Topic: desire

Question: "How can someone best assimilate into the ‘culture’ of Orthodoxy even picking up other national customs without losing their own nationality (being of the USA for example)? How do we fin ... discuss

America, the most effective way of life and also the global order face a lethal threat. It is not verbal, it is not remote, no, it is immediate and physical. The attempt to respond below is independe ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: Americans have once again been subjected to a dishonest, one-sided elite media frenzy.In what is becoming an all too common occurrence, the media covers an event, distorts it, and t ... 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 Burgund ... discuss

Intellectual consistency and honesty is very important to me. Unfortunately, however, we live in a clickbait headline-driven world where intellectual consistency and honesty tends to take the back sea ... discuss

Heroin addiction is widely regarded as a disease and is commonly used with other drugs, resulting in polydrug addiction. It is wide spread and difficult to cure. There are several ways to detoxify one ... discuss

August 19th, the Church celebrates the feast of Saint John Eudes, (1601-1680) the French priest and missionary who founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary and the Order of Our Lady of Charity. He w ... discuss

Saint John Eudes, was a 17th century missionary priest who spread devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary throughout his native France and beyond. Known for his prayerfu ... discuss

Imagine you and a good friend decide to play a game of chess. As you sit down, your friend takes your queen off the board and puts it back in the box with no explanation. You say, “Uh, what are you ... discuss

Imagine you and a good friend decide to play a game of chess. As you sit down, your friend takes your queen off the board and puts it back in the box with no explanation. You say, “Uh, what are you ... discuss

Subvert: to overthrow, destroy, undermine, or destabilize an established or existing system, especially a legally constituted government or a set of beliefs. (Webster's College Dictionary)by John Port ... discuss

August 15th was Life for Lily Day (I also call it my Spiritual Birthday)! 💕🌷Two years ago, family and friends gathered with me for a butterfly release at her special spot.Here is part of wh ... discuss

There is no question that all God’s people are set apart to serve and minister within the church (Ps. 4:3, 2 Tim. 2:21). However, the practice of setting apart for specific tasks within the church s ... discuss

The biblical narrative begins and ends at home. From the Garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem, we are hardwired for place and for permanence, for rest and refuge, for presence and protection. We long f ... discuss

Your Convictions About The Judgment Of The Believer In this message, Dr. Stanley explains that judgment for Christians isn’t something we have to be afraid of. Yes, we will be held accountab ... discuss

Dr. Alan Keyesby Dr. Alan Keyes: The headline read "Trump-McConnell smackdown foreshadows fury in 2018 primaries."  But toward the end of the story comes a telling observation:A funny thing just ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:   Fire & Fury Wins - President Trump warned North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un that he faced "fire and fury" if he attacked the United States or our all ... discuss

Mom Thinks Baby Died After Abortion-30 Years Later, She Meets the Daughter Who Survived – Save the Storks For anyone who’s ever been adopted, it’s a common desire to seek ou ... discuss

A Planned Parenthood abortionist is fighting to keep his medical license after it was learned that in 2014, he committed an abortion on a 13-year-old statutory rape victim (whose rapist was 19) and di ... discuss

If this story were only about Bryan, it would merely be a local item—but the conflict is a cautionary tale for Christian schools generally. How had relations become so uncollegial at a college where ... discuss

So I've come to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior.  I've come to understand his atoning sacrifice on the cross. I've come to believe that Jesus resurrected and is alive in heaven right now. ... discuss

A new movie is coming to a theatre near you: Goodbye Christopher Robin The trailers are quite exciting. Winnie the Pooh has been loved by millions of children. Winnie the Pooh and his assort ... discuss

A new movie is coming to a theatre near you: Goodbye Christopher Robin The trailers are quite exciting. Winnie the Pooh has been loved by millions of children. Winnie the Pooh and his assort ... discuss

I think an implication of God cursing woman with a desire to dominate her husband is the fact that God would be “effectively causing” women to sin. Of course, we know that the fall did mess up a l ... discuss

It might seem reasonable at first to simply assume that Paul is saying that the Law was added in response to sin, to curb sin, and to increase holiness through law keeping. But, nearly to the contrary ... discuss

Self-deception is a real and present danger for believers. Many convince themselves that watching “soft porn” (because that is precisely the secular classification that many of the scenes ... discuss

Simple (1954 Calendar): August 13Hippolytus was a prominent priest of the church of Rome at the beginning of the third century and guardian of St. Laurence. Together with the Pope St. Pontian he was e ... discuss

I am gay, and an atheist, and I disagree with most of what religious conservatives have had to say about gay equality and same-sex marriage. But my respect for the First Amendment’s unique prote ... discuss

(LifeSiteNews.com) – When former Miss Pennsylvania, Valerie Gatto, was in third grade, she found out the difficult truth that she had been conceived when her mother was raped at knifepoint. Gat ... discuss

What if it’s actually not good–what if it’s actually sub-Christian–to think of God’s nature abstracted wholly from the things he has made? What if, as Jonathan Edwards said, God’s “supre ... discuss

God is not against sex, he is for it. After all, he is the author of it, and all that God creates is good and worthy of desiring. In a pleasure-saturated society, we have a distinct message that is mo ... discuss

August 11 is the memorial of St. Clare of Assisi, the first woman to follow the life of radical poverty practiced by St. Francis of Assisi and co-founder of the Poor Clares. Her nuns are well-known f ... discuss

The place and value of sex is a complex issue in modern American culture. The view of sex as the intimate union between a man and woman brought together by marriage under God has largely been lost. I ... discuss

When a sexual sinner repents, self dies and God reigns. It is far more than merely giving up one’s sexual sin, but surrendering one’s whole life. In this age, sin will always be present in us. But ... discuss

This change will ensure any departure decision genuinely reflects the mind of the congregation, and not just a small minority.  Likewise, the BCO only requires the Session to give one-week’s notice ... discuss

When envy takes root in our hearts, it leads us down a dark road of outwardly looking proper and respectable as a Christian while harbouring evil poison inside. Believe me, I have experienced first-ha ... discuss

There are many others ways in which “God does great things when ordinary ministers of the gospel are bound together as blood brothers, to live and die together.” If Gospel ministers would ... discuss

Dr. Alan Keyesby Dr. Alan Keyes:: Many people who helped the GOP win nominal control of both houses of Congress and the presidency are unhappy with the results. At the moment, Congress's failure to i ... discuss

GENESIS 35 & 36God tells Jacob to move to Bethel, which if we look back at Chapter 34, is where he was supposed to go in the first place! So although it didn't seem like a big deal at the time, if Jac ... discuss

August 9 is the feast of Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (also known as Edith Stein), virgin and martyr, a Jewish convert to Catholicism, who later became a Discalced Carmelite nun and was martyr ... discuss

In late July, the MIT Technology Review published news many of us have been dreading: A team of scientists at Oregon Health and Sciences University have successfully created genetically-modified human ... discuss

On the same day as the German government signaled a willingness to normalize its strained relations with Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany of assisting terrorists. ... discuss

In late July, the MIT Technology Review published news many of us have been dreading: A team of scientists at Oregon Health and Sciences University have successfully created genetically-modified human ... discuss

Cardinal Raymond Burke has once again shown that he is out of step with the message of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.Cardinal Burke has aligned himself with radical traditionalists, as he did w ... discuss

Pro-life activists have described the illegal use of an altar in a Catholic church in Dublin to stage abortion campaign photos as a “new low” for abortion campaigners, who are increasingly ... discuss

The way our society uses the word “shaming” is complicated. In this article I discuss three different types of shaming and how they relate to abortion. My views on this topic are the kind that i ... discuss

Former Texas state senator and abortion activist Wendy Davis just won’t go away. This week, the former politician — known for wearing pink tennis shoes while filibustering a Texas bill to ... discuss

In summary: This proposed amendment to require a quorum of 50% of the local congregation’s resident members effectively restricts a congregation’s rights to “remain in association with any court ... discuss

The article was published by Wesley Smith on his blog on August 6, 2017.BWesley Smithy Wesley SmithThe New York Times is on an assisted suicide/euthanasia promotion juggernaut. Recently, it had a maga ... discuss

The New York Times is on an assisted suicide/euthanasia promotion juggernaut. Recently, it had a magazine-length, front page story swooning story about a euthanasia party in Canada. Today, a major f ... discuss

Under his leadership, Northland grew from a couple hundred people in 1985 to 20,000 weekly attendees at three locations, and Hunter became an innovative leader among the early wave of pastors buildi ... discuss

Over and over again in the pages of the New Testament, the idea of joy is communicated as an imperative, as an obligation. Based on the biblical teaching, I would go so far as to say that it is the Ch ... discuss

Saint Lawrence Receiving the Treasures of the Church from Pope Sixtus II August 7 is the optional memorial of Saint Sixtus II and his companions, Felicissimus and Agapitus, deacons. Pope Sixtus II wa ... discuss

I recently did a post [HERE] on the article from La Civiltà Cattolica entitled, "EVANGELICAL FUNDAMENTALISM AND CATHOLIC INTEGRALISM: A SURPRISING ECUMENISM" written by Antonio Spadaro and Marcelo Fi ... discuss

Theophanes the Greek. The Transfiguration. Early 15th century.Christ's Tabor radiance is a kind of mirror in which we glimpse the glory that God wills to give his friends. The resplendence of the Tran ... discuss

Sick and tired of the whining by liberals and the liberal media, that the Lasarus poem at the Statue of Liberty is somehow a legal mandate,  I have written a replacement declaration.  Please share t ... discuss

Lauren Enriquez, Human Coalition: “Free abortion on demand and without apology.”This is the rallying cry of today’s staunchest abortion advocates.Self-identifying as feminists, these activists ... discuss

Dispelling the myth that Illegals benefit America The distinction between legal immigration and illegal migration makes all the difference in the world. At issue is the American impulse to extend free ... discuss

There’s a stereotypical story of married couples that you’re probably familiar with. The wife has had a bad day, so she goes to her husband to tell him about it. Her husband, being wired to fix pr ... discuss

“I cared nothing but to love and be loved. But my love went beyond the affection of one mind for another, beyond the arc of the bright beam of friendship. Bodily desire, like a morass, and adolescen ... discuss

1. August 4th is the feast of St. John Mary Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests. He is such a special saint and a dear friend to me that one post hardly seems enough to describe the many virt ... discuss

“Although I have found freedom and forgiveness, the regret and grief are lifelong, because my first child deserved life. She deserved to live and have her mother protect her,” Carla says. ... discuss

CHAPTER VI – MOUNTAINS The Alps are to many of us an inexhaustible source of joy and peace, of health, and even of life. We have gone to them jaded and worn, feeling, perhaps without any ext ... discuss

In other words, pastors obey the Eighth Commandment when they fully discharge their calling.  Particularly, we’re to proclaim the gospel with fidelity.  Anything less is to be considered as theft. ... discuss

Such action by the Permanent Judicial Commission led to a crisis for all of those pastors and elders who held to the traditional views on this question [the ordination of women to all church offices] ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: Three Republican senators have been the focus of all the anger over the failure of the Obamacare repeal effort, but it is time to consider a different analysis – and focus on the ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Pastor Rick Stedman asks, “Is it reasonable to believe that God exists?” He says it is because of zombies, superheroes, music, sports, and science. That is ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: Saturday, Kim Jong Un tested an ICBM of sufficient range to hit the U.S. mainland. He is now working on its accuracy, and a nuclear warhead small enough to fit atop that missile t ... discuss

Text: Romans 6:19-23In the name of Jesus: Amen.If you have not noticed it yet, our culture struggles with the idea of binary opposites.  Now, please forgive me for this technical word and permit ... discuss

Can you please pray for Larrine, a long time friend of my dad.  She is 87 and being put in hospice.  She was baptised Catholic but does not have any desire to believe or practice the Faith. ... discuss

  “So many women have bravely posted their own heartbreaking pictures into the comments…” Felicia said after sharing pictures of her miscarried baby at 14 weeks. “There a ... discuss

St. Alphonsus Liguori, the saint of the day for August 1, is a Doctor of the Church, known for his contribution to moral theology and his great kindness. He was born in Naples, Italy, in 1696 to nob ... discuss

He was one of the most famous athletes of modern times and the Olympic glory of Scotland. He was also a Christian who refused to compete on Sunday and refused to compromise. Unquestionably, Eric Lidde ... discuss

Charlie Gard would have turned 1 year old on Friday. But this week, his parents are planning his funeral. The British infant died Friday after his life support was removed, following a lengthy court b ... discuss

I didn’t want to wait. I’d already been waiting for months! I’d had plenty of preparation already, I had prayed a lot about it, I had the time, and I was ready to do this hard thing. God had pl ... discuss

Sure we can be stupid.  Sure we can be selfish.  Sure we can do lots of dumb things as the church.  And no excuses for them.  But deep down the world seethes with hatred for Jesus.  It burns with ... discuss

Most errors fall into one of three categories. First, they deny that God exists in Trinity or diminish the Persons to such an extent that it becomes a practical Unitarianism. Second, they either expli ... discuss

Why does God give us so many pictures of believing in Jesus? Why not just some philosophical treatise on faith, or some systematic theology of faith? Why illustrations? And why so many? First, becaus ... discuss

“And, as the Lord has brought us safe through thus far, we have good ground to trust him to the end.  We know not what is before us.  Perhaps we may meet greater difficulties by and by than we ... discuss

Colleges with a mutual interest in religious freedom and in preserving Christian standards of sexual morality and human personhood should talk to each other, abandon pipe dreams of “dialogue,” and ... discuss

Grant, O Lord, that my heart may neither desire nor seek anything but what is necessary for the fulfillment of Thy holy Will. May health or sickness, riches or poverty, honors or contempt, humiliation ... discuss

July 31st, is the memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, priest and founder of the Society of Jesus. Ignatius, was born of a noble family at Loyola, in Cantabria, Spain. He attended the court of the Ca ... discuss

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and ... discuss

“If politics is not and never has been the center of my life in church, why would I leave my church (for what else can “leaving evangelicalism” typically mean?) because lots of self-identify ... discuss

“When you deal with disappointment, it’s too easy to focus on the circumstances around you and cast blame on others rather than looking at the battle in your own heart. Think for a moment abou ... discuss

The Center for Medical Progress has released a new video, despite currently battling with pro-abortion officials in California. This video takes aim at Planned Parenthood, exposing how Planned Parenth ... discuss

It’s been hard for me to discuss Charlie Gard. Charlie and my daughter, Sophie, whom I have written and spoken about, are around the same age. My daughter is healthy, so I can only imagine what ... discuss

Pope Francis sympathized with the parents of British infant Charlie Gard today after his death was announced publicly. The pope’s message was followed by countless others, including from United ... discuss

President Trump salutes after disembarkingMarine One as he returns to the White House.by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: There is a lot of stray voltage pouring out of the mass media about alleged ... discuss

Little Charlie Gard has died. He will be remembered for the intense love of his parents and the astonishing support they received from around the world in their vain attempt to care for the sick littl ... discuss

Charlie Gard has passed away after his life support was switched off today. His parents said in a post on social media that “our beautiful boy” is gone. Charlie was at the center of a mass ... discuss

Pope Francis is remembering British infant Charlie Gard and his parents in his prayers this week as the family prepares for Charlie’s death. “Pope Francis is praying for Charlie and his parent ... discuss

29 July AD 1030; transferred to 27 July Ólafr Haraldsson (also known as Olav, Olafe, Oláfr hinn helgi, and Olavus rex) was born in 995 to Harald Grenske and Åsta Gudbrandsdatter. While Snoore says ... discuss

Many ministries within the local church fail to thrive or even collapse altogether because the leader of that ministry is an eager doer but reluctant delegator. When there is a difficult situation or ... discuss

Charlie Gard’s heartbroken parents lashed out against the hospital today for denying them their final wish to spend a few more days with their son before he dies. Earlier today, a London High Co ... discuss

The judge in the Charlie Gard case has officially ruled that the 11-month old boy will be sent to hospice to die after having his life support removed. Carlie will not be allowed to go home. The decis ... discuss

It looks like little Charlie Gard will be moved to hospice against his parents’ last wish before he dies. On Monday, Connie Yates and Chris Gard decided to end the legal battle to get their son ... discuss

Tolerance is in vogue politically and socially for every idea, every religion, every agenda, and every social construct other than Christianity.  In recent days, Richard Dawkins has come under fire ... discuss

"The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance."  -  Hen ... discuss

I get that. I get that church still has some ways to go with respect to racial reconciliation. I get that despite all the progress–and there has been progress–there remains a level of ignorance th ... discuss

Claiming that SSA is merely a temptation or a morally neutral “brokenness” from the Fall is unbiblical, deceptive, and eternally dangerous for the souls who struggle with this particular sin. Soo ... discuss

by Thomas Gallatin: In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled against a District regulation that severely limited the ability of an individual to obtain a concealed carry ... discuss

Connie Yates and Chris Gard just wanted to give their son, Charlie, a chance at life. For months, they have been battling for the right to take their son to the United States for an experimental treat ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings) Put yourself in Solomon’s place. God says to you, ... discuss

Today Charlie Gard’s parents should find out if their last request for their 11-month-old infant son will be granted. On Monday, Connie Yates and Chris Gard decided to end the legal battle to ge ... discuss

In whatever sense people may or may not view Jesus as a “liberator”, as does Cone, He is first and foremost the Liberator of human beings from the bondage of sin through His propitiatory death o ... discuss

El abrazo de San Joaquin y Santa Ana ante la puerta dorada July 26 is the memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandparents of Jesus. Tradition has it t ... discuss

Dr. Walter E. Williamsby Dr. Walter Williams: Here’s part of President Donald Trump’s speech in Poland: “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we ... discuss

The medal ceremony at the Olympics is a moment of rare pomp and ceremony in this informal age. The ceremonies represent both climax and catharsis, with athletes awarded the coveted gold, silver, and ... discuss

Demonstrating that the New York Times’ political bias permeates every section of the newspaper, comes a glowing news story by Howard Megdal on the WNBA’s Seattle Storm donating ticket proceeds ... discuss

Charlie Gard’s parents say the hospital where he is at is making it difficult to take him home. They made the decision yesterday to end their legal battle to save his life because the hospital&# ... discuss

Charlie Gard’s parents have a final request for their son: the chance to take him home to die. A London high court judge will hear their request today, just one day after Connie Yates and Chris ... discuss

Here's part of President Donald Trump's speech in Poland: \"The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend ... discuss

by John Porter, Contributing Author: One reader asked me, "Mr. Porter, why do you write about Liberty or Freedom so much?" I do realize that I seem to write in the defense of Liberty a lot. The ques ... discuss

“In the second reading, Saint Paul speaks of Abraham, who, \"hoping against hope, believed\" (Rom 4:18). Hoping against hope! Today too, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and ... discuss

The truly dangerous result of the ESV translation of heautou/emautoú as “authority” is apparent in the John 16:13 passage. That passage is speaking of the Spirit. While the Son, after t ... discuss

[A] hermit of the Lebanese mountain is inscribed in the number of the blessed...a new eminent member of monastic sanctity is enriching, by his example and his intercession, the entire Christian people ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)The Kingdom of God, always somewhat mysterious for us, was always on the mind of Jesus. There are almost one-hundred ... discuss

The Collect.O GOD, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man's understanding; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain ... discuss

With the rise of psychiatry and psychology, not least in their “pop” versions, we have now become a therapeutic culture—patients who need inner healing, victims who need a better self-image. Our ... discuss

Dozens of members of Congress are seeking a quick vote to grant U.S. residence to Charlie Gard, the British boy whose life is at stake in a UK court system that is favoring ending treatment without tr ... discuss

On July 20, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Kees van der Straaij, who is a member of the Netherlands parliament. The following is the Wall Street Journal article – In the Netherl ... discuss

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionOn July 20, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Kees van der Straaij, who is a member of the Netherlands parliament. The ... discuss

The SRP action came after debate on whether to approve Dr. Robertson’s request to be transferred to the PCA’s Covenant Presbytery, which would allow him to retain his membership in the PCA while s ... discuss

CEO of St Vincent’s Hospital network, Toby Hall must have been wondering at all the fuss over a simple observation in a recent article in The Australian about his network stating its blanket refusal ... discuss

Photo © Melissa (Emmy) CeciliaA couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I haven't found a good, solid community that I felt a part of. I've tried pushing myself outside of my comfort levels, allowing m ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): July 19Vincent de Paul, a Frenchman, was born at Pouy, near Dax, in Aquitaine, and from his boyhood was remarkable for his exceeding charity towards the poor. as a child he fed ... discuss

I had a revelation last week. I do not have to spend money traveling the world, I only have to try to be silent and in the present moment to realize my mind will bring me to a million different places ... discuss

The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg is coming this October, and you can be sure dozens of books commemorating the Reformation and i ... discuss

"margin-bottom: 0in;">“The Sower”Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23Now here is a parable of Jesus – and a most blessed example – in that he actually spells out its meaning. Thanks be to God that ... discuss

12 July AD 1998 Bo Harald Giertz was born 31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Borgholm, Öland (Kalmar), Sweden. He came from a prominent family and his father was a noted surgeon and head of one of Sweden ... discuss

Sister Vassa Larin recently sparked a controversy by posting her advice to a mother who has a 14 year old son who "came out" as a homosexual. She has been a popular figure in the English speaking Orth ... discuss

In his magnificent speech in Poland, President Trump asked whether the west “still has the will to survive”. If he’d listened to BBC Radio’s Today programme this morning (approx 0840), he migh ... discuss

By Maria McCann“I need you to be the rock that sinks to the bottom of the ocean and stays there.” Enza Rattenni was speaking to the interns about her work as a sidewalk counsellor outside of an ab ... discuss

I try to do a fair amount of spiritual reading (not near as much as I probably should), mostly writings of the saints, in a quest to understand how people become saints.  Pope Francis has said sa ... discuss

::First Vespers::ANTIPHONS1 Who is she who cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array.PSALM 109 - DIXIT DOMINUS http://www.drbo.org/chapt ... discuss

Day NineJesus says: “Blessed are you when they revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on My account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.” ... discuss

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While most teens my daughter’s age are learning to drive a car, she’s not really ready for that yet, but I have been able to fulfill a long held desire of hers: to learn to care for and ri ... discuss

A couple of days ago, I appeared on BBC TV’s This Week show talking about whether the Anglosphere, the shorthand term for the English-speaking world led by Britain and America, was in decline give ... discuss

Engaging in conversation with someone who is pro-choice can be difficult, especially when you are very strong in your views and know that your position is the right one. I have been there. It is hard ... discuss

Day FourJesus says: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”Pier Giorgio responds: “What wealth it is to be in good health, as we are! But we hav ... discuss

There was an excellent meditation in today's Magnificat magazine which explained, in clear and simple language, God's way of salvation, gradually bringing those trapped by sin to repentance and accept ... discuss

27 June AD 444 Saint Cyril (ca. AD 376-444) became Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt in 412. Throughout his career he defended a number of orthodox doctrines, among them the teaching that Mary, the moth ... discuss

Accompanying Video: Audio Message:I’m not going to die, I’m going to live forever. Christ Jesus our savior has done it. So we have a future. We are the blessed ones, who need not fear death, bu ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): June 25St. William was the Piedmontese religious founder (1085-1142).  He lived as a hermit in various regions of Italy. While he was on a height between Nola and Benevent ... discuss

It is only through the prism of hindsight that the anti-Semitism of the later nineteenth century or earlier twentieth century appears as a harbinger of the Hitler catastrophe.  Thoughts of eli ... discuss

“It is un-American to use the force of law against those whose ethics require that they defend and protect life,” said AUL’s Catherine Glenn Foster. WASHINGTON D.C. (06-22-17) – As analysis of ... discuss

Let me preface by saying this isn't going to be one of this usual negative tirades by religious or political leaders pushing doom porn and the end of the all things. If people like that were right the ... discuss

I come from a deeply rooted Catholic family that follows the religious rules without question. So, in theory, I have always been pro-life without giving the subject much thought. The first discussion ... discuss

It matters notIf I say"I believe in Jesus"Yet I bray It matters notIf I attendEvery church serviceYet I offend...God It matters notIf I professChrist as SaviorWithout holiness It matters notIf I give ... discuss

In 2011, Archdeacon John Chryssavgis wrote a review of Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church, by the openly homosexual Episcopalian priest Justin R. Cannon. This review was published in the  Saint ... discuss

Disclaimer: I don't claim to be part of any specific fellowship or society. I'm simply a pastor in training who has struggled with addiction and overcome that struggle against great odds through the p ... discuss

Image Source: Center for American Progress.Plenty of people have written ad nauseam about liberal smugness. Heck, even liberals have written about liberal smugness. I’ve already pointed out that lib ... discuss

I recently started to re-read Saint Thérèse of Lisieux's autobiography, "Story of a Soul." I love this book for so many reasons. This great saint's theology is as profound as any that of any other s ... discuss

And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and ... discuss

Cc 2.0 via FlickrFoundation Scripture: Romans 8:1-13Accompanying Video: Our lives are beautiful, astonishing, powerful series of moments that end up defining who we are and what our legacy in lif ... discuss

Many people don't seem to know much about the Salvation Army and what the Salvation Army does.  I know for the longest time all I really knew about the army was the red kettles in front of stores ... discuss

By Maaike RosendalWith the rise of fake news and satirical sites, I’ve made it a habit to doublecheck the source to ensure the stories in my newsfeed are real. It’s exactly what I did after readin ... discuss

The Shepherd or the Thief?Smack dab in the midst of this Easter season, like every year, we come upon “Good Shepherd Sunday”.  Today we hear from Jesus, who takes this grand scriptural metaph ... discuss

A few months back, while updating Abort73's state abortion statistics, I came across a surprising news release on the Guttmacher website. I say surprising because the Guttmacher Institute is unequ ... discuss

A few months back, while updating Abort73's state abortion statistics, I came across a surprising news release on the Guttmacher website. I say surprising because the Guttmacher Institute is unequ ... 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

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned Monday night after its ninety-day session for 2017. Here is the Baltimore Sun's summary of highlights of the good, the bad and the ugly that ... 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

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Grace Changes Everything Even destruction into construction When you’re gracious to others, many times you’ll discover they ... discuss

(Note:  As you can tell from the first paragraph, this little piece has been hanging around for years, waiting for me to find it again!) According to Aristotle, “Man by nature desires to know&# ... discuss

"Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” ~ 1 Kings 3:9The GOP has releas ... discuss

My Lord, my God, my Savior, my King, what do you want me to do for You?  Speak to my heart and tell me what You want of me in these troubled times.  Help me Oh Lord to desire only to do Your ... discuss

The publishing world sees very few books reach blockbuster status, but William Paul Young’s The Shack has now exceeded even that. The book, originally self-published by Young and two friends, ha ... discuss

This is a why-to book. IT's part memoir. It focuses on Jesus' concept of empowerment vs. the world's way. Goggin and Strobel start out with an Introduction to this book. The authors split this book ... discuss

Evangelical Christians have been especially attentive to worship in recent years, sparking a renaissance of thought and conversation on what worship really is and how it should be done. Even if this r ... discuss

We are about to enter into the holiest time of the Catholic year:  Lent.  But what makes it such a holy time? Most people view Lent as basically a time to give up something that you really l ... discuss

David Livingstone Smith is a philosophy professor who has written the book on dehumanization. It's called, Less Than Human, and is billed as the \"first book to illuminate precisely how and why we ... discuss

David Livingstone Smith is a philosophy professor who has written the book on dehumanization. It's called, Less Than Human, and is billed as the \"first book to illuminate precisely how and why we ... discuss

"And he [Elijah] said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; a ... discuss

Why do women have abortions? As important a question as that is, it's hard to find a reliable answer. For more than a decade, the Guttmacher Institute has listed the same three reasons on their ab ... discuss

Why do women have abortions? As important a question as that is, it's hard to find a reliable answer. For more than a decade, the Guttmacher Institute has listed the same three reasons on their ab ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 21, 2016 / 03:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While hope can often be viewed as the desire for things out of our reach, Pope Francis has said that the birth of Jesus offers us a new kind hop ... discuss

Chicago, Ill., Dec 21, 2016 / 09:13 am (CNA).- Coloring books for adults have exploded onto the bookstore scene in the past two years. What was once considered a hobby for the kids is now all the rage ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 359 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1118 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Thurs ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 375 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1148 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 135 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 984 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 374 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1145 Midday Prayer for Friday, December 23, using the Current Psalmody God, come to my ass ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2016 / 05:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy, in-depth speech to members of the Roman Curia Thursday, Pope Francis dug into what he said are the key guidelines of his ongoing r ... discuss

A version of the following article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of MCCL News.Abortion is justified, many of its defenders argue, because women have a right to control their own b ... discuss

     A few years ago, while searching YOUTUBE for the Blood, Sweat and Tears version of "Fire and Rain," I discovered this video which honored the now deceased members of Piedmont ... discuss

Greenwich, Connecticut, Dec 16, 2016 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Young Americans are dying at a rate not seen since the Vietnam War. But they are not dying in combat - they’re dying of the eff ... discuss

Last year, South Africa's High Court determined that a terminally ill patient may, with the help of a doctor, kill himself (self-murder)The following newsletter came from Philip Rosenthal of the Chris ... discuss

For much too long we have suffered the excuses of the Republican Party. The 2016 Election was a dramatic statement by the people of America that enough is enough.First in 2010 the GOP Congressional le ... discuss

Admission Day April 19, 2016. The local government in our new town contacted Mercy House seeking help for placement of a 12 year old child who had been on and off the streets for FOUR years. Do t ... discuss

In 2013, my family sold all our stuff in America to embark on a life in The Philippines, the country of my husband's birth. That life was to be  committed to serving children in orphanages who ha ... discuss

My longtime friend, Hleb Yermakou is a Belarusian Christian who serves the Lord as a translator, guide, and advisor with Encouragement International as well as pastoring a congregation in Portugal com ... discuss

We have now a generation of adults too young to remember the Soviet Union and the Cold War, and to appreciate the amazing shock of the former's demise.  We kids all knew who Leonid Brezhnev was, ... discuss

By Joe Kral Samuel Adams once famously stated, “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He theref ... discuss

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. ... discuss

...because Jesus loves Donald Trump.However, I do not think he is presidential material.I believe a president should desire the uplift of everyone in society and not by scapegoating some. He has scape ... discuss

I happened to see yesterday a portion of the movie, "The Patriot" for the first time.  One scene in particular really struck me.A young man enters a church, issuing a call for men to join the Mil ... discuss

In 2007, Tony Spencer ran against a Democratic incumbent for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Caroline County, Virginia.  Spencer won election in 2007 and again in 2011, with significant Republican suppo ... discuss

The following news release was issued today, July 1, 2016.ST. PAUL — Abortion numbers have dropped in eight of the last nine years in Minnesota to their lowest level since 1974, confirming the succe ... discuss

For those of you who don’t know, this summer I began to study for the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree at the Aquinas Institute of Theology. This is a decision that was a long time in comi ... discuss

Wednesday of Higher Things, (July 27, 2016) 1 Kings 17:8-16 TITLE: “The Bread That Does Not Run Out” In the name of Jesus. Amen. Do you know what it is to be hungry? I don’t mean I’m s ... discuss




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