Topic: grace

October 1st is the feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, a saint who is very dear to my heart. Over the years, she has been a close friend and a powerful intercessor for me.Let me share a little about on ... discuss

I’d like to tell you about “Kathy”. Kathy was scared and confused the day she came to the Pregnancy Resource Center of the South Hills searching for help regarding her unplanned pregnancy. Thoug ... discuss

By SISTER GRACE CANDIRU | KAMPALA, Uganda — As Ebola infections continue to rise in five West African countries, Catholic charities offer invaluable assistance to health care institutions ... discuss

As Christians around the world gather today for prayer vigils for Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has now been imprisoned in Iran for two years, the ACLJ has released a letter that he wrote to his daughter, ... discuss

Emma Watson. Who doesn’t love her? Emma Watson seems to be strong lady who has carried herself with poise and grace even whilst being in the spotlight. I love her acting, applaud her drive to get he ... discuss

All of these books are also available as Audio books, free. Go to Librivox.org to find them. They aren’t *just* for adolescent boys, of course. I loved most of them when I was a girl, and of the ... discuss

Christian Songs for Kids and other humans - by Tony Funderburk If I could guarantee you could lead a quiet and peaceable life by doing one simple thing, would you be interested? I’m not talking ... discuss

They are questions I receive often: “Do you ever sleep? Do you work all the time? Do you ever stop?” There seems to be this impression among certain people that either I am an unrepentant ... discuss

and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, – Luke 8:2 “Let us mark … in these verses, the ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 30, 2014 / 12:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The suppression and subsequent restoration of the Society of Jesus shows the importance of discernment and trusting in God even in tribulation, r ... discuss

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep 29, 2014 / 02:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sept. 29, the Argentine daily La Nacion published an interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper, who has drawn significant media attent ... discuss

From time to time we receive inquiries through the website's Contact page, wondering about starting a local abolitionist society. We love to encourage those who write in and give them material that ca ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Draped with a colorful patterned cloth that wraps around her tiny shoulders, 5-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw strategically dips her paintbrush from mug to mug and splashes an a ... discuss

And war broke out in heaven.... We know of war. We hear of wars and rumors of wars. We see our nation and others fighting over things that matter and things that don't. Some of you have even fought ... discuss

Over the weekend, Pope Francis restated the importance of taking care of the growing number of elderly people across the globe. He said the lack of care and concern for the elderly is equivalent to eu ... discuss

Today is the Feast of the Archangels.   St Michael the defender, who fought against Satan is the protector  from the snares of the devil. St Michael help us to avoid the traps that may be ... discuss

God is Showing You YOU"Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24If you look at t ... discuss

Traditional Consecration Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel Oh most noble Prince of the Angelic Hierarchies, valorous warrior of Almighty God and zealous lover of His glory, terror of the rebell ... discuss

Today is the feast of the Archangels: Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. These three Archangels are the only angels named in Sacred Scripture and all three have important roles in the history of salv ... discuss

29 September On the Feast of St. Michael and all Angels (or Michaelmas) we thank God for the many ways in which He lovingly watches over us, both directly and indirectly. We also remember that the ri ... discuss

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Saint Peter’s Square witnessed once again the embrace of the Pope Emeritus and Pope Francis. The occasion was today’s celebration of the Elderly. This Sunday morning, grandparents and elde ... discuss

Icon from "Divine Office" MinistryI try to pray the Liturgy of the Hours every day. One major reason that I am able to do this is because of a great organization that releases an audio recording of th ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2014 / 10:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Retired pontiff Benedict XVI joined some 50,000 pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a meeting between Pope Francis and elde ... discuss

Text: Matthew 21:23-27 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord  Jesus Christ.  Amen.In times gone by we have come to witness that the relationship between mankind and va ... discuss

The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of EvangelizationDay of Prayerfor the III Extraordinary General Assembly of theSynod of BishopsSunday, 28 September 2014Sunday, 28 September (today ... discuss

Day of Prayer for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Sunday, 28 September 2014 Sunday, 28 September is to be set aside as a Day of Prayer for the III Extraordin ... discuss

The Collect. KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lea ... discuss

Christian Stories Songs and Videos for Kids and other humans - by Tony Funderburk No matter who you are…no matter where you live…no matter what you’ve done…you belong to God. H ... discuss

September 26 is the memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th century French priest known for his apostolic work among the poor and marginalized.Born to a poor family in Pouy in the southwest of Franc ... discuss

VOICES: Book 2 in the David Chance series (Suspense, Mystery, Thriller) Blurb: When the author released this book, I was ready to read it. I liked his first book in the series, Messages, very much. Le ... discuss

by Kelli On the 34th anniversary of China’s One-Child Policy, Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers pens an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping in which she minces ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 26, 2014 / 10:03 am (CNA).- Christ as Redeemer cannot be understood save through a willingness to take up the cross, said Pope Francis during his homily for Mass on Friday morning. ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by New Growth Press, a name you must know by now. As they always do, they are offering some great prizes. There will be 5 winners this we ... discuss

This episode of The Vortex brought back some great memories of a Catholic Media Coalition meeting several years ago where we met on a cattle ranch not far from Albuquerque. It was Springtime and calvi ... discuss

Once in a while we get random people contacting us because they live locally and want to come by the office to get a t-shirt. When Lauran came in with Isabella I could not help but smile. Isabella is ... discuss

When I was a child, I had a very child-like image of God, which came with both positives and negatives.I remember thinking of God as a wise old man, with a long white beard. He sat on clouds and looke ... discuss

As we saw demonstrated in many powerful and amazingly underhanded ways when MSNBC interviewed Toby Harmon and his family for their hit piece on abolitionists some months ago, selective editing and pul ... discuss

The Rhyme and Reason of Love and Life - by Tony Funderburk If you’re a Christian (and even if you’re not) do you ever feel like a lot of what you do is overlooked, ignored, or cast aside? ... discuss

If God attempts to communicate with Americans or other westerners these days, chances are He’ll get a busy signal. Our romance with cell phones, not to mention laptops and tablets, video games, ... discuss

We do not sin with impunity. We cannot sin without consequence. Once the Holy Spirit reveals sin within us, we cannot simply ignore that sin and expect that our spiritual lives will continue t ... discuss

When Someone Reaches Out - Christine Hoover touches on something important here: “The people who tend to struggle to connect are those who take a long while to reach out for the hands that a ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 25 is St. Vincent Strambi, Passionist priest and bishop.Vincent Strambi was born in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome on January 1, 1745, the only child of the ph ... discuss

A few years ago I received a copy of "The Martyred Bishops of the Romanian Greek-Catholic Church United with Rome" by Peter-Michael Preble.  This week I was able to get around to reading the book ... discuss

Last month I posted a list of recommended blogs by and for Christian women. At the end of the post I made a parenthetical remark that many of the blogs I follow had gone cold in recent months. ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 23, 2014 / 03:26 pm (CNA).- Thousands of believers have come together to offer support for persecuted Christians in the Middle East, inspired by the words of Cardinal Fernando Filoni, ... discuss

The novena to St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower, begins today, February 23 and is recited for nine days. St. Therese is a powerful intercessor. The novena prayer I recite most often is the nov ... discuss

was abbot of Iona (679–704), hagiographer, statesman and clerical lawyer; he was the author of the most important Vita of Saint Columba and promulgator of the "Law of Innocents", lex innocentium, al ... discuss

Call to Action is thrilled with Bishop Cupich's appointment to Chicago where their national office is based!Now if you don't know about the dissidents at Call to Action, you have been deprived of many ... discuss

Guest post by Charlotte Ostermann 50,000,000! When we reached that abortion toll, I woke up, in a way, to the horror of this ongoing holocaust. I wished then, before Internet, email, and computers in ... discuss

I have a simple rule with books by William Farley: If he writes it, I read it. The common element in all of his books it easy to spot: the gospel. Outrageous Mercy is a long look at the cross, ... discuss

Someone asked me the other day to define what I meant by ‘faith’. Strangely enough, there is a great deal of confusion on the subject. Some hold to classic definitions such as ‘faith is a step i ... discuss

\"Pray, Hope & Don't Worry.\"  I remember hearing these words for the first time when I was seeking healing from abortion. My immediate response was, \"Yeah, right! I wish!\" It seemed impo ... discuss

Not everything Biblical is Christian, part 6. See part one, two, three, four, and five to catch up.Part one points out that the words of Satan recorded in the Bible are not Ch ... discuss

I am a mom of a three year old little girl and had no plans to get pregnant again because I have a severe spinal injury — a fused pelvis full of metal and can barely walk.  I am in constant pai ... discuss

by Kelli Bonnie and Phil Walker (pictured right, with their children) were told during a routine prenatal scan that their fifth child, a daughter, had anencephaly. Doctors recommended abortion, but th ... discuss

Saving Dr. Brantly: The Inside Story of a Medical MiracleGetReligion tells us that another miracle, aside from that reported on Matt Lauer's NBC special about Dr. Brantly's recovery from Ebola, is tha ... discuss

 Crisis pregnancy center film praised at UN Women’s Guild screening By Mary Rezac, New York City, N.Y. (L-R) Darlisha Dozier, Fr. Gerald Murray and Kathy DiFiore at the Christopher ... discuss

It’s is God’s grace to you if your church is messy. I heard those words come out of my mouth yesterday as I was guest-preaching at a church close to home. I said them, and I believ ... discuss

22 September, Old Testament A singular prophet among the many in the Old Testament, Jonah the son of Amittai was born about an hour's walk from Nazareth. His prophetic ministry involved a call to pre ... discuss

Text: Matthew 20:1-16Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.Today’s parable in our Gospel reading is very scandalous.  Yes, today’s parable isn’t ... discuss

Read some of Our Lady's prophecies for our time given to Mother Mariana almost 400 years ago! i think the truth of these prophecies is self-evident:"[T]he spirit of impurity will saturate the atmosphe ... discuss

The Rhyme and Reason of Love and Life - by Tony Funderburk Happy Mothers Day to all of you ladies who “took one for the team” as you… withstood the months of labor withstood the pai ... discuss

“The Race to Save Our Century should be taught in every college in America.” ~ Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the ... discuss

I have found myself intrigued by a new book by Chris Bruno and Matt Dirks titled Churches Partnering Together. I guess the title says it all—it is about developing bonds between churches ... discuss

Tirana, Albania, Sep 21, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis opened his trip to Albania praising the “coexistence” between members of different faiths in the country, while cond ... discuss

--IMDB (Internet Movie Database) has a way for you to make lists.  I, of course, have spent too much time making them, so I thought I'd compile them into a blog post.My lists--Favorite Movies&nbs ... discuss

One day Jesus was walking and saw a tax collector named Matthew sitting at a tax collection post, and said to him, "Follow me." And Matthew stood up and followed Him, and became one of His twelve apos ... discuss

By Fr. Tom CollinsOne of the great mantras used to give a free pass to the demands of the perverted progressive agenda is the refrain, "Who am I to judge?". Sadly, even a number of Church le ... discuss

The Introit of the Mass is a fervent prayer; which may be said in every necessity and adversity:INTROIT Bow down thine ear, O Lord; to me, and hear me: save thy servant, O my God, that hopeth in thee: ... discuss

Evening Prayer Propers - Trinity 13 Saturday (Ember Saturday and the Vigil of St. Matthew)The Psalter - Psalm 99 - The Ninety-Ninth Psalm - Dominus regnavit.THE LORD is King, be the people never so im ... discuss

Cronyism.  Or Crony Capitalism.  It’s actually Crony Socialism – because it actually has nothing to do with capitalism.  Crony Socialism is not an unfettered free market where the best idea ... discuss

1953 Corvette 1954 Corvette                 In 1990, evolutionist Tim Berra used the “evolution” of Corvette models as an apt analogy to describe the existi ... discuss

“Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor.”—Pope Francis to journalists, March 16, 2013We all know that the poor need food and clothing, decent education and good jobs. B ... discuss

Sep 20 - Homily: Persevering in the Christian Life The Christian life can be difficult, but God gives us the strength to make it through. We need only to work with Him and constantly ask for His gr ... discuss

Don’t Turn to This Clown  by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Cronyism. Or Crony Capitalism. It’s actually Crony Socialism - because it actually has nothing to do with capitalism.Cron ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 11:25-30Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.Are you tired?  Are you worn out?  Are you like an ox who is tired from the ... discuss

This morning at Mass the first reading was from St. Paul's letter to the Corinthians about the resurrection of the body. Some of the Corinthians believed only the soul would rise; the body would rot i ... discuss

Doctor’s Note Required to Use Chapstick in School, Yet Abortions Available to Minors A news story has been making the rounds about a ridiculous elementary school regulation against students’ use ... discuss

Bonnie and Phil Walker discovered that their unborn child might die at birth and so doctors offered them an “option” which they found shocking. During a routine scan, their daughter Grace was diag ... discuss

 “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation”: 2014 Respect Life Program Editor’s note. The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Su ... discuss

I say it without hyperbole: PrayerMate revitalized my prayer life. It has been at least a couple of years since I made the move from organizing my prayers in a book to organizing my prayers in ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Sep 19, 2014 / 12:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A film based on the true story of hope offered to a young woman in a crisis pregnancy received positive reviews after its screening at th ... discuss

After an evening of hourly wakings from a baby girl who just can't seem to adjust to the back and forth schedule between her parents and her foster parents, at 5:41 am I am awakened to "MOOOOOOOOOOOMM ... discuss

San Diego, Calif., Sep 18, 2014 / 06:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- San Diego’s late Bishop Cirilo Flores was “a man of the Beatitudes” with a deep affection for the people of his diocese, ... discuss

Lucas Cranach d. Ä.: Katharina von Bora, um 1525 Most Protestants are familiar with Martin Luther’s, The Bondage of the Will. In it, Luther issues a passionate and theologically robust response ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 273 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1194 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday ... discuss

Who is the average pro-life American? Is he a devout Catholic strictly adhering to the Church’s teaching? Maybe she’s a young college student advocating for social justice on her campus. Or perhap ... discuss

 ....maybe he'll change his tune when they start coming for the cardinals.Cardinal Dolan: Debate on denying Communion to pro-abortion pols ‘in the past’The Church’s Code of Canon Law states ... discuss

The "preventive war" in view of the Synod: a new book ispublished with interventions by Muller, Burke, Caffara, Brandmuller and DePaolis who declare inadmissible the proposal to open in certain cases ... discuss

We are sinful people. We are sinful, forgiven people, who long to live in a way that pleases God. And there are few better tools for battling and overcoming sin than a close reading and applic ... discuss

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, completed in 2008 and designed by StroikIn a recent article, the renowned architect Duncan Stroik breaks down and analyzes what it means to build "a church f ... discuss

September 18 is the feast day of St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663),  If you have watched the film "The Reluctant Saint", you know just how endearing this sweet Franciscan saint was and what str ... discuss

Up before the break of dawn, Pastors Manny and Grace Lardizabal of Albuquerque were headed south. As the scenic sights of the burnished New Mexico deserts sped by, Manny and Grace prayed for God’s f ... discuss

It’s time! One week from today, 40 Days for life will kick off in 297 cities in 13 countries, beginning a campaign that will run from September 24 – November 2. Will your city be the next ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621), Italian cardinal and theologian. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, he has also been declared a Doctor of the Church and the patron o ... discuss

Memorial of Sts. Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs(Click here for readings)By KIM ELENEZ The other day a saw a story online where a woman in a Starbucks drive-thru line paid ... discuss

We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man, and I have lost a dear friend. In his lifetime, Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Early this month, the Managing Editor of America magazine, Kerry Weber, received a phone call from her mom telling her that her niece had been born. She knew that the joyful ... discuss

By Cheryl Sullenger Las Cruces, NM – Up before the break of dawn, Pastors Manny and Grace Lardizabal of Albuquerque were headed south. As the scenic sights of the burnished New Mexico deserts sped b ... discuss

The Rhyme and Reason of Love and Life - by Tony Funderburk Have you ever noticed how it’s your weakness that drives you to do more? Think about it…when you’re sitting on top of world ... discuss

Doctor’s Note Required to Use Chapstick in School—Yet Abortions Available to Minors Posted by Stacie Kuhns Grace KaraffaA news story has been making the rounds about a ridiculous elementary scho ... discuss

I have found that for short stretches of time I can convince myself that I am being faithful to God if I define faithfulness in terms of only one behavior.” That is an insight from Nate Lark ... discuss

Leeds, England, Sep 16, 2014 / 12:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Msgr. Marcus Stock, who was appointed Monday as Bishop of Leeds, England, has said in a message to his new flock that his motto as a bishop wi ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 15, 2014 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ witnessing of marriages between Catholics who cohabited or who have had annulments is not a change, but is part of the Churc ... discuss

The Rhyme and Reason of Love and Life - by Tony Funderburk The Bible talks about saints AND sinners. So which one are you? Take a quick look behind you to see if there is a glowing aura. If so, you ... discuss

A news story has been making the rounds about a ridiculous elementary school regulation against students’ use of lip balm. A fifth-grader named Grace Karaffa requested some Chapstick while on ... discuss

On Saturday, September 13, thousands of pro-lifers gathered at 132 locations throughout the United States for the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Among these sites were ... discuss

Jonathan K. Dodson is the founding pastor of City Life church in Austin, Texas. His new book is The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing (resource website here). In the Huffingt ... discuss

We should applaud the newest memorial in Germany. And maybe we need one of our own. I’ll explain. A few weeks ago, Germany dedicated a memorial to Nazism’s first victims: the disabled. The people ... discuss

Recently I met a woman who confessed, “My life is not what I thought it would be.”  She went on to share the many regrets of her heart. Webster’s dictionary defines regret like th ... discuss

Here are today’s Kindle deals: Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley (widely considered the best one-volume church history) ($4.99); Being a Dad Who Leads by John MacArt ... discuss

Go say hello, again perhaps, and visit with "infinite grace" on PostAbortionWalk.blogspot.com. She's been faithfully, eloquently, blogging still, all these years, even while I had to take a hiatus...c ... discuss

This meditation is offered today in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Richard of St. Victor says: “In martyrs, the intensity of their love mitigated their sufferings, but with Mary it was d ... discuss

September 15 is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast is dedicated to Mary, Mother of God, and her union with the sufferings of her Divine Son, Jesus. In her suffering as co-redeemer, she remin ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 18:21-35Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.So how many times are you to forgive someone that sins against you?  You know wha ... discuss

Note: All is taken from the Raccolta Chaplet of the Five Wounds At the prayer of the Congregation of Discalced Clerks of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ here in Rome, in the Retreat of SS. John a ... discuss

The Rhyme and Reason of Love and Life - by Tony Funderburk I’ve studied a lot of tutorials in recent years. How-to books and ebooks on marketing, design, website building, and much more. But the ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 14, 2014 / 07:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “Marriage is a symbol of life... the Sacrament of love of Christ and the Church, a love which finds its proof and guarantee in the Cross.& ... discuss

I love to find and share practical methods or techniques for living the Christian life—ways other Christians live out their Christian faith day-by-day. As I speak with people, as I read book ... discuss

I've delayed writing about Wendy Davis' truly heart-rending story about how, after receiving a devastating prenatal diagnosis, was presented by doctors with two options: let her unborn daughter suffer ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Proper of Saints: 1404 Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1649 Christian Prayer (single volume): Ordinary: 694 Proper of Saints: 1262 Comm ... discuss

Cameron is a seminary student at the Master’s Seminary in the greater Los Angeles area. He also works at Grace to You, the media ministry of pastor John MacArthur. Cameron has a blog called  ... discuss

To our beloved community, The Divine Office team is fully committed to this ministry. More so now, that we have been transformed, through the grace of God, from few to many, from a home spun ministry ... discuss

St. John Chrysostom, Almsgiver by TitianToday, September 13, is the memorial of St. John Chrysostom (ca. 347-407), one of the most famous Fathers, Doctors, and bishops of the Catholic Church. Known to ... discuss

Cyprian was born around 200 AD in North Africa, of pagan parents. He was a prominent trial lawyer and teacher of rhetoric. Around 246 he became a Christian, and in 248 was chosen Bishop of Carthage. A ... discuss

It could have been a line from a love story, or country song. "Tell god to blow the wind from the West. This ship sails to my love, my life, my everything." Instead they were some of the last words ... discuss

In a world where possessions and power are often valued far above persons, it is important that the pro-life faithful pray in solidarity to remember all the unborn babies — the real treasure of ... discuss

Sep 12 - Homily: Mary, a Name Full of Grace Fr Angelo explains how the name of Mary is full of grace and immaculate and he gives the background on the feast of the Holy Name of Mary which was insti ... discuss

1. This past Saturday, our diocese had a fundraiser for the Midwest Catholic Family Conference, featuring my favorite Catholic speaker, Scott Hahn, whom I have heard speak twice in Illinois and once i ... discuss

Sep 12 - Homily: Name Day Wishes Father Matthias comments on a short writing of St. Maximilian where the saint muses over what we can wish she who is "Full of Grace." Ave Maria! Mass: The Most Holy ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 12, 2014 / 06:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily Mass on Friday Pope Francis spoke about fraternal correction, explaining that it heals and builds up the body of Christ but only wh ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 All from Proper of Saints: 1379 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 All from Proper of Saints: 1252 Evening Prayer I for the Feast of the Triu ... discuss

Today, September 12, the Church celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary to teach us how useful and advantageous it is for us to invoke her holy name in our needs. The nam ... discuss

Photo by Loci Lenar via FlickrThe Holy Name of MaryLord, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Son of Mary, hear us.Son of Mary, graciousl ... discuss

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Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 10:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his homily at daily Mass on Thursday Pope Francis focused on authentic Christian love, stressing that it’s not selfish, but freely ... discuss

Once the Lord began pressing on my heart to have our kids involved with our pro-life ministry, I knew it was only a matter of time before I had to confess my deepest, darkest secret to them. It was h ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends, All responsible moms and dads in America are concerned with their children's education. Public school, private school, Christi ... discuss

I guess it is a measure of how time softens blows that it was only as an afterthought I realized today would be September 11. That memory makes me reel a bit when I think of how powerful it was to vis ... discuss

I originally wrote this for my Free Mind column at Patheos. It is still posted there, but I thought I'd put it here also. As I watch ISIS spread evil over the land, as I watch Russia wreak its will on ... discuss

If you read what I’ve written here today, it will deepen your hatred for sin and spark your love for holiness. At least, I think it will. All I’ve done is summarize chapter two of ... discuss

(Vatican Radio) Mother Church teaches us works mercy are essential for our salvation, said Pope Francis at his general audience on Wednesday , but “it is not enough to do good to those who do good t ... discuss

Archbishop Arguelles with HLI President Father Boquet; courtesy Mary Mediatrix of All Grace. BATANGAS, Philippines – September 10, 2014 – Representatives from Human Life International are among th ... discuss

With the current state of affairs with Christians abroad (ISIS brutally executing numerous Christians, including the most recent beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, and now is targeting P ... discuss

Saint Peter Claver“To do the will of God, man must despise his own; the more he dies to himself, the more he will live to God.- St. Peter ClaverSaint Peter Claver (1580-1654) was known as the "Apost ... discuss

I can’t pinpoint the day and time, just like I can’t remember the exact dates of my abortions, I just remember a time of year. I had been reading about forgiveness and healing through Christ Jesu ... discuss

By Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. On September 1 of this year, the bishop of Antwerp, Belgium, Most Reverend Johan Bonny, produced a twenty-one page series of “wishes” concerning the upcoming Synod with the ... discuss

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Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads, whom I greatly respect, has left a comment on my blog in regard to Cardinal Dolan.  His entire comment:  "FYI, Cardinal Dolan is the Catholic guy who's following ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. It is God’s nature is to create and to be copious as the first chapter of Genesis reveals. He fills the heavens and the earth with a delight in multiplicity and variety ... discuss

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 8, 2014 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The official prayer and image for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year have been released to aid pilgrims in spiritual pr ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 8, 2014 / 09:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Meditating on the feast of Mary's Nativity during his morning Mass, Pope Francis said that God is a creator who has endowed men and women with a ... discuss

Conversations with God (and the Robbieisms He used to snap me out of my offense) So, a funny thing happened on the way to spiritual maturity… We can think we are on our way to becoming the person ... discuss

I have previously written a post on what I believe to be missing in the teachings of the Purity Movement.  I am writing now about what I believe is problematically present in the Purity Movement.  T ... discuss

“Your birth, O Blessed Virgin Mary, fills the whole world with a sweet consolation and a holy joy, because of you was born our Jesus, our God, who has taken away from us the curse in which we were p ... discuss

By Mark Shea | My friend Ludwig was troubled again. We had talked before about the Catholic understanding of grace, but he still found the notion of sacraments uncomfortable to his Evangelical b ... discuss

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Sep 7, 2014 / 10:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Marking the feast of the patroness of Cuba, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Pope Francis on Monday sent a letter to Archbishop Dionisi ... discuss

is a very early feast day of the Church, having been celebrated since the seventh century. It is important that these feasts of Mary be observed, because most, if not all, heresies stem from the deni ... discuss

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

Text:  Matthew 18:1-20Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.In today’s current culture we tend to idealize childhood as this happy age of innocence.&n ... discuss

“Humility is the fertile soil upon which the Divine Sower plants His seed” (Author unknown) Humility is crucial for us to do the will of God and to get to heaven. It is also critical in healing f ... discuss

{ Note: This post is part of my Almost Back to School Series – follow along with the links at the bottom. } As promised, here’s Post #2 of 5… We didn’t get quite as much as I ... discuss

Welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival! We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other and answer a question. Be sure to visit RAnn at This, Tha ... discuss

Do I have to be responsible? Jesus said to his disciples: “Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heave ... discuss

by Sarah Zagorski, LifeNews.com: Zack Sobiech was only 14 years old when doctors discovered that he had a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. He battled the disease for four years and had 10 ... discuss

Credit:  sites.google.comMost of us read "Catcher In The Rye" by JD Salinger at some point in our adolescence. I think I was 16 when I read it. It has become a classic American novel. It has m ... discuss

Born to the Irish royalty. Bega’s family arranged her a marriage to the Prince of Norway, but Bega wanted to devote her life and virginity to the Lord, refused the arrangement, and fled; legend says ... discuss

Zack Sobiech was only 14 years old when doctors discovered that he had a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. He battled the disease for four years and had 10 surgeries and 20 rounds of chemo ... discuss

In a recent post, “Choosing to be Open to Life: Open and Waiting,” part of her blog, Do Small Things with Love, Nancy Bandzuch writes specifically about her two children, ages 7 and 2, and ... discuss

In my three years at Cardinal Ritter High School, I was able to work with a lot of amazing young people!  I walked away from Ritter most days being completely inspired by the perseverance, holine ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 5, 2014 / 07:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily on Friday Pope Francis discussed how the Pharisees condemned Jesus' apostles for not fasting, saying that Jesus renews the ol ... discuss

Today is the First Friday of September. Because today is the first Friday of the Month, many Catholic parishes will have special Masses today for the First Friday Devotion."With foresight, the divi ... discuss

 Pro-choice blogger: Eliminating people who “can’t thrive” is “God’s work” By Sarah Terzo Pro-choice blogger Valerie Tarico describes how abortionists who kill disabled chi ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  Sorry for the light blogging this week, as the kids and I try to get into the groove of our new homeschool year. I have two hig ... discuss

I am in the unique and enjoyable position of receiving copies of most of the latest and greatest Christian books. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve received and awful lot of them and, in so ... discuss

It’s been a bit of a slow week for Kindle deals, but I tracked down a few new ones, at least: Into Africa by Martin Dugard ($2.99); The King James Version Debate by D.A. Carson ... discuss

By Mark Shea | My friend Ludwig was puzzled. "I don't understand," he said, "what is meant by those who say grace is imparted through sacraments. It seems to me to involve an intolerably narrow ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Pope Saint John Paul II wrote in his 1995 letter to women, “Transcending the established norms of his own culture, Jesus treated women with openness, respect, acceptance and tende ... discuss

(August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu (pronounced [aɡnɛs ɡɔnˈdʒa bɔˈjadʒju]), was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missio ... discuss

Welcome back to Heavenly Springs! Today we will conclude our series on Susannah Thompson Spurgeon. In Part 1, we covered her early years, courtship, and marriage. In Part 2 we discussed some of her s ... discuss

As a cofounder of Cruciform Press, I like to provide occasional updates on news and tell you about our most recent titles. I want to mention a book that came out earlier this year, Grace ... discuss

Pope Francis on Thursday reflected on the transforming grace of God’s Word and invited Christians to recognize their sins and let themselves be transformed by their encounter with Christ. The ... discuss

I have invited the people who visit this blog to read a classic of the Christian faith with me: John Owen’s The Mortification of Sin or Overcoming Sin and Temptation. We are reading one shor ... discuss

I do not know for sure, but if I had to bet, I would pretty safely guess that in addition to being a mom who has had an abortion I also have aborted siblings. Of course, there is no way for me to conf ... discuss

Here are two Kindle deals from Amazon, and over 100 from Westminster books. Amazon first: The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper ($3.03); Why Jesus? by Ravi Zacharias ($2.99). And then check ... discuss

Last Saturday evening (4/26/2014) as I lay in bed, ready to fall asleep, I received one of those late night calls, as parents, we dread receiving. However, rather from one of our children, or even Mom ... discuss

Irene Ann Millerhttp://www.pipermorleymellingerfh.com/book-of-memories/1940689/Miller-Irene/obituary.php Irene Ann Miller             &nbs ... discuss

The journey of the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (the “Black Madonna”) across North America began in August 2013 as a continuation of the worldwide From Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defens ... discuss

Welcome! Thank you for visiting Heavenly Springs!  Today we continue with Part 2 of a series on the life of Susannah Thompson Spurgeon.  Yesterday, in Part 1, we covered her early years, courtshi ... discuss

Some years ago a Christian in India named Sundar was walking with a Buddhist monk on a mountain trail high in the Himalayas. It was late afternoon, and growing very cold; the monk warned him that if t ... discuss

Pentecost 12, Proper 17a, (August 31, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Matthew 16:21–28) http://www.lutheranlogomaniac.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Sermon-8-31-14.mp3 Suff ... discuss

2 September, Old Testament Hannah was the favored wife of Elkanah the Ephraimite. For many years she remained barren, suffering the insults of Elkanah's other wife, Peninnah — even though ... discuss

On December 18th, 1853, the congregation at New Park Street Chapel, the flagship Baptist church in Southwark, London, was abuzz over the young rural pastor expected to fill the pulpit. News of “the ... discuss

"Work is a good thing for man-a good thing for his humanity-because through work man not only transforms nature, adapting it to his own needs, but he also achieves fulfilment as a human being and inde ... discuss

Here is a statement released today by Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew for the beginning of the liturgical year. * * * + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome a ... discuss

Joshua, the son of Navi, was leader of the Israelites after the death of the Prophet Moses. He was born in Egypt around 1654 B.C. and succeeded Moses when he was eighty-five. He ruled the Israelites f ... discuss

Here are some new Kindle deals: Knowing Scripture by R.C. Sproul ($1.99); The Money Answer Book by Dave Ramsey ($2.99); The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper (free); Amazing Grace in the Li ... discuss

Prayer for Success in WorkGlorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my many sins; to work with t ... discuss

An Abbot, said to have been born of illustrious Athenian (Greek) parentage about the middle of the seventh century. Early in life he devoted himself exclusively to spiritual things, but, finding his ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  School started around here last Thursday (an odd day to start to my way of thinking!)  But the cross country season has al ... discuss




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