Topic: hope

By Marissa Poulson, Senior Web Writer In 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs reported that at least 22 veterans commit suicide every day. These numbers are not just shocking, they are incredibly ... discuss

A letter to unborn has been published in a video by a father who wanted his daughter to know his love for her even before she was born. In May, proud father, Jefferson Bethke, uploaded the video messa ... discuss

With the Supreme Court of Canada considering whether the federal prohibition that outlaws assisted suicide is unconstitutional, the Canadian Medical Association is “quietly preparing for possible ch ... discuss

On Friday, we published Ashley Chandler's essay on "Gone with the Wind," the 13th and final installment in BreakPoint's Films of 1939 series. (Links to all the previous entries in the series can be fo ... discuss

Saturday of the Third Week of Advent(Click here for readings)By JENNIFER BURGIN But Mary said to the angel "How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel s ... discuss

A federal appeals court issued a ruling today striking down a North Carolina law allowing women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child before an abortion is done. The U.S. Court of Appeal ... discuss

When Kari Williams and her family went in for Kari’s 20-week ultrasound on June 13, 2014, they were anxious to find out if the baby was a little girl like they had been hoping. They were elated at n ... discuss

Aleppo, Syria, Dec 22, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christmas approaches, the Melkite Catholic bishop of Aleppo has written a letter to his diocese looking forward to the feast of hope, urging ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — The 83-foot Italian tree in St. Peter's Square was lit for the first time at the unveiling of the Vatican's Nativity scene, which Pope Francis called a s ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | ALEPPO, Syria — As Christmas approaches, the Melkite Catholic bishop of Aleppo has written a letter to his diocese looking forward to the feast of hope, urging his peopl ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 the Cold War that had existed between it and the U.S. since the end of World War Two came to an end, but there was ditritus ... discuss

My grandmother, sister-in-love, and I visited Lily's spot today to decorate it for Christmas. Before we left, I spent some time just lost in my own thoughts of how much my beautiful girl means to me. ... discuss

London, England, Dec 21, 2014 / 01:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This Advent, young Catholics in the UK are using video media to challenge their peers to “engage in the life and rhythm of the Church&# ... discuss

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Tony Funderburk - Rhyme and Reason for Faith Family and Fun Today’s reason for faith, in my continuing countdown toward Christmas, is about giving back to God. Are you willing to give your all? ... discuss

Vatican lit up by hope and love before Christmas - The China Post div> ... discuss

Cheer up, you’re worse than you think,” Rev. Timothy Keller says with a smile. He’s explaining that humans are more weak, more fallen, more warped than they “ever dare admit or even believe. ... discuss

President Obama’s decision to move toward normalized relations with Cuba has caused an array of responses, most of them pretty predictable. As a conservative non-interventionist, I support Obama’s ... discuss

In 2014 I embraced podcasts.Some of them give me hope theologically, usually the anabaptistic chaps, orthodox protestants who are not evangelicals.The peace Christians.Brian Zahnd at Word of Life Chur ... discuss

Meditations and Confessions for People Facing Fear, Anxiety and Worry (A 21 Day program) Fear, anxiety and worry plague many in today’s society. Many just don’t know how to deal with them. ... discuss

The abortion pill as a form of penance? By Sarah Terzo In an article in the Washington Times, author Hanna Rosin quotes abortion provider Kathy Rogers ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Rhyme and Reason for Faith Family and Fun Yep, I have two more reasons for faith for you today. And yep, they’re found in the lyrics to two songs from my “Raise The Prais ... discuss

My Topics of Study This Year:-FLDS Cult-First Ladies-Civil Rights Movement 1) Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight--Karl Rove 2) The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses o ... discuss

Planned Parenthood ActionDecember 17 at 2:08pm · Edited · When this woman was accosted outside a Planned Parenthood health center, she had the perfect comeback: "In response to y ... discuss

Question: "When Jesus was asked how we are to pray, he gave the "Our Father" prayer, and said nothing about the "Jesus Prayer." Some Orthodox writers almost give the impression that a person will ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 19, 2014 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The 83-foot Italian tree in St. Peter's Square was lit for the first time this season at the unveiling of the Vatican's nativity scene, which Po ... discuss

A baby has been born in Hungary after a very rare circumstance in which his brain-dead mother was kept alive for three months so he could be born.As LifeNews has previously reported, in a case out of ... discuss

In 1984, six days before Christmas, my husband, my 9 months pregnant self, and our 20 month old went out for dinner at a Mexican restaurant.  The 20 month old spiked a temp and was pulling at her ear ... discuss

Apparently there isn’t one person on the Sacramento City Council who opposes Planned Parenthood. A recent KCRA report revealed that funds are being donated by the California council members to the ... discuss

ARRA News Service - Elizabeth Blaine, a 10-year-old from New Jersey, doesn’t like Common Core. She shared her support for a policy that lets parents opt out their children from taking the Common Cor ... discuss

Here is a message from Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart from Aleppo. * * * Dear Friends, Christians all over the world are preparing the beautiful feast of Christmas with its humble and heavenl ... discuss

Rush Revere and the American Revolution is part three in a trilogy written by Rush Limbaugh and his lovely wife Kathryn. And Rush is tickled pink that his books are being read by so many young and   ... discuss

Some people like to drive large trucks while others prefer small cars. It’s a matter of choice. Big trucks haul stuff. Small cars save money on gas. But what if the government were to impose a fee o ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Rhyme and Reason for Faith Family and Fun The two reasons for faith I’m sharing with you today are about love and a small voice. These lyrics are to songs 7 and 8 on the “ ... discuss

The Oklahoma-based abortion practitioner who lied to women and told them they were pregnant so he could sell them abortion pills is now facing additional charges. Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gand ... discuss

It’s no secret that I love year-end lists. I mean, come on. For someone perpetually interested in popular culture, it’s the most wonderful time of year. You get to see what other people li ... discuss

Hey Kids: Let’s Organ-Harvest the Suicidal! By Wesley J. Smith Wesley SmithI warned this would happen back in my first anti-assisted suicide article ... discuss

“To save the life of the mother.” It’s one of the conundrums that advocates of elective abortion use to justify a woman’s decision to compromise the health or end the life of h ... discuss

JERUSALEM – His Beatitude Fouad Twal gave his Christmas message through his Vicar in Jerusalem and Palestine, Bishop William Shomali, during the press conference which was held this Thursday, ... discuss

I cannot promise that all the titles below are really worthwhile books, but they should all give you something to think about.  They are older books which means the language and the syntax are more ... discuss

On Sunday October 12th, Holy Rosary Church located in Cleveland, Ohio, offered “An Afternoon of Prayerful Remembrance & Intercession.\" It was reverent, beautiful and powerful! The inspiration to of ... discuss

The Fall-Winter edition of the Cosmopolitan Review has been published. Here’s the preview: Poland has been commemorating anniversaries all year and those of us observing from a distance have sha ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Rhyme and Reason for Faith Family and Fun Christmas is quickly sneaking up on us, and I’ve been counting down the last few days with what I call “Reasons For Faith” ... discuss

Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, and over 75 Members of Congress have filed a comment letter with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opposing the abortion aspects ... discuss

CHICAGO - While Lois Lerner's name has faded from headlines, those 30,000 emails that were mysteriously recovered are still of interest to pro-life groups that were harassed during the time Lerner ove ... discuss

If Planned Parenthood is so popular, why did a news station in the heart of the West Coast’s abortion stronghold – Sacramento, California – spotlight it in an investigation of shady expenditur ... discuss

Since last month’s election, the President has been a busy fellow. He’s traveled to China, heralded what he called a “turning point” in American military affairs, “signed ... discuss

On Wednesday, after the announcement that the United States and Cuba would be pursuing reconciliation, Cuba’s episcopal conference published a statement thanking God “on the eve of Christm ... discuss

The Rutland and Melton branch of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has, for many years, entered a tree in their town's Christmas Tree festival at St. Mary's C of E Church.Frances Levet ... discuss

There's a move afoot to dump John Boehner as speaker of the house and I'm all for it. The man is a traitor to conservatism and little more than an Obama lackey. When my old Congressman, Jim Moran, a l ... discuss

If Planned Parenthood is so popular, why did a news station in the heart of the West Coast’s abortion stronghold – Sacramento, California – spotlight it in an investigation of sha ... discuss

By CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY | NEW YORK — Inside the chapel of Our Lady of Hope at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, inmates sitting in the penitentiary’s chapel pews were amazed by what t ... discuss

I was puzzled. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta had sent me an entire briefing book on suicide rates. The thick 3-ring binder had statistics on suicide for every demographic group&mdas ... discuss

Religious Sisters of Mercy. (Source: vocationblog.com)Tuesday, December 16, saw the Holy See’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) release its l ... discuss

I warned this would happen back in my first anti-assisted suicide article–Newsweek, June 28, 1993–in which I wrote: Of greater concern to me is the moral trickledown effect that could result shoul ... discuss

Anthony Grassi was born in 1592, in Fermo, Italy. Anthony was the oldest child of five born to a devout middle class family. He was a congenial and clever boy, who was well-liked by his teachers and p ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Dec 17, 2014 / 10:07 pm (CNA).- Inside the chapel of Our Lady of Hope at Sing Sing Prison, inmates sitting in the penitentiary’s chapel pews were stunned by what they had re ... discuss

Truthfully, abortion and God don’t go too well together. But apparently, according to a new article on the pro-abortion website Think Progress titled, “God Loves Women Who Have Abortions': The Rel ... discuss

The following is from my talk at this year's Annual Advent Dinner on December 4th, highlighting all of the good work Lumina has accomplished this year! First of all, I want to thank Bishop Byrne ... discuss

Anybody paying attention to what has happened in our nation, and worldwide for that matter, regarding the lack of reverence for the dignity of life, is probably aware of the advances the culture of de ... discuss

I love to reread this each year, journeying through Advent, so I'm reposting it.Continuing our examination of chapter five of Go to Joseph we now begin to take examine preparation for the trip to Bet ... discuss

HLI’s Dr. Bullecer organizes successful pro-life event for Filipino Faithful. CEBU, Philippines — On the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a crowd of pregnant women and new mothers gathe ... discuss

Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent(Click here for readings)By Benedict Augustine“Thus the total number of generationsfrom Abraham to Davidis fourteen generations;from David to ... discuss

People are probably inclined to think more warmly of churches amid the cold winds of Christmas than at any other time of the year, but, sad to say, even the spirit of the season isn’t enough to dis ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christmas approaches, priests and penitents should remind themselves of the “miracle” of confession and how we should approach th ... discuss

“Free health care!” “Free cell phones!” “I don’t have to make my car payment any more!” Such were the excited ravings that accompanied the political slogan/promise of “Hope and Chan ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As inmates are moved by a letter Pope Francis has sent to the prison of a small town in central Italy, the news broke that a man serving a life ... discuss

Where is the outrage?What is this?One hundred and thirty-two children went to school and didn't return home. They were slaughtered. Taliban monsters killed them.From CNN:"'God is great,'" the Taliban ... discuss

You read the blog post title correctly: I have failed at preparing during this Advent season. As my penance, I will tell you how I have failed and what I plan to do to make up for it.I actually did pr ... discuss

By Joan Desmond | There is reason for hope. The same voice of love which called women to courageously and selflessly tend the poor, weak and young in the past is still calling young women today ... discuss

“Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken you me in your way. Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear. Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments ar ... discuss

The November-December issue of MCCL News is now available on our website. It includes stories on the emerging threat of assisted suicide, MCCL's upcoming March for Life and Legislative Dinner, the 201 ... discuss

According to the National Institute of Health, each year in the United States about 25,000 babies, or 68 babies every day, are born still. A stillbirth is usually detected while the baby is in the mot ... discuss

Arlene from Israel Tonight we light the first light in the eight day Festival of Chanukah. A time for joy and hope. Credit: ebay Actually, there are two stories of Chanukah: One has to do with the mir ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 16, 2014 / 01:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis touched on the importance of being humble and open to the Lord's correction, encouraging the faithful to offer him their sins to Go ... discuss

The Archdiocese of Vienna has made a complaint to the public prosecutor about disruption of worship on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception by a performance against celibacyAfter the disruption of t ... discuss

9]> < ![endif]--> y is gone, one will find Sunday,' is an old, Christian Arab proverb that expresses their fear of sharing the terrible fate that has befallen the Jews. In other words, “when the ... discuss

Oh Dear Lord in Heaven. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! Like many of you, our family was blessed with the opportunity to gather together over the recent Thanksgiving holiday.    Columba and I a ... discuss

Many of you likely have already heard that Dr. Patel, the abortionist that attempted to take my life and successfully took the life of my twin, has been arrested and is under investigation again. The ... discuss

Jeb Bush, the pr-life former governor of Florida, announced today that he is forming an exploratory committee to examine a potential Republican presidential bid in 2016. Bush is known for signing pro- ... discuss

Who is your daddy America? Your abusive daddy who demands that you shelter in place? A week ago yesterday a co-worker and I were talking. I asked him if he had figured out why Hussein Obama and Hol ... discuss

Muscular dystrophy-afflicted child is responding to stem cell therapy, which is emerging as the most popular treatment for rare and fatal genetic disorders.... ... discuss

Founder of The Samaritan Women among Six Modern-day Abolitionists Featured in 'In Plain Sight'; Release in Time for Human Trafficking Prevention MonthContact Ty Mays, 770-256-8710, tmays@inchristcom ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Never again will there be in it an infant who l ... discuss

Contact: Mark Mansfield, +61 401033285, mark@scarsrundeep.com SYDNEY, Australia, Dec. 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Mark Mansfield, author of the new young adult fiction 'Scars Run Deep,' is ple ... discuss

This is something that I've been wanting to do for a while now. I'm finally step out to see what happens. Come join me in this new endeavor.Hope, Faith, Love: Faith based support for friends and famil ... discuss

The following commentary written by a leader of the Ohio Liberty Movement and the Portage County Tea Party was emailed to me over the weekend. Tom Zawistowski is a fervent patriot who wants ... discuss

Vienna, Dec 16, 2014 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a meeting on the impact of nuclear arms last week, the Holy See complained that institutions have not found the proper solution to address the nucl ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Sometimes I think that Jews are going to have to arm themselves in order to celebrate Chanukah. These days, merely praying in a synagogue, whether it is in Jerusal ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Rhyme and Reason for Faith Family and Fun Most of the time, here on my website, I talk, sing, and write about the things I think you’ll find helpful. And yes…I share from ... discuss

I adore hot drinks in the winter.  If you’re a person who thinks winter only belongs in movies like Frozen (*raises hand*), you’re also desperate for things to help you get warm on the i ... discuss

Here is one relatively new (c. 2005) hymn and two very old hymns with fresh translations, to round out your Christmas season.Please feel free to use the translations freely this year. The Ho ... discuss

Noel and Sue Radford have seventeen children and are known as Britain’s largest family. Now the couple’s announced they’re expecting their eighteenth child; however, they say this will be their ... discuss

The year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty (1980) may be remembered as the most critical in my life. I made decisions that would, more than any other, determine its direction forever, and so I c ... discuss

Aid for Women is a pro-life pregnancy center located near Chicago that helps women who are facing unplanned pregnancies. However, what makes this pregnancy center unique is not only do they offer coun ... discuss

On Christmas morning, children in our homes—and in the homes of our grown children—will bound down stairs to wonder at the arrival of wrapped gifts. Straining at the limit of a joy which is almost ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 13 min. 45 sec. | 6.42 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 284 Psalter: Tuesday, Wee ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 8 min. 14 sec. | 3.9 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 282 (reading, concluding pr ... discuss

In Many Cases This is Circular - With the Government Taking A Lot Off the Topby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The late, inordinately great Ronald Reagan provided expert analysis of t ... discuss

Excerpt from: Rod Rosenbladt, "Christ Died for the Sins of Christians Too," Modern Reformation Vol 12 (May/June 2003): 20-25.Did the reformers, then, have any doctrine of sanctification? Of ... discuss

Dec 14 - Homily: Christian Joy On Gaudete Sunday Fr. Elias exhorts us to be exemplars of joy and hope in the world and this is true even if we are in the middle of penitential season like Advent. A ... discuss

‘While many may be skeptical, and rightfully so given how broken Washington has become, Republicans are committed to returning government to the American people. … We understand that it is not gov ... discuss

Text:  John 1:6-8, 19-28Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Last week we heard about an odd man, a man dressed in camel hair and a leather belt.  Yes, ... discuss

From today’s Office of Readings A sermon by St AugustineJohn is the voice, and Christ is the WordJohn is the voice, but the Lord is the Word who was in the beginning. John is the ... discuss

It is already a long time ago: On Tuesday of last week, Pope Francis first appeared in Strasbourg before the European Parliament and had attempted to breath new life into the "grandmother of Europe". ... discuss

Newtown, Conn., Dec 14, 2014 / 05:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It was two years ago that Monsignor Robert Weiss rushed to the scene of the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, where nine of his littlest parishi ... discuss

Christmas is not the holiday we associate with fear; rather, Halloween is. Elves, carols, trees, and turkeys don’t scare us. Skeletons and bleeding zombies do. But I think our lack of fear at C ... discuss

This letter was published on December 13 in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix.By Dr Linda BakerIn his column Where's the line in legalizing euthanasia? (Dec 9) Andrew Coyne makes a factual, dispassionate pre ... discuss

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Pennant Hills, Australia, Dec 13, 2014 / 01:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During the homily at his Mass of Installation as Bishop of Broken Bay on Friday, Peter Comensoli entrusted both the diocese and his ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 13, 2014 / 09:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an audience with people who are blind and visually impaired Pope Francis said that St. Lucy’s courage in facing martyrdom can teach the ... discuss

I'm really ticked over passage of the $1.1 trillion monstrosity bill! Tonight it came up at the Republican Women of Shenandoah County's Christmas party. We are real conservatives intent on "conserving ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 13, 2014 / 04:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis addressed the increasing challenges caused by violence in the Middle East with members of the Syriac Catholic Church, urging them t ... discuss

Larry ElderDr. Bill Smith, Editor: I can not say that racism in the heart of men does not exist. Where sin reigns, hatred reigns. Consider many of today's self-appointed civil rights activists most ... discuss

I'm currently dealing with yet another formatting issue with the first novel (seriously, y'all? I've changed it twice already!) but I thought I'd take a break from that to show y'all the print covers ... discuss

Simplify Your Homeschool Day: Shorten Your Day, Sweeten Your Time Blurb: What if you and your children could have more time pursuing your passions? As a former elementary teacher and tutor and a veter ... discuss

A woman who is a former client of an Oklahoma abortionist has recounted the harrowing details of an abortion where she says she was strapped to a table for an abortion done without anesthesia. Oklahom ... discuss

The question is this: How am I doing this Advent? Am I using this season of preparation to clear out the materialist muck, the stress and distractions of my life? And if the honest answer is no, then ... discuss

Dick Wilson knows I don’t read the local newspaper so he recently passed along a copy of a column called Annie’s Mailbox. I don’t know what this usually presents (I think it’s an advice column ... discuss

Heavenly Portrait in Basilica in MexicoOur Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical RoseHow much we need Mary's intercession! If any country needed conversion both for our own sake and the sake of the world, it's ... discuss

By now, you’ve probably heard about the arrest of Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Patel. He “is being accused of fraud, telling women they were pregnant when they weren’t and then givin ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman cloth ... discuss

This my annual post about Our Lady of Guadalupe. I usually am not especially interested in one visitation of Mary more than another, but there is something about Our Lady of Guadalupe that captures my ... discuss

Dec 12 - Homily: Guadalupe Then and Now Fr. Alan Wharton on the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe who gave a message of hope and kindness from God and helped the Mexican people to put aside the ... discuss

“Do not let anything afflict you, and do not be afraid of any illness, or accident, or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Do you need anything else? ... discuss

Today we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe -- one of my favorite Marian feast days. Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, brings hope into our lives. She covers us in the folds ... discuss

So many moments of our lives pass with almost no sense of significance. The twenty four hours in a day fade into the memory of the seven days of the week, then the thirty-odd days of a month, and then ... discuss

Washington D.C., Dec 11, 2014 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Congress got personal at a bipartisan press conference on Thursday, with parents of disabled children sharing their stories to push for a bil ... discuss

A Houston couple was told that their unborn son David had fetal hydrops, which is serious condition that causes an abnormal collection of fluid in at least two different fetal compartments. Their doct ... discuss

Text:  Hebrews 10:1-18Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.It might seem strange and even offensive to us as modern readers, but the people of the Old Testam ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: In late October I wrote a commentary “Is America in Decline?” based on a book by James MacDonald, “When Globalism Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana ... discuss

At a time of year when so many pause to wonder anew at the miracle of the Child in the manger, Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys continue their tireless efforts to protect the miracle of children ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Writer-Singer-Illustrator America is an amazing place. It has always been a place of refuge for refugees…a land of opportunity for anyone willing to go for it. If you ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Annually, TIME hosts a “word banishment poll” in which the magazine asks its readers to vote on a word that should be trashed. So, as we near the end of 2014, write in the com ... discuss

 The “Person of the Year,” this year and every year By Dave Andrusko For the last post of the day, I’d like to briefly talk about what TIME magazine’s selection as “Person ... discuss

“Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken you me in your way. Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear. Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments ar ... discuss

How does one work for excellent music in the parish? One answer is to educate those working for the Church as musicians in the principles of sacred music and liturgy. A few months ago, I announce ... discuss

Wow – it’s been almost 10 months since I posted anything here. There are a lot of topics in my mind – mostly around reformed theology and culture.  Hope to put them in writing. Give ... discuss

Wednesday of the Second Week in Advent(Click here for readings)By Benedict Augustine“He gives strength to the fainting;for the weak he makes vigor abound.Though young men faint and grow wea ... discuss

It was spring time and today I felt like something wasn’t right. I noticed I have gained some weight. I feared the worst, am I pregnant? I have feared this for a while but waited it off to see if I ... discuss

CA Drought - Nancy Pelosi Votes No On Water for CA Today in Washington, D.C.The House reconvened at 10 AM today.  The House then passed by voice vote S. 1691 — "To amend title 5, United St ... discuss

A former Nurturing Network client joins TNN volunteer Resource Members as an Inspirational Counselor. Jean offers to use her experience to help other TNN clients with deep appreciation for the support ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 10, 2014 / 12:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his message for the 2015 World Day of Peace, released on Wednesday, Pope Francis has called for a global effort of fraternity rather than ind ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 10, 2014 / 10:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a message to an international gathering on the impact of nuclear weapons, Pope Francis called on victims to be “prophetic voices” ... discuss

Eight weeks before he was born, Elijah Leffingwell met the outside world. On Sept. 21, 2012, at 25 weeks, Elijah was partially removed from his mother’s womb so surgeons could surgically remove a tu ... discuss

Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients, is now out of jail on bond after he arrest yesterday. Now, Patel ha ... discuss

No media outlet in America wants to report the full unfettered truth about the Ferguson Missouri riots over the death of Michael Brown, because they would be lynching the Obama administration and the ... discuss

It seems everywhere we look and every place we go, there's Christmas music playing, people shopping, commercials filled with laughter and gaiety; sparkling decorations and hearts filled with merriment ... discuss

The late, inordinately great Ronald Reagan provided expert analysis of the ridiculous Push-Pull damage wrought by government. The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few sho ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 15 min. 44 sec. | 7.32 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 237 Psalter: Thursday, We ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 18 min. 49 sec. | 8.74 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 233 Psalter: Thursday, We ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Writer-Singer-Illustrator When I realize the fullness of the sacrifice Jesus made to be sure I had a way to live forever, my sacrifice in this life is puny in comparison. A ... discuss

Sexual asssault is all over the news today. Headlines in the United States tell of a long list of woman who have accused Bill Cosby of assault, and tell of college campuses where rape is shock ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday is the feast of Our Lady of Loreto. The title Our Lady of Loreto refers to the Holy House of Loreto, the house in which Mary was born, and where the Annunciation occurred, and ... discuss

London, England, Dec 9, 2014 / 10:02 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Most people “still don’t know how Pope Francis thinks,” says a longtime Catholic observer who believes the Pope& ... discuss

Well, it happened again: another Republican landslide victory. Can you believe it? In the Louisiana Senate runoff election this past Saturday, December 6, Republican challenger Bill Cassidy soundly de ... discuss

These are the words of Senator John McCain from the Senate floor. Via his website: “Mr. President, I rise in support of the release – the long-delayed release – of the Senate Intelligence Commit ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Clearly President Obama did not get the message the voters sent in the November midterm elections, electing enough Republican Senators to shift power in the Senat ... discuss

The Bible contains numerous promises that God makes to His people. Below you will find the top 35 promises God makes to His people. If you have a favorite which was missed, please comment.35 Promises ... discuss

When outrageous becomes the norm, we've already breached that much touted tipping point; we've slipped into the realm of self-destruction.Despite the serial lawlessness and incremental foundational se ... discuss

Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients,has been arrested. The arrest came after a Operation Rescue filed a ... discuss

Over the past week or so I’ve been wondering whether our current system of “American Church” actually makes our fundamental task (Make, Mature and Multiply Disciples) more difficult ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Dec 9, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Karachi last month launched Pakistan's first Catholic radio station online, focused on the spirit of the new evangelizati ... discuss

The Christmas season comes each year with the expected flurry of media attention to the biblical accounts of Christ’s conception and birth. The general thrust of the secular media is often increduli ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Few Christian households lack a Christmas tree at this time of year. Many people have completed their Christmas shopping, and Christmas carols blare over every store speaker. Howev ... discuss

-- 1 --"Hey Emmy, didn't you say you were going to post an update about your novel sequel?" Yes. "Where is it?" Here! Sort of. Okay, fine, this is just a "in a nutshell" version of the actual thing (w ... discuss

Every year on December 8, Pope Francis goes to Piazza di Spagna in Rome and prays to Our Lady at the statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception located on top of an ancient column, in honor of th ... discuss

I recently got to spend almost a whole week with my nephew (aka the cutest baby on the planet) in Cancun for my baby sister’s wedding. Here is some of the cuteness for your viewing pleasure. Cli ... discuss

In her second trimester of pregnancy, S.S. thought she wanted an abortion. On March 16, 2010, she and her mother traveled from their home in West Virginia to the run-down abortion clinic operated by M ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Writer-Singer-Illustrator When you can see the light of God’s love shining on you, there ain’t no dark. And there ain’t no black hole in your heart… ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 8, 2014 / 10:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Angelus address for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, Pope Francis said because everything we have received is “a gi ... discuss

Written by Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick, OBE, to two members of the Welch assembly. Dr Fitzpatrick is the Director of EPC - International and the spokesperson for the disability rights group, Not Dead Ye ... discuss

A few days ago, I got out my box of memorial ornaments that I have collected over the past 5 Christmases - some I got while I was pregnant with Lily, some were given as gifts, some were made by me or ... discuss

Abortion advocates constantly accuse pregnancy centers of misleading women to believe that abortion is unsafe and using manipulative advertising to get women to visit to their clinic. They also claim ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Since I gave you my take on the grand jury findings on the death of Michael Brown, I thought I should give my take on the death of Eric Garner's at the hands of police in N ... discuss

"The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, pre ... discuss

Thirteen years ago as the Twin Towers crumbled to the ground, I wept, but I did not despair. I had hope, for the future in those difficult times for I was carrying my third daughter. Christi ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by AF Brancoby Phil Kerpen, Contributing Author: On Friday November 7, Rich Weinstein (the only one of the millions of Americans whose health plans were canceled who responded by wa ... discuss

After confession this weekend ... after some pondering of conversion (past and ongoing) ... after reflecting on what a gift the season of Advent is ...From the archives: Mrs. Patterson.She was our spe ... discuss

Today is the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  The following day, President Roosevelt gave one of the great speeches of all time.  Here is my list of the greatest speeches of ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Writer-Singer-Illustrator There are (and have been) so many men who want to own and rule this world. So many who would be king of the world…king of the universe. None ... discuss

Pro-life Republicans have picked up another seat int he U.S. Senate thanks to a victory in Saturday’s special election by pro-life Congressman Bill Cassidy over pro-abortion Democratic Senator M ... discuss

One of the “5 Right-Wing Lunacies This Week: O'Reilly Goes Way Off the Deep End” (an article by Janet Allon on AlterNet.com) was Senator Rick Santorum’s contention that the concept of “Separ ... discuss

I originally posted this in 2005 and have updated it a couple of times. I like to present it every December 7th as the story is as poignant as ever, especially with our troops still in theater in Af ... discuss

“Today there is a need for people who are witnesses of the mercy and tenderness of the Lord, which shakes up those who are resigned, revives the discouraged, [and] ignites the fire of hope.̶ ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 7, 2014 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pursuing interreligious dialogue and opening hearts and minds to others are the way to face troubled times, stressed participants in the Third Ca ... discuss

Reading(Romans 15:4)Brethren: Whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. R. Thanks be to ... discuss

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.On a quiet Sunday morning December 7, 1941, a Japanese surprise air attack left the Pacific Fleet in smoldering heaps of broken, twisted ... discuss

The Collect.BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience an ... discuss

Emphasizing the importance of the religious vocation, Pope Francis announced that the year 2015 will be dedicated to Consecrated Life.  He said that all Christians are called to live in imitati ... discuss

I shared in a horrible experience today as I gathered with a family in the old parish cemetery to bury the body of an infant child. Morris Vaillancourt, the son of Stephanie Morris and Raymond Vaillan ... discuss

This could not have happened to a better person. It appears that Michigan based God-denying resident lard butt and depraved jerk, Ed Brayton, is being sued for shooting off his lard butt mouth about ... discuss

The recent breakdown in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear ambitions was, if anything, predictable. It is a problem that exists in the mind of many western diplomats that the other side in a neg ... discuss

Fr. Robert Lange's memoir, Windows Into the Life of a Priest,  brought to mind a literary theme called the hero's journey. Like the archetypical hero who sets off on a journey of self discov ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Writer-Singer-Illustrator Have you ever heard someone say “you Christian created a god because you need a crutch”? I’ve heard that, or something like it, ... discuss

Once again St. Nicholas DayHas even come to our hideaway;It won't be quite as fun, I fear,As the happy day we had last year.Then we were hopeful, no reason to doubtThat optimism would win the bout,And ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Nicholas.We always celebrate. It's a family tradition.The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At t ... discuss

I don’t intend to solve the problem regarding the slaying of Michael Brown, but rather take a close look at the crucial issue involved, which is the Sixth Commandment. I hope to help us understand t ... discuss

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