Topic: glory

June 23rdThe Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost. In addition to the sacred liturgical celebration, many devotional e ... discuss

As Christians, we are called to reflect the character of God. In John 5:17 Jesus says, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.” Thus, we see that productivity is an aspect of God’s c ... discuss

God allows me to wait because he wants to demonstrate his wisdom. He wants to teach me that his way is always the best. That I should trust in the Lord with all my heart and stop relying on my faulty, ... discuss

June 22, 2017Let us pray for more hopeful hearts so to live in imitation of Christ each day. May we face every cross and trial with confidence in the promises of Our Savior. This version of the novena ... discuss

A few months ago, Les Lanphere interviewed Paul Washer for his own project. In this short (extended) interview, you will hear Paul Washer explain the essentials of the gospel. Why Refusing to Res ... discuss

On the national level, commissioners from churches make decisions at General Assembly (GA) that set the course of future decades in the work of ministry. GA is not a minor irritant or an opportunity f ... discuss

The truth is, the heart of the matter is the heart. What our children need most is a new heart. They need the Spirit to bring them from death to life. They need the Spirit to work in them, sanctifyi ... discuss

God wasn’t obligated to make any good promises to sinners like us.  But in his sovereign and free mercy, he did promise salvation and all the blessings that go with it. Therefore, it’s fitting ... discuss

June 21, 2017Let us pray for more loving hearts so as to be like Christ in living selflessly. This we ask in Jesus' name; that we may love others as much as God loves us. This version of the novena co ... discuss

I am turning eighteen in six days. By the world’s standards I will officially be an adult. By the time you read this I probably already am. What is so great about getting older? Why as kids do we d ... discuss

Bishop of Petra. Attended the Council of Sardica. When the Arian heresy began to spread, he changed his name from Arius to Macarius to show his opposition. The Arians, gaining power in the area, exile ... discuss

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June 20, 2017Let us pray that we may have more pure hearts like Christ. As disciples of Jesus and the children of God, such an aspiration is fitting. Let's pray that we may see and treat others with s ... discuss

The Priesthood is the Love of the Heart of Jesus.— St. John Vianney______________________________________________In reflecting upon this profound insight from the Curé d'Ars, the Holy Father P ... discuss

If my life is eulogized, let it be in the context of God’s marvelous grace and the love that he puts in our hearts. Let it be the story of how God wove our stories together. Let it be a story of for ... discuss

June 19, 2017Today, let us pray for more generous hearts that we may be like Jesus in giving everything of ourselves to God and God's people. May we give to others without judging their worthiness, bu ... discuss

Our Lord's admonition that much will be required of those to whom much has been given, applies most vividly to us. We have been given so much in the way of inventions and medicine and comparative weal ... discuss

Sadie peacefully took her last breath in my arms. I’ve pictured her taking her last breath on earth in my arms and her first breath (w/ no oxygen tubes!) in Heaven in Jesus’s arms. So, of ... discuss

June 18, 2017Today, let us pray for more generous hearts that we may be like Jesus in giving everything of ourselves to God and God's people. May we give to others without judging their worthiness, bu ... discuss

Rejection hurts. I feel betrayed, beaten. I draw into my shell for protection. How easily I retreat to stay untouched. I wrap myself in pity. With my body rolled into an impenetrable b ... discuss

 Born in Wexford; died 697. Moling is said to have been a monk at Glendalough. Later he was founder and abbot of Aghacainid (Teghmolin, Saint Mullins) in County Carlow beside the Barrow River on ... discuss

As I studied Romans, wrestling with some of its great truths, struggling with some of its tough passages (surely it is to them that 2 Peter 3:14–16 refers!), it became clear that countless feet had ... discuss

June 17, 2017Today, let us pray for more generous hearts that we may be like Jesus in giving everything of ourselves to God and God's people. May we give to others without judging their worthiness, bu ... discuss

God calls us to examine ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5; Lamentations 3:40), but healthy self-examination is a difficult and dangerous duty. The flesh seizes self-examination as an opportunity to turn o ... discuss

We separate everyone into categories: safe, dangerous, nice, cantankerous, whatever. But we do not have a category for someone who can speak to the waves and cause them to obey Him. Such a One is in a ... discuss

June 16, 2017Let us pray that we may have more faithful hearts; that we may be like Christ in remaining faithful to our Father's Will in our actions, relationships and vocations.This version of the no ... discuss

“O Lord, My God, You Are Very Great Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty. He covers himself with light as with a garment. He stretches ou ... discuss

Simple (1954 Calendar): June 15St. Vitus, born of an illustrious Sicilian family, was arrested with his tutor and his nurse. After many sufferings, they were martyred A.D. 303. In the Middle Ages St. ... discuss

An Act of Reparation From the Angel of of Peace at Fatima as taught to the three young children one year before Mary appeared in Fatima.  Let us pray this prayer during this Feast of Corpus Chris ... discuss

(died June 15, 960) was the daughter of King Edward the Elder of England and his third wife, Eadgifu of Kent. There is little contemporary information for her life, but in a Winchester charter dated 9 ... discuss

Today, June 15 is the feast day of St. Germaine Cousin, a simple and devout young girl who lived in Pibrac, France in the late 1500s. She was born in 1579 to a humble family. Her father was a farmer, ... discuss

Being a member of the church includes receiving the blessings God has provided for our growth and maturity, especially as we submit to the church’s leadership. God established the church with a stru ... discuss

“O Lord, My God, You Are Very Great Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty. He covers himself with light as with a garment. He stretches ou ... discuss

June 15, 2017Let us pray that we may have more faithful hearts; that we may be like Christ in remaining faithful to our Father's Will in our actions, relationships and vocations.This version of the no ... discuss

There’s no happy ending ... Nevertheless, we might well say that is exactly Harriet Beecher Stowe’s point. In 1852 slavery had not been abolished. Slaves were still on the plantations and many of ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): June 14St. Basil the Great (329-79) was the founder of a monastic colony at Pontus in Asia Minor, for which he wrote his famous Rule, which ranks in importance with that of St. ... discuss

So what’s the future of Ligonier? We are thankful that Dr. Sproul continues to pour his life into equipping Christians to be thoughtful and articulate in their faith. Yet it is our charter to contin ... discuss

But what did the gospel aim to do? Make people happy? Meet our unmet needs? Or did the gospel aim to set God’s children from death to life and begin the work of total redemption? If I believe the go ... discuss

The month of June is singled out for devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The novena to the Sacred Heart begins on June 14 and ends on Thursday, June 22, the eve of the Solemnity of the Sacred Hear ... discuss

June 14, 2017Today, we pray that we might have hearts that are conformed to that of our Lord..Let us pray that we may have more forgiving hearts and that we may be like Christ in showing unlimited mer ... discuss

“The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.” (AKJV)  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) What endures forever?  Nothing on t ... discuss

If asked to write a letter to my eighteen-year-old self, it would look something like this… Be faithful in the small ways. Take out the trash so that someone else doesn’t have to. Call your mom. ... discuss

(ca. 1195 – June 13, 1231) also known as Saint Anthony of Lisbon and Saint Anthony of Padua, was born in Lisbon, Portugal, as Fernando Martins de Bulhão to a wealthy family and who died in Padua, I ... discuss

Summer AD 325, Observed 12 JuneTransferred to 13 June for Trinity Sunday and Saint Barnabas Day The Christian Church's First Ecumenical Council was convened in Nicaea (modern Isnuk, Turkey) in the ea ... discuss

Death is such a taboo subject. We don’t like talking about it let alone think about it. But time and time again the Lord has used death to bring about His glory and give believers an opportunity to ... discuss

In 1611, the contra-Remonstrance replied to the Remonstrants in a series of 5 articles that would form the core of the Canons considered by the various committees and finally adopted by the Synod. The ... discuss

The suffering that we endure in this life is not in spite of God’s love, but because of it. It is not out of God’s control, but firmly part of His plan. He is giving us all that we need, rathe ... discuss

Dynamic statesman. Powerful warrior. Cunning spy. Courageous enough to stand up for the truth. Wise beyond his years. Mighty with God and with men. These are just a few of the ways we could describe ... discuss

Here are 86 reasons to bring a 40 Days for Life campaign to your home town from September 27 to November 5. Since 40 Days for Life started in 2007, there have been 86 abortion centers that have SHUT T ... discuss

Dynamic statesman. Powerful warrior. Cunning spy. Courageous enough to stand up for the truth. Wise beyond his years. Mighty with God and with men. These are just a few of the ways we could describe ... discuss

"Joseph, a Levite, born in Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (son of encouragement), sold a field he owned, brought the money, and turned it over to the apostles." (Acts 4:36f). This is the f ... discuss

In truth we do not know how Jesus entered a room with locked doors but there is good biblical evidence and ecumenical Christian truth to make us reject the “celestial flesh” Star Trek Christolog ... discuss

Falling into the arms of love. Brothers and sisters, rejoice. Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. The grace o ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)When we go to a football game, a baseball game, or any other sports event we go to watch it being played. We watch te ... discuss

The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost. We will begin praying this novena on Wednesday, June 14th. During this novena, we will reflect on Jesus' love for all of u ... discuss

Icon of the Old Testament Trinity, c. 1410, Andrei Rublev Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Blessed Trinity. This, the ineffable mystery of God's intimate life, is the central truth of our ... discuss

The First Sunday after Pentecost The Feast of the Holy Trinity, or Trinity Sunday, is a movable festival on the Church calendar in Western Christendom. Its date of celebration depends, as do Lent, As ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine ... discuss

O my God, Trinity whom I adore, let me entirely forget myself that I may abide in you, still and peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity; let nothing disturb my peace nor separate me from you, ... discuss

When Martin Luther died his close friend, and leader of the Protestant Reformation, Philip Melanchthon, delivered a powerful eulogy.  In his tribute, Melanchthon addresses Luther’s well-known b ... discuss

In 1549, under the reign of Edward VI, successor to Henry VIII, the primary language of public worship in England and other areas ruled by Edward was changed from Latin to English, and the first Book ... discuss

“There’s a real danger in elevating a small group system over biblical values of community and fellowship. I’ve heard of churches requiring commitment to their version of small groups for ch ... discuss

“From the reader’s perspective, it is not hard to see how these dark shadows over the history God’s people on earth seem to fill our horizons. But, as we have noted already, there is another ... discuss

June 11thThe feast of the Most Holy Trinity may well be regarded as the Church's Te Deum of gratitude over all the blessings of the Christmas and Easter seasons; for this mystery is a synthesis of Chr ... discuss

What message does a pledge like this and the consequences of breaking it really proclaim about purity? Instead of purity being rooted in Christ and the proper ordering of all of our desires in offerin ... discuss

If you listen to some of our modern American Reformed historians today, you’ve been led to believe that the buggaboo of (cue the spooky music) “revival” is an 18th century phenomeno ... discuss

This year’s 40 days for Life was a great campaign of love and prayer. A lot goes into organising a 40 days for life campaign … a lot of hardship is involved! Starting on Shrove Tuesday … ... discuss

The Collect.GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesu ... discuss

“Dishonorable passions,” which refers to sexual sin in all its deviant heterosexual, homosexual, and other expressions, is a manifestation of humanity unhinged from its Creator. The real root of p ... discuss

For many, the home is far from heaven. It is hell on earth. For those suffering in the environs of oppression, the home is a cauldron of abuse, violence, and manipulation. It is a prison to escape fro ... discuss

By believing this covenant promise made to Abraham—as well as to all the Old Testament people and to the Nation of Israel itself—Christ’s redemptive work was applied to him. This was and is also ... discuss

“This psychologizing of sin and salvation has an immediacy about it that is appealing in this troubled age, this age of broken beliefs and broken lives. The cost, however, is that it so subverts the ... discuss

Mothering my Lily-girl looks like tidying her grave and getting new decorations for each holiday and fresh season. It looks like sharing her story at banquets and churches. It looks like creating thin ... discuss

(English: Petrock, Welsh: Pedrog, Latin: Petrocus and French: Perreux) (died 564) is a 6th century Celtic Christian saint. He was born in Wales but primarily ministered to the Britons of Dumnonia whic ... discuss

In my first article, I offered three suggestions for evangelical churches to help include intellectuals in their churches. So here I will offer three suggestions to encourage my fellow cerebral types ... discuss

Da tuis fidelibusin te confidentibussacrum septenarium.On the faithful, who adoreand confess thee, evermorein thy sevenfold gift descend.MeditationThe gifts of the Holy Ghost perfect the supernatural ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.This is the last day of the novena and tomorrow is Pentecost!Netherlandish Master, The Spirit, c. 1500.THE FRUITS ... discuss

Son of Coemlog and Coemell, Leinster nobility. Baptized by Saint Cronan of Roscrea, and educated by Saint Petroc of Cornwall from age seven. Lived with monks from age 12. Studied for the priesthood in ... discuss

“Christians, of all people, should know that we did not create our lives, and that we are not only summoned by life, we are summoned by the God who is the creator of life. We are wholly dependen ... discuss

Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, also known as the Ugandan Martyrs, are the first Christian martyrs of Sub-Saharan Africa. Lwanga was burned to death for his Catholic faith. The followin ... discuss

June 3, 2017The Pentecost novena is the original novena prayer. After Christ's Ascension, the disciples prayed for nine consecutive days for the Spirit to descend. On the tenth day, Pentecost Sunday, ... discuss

Flecte quod est rigidum,fove quod est frigidum,rege quod est devium.Bend the stubborn heart and will;melt the frozen, warm the chill;guide the steps that go astray.MeditationEmbodying all the other gi ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Ottonian Master Pentecost(Artwork: Pentecost, Artist: UNKNOWN; Ottonian Master, Date: C. 1030-40, Technique: Tempe ... discuss

Simple (1954 Calendar): June 2The following is taken from The Liturgical Year by Abbot Gueranger:The glory of martyrdom illumines this day with a profusion rarely met with in the cycle; and already we ... discuss

At Lyons and Vienne, in Gaul, there were missionary centres which had drawn many Christians from Asia and Greece. Persecution began in 177.At first, Christians were excluded from the public baths, the ... discuss

God is sovereign in providence. Traditional theism insists that God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent—all powerful, all knowing, and everywhere present. Each assertion is a variant of divin ... discuss

Every day, we are faced with innumerable opinions from others. Whether it be through television, music, or literature, we are exposed to what people think. Like it or not, we live in the age of media ... discuss

June 2, 2017The Pentecost novena is the original novena prayer. After Christ's Ascension, the disciples prayed for nine consecutive days for the Spirit to descend. On the tenth day, Pentecost Sunday, ... discuss

Lava quod est sordidum,riga quod est aridum,sana quod est saucium.Heal our wounds, our strength renew;on our dryness pour thy dew;wash the stains of guilt away.MeditationThe gift of Counsel endows the ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.PETRUS de Raimbaucourt, The Descent of the Spirit, 1323THE GIFT OF COUNSEL(Thursday, 7th Week of Easter)There are ... discuss

Every day, we are faced with innumerable opinions from others. Whether it be through television, music, or literature, we are exposed to what people think. Like it or not, we live in the age of media ... discuss

c. 1 June AD 167 Born in Flavia Neapolis, Palestine around AD 100, near the close of the New Testament period, Justin was the son of pagan Greek parents. He was a philosophy student who studied in Ale ... discuss

Was the saving work of Christ somehow administered mystically, with no specific words, sacraments, or structures, as if Christ were applied to the saints of old in spite of the Old Covenant, without t ... discuss

June 1, 2017The Pentecost novena is the original novena prayer. After Christ's Ascension, the disciples prayed for nine consecutive days for the Spirit to descend. On the tenth day, Pentecost Sunday, ... discuss

Today, May 31st, is a deeply Marian today.  Today is not only the Feast of the Queenship of Mary but also the Feast of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces and the Feast of Our Lady, Queen of All Sai ... discuss

Sine tuo numinenihil est in homine,nihil est innoxium.Where thou art not, man hath naught,nothing good in deed or thought,nothing free from taint of ill.MeditationUnderstanding, as a gift of the Holy ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Sacramentaire PentecoteIllustration de la Bible de Jérusalem - Edition de luxe -Google imageTHE GIFT OF UNDERSTAN ... discuss

31 May, New Testament (Three Year Lectionary) This major Christological feast commemorates the joyous visit Mary paid to her relative (probably her cousin) Elizabeth, following The Annunciation. Insp ... discuss

In Paul’s mind, self-control brings freedom. Like an athlete, he exercises self-control to free himself to achieve what he most wants to achieve, to live how he truly wants to live. No longer contro ... discuss

14th century North AfricanMuslim historian Ibn Khaldun. . . His warning 600 years ago.by Timothy Furnish: In the last 2 ½ years alone — from Charlie Hebdo to Manchester — there have been 20 Islam ... discuss

May 31, 2017The Pentecost novena is the original novena prayer. After Christ's Ascension, the disciples prayed for nine consecutive days for the Spirit to descend. On the tenth day, Pentecost Sunday, ... discuss

Through the Holy Spirit we are restored to paradise, led back to the Kingdom of heaven, and adopted as children, given confidence to call God "Father" and to share in Christ's grace, called children o ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Dore PentecoteTHE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE(Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter)The gift of knowledge enables man to understand cr ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May 30Pope Felix I, a Roman by birth, was pope from 269 to 274 A.D. In his love of the true doctrine of the Church, he courageously condemned the heretical bishop of Antioch an ... discuss

With a significant choice of words, the apostle speaks first of all about creation ‘groaning’ (8.22), and how ‘we ourselves [Christians]…groan inwardly’ (8.23), then of t ... discuss

Joan of Arc listening to his voice by Léon-François Bénouville The saint of the day for May 30th is the courageous warrior Saint Joan of Arc, French national heroine, who was born in Domremy, Fran ... discuss

O lux beatissima,reple cordis intimatuorum fidelium.O most blessed Light divine,shine within these hearts of thine,and our inmost being fill!MeditationThe gift of Knowledge enables the soul to evaluat ... discuss

May 30, 2017The Pentecost novena is the original novena prayer. After Christ's Ascension, the disciples prayed for nine consecutive days for the Spirit to descend. On the tenth day, Pentecost Sunday, ... discuss

Wronged for doing right. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let no one among you be made to suffer as a murderer, a th ... discuss

In labore requies,in aestu temperies,in fletu solacium.In our labor, rest most sweet;grateful coolness in the heat;solace in the midst of woe.MeditationBy the gift of Fortitude, the soul is strengthen ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Descent of the Holy Ghost (Pentecost), Durer, c. 1510 Woodcut, 12.7 x 9.6THE GIFT OF FORTITUDE(Monday, 7th Week of ... discuss

We don’t need to have a special word from God that tells us all about exactly how to live our lives (a roadmap, if you will); we need a word from God about who he is, what he has done, and has promi ... discuss

May 29, 2017The Pentecost novena is the original novena prayer. After Christ's Ascension, the disciples prayed for nine consecutive days for the Spirit to descend. On the tenth day, Pentecost Sunday, ... discuss

Consolator optime,dulcis hospes animae,dulce refrigerium.Thou, of comforters the best;thou, the soul's most welcome guest;sweet refreshment here below.MeditationThe gift of Piety begets in our hearts ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.El Greco. Pentecost. c.1600. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.THE GIFT OF PIETY(Sunday, 7th Week of E ... discuss

The Collect.O GOD, the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven; We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but send to us thine Holy G ... discuss

  The reward for those who go is different from those who stay, but those who stay can participate in the frontline efforts by praying for, financially supporting, staying in contact with, partic ... discuss

May 28, 2017The Pentecost novena is the original novena prayer. After Christ's Ascension, the disciples prayed for nine consecutive days for the Spirit to descend. On the tenth day, Pentecost Sunday, ... discuss

Bede (IPA: /ˈbiːd/) (also Saint Bede, the Venerable Bede, or (from Latin) Beda (IPA: [beda])), (c. 672 or 673 – May 25, 735), was a monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Wearmouth, ... discuss

Veni pater pauperum,veni dator munerum,veni lumen cordium.Come, thou Father of the poor!Come, thou Source of all our store!Come, within our bosoms shine!MeditationThe gift of Fear fills us with a sove ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Giotto, Pentecost, c. 1305, Scrovegni Chapel, PaduaTHE GIFT OF FEAR(Saturday, 6th Week of Easter)Love and fear. Th ... discuss

May 27th, is the optional memorial of St. Augustine of Canterbury. He was born in Rome and died in Canterbury, England. An Italian Benedictine monk, at the behest of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, he f ... discuss

May 27, 2017The Pentecost novena is the original novena prayer. After Christ's Ascension, the disciples prayed for nine consecutive days for the Spirit to descend. On the tenth day, Pentecost Sunday, ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas,this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Anthony van Dyck. The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost). c. 1618-20.THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT(Friday, 6th W ... discuss

Veni Sancte Spirituset emitte caelituslucis tuae radium.Come, thou Holy Spirit, come,and from thy celestial homeshed a ray of light divine!MeditationOnly one thing is important -- eternal salvation. O ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May 26Philip Neri (1515-95), a native of Florence, settled in Rome. He thought of offering himself for the foreign missions, but a Benedictine friend told him that his apostola ... discuss

For the past few years, I haven’t read fiction unless it was required for school. Ephesians 5 tells us to make the most of our time. From my perspective, this meant anything that I did needed to pr ... discuss

was a Benedictine monk who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in 598. He is considered the "Apostle to the English",a founder of the English Church, and a patron of England.The Christian Church ... discuss

A friend once challenged me to show her where Jesus talks about hell in the Gospels. Even a cursory read-through shows Jesus talked about it plenty. In fact, Jesus talked about hell more than any othe ... discuss

The gospel is at the very heart of pastoral ministry. You cannot have true ministry without having the gospel at the very core. This means that the call to ministry is a call to gospel work. The gospe ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: We all know what happens when a Christian business promotes traditional marriage or fails to endorse same-sex marriage. Bakers, florists, photographers, and ot ... discuss

I love the Holy Days. They are reminders of the salvation offered to us by our Creator, salvation which we have neither earned nor deserve. We were all hopelessly trapped in our sins, and instead of ... discuss

Saint Teresa of Avila was reported to have said, “From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, Lord deliver us.” Though he probably never heard those words, one of her contemporaries, Saint Philip ... discuss

May 26, 2017The Pentecost novena is the original novena prayer. After Christ's Ascension, the disciples prayed for nine consecutive days for the Spirit to descend. On the tenth day, Pentecost Sunday, ... discuss

25 May AD 735 Today marks the heavenly birthday of Bede (pronounced BĒD). Since his commemoration often falls near the end of Eastertide, it's quite likely that many Christians have close famili ... discuss

I recently started to re-read Saint Thérèse of Lisieux's autobiography, "Story of a Soul." I love this book for so many reasons. This great saint's theology is as profound as any that of any other s ... discuss

There is very little that we know about this medieval scholar and saint. What information we have comes from the very end of the work for which he is best known, the Ecclesiastical History of the Engl ... discuss

The Ascension of JesusWhen they had gathered together they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" He answered them, "It is not for you to know the times or sea ... discuss

The waiting is good also because of what happens in our heart while we wait. As we rest in who God is, remembering His word and His works, our faith is renewed. We see our dependence and need for Him ... discuss

Suffering turns our lives into sermons. Suffering may or may not show us what we’re made of (as the saying goes), but it will definitely show us and others where our hope, where our identity, an ... discuss

24 May AD 1543 — Transferred to 23 May Mikołaj Kopernik was born in Poland in 1473. His parents died when he was twelve and his uncle Lucas Watzenrode assumed responsibility for him and his t ... discuss

And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May 18Today is the Feast of Venantius of Camerino, who suffered martyrdom at a young age for the truths of the Catholic Religion. St. Venantius was born at Camerino in Italy. I ... discuss

William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army IntroductionThe mission of the Salvation Army is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet needs in His name without discrimination. This mission ... discuss

 Martyrdom of St. John Nepomuk by Szymon Czechowicz, National Museum in Warsaw.Today in the pre-1955 Traditional Catholic Missal is the Mass in Some Places (pro aliquibus locis) of St. John Nepom ... discuss

A few blocks north of our church, at 1664 Broadway in the old Warners’ Theatre which was demolished in 1952, the first Vitaphone talking film, The Jazz Singer, opened on October 6, 1927. I have bee ... discuss

Eric LidellQuestion: "What should parents do when their children are involved in sports that have games or practices that conflict with Saturday evening or Sunday morning services?"The answer to this ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May 10Today is the Feast of St. Antoninus, a heroic model for us to imitate.The following is taken from Dom Gueranger, 1870: The Order of St. Dominic, which has already pr ... discuss

Many people don't seem to know much about the Salvation Army and what the Salvation Army does.  I know for the longest time all I really knew about the army was the red kettles in front of stores ... discuss

The Shepherd or the Thief?Smack dab in the midst of this Easter season, like every year, we come upon “Good Shepherd Sunday”.  Today we hear from Jesus, who takes this grand scriptural metaph ... discuss

God has hidden beauty in every corner of the Earth, every nook and cranny is full to the brim with it. If we go upon the mountains of the Rockies or the Appalachians we will witness pieces and parts ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May7Today is the Feast of St. Stanislaus, bishop and martyr - not to be confused with St. Stanislaus Kostka.  The following is taken from Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 ... discuss

Most Holy Virgin, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with sincere love of this ... discuss

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you? There are many babies being killed every day; where is our voice for those who are defenseless and silent? What motiva ... discuss

Accompanying Video:Message Audio:The Salvation Army is mobilizing worldwide. The purpose of this mobilization is to encourage salvationists to step outside the walls of our churches and buildings, and ... discuss

Semi Double (1954 Calendar): April 26thThe following is taken from Dom Guéranger's entry in The Liturgical Year for April 26, in Volume VIII of the 1983 Marian House edition of the English translatio ... discuss

Living a lifestyle of worship is something that has to happen one day at a time I think.  We as Christians could be tempted to assume a "once and done" attitude about our Christian faith.   ... discuss

Audio Message:Who is Jesus? Who is it really that we’re following? What did Jesus say about himself, and his identity? We talk about Him enough don’t we? Jesus this, Jesus that, but who is Jesu ... discuss

John 20:19-31 (esp. 30-31)“What is the Purpose of Scripture?”“These things are written”, the Apostle John writes, “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that ... discuss

Today is known on the Christian calendar by at least six names.In the traditional Missale Romanum, it is referred to as “Dominica in albis octava Paschae” -- Sunday in White Within the Paschal Oct ... discuss

It was on an Easter Sunday,     and all in the morning,Our Savior arose,     and our heavenly King.The sun and the moon,     they both did r ... discuss

Christ is risen!  (He is risen indeed, Alleluia!)You are here this morning because Jesus Christ has defeated death.Easter is not about bunnies and chocolate, duckies and egg hunts.  It's not ... discuss

Lenten Midweek 6“The Saints of Lent”Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Durer – Artists (April 6)Hebrews 4:16As our midweek series on the “Saints of Lent” comes to a close, we might look back for a m ... discuss

CreditLife is hard. It seems like everything is a struggle. We struggle with our families and friends, we struggle at our jobs or even finding a job, we struggle with our weight, we struggle with our ... discuss

Last week there was a mass shooting in Wausau, Wisconsin that claimed the lives of four people one of them being a police officer.  A man distraught by a pending divorce came into Marathon bank a ... discuss

I'm not going to lie -- 2005 was a challenging year, to put it mildly. Which is why I haven't blogged since last July.  By the time that month rolled around, the personal challenges I was facing ... discuss

Lent 4March 26, 2017John 9:1-41“Blind but Seeing”Many of us have trouble with our eyes. If you're around long enough you may need a pair of reading glasses. And while medical advances and the use ... discuss

CC 2.0 via VimeoVideo:  "I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, ... discuss

As I have previously written, most of my life has been one bad decision after another. This rocky road started for me when I was 14 years old and decided to leave the Catholic Church. It was all down ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Grace Changes Everything Even destruction into construction When you’re gracious to others, many times you’ll discover they ... discuss

One of the best ways to get over being pissed off at someone is to pray for them.  No, I don't mean praying for them to fall into a pit of a volcano.  Or to pray for God to help them become ... discuss

Catholics and the majority of Protestants agree that the end result of salvation is eternity in the presence of the Holy Trinity.  However, our beliefs regarding the path to salvation could not b ... discuss

My guest this month is Michelle Lesley, returning for her second episode of Echo Zoe Radio to discuss the New Apostolic Reformation. NAR is a large movement with dangerous, unbiblical teachings, and ... discuss

Lent Midweek 2Perpetua and FelicitasMatthew 24:9-14March 8, 2017When you think of the early Christian martyrs, you likely have a picture in your head of faithful believers in Christ being thrown to th ... discuss

This is a why-to book. IT's part memoir. It focuses on Jesus' concept of empowerment vs. the world's way. Goggin and Strobel start out with an Introduction to this book. The authors split this book ... discuss

Matthew 17:1-9The Transfiguration of our LordMarch 6th, 2011“Just a Peek”Transfiguration. Now there's some churchly insider lingo for you. What does it mean? Trans, as in, change – figure, as in ... discuss

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. And so another Ash Wednesday is upon us, another Season of Lent begins, and another 40 days of fasting and penitential preparation for the j ... discuss

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Epiphany 6Matthew 5:21-37“But I say to you...”Our Lord Jesus Christ speaks with an authority of his own.  Ancient teachers would often appeal to the authority of those who have gone before th ... discuss

The following is part of a soon to be published book, In The Days of These Kings: The Prophecy of Daniel in Preterist Perspective. In the book, I argue that people who are looking to find “end-time ... discuss

For everyone who has ever been overcome by ineffable beauty: Before a PaintingJames Weldon Johnson I knew not who had wrought with skill so fineWhat I beheld; nor by what laws of artHe had created lif ... discuss

Question: "Is tithing a New Testament practice and a teaching in our Holy Tradition?"Tithing was the practice of giving ten percent of one's "increase" to God. By increase, this meant that whatever on ... discuss

According to Justin, on Sunday all those believers in good standing in the city and country side gathered to worship on Sunday because that is the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead and the day God b ... discuss

Today I was looking up Blessings and Benedictions in the New Testament, and came across this nice list.  We often hear these words in the liturgy, but don't know exactly the source.  This si ... discuss

October Baby has been on every pro-lifers radar over the past few months, and as much as I wanted to see it, I didn't have high expectations. I didn't know much of the story line, I just knew it was a ... discuss

Life SundayJanuary 22, 2017John 10:10-11“Abundant Life in Christ”10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 11 I am the good shep ... discuss

SermonJohn 1:29-42aJanuary 15, 2017“Behold the Lamb of God...”You probably have that one friend of family member, who at Christmas, loves to give gifts – but doesn't just wrap them and move on ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Writing and Singing about the Rhyme and Reason for Your Life This Present Evil Age Won’t Last Forever Around 2000 years ago a very intelligent man wrote about grace. One of the ... discuss

The Shepherds had an AngelChristina RossettiThe Shepherds had an Angel,The Wise Men had a star,But what have I, a little child,To guide me home from far,Where glad stars sing togetherAnd singing angel ... discuss

When I look back over a year that had run its course, especially what I read for that year, I sometimes experience disappointment because I didn't read as much as I had wanted to. This year is one of ... discuss

Christmas DayDecember 25th, 2016John 1:1-14“A Very Wordy Christmas”We wish you a Merry Christmas.  A Blessed Holiday Season.  Season's Greetings.  Happy Holidays.  Have yoursel ... 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

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

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 358 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1112 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 357 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 357 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1109 Midday Prayer for Wednesday, December 21, using the Current Psalmody God, come to ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 356 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 21 us ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 355 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1103 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 351 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1099 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 366 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1130 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 133 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 366 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss




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