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The attainment of social justice has been a utopian goal throughout history. While God created all equal, there is no society in the world where this actually exists in a pure form.  There have a ... discuss

Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277 ATLANTA, July 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- "The ravages of abortion of our weakest, babes in the womb, as well as the sick, elderly and poor have led to a dear ... discuss

As observed earlier, Isaac is so passive seeming compared to Abraham before him and Jacob who follows. Pulling away from the observations of their personal lives, we can compare Isaac and Jacob on a m ... discuss

CHAPTER V – WOODS AND FIELDS Rural life, says Cicero, “is not delightful by reason of cornfields only and meadows, and vineyards and groves, but also for its gardens and orchards, for the feed ... discuss

Nothing can replace time spent with your wife and kids, and it is a rare pastor who can get through life without feeling guilty over the times he has missed with his immediate family.  There is no wa ... discuss

by Thomas Gallatin: In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled against a District regulation that severely limited the ability of an individual to obtain a concealed carry ... discuss

Charlie Gardby Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: “This raises some very big libertarian questions,” said Nigel Farage yesterday.About what?The “rights of parents against the state.”The outspok ... discuss

Canada is one of the worst countries in the world for protecting unborn babies’ rights. A recent assault of a pregnant women and her unborn baby in Montreal is drawing attention to the poor lega ... discuss

It appears that the battle to save Charlie Gard’s life has come to an end. Today was the final day in a hearing that would appeal court decisions barring Charlie’s parents from taking him ... discuss

Anyone familiar with the abortion debate has surely come across at least some of the countless empty slogans, distractions, and accusations thrown around by those in the pro-abortion movement. “ ... discuss

The panelists like CAP’s Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative Vice President LaShawn Warren dismissed any Judeo-Christian objections to abortion advocacy. “There are conservatives who will ra ... discuss

It must also be made clear, in light of some popular unbiblical covenant theologies, that Unconditional Election does not equate to, mean, nor imply unconditional New Covenant membership.  Though it ... discuss

Both the blame and the credit for capitalism have often been placed at the feet not of an economist, but rather a sixteenth-century Christian theologian named John Calvin. Calvin’s belief in predest ... discuss

We posted earlier today the sad, sad news that based on the most recent MRI scan, Connie Yates and Chris Gard concluded that their precious baby Charlie’s condition had so deteriorated they believed ... discuss

David Brooksby Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: David Brooks took on the difficult task of reminding us that class distinctions in America do make a difference. For that he was pilloried in the so ... discuss

Rana TarakjiEntrepreneur &Christian Lifestyle bloggerGUEST COLUMN:by Rana Tarakji___________Go to school, get a good education and then get a great, safe and secure job.Growing up across the poor to u ... discuss

Speaking out in court today for the first time since they released a statement saying they would no longer legally fight to save their son Charlie Gard, Charlie’s parents say it is unfortunately ... discuss

Today, July 24, is the feast day of Saint Sharbel Makhluf, a Maronite Catholic monk from Lebanon. Sharbel is known for his great devotion to contemplative prayer and has been called “the hermit of ... discuss

July 24th is the optional memorial of Saint Charbel Makhlouf. He was born in the mountain village of Biqa-Kafra, Lebanon, the fifth child of a poor Maronite Family on May 8, 1828. Charbel exhibited pr ... discuss

Birgitta (Bridget) Birgerstotter was born in Sweden about 1303, daughter of the governor of the province of Uppland. As a child, she began to have dreams about the suffering of Christ. She was married ... discuss

“They say marriage teaches you more about selflessness than you ever wanted to know. I have definitely found that phrase to be true in my relationship with my husband. Because at the heart of it ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum. This content uses referral links. Read our disclosure policy for more info. 1.  Every time we go to the local library bran ... discuss

Little is known for about Praxedes, and not all accounts agree. According to Jacobus de Voragine's The Golden Legend, Praxedes was the sister of Saint Pudentiana; their brothers were Saint Donatus and ... discuss

If you pay any attention to the news, you are well aware that sexual offenders show up in churches, predators hunting defenseless prey, who do unspeakably horrible things to our children. Much of what ... discuss

Wise leaders don’t affirm people who brag about being workaholics or brag about never resting. Wise leaders know that a leader who fails to rest is a leader who fails to lead effectively. If you don ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  Faith Under Fire -  We have learned in the last six months (after the left appeased Russia for the last eight years) that the left thinks it i ... discuss

Ann Coulter signsAdios America forARRA News Service editor.by Ann Coulter: I think I've found the core problem with health care in America. And guess what? It involves Delta Airlines! A few weeks ago ... discuss

Optional Memorial - July 21stHis name was Giulio Cesare Russo, and he was born at Brindisi in the kingdom of Naples in 1559. Educated in Venice at the College of St. Mark, he entered the Capuchins and ... discuss

CHAPTER IV – ON PLANT LIFE We are told that in old days the Fairies used to give presents of Flowers and Leaves to those whom they wished to reward, or whom they loved best; and though these gi ... discuss

The Marrow of Modern Divinity is still worth reading today. It gives not only doctrine but great pastoral wisdom. Regardless of whether or not one reads the book, the issues remain current today. We ... discuss

Our Lady of Knock Our Lady of Knock was seen by 15 residents of Knock, a poor, small village in County Mayo, Ireland, on Aug. 21, 1879, outside of the Church of St. John the Baptist. St. Joseph a ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): July 19Vincent de Paul, a Frenchman, was born at Pouy, near Dax, in Aquitaine, and from his boyhood was remarkable for his exceeding charity towards the poor. as a child he fed ... discuss

by Star Parker: Recently, Gallup published the results of its annual Values and Beliefs poll.The headline of the report speaks for itself: "Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral Issues."Ga ... discuss

This letter, written by the Apostle John is to a Christian lady and her children.  “Walking in the Truth I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as ... discuss

I'm going to try to write this and my next article without being too polemical. It will be difficult, but these two article are coming from a place of utter frustration. Frustration at the fact that s ... discuss

Last Monday, the New York Times published a story criticizing the efforts of Trump-administration appointees Katy Talento and Matthew Bowman, who are working to undo the Health & Human Services Depa ... discuss

We are posting belatedly about Saint Swithin (or St Swithun), the 9th century saint perhaps best known for a meteorological prediction which is supposed to take place on his feast day, July 15th. Here ... discuss

was born Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Elisabeth Alexandra Louise Alice of Hesse and by Rhine on 1 November 1864. She was the second child of Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by Rhine and British ... discuss

‘This Is An Opportunity To Move In The Direction Of A Better Health Care Plan, A Better Health Care System Than We Currently Have’SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): “[T]he fact is we know [under Obam ... discuss

The New York Times Sunday Review really outdid itself, starting on the front, with contributing opinion writer (and Slate columnist) Michelle Goldberg smearing the pro-life movement while fiercely def ... discuss

Alveda King, the niece of famous civil rights advocate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke up for President Donald Trump this week as she defended the rights of unborn babies. King, a civil rights and p ... discuss

"margin-bottom: 0in;">“The Sower”Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23Now here is a parable of Jesus – and a most blessed example – in that he actually spells out its meaning. Thanks be to God that ... discuss

SemiDouble (1954 Calendar): July 17Alexius was the son of one of Rome’s noblest families. Through his exceeding love for Jesus Christ, he, by a special inspiration from God, left his wife still a vi ... discuss

Looking at this theologically, isn’t the refusal to accept our mortality just the same old lie “you will be like God”? The fact that we are mortal is a result of God’s righteou ... discuss

Me, handing out a variety of candy to neighborhood boy and using my very limited Visaya. I am translating our conversation to English here: Boy: Two, please Me: One. Boy: Two, please. Me: One. Boy: Tw ... discuss

by Ed Choice: Vice President of Communications Jennifer Wagner is joined by our guest EdChoice CEO and President Robert Enlow to discuss what’s going on in federal education reform policy and wher ... discuss

by Ryan Streeter: This week, the World Bank announced the historic news that extreme global poverty will drop below 10 percent this year for the first time in recorded history.Self-congratulatory ent ... discuss

On June 22nd, I arrived home from work at roughly 8:30 p.m. Like the nights before it, I figured that my wife and I would rest on the couch and watch Netflix before retiring to bed. But this quiet ni ... discuss

1. The saint of the day for July 14 is a special young woman whom I have admired for some time —  St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint. Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks” ... discuss

The baptism itself was anticlimactic. Perhaps it had to be. I was too distracted by my wet shirt and too worried about my daughter’s tears to be present in the moment. And then there’s the fact th ... discuss

by Cam Edwards: Another day, another smear campaign against the NRA. The latest attack from the likes of Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts, Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory, U.S. Sen. Chr ... discuss

Just a year ago, pro-life researcher Randall O’Bannon spoke about abortion activists’ growing talk about women seeking self-induced and back alley abortions as access to abortion facilitie ... discuss

Sweden’s development agency has said it will stop giving aid to organisations which abide by the US policy not to provide or promote abortion. The Swedish International Development Cooperation A ... discuss

July 13 marks the 100th anniversary of the third apparition at Fatima in 1917. This apparition at Fatima is considered one of the most important apparitions because it was then that Our Lady disclose ... discuss

So what is the biblical role of women in the worship of the church? As with all God’s people, women participate in the songs of the congregation. They lift up their prayers to God Almighty by their ... discuss

I have written rather extensively on the controversy surrounding Father James Martin and his book, "Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of R ... discuss

by Star Parker: Last month, President Trump signed an executive order to boost apprenticeship programs in the United States. These are training programs, offered in a variety of formats, usually by b ... discuss

We often ask for prayers for unborn children and their mothers … but today, I’m asking for your prayers for a 10-month old and his parents. You may have heard the story of Charlie Gard  ... discuss

My favorite story about Rachel is when she hides the household gods that she stole from her father by sitting on them and saying, "It's that time of month!" A plea that any father of teenage daughters ... discuss

Life has a way of reminding its benefactors of what an inexpressible miracle it truly is at times. Sometimes doctors play a critical part in making the miracle possible. And sometimes, the miracle com ... discuss

We are developing in the United States a huge underclass of unwanted people, many of they the descendants of the exploitation of the South American and Latin American countries by American piratical c ... discuss

“Prayer is something right at the heart of Christian living, and not something extra added on as a religious duty or a means of getting what we want. Prayer is the means of aligning our will with th ... discuss

Political commentator Charles Krauthammer weighed in on infant Charlie Gard’s case on Monday, saying he would let Charlie die if he was the judge. Krauthammer is a well-respected journalist and ... discuss

By Jean M. Heimann July 11 is the feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, the twin brother of St. Scholastica, the founder of Western monasticism. In 1964, Pope Paul VI declared him patron of Europe and in ... discuss

If you frame scholarship primarily in leftist terms and limit inquiries to more left-leaning areas of interest, it should shock exactly no one that mainly leftists apply. Leftist academics are often t ... discuss

. . . Feeling good versus doing good.by Mark Tapson: Shortly after Ronald Reagan first moved into the White House in 1981, a single-panel cartoon appeared in The New Yorker depicting an older, wealthy ... discuss

July 11th, is the Memorial of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the 6th-century abbot who established Christian monasticism in the West. In his capacity as the "Father of Western Monasticism," St. Benedict is ... discuss

Summula Pictoria: a Little Summary of the Old and New TestamentsSecond Dream of St. Joseph, Daniel MitsuiDaniel Mitsui is an artist I greatly admire and whose paintings I have featured here occasional ... discuss

Today, July 10, is the feast of St. Veronica Giuliani, a Capuchin Poor Clare and one of the greatest mystics of the eighteenth century. Spiritually, she has been compared to St. Teresa of Avila and S ... discuss

Perhaps, to use Payne’s phrase, the little controversy over the Truth’s Table episode shed more heat than light. But it wasn’t random. It happened in the context of on-going, contentious, form ... discuss

"In the first centuries of Christianity the hungry were fed at a personal sacrifice, the naked were clothed at a personal sacrifice, the homeless were sheltered at a personal sacrifice... And the pag ... discuss

“The point is that meekness is not native to our fallen state. So, in our justification, the meekness of Christ is credited to us by faith alone, and in our sanctification, the Holy Spirit is co ... discuss

1. The Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel begins on July 7 and ends on July 15. You can find all the novena prayers here on Catholic Fire.   2. The Novena to St. Anne is the second July novena. Sa ... discuss

by Daniel Greenfield: Chiraq celebrated the Fourth with 101 people shot. The youngest was a 13-year-old boy. And everyone is looking for answers. The Chicago Police Department says it is conducting " ... discuss

“The Widow of Zarephath The word of Yahweh came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you.” S ... discuss

July 6 marks the feast day of St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin and martyr, who is a model of mercy and chastity for all. Maria Goretti was a peasant girl who was stabbed fourteen times, while fighti ... discuss

Recommendation 7 of the PCA’s study committee on Women Serving in the Ministry of the Church states: “That presbyteries and the General Assembly consider an overture that would 21 establish formal ... discuss

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July 6th, is the optional memorial of Saint Maria Goretti. It is a rare thing for an immediate family member to be present at a saint’s canonization. It is even more uncommon for a murderer to be th ... discuss

When I woke up today, the first thing I saw on the news was that we could very possibly enter into a war with North Korea, and this could very well involve nuclear weapons:The top American general in ... discuss

You’ve probably heard that President Trump tweeted some gif somebody made that had a CNN block logo superimposed over an anonymous body at a professional wrestling match with Trump coming out of ... discuss

July 5th is the optional memorial of Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria, co-founder of the Barnabites, the religious congregation so called because it was headquartered in St. Barnabas Monastery in Milan. S ... discuss

Born to a patrician family. His father Lazzaro died when Anthony was two, and his mother, Antonia Pescorali, widowed at age 18, devoted herself to her son. He studied medicine at Padua, receiving his ... discuss

July 5thElizabeth of Portugal was married young: she was only twelve years old when she became the wife of King Denis of Portugal. She was the daughter of King Peter III of Aragon and at her baptism i ... discuss

July 5th, is the optional memorial of Saint Anthony Zaccaria. He was born and came of age during a particularly turbulent period in the Church’s history — the time of the Protestant Reformation. B ... discuss

I heard someone mention on the radio that the word "nice" originally had some negative meanings. That caught my attention."Nice" is one of those words that bug me. It's one of those words that have be ... discuss

  Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. – Psalms 33: 12 Today, July 4th, we celebrate our nation’s independence, the 241st birthday of the United States of America. This is a day ... discuss

Chronic mediocrity and apathy are close cousins. It reveals something is lacking in the vision and/or the communication of it. It usually also reveals a lack of preparation. Or a lack of stewardship. ... discuss

Day NineJesus says: “Blessed are you when they revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on My account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.” ... discuss

SemiDouble (1954 Calendar): July 3Besides being the Commemoration of All Holy Popes, today is the feastday of St. Leo II, Pope and Confessor. The following is taken from The Liturgical Year by Abbot G ... discuss

Patriarch of Constantinople from 449 to 458. Known for his simple, austere life, his charity to the poor, his zeal for the faith, and his opposition to heresy.He opposed the heretic Dioscurus at the C ... discuss

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Day EightJesus says: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”Pier Giorgio responds: “To live without faith, without a patrimony to d ... discuss

2 July, New Testament (One Year Lectionary) This major Christological feast commemorates the joyous visit Mary paid to her relative (probably her cousin) Elizabeth, following The Annunciation. Inspir ... discuss

This is what makes preaching powerful. It is not enough to read Bible commentaries, though many of preachers need to read more of them than they do. Commentaries help us understand the text, but they ... discuss

July 2ndMaria was born to a poor farming family in Italy, one of six children. Her father died when she was only 9 years old. After his death, Maria had to taking care of the rest of the children in t ... discuss

The mainstream media is broken. The Russian collusion scheme, started by Podesta and the Hillary group has been proven to be garbage. Even though the story has been debunked the mainstream media conti ... discuss

Day SevenJesus says: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.”Pier Giorgio responds: “I offer you my best wishes – or, rather, only one wish, but the only wish t ... discuss

“God is merciful. God is gracious. God is patient. God is loving. And God is just. He will by no means clear the guilty but will visit consequence upon people and upon communities in keeping wit ... discuss

Day SixJesus says: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”Pier Giorgio responds: “I beg you to pray for me a little, so that God may give me an iron will that does not bend and ... discuss

These are the opening remarks delivered this morning to the annual NRLC National Convention by National Right to Life President Carol Tobias. Good morning! I am so excited that you are all here in the ... discuss

The hounding of Tim Farron about his attitudes towards gay-sex reveals, however, much more than a personal tragedy. It exposes the deep intolerance of contemporary liberal secular society to those who ... discuss

Ben Shapiro is famous for his quick, straight-forward and logical responses to arguments by the political left. A hugely popular speaker on college campuses, Shapiro hosts “The Ben Shapiro Show, ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by William Warrenby Robert Romano: In Obamacare replacement legislation offered by the Senate Republicans this week, like the House-passed legislation, the individual and employer ma ... discuss

On a recent errand to the local office supply store to purchase a pair of bookends (just what every man in his early 20's shops for...), I happened upon a conversation with a man who happened to be ru ... discuss

Day FiveJesus says: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”Pier Giorgio responds: “St. Paul says that “the charity of Christ urges us.” Without this flame, which should burn ... discuss

On June 27, the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. I have had a long-time devotion to Our Blessed Mother under many titles, but began praying to Our Lady of Perpetual Help ear ... discuss

(also called Adelbert of Egmond) (d first half of the 8th century in Egmond) was a Northumbrian Anglo-Saxon missionary. He was one of Willibrord's companions in preaching the gospel in Holland and Fri ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost bring up in thy steadfast fear and love; Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make u ... discuss

Saint John, Bishop of the Goths, lived during the eighth century. The future saint was born in answer to the fervent prayer of his parents. From an early age, he lived a life of asceticism.The saint m ... discuss

We, as Christians, must participate in charity––not to meet the requirements of “economic justice,” but to demonstrate the grace of God in the gospel. We can’t communicate the gr ... discuss

Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed. Some otherwise bright people have indicated their puzzlement with that axiom but it seems to me, well, axiomatic. Orthodoxy, ... discuss

Fr. George RutlerThe legend of King Robert the Bruce, exiled from Scotland in a cave off the Irish coast in 1306, resembles a similar story in the Bible about King David when he was a boy. King Robert ... discuss

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Day OneJesus says: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”Pier Giorgio responds: “The faith given to me in Baptism surely suggests to me that of yourself you will ... discuss

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

Day ThreeJesus says: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”Pier Giorgio responds: “With violence you sow hatred, and you harvest its bad fruits. With charity, you sow peace am ... discuss

Day FourJesus says: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”Pier Giorgio responds: “What wealth it is to be in good health, as we are! But we hav ... discuss

In a recent statement about the progress of Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested that the social media platform was able to fill the gap of falling church membership.  With an expanding populatio ... discuss

Optional Memorial - June 26thSaint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer was born in Barbastro, Spain, on January 9, 1902, the second of six children. His parents, José Escrivá and María Albás, gave ... discuss

June 27thSaint Maria Goretti is the Church's youngest canonized saint. She was born near Ancona, Italy into a poor peasant family. Known for her cheerfulness and piety, Maria attended Mass often and l ... discuss

Opioid Addictionby Star Parker: The number of Americans enrolled in Medicaid has increased from 29 million in 1990 to 73 million today — an increase of 252 percent over a period when the nation's p ... discuss

Enough, Already!by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Government cutting special deals for special friends – is always obnoxious, obnoxiously bad policy. It takes a lot of money from innocent, unwi ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): June 26 John and Paul, Roman brothers, were imperial officers of high repute. When Julian the Apostate summoned them to appear at his court they refused, in order to remai ... discuss

Chances are, you've never thought about the fact that the federal legalization of abortion and the federal recognition of Father's Day occurred within nine months of each other—on the il ... discuss

Chances are, you've never thought about the fact that the federal legalization of abortion and the federal recognition of Father's Day occurred within nine months of each other—on the il ... discuss

DID YOU KNOW that the Confederate States of America was an economic powerhouse before Lincoln's lawless and needlessly ruinous slash & burn invasion?By a huge margin, Per Capita income in EVERY southe ... discuss

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Those of us who are the recipients of God's amazing love, mercy and forgiveness have been given an important mission: to spread that same love, mercy and forgiveness to others. God didn't bring His ... discuss

It's been a slightly hectic summer for us so far, but I'm looking forward to some days of lolling around soon. Time to stand and stare ... ah, yes. Good for the soul. Leisureby William Henry ... discuss

An Act of Reparation From the Angel of of Peace at Fatima as taught to the three young children one year before Mary appeared in Fatima.  Let us pray this prayer during this Feast of Corpus Chris ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): June 14St. Basil the Great (329-79) was the founder of a monastic colony at Pontus in Asia Minor, for which he wrote his famous Rule, which ranks in importance with that of St. ... discuss

Any individual working in the many fields of ministry will face the challenge of disillusionment.  When I first got into ministry work I had some naive notions about it.  I was hoping to fin ... discuss

David McCullough once told of Teddy Roosevelt during his time in the Dakota Territory and before his arrival on the world scene. Two thieves who had been on something of a crime spree in the territory ... discuss

Chickie and Boys This past few years have brought a myriad of losses, trials and triumphs. There have been a gamut of emotions – from extreme to extreme. My daughter moving out, my son graduatin ... discuss

St. Lawrence by Jane St. Clair Since two men called St. Lawrence are both Roman Catholic saints of cooking, it is confusing for us. Now’s the time to clear up our confusion! St. Lawrence holding ... discuss

31 May, New Testament (Three Year Lectionary) This major Christological feast commemorates the joyous visit Mary paid to her relative (probably her cousin) Elizabeth, following The Annunciation. Insp ... discuss

Image Source: Center for American Progress.Plenty of people have written ad nauseam about liberal smugness. Heck, even liberals have written about liberal smugness. I’ve already pointed out that lib ... discuss

Veni pater pauperum,veni dator munerum,veni lumen cordium.Come, thou Father of the poor!Come, thou Source of all our store!Come, within our bosoms shine!MeditationThe gift of Fear fills us with a sove ... discuss

I love the Holy Days. They are reminders of the salvation offered to us by our Creator, salvation which we have neither earned nor deserve. We were all hopelessly trapped in our sins, and instead of ... discuss

I recently started to re-read Saint Thérèse of Lisieux's autobiography, "Story of a Soul." I love this book for so many reasons. This great saint's theology is as profound as any that of any other s ... discuss

I wanted to blog yesterday because I received good news but I had to wait to get actual details (which I officially received last night) so I'm blogging now.You guys know how I've been anemic and fola ... discuss

What led to more than a week without a blog post? My old laptop finally biting the dust... the new laptop's graphics being so grainy and pixelated that I had to return it and get a new one (different ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Doubt and Faith are mutually exclusive, but… Even if you’re a Christian, I’ll bet you’ve experienced doubt and f ... discuss

Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice by Dr. Willie Parker is a new book defending abortion rights by an African-American doctor who is a self-proclaimed "Christian" (the reason for the quotes ... discuss

Many people don't seem to know much about the Salvation Army and what the Salvation Army does.  I know for the longest time all I really knew about the army was the red kettles in front of stores ... discuss

Andrew Rappaport is the founder and president of Striving for Eternity Ministries, which focuses on Evangelism, Outreach, and education. He is also the author of What Do They Believe, a systematic th ... discuss

The Shepherd or the Thief?Smack dab in the midst of this Easter season, like every year, we come upon “Good Shepherd Sunday”.  Today we hear from Jesus, who takes this grand scriptural metaph ... discuss

The most common profession of abortionists in the illegal era were physicians. Chicago was a particularly genial place for these practitioners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries due to police c ... discuss

I was recently asked to speak to elementary students (6-12 years old age) at a Christian school about Life issues. I agreed but was sensitive to the young age of the children I would be addressing. I ... discuss

Living a lifestyle of worship is something that has to happen one day at a time I think.  We as Christians could be tempted to assume a "once and done" attitude about our Christian faith.   ... discuss

Oklahoma, 1937: A Midwife's Fatal HandiworkMerl WilliamsOn April 24, 1937, Merl Williams of Watonga, Oklahoma, died of peritonitis. She was 21 years old, a worker in a poultry packing plant. Her death ... discuss

It was on an Easter Sunday,     and all in the morning,Our Savior arose,     and our heavenly King.The sun and the moon,     they both did r ... discuss

I am pretty much a pariah in the Catholic blogosphere. I just don't fit in with the rest of the "gang."  I have been condemned on more than one catholic blog.  And it all comes down to a ver ... discuss

One of Three Deaths at Chicago Abortion MillDr. Dusan ZivkovicBrenda Benton's survivors sued Biogenetics after her death, claiming that Dusan Zivkovic and/or V. Perez had performed a safe and legal ab ... discuss

A friend posted an article on Addicting Info to my Facebook wall titled 14 Reasons a Fetus is Absolutely Not a Person, written by one Wendy Gittleson (who has obviously never seen the inside of a logi ... discuss

I sit here my Beloved with You.  I am such a poor attendant left sitting here with You as your trial begins.  I begrudge the small amount of sleep I will miss sitting here with You who died ... discuss

CreditWhy are there so many fallen away Catholics? Why have people stopped attending Mass? When I was a kid back in the 60's, we would have Sunday Mass starting at 6:00 a.m. and every hour to hour a ... discuss

Safe and Legal in New Jersey, 1991On April 6, 1991, "Terri," age 34, had an abortion at a doctor's office in the 1100 block of Summit Avenue in Union City, New Jersey. A nurse called the police say ... discuss

One of my most memorable experiences in Israel happened many years ago right outside the Old City of Jerusalem. I was living at a school on Mount Zion at the time, pursuing a master’s degree in Jude ... discuss

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CreditLife is hard. It seems like everything is a struggle. We struggle with our families and friends, we struggle at our jobs or even finding a job, we struggle with our weight, we struggle with our ... discuss

(image: http://www.freeimages.co.uk ) Just in case you missed this critical point amidst appearances by Will Smith, Madonna, the Black- Eyed Peas, and the scores of other celebrities and rock ba ... discuss

We look at the superficial appearance.  We see the clothes, the house, the car, the family, God sees the heart.  We  can never say by looking at someone on the street if they are a sinn ... discuss

As I have previously written, most of my life has been one bad decision after another. This rocky road started for me when I was 14 years old and decided to leave the Catholic Church. It was all down ... discuss

In my last post, I discussed the objection that is often being leveled at pro-lifers, in that they are inconsistent for their alleged hypocrisy when it comes to the issue of aid for foreign refugees. ... discuss

If we try to improve our lives by not feeding the poor, caring for the elderly, or helping those in chains, our efforts will come to nothing.  I am not saying that we won't have bit more change i ... discuss

I have often wondered, the rich man obviously recognized Lazarus and knew his name so he knew Lazarus in life.  What did the rich man think of Lazarus when he saw him?  Did he think that Laz ... discuss

Jusr a sign to say I’m living, that I’m not among the dead, Though I’m getting more forgetful, and more mixed up in my head, For sometimes I can’t remember when I stand at the ... discuss

My guest this month is Michelle Lesley, returning for her second episode of Echo Zoe Radio to discuss the New Apostolic Reformation. NAR is a large movement with dangerous, unbiblical teachings, and ... discuss

We live pretty comfortable lives.  I imagine that if you are reading this you are better off than 90% of the rest of the world.  The people of Nineveh were also living a comfortable life, un ... discuss

Wow!  Today's reading spells out what we must do when we fast.  It isn't enough to give up chocolate or meat during lent.  We have to set free the oppressed, share our bread with the hu ... discuss

Ever since Donald Trump came out with the term "fake media" there has been a firestorm of controversy surrounding his using of this term and his treatment of the socialist media.  It is apparent& ... discuss

By Michael JohnsOn February 14, 2017, I spoke to the Cornell Political Union at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on the promise of Donald Trump’s Presidency. My speech foll ... discuss

On this day in 1910, at the exact time of this posting, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated in Washington DC. It stands today as one of the largest youth programs in the United States, and the ... discuss

The humble servant of the Lord is not afraid to the Lord's will.  He knows that he cannot possibly do what God asks of him but believes that through God all is possible.  To be humble you ha ... discuss

Question: "Is tithing a New Testament practice and a teaching in our Holy Tradition?"Tithing was the practice of giving ten percent of one's "increase" to God. By increase, this meant that whatever on ... discuss

One of the common themes of Planned Parenthood's rhetoric is that pro-lifers don't really care about babies. They claim that the "radical right/Christians" are crazy, violent fanatics bent on taking a ... discuss

Two weeks ago we started fostering a little baby girl, eight weeks old. She came to us when the mother and father voluntarily placed her through DCF for 90 days. I don't want to say anything that ... discuss

CreditLast weekend we saw millions of people around the world protesting the Donald Trump presidency, demanding that the voices of all people be heard.  Of course, these are the same people who f ... discuss

Life SundayJanuary 22, 2017John 10:10-11“Abundant Life in Christ”10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 11 I am the good shep ... discuss

We are fortunate to live in a country in which we get to re-choose our major leaders on a rotating cycle. The up-side of this is that we get to regularly examine how we come to our political positions ... discuss

SermonJohn 1:29-42aJanuary 15, 2017“Behold the Lamb of God...”You probably have that one friend of family member, who at Christmas, loves to give gifts – but doesn't just wrap them and move on ... discuss

Francesco CangiamilaTranslated into French by Abbé Joseph Dinouart, 1766. Second French Edition.Originally published in Sicilian in 1745 and in Latin in 1758.In this day and age, the most salient iss ... discuss

Families across the Christian world are gathering for Christmas even now, with caravans of cars and planeloads of passengers headed to hearth and home. Christmas comes once again, filled with the joy, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 358 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1112 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 355 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1103 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 351 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1099 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 375 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1148 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 135 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 984 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 374 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1145 Midday Prayer for Friday, December 23, using the Current Psalmody God, come to my ass ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2016 / 05:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy, in-depth speech to members of the Roman Curia Thursday, Pope Francis dug into what he said are the key guidelines of his ongoing r ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2016 / 05:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s been said that saints often come in pairs. Sts. Peter and Paul, Mary and Joseph, Francis and Clare, and Louis and Zelie Martin are j ... discuss

I've been giving a lot of thought to certain tensions in the Church at the moment, and my clearest impression is that people are not really hearing one another speak. It troubles me when this happens. ... discuss

Question: "Are married couples required to abstain from sex during the fasts?"The short answer is "no." But a longer answer is necessary here.It is a pious custom for married couples to abstain from s ... discuss

MARK SANDFORD is running for election and seeking redemption."The disgraced ex-South Carolina governor is back on the trail seeking forgiveness for the sins that caused his political career to collaps ... discuss

Years ago there was a poor family—a husband, wife, and son—who lived in a simple cabin in a rural area. They didn’t have very much in the way of material things, but they had plenty ... discuss

December 14 Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church Memorial “The little white dove Has returned to the ark with the bough; And now the turtle-dove Its desired mate On the green ... discuss

Westchester, N.Y., Dec 12, 2016 / 11:02 pm (CNA).- What if proof for God's existence – and our very souls – could be found within our DNA? Published in September of this year by Howard Bo ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 13, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Every day in the remote villages of Northeast India courageous priests and nuns are braving the elements of the wild – including tiger att ... discuss

When the image of the Virgin appeared on the tilma of Juan Diego, it was the prophecy of an embrace: Mary's embrace of all the peoples of the peoples of the vast expanses of America — the peoples wh ... discuss

December 13 Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr Memorial St. Lucy lived in the 4th century, born in Syracuse. Raised a Christian, she often gave her possessions to the poor despite the sharp persecutions of ... discuss




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