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By Patrick J. Buchanan“The Iranians are on the march,” warned John McCain Sunday.“Iran is building a new Persian Empire,” echoed Col. Ralph Peters.So alarmed is Speaker Boehner, he invited Bib ... discuss

Contact: Janis Backing, 312-329-2108 CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The struggle against ISIS is the latest in what seems like a never-ending war on terror that has cost trillions of ... discuss

Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By Benedict Augustine“For this reason, I remind you to stir into flamethe gift of God that you have through the imposition of my ... discuss

Hanoi, Vietnam, Jan 27, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, lauded the efforts of the Catholic community in Vietn ... discuss

SEE THE VIDEO AT THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE By MONEY MORNING STAFF REPORTS Should the rise of conflicts across the Middle East and Ukraine serve as a warning sign that something much more da ... discuss

On last month’s Christmas special edition of The World Over Live, EWTN news director Raymond Arroyo offered his pick for 2014 Person of the Year: the persecuted Christians of the Middle East. I ... discuss

Over the past several months, we have been exposed to a whirlwind of problems around the globe. From ISIS butchering thousands, to the civil war in Ukraine, to various political scandals here in Ameri ... discuss

I have a book on my bedside table that I am just beginning, Gloria Gaither's What My Parents Did Right. What a thesis! We live in a culture where everyone seems to have the finger of blame pointed at ... discuss

by Gary L. Bauer, Contributing Author: A Global Joke - You might think that is a comment about Barack Obama's foreign policy, but it is actually a statement about our immigration policy. There are d ... discuss

The winner of this year’s Gerber Baby “Be Our Baby Photo Search” is seven-month-old Grace from East Petersburg, Pennsylvania. According to a press release from Gerber, she was chosen ... discuss

Today—the forty-second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision—the Pro-Life Action League sent an special care package to every abortion clinic in the United States. Inside: a pi ... discuss

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PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH UNITY OCTAVEJanuary 18 through 25 Official Octave Prayer (to be recited daily)ANTIPHON: That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me and I in Thee; that they also maybe one ... discuss

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – January 20, 2015 — “We are heading toward a gloomy future unless Tanzanians wake up to the harsh reality that the proposed constitution is the means by which the anti ... discuss

Have we in the West lost our way?  Do we even know anymore who we are as Americans?  Do we still hold ourselves as solid allies of Israel--the only true democracy in the Middle East?  ... discuss

Even poverty and deprivation "are destabilizing" the Middle East, because "there cannot be peace where there is underdevelopment". These were the words of Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai dur ... discuss

Notorious Orlando and Miami-Fort Lauderdale child killer now serving a one-year sentence for drug trafficking Visualize abortionists in jail! Click to enlarge. In 2014, Harry Perper was convic ... discuss

There you go, that’s a headline I never imagined writing. Tending to St. James Episcopal Church’s Facebook page typically isn’t a lot of work for the Rev. Dawn Frankfurt, the church’s rect ... discuss

Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and sundry other government agencies cannot be efficiently managed without great leadership in the Administration. Politics has always b ... discuss

ORLANDO, Florida (www.forerunner.com) — Notorious abortionist Zvi Harry Perper had his license suspended by emergency order in August 2014 as a result of multiple counts of federal drug traffi ... discuss

For information on today's feast, besides these Proper Prayers, please click here.INTROIT Behold, the Lord, the Ruler, is come. He has dominion over all, and in His hand is power and might. Ps. 71:2. ... discuss

Today was the traditional start of the agricultural year in England, and so was known as “Plough Monday” or the day after “Plough Sunday” which was the Sunday following Epiphany. This was when ... discuss

The Honorable Pat Mullins Chairman Republican Party of Virginia 115 East Grace Street Richmond, Virginia 23219 Dear Chairman Mullins, On August 20th, 2012 the Washington Post launched a scurrilous, ye ... discuss

The saint of the day for January 17 is St. Anthony of the Desert (c. 251–356), a religious hermit and monk, who is known as the founder of monasticism. His rule of order was one of the first to crea ... discuss

by New Gingrich: The United States has been at war with radical Islamist terrorism for at least 35 years, starting with the November 1979 Iranian seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and taking of ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author, Muslim Mishmash:Failed Paris Response - The Obama Administration is still reeling from criticism over its failure to march in Paris with other world leaders in the ... discuss

Many of us have long observed that Obama has traitorously aided and abetted our Muslim enemies, giving them weapons, billions of taxpayer dollars and their formerly-imprisoned “soldiers of Allah,” ... discuss

Manila, Philippines, Jan 15, 2015 / 03:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Marcello Pondoc attended the Philippines World Youth Day with St. John Paul II in 1995, and 20 years later will participate in Pope F ... discuss

Aboard the papal plane, Jan 15, 2015 / 11:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to journalists aboard the Jan. 15 flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines, Pope Francis discussed his trip, his recent canon ... discuss

Sign up for the livestream and win a chance for a FREE trip to next year’s March and SFLA National Conference! Washington, DC — Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue will be a feature ... discuss

In view of Oxford University Press  warning its writers not to mention pork, bacon, or anything that smacks of pig, I offer you this classic essay  (which vegetarians will not enjoy at all): “ ... discuss

(30 November 1594 – 15 January 1672)He was born at Norwich, and was educated at Norwich grammar school and at Caius College, Cambridge, where he was scholar and afterwards fellow.[1] On taking order ... discuss

Dr. Thomas Sowellby Dr. Thomas Sowell: President Barack Obama's absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show their solidarity with France in its opposit ... discuss

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Enticed by the United Arab Emirates’ position as financiers of the vast and booming oil industry in the Middle East, and its rapidly growing economy, foreigner wo ... discuss

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that a now-16-month-old boy at the center of a custody fight in Great Britain, survived being an abortion at 26 weeks. The toddler, identified only as “A,” was bor ... discuss

9]> < ![endif]--> span style="font-size: medium;">“’There is hope in your future,’ says the Lord, ‘That your children shall come back to their own border’” (Jeremiah 31:17). The story o ... discuss

 “Little Miracle” survives abortion at 26 weeks By Dave Andrusko The Daily Telegraph is reporting that a now-16-month-old boy at the ... discuss

By:  Patrick Goodenough Carter Links Islamic Terror Attacks in ... discuss

by Ron Paul: After the tragic shooting at a provocative magazine in Paris last week, I pointed out that given the foreign policy positions of France we must consider blowback as a factor. Those who d ... discuss

Palestinians salute Hamasby Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: The news of the day is former President Jimmy Carter who placed the blame for the Paris jihadist massacre on—you guessed it—Israel. Th ... discuss

Egyptian cleric warns Charlie Hebdo against publishing new 'racist' cartoons"This is an unwarranted provocation against the feelings of ... Muslims around the world."This reminds me of when White Supr ... discuss

By Patrick J. Buchanan Western media are declaring the million-man march in Paris, where world leaders paraded down Boulevard Voltaire in solidarity with France, a victory over terrorism. Isn’t it ... discuss

Today is the optional memorial of St. Hilary, bishop of Poitiers in the 4th century. Pope Pius IX declared him a "Doctor of the Church," because of his heroic defense of the the Faith against Arians a ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Every few years immigration becomes a political issue and, in truth, it has always been an issue in the minds of generations of Americans from its earliest years. ... discuss

If you've followed the Arab-Israeli conflict at all in the past 20 years or more, you've no doubt heard the argument made by anti-Israel forces that the Israeli settlements in the occupied territories ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: A massacre occurs at a satirical French publication, Charlie Hebdo. Its sin had been satirizing the Prophet Mohammed. The shooters yelled, "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is the greatest) and, ... discuss

We asked our readers on Christmas Day to pray for persecuted Christians worldwide. We'd like to ask all now to pray for all persecuted because of their choice of religion or choice to not have one or ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

Basil the Great of Caesarea, 1 January AD 379with Gregory of Nazianzus, 9 May AD 389and Gregory of Nyssa, 9 March AD 395 Saints Basil and the two Gregorys, collectively known as the Cappadocian Father ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Paris Siege Ends Two hostage crises in Paris were resolved today. Cherif and Said Kouachi, the two jihadists responsible for Wednesday's slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, ... discuss

Armed police officers patrol in the village of Fleury, north east of Paris, hunting down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in Wednesday's massacre at Charlie Hebdo newspaper, Thursday, Jan. 8, ... discuss

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Armed police officers patrol in the village of Fleury, north east of Paris, hunting down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in Wednesday's massacre at Charlie Hebdo newspaper, Thursday, Jan. 8, ... discuss

Armed police officers patrol in the village of Fleury, north east of Paris, hunting down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in Wednesday's massacre at Charlie Hebdo newspaper, Thursday, Jan. 8, ... discuss

Armed police officers patrol in the village of Fleury, north east of Paris, hunting down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in Wednesday's massacre at Charlie Hebdo newspaper, Thursday, Jan. 8, ... discuss

Erbil, Iraq, Jan 9, 2015 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Emil Nona is the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, the Iraqi city overrun by the Islamic State last summer. Since then, he has brought the ... discuss

Armed police officers patrol in the village of Fleury, north east of Paris, hunting down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in Wednesday's massacre at Charlie Hebdo newspaper, Thursday, Jan. 8, ... discuss

Armed police officers patrol in the village of Fleury, north east of Paris, hunting down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in Wednesday's massacre at Charlie Hebdo newspaper, Thursday, Jan. 8, ... discuss

The parent’s of a baby born born a week before the legal abortion limit can take their daughter home for the first time in her 6 months of life outside the womb. Bella’s parents posted this happy ... discuss

By Patrick J. Buchanan The massacre in Paris of the staff of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was an act of terrorism, but also a successful act of war in the clash of civilizations between Islami ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

This is an edited transcript of The Briefing podcast from early Thursday morning, January 8, 2015. The war on terror took on a savage new face yesterday when two gunmen entered the headquarters of a ... discuss

There were hundreds and hundreds of new Kindle deals yesterday—I don’t why there are so many this week! I sorted through them and found some that are noteworthy: Death by Living by ... discuss

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network has compiled their list for the “Winners and Losers” in bioethics for 2014. Winners include: Kathleen Sloan, board member for the National Orga ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: One, and only one, candidate, Barack Obama, caught the X-factor and improbably got himself nominated and elected, and re-elected, president. Another improbable ca ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: The news from Paris about the killing of twelve journalists highlights Islam's war on the West that represents a fundamental truth about this cult of Mohammad.Most ... discuss

Huffington Post reported: In 2014, we saw the threat of al Qaeda continue to spread via affiliate groups in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. We also witnessed the unexpected resurgence of ISIS in Syr ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Five: A Catholic Creator’s Complex World by Kate O’Hare of Catholic Vote - BigPulpit.com It’s a Black Christmas for the Ch ... discuss

In Kobane, Syria, Kurdish defenders have turnedKobane into the Stalingrad for ISIS.(Photo: Gail Orenstein/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/Newscom)Provided by The Daily Signal.by Peter Brookes: The Danish physicist ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

Vatican City, Jan 6, 2015 / 05:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Like the Magi who followed the star from the East, Christians are called to follow the light of the Gospel attentively, tirelessly, and courageou ... discuss

The People’s Cube Red Square Dedicated to HarperCollins, which recently published atlases scrubbed of the existence of the state of Israel, so as not to hurt the feelings of its Middle East cust ... discuss

One, and only one, candidate, Barack Obama, caught the X-factor and improbably got himself nominated and elected, and re-elected, president.  Another improbable candidate could catch it again. What ... discuss

Pregnant British mom refuses doctors advice to abort premature baby, one year later son is healthy By Dave Andrusko Jett MorrisIt was a classic case o ... discuss

By EDDIE O’NEILL | Catholic journalist and photographer Jeff Gardner has been writing about the plight of Christians in the Middle East for the past five years for a number of national and ... discuss

Vatican City, Jan 6, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Months after being named to replace Cardinal Raymond Burke as head of the Apostolic Signatura, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti will be among those ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Obama's Back - Here's one reason why Republicans need to show some fight: Barack Obama's approval ratings are up. A new CNN poll has the president at 48% -- his b ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

In December 2013, Jett Morris was born at 25-weeks weighing 1.4lbs, which is less than a bag of sugar. Amazingly, he survived in the womb after his mother’s water broke at 20-weeks due to preterm pr ... discuss

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord(Click here for readings)When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is t ... discuss

Vatican City, Jan 5, 2015 / 11:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In creating 20 new cardinals – 15 of whom will be cardinal electors – Pope Francis has continued to set his sights on the world's per ... discuss

Grace Lutheran Church, Racine, WIJanuary 4th, 2015Epiphany (Observed)Matthew 2:1-12Grace and peace to you...Today we observe Epiphany, and read from Matthew's Gospel concerning the visit of the Wise M ... discuss

Is this the theme for 2015: Rome Tangos While the Church Burns?I just read an interesting article by Roberto de Mattei whcih seems pretty much on target in describing where we are as Church in this ne ... discuss

Here is the Gospel reading for today. In the United States, the feast of the Epiphany is celebrated today. Matthew 2:1-12 * * *  When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King ... discuss

San Diego, Calif., Jan 4, 2015 / 08:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Maura Byrne was terrified to go to therapy for the first time. She knew something was wrong, and she knew she needed help. But she didnR ... discuss

I had a non-Jewish girlfriend my first year at College some four decades ago. I remember being at her home one day and visiting with her and her mother. The mood was light and we were kidding one anot ... discuss

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We like free books, you like free books. But sometimes it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. I don’t claim to have done a 100% job here, but I have done some of the leg work an ... discuss

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On January 2nd, the Church celebrates the memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors.Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen are linked in this feast day, as they were ... discuss

By Joan Desmond | Amid the cascade of crises across the world in 2014, it was all too easy fo forget the desperate plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East. So as w ... discuss

While most people in the world on Wednesday bid farewell to 2014 and welcomed 2015, Islamic terrorists sent out their own brand of New Year greetings in the only way they know: killing the innocent ... discuss

As recently as 1989, The General Assembly (State Legislature) of Pennsylvania passed House Resolution No. 189 declaring a “Geography Awareness Week” in the State. It would have been more fitting f ... discuss

“On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, eight maids a-milking ...”The world knows it as New Year's Day. Our holy Mother Church knows it by many names.First and foremost, it is th ... discuss

Forgiveness not met by regret implies subjugation.   The practical use of history is its distorted exploitation. This abuse accompanies the following discourse about the present.   Perceived ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director:  In 2014, God has blessed 40 Days for Life in many ways … in response to your prayers! We wanted to do a “top ten” list … but there were just too many gre ... discuss

Credit:  www.pinterest.comI had an interesting run in with a Catholic blogger recently. The blogger is Paul Anthony Melanson and he has a blog entitled, "La Salette Journey." He wrote a post crit ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: If there is one thing pundits like to do it is to make predictions. If they turn out to be right you can always look back and quote them as proof of your prescien ... discuss

New Year 2105 fireworks in the Philippines, shamelessly pinched from here, where you can see photos of fireworks around the world.It's still 2014 here in DC, but cheer up. It only FELT like a really b ... discuss

Each year seems to flash by quicker than the one preceding it, but still is packed full of events: horrible, hopeful, or just plain weird. 2014 was no exception, containing all of the above.The year t ... discuss

California used to be considered a national trendsetter. Let some cultural innovation catch on out there and supposedly it was only a matter of time before the required thought processes traveled nort ... discuss

The U.S. Secretary of State had a full plate in 2014 given the chaos around the world today, from Islamic terrorists killing and beheading Americans in the Middle East to Russian intervention in Ukr ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: You don’t have to be a soldier or diplomat to ask whether President Obama’s withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan on December 31 is a good idea or not. Con ... discuss

How many good things happened at local 40 Days for Life campaigns in 2014? The answer is really “too many to count!” Picking a top 10 from among more than 200 campaign reports was almost impossibl ... discuss

Indiana Governor Mike Pence meets withIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Obama Touts Tehran - Here's something Barack Obama said during his recent NPR interv ... discuss

U.S. & Saudis Behind Oil Prices ThatCould Topple Regimes In Russia & Iranby Andrew Topf: The oil price drop that has dominated the headlines in recent weeks has been framed almost exclusively in te ... discuss

“On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, five gold rings ...”The fifth day's gift of gold rings (or "golden rings" in some versions) refers not to gold jewelry, but to a characteri ... discuss

“You’re beginning something pretty important, and it will be forever.”On this day in 1954, actor Denzel Washington, professional wrestler Lanny Poffo, and magazine editor and morning news anchor ... discuss

by Jim Hoft With The Gateway Pundit on Sunday, December 28, 2014   A spokesman for ISIS claimed in an interview that it was “only a matter of time before the jihadists expand and conquer Europ ... discuss

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Here’s the fourth in the repeat of my Sunday series during the month of December on the fascinating abolitionist history behind some of our most beloved Christmas hymns. Pro-lifers identify closely ... discuss

....give him some swaddling clothes.Did you ever notice in manger scenes that everyone has lots of clothes on except the poor baby. Mary wears a long gown with a mantle and veil. Joseph has on a long ... discuss

Your Excellency:It has been reported that a Catholic pediatrician is suing the City of Philadelphia, alleging that she was fired for refusing to write prescriptions for "contraceptives" (cf, Philadel ... discuss

“On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, two turtle doves ...”Last week, the President of the United States, in effect, declared "Boxing Day" as a paid holiday for federal employe ... discuss

Birth of Christ, Hans Leonard SchaufeleinOn this feast of St. Stephen Martyr, a portion of the Holy Father's letter to the martyrs of today."Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ ... discuss

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! Jesus, the Son of God, the Saviour of the world, is born for us, born in Bethlehem of a Virgin, fulfilling the ancient prophecies. The Virgin’s name is ... discuss

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas!  Jesus, the Son of God, the Saviour of the world, is born for us, born in Bethlehem of a Virgin, fulfilling the ancient prophecies. The Virgin’s n ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 25, 2014 / 05:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing Pope Francis prayed for all who suffer due to war and conflict, asking that the salvation o ... discuss

Right track?  Wrong track?  The November 24, 2014 deadline has come and gone.  As in the once very popular game of Monopoly, Iran drew another ‘get out of jail free’ card and the ... discuss

Most of these titles are set in the time of or are about George III of England, or the American Revolutionary War. Most of them I found in the children’s magazine St. Nicholas, Volume 41, Part 1 ... discuss

Jason by Justus Miles Forman, about whom Wikipedia has this interesting entry: His only play, The Hyphen, appeared in 1915 but did not receive the success Forman expected. The Hyphen was a topical dra ... discuss

O Dayspring (alternately, Dawn of the East, Rising Dawn, etc.) Here follows the fifth of the seven O Antiphons, with Latin text and English translation, a Latin hymn stanza, and the English versifica ... discuss

Winning at all Costs with Lies, Deceit, and LawlessnessMr. Barack Obama in cahoots with his comrades in Congress, including their compromising RINO colleagues spearheaded by Mr. Speaker, and with the ... discuss

  Revealing: A reputable Swiss weekly presented Koran verses that incite violence against unbelievers; which means you, the world and me. The intent: show that violence in the name of God is no ... discuss

9]> < ![endif]--> y is gone, one will find Sunday,' is an old, Christian Arab proverb that expresses their fear of sharing the terrible fate that has befallen the Jews. In other words, “when the ... discuss

Brothers and sisters, Peace be with you.The reaction to the U.S. Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence's Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program, approved by ... discuss

We have blogged about this fake priest for so many times and here for more.And he still thinks he can get away fooling people that he is a priest of the Roman Catholic Church.He is not.  He is a ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - Dec. 8, 2014: The House convened at Noon today. They will consider several naming and designations of Government building and highways. The House may consider H.R. 5781 ... discuss

“Sometimes it seems as though the difference between y'all and everyone else is that you think abortion is the only issue out there, and everything else stems from it. People like me think abortion ... discuss

I originally posted this in 2005 and have updated it a couple of times. I like to present it every December 7th as the story is as poignant as ever, especially with our troops still in theater in Af ... discuss

Consecrated 7 December AD 374 Saint Ambrose of Milan was born in Trier around AD 340. He became a Roman governor in northern Italy and the people of Milan later named him bishop by general acclaim. H ... discuss

Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The East and West must cooperate to save ancient Christian cultures in the Middle East, to secure peace, and to protect humanity as a whole, a ... discuss

Barack Obama exasperates Vladimir Putin. How is it in the U.S.’s interest, Putin wonders, to have complete chaos in the Middle East? Doesn’t President Obama understand that a Qaddafi or M ... discuss

I was alerted this week by a friend concerning a casino that may be built at Menlyn Maine, opposite the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in the east of Pretoria. Sun International, the gambling mega corpor ... discuss

Advent is the (roughly) 4 week season before Christmas when Catholic and other Christians commemorate the first coming of Christ and anticipate his second coming.  The first Sunday of Advent  ... discuss

Everybody held serve, except Mississippi St. who got spanked by Ole Miss and bounced out of the ranking, accordingly, which allowed Oregon St. back into the ranking. That was pretty disappointing beca ... discuss

In no particular order:Jeff Bagwell - MVP, 59th career WAR, 22nd career OPS, 449 HR, 1500 RBILarry Walker - MVP, 3 batting titles, 7 Gold Gloves, 3 Silver SluggersDale Murphy - 2 MVPs, 5 Gold Gloves, ... discuss

When the War on Terror was first declared, many knowledgable military people referred to it as "World War IV" (World War III having been the long hot/cold struggle of the Cold War).Each of the World W ... discuss

I'm continually frustrated that so many -- many Republicans included -- believe the lie that "there never were any weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq".It's patently -- provably -- not true!&nb ... discuss

UPDATE: May 12, 2010-- I've been working on adding a functional horizontal menu near the top of the blog but I don't really know how to do it. Please be patient if you click on something and it doesn ... discuss

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Fighting in South Sudan cuts off 100,000 people from aidSouth Sudan army says it and UN unable to protect civilians in JongleiFighting in South Sudan forces thousands into bushSouth Sudan fails to pro ... discuss

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacks cabinet, including his deputy Riek Machar [1]South Sudan's ousted cabinet barred from entering ministries [2]UK Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds urges restrai ... discuss

Welcome, ladies and gentleman, horses and fleas. Tonight’s show is brought to you by the Shumard Red Oak, native to Arkansas and Texas east of Fort Worth. We have on in our front yard, though it ... discuss

Last week, I think it was Thursday, the wife and I had the good pleasure of watching the so called “creation” debate.  We didn’t know what to expect but we thought it might be fun. ... discuss

A certain mega-church pastor once spoke from the pulpit his desire to go "all Old Testament" on some people who disagreed with him. The Old Testament (OT) is associated with an eye for eye, tooth for ... discuss

If the US did not ally with Stalin (killed 20 million), then the two mass murderers might have destroyed each other. Instead, Eastern Europe went from one totalitarian regime, the Nazis, to another, t ... discuss

By Michael JohnsHistory will likely record that the emergence of the 21st Century American tea party movement was sparked by a visceral national rejection of some of the most statist, unconstitution ... discuss

By Michael JohnsAmong states critical to winning both the Republican nomination for President and the 2012 general election, few are likely more important than Florida.At least three factors make th ... discuss

President Bush and Pope Benedict met at the Vatican on June 9, 2007. Mr Bush and the Pope shook hands and posed for photographs ahead of talks in Pope Benedict's private library. In brief exchanges, ... discuss

President Bush spoke to several March for Life rally participants today in the East Room of the White House . Here are his eloquent remarks to those in attendance. It could be a long time before we he ... discuss

Comes a time when one must set the rest of the world right side up. Hence the photo. I'm going to be travelling to stay with relatives and visit some beaches further up the island on the East coast, s ... discuss

"There is a time for the evening under starlightA time for the evening under lamplight"- T.S. Eliot, East CokerWell that was enjoyable! I did Earth Hour last night. I came home from work a little earl ... discuss

I took this photo just after sunrise at a beach up on the east coast. At the time I couldn't take my eyes off the scene in front of me. I thought of it as majesty arriving. Later I looked at it and it ... discuss

Advent 1b, (November 30, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Mark 11:1–11) Sermon 11-30-14.mp3 TITLE: “Two Parades Into Jerusalem” Grace to you and p ... discuss

Very few who live outside of Israel possess a clear understanding of Israel’s situation as it relates to Arab-Israelis and the Palestinians, yet we form opinions and attitudes and pass judgments ... discuss

WASHINGTON, D.C. (11-21-14) – Defending the First Amendment conscience rights of Americans, Americans United for Life filed two amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefs today in the Fifth and ... discuss

Note: a review copy of this film was provided in exchange for a review. Visit the film’s website here. See our earlier review from James here. Spoilers follow. If you’ve ever been to Texas, yo ... discuss

We need more men like this.  (And more Cardinal Burkes.)  Do not lose hope.  Stay close to the Lord.  And support those who are doing good.  The article below concerning the S ... discuss

Note: A review copy of this film was provided to me in exchange for a review. I thank especially the film’s executive producer, Bryan Storkel, for working to make sure I received this documentar ... discuss

-60% of the American people support the Keystone Pipeline-14 Senate Democrats joined all 45 Republican Senators in voting for it-Labor Unions are mad at the Democrats who didn't vote for it-It would p ... discuss

Readers of this blog will note that, of late, I have been focusing a lot in my thinking, writing and research on questions of the relationship between religion and morality. One particular frustration ... discuss

BBC Children in Need is a charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to raise money for the support of children, including disabled children. Its main fundraising vehicle is an annual ... discuss

9]> < ![endif]--> margin-right: 5px;" src="http://cc.org/sites/default/files/Iran147_5.jpg?1415803209" alt="" height="137" width="147" />Ever since a ‘secret’ letter penned by U.S. President B ... discuss

Once again, what the abortion industry could not achieve at the ballot box, they seek to achieve using the unelected judiciary.   Planned Parenthood is smarting over the fact that the powe ... discuss

The Emperor Constantine CopronymousQuestion: "I have heard it argued that since the time of Constantine, the Orthodox Church has been under the thumb of the state, and has done whatever the powers tha ... discuss

I was alerted this week by a friend concerning a casino that may be built at Menlyn Maine, opposite the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in the east of Pretoria. Sun International, the gambling mega corpor ... discuss

In an exclusive interview today with the Gospel Station Network, the largest Christian radio network in America, international Christian broadcaster and journalist, Earl Cox, called yesterday’s ... discuss

Most Americans understand the mortal threat posed by Modern Liberals-Progressives-Democrats: their unbridled insanity, shameless mendacity, ruthlessness; their visceral ideological loathing of the Con ... discuss

The Synod on the Family of 2014 was like a big family fight. Prima facie, it appeared to be a big, divisive mess. Fortunately, we are only at the half-way point, and there is time for some regrouping ... discuss

When I first encountered the following quote on a popular pro-life blog, I had to do a double take and reread it in full context. Remember that these abortionists are misguided. They are sinners ... discuss

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Proper 23a (October 12, 2014) Matthew 22:1-14 TITLE: “Come to the Feast” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lo ... discuss

Your Excellencies:"Typically, obstetrician-gynecologists practicing in Catholic hospitals and physician office buildings owned by Catholic hospitals provide prescriptions for contraceptives to their ... discuss

I’m a perpetual fund raiser for nonprofits. I’m directly involved in leadership of three nonprofits, with which I play an important part in seeking donations, drafting budgets, and oversee ... discuss

The Abortion Gang has a guest post by Canadian Mel Waters in which she describes her experience in Colorado for an elective abortion after 24 weeks at Warren Hern’s clinic. The story is sad on many ... discuss

My holy namesake.Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you.Today we remember the Holy Guardian Angels and St. Theophilus of Bulgaria and Constantinople, a Benedictine monk of the East who died during the ... discuss

I must confess at beginning that I am a little biased when it comes to reviewing good books. There is something wonderful about reading a tome that exudes logic, common sense and a proper turn of a ph ... discuss

Terry Lowry is a conservative Christian Talk Show host who has been on the air for many years, and who was kind enough to have me on his show to talk about the plight of persecuted Christians in the M ... discuss

From Jihad Watch -- The Islamic State will continue to advance until it is stopped. This isn’t difficult to understand. It has avowed designs on the whole world. It will keep advancing until someone ... discuss

ll;">Erick Stakelbeck, The Watchman, sits down with Middle East experts Raymond Ibrahim and Tawfik Hamid to discuss the latest developments with the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Iran and wh ... 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., VP of M ... discuss

Boehner to take Obama to federal court on executive overreach?Impeachment won't work. Filing suit won't work. Only defunding can alter this regime’s reckless course. Ultimately, of course, the most ... discuss

Some perspective on Ted Cruz is needed. Here is what he said a year ago, when Obama was talking about bombing Assad:"Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke out Tuesday against President Barack Obama's resoluti ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORSeptember 14, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler I do not like most jargon, as it diminishes the creative power of the noble English language rightly used. For instance, I do not like to be t ... discuss

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

You probably haven't heard about the tragic slaying of 19 year old college student Brendan Tevlin on American soil by a radical Jihadist terrorist seeking revenge for Muslim deaths in the Middle East. ... discuss

Credit:  deepertruthblog.blogspot.comI have written here more than once that I am fearful that there is a great schism building up in the Catholic Church.  I feel it is coming from the tradi ... discuss

Continuing from my previous post, I write now about the coming four years. Next week, I am beginning my first semester of Ph.D. studies at Ave Maria University. I am really excited for my classes over ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Aug 20, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Franciscan friary in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, celebrated its platinum jubilee earlier this month on the feast of Our Lady of t ... discuss

A troubling passage in Evangelii GaudiumAndrew Bieszad, a scholar on Islam, seems to believe Pope Francis is teaching error — or, at least, opiniones intolerata — about the “Ishmaelites”:For I ... discuss

 Meet Blessed Isidore Bakanja, a convert to Catholicism, back when missionaries work to preach the Gospel and bring people to the One True Faith.He was baptized at the age of 18.  He worked ... 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

As the Muslim thugs continue to rampage across Iraq and the Middle East and follow their demon god into the ever-lasting pit of hell fire, I am starting to wonder about just how ferociously evil and u ... discuss

Is he really praying? Does it really matter?Respecting the President’s NameLiving in Texas, I often have occasion to reflect on Elton John’s satirical “Texas Love Song”. The link takes you to ... discuss

The other night, I ran across a headline in my Facebook feed which said that Michele Bachmann had suggested the children of illegal immigrants be put into labor camps. I forgot my own rule and “shar ... 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




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