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Big Government, Big Business - Little Peopleby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: President-elect Donald Trump is President-elect Donald Trump – because he incepted and led much more than a si ... discuss

A lot of professing Christians are actually mad at God because He won't change (Malachi 3:6).  I know it sounds silly, but they actually want God to be like a no good man who lies to you; and the ... discuss

Modesty standards are another part of cultural differences I find fascinating. Women here, good women, nice girls, can wear shorter shorts, shorter skirts, or skin tight slacks. But I almost never s ... discuss

Son of Athelstan and Wulfgeva, he was known as a pious youth. Studied at the monasteries of Evesham and Petersborough. When Wulfstan was grown, but still a young man, his parents joined separate monas ... discuss

What comes after transgender? Surely no gender at all, but only the lone self, wandering trapped in a labyrinth of endlessly binary forking paths, by which it is more controlled than it can ever be co ... discuss

The cadet honor code, the bedrock of Academy life, states, “We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.” My violation of the honor code weighed heavily on my conscienc ... discuss

Jesus Christ came to this earth with a message of compassion, love and mercy.  Many say that the Gospel of Love does away with the law, but that is not what Our Lord said,  He told us he cam ... discuss

Ask yourself this: "What happens when a victim of sex trafficking gets an STD?"Laura J. Lederer, a leader in the fight against human trafficking, looked into that question, and other related questions ... discuss

I love these resumes from the Life Application Bible. They really have a way of focusing us on important information we might otherwise have missed in the bigger story. Meeting of Abraham and Melchiz ... discuss

I remember back in the mid 90s, Sears launched a rebranding campaign: “Come see the softer side of Sears.” Over the past year, Planned Parenthood has been trying that approach with a twist—a po ... discuss

  January 18 is the feast day is St. Margaret of Hungary, Princess and Dominican nun. Born in Turoc Castle in 1242, Margaret was the daughter of King Bela IV, champion of Christianity, and Queen ... discuss

The Confession of Peter is a statement made by Saint Peter the Apostle in the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew 16:13–20, Mark 8:27–30, and Luke 9:18–20, in which he emphatically acknowledged Jesus as ... discuss

When talking of sanctification we need to avoid the two most obvious extremes. There is, on the one hand, the legalistic hypocrisy of pharisaism in which one conforms externally to a standard of rules ... discuss

I’ve noticed over the years that some people in the church do the same, even some preachers are tempted to do this from their pulpits. We put on our best face. We ignore the difficult topics the Bib ... discuss

  The 44th annual March for Life is right around the corner, and we are hearing that lots of first-time marchers will be joining us this year! Below are a few tips to make sure you’re ready ... discuss

  The 44th annual March for Life is right around the corner, and we are hearing that lots of first-time marchers will be joining us this year! Below are a few tips to make sure you’re ready ... discuss

Focusing heavily on abortion is not a good political selling point for Planned Parenthood, and its leaders know it. So, desperate to keep its nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding each yea ... discuss

A new Live Action investigation reveals that Planned Parenthood did not fulfill its promises to change after its employees were caught willing to help sex traffickers cover up abuses of young girls. T ... discuss

Before the conversion of the Emperor Constantine in 312 AD, back in the days when Christianity was still a persecuted religion, the act of becoming a Christian involved turning one's back on the pursu ... discuss

“The Supremacy of Christ “. . . :Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visibl ... discuss

There are 562 federally recognized Indian nations within the United States—about half of which are represented in my home state of Alaska. It wasn’t until this July that the Lord made the First Na ... discuss

What do you see? I see beauty. I see and taste, and smell, the flavor and scent of good, very good, charcoal grilled fresh fish. I see food. Nourishment, sustenance, life. Let food be food. Real food ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)When Jesus heard that John the Baptist had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left His hometown of Nazareth an ... discuss

lived during the reign of Decius and Vallerian in 255. He came from Thebes in Egypt. Because he knew that his brother-in-law was going to turn him over to Decius and Valerian as a Christian, he fled a ... discuss

Here’s a solid truth that never grows old.  My salvation is not an after thought.  The covenant of grace, made before the foundation of the world between God the Father, God the Son, and God t ... discuss

(ca. 300 – 368) was bishop of Poitiers ('Pictavium') and considered an eminent doctor of the Western Christian Church. He was sometimes referred to as the malleus Arianorum ("hammer against Arianism ... discuss

“The real world involves upset, suffering, hardship, struggles and facing our fears.  The attempt to protect students from all semblance of reality at least has one effect.  It makes them forg ... discuss

“One of the primary texts about the importance of remembering God is Deuteronomy 8, which belongs to the larger context of the exodus event. In the face of Israelite slavery in the early chapter ... discuss

We still have no wi-fi, which is making my inner toddler gnash my teeth and stamp my feet. We really don’t have a clue when we’ll get it, either. We keep being told different things, con ... discuss

Editor's Note: The inserted comments in brackets are the editors. Note, the alledged spy reported actions by businessman Trump even if true were not illegal. Trump was not then and not even yet presi ... discuss

I watched an old woman die of hunger and thirst. She had Alzheimer’s, this old woman, was child-like, trusting, vulnerable, with a child’s delight at treats of chocolate and ice cream, an ... discuss

Grandson of the British prince Lothus. Hermit. Monk. Missionary to Scotland, beginning at Cathures. Bishop of the Strathclyde Britons in the area of modern Glasgow in 540. He taught and led there for ... discuss

Jesus knows each of his sheep personally. He knows us by name. He’s intimately acquainted with our hearts, our hopes, our sins and struggles, and will carry us through to the end. No one can snatch ... discuss

As you stand on the precipice of 2017, don’t fear the future for it is in the hands of your sovereign God. Don’t dread the unknown for it is fully known by your omniscient Father. Don̵ ... discuss

I am not saying we should never have urgent care and concern, or even alarm, in situations that warrant it. If your awareness of a clear and present danger springs you into action, that is not anxie ... discuss

Email has made it possible for just about anyone to access us at any time of the day (or night) with a request or a question that may take 15-30 minutes to answer. There have been times in my life whe ... discuss

In his first press conference since being elected President, Donald Trump addressed the unverified documents published the prior evening alleging that Russia had blackmail materials about his financia ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: At a university where Mike Adams is a professor, the Faculty Senate Steering Committee passed a resolution condemning faculty members for public comments on th ... discuss

Patricia Heaton is one of the rare celebrities who openly defends unborn babies’ right to life. An Emmy award winning actress on “The Middle” and formerly “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Heat ... discuss

Wealthy and prominent Christian Roman citizen of Mauritania. During a persecution in Mauritania, he withdrew to live as a hidden hermit, prayerful and out of harm's way.The authorities wanted to use h ... discuss

The Bible teaches that humans’ main problem is that they are separated from God because of sin. Yes, the Bible commands Christians to feed the hungry, but having a full belly doesn’t repai ... discuss

by Andy Schlafly & John Schlafly: As soon as the newly elected 115th Congress was gaveled to order last week, both houses got to work on the long-promised effort to “repeal and replace” the fail ... discuss

Nightmares and dreams about children plagued Stojan Adasevic for years while he worked as an abortionist for communist Serbia. In 26 years, Stojan aborted approximately 48,000 unborn children, includi ... discuss

In a huge victory for the pro-life advocate responsible for uncovering the grisly business of selling body parts of aborted babies, StemExpress has dropped its lawsuit against David Daleiden. Daleiden ... discuss

Time is a tricky beast of a thing. It’s always in motion, moving me forward through life, even as I drag my spiritual feet. And it’s always holding me back when my heart would rather leap forwar ... discuss

ARRA News Service:  Chairman Grassley Lauds Sen. Sessions ‘Character And Qualifications’ In Opening StatementGRASSLEY: “Our hearing today hardly introduces Senator Sessions to the Committee ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: The Hearings Begin - Confirmation hearings for key members of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet got underway today in the GOP-controlled Senate. A ... discuss

My husband was a magician. He thrilled young and old alike with his amazing slight of hand. He would spend hours in front of the mirror practicing a new trick until no one, not even himself, could see ... discuss

Operation Rescue has obtained five Statement of Deficiency Reports that show Missouri state inspectors have cited the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, Missouri, for 39 classes of vio ... discuss

Basil the Great of Caesarea, 1 January AD 379with Gregory of Nazianzus, 9 May AD 389and Gregory of Nyssa, 9 March AD 395 Saints Basil and the two Gregorys, collectively known as the Cappadocian Father ... discuss

“I pretty much agree with Mike Horton’s review though I thought he was too easy on the book. I’d like to add three thoughts to Mike’s review. I’m not going to do any summ ... discuss

Father Lance HarlowThe transition from the Christmas season to Ordinary Time is fraught with emotion for most of us. The unit of time employed for the liturgical season called "ordinary" doesn’t mea ... discuss

Little things: We had been here a couple weeks when I heard somebody calling outside the guesthouse room. I ignored it at first because it didn’t really register. But then it continued and I realiz ... discuss

We have lost a great writer, civil libertarian, free speech absolutist, jazz historian, and pro-life advocate, Nat Hentoff, who died today at 91. As an atheist, Nat took much heat from his fellow libe ... discuss

Too often we hear of men who are well-thought of in church. They know all of the right phrases, and know when to shed the right tears. They sing with gusto and say “Amen” at the right places in th ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)If you go out into the North African desert with its rolling and shifting hills of sand you will likely come upon qui ... discuss

Guest Post by David Martin A longing for God means a longing for the Ancient of Days who knows no change. True Catholics are content with God and seek no change, and consider it a great honor to ... discuss

The First Sunday after the Epiphany, New Testament The Baptism of our Lord (Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:4-11; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22) is always celebrated on the first Sunday after the Epiphany. Christians r ... discuss

Whatever Aquinas says in one place concerning election, regeneration, justification, the bestowal of the Holy Spirit, adoption, sanctification, and other graces, must be considered with the realizatio ... discuss

Let’s be clear. The Bible in general and the book of Acts in particular records and affirms the expected and desired dynamic of statistical growth in and through Gospel healthy churches… and so do ... discuss

Taking instruction. Reaping benefits. For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and impose terms on many peoples. They sha ... discuss

Coming home. Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you. Those whom the LORD has ransomed will return and enter Zion singing, crowne ... discuss

Expect the unexpected. “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is ... discuss

7 January AD 1590 Born 25 March 1528 to blacksmith Jakob Endriß and his wife Anna (née Weißkopf) in Waiblingen in the dukedom of Württemberg, Jakob Andreae (also Andreæ or Andreä) came from a f ... discuss

CLICK ON PICTURE BELOW AND SEE HOW MANY TV SHOWS YOU CAN REMEMBER No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us, WE ARE AWESOME !!! OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF !!! To Those of Us B ... discuss

Congress approved legislation to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business last year only to see pro-abortion President Barack Obama veto it. Today, a leading pro-life me member f the House of r ... discuss

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Actress Patricia Heaton has been pro-life for decades and one of the main reasons for her pro-life advocacy is that she supports women. An Emmy award-winning actress on “The Middle” and formerly ... discuss

My mind was made up.  I was going to have an abortion. I had just learned not only was I pregnant, but I had been drugged and raped.  I had spent the last few hours with nurses and counselors.  I w ... discuss

When people ask me to name preachers that I enjoy listening to and learning from, the name of Alistair Begg always comes up in the conversation.  This clip from a Ligonier conference will demonstra ... discuss

6 January, New Testament The Epiphany season begins today, with the Feast of the Epiphany. This day celebrates the Wise Men bringing their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the Christ Child. ... discuss

"Epiphany" means "manifestation." The full title of this feast that begins a new season of the Church Year is, "The Epiphany, or the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles." The Epiphany season, whic ... discuss

When I was growing up back in Ohio, the village of Milford had their own way of disposing of old Christmas trees. They would be collected and taken to some field at the edge of town, stacked in a big ... discuss

The values Ellison extols as a politician are in direct opposition to his Muslim faith.Rep. Keith Ellisonby Star Parker: As we enter 2017, the Democratic Party has good reason to be concerned.In Washi ... discuss

Let me tell you about me and my sciatica! As you may know, the sciatic nerve is the biggest, longest nerve in your body.  It was three years ago that sciatic pain down my right leg first began,  At ... discuss

Last night was the youth choir play at our parish. I've written loads about our youth choir plays; it has such a fun and varied history. It was born on Christmas Eve, 2007, when our liturgy director a ... discuss

Note: This is a guest post by a friend of mine, Jim Boardman.  Jim is the author of "Finding Happiness: An Introduction to Morality" (Published in 2015) as well as "Ordained Before the World: A C ... discuss

In keeping with the journalistic tradition of looking back at the recent past, we present the top 50 stories of the year that were read on The Aquila Report site based on the number of hits. We will p ... discuss

by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: What made the United States an economic powerhouse with the highest standard of living in the world? Without a doubt, it is our belief in free market economics. W ... discuss

by Dr. Gérard Pince, Contributing Author (France):  The New Year promises to be under the best auspices. The disastrous U.S. President Obama appears to have tried to bring about a conflict with ... discuss

A congressional investigation into the Planned Parenthood abortion business over its sales of body parts of aborted babies has concluded. Lawmakers are suggesting that Congress defund the abortion com ... discuss

Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence said today that he and President-Elect Donald Trump will ensure the repeal of Obamacare. “Make no mistake about it,” Pence told reporters after meeting with GOP law ... discuss

Duly Noted      It is a triumph of propaganda that a tepid tale scores in developed countries. It is that their achievements come from the exploitation of backward societies. Due to lacking kno ... discuss

Was a Christian Roman soldier conscripted in Phrygia during the reign of Emperor Licinius.When ordered to make sacrifice to pagan idols Theagenes refused, he was staked to the ground and beaten which ... discuss

Christ must be the center: We sang the hymn Be Thou My Vision at our wedding ceremony twenty years ago. When we chose the hymn, how little did I know how important having Christ as our vision would b ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland’s ... discuss

In the latest move in an on-going North Carolina battle, a Raleigh abortion clinic filed an appeal asking the city to reverse its decision to allow a pro-life pregnancy center to become its neighbor. ... discuss

by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: This just in: the mainstream news industry has confirmed the existence of "fake news".It's not yet clear exactly what qualifies as "fake news". Some online politica ... discuss

Happy New Year! Each year, I like to write a post reflecting on the past year and anticipating the year to come. 🎉🎆🎊🍾❤️"Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it beIn working o ... discuss

2 January AD 1883; transferred to 3 January* Charles Porterfield Krauth was born in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), on 17 March 1823. He was son of the noted Lutheran pastor Dr. Charles Ph ... discuss

(Chinese name: 艾偉德, pinyin: Ai.wei.de) (February 24, 1902–January 3, 1970) was the Christian missionary to China whose story was told in the book The Small Woman by Alan Burgess, published in ... discuss

It’s hard to see God’s plan from the deepest shadows of the valley of death, Frazer said. The road has been “hard and frustrating,” but not without “glimpses of beauty around us from time to ... discuss

“God’s decretive will refers to the secret, all-encompassing divine purpose according to which he foreordains whatsoever comes to pass. His preceptive will refers to the commands and prohi ... discuss

NEW YORK (AP) — For the Orlando Magic, playing better started with playing harder. ... discuss

“On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, nine ladies dancing ...”The traditional Roman calendar associates this day with the Holy Name of Jesus. It used to be associated with the d ... discuss

There Is No Next Windowby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Washington, D.C. has been – for decades, in bipartisan fashion – a swallowing void of anti-Reality. The federal government has at best ... discuss

A one in ten chance of survival would discourage most. But it did not stop one British mother from reveling in the miracle of the birth of her twin daughters, Rylea and Robyn, the Daily Mail reports. ... discuss

Virginia couple Michael and Margaret Baudinet struggled with infertility and suffered the devastating loss of miscarriage.  This Christmas, however, they had five reasons to be ecstatic – their fiv ... discuss

My top picks from the books I read last year. You may find old books here but if they're on this list, then they were new to me! 7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric MetaxasEric Metaxa ... discuss

2 January AD 1872 Christened Johann Konrad Wilhelm Löhe, he established a reputation already as a young pastor for being "too" theologically conservative and "too" politically progressive. This ... discuss

Jesus’ strength as a warrior was displayed in taking all the blows we could not. He went to the cross and won our salvation. And further, Jesus didn’t fully complete his mission either. Jesus came ... discuss

Happy New Year to all and a blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God! Today we also observe the 50th annual World Day of Peace and are invited to pray for peace in the world. On this first day of the ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

1 January, New Testament This major feast day of the Christian Church marks the infant Jesus' eighth day of life. At this time, the Law required all boys of Israel to be circumcised (cf. Genesis 17:9 ... discuss

Oh, 2016... what a roller coaster year it was. I had so many lows but the highs were what made this year and what I went through worthwhile. Who knew that the lessons I learned during Lent -- on contr ... discuss

It has been a transformative year at Equal Rights Institute.In our second full year as an organization we gave 27 speeches in Illinois, California, Missouri, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, Colorad ... discuss

It has been a transformative year at Equal Rights Institute.In our second full year as an organization we gave 27 speeches in Illinois, California, Missouri, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, Colorad ... discuss

31 Decemberalso The Eve of Jesus' Name On this day, we prepare to celebrate the name chosen by God for His dear Son, who came in the flesh to save His people from their sins. It is also a time to tak ... discuss

Pope Saint Sylvester I or Silvester I was Bishop of Rome from January 31, 314 to December 31, 335, succeeding Miltiades.He filled the See of Rome at a very important era in the history of the Church, ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

“Even though he died at such a young age the impact of his ministry continue to be felt for many decades, and indeed the ripples continue today. By 1855 the congregation had grown to such an ext ... discuss

They gathered together on a Saturday, in the Bronx—they came from far and near, from all races, and from differing educational backgrounds and vocations. They differed in many other ways—but they ... discuss

What is your dream that you hope will make a difference? What is your work to change the world? Do you want to feed hungry children in Africa? Be a missionary to China? Cure diseases in impoverished ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

In my 15 years of full-time teaching, the only thing I have done consistently in every class is use the first few minutes for writing exercises, and I will continue to do that for as long as I am teac ... discuss

God has looked down the corridor of time and has seen your sinful attitudes, thoughts, words, and deeds. Additionally, with his omniscient eye he has foreseen your incorrigible free will. Left to you ... discuss

Tucson Jaguar by Jane St. Clair El Jefe came up out of Mexico to the Santa Rita Mountains to live just north of the city of Tucson, Arizona. He walked across the border — El Jefe’s not on ... discuss

  VIDEO HERE   Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz slammed Obama and his administration for “setting  back the peace process enormously” between the Israelis and Palestinians ... discuss

“On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, six geese a-laying ...”Geese were among the first birds to be domesticated. As our ancestors made the transformation from hunting and gathe ... discuss

I love year-end lists. I love to see what other people loved. 2016 was a fairly quiet year for me when it came to music. There was a lot of great music but there didn’t seem to be a single albu ... discuss

A plenary indulgence may be gained by reciting or singing the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus on the first day of the year. This hymn calls on the Holy Spirit's guidance, protection and blessing before end ... discuss

29 December, Old Testament David, son of Jesse, went from tending his father's flocks to being the greatest of Israel's kings. He ruled from about 1010 to 970 B.C. He was chosen by the Lord and anoin ... discuss

St. Thomas Becket, St. Thomas of Canterbury (c.1118 – December 29, 1170) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Anglican and the Roman Cath ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

. . . Netanyahu calls it right.by Bruce Thornton:: If any doubts remained about Obama’s malignant narcissism, historical ignorance, and geopolitical cretinism, the lame-duck-in-chief dispelled them ... discuss

In his last three weeks as President of the United States President Barrack Obama pushes the United Nation's to hand over half of Jerusalem to the Arabs (Palestinians) blocking the Jews from praying a ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

. . . Respect Those “Not Allowed to be Born”Hearkening to the birth of Jesus Christ, Pope Francis used his Christmas message to urge Catholics worldwide to express compassion for those “not allo ... discuss

You can tell a lot about a person by the people they hang around with. Someone, I forgot who, once said, “Show me a man’s friends and I will show you the man.” Who are Jesus’ friends? When we ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

“Paul does not mince his words. He condemns them as ‘men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain’ (1TI 6.5). The life of ... discuss

“Somewhere along her Christian path, some teacher or mentor had told this woman that God is good because He does what seems right to us. She had been taught that we are to name what we want and ... discuss

Expect the unexpected. “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is ... discuss

Hearkening to the birth of Jesus Christ, Pope Francis used his Christmas message to urge Catholics worldwide to express compassion for those “not allowed to be born.” Speaking to tens of t ... discuss

“Jeremiah’s Letter to the Exiles  Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, a ... discuss

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree.”The period known as Christmastide begins with the Feast of the Nativity itself; specifically, with the evening ... discuss

26 December, New Testament Saint Stephen's Day remembers the first recorded martyr of the Church. Stephen knew the gift of Christmas: His Lord came in human flesh to bring forgiveness and as Jesus for ... discuss

All that we know about Stephen the Protomartyr (that is, the first martyr of the Christian Church) is found in chapters 6 and 7 of the Book of Acts.The early Christian congregations, like the Jewish s ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

  Obama’s hatred of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Jewish state is well known. Last December a report surfaced that Barack Obama intercepted communications between Israeli Prime Mini ... discuss

The Jews knew that Stephen was exceedingly well-informed in the laws of Moses; but as he preached, with great freedom, the Gospel of Christ, they ventured to dispute with him, to convict him of error ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

Christmas is a wonderful time of year.  It's a time when we reflect upon the birth of our savior.  It's a time when we rejoice, feast, give gifts, and fellowship with family.  I think I ... discuss

I suppose life is simpler when you're young, because the world itself is simpler. My dad used to say as much when I was little. Was the world really so complicated when I was young and he was older? I ... discuss

Families across the Christian world are gathering for Christmas even now, with caravans of cars and planeloads of passengers headed to hearth and home. Christmas comes once again, filled with the joy, ... discuss

Obama’s hatred of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Jewish state is well known! Last December a report surfaced that Barack Obama intercepted communications between Israeli Prime Minister ... discuss

When Jade Stevens (pictured) went into a Marie Stopes abortion facility looking for options, she said she felt more like she was on a conveyor belt than in a health care facility. Earlier this week, a ... discuss

Chicago, Ill., Dec 21, 2016 / 09:13 am (CNA).- Coloring books for adults have exploded onto the bookstore scene in the past two years. What was once considered a hobby for the kids is now all the rage ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 358 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1112 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 357 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 357 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1109 Midday Prayer for Wednesday, December 21, using the Current Psalmody God, come to ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 355 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1103 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 351 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1099 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 366 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1130 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 133 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 366 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 364 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1122 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 131 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 359 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1118 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Thurs ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 375 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1148 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 135 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 984 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 374 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 372 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1140 Christian Prayer (single volume) Ordinary: 689 Proper of Season: 134 Psalter: Friday, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 368 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1135 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday, ... discuss

Lord, open my lips.— And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. The Lord is close at hand; come let us worship him. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who s ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2016 / 05:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy, in-depth speech to members of the Roman Curia Thursday, Pope Francis dug into what he said are the key guidelines of his ongoing r ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2016 / 05:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s been said that saints often come in pairs. Sts. Peter and Paul, Mary and Joseph, Francis and Clare, and Louis and Zelie Martin are j ... discuss

We so often here that religion and science don't mix, yet many of the great scientists of the Christian era have been people of faith, John Cantius was one of them.He was born in Kęty, a small town n ... discuss

Angels Announcing the Birth of Christ to the Shepherds, Flinck, 1639.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Homily originally delivered in 2010Whi ... discuss

Listen, Christian. You know that this festive season, for all its glitter, has a center that shines more brightly still. Each Sunday you sit in church hearing the familiar tale, whether dressed in el ... discuss

1.  The Christmas lights in Wichita this year have been amazing! On Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, which is characterized by joy, we went out to view the lights around the city.  Here i ... discuss

O God with Us23 December We now arrive at the seventh and final O Antiphon, including related Scriptures, Latin text and English translation, a Latin hymn stanza, and the English versification from t ... discuss

If you are in Christ, God has made a covenant with you by sacrifice, the sacrifice of His beloved son, Jesus Christ.  In Christ God has supremely demonstrated His Hesed and Hemet.  This Hesed and He ... discuss

I've been giving a lot of thought to certain tensions in the Church at the moment, and my clearest impression is that people are not really hearing one another speak. It troubles me when this happens. ... discuss

by Cully Stimson: Capt. Loyal Ray Blackwood, U. S. Navy, was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on a sweltering day last summer.Born in 1925 in Alabama, he enlisted ... discuss

by Art Carden:“As every individual, therefore, endeavours as much as he can both to employ his capital in the support of domestic industry, and so to direct that industry that its produce may be of ... discuss

by Robert Romano: Whatever can be done with executive action can be undone by executive action.That was one of the messages outgoing President Barack Obama had for his successor, President-elect Donal ... discuss

There fared a mother driven forthOut of an inn to roam;In the place where she was homelessAll men are at home.The crazy stable close at hand,With shaking timber and shifting sand,Grew a stronger thing ... discuss

A Canadian women who aborted her nearly full-term unborn baby defended her actions in a new interview on Thursday after several news outlets broke the story earlier this week. The unnamed woman’ ... discuss

A special Congressional panel that has been investigating the Planned Parenthood abortion business and others for selling the body parts of aborted babies has recommended that an additional 15 entitie ... discuss

O King of the Nations (King of the Gentiles)22 December This brings us to the sixth O Antiphon. Again, we have the Latin text and English translation, a Latin hymn stanza, and the English versificati ... discuss

Now it’s because the university is clearly trying to block Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager from filming any scenes on campus for their upcoming movie about political correctness. In other words, as t ... discuss

When Paul wrote that Scripture is God-breathed, the idea was not one of inspiration but of expiration; that is, the Bible was breathed out by God. The whole point here is that the Bible comes from God ... discuss

Four months after the British government blocked an abortion chain from performing certain abortions, citing serious safety concerns, the government released new reports showing how the abortion chain ... discuss

Saint Peter Canisius entered the Jesuits in the year 1543, at age 22. He worked tirelessly for the renewal of the Church of his time. Part of that was to make sure that there were good Catechisms avai ... discuss

Guest Post by David MartinWith the crisis of faith ever intensifying, it somehow has evaded the Catholic hierarchy that    the crux of the problem has been our casual and disparaging re ... discuss

Burning of Israeli and US Flags outside the DNC Many of us were shocked to see images of Israeli and American flags being burned outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday n ... discuss

O Dayspring (alternately, Dawn of the East, Rising Dawn, etc.)21 December Here follows the fifth of the seven O Antiphons, with Latin text and English translation, a Latin hymn stanza, and the Englis ... discuss

21 December, New Testament The Apostle Thomas (Hebrew or Aramaic for "twin") was also called Didymus (Greek for "twin"); either his parents gave him a most peculiar name or else he consistently went b ... discuss

The Apostle Thomas (Hebrew or Aramaic for "twin") was also called "Didymus" (Greek for "twin"). He was absent when the Risen Lord appeared to the other apostles on the evening of Easter Day, and refus ... discuss

by Dr. Victor Davis Hanson: He grasped that what voters cared about were the very issues politicos were disdainfully ignoring.The American middle classes, the Chinese, and Vladimir Putin have never b ... discuss

by Dr. Thomas Sowell: Nothing so epitomizes the politically correct gullibility of our times as the magic word "diversity." The wonders of diversity are proclaimed from the media, extolled in the aca ... discuss

An adorable website can help expectant parents track the size of their unborn babies by comparing them to real (or not so real) objects. Babysizer lets the user input how many weeks gestation their b ... discuss

As I mentioned in a previous post, I tend to be a little wacko about living efficiently.  Today was no exception.I'm getting ready to turn into a gas station to fill up when a lady driving a simi ... discuss

     High School functions under a fairly rigid caste system; Rule 1) Seniors have nothing to do with freshman unless it's the quarterback of the football team flirting or dating the pr ... discuss

O Key of David20 December This is the fourth of the seven O Antiphons with Scriptures, Latin and English texts of the antiphon, a Latin hymn stanza, and the English versification from the hymn we kno ... discuss

20 December AD 1552 Financial and marital circumstances led Katharina von Bora's (b.1499) parents to place her in a convent when she was but a child of five. In 1515, she became a nun. Later, she and ... discuss

O Root of Jesse19 December Here follows the third of the O Antiphons with Scriptures, Latin and English texts of the antiphon, a Latin hymn stanza, and the English versification from the hymn we know ... 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

Today's Entrance Antiphon (Introit) for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is also a popular hymn for the entire season, and is especially used as an antiphon during Vespers. It is also known as "The Advent ... discuss

O Lord and Ruler of the House of Israel18 December This is the second of the O Antiphons with Scriptures, Latin and English texts of the antiphon, a Latin hymn stanza, and the English versification f ... discuss

O Wisdom from on High17 December This is the first of the O Antiphons with relevant Scriptures, Latin and English texts, the corresponding Latin hymn stanza, and the English versification from the hy ... discuss

17 December, Old Testament Today we commemorate the Holy Prophet Daniel and the Three Young Men — Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These four were among the young men of Judah who were take ... discuss

Our Final Christmas Countdown We count down the final days of Advent using the traditional monastic antiphons to the Magnificat. Most of English speaking Christendom knows these antiphons through the ... discuss




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