Topic: fraternity

Here is a translation of the Pope’s address today to members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships, on the occasion of their 16thInternational Conference ... discuss

Pope Francis says the spiritual life is like breathing, comparing prayer to inhaling and mission to exhaling. Without both, he says, the Christian cannot live. Addressing today members of the Cathol ... discuss

Boston, Mass., Oct 31, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr. In the 1650s, Ann Glover and her family, along with som ... discuss

From The Center for Vision & Values, Grove City CollegeBy Paul G. KengorThe Government Accountability Institute reports that President Obama continues to skip the majority of his Presidential Daily B ... discuss

Washington D.C., Oct 23, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- St. John Paul II's life and teachings offer a witness to love that is so profound it is only beginning to be be mined for its riches, said th ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2014 / 01:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the synod fathers' small groups continue to meet, it seems increasingly clear that the Synod of Bishops' concluding document, the 'relatio sy ... discuss

By Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro The Catholic world was shaken upon the release of Walter Cardinal Kasper’s The Gospel of the Family, in which he proposed that the Church permit divorced and civilly re ... discuss

South Bend, Ind., Oct 6, 2014 / 11:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus and Supreme Knight Carl Anderson have been named the recipients of a University of Notre Dame institute’s 2015 ... discuss

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was born in 1182, the son of a wealthy cloth merchant. His early years were frivolous, but an experience of sickness and another of military service were instrumental in leading him to reflect on the ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 2, 2014 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a private audience between Pope Francis and the survivors and family members of the 368 migrants who perished in a tragic shipwreck last fall, ... discuss

Never, never will we desist till we … extinguish every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times will scarce believe that it ha ... discuss

9 August AD 1976 Lutheran pastor and theologian Hermann Otto Erich Sasse was born on 17 July 1895 at Sonnewalde, Lower Lusatia (Lausitz), Germany. He was the eldest of five children born to pharmacis ... discuss

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

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

Spiral Dynamics (modified by me on this page) maps the complexity codes that shape human nature, create global diversities, and drive evolutionary change. A person can live in a modern world with cell ... discuss

Random ReflectionsDateline: Saturday April 19, 2014 and the afternoon is slipping away.  The morning work in the backyard is a memory and the short visit with one of the grandfathers was a pleasa ... discuss

by John-Henry Westen PHOENIX, AZ, June 12, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to a communiqué of the Diocese of Phoenix, 29-year-old Father Kenneth Walker, a priest of the Priestly Frate ... discuss

Father Justin WylieFather Justin Wylie is a priest from South Africa who is an Attaché of the Holy See to the United Nations. I have personally met him and attended Masses in which he has been the c ... discuss

If you were in similar shoes as mine, which, alas, were not in Rome yesterday, I hope you enjoyed watching EWTN's production of the Mass of canonization as much as I did. (I think there's still an opp ... discuss

T The investment of postulants with the scapular and cord takes place ordinarily twice a year at the monthly fraternity meeting of the Order. Only under special circumstances should private inves ... discuss

One difference between postmodern conservatives and other contributors to First Thoughts has to do with being influenced by Leo Strauss.Each pomoncon can speak for himself (or herself). But I would sa ... discuss

The Arizona State University chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity has had its charter permanently revoked by university administrators in response to a controversial party it hosted, campus off ... discuss

One of the main problems of the extensive and incessant release of papal words in the past few decades, and even more so in the past year, has been that very relevant statements are often overlooked. ... discuss

Pax et Bonum One of the main problems of the extensive and incessant release of papal words in the past few decades, and even more so in the past year, has been that very relevant statements are often ... discuss

A fraternity’s charter at Arizona State University has been suspended and an investigation has been launched after frat members hosted a party Sunday at which revelers “dressed black.” Tau Kapp ... discuss

The Yale Daily News reports an unusual development in the lawsuit surrounding the 2011 tailgating accident at the Harvard-Yale football game, which resulted in two serious injuries and one death, afte ... discuss

Saint Rose of Lima, the apostolate run since 2008 by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP, Fathers Devillers and Fromageot) in Quincy, Illinois, was established as a full-fledged Personal Pari ... discuss

The March Hare with Alice, the Dormouse,and the Hatter from Alice’s Adventuresin Wonderland (Photo credit: Wikipedia) by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: One year ago, between the re-election ... discuss

Christians and non-Christians are equally concerned about growing individualism in society, followed by injustice and corruption. From the pope's words, they draw strength to build a project of peace ... discuss

Celebrating Mass in the Gesu, Francis says that "the power of the Church does not lie within itself and its ability to organize , but it is hidden in the deep waters of God." A celebration of thanksgi ... discuss

The archbishop of Mumbai reflects on AsiaNews about the importance of the theme chosen by Francis for World Peace Day. "Only fraternity can save our beloved country from the evils of discrimination an ... discuss

(Vatican Radio) ‘Fraternity: the Foundation and Pathway to Peace’ – that’s the title of Pope Francis’ Message for the ...» Original PostingRead more →The post Cele ... discuss

At Mass on the Octave of Christmas, and the 47th anniversary of the World Day of Peace ("Fraternity, the foundation and Path to Peace"), Pope Francis emphasizes that the faith of the Church is modelle ... discuss

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) has asked us to held spread the word on their mission trip and, hopefully, to help raise funds towards its success. Please see details below and click here ... discuss

When I was in college, I prayed and discerned a vocation to become a sister or a nun.  I was enthralled by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart; of which I had had the honor of working wi ... discuss

The 319th Training Squadron (319TRS) “One of a Kind” was certainly an accurate description for 319TRS… whether it was pride or a bad joke is a matter for debate. IF YOU ARE READING T ... discuss

< !DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> UND: wheat; font-color: navy">     Not to be crass about it; butt (pun intended), this sounds like  ... discuss

Irish Catholic hospital not allowed to opt out of abortion requirement: government [LifeSiteNews.com, 12 August] Pope Francis issues pro-life/pro-family mission statements for all CatholicsPope Franci ... discuss

Evangelium Vitae Day, Rome, 17/6/13In a letter dated 6 August from Pope Francis to Brazilian families marking National Families Week, the Holy Father says:"In a particular way, faced with the culture ... discuss

9 August AD 1976 Lutheran pastor and theologian Hermann Otto Erich Sasse was born on 17 July 1895 at Sonnewalde, Lower Lusatia (Lausitz), Germany. He was the eldest of five children born to pharmacist ... discuss

Dr. Lillian JonesVirginia Wolfe, age 33, went to Methodist Women's and Children's Hospital on July 6, 1998, to have an abortion performed by Dr. Lillian Jones (pictured). Jones performed a suction a ... discuss

Lawn Chair Catechism has officially launched over at CatholicMom.com! I don't have my book yet, since I only just ordered it yesterday, but I'll be sure to catch up on the Recommended Reading once my ... discuss

Among the many strange creatures found in the Australian outback is one called the Frilled-Necked Lizard. He has this umbrella-like structure around his neck which, when threatened, he spla ... discuss

FATHER FRANK’S RANTSRant Number 525 8 February 2013Les MiserablesWhy does this passionate musical enthral so much? Les Miserables...Why its success? Answer: because of three loves. Also, because ... discuss

When Christian students arrive on the campus of a public college or university, they discover it is not the free marketplace of ideas and tolerance as advertised.  Instead, the climate on many cam ... discuss

A friend sent me the following prayer.Advent Prayer:Hail and blessed be the hour and moment when the Son of God was born of the most pure virgin in Bethlehem at midnight, in piercing cold. In that hou ... discuss

SACRAMENTALS 1667 \"Holy Mother Church has, moreover, instituted sacramentals. These are sacred signs which bear a resemblance to the sacraments. They signify effects, particularly of a spiritual n ... discuss

Tonight the fraternity elections I mentioned previously took place.I had been dreading the idea that given the age of the fraternity that I might be asked to serve in some office. I wanted to foc ... discuss

Last night's fraternity meeting left me with mixed feelings. It was good to see everyone and to pray together again. A member who had not been attending also came - I gave him a hug.The meeting got of ... discuss

Brothers and sisters, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7). Before returning to our particular Churches, we, Bishops of the whole world gath ... discuss

Continuing from my post on the Consecration of a Church using the 1962 Rubrics Part II, below is Part III (the final part) of that Consecration. I encourage you to read the post and then watch the e ... discuss

He only negotiates with Protestants  Benedict's stubborn supporter of the faith has no desire to talk with Catholics. He has ended the Vatican's negotiations with the SSPX on a rad ... discuss

was born in 1182, the son of a wealthy cloth merchant. His early years were frivolous, but an experience of sickness and another of military service were instrumental in leading him to reflect on the ... discuss

Not the Protestants, but the SSPX are for him "so to speak in schism"  With the appointment of the Regensburg heretic Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Benedict XVI gave a clear signal: The m ... discuss

Stéphane Bürgi was the NDP candidate in Compton-Stanstead in 2006, president of the Sherbrooke riding association in 2011. Could it be then that the left is failing in its commitment in favou ... discuss

The alleged "reform of the reform" of Pope Benedict XVI has after more than seven years of his pontificate remained a paper tiger. Will the Pope try to give the movement a new impulse? On 3 No ... discuss

Respect for Islam a Disservice to PeacePosted By Louie Verrecchio in Catholic LaneFollowing the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya that killed four Americans, including A ... discuss

American diplomats were warned three days before the deadly attack at the Libyan embassy!   Apparently they didn't take the warning seriously.Sudan Refuses to Allow U.S. Marines to Protect E ... discuss

Today we commemorate the great Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  Today is also the 5th Anniversary of the implementation of Pope Benedict XVI's Summorum Pontificum.  For this day I ... discuss

Source- Communique of the SSPX South American superior: At the invitation of Dom Thomas, prior of the monastery of the Holy Cross of New Freiburg, Bishop Williamson came to confer the sacramen ... discuss

We held our Fraternity picnic on Sunday. We had taken a summer break, so it was nice to see my fellow Franciscans. Over the food, folks discussed a variety of topics. The meeting dates for Septem ... discuss

Brothers and Sisters: Peace be with you! The first similarity between the Catholic and the Orthodox Churches I wish to explore is the commitment that both Churches have to receive, transmit, and reve ... discuss

The morning began, of course, with Sunday Mass.Usually, when I travel, I look for either an Eastern Rite Catholic church, or a Roman church that offers the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM). It may be a si ... discuss

Today is the Feast of St. Clare of Assisi. I have to admit that my focus over the years has been more on Francis than on her, though in my fraternity we have begun to read her writings. It is part of ... discuss

9 August AD 1976 Lutheran pastor and theologian Hermann Otto Erich Sasse was born on 17 July 1895 at Sonnewalde, Lower Lusatia (Lausitz), Germany. He was the eldest of five children born to pharmacist ... discuss

Commends Knights of Columbus for defending the rights of all religious believers.   "We have a little surprise for you, Mr. President, but you can't open it until November."   On Tue ... discuss

TSt. Sylvester, a diocesan priest, was one of the first four companions of St. Francis of Assisi. He is buried in the Basilica in Assisi.By divine inspiration, a priest named Sylvester began to refl ... discuss

kreuz.net – Diese Erklärung wird die Bruderschaft den Römern vorlegen Internal Letter from the Secretary-General of the SSPX, Father Christian Thouvenot to the superiors of the SSPX da ... discuss

Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discuss their new book The Presidents' Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity. ... discuss

Vatican Radio - Holy See: Concerning the Declaration of the General Chapter of the SSPX: " On Thursday, Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi issued the following statement: The re ... discuss

"La Iglesia oficial languidece, ha abandonado la doctrina de Cristo" :: España :: Religión Digital "The official Church languishes, having abandoned the doctrine of Christ" The Fraternity of S ... discuss

kathweb Nachrichten .:. Katholische Presseagentur Österreich The Lefebvrist-bishop had been officially excluded from participation in the General Chapter of the Fraternity which took place last ... discuss

On July 13, 1926, a laborer on his way to work stumbled across a grisly find: the dismembered remains of a young woman, tossed along the side of a lonely road between two cemeteries near Boston. The ... discuss

  Realizing the importance of saving my immortal soul * and the great value of the Third Order Rule * to achieve this all important goal in life * I hereby resolve to observe this sancti ... discuss

Quoting roughly St Thomas Aquinas (see below). This is a long interview with the Mittelbayerische Zeitung- keep checking back for more. Relaxed and at ease, Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller ... discuss

the fifth anniversary of the publishing of Summorum Pontificum, the long-awaited motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI replacing all former "indults" and freeing the Mass of All Times, the Traditional ... discuss

  This is the Rule of Life for the Confraternity of Penitents. Penitents live this Rule according to the Constitution of the Confraternity of Penitents.THE PRIMITIVE RULE OF 1221 Here begi ... discuss

Presseerklärung zur Ernennung von Bischof Müller- Press statement from SSPX Germany The Church has always regarded it as one of its most important tasks to faithfully defend the deposit of the ... discuss

Summer vacation began for me yesterday - though of course it involved some reading for the AP class. More of that today, along with cleaning out some old papers. Bit by bit.This morning, I prayed outs ... discuss

Today is the Vigil of Ss Peter and Paul.  Here is a recent Letter from the Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Fr. John Berg, on the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul.  It is ... discuss

Intégristes : Mgr Fellay suspend la réconciliation avec le Vatican - Catholicisme - La Vie Bishop Fellay suspends reconciliation with the Vatican A confidential letter from the secretary of th ... discuss

Fellay’s long awaited decision - Vatican Insider Over the past few days, some of the priests who are closest to Bishops Tissier de Mallerays, de Gallareta and Williamson have been repeating that ... discuss

Vers la fin des échanges sans fin entre Benoît XVI et les intégristes? | Digne de foi Towards the end of endless exchanges between Benedict XVI and the traditionalists? For the Vatican, at ... discuss

El Opus Dei alaba la propuesta de una prelatura personal a los "lefebvrianos" - ABC.es - Noticias Agencias Opus Dei has expressed their "joy" regarding the intention of the Holy See to grant a Pers ... discuss

KATH.NET - Katholischer Nachrichtendienst UPDATE from 19.00 clock: a new statement from the SSPX: "The desire for further clarifications could usher in a new series of meeting" - The Vatican pl ... discuss

Yesterday a number of local Secular Franciscans - from Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse regions - gathered in Hilton for a workshop on the new SFO formation program/document, For Up to Now (acronym FU ... discuss

Die letzten Sabotageversuche? – Wenige Tage vor Entscheidung Benedikts XVI. zur Piusbruderschaft › Katholisches The scenario is well known. As in the past few months, also sabotage is atte ... discuss

„Keine doktrinellen Hindernisse für Versöhnung“ – Msgr. Arrieta über die Piusbruderschaft › Katholisches: Monsignor Arrieta on the SSPX Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the ... discuss

There are many, MANY things we do not know about the formative years of the current President, things that would be the subject of countless news stories if it were any other individual either running ... discuss

Every January, my Secular Franciscan fraternity celebrates with a ritual called Extraction of Saints, in which we are assigned a patron saint for the year, a virtue to develop, a maxim to live by, an ... discuss

For the closing of this Spring's 40 Days of Prayer in Denver, the Catholic Church brought out all the biggest weapons it could. A March 31st closing rally kicked off with a Spanish Mass, followed by a ... discuss

This is the Rule of Life for the Confraternity of Penitents. Penitents live this Rule according to the Constitution of the Confraternity of Penitents.THE PRIMITIVE RULE OF 1221 Here begins the Rule ... discuss

The MSM aims at restoring Christendom, including those Institutions of the Church called Knighthood and Military Orders, the role of which is to promote and defend the Political and Social Reign of ... discuss

Analyzing what really happened in the Trayvon Martin shooting incident. I invite those who call themselves African-Americans to join the fraternity of those who honor truth: surely truth is more impor ... discuss

 I was just mentally planning the Christmas edition of Potpourri, including the Pope's closing of the year greeting to the curia, address to the Roman Rota when it turned out to be Holy Thursda ... discuss

Kardinal Becker: Einigung zwischen Vatikan und Piusbruderschaft wird „schwierig" Cardinal Karl Josef Becker sees big problems for an agreement between the Vatican and the traditionalist SSPX ... discuss

BY:  Evangelist ET (Resident Hicktowner) Bishop Walker received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a Master of Divinity Degree from Vanderbilt University an ... discuss

"And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."John 1:5  From Belfast Telegraph Former Cuban president Fidel Castro asked Pope Benedict an unusual question on the fin ... discuss

Cincinnati Right to Life has reported to Operation Rescue that an ambulance has transported a patient from the Womans Med Center in Sharonville, Ohio during the morning of March 28,2012. Dr Steven Bri ... discuss

Beloved National Family,May the Lord bring us Peace!As we all know from our Ash Wednesday Gospel of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18), the three great works of Lent are fasting or self-de ... discuss

Impeachment or dictatorship?article source:  http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/our-choice-impeachment-or-dictatorship/WND Exclusive:  Tom Tancredo urges House to begin proceedings against Obama ... discuss

Rick Madison's Book, Raised from the Dead' Gives Proof Contact: Vicki Nichols, Deeper Revelation Books, 423-478-2843, vicki@deeperrevelationbooks.org   CLEVELAND, March 2, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ ... discuss

Our Lord Jesus commands us to give alms to the poor, but how are we in the current day able to give alms?  As one person writes to me, "In my city, dozens of people daily sit along the sidebar ... discuss

Letter of Card. Sandri to bishops around the world for traditional Good Friday Collection. Support for "specifically pastoral mission, which at the same time offers a praiseworthy social service to al ... discuss

Last night, my Franciscan fraternity meeting got cancelled. (It was the 50th wedding anniversary of two of our leaders, and the rest of the Fraternity leadership were invited to a surprise party for t ... discuss

I've been up since 4:45, so I'm two hours into the day already.  I've finished my Big Travel Mug of coffee (it's half-caff; I'm easing up) and have moved on to my Big Cup of Water.There's a lot t ... discuss

Looking at our current economic and social situation America appears more like an occupied nation than the victor of the Cold War and the sole remaining Super Power on Earth. What does History tell us ... discuss

Just last week a young sports announcer, who'd in the past, frequently used the phrase "chink out of his armor" while describing other sports events & personalities, was summarily fired after usi ... discuss

Today is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. It is also the World Day of Justice and Peace.In his message for this day, Pope Benedict speaks directly to young people and to the need for justice. Ind ... discuss

Due to Christmas and bad weather, my fraternity hasn't met since early December. We meet tonight.I've missed being with my fellow Franciscans, for the community, and for the prayers and study that we ... discuss

Tonight, two people began formation, and we had a visitor, a Catholic revert, who seems interested in continuing.Alleluia.It is good to see new growth or potential growth in the group. I believe that ... discuss

Rick Madison's Book, Raised from the Dead' Gives Proof Contact: Vicki Nichols, Deeper Revelation Books, 423-478-2843, vicki@deeperrevelationbooks.org CLEVELAND, Feb. 21, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ - ... discuss

I can command it (fourth-graders fear me) but living it is another matter.After all, it's my way or the highway.  Isn't that what we all expect?  It's taken me 40-mumble years, but I am comi ... discuss

Fr. Nicolas Schwizer The New Testament speaks of the healing of lepers. Leprosy was (and continues to be) a dreadful disease because it excluded communion with the people of God. The leper, in addi ... discuss

In a recent article on Fox News, Christian student organizations may be forced to meet in secret at Vanderbilt University, as college officials are enforcing a nondiscrimination policy that bans organ ... discuss

Tonight, a colleague and I drove up to Dayton, to Holy Family Church, administered by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), and which is dedicated to celebration of the Traditional Roman Rite ... discuss

A weekly column by Father George Rutler. A rich experience in my life was knowing Father Stanley Jaki, the Benedictine priest and physicist who did much to explain the dependency of modern physic ... discuss

A few months ago in Spain the superior of the Fraternidad de Cristo Sacerdote y Santa María Reina, Padre Manuel María de Jesús, published a little book titled "Motu Proprio Summorum P ... discuss

Today is the feast of Saint Joseph Sebastian Pelczar 1842-1924), Bishop of Przemyśl and founder of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.Joseph Sebastian Pelczar was born on ... discuss

I  came across this over @ The Badger Catholic (For God and King!!!!!). While I have read some on the French Revolution & especially the horrors done in the name of the Revolution, this is t ... discuss

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE Sala Regia Monday, 9 January 2012  [Video] Your Excell ... discuss

VATICAN CITY,  (MetroCatholic) – Yesterday afternoon Benedict XVI presided at Mass in the Vatican Basilica for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron of Latin America. The ceremony, w ... discuss

Twice now, in the past couple of days, the issue of how to properly pray the Liturgy of the Hours has come up.As a Secular Franciscan, I am committed to praying the Liturgy of the Hours, in union with ... discuss

Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters  Having got too busy to comment on the three great papal events of the year: World Youth Day in Spain, the triumphant return to Germany, and Assisi III (excellent ro ... discuss

Father Nicolas Schwizer In the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament, the gathering of all nations, languages and races into one chosen people is announced. In the New Testament, Jesus tells his coun ... discuss

VATICAN CITY,  (MetroCatholic) – At 4 p.m. yesterday, the Pope arrived by car at the Cardinal Bernardin Gantin airport of Cotonou for the departure ceremony at the end of his apostolic trip t ... discuss

VATICAN CITY, (MetroCatholic) – Msgr. Francesco Follo, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), participated in the general ... discuss

If you read in the same Catholic blogging circle I do, it must seem that the only Catholic dissidents in the world are political liberals out to make the Church an arm of the Democrat Party. Th ... discuss

...and it's pink.No, not breast-cancer-awareness pink (ironic when you consider that Susan G. Komen foundation funnels money to Planned Parenthood--and their contraception and abortion industry is lin ... discuss

Hummm... are all that far from a call to 'storm the Bastille'? Do you think we'll soon hear the seductive siren call to arms at the barricades to shout for the King's head not in effigy but in trut ... discuss

Fr Joseph D’Souza offers a blessing for dogs, Persian cats, parrots, a turtle and a rabbit, “true gifts of God”. Remembering Saint Francis, who “worked to widen further the fraternity that lin ... discuss

was born in 1182, the son of a wealthy cloth merchant. His early years were frivolous, but an experience of sickness and another of military service were instrumental in leading him to reflect on the ... discuss

It was a typical Auckland spring morning. Our newborn son and one year old daughter had finally slept through the night. Frustratingly I awoke to a noise in the lounge at around 4am. Our eldest son, a ... discuss

I can't remember where I saw this earlier so I can't give credit where it's due but from the website of the Dominican Sisters of Wanganui comes this: a nun of a "regular" order in New Zealand was ... discuss

I am looking at this posting over at HotAir.com. I cannot comment over there, because I do not have access. I did not even watch that idiotic video, nor do I want to. No, Ron Paul is not the “On ... discuss

I am looking at this posting over at HotAir.com. I cannot comment over there, because I do not have access. I did not even watch that idiotic video, nor do I want to. No, Ron Paul is not the “On ... discuss

9 August AD 1976 Lutheran pastor and theologian Hermann Otto Erich Sasse was born on 17 July 1895 at Sonnewalde, Lower Lusatia (Lausitz), Germany. He was the eldest of five children born to pharmacis ... discuss

Thank you all so much for your words of advice as I made the decision.  A fellow Franciscan, Lisa of Franciscan Focus, suggested checking into a book called St. Francis and the Conversion of the ... discuss

As the minister of my local Secular Franciscan fraternity, I don't make decisions in a vacuum, but there are decisions that I have to be the one to make.  When decisions are made, the good of the ... discuss

I'm forwarding below an email about the complicity of the Knights of Columbus in passing the same-sex marriage bill in New York. In their official documents the Knights require members to be ... discuss

Let us listen to an excerpt of the words Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre preached on June 29, 1978 during the priestly ordinations at Econe, Switzerland: On this feast day of the holy Sts. Peter and Paul ... discuss

In 1934, pretty Marian Mills, a beauty queen, was the 19-year-old "campus sweetheart" of Neal Myers. Myers, a 21-year-old pharmacy student, was the son of Dr. P.B. Myers of Denver. On July 10, Maria ... discuss

Zarsky died Saturday after a long battle with leukemia. CORPUS CHRISTI (Caller.com) — Clifford L. Zarsky, longtime Corpus Christi attorney, City Council member, homebuilder and former assistant di ... discuss

  Father Voitus Two great reasons to celebrate in the state of North Carolina this past weekend.  In the Diocese of Charlotte, Bishop Jugis ordained Deacon Voitus and in the Diocese of Ral ... discuss

  Father Voitus Two great reasons to celebrate in the state of North Carolina this past weekend.  In the Diocese of Charlotte, Bishop Jugis ordained Deacon Voitus and in the Diocese of Ral ... discuss

I don't intend to give a history here of the tragedy of Fr Corapi, when Fr Jenkins has already done a fair, and detailed job on his blog. The best of priests fall short. If he were sincere then he sh ... discuss

VATICAN CITY,  (VIS) – Yesterday at 7.30 p.m. in the Roman basilica of St. John Lateran Benedict XVI inaugurated an ecclesial congress marking the close of the pastoral year of the diocese of R ... discuss

On 1 May 2011 the world received the news that Osama Bin Laden was dead; gunned down in Pakistan by an elite team of US Navy Seals. Even before his death Bin Laden had become a legendary persona. Not ... discuss

  Father Voitus Two great reasons to celebrate in the state of North Carolina this past weekend.  In the Diocese of Charlotte, Bishop Jugis ordained Deacon Voitus and in the Diocese of Ral ... discuss

Spiral Dynamics (modified by me on this page) maps the complexity codes that shape human nature, create global diversities, and drive evolutionary change. A person can live in a modern world with cell ... discuss

From Spirit Daily Pope Benedict XVI has slowly but surely moved on a course that will make him more than just the "caretaker" Pope many envisioned him to be. And that will come, perhaps, because of ... discuss

First, the note of synthesis, followed by letter from Cardinal Levada, and finally the document itself.  My comments will slowly but surely appear in green. Note of Synthesis The Congregation f ... discuss

Continuing from my post on the Consecration of a Church using the 1962 Rubrics Part I, below is Part II of that Consecration. Instead of incorporating images of the ceremony into the post, I encourag ... discuss

Continuing from my post on the Consecration of a Church using the 1962 Rubrics Part I, below is Part II of that Consecration. Instead of incorporating images of the ceremony into the post, I encourag ... discuss

VATICAN CITY,  (VIS) -  “On 1 January 2011, after the Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he wished to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the historic meeting that took place in ... discuss

Dennis E. Foltman ESCANABA - Dennis E. Foltman, 82, 1415 S. 15th St., Escanaba, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 27, 2011, while enroute from Arizona to Escanaba by plane.Dennis was born on De ... discuss

An article that was published yesterday in The Times of India reports on a conference that examined the euthanasia issue from the perspective of leaders in India. The article was titled: Risk of misus ... discuss

Gabbi, Bella and Christina arrive at the Mall. The event after my EWTN interview with Teresa Tomeo (one of our group recorded it and posted it on Facebook, you can view it here) went very well, t ... discuss

FEAST OF CHRISTMAS THE LORD HOMILY OF POPE BENEDICT XVI Vatican Basilica December 24, 2010 Dear brothers and sisters! "You are my son, today I have begotten you" - with these words of the second ... discuss

» 01/20/2010 13:28VATICAN-JEWS-HAITIThe Bilateral Commission, in its final declaration states that the environmental crisis that is affecting the world must be addressed on the basis of binding respe ... discuss

CNS BlogPosted on January 4, 2010 by Father Matthew GamberROME — Top officials from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments will be principal celebrants at Tridentine liturgies during ... discuss

http://prolifeunity.com The absurdity of watching the Nobel committee announce Obama as the recipient of the Peace Prize can only be matched by the worthless prizes given away in Cracker Jacks boxe ... discuss

“Run while you have the light of Life” (Prologue of the Holy Rule)“The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles is a traditional monastic community of women who desire to imitate the Blessed Virg ... discuss

VATICAN CITY, 7 JUL 2009 (VIS) - Given below is a summary of Benedict XVI’s new Encyclical “Caritas in veritate” (Charity in Truth) on integral human development in charity and truth ... discuss

\"Ni moi ni la télévision suédoise ne connaissions à l'avance l'agenda du Vatican\" - Société - Le Monde.frFiammetta Venner, a specialist in French political fundamentalism and author wi ... discuss

Readers may recall this video from our previous post: "Another Radical Obama Youth Video - More Frightening Than The First": This afternoon, reader "C King" sent us this link to the Fox News stor ... discuss

Sick Obama youth indoctrination: Marching around in military fatigues and chanting the praises of the Messiah: ... discuss

by Deputy Diva What in the haaaaay????  I am no football fan, but came across a couple of articles mentioning that New York Times Bestselling author, Jeff Pearlman has written a new book released la ... discuss

First a must see video arguing for a Values Vote from www.CatholicVote.com. (I am not a Catholic as you all probabily know but this is an excellent argument for a Value Vote. A must view.)Also, note b ... discuss

From JillStanek.comMatt Damon rips Sarah Palin- every person who believes in Creationism. He obviously supports evolution, backed by mainstream science....Speaking of, I myself am concerned about a ma ... discuss

In 1934, pretty Marian Mills, a beauty queen, was the 19-year-old "campus sweetheart" of Neal Myers. Myers, a 21-year-old pharmacy student, was the son of Dr. P.B. Myers of Denver. On July 10, Marian ... discuss

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:Visibly angry over what he and other city officials described as a festival marred by alcohol-fueled disorder and violence, Ald. Robert Bauman said Monday that "the ... discuss

CVSTOS FIDEI MORNING EDITIONReligious Conservatives, GOP Divorce? - Deal Hudson, Inside CatholicSubway Bans Homeschooled Kids - Ned Barnett, American ThinkerThe Birth of John is Good News - Bouna Anto ... discuss

This morning, members of my Secular Franciscan fraternity met to pray the Rosary at a nearby abortion clinic, as we regularly do, in honor of our former spiritual assistant, Father Christian, who did ... discuss

I am honored by the invitation to address you on this august occasion. It's about time. Be warned, however, that I am not here to impress you; you'll have enough smoke blown your way today. And you ca ... discuss

Madison firefighters battle a major fire early Tuesday at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house, 237 Langdon St. (STEVE APPS -- State Journal)From the Wisconsin State Journal:Madison fire officials t ... discuss

...his trip to the US in this week's Audience. I have had the joy of personally visiting, for the first time as the Successor of Peter, the dear people of the United States of America, to confirm the ... discuss

/>USA - WASHINGTON - 16.04.2008National Shrine of the Immaculate ConceptionMeeting with the Bishops of the United States2-Original textDear Brother Bishops,It gives me great joy to greet you today, at ... discuss

What greater proof that euthanasia and assisted suicide are elite agenda than the millions that have been poured into the coffers of advocates by the likes of the George Soros and the Tides Foundation ... discuss

Below are comments from Dapha Ziman, wife of Richard Ziman, former CEO of the major firm, Arden Realty. The Zimans are generous donors to many worthy causes. This letter and video speaks for itself:Hi ... discuss

Xinjiang Province – The Islamic Jihad Battlefront in China comment by Jerry Gordon China announced the arrest of terrorists with bomb making materials, detonators, terrorist and Jihadist ma ... discuss

Pope Benedict has sent a message in advance of his visit to the U.S. You can see a countdown to his visit at the top of this main column.In a videotaped message, Pope Benedict XVI said he wants to br ... discuss

Heather Mac Donald writes on NRO:The release of another previously classified Justice Department memo on the interrogation of terrorists (here and here) has reignited the specious “torture narrative ... discuss

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM""The present constitutions emerged from a long process and the hard work of commissions and General Chapters. We also had the advantage of the newly composed Constitutions ... discuss

Over on the left sidebar you will see that the virtue chosen for me this year by our Secular Franciscan Fraternity is: serenity.I laughed my head off when this was announced. Anyone who knows me is ... discuss

It appears that they're having an Epiphany during Lent:During the past month, the nation of Brazil has experienced a seemingly miraculous transformation.The Catholic hierarchy in Brazil has long been ... discuss

Normal people don’t fathom the ubiquitous evil of political correctness until their own tongues get sliced off by the teeth of its adversarial chainsaw. When will the tsunami of PC so oppressin ... discuss

That's what we want for our families and for those we love.And I think that was behind my post last week about my Secular Franciscan family and our slightly-past-Christmas Extraction of Saints.At our ... discuss

Amazingly, it's not my kids to whom I'd like to address that statement. (Usually it is, but not this time.)It's my Franciscan brothers and sisters in my Secular Franciscan Fraternity.Next Friday we w ... discuss

I’ve taken some heat for getting down on the Ron Paul, so of course I’m going to go a step further. The New Republic has excerpts from Ron Paul’s newsletters that leave little doubt ... discuss

...The liberal activist aspires to be an agent of "progress." In fact, the liberal activist, whether male or female, often calls himself a progressive. Yet through the years, you will spot no coherent ... discuss

Nothing puts you in the Christmas spirit than spending money donated to a "Pollyanna Fund" on a couple of little kids who'll need gifts this year.Our Secular Franciscan fraternity had $300 to spend, a ... discuss

Tonight our Secular Franciscan fraternity honored the 26 deceased members of our group. Usually we commemorate them at a special Mass, but that didn't work out this year. Instead, our minister, who ... discuss

I began losing respect for the Nobel Committee when in 2002, they the prize to Jimmy Carter specifically to criticize George W Bush for his policies, rather than for a positive accomplishment in incre ... discuss

This shouldn't displease anyone, but I have the feeling it will (H/T: New Oxford Review):Two traditional priestly societies dedicated to the rite report that priests from all over the country are sig ... discuss

Attorneys with the Christian Legal Society and Alliance Defense Fund filed suit in federal court Tuesday against University of Florida officials on behalf of a Christian fraternity, Beta Upsilon Chi ( ... discuss

Please pray for these brave Catholics. The following is an excerpt from A Faithful Rebel. For photos and more of the story see his post The Catholic Heroes of Niafles Continue Occupation of Village Ch ... discuss

I want the audio. I REALLY want the audio! National Review's Jonah Goldberg went to the Oxford Union to debate a communist and some "moderate" muslims. You simply must go over and read his account of ... discuss

From The Persecution Times comes this horrific reading. I have done what I can to sensitize it for a family blog where (especially of late) I would much rather spend my time talking about books, flowe ... discuss

There have been so many events in the past few days that have led me to focus on the ways people I know have supported the cause of life.Jill, one of the very first people to comment on my blog has ju ... discuss




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