Topic: grace

Here is today's Gospel reading: The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s n ... discuss

Reading1 Corinthians 4:1-2Brethren: Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the dispensers of the mysteries of God. Here now it is required among the dispensers that a man be foun ... discuss

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

In 2014 I embraced podcasts.Some of them give me hope theologically, usually the anabaptistic chaps, orthodox protestants who are not evangelicals.The peace Christians.Brian Zahnd at Word of Life Chur ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Rhyme and Reason for Faith Family and Fun Yep, I have two more reasons for faith for you today. And yep, they’re found in the lyrics to two songs from my “Raise The Prais ... discuss

Abortionist Who Sold Abortion Pills to Women Who Weren’t Pregnant Faces New Charges The Oklahoma-based abortion practitioner who lied to women and told them they were pregnant so he could sell t ... discuss

“The Word became flesh” (John 1.14) is a central tenet of Christian truth. It’s what Christmas is about ─ not some little fat man in a red suit. Jesus is the Word that became flesh. The Incarn ... discuss

Grace and James Slattery suffered four miscarriages and believed they would never be able to have children together. However, out of the blue, the couple became pregnant with quadruplets without IVF. ... discuss

 Assisted Suicide Is Being Pushed Here in Pa. — Stay Informed By Micaiah Bilger, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro ... discuss

Reading John MacArthur’s sermon on the miraculous birth of John the Baptist, and wanted to share his admonition concerning right perspective when we read stories in Scripture. The actors in the ... discuss

I cannot promise that all the titles below are really worthwhile books, but they should all give you something to think about.  They are older books which means the language and the syntax are more ... discuss

19 December, Old Testament Adam was the first man, made in the image of God and given dominion over all the earth (Genesis 1:26). His name may be variously translated "earth," "dust," or "clay," all ... discuss

To all my faithful on-line readers and friends, I invite you to pray for me as I prepare to enter the next chapter of my ministry in our Holy Polish National Catholic Church. On Saturday, December 6 ... discuss

The fifteenth National Mission & Evangelism Workshop of the Polish National Catholic Church themed “Revived By Grace: Revival, Renewal & Restoration” will take place at St. Martin & ... discuss

God is sending me? The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the cap ... discuss

This week something has become abundantly clear. Since my husband and I have engaged in abolitionist activities, family members have ceased speaking to us, unfriended us on Facebook, family gatherings ... discuss

Many observers have called 2014 the “Year of the Bible Movie” and it’s easy to see why. A vast array of faith-based films have released this year, some to significant success including Heaven is ... discuss

This week, Catholic Mom is giving away five copies of The Grace of Yes : Eight Virtues for Generous Living by Lisa Hendey along with a signed copy for one lucky winner. Go HERE to enter! ... discuss

The story goes that if the legendary composer and orchestrator Duke Ellington had met you, and gotten his hands on your mailing address, you’d have gotten a Christmas card from him. It may not come ... discuss

  A woman named Candice Curry wrote a letter to her ex-husband’s new wife Ashley Parish, and the reception of the letter has been off the charts. Here is the full letter from Curry’s Women W ... discuss

The following is from my talk at this year's Annual Advent Dinner on December 4th, highlighting all of the good work Lumina has accomplished this year! First of all, I want to thank Bishop Byrne ... discuss

I love to reread this each year, journeying through Advent, so I'm reposting it.Continuing our examination of chapter five of Go to Joseph we now begin to take examine preparation for the trip to Bet ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Rhyme and Reason for Faith Family and Fun Most Christians will tell you there are virtually limitless reasons for having faith in the saving Grace of Jesus. Maybe you have your own. ... discuss

Assisted suicide and euthanasia are no longer distant threats to life. Doctor-prescribed suicide legislation is being discussed in Pennsylvania right now. Compassion and Choices, formerly the Hemlock ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christmas approaches, priests and penitents should remind themselves of the “miracle” of confession and how we should approach th ... discuss

George Clooney loses sleep over bad reviews of his movies. Angelina Jolie is a “minimally talented spoiled brat.” Tom Hanks checks into hotels as Johnny Madrid. You know by now, I’m sure ... discuss

On this date in the Byzantine (Christian) city of Gaza, 60 Christian soldiers were martyred for their faith by Arab Mohammedan invaders. The soldiers along with the rest of the inhabitants had been pr ... discuss

Throughout more than thirty years with degenerative multiple sclerosis there have been been horrible times with the disease that dragged me to deep levels of sickness I did not think was possible. The ... discuss

According to the National Institute of Health, each year in the United States about 25,000 babies, or 68 babies every day, are born still. A stillbirth is usually detected while the baby is in the mot ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 16, 2014 / 01:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis touched on the importance of being humble and open to the Lord's correction, encouraging the faithful to offer him their sins to Go ... discuss

We went to Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston yesterday for my semi annual checkup. After receiving wonderful news from the surgeon who treated my ocular melanoma, my daughter Gabbi took me ... discuss

Contact: Jen Thompson, Living Waters Publications, 800-437-1893, jthompson@livingwaters.com   GRANDVILLE, Mich., Dec. 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- When one lady asked for volunteers to join he ... discuss

Will Graham to Represent His Grandfather at the 126th Rose Parade, where Zamperini was to serve as Grand Marshall and will still be honoredContact: Brent Rinehart, Billy Graham Evangelistic Associati ... discuss

Many of you likely have already heard that Dr. Patel, the abortionist that attempted to take my life and successfully took the life of my twin, has been arrested and is under investigation again. The ... discuss

"When we will be able to say to the Lord: 'Lord, these are my sins. They are not his or hers, they are mine… They are mine. Take them and I will be saved.' When we will be able to do this, we wi ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Rhyme and Reason for Faith Family and Fun If you need a reason for faith instead of empty promises and stuffy traditions, you couldn’t do better than having faith in Jesus. I&# ... discuss

Today I am thankful for/that:Faithful friends.Divine wisdom.God's grace.God's mercy.I know who I truly am.What are you thankful for? div> ... discuss

Today I am thankful for/that:Faithful friends.Divine wisdom.God's grace.God's mercy.I know who I truly am.What are you thankful for? div> ... discuss

Kidvids are Christian theme videos suitable for your child's phone--we watched this one in Sunday school today. It's about zombies, and what kid wouldn't love that? But we are all the walking dead wit ... discuss

The following Christmas Novena begins December 16 and is prayed for nine consecutive days. It  is suggested for private use with the family. The three leader parts, Father, Eldest Child and Mothe ... discuss

The Saint of the day for December 16th is St. Adelaide of Burgundy, a marvel of grace and beauty, according to her spiritual director and biographer, St. Odilon of Cluny. She was born a princess in 19 ... discuss

Here is one relatively new (c. 2005) hymn and two very old hymns with fresh translations, to round out your Christmas season.Please feel free to use the translations freely this year. The Ho ... discuss

Today up until 1955 was the Octave of the Immaculate Conception.  As this blog seeks to preserve our Catholic heritage, we will celebrate the Octave Day of the Immaculate Conception today by shar ... discuss

My friends at 40 Days for Life gave to me … two inspirational chapters from the Amazon #1 top-rated Christian book: “40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done … Imagine What He Ca ... discuss

You’ve got to be careful what you share online. Over the weekend Facebook and Twitter were suddenly inundated with links to a new recording of the Christmas hymn “Angels From the Realm ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 10 min. 25 sec. | 4.89 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 283 Psalter: Tuesday, Wee ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 8 min. 14 sec. | 3.9 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 282 (reading, concluding pr ... discuss

Excerpt from: Rod Rosenbladt, "Christ Died for the Sins of Christians Too," Modern Reformation Vol 12 (May/June 2003): 20-25.Did the reformers, then, have any doctrine of sanctification? Of ... discuss

Text:  John 1:6-8, 19-28Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Last week we heard about an odd man, a man dressed in camel hair and a leather belt.  Yes, ... discuss

Wherefore, in humility and fasting, we unceasingly offered our private prayers as well as the public prayers of the Church to God the Father through his Son, that he would deign to direct and strength ... discuss

Reading(Philippians 4:4-5)Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice: let your modesty be known to all men: for the Lord is nigh. R. Thanks be to God.V. O Lord, hear our prayer.R. And l ... discuss

This by a friend of ours who is a young military wife. Glossary: SD: South Dakota BAH: Basic Allowance for Housing- a subsidy the military pays its members who live off base. E5- Enlisted paygrade. &n ... discuss

Pennant Hills, Australia, Dec 13, 2014 / 01:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During the homily at his Mass of Installation as Bishop of Broken Bay on Friday, Peter Comensoli entrusted both the diocese and his ... discuss

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

Saturday of the Second Week of Advent(Click here for readings)As they were coming down from the mountain, the disciples asked Jesus, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"  He said ... discuss

Blessed be the name of the Lord in both joy and sorrow.Fr. Michael Rodriguez has been persecuted for several years, primarily because of his adherence to the Latin Mass, the Mass of the ages.He is sus ... discuss

Photo: Felix Carroll By Dan Valenti and Theresa Bonopartis DAN VALENTI: I love the Advent season. It's a time of rest and reflection, a spiritual justification to bow out of the consumerist fre ... discuss

13 December AD 304 Lucia (also Lucy or Lukia) was one of the victims of the great persecution under the Roman emperor Diocletian. She met her death at Syracuse on the island of Sicily because of her ... discuss

December 13th is the feast of St. Lucy (283-304), a noblewoman who was born in Syracuse, Italy, during the Diocletian persecution. She made a vow of virginity and distributed her wealth to the poor. T ... discuss

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe(Click here for readings)The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph... And coming to her, ... discuss

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

Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 12, 2014 / 11:52 am (CNA).- More than 25,000 people – including many young people – attended an outdoor Mass in Los Angeles honoring the feast day of Our Lady of G ... discuss

The question is this: How am I doing this Advent? Am I using this season of preparation to clear out the materialist muck, the stress and distractions of my life? And if the honest answer is no, then ... discuss

No prize, not for sale: God's grace is free, loving embrace, pope says | National Catholic Reporter div> ... discuss

Today we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe -- one of my favorite Marian feast days. Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, brings hope into our lives. She covers us in the folds ... discuss

Audio CD from New Camaldoli Hermitage (Jade Records, 2014)O Day of Resurrection! Liturgy of the Hours for Sunday (Jade Music) is a 27- track recording of the Liturgy of the Hours beautifully chanted b ... discuss

Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet was the, apparently only, daughter of King Centwine of Wessex and his wife, Engyth. She was a disciple of St. Mildred and became Abbess of her Abbey at Minster-in-Thanet i ... discuss

Text:  Hebrews 10:1-18Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.It might seem strange and even offensive to us as modern readers, but the people of the Old Testam ... discuss

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Tony Funderburk - Christian Writer-Singer-Illustrator America is an amazing place. It has always been a place of refuge for refugees…a land of opportunity for anyone willing to go for it. If you ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2014 / 07:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily Pope Francis said that God’s love is always expressed in tenderness, and cautioned that if we haven’t experience ... discuss

The Little Sisters of the Poor are saintly women who serve the elderly treating them with grace and dignity. My mom volunteered for years at one of their homes near Baltimore. When I visited with her ... discuss

= the 150th of the events predicted by Our Lady at La Salette: "In the year 1864, Lucifer together with a large number of demons will be unloosed from hell; they will put an end to ... discuss

God promises grace to battle sin and to overcome sin. We believe that God gives that kind of grace to his people. This is not something we deserve; it is not something he owes us, but he gives ... discuss

Unable to persuade people in Ireland to support abortion, abortion activists have had to resort to a new tactic: desecrating a Catholic Church by hanging a banner advertising abortions on it. The grou ... discuss

I am delighted to be able to announce the locations, speakers (among which are numbered several Chant Cafe contributors and CMAA colloquium speakers), topics, and liturgical plans for Sacra Liturgia U ... discuss

Fr. Nicolas Schwizer What does evangelization mean? Simply, it is the task which Christ entrusted to his Church when He said to his disciples: “Go throughout the whole world and preach the Gospel to ... discuss

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

Talk about something coming all together. Lauren Hill is the courageous freshman basketball player who in addition to battling terminal brain cancer battled what seemed like impossible odds—playing ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 18 min. 49 sec. | 8.74 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 233 Psalter: Thursday, We ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Writer-Singer-Illustrator When I realize the fullness of the sacrifice Jesus made to be sure I had a way to live forever, my sacrifice in this life is puny in comparison. A ... discuss

 The paths of two courageous people cross: “Jimmy V” fund donates $100,000 in honor of Lauren Hill who is battling terminal brain cancer By Dave Andrusko Lauren Hill was honored ... discuss

The story behind one of my favorite Gospel hymns is recounted in James Boice’s commentary on John.  If you aren’t familiar with the history, take a moment to read. “In 1874 a Fren ... discuss

The Strange Oprahfication of Rob Bell - “Without intending malice or slander, I have to suggest that Bell is sounding less like a preacher of Christianity (even a liberal one) and more like ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday is the feast of Our Lady of Loreto. The title Our Lady of Loreto refers to the Holy House of Loreto, the house in which Mary was born, and where the Annunciation occurred, and ... discuss

The Rorate Mass takes its name from the opening words of the Introit, which comes to us from Isaiah 45:8:“Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem.” ... discuss

"Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of it's stated intent."  Quinn's First law.  First Grace Church of  Christ says it has been a fixture in Akron, OH, serving Highland Squa ... discuss

Madonna & Child, Enric Monserday Vidalshamelessly pinched from here.A little late to the party, but happy feast day! No text yet for the Pope's traditional remarks at the Spanish Steps, but you can wa ... discuss

Planted like seeds, our bodies wait the sound:The angel’s final trumpet shakes the ground,And saints who died in Christ with life are crowned.Alleluia, alleluia.The human person, made of breath ... discuss

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

“It’s a girl!”  The nurse announced. After the birth of seven healthy sons, those words should have brought great joy. Under different circumstances, I would have done back flips.  Instead, sh ... discuss

Every year on December 8, Pope Francis goes to Piazza di Spagna in Rome and prays to Our Lady at the statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception located on top of an ancient column, in honor of th ... discuss

Excerpt from:Robert Kolb and Charles P. Arand, The Genius of Luther's Theology: A Wittenberg Way of Thinking for the Contemporary Church (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008), 124-128.We must not d ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 8, 2014 / 10:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Angelus address for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, Pope Francis said because everything we have received is “a gi ... discuss

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2014(Click here for readings)by KATIE GROSSMary said to the angel,“How can this be,since I have no relations with a man?”And the angel said ... discuss

Send a Card to Support Lauren Hill, the Courageous ... discuss

Luca Mombello (1518-1520/ 1588-1596)Immacolata Concezione con Dio Padre / The Immaculate Conception with God the Fathervia Idle Speculations where there is some fascinating informationabout paintings ... discuss

Dec 08 - Homily: Fittingly Conceived without Sin Fr. Alan explains the fittingness of God's grace of conceiving His mother immaculately, without sin, full of grace. He uses the explanation first gi ... discuss

Excerpt from:Rev. Robert Schaibley, “Lutheran Preaching: Proclamation, Not Communication” (Concordia Journal 18, 1992), 17.But let the Law do its work, and let the Gospel follow; then we face anot ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Hail, full of grace. The Lord is with you.” ... discuss

We live in a world that is full of temptation. There is no rest from sin and no rest from temptation to sin. There is not a single moment when we can relax our vigilance. As John Owen says, we ... discuss

I dug up some great Kindle deals to start the week: We’re Just Friends by Chuck Milian (free); Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke ($1.99); Note to Self by Joe Thorn ($0.99); Faith ... discuss

\"We can think that Mary, perfectly humble, recognized that she was capable of committing all possible sins. Someone who is truly humble never believes that there are any sins that, with all certainty ... discuss

It is possible for Christmas carols, not only to be appropriate for the season leading up to the great feast, but to never mention Christmas itself. And no, that does not include "Jingle Bells."With t ... discuss

"The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, pre ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. The First of a series of important events—the First solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, the First landing on the moon, the First Thanksgiving—holds an honored place in th ... discuss

Text: Mark 1:1-8Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.This is the time of the year that the Christmas boxes come out of storage.  Yes, it is the time of year ... discuss

Second Sunday of Advent"On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cryannounces that the Lord is nigh;awake and hearken, for he bringsglad tidings of the King of kings.Then cleansed be every breast from sin;make ... discuss

Joy to the World Joy to the World The Lord is come Let earth receive her King Let every heart Prepare him room And heaven and nature sing And heaven and nature sing And heaven and heaven and nature s ... discuss

Emphasizing the importance of the religious vocation, Pope Francis announced that the year 2015 will be dedicated to Consecrated Life.  He said that all Christians are called to live in imitati ... discuss

Sometimes all I see is the pain and the questions.The pain of losing Lily and the heaviness of living the rest of my life without my first-born. And the questions of why it happened to me, to my baby. ... discuss

I shared in a horrible experience today as I gathered with a family in the old parish cemetery to bury the body of an infant child. Morris Vaillancourt, the son of Stephanie Morris and Raymond Vaillan ... discuss

Dec 06 - Homily: Hearing Voices In order to have some certainty that we hear and are lead by the voice of God, we need to be in the state of grace and live habitually in that state. Ave Maria! Mass ... discuss

Saturday of the First Week of Advent(Click Here for Readings)By JENNIFER BURGINJesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them thus “Go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you g ... discuss

Then she made a game of getting an interesting supper out of the odds and ends she had in her little tin box out the window, which she called her refrigerator. A stalk of celery, too tough to enjoy ra ... discuss

Update #2: Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo agrees and gives his take on Bristol Palin’s faux victimized status. ——– Original Story is below: As you all know, audio of the ... discuss

Fr. Robert Lange's memoir, Windows Into the Life of a Priest,  brought to mind a literary theme called the hero's journey. Like the archetypical hero who sets off on a journey of self discov ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 6, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave his first advent homily to Pope Francis, touching on the biblical meaning of the word peace ̵ ... discuss

I was able to find just one new Kindle deal today: Paul Well’s Taking the Bible at its Work ($3.99); Beyond that, it was a great week for Kindle deals, so feel free to browse through thi ... discuss

“Hail, full of Grace, the Lord is with you,” that greeting that Gabriel gave to Mary is part of our Catholic DNA. We say it over and over when we recite the Hail Mary, “Hail Mary, fu ... discuss

6 December AD 326 Of the many saints recognized by the Christian Church, Nicholas is one of the most widely commemorated. However, very little is known historically of him, although there was a church ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 15 min. 35 sec. | 7.25 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 194 Psalter: Saturday, We ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 18 min. 12 sec. | 8.46 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 190 Psalter: Saturday, We ... discuss

Dear Community, The bundle upgrade to the Divine Office 2 app is now available in store! This message concerns all of our community members using the old Divine Office app, that have iOS 7 and later, ... discuss

Lauren Hill has been an encouragement to millions and an excellent example of how to handle the travesty of brain cancer with grace and dignity. She stands as a testament to faith, courage, dedication ... discuss

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

Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin by Arleen SpenceleyMy rating: 5 of 5 starsFor some people, the chaste life can raise a daunting question — a question a friend and fellow ... discuss

The Bible states that it is the woman who will crush the serpent’s head, and, in the Gospel, the evangelist Luke writes: “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you, blessed are you among w ... discuss

Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec 5, 2014 / 09:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Oklahoma City’s Archbishop Paul Coakley has received a Catholic leadership award for his prominent opposition to a satanic black ma ... discuss

Dec 05 - Homily: Mary and Seeing the Face of God Fr. Elias ponders on the great desire we have to see God and how Mary was the instrument through which God enabled people to see Him face to face. S ... discuss

Jesus Came To Cure Our Blindness \"You have to start looking at your life differently; you must look at it with the eyes of faith. Then you will see God's endless giving of graces; you ... discuss

Panjim, India, Dec 5, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday, the 462nd anniversary of his death, an estimated 200,000 people visited Se Cathedral in Old Goa to venerate the relics of St. Fran ... discuss

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

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

A lot of fuss has been raised about the Duggar girls getting married and sharing their first kisses with their new husbands after saying "I Do!" Samantha Pugsley wrote that she was a virgin on he ... discuss

Since applications to lead a 40 Days for Life campaign opened a few days ago … we’ve already heard from people in new cities – and new countries – who are ready to bring the campaign to th ... discuss

Communion rail, Church of the Holy Ghost, Tiverton, RI(© 2012 Fr. Jay Finelli)The new pastor of the Windy City, my fellow Omahan the Most Rev. Blase Cupich, didn’t wait too long to start the usual ... discuss

[Getty Images] Attending a conservative conference, even after a losing political season, encourages people. Liberals even when winning, mope. Conservatives, when losing, drink and have a good time ... discuss

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Governor Jerry Brown has a controversial  bill on his desk awaiting his response. SB48, according to Equality California (a group which favors this legislation) will:... amend the Education Code ... discuss

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

There are few words more formal than inauguration and few occasions that can compare to the beginning of something so recognizably important as this – the ceremonial installation of the Reverend Doc ... discuss

I recently addressed a major national conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage” held by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Conv ... discuss

God has been better to me than I deserve. Especially since all I deserve (that is, my sins have earned me) is Hell and His full wrath (Rom 3:23, 5:9). But because God is love and He is perfect, pure, ... discuss

For the past month our oldest son has been asking me what I want for Mother's Day. I've had no other ideas to offer him except one: that he aspire nothing greater than to grow in the grace and knowled ... discuss

Today is the First Friday of November. 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 divin ... discuss

INTROIT Jer. 29:11, 12, 14 Said the Lord: "I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You shall call upon Me and I will hear you, and I will bring you back from captivity from all places." Ps. 8 ... discuss

Vigil of Saint Andrew the Apostle The following is taken from Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945 Bio: Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 edition Today is the last day of th ... discuss

Today in the Franciscan Calendar is the Feast of All Franciscan Saints.  In honor of this special Feast, let us pray the Litany of All Franciscan Saints.A Franciscan Litany of All SaintsLord, hav ... discuss

On December 2nd the Church commemorates the life of St. Bibiana. As Tradition relates, St. Bibiana was the daughter of the Christians Flavian and Dafrosa.  Flavian was tortured and sent into exil ... discuss

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

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

That’s right, I would rather raise a dumb saint than a brilliant sinner. Why? Because I am raising my children to be heaven-bound. Obviously there were many great saints who were brilliant, and i ... discuss

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

Grace Centers of Hope is a charity organization that: "was established in 1942. It has since grown and evolved into the largest and oldest faith-based outreach to homeless and disadvantaged indivi ... discuss

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

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

Treasuring Grace Ministries tries to make a difference in people's lives through spreading the word about the truth of life, and supporting those who need help. Everyone can do something to make the w ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

I have completed my rosary novena of petition (my novena of thanksgiving begins tomorrow). I am on Day 2 of a three-day fast. I have prayed to the Holy Spirit for wisdom and asked for the intercession ... discuss

In honor of the peaceful re-election of President Obama, I offer one of my all time favorite songs, while keeping with the Meatloaf theme for November. Link to video.Regardless how butchered, the lyri ... discuss

My message to our state representative regarding today's vote on HF1054:On behalf of the four voters in our home, including me, I ask that you vote against this bill for a variety of reasons.First, an ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you in Jesus Christ our Lord.View of the Synod of Bishops in RomeThere's been a lot of misunderstanding regarding the interim report issued by the Synod of Bishops this last we ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Today, I will will share with you a thought by the late Russian Orthodox hieromonk Seraphim Rose (1934-1982). His advice is good and plenty compatible with Catholic practic ... discuss

Charles Joseph Wotjtyła was born in 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. After his ordination to the priesthood and theological studies in Rome, he returned to his homeland and resumed various pastoral and ac ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you!Fr. Silvan Rouse, C.P. (+2014) (Photo by John Varljen)Yesterday, my long time confessor and spiritual director, Father Silvan Rouse C.P., transited to Our Father's house. F ... discuss

(Source: St Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises, [178-187])1. Ignatius suggests that we start the decision-making process by putting before our mind what it is we want to decide about. For example, we ... discuss

Let me start out by saying that the Grace of Ars was not what I was looking for. I was looking for a biography of sorts on St. John Vianney. While this does contain biographical information on the C ... discuss

Christmas is coming next Saturday. Being a father of 5, those who know me ask if my wife and I are ready for Christmas. They want to know if we've been able to do all the shopping, all the gift wrap ... discuss

“A culture of stalwart respectability builds an impenetrable wall against truth-telling. In most mainline churches people drop out, at least for a while, when life gets messy. An impending divor ... discuss

Sermon notes & Background research for Proper 13 A 2014, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Romans 9:1-5 Recording (Note: the delivered sermon differs from the text, as this is more bac ... 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

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

Further to my January 17th post regarding the 10th Amendment, let me briefly add the following comments.On many sites there appears to be a battle raging between Art V and 10th Amendment proponen ... discuss

I've been reading this book avidly now for a while.  It's not my usual "racing speed" that compels me to finish a book in just days.  I'm taking my time, thinking through each page, each sen ... discuss

Lent 3a, (March 23, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (John 4:5–26) TITLE: “At the Well” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Ou ... discuss

/> Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (John 9) Sermon 3-30-14.mp3 TITLE: “Blind to Seeing” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for ... discuss

Nativity of St. John the Baptist, transferred (June 22, 2014) St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Laramie, Wyoming Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Luke 1:57–80) Farewell Service for Pastor Marcus Zill TI ... 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

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

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

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Proper 23a (October 12, 2014) Matthew 22:1-14 TITLE: “Come to the Feast” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lo ... discuss

Rev. Todd A. PeperkornHoly Cross Lutheran ChurchRocklin, CaliforniaLast Sunday of the Church Year (November 23, 2014)Matthew 25:31-46 TITLE: “A Sermon on Faith and Good Works” Grace to you and pea ... discuss

Advent 1b, (November 30, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Mark 11:1–11) Sermon 11-30-14.mp3 TITLE: “Two Parades Into Jerusalem” Grace to you and p ... discuss

Many conservatives, Tea Party folks and Christians have mixed feelings about the GOP takeover of the US Senate yesterday. Not that it happened - it's progress in a certain way, and it's great that it' ... discuss

“(6)  I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;  (7)  which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing yo ... discuss

In a recent post titled Evil as Entertainment, Reformed blogger Tim Challies takes certain watchblogs to task for harping on evil so much that they neglect to point out what is good and true. He feel ... discuss

At my church today, pastor Ed Moore preached the first message in what will be a series of messages he plans to teach from the book of Revelation. Our pastor humbly admitted that his knowledge of esc ... discuss

Now that I am back to blogging, by God's grace, I would like to try to post something "new" every day. Here on Jordan's View my preference has been to offer fresh, original content, but I need to be ... discuss

One writer and theologian I have turned to consistently for his reliable counsel concerning biblical spirituality is Pastor Bob DeWaay. Pastor DeWaay has been alerting readers for some time now about ... discuss

Al Mohler has written an excellent reflection on the topic of thanksgiving. He points out that "giving thanks is one of the most explicitly theological acts any human can contemplate." On Thanksgivi ... discuss

Today of course is Christmas Eve and many of us are eagerly looking forward to getting together today or tomorrow for happy moments with our families, exchanging gifts and enjoying hearty food, baskin ... discuss

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to offer three reasons to be grateful from a pro-life perspective. Here and abroad, the pro-life movement has made great gains as more people engage in the fi ... discuss

Read the whole thing, but here's something of a summary passage:Alinsky, too, rejected ideological dogmatism. He taught that the successful radical is the wolf in sheep’s clothing: burrowing into th ... discuss

Today marks 60 years since the glorious Coronation of Our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth. God Save the Queen!!! V. O Lord, save Elizabeth, our Queen.R. And hear us on the day we call upon you. V. O Lord, ... discuss

A joyous day today . Today HRH Prince George has become part of the Christian family. One day he will be Supreme Governor of the Church of England. A wonderful message By Justin, Lord Archbishop of ... discuss




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