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I write this article to give encouragement to all liturgical musicians who also are actively engaged in planning the liturgical processes and future of their assigned parishes. Enlightenment, as you w ... discuss

Holy week is just that – the holiest time in the year. So, don’t waste the opportunity to saturate yourself in God’s graces! Pray hard, love others, serve, give, and spend tons of ti ... discuss

Fascinating:  A microbioligist and a medieval scholar got together and tested an old Anglo Saxon remedy for the eye sty.  It seems it could be extremely effective on MRSA. The whole thing is pretty ... discuss

Outside my window...Tim Tonjes via Flickr licensed via cc.  I am thinking...My cousin Jerry is updating the family tree for our very large family.  (Jerry is my first cousin once remove ... discuss

I'm not one to give a lot of credence to Tabloids.But I kinda like this cover I saw at the supermarket:With tabloids, you can't even know if the pictures are for real. The ultrasound could be any ... discuss

Wise words from Secular ProLife.Rule of Thumb: if your prolife sign is older than 5 years old, time to trash it and make a new one.There is nothing more stale than a stale pro-life sign with a stale s ... discuss

“He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings, that they should seek the Lord, if p ... discuss

Addressing the American University  Catholic Community at AU's multifaith center, April 20, 2013. To have me speak at your college or parish, contact me via the form in the right-hand sidebar.Tod ... discuss

This article was published by Advocate Daily on March 30, 2015.Hugh ScherTop British Columbia courts have made it clear that oral nutrition should not be considered health care or medical treatment an ... discuss

"Today, among urban Americans and Europeans, 'evangelical Christian' is sometimes a synonym for 'rube.' In liberal circles, evangelicals constitute one of the few groups that it's safe to mock openly. ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Two sisters recently made their local Eyewitness News 12 as the biggest fans of their brother’s high school basketball team, or perhaps it’s the opposite. The sisters, Cla ... discuss

It starts under the pretense of alleviating suffering, but it ends up killing the most vulnerable among us. I’m talking about physician-assisted suicide. In 1997, the Supreme Court ruled in Vacco v. ... discuss

by William P. Farley If someone polled your church with the question, “Which preacher do you listen to most frequently?” how would you respond? Some would point to the pastor. Other ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories When you can latch onto the idea that God is not responsible for evil…and when you know not to say, ... discuss

We are saddened that the Supreme Court has decided not to hear the Bronx Household of Faith case.  The court passed by an opportunity to defend religious freedom and to give churches access to facil ... discuss

Since I hear that they want to replace Air Force One I thought this would be a good joke for today...President Obama was visiting a primary school in North Carolina and visited a fourth grade class. T ... discuss

Here are today’s Kindle deals: The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges ($2.99); The Pastor’s Justification by Jared Wilson ($1.99); Sensing Jesus by Zach Eswine ($3.99); Expo ... discuss

Holy Week is the week that changed the world. Here are 12 ways you can make this week more meaningful.1. PRAY  throughout the day, speaking to God just as you would to a close friend. Ask Him to ... discuss

Since I started working as a pro-life advocate in 2011, I have deeply struggled with how to have productive conversations with moral relativists.  I could “win a debate” with them, but I have a l ... discuss

By Fr. C. J. McCloskey Recently, Pope Francis announced an upcoming Year of Mercy that will begin on December 8, 2015, the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second Vatican Council (and of course the ... discuss

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

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

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

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

So I stumbled across the Oatmeal’s smear of Catholicism, and of religion in general. One would think I would learn my lesson about stumbling (particularly into 2-year-old oatmeal). True to form, oat ... discuss

“Land of the pilgrims’ pride,” why do you keep a vigil tonight? For a TV? The latest video game console? A toy for a dear child? Perhaps you have done this before: For tickets to a sporting ... discuss

Recently, the Catholic Answers apologist Jimmy Akin wrote a very interesting post on the dating of the Gospel of John. I read the text differently than he does. Below is a synopsis of his argument (I ... discuss

I thought I would publish some of my notes. Since 2011, I have been teaching Biblical Greek at JP Catholic University. One of the things that always surprised the students was how quickly they could r ... discuss

Iran's Supreme Leader Sayyed Ali-Khameneiby Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: What Americans have a hard time understanding is that, for all the Iranian negotiators, the outcome of the nuclear arms de ... discuss

We Can End the End-of-Life Impasse in the Texas Legislature.Dr Jacqueline HarveyBy Jacqueline C. Harvey, Ph.D . After five consecutive sessions of bitter battles over end-of-life bills, the Texas ... discuss

  Back on January 9th, a group of Pekin, Illinois bikers were riding west on I-74 when they saw a girl about to jump off the Murray Baker Bridge. So they stopped. George, their leader, a big burl ... discuss

Introduction It is the Time of the Passover in Jerusalem, about 30 A.D., and there were perhaps close to 2 million people in and around Jerusalem. This was the only time in His Ministry of 3 ½ years ... discuss

In the Passion today, the Narrator reads, "So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas to them and, after he had Jesus scourged, handed him over to be crucified."Isn't pleasing the crow ... discuss

Notes taken from my first read through volume six some 17 years ago- this section of my notes focused on religion and CM Basic principles: According to volume six, and probably every other book, Charl ... discuss

Sushi is picnic food in Japan and Korea. only in Korean, it’s not sushi, it’s kimbap/gimbap/김밥 , and 김밥 doesn’t usually include vinegar, but does have sesame oil. A lot of s ... discuss

Be careful to obey every command I give you today. Then you will live, and your population will increase. You will enter and take possession of the land that the Lord promised to your ancestors with ... discuss

(April 25, 1792 – March 29, 1866) was an English churchman and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford (1870).John Keble, born 1792, ordained Priest in 1816, tutor at Oxford from 1818 to 1823, publis ... discuss

This post might be all over the place, so bear with me. I'm about to get really raw and vulnerable.I don't want Lily to be seen as a "sad thing that happened to me." I don't want other people to look ... discuss

Does this sound like an admonition? Such as in “run for good health”. Since the writer has experienced the University of Oregon’s legendary Bill Bowermann, and since then has stuck to daily run ... discuss

 “The Abortion Debate No One Wants to Have” By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Yesterday Sarah Terzo reprinted a portion of a column wr ... discuss

The New York Times considerately gives us an early look at the Box Canyon into which the 114th Congress, the GOP leading, is riding.  In G.O.P. Is Divided as Budget Bills Start Piling Up we discover: ... discuss

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”   Albert EinsteinThere is a wonderful review of Cind ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2015 / 03:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An informal announcement was made on Friday at the close of the Italian bishops conference's spring meeting in Rome revealing that Pope Francis ... discuss

Concepcion, Chile, Mar 27, 2015 / 05:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Both the Archbishop of Concepcion and the apostolic nuncio to Chile have maintained that Pope Francis understood all the facts in the case ... discuss

“He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings, that they should seek the Lord, if p ... discuss

On March 21st, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organized and participated in World Down Syndrome Day. According to Down Syndrome International (DSi ... discuss

No words. Via Daily Caller: A second grader in McMinneville, Tennessee has been forced to shave his head after his principal said his “military” haircut wouldn’t be allowed in class. According ... discuss

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2015 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Firing squads, gas chambers and the electric chair – these types of execution may seem like methods of the past, but some states in the ... discuss

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By SOPHIE DRUFFNERSo the Jews said to him,“Now we are sure that you are possessed.Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say,‘ ... discuss

By:  Eric Scheiner Rep. Ellison: ‘Not Constitutionally Prope ... discuss

The inherent commoditization of human beings is the glaring moral conundrum of in vitro fertilization. In the IVF process, a large number of eggs are typically siphoned from a woman in hopes of two th ... discuss

The dream team is back! In the latest episode of BioTalk, Rebecca Taylor and I give an update on “three-parent IVF” and genetic engineering, what it means for our human future and what yo ... discuss

An unnamed nurse gives a chilling description of infanticides that took place at the hospital where she worked.  The nurse told a reporter from the Catholic Twin Circle that a doctor she worked with ... discuss

30 Years of Ministry - Mark Altrogge shares some of the lessons he has learned in 30+ years of pastoral ministry. I think the 2nd lesson is my favorite. 10 Chapter Books for Dads to Read ... discuss

During the Spanish-American War (1898), arising from a dispute over Cuba and Puerto Rico, the United States also acquired Guam and the Philippines. (For a brief note on the subsequent history of these ... discuss

Today in Washington. D.C. - March 26, 2015The House reconvened at 9 AM today.The House today may take up the following bills today:H.R. 2 to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the ... discuss

By Katie Heller, Web Writer One of my all time favorite T.V. shows is Friday Night Lights. If you haven’t seen it, please, do yourself a favor and watch it. The show follows the story of Eric Taylo ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 6 of 6 Text:  Exodus 20:1-17 and 1 Timothy 6:3-10Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. God ... discuss

Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a religious freedom bill into law today protecting the pro-life values of Hoosiers who don’t want to be forced to participate in abortions. Pence signed into l ... discuss

I have repeatedly warned about articles published in medical and bioethics journals advocating killing the profoundly disabled or dying for their organs. The assault on the “dead donor rule” has ... discuss

This is a "repost" from previous years for Holy Week. However, I need it every single year to keep in mind for my own preparation ... and so thought I'd share them with y'all as well.I think if we cou ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories Asking “why?” about something is usually done with anxiety…tension…or a general di ... discuss

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Austin Farrer. (Image source: bbc.co.uk)Recently, my friend Devin Rose, who works for Fr. Joseph Barron’s WordOnFire.org and runs St. Joseph’s Vanguard, posted this lengthy comment on his Facebook ... discuss

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday promoted as uncontroversial the idea that Andrew Jackson should be removed from the $20 bill and substituted with the likes of Planned Parenthood found ... discuss

Published on March 24.By Deborah RankinAMargaret Somervillelaw professor at McGill University says that a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada overturning the ban on assisted-suicide and eut ... discuss

Pray without ceasing,” Paul says. Simple words, but a seemingly impossible challenge. How can you be expected to pray all the time? In chapter 54 of their work A Puritan Theology, Joel Beeke ... discuss

The following is a reflection by one of the siblings who attended  our recent weekend retreat. One note we would like to make knowing many siblings may read this is that God knew you too. While ... discuss

“Our Lord has shown me the way that leads to love – it is the only way that leads to love – it is the way of childlike trust and surrender; the way a child that sleeps is afraid of nothing in it ... discuss

Fork in the Road The other day, in a moment of grief, looking down at the ground in deep thought, I walked right over this pitiful fork. It was at the edge of the driveway next to the waste container ... discuss

You have to watch Obama’s “Home Girl” National Security Advisor MUSLIM Susan Rice in the VIDEO at the bottom of this article. Why the hell did these charges take soo long. There was ... discuss

I recently had some blood tests done to see what I might be allergic to. The tests came back with moderate allergies to egg whites, milk, and wheat. So, cake. And cream, butter, half & half, milk, Car ... discuss

t Power-packed Purslane Common in our yards but little known in the North American kitchen, purslane is both delicious and … Amazing Amaranth Grow this dual-purpose global ‘superplant ... discuss

It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards. The simple question: What has Hillary Clinton ever accomplished?by Dr. Thomas Sowell: It is amazing how a ... discuss

(in Irish - Aedh mac Carthin) was an early disciple and companion of Saint Patrick during the latter's missions into pagan territory. He is said to have been consecrated bishop of Clogher in Tyrone by ... discuss

This week, LifeNews.com posted about how unborn babies react in the womb when their mother’s smoke. It’s become a trending topic for not only pro-life news sites, but also the mainstream media as ... discuss

This is Bill O’Reilly interviewing Glenn Beck. Now, at first, it’s a little slow. Bill talks about Glenn’s leaving the Republican Party; of which, Glenn back straightens him out on t ... discuss

The planned sit-in/prayer vigil at Speaker John Boehner’s office today has culminated in the arrest of eight pro-life leaders, including Rev. Pat Mahoney and our own Jill Stanek.Here is the speech t ... discuss

SOOURCE & VIDEO HERE   NOBODY WANTS TO HELP AND THEY WON’T ALLOW ANYONE ESE TO DO THE SAME. ALL THEIR BRAVE ENOUGH TO DO IS ACT LIKE COWARDS AND STAND THERE AND WATCH A CRIME IN PROGRESS , AND ... discuss

I was raped on my way to a professional exam.   After the incident, I kept telling myself that it didn’t happen and I had to move on. I almost believed myself — until I found out a month late ... discuss

Cardinal Nichols conducting dialogue on the Synod via the pressI am deeply disturbed by Cardinal Nichols' criticism of the 461 brave priests who signed a letter upholding the unchangeable teachings of ... discuss

Credit:  www.world-wide-art.comJames Christensen - The AnnunciationToday is an important solemnity in the Catholic Church. Today is the story of true greatness unrecognized by a world dazzled on ... discuss

Getting to the Point: I've Got a Blank Space, Baby!: Arise — go! Sell all you possess. Give it directly, personally to the poor. Take up My cross (their cross) and follow Me, going to the poor... d ... discuss

Workplace discrimination for pregnant women is a very real issue — with women losing their job or benefits over the years simply because they are carrying an unborn baby. The discrimination prom ... discuss

A former clinic worker, Tonya P, who never identifies as pro-life in her book, describes how she got a job at the abortion clinic. “I was beginning to give up hope, and I was starting to think that ... discuss

by Kelli The planned sit-in/prayer vigil at Speaker John Boehner’s office today has culminated in the arrest of eight pro-life leaders, including Rev. Pat Mahoney and our own Jill Stanek. Here ... discuss

The pregnant Colorado woman who was attacked by a woman who claimed to be selling baby clothes and Craigslist and who cut her 7-month-old unborn baby out of her stomach at her home has left the hospit ... discuss

Wednesday if the Fifth Week of Lent(Click here for readings) By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“First he says, ‘Sacrifices and offerings,holocausts and sin offerings,you neither desired ... discuss

In Australia, Kate and David Ogg had been trying to conceive for three years when they found out they were expecting twins. They were thrilled and Kate went on to have a healthy pregnancy. However, at ... discuss

Earlier this month Crossway announced that they are considering March Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month, and this on the occasion of Gloria Furman’s new book The Pastor’s Wife. To ma ... discuss

Dear older woman: HELP!  My children have clogged the toilet by giving their barbies baths (Barbie’s head came off), dumped out the cereal boxes on the dining room floor because they stood on t ... discuss

Every so often things happen that change a man forever. They are profound events that make an indelible mark on his heart, and even his soul.  They have such a powerful effect on him that he will ... discuss

This article was published on Wesley Smith's blog on March 24, 2015.Wesley SmithBy Wesley SmithI have repeatedly warned about articles published in medical and bioethics journals advocating killing th ... discuss

In the first chapter of Luke we read how the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ, and how Mary answered, "Here I am, the handmaid of the Lord. Let i ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: The New York Times considerately gives us an early look at the Box Canyon into which the 114th Congress, the GOP leading, is riding. In G.O.P. Is Divided as Budge ... discuss

Just a quick post for y'all who are off social media but are following the blog: I've been officially accepted to Franciscan University of Steubenville's Theology and Christian Ministry graduate progr ... discuss

In 2013, Natalie Cameron was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), which is a type of cancer that starts in the bone marrow but can quickly spread into the blood. Unfortunately, if AML goes unt ... discuss

In England, 26-year old Ben Small has Down syndrome but he doesn’t want that to stop him from getting a job. Small has experience working in catering and at restaurant chains but found difficulty la ... discuss

Not content to simply hold a position in favor of abortion on demand, CNN host Sally Kohn is going out of her way to spearhead a fundraiser for pregnant women. No, the fundraising event isn’t go ... discuss

Our friends, the Dominican Nuns of Summit, NJ have a lovely tradition on the vigil of the Feast of the Annunciation: they process together to the Solemn Chapter for the Solemnity of the Annunciation, ... discuss

On Saturday, March 21st, 2015 more than a half million people marched in the streets of the Peruvian capital in defense of innocent unborn human life. Planned and organized by the Latin American offic ... discuss

Recently, the Canadian British Columbia Court of Appeal saved a disabled woman from being literally starved to death. Mrs. Margot Bentley, 83 years old, has advanced Alzheimer’s disease and is livin ... discuss

We know unborn babies are not clumps of cells or blobs of tissues and ultrasound photos have long confirmed their humanity. As the pro-life movement has focused on the pain unborn children feel when t ... discuss

Little of all we value hereWakes on the morn of its hundredth yearWithout both feeling and looking queer.In fact, there's nothing that keeps its youth,So far as I know, but a tree and the truth.(This ... discuss

In the lighter-than-air 1964 film comedy Send Me No Flowers, middle-aged hypochondriac George Kimball (Rock Hudson) mistakenly believes he has only months to live. Kimball decides to put his affairs i ... discuss

The one thing I would like to give anyone I meet is the gift of prayer.  Not simply reciting wrote prayers, talking to and listening to God.  Sitting with God with an open heart and mind and ... discuss

We have probably all had the experience of trying to solve some knotty problem unsuccessfully, onto to come up with the answer later, while doing something completely unrelated. This week along there ... discuss

Munich, Germany, Mar 24, 2015 / 02:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the nation’s Church can form its o ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Two hundred forty years ago, the situation was dire. In the Virginia Colony, not too far from where I live, representatives to the Second Virginia Convention were ... discuss

PLEASE watch the VIDEO and read the article HERE SHE CAN NOT GET AWAY WITH HAVING HER OWN SERVER FOR THE REASON NO ONE CAN EVER SEE ANYTHING AND IF THEY DO GET THE AUTHORITY TO CONFISCATE IT THAT WOUL ... discuss

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Mar 23, 2015 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Arabia, which serves the more than 2 million Catholics in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, ... discuss

It takes about 40 weeks to prepare a human in the womb for the world. Forty weeks or 280 days takes about 9 full moons.Noah sat on his boat for a little over nine moons. It rained on his boat for fort ... discuss

For a few years, I have been working on babyloss comfort boxes to be given in honor and memory of Lily Katherine to the Birth Center where she was born. This has been a project for my mom and I to do ... discuss

A southern California hospital says it will give the family of a mother of seven just four days to find a new medical facility to care for her before it will yank her life support. At Anaheim Regional ... discuss

Lately, conservative pundits like Glenn Beck and Hugh Hewitt have been questioning why America seems so apathetic about ISIS. Beck says Americans don’t realize how serious Islamic terrorism has bec ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  With a tweet just after midnight, Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first person to officially declare his candidacy for the White House in 2016. Others such ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: When the news of Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection victory was announced I factitiously posted on my Facebook page that the Israelis had “sent Obama a two-word m ... discuss

Today was my first stop on our Midwest Planned Parenthood Project at Lindenwood University (MO). As you know, when students see the display for the first time, they are usually shocked to learn Plan ... discuss

“’Moreover, Yahweh said, ‘Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, walking to trip as they go, jingling ornaments on their feet; therefore t ... discuss

In December 2014, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) released its research into the new non-invasive prenatal-screening tests that are now being offered to pregnant women. ... discuss

In London, a 23-year-old woman is terrified because she took the RU-486 abortion pill after she was wrongly told she miscarried her baby. Rachel said, “This has been the worst time of my life. I fee ... discuss

By Catherine Glenn Foster, ADF Litigation Counsel, @cateici Recently, the Canadian British Columbia Court of Appeal saved a disabled woman from being literally starved to death. Mrs. Margot Bentley, ... discuss

Text: Mark 10:35-45Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.I am addicted to glory my friends!  There is no doubt about it that I want glory and I am pretty conv ... discuss

I've been thinking a bit lately about how making a step toward friendship with someone or even *being* friends with someone makes you vulnerable in many ways and can, at times be a frightening thing ... discuss

This line from Gavin McInnes is so crucial:To proudly ostracize yourself from American culture is to give up on the country as a whole.I love culture. I crave it. To some extent I've given up on it. I ... discuss

Formal charges against the woman who cut out a 7-month-old unborn baby from a mother’s stomach will be delayed until Friday. Boulder County courts indicated today that the filing of formal charg ... discuss

By Joan Desmond | On March 22, CBS' 60 Minutes provided a report on Iraq's ancient Christian community that is under attack by ISIS.You can watch the 60 Minutes segment here. 60 minut ... discuss

It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories When it comes to living a full life, we have to believe in something, begin to live it, and keep going. Or ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1. Father daughter danceWhat does a guy do the night before his 57th birthday?  He takes his 9-year-old daughter to the father-daughter dance ... discuss

  One way to use them is just to give you ideas on things to do at home.  You could also print this out (it should fit on an index card), along with the ones posted previously (see below), and ... discuss

I have looked again at the two Vortex videos concerning Voris's press incident at the St. Patrick's Day parade, and I feel compelled to comment on the discrepancies in these videos.  As I reporte ... discuss

Unless you've been living under a rock or purposely been avoiding all forms of media, I am certain that you, dear reader, how did the very least a passing familiarity with the Islamic State (also call ... discuss

Judicial Watch (JW): Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin has a lot of nerve to accuse Republicans of racism for delaying President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General considering he’s the only sitti ... discuss

The saint of the day is Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo  also known as St. Toribio de Mogrovejo. Together with St. Rose of Lima, St. Turibius of Mongrovejo is the first known saint of the New World, ... discuss

I was blogging about a poem and some ideas that came from reading and thinking about that poem, and that led to the following thoughts. Keep a book stand and a hymnal over the kitchen sink and sing hy ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: About two years ago, the Georgia legislature surprised a handful of Tennessee residents by resuscitating a decades-old dispute: some 30,000 Tennesseans, they said, were actually Geor ... discuss

Republicans have put forward a responsible plan that balances the budget in ten years with no new tax hikes, that protects our most vulnerable citizens, it strengthens our national defense, and it imp ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: The announcement of a new fiscal budget for the U.S. government always sets the stage for struggles between the spenders and those trying to put some limits on the ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2015 / 04:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' full slate of events for Holy Week includes plans for a traditional Stations of the Cross, Easter Masses and a universal blessing ... discuss

Do you remember when funnies were in the Sunday papers only? True that. I remember. And now, with that little age related disclosure taken care of - a Sunday funny for you but first - A quote from ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2015 / 10:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday invited members of Rome's homeless community to join volunteers in handing out copies of the Gospel to pilgrims in Saint ... discuss

The latest issue of The Truth, the newsletter of Les Femmes, is not online at our website yet, but I thought I would post the lead article with footnotes for those concerned about the upcoming Ordinar ... discuss

Supposedly the Islamic State posted pictures, names and addresses of 100 US military and asked that brothers in America kill them. Jester, not known for suffering fools, terrorists or those aiding ... discuss

I don’t think I’ll be doing this again.   So much happens on Facebook that I thought I’d put a few clips on my blog just to show that nothing on the blog doesn’t mean ... discuss

God decided to give us life through the word of truth so we might be the most important of all the things he made. ~ James 1:18, New Century Version translation The post Sunday Word: “God gave ... discuss

The tide is rolling in. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD. I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be t ... discuss

Scott Walker got elected as governor of Wisconsin without a college degree. That has the usual purveyors of snide remarks, such as democratic provocateur, Howard Dean, questioning Walker’s president ... discuss

One of the most frightening forces at work in the world today is the tendency of Big Government toward perversion of science. The scientific method is pristine. Scientists are human, and fallible. The ... discuss

The façade must be maintained at all costs. You can never be allowed to see the man behind the curtain because once the light is shined on all this, it all comes tumbling down – immediately recogni ... discuss

The following 'Funeral Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure confidence i ... discuss

The following 'Visitation and Prayer Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sur ... discuss

Inspired by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s account of a Soviet labor camp revolt in Gulag Archipelago, Volume III, the story of FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS follows political prisoners and security officials at a ... discuss

On March 19th, President Obama remarked to a crowd that America should have mandatory voting. According to him, “The people who tend not to vote are young, they’re lower income, they’ ... discuss

I finally finished the epic book by Hillary. I should at least be up for a Nobel peace prize. Obviously the book did not do well. And at the end of the day, it looks like Hillary has not accomplished ... discuss

ObamaCare is an unmitigated, omni-directional disaster.   It’s a disaster as a health care plan.  How’s it doing with premiums?  ObamaCare Premiums Will Increase Faster Than Private Plans  Ho ... discuss

“I won,” declared Barack Obama, adding what is now a cliché: “Elections have consequences.” But, due to endless RINO lying to voters,  Boehner and his henchmen have proven that is only partl ... discuss

One of the dividing lines between believers is their attitude towards who is saved and who is damned. Personally I find that there are far too many concerned with the latter while not enough are orien ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 21, 2015 / 05:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told the people of Naples – a city ravaged by crime and mafia violence – that change is possible, and encouraged those i ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 21st is Saint Benedetta Cambiagio Frassinello (also known as St. Benedicta Cambiagio Frasinello).Benedetta Cambiagio Frassinello was born on October 2, 1791 in Lang ... discuss

It’s raining right now, both outside of my house and inside of my life. My family is going through a hard time. Why? We’re churchless. My father was the pastor of our old church for seven and a h ... discuss

by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: I was in Washington, DC yesterday and after I finished my business there I had a few hours of free time before my flight home. I had been wanting to visit the Ne ... discuss

I remember back in junior high school, having a then-deep and philosophical conversation with one of my equally-deep 12 year old friends about what makes a bad word "bad".We surmised that we should be ... discuss

Lily Katherine's birthday was absolutely precious! It is amazing to see how the Lord perfectly planned out every small detail to make it memorable and special for my family and I as we love and miss t ... discuss

“For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.”  AKJV   (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  One of the great things ... discuss

After an examination of the 7-month-old unborn baby who was cut out of a Colorado woman’s womb this week, county officials say they are not yet able to officially determine the cause and manner ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - March 20, 2015:Congress is not in session today. The Senate will reconvene on Monday and take up the Senate’s budget resolution. The House will reconvene on Monday at No ... discuss

So, I started working part time in order to offset the financial pressures that we feel from time to time.  (I suppose even my blog title is all wrong now...) Anyhoo, it's an interesting dynamic ... discuss

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By SOPHIE DRUFFNERWhen his parents saw him,they were astonished,and his mother said to him,“Son, why have you done this to us?Your fat ... discuss

It’s hard to know where to start with my story — I guess from the beginning.  I was conceived when my mom was raped by an encyclopedia salesman who forced his way into my mom’s mobile home, ... discuss

by Kelli The San Francisco Globe recently published an article on prison programs that allow mothers who are pregnant while incarcerated to keep their babies with them after they give birth: If you ... discuss

Here’s a list of Nobel Prize Winners who hated their traditional school upbringing and felt it did not do them much good.  Take a look and see if you can find who said:   I avoided the di ... discuss

Theo's extremely infrequent collected news and commentary collectionBrethren, Peace be with you.I wanted to comment on things that may be old news, but still relevant in current debate.1. On Congress' ... discuss

Lately at Equal Rights Institute we have been emphasizing the importance of showing compassion to people, listening to them, and loving them. Several of our followers have responded to this emphasis b ... discuss

While an ordinary Catholic will no doubt be familiar with genuflecting.  After all, everyone is supposed to genuflect towards to Real Presence of our Lord in the Eucharist while in the Church. &n ... discuss

The pregnant Colorado woman who was attacked by a woman who claimed to be selling baby clothes and Craigslist and who cut her 7-month-old unborn baby out of her stomach at her home is in critical but ... discuss

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearnace of solidarity to pure wind."                  ... discuss

Traditional Catholics will be familiar with the fact that the Feast of the Body of Christ (Corpus Christi) is kept on a separate date than the Feast of the Precious Blood.  The Feast of the Preci ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by Mike Keefe 3/11/2010Taxpayers Still Being Taken Advantage 5 Years LaterIBD Editorial: Exortation: After 16 banks caved in to White House demands to refund billions in losses to F ... discuss

in the course of his lifetime was both rewarded and punished for his firm adherence to principle. He was born in 1637 and reared by his half-sister Anne and her husband the well-known angler Izaak Wal ... discuss

Time for GOP to give President Obama what hefeared 6 yrs ago! Cartoon by Steve Breen ofThe San Diego Union-Tribune 4/5/2009by Kate Scanlon: After a failed attempt to block implementation of the presi ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: After decades of environmental claims that “global warming” would plunge the planet into catastrophic harm to its human and other inhabitants—at the same tim ... discuss

Dr. Bill Smith, Editor: President Obama in less than 24 hours has "backtracked" on his mandatory voting statement. Someone must have reminded him that "free speech" also included one's right not to s ... discuss

This is a guest post by my formerly pro-choice friend Deanna Unyk. Read more about how she became pro-life here.  Read about our upcoming event in Portland here. “After Tiller” is a doc ... discuss

BACKGROUND: The U.S. currently administers around 80 welfare and poverty assistance programs across a fractured, disjointed, ineffectual bureaucracy. The costs of these programs add up to $1 trillion ... discuss

According to the Daily Mail, at Ed and Dee Parsons 20-week ultrasound their unborn son made a distinct V- sign, a gesture usually associated with world peace. Britain’s wartime leader, Winston Churc ... discuss

Down in Georgia, opponents of individual rights and personal freedom are attempting to ratchet up their smear campaign against S.B. 129, the "Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act." This measure i ... discuss

On this Feast of St. Joseph, the name day of our dear Pope Benedict and the second anniversary of Pope Francis' inaugural Mass, I was delighted to find this sweet picture of the two popes (click the p ... discuss

Charjuana Hogan worked at Planned Parenthood for 4 years. When she started her job, she was not working with abortions. Her title was reproductive health assistant, and she took care of patients who c ... discuss

Lately at Equal Rights Institute we have been emphasizing the importance of showing compassion to people, listening to them, and loving them. Several of our followers have responded to this emphasis ... discuss

By Katie Heller, Web Writer The campus of a college or university is supposed to be the “marketplace of ideas,” a breeding ground for ideas, debates, and discourse among students, professors, and ... discuss

President Obama’s ill-considered attempts to negotiate with Iran suggest that he still hopes to be remembered for “peace,” but he has engaged in scores of military actions around the world, wit ... discuss

On Wednesday, Dynel Catrece Lane was arrested after she attacked a pregnant woman and cut her 7-month-old unborn baby from her womb. In this unbelievable act of violence, the baby died but the woman i ... discuss

The social media web site Facebook is coming under fire for reportedly banning an ad promoting a new movie about Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman who was sentenced to death last year for her faith. ... discuss

by Kelli They want you to look like you are helping women out…. When they send you for training, they give you justification into why women get abortions…. were brought to the lab that t ... discuss

A Planned Parenthood state official, who did not want to give his name, admitted that some women who go to Planned Parenthood are treated poorly. In a 2013 pro-abortion book, he says:We try to make ve ... discuss

  Good St Joseph, guardian and protector of the Holy Family, I come before you on this your feast day Full o f love for you and aware of your constant care and protection in my life   You ... discuss

frozen embryos at riskOver 2 million IVF embryos killed since 1990 The number of embryos killed in the UK has increased almost every year since records began, now amounting to 170,000 a year, accordi ... discuss

All that we know of Joseph we learn from the first two chapters of Matthew and of Luke. Otherwise he is mentioned only in passing in Luke 3:23; John 1:45; John 6:42 as the supposed father of Jesus. (M ... discuss

Washington D.C., Mar 18, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope's surprise announcement of a holy year for mercy has Catholics weighing in on the significance of the move, which some say can be bo ... discuss

In March 2014, Jenny Bone collapsed and went to the hospital after suffering from tingling in her legs. Her general practitioner wrote the hospital a letter that said Jenny might have Gullain-Barre sy ... discuss




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