Topic: happiness

A new book – a gospel of responsibility-free sex – defines abortion as “right,” “good” and “moral.” It’s what’s “best for kids” and it’s all about a woman’s “unali ... discuss

National Right to Life President Carol TobiasAre you ready?? Are you as excited as I am to learn the results of the elections just around the corner?? Will Harry Reid be able to maintain his grip on a ... discuss

I’m always amazed when I hear how many pro-life Americans don’t vote. I’m even more alarmed by the number of life-affirming individuals who have not followed their life-affirming convictions bec ... discuss

From Aleteia- Pricilla Coleman, PhD who has done tons of research on the impact of abortion, responds to the article\"Is So-Called Post-Abortion Trauma Syndrome a Myth,\" on Good Therapy that I posted ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. Why would anyone seek admission to a university, pay tuition, purchase books, and then not attend class, take tests, or study? Why would anyone buy a home, furnish it, an ... discuss

What is the three-legged stool on which abortionists and their apologists rest their case? That abortion is free of complications—emotional and physical; any research that demonstrates otherwise is, ... discuss

During the synod we heard too much about failed marriages and too little about faithful marriagesPope Francis waves after the general audience on April 30 (CNS)From The Catholic Herald (UK)By Fra ... discuss

Books are free at the time I found the links and pasted them here. This changes sometimes, so be sure to note the price before you add it to your cart. Sometimes, for some reason, the links get stuck ... discuss

Guest post by Dr. Robert Owens America was founded upon the principles of Natural Law. The Progressives led us into the realms of Legal Positivism. The vast government apparatus they have construct ... discuss

by Hans Johnson At the 2013 March for Life, Created Equal displayed a jumbotron video, which opened with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quoting the famous preamble of the Declaration of Indep ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 389 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1174 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Thurs ... discuss

Jeanie, a 40 Days for Life leader in Syracuse, New York, told of a woman who came out of a Planned Parenthood clinic in tears. Jeanie and the people praying with her were able to talk to her and foun ... discuss

“For I was a stranger…and you welcomed me.” An excerpt from When Did We See You, Lord, by Bishop Robert Baker and the late Fr. Benedict Groeschel, fitting for the Fall 40 Days for Li ... discuss

That 40% of unborn babies in New York City die in abortions is not enough, so Planned Parenthood is opening another abortion clinic in Queens.Queens is the only borough without a Planned Parenthood fa ... discuss

Dedicating his voyage "In the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ" and offering himself as an instrument of God, Christopher Columbus set sail into the great unknown on August 3, 1492. Approximately two mon ... discuss

These are affiliate links.  Etc.   This is a game, not a read. Free today only: Montezuma Puzzle 2 Premium Louis L’amour and more 201 select western titles, Louis L’amour and more, ... discuss

Christian Songs for Kids and other humans - by Tony Funderburk Have you noticed how confusion and chaos are literally almost everywhere in the world? That’s because from nations, to countries, t ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma As the Synod on Marriage and Family continues, so do the debates over the question of communion for divorced and remarried couples. Unfortunately, the two sides seem to be categoriz ... discuss

I love Sunday and today is a double dose of fantastic family fun. The Knights of Columbus just resumed their pancake breakfasts after the summer break and I enjoy going over after Mass to visit with f ... discuss

Few issues divide more sharply than abortion. Longstanding friendships and family relationships can rupture over the pro-choice/pro-life debate. But on the International Day of the Girl Child, we shou ... discuss

In the middle 400's the pagan Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain, driving the Christian Britons north and west into Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. In 597 a band of monks headed by Augustine of Cant ... discuss

Did anyone find this as bizarre as I did?Pope Francis Issues Top Ten Tips for HappinessYes, it's from another interview...this one in the Argentine weekly Viva.  (Translated by Catholic News Serv ... discuss

I first encountered Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments years ago on the recommendation of my economics professor who was, as I liked to say in jest, a power mad Libertarian. It was his opi ... discuss

You CAN find love again. You CAN start all over again. This is for those reading this who have lost hope. ... discuss

 Women Deserve the Truth about Down syndrome and Pre-natal Testing By Leticia Velasquez Editor’s note. October is Down syndrome Awareness Month. We will be posting stories, just like ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. Beautiful, romantic love stories abound in literature from folktales like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty to the happy marriages in Louisa May Alcott’s books like Little ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 7, 2014 / 04:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In what ways can the Church provide pastoral care for men and women of same-sex attraction that is compassionate and affirming in the faith ̵ ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. Scientists tell us that we live in a four-dimensional space-time continuum. They are, however, selling us short. We live, rather, in a five-dimensional world, the fifth dimensio ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Oct 5, 2014 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It always bothered Grace Raun when she heard her college classmates saying “nobody waits anymore” for marriage, because she knew it ... discuss

By Joseph Pronechen | Family Matters: Married Life | Marriage was made a sacrament by Jesus. He did so with his first miracle at the wedding at Cana. “With this sacrament, Jesus Chris ... discuss

“A alegria do dom da vida”: esse é o segredo, e essa é a descoberta que nem todos, infelizmente, têm a possibilidade de fazer…É que muitas vezes levam-nos a confundir a alegria com a gargalh ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Oct 3, 2014 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Transitional deacons ordained this week in St. Peter’s Basilica shared their experience of overwhelming joy in serving God, which stems from ... discuss

(photo credit: FreeImages)Last week, Ramona and I had a Bad Math Day.Ah, math ups and downs.It was just one of those days. Her mood plus + my mood + math did not equal relaxed homeschooling.Those ... discuss

Like a cool morning mist, fall is gradually settling on New England. Having been raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it’s a different and enjoyable experience for me to now live in a place that has p ... discuss

Housekeeping and disclosures: Books are free at time of listing unless otherwise mentioned. If you click a link and it doesn’t finish loading, just hit refresh. Sometimes the page just kind of ... discuss

Cordoba, Spain, Oct 1, 2014 / 02:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With the Synod on the Family just days away, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith cautioned against deconstructing the Go ... discuss

Helen Keller(1180-1968)Helen Keller was deaf and blind from early childhood, yet she became one of the great humanitarians of the 20th Century. When news of her death in 1968 came over the radio, I re ... discuss

Miss Bates…had never boasted either beauty or cleverness. Her youth had passed without distinction, and her middle of life was devoted to the care of a failing mother, and the endeavour to make a sm ... discuss

Numa sala cheia de ouvintes, um grande orador fazia questão de repetir mais que uma vez: “Não é à toa que nós nascemos chorando, é porque sabemos a “barra” que vamos enfrentar na vida. A ... discuss

Algebra – The Very Basics Blurb: If you’re looking for a gentle introduction to basic mathematics, look no further. This book picks you up at the very beginning and guides you through the ... discuss

VOICES: Book 2 in the David Chance series (Suspense, Mystery, Thriller) Blurb: When the author released this book, I was ready to read it. I liked his first book in the series, Messages, very much. Le ... discuss

by Phyllis Schlafly: The British press just reported the result of a new study by academics from Oxford and the University of London that children raised in stable marital homes are better behaved th ... discuss

The Rhyme and Reason of Love and Life - by Tony Funderburk When I was traveling and singing across the country full time, I used to keep in touch by letters. I was very good at writing to friends, and ... discuss

We may correctly recall that the reason why God created us was that we would know, love and serve Him in this life and then be happy with him forever in Heaven. A critical point here is knowledge. O ... discuss

e mso 9]> < ![endif]-->v class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align: left;">For a retreat on non-violence at our school I composed the following Litany as a concluding prayer. I did take a few lines an ... discuss

1) Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight--Karl Rove 2) The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House--Barbara Olson3) The Kennedy Wit--Bill A ... discuss

St. John Chrysostom, Almsgiver by TitianToday, September 13, is the memorial of St. John Chrysostom (ca. 347-407), one of the most famous Fathers, Doctors, and bishops of the Catholic Church. Known to ... discuss

Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads, whom I greatly respect, has left a comment on my blog in regard to Cardinal Dolan.  His entire comment:  "FYI, Cardinal Dolan is the Catholic guy who's following ... discuss

A call to be changed. I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves ... discuss

Welcome back to Heavenly Springs! Today we will conclude our series on Susannah Thompson Spurgeon. In Part 1, we covered her early years, courtship, and marriage. In Part 2 we discussed some of her s ... discuss

Are childless couples happier than parents, as some have recently suggested? Not necessarily. Synthesizing findings that, at first blush, appear contradictory, Sonja Lyubomirsky concludes that ". ... discuss

The evangelical world, joined by no shortage of secular observers, has been abuzz about the latest soundbite of note from the Pastors Osteen — this time offered by Victoria Osteen as her husband ... discuss

Richard Dawkins created a firestorm last week when he responded to one of his regular followers on Twitter who said she didn’t know what she would do if she found out she was pregnant with a chi ... discuss

This article will be a continuation of my previous article, which you can read here. Richard Dawkins recently sent a barbaric tweet regarding his belief that it would be immoral not to abort an unborn ... discuss

Yesterday, I took a quick swerve as I heard Colorado Christian College professor and KNUS talk show hostess, Krista Kafer say she wouldn't have a problem voting for a "pro-choice" candidate since abor ... discuss

"Who will stop rulers from favoring, from even imposing upon their peoples, if they were to consider it necessary, the method of contraception which they judge to be most efficacious?" These are the ... discuss

We have a big God For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature wil ... discuss

Not that I’m really eleven on my own, anyway, it’s more like six now.  Eight still live here, true, but they have jobs and licenses and college and they pretty much buy their own stuff, a ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

In this issue of the IRTL News: \"...what critics derisively call 'webcam abortions.'\" The Des Moines Register registers its bias Looking back: Iowa Board of Medicine gives Pro-Lifers 10-minute hear ... discuss

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To all young people,starting out at university or in the work world I am about to tell you something that goes against all that your education has taught you to think and do. Since preschool, adults h ... 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

BE FOREWARNED..... A RANT IS COMING.... I tend to understand why people have the tendency to ask this question....  I get it.  I especially get it if the person asking it only has one or tw ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma Thank goodness for the sexual revolution, right? Now women can be free—unfettered by the standards of morality and religion—and truly own their own sexuality. This is the underl ... discuss

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

After what was billed as an amazing breakthrough, a harbinger of hope, researchers at University of Massachusetts managed to 'turn off'' the third copy of the 21st chromosome in a petri dish, many par ... discuss

{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

-- Today is the 96th anniversary of the Fatima children's vision of hell.  Hell is a place filled with the souls of persons who did not believe that there is a hell.-- The lower house of (formerl ... discuss

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 OrthodoxyToday.com. 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

Fourth Day"Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me,I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them i ... discuss

Fourth  Day:Today bring to Me THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD* AND THOSE WHO DO NOT YET KNOW ME. I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Hear ... discuss

Fourth  Day:Today bring to Me THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD* AND THOSE WHO DO NOT YET KNOW ME. I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Hear ... discuss

We celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 because those with Down syndrome have three copies of the 21st chromosome, thus 3-21.Here's a message from our friends at Lejeune USA: The Jérôme Lej ... discuss

America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence; perhaps the only piece o ... discuss




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