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There is perhaps no greater gift than to experience the power and beauty of mercy. Yet it is a gift that is often wrapped in pain and in the humiliation of having experienced the true weight of our s ... discuss

Direct diplomacy between President Barack Obama and his ISIS counterpart, Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi offers “the best hope of bringing ISIS into the community of civilized nations by having the ... discuss

When word came down the night of January 21 that House GOP leaders were reneging on their promise to hold a vote on the 20-week abortion ban the next day – the haunting 42nd anniversary of ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Here are 7 people whose lives are changing the abortion debate. 1) 12-week-old Noah Noah died during a miscarriage at 12 weeks and 5 days. His mother willingly shared an amaz ... discuss

Last Saturday I woke, took a cup of coffee outside and sat listening to the early morning sounds. A beautiful Spring day was promised. The birds were beginning to awaken, it was lovely, peaceful ... discuss

It was on a Holy Wednesday,     and all in the morningWhen Judas betrayed     our dear heavenly King.And was not this     a woeful thing,And ... discuss

When I got married, I had a new experience of association which I had never had as a single person.  My husband and I were together for three and a half years before we got married, and yet, in all o ... discuss

  I can always remember thinking as a kid that I never would have betrayed Jesus like Judas had done. I couldn’t understand how he could have made that choice. It all seemed so obvious. Now, y ... discuss

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended, * That man to judge Thee hath in hate pretended? * By foes derided, by Thine own rejected, * O most afflicted.Holy Week at the parish of Saint John the Beloved ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 31, 2015 / 11:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Tuesday's appointment of Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi as prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, together with Cardinal Rainer Maria W ... discuss

1 April AD 1582? By most accounts, almost nothing stood out about young Fere. Indeed, the birth of this seventh son of one Septimus Filius is lost completely to history. Only apocryphal accounts rema ... discuss

lived during the thirteenth century, and was descended from the Kamska Bulgars and brought up as a Moslem. He was good and kindly towards the destitute, and when the Lord enlightened him with the ligh ... discuss

or Wednesday in Holy WeekIn Western Christianity, the Wednesday before Easter is sometimes known as 'Spy Wednesday', indicating that it is the day that Judas Iscariot first conspired with the Sanhedri ... discuss

Was the most famous Bishop of Caithness and founder of Dornoch Cathedral.His name may suggest that he came from the semi-Gaelicized family of Flemish origin who were Lords of Duffus, and who during Gi ... discuss

Reports of a terrible case of infanticide in New York City yesterday after noon are shocking the world today. According to officials, 35-year-old Latisha Fisher, mother of 20-month-old baby boy Gavrie ... discuss

Propers for Monday before EasterThe Collect.ALMIGHTY God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified; Mercifully grant that w ... discuss

Was born in Siberia on August 26, 1797, and was named John Popov.While in seminary at Irkutsk, he spent so much time with Bishop Benjamin that the dean gave him the name "Veniaminov" (son of Benjamin) ... discuss

John Donne was the most outstanding of the English Metaphysical Poets and a churchman famous for his spellbinding sermons. His poetry is noted for its ingenious fusion of wit and seriousness and repre ... discuss

Propers for Tuesday before EasterThe Collect.O LORD God, whose blessed Son, our Saviour, gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame; Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of ... discuss

by Nolan Peterson: MARIUPOL, Ukraine — As part of a joint Department of Defense-State Department effort to bolster Ukraine’s internal defense capabilities, the United States will be sending Army ... discuss

Dear Lemondrop, It’s your daddy. I want you to know how hard your mommy and I prayed for you. We asked God for you.  We prayed for a family and God has blessed us with both you and your older broth ... discuss

On March 30, 2005, Terri Schiavo had her last full day of life on this earth and both her family and Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life will never forget the last moments they shared with the wom ... discuss

Dear Lemondrop, It’s your daddy. I want you to know how hard your mommy and I prayed for you. We asked God for you.  We prayed for a family and God has blessed us with both you and your older broth ... discuss

 New Zealand mother creates stunning photos of girl born without left hand to prove she can live normal, everyday childhood By Dave Andru ... discuss

 Alzheimer’s: To Love and Care or Kill? By Wesley J. Smith Sometimes I get emotional whiplash. On one hand, we see very prominent bioet ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Over at Crisis Magazine you'll find this great piece by James Jacobs, PhD, titled On Redefining Reality: A Dialogue, in which he tells us about how he engaged a shop owner ... discuss

31 March, Old Testament Joseph was the son of the patriarch Jacob and Rachel — and was his father's favorite son. He incurred his older brothers' jealousy and anger (both through Jacob's f ... discuss

Fascinating:  A microbioligist and a medieval scholar got together and tested an old Anglo Saxon remedy for the eye sty.  It seems it could be extremely effective on MRSA. The whole thing is pretty ... discuss

Let us go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. Today he returns from Bethany and proceeds of his own free will toward his holy and blessed passion, to consummate the mystery of our salvatio ... discuss

Addressing the American University  Catholic Community at AU's multifaith center, April 20, 2013. To have me speak at your college or parish, contact me via the form in the right-hand sidebar.Tod ... discuss

Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maestà (back, central panel): Jesus Accused by the Pharisees. 1308-11.The Passion of Our LordPETER'S DENIALSJesus having been much ill-used, is led into one of the courtya ... discuss

Since I hear that they want to replace Air Force One I thought this would be a good joke for today...President Obama was visiting a primary school in North Carolina and visited a fourth grade class. T ... discuss

By:  Susan Jones Saudi ambassador Adel al-Jubeir. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh, File)(CNSNews.com) - "We ... discuss

Since I started working as a pro-life advocate in 2011, I have deeply struggled with how to have productive conversations with moral relativists.  I could “win a debate” with them, but I have a l ... discuss

“Land of the pilgrims’ pride,” why do you keep a vigil tonight? For a TV? The latest video game console? A toy for a dear child? Perhaps you have done this before: For tickets to a sporting ... discuss

Recently, the Catholic Answers apologist Jimmy Akin wrote a very interesting post on the dating of the Gospel of John. I read the text differently than he does. Below is a synopsis of his argument (I ... discuss

In the Passion today, the Narrator reads, "So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas to them and, after he had Jesus scourged, handed him over to be crucified."Isn't pleasing the crow ... discuss

Notes taken from my first read through volume six some 17 years ago- this section of my notes focused on religion and CM Basic principles: According to volume six, and probably every other book, Charl ... discuss

also Sunday of the Passion29 March AD 2015 The Sunday before His crucifixion, our Lord Christ rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Accompanied by His disciples, He heard the people crying, "Hosanna!" Thi ... discuss

Palm Sunday is a moveable feast in the Christian calendar which falls on the Sunday before Easter. In the Western church it must always fall on one of the 35 dates between March 15 and April 18.The fe ... discuss

(April 25, 1792 – March 29, 1866) was an English churchman and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford (1870).John Keble, born 1792, ordained Priest in 1816, tutor at Oxford from 1818 to 1823, publis ... discuss

This post might be all over the place, so bear with me. I'm about to get really raw and vulnerable.I don't want Lily to be seen as a "sad thing that happened to me." I don't want other people to look ... discuss

Does this sound like an admonition? Such as in “run for good health”. Since the writer has experienced the University of Oregon’s legendary Bill Bowermann, and since then has stuck to daily run ... discuss

 Planned Parenthood and euphemism: how they describe abortion By Sarah Terzo Editor’s note. This appeared at liveactionnews.org and is r ... discuss

When word came down the night of January 21 that House GOP leaders were reneging on their promise to hold a vote on the 20-week abortion ban the next day – the haunting 42nd anniversary of the ... discuss

An unnamed nurse gives a chilling description of infanticides that took place at the hospital where she worked.  The nurse told a reporter from the Catholic Twin Circle that a doctor she worked with ... discuss

Although struck with an iron rod until one of his arms had to be amputated, the doctor would not be quieted. Finally, as DeMille's autobiography recounts, "one Gestapo officer beat the doctor's head a ... discuss

It is not delusional to expect elected officials to keep their word. When a politician says they will fight tooth and nail for something, it is reasonable to expect that they will. It is not delusiona ... discuss

During the Spanish-American War (1898), arising from a dispute over Cuba and Puerto Rico, the United States also acquired Guam and the Philippines. (For a brief note on the subsequent history of these ... discuss

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Question: "Making the sign of the cross became a practice in the 4th century. The apostles, Christ and nobody in the ancient Church practiced it, so why should we?"This question is based on a false pr ... discuss

The Patriot Post: Bowe Bergdahl, the Army Pfc. taken “captive” by the Taliban but freed in exchange for five Taliban Gitmo detainees, will be charged with desertion. Bergdahl deserted his post in ... discuss

This is a "repost" from previous years for Holy Week. However, I need it every single year to keep in mind for my own preparation ... and so thought I'd share them with y'all as well.I think if we cou ... discuss

In the past I’ve blogged about the concept of ‘what do you have in your hand,’ the idea being it’s better to make do with what you have than to run to the store for something. ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Some of us start off as pro-life, but not all. Those who converted offer a certain kind of perspective. They saw the truth and the light, and they became pro-life! Here’s a ... discuss

“Our Lord has shown me the way that leads to love – it is the only way that leads to love – it is the way of childlike trust and surrender; the way a child that sleeps is afraid of nothing in it ... discuss

In the past when we ‘did’ Shakespeare and we were reading a play ‘in character,’ that is, assigning parts, here’s the gist of how we went about it: After we read the stor ... discuss

Fork in the Road The other day, in a moment of grief, looking down at the ground in deep thought, I walked right over this pitiful fork. It was at the edge of the driveway next to the waste container ... discuss

So, this sort of thing is going around in many ways all over. Succinctly put (from here): If you want to feel depressed about the future of American politics, Obamacare confirms an unnerving phenomen ... discuss

Booze ban for Saskatchewan strip clubsQuote from Brad Wall:“If by this decision we have inadvertently allowed for even a marginal increase in the chance for human trafficking, it’s the wrong decis ... discuss

A new governmental report shows American taxpayers have been forced to send $1.5 billion in federal funds to the nation’s biggest abortion business, Planned Parenthood. Two years ago, pro-life m ... discuss

Credit:  www.world-wide-art.comJames Christensen - The AnnunciationToday is an important solemnity in the Catholic Church. Today is the story of true greatness unrecognized by a world dazzled on ... discuss

In January of 1848, 20-year-old Ann Gallager of Boston approached a married friend, Catherine Beath, with the news that she was pregnant. Ann asked Catherine to go with her to Dr. John Stevens to arra ... discuss

In Australia, Kate and David Ogg had been trying to conceive for three years when they found out they were expecting twins. They were thrilled and Kate went on to have a healthy pregnancy. However, at ... discuss

Dear older woman: HELP!  My children have clogged the toilet by giving their barbies baths (Barbie’s head came off), dumped out the cereal boxes on the dining room floor because they stood on t ... discuss

25 March, New Testament Luke 1:26-38 tells us how the angel Gabriel announced to Mary of Nazareth that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ and her response. Mary, a virgin pledged to m ... discuss

In the first chapter of Luke we read how the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ, and how Mary answered, "Here I am, the handmaid of the Lord. Let i ... discuss

I have heard from time to time that there are people in America who believe Obama is going to try to run for another term as President. I could see the theory flames being stoked this weekend as Obama ... discuss

“’Moreover, Yahweh said, ‘Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, walking to trip as they go, jingling ornaments on their feet; therefore t ... discuss

by Kelsey Harkness: For the first time this year, Congress will get a chance to directly question the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) over its involvement in Operation Choke Point.In a he ... discuss

by Kelli Kansans for Life reports that the late George Tiller’s “rubber stamper” abortionist, Ann Kristin Neuhaus, is continuing her attempts to get her medical license revocation o ... discuss

Wouldn't it be something if you could write a letter to a brother or sister in Christ who was being persecuted for their allegiance to Jesus? I mean, a real letter that would actually get to these bel ... discuss

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media When the CBS show “Madam Secretary” premiered last September, there was much speculation and hand-wringing about whether or not the title character, Secretary o ... discuss

Okay, not taxes.  This is just about death. This is what my parents chose to do a few years ago.  They contacted a state university and made arrangements to donate their bodies to the medical depart ... discuss

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Mar 23, 2015 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Arabia, which serves the more than 2 million Catholics in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, ... discuss

For a few years, I have been working on babyloss comfort boxes to be given in honor and memory of Lily Katherine to the Birth Center where she was born. This has been a project for my mom and I to do ... discuss

A southern California hospital says it will give the family of a mother of seven just four days to find a new medical facility to care for her before it will yank her life support. At Anaheim Regional ... discuss

“’Moreover, Yahweh said, ‘Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, walking to trip as they go, jingling ornaments on their feet; therefore t ... discuss

Text: Mark 10:35-45Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.I am addicted to glory my friends!  There is no doubt about it that I want glory and I am pretty conv ... discuss

Sen. Ted Cruz announced today that he’ll expose his wife and young daughters to 24/7 stalking and anonymously-sourced creepy tabloid stories, and so he became the first official candidate in the ... discuss

Photograph by David Levene/eyevine via Redux.Tim Worstall’s recent Forbes.com piece, “Paul Krugman’s Amazing About Face On The Minimum Wage”, reminds me very much of the old joke that either c ... discuss

The ancient kingdom of Armenia was the first country to become Christian, and it recognizes Gregory as its apostle. Armenia was a buffer state between the powerful empires of Rome and Parthia (Persia) ... discuss

The latest issue of The Truth, the newsletter of Les Femmes, is not online at our website yet, but I thought I would post the lead article with footnotes for those concerned about the upcoming Ordinar ... discuss

Passion Sunday is a term sometimes used to denote the fifth Sunday of Lent in the Christian liturgical calendar.In Traditional Catholic and Prayer Book Anglican circles, Passion Sunday continues to re ... discuss

was born in Connecticut in 1831, ordained to the priesthood in 1855, and promptly became a professor of Church history at at Nashotah House, a seminary of the Episcopal Church in Wisconsin. In 1859 he ... discuss

Scott Walker got elected as governor of Wisconsin without a college degree. That has the usual purveyors of snide remarks, such as democratic provocateur, Howard Dean, questioning Walker’s president ... discuss

The façade must be maintained at all costs. You can never be allowed to see the man behind the curtain because once the light is shined on all this, it all comes tumbling down – immediately recogni ... discuss

The following 'Funeral Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure confidence i ... discuss

The following 'Visitation and Prayer Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sur ... discuss

Inspired by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s account of a Soviet labor camp revolt in Gulag Archipelago, Volume III, the story of FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS follows political prisoners and security officials at a ... discuss

Chapter 2 GIF — ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND THE EGG In the little world in which children have their existence… there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice. — Charles Dickens So ... discuss

23 March AD 332 Christian pastor, evangelist, and bishop Gregory the Illuminator (or Enlightener; Armenian: Գրիգոր Լուսաւորիչ, transliterated Grigor Lusavorich) was born sometime betw ... discuss

(2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI. He helped build a favourable case for Henry's divorc ... discuss

I remember back in junior high school, having a then-deep and philosophical conversation with one of my equally-deep 12 year old friends about what makes a bad word "bad".We surmised that we should be ... discuss

Lily Katherine's birthday was absolutely precious! It is amazing to see how the Lord perfectly planned out every small detail to make it memorable and special for my family and I as we love and miss t ... discuss

“For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.”  AKJV   (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  One of the great things ... discuss

It really does help me get on the right track and figure out what I want to do when I start by looking at Miss Mason’s principles and goals, and then determine what to do from there. Here are ... discuss

In Ohio, Deasia Watkins, who has been accused of decapitating her baby in her home, faces a grand jury next week, which is expected to officilly indict her with a murder charge. On March 16th, childre ... discuss

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By SOPHIE DRUFFNERWhen his parents saw him,they were astonished,and his mother said to him,“Son, why have you done this to us?Your fat ... discuss

In December 2014, a YouTube video of Kimberly Henderson singing Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” to her then 1-year-old Vaida went viral, receiving over four million views. Now on her ... discuss

In California, doctors are planning to take a mother of seven off life support against her family’s wishes. At Anaheim Regional Medical Center, Lisa Avila went into cardiac arrest six weeks ago afte ... discuss

Theo's extremely infrequent collected news and commentary collectionBrethren, Peace be with you.I wanted to comment on things that may be old news, but still relevant in current debate.1. On Congress' ... discuss

Congressional Democrats are blocking a bill to help victims of sex trafficking because it contains a provision that prohibits funding abortions. Abortion advocates say abortion is necessary to help wo ... discuss

was born in Northumbria in northern England about 625. One night, while tending a herd of sheep, he saw lights in the sky which he interpreted as a soul being escorted heavenward by a band of angels. ... discuss

by Michelle Malkin: You’ve heard it from Big Government lobbyists. You’ve heard it from Big Business lackeys in both political parties. And you’ve heard it from journalists, pundits and think ... discuss

in the course of his lifetime was both rewarded and punished for his firm adherence to principle. He was born in 1637 and reared by his half-sister Anne and her husband the well-known angler Izaak Wal ... discuss

All sound reason and moral judgment has gone out the window and our government resembles something we'd be ashamed to bring home to mom. We can no longer live with ourselves in the morning. The time i ... discuss

The false choice mantra of the ungodly left is grounded in the disrespect of Almighty God, and the disrespect for his creation. Mankind created in the image of God, yet the god-hating left continues t ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 5 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and Matthew 5:27-32Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. In the prev ... discuss

In the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, an e-mail arrived in my inbox declaring “A Quarter of Congressional Democrats Choose to Betray Israel.” Obviously ... discuss

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church The Holy Patriarch Saint Joseph was appointed by God to be the guardian and protector of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He is also a model for us of fatherhood and f ... discuss

Perhaps, like me, you find it hard not to marvel at the determined effort by so many authorities throughout the U.S. to impose silence on any speech that might disagree with their policies, raise tho ... discuss

Democrats voted twice today to block a bill to help sex trafficking victims in order to attempt to fund abortions with federal funds. Senate Democrats have now voted five times against ending debate o ... discuss

She glanced back at where my dad ... was having a technical discussion with the rest of the band. Lots of hand gestures as he indicated where he wanted solos to come in during the set because, as my d ... discuss

One woman shared her abortion story in the journal America:“A terrible, raw guilt had festered in me for many years. Ever since the day I had walked into a trendy women’s health clinic and filled ... discuss

Feeding the poor?  Definitely not!  Nothing wrong there.  They must be commended and encouraged to continue practicing this Corporal Work of Mercy.Carry on dear friends!I see this grou ... discuss

All that we know of Joseph we learn from the first two chapters of Matthew and of Luke. Otherwise he is mentioned only in passing in Luke 3:23; John 1:45; John 6:42 as the supposed father of Jesus. (M ... discuss

Washington D.C., Mar 18, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope's surprise announcement of a holy year for mercy has Catholics weighing in on the significance of the move, which some say can be bo ... discuss

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by Phyllis Schlafly: It seems so early, but eager candidates are already lining up to become the Republican nominee for President in the important race of 2016. There has already been one showcasin ... discuss

Senate Democrats voted yet again today to block a bill to help victims of sex trafficking because it contains pro-life language to ensure that funds intended for women victimized by human trafficking ... discuss

She was an only child, and both her parents had already passed from this life. Her husband was unemployed and she was struggling to take care of her year-and-a-half-old daughter. A number of her husba ... discuss

There is a sharp and consequential asymmetry between left and right in American politics. It is my purpose here to describe the asymmetry and explain both its origins and consequences. But first an i ... discuss

This is probably too many books to read in a semester. I have blogged about this before, CM and Slow Reading, quoted Miss Mason: “Novels are our lesson books only so far as we give thoughtful, c ... discuss

Jos, Nigeria, Mar 18, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has sent a letter to the bishops of Nigeria telling them not to be discouraged by problems caused by an increase of extremist viole ... discuss

(c. 962–18 March 978) was king of England from 975 until he was murdered in 978. Edward is thought to have been the son of King Edgar and Æthelflæd. His succession to the throne was contested by s ... discuss

was born in Jerusalem around 315, and became bishop of that city in about 349. The years between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Council of Constantinople (381) were troubled years, in which the Ch ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2015 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- By presenting a joint statement to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council to support Christians and other communities in the Middle East ... discuss

Francesca Chambers wrote at The Daily Mail, March 16, 2015 (HT Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch) that everyone knows Obama is handing the Iranians a license to nuke Tel Aviv and even some Democrats rea ... discuss

By:  Susan Jones Boehner Urges Clinton to 'Turn Over Her Perso ... discuss

Proving once again that, for Democrats, abortion trumps everything else in politics, Senate Democrats voted today to stop a bill to help human trafficking victims because the measure won’t pay for t ... discuss

By:  Susan Jones Boehner Urges Clinton to 'Turn Over Her Perso ... discuss

Just when you think it can't get more intrusive; http://freebeacon.com/issues/epa-wants-to-monitor-how-long-hotel-guests-spend-in-the-shower/In the last several years there have been stories about lap ... discuss

Just a few things for St. Patrick's Day. A Joke from Miss Cellania some time ago, but which I continually find amusing. Mrs. O'Connor wants a Divorce"Well, Mrs. O'Connor, so you want a divorce?" the ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Patrick (387-493), the patron saint of Ireland. It is on the Emerald Isle that today is both a national and religious holiday. At one time, the bars woul ... discuss

Goal: to give ideas and experiences in as many branches of our relationships as possible. (relationships with the natural world, the technological world, relationships with the story of mankind past a ... discuss

17 March AD 466 Pádraig (Patrick, Padraic), one of the best-known missionary saints, was born to a Christian family in southwest Britain around the year 389. While he was a teenager, raiders capture ... discuss

was born about 390, in southwest Britain, somewhere between the Severn and the Clyde rivers, son of a deacon and grandson of a priest. When about sixteen years old, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates a ... discuss

This appointment is a mistake. A BIG mistake. No one who has had a credible allegation made about them should be appointed anywhere as a bishop. The fact that three separate victims all claim that thi ... discuss

Two years ago today I was sitting in an abortion clinic thinking not having Vaida was best for me. People remember dates for birthdays, and anniversaries. Well this date is forever burned in my brain. ... discuss

If Jannuzzi's comment were still up what would Jesus do?Defending Catholic truth is intolerable if it goes against the homosexual zeitgeist!CATHOLIC TEACHER SUSPENDED OVER COMMENTS ON HOMOSEXUALITYThi ... discuss

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) discusses the work of the House select committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks that took the lives of fou ... discuss

In the last day or two while browsing, rabbit trailing, writing, and musing, I stumbled across book of Victoriana ode to poetry that is delighting me as I work through it. It touches on several of my ... discuss

Rarely does a Scripture leap out at me as powerfully as today's impromptu reading of Matthew's account of the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. In Matt 26:45, it reads, "So leaving them again, He wen ... discuss

This sponsored post was prepared by Dr. C.J. Williams, Professor, Old Testament Studies, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary To open the Bible is to step into a world in which s ... discuss

One woman shared her abortion story in the journal America: “A terrible, raw guilt had festered in me for many years. Ever since the day I had walked into a trendy women’s health clinic and filled ... discuss

by Kelli Abortion is sold as a quick, easy, uncomplicated procedure that only takes a few minutes. But botched abortions are happening more often than the abortion industry would care for the public t ... discuss

TweetBy Adrienne VandenbergTwo weeks ago, I returned from sunny and not-so-warm Florida. It was there that I spent several days volunteering with the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, sharing th ... discuss

Outside my window...Award Photography via Flickr Abandoned Barn in Dublin Ohio Sci-Fi Edit.  Licensed CC I am thinking...I didn't mean to take a full week off from blogging - it just sort of ... discuss

St. Catherine of SienaCredit:  www.discerninghearts.comI recently did a post on traditional Catholics and the emphasis they place on external worship, citing the fact that this can be a very dang ... discuss

was born on Cyprus. He was one of the seventy chosen by Christ and sent out to preach (Luke 10:1). He and his brother, the holy Apostle Barnabas of the Seventy, accompanied the holy Apostle Paul on hi ... discuss

I'm kinda sympathetic to this piece of writing, without completely agreeing with it.I wouldn't call mothering a job. I think in the quest to make mothering seem valuable, people call it a job and put ... discuss

Date: March 8, 2015 Place: St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church Scripture: John 2:13-22 When I was in college I was president of a student organization that brought in various speakers to address ... discuss

Saturday of the Third Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By GABY HUNDZATo some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men ... discuss

A message that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now the Pope Emeritus) sent to a meeting of the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation in August 2002. The group was meeting in Rimini, Italy. Every year ... discuss

This is some seriously interesting reading: Few these days will admit to supporting the 2003 Iraq invasion, especially given that we now know that it helped give rise to ISIS. But the forerunner and c ... discuss

 “The abortion I didn’t want” but woman says it was still the right decision By Dave Andrusko To begin with, you are rarely, if eve ... discuss

I grew up in a home with guns. My dad was a hunter, and he had several rifles. My brother and I were taught early on the guns were not toys, and were strictly off limits, so we never ventured into the ... discuss

The letter to Iran masterminded by uber-hawk Sen. Tom Cotton and signed by 47 Republican Senators, including most surprisingly Rand Paul, has caused quite a stir. The letter basically states that any ... discuss

First, an apology- I promised to have this done yesterday, and I actually did. Only when I hit publish, wordpress asked ‘are you sure you want to do this?’ and then decided for me that I d ... discuss

The letter to Iran masterminded by uber-hawk Sen. Tom Cotton and signed by 47 Republican Senators, including most surprisingly Rand Paul, has caused quite a stir. The letter basically states that any ... discuss

The radio silence hasn't been because I've been enjoying the silence (though I have...). No, it was because I hit a serious case of writer's block. I wasn't even working on my new novel. Thankfully I ... discuss

I recently wrote an article about Robin Marty, a pro-choice journalist who attended the East Coast Walk for Life and then wrote about her experience. You can read part one here.My reason for writing t ... discuss

Today in Washington. D.C. - March 13, 2015:President Obama and Sec. of State John Kerry plays footsies with Iran and the United Nations.Neither the House or Senate is in session today.The House will r ... discuss

Christianity Today, founded by none other than Billy Graham, is not only the name of a popular magazine/online news source for evangelicals, it’s a phrase that makes one wonder: “What is Christian ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenI write this from Victoria, where our #NO2Trudeau Campaign will be kicking off this evening at the University of Victoria. With speaking locations booked across the country i ... discuss

 By Patrick J. BuchananAs the European Coal and Steel Community of Jean Monnet evolved into the EU, we were told a "United States of Europe" was at hand, modeled on the USA. And other countri ... discuss

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (Author), Charlotte Brewster Jordan (Translator) Reader Review: This book depicts in great detail a way of life that is so changed from the ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 12, 2015 / 09:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- His trip last August to South Korea was on Pope Francis' mind Thursday when he met with the nation's bishops, who are visiting Rome for their ad ... discuss

Bologna, Italy, Mar 13, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The confessional is one of the most private and privileged places in the world. So when an Italian journalist violated the bond of trust betwe ... discuss

The Five Holy Wounds of Our Lord Jesus ChristFriday after the Third Sunday of LentIntroit: Philippians ii: 8-9Our Lord Jesus Christ humbled Himself unto death, even unto death upon the Cross: Therefor ... discuss

...(in fact I think this is a first) but when we do, we might as well blog about it! This is homemade hand salve made with avocado oil, coconut oil, and beeswax. Two are scented with peppermint and on ... discuss

Though there is has not been an official commemoration set by any Christian denomination, it is time to reflect on the persecution of Christians in Iraq and remember those who have been martyred for t ... discuss

Illinois doctors, nurses and medical personnel could be forced to make ethical choices between serving God and obeying the State with a bill being considered in the Illinois Senate.Imagine for an inst ... discuss

First off, this weekend, we get a high “holy” pi day, after all, 3/14/15 is 5 digits of pi, not just 3. Except it isn’t. See, 3.1415 are the actual first 5 digits of pi. Except if yo ... discuss

Kenneth R. Timmerman, Accuracy in Media: Until Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) revealed last week that his Benghazi Select Committee was investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for her ... discuss

When my daughters were young, I wrote about "Lent with Young Children."We always did our Lamb of God calendar:We put beans in the Sacrifice Jar for every tiny, kind act, and every prayer sincerely utt ... discuss

Both houses of the Utah state legislature have now passed, and the state’s Republican Governor Gary Herbert has said he will sign, S.B. 296, a bill which purports to be a historic compromise pro ... discuss

The title of this post takes a simple statement—abortion is not complicated—and says it in a rather complicated and confusing way. Why? Because the issue of abortion is both simple and co ... discuss

The title of this post takes a simple statement—abortion is not complicated—and says it in a rather complicated and confusing way. Why? Because the issue of abortion is both simple and co ... discuss

Even at the best of times there is nothing simple about raising children. But throw in a million new technologies—new devices and social networks and apps—and things get far more complic ... discuss

Today's saint is a great inspiration for those who suffer from poverty and illness, especially young people. She is the patron of the disabled and those who are physically challenged.Seraphina was bor ... discuss

In the beginning was the Word. Christians rightly cherish the declaration that our Savior, the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, is first known as the Word — the one whom the Father has ... discuss

Only two patriarchs of Rome, Leo I and Gregory I, have been given the popular title of "the Great." Both served during difficult times of barbarian invasions in Italy; and during Gregory's term of off ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Are people in Arkansas as stupid as their legislators think?Last November, legislators tricked enough voters to narrowly pass Issue 3.I’ve addressed before the ... discuss

In Australia, Kate and David Ogg had been trying to conceive for three years when they found out they were expecting twins. They were thrilled and Kate went on to have a healthy pregnancy. However, at ... discuss

In May 2012, Marie Delanote was pregnant with her fourth child but wasn’t expecting her arrival for another four months. However, at 23-weeks her water broke and she was rushed to the Basildon hospi ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 11, 2015 / 04:32 am (CNA).- The destruction of Syria’s ongoing war has unearthed an unexpected jewel in the refugee camps of Lebanon: the chance for women to gain an education ... discuss

11 March AD 1575 Croatian reformer Matthias Flacius Illyricus (Matija Vlačić Ilirik) was born on 3 March 1520 in Labin (Albona in Latin). At that time, the region was under control of the Venetian ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 11 is St. Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart (1747 - 1770), a Discalced Carmelite nun and mystic, who spread love for Jesus and devotion to the Sacred Heart in a q ... discuss

New Haven, Conn., Mar 10, 2015 / 06:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- You have probably heard about their work with charitable organizations and the international councils that they've founded across the globe. ... discuss

Nature Writing: The Mason-Bees Excerpt: As the nests of the Mason-bee of the Walls are erected on small-sized pebbles, which can be easily carried wherever you like and moved about from one place to a ... discuss

Living in the ’70s: According toone U.S. Rep., the federal gov'tcould see zero-based budgetingreform, whose budget hasn'tbeen upgraded since 1974.by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: There is no myste ... discuss

By: Benjamin Weingarten TheBlaze Few Americans would want to live under the rule of General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt’s authoritarian president. But on the other hand, neither would any jihadist. ... discuss

Derek Flood has written an excellent book explaining the issues I covered in my blog series this past autumn. My series is titled "Not everything Biblical is Christian." His book is titled Disarming S ... discuss

This Administration’s Hand Wear of Choiceby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: February 26 was a particularly terrible day – in a six-plus year history of terrible Barack Obama Administra ... discuss

http://www.humanlifematters.org/2007/02/shadows-of-suffering-fade-in-light-of.html Back in 2007 I wrote a post about disabled pianist Paul Wittgentein. It can be read at the link above. I ca ... discuss

In the space of a fortnight recently, 33 articles appeared in Irish national newspapers pushing hard for more abortion. In the same period, only 1 pro-life article was published. Pro-life campaigners ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 10, 2015 / 07:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis gave a recent interview with an Argentinian shanty town's community paper, where he touched on how he feels about ISIS threats and j ... discuss

After a lengthy run-up, the issue of webcam abortions will come squarely before the Iowa Supreme Court this Wednesday. The Des Moines Register’s Tony Leys, who has covered the issue for the state’ ... discuss

In 1990, Bill Hawkins got in a head-on collision with another vehicle that left him completely paralyzed. Later Hawkins was diagnosed with locked-in syndrome, which is a condition where a person is to ... discuss




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