Topic: grace

Begin this prayer today and recite for nine days.Saint Augustine, great Bishop of Hippo and Doctor of the Church, may your life of conversion to the Catholic Faith be an example to both those who have ... discuss

The Prophet Samuel was the fifteenth and last of the Judges of Israel, living more than 1146 years before the Birth of Christ. He was descended from the Tribe of Levi, and was the son of Elkanah from ... discuss

Wednesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By Benedict Augustine“’My friend, I am not cheating you.Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?Take wha ... discuss

It is a question I have received a number of times lately: Can you suggest some blogs written specifically for women? As it happens, I follow quite a few blogs written by (and often for) women ... discuss

Ask R.C. Live - Today at 4 PM EST, R.C. Sproul will be answering questions via Twitter. You can click the link to get more information. What Are Gospel Issues? - D.A. Carson takes on a ph ... discuss

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” – Matthew 5:9How do we deal with the violence, war, and conflicts that we face in our world today?  How can we serve ... discuss

In Canada You Can’t Destroy Viable Geese Eggs, But You Can Abort Viable Unborn Babies Whether your summer involved staying around home visiting the local swimming holes or travelling great distan ... discuss

Houston, Texas, Aug 19, 2014 / 05:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in the U.S. should not and cannot ignore the ever-increasing Latino population, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Satu ... discuss

Embrace Grace, an organization dedicated to helping single, pregnant mothers to find the strength needed to choose life and find hope in their difficult situation, recently released the following vide ... discuss

Tuesday of Pentecost 10, (August 19, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn John 11:20–27 TITLE: “Looking to Jesus” Friends and family of Bob, especially Glo ... discuss

From Renew AmericaBy Stephen StoneIn his well-reasoned book in support of the movement to impeach and remove Barack Obama titled Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachmen ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Words Music and Pictures of Faith Hope and Love Do you know what it means to give grace to others? Grace, according to one of the definitions in the dictionary, is the “free an ... discuss

Died 20 August AD 1153 ernard of Clairvaux, a leader in Christian Europe in the first half of the 11th century A.D., is honored in his native France and around the world. Born into a noble Burgundian ... discuss

August 18 is the optional memorial of St. John Eudes, a French priest who founded of the Society of Jesus and Mary (the Eudists) and the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity.  Pope Leo XIII procla ... discuss

A sacrilegious television show on the Cinemax cable television channel is coming under fire from Catholics today because it features a nun performing an abortion. The Knick is a television drama serie ... discuss

Transhumanism is selfish, all about me-me, I-I. It’s goal is immortality for those currently alive, and the right to radically remake themselves and their progeny in their own image. Zoltan Istvan, ... discuss

Over the last couple weeks, I've had the blessing of sharing Lily Katherine's pregnancy scrapbook with quite a few people, both friends and family (Kala, Grace, Sharon, Bumma, Anna, Nana, and Patricia ... discuss

"If we patiently accept through love all that God allows to happen, then we will begin to taste even here on earth something of the delights the saints experience in heaven. But for this we must serve ... discuss

I have been thinking about this one a lot, lately. I was thinking about it long before I read Manage Your Day-to-Day, but that book helpfully distilled it to a single sentence: “We tend to o ... discuss

Today, August 18, is the feast day of Saint Helena of Constantinople (246-330), mother of Constantine the Great, and finder of the True Cross of Jesus Christ.St. Helena was the daughter of an innkeepe ... discuss

The novena to St. Monica starts today, August 18, and ends on August 26.Monica is the patron of:alcoholicsdifficult marriagesdisappointing childrenmarried womenmothersvictims of abusevictims of adulte ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 10:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Calls for peace and reconciliation dominated Pope Francis’ historic apostolic visit to South Korea, which concluded as the Pope boar ... discuss

(April 11, 1836-August 18, 1918) was an American Anglican priest and theologian. He spent most of his career as a professor at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is remembered on Au ... discuss

I participate in a forum where my local newspaper asks a group of people to comment on an issue the newspaper chooses on a rotating basis. My group of correspondents was asked what should be done abou ... discuss

We now have two new saints enrolled in heaven, Pope St. John XXIII and Pope St. John Paul II. Pope Francis gave a beautiful sermon in the canonization Mass that sheds much light on the role of the Ch ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Tuesday, Week IV, 1129 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Tuesda ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 06:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At the concluding Mass of his historical trip, Pope Francis urged the faithful to embrace Christ's message of forgiveness and reconciliati ... discuss

The following sermon is posted/printed with the permission of the bride and groom, Jordan and Heather Swanson.  Text:  1 Corinthians 13 Grace and peace to you, Jordan and Heather, from ... discuss

There is an interesting psychological phenomenon that was identified in 1972 called "Groupthink". Wikipedia [HERE] gives us the definition:Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 15:21-28Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.She was a dog.  Worse than a mere lap dog, but one of those yippy dogs that circles yo ... discuss

The following is my own testimony which I wrote for the USCCB in 2000.  “We are to show to those in need His goodness to ourselves . . .” This phrase at Mass speaks to my heart. It reminds ... discuss

17 August AD 1637 Born 17 October 1582, Johann Gerhard, a Lutheran theologian in the tradition of Martin Luther (1483-1546) and Martin Chemnitz (1522-86), was the most influential 17th Century dogmat ... discuss

There are some great prolife websites and we visit many of them daily and link to a lot of the top ones.  Of course, Life News, Foundation Life Pro-life News, ProLife Uni ... discuss

Summer is quickly winding down, isn’t it? We have two weeks of summer vacation remaining up here in Canada, and then, the day after Labour Day, life goes back to normal. As a person who ... discuss

Frère Roger (Brother Roger) (Provence, Switzerland, May 12, 1915 - Taizé, August 16, 2005), baptized Roger Louis Schütz-Marsauche, also known as Brother Roger, was the founder and prior of the Taiz ... discuss

By SISTER GRACE CANDIRU | KAMPALA, Uganda — Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe joined the Sacred Heart Sisters in 1972. The congregation, established in the Sudan in 1954, moved to Uganda in 1964 fo ... discuss

Contact: Carol Edwards or Tammy Wallace, RR Communications, 310-860-7592, contact@rippleeffectmanagement.com LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The epic, big-budget Christian movie, ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Moody Publishers. They are offering some excellent books this week. There will be 5 winners, and each of those winners will receive the fol ... discuss

The Assumption of MaryOn November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of the Blessed Mother of God into heaven in the following words: "Wherefore, after we have poured forth prayers of ... discuss

It isn't unusual for a Catholic grounded in his faith to speak out against abortion, but it is unusual for a Hollywood actor to boldly proclaim the beliefs of his faith and radically reject the hedoni ... discuss

Please excuse the profanity at this link; I thought the article was good enough, and important enough, to link to anyway. In a nutshell, musician and writer Andrew W.K. asks a correspondent who's comp ... discuss

Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Mollie Thomas was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Her parents are a loving couple, who grew her up in the Christian faith. From the yo ... discuss

This post is a collection of different kinds of prayer, ways to pray, devotions, sacramentals, etc.  It is by no means an exhaustive list, nor is the numbering in any way more than a simple way o ... discuss

INTROIT Ps. 44:13, 15-16All the rich among the people shall seek your favor. Behind her the virgins shall be led to the king; her friends shall be brought to you with gladness and joy. Ps. 44:2. My he ... discuss

Many times over the years I have invited readers of this blog to join me in a reading project, mostly as part of a program I’ve called Reading Classics Together. We’ve read some in ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 14, 2014 / 03:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the first day of his historic papal visit to South Korea, Pope Francis urged local bishops to not only remember their rich history of m ... discuss

Here are today’s Kindle deals: B&H has 3 titles by William Lane Craig & Paul Copan at $2.99 each: Come Let Us Reason, Passionate Conviction, and Contending with Christianity’s Crit ... discuss

(January 8, 1894–August 14, 1941), also known as Maksymilian or Massimiliano Maria Kolbe. Born as Rajmund Kolbe, was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a strange ... discuss

Sermon titled "Responding to Grace: Dispelling the Fallacy of False Cause" given on Sunday August 10, 2014. Size: 7.8 MB; duration: 22:45. ... discuss

You’ve seen open air markets. They come in many forms: food bazaars, swap meets, flea markets, trade shows. People set up their booths and tables of fruits and vegetables, gizmos and knick knacks, ... discuss

Jim Caviezel, famed for his role as Christ in The Passion of the Christ, and currently starring as the leading man in TV’s Person of Interest, is frequently outspoken on the issue of abortion. Wit ... discuss

Today was one stressful day for me! Everything that could have gone wrong did -- almost. As is my daily custom, I attended afternoon Mass. During Mass, I was experiencing the pangs of chronic pain, wh ... discuss

From: American Minute Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 Subject: Communist goals for American schools read into Congressional Record by Rep. Herlong, 1963 American Minute with Bill Federer Co ... discuss

by Betsy McCaughey for The Wall Street JournalWhat the government will require you to do: • Sec. 202 (p. 91-92) of the bill requires you to enroll in a "qualified plan." If you get your insurance at ... discuss

Contact: Carol Edwards or Tammy Wallace, RR Communications, 310-860-7592, contact@rippleeffectmanagement.com LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The epic, big-budget Christian movie, ... discuss

It is a question I often receive: What books do you recommend for new Christians? There is a short list of books I would love for every Christian to read shortly after they put their faith in ... discuss

An interesting look at how Ukraine has just committed financial suicide and at a time when it needs the funds the most - it's political incompetence and corruption at its most impressive.  ~ Ja ... discuss

was one of the most prolific writers of the early Church. He must have been born in the second half of the 2nd century, probably in Rome. Photius describes him in his Bibliotheca (cod. 121) as a disci ... discuss

15-Year-Old Forced to Abort Her Unborn Baby, Now At ... discuss

Aug 11 - Homily: Commanded to Bear Fruit Father Maximilian preaches on the Gospel for St. Clare, emphasizing that we are expected to bear fruit, but we can only bear fruit by the life of grace whic ... discuss

Fr. Paulo and his identical twin, Fr. Felipe, were born in 1984 despite doctors encouraging their mother, Rosa Silva, to have an abortion. Silva was a paramedic, and before discovering she was pregnan ... discuss

By CONNIE ROSSINI, released July 14, 2014, 260 pages, Four Waters Press, Available in digital ($3.99) and paperback ($14.04) editions at Amazon.com. and paperback at Barnes and Noble ($14.23).Connie R ... discuss

Jesus says many difficult things in his famous Sermon on the Mount, recorded by Matthew in the 5th chapter of his gospel.43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enem ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 14:22-33Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.Fear is an unpleasant emotion.  It is caused by the belief that someone or someth ... discuss

It’s been a week or two since the last listing.  Every day I thought, “I should look up some free Kindle books,” and every day I ended up reading or watching a K-drama with that tim ... discuss

Sermon notes for Proper 14 A, 2014 Scripture: Romans 10:5-15 Last week we considered Romans 9:1-5, where Paul opens his consideration of the fact that the bulk of the Jewish people did not accept Jesu ... discuss

Who’s out there? Brothers and sisters: I speak the truth in Christ, I do not lie; my conscience joins with the Holy Spirit in bearing me witness that I have great sorrow and constant anguish in ... discuss

(or Laurence) was chief of the seven deacons of the congregation at Rome, the seven men who, like Stephen and his companions (Acts 6:1-6), were in charge of administering the church budget, particular ... discuss

Orlando, Fla., Aug 9, 2014 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two cardinals addressed the Knights of Columbus’ States Dinner in Orlando on Tuesday, exhorting them to practice Catholic fraternity and t ... discuss

Now I shall endeavor to make that which is divine in me rise up to that which is divine in the universe.  ~Plotinus (last words)  I become a Christian on this date 38 years ago, August 8, 1976. ~El ... discuss

  Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  Sticks and stones and all of that, but no one can say my kids have a problem with "socialization."This summer my younges ... discuss

MT 17:1-9 Lord, In Your Light May We See Light Feast of the Transfiguration BY: JENNIFER BURGIN (Click Here for Readings) Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John, and led them up a high ... discuss

Credit:  http://allenbwest.com/If this picture does not tear you apart inside, then you are made of stone.  The events in Iraq are beyond my comprehension.  I feel that we should all be ... discuss

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

Many abortion supporters believe that abortion should be legal without any restrictions. They say no to ultrasounds, counseling, or waiting periods before abortions; no to parental consent for minors ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored Harvest House Publishers. They are offering a prize package this week that features 4 books they think you’ll love. There will be 5 winn ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 83 Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 922 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Saturd ... discuss

(May 8, 1786 - August 4, 1859) was a French parish priest who became the patron saint of parish priests. He is often referred to, even in English, as the "Curé d'Ars" (the parish priest of the villag ... discuss

The State Almost Starved Haleigh Poutre to Death, L ... discuss

by Fr. Tom CollinsThe humble reverence and love of Pope Francis for those suffering the crippling effects of poverty is a profound inspiration for many, both within and outside the Catholic Church. A ... discuss

If you are a millennial that has grown up in youth group and church, you have probably heard some disturbing analogies for sexual purity. Regardless of past sins, no human being should ever be describ ... discuss

Picture an average Sunday morning or Sunday afternoon.  The temperature is warm or at least pleasant.  Sunshine fills the sky.  The morning's calmness is punctuated only by the transcen ... discuss

One in English, one Korean. First, the Korean: His voice is like melted chocolate gently wrapping my bones. Ordinarily 크러쉬 (Crush, the young man singing) is a hip hop rapper. I am not averse to ... discuss

"We Are All God's Children" Official Theme Song for the 2015 Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.Lyrics written and sung by Jamie Rivera with the Hail Mary The Queen Children's Ch ... discuss

Lima, Peru, Aug 6, 2014 / 02:08 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes in Peru is calling on the faithful to pray and fast, asking God for the reversal of the nation’s new ... discuss

Why do married couples have sex? And how can they ensure that they keep enjoying the sexual relationship throughout their marriage? This weekend I read through a pair of recent studies from th ... discuss

--Hell on Wheels is my new, favorite show!--It takes place during the aftermath of the Civil War.  So, it has a historical aspect to it and there is a hot guy with a gun, played by Anson Mount.&n ... discuss

Shopping Mall Forbids Prayer Over Meals div> ... discuss

Aside from the misleading claim in the article referring to my sister, Terri Schiavo, as being in a persistent vegetative state (PVS), the Boston Globe did a wonderful follow-up story on Haleigh Poutr ... discuss

(c 604 – August 5, 642) was King of Northumbria from 634 until his death, and is now venerated as a Christian saint.He was the son of Æthelfrith of Bernicia and came to rule after spending a period ... discuss

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 4, 2014 / 08:03 pm (CNA).- As a steadily growing movement in the Catholic Church, the Charismatic Renewal includes an estimated 160 million of the world's roughly 1.2 billi ... discuss

Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest(Click here for readings)By KATIE G.During the fourth watch of the night,he came toward them, walking on the sea.When the disciples saw him walking on the sea the ... discuss

There are so many things I do not understand. In the final analysis, perhaps it does not matter. The only thing that ultimately counts at the conclusion of my life is whether I loved Christ and obeyed ... discuss

-- Jeremiah 30:1-2,12-15,18-22 Psalm 102:16-18,19-21,29 and 22-23 Matthew 15:1-2,10-14 Jeremiah saw the Babylonian Exile (6th century BC) as a time of purification and grace. The exiles from J ... discuss

I had the opportunity for a round-table interview which, as it turns out, only consisted of me and Methodist pastor Kenny Dickson speaking with John Michael McDonagh about his new film Calvary (m ... discuss

I met my husband when I was fifteen years old. We fell in love as kids. Jordan used to pick me up at my parents’ house in his white mustang to take me out on dates: to movies; to go swing dancing;  ... discuss

St. John Vianney has a special place in the heart of our family.  When my firstborn was getting read for his first confession, we read The Cure of Ars: The Story of Saint John Vianney, Patron Sai ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Monday, Week II, 827 Proper of Saints: 1271 Common of Pastors: 1769 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Psalter: Monday, Week II, 798 ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 14:13-21Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.The disciples were faced with a large dilemma.  There were over 5,000 people gath ... discuss

Earlier this week I found myself combing through some favorite John Owen quotes. Owen is easily one of the most quotable Puritans (not to mention one of the most prolific with the pen!). Here ... discuss

Sermon notes & Background research for Proper 13 A 2014, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Romans 9:1-5 The Wandering Jew by Gustav Dore. A Medieval legend about a Jew who taunted Chri ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Aug 2, 2014 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The removal one of Poland's top doctors as director of Holy Family hospital in Warsaw for refusing to perform an abortion has drawn widespread cri ... discuss

Preparing for Part II of our series on “Justification by Faith” and came across this article by Joel Beeke. If you have time, read the whole thing.  It’s worth every second. If no ... discuss

Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery.Because ... discuss

Or St. Peter's Chains We read the story of Peter's deliverance in Acts 12:1-17. King Herod Agrippa I (grandson of Herod the Great, who tried to kill the infant Jesus (St. Matthew 2), nephew of Herod A ... discuss

Not for the faint-of-heart. But simply astounding. A real masterpiece that provides food for thought for everyone from Catholics to atheists.============"No point in killing a bad priest. I'm goi ... discuss

(Cross-posted at Youth Reads.)Click here to hear Valen Caldwell discuss these two books with Hayley Schoeppler, Amos Peck, and Grace Olson of Redeemed Reader. And if you and your family did the Summe ... discuss

"He sees only injustice. And this betrays the fact that he too had secretly dreamed of a freedom without limits, that his obedience has made him inwardly bitter, and that he has no awareness of the gr ... discuss

A while ago, I wrote a short article about whether or not Christians should stand up for their rights. I knew it was not exactly what most Americans idealize, but I was still surprised at the “push ... 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

Pray the following prayers once a day for 9 days.O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! / You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality / to embrace a po ... discuss

"Until you are convinced that prayer is the best use of your time, you will not find time for prayer.” -Father Hilary Ottensmeyer, OSB15 Secrets To Transforming Your Prayer LifeThe first se ... discuss

I can testify to the consequences to the laity. I've been blacklisted from the diocesan newspaper for twenty years. Before that I wrote occasional articles and frequent letters to the editor. But, hey ... discuss

Today I am kicking off a brand new series of articles I am titling The Defenders. Through brief sketches of Christian leaders, I hope to draw attention to believers known for defending th ... discuss

The Gospels tell us that after the death of Jesus, Joseph of Arimathea, a wealthy member of the Council, asked Pilate for the body of Jesus, and buried it with honor in the tomb he had intended for hi ... discuss

July 31 is the memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest, and founder of the Society of Jesus.St. Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491 in the Basque Country of Northern Spain to parents of distinguish ... discuss

Rod Dreher is a child of this age. He has done many different things, been a part of hugely different fellowships, and worked as a journalist, a film critic, a manager, and a PR man. Now he is an auth ... discuss

The Left has quietly colonized the retreats that average Americans beat into the “safe zone” of sports. Sometimes its agenda leaks out. Probably because I parse words for a living, I pick up on ... discuss

Grace, mercy and peace....Dear friends in Christ, do you love the parables of Jesus like I do? Who can resist these stories which illustrate great truths about the kingdom of God? Some of them are l ... discuss

“I give this appeal, too: Come to Jesus! Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles, too? Yes, of Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by f ... discuss

Jon Bloom, at Desiring God, points to Matthew chapter one to show us what a geneology of grace looks like. This post is beautiful – so, so beautiful…I plan to share it with the young wome ... discuss

Photo compliments of the J.C. Ryle Photo Collection. “The very things that have seemed most unfavorable to God’s people have often turned out to be for their good. What harm did the persecutio ... discuss

Here is a moving presentation of the book of Ruth.  I love how these women enter into the story to remind us that even in our darkest hour, there is hope — everlasting hope! Judge not the Lord ... discuss

Lately, for a variety of reasons, I’ve been thinking about times and seasons. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there is “a time for every matter under heaven.”  Growing in grace and knowledge ... discuss

Through the generosity of a priest, my office is in an empty convent next door to a Catholic high school in the Bronx. It is a big building and frankly, not in the best of neighborhoods, but I have al ... discuss

We’ve got an Amish community not too far from here. It is the place to go when you need to stock up on produce, farm-grown foods, or heirloom-quality furniture. It is also known as the place ... discuss

Here are some new Kindle deals: A Fistful of Heroes by John Pollock ($3.99); Taking the Bible At Its Word by Paul Wells ($3.99); Table Grace by Douglas Webster ($3.99); Preaching: The Art of N ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Jul 30, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his August visit to Korea, Pope Francis is to beatify Paul Yun Ji-chung, the nation's first martyr, as well as 123 companions who w ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 553 Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 744 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

(24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780 a ... discuss

In the buildup to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, and even more so in its aftermath, prominent news outlets have been aggressively spreading falsehoods about key aspects of the case. B ... discuss

Following the Hail Satan chant in during laws that would restrict late term abortions in the state of Texas, a new effort is underway by the Satanic Temple to interject “religious protection for wom ... discuss

Rev. Mark G. Swope, Coordinator of Ethics Program and Ethicist Holy Redeemer Health System1648 Huntingdon PikeMeadowbrook, Pa 19046 mswope@holyredeemer.com Philip Boyle, Ph.D., ... discuss

Martha is the sister of Mary and of Lazarus, and the hostess of Our Lord when he visited their home in Bethany. Martha was also a witness to the raising of her brother Lazarus from the dead. She had f ... discuss

Well here's a charge I haven't heard before.  The blogger at Meditatio  writes: As I’m “homeschooling” right now, I’m kind of looking suspiciously at some homeschooling moms who ... discuss

Saving Grace, possibly one of the most humiliating free recommends I have ever let slip past me.  The basic story (not a spoiler, this part is pretty much in the description of the book) is that a to ... discuss

Question:  Are Christians who advocate for faithful church attendance and advocate to receive the Sacrament of the Altar more frequently 'better' Christians than those who attend and receive less ... discuss

Ronald Reagan once said that great change starts at the dinner table. One Easter Sunday morning after the Vigil Mass, my family sat down to a beautiful yet simple brunch, still in our pajamas. It was ... discuss

Jul 28 - Homily: Nurturing Grace Father compares the Gospel parable of the leaven kneaded into the dough with the spiritual life, and how we have to constantly nurture the life of grace in us, or e ... discuss

Praying with the Black Madonna at Sioux Falls’ Planned Parenthood. Numerous Indian burial mounds of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota tribes still rest on the high bluffs above the Big Sioux River, ... discuss

“I give this appeal, too: Come to Jesus! Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles, too? Yes, of Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by f ... discuss

Jon Bloom, at Desiring God, points to Matthew chapter one to show us what a geneology of grace looks like. This post is beautiful – so, so beautiful…I plan to share it with the young wome ... discuss

Photo compliments of the J.C. Ryle Photo Collection. “The very things that have seemed most unfavorable to God’s people have often turned out to be for their good. What harm did the persecutio ... discuss

Here is a moving presentation of the book of Ruth.  I love how these women enter into the story to remind us that even in our darkest hour, there is hope — everlasting hope! Judge not the Lord ... discuss

Lately, for a variety of reasons, I’ve been thinking about times and seasons. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there is “a time for every matter under heaven.”  Growing in grace and knowledge ... discuss

What Do We Mean By Full of Grace? div> ... discuss

Today, July 27th, the Church celebrates St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, the first woman saint of India.Annakkutty (little Anna) was born on August 19, 1910, in Kudamaloor, a village in Kera ... discuss

Johann Sebastian Bach, widely regarded as the greatest of all composers of music for Christian worship, was born in 1685 in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, into a family of distinguished musicians. In 1 ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 13:44-52Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.How valuable is the kingdom of God to you?  Is the kingdom of God worth more than anyt ... discuss

I love reading the daily meditations in the Magnificat Missal. Yesterday's was from Elisabeth Leseur who spent many painful years of bedridden suffering. Here is something she wrote to a friend experi ... discuss

(1838–1909) was an American Anglican priest and authorHuntington was born in Lowell, Mass. He graduated at Harvard in 1859 and in 1859–1860 was an instructor in chemistry there. Entering the Episc ... discuss

Richard Bennett originally comes from Ireland. He was trained by Jesuits in his early years, and received eight years of theological instruction and preparation for the priesthood with the Dominican ... discuss

June 26 is the memorial of St. Joachim (whose name means "Yahweh prepares") and St. Anne (whose name in Hebrew means "grace"), the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandparents of Jesus. Tra ... discuss

Father Boquet and Father Rafael Wanjohi at HLI Though soft-spoken, Father Rafael Wanjohi delivers a powerful life-saving message that speaks volumes to the Kenyan people. Since 1999, HLI’s country d ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Thomas Nelson, and they are giving away some books I think you’re going to like. There will be 5 winners this week, and each of the w ... 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 boxes of them and, in sorting th ... discuss

25 July, New Testament James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John were among Our Lord's twelve disciples. Together with Peter, these two were privileged to behold the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1; ... discuss

Called and Caught by JesusYou know, I've been a pastor 15 years now. And in one sense I figure I know what I'm doing. I'm familiar with the liturgy, I can preach a passable sermon. I can give a dec ... discuss

All of us want the same thing.  Happiness.In fact, most of the decisions we make are in seeking out our own happiness or the happiness of others. But, we seek it in ways that sometimes don't real ... discuss

While I was on retreat I read St. Louis de Montfort's Secret of the Rosary. It renewed and magnified my love of the rosary. Most days I prayed all twenty decades and, to help myself focus and meditate ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 529 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1210 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Thur ... discuss

It certainly comes as no surprise and it is definitely not new news that the abortion industry and the media and individuals who support it try and deny the truth about abortion and the reality of abo ... discuss

By THOMAS L. McDONALD | In Desire of the Everlasting Hills, the most powerful moments occur when the action of grace breaks through and changes a life. In a film that’s attempting to chang ... discuss

By THOMAS L. McDONALD | In Desire of the Everlasting Hills, the most powerful moments occur when the action of grace breaks through and changes a life. In a film that’s attempting to chang ... discuss

On July 23, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Bridget (Birgitta) of Sweden, who was a widow and Third Order Franciscan (1303 – 1373). She is one of the most prominent women of the Christian Mid ... discuss

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 22, 2014 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The senses are the “road to God”, who speaks to us through beauty, said Bill Donaghy, who holds a master's in systematic theolo ... discuss

is mentioned in the Gospels as being among the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples, and who was present at His Crucifixion and Burial, and who went to the tomb on Easter Sunday to an ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Have no fear. The outcome of the battle for life ... discuss

I first heard of “abortion dreams” in university, in one of the first accounts of abortion I ever read. It was an essay published in a Norton anthology I had to purchase for one of my first univer ... discuss

I Used to Be Pro-Choice, Pro-Choice to the Core, Th ... discuss

Every morning, the faithfulness of the sun touches our eyelids. Unfortunately, the faithfulness of the alarm clock also reaches our ears. We slowly rise from the pillow, sneak out from under the sheet ... discuss

Set All Afire by Louis de WohlMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is a historical fiction account of St. Francis Xavier who, inspired by Ignatius of Loyola to "set all afire", took the faith to India and Japa ... discuss

This is not the post I intended for today, but it is the post that is necessary. I am failing in being like Christ. For 17 months now my husband’s elderly parents have lived in our house. These ... discuss

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle ... discuss

Download Link:  Click HereText:  Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.Like last week’s parable of the farmer and the diff ... discuss

"In order to understand truly how to use the Law, you must divide man into two parts and keep the two clearly separated, namely, the old man and the new man, as St. Paul divided man. Leave the new man ... discuss

The following is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Marie Hickman and to all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure confidence in the Lord's loving care.Text ... discuss

I’m not a big fan of the word “mediocre.” It’s not a term that’s been applied to me very much. When teachers write report cards, they usually put something along the lin ... discuss

At Baptism we were marked with the cross to indicate that we belong to Christ. We have His brand on us.  Through His death He has redeemed us from death and given us eternal life with Him in the ... discuss

My wife left me twenty-four years ago today, and it is hardly an endorsement of the phenomenon to submit that it was one of the best things that ever happened to me -- eventually. That being said ...Y ... discuss

As the mother of a twelve year old girl with Down syndrome, Christina's safety has always been my primary concern, and too often my obsession. . . . sometimes I have to put in a load of wash or g ... discuss

"We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised." I Corinthians 4:10 Some weeks ago, I asked the Lord, "When are you ... discuss

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to preach on one of my favorite psalms, Psalm 45. It was a joy to delve into the depths of this very rich Messianic psalm. If you don’t have time to liste ... discuss

16 July, Old Testament Ruth, the subject of the book bearing her name, is an inspiring example of God's grace. Although she was a Gentile, God made her the great-grandmother of King David (Ruth 4:17) ... discuss

Tweetby Jonathon Van MarenI first heard of “abortion dreams” in university, in one of the first accounts of abortion I ever read. It was an essay published in a Norton anthology I had to purchase ... discuss

Today on July 15th the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Henry II.  Henry II is not to be confused with the name of the Henry II of English or Henry II of France.  St. Henry II refers to th ... discuss

[For the next four days, I will be reprinting in its full length a Facebook post from a seminarian, Anthony J. J. Mathison. I’ve done some minor detail work — replacing straight quotation marks wi ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.In today’s Divine Service we prayed after the Hymn of Praise that the Lord woul ... discuss

Battlefield Mass: Korean WarWhen I saw For Greater Glory a couple of years ago, I was struck by the scenes showing the Cristeros at worship in their desert hideaways.  The priest at the alta ... discuss

12 July AD 1998 Bo Harald Giertz was born 31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Borgholm, Öland (Kalmar), Sweden. He came from a prominent family and his father was a noted surgeon and head of one of Sweden ... discuss

As I prayed the other morning, I said, "I don't care what anyone else is doing or not doing.  It doesn't matter.  Lord, put me in my place."As soon as those last words were out of my mouth, ... discuss

If you’re looking for a heavy dose of guilt and shame, then you’ve come to the wrong place. Does your struggle with sin ever cause you to question your salvation? Is there an area of your life tha ... discuss

4th Sunday after Pentecost, (July 6, 2014) St. John Lutheran Church, Reinbeck, Iowa Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn, STM (Luke 24:44–49, Romans 10:14–17) The Ordination of Rev. Troy W. Peperkorn TITLE: ... discuss

The "National Organization for Women" (hey, I didn't make up the name…they really call themselves  that) whose main claim to fame is failing to have the pull to pass the Equal Rights Amendment ... discuss

By bryankemper | Published: July 8, 2014  http://www.standtrue.com/abortionconfession/#sthash.cvmlodUG.dpufOn January 24, 2013, my daughter Zoe addressed the crowd at the March for Life Yout ... discuss

6 July, Old Testament Isaiah son of Amoz is considered to be the greatest of the writing prophets and is quoted in the New Testament more than any other Old Testament prophet. His name means "Yahweh ... 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

Today is the 75th anniversary of the greatest sports related speech ever made and one of the greatest speeches of all time by a truly great man. After one of the indisputably greatest baseball players ... discuss

Happy birthday (on July 2nd) to my mother dear, my best friend in the world, and the person who I know will be there for me through anything and everything.We've had a wonderful day celebrating LIFE! ... discuss

I have no great specific wish to be controversial.  It seems, however, that God in His infinite and perfect wisdom has seen fit to give me thoughts and talents befitting little else.  So, by ... discuss

Friars from St. Francis of Assisi Church, ManhattanI have already done a short post on the Vortex episode in which Michael Voris describes what he saw and experienced at the St. Francis of Assisi "Pre ... discuss




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