Topic: happiness

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time(click here for readings)“A sower went out to sow.And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path,and birds came and ate it up.Some fell on rocky ... discuss

Love says that it is good that you exist and in so far as I am able I will contribute to your happiness, your existence, your flourishing. Jason Lepojärvi ... discuss

On July 22, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, the patron of penitent sinners and contemplatives.  Her name is derived from her native town of Magdala in Galilee. She plays a ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux “If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” This famous quote attributed to St. Catherine of Sienna could very well describe the good fruit of the secon ... discuss

In R.C. Sproul’s book The Glory of Christ, he focuses on the moments of great glory in the life of Christ—a life marked by so much that was inglorious and not at all befitting the ... discuss

I know this is long, but I feel this needed to be said...As many of you know, I run a blog called The Catholic Breadbox, in which I publish quotes culled from the great writers and big names of the Ch ... discuss

Matthew Schellhorn, a highly-regarded classical pianist, has kindly given me permission to reproduce below his moving account of his late mother’s terminal illness and his insightful arguments a ... discuss

Matthew Schellhorn, a highly-regarded classical pianist, has kindly given me permission to reproduce below his moving account of his late mother's terminal illness and his insightful arguments against ... discuss

The ongoing crisis at the southern border demonstrates, once again, the problems of government by executive action (or inaction). In this essay, inspired by Madison's Federalist 52, we consider the m ... discuss

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th; however, you can pray it anytime. St. Anne (Hebrew, Hannah, grace; also spelled Ann, Anne, Anna) ... discuss

 “Would my name have been the same?” “Would I even be here?” “Did my parents want me? These are just a few of the haunting questions asked by many siblings of aborted babies, questions ... discuss

I Will Refresh You Our life is about sharing in Jesus' burden, the sweet yoke. This world cannot give you true happiness; only in trusting in the Lord and following Him will you find true love and ... discuss

Cologne, Germany, Jul 15, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has been appointed Archbishop of Cologne, the Vatican announced July 11. The Cologne archdiocese has some 2 mi ... discuss

During an interview with Barcelona's leading newspaper last month, Pope Francis referred to ..."big world economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money..." I suppose that money was a ... discuss

There is only one reason for House Republicans to sue Obama over his many treasonous acts against this country, the legal citizens of this nation and our Constitution – to avoid taking any real cons ... discuss

The pernicious effect of government warping markets is absolute – and the evidence is obvious and everywhere. When 300+ million Americans (and when 8+ billion worldwide are able to) make their o ... discuss

Recently I read a post that stated something I have heard numerous times;  “religious convictions have no place in influencing legislation in a secular society.” By the word “secular,” I can ... discuss

April 6, 2014 - Baker's Green Acres: What happened when our government went after a pig farmer. A story of a man (a Veteran) watching America's back - a man of principle, not property. "Baker's Gr ... discuss

Thank G-d it's Friday, and time for your moment of whimsy …The mainland of China may still be "Red," but they're also starting to loosen up just a bit, including Western-style entertainment in the f ... discuss

The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy to Take Back the Republican Party and then America at the Ballot Boxarticle source: http://theprecinctproject.wordpress.comMay 10, 2013[Updated Apr ... discuss

A Market After Government Gets a Hold of It  Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The pernicious effect of government warping markets is absolute - and the evidence is obvious and everywhere. ... discuss

I do short book reviews on Goodreads, but my goal is to start doing longer reviews here on my blog.  Wednesday is Movie or Book Review day, so stay tuned!  Rush's book series is phenomenal, ... discuss

Tweetby Jonathon Van MarenRemember back in the day when people used to talk about the Golden Rule? Treat others how you would like to be treated? Self-sacrifice was something celebrated by almost all ... discuss

Anyone who has been a part of our Movement for more than a week knows we often reference what we call “verbal gymnastics” or “verbal engineering.” In the abortion context, we talk of “aborti ... discuss

  Lord Falconer bill “would turn docto ... discuss

by W. E. Knickerbocker - In the essay “We Have No ‘Right To Happiness,’” C. S. Lewis tells his readers of a conversation he had with a woman who was one of his neighbors. The s ... discuss

A couple of months ago, a pro-choicer named TF wrote to me in a public online forum: “. . . women are individual human beings who have inalienable rights, and the POTENTIAL, NON-INDIVIDUAL developin ... discuss

Clinton Wilcox of Life Training Institute was kind enough to read the semi-final draft of this post and provide a brief but insightful critique. This does not mean that he necessarily endorses any of ... discuss

This world is teeming with people in unhappy relationships. Unhappy marriages, unhappy families, and unhappy friendships surround us. The gift of community that God created to be so good has been abu ... discuss

Americans no longer believe in having "certain inalienable rights." Too many of us see as old and outdated the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. By our inaction we have shown we ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 11:25-30Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.Are you tired?  Are you worn out?  Are you like an ox who is tired from the ... discuss

One thing is for certain: we all find ourselves, either consciously or unconsciously, immersed in an ocean of turbulent societal anxiety. This is not the turmoil and anxiety caused by any one particul ... discuss

The Psychology of Pleasure by Nathaniel Branden I have been thinking a lot lately about true happiness. These two videos about the psychology of pleasure present some interesting food for thought. I ... discuss

Interestingly, Jefferson listed the Rights in order of importance. Life, liberty, and the Pursuit of that order. No Life--no Liberty. No life or Liberty then there can be no Pursui ... discuss

 by Jon Hubbard, Contributing Author:In America, July 4, 2014The Re-Declaration of the People of The United States of AmericaWhen in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one natio ... discuss

Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads and I have a friendly disagreement about the "pre pride" Mass which was celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi in Manhattan.  If you read this blog, you know that I was p ... discuss

  2.51: Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes 1.99 for What Matters in Jane Austen? Which important Austen characters never sp ... discuss

Isernia, Italy, Jul 5, 2014 / 01:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a visit Saturday with the imprisoned in the Italian city of Isernia, Pope Francis stated the need of every human person for rehabilitation, ... discuss

In the beginning of this nation, due to British rule, the idea of the United States was a whisper and a dream.  The Puritans desire for religious and economic freedom is proclaimed in our Declaration ... discuss

Chicago 912 Tea Party Patriots Be sure to check out Jason Williscroft’s speech: Voice of America, Upon the Bones of My Forefathers Chicago 912 Tea Party Patriots! 9-12-2009 No More Lies! I hold tha ... discuss

. by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey 238 years ago today 56 men signed a document which would change history. While many of us gather together to watch elaborate displays of pyrotechnics or quietly enjoy time off ... discuss

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

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,that all men are created equal,that they are endowed by their Creatorwith certain unalienable Rights,that among these are Life,Liberty and the pursuit of ... discuss

The ARRA News Service editor and contributing authors Thank You for reading and sharing our articles, commentaries and cartoons. We joins you in celebrating our nation's 238th Independence Day ... discuss

Stars And Stripes by Junior LibbyAs we join in the festivities of the Fourth, let's strive to keep to the values proclaimed in the Declaration that make it worth celebrating.We hold these truths to be ... discuss

By:  Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, et al. ( - EDITOR'S NOTE: The Decla ... discuss

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

You’ve heard the pro-abortion criticism before. The canard goes something like this: “Well if you’re so pro-life why don’t you adopt all of the unwanted children?” ItR ... discuss

Q - I am studying polygamy in one of my classes, and I have surprisingly learned that those marriages are highly successful with high reports of happiness. So it got me to wondering, why is it conside ... discuss

Wednesday of the thirteenth week in ordinary (click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“The swineherds ran away,and when they came to the town they reported everything,including ... discuss

Random ReflectionsDateline: Saturday April 19, 2014 and the afternoon is slipping away.  The morning work in the backyard is a memory and the short visit with one of the grandfathers was a pleasa ... discuss

“ROUGH WORK AND LOW WAGES FOR THE IMMIGRANTThe fact about the modern immigrant is that he is everywhere continuing the work begun by our pioneer ancestors.”They Who Knock at Our Gates A Co ... discuss

Last week’s World Cup soccer match between Germany and the U.S. was a loss for Old Glory, which nonetheless advances in World Cup competition. Of note to pro-lifers are the names and backgrounds ... discuss

This is a syndicated post from On This Rock. [Read the original article...] (2) ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 10:34-42In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.It is often believed in America that a healthy relationship is one that has all sorts of happin ... discuss

Sts. Peter and Paul are the co-founders of the Church - the solid rock on which it was founded. St. Peter Peter's original name was Simon. He was a fisherman and the brother of Saint Andrew, the ... discuss

As we celebrate our nation’s independence, we thank God for this country. We thank all those people of faith, all the soldiers and all the conscientious citizens who served our land over the last t ... discuss

In a recent post on the Orthodox Christian Network, Christina Pessemier makes the case that Orthodox Christians should not spank their children. She does not address any of the Scriptures that actuall ... discuss

It is not histories I am writing, but lives; and in the most glorious deeds there is not always an indication of virtue or vice, indeed a small thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater reve ... discuss

On the Fourth of July we celebrate our Declaration of Independence and the founding principles expressed in that document. The most basic and important principle is "that all men are created equa ... discuss

"I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled." (Luke 12:29) We have approached the fire of the love of God. Let us allow that fire to burn our lives. Let us feed the des ... discuss

Prayer for the Protection of Religious LibertyO God our Creator,from your provident hand we have receivedour right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.You have called us as your people and ... discuss

It would have been shocking if the abortion comedy Obvious Child hadn’t been celebrated on Melissa Harris-Perry’s weekend show on MSNBC. But the spin on Sunday morning’s program could not have b ... discuss

We're in the middle of what is perhaps the heart of The Federalist - Madison's extended argument about the separation of powers in Federalist essays 47-51. Many have been reflecting about our contempo ... discuss

I'm finally on the home stretch of the pope's encyclical on evangelization and I love the title of Chapter V: Spirit-Filled Evangelizers! They are the ones "fearlessly open to the working of the Holy ... discuss

Summer Leisure Reading: Some of these are the sorts of books I categorize under my Kindle as ‘Mama Reads.’ Because these are titlest that are free due to being in the public domain, they a ... discuss

Last week I was offered a job by a priest and I ended up doing something I never thought I'd do: I declined it. The girl who wants to eventually get her Masters in Theology... who loves going to adora ... discuss

Tweetby James Pereira              It was 7:00 am on Thursday, January 9th, 2014.  My brothers and sisters were getting ready for school, and I, being a homesch ... discuss

T oday, we honor the Most Holy Trinity. Each of us began life in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; and in this same Name we will leave this world to find in Heaven the fu ... discuss

Rachel with her brothers in times gone by! Another grandchild milestone yesterday -- our sweet granddaughter, Rachel, graduated from 8th grade at All Saints School in Manassas and heads to Pope J ... discuss

In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D.  Few things are less dramatic than opening one’s Chinese fortune cookie and reading the inscription. Under the circumstances, a drum roll is entirely unnecessary. I do not ... discuss

--I'm having a good reading year so far.  Right now, I'm in the middle of Marcus Luttrell's book, Lone Survivor.  It is a fascinating book, I am learning a lot about the Navy Seals.  I ... discuss

The latest stack of stuff on my bedside table (or piled in the living room, or on Kindle, or wherever....) ~~~~~The Rosie Project by Graeme SimsionThis is a charming little novel that my friend, D., r ... discuss

I'm not going to mention names, because I think lauding a killer by plastering his face all over every inch of every web site and talking about him only encourages other seekers of fame to try the sam ... discuss

“Cursed is anyone who accepts payment to kill an innocent person” (Deuteronomy 27:25). KISSIMMEE, Florida ( — Planned Parenthood’s facility at 610 Oak Commons Blvd, K ... discuss

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Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter(Click here for readings) Meditation by Benedict Augustine “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.He takes away every branch in me t ... discuss

By Mike Ciandella and Katie Yoder, MRC: They say the key to successful investing is diversification. But Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the &nbs ... discuss

Yesterday, Judie Brown of the American Life League published a powerful indictment of complicity in a heinous sin against God, human life, and marriage:"Ever since the first whisper of Catholic teachi ... discuss

For the previous parts in this series, see the Introduction, Ad Hominem, Strawman, Begging the Question, and Slippery Slope articles.The fallacy of equivocation is essentially made when you use a term ... discuss

We are very, big fans of Catholic Lane. Catholic Lane is dedicated to providing online Catholic readers timely Catholic news and articles on every aspect of the Catholic faith – from catechesis ... discuss

Day 2: For HopeAlmighty and infinitely good God, Thou hast promised eternal salvation to those who obey Thy commandments and make zealous use of Thy graces. Through the intercession of St. Dymphna, wh ... discuss

"And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming."1 John 2:28In the Name of Jesus. Amen. Confirmation Student ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORApril 27, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler Our Lord kept his promise: “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11). Like ... discuss

I've been rather neglectful of Goodreads for awhile, so I thought I'd try to catch up a little here.Finished Books:Deathbed Conversions by Karen EdmistenLoved this - especially since I'm already a pre ... discuss

225 years ago today - 30 April 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as our Nation's first President on the steps of Federal Hall in New York City. In his First Inaugural Address, President Washi ... discuss

I'm only a week away from the (tentative at this point) novel release date and 10 days away from starting my courses at Utah State University (go Aggies!)... and I'm having doubts about both paths. Th ... discuss

Your daily roundup of interesting links from around the web. In today's edition, habits we need to break, making men cry for 25 years, George Washington's greatest weakness, and more.************20 ha ... discuss

The latest World Values Survey wave is now available to the general public.  Over 50 countries were surveyed through the 2010-2014 period.  A diverse group of countries were ranked among the ... discuss

Today, my husband, two of our own children and five of our Mercy House kids went on an errand, a very mundane errand to the water district to drop off a sample of our home water supply.   We ... discuss

The modern world is a “rights” world. This comes largely from Hobbes. The logic of a “rights” world is curious. It basically means that what we “ought” to be by “right” is owed to us. ... discuss

 In the UK there has been a number of recent cases that reflect poorly on the abortion industry. One case in point is wannabe celebrity Josie Cunningham who became 'famous' after receiving free b ... discuss

Evangelical Christians in the United States now face an inevitable moment of decision. While Christians in other movements and in other nations face similar questions, the question of homosexuality no ... discuss

Easter denotes springtime; the word comes from the Anglo-Saxon and Teutonic words for the goddess of spring. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the Sunday following the first full moon ... discuss

I love to watch old movies from the 30's and 40's, and yet I am very much sobered when watching these movies because I realize that 99% or more of the people I am looking at in the movie, who seem so ... discuss

Many of us will eventually reach a point in our lives where birthdays become less of an occasion for celebration, and more of a reminder that we are aging. The sadness or fear that this reminder evoke ... discuss

***Spoilers Alert!*** Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day was very well written. It had to be since there were dizzying twists and turns that naturally proceeded from webs of lies.Image source: https://www ... discuss

This the second article that received from GrassTopsUSA, which I chose to reprint. It is a great outline of the important components of Patriotism. I highlight the ten foundational tene ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 30, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler The Belgian priest and physicist, Monsignor Georges Lemaître died in 1966 after receiving news that his theory of the birth of the universe—wh ... discuss

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.Have I lied? Have I sworn falsely? Have I plagiarized or been academically dishonest? Have I gossiped? Have I revealed secrets or confidentia ... discuss

My new migraine book is out under my pen name so I'd like to share my story about how I used to suffer from migraines. I used to have terrible migraines. I had them almost every day. They we ... discuss

I haven’t been writing for a while, probably the longest stretch of non-writing I’ve had in the last few years.  I just haven’t been able to; just the simple act of putting pen to paper or ... discuss

Depression is like this brick that is never off your chest.  Sometimes you find a way to release the pressure but it always comes back as a black hole that seems to grow bigger every time it hits ... discuss

Say once a day for nine days, especially beginning on 10 March and ending on 18 March, the eve of the Feast of St. JosephO glorious descendant of the kings of Judah, Inheritor of the virtues of all th ... discuss

Say once a day for nine days, especially beginning on 10 March and ending on 18 March, the eve of the Feast of St. JosephO glorious descendant of the kings of Judah, Inheritor of the virtues of all th ... discuss

Last week I wrote about the Church's teachings on issues concerning morality.  Many of these teachings are criticized and ridiculed because there is an awful lot of money to be made by promot ... discuss

neO significant sign of God's love for us is the teaching Church. Jesus ascended into heaven. Yet, He remains with us. He is every tabernacle of every Catholic church and chapel throughout the world ... discuss

Jedidiah Morse lived from 1761 to 1826. He authored many textbooks and was known as the "father of American geography." He was also the father of telegraphy pioneer and artist, Samuel Morse, who paint ... discuss

Starting today, National Marriage Week USA kicks off 7 days of raising public support and awareness to strengthen married husbands and wives everywhere. But why should you care about marriages – ... discuss

From a letter by Saint John Bosco, priest First of all, if we wish to appear concerned about the true happiness of our foster children and if we would move them to fulfil their duties, you must never ... discuss

That verse is found of the Book of Proverbs, chapter 29 and verse 2 and its profundity is eternal regardless of whether or not a person or a nation is familiar with the Bible.Here in the United States ... discuss

When I was only 14 my great grandmother gave me the greatest piece of advice I ever received about marriage. She said, "You don't start being married until you threaten to go home and he threatens to ... discuss

Laksh and his wife, Udgita, lived a contented life with their two children, but their neighbors weren’t as fortunate. The family members often fought with each other, and it pained them to see Laksh ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon As we recognize the 41st anniversary of the pivotal Supreme Court ruling of Roe vs. Wade, thousands of professional, single 20-somethings will use their paid time off, or, in some c ... discuss

A recent study on the relationship between happiness and children had two major flaws. Original PostingRead more →The post How to Be Happy: Don’t Have Kids? appeared first on Foundation Life. ... discuss

Father Takes Women Missionaries as TenantsAlthough she came from a simple village of 40 families, Baisakhi grew up convinced that her gods could give her health, wealth and happiness. She began faithf ... discuss

She may be in the world's most fulfilled 17 per cent, but Jemima Lewis craves excitement, pain and joy at least as much as contentment     Original PostingRead more →The post ... discuss

INTRODUCTION. III. CAN WE ATTAIN PERFECT HAPPINESS ON EARTH ? 1. Earthly goods, such as riches, honor, pleasure, cannot by themselves make us happy, for they cannot satisfy our soul; they often only m ... discuss

INTRODUCTION. II. HOW ARE WE TO ATTAIN TO ETERNAL HAPPINESS? Eternal happiness consists in union with God, through the exer- cise of the intellect contemplating God and the will loving Him. If we wish ... discuss

As we discuss here, privacy is the property of the individual to exist in a state of personal knowledge without that knowledge being controlled or influenced by forces outside that individual. Privacy ... discuss

The video below is a humorous depiction of the utter frustration of seeking our fulfillment in or from this world. Ormie the Pig seeks cookies that are just out of reach and he will go to every length ... discuss

Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914)Some of the most worthwhile literature, both fiction and non-fiction, is that which leads us to other worthwhile literature.  I came upon something interesting ... discuss

The Liturgical Year by Adolf Adam:Even the oldest liturgical calendars already have a series of saints' feasts directly following on Christmas. The Middle Ages saw these saints as a crotege of honor a ... discuss

This silver star in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem marks what is believed to be the exact spot where Christ was born. From the Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide on the Gospel of St. ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORDecember 15, 2013by Fr. George W. Rutler There is an intuition in the imaginative part of the human mind that enables us to say that something is “Hellish” or “Heavenly.”  ... discuss

December 14th is the feast of St. John of the Cross, priest and doctor of the Church.St. John of the Cross (along with St. Teresa of Avila) is one of the founders of the Discalced Carmelites and today ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 6 is St. Nicholas. Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra, is undoubtedly one of the most popular saints honored in the Western world. In the United States, his memory has su ... discuss

The Saints of the Day for November 23 are St. Clement I, St. Columban and Bl. Miguel Pro.St. ClementSt. Clement I of Rome (92-101) was one of the first popes; according to St. Ireneus, he was the thir ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenOur 21st century cultural landscape is littered with the casualties of the Sexual Revolution, even though if you’ve been listening exclusively to its propaganda arms, the m ... discuss

I've been wanting to write about my experience at Mass last Saturday night since Saturday night but since I've been busy, I'm writing it now. I don't think I've ever experienced so much joy and s ... discuss

Teaching Children Death Panel Ethics : Social Usefulness or the Imago Dei?By John Stonestreet It was the kind of assignment that makes you nostalgic for paper-mache volcanoes and baking soda. Fresh ... discuss

As today is the traditional Feast of Christ the King (as it is the last Sunday of October), I present the encyclical Quas Primas of His Holiness Pope XI.  There is no more appropriate reflection ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 623 Proper of Saints: 1514 (concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1259 (Series III, Midafternoon)Note: Instead of Psalm 126, Psalm 129 is ... discuss

foundationlife.netI have been reading a book of sermons preached by St. Pierre Julian Eymard. And normally, I glean quotations from such readings to add to my quotations blog, The Catholic Breadbox. H ... discuss

I have been reading a book of sermons preached by St. Pierre Julian Eymard. And normally, I glean quotations from such readings to add to my quotations blog, The Catholic Breadbox. However, I read ... discuss

What a find!  ”In 2011 maestro Raimond Pauls is celebrating his 75th Birthday. Fragments of the anniversary concert, held at the Arena “Riga”"   Watch to the end for two enchanting ... discuss

Two years ago, in October 2011, Dr Brian Skotko published the results of his survey of families of people with Down syndrome. It proved that the overwhelming experience of raising a child with Down sy ... discuss

On the way to the Together for Adoption conference earlier this month, I listened to seven sessions from Desiring God’s recent C.S. Lewis conference. They made quick work of a ten-hour drive. D ... discuss

“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and e ... discuss

Tweetby Maaike RosendalWriting about my home land is something I have generally refrained from since moving to Canada several years ago. Despite the fact that I am deeply concerned about the Netherlan ... discuss

This year scientists announced a major breakthrough and a possible gene therapy for Down Syndrome. In cells taken from a person with Downs, they were able to silence the extra 21st chromosome. Th ... discuss

Celebrating the happiness which my daughter Christina with Down syndrome adds to the world around her. She takes joy in the simplest things and her joy is infectious. ... discuss

i have always instructed my children that regardless of what they do in life, as long as it isn't something "illegal" and they are enjoying what they are doing, then i am okay with that because l ... discuss

Columbia University’s copy is not working at the time of this post, so it’s being republished here. — Text of Address by Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Harvard Class Day Afternoon Exercis ... discuss

Not really.   I don’t actually have the faintest idea of how God feels– if God feels at all.   We tend to think of feelings as things that come and go.  We are sometimes happy, someti ... discuss

I have done this twice before and like to revive the tradition every two years-ish. The first one was written in 2009 and the last one was written in late 2011 so I think it's time to do one again, es ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2013 / 02:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A lengthy interview with Pope Francis published yesterday by a Jesuit publication has sparked a flood of news reports, as well as in-depth comme ... discuss

So many times, I am reminded that a big piece of this life is about trust. But our human nature, our fallen, human nature tends to question, doubt and take charge...with ourselves, with others, and w ... discuss

Spies, bookish art, marriage as a covenant, and more in today's links.********************************The beauty queen who was Winston Churchill's favorite spy and might have been the inspiration for ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I her ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 1107 Common of Several Martyrs: 1698 (verse before first reading) Proper of Seasons: 256 (first reading) Proper ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I he ... discuss

Christina praying for Grandma to go home safely to Heaven.Rick Smith, the effervescent dad of "Noah's Dad" fame didn't see it coming. He ignited controversy by saying he wanted to "whack" the saying t ... discuss

Personhood AL has become an official state partner to Personhood USA as part of a growing effort to protect human life at all stages of development without exceptions. The new organization seeks to ed ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Proper of Seasons: 155 Psalter: Sunday, Week I, 661 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 627 Psalter: Sunday, Week I, 712 Ev ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 623 Complimentary Psalter: 1259 (Series III) Propers: 660 (reading) and 154 (concluding prayer) Midafternoon Prayer for Sunday in Ordinary Tim ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 155 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 666 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Monday i ... discuss

Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness, Freedom, and the Life Issues by Robert J. Spitzer My rating: 5 of 5 stars The faculty of reason should be seen as the common denominator un ... discuss

Amazon is having a big Kindle sale today on some of their bestsellers. Among the highlights is Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas ($1.99); there is also a bunch of Karen Kingsbury if you like Christ ... discuss

Here's a couple of Duck Dynasty reviews you'll want to read through -- and watch.The first comes from Sarah Palin's Facebook page.Like those 3:00 am wake up calls to join my dad duck hunting in the ca ... discuss

Ken Orr Spokesperson, Right to Life It is a very sad day for our community when members of the homosexual community are duped into playing out their belief that they now have marriage equalit ... discuss

Yeah, I know this has her real name. I didn't have time to edit these photos all over again on picmonkey. I originally made this for family and friends. I'll have to remember to save the collage befor ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Aug 20, 2013 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the event's recent anniversary, participants in World Youth Day Denver recalled how the presence of Blessed John Paul II brought joy to the ... discuss

My college friend sent me this article from the New York Times on the death from lung cancer of the eminent historian, Pauline Maier. Her passing is indeed a loss. I’m only one of thousands of r ... discuss

Before I begin, this is a response to a comment left by Tony on another post.  There are a lot of pure-capitalist Republicans who are guilty of this.  However, it’s important to note that capi ... discuss

Chris Reilly By Chris Reilly, American Life League: “Personhood” is a concept that has been around for awhile in the pro-life community. Unfortunately, it has not yet achieved recognition as ... discuss

This is not exactly intended to be a ‘how-to’ post. It’s a ‘what I’m doing’ post, and the primary intended audience is me.  I’m reminding myself who we are, ... discuss

Rachel's Story, Students for Life of America: When you’re a college student, there are certain expectations of you—expectations that you have of yourself and expectations from those around you. ... discuss

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"...if a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws." -Noah W ... discuss

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ys, Literary, Moral and Philosophical by Benjamin Rush: A Defense of the Use of the Bible as a Schoolbook Addressed to the Rev. Jeremy Belknap, of Boston” (Part One of Five) Dear Sir, It is now sev ... discuss

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{Genesis 1:26-31} In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Introduction Perhaps you’ve heard the old saw that goes like this. A man turned to his friend and said, “Do ... discuss

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Life Site News has a heartwarming little piece, "Slate writer: We need happy, ‘blithe and unapologetic’ abortion stories."Here's the Slate article:  "Enough With the Grueling, Wrenching, “I ... discuss

E Q In A Box, A Game To Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence At HomeE Q In A Box Is The Tool That Most Helps Parents Enhance Kids Emotional Intelligence And Get The 2 Things They Want Most For Their Kids ... discuss

As we join in the festivities of the Fourth, let's strive to keep to the values proclaimed in the Declaration that make it worth celebrating.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are c ... discuss

Independence Day is actually July 2nd.  July 2, 1776 is the day the Continental Congress voted for independence from Great Britain -- a new birth of freedom.  July 4th is the day the text of ... discuss

Day Two:Jesus says: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”Pier Giorgio responds: “Our life, in order to be Christian, has to be a continual renunciation, a continu ... discuss

There are at least 50 places in the Bible that use the word, “Blessed.” Or “Blessed be…” Psalm 128:1—Blessed is the man who fears the LORD. Matthew 11:6—“Blessed is he who is not offen ... discuss

by Diane Steinbach Making Whole is a bi-monthly art therapy column focused on art to heal. Not long ago I read about an artist that would create small canvas paintings, beautiful creations rea ... discuss

The First Amendment to the Constitution, which also applies to the states via incorporation into the Fourteenth Amendment, reads in its entirety:Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment ... discuss

I (your name), give and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my person, my life, my actions, my pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being ... discuss

I discovered this speech when a friend sent me a link from This is one of the most relevant and prophetic speeches concerning the dangers of modernism and secular humanism that I h ... discuss

The forecast for our area calls for two to three inches of rain over today and tomorrow. This has been the forecast for a week, now, and the rain has already started to fall. Even with the advanced wa ... discuss

Our lives continue on, while the memories roll in our our minds like an old classic movie as each of us ponders what the Director is trying to show us.Both Barbara and I have shared with you our rock ... discuss

#5. Let go of the gay marriage debate.I know this won't be a popular thing to say among Christian pro-lifers, but I really believe that this is one of the biggest things holding back the pro-life mess ... discuss

Sad is the timeWhen the age of innocence is pastAnd the eyes of the childWho looked upon the birdand the flowerwith wonder and pleasureAnd who put a tiny finger into the waterto watch a rippleform and ... discuss

Someone needs to tell these people that they are doing no favours for the pro-choice movement.I have no doubt that there are many, MANY women who face an agonizing decision when they choose to abort. ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMay 5, 2013by Fr. George W. Rutler Saint Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was a man of many parts: scholar, mystic, poet, traveler, diplomat, debater, cardinal and even somethi ... discuss

A bout a year ago I wrote in this column what Marcus Grodi said about the ignorance concerning the Catholic Faith. He was formerly a Presbyterian minister who converted to the Catholic faith a number ... discuss

We still buy the lie. Women are told that if they want to be successful in the world, they have to be more like men, or like a how-to-succeed-in-business stereotype. Aggressive, detached from commitme ... discuss

On 26 April 2013, DBQ Co. Right to Life will have its twenty-first annual L.I.F.E. Dinner. The speaker will be Dr. John T. Bruchalski. Dr. Bruchalski is a former abortionist who is a leader in  s ... discuss

by Robert ColquhounCallum Brown's book, "The death of Christian Britain" challenged the conventional belief that secularisation was a process that started with the Industrial Revolution. It noted the ... discuss

Nothing I do makes me feel forgiven.  Feelings run my entire existence often, so why can’t I feel forgiveness?  Would I know it if I felt it?  Would it make a difference if I felt it? ... discuss




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