Topic: grace

‘God Will Forgive’: Using Grace to Defend Abortion Ask any sidewalk counselor. Odds are he or she has heard some version of this from those heading into the abortion clinic: “I kn ... discuss

Yesterday I had the privilege of preaching Ephesians 3:7-13.  The text serves as the second half of a lengthy thirteen verse section where Paul is unveiling the mystery of God’s saving plan to ... discuss

December 5, 2016Today we pray for motherhood. Mary is the mother of our Savior. She is tender, loving and selfless. May all mothers be like Mary in how loving they are to their children and families.& ... 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

Believers, as we struggle in our souls for nearness to God, a restored sense of His favor and delight and new manifestations of His presence and power, we must learn to cry out to God from the depths& ... discuss

“Gifts are sovereignly bestowed by God.  You possess the gifts you have because the sovereign God of the universe wanted you to be that way.  He ordained a plan for your life even before you were ... discuss

MYSTICAL ROSEBut Mary kept in mind all these things, pondering them in her heart. (Luke 2:19) And his mother kept all these things carefully in her heart. (Luke 2:51)The Blessed Mother treasures in he ... discuss

This relevant and timely article is taken from the website of the Society of St. Pius X:Teaching of TrentWe begin with the Council of Trent, which explains the tri-fold distinction concerning receptio ... discuss

December 4, 2016Today we pray for healing; the healing of relationships, minds and physical bodies. If you or someone you know is suffering and needs healing, know that many people are praying for you ... discuss

You pastor prays for you. Why do you think that is? It’s not simply because he’s paid to. He prays for you because he loves you and wants you to grow in grace. So one of the most simple ways to lo ... discuss

The Tabernacle was the mobile dwelling place of God–a tent covered in skin. When Jesus came, the Apostle John tells us that “He tabernacled among us.” Jesus is the enfleshed, mobile ... discuss

Greater Double (1954 Calendar): December 3St. Francis Xavier is truly the modern apostle.  He was born in Spainish Navarre in 1506 and in 1528, he met St. Ignatius of Loyola.  He became one ... discuss

December 3, 2016Today we pray for those suffering from financial hardship. Whatever difficulties result, we pray that this hardship bring people together rather than tear them apart. May trying times ... discuss

“I am grateful that God has heard these honest cries, and that he is patient and compassionate with my hurting heart. Though painful, I praise him for the lessons he teaches in the valley and th ... discuss

Myron Ebell by Nicolas Loris: President-elect Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition leader, Myron Ebell, is a huge threat to the green gravy train. Now, with billions of c ... discuss

Romney’s Actually On Trump’s “Naughty” List “The degree of difficulty in Romney’s dive last night was greater than a reverse 4½ somersault in tuck position. Stunning f ... discuss

December 2, 2016Today we pray for purity; the purity of our bodies, that we may treat them as temples of the Holy Spirit; the purity of our minds, that we may have holy thoughts; the purity of our hea ... discuss

The Christian celebration of Christmas brings essential truths into clearer view. The central fact of the incarnation of the Son of God looms before us as the dividing line of all human history and th ... discuss

I am Israel. An interesting statement. One that I scribbled in the margin of my Bible just over a year ago after reading a passage over and over and over again. The thin lines of ink seeping into the ... discuss

Mark Dever answers the question, “Is Capitol Hill Baptist Church a replicable model of church life?” His answer is full of wisdom and worthy of your attention. Oldest Living Human Prep ... discuss

The circumcision of the heart promised in Deuteronomy 30:6 signals to us that circumcision was never really about the cutting away of the foreskin. It was always, even under the types and shadows, abo ... discuss

In 1656 Puritan Pastor John Owen felt concerned that professing Christians were too “at peace in the world” (vii). He also believed that much of the teaching against sin in his day produced “sup ... discuss

“Long my imprisoned spirit lay, Fast bound by sin and nature’s night. Thine eye diffused a quickening ray, I woke, the dungeon flamed with light, My chains fell off, my heart was f ... discuss

Mary and Jesus (Chinese)via Matt Stone's Global ChristianityHOUSE OF GOLDBefore God made known his coming into the world in the fullness of time, He prepared Mary as the suitable creature within whom ... discuss

December 1, 2016Today we pray in thanksgiving to God for the gift of His mother, Mary. She is a perfect example for us in living a life that is fully devoted to Christ. To thee, O Virgin Mother, who w ... discuss

What differentiates one word from another – making one word a profane word while another is considered normative?  Why is one “four letter word” different from another one?  It ... discuss

Regular repentance results in increased holiness and prayer. As we talk with our Savior about our sin, the Spirit causes us to loath that which he loathes. As we pray, we find ourselves having transf ... discuss

I am sorry that I did not rest in a routine of personal devotions early on. Settled into a place at a time and seeking the face of God sounds natural, like morning ablutions, but it is a living holy ... discuss

As has become tradition over the years, let's say the Immaculate Conception Novena together to get us in the proper frame of mind as we approach that feast day. Master of the Winking Eyes, Madonna and ... discuss

November 30, 2016Today we pray for the universal Church. To thee, O Virgin Mother, who was never touched by any spot of original or actual sin, we commend and entrust the purity of our hearts. Also, m ... discuss

In the 2015 G3 Conference, Dr. Steven Lawson preached on the subject — “The God Breathed Word” as he explained how the Word of God came into existence. How God Used Facebook to Give ... discuss

30 November, New Testament Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ. Most New Testament references include him on a list of the Twelve Apostles or group him with ... discuss

(Greek: Ανδρέας, Andreas), called in the Orthodox tradition Protocletos, or the First-called, is a Christian Apostle and the elder brother of Saint Peter. The name "Andrew" (from Greek : ανδ ... discuss

Preaching the Word of God is a great privilege, while being an immense responsibility. Even though I would like people to be in God’s Word every day, the reality is that most people are not. The pri ... discuss

A woman on Pro-Woman Pro-Life gives her abortion testimony: Regretting the abortion didn’t happen right away. I spent over fourteen years thinking nothing of it really. There comes a point when you ... discuss

November 29, 2016Today we pray for all those who suffer material poverty and go unnoticed and uncared for, that God will provide for them through us. Also, may we never take anything, or any one, for ... discuss

The Lord’s Table is not only one of the most intimate and exhilarating times of worship for the local church, it’s also one of the most controversial.  As we look back through church his ... discuss

“As Christian parents raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, we can be tempted to believe some dangerous myths about what we are doing and how we are to go about it. ... discuss

“Our children are little sponges. My son knows the names of every dinosaur that ever walked the face of planet earth. However, our prayer for our kids is not merely that they would grow in knowl ... discuss

A little girl whose parents were battling a hospital’s decision to remove her life support awoke from a coma earlier this month, the Daily Mail reports. Marwa, a 1-year-old who lives with her fa ... discuss

Below are eight saints whose commemorations occur during the liturgical season of Advent — the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, St. Francis Xavier, St. John Damascene, St. Nicholas, St. Ambrose, ... discuss

Another reason for Thanksgiving: Trump clobbers the biased MSM “I think the media is on thin ice with the American people, very thin ice, and they ought to just … dial it [their obvious attacks on ... discuss

The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is an important day to reflect on Mary’s life and selfless devotion. It is essential for us to strive to imitate the Blessed Virgin as the ideal example of ... discuss

Yesterday, I preached from Ephesians 3:1-6.  Often times when statues are unveiled, it brings about a great deal of excitement among the people who are there for the ceremony.  In cases of military ... discuss

If we are to return to God, we must go in and by and through Jesus Christ. We must go in and by and through Jesus Christ alone. He demands exclusivity. We cannot use Jesus to hedge our bets, adding a ... discuss

Thankfulness shows we appreciate God’s costly mercy in saving us. We were blind and dead in our sins, under God’s wrath, slaves of sin and Satan, without hope or God, and unable to save ourselves, ... discuss

The coming of Christ was a wise and gracious appointment that put the truth of the depravity and helplessness of man, the mercy of God, and the truth of the Scriptures in the strongest possible light. ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to vis ... discuss

ANNOUNCEMENT Collegium sanctorum angelorum announces the establishment of a new college to serve traditional Catholics and the establishment of the college’s supporting subsidiary, Heavenly Roa ... discuss

During the 2003 Ligonier National Conference questions & answers session, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, John MacArthur, Douglas Wilson, and R. C. Sproul engaged in helpful discussions on biblica ... discuss

Sinners saved by the grace and mercy of God know a thankfulness that exceeds any merely human thankfulness. How do we express thankfulness for the provision the Father has made for us in Christ, the r ... discuss

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!The ARRA News Service is not expected to publish articles on Thursday.  There is minimum expectations for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is time for some R and ... discuss

The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, Jennie A. Brownscombe, 1914Have a blessed day with your families as we enjoy the many riches God has bestowed on us. I truly have so much to be thankful for, much m ... discuss

Today marks the annual Thanksgiving Day celebration throughout the United States.  Many people will cross all diet boundary restrictions, watch parades, visit family and friends, and watch football. ... discuss

Columbanus (Irish: Columbán, 543 – 21 November 615), also known as St. Columban, was an Irish missionary notable for founding a number of monasteries from around 590 in the Frankish and Lombard kin ... discuss

Thanksgiving is a deeply theological act, rightly understood. As a matter of fact, thankfulness is a theology in microcosm — a key to understanding what we really believe about God, ourselves, and ... discuss

In the 2007 Ligonier National Conference, Contending for the Truth, Albert Mohler preached on the subject of the “Authority of Scripture.” Francis Schaeffer’s ‘How Should We Then ... discuss

23 November AD 100 Saint Clement (ca. A.D. 35–100) is remembered for establishing the pattern of apostolic authority that governed the Christian Church during the first and second centuries. He ins ... discuss

the Bishop of Rome from 88 to 99 AD. Also called Clement of Rome and Clemens Romanus, he was the fourth pope, after Anacletus, according to Catholic tradition.Few details are known about Clement's lif ... discuss

It is in having to reconcile our difficulties, agree to disagree, refuse to insist on our own way, attempt to create space for brothers to breathe, determinedly insist upon others right to conscientio ... discuss

Why do you speak the way you do? What is the aroma of your words? Are you spraying bullets, forgetting God has set down the gun rightly aimed at you? Do you speak to others the way you wish to be spok ... discuss

Third, the Big Picture builds confidence in God’s Sovereignty. The more you see the big all-encompassing and unchanging redemptive plan of God, the more you will trust in God’s sovereignty. When y ... discuss

The human heart is a slippery thing. Our rejoicing over the deliverance of God and the display of God’s character and justice can so quickly morph into something unbecoming a saint of God. We can st ... discuss

A Virginia toddler whose family fought to keep her on life support after she choked on a piece of popcorn died earlier this month. A VCU Medical Center spokesperson told WTVR News 6 that Mirranda Grac ... discuss

Blessed Father Pro praying for his executioners before his martyrdom.José Ramón Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez also known as Blessed Miguel Pro, the eldest son of Miguel Pro and Josefa Juarez, was ... discuss

“In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of ... discuss

Last week, I was interviewed by Chris Arnzen on his radio show, Iron Sharpens Iron, the subject of hyper-Calvinism.  It caused me to think about this subject and the importance of using vocabulary ... discuss

Clive Staples Lewis ("Jack" Lewis to his friends) was a tutor and lecturer at Oxford University, and later Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English Literature at Cambridge University. In the judg ... discuss

“The best way you can help this conversation go smoothly is to already be in conversation with your child about pornography. They need to understand what the Bible says about sexuality and the d ... discuss

Today, November 21, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the fact that the parents of Our Lady brought her to the Temple ... discuss

November 22nd, is the memorial of Saint Cecilia. The 3rd century virgin and martyr is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs. Little is certain of her life apart from her martyrdom. A woman of gr ... discuss

Everyone knows how terrible it is to come into contact with those people who have an undisciplined missionary urge, who, having received some grace, are continually trying to force the same grace on o ... discuss

In a new letter issued today, Pope Francis has made the decision to allow Catholic priests to forgive what he called the grave sin of abortion. The head of the Catholic Church acknowledged that there ... discuss

Yesterday, I preached from Ephesians 2:11-22.  There is much to learn and apply to our own divided world in our present church context.  Our world is filled with walls of division.  From divorce c ... discuss

The word Advent comes from the Latin word advenio, which means "to come to," and denotes the coming of Christ. Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and souls for the Savior’s three comings: (1) th ... discuss

Second, as noted earlier all persons of the Godhead have all the attributes of God and this list usually includes power and glory. But this seems to be another difference between orthodoxy and ESS/EFS ... discuss

If your devotional, Bible study group, or conference is more focused on who you are than who Jesus is, it’s time to pick up a new book or find another group. We desperately need to know more about ... discuss

Presentation of the Virgin, Giotto, Scrovegni Chapel, c. 1305.November 21th, is the memorial of the Presentation of Mary or the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple (as it is cal ... discuss

When the heathen Anglo-Saxons invaded Christian Britain in the 400's, they eventually established seven kingdoms: Essex, Wessex, Sussex (East Saxons, West Saxons, and South Saxons), Mercia, Northumbri ... discuss

From atheists and agnostics to absolute apostates, social media is a common grace wherein we can dialogue with a far larger scope of worldviews than we could have imagined just a few short years ago. ... discuss

If you are going to call me something I suggest you call me a Christian first, and I am commanded by Paul here to let the life of Jesus be all over me in the way I act and treat others so the title of ... discuss

When we define only our happy experiences as “God things,” we miss the hand of God and convey a shallow and incomplete message about him to others. When we thank him only in blessing and not in h ... discuss

As part of the Traditional Missal, the Feast of Our Lady Mother of Divine Providence occurs on the Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in November. This Feastday is kept by various religious orders in ... discuss

19 November AD 1231 Also known as Saint Elizabeth of Thuringia — Szent Erzsébet in her native tongue — Elisabeth was born in Sárospatak in 1207, the daughter of King Andr ... discuss

Most of what we experience as conflict in day-to-day life is the result of someone pricking our pride. We loathe feeling less-than or wrong. Our instinct is often to react in defensiveness rather than ... discuss

I have no reason to stand before God except for the grace of God. There is no basis in myself as to why I should experience that grace. Even my response to God in faith is something He worked in me. A ... discuss

“For our glorying is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we did conduct ourselves in the world, and more a ... discuss

Millions of women experience the profoundly painful tragedy of miscarriage. How we respond to them says a lot about us and our worldview. The abortion industry, and politicians allegiant to it, will d ... discuss

President-elect Trump: the victorious voice for patriotic Americans “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.” ― George R.R. Martin, “A Game of Thrones” In the MSM̵ ... discuss

As many of you know, I really enjoy the Q&A sessions at conferences.  Back in May of this year, Alistair Begg engaged in a Q&A session during the Basics Conference held on his church campus that yo ... discuss

by Stephen Kruiser: In what is certainly sure to draw ire from some, if not many, in the Hollywood community, two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks opted for grace and class when speaking about Pres ... discuss

200+ Patient-Focused Organizations Call for #CuresNow WASHINGTON, DC – Patients can’t wait. That’s the message from over 200 of the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations. A letter ... discuss

Generosity might mean that I meet with the prodigal one more time, because I remember what it was like to roll around in the muck. It might mean saying no to some opportunity so that someone else can ... discuss

The wayward wants autonomy without accountability. Wayward people want autonomy without the rule of love. They want to live in an irrational immaturity that allows them to indulge in sin without any r ... discuss

Fake faith was revealed when persecution arose. It’s like a fake Rolex – it looks real until you apply the slightest amount of scrutiny…if you rub a little too hard the gold comes off. If it get ... discuss

“For our glorying is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we did conduct ourselves in the world, and more a ... discuss

Any true church of Jesus Christ will be actively engaging the neighborhoods and the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Jesus has given us a clear commission that we often refer to as “T ... discuss

You can preach an expository sermon with clarity and conviction and even compassion, but if you’ve missed the gospel of Jesus Christ, you’ve not even preached a Christian sermon. Only the ... discuss

“For our glorying is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we did conduct ourselves in the world, and more a ... discuss

The following 'Funeral Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Clarice Bunt, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure confidence in the Lord's lo ... discuss

This week, a new video was released by the G3 Conference where Paul Washer is encouraging pastors to be faithful in their calling to lead and care for the church. Pastoral Malpractice – Er ... discuss

The longer I serve as a pastor the more apparent it is to me that many people claim to be a Christian, when in reality they’re something else.  That sobering fact could not be any more real th ... discuss

God’s Grace Brings Salvation  “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteo ... discuss

Editor's note: We present this post from last November for your consideration. The time frame for obtaining the indulgences discussed below has passed, however, our prayers for the poor souls in purga ... discuss

Yesterday I had the privilege to return to our series in Ephesians, and our text was found in Ephesians 2:7-10.  In our previous studies, we looked at the perilous condition of a ruined humanity and ... discuss

GIVE LOVE AND SPREAD HOPE The love of Jesus powers the mission of Catholic Charities. As the People of God, we are one human family, with a bond that enriches our society and provides grace to overcom ... discuss

A crucial date for Anglicanism in the United States of America is the consecration of the first Bishop of the Anglican Communion in the United States. During the colonial era, there had been no Anglic ... discuss

Fourth, the Christian life is marked by assurance and joy. This was one of the hallmarks of the Reformation, and understandably so. The Reformation’s rediscovery regarding justification—that, inst ... discuss

David was sure he would praise God for his goodness in the future, because God had been good to him in the past. He who did not spare his only Son but gave him up for us all will give us all the grace ... discuss

We trust that the elect are always brought to true faith by the sovereign work of the Spirit through the divinely ordained means (namely, the preaching of the gospel). Even where the church’s theolo ... discuss

I have wasted a good portion of my life in a futile search for someone and/or something on this earth that I could truly believe in, someone and/or something that was real and true and honest. And I h ... discuss

November 14, 2016Christ the King Novena Prayer,  Day 4Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship.I pray that You will reign in my mind.O Prince of Peace, may Your re ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)If there is no divine being above us we will be consumed by all that is around us. If Christ in His kingship is remov ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mi ... discuss

Many missionaries think they have culture shock licked before they ever leave their home. We try to intellectualize culture shock. We think, “Ok, I get it. There is going to be poverty, new food, ne ... discuss

November 13, 2016Christ the King Novena Prayer,  Day 3Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship.I pray for the grace to fervently bring about Your Kingdom in my fam ... discuss

O Saint Josaphat, wonderful Saint and heroic martyr for the union of our Church with the Vicar of Christ, the Pope of Rome. Thou are glorious on account of thy zeal in the propagation of the true Cath ... discuss

“I would suggest that the biblical discussion of divine election or unconditional election cannot bypass Romans 9 or other Scriptural passages that indicate that God chooses those whom he will ... discuss

In one sense, the Bible begins and ends in beauty. In Genesis, Moses repeatedly emphasizes that God’s verdict on His creation is that “it was good,” even “it was very good.” But this stateme ... discuss

November 12, 2016Christ the King Novena Prayer,  Day 2Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship.I pray for the grace to obey You before any civic authority.O Prince ... discuss

On November 12th, the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint Josaphat, (1584-1623) the 17th century Orthodox monk, archbishop and martyr of the Ruthenian rite, (Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church) who d ... discuss

I’ve recently become a major fan of the History Channel show “Forged by Fire”.  It is a reality/game show where contestants compete to turn raw materials into finished knives thru the proce ... discuss

There is one thing I know for sure. You cannot do this work without being under attack much of the time. I guess it is the same with any work where souls are involved. Healing of one soul often leads ... discuss

In Ligonier’s 2016 West Coast Conference, Derek Thomas preached on the subject — How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home. Where does #NeverTrump go in a Trump presidency? – Denny ... discuss

Imagine you’re sitting in the corner of a room all by yourself. The storm and the pouring rain outside perfectly reflects how you’re feeling. Close by, a crowd of happy people laugh together ... discuss

11 November AD 397 Martin of Tours, pastor and bishop of the Church, was born into a pagan family in what is now Hungary around the year AD 316. He grew up in Lombardy (a region in Italy) and came to ... discuss

Opening HymnA Mighty FortressCollects:1stO God, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those ... discuss

If gradual growth in Christ is exchanged for a radical experience, it is not surprising that many begin looking for the Next Big Thing as the latest crisis experience wears off. Even in my own lifetim ... discuss

There are some things in life we may never get closure and resolution in.For me, one of those things I have had to accept that fact is with Lily's father's family. There was a lot of animosity and pai ... discuss

November 11, 2016Christ the King Novena Prayer,  Day 1Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship.I pray for the grace to place You above the powers of this world in ... discuss

On November 11th, the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint Martin of Tours.St. Martin was born (c. 316) at Sabaria, a town in Pannonia near the famous Benedictine monastery dedicated to his name. A ... discuss

I first posted this over a year ago, but it feels more fitting than ever today, so I'm sharing it again. ~~~~~It's an ugly world out there. I don't even have to sum up headlines for you -- you can jus ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): November 10 November 10th is the Feast of St. Andrew Avellino, the patron saint against Apoplexy.  The following is taken from Father Hugo Hoever's "Live of the Saints:St. ... discuss

To think earnestly of hell for more than five minutes would bring a person to their knees.  Hell is a horrible subject, but one worthy of our attention.  When you think of the population of hell, w ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor. He is regarded as one of the most important of the Western Fathers of the Church.St. Leo the Great (d. 461) was born in ... discuss

It is because we have become practically anti-supernatural and simultaneously super-spiritual in our theology, so that we are, on the one hand, bored with God’s ordinary means of grace (the sacramen ... discuss

So, as I know my children need the awareness of God’s law, they also need the self-awareness that law gives them. They need the guidance of God’s law. I also know that I need to bring that in a sp ... discuss

Most of all, pray for the Church to remain removed from political entanglement, to become more pure and to experience revival; that we would put no confidence in Princes, nor for help on man depend; ... discuss

The Book of Wisdom (11:22-12:2) describes our God as being an amazingly majestic Creator that no human mind can ever fully know or understand. This text speaks of the awesome, never ending, creative, ... discuss

Source: WikipediaIn his interview on EWTN last night Donald Trump criticized Hillary Clinton for her high-level staff members who mocked Catholics and evangelical Christians. “She should apologize. ... discuss

Last month Claire and I were blessed to participate in a reunion party involving people from the Christian Brotherhood’s early years. It was a momentous event as more than 50 of us celebrated the gr ... discuss

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh My sister Mary happens to own two beautiful paintings of Mother Teresa, painted by a friend and given to her many years ago. After a recent visit to her home, I mentioned ... discuss

I live in Connecticut where we have plenty of pick-your-own apple orchards to visit in the autumn. I love the crazy looking old trees like this one. They look like a lost cause, but the only reason th ... discuss

This book is not one you want to blast through in a few weeks like I did. I really like Franciscan friar Richard Rohr and have been receiving his daily emails for about a year now. I have only read on ... discuss

The Collect(s).O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithf ... discuss

On 31 Oct 1517 (the Eve of All Saints), Brother Martin Luther a Augustinian Friar posted his 95 Theses on the door of Castle Church, Wittenberg, Saxony outlining erroneous and corrupt practices taking ... discuss

All Saints' Day, All Hallows, Hallowmas ("hallows" meaning "saints," and "mas" meaning "Mass"), is a feast celebrated on November 1 or on the first Sunday after Pentecost in honour of all the saints, ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

The Collect. O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have com ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

"Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: f ... discuss

+JMJ+Saints Joachim and AnneDear ISIS,Believe it or not, I'm praying much harder for you than for the Servant of God, whom you murdered, Father Jaques Hamel. He has earned his place in Heaven. You, on ... discuss

These photographs of various reactions to the election were pretty fun to look at. Remember when ‘elections have consequences?’ Peter Beinart does not.  The dripping condescension is slim ... discuss

Proverbs is one of those books in the Bible we often use to teach our children the way of wisdom. Yet to be honest, I’ve struggled at times to know how to teach my children the book of Proverbs. ... discuss

We need to confess before God but also before anyone we have offended. Of course we need to confess our sins before God, and when we do this we honor his rule over us and we acknowledge his omniscienc ... discuss

Pastors should be encouraged to preach sound doctrine. Husbands should be encouraged to study the Word with their wives. But, we should be careful not to set up extrabiblical hedges. In our defense of ... discuss

Faith Brings Peace and Joy “Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. ... discuss

Faith Brings Peace and Joy “Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. ... discuss

Faith Brings Peace and Joy “Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. ... discuss

“A Vision of All the Saints”Rev. 7:9-17In a well-known movie, “Dead Poets Society”, Robin Williams played a poetry teacher at an elite boarding school for teenage boys. His unorthodox teachin ... discuss

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Over 20 years ago the 19-year-old man who killed my daughter was sentenced to prison for life.  Ten years after the sentencing I began to wonder if he was still there and found that I was able on my ... discuss

Today is All Saints' Day, when the Church commemorates all saints, whether known or unknown. I repost this for today's feast of All Saints' Day because I simply love this excerpt from The Seven Storey ... discuss

The Day of the Dead, William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)Today we dedicate our prayers in suffrage for the souls in purgatory, still being purified of the remains of sin. Our ties with deceased rela ... discuss

By Andy Schlafly Phyllis Schlafly was with us a glorious 92 years, and active in politics for more than 70 of them. It is difficult to identify any issue that she was not on the right side of, typic ... discuss

Well, I missed a week because of Memorial Day. Oh well! Listening To:Our teens and some of their friends meet on a weekly basis to work on a capella singing - including both secular and sacred pieces. ... discuss

After reading Proverbs 31 for the gazillionth time, I felt inspired this morning to write what a modern day Proverbs 31 woman might be like.  In short, she's perfect!  Of course, none of us ... discuss

A friend of mine came to me this week in private and told me she wanted to get off the homeschool train. She asked me if I had ever thought of quitting. I admitted to her that it was a constant battl ... discuss

By now some of you already know that I was diagnosed with stage three (B – if the B means something to you) colon cancer a week or so ago after going to the hospital for an unrelated issue. App ... discuss

Jesus’ imperative. “Zacchaeus, come down quickly for today I must stay at your house.” We continue in our series of beautiful encounters with Jesus. Last week it was a parable meant to give ... discuss

Just a few days ago, Matt Robinson of Media Gratiae sat down for a conversation with John Snyder and Paul Washer.  Take time to watch and listen to these men talk about the the doctrine of God, the ... discuss

This past Monday, I returned home from a lengthy trip to a remote section of the Colorado mountains.  I spent 12 days with my father and two other men on an elk hunting trip where we were packed hig ... discuss

Recently, Nathan Bingham of Ligonier talked with Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman about marks of a healthy church in a Google Hangout. This is the full version and it’s worthy of the time invest ... discuss

Yesterday, I preached from Acts 17:1-9 in an pre-planned evangelistic service within the life of our church.  In this particular passage, we see the mission and preaching ministry of Paul put on dis ... discuss

Today is election day in America.  Today, the American people will choose a new leader, a new president, a new commander-in-chief to lead our nation for the next four years.  This is a big day in ... discuss

A recent questions and answers session with Drs. Albert Mohler, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, and Derek Thomas during the Ligonier regional conference. The Election Is Over. Let’s Get Political ... discuss

On November 3, we celebrate the feast of St Martin de Porres, a Peruvian Dominican Brother whose life of charity and devotion led to his canonization as the first black saint of the Americas.Martin wa ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 2, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election:  Day 4Saint Jose Sanchez del Rio, martyred for your child-like, yet fearless faith in Christ the King, ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 3, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election:  Day 5Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, who fled to Canada in order to freely practice your faith, join us in p ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 4, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election:  Day 6Saint Damien de Veuster of Molokai, selfless servant of the lepers of Hawaii, join us in praying ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 5, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election:  Day 7Saint John Neumann, founder of the diocesan Catholic school system in America, join us in prayin ... discuss

As we prepare to elect our civic leaders — ever mindful of the assault on religious freedom and the growing threat posed by laws that endanger the unborn, the unwanted, the infirm and the elder ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 6, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election:  Day 8Saint Rita, Patroness of hopeless causes, join us in praying for this election and these intenti ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 7, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election: Day 9Mother Mary, Patroness of the Americas, join us in praying for this election and these intentions: [St ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 7, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election: Day 9Mother Mary, Patroness of the Americas, join us in praying for this election and these intentions: [St ... discuss

Prayer for the Faithful Witness of Catholics in the United States(By Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke)O Lord Jesus Christ, You alone are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In Your Church You show us the Way, ... discuss

Sometimes persistent questions demand a response. The question I would like us to ask and answer this morning is will beauty save the world? It may sound like an odd question. It’s a question occasi ... discuss

6 November AD 1632* Throughout history, God has raised up and blessed many wise kings, wily generals, and heroic fighting men. In Gustav II Adolf, He did all three — and to that mix He added pa ... discuss

ca. AD 1469 - 28 December 1524 Today we remember Johannes von Staupitz, vicar-general of the Augustinian Order in Germany. He befriended the spiritually troubled Martin Luther on numerous occasions, ... discuss

"The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; th ... discuss

A close up of the human eye, photo by Soren Manvelvan."I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread."The opening words of this verse, in Ps ... discuss

Today is the day after the Solemnity of All Saints and is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls). This feast, dating back to the 11th Century, is a time to remember all of the fait ... discuss

“Sometimes, when we’re praying on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, we might wonder whether we’re having any effect,” said one of the Pittsburgh volunteers. “Well … we had a sa ... discuss

Pentecost 9July 17th, 2016Luke 10:38-42"Martha and Mary and Vocation and Faith"Some years ago a psychologist named Abraham Maslow put forward a theory of human needs which was expressed in the form of ... discuss

Sermon – September 18, 201618th Sunday after PentecostHope Lutheran Church, Warren, Michigan1 Timothy 2:1-15“Hope. In This Place.”What a blessing and privilege to return here for Hope's 50th an ... discuss

“Two Kinds of People”Luke 18:9-17There's an old saying, “There are three kinds of people in the world:  Those that can do basic math, and those that can't.”  (Think about it)Today Je ... discuss




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