Topic: glory

There is perhaps no greater gift than to experience the power and beauty of mercy. Yet it is a gift that is often wrapped in pain and in the humiliation of having experienced the true weight of our s ... discuss

 I didn't mean to go underground and neglect my blog for a week, but sometimes life is strong and busy stuff and the blog just takes a back seat.And sometimes, I'm reading an 1,100 page book.Rece ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Here are 7 people whose lives are changing the abortion debate. 1) 12-week-old Noah Noah died during a miscarriage at 12 weeks and 5 days. His mother willingly shared an amaz ... discuss

This year I am excited to be able to offer a summer internship program through Challies.com. This program is available to high school students from around the world. All communications will be ... discuss

Was the most famous Bishop of Caithness and founder of Dornoch Cathedral.His name may suggest that he came from the semi-Gaelicized family of Flemish origin who were Lords of Duffus, and who during Gi ... discuss

Propers for Monday before EasterThe Collect.ALMIGHTY God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified; Mercifully grant that w ... discuss

Propers for Tuesday before EasterThe Collect.O LORD God, whose blessed Son, our Saviour, gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame; Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of ... discuss

You have probably heard the saying before: A clean house is a sign of a wasted life. Whatever else the phrase means, it expresses some of the frustration and the sense of futility that attend ... discuss

Let us go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. Today he returns from Bethany and proceeds of his own free will toward his holy and blessed passion, to consummate the mystery of our salvatio ... discuss

Text:  John 12:20-43Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.On this day we wave palm branches and sing boldly in honor of Jesus coming into Jerusalem.  We ... 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

We hear the word detachment all the time in the spiritual life.  To be detached is to not be owned by anything but God.  The moment I think that I am truly detached something comes up to sho ... 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

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

Bosch's Christ Carrying the CrossThe Christological treatises in the Summa Theologica make excellent Lenten reading. If you are looking for something for the short time remaining in Holy Week, I recom ... 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

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

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

“The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is t ... discuss

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with Godsomething to be grasped.Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave,coming in human likeness;and found human ... discuss

Palm Sunday is a moveable feast in the Christian calendar which falls on the Sunday before Easter. In the Western church it must always fall on one of the 35 dates between March 15 and April 18.The fe ... discuss

So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it ... 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

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

Catholic universities in America have lost sight of their institutional identities. Only direct intervention from the Vatican can reverse their decline.From The FederalistBy Dominic LynchCatholic un ... discuss

Question: "Making the sign of the cross became a practice in the 4th century. The apostles, Christ and nobody in the ancient Church practiced it, so why should we?"This question is based on a false pr ... 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

If even human love has its own reasoning, comprehensible only to the heart that is open to it, how much truer this must be of God's love! When it is the depth and power of God that stirs, is there any ... discuss

Hey rebelutionaries! Just wanted to update you all on the progress of Beyond the Mask. Thanks so much to those of you who have been so excited about the movie and its message of redemption and ident ... 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

Here are just a few new Kindle deals: When Missions Shapes the Mission by David Horner ($0.99); Manhood Restored by Eric Mason ($2.99); Holman Concise Bible Dictionary ($0.99). Dating a N ... discuss

Jerusalem, Israel, Mar 26, 2015 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly a year since taking part in a prayer for Middle East peace in the Vatican Gardens, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has been invi ... discuss

Nottingham, England, Mar 25, 2015 / 02:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In preparation for the reinternment of the remains of Richard III, a 15th century English king whose body was only recently rediscovered, ... discuss

The truly great and humble Pope Benedict XVI is among the Church's greatest Popes and is the greatest theological mind the Church has produced in centuries.  His holy witness is appreciated even ... discuss

Brethren: Peace be with you. Today we observe the Annunciation of the Lord.From today’s Office of Readings A Reading From a letter by Saint Leo the Great, popeThe mystery of man's reconciliatio ... discuss

25 March, New Testament Luke 1:26-38 tells us how the angel Gabriel announced to Mary of Nazareth that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ and her response. Mary, a virgin pledged to m ... 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

Wouldn't it be something if you could write a letter to a brother or sister in Christ who was being persecuted for their allegiance to Jesus? I mean, a real letter that would actually get to these bel ... discuss

When I was growing up and still living with my parents, my family supported ministries based in the USSR, and on our fridge we had a big poster covered in photographs of Russian pastors who we ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: We start off the final week of this 40 Days for Life campaign with HUGE news!Since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign in 2007, we have n ... 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

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated a Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the former king in Leicester today From The Catholic Herald (UK)Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that offering a Re ... 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

We start off the final week of this 40 Days for Life campaign with HUGE news! Since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign in 2007, we have now received cumulative reports of 10,000 babies wh ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Mid-century or Second Wave Feminism was focused very distinctly on desires that women have to engage in creative work, an ideological thrust that has been implemented by encouragi ... discuss

In his remarkably profound book, Lift Up You Heart, Bishop Fulton Sheen said, “The Cross is the most inescapable reality of life. If we will not accept it outside of ourselves, to pardon us and to h ... discuss

Passion Sunday is a term sometimes used to denote the fifth Sunday of Lent in the Christian liturgical calendar.In Traditional Catholic and Prayer Book Anglican circles, Passion Sunday continues to re ... discuss

was born in Connecticut in 1831, ordained to the priesthood in 1855, and promptly became a professor of Church history at at Nashotah House, a seminary of the Episcopal Church in Wisconsin. In 1859 he ... 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

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 those who are counting, this is the 300th edition of Free Stuff Fridays. Do the math, and that means readers have won somewhere around 4,500 books. Not bad! This week’s Free Stuff Fr ... discuss

I’m a little late (okay, really late) promoting this, but recently a couple of people started a special novena celebrating the 20th Anniversary of St. JP II’s Encyclical Evangelium Vitae ... 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

In a recent article on Yahoo! Parenting, pseudonymous Sophie Horan wrote about her decision to abort her baby who was diagnosed with Down syndrome.  I haven’t been able to stop thinking about thi ... 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

was born in Northumbria in northern England about 625. One night, while tending a herd of sheep, he saw lights in the sky which he interpreted as a soul being escorted heavenward by a band of angels. ... discuss

photo credit: Motty, Creative Commons Attribution LicenseI was just going to post something silly and run away, but then I felt guilty about having time for a joke and no time to honor St. Joseph ... 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

Litany Of Saint JosephLord, have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, hear us.Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven,Have mercy on us.God the Son, Redeemer ... discuss

There is a sharp and consequential asymmetry between left and right in American politics. It is my purpose here to describe the asymmetry and explain both its origins and consequences. But first an i ... discuss

was born in Jerusalem around 315, and became bishop of that city in about 349. The years between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Council of Constantinople (381) were troubled years, in which the Ch ... discuss

Let's see if I can put words to what my heart is feeling as I mark five years without my baby girl.Through tears these past few days, God has been working some things out within me. He has been whispe ... discuss

Just a few things for St. Patrick's Day. A Joke from Miss Cellania some time ago, but which I continually find amusing. Mrs. O'Connor wants a Divorce"Well, Mrs. O'Connor, so you want a divorce?" the ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his address to the bishops from Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to foster reconciliation and peaceful coexisten ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Patrick, who is known as the "Apostle of Ireland."St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about 385 AD. His given name was Maewyn. Until he was 16, he con ... discuss

was born about 390, in southwest Britain, somewhere between the Severn and the Clyde rivers, son of a deacon and grandson of a priest. When about sixteen years old, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates a ... discuss

In the last day or two while browsing, rabbit trailing, writing, and musing, I stumbled across book of Victoriana ode to poetry that is delighting me as I work through it. It touches on several of my ... discuss

This sponsored post was prepared by Dr. C.J. Williams, Professor, Old Testament Studies, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary To open the Bible is to step into a world in which s ... discuss

Date: March 8, 2015 Place: St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church Scripture: John 2:13-22 When I was in college I was president of a student organization that brought in various speakers to address ... discuss

A message that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now the Pope Emeritus) sent to a meeting of the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation in August 2002. The group was meeting in Rimini, Italy. Every year ... discuss

“Children’s children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.”  DRB (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  “Grandma, Grandp ... discuss

“Children’s children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.”  DRB (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  “Grandpa, my tea ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Baker Publishing, and they’ve got some great new books to send your way. There will be 5 winners this week, and each of those winners ... discuss

The Five Holy Wounds of Our Lord Jesus ChristFriday after the Third Sunday of LentIntroit: Philippians ii: 8-9Our Lord Jesus Christ humbled Himself unto death, even unto death upon the Cross: Therefor ... discuss

Though there is has not been an official commemoration set by any Christian denomination, it is time to reflect on the persecution of Christians in Iraq and remember those who have been martyred for t ... discuss

Even at the best of times there is nothing simple about raising children. But throw in a million new technologies—new devices and social networks and apps—and things get far more complic ... discuss

Only two patriarchs of Rome, Leo I and Gregory I, have been given the popular title of "the Great." Both served during difficult times of barbarian invasions in Italy; and during Gregory's term of off ... discuss

“Children’s children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.”  DRB (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  We know there are ... discuss

“Children’s children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.”  DRB (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  “Grandpa, play b ... discuss

The world has changed, hasn’t it? The world we live in today is not the world as it was a few years ago. In just the past few decades we have entered into a digital world, and you and I ar ... discuss

Derek Flood has written an excellent book explaining the issues I covered in my blog series this past autumn. My series is titled "Not everything Biblical is Christian." His book is titled Disarming S ... discuss

“Children’s children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.”  DRB (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  Granddad would s ... discuss

Reading 1 Dn 3:25, 34-43Azariah stood up in the fire and prayed aloud:“For your name’s sake, O Lord, do not deliver us up forever,or make void your covenant.Do not take away your merc ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: It’s Day 20! We’re at the halfway point of this 40 Days for Life campaign – and so far, we have reports of … … 181 babies (and their moms) ... discuss

Novena Dates March 10-18, Feast Day March 19O good father Joseph! I beg you,  by all your sufferings, sorrows and joys, to obtain for me what I ask.(Here name your petition).Obtain for all those ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories As a Christian, I can say it’s not a matter of “what” but “who” can restore ... discuss

(Greek: Άγιος Γρηγόριος Νύσσης; Latin: Gregorius Nyssenus; Arabic: غريغوريوس النيصي)(c 335 – after 394) was a Christian bishop and saint. He was a younger brother ... discuss

I am sure you are familiar with the powerful words of Philippians 4:6-7: “[D]o not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests ... discuss

Bishop of Lincoln (1829 - 8 March 1910) was an English bishop. King was the second son of the Reverend Walker King, Archdeacon of Rochester and rector of Stone, Kent. King graduated from Oriel College ... discuss

The Most Holy Shroud of Our Lord Jesus ChristFriday after the Second Sunday of LentMass in Some PlacesFrom the pre-1955 Missal  Introit: Philippians ii: 8-9Our Lord Jesus Christ humbled Himself u ... discuss

He is known, in Durham, as Balther or Baltherus) was an Anglo-Saxon hermit and abbot, resident in East Lothian during the 8th century.Baldred is said to have come from the diocese of Lindisfarne, and ... discuss

One of my favorite texts is Isaiah 35. It is pregnant with intertextual allusions – echoes of other Bible stories and passages. It is a classic “new exodus” passage, where Isaiah cas ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 5 is St. John Joseph of the Cross, a Franciscan priest who practiced self-denial in order to grow in the virtue of charity.Saint John Joseph of the Cross was born on the ... discuss

/Credit:  pixgood.com"Jesus is God, therefore His love, His Thirst, is infinite. He the creator of the universe,asked for the love of His creatures.He thirst for our love… These words:‘I Thir ... discuss

Tributes are pouring in for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C, who led Notre Dame University as its president for 35 years before retiring in 1986. President Barack Obama, who received an honorary degree ... discuss

We look forward to the glory of Easter Sunday—but we know that first we’ll have to experience the somberness and... The post Heaven Is Our Ultimate Goal appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... discuss

(Charles Wesley died 29 March 1788. John Wesley died 2 March 1791. Because Chad is remembered on 2 March, the Wesleys are remembered on 3 March.)The Wesley brothers, born in 1703 and 1707, were leader ... discuss

  Obama bows to former Saudi King Abdullah. NEVER HAS AN AMERICAN PRESDENT BOWED TO ANYONE……PapaMikeT Obama has even lost the Saudis. In a recent editorial in the Saudi Daily Al-Jazi ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Christ and demands a response of listening to and following Jesus, Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus addres ... discuss

Here are today’s new Kindle deals: Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full and Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman ($3.99 each); Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin ($3.99); True ... discuss

is perhaps best known for not being Archbishop of York. He was elected and duly installed, but various persons raised objections, and rather than cause division in the Church he withdrew in favor of t ... discuss

Sometimes the test is almost impossible. God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am!” he replied. Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love ... discuss

The Sacrifice of Isaac, by Juan de Valdes Leal (1659).First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18Responsorial: Psalm 116:10,15-19Second Reading: Romans 8:31-34Gospel: Mark 9:2-10In today’s Gospel readi ... discuss

Question: "This article was sent to me as "proof" that Lent is contrary to the scriptures: http://www.pastormike.com/lent-and-why-i-dont/ How do we respond?"The author of this article has to concede t ... discuss

In part 1 of this series I set out an exposition of Genesis 10-11. In part 2, we will look at the question of ethnic and racial diversity through the lens of biblical theology. Now let’s conside ... discuss

The Sacred Lance and Nails of Our Lord Jesus ChristFriday after the First Sunday of LentMass Said in Some Places Introit: Ps. xxi: 17-18 et 15They have pierced my hands and my feet: they have numbered ... discuss

  From: kd Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 Subject: ISIS book burning ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul - While the world was watching the Academy Awards ceremony, the pe ... discuss

The world around us is changing at a velocity unprecedented in human history. But we must realize that while the world seems to be changing almost regularly before our eyes, the task of the ministry r ... discuss

Samuel Rutherford is perhaps the best known Scottish Puritan. But his life and history seem not to be as widely remembered as other Puritan ministers. Rutherford’s legacy lays chiefly in collect ... discuss

23 February AD 156 Born around AD 69, Saint Polycarp was a central figure in the early church. Said to be disciple of the holy evangelist and apostle Saint John, he provides a link between the first ... discuss

I’ve put off writing on homosexual “marriage” for many years. My good friend and ministry colleague, Eric Holmberg, has been producing a series on the homosexual political movement ... discuss

Turning today to the ever-reliable, ever-gorgeous, ever-evocative Anne Porter, who did not begin publishing poetry until she was 83 years old. Musicby Anne Porter When I was a childI once sa ... discuss

This reliquary contains the Crown of Thorns of our Lord as recovered by King St. Louis IX.The Friday after Ash Wednesday in the Traditional Missal before 1955 has a "Mass in Some Places" that may be s ... discuss

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

Book Details: • Author: Duane A. Garrett • Publisher: Kregel Academic (2014) • Format: hardback • Page Count: 816 • ISBN#: 9780825425516 • List Price: $39.99 • Rating: Highly Rec ... discuss

"The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it we prove ourselves not to be enemies of the cross of Christ. By it we avert the scourges of divine justice. By it we gain stre ... discuss

“Another great trial of our patience is, the triumph of the wicked enemies of the church, and that the saints are usually under their feet in sufferings and scorn. I spake before of persecution, ... discuss

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

Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)by GABY HUNDZAThrough Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of lips that openly profe ... discuss

Last night I was meditating on the presence of God, practicing something new to me, the Daily Examen, started 500 years ago by the Catholic saint, Ignatius Loyola. It is prayer and meditation com ... discuss

More than 2,000 years ago, when God came to Earth in human flesh, He did so through the most important pregnancy in all of history. During this Christmas season, we give thanks for the gift of Christ ... discuss

Have you ever been just sucked into such a whirlwind that you felt you were doing good just to make sure your teeth were brushed and all the urgent things of life tended to? Like you were on a wild ri ... discuss

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There are many ways to answer this serious accusation, that Abolish Human Abortion is a cult. First, “Abolish Human Abortion” is not a group. AHA is not an organization, neither church nor parachu ... discuss

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Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that struck down all state prohibitions against abortion. Within two years of that verdict—in 1975, the year I was born—the ann ... discuss

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that struck down all state prohibitions against abortion. Within two years of that verdict—in 1975, the year I was born—the ann ... discuss

January 22nd, 2015Some consider today as a “Big Day,” for a couple of reasons. First, it is the 42nd anniversary of the ageist, dehumanizing Supreme Court decision of Roe v Wade, violating the rig ... discuss

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

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

David and KathyWith her usual optimism and strong faith in God, Kathy Hardin, White House, TN is facing her latest challenge……cancer. Diagnosed with breast cancer a year and a half ago and now in ... discuss

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the re ... discuss

Lamb of God Lutheran ChurchPleasant Prarie, WIJanuary 11th, 2014The Baptism of Our LordMatthew 3:13-17I really have two topics for you today, first on the occasion of my visit, this missionary has som ... discuss

Happy Sukkot from Every Square Inch! In John 1 we hear these words: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning..... The Word b ... discuss

Unable to attend church this morning due to sickness, so thought I would have church with you guys today. :) Reading James 1 this morning out of the NASB, unless otherwise noted. Plain text indicates ... discuss

n the Winter of My Discontent The bitterness of winter has nestled in. It has filled the crevices of my soul in such a way as to render barrenness the only hope and future. Cold emptiness drifts acro ... discuss

"Subtle Humor," from The Ryskind Sketchbook, originally in response to the Danish cartoon incident in 2006Seems like the moment to reprise this post. The demonstrations in Paris & Lyon are quite ... discuss

VIDEO: A 2008 performance of "March of the Kings" ("Marche Des Rois") by Nowell Sing We Clear (Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, Andy Davis and John Roberts) at Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vermont.+  ... discuss

“On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, eleven pipers piping ...”Today, as mentioned earlier, the traditional Roman calendar observes the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus*, whil ... discuss

 Coronation of the Virgin with St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. John the Evangelist, St. John the BaptistJust as I mentioned yesterday on the Octave Day of St. Stephen, very little information i ... discuss

Very little information is readily available on the Internet for the celebrations that were part of Catholic celebration before the 1950s began to see changes to the Missal.  The 1962 Roman Catho ... discuss

Circumcision of our Lord by Guercino, 1646 For information on the spirituality and devotions for today's feast, not just the Mass Prayers, please click here.Traditional Propers:INTROIT Isaiah 9:6A Chi ... discuss

The Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord is a Christian celebration of the circumcision of Jesus.Eight days (according to the Semitic and southern European calculation of intervals of days) after his ... discuss

31 Decemberalso The Eve of Jesus' Name On this day, we prepare to celebrate the name chosen by God for His dear Son, who came in the flesh to save His people from their sins. It is also a time to tak ... 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

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

Ever since God has granted abolitionists the grace to see our apathy toward abortion and the strength to repent of it, we have been endeavoring to awaken fellow Christians to the same. Yet most of us ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

The Holy Innocents: that's the name traditional Catholic piety uses to refer to the children, 2 years and under, that Herod killed in Bethlehem, hoping by this to also kill the Christ Child. Eastern i ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

Christianity does not simply ask followers to respect life, nor does it insist they denounce the everyday sins of humanity. Truly devout living compels us to actively defend the right to life, which i ... discuss

The adoration of the shepherdsWe are now in the Christmas season in which we celebrate the birth of our Savior.  God is born as a man, like His Creation in every way except sin.  And how did ... discuss

Note:  Christmas Eve Sermon at Zion Lutheran Church of Gwinner, ND (Service of Lessons and Carols)Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Can you smell the hay? ... discuss

Text:  John 1:1-14Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5)This is how our ... discuss

Repost of newspaper column #532 Complaints about people not knowing “the true meaning of Christmas” started this year in mid-October, as the first holiday advertising began. Most Christian ... discuss

Happy Holy Days! Many Christians have problems with the world's celebration of Christmas. Baby dolls overwhelm the Baby Jesus in TV advertising. Violent video games replace "peace on earth" on too ma ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

Truth has arisen from the earth and justice has looked down from HeavenAwake, mankind! For your sake God has become man. Awake, you who sleep, rise up from the dead, and Christ will enlighten you ... discuss

 THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD: MASS IN THE HOLY NIGHTST PETER'S BASILICA24 DECEMBER 2014"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on the ... discuss

O Holy Night Click here to view the embedded video. O holy night, the stars are brightly shining; It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth! Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Til He appe ... discuss

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustusthat the whole world should be enrolled.This was the first enrollment,when Quirinius was governor of Syria.So all went to be enrolled, each to his o ... discuss

This story passed through my social media feed the other day and I couldn’t resist giving it a virtual ‘shout out’. Discount Mattress and Furniture in the Airport Mall in Bangor currently has th ... discuss

More than 2,000 years ago, when God came to Earth in human flesh, He did so through the most important pregnancy in all of history. During this Christmas season, we give thanks for the gift of Christ ... discuss

Families across the Christian world are gathering for Christmas even now, with caravans of cars and planeloads of passengers headed to hearth and home. Christmas comes once again, filled with the joy, ... discuss

Each year, the holiday season brings with it many historic traditions, like the red cups at Starbucks, the bad pop Christmas songs playing in every retail store in the country, and the revived rhetori ... 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

London, England, Dec 21, 2014 / 01:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This Advent, young Catholics in the UK are using video media to challenge their peers to “engage in the life and rhythm of the Church&# ... discuss

Today's Entrance Antiphon (Introit) for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is also a popular hymn for the entire season, and is especially used as an antiphon during Vespers. It is also known as "The Advent ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the ra ... discuss

The Apostle Thomas (Hebrew or Aramaic for "twin") was also called "Didymus" (Greek for "twin"). He was absent when the Risen Lord appeared to the other apostles on the evening of Easter Day, and refus ... discuss

 (Russian: Иоанн Кронштадтский) (October 19, 1829, Sura, Arkhangelsk–December 20, 1908, Kronstadt) was a Russian Orthodox Christian presbyter and a member of the synod of the ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 13 min. 45 sec. | 6.42 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 284 Psalter: Tuesday, Wee ... discuss

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Lincolnshire was once a hub of activity and holiness. There are at least 101 Saints closely associated with Lincolnshire. One could add many others who passed through (several of them giving their nam ... discuss

~*A repost from 2011*~Remembering St. Lucy...with candlelight…with an orange cinnamon roll wreath and hot cocoa…with making paper dolls…with books…and with prayerSaint Lucy, thy beautiful name ... discuss

Brussels, 12.9.2014. On the initiative of the Civitas Institute and with the support of Mario Borghezio MEP, a Crib has been set up in the Brussels EU Parliament and blessed by Bishop Fellay The Crib ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair Just now we’re going through another bitter Arizona winter with highs about 65 degrees. Outside my window the desert and the mountains look pretty much like they always do. Aft ... discuss

Dear Friends and Supporters,Grace and peace to you in Jesus Christ,The first purpose of this letter is to thank you for your support of our Singapore mission this past year. We appreciate each and eve ... discuss

The Christmas season comes each year with the expected flurry of media attention to the biblical accounts of Christ’s conception and birth. The general thrust of the secular media is often increduli ... discuss

O Mother, how pure you are, you are untouched by sin;yours was the privilege to carry God within you.Divine OfficeIf you wanted to be a great baseball player, what would you need? First and foremost, ... 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

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

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “He will come again in glory to judge the living and ... discuss

Contrary to the view that the doctrine of the Holy Trinity was invented centuries after Christ’s earthly life – a view popularized by Dan Brown’s thoroughly entertaining, but historically uninfo ... discuss

A native of Athens, was converted to Christianity by Pantaenus, founder of the Catechetical School at Alexandria (then the intellectual capital of the Mediterranean world), and succeeded his teacher a ... discuss

It has been almost 28 years since I've called anyone "mom". It was a title I held so dear that I never ever could have uttered that word to anyone but the woman who gave birth to me. I was hostile an ... discuss

Text:  Hebrews 1:1-12Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.When I was a youth I was incorrectly taught that God worked through the Law in the Old Testament, w ... discuss

Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)   Luciano Pavarotti and Trisha Yearwood Click here to view the embedded video. In Latin: Adeste Fideles Laeti triumphantes Venite, venite in Bethlehem Nat ... 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

Image courtesy Mail&Guardian Once again, it is the moron silly season here in South Africa. Which means that we are in election season. Parties ... discuss

"I’m co-hosting in the Keeping Christ in Christmas Blog Carnival, along with Tina from Truly Rich Mom and Monica from Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families. We'll be sharing different ways ... discuss

From where the sun rises, to the furthest west, let us all sing to Jesus our King, the Son of the Virgin Mary. The blessed Creator of the universe assumed the Body of a servant: that he might thu ... discuss

"Man is not perfectly happy, so long as something remains for him to desire and seek." ~ Saint Thomas AquinasThomas Aquinas knew what it meant to be happy. He knew that it meant to no longer be s ... discuss

This from StrictlyScripture.com in post titled Tim Tebow makes NFL history with 4 straight overtime winsUpdate: Actually it is a team record that with Tim Tebow the Broncos won the last 3 overtime gam ... discuss

Found this at www.StrictlyScripture.com in post titled The Akedah of Isaac fulfilled part 2In part 1 we saw that the figure of The Akedah of Isaac prophetically pictured The Akedah of Jesus. We learne ... discuss

The book "Treasuring Grace" was inspired by a dream in which co -author Tracy Roberts feels that God spoke to her and directed her hand in the writing of the story. Many people feel God's special i ... discuss




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