sufferings” (Romans 5:3). Re ... discuss

Today the Church observes the eighth anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, the long-awaited motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI replacing all former "indults" and freeing the Mass ... discuss

Exaltation of the Cross, Russian iconSome time ago I read Anthony Esolen's commentary in Magnificat about the elevation of the cross from the point of view of an English monk's meditation written in t ... discuss

Here is the translation of the Holy Father's homily during the wedding Mass celebrated this morning at St. Peter's Basilica on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. * * * Today’s first r ... discuss

ANN/Groong -- The Paradox Of The Cross div> ... discuss

The Wisdom and Power of the Cross – A Homily for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross « Archdiocese of Washington div> ... discuss

I love to find and share practical methods or techniques for living the Christian life—ways other Christians live out their Christian faith day-by-day. As I speak with people, as I read book ... discuss

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Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Proper of Saints: 1404 Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1649 Christian Prayer (single volume): Ordinary: 694 Proper of Saints: 1262 Comm ... discuss

By Tom and April Hoopes | User's Guide to Sunday, Sept. 14 | Sunday, Sept. 14, is the feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross. Mass Readings Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-38; Phil ... discuss

Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. It is sometimes referred to as the triumph of the Cross. The Cross was the instrument of Our Lord's most cruel death. But it was also the mea ... discuss

14 September AD 335 During the reign of Constantine the Great, the first Roman Emperor to profess the Christian faith, his mother Helena went to Israel, hoping to find the places especially significa ... discuss

During the reign of Constantine, first Roman Emperor to profess the Christian faith, his mother Helena went to The Holy Land and there undertook to find the places especially significant to Christian ... discuss

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Cameron is a seminary student at the Master’s Seminary in the greater Los Angeles area. He also works at Grace to You, the media ministry of pastor John MacArthur. Cameron has a blog called  ... discuss

By Patrick J. BuchananThe strategy that President Obama laid out Wednesday night to “degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL,” is incoherent, inconsistent and, ultimatel ... discuss

1st Reading: Numbers 21:4B-9 With their patience worn out by the journey, the people complained against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert, where there i ... discuss

Cyprian was born around 200 AD in North Africa, of pagan parents. He was a prominent trial lawyer and teacher of rhetoric. Around 246 he became a Christian, and in 248 was chosen Bishop of Carthage. A ... discuss

Tens of thousands of pro-life people will participate in the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on Saturday at over 100 locations nationwide. The event, held at actual burial places of a ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 All from Proper of Saints: 1379 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 All from Proper of Saints: 1252 Evening Prayer I for the Feast of the Triu ... discuss

Manila, Philippines, Sep 11, 2014 / 06:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of the Philippines have appealed their faithful to join in a national day of prayer in solidarity with persecuted Christians, ... discuss

Photo by Loci Lenar via FlickrThe Holy Name of MaryLord, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Son of Mary, hear us.Son of Mary, graciousl ... discuss

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael W. PendergrassThirteen years ago today, I overheard a coworker down the hall from my office telling someone else about planes hitting the World Trad ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 02:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring the community ... discuss

For five years I lived in one of the most beautiful places in our country, believe it or not, in New Jersey. I attended Don Bosco Seminary in Sussex County, the Northwest corner of New Jersey. ... discuss

By:  Patrick Goodenough Obama Authorizes Airstrikes in Syria, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 243 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1046 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Frida ... discuss

Here’s just a few of the headlines from this evening’s Drudge Report:* Army officer is told not to enter his daughter's high school because he's wearing his uniform* Satanists to Hold Controversia ... discuss

Archbishop Arguelles with HLI President Father Boquet; courtesy Mary Mediatrix of All Grace. BATANGAS, Philippines – September 10, 2014 – Representatives from Human Life International are among th ... discuss

Seek by reading and you will find by meditating.St. John of the CrossThis has been how I have gotten a lot of my spiritual progress, for wont of a better term. So when my spiritual advisor mentioned t ... 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

The saint of the day for September 10 is St. Nicholas of Tolentino.Nicholas was born in 1245 in Sant’Angelo in the diocese of Fermo. His middle-aged parents named him in thanksgiving to St. Nicholas ... discuss

David Limbaugh Discusses Latest Book “Jesus on Trial” on Hannity (Video) Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, September 8, 2014, 11:12 PM Author, lawyer and columnist David Limbaugh was on Hannity tonig ... discuss

Outside my window...Cross country weather.I am thinking...about the homeschool mass we had tonight for the Nativity of Mary.Rosie brought up the gifts.For the first time ever, Noah did some public spe ... discuss

Warning: Harry Reid Is Back In D.C. Today in Washington, D.C. - Sept 8, 2014The House will reconvene today at 2 PM. The House will take up several administrative "naming" of building bills today which ... discuss

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life (http://www.PriestsForLife.org), shares thoughts on preaching pro-life on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross Cycle A.   Related pos ... discuss

Mary's birthday is celebrated exactly 9 months after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mary's Birthday is one of only three that we celebrate during the liturgical year, the other two being John ... discuss

Jim HughesDelegates at SPUC's national conference 2014 were energized by the inspiration and great humour of Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition in Canada and vice-president of t ... discuss

Abolish Human Abortion is not an organization.We have no paid staff members.We spend zero dollars on fundraising and devote zero seconds to sending out appeals for your money.We trust in the living Go ... discuss

How should Christian children and teens interact with peers who either identify with, or are believed to engage in, a lifestyle marked by homosexual or cross-dressing behaviors? The answer, generally ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2014 / 08:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Addressing thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his weekly Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis called for peace in Ukraine and L ... discuss

A church that embraces the cross must embrace politics | National Catholic Reporter div> ... discuss

is said to have been a martyr; but nothing really known of him. He might possibly be identified with an Eortius who took part in the council of Valencia (374). Nothing is known about the date of his d ... discuss

This one is interesting to me because I was taught growing up that satan was specifically NOT a fallen angel, there was really not much scriptural support for his origins one way or the other, the mo ... discuss

Credit:  sites.google.comMost of us read "Catcher In The Rye" by JD Salinger at some point in our adolescence. I think I was 16 when I read it. It has become a classic American novel. It has m ... discuss

by Charles Schott, eGOP News: Some pundits have speculated about whether former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg might be interested in running for President in 2016? It is hard to assess the likeliho ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 5, 2014 / 05:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has released the schedule of Pope Francis' main liturgical celebrations for the month of September, during which he will publicly per ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  Sorry for the light blogging this week, as the kids and I try to get into the groove of our new homeschool year. I have two hig ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Pope Saint John Paul II wrote in his 1995 letter to women, “Transcending the established norms of his own culture, Jesus treated women with openness, respect, acceptance and tende ... discuss

 Advance Planning for Treatment Denial “Conversations” Spread — But What is Driving the Conversation? By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics From her cub ... discuss

 Abortion in the 2014 Elections: revealing the pro-abortionists’ extreme positions By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director On November 4, the American people will ... discuss

 Obamacare Train Wreck Continues!The New York Times reports today, “The first year of enrollment under the federal health care law was marred by the troubled start of HealthCare.gov, rampant ... discuss

Reading the news, it would be very easy to live our lives today in a constant state of fear. War seems to be everywhere, and it is seldom reported by our major news services.  For example, there ... discuss

YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE RISING COST OF LIVING, SO LONG AS YOU DON’T EAT Yes indeed, America’s golfer-in-chief has recently left his cycling & fund-raising vacation at his Martha’s Vi ... discuss

It would be wonderful if, amid the culture wars, our families’ playgrounds and playing fields could be declared “neutral territory” – places dedicated to healthy recreation and spirited compe ... 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

The month of September is traditionally dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary with the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows being commemorated on September 15. The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows commemorates t ... discuss

Fr Tito: It’s Not Enough to Know the Truth Knowing the truth must be lived out by doing the will of God, that is in carrying the cross that Christ has chosen for us. From: franciscanfriars Vi ... 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

We’re back in school. Homework is being assigned. Our schedules are getting busy and stress is setting in. But wait. Let’s take a minute to think — to remember what really matters this ... discuss

Christian teaching is full of paradox. God is three, yet he is one. Jesus is human, yet divine. This is bread and wine, but also Christ's body and blood. And you, Christian, are sinner yet also sa ... discuss

On December 18th, 1853, the congregation at New Park Street Chapel, the flagship Baptist church in Southwark, London, was abuzz over the young rural pastor expected to fill the pulpit. News of “the ... discuss

This “choice” thing with abortion is really the narrowest of one-way streets. Seven robed men decided in 1973 that a woman has a “privacy” right to “choose” to take ... discuss

"Work is a good thing for man-a good thing for his humanity-because through work man not only transforms nature, adapting it to his own needs, but he also achieves fulfilment as a human being and inde ... discuss

Outside my window...Cross country season.I am thinking...about starting the new school year, about the challenges that we all face, and what it will be like to do homeschool again with a baby/toddler ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 1, 2014 / 10:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Faith is not founded upon human wisdom, but on the power of God, as made manifest in the Gospel. This was one of the main themes of Pope Francis' ... discuss

Joshua, the son of Navi, was leader of the Israelites after the death of the Prophet Moses. He was born in Egypt around 1654 B.C. and succeeded Moses when he was eighty-five. He ruled the Israelites f ... discuss

I don’t know about you, but I’m in high gear prep-for-school mode around the bee hive. My sweet mama whisked my teens and five-year-old away to her house over the weekend and let me spend ... discuss

An Abbot, said to have been born of illustrious Athenian (Greek) parentage about the middle of the seventh century. Early in life he devoted himself exclusively to spiritual things, but, finding his ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  School started around here last Thursday (an odd day to start to my way of thinking!)  But the cross country season has al ... discuss

Text: Matthew 16:21-28Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.If the Apostle Peter would have gotten his way, you and I would be left in our sins and damn ... discuss

NCRegister | You Can’t Follow Jesus Without a Cross div> ... discuss

By Tom and April Hoopes | User's Guide to Sunday, Aug. 31 | Sunday, Aug. 31, is the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Mass Readings Jeremiah 20:7-9; Psalms 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9; Romans ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God ... discuss

The saint of the day is St. Jeanne Jugan (1792 – 1879) , also known as Sister Mary of the Cross. During the 19th century, she founded the Little Sisters of the Poor with the goal of imitating Christ ... discuss

Here are some good Kindle deals: Desperate by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson ($0.99); Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke ($0.99); The Real Face of Atheism by Ravi Zacharias ($2.99); Letters To a ... discuss

This article was originally published on August 24, 2014 on the Not Dead Yet website.Stephen DrakeBy Stephen Drake, Research Analyst with Not Dead Yet USAThe sudden emergence of suicide prevention org ... discuss

It is painful to look back over the years of my "Facebook activity" in 2008 and 2009. It is honestly very telling of someone's life. I feel somewhat embarrassed if people were to look back at the thin ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Aug 28, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Reacting to an internet campaign launched by ISIS threatening the life of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, Catholic leaders stressed that evil is ... discuss

Philippe de Champaigne, Saint Augustine, c. 1645-1650By Jean M. HeimannToday, August 28th, is the feast of St. Augustine, a Western Father of the Church whose conversion to Christianity is well-known ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma Being “released” sounds so ordinary, perhaps even positive. To the citizens portrayed in Lois Lowry’s The Giver (a recently released movie and young adult fiction favorite), b ... discuss

Q - I have little children who are sometimes loud during Mass. Sometimes they just babble a bit or talk a little too loud, but other times they are downright wailing and fussing. I want to participate ... discuss

Originally published in The Post-Abortion Review 3(2) Spring 1995. Copyright 1995 Elliot Institute, this 3 part article by David C. Reardon, Ph.D., is still one of my favorite series of articles on a ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “I have gazed upon you in the sanctuary so that ... discuss

MLMs and pyramid schemes essentially have the same design. The only difference is that MLMs will include a real product{s} to mask the connection between them and a pyramid scheme- but they are depend ... discuss

Outside my window...The Cuyahoga Valley Railroad - as it was coming towards me on the tow path during my morning walk/workout. I am thinking...Our beloved math tutor won't be coming for a while - perh ... discuss

Sacramento, Calif., Aug 26, 2014 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid backlash from religious liberty and education advocates, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has ordered abortion coverage in he ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2014 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Participants in the annual Ratzinger “schulerkreis” study group were overjoyed at seeing the retired pontiff in good health, noting ... discuss

Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I was hearing recently that some religious communities ... discuss

Many Iraqis fleeing the massacre of the Islamic State spent days traveling through the desert mountains of Sinjar. Most of them made the treacherous journey barefoot and without water. Those who arriv ... discuss

Monday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSS"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.You lock the Kingdom of heaven before men.You do not enter you ... discuss

By: Nathan Eshelman, Author Gentle Reformation D. Min. Admissions Counselor, RPTS I have been a fan of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) for many years. I love the art of language and the ... discuss

The pains which a woman bears in labor help to expiate the sins of mankind, and draw their meaning from the Agony of Christ on the Cross. Mothers are, therefore, not only co-creators with God; they ar ... discuss

As English-speaking Christians, we have a vast array of hymns available to us, and we each have our list of favorites. In my assessment, the best hymns are those that are universal and timeles ... discuss

born in 1214 and became a devout Christian and king of France. He attended Mass often, prayed frequently, was given to charity (as evidenced in the building of a hospital for the poor and blind) and w ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 16:13-20Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord T Jesus Christ.  Amen.Jesus was coming into the region of Caesarea Philippi.  It was a region that had roy ... discuss

Dome of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis   Photo copyright Jean M. HeimannWelcome to Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival, where a group of Catholic bloggers meet up at RAnn's blo ... discuss

With now literally hundreds of editorials and op-eds taking positions both pro and con on California’s SB 967 – as well as the broader issue of “affirmative consent” for sexual relations ̵ ... discuss

The liturgical liberals think that they are winning by making the Altar Cross in Papal Masses small and insignificant.But look!  Pope Francis incenses not any other crucifix but the Altar Cross.P ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1. Every morning, all summer long, I have been going down to one of the metro parks to walk while Noah and the cross country team runs. ... discuss

Look, I don’t like the Grammar Nazi any more than the next guy, but that’s the guy who nitpicks other folks’ usages to make himself feel superior. Occasionally, however, grammar inte ... discuss

The Souls of Aborted Babies - \"A Sure Hope\" I caught this post a few years ago on the souls of aborted babies on the blog \"V for Victory.\" The full article is no longer available online, but here ... discuss

August 23 is the optional memorial of St. Rose of Lima, virgin.Isabella Flores de Oliva was born April 20, 1586 to Spanish immigrants in Lima, Peru. At her confirmation, she took the name of Rose, bec ... discuss

How convenient for the jihadist-in-chief, Hussein Obama, that the very real threat to our country, open borders, has managed to all but disappear from media and conversation. We must not let that hap ... discuss

Today according to the 1962 Calendar is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Below are the Mass Propers for this Feast along with commemorations of the Octave Day of the Assumption which w ... discuss

The following is an updated version of an article by Amy Sobie & David C. Reardon, Ph.D., that was originally published in The Post-Abortion Review, 8(1), Jan.-March 2000. Copyright 2000, 2010 E ... discuss

Question: "I am not opposed to triune immersion, but I do want to question the idea that triune immersion is the ONLY way. Why isn't there a single mention of triune immersion in the New Testament? Ot ... discuss

Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition summarizes the peer reviewed journal article titled: Euthanasia and assisted suicide: a physician’s and ethicist ... discuss

Were soldiers of the Herculean cohort; they were standard-bearers, and refused to remove the chrismon (monogram of Christ) from the standard, as had been ordered by Julian the Apostate.Count Julian, u ... discuss

Wednesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By Benedict Augustine“’My friend, I am not cheating you.Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?Take wha ... discuss

YOUTH MENTOR Other, FT EmployeeTriangle Cross Ranch (Powell, WY)Youth Mentor for Christian/Catholic Youth Ranch that is 40 miles from Cody WY and close to Yellowstone National Park. Six months experie ... discuss

MECHANIC Maintenance/Trades, FT EmployeeTriangle Cross Ranch (Powell, WY)Mechanic needed in Clark WY (near Cody WY and Yellowstone National Park) for a large cattle and farm program for at-risk teen b ... 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

A great alliance exists between two peoples who share principles of democracy, the rule of law, freedom of religion and speech, and human rights. That alliance and friendship between the American and ... discuss

Well, at least I won’t go to the grave having accomplished nothing. After more than 130 hours of listening, I finally came to the end of William Manchester’s incredible three-volume biogra ... discuss

Contact: Eugene Delgaudio, Public Advocate of the US Inc., 703-845-1808, eugenedelgaudio@erols.com   WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- A small pro-family group has figured out an ine ... discuss

Before praying at the abortion memorial in Korea this weekend, Pope Francis also visited the “House of Hope” Rehabilitation Center Saturday afternoon. He spent almost an hour at the cente ... discuss

Died 20 August AD 1153 ernard of Clairvaux, a leader in Christian Europe in the first half of the 11th century A.D., is honored in his native France and around the world. Born into a noble Burgundian ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. He was Mr. Basketball, the Houdini of the Hardwood. He was blessed with long arms and peripheral vision. These gifts together with being ambidextrous and having extraordinary c ... discuss

Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta, also known as Saint Helena, Saint Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople (ca. 250 – ca. 330) she was married to the Roman general Constantius Chlorus, who bec ... discuss

As FLOTUS Hillary Clinton was the perpetual tag-a-long side-kick for Bill. In her mind she may have thought she was co-president but in reality her presence was more like “oh yes, and Hillary ... discuss

I know a beautiful young woman with Hollywood good looks. For the sake of anonymity, let me call her Aphrodite, after the Greek goddess of beauty.  Aphrodite’s statuesque beauty takes every man ... discuss

Most of us agree we should stand by our friends, and that we should keep our promises. However, the U.S. has a decidedly mixed record in doing this. I will look at that record, but the reason to reall ... discuss

Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 plane flight back to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention ... discuss

A young man approached Jesus and said,“Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?”He answered him, “Why do you ask me about the good?There is only One who is good.I ... discuss

We like it – they don’t. They – our opponents and many of their media supporters – would rather talk about a “war on women.” That’s why, as sure as April showers, every federal election ... discuss

The Knights of Columbus with the pilgrim icon. Our return to Washington on July 19 brought many blessings to those engaged in pro-life work and for many was a chance to grow in their devotion to Our L ... discuss

Over the weekend, Pope Francis visited a memorial in South Korea dedicated to remembering babies who have been victimized by abortions. The leader of the Catholic Church is inspired by something done ... discuss

Today, August 18, is the feast day of Saint Helena of Constantinople (246-330), mother of Constantine the Great, and finder of the True Cross of Jesus Christ.St. Helena was the daughter of an innkeepe ... discuss

We now have two new saints enrolled in heaven, Pope St. John XXIII and Pope St. John Paul II. Pope Francis gave a beautiful sermon in the canonization Mass that sheds much light on the role of the Ch ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 06:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At the concluding Mass of his historical trip, Pope Francis urged the faithful to embrace Christ's message of forgiveness and reconciliati ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 15:21-28Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.She was a dog.  Worse than a mere lap dog, but one of those yippy dogs that circles yo ... discuss

 Like it or Not – Abortion is an Issue in the 2014 Elections By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director Editor’s note. This appeared on page one of the August editio ... discuss

The following is my own testimony which I wrote for the USCCB in 2000.  “We are to show to those in need His goodness to ourselves . . .” This phrase at Mass speaks to my heart. It reminds ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 01:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday morning Pope Francis baptized 62-year-old Lee Ho-Jin – the father of one of the victims from the Sewol Ferry tragedy earli ... discuss

The Association Game: Is this Ukrainian more like Putin or Poroshenko? Republican water-carriers can smear the Pauls as isolationists all they want: the notion of the US as “world cop” is still ne ... discuss

Jesus said "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and  follow me. (Luke 9.23) In some areas of the world taking up one's cross is following Jesus, a ... 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

15 August, New Testament The honor paid to Saint Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus Christ our Lord, God, and Savior goes back to the earliest days of the Church. Indeed, it goes back farther: Even befo ... discuss

Rosie Grade 4Faith and Life 4th gradePathway ReadersSaxon MathHarmony ArtsBrave Writer writing and literatureSpelling USeeCreation Science-  AstronomyGeography through LiteratureSaturday Soccer L ... discuss

At that time, Jesus spoke unto His disciplessaying: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grainof wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remainsalone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoeverlo ... discuss

Students for Life of AmericaKristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life of America: For the second time in as many weeks, back-to-back rulings in the South have declared laws that require abortionis ... discuss

Photo via Borromeo Housing on FaceBookby Maria Santos, The Daily Signal: “I’m in labor; pardon me,” Courtney says cheerfully, planting herself cross-legged in the armchair next to me.She’s al ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 14:22-33Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.Fear is an unpleasant emotion.  It is caused by the belief that someone or someth ... discuss

Credit:  http://allenbwest.com/If this picture does not tear you apart inside, then you are made of stone.  The events in Iraq are beyond my comprehension.  I feel that we should all be ... discuss

Image Source: Fourteen Holy HelpersDuring this time when many Christians are still martyred for their faith, it is an appropriate day on the Feast of Ss. Cyriacus, Largus, and Smaragdu to seek their i ... discuss

At least this little spat was broadcast on the evening news for one of the "Big Three," in this case, ABC. Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) refutes certain claims made by the opposition, including at the ... discuss

We, in modern America, if anything have too much food. You learn this in a new way when you go to places like Singapore where the portions are smaller – you know, normal sized. But in super-sized ... discuss

Pat Archbold of Creative Minority Report recently did a post entitled, "Ditch The Sign of Peace or 'Take your stinking paws off me you darn dirty ape!'" [HERE]  Mr. Archbold, if you haven't ... discuss

In April 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the northeast coast of Florida and planted the first cross in the sand. The early heroic martyrs endured deplorable conditions bringing the Fa ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 14:13-21Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.The disciples were faced with a large dilemma.  There were over 5,000 people gath ... discuss

Sermon notes & Background research for Proper 13 A 2014, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Romans 9:1-5 The Wandering Jew by Gustav Dore. A Medieval legend about a Jew who taunted Chri ... discuss

The Swine in ChurchBy David Outten, Production EditorA popular expression is to say there’s an elephant in the room. The implication is that there’s a huge problem right under everyone’s nose th ... discuss

3 August, New Testament These "myrrh bearers" or "faithful women," as they're called among some Christians, with Mary Magdalene, are named in Scripture as the first visitors to the tomb of the crucif ... discuss

We have a big God For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature wil ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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