Topic: difficult

After Losing to Hobby Lobby, Obama Admin Pushes Crippling Fines for HHS Mandate Violators After losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court in a case about whether certain businesses who object to p ... discuss

“As for us who are strong, our duty is to bear with the weaknesses of those who are not strong, and not seek our own pleasure.” WNT (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) Thi ... discuss

Warmest congratulations to Chant Cafe blogger Mary Ann Carr-Wilson, CMAA board member David Hughes, and our colleague at the Cathedral of the Madeleine Gregory Glenn for this wonderful article, and fo ... discuss

  The headline at WND proclaimed: Mitt Romney: Obama worse than I expected. The article is a stub, which links to the full piece at The Washington Times.   The fact that Romney did not expect t ... discuss

We often think of Planned Parenthood as the enemy. How could we not, considering they are the nation’s largest abortion chain, and aggressively promote promiscuous sexual behavior that leads to unpl ... discuss

A man walks past a sign in James Foley's hometown of Rochester (CNS)From The Catholic HeraldBy Francis X. RoccaPope Francis has offered his condolences in a phone call to the family of a American jou ... discuss

Milwaukee, Wis., Aug 22, 2014 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Executed journalist James Foley was fearless in his quest to advance justice in the world, and his courage inspired many students at his alma ... discuss

The following article was published by the Missoulian Newspaper on August 21, 2014.Link to the hand-out of this article that can be used in your community.Guest column by BRADLEY WILLIAMSI take except ... discuss

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

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

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has said his country faces an extremely difficult situation and strongly rejects Orthodox accusations that his church is responsible for military action ... discuss

I love to discover what I call “faith hacks”—practical methods or techniques for living the Christian life. As I read, as I listen to sermons, as I speak to people, I am always looking f ... discuss

by Marita Noon: I suspect most readers of my column do not religiously read The Atlantic. I don’t either. But I have people — readers who alert me to news and information I might not see otherwis ... discuss

Former Newsnight host, Jeremy Paxman, made some inappropriate jokes about elderly people during his warm up gig for his new Edinburge Fringe show at an Islington theatre in the United Kingdom. Mr. Pax ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 21, 2014 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has called the family of U.S. journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS militants earlier this week, a Vatican spokesman has ... discuss

Yes, cops have a hard job. So of course that justifies everything they do, including petulantly issuing nearly 200 dollar tickets to civilians who take their pictures. NYPD arrested, strip-searched an ... discuss

Richard Dawkins, atheist author, provocateur, scientist, you must by now be well aware of the furore over your comments yesterday. Comments that it was ‘immoral’ to bring a baby with Down& ... discuss

First... it's been several months since my last post. I didn't realize it was that long!Ah, life. May involved my oldest daughter graduating from college and a trip to California for that. June saw a ... discuss

At a time when the world is debating the startling remarks from Richard Dawkins urging parents of babies with Down syndrome to have abortions, one mother of a disabled child says she has absolutely no ... discuss

Slain American journalist James FoleyBrethren: Peace be with you.The gruesome murder of freelance journalist James Foley - who, btw, was a praying Catholic - by a terrorist from the so-called Islamic ... discuss

by Kelli … [E]ven supposedly “pro-choice” forces buy into the idea that shame is attached to sexual women. Abortion… is described as being a “difficult decision,” one that women st ... discuss

Manchester, N.H., Aug 20, 2014 / 07:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prayer not only served as a source of strength for Catholic journalist James Foley – who was allegedly killed by militant Islamic Stat ... discuss

One of the first questions I am typically asked after I share with someone that I am raising my child who was conceived when I was raped is, “Does she know yet?” — often accompanied by a loo ... discuss

Let’s be fair. Montana Democrats were in a real pickle. Less than two weeks ago, Sen. John Walsh [D-Mt.] announced he was not going to attempt to retain the seat he was appointed to just six months ... discuss

20 August, Old Testament Samuel was the final Old Testament judge. Besides Deborah and an anonymous man in Judges 6:7-10 first prophet mentioned after Moses, although we could consider some of the oth ... discuss

Euthanasia. Rationing. Assisted Suicide. These are the kinds of concerns the pro-life community brought up when Congress pushed through Obamacare and government-run health care. These concerns are alr ... discuss

Nashville, Tenn., Aug 20, 2014 / 07:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Actions by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious at its latest annual assembly suggest that it may be closed to the possibility of re ... discuss

 Pro-abortionist not looking for the truth, looking for a win By Dave Andrusko The first few times I was actually hesitant (well, sort of) to write about it. By “it” I mean pro-ab ... discuss

It is a question I have received a number of times lately: Can you suggest some blogs written specifically for women? As it happens, I follow quite a few blogs written by (and often for) women ... discuss

In Canada You Can’t Destroy Viable Geese Eggs, But You Can Abort Viable Unborn Babies Whether your summer involved staying around home visiting the local swimming holes or travelling great distan ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Ferguson, Missouri and its re-run of 1950s civil rights grievances has now achieved national stature with the dispatch of our black Attorney General, Eric Holder, ... discuss

St. Louis, Mo., Aug 19, 2014 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following more than a week of protests after the death of an African-American teen, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is asking Catholics to offer ... discuss

Houston, Texas, Aug 19, 2014 / 05:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in the U.S. should not and cannot ignore the ever-increasing Latino population, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Satu ... discuss

Here is one of the best quotes I've read in a long time; it's by Courtney Reissig, writing at Christianity Today's "Her.Meneutics" site: Children are not a death sentence to our ambitions and goals. ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli Wesley J. Smith responds to the recent Washington Post opinion piece opposing the use of the phrase “difficult decision” to des ... discuss

Whether your summer involved staying around home visiting the local swimming holes or travelling great distances, the chances are most of us will have seen Canada geese at some point. And, if not the ... discuss

Embrace Grace, an organization dedicated to helping single, pregnant mothers to find the strength needed to choose life and find hope in their difficult situation, recently released the following vide ... discuss

I am currently reading through a book called Who Killed Homer?: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom by Victor Davis Hanson and John Heath. In the book they make the ... discuss

I couldn’t help but recall Beryl Otieno Ngoje’s story as I watched the movie The Giver, based on the Newbery Medal winning book by Lois Lowry. The particular scene that jumped out at me was t ... discuss

The Pro Life Campaign has strongly criticised the statements yesterday from a number of Labour Party TDs demanding wider access to abortion and for Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution to be deleted. Th ... discuss

Earlier this year the Missouri legislature passed a bill that would give women more time before making the irreversible and tragic choice to end the life of their unborn child. The legislation, HB 130 ... discuss

By MARY REZAC/CNA/EWTN NEWS | HOUSTON — If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world to brin ... discuss

by Hans von Spakovsky: Attorney General Eric Holder suffered a huge loss last week in his war on election integrity. A federal judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against North Carolina ... discuss

Coach Bob Ladouceur: Winning a lot of football games is doable. Teaching kids there’s more to life? That’s hard.Most sports movies show us the underdog team fighting their way to the top by the en ... discuss

Last week, I began feeling extreme conviction concerning the amount of time I was spending daily on my iPod touch. After lots of prayer, it was clear that technology had become an obvious obstacle in ... discuss

A black teen gets shot by cops, and black people in the neighborhood say, “Kill the cops.” But when black teens shoot other black teens, black people say nothing. If I were the police, I would tak ... discuss

Houston, Texas, Aug 18, 2014 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world t ... discuss

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (www.forerunner.com) – I was in New Orleans for a week in July with Operation Save America (OSA). It was a fitting follow-up to the OSA Regional event held in Kissimmee, ... discuss

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

The Sunday Outlook section of The Washington Post carried a blunt front-page headline: “Stop calling abortion a ‘difficult’ choice.” Janet Harris, a former staffer at the pro- ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — I recently interviewed Donna, who struggles with feelings of loss, sadness, and guilt over an abortion her mother had before she was born.  Her testimony is raw and honest, a ... discuss

Marie tells her story: To anyone who is pregnant, young or older and not sure what to do, I urge you and beg you to read my true story. Maybe you’re not pregnant and just reading this. Feel free to ... discuss

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

Also saved in OneNote The new movie, The Giver, adapted from Lois Lowry’s classic young adult novel, is being hailed by pro-life leaders as a genuinely pro-life movie.Sometimes an author writes a s ... discuss

  Culture News Sister of aborted baby describes her strugglesI recently interviewed Donna, who struggles with feelings of loss, sadness, and guilt over an abortion her mother had before s ... discuss

I’d like to say we need to keep our eye on the ball in Ferguson. But for different people in the story, there are different balls in play. This, by Baldilocks, is an excellent read about what is ... discuss

For years, pro-choicers on abortion have insisted that they are not “pro abortion.” Indeed, many insisted that the decision is “difficult” and that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare. ... discuss

I have been thinking about this one a lot, lately. I was thinking about it long before I read Manage Your Day-to-Day, but that book helpfully distilled it to a single sentence: “We tend to o ... discuss

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

The novena to St. Monica starts today, August 18, and ends on August 26.Monica is the patron of:alcoholicsdifficult marriagesdisappointing childrenmarried womenmothersvictims of abusevictims of adulte ... discuss

by Aaron Blake, Sean Sullivan and Chris Cillizza, The Fix, The Washington Post: The scene is set. With primary season nearing an end, we know who the nominees will be in almost all of the races that ... discuss

The Deliberate Underclass For several decades Black Americans by multiple measures – including literacy levels, employment and incarceration rates – out achieved their White peers. You would be f ... discuss

The following sermon is posted/printed with the permission of the bride and groom, Jordan and Heather Swanson.  Text:  1 Corinthians 13 Grace and peace to you, Jordan and Heather, from ... discuss

There is an interesting psychological phenomenon that was identified in 1972 called "Groupthink". Wikipedia [HERE] gives us the definition:Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within ... discuss

 “The Giver” opens today and why you should see it By Dave Andrusko Ordinarily it makes no matter to me whether I see a pre-screening of a movie. I know enough about film to know ... discuss

 Pro-abortionist foregoes the usual pretense: having an abortion is “not difficult” By Dave Andrusko We describe EMILY’s List as a wealthy pro-abortion PAC that supports only ... discuss

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

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

I agree with the idea that, for many women, abortion is not a difficult decision for some women. Most poor-choice activists don't give a bleep about the elimination of human life. Their attitude ... discuss

As people who have sung with and under me probably know, I'm not a fan of the overuse of psalm tones. Chanting psalms in the office? Great use for them. Singing the gloria patri during the introit? Fa ... discuss

I can well remember back in fourth grade when I was introduced to the music of Tom Lehrer, the mathematician and musical satirist whose album This Was the Year That Was became very popular about that ... discuss

An August 15 op ed in the Washington Postes the case that a common depiction of abortion by proponents plays right into pro-life hands. Janet Harris, former communications director for the pro-abortio ... discuss

Throw a stone into a pond and the waters don’t remain still. At the point it breaks the surface, the water is disrupted by a small wave that continues rising ring after ring, expanding ever outward ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: Outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, gave an extraordinary exit interview last week with James Kitfield of the publication Breaki ... discuss

When a mother delivers a stillborn baby, the baby is born without any signs of life at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy. In the United States, about 1 in 160 pregnancies end in stillbirth, and most occu ... discuss

By Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick - Not Dead Yet - UK.Kevin FitzpatrickIn the (British) House of Lords, another attempt to legalise assisted suicide/euthanasia was debated at 2nd reading stage July 18, 2014 thr ... discuss

The new movie, The Giver, adapted from Lois Lowry’s classic young adult novel, is being hailed by pro-life leaders as a genuinely pro-life movie. Sometimes an author writes a story because she wants ... discuss

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

Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) – PALS Programs provides a place for young adults with Down syndrome and their peers to have fun, grow as individuals, and build transformative friendships. Membe ... discuss

Now that things are (hopefully) calming down in Ferguson, with the help of appropriately attired Highway patrol officers, I think it’s time to come up with a better term for the use of military ... discuss

Erbil, Iraq, Aug 14, 2014 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' special envoy to Iraq has safely arrived in Erbil, the Holy See press officer said Thursday, adding that he has met with displaced ... discuss

The State of Mississippi filed an appeal to the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday seeking a reversal of a last month’s ruling by a three member panel that has blocked implementation o ... discuss

By Matthew Archbold | The Catholic faith can be confusing. Hey, with two thousand years of vocabulary it's bound to get a little difficult, isn't it? So there are many words that sound kinda' aw ... discuss

We’ve talked about Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie’s pregnancy in the context of some remarkable episodes that wonderfully illuminated the world of “Hotel Uterus,” as Guthrie whimsically p ... discuss

Last week, Thailand officials announced a reform of its surrogacy legislation by way of a newly drafted bill that would ban commercial surrogacy. This move to tighten restrictions comes after two wide ... discuss

Aug 14 - Homily: St. Maximilian of our Difficult Times Fr. Elias explains how St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of our difficult times as he was labeled by Pope John Paul II. He used all the ... discuss

Many times over the years I have invited readers of this blog to join me in a reading project, mostly as part of a program I’ve called Reading Classics Together. We’ve read some in ... discuss

By Jessie Tappel, M.S. The shocking events that have unfolded this week with the suicide of actor Robin Williams, have stirred up many controversial conversations on depression, mental illness and sui ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday is the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe, one of my favorite saints. A Conventual Franciscan, "St. Max" graciously assisted me during one of the most difficult times in my life ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 13, 2014 / 06:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- South Koreans are full of joyful anticipation at the impending arrival of Pope Francis, according to the director of the nation's new bran ... discuss

According to the Office of National Statistics, the abortion rate among women over 35 is at an all time high in the U.K. The Daily News reports: “In 2013, the abortion rate among over-35s reach ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 13, 2014 / 08:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations on Saturday urged the international community to provide humanitarian assistance and mil ... discuss

In which we wander through the confusing maze of the DHM’s brain in no particular order.  Sort of like always.  And, you know, trigger warnings galore. So…. I am still trying to figure o ... discuss

Poor Leftists. The Leftists in Milwaukee tried to take out Sheriff David Clarke. Michael Bloomberg and Chris Abele invested in Clarke's defeat. Bad investment. Channel 12's Mike Gousha was interviewin ... discuss

As most of you know, when I was nine I lost my mom to suicide. All of this discussion about Robin Williams has me kind of sad and frustrated with where we are with mental illness in this world. My h ... discuss

Abortion is an injustice. Pro-life people are passionate about ending it. Those are good things. But they are no excuse for name-calling. Unfortunately, some pro-lifers make really mean and nasty comm ... discuss

Today is the optional memorial of St. Jane Frances de Chantal, the foundress of the Order of the Visitation of Mary.BiographyJane Frances Fremiot was born on January 23, 1572, into a prominent and pro ... discuss

This is so sad.The loss of a loved one can be very painful and difficult to accept, but death by suicide is so difficult to bear. Robin Williams dead at 63 in suspected suicideOscar-winning actor and ... discuss

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

Sometimes, when you think about your past, particularly something that you have since changed, you want to get rid of much that was associated with whatever was prior to your change ... discuss

Social and political philosophies have tremendous impact on one's world view. One's role in society (should individuality or community have priority), the belief of the purpose of government (to prote ... discuss

The main starting point for writing this book — using abortion as the medical subject that I was looking at — was that as a novelist, I was very interested in interrogating what it is that all of ... discuss

Jesus says many difficult things in his famous Sermon on the Mount, recorded by Matthew in the 5th chapter of his gospel.43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enem ... discuss

At first glance, the title of this essay seems a bit absurd. An assertion that the United States and Israel are alike is rather easy to refute. They are countries of vastly different size, geography ... discuss

There are few areas of the Christian life where there is a wider gap between what Christians want to do and what Christians actually do than in this area: memorizing Scripture. We all know tha ... discuss

Sermon notes for Proper 14 A, 2014 Scripture: Romans 10:5-15 Last week we considered Romans 9:1-5, where Paul opens his consideration of the fact that the bulk of the Jewish people did not accept Jesu ... discuss

Professor Hugh Hewitt, recently published a column for Townhall.com in which he cited a statement by former Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who represented the US in Afghanistan, in which he called the prese ... discuss

In my state we don’t have to do anything to homeschool.  However, quite often state or local officials will tell new homeschoolers who are asking that they should register.  Every year about t ... discuss

Living in an advanced country brings privileges. Since we are used to them, these appear to be self-evident. Think of security and excellent health care. Add the role of laws to protect the citizen ev ... discuss

In part because moms abort potential candidates...From an abstract:In utero fetal surgery interventions are currently considered in selected cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, cystic pulmonary ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 8, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church plays a fundamental role in responding to the worst outbreak of Ebola infections in history, a Holy See collaborator has expl ... discuss

An unnamed friend of the couple who wanted a surrogate to abort their twin baby who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome has issued a statement to Australian press claiming the couple was told Gammy would ... discuss

Dr. James Beattie, a cardiologist who works at the East of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham, believes hospitals should let more elderly patients die and “quality of life” should ... discuss

Orlando, Fla., Aug 7, 2014 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus continued to set records for charitable giving and volunteer hours, making this the 14th consecutive year they've increa ... discuss

On July 10, Chinese state media Xinhua announced that 29 of China’s 31 provinces have officially adopted what All Girls Allowed calls the “selective two-child policy”. The Chinese government ann ... discuss

By Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionAn article published by NPR.org on August 7, 2014 examines the German debate concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide. Current ... discuss

When “Brandy” discovered she was pregnant, she hesitated to tell her boyfriend “Ryan” the news. Although they’d been in a committed relationship for several years, the last few months had be ... discuss

I love a church that prays. I love being a part of a church that prays. Every Wednesday night we gather—often a packed-out room full of us—to bring all our petitions and all our praise bef ... discuss

Montgomery, Ala., Aug 7, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Robert Bentley, Alabama's governor and a trained physician, has expressed disappointment that a law he signed last year requiring abortionist ... discuss

"Jocelyn Samuels has the title of “Acting” Asst.Attorney General for Civil Rights which means shewields the awesome power of that office without having been confirmed by the Senate."~ Phyllis ... discuss

The New York Times ran an interesting article last week about how supporters of legal abortion are backing away from the label “pro-choice.” But supporters of legal abortion redefining themselves ... discuss

Texas abortion businesses that are in court this week challenging the constitutionality of a regulation that requires abortion facilities to meet Ambulatory Surgical Center standards, are complaining ... discuss

Orlando, Fla., Aug 6, 2014 / 12:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A relationship with God is the most important thing to remember in difficult times, said Bishop John Noonan of Orlando at the opening Mass for t ... discuss

Boston, Mass., Aug 6, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston has criticized a new Massachusetts law re-establishing buffer zones around abortion clinics after the old law w ... discuss

Last week, the House voted to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama in response to his postponement of the Obamacare employer mandate. In our latest essay, we argue that only a more direct confr ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Many millenials would chuckle recalling the awkward dad scenes in the 1999 film, American Pie. These scenes depict a Jewish-American father explaining many sexual things to his mort ... discuss

 Helping women in crisis pregnancy situations see we care enables reason to replace panic  By Dave Andrusko Why do some people readily hear our message of love and compassion for ... discuss

 The devastating reality of Post Abortion Stress Syndrome By Christina Martin She sat across from me, tears streaming down her face. The subject of abortion came up and this woman st ... discuss

 She sat across from me, tears streaming down her face. The subject of abortion came up and this woman struggled to discuss it. ‘Emotionally damaging’ was the phrase she used to describe the ... discuss

I had the opportunity for a round-table interview which, as it turns out, only consisted of me and Methodist pastor Kenny Dickson speaking with John Michael McDonagh about his new film Calvary (m ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. See Part I here. What do we mean by “human dignity”? It is an admittedly hard-to-define term often used by both believers and non-believers alike in vastly different wa ... discuss

Every Sunday I take Communion to eight Catholics at a local nursing home. All but one are seriously mentally incapacitated with either Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Several are often difficult and ... discuss

First, to all Israelis, please accept my apologies for writing such a horrific headline but there is a point to be made to the rest of the world. Have you ever heard of an Israeli suicide bomber? Is ... discuss

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

From an interview in an Argentinian newspaper reported in Rorate Caeli:If Jesus were alive today, would he be in favor of gay marriage?I don't know, I formulate no hypothesis on this. Who must answer ... discuss

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is by far the best looking 90-year-old I’ve ever seen. He just celebrated his 90th birthday on August 1st. He was born in 1924. The 90-year-old monarch of Saudi Ara ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by William Warrren by Marita Noon: President Obama, and his administration, has enacted so many foolish and cost-increasing energy policies, it is easy to think that they are his ... discuss

Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul-Minneapolis, facing calls for his resignation amid legal battles over the local Church's handling o ... discuss

I'm quoting extensively here but, it's so true:Now with Pope Francis the cafeteria Catholics are the conservatives. They splutter and fume at Pope Francis. He’s the pope, but they disagree with him ... discuss

Here is an absolutely wonderful interview with SF great Gene Wolfe. Some interesting questions did get asked along with what you would expect. Which writers have most influenced you? It’s a diff ... discuss

It is hard to ignore the disturbing reports emerging from Iraq which contribute to mounting evidence of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham’s (ISIS) extermination of Christians and anything re ... 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

Today was my last session for my PTSD and it was bittersweet. I'm going to miss my therapist because she was so encouraging and positive but I also know that I no longer need the sessions. If it hadn' ... discuss

"Until you are convinced that prayer is the best use of your time, you will not find time for prayer.” -Father Hilary Ottensmeyer, OSB15 Secrets To Transforming Your Prayer LifeThe first se ... discuss

"Elections Are Not Won by Who Voted.  They are Lost by Who Did Not" ~ rfh From: dgar Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Subject:  A Real Job Let's not forgot those who ... discuss

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

America can only look forward to a President who is once again a bulwark of stability, peace and justice in the world.  While the illegitimate Kenyan plays 180+ rounds of golf and attends endless ... discuss

She was my hardest case thus far determined to abort her rape conceived baby. By mistake this fifteen year old went to a pregnancy center looking for an abortion. They called me. She wanted a life, t ... discuss

Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — She sat across from me, tears streaming down her face. The subject of abortion came up and this woman struggled to discuss it. ‘Emotionally damaging’ was the ph ... 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 wrote yesterday that the polling data for the 2016 GOP nomination is almost useless due to pollsters polling so many contenders who aren’t running.  However, if there’s one bit of infor ... discuss

A federal appeals court has stopped a pro-life law that could have made Mississippi the first state to be abortion free. A three member panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument ... discuss

There are many things I love about Pope Francis. But there are issues that concern me too...especially his off the cuff remarks. It always makes me thing of the wartime slogan, "Loose lips sink ships. ... discuss

 Baby Ziah, declared dead eight minutes after birth, “comes back to life” By Dave Andrusko Nikkita Pereira and Baby ZiahThe British publication The Daily Mail is a seemingly inexha ... discuss

 PPFA Cecile Richards’ interview with Bill Moyers: The “rest of the story” By Dave Andrusko Bill Moyers interviewing Planned Parenthood President Cecile RichardsUnderstandably so ... discuss

 Pro-abortion lobby has no convincing answers to the scandal of sex-selective abortion By Dave Andrusko Julie BentleyWhen the leader of Britain’s oldest pro-abortion group, the Famil ... discuss

Rev. Mark G. Swope, Coordinator of Ethics Program and Ethicist Holy Redeemer Health System1648 Huntingdon PikeMeadowbrook, Pa 19046 mswope@holyredeemer.com Philip Boyle, Ph.D., ... discuss

Life is complicated. Life is full of responsibilities and opportunities, planned duties and serendipitous possibilities. There is so much we could do, but so little we can do. Many of us battl ... discuss

It is easy to criticize those who are supposed to be able to change economic behavior. Monetary policy making is no exception. Such authorities can and have made mistakes. But impotence in changing th ... discuss

Bits and pieces. Bits and pieces. People. People important to you, people unimportant to you cross your life, touch it with love and carelessness and move on. There are people who leave you and you b ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - July 28, 2014The House just reconvened at Noon and recessed until 2 PM. This week, the House of Representatives is considering taking action on the President's request fo ... discuss

Nikkita Pereira gave birth to baby Ziah by emergency Caesarean section because his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. Minutes after he was born, however, doctors pronounced little Ziah dead. ... discuss

Well here's a charge I haven't heard before.  The blogger at Meditatio  writes: As I’m “homeschooling” right now, I’m kind of looking suspiciously at some homeschooling moms who ... discuss

Good art often seems to us mysterious because it resists the easy patterns of the fantasy, whereas there is nothing mysterious about the forms of bad art since they are the recognizable and familiar r ... discuss

Mexico’s ruling class is deeply complicit in the current border crisis—as is our own. Until we address “friendly fire”, we cannot win on the front line. Mexico could be the twenty-first cent ... discuss

 Where do Senate Democrats running for election stand on the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth” Act? By Andrew Bair The “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth” bill “seeks t ... discuss

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 28, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After nearly two years of preparation, Father José Almy Gomes, 40, almost wasn’t ready for Pope Francis’ World Youth ... discuss

Post title via Gypsy RavenWraithe @flippinth3raya Reality is what you see, what you hear, and you see what you want to see, you hear what you want to hear. Your reality is not mine and for every ma ... discuss

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

I recently came across this prophecy given by Father Scanlon at the height of the Charismatic Renewal, 1980, and thought it apropos  for this time.   The Lord God says “Hear my Word.” ... discuss

Does anyone remember the name Bowe Bergdahl these days? Only a few weeks back, Bergdahl’s name rocketed to the front page of every major newspaper as a result of his release from five years of “ca ... discuss

 Decoding Hillary Clinton’s interview on NPR’s “On Point” By Dave Andrusko You would think that being in the limelight since the late 1970s, Hillary Clinton would be more adroi ... discuss

 Dealing—Poorly—with the Stigma of Working in the Abortion Industry By Dave Andrusko Some things never change because they are part of the human condition. And that holds true eve ... discuss

More and more, people I talk to are saying we ought to impeach Obama.  While Barack Obama deserves to be impeached more than any President in US history; the GOP simply can not and should not do it. ... discuss

The American Farm Bureau Federation launched a national campaign to inform people why the Clean Water Act should be ‘ditched.’ (Photo: American Farm Bureau Fed. Facebook) by Daren Bakst, ... 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

 They may not be Death Panels, but they are Death Advocates, and they are back By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. This story appeared on pa ... discuss

Bruce Danielson Incumbent Russ Hauge Tuesday night I watched a forum with the four candidates running for Kitsap County Prosecutor, in the county where I grew up, just outside of Sea ... discuss

Orange, Calif., Jul 24, 2014 / 04:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday, EWTN Global Catholic Network announced it has begun construction on a television studio on the West Coast, located on the campus ... discuss

Patriarch Sako appeals to UN not to stand by and witness atrocities in Iraq(Vatican Radio) The Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq has written to the United Nations Secretary General B ... discuss

 Moms can teach their unborn babies nursery rhymes, study shows By Dave Andrusko What an incredible coincidence. Just this morning (as is my habit) I scanned both today’s Washington ... 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

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Pondering what the legendary civil rights figure might communicate in 140 characters or fewer on the social networking site Twitter is among the highlights in his niece Alveda King’s new book, King ... discuss

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

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienI reread this at the beginning of the year for discussions at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast where we covered the book in two parts: one, two. (We also dis ... discuss

This is not the post I intended for today, but it is the post that is necessary. I am failing in being like Christ. For 17 months now my husband’s elderly parents have lived in our house. These ... discuss

The SA-11 Gadfly seems like the likely culprit for the destruction of Flight MH17. I posted an article very early yesterday morning about my suspicion that Ukraine shot down Malaysian Airlines flight ... discuss

Warning! Spoilers Ahead!!Divergent is the latest of the teen dystopian future trilogies to hit the big screen. I have read all three books, Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant. Is it not my favor ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you!From time to time I have discussed here  the role of the faithful of the whole Church in receiving, proclaiming, and in a certain sense, "sanctioning" the faith of the ... discuss

July 17th, besides being the Feast of St. Alexius (III Class), is dedicated to the Humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary in some parts of the world.The following is taken from Father Lawrence G. Lovasik ... discuss

There’s so much that’s wrong with the recent NY Times editorial titled Abortion and Birth, Together that I don’t know where to begin. I suppose I should start with sharing a little about me. I ... discuss

As the mother of a twelve year old girl with Down syndrome, Christina's safety has always been my primary concern, and too often my obsession. . . . sometimes I have to put in a load of wash or g ... discuss

The Federal Abortion Expansion Act Deceptively Packaged to Appeal to Women, but Designed to Exterminate Protective Laws By Anna Franzonello and Mary Harned, AUL staff attorneys Holding a hearing on S. ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliThe FRC Blog explains how Democrat Sen. Patty Murray’s hasty “Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Ac ... discuss

Al Franken speaks at a 2013Planned Parenthood rallyToday the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the so-called "Women's Health Protection Act" (S. 1696), a radical measure that would eli ... discuss

Cologne, Germany, Jul 15, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has been appointed Archbishop of Cologne, the Vatican announced July 11. The Cologne archdiocese has some 2 mi ... discuss

A UNC student studies the GAP display by Mick Hunt In an earlier post, I gave examples of “pro-choice” meanness at UNC.  But there’s more to the story.   In spite of the intolerance we wit ... 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

I’ve got some new Kindle deals for you today. To Live is Christ to Die Is Gain by Matt Chandler ($3.99); The Message of Acts by John Stott ($2.99); Ten Myths About Calvinism by Kenn ... discuss

It is difficult, the first time, to stand in front of an abortion clinic and just pray. It is even more challenging to be a sidewalk counselor just outside an abortuary, trying to help and inform wom ... discuss




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