Topic: lent

Although Ember Days are no longer considered required in mainstream Roman Catholicism following Vatican II, they can - and should - still be observed by the Faithful. In fact, many Traditional priest ... discuss

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Note: All is taken from the Raccolta Chaplet of the Five Wounds At the prayer of the Congregation of Discalced Clerks of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ here in Rome, in the Retreat of SS. John a ... discuss

Credit:  www.christinemonohan.netSometimes I think that almost all Catholic blogs are written by just one person because they all sound exactly the same. No one ever seems to have an original th ... discuss

Never, never will we desist till we … extinguish every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times will scarce believe that it ha ... discuss

I received the following forwarded email sent out by Christian McDonnell. I'm happy she copied the text of Msgr. Pope's blog article before it disappeared in a puff of incense! Here’s the full ... discuss

By Monsignor Charles PopeThe time for happy-clappy, lighthearted engagement of our culture may be nearing an end. Sometimes it takes a while to understand that what used to work no longer works. Let ... discuss

Consecrated Bishop of Rome on 3 September AD 590 Living at a time when political and religious leadership in Europe often depended upon force of arms or strength of will more than the rule of law, G ... discuss

Last week, my husband and I spent a few days in Montreal, Canada. It was our first trip up to the Great White North since moving to the Boston area almost exactly one year ago. I had heard that Montre ... discuss

"Chocolat" is about a war between the forces of paganism and Christianity, and because the pagan heroine has chocolate on her side, she wins. Her victory is delayed only because, during Lent, a lot of ... discuss

This is crazy.From National Review Online:A sign advertising the bacon at a Vermont diner has been taken down after a Muslim resident complained about the sign on the Internet and sparked a massive ba ... discuss

By THE EDITORS | Over the past year, the cascade of federal court rulings that favor same-sex “marriage” has lent credence to the view that progress is on the side of “marriage ... discuss

by Norbert Michel, Heritage Foundation: Fifteen Members of Congress have come together to urge the Federal Reserve to further restrict its emergency lending authority, something the 2010 Dodd–Fr ... discuss

20 August, Old Testament Samuel was the final Old Testament judge. Besides Deborah and an anonymous man in Judges 6:7-10 first prophet mentioned after Moses, although we could consider some of the oth ... discuss

I recently had an article published in The Federalist. It’s titled: Why Lent Should Matter to Everyone There was also a counterpoint article written by a Reformed pastor that is worth your read ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 15:21-28Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.She was a dog.  Worse than a mere lap dog, but one of those yippy dogs that circles yo ... discuss

Pope Francis, preparing to execute a Judo throw on Patriarch BartholomewOn Pentecost, I was on Ancient Faith Today, which is hosted by Kevin Allen, and was on the show along with Fr. Matthew Baker, to ... discuss

Sometimes the connections below will seem a bit, um, whimsical, random, and loose.  Like loose tea leaves.  Or maybe more like what you’d find at a jumble sale where the books were sorted by a ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannJune 13th is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua. With it being so close to Father's Day, my dad has been on my mind, so I thought I would re-post this popular post I wrote last year a ... discuss

I was going to hold my tongue, please believe me. I’d already written a “Circular Catholic Firing Squad” post last week. I’ve already written posts explaining what I find valuable and admirabl ... discuss

Of course I’ve known for years that I have a lot more than I need and things that I’ll never need at all. But it’s hard to just throw out perfectly good stuff and difficult as well ... discuss

Question: "When is an icon an icon? Do all depictions of Christ, even heterodox ones, deserve respect by not throwing them in the trash? Do Church bulletins that have crosses or even icons on them nee ... discuss

When I was in grade school, my younger brothers always had less homework than I did. I would look back on the previous year’s homework load and think to myself, “Wow, last year was so easy compare ... discuss

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter(Click here for readings)  by Benedict Augustine  Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and who ... discuss

Hello all. Thank you for visiting Wondering Zygote Emeritus (WZE) blog for the last few months. My goal was to post all throughout Lent. It was mostly successful.After reading a few books on blogging ... discuss

Happy Easter! The Christian world feels like this: ...because we've just come through Lent, Holy Week, the Sacred Triduum and the Easter Vigil.I love the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursda ... discuss

Well, Lent "officially" ends today. However, I consider the next two days (Good Friday and Holy Saturday) to be a "Little Lent" because though it is a short period of time, they are the darkest days o ... discuss

“I gave my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who tore out my beard; My face I did not hide from insults and spitting. The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced;” (Isaiah 50 ... discuss

So I haven't blogged much in a while. For this  I apologize. Yes, I'm very busy, but so are we all. I have a million tiny things I could blog about, but I never find the time to do so becaus ... discuss

Lent 5Zion Lutheran Church, Marengo, ILEzekiel 37:1-14Lent is a good time to think about death. As good a time as any. It's a topic every man must face sooner or later. A topic we like to put away ... discuss

Lent 3a, (March 23, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (John 4:5–26) TITLE: “At the Well” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Ou ... discuss

/> Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (John 9) Sermon 3-30-14.mp3 TITLE: “Blind to Seeing” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for ... discuss

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Lent 4March 30th, 2014John 9:1-41Our Savior Lutheran Church, Whitefish Bay, WIIt is part and parcel of our sinful nature to get things wrong. Turned around. Backwards, even.We make ourselves God, an ... 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

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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

.: Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Frosting :.This is how we celebrated yesterday's Solemnity of the Incarnation.  Not really sure how something so dark and un-blue and un-white could symbolic ... discuss

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FROM THE PASTORMarch 23, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler When Shakespeare imagined what young King Henry V might have said before the Battle of Agincourt a century and a half before, he wrote one of the ... discuss

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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

[NOTE: This is my annual St. Patrick's Day post, originally posted on St. Patrick's Day 2005] Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!(Happy St. Patrick's Day!)As a Roman Catholic of Irish descent, I am, qui ... discuss

It's not too late to begin.... Matthew 26-28: Jesus' life-giving death offers a close look at the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in Matthew's Gospel. It is a part of Loyola Press' Si ... discuss

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This year I am struggling with Lent or at least with what I have chosen to do for Lent.  Maybe that's good, it shows I chose something I need to work on, my relationship with food.  This has ... discuss

Traditional Catholic Prayers: O Kind Creator, bow thine earO kind Creator, bow thine earTo mark the cry, to know the tearBefore thy throne of mercy spentIn this thy holy fast of Lent.Our hearts are op ... discuss

Traditional Catholic Prayers: O Kind Creator, bow thine earO kind Creator, bow thine earTo mark the cry, to know the tearBefore thy throne of mercy spentIn this thy holy fast of Lent.Our hearts are op ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 9, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler Those who are in a position to do so are wise to consult an investment advisor, and at the start of Lent, it is not irreverent to say that the Lor ... discuss

O’ happy fault, let us enter LENT with open hearts and penitent lips. For some helpful explanations and reminders about FASTING and ABSTINENCE check out St. Peter’s List Blog: The Idiot ... discuss

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FROM THE PASTORMarch 2, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler Joseph Stalin was responsible for the deaths of around 20 million men, women and children by massacres, torture, starvation and execution. Figures ... discuss

IN just three days we will be in the Lenten season. We begin each Lent with Ash Wednesday as a reminder that we are dust and to dust we shall return (Gen. 3:19). It is good for everyone to consider ... discuss

Over the past few years it has been my blessed privledge to honor San Giuseppe by putting in a plug for the Virtual St. Joseph Altar that was started by Evann Duplantier in 1999. (This is the 16th yea ... discuss

--1-- The Podcast Is UpI swear I'm going to have to stop talking about the occult. Blogtalk Radio and Facebook are starting to SPAM me with how-tos for Satanism. Next week will be about putting your g ... discuss

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The Meatless Friday recipe team here at CatholicMom.com has been sharing favorite family recipes for several months now. As we approach the season of Lent, when all adult Catholics are called to absta ... discuss

I’m a Catholic mom. I’m a bless-us-oh-Lord before meals, teaching toddlers the sign of the cross, stockpiling children’s Mass books, no sweets during Lent kind of mom. I’m a saints’ names fo ... discuss

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I remember in sixth grade asking one of my classmates, “How do you guys remember the names of all of these Catholic days and stuff?” I was referring to my confusion over Advent and Lent &# ... discuss

Benedictines of Mary have been featured on Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Wall Street Journal, NPR, EWTN, Rome Reports, Billboard's #1 Classical Traditional Artist of 2012 & 2013, ... discuss

I want to walk with Jesus. I would also love to walk where he walked; to breath in the air of the Gospels and step into the sand that once dusted the straps of our Savior’s sandals.  In the Holy ... discuss

It's never too early to be thinking about Lent! (Ash Wednesday is March 5) Matthew 26-28: Jesus' life-giving death offers a close look at the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in Matthe ... discuss

Book Details:   • Author: Kevin DeYoung   • Category: General Christian Interest   • Book Publisher: Crossway (2013)   •& ... discuss

When multi-Grammy award-winning singer and producer John Elefante started writing the lyrics for his song “This Time,” he had no intention of writing a “pro-life song,” and certainly didn’t ... discuss

 St. Peter's Roman Catholic ChurchWith today’s solemn celebration for the First Sunday of Advent, the Church now begins anew the liturgical year.  In the words of Servant of God Archbish ... discuss

1 December AD 2013 Out with the Old Year, in with the New Today begins the solemn season of Advent, a preparatory period as Christians ready themselves for both the celebration of Christ's coming at ... discuss

I'm no apologist for the North Korean government.  That said...Although it's certainly possible that 80 people were in fact publicly executed, JoongAng Ilbo is one of several Korean newspapers ac ... discuss

1. Okay kids, it's February 2010. That's early-mid 2010, right? So why am I still waiting for the digitization of the 1901 Irish census? Hmmm? Can't Ireland get on this? *******2. Problem: Part of my ... discuss

Obama's Beached Whale: Obamacare Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Obamacare—the Affordable Care Act—will not be defunded and the government will not be shut down. Obamacare is a putrefying ... discuss

Pentecost 19, 2013 (September 22) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Luke 16:1–13 sermon 9-22-13 TITLE: “Nothing Left to Lose” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the L ... discuss

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois has lent support to a "Charter of Quebec Values" that would ban the wearing of religious garb and crucifixes by public employees. The plan would "prohibit ...… Rea ... discuss

20 August, Old Testament Samuel was the final Old Testament judge. Besides Deborah and an anonymous man in Judges 6:7-10 first prophet mentioned after Moses, although we could consider some of the oth ... discuss

A monk from Esphigemenou monaster, about to toss a Molotov cocktail.Question: "The Esphigmenou monastery [on Mount Athos] has recently made headlines; what is happening with them and why are the monks ... discuss

Shandon, Ca – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today. “Our Priests for Life team learned with sadness yesterday of the passing of Judge Willi ... discuss

"Said the robin to the sparrow,'I should really like to know,Why these anxious human beings Rush about and worry so.'"Said the sparrow to the robin,'Friend I think that it must be,That they have no He ... discuss

___________________________________“…it would be hard to find anyone who was more truly a man for all seasons and all men…”~ Erasmus, 1521 ___________________________________ Execution of S ... discuss

You might think I'm the brilliant kind of writer who knows the end from the beginning when composing pieces. If you thought so, you are wrong, and that's why I'm only a blogger with a day job. This w ... discuss

I started writing this today and it turned into one of my dissertation length posts. I'm trying to be a nicer blogger, so I'm breaking it into chunks. I was listening to today's lectionary reading w ... discuss

The past is dead.  The future:  we don't know.  All we have is the Now. Lent came and went, and just as quickly we saw Easter fly by.  We enjoyed our spring break and while things ... discuss

Excerpts from All the Audiences, Homilies, Letters, Messages, and Speeches of the New Holy Father, up until Easter Sunday "Pray for me and until we meet again. We will see each other soon. Tomorrow I ... discuss

Today is the last day of waiting, after forty days of preparation. Part of my preparation for Resurrection Day has been reading through the entire Bible. This afternoon I finished Peter's epistles and ... discuss

Today's Lenten Bible reading covered 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, First and Second Thessalonians. Since it is Holy Week, my eyes and ears are tuned into the topic o ... discuss

So on this blog, I have been MIA - yes - it happens to all of us.  I can briefly state that while we've been busy, who isn't anyway, but that I have been hammering out ways to live Lent in new wa ... discuss

(This is inspired by a reflection I heard yesterday while listening to Johnnette Benkovic on her EWTN radio show Women of Grace)The following was a part of the 1st Reading from Tuesday's Office of Rea ... discuss

Today's Lenten reading covers Romans and 1 Corinthians. Since Good Friday and Resurrection Day are fast approaching, these two passages from the letter to the church in Corinth caught my ear. Christ ... discuss

I listened to all of the Acts of the Apostles today in today's Lenten reading. I did not read a word. Nevertheless, it's a great aural experience. Luke tells a good story. He flashes back a little bef ... discuss

Preached a series of 5 sermons on Our Lady of Fatima during Lent @ Precious Blood. Also recorded the talks for Chinese radio. Sermons:  http://fatheranthonyho.wordpress.com/sunday-sermons/ Radio ... discuss

Normally during Lent, the big thing you hear is how some liturgeist insists that the parish remove the Holy Water in the fonts & replaces it with sand, even with the Vatican making it clear that is a ... discuss

Holy Week is here! Do you feel like your children are ready for Holy Week? Are they ready to walk with Jesus? A couple of years ago, I had been stirring because I felt like my children were not real ... discuss

also Sunday of the Passion The Sunday before His crucifixion, our Lord Christ rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Accompanied by His disciples, He heard the people crying, "Hosanna!" This ancient petiti ... discuss

--1--When the telltale signs of immanent regurgitation briefly interrupted our bedtime bedside chat, my nine-year-old son and I resumed with a new topic."Hairballs," he reflected, "that's not one of H ... discuss

Today we start Holy Week with Passion Sunday.  We triumphantly and publicly herald the entrance of Our Savior into Jerusalem.  We herald His coming as the Great Warrior and leader who will s ... discuss

In my edition of The Message, a Bible paraphrased by Eugene Peterson, he gives an introduction to each book. I don't normally read them, but today his introduction to Luke caught my eye. Luke, he not ... discuss

Lent 5c (March 17, 2013) Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California lent5c-2013 TITLE: “Rejected” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and The Lord, Jesus Chris ... discuss

*sounds of laptop keys being hit**heavy sigh**more sounds of laptop keys being hit*Repeat for the majority of the day.That is how my last couple of days have been. No, I am not slaving over a hard ass ... discuss

I know I'm a little behind on blogging this fact, but it seems so perfectly congruous with this particular blog (I do blog at several other places where this fact has been mentioned) that I figured I ... discuss

SermonLent 5Immanuel Lutheran Church, West Plains, MOLuke 20:9-19“Crazy Bad Tenants. Crazy Good Lord.”Preparing for our move overseas, we've sold our home, and for the last few months we ... discuss

Just so you know: I hold green beer to be an outrage, the defilement of an innocent pilsner that hadn’t done anyone harm (yet). I wait for the Church to add it to the list of sins crying out to H ... discuss

Saint PatrickT oday, although the Fifth Sunday of Lent, is traditionally the day on which we commemorate St. Patrick. As a youth, in spite of his Catholic parents, he was not religious and did not k ... discuss

I stumbled upon this iconography site last year on Palm Sunday.  This is beautiful.  The Akathist Hymn is a hymn in the Eastern Catholic Church in which Catholics honor the one who is not se ... discuss

Let's get to know our new pope by reading his words. The text below is from the pope's Lenten message to his flock in Argentina:Lent is presented us as a shout of truth and certain hope that comes us ... discuss

Sermon – Lent 4 “Laetare” - March 10th, 2013St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, ILJohn 6:1-6“The Lord Who Feeds”I don't know how any Lutheran can honestly look at the feeding of the fi ... discuss

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Updated from previous story... killed young parents and newborn baby in tragic hit and run this weekend...the baby passed away last night :( The NYPD released this photo of the suspect today thr ... discuss

Sermon – Lent 3 - March 3rd, 2013Village Lutheran Church, Ladue, MOMatthew 13:1-9“Repent or Perish”Repent or perish! Well, happy Sunday morning to you, too, pastor. Repent or perish! ... discuss

Go here to download a free e-book version of The Power of the Cross by Michael Dubruiel. ;;; The book was put out of print in 2009, but I've made it available in an e-book version. It is very good... ... discuss

Sermon – Lent Mid-week – February 27th, 2013Benediction Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WILuke 22:7-38“Judas and Christ”There's hardly a greater insult than to call someone a “Judas”. Betraye ... discuss

Since the Vatican says that his Twitter account will be closing, I am here embedding below the complete list of Pope Benedict's English tweets, starting with the first:Dear friends, I am pleased to ge ... discuss

At the chapel I frequent during the week, the Rosary is prayed after every Mass. During Lent, we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries daily.I find them difficult, frankly. I'd be lying if I didn't admit this. ... discuss

Sermon – Reminiscere – February 24th, 2013Grace Lutheran Church, Dyer, INMatthew 15:21-28“Feasting in Faith when Yes Looks like No”I suppose there's a misison theme today in that the ... discuss

Not even two weeks in and I've fallen off the Lent wagon.  Sometimes, I think I focus my time and energy to ensure my kiddos are making their sacrifices and understanding this liturgical season ... discuss

Well, I'm rather dissappointed that my last few posts did not show up on my blog. I have been posting from my iPod, and using the Blogger app, but they never did show!Pope Benedict XVI, affectionately ... discuss

Go here to download a free e-book version of The Power of the Cross by Michael Dubruiel. ;;; The book was put out of print in 2009, but I've made it available in an e-book version. It is very good... ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2013 / 05:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict told thousands gathered to bid him farewell that Lent involves spiritual warfare in his second to last Angelus.  "This alwa ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit we may ever obey thy godly motions in rig ... discuss

In my Bible reading plan this Lent, reading through the entire Bible in 40 days, I consumed Leviticus up to chapter 15, a little over half way. I studied this book a few years ago with some co-workers ... discuss

 --- 1 ---Can I say how grateful I am for 7 Quick Takes?  The whole concept of it is an awesome idea.  I love the idea of being able to bang out a bunch of stuff that can be complete or ... discuss

A Meditation on Transfiguration, Lent, and Easter Today, Ash Wednesday, marks a time when those who follow a liturgical calendar of the Church year change seasons. From the time of Christmas (Jesus, ... discuss

Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season of preparation for the glorious celebration of Easter. Pope Benedict XVI calls people to return to God in the homily of his Ash Wednesday Mass, w ... discuss

It's Ash Wednesday again. And as I sat in church for Mass and ashes, I was reminded of my experience last year.My first post regarding Ash Wednesday pertained to the bioethical importance of Lenten pr ... discuss

A Pinterest board with links to resources related to Lent. Mostly spiritual reading for adults, with a few blog posts and books for children as well. You can find it here: The entire Christian life is ... discuss

My friend Daria Stockey has written a great piece on Father's For Good on the Knights of Columbus website called "Giving Up Stuff".  We should be thinking of what Lenten practices we are goi ... discuss

Wow, I can't believe it's been a little over 2 weeks since the March for Life.  Life has been zooming by lately.  I guess it does all the time, but it just seems more so now for some reason. ... discuss

In just three days we will be in the Lenten season. We begin each Lent with Ash Wednesday as a reminder that we are dust and to dust we shall return (Gen. 3:19). It is good for everyone to consider ... discuss

We are one week out from Ash Wednesday.  Now is time to prepare for Lent.  Do you know what you are going to give up?  I usually indulge a bit more in this week in whatever I am going t ... discuss

I promise these things will be more faith focused once Lent begins.1) I'm sure you've all heard about the letter Archbishop Gomez sent out to the Los Angeles Archdiocese regarding Cardinal Mahony and ... discuss

Are you feeling pressured to have your holiest, sacrifice and prayer-filled Lenten Journey this year? Do you ever find that you start out on Ash Wednesday with ashes on your forehead and so many ... discuss

Are you feeling pressured to have your holiest, Sacrifice and prayer-filled Lenten Journey this year? Do you ever find that you start out on Ash Wednesday with your ashes on your forehead and so ma ... discuss

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In the pre-1970 Roman Catholic liturgy, the Alleluia ceases to be said during today's Liturgy for Septuagesima. At first Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday, two alleluias are added to the closing verse ... discuss

“Human Dignity” without mentioning the Unborn in any of their literature. Maybe someone should clue them into the Bishops’ latest “Social Justice” document: “The r ... discuss

Here's the bad news about yesterday's "Keeping It Clean in 4 Easy (Enough) Steps" post: you have to build about 6 weeks of momentum before the temptation to quit stops stopping you. Oh, and here's wor ... discuss

Go here to download a free e-book version of The Power of the Cross by Michael Dubruiel. ;;; The book was put out of print in 2009, but I've made it available in an e-book version. It is very good... ... discuss

I did not think negro bias could reach this far today.  There were laws designed to restrict blacks' access to weapons; however, unlike this author's blending of issues, the Second Ame ... discuss

Here at The Charcoal Fire, I have been embedding the Papal tweets as they come along. The new evangelization, 140 characters at a time! Yet there is a dark side. Many faithful Catholics may have no i ... discuss

I have long been a fan of Magnificat's books. Their simple companions to praying the rosary or to the liturgical seasons of Lent or Advent have served as guides to helping me focus on prayer and medit ... discuss

"I’m co-hosting in the Keeping Christ in Christmas Blog Carnival, along with Tina from Truly Rich Mom and Monica from Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families. We'll be sharing different way ... discuss

Zion Lutheran Church, Marengo, IL December 16th, 2012Jer. 33:14-16“A Very Jeremiah Advent” Perhaps you remember an annual television special that hopefully isn't on much anymore, “A Ver ... discuss

We here at man with black hat have received quite a reaction to our piece entitled “Every Matter Under Heaven” from last Tuesday. We drew attention to plans underway by Michael Voris of ChurchMili ... discuss

This is the time of year when Christians in America feel that they are being persecuted because the cashier did not wish them a Merry Christmas. The fact of the matter is that it's not even Christmas. ... discuss

2 December AD 2012 Out with the Old Year, in with the New Today begins the solemn season of Advent, a preparatory period as Christians ready themselves for both the celebration of Christ's coming at B ... discuss

Today is the first day of Advent, and the first day of the Liturgical New Year for us Roman Catholics. :) It is a time of great rejoicing, but also of a calling to deeper prayer, good works, penance, ... discuss

“It’s beginning to look a lot like ...”... that time of year when we celebrate Christmas for roughly four weeks, beginning in late November, and ending abruptly on the day following that which i ... discuss

VANCOUVER, November 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – An outspoken supporter of the Catholic Church’s Third World development arm says the Catholic Church should help the poor instead of save the ... discuss

At the recent Bishops' gathering, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said,"The work of our Conference during the coming year includes reflections on re-embracing Friday as a particular day of penance, including t ... discuss

by Patrick B. Craine BALTIMORE, November 16, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – At their annual meeting Tuesday, America’s bishops lent their strong endorsement in a unanimous voice vote to the canonizati ... discuss

Our son, who just turned six, is enrolled with Kolbe Academy Home School. Since Kolbe has a K-12 curriculum and therefore has no Prep level (when we were discerning whether to continue homeschooling o ... discuss

Tuesday, besides being the release of Christmas in the Cloister, was the release of Gregorian Chant: Together on the Way.  This is the 4th album Jade Music is doing with the Norbertine Fath ... discuss

"Gregorian Chant:  Together on the Way" by the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey. It was a pleasure to have the chance to review this CD.  Even not understanding most of the wor ... discuss

25 October, New Testament These exemplary Christian women demonstrated their faith by their material support of Christ's Church. Dorcas (or "Tabitha" — both names mean "gazelle") was well-k ... discuss

From the beginning of the Year of Faith on Oct. 11 through its conclusion on the Feast of Christ the King on Nov. 24, 2013, we have the opportunity of gaining a plenary indulgence. It is hoped that ... discuss

The subtitle of Savage Continent: Europe in the aftermath of World War 2 was what caught my attention on the book shelf at the public library. I've done plenty of reading on the 2nd w ... discuss

Last Sunday, I went to St. Mark's in Catonsville (21228) to participate in the mass with Abp. Lori of Baltimore. I saw him before at the HHS Fortnight for Freedom mass, too, but this time my family wa ... discuss

... But Big Bird and his creators are having nothing to do with it! They are saying enough is enough. Big Bird Doesn't Need Saving By Obama "[W]hile Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are rolling out big ... discuss

The New England Journal of Medicine lent its pages to both President Obama and Governor Romney to present their health care visions for America.  Unsurprisingly, the president promises to move en ... discuss

It never ceases to amaze me how those who support abortion try & claim that they are the loving peaceful side of the debate when they do the very actions that they accuse us of doing that we don't.A p ... discuss

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Although Ember Days are no longer considered required in mainstream Roman Catholicism following Vatican II, they can - and should - still be observed by the Faithful. In fact, many Traditional prie ... discuss

The last couple of weeks I haven't been able to put up as many posts as I would have liked. But there is a very good reason, much of the time I would have had for posting has been taken up with a very ... discuss

I'll be on Relevant Radio this morning at 8 a.m. central time, talking about simple ways to celebrate the liturgical year with your family.A few links:Easter Every Week (about the wisdom of ... discuss

From a reader…. Check out the latest bulletin from St. Joe’s 1) They appear to have displayed Catholic and/or St Joe’s material at the Ottawa Pride march as they had at least 1 homos ... discuss

Paul Ryan (Photo via Wikipedia) by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: A Saturday Evening Post reporter asked, in 1932, John Maynard Keynes if there had ever been anything like the Great Depression. K ... discuss

In his first letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul explains how, when God calls people, he does not base his decision on human criteria – wisdom, power, nobility – but often chooses uneduca ... discuss

I’m going to write more about the Catholic New Media Conference a bit later, but this is one part of the conference that I just need to give a space of its own.You know what these conferences ar ... discuss

Consecrated Bishop of Rome on 3 September AD 590Living at a time when political and religious leadership in Europe often depended upon force of arms or strength of will more than the rule of law, Greg ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for August 23 is St. Rose of Lima.Rose of Lima, a member of the Third Order of St. Dominic, was the "first blossom of sanctity that South America gave to the world." Hers was a li ... discuss

20 August, Old Testament Samuel was the final Old Testament judge. Besides Deborah and an anonymous man in Judges 6:7-10 first prophet mentioned after Moses, although we could consider some of the oth ... discuss

Vacation Trials and Tribulations | Crisis Magazine:August 8, 2012Vacation Trials and Tribulationsby Rev. George W. RutlerIt is not my practice to take vacations. They strike me as a form of surrender ... discuss

Today is a special day for me because not only is it my birthday, but it is the feast day of one of my favorite saints -- St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) and the sa ... discuss

The Martini Bar was in fact a protestant church and all of the other examples except one are of such churches being transformed or lent for secular use. The final example is of the Three Kin ... discuss

Don’t know much about Ramadan? Well, join the club, but I became more interested in Islam’s holiest month after reading this award-winning essay from ONE Magazine, which is put out by the ... discuss

This film is a luminous masterpiece that is an art movie in every sense of the word. 30. The Mill and the CrossPainter Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Rutger Hauer) explains the meaning of his painting ... discuss

The Oscar-winning actor contributed $1 million last month to Priorities USA Action, the “super PAC” backing President Obama, helping lift the group to its best fundraising month yet. In a ... discuss

Serwis internetowy Bractwa Św. Piusa X w Polsce Dispatch on General Chapter of the Society It is claimed on the Internet that on Sunday, July 15th, I purportedly said that there „would be no ag ... discuss

By Patrick J. Buchanan Comes now news from across the pond that executives at one of the world's most respected banks, Barclays, rigged Libor. Even the venerable Bank of England is apparently be ... discuss

Robert Colquhoun, who is in his late 20s,  shares about his faith journey and the power of prayer in the 40 DAYS OF LIFE campaign to end abortion.I became a Roman Catholic when I was studying his ... discuss

Before I properly begin this post, I just wanted a wish all my fellow Americans a happy and safe 4th of July. Be safe and make smart choices. ;)Happy feast of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. I hope som ... discuss

This arrived by email today – perfect for this blog. Unfortunately it came with photos of old cars and such to illustrate the various points. The pictures did not copy and paste for me along wit ... discuss

In a small town in Ireland one day a stranger, an American, walked into the pub, ordered two beers and sat down alone at a table. He drank one of the beers, then started on the second. He then ordered ... discuss

Rape and Honor Killing:Nor should it come as any surprise that Ms. Furedi and the abortionists who staff her deceptively named “British Pregnancy Advisory Service” would play the rape card in The ... discuss

One of the most common psalms prayed or chanted during Advent and Lent is Psalm 50(51), also known as one of the "penitential psalms." In the Western church, it is prayed during Lauds (Morning Prayer) ... discuss

___________________________________“…it would be hard to find anyone who was more truly a man for all seasons and all men…” ~ Erasmus, 1521 ___________________________________ ... discuss

The first words that come to my mind when I think of Joshua are “sweet” and “loveable,” descriptions that are common but the only realistic words to describe our uncommon boy. ... discuss

My blog post title above is my lame way of using Filipino to promote this latest Amazing Grace giveaway — just in time for the Philippine Independence Day, which we're celebrating today! LOL! : ... discuss

I received the DVD from the director individually. I think y'all know me well enough to know we'd never speak of this again if I didn't like it ... no matter how I saw the film.Lapsed Catholic Vito Bo ... discuss

 “Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the maidens.” ~Song of Solomon 2:2{Lily Katherine}A gift from Marcia"It is amazing what beauty that one flower will give to her surroundings. Sh ... discuss

The First Sunday after Pentecost The Feast of the Holy Trinity, or Trinity Sunday, is a movable festival on the Church calendar in Western Christendom. Its date of celebration depends, as do Lent, Asc ... discuss

When I first was inspired during Lent to start the Amazing Grace posts, features and giveaways on this blog (in celebration of Easter), I had NO IDEA how many people would take to it! Seriously, I was ... discuss

Feature: Die Predigerin des Islam - Nachrichten Newsticker - News3 (DAPD) - WELT ONLINE Hilal Sandikci preaches Islam, because she is looking for answers. She cannot stand open questions. Sinc ... discuss

Although Ember Days are no longer considered required in mainstream Roman Catholicism following Vatican II, they can - and should - still be observed by the Faithful. In fact, many Traditional priest ... discuss

Missel Franciscain Colombe Du Saint EspritThe coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost was not an isolated event in the Church's life. The Paraclete sanctifies it continually as He also sanct ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Ottonian Master Pentecost(Artwork: Pentecost, Artist: UNKNOWN; Ottonian Master, Date: C. 1030-40, Technique: Tempe ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.PETRUS de Raimbaucourt, The Descent of the Spirit, 1323THE GIFT OF COUNSEL(Thursday, 7th Week of Easter)There are ... discuss

In about ten days I have to give a presentation to new homeschoolers and potential homeschoolers, and people who don't really want to homeschool but feel they don't have any other choice homeschoolers ... discuss

According to her husband, Baptist, 26-year-old homemaker Mary Jane Douds had not been well for four years. When he'd come home from work on the morning of Monday, May 18, 1900, he found her sick in ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMay 20, 2012by Fr. George W. RutlerThe great feasts of Christmas and Easter have their Advent and Lent for preparation, but there is little of the sort for Pentecost, which is celebrate ... discuss

A weekly column by Father George Rutler. The great feasts of Christmas and Easter have their Advent and Lent for preparation, but there is little of the sort for Pentecost, which is celebrated next ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Giotto, Pentecost, c. 1305, Scrovegni Chapel, PaduaTHE GIFT OF FEAR(Saturday, 6th Week of Easter)Love and fear. Th ... discuss




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