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“Gifts are sovereignly bestowed by God.  You possess the gifts you have because the sovereign God of the universe wanted you to be that way.  He ordained a plan for your life even before you were ... discuss

Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas tradition dating from medieval times. They are used to tell the story of the Bible from creation to the Birth of Christ. Depictions of the Tree of Jesse are based ... discuss

4 October AD 1864 The early Church entrusted some women, particularly widows, with helping to carry out the "social work" of the Church, particularly caring for the sick and needy of the congregation ... discuss

“The Reformation was much more a medieval than a modern phenomenon. None of the Reformation churches accepted or confessed any of basic tenets of modernity. Whatever differences there were among ... discuss

“We have met many challenges that youth presented. We have taken risks and secured through work many goods. The Lord has blessed our efforts for his kingdom, and we begin to rest on our laurels. ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Thank You Tour - President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence kicked off a "Thank You" tour last night with a huge rally in Cincinn ... discuss

I was excited when the Dow hit 19,000. I thought that meant a great move for the economy and a tangible result of the election of Trump. They call it the “Trump Bump.” But then I asked a question. ... discuss

Leftists foam at the mouth and gnash their teeth.by Matthew Vadum: Obama foe and retired Marine Corps Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis will be the nation’s new Secretary of Defense if President-elect Do ... discuss

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Mary and Jesus Under a Palm Tree (Middle Eastern)via Matt Stone's Global ChristianityHANDMAID OF THE LORDMy soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; because He has regarded t ... discuss

On the same day a Congressional panel found that Planned Parenthood and others broke either federal or state laws when selling the body parts of aborted babies, the House of Representatives voted to d ... discuss

I touched on this stuff a bit in a previous post on how to help your children stop arguing with you about everything. While I hope there is some tension breaking haha moments in the rest of this post, ... discuss

Our loyalty to marriage is good and noble and true. But when loyalty to a relational structure allows evil to continue it is a false loyalty, even an evil loyalty. Christian leaders and friends, we ha ... discuss

. . . Al Azhar refuses to stop using radical texts used by ISIS.by Raymond Ibrahim: Much of the curriculum of Al Azhar—the Islamic world’s most prestigious university, located in Cairo—is based ... discuss

The House Select Panel on Infant Lives has released a list of nine criminal and regulatory referrals against abortion providers and/or fetal tissue procurement companies made as a result of their inve ... discuss

Steel Magnificat rags on pro-life monomaniacs:The pro-life movement is infested with cranks who suffer from monomania. Most of us know someone of this type. When you mention that children are dyi ... discuss

Religious authority is increasingly grounded in individual preferences, not religious leaders or institutions. That’s the new normal for American religion. When it comes to determining whether we ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  Commerce & Treasury Picks - The Trump transition team today announced the selections of Wilbur Ross and Steve Mnuchin as Commerce and Treasur ... discuss

Preaching the Word of God is a great privilege, while being an immense responsibility. Even though I would like people to be in God’s Word every day, the reality is that most people are not. The pri ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Dr. Price To HHS - This morning, President-elect Trump announced his selection of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to be secretary of Health and Human Services. This is a cru ... discuss

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): Donald Trump should pick someone to be his secretary of state who will advocate for Donald Trump’s views on foreign policy. That sounds simple, ... discuss

Dr. Larry Arnn: Public policy is often exciting and urgent. When a war begins or ends, when votes are counted in an election, or when a major bill is passed, everyone senses the magnitude of the even ... discuss

Depending on what you read on my Facebook page this month, the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency was either the onset of fascism on American soil or the beginning of the return of Americ ... discuss

The American presidential election has evoked a terror within enlightened people not seen since the 1930s. The modern rise of fascism, contained to fringe elements in Europe until now, has exploded fu ... discuss

A little girl whose parents were battling a hospital’s decision to remove her life support awoke from a coma earlier this month, the Daily Mail reports. Marwa, a 1-year-old who lives with her fa ... discuss

There are some lyrics in a popular song that remind me of past posts I've shared. The song is called "In Christ Alone" by Keith and Kristyn Getty (who I recently heard in concert, by the way, and am h ... discuss

In about two years, Ireland leaders expect to see a referendum vote on whether to continue protecting unborn babies or to legalize abortion in their nation. Now, it looks like Pope Francis could be vi ... discuss

by Dr. Ron Paul: Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve’s easy money/low interest rate policies as a source of the public ... discuss

by Bob McDowell, Contributing Author: Now that we have finished our annual pause to thank GOD, our creator of everything that is, we move into the Christmas shopping season already in full swing. In ... discuss

A beautiful reflection on the shepherds by one of the women in our \"Entering Canaan \"Ministry..... Hi Theresa,   I've been thinking a lot the shepherds lately isn't that a coinci ... discuss

At one level, this seems like cultural fair play, but at another level, it shows how dramatically Western culture has changed. After centuries of underground existence, Satanic teaching is now so self ... discuss

Bloomberg Business Week cover from May 2014Editor admits having Wealth-Inequality Fever The Left has a new economics Svengali, and his name is Thomas Piketty.  He claims to believe in capitalism, but ... discuss

The belief that life begins at conception is at the heart of the pro-life cause. But I'm amazed that virtually nobody has asked themselves how we came to believe in it. It's rather taken for granted.M ... discuss

One cold, gray winter afternoon the pastor was in his office studying the finer points of the offering of the red heifer when he heard a strange banging noise coming from somewhere inside the building ... discuss

This Timeline of Pro-Life History is my humble attempt to document those events relevant to the rights, welfare and cause of the unborn.Every other human group seems to have a history dedicated to it, ... discuss

Continuing my articles on the Masters of the Dominican Order, we arrive at the 5th Dominican Master: Blessed Humbert of Romans.  Humbert governed the order from 1254 - 1263 AD.To recap, the fir ... discuss

I’m guessing they didn’t get to watch the football games either. And I bet it was a lot harder to loosen those big Pilgrim belt-buckles after a meal like that! But I digress. This is a really grea ... discuss

Gondolin, via Wikimedia CommonsTime and again humanity on this Earth comes to the brink of collapse.  We live in a world where there is a rather large pit of darkness.  And many times a cent ... discuss

Washington D.C., Nov 23, 2016 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Some of the greatest challenges to ending hunger worldwide are “fragile states” threatened by instability, conflict, and climate ... discuss

Many believe the pro-life cause won a decisive victory nationwide in the presidential election. Yet, as some find when posting on social media, defending the value of innocent lives will often lead to ... discuss

If you turn away from those who don’t think like you, you simply cannot complain about the state of politics in American today, you do not have the right to choose an America that only works for you ... discuss

U.S. Rep French HillWASHINGTON – Today, Arkansas Republican Congressman French Hill (AR-02) wrote to President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence asking them to create a Task For ... discuss

ARRA News Service: Yesterday, President-elect Donald J. Trump held a series of meetings at Trump Tower in New York City to gather ideas and speak with potential leaders being considered for positions ... discuss

Blessed Father Pro praying for his executioners before his martyrdom.José Ramón Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez also known as Blessed Miguel Pro, the eldest son of Miguel Pro and Josefa Juarez, was ... discuss

Recently, the Marine Corps announced it is planning to develop a program of “spiritual fitness training” in order to “build the kind of mental resilience necessary for war,” a ... discuss

Many believe the pro-life cause won a decisive victory nationwide in the presidential election. Yet, as many find when posting on social media, defending the value of innocent lives will often lead to ... discuss

Five Children– long, weekend drama (over 50 episodes planned, I believe)- Family  dramas like this one tend to follow certain patterns, several romances (a young one, a silly one, a middle ... discuss

Editor's Note: It appears that Bloomington's Mayor John Hamiliton, a Democrat elected in 2015 and who said, “I’m glad we’re continuing a tradition of progressive Democrat mayors” is seeking t ... discuss

ARRA News Service: President-elect Donald J. Trump today released a video providing the American people with an update on the Presidential Transition, and an outline of some of his policy plans for t ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  Attacking Sessions - This weekend saw a ramping up of attacks against Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, whom President-elect Donald Trump has tapped ... discuss

 Just When Life Seemed Safe Karnamaya MongarAt the age of 41, Karnamaya Mongar had survived nearly 20 years in a refugee camp in Nepal. What she was unable to survive was a visit to an Ame ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)In today’s first reading we hear the prophet Isaiah calling us to climb to the top of the mountain and look for the ... discuss

Is it angry white people that changed the election and yielded the presidency to Donald Trump?  Maybe so, maybe so.  But it wasn't just white people.  It was Hispanics, black people, an ... discuss

The Feast of Christ the King was started in 1925 by Pope Pius XI  (famous for that well-known and much debated Casti Connubi)  in his Encyclical Quas Primas: True Restoration via Flickr  licens ... discuss

Myth Vs Realityby Patrick Buchanan: Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme: “(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a cru ... discuss

19 November AD 1231 Also known as Saint Elizabeth of Thuringia — Szent Erzsébet in her native tongue — Elisabeth was born in Sárospatak in 1207, the daughter of King Andr ... discuss

RAZCIt’s fair to say that until recently, most Americans had never heard of “Mike Pence.” But ironically, this relatively unknown man will soon take the second-highest office in the co ... discuss

A Texas teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old male student and then having an abortion to cover it up pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child on Wednesday, the Daily Mail rep ... discuss

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I love everything about it including the smallest details and traditions commonly associated with the season. Every year, throughout the last half of Novemb ... discuss

In light of Donald Trump’s victory, I hope we can finally put to rest an argument that I, as a Trump supporter, have had to deal with repeatedly during the course of the campaign. If you are one of ... discuss

I’m a Muslim, a woman, and an immigrant, and I voted for Trump.  Her reasons are very interesting.  She begins with how Obama-Care has completely priced her out of the market, and ends with Is ... discuss

We are frequently entertained and fascinated by the lifestyles of royalty and their romantic adventures in books and movies. However, St. Elizabeth was a real-life princess, who served as an exemplary ... discuss

Whatever of your hopes or fears come true, God will never be untrue to those who love him and have been called according to his purpose. He will always lead his people, always listen to the brokenhear ... discuss

BPaul Russelly Paul RussellDirector of HOPE AustraliaThe second bill this year, the Death with Dignity Bill 2016, came closely on the heels of an abandoned recent attempt in the same South Australian ... discuss

Since all of us I’m sure this post election week, are responding on Facebook now to our Leftist friends, and not so friends, I thought it would be interesting to create an entire article composed of ... discuss

Have you ever tried to use worn-out crutches, with the metal sticking through the rubber feet, on a dock or a boardwalk? You have to go slow and purposefully place the crutches in the middle of each ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border.Yet those views are hemlock to the G ... discuss

"The Lord says, “Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don't you see it? I will make a road in ... discuss

“The people of God relived the cycle of relapse, retribution, repentance, and rescue over and over again throughout biblical history. And, dare I say, the church has seen a similar cycle over th ... discuss

“The quest of the Inner Ring will break your hearts unless you break it. But if you break it, a surprising result will follow. If in your working hours you make the work your end, you will prese ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannOn November 15, the Church celebrates St. Albert the Great, "the light of Germany", uniquely named the “Universal Doctor” because of his vast knowledge and writings. He was the g ... discuss

. . . Rising enemies in a volatile region.by Ari Lieberman: Last Friday, a senior Iranian general confirmed that the Islamic Republic was manufacturing weapons including rockets in Aleppo and that som ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Early Signals - President-elect Donald Trump is being very astute in his initial personnel decisions. He knows he will face fierce resistance from the media and ... discuss

By Patrick J. Buchanan However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border. Yet those views are hemlock to ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: The election of Donald Trump now brings questions about what a Trump administration will look like next year. We can begin to speculate who will be in the cabi ... discuss

Celebrities are coming to the aid of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood again after its major losses in the election last week. Planned Parenthood spent at least $30 million to back pro-abortion ca ... discuss

The left, mainstream media, pundits and even most polls were certain Hillary Clinton was going to win the election. Republicans were in a civil war over Donald Trump winning the nomination — which i ... discuss

Academia Marginalizes American Demographics in Futile Quest for “Tolerance” – the one-sided progressive plague sweeping yet another one of our nation’s core pillars.   This is ... discuss

I published Friday’s post a couple days later than I wanted to because my home Internet connection was down. In that post, I reflected on the degree to which elite arrogance had led to Don ... discuss

Why Seemingly Little Decisions Can Make or Break Your ConversationsYou can’t dialogue well about abortion or anything else unless you learn to listen well. It should be obvious to anyone that if you ... discuss

Whatever of your hopes or fears come true, God will never be untrue to those who love him and have been called according to his purpose. He will always lead his people, always listen to the brokenhear ... discuss

A fitting reflection during November, the Month Dedicated to Pray for the Souls of the Dead who are in Purgatory.  Remember, cremation (despite what modern men are saying) has always been prohibi ... discuss

In the depths of the Supreme Court, four justices expanded the scope of the cases beyond the wildest dreams of those who worked to abolish legal restrictions on abortion. When considered together, as ... discuss

Every night I do a walk-through, of our house, locking each door before bedtime. I don’t know why, but the past few nights, I’ve peeked out the front door and wondered why some people leav ... discuss

Reason on alleged increase in acts of racial violence across America: An awful lot of hoaxes.  More of them coming apart every day.  Those that have yet to be proven hoaxes are basically words. Let ... discuss

At 21-years-old, I quit my job. My dream was to work in ministry. Almost zero pay? No big deal. A non-existent teen group? I promised myself I would turn it around. After making that crazy decision 8 ... discuss

“Having friends outside of your ministry and your church also has the byproduct of helping you see your church and work for what it really is. It may help you to see and identify dysfunction tha ... discuss

Dr. Chuck Baldwinby Dr. Chuck Baldwin: What We SawLet’s be honest: we saw a historic election Tuesday night. The only election coming close to the stunning proportions of this election was Ronald R ... discuss

© 2016 A. F. Branco, Liberty Alliance.As I watched ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and his crew of talking heads begin the autopsy on the election late Tuesday night, I felt some dark satisfaction. I h ... discuss

 We salute you! Thank you for your service!1. Happy Veteran's Day, USA!What is Veteran's Day?On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of the year 1918, an armistice was sign ... discuss

There is one thing I know for sure. You cannot do this work without being under attack much of the time. I guess it is the same with any work where souls are involved. Healing of one soul often leads ... discuss

Trump / Pence Come To Washingtonby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  Trump/Pence Come To Washington - President-elect Donald Trump is in Washington today. He met with President Obama at the Whi ... discuss

by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: If there is one slogan that really resonated with Americans in the election, it was this:"Let's make America great again."Donald Trump was elected because voters do ... discuss

In significant ways, at least in terms of pop culture and conventional wisdom, we are indeed in a post-Christian era in our country – but so often in history, it’s in these times that Jesus really ... discuss

Dr. Gérard Pinceby Dr. Gérard Pince, Contributing French Author*: The Triumph of Donald Trump represents the most important event since the fall of the Berlin Wall and its consequences will affect t ... discuss

"Get a Life!"Participating in the local pro-life 40 Days for Life campaign are a group of pro-life citizens from Richland and surrounding counties. We stand outside of the Mansfield’s abortion-refer ... discuss

"The LORD gave America a reprieve last night" - Dave Daubenmire Early this morning Donald Trump defeated not only Hillary "Abortion Granny" Clinton, but also the Washington Cartel, RINOs in and out of ... discuss

The situation of Christian refugees in German shelters is “unbearable” according to an updated report released in October and co-authored by Open Doors Germany. The report documents 743 cases of d ... discuss

It is because we have become practically anti-supernatural and simultaneously super-spiritual in our theology, so that we are, on the one hand, bored with God’s ordinary means of grace (the sacramen ... discuss

Soon to be Commander-In-Chief Donald Trumpby Gina Harkins: A Washington outsider who pledged to rebuild what he's called a weak and ineffective military soon will serve as the new commander in chief. ... discuss

A clearly rattled Joy Behar on Wednesday reacted to the election of Donald Trump as President by declaring, seriously, that The View will be the only remaining check on the businessman’s total power ... discuss

By Doreen Abi Raad | BEIRUT — Lebanon once again has the only Christian head of state in the entire Middle East and North Africa. The Lebanese parliament elected 81-year-old former army g ... discuss

Jerusalem Post: Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States and its commander-in-chief, a stunning achievement for a complete novice to governing whose campaign was written off b ... discuss

Two months ago I had a blog-post exchange with the Journal of American Greatness that I promised to get back to when time permitted, which it never did until now, when the point of dispute between us ... discuss

Eldest Weed is an emphatic #NeverTrumper (thinks Trump is a Mussolini) while Mr. Weed, originally moderately anti-Trump, has become doggedly pro-Trump simply because of the insulting things his erstwh ... discuss

The other day at work I looked out the window to see a bus (not the one pictured) parked in the middle of the park across the street. It sat there all day. It turned out to be a police bus, running a ... discuss

One of the most misunderstood aspects of Catholicism, even for (maybe especially for) Catholics is veneration of and devotion to Mary. I know for much of my life I have had an aversion to Marian devot ... discuss

If you read the blog post right before this one. You already know Arjay. You know how he came into care at our center and that he was a MAJOR behavior challenge.  You know that he was reunited wi ... discuss

-- In my experience, there are three areas where people consistently feel exceedingly pleased with themselves, regardless of justification: (1) driving; (2) in bed; (3) performing field sobriety tests ... discuss

Who Would Rothbard Support?Would the great Dr. Murray Rothbard endorse Donald J. Trump?We interrupt the bloggage backlog (and inactivity), to bring you a new piece. Thanks to comments posted at a rece ... discuss

I wish I really could muster some sympathy for this dreadful woman. Via the NYT: The Butcher of Waco Janet Reno, who rose from a rustic life on the edge of the Everglades to become attorney general o ... discuss

(also, Winefride Welsh: Gwenffrewi; in modern English Winifrid and numerous variations) was a legendary 7th century Welsh noblewoman and abbess who was canonized after dying for the sake of her chasti ... discuss

While reassuring the world that “it has nothing to do with Islam,” whenever the Mullahs behead infidels, massacre Christians, stone immodestly dressed women, and castrate gays (in the Middle East, ... discuss

Was chiliastic Ebionism responsible for the rise of Islam? We all know that Islamic jihad wants to bring the nations of the world into a holy war in order to bring about the eschatological event ... discuss

Mauro has “a sweet spirit and is clearly an able man.” ~ C.I. Scofield The followng is from a pamphlet that was widely circulated in 1912 by Philip Mauro called, "Eugenics: A New Mo ... discuss

Previously I jumped in feetfirst and just wrote a list of ideas and resources about *how* to do folksongs. Now I’ll back up and take what I wish were quicker than it is and what I know will be ... discuss

I remember the first time I walked into our new youth group. It was March of 2015. I remember being overwhelmed with the amount of students in the building. I wanted to dig a hole in the ground and ... discuss

Well, it finally happened. I made it Mass! Can you hear the angelic choir singing? I can. Oh wait, that was the choir at the High Mass I attended Sunday night. lol. I must admit that I so desperately ... discuss

Since no media outlet in the country to my knowledge has or will sit down with Donald Trump before the election, and in a logical way go over and review his Contract with the American Voter, I shall d ... discuss

More so than possibly any presidential election in years past, the 2016 race is causing intense friction within the GOP. The Democrats knew that Donald Trump would be a divisive candidate, the easiest ... discuss

The Blessed Virgin Mary punching the devil (13th century MS, British Library).Via Gregory Wolfe and Catholic News AgencyI featured this artwork about a month ago. Today I got a complaint that it ... discuss

by Bill Donohue: Judge Daniel Manion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has voiced concern over the almost complete lack of Christians (only 56 Christian) among the more than 10 ... discuss

By Patrick J. BuchananIn 1964, Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Illinois, mother of six, wrote and published a slim volume entitled “A Choice Not an Echo.”Backing the candidacy of Sen. Barry Goldwater, ... discuss

By Andy Schlafly Phyllis Schlafly was with us a glorious 92 years, and active in politics for more than 70 of them. It is difficult to identify any issue that she was not on the right side of, typic ... discuss

By Patrick J. Buchanan Will Hillary Clinton clean out the nest of anti-Catholic bigots in her inner circle? Or is anti-Catholicism acceptable in her crowd? In a 2011 email on which Clinton campaign c ... discuss

Because of some repairs we needed to make to our house (a door that had a rotten frame, walls that needed paint, carpet that needed to be replaced), I decided to tackle a Pinterest-worthy dream IR ... discuss

By now some of you already know that I was diagnosed with stage three (B – if the B means something to you) colon cancer a week or so ago after going to the hospital for an unrelated issue. App ... discuss

Jesus’ imperative. “Zacchaeus, come down quickly for today I must stay at your house.” We continue in our series of beautiful encounters with Jesus. Last week it was a parable meant to give ... discuss

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Web.com Tour is starting next year in the Bahamas with two tournaments that will end in the middle of the week. ... discuss

NRA-ILA: Time after time, the mainstream media has tried to write off Donald Trump and his supporters.And the same media that openly back Hillary Clinton want you to believe it’s not a question of w ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: “If I don’t win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime,” says Donald Trump.Herewith, a dissent. Whatever happens Tuesday, Trump has made ... discuss

On the other hand, if you give one of these simple, childlike believers a hard time, bullying or taking advantage of their simple trust, you’ll soon wish you hadn’t. You’d be better off dropped ... discuss

cc 2.0 via FlickrThe big choice is before us, coming up very quickly.  Who should I vote for, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or someone else?  I think it's important that we address this iss ... discuss

Today is the day after the Solemnity of All Saints and is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls). This feast, dating back to the 11th Century, is a time to remember all of the fait ... discuss

Jamie Lee MoralesOn July 9, 2016, 30-year-old Jamie Lee Morales of Buffalo, New York, had her sister drive her to Liberty Women's Health in Flushing, Queens, for a second-trimester abortion. The doc ... discuss

Carole and the New York Abortion Law, 1971Carole Schaner was 37 years old when she traveled from Ohio to Buffalo, New York, for a safe and legal abortion. to be performed by Dr, Jesse Ketchum. She ha ... discuss

When in the Course of Human EventsLowman Henry  6/28/16  To: suecirba@hotmail.comWhen in the Course of Human Events By Lowman S. Henry This is the time of year when ... discuss

In case you're wondering, the "middle ages dictatorship" that is the Catholic Church and her Bishops is right there in the middle of Hillary Clinton's so-called "basket of deplorables". And the Clinto ... discuss

The one memory that will stay with me, when all other memories of September 11, 2001 have faded, is how obscenely beautiful the weather was. There really should have been more portents. Fierce, fiery ... discuss

In 2007, Tony Spencer ran against a Democratic incumbent for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Caroline County, Virginia.  Spencer won election in 2007 and again in 2011, with significant Republican suppo ... discuss

Following a brief hiatus to allow for the Mother of all Novenas, this temporary Sunday wanderlust continues, with an experience at a different parish church each Sunday. It will run nearly every week ... discuss

Today the Roman Rite, and much of western Christianity, celebrates Trinity Sunday. What began as a local feast in some parts of the Western church in the Middle Ages, was added to the universal Roman ... discuss

The pro-life position entails that since unborn human beings are full human persons at fertilization, if you kill an unborn human being at any point in his/her development, you are committing an act o ... discuss

There are varying opinions among Christians about abortion. Catholics sometimes blame Protestants for the decriminalization of abortion. They may be right.  In the '60s, it was often Protest ... discuss

This is a nonfiction Christian book. Bussie starts out with her definition of the eye-catching title of this book. She arranges this book over six chapters. She starts the beginning of each chapter wi ... discuss

This is a how-to books for parents of teenage girls. This is the Third Edition of this book. The topic is navigating a girl's relationships with other girls. A New York Times bestseller, Wiseman st ... discuss

This book is written for the layman. Bradstreet combines his scientific knowledge and expertise with Rabay's theology and expertise. Bradstreet is an award-winning professor, author, and astronomy " ... discuss

This newly minted devotional builds on the Bible character, Daniel. This black books sports a lovely leather-like covering on its edges and spine. Hawkins begins this book with an Introduction to th ... discuss

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael W. PendergrassFifteen years ago today, I overheard a coworker down the hall from my office telling someone else about planes hitting the World Trade ... discuss

Because it's worth revisiting, on a regular basis, don't you think? ~~~~~(This explanation of the value of "A-R-R-R" prayer first ran in 2009.) I really need to be accountable. That's why I have ... discuss

Why Seemingly Little Decisions Can Make or Break Your ConversationsYou can’t dialogue well about abortion or anything else unless you learn to listen well. It should be obvious to anyone that if you ... discuss

The Catholic Health Care Association of Saskatchewan recently asked me to deliver a keynote address to their 2016 annual conference. On the promotion brochure they said:"Mark Pickup's life and testimo ... discuss

Released late last year, Robert Cardinal Sarah’s book God or Nothing relates the story of his upbringing in very humble circumstances, his education and formation, and his tenure in a very dangerous ... discuss

Lazarus Long* - KurzweilAI Newsletter, Weekly Edition, LATEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS | May 6, 2016. "This vitamin stops the aging process in organs, say Swiss researchers."A potential breakthrough ... discuss

I feel compelled, as a Christian and as an American citizen speaking only for myself, to condemn the policy of the United States government which has been to overthrow the Syrian government by arming ... discuss

Black students seem to find me (behind the barricade, on the left).  Not sure why! by Jacqueline Hawkins I have written about the intersection of race and pro-life activism (here and here).  Becaus ... discuss

Over the past couple of months I have had two nearly identical situations in which different Christians have said nearly the exact same thing to me. I won’t say what it was but I will say that t ... discuss

Nashville mega-church pastor Pete Wilson recently resigned from the multi-campus Cross Point Church which he and his wife Brandi planted in 2002. As the church celebrated its 14th anniversary, Wilson ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Get This Limited Time Offer While You Can Remember…This Is A ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Long Story Short Those words almost always come too late A friend d ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs When you’re a 4-wheel enthusiast, winch capacity should cross you ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Do you know a message of hope? Would you believe most people in the ... discuss

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

Following the Israeli investigation of Mohammed El Halabi for being a terrorist, it was disclosed that El Halabi had been a life-long member of the Islamic terrorist organization known as Hamas. Why ... discuss

Enlightening.... It seems such an appropriate word to describe an energy summit. Informative, educational, and intriguing would have all been accurate as well, but enlightening seems to capture the es ... discuss

I’m glad to say that this book passed the kid test. I deliberately left it lying on the table before my kids got home from school. My ten-year-old walked in, dumped her shoes and knapsack in ... discuss

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.Go and learn the meaning of the words,I desire mercy, not sacrifice.I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”Matthew 9A few we ... discuss

Cologne - A seven-metre long refugee boat is to be sited in the middle of Cologne as a memorial. The Archdiocese of Cologne has purchased the wooden former fishing boat that was seized by the Maltese ... discuss

The Federal Government in Germany is planning a political gesture towards the Turkish government so that German parliamentarians may once again visit the German army soldiers stationed at Incirlik. Ac ... discuss

Cardinal - candidates in the US election campaign lacks qualityThe Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga views the election campaign in the US with much concern. He disagrees especially w ... discuss

Cardinal Maradiaga has condemned military action against ISIS.Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga considers that the air raids by the Allies in Syria are war crimes. The advisor of the ... discuss

Ellen McCormack, 1975.40 Years Ago this week, Ellen McCormack, pro-life columnist, wife and mother, was nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention (July 14th, 2016). She wasn’t a ... discuss

Once upon a time, it was widely believed among pro-lifers (and still is) that if we educate the public about prenatal life, we could convince them that life begins at conception and they would in turn ... discuss

During the Middle Ages, Aristotle's views on embryology were predominant, and shaped Christendom's approach to abortion. Although abortion was always regarded as a grave sin, regardless of stage of pr ... discuss

THE COLLAPSE OF CULTURAL CHRISTIANITY AND THE RISE OF THE BAPTIST MOMENT In 1987 Richard John Neuhaus published The Catholic Moment. Neuhaus’s argument was that the Catholic Church, especially in th ... discuss

Christians in America now face a moment of judgment at the hands of a secular culture that grows more intensely adversarial with each passing day. Churches, institutions, and individuals committed to ... discuss

This article originally appeared on March 11, 2014. The astounding popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien and his writings–magnified many times over by the success of the “Lord of the Rings” films–has e ... discuss

4 October AD 1864 The early Church entrusted some women, particularly widows, with helping to carry out the "social work" of the Church, particularly caring for the sick and needy of the congregation ... discuss

The Lutheran Church was recognized from early on as "the singing church." Here are three who helped to establish, maintain, and enhance that appellation. Philipp Nicolai: 26 October AD 1608 Nicolai w ... discuss

31 October AD 1517 The beginnings of the Reformation came well before its birth date. Renaissance Humanism ushered in an age of classical studies, including the teaching of Greek and Hebrew. This pave ... discuss

Economics is not a very exciting topic yet the impact to our lives is undeniable.  Income, benefits, taxes they all matter.  Since Obama was sworn in as President my annual income has fallen ... discuss

I am without a doubt an Angry American. Every day we are hit with news that illustrates just how corrupt our government is, you know the Government that is supposed to be Of and For the people.So I su ... discuss

I woke up this morning, and God was good.  When I lay down to sleep, God will be good.  And when I wake up again tomorrow, God will be so good.  God remains holy, true, and good.  ... discuss

CC 2.0 via FlickrTop 10 people I wish were running for president, so I could vote for them:1. Ted Cruz - principled constitutional conservative, what a chance we had...2. Alan Keyes - former diplomat, ... discuss

I got to men's group this morning. It was good to see the guys after the long summer break.We watched an episode of Crossing the Goal that was addressing part of the Our Father  - "Lead us not in ... discuss

My dear wife was professed last night as a Secular Franciscan. Above, she is in the middle, with fellow new Franciscan Jill Robinson (right) and Father Steve Kraus, who celebrated the Mass.Alleluia!Pa ... discuss

Way back when groups like Catholics United and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good were trying to have a say in the 2008 election - with a decided Democratic Party slant - some concerned individ ... discuss

Running Through My Head Today:Weird. I'm not sure that I have a song running through my head this morning.Grateful For:Gus and Ria at Mirror Lake in YosemiteHomeschooling.  No, it's not perfect. ... discuss

Photo by Goldfish Stew Do you call yourself liberal? This post is meant for you. Do you call yourself liberal? I know that there is a spectrum: very liberal, somewhat liberal, and a little liberal. ... discuss

(audio book, listening time: 3h55m11s)Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4UdCUR_L_c-and-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOlf0u9Fv5AYouTube comments: "America is disintegrating.  The "one N ... discuss

Re 2016 election - Movie: "You've Been Trumped" (1h40m20s), 2011, http://youtu.be/o9tkPALA42A -or- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o9tkPALA42A  -but- (Blocked by FB) http://youtu.be/fACFeqRisXY&nbs ... discuss

Image source: ancoraonline.it.On Friday, as I’m sure most of you know, the Vatican Press released Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Predictably, everyone wh ... discuss

Update: Welcome, JAG readers! And my readers: I am being refuted. For the record, I didn't consider this post to be an attack -- just an engagement. Truth is, I sort of want to be persuaded by this pa ... discuss

A wholesome film is rare in America these days. I saw the movie, Miracles from Heaven, last Sunday, Easter. It was an uplifting film. I enjoy message movies, especially those which are based on real l ... discuss

Russell Kirk (via Wikimedia).That the Republican Party must reform or become irrelevant is increasingly obvious to most people. The hardest fact to deal with is that the voter base has shifted leftwar ... discuss

LENT!  Sure enough I’m still alive.  92 and a half!  Where does the time go?  I gave up TV for Lent and all of a sudden I’m wallowing in time.  Didn’t think I really watched all ... discuss

Governments were intervening for the common good beforethe first socialist theories were invented.I know many of you Republicans right now are fixated on the awful prospect of Donald Trump becoming th ... discuss

Before we get to the list counting down to the worst candidate in this year's Presidential Election from the current crop of candidates, let's look at where the candidates can be found& ... discuss

It has to be painfully obvious to anyone with any knowledge of national defense issues that the United States Army, like the rest of the armed forces, is in dire need of a complete, top to bottom, res ... discuss

Bernie Sanders. (Credit: AP/Rich Pedroncelli.)Does anybody remember Occupy Wall Street? As nutty and quixotic as it was, it grew out of real social problems and concerns. And the improbable success of ... discuss

THE "ELECTION-TIME CONSERVATIVE" GOP NEEDS MY HELPI received an especially offensive, yet hilarious fundraising letter today from some fellow named Chris Carr, who is the Director of Panhandling for t ... discuss




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