Topic: desire

Marriage is not simply an agreement between two people who wish to formalize (and sacralize) their love for each other, but it is also a covenant between that couple and the entire community, which is ... discuss

The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus falls 19 days after Pentecost, which is seven weeks after Easter. We celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 23 this year. On this day, ... discuss

Thus the cultivation of chastity is central to a robust nation and a robust culture.  Chastity is an old term but now out of favor even among Christians, given the impact of political correctness i.e ... discuss

Obama Administration Failed To Prevent The RussiansFrom Trying To Cause Mischief in the 2016 Electionsby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Russia Hacking Is Obama's Scandal - Jeh Johnson, former secret ... 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

The Christian life is a long and arduous journey rather than a short swift sprint.  During the journey of faith, we will often face periods of intense struggle.  At one point, Jesus reminded Peter ... discuss

God allows me to wait because he wants to demonstrate his wisdom. He wants to teach me that his way is always the best. That I should trust in the Lord with all my heart and stop relying on my faulty, ... discuss

It is the lack of clarity in the report regarding what is biblically and confessionally acceptable for women in worship that makes it difficult to adopt anything other than a wait-and-see attitude wit ... discuss

Of all places, the Church should surely be the most realistic. The Church knows how far humanity has fallen, understands the cost of that fall in both the incarnate death of Christ and the inevitable ... discuss

The truth is, the heart of the matter is the heart. What our children need most is a new heart. They need the Spirit to bring them from death to life. They need the Spirit to work in them, sanctifyi ... discuss

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is June 23rd. Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, the Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, was privileged to receive visions of Christ beginning in childhood ... discuss

The Moral Outcry launches public petition to overturn Roe v. Wade It started with a woman in Kansas City who wouldn’t be quieted in her desire to petition the Supreme Court to overturn R ... discuss

My father went through all he did on Okinawa, and throughout World War II, and never showed the slightest hint of it to his son or daughters. He dealt death to others not happily but because it was hi ... discuss

Just before Kerri Williams’ last day on staff at Hands of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center in Tucson, Ariz., a woman about her own age came into the center looking for help in the aftermath of abortin ... discuss

We must realize that a proper appreciation of one’s guilt before God is a gift. It is a gift that leads us to the truth, but without it we are lost. Those who do not look to God, but instead attempt ... discuss

Rejection hurts. I feel betrayed, beaten. I draw into my shell for protection. How easily I retreat to stay untouched. I wrap myself in pity. With my body rolled into an impenetrable b ... discuss

A Wisconsin man appeared in court this week after being accused of sickening crimes involving child rape and a forced abortion. WAOW News reports Matthew Christenson, 33, of Crandon, Wisconsin, pleade ... discuss

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, went straight from Thursday night’s congressional baseball game to the Rachel Maddow show, where he discussed ... discuss

The reformation in England differed from that on the continent in three ways: 1) The English reformation was dominated by political events. 2) There was no one figure who stood out in the way Luther, ... 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

An Act of Reparation From the Angel of of Peace at Fatima as taught to the three young children one year before Mary appeared in Fatima.  Let us pray this prayer during this Feast of Corpus Chris ... discuss

Phyllis aSchlafly & Rep. Henry Hyde atthe 1980 Republican Nat'l ConventionJohn Schlafly and Andy Schlafly: The Hyde Amendment has long been the single most important pro-life legislation at the fede ... discuss

A Christian midwife filed her application with the European Court of Human Rights Wednesday against Sweden. Elinor Grimmark had to seek work in another country because she refused to participate in ab ... discuss

Why is this important?  Well, as Gurnall noted, knowing this fact gives relief to the Christian when he’s in doubt of his salvation.  Just because a Christian can’t immediately discern godly fea ... discuss

So what’s the future of Ligonier? We are thankful that Dr. Sproul continues to pour his life into equipping Christians to be thoughtful and articulate in their faith. Yet it is our charter to contin ... discuss

The recognition that there are healthy and unhealthy forms of repentance is both common sense and biblical (2 Corinthians 7:8-13). On this everyone agrees; secular and sacred. The difficulty is in dis ... discuss

by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The late Supreme Court Chief Justice (amongst many other impressive gigs) John Marshall rightly noted “The power to tax – is the power to destroy.” The pow ... discuss

. . . Don't count on an American feminist march.by Joseph Klein: ISIS is Sharia-compliant in the most literal sense. Its fighters are following the example of Muhammad himself, the warrior prophet of ... discuss

A UK actress has announced she is seriously pondering euthanasia due to fears of being a “burden” when she can no longer care of herself. From the Manchester Evening News story: Actress Claire Kin ... discuss

The suffering that we endure in this life is not in spite of God’s love, but because of it. It is not out of God’s control, but firmly part of His plan. He is giving us all that we need, rathe ... discuss

Saint Anthony of Padua with the Infant Christ by Guercino, 1656, Bologna, Italy    By Jean M. Heimann June 13 is the feast of one of my favorite saints — St. Anthony of Padua. He is a Doc ... discuss

Mention the name “Saint Anthony” in a roomful of Catholics, and you are likely to be regaled with story after story of things, people and pets that have been found, often in what seem to be miracu ... discuss

  Recently, Catholic author Leslea Wahl contacted me and asked if I would be willing to interview her and share a book giveaway on Catholic Fire. As I was not familiar with Leslie’s writing, I ... discuss

Many storms pass quickly. I can remember times when I thought the world was crashing in on me. But, in a matter of a few weeks, the storm had passed. Many of the crises of the moment will become fade ... discuss

The following are a few hopes I have for myself during that week and beyond: That I would pray before I speak. That I would take my thoughts captive for Christ. That I would be hopeful and not cyni ... discuss

The article was written by Wesley Smith and published by the National Review online on June 11, 2017Wesley SmithBy Wesley SmithA UK actress has announced she is seriously pondering euthanasia due to f ... discuss

To love God with our minds is to hold Him in high esteem, to think about Him with reverence and with adoration. The more we love God with our minds, the more we’ll be driven to do that other thing t ... discuss

We're proud to publish the winner of the 2017 ISI Essay Contest. Congratulations, Evan Holguin! by Evan Holguin: The forty-fifth president of the United States and his administration mark a tu ... 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

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Brian Thomas points out that the eastern two-thirds of the country have little federally owned land. By contrast, the federal government owns most of the land ... discuss

My suggestion is that the Assembly thank the committee for its work and send the report to the Presbyteries for study. The report establishes guidelines for in-depth discussion. If there are any subst ... discuss

Regarding practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with DisabilitiesThe General Court [Legislature] of the Commonwealth of ... discuss

In a recent column for The Daily Signal, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) makes a striking observation about the current unease that has infused our society: ...[M]any Americans—poor, middle class, a ... discuss

The colonization of femininity and masculinity are only a few of many examples of Internalized racialization and how it can be traumatic for people of color. For women of color, it can leave them deep ... discuss

In a broken world, broken relationships are in abundance. It seems there’s always someone we’d like to be closer with, apologize to, or never see again. A couple years ago, that was one of my bro ... discuss

Reprinted with permission from The Sargent County Teller (Milnor, ND: June 2, 2017) By Paige Cary  Who, exactly, is Jesus? That is the question Pastor Matthew Richard of Gwinner explores in his n ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: The so-called “Motor Voter” law of 1993 created a national mandate: when people obtain their drivers’ licenses at the Department of Motor Vehicles, ask them ... discuss

I'd forgotten all about this piece, originally posted in 2014, but a recent comment brought it to my attention again. It seems to me just as valid now as then, perhaps even more so in these times when ... discuss

How many times did Christ mention his atonement? So few times that heretics have often used this to argue against Christ’s death being an atoning sacrifice for sin. Christ did not believe this himse ... discuss

Have we given our kids 13 reasons why life is worth living? Have we fostered conversations about hard topics? Have we convinced them that no subject is too hard for us to hear, no issue is off limits, ... discuss

Mothering my Lily-girl looks like tidying her grave and getting new decorations for each holiday and fresh season. It looks like sharing her story at banquets and churches. It looks like creating thin ... discuss

Today: Emphasis on congregational singing. Ten years ago: Emphasis on performance singing. Healthy churches are seeing an awakening of congregational singing today. Ten years ago, contemporary churche ... discuss

Fear of the Lord The gift of Fear of the Lord helps us to know our dependence on God and His great love f r us. In our human pride we often do not want to be dependent on anyone and so we reject Chris ... discuss

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

“It’s important both to consider that ectogenesis would represented a critical step in the shift from begetting children to making them, and that we are already some way down this path on acc ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: President Trump's speech Thursday was extraordinarily important and powerful. He set the stage for a new, practical common-sense approach to a better environment with a better econo ... discuss

Comedian Kathy Griffin and attorney Lisa Bloom held a press conference Friday to talk about the controversial photo of Griffin holding up a bloody, severed head that resembled President Trump and the ... discuss

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

Being able to rightly teach God’s word presupposes that they themselves have been taught by God’s word; that they are men who are controlled by and in submission to God’s word. In what follows, ... 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

Dear Friends, Self-professed atheists like Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins often say that Christianity is an absurd religion that believes in things like “talking snakes.” While it’s ... discuss

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

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

It is ironic, perhaps, that it was the witness of the martyrs that helped inspire the conversion of St. Justin from paganism to the Christian faith; it was because he clung to and defended that faith ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)Has it ever struck you as strange that the disciples were ... discuss

Today, May 31st, is a deeply Marian today.  Today is not only the Feast of the Queenship of Mary but also the Feast of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces and the Feast of Our Lady, Queen of All Sai ... 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

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

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

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

Apolo was an Ugandan missionary considered the principal pioneer of the Anglican church in the Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).Before becoming a Christian, Apolo was a Muslim ... discuss

This article was published by Wesley Smith on his blog on May 28. 2017Wesley SmithBy Wesley SmithThe euthanasia movement fear mongers its agenda as a means of preventing an agonizing death in pain tha ... discuss

Trump’s presidency moves an old subject to the top of our time’s priorities: Call it “the Russian Thing”. The topic has a history that, for America, goes back to 1917, when Russia’s experim ... discuss

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

We don’t need to have a special word from God that tells us all about exactly how to live our lives (a roadmap, if you will); we need a word from God about who he is, what he has done, and has promi ... discuss

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

After reaching a peak in 2014, sales of e-readers and ebooks have slowed and hardback sales have surged. The latest figures from the Publishing Association showed ebook sales falling 17% in 2016, with ... discuss

"The desire for peace is certainly harbored in every breast, and there is no one who does not ardently invoke it. But to want peace without God is an absurdity, seeing that where God is absent thence ... discuss

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

It grieved me to hear Perry talk about her sterile religious experience, because I know that I too have been guilty of over-emphasizing morality in my own youth ministry. I have been so focused on my ... discuss

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

May 26 is the feast of St. Philip Neri. He has a special place in my heart because he was on fire with love for the Lord and had a wonderful way of drawing others to the Faith — through his warm se ... discuss

Saint Philip Neri was a 16th century Italian priest who became beloved among the citizens of Rome for his compassion, humor and holiness. His devotion to God in serving others reminds us that living a ... 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

The Incarnation is the mystery of human nature divinized, and the goal of the Christian life is “union with that mystery, whereby we are made partakers of the Incarnation.”[2] Learning from the Fa ... 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

I think some (okay, almost all) of the people in my life are utterly perplexed over my decision to not make any plans regarding my future. I have zero plans for my life. I have no clarity about what G ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May 4Today is the Feast of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, who arguably became one of the greatest Doctors of the Church in history.The following is taken from Fr. Fra ... 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

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

In or out of the cave? Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to a ... 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

CC 2.0 via PixabayBeauty is inescapably surrounding, yet it's so easy to ignore.  We see it everyday, the blue sky, the clouds, the night sky, and if you live in the city it's relatively obscured ... 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

I have heard it said that if a sense of order and discipline is not established in a child's life before the age of seven, he is lost. I do not know where that pearl of parenting wisdom came from and ... discuss

Repentance is not only a change of mind, but a change in action. In repentance, we are so amazed and happy for what Jesus Christ has done for us, in giving us new life, forgiveness, and eternal hope, ... 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

mso & !supportInlineShapes & supportFields]> < ![endif]-->v class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Recently I challenged my friends and acquaintances, those who are skeptics, agnos ... 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

Today's readings mirror, in many ways, the re-creation of the world.  In Genesis 1, we are told that the first creation of God was light:Genesis 1:1-4:In the beginning God created the h ... 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

Year-end is a time for reflection. What went well, what didn’t? What would you change or keep the same? What lessons can be learned? 2016 continued to feel like a holding pattern. After resignin ... 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

This is my second part in a three-part series in responding to an abortion-choice advocate's article regarding why he believes "pro-choice is right." So far his defense of the abortion-choice position ... discuss

Thomas C. Oden, one of the most gracious and respected theologians of our times, died yesterday at age 85. Professor Oden made the pilgrimage from theological liberalism, and what he acknowledged as a ... 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

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Creative Writer - Singer Songwriter - Voiceover Artist Which is more important? Your interests…or the interests of others? Notice how I ... 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

Lazarus Long* - KurzweilAI Newsletter, Weekly Edition, LATEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS | May 6, 2016. "This vitamin stops the aging process in organs, say Swiss researchers."A potential breakthrough ... discuss

Question: "Should Orthodox Christians vote?"There are no canons of the Church that either require Christians to vote, or forbid them from doing so. There are restrictions on the involvement of clergy ... discuss

The times are changing. Sexual morality is undergoing nothing less than a revolution as traditional morality gives way to something radically different. The former morality, based on the Chris ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include three from Christian Focus: A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Sin by Iain D. Campbell, A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Suffering by Brian Cosby, and A Clearing ... discuss

I expect we have all seen dating relationships go wrong. We have all seen people move from unwise and unhealthy dating relationships into turbulent, difficult, or even doomed marriages. How ca ... discuss

You probably heard what happened recently with the ESV, the English Standard Version of the Bible. In August, Crossway, the ministry that publishes the ESV, announced that “the text of the E ... discuss

I feel sorry for those people who spend all day on social media snarking at others. Do they just sit there hour after hour, following people they despise, then throwing barbs their way? That m ... discuss

I once paid a visit to one of the most mega of America’s megachurches. It’s a church whose pastor is well-known, a church known for its innovation, a church held up as a model for modern e ... discuss

Gospel weariness. It’s a little phrase I picked up from a friend when he preached at our church not too long ago. His text was James 1, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials ... discuss

This was a banner week for letters to the editor and I had a lot of them to read through and select from. In the end, I’ve chosen ones that speak about sleepovers, the ESV, problems with mod ... discuss

This one began with a conversation, with a statement within that conversation: “Christians don’t get to hold a grudge!” It’s just not an option, not a vice we can allow ourselves. But ... discuss

San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is in trouble. The 58-story tower is home to some of the city’s wealthiest people, its apartments among the most expensive and desirable in the city. But r ... discuss

It’s the first day of a new month which means we’ve got lots of deals to sort through. Today’s Kindle deals include: Rescuing the Gospel by Erwin Lutzer, Letters to My Daught ... discuss

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.Go and learn the meaning of the words,I desire mercy, not sacrifice.I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”Matthew 9A few we ... discuss

"The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes to examine him" (Prov. 18:17).I would not be writing this, except when I made an effort to notify the RedGraceMedia team of some errors ... discuss

The amount of response from the revelation of the true source of and meaning behind badselfeater has been encouraging and, one might even say, well beyond what some of us were expecting, and may God ... discuss

Some people say that the Gospel is a message which only about peace, goodwill, grace, and happiness.  They argue that when you are witnessing to someone, you shouldn’t mention hell or talk abo ... discuss

Recently a bizarre exchange occurred on our Facebook page, the contents of which would only be comprehensible to people living during the last thirty years. A commenter, who at first acted as though ... discuss

Handmade Jesus BannerIf Jesus ran for public office today, what would He do? This may seem to be a hypothetical question. In a way it is. This is to get us to ponder how to follow Jesus in the politi ... discuss

Excerpt below from Revive Our Hearts:Now, today I want us to look at another lesser known poet and hymn writer who provided us a gospel song that’s been a great blessing to many.Her name was L ... discuss

I closed my paypal account today. It took quite a while to even figure out how to do it, as the site's instructions are out of date and they are hard to contact except by phone. Yesterday I gave ... discuss

----Adapted from Russell Moore's article found here.This week Donald Trump caused another stir in national news, and this time, it was for his comments on rape. Asked if pro-consent activism want ... discuss

This week Donald Trump caused another stir in national news, and this time, it was for his comments on the slave trade. Asked if pro-freedom activism wants laws to punish men who receive slaves, the ... discuss

It is feasible to duplicate and also paste words using your iPad. Select the text you wish to duplicate after touching the screen. Tap again once your content is highlighted in yellow, and also select ... discuss

The following news release was issued on March 16, 2016.ST. PAUL — An effort to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota appears to be dead after the bill's author withdrew her legislation this aftern ... discuss

There is something wrong in the United States. The political system is tearing itself apart and for no discernible purpose and to no appreciable benefit. The system is broken and we don't know why or ... discuss

I have already posted about this yearly abuse of Sta. Cruz Church, an abuse meant to accommodate the pagan feast of the Chinese New Year.Now I can say that this is not a liturgical abuse but a clear m ... discuss

  This essay was first published, with illustrations, in Life Matters Journal Volume 4 Issue 3 — February 2016.   morass: 2. a complicated or confused situation ... discuss

Matthew 9:3 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’Matthew 12:7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned ... discuss

Currently, the United States has a serious problem with its own sovereignty. This problem is two fold, as I see it. On the one side is the immigration issue, and the other side is an issue relating to ... discuss

Among all those who get involved in discussions about moral issues, killing and violence seem to have, in general, a bad name. How many times have you heard the remark, in refutation of some view, “ ... discuss

This is from one of my church retreats... Prior to knowing Jesus as my Risen Savior, I don’t know if I had a sense, let alone understanding, what could be done through His will, and I really don ... discuss

The Relationship Idol "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for t ... discuss

Painstaking research reveals a delightful, intelligent, and passionate woman who shared a life of mutual love and support with the country's foremost founding father.--Patricia Brady-I am a big histor ... discuss

After five seasons of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it’s easy to feel desensitized to the walkers. While they’re frightening in large numbers, the initial shock of their existence has worn off, despit ... discuss

Food for thought and action? Someday? Maybe? Or, are we "going to do exactly nothing?" 7th Circuit Court: Illegal Immigrants Have Second Amendment Rights Too Treason: Democrat Pols Supporting Ira ... discuss

This is an entirely self-indulgent post that is largely introspective. Should my meandering apply to your own circumstances, I'll be gratified. If not, rest assured that I claim to speak only for my ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

That could have been my child. I already know firsthand what happens in abortion. I know you can see their tiny feet and hands and other body parts. I saw my own boy. I still can remember that day ove ... discuss

This is a post I have wanted to craft for many years now.  It leaps into my thoughts at unwelcome times and I try to chase it away.I tell this post that it will offend many of my dear friends.I c ... discuss

I have more thoughts from our morning sessions at the Pappas Patristic Institute that I wanted to write down concerning the Fathers' hermeneutics or interpretation of Scripture. One of the key passage ... discuss

WHO SAID IT?Margaret Sanger or Aryan Nation Leader Tom MetzgerFirst some background on our two quotable and notable contestants:The ADL website provides the following profile of Tom Metzger, leader of ... discuss

John Jay Hooker is a familiar name in the state of Tennessee. Until recently he had been described in a tongue and cheek manner as a political gadfly and perennial candidate.   A gifted orat ... discuss

O Lord Eternal and Creator of all things, Who of Thine inscrutable goodness called me to this life; Who bestowed on me the grace of Baptism and the Seal of the Holy Spirit; Who imbued m ... discuss

If words matter–and you’ll find that I am very quick to contend that they do–then we ought to be careful with the language we speak. For some, this point might seem like something a ... discuss

Among all of the elements of devotion to The Divine Mercy requested by our Lord through Sr. Faustina, the Feast of Mercy holds first place. The Lord's will with regard to its establishment was already ... discuss

I will deliver them out of the hand of death. I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy death; O hell, I will be thy bite... Osee (Hosea) 13:14 (Douay-Rheims translation)Because Chris ... discuss

From today's Office of Readings. From the Catecheses by Saint John Chrysostom, bishop The power of Christ's bloodIf we wish to understand the power of Christ’s blood, we should go back to the anci ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Over at Crisis Magazine you'll find this great piece by James Jacobs, PhD, titled On Redefining Reality: A Dialogue, in which he tells us about how he engaged a shop owner ... discuss

"Almsgiving heals the irascible part of the soul, fasting extinguishes the concupiscible part, and prayer purifies the mind and prepares it for the contemplation of reality. ..."St. Maximus the Confes ... discuss

Brief post today:Dr. Waldstein discussing the fairness (i.e., beauty) of love shared this with us, and it is from John Paul II's Crossing the Threshold of Hope:"As a young priest I learned to love hum ... discuss

DISCLAIMER:  I am in no way questioning the validity of the Second Coming of Christ.  Jesus is returning to Earth to set up His eternal kingdom.  I am just debating the timeline and det ... discuss

The Supreme Court Ruling striking down Canada's laws against assisted suicide is an extreme example of judicial overreach. Major social change like this should always come from elected repre ... discuss

In recent days I have been amazed and sickened by some of the vicious comments I have heard directed at Chris Kyle, the soldier portrayed in the new movie American Sniper, and I felt I could help peop ... discuss

Most of you readers are aware of the fact that, back in 2006, our family welcomed a child into our home from a disrupted adoption.    I detailed the events surrounding that decision and ... discuss

The Washington Post has an article by Lydia DePillis which allows Arizona abortionist Gabrielle Goodrick to whine about how hard it is to be an abortionist in Arizona after the state legislature passe ... discuss




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