Topic: culture

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

Contact: Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, Operation Save America, 254-715-3134 NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 1, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Controversies ignited like brushfires as Operation Rescue/Operation Save Americ ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. A human being is a unity of body and soul, not a soul imprisoned in the body and not a soul that is a ghost in a machine. Human nature consists of a soul dwelling in a bo ... discuss

Several years ago I read this letter on the Priests for Life website. It was gives readers a chilling look at what the future might hold, Frighteningly, the contents of this letter are becoming realit ... discuss

It's true that same-sex marriage proponents are actively seeking to redefine marriage. But marriage culture completely fell apart long before today's same-sex marriage debate (as was pointed out in a ... discuss

Cleveland, OH (LiveActionNews) — This month, Ohio Right To Life launched a new pro-life ad campaign in Cleveland’s low-income, majority black neighborhoods. “African Americans experience a ... discuss

Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent. Steve Martin, Born Standing Up: A Comic's LifeLet's face it, this is why Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule resonates. Most of us are not gen ... discuss

A woman looks at a sonogram image of her unborn baby. Credit: Katy Senour/CNA.Abortion advocates' recent shift away from the term "pro-choice" could be due to improving medicin ... discuss

Population Research Institute welcomes the birth of little Chonalyn Sentino. Baby Chonalyn was born this past Sunday to parents Clemente and Dailin, and was feted in the Philippines as “Baby 100 Mil ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to the Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends: Our troubled culture presents no shortage of opportunities for social conservatives to take action to rebuild the family, adva ... discuss

The culture of death was given a win on Tuesday when a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the 2012 Mississippi law that requires abortion “doctors” to have a ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2014 / 02:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Abortion advocates' recent shift away from the term “pro-choice” could be due to improving medicine and technology showing the ha ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. “Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights – for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture – is false a ... discuss

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

Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal: An Export-Import Bank official who was fired on suspicion of taking cash in exchange for helping a Florida company obtain financing cited his Fifth Amendment right in ... discuss

Contact: Al Lopus, President, Best Christian Workplaces Institute, 206-230-8111, alopus@bcwinstitute.org MERCER ISLAND, Wash., July 30, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The 2014 Best Christian Workplace ... discuss

baby ChonalynTop story:Philippines welcomes its 100 millionth citizenThe Philippines has welcomed the birth of its 100 millionth citizen. The baby girl, named Chonalyn, was born in a hospital in Mani ... discuss

Wednesday of the Seventeeth Week in Ordinary Time (Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“When I found your words, I devoured them;they became my joy and the happiness of my heart,Be ... discuss

I am not sure why so many “science” bloggers and writers want to opine on ethics. Perhaps having to be objective and purely evidence based gets boring. In this context, now comes the Evolution Blo ... discuss

O. Carter Snead of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture recently gave a talk at the National Right to Life Convention in which he discussed the way fetal pain laws can help citizens develop a ... discuss

In the buildup to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, and even more so in its aftermath, prominent news outlets have been aggressively spreading falsehoods about key aspects of the case. B ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli A Culture of Life says STDs are showing an increasing resistance to antibiotic treatments: It’s a constant race with the bugs. We develo ... discuss

SPECIES: The Virgin (Sexus Nontilnuptials) PREDATOR: The Media (Sexus Perpetual Obsessicus) METHOD OF ATTACK: Exploitation and Extinction Peer through a leafy curtain deep in the Amazon and you mi ... discuss

(Zenit.org) — In April of this year the Vatican hosted the Conference on Combating Human Trafficking, bringing together both law enforcement professionals and social workers involved in the battle ... discuss

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD, Praying In Jesus Name: The Obama Administration caved in to atheists and again threatens church pastors."The IRS has agreed to pay closer attention to what ... discuss

The summer issue of the Cosmopolitan Review has been published. The authors note: The arts, in all their variety, are mirrors that reflect a people. We owe so much to artists. They make us laugh, cry ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D.  The unthinkable is happening! Archie Andrews was the Dorian Gray of high school teenagers and enjoyed immunity from the ravages of time. In his case, it lasted for or some 73 ... discuss

It has been 50 years since Barry Goldwater's presidential run, a short-term defeat, but in many ways a long-term victory--not the least of which in the way it catapulted Ronald Reagan onto the nati ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: A Fox News poll this week reported that 58% of the American people felt the Obama Administration was incompetent. That sense of incompetence included 32% of Democrats, 67% of indep ... discuss

Lourdes, France, Jul 28, 2014 / 10:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- This weekend, shortly before today's centenary of the beginning of World War I, an English bishop has said that the Marian shrine of Lourdes ... discuss

The Watcher’s Council Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living ... discuss

The left’s reaction to Hobby Lobby is part cynicism–”war on women” nonsense–and part true belief.  And it demonstrates that many progressives aren’t civil libertarians–since a true civi ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van Maren“As soon as he grows his own uterus, he can have an opinion.”That was a comment left on The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada’s Facebook page by a woman who presumabl ... discuss

This is the inescapable logic of euthanasia: It is much more expensive to care for ill and disabled patients than “compassionately” kill them. As I like to say, it may take $1000 for assisted suic ... discuss

--Seinfeld may be coming to Netflix!  I think they would be smart to do so, it could create a whole new generation of fans.  Then, younger people would actually know what us Seinfeld fans ar ... discuss

Another controversial www.AlterNet article caught my eye tonight. “A New Wave of Wacko Evangelicals Swept GOP Primaries—and Could Win Several Seats in Washington, Mega churches fuel a dangerous n ... discuss

Israel is not tame. But she is good. If a poacher shoots arrows at a pride of sleeping lions, are the lions to blame for rousing and defending themselves? What does one say of the shooter when he inte ... discuss

“Why in God’s name does anyone show sympathy, and support for a terrorist organization?” -  Former Congressman Allen West And that is the question that should be asked.  It boggles the mind ... discuss

Nearly eight years ago, I wrote The Third World Cometh…and Soon. The third world has now arrived, and America – as you and I know it – is all but gone. The Obama-engineered “humani ... discuss

The Party of WarBy Doris O'Brien on 'The American Thinker'For a party that professes to hate war, Democrats consistently use it as metaphor in framing their issues – the war on poverty, the war on w ... discuss

  The truths not so hidden between the line ... discuss

Jul 26 - Homily: Sts. Joachim and Anne The parents of Our Lady, Saints Joachim and Anne, remind us about the importance of purity, chastity, and modesty, especially in our current culture that is s ... discuss

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

by Tom Baleck, Contributing Author: Standing in the checkout line at Costco, I watched and listened to the family in front of me chattering in a language that I couldn't identify. Was it Flemish? B ... discuss

I recently finished reading "Sun Shine Down" by Gillian Marchenko (whom I know slightly through one of my online writers' groups). Gillian and her husband, Sergei, were living as church planters in Uk ... discuss

“Abortion is not surgery” claims Planned Parenthood CEO in contradictory statements Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando (PPGO) has for over a year conspired with Florida Hospital and ... discuss

The drugs that are used in lethal injection executions are also used in assisted suicide/euthanasia. Yet, we are told with regard to the former lethal use, that they cause pain and suffering–but wit ... discuss

This week, President Obama made an executive order demanding that only organizations who agree with the administration’s view of sexuality are eligible to receive government contracts, refusing the ... discuss

James Franco has recently adapted William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" and Cormac McCarthy's "Child of God" into films; it is rumored that Franco will eventually adapt McCarthy's "Blood Meridian" as we ... discuss

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim meets Pope FrancisWith so many Christians being persecuted around the world, it was wonderful to see Pope Francis meet with and encourage this brave woman and her fam ... discuss

by Kelli A new HBO documentary examines South Korea’s gaming culture in light of a couple who starved their child due to a gaming addiction. From People.com: Plenty has been made of South Korea ... discuss

Father Boquet and Father Rafael Wanjohi at HLI Though soft-spoken, Father Rafael Wanjohi delivers a powerful life-saving message that speaks volumes to the Kenyan people. Since 1999, HLI’s country d ... discuss

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

And because history, culture, and tradition are small and personal. (With thanks to Arthur Powers,* who, on a Catholic writers' list, posted a link to Mary Berry's "Problem Solvers" at The Berry ... discuss

From Eatgrueldog - Founder of the new republic I was having a discussion with my wife last night about John Roberts and the decision he made that so many consider onerous. She not only thinks that R ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In Howard Pyle’s version of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, the Tanner sings a ballad entitled “The Wooing of Sir Keith” in which an old, ugly woman ... discuss

David M. Huntwork, Contributing Author: We exist in a vast sea of ignorance and lack of understanding in regards to history, politics, and ideology. Not to mention the implications of each upon our ... discuss

Democrats Want Votes; [RINO] Republicans Want Cheap Labor (by Chuck Baldwin, (Th.24Jul14)http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/1206/Democrats-Want-Votes-Republicans-Want-Cheap-Labor.aspxBu ... discuss

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

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

You old white people. It is your duty to die.” HISPANIC LEADERS SPEAK OUT Augustin Cebada, Brown Berets; “Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future ... discuss

by Weasel Zippers Which is true, but if a white Republican said this they’d be slammed as a racist. OBAMA: There’s no contradiction between knowing your culture — the traditional cultures out ... discuss

Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15) The Romance of Reality Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15) The Romance of Reality, Japanese and Chinese, by CHarles Morris Excerpt: THE FIRST OF THE MIKADOS. The year 1 in ... discuss

It’s a subject rife with debate in the pro-life community: how do we approach abortion-minded and post-abortive women? For some, the belief is that we should welcome these women, treat them with com ... discuss

“Why in God’s name does anyone show sympathy, and support for a terrorist organization?” ~ Former Congressman Allen West, Lt. Col., USA-Retired by David M. Huntwork, Contributing Author: And t ... discuss

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

A leading national pro-life gr0up has lied up to support pro-life Senate candidate David Perdue as he takes on pro-abortion Michelle Nunn in Georgia’s competetive Senate race. The National Right ... discuss

It certainly comes as no surprise and it is definitely not new news that the abortion industry and the media and individuals who support it try and deny the truth about abortion and the reality of abo ... discuss

My best friend and his wife (my wife’s best friend) grew up in and worship in the Church of Christ tradition, a Christian denomination popular in the Southern U.S., with roots in the Second Grea ... discuss

RELEVANT magazine is asking who should play C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien in the upcoming movie about their friendship. The authors have some suggestions of their own, ranging from Cumberbatch and ... discuss

In our culture, equipped with a gazillion cell phone cameras and a multiplicity of recording devices, every once in a while when an unhinged pro-abortionist goes off on a pro-lifer, it’s get cap ... discuss

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob GreenblattAs NRL News Today has noted (at length), the controversy over the addle-pated “abortion-themed romantic comedy“” Obvious Child served as a sp ... discuss

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

 Basic dos-and-don’ts men should know when helping women face an unplanned pregnancy By Dave Andrusko In our culture, equipped with a gazillion cell phone cameras and a multiplicity ... discuss

 TV and abortion: “Progress” = more abortions By Dave Andrusko NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob GreenblattAs NRL News Today has noted (at length), the controversy over the addle-pate ... discuss

Funeral of American Nissim Sean Carmeli.(July 21, 2014 Photo by Rami Shllush) by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Israel's conflict against Hamas escalated dramatically over the weekend. Thirteen sold ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco The Church reads the signs of the times. This year, she is poised to address the challenges wrought to evangelization by advocacy for the redefinition of marriage, secular divorce ... discuss

Baltimore, Md., Jul 22, 2014 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent interview with CNA, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore reaffirmed religious liberty as a priority for the U.S. bishops, emphasiz ... discuss

BWesley Smithy Wesley Smith - Published in the Weekly Standard, (Link)July 28, 2014 edition.Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmi ... discuss

by Kelli American Life League’s Judie Brown discusses the latest idea in birth conrol technology – remote control contraception: Technology Review says the wireless implant, if approved ... discuss

Andrew Lloyd Weber might not still be here if assisted suicide had been legal. He wanted to die and almost was set to go to Switzerland. Now, he’s glad he didn’t. From the Telegraph story: Lord Ll ... discuss

I continue to push back against the starvation killing agenda now being promoted vigorously among assisted suicide advocacy groups and by some bioethics. Toward that end, I have a piece just out in th ... discuss

 Starving Our Way Toward Lethal Injections By Wesley J. Smith I continue to push back against the starvation killing agenda now being promoted vigorously among assisted suicide advocac ... discuss

There are a number of disturbing facts about a homicide story coming out of Michigan, not the least the gory acts of violence surrounding the deaths of a man and a pregnant woman. The story leaves a l ... discuss

"President Obama's new executive order compelling all federal contractors to affirm the latest LGBTQ orthodoxy escalates the ongoing culture war against traditional mores and religion." -- IRD Preside ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D.  On April 6, 1993, the fiftieth anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, the then Pope John Paul II delivered a most inspirational message: “As Christians and Jews, ... discuss

The show of solidarity surpassed anything Bangalore has seen in the recent past. Perhaps Anna Hazare's protest at Freedom Park three years ago came close. But this march was far stronger, much bigger ... discuss

Sometimes it takes a prince to show us our humanity. This week’s People magazine features a cover photo of Great Britain’s Prince George. His Royal Highness is turning 1—an occasion marked by a ... discuss

"President Obama's new executive order compelling all federal contractors to affirm the latest LGBTQ orthodoxy escalates the ongoing culture war against traditional mores and religion." -- IRD Preside ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Have no fear. The outcome of the battle for life ... discuss

I first heard of “abortion dreams” in university, in one of the first accounts of abortion I ever read. It was an essay published in a Norton anthology I had to purchase for one of my first univer ... discuss

The Watcher’s Council Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily livin ... discuss

WHITE GUILT: CULTURE OF VICTIMIZATION I’m a white guy, so I am not supposed to be making any observations or critiques concerning black culture. To do so would mean that I am a racist that hates bla ... discuss

Since appealing to moral conscience doesn’t cut it, Bruening has a less novel idea: give poor mothers money to keep their children. Bruening calls it a “child allowance program.” I call it lib ... discuss

On July 21, we commemorate St. Lawrence of Brindisi, the first Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as a Doctor of the Church.St. Lawrence was born at Brindisi, in the kingdom of Naples, Italy, on July 2 ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: Mr. McDonald,Congratulations on your nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a good citizen you have agreed to take on one of the most demanding and important job ... discuss

by David Limbaugh, GOPUSA: I don't think Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against President Obama right now, but I also don't think that considering the idea is "crazy talk."The man has, ... discuss

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

Prepper Barter Items: How To Stockpile & Barter For SHTF Scenarios Blurb: Bartering seems like a skill that belongs exclusively to the ancient past or when you’re on vacation in Mexico trying to bri ... discuss

I know this is long, but I feel this needed to be said...As many of you know, I run a blog called The Catholic Breadbox, in which I publish quotes culled from the great writers and big names of the Ch ... discuss

From behind a smoking sniper rifle high atop his ivory tower peers the secular-”progressive.” He surveys his many victims, strewn across the American landscape below and mockingly sneers, “War o ... discuss

The recent Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision has brought about a hue and cry representing a chorus of scorched cats. It becomes almost impossible to exaggerate the hysterical theatrics used to denounce the ... discuss

Some of us, the brave ones, put aside selfish desires to afford others the right to be free. I hope that all of us are remembering the sacrifices – of life and limb – that all our ancesto ... discuss

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

By Patrick J. BuchananTo observe the decades-long paralysis of America’s political elite in controlling her borders calls to mind the insight of James Burnham in 1964 — “Liberalism is the ideo ... discuss

American Life League was spotlighted in several media outlets this week, such as the Huffington Post, the Houston Chronicle, and Street Roots, because a grantee of the Catholic Campaign for Human ... discuss

No accounting for tasteDe gustibus non est disputandum has been loosely translated as, “There’s no accounting for taste.” But when we say it like that, we imply flippantly that someone has chose ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Jul 18, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Colorado women’s health clinic seeking to offer natural care that respects human dignity has drawn praise for helping to build up a cul ... discuss

Left-wing academic superstar, Slovoj Zizek, has been caught plagiarizing, but the best part of the story is what he plagiarized and how he was caught. Read the story here, and that the story made News ... discuss

The wailing and gnashing of teeth over the very modest Hobby Lobby case shows that it was a precursor for the real game that is afoot; forcing those with religious beliefs against abortion and assiste ... discuss

Obamacare’s emphasis on cost-benefit has apparently granted permission for the medical technocrats to conjure all kinds of healthcare rationing schemes. And the Medical Establishment is apparently p ... discuss

My wife left me twenty-four years ago today, and it is hardly an endorsement of the phenomenon to submit that it was one of the best things that ever happened to me -- eventually. That being said ...Y ... discuss

Safe and Legal!Recent international research by the Pew Research Center, a non-partisan think tank based in Washington DC, found that more than half of abortions in the country are backstreet rather t ... discuss

I have spent my life in the belly of the beast. For nearly forty years, I have lived in Montgomery County, Maryland, which borders Washington, DC on its north side. This might not be the most liberal ... discuss

The ongoing crisis at the southern border demonstrates, once again, the problems of government by executive action (or inaction). In this essay, inspired by Madison's Federalist 52, we consider the m ... discuss

Begin Again – music and integrity will always matter As my kids have gotten older, we have really been to a lot more movies than we used to go see. I enjoy discussing movies after we see them an ... discuss

Oklahoma City, Okla., Jul 16, 2014 / 05:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop of Oklahoma City Paul Coakley called a black mass scheduled to take place in the city's civic center an “obviously horr ... discuss

While immigrants of previous generations worked hard to become inculcated as Americans, an opposite trend has developed. The number of illegal immigrants (people who simply walk across the border) has ... discuss

Holy Hour for Life Procession Two by two, the seminarians, priests and pro-life leaders processed to the statue of our Blessed Mother at the Ivory Coast’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary. The culm ... discuss

Excerpted from A Return to Order By John Horvat II  In looking at the debate over immigration, it is almost automatically assumed ... discuss

Thanks to our friends at Christ & Pop Culture for talking about Rachel McMillan's BreakPoint feature article "Is Homemaking the Church's New Idol?" in their latest podcast! Click here to listen. ... discuss

The Supreme Court is not a hero, and the conservative movement is not a damsel in distress. This is one concept Congressman Paul Ryan (WI) discussed in his Independence Day Address, which he delivered ... discuss

Over the past few years, numerous states have followed the will of the people to increase protections for women and unborn children by enacting reasonable, commonsense restrictions on abortion. These ... discuss

Bishop Philip Egan***Book before 31 July for a £20 discount***SPUC's national conference takes place once again at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire, from 5-7 September. This will b ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to the Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends, FRC is blessed to have classes of interns composed of some of the finest, brightest, most promising young men and women in Ame ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2014 / 08:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In wake of the Vatican’s viral campaign urging faithful worldwide to pause for a moment of silence during the world cup final, officials h ... discuss

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Buried in a story about Derek Jeter’s last all-star appearance in his last professional baseball season (A New Act In Jeter's Last Season, Before Dwindling All-Star Audience), is some intriguing ins ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jul 15, 2014 / 10:58 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human being to the very cente ... discuss

article source: http://unfilteredpatriot.com/wussification-of-america-san-fran-giants-to-ban-culturally-insensitive-clothing/From: UnfilteredPatriot  Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 Subject: San F ... discuss

Writing about the age of John Milton, the British author A. N. Wilson once tried to explain to modern secular readers that there had once been a time when bishops of the Church of England were titanic ... discuss

Father West prays with the Black Madonna at the grave of Fr. Paul Marx, founder of HLI. The Black Madonna returned briefly to the Diocese of Winona for their Ministry Days which is an event for the co ... discuss

Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Jesus began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had been done, since they had not repented.I couldn't believe it ... discuss

Tweetby Jonathon Van MarenI first heard of “abortion dreams” in university, in one of the first accounts of abortion I ever read. It was an essay published in a Norton anthology I had to purchase ... discuss

Lincoln, Neb., Jul 15, 2014 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite the recent Hobby Lobby court victory, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. stressed the need for Catholics to continue to evangelize ... discuss

Various Supreme Court rulings have said that limitations can be placed on access to abortion in the states. Over the past few years, especially, states have taken the Court up on their offers. Accordi ... discuss

There are so many good books to read; it’s nearly impossible to keep up with them all…if only they didn’t take so long to read! With book summaries offered by www.BooksAtaG ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Not long ago I have myself tested by Ancestry.com's DNA project to find out my ancestral lines. you can see the result in the picture to the right - click on it to enlarge ... discuss

Green Bay, Wis., Jul 14, 2014 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the past three years now, Catholic families in the Diocese of Green Bay and beyond have been marking their calendars for July 4th, and no ... discuss

The Pro Life Movement has shown great success for the Pro Choice Movement because the Pro Life Movement is a deliberate extension of the Pro Choice Movement. They have made abortion stronger by pushin ... discuss

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

There's a good article at Spero Forum addressing the opinions of St. Thomas Aquinas on immigration. Here are a few paragraphs that sum up some essentials:These are some of the thoughts of Saint Thomas ... discuss

When I was young, people with Down syndrome were common and visible members of the community. I remember in particular one Down friend I made while working my way through college selling televisions a ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 14, 2014 / 09:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Organizers for the first-ever audience to be held between a pope and the elderly population have revealed that a central reflection will be the ... discuss

Yesterday ABC News reported that the first woman has been charged under a new Tennessee law with assaulting her unborn child by means of prenatal drug use. “The law, which just went into effect ear ... discuss

I cannot understand how atheists are able to ignore the spiritual realm as if it doesn’t exist. They explain away miracles and supernatural events as if these thousands of occurrences over many year ... discuss

The Watcher’s Council Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living ... discuss

Baghdad, Iraq, Jul 14, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Iraqi archbishops are seeking “faith and hope” in Iraq, while bewailing the continuing exodus of Christians from the country am ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In the ancient classical world during the first century, the Christian way of life clashed dramatically with the pagan practices of the day. In “The Epistle of Mathetes ... discuss

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

During an interview with Barcelona's leading newspaper last month, Pope Francis referred to ..."big world economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money..." I suppose that money was a ... discuss

I recently encountered a piece of commentary entitled Moral Equivalence, Moral Idiocy by Bruce Thornton; an excellent item explaining exactly what is going on in the “Arab-Israeli dispute.” ... discuss

In 2016, if America does not correct the imbalance imposed on this nation by a socialist President who has opened our national coffers to entitlement seekers and created a situation where over half of ... discuss

What a tough situation. Be sure to vote your thoughts in the poll at the bottom of this post. From nola.com, July 3: The Bill Cassidy Senate campaign announced Thursday that the candidate’s un ... discuss

I started this blog almost eight years ago as an extension of my pro-life apostolate. It was 2006 and Missouri was in the midst of a heated battle over human cloning, so I already had a special focus ... discuss

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

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

This celebrity gossip illustrates a profound wrong of our times. When a baby is created as a purchased product, we should not be surprised when the merchandise is returned. Well, you can’t actually ... discuss

                Three IFRL directors, Pat & Dick Conklin and John Ryan, attended the NRLC Convention in Louisville last T ... discuss

Jul 11 - Homily: St. Benedict Integrating Prayer and Work Fr. Elias on the life of St Benedict and the influence of his Benedictine order both on Western monasticism and on civilization and culture ... discuss

The Pontifical Council for Culture has launched a "Pause for Peace" campaign ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2014 final in Brazil on Sunday evening. Adherents are asking for a moment of silence around t ... discuss

 by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: The segments when Jay Leno would take to the street to ask Americans questions about things that one would expect them to know and those when Jesse Watters o ... discuss

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

Vatican City, Jul 10, 2014 / 08:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Theodore Mascarenhas, who was appointed Wednesday to be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Ranchi in India's eastern state of Jharkha ... discuss

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

Seoul, South Korea, Jul 10, 2014 / 03:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The vitality of the Church in South Korea is behind the many conversions that have taken place in the nation which Pope Francis is set to ... discuss

American women have plunged into a bottomless dungeon of servitude — by the Supreme Court no less — in the new ruling that Hobby Lobby can be exempted from paying for employees’ abortifa ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Jul 10, 2014 / 12:21 pm (CNA).- When Dr. Christopher Blum first read "Introduction to the Devout Life," he knew that he would be personally indebted to St. Francis de Sales. Inspired t ... discuss

What to know why we are having a border crisis? Short Answer: Roe v Wade. Long Answer: 40 years of exporting our birth control policies through foreign aid agreements. Since 1973, USAID has followed ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 10, 2014 / 11:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pontifical Council for Culture has launched an effort designed to unite the world in asking for peace in warring countries by observing a mo ... discuss

Bill Maher helped to popularize the claim that the Resurrection and other Christian "myths" were plagiarized from early "mystery religions". By the turn of the century, this theory was for the most pa ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “He consoles us in all our afflictions and there ... discuss

Protecting Hobby Lobby As promised, Senate Democrats filed legislation today to “overturn” the Supreme Court’s decision protecting Hobby Lobby and other companies from being forced to comply ... discuss

Meriam Ibrahim and Family Reportedly Safe at “Makeshift Home” at the U.S. Embassy Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who was recently released from prison after facing the death penal ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jul 9, 2014 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thirty-five U.S. Senators have introduced legislation to strip religious freedom protections from businesses with objections to mandatory insu ... discuss

Melinda Gates’ June 2nd claim that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has “decided not to fund abortion” has been taken by many as a positive change in the Foundation’s policy. In truth, ho ... discuss

Abortion creates a culture where babies are considered disposable, and here is proof of that. Read more ... discuss

The Rise of Christianity, c. 200 A.D. Click to enlarge. Mr. Rogers, For several years I have had questions about the timing of prophetic events. I have the general understanding that many evange ... discuss

Abortion creates a culture where babies are considered disposable, and here is proof of that. Detectives say mother Nicole “Nikki” Kelly told them she killed her own baby boy because she had “re ... discuss

Mom Who Killed Her 11-Month-Old Son: “I Just Didn ... discuss

Anyone who has been a part of our Movement for more than a week knows we often reference what we call “verbal gymnastics” or “verbal engineering.” In the abortion context, we talk of “aborti ... discuss

  Lord Falconer bill “would turn docto ... discuss

by Rick Warren - The heart of worship is surrender. Surrender is an unpopular word, especially in the American culture. Surrender means, to many, defeat. We love winning so surrender is unthinkable. B ... discuss

9]> < ![endif]--> margin-right: 5px;" src="http://cc.org/sites/default/files/Israel147_21.jpg?1395089145" alt="" height="137" width="147" />This article is sure to push the hot button of many, eve ... discuss

As this 40 Days for Life campaign comes to the end, we are reminded that the injustice of abortion is not an isolated occurrence that has no impact on us. It not only impacts us … but generation ... discuss

Clinton Wilcox of Life Training Institute was kind enough to read the semi-final draft of this post and provide a brief but insightful critique. This does not mean that he necessarily endorses any of ... discuss

By EDWARD PENTIN | ROME — One of Europe’s leading pro-life figures believes a sea change in public opinion in favor of a culture of life is under way, but the momentum needs to be ma ... discuss

As we have just witnessed in some of the responses to last week's Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, there are those in our country who would not only diminish religious liberty through government co ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog,Pro-Life in TN, and KelliMinnesota Citizens Concerned for Life saysMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appears to value dogs and cats more than the wom ... discuss

On July 3rd, Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced that his 17-year-old, unwed daughter, is pregnant and her baby is due sometime this summer. This November, Cassidy is running for the Louisiana U ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appears to value dogs and cats more than the women of his state who p ... discuss

Yesterday we had two fascinating lectures at Lakeside.  First a neighbor who got her first work experience waiting tables at The Abigail (local restaurant, now closed) explained the Google cultur ... discuss

About a month ago, Abort73 received some scathing feedback from a middle-aged man in Minneapolis. Scathing feedback is not that uncommon for us, but it’s usually too vague and nondescript to ev ... discuss

About a month ago, Abort73 received some scathing feedback from a middle-aged man in Minneapolis. Scathing feedback is not that uncommon for us, but it’s usually too vague and nondescript to ev ... discuss

On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis by Louis MarkosMy rating: 5 of 5 starsWe need the truth, but we also need to know how to live in and through and by that truth.Wh ... discuss

The abortion industry did its best to pitch the movie Obvious Child as an “unapologetic” but “hilarious” romantic comedy about abortion, even as the director and star eschewed such a depiction ... discuss

I saw on my wife's Facebook page a commercial produced by the Always Corporation. A maxim I followed raising our daughter was to teach her she could do anything she wanted in life. As a little girl sh ... discuss

So, this is how things happen, sometimes: Leah Libresco mentioned on Facebook that she would be heading to Ireland with her mother, and wondered if anyone would be interested in having her speak to th ... discuss

It is absolutely critical that the issue dividing the pro-lifers and abortion advocates be clarified and not muddled by irrelevancies. As author Scott Klusendorf points out in The Case for Life: “If ... discuss

[NOTICE: The following essay contains a plethora of minutiae associated with the details of official Catholic worship, which the reader might find to be too arcane for their taste, unless one is into ... discuss




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