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Vatican City, Mar 2, 2015 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Monday encouraged the bishops from northern Africa to dialogue with and encounter other groups, fostering hope for good relations ... discuss

Brethren: Peace be with you.Today I want to share with you this quote from the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, and offer it for your Lenten reflection, specially the highlighted parts ... discuss

Fatal Shooting of Cleveland Boy Tamir Rice Was Caused by His Own Actions: City Here are some of the actions they are defending- it’s not just the shooting that is at issue here, it’s thei ... discuss

By Joshua Tijerina, VP of Digital Communications @JoshuaADF So, I’ve been following the social media around our case involving Kelvin Cochran, the former Fire Chief of Atlanta who was fired for sel ... discuss

The Republican Leader in the Senate John Boehner invites the Israeli Prime Minister, BiBi Netanyahu over to Congress, to address our lawmakers, smack-dab in the face of the would be dictator B. Hussei ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by AF BrancoBy a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission has approved “Net Neutrality” rules. According to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, the new rules “ban blocking, ban th ... discuss

 Clinic worker: The first time I saw an aborted baby’s arm, I couldn’t believe my eyes By Sarah Terzo One could say that the best way ... discuss

A church for the poor, not a 'pure' church | National Catholic Reporter div> ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 28, 2015 / 02:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an audience with the Confederazione Cooperative Italiane (confederation of Italian co-operatives) Pope Francis called for the “globaliz ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 28, 2015 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two years after his historic resignation from the papacy, Benedict XVI's presence continues to be felt by those around him as he keeps his promi ... discuss

The Collect.O ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put it into the hearts of many to o ... discuss

(died 29 February 992) was Archbishop of York from 972 to his death in 992. He was of Danish ancestry, but brought up by his uncle, Oda who sent him to France to the abbey of Fleury to become a monk. ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Consumer sovereignty is the idea that in markets consumers call the shots. In capitalism, most mass production is indeed for the masses, and the masses have a big s ... discuss

One could say that the best way to learn about abortion is to listen to the stories of those who have actually been there, in the rooms where abortions were performed- the former abortionists and cl ... discuss

Down in Arkansas, opponents of individual rights and personal freedom are doing what they can to defeat H.B. 1228, the state Conscience Protection Act, a freedom-loving bill which is designed to ensur ... discuss

Democrats may be ready for Hillary, but nothing is inevitable for the GOP.From The Wall Street Journal By Peggy NoonanThoughts on the 2016 presidential primaries: No one expects anything from th ... discuss

New Delhi, India, Feb 26, 2015 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Indians from all walks of life and religions have joined to condemn allegations made against Bl. Teresa of Calcutta by a fundamentalist Hind ... discuss

The Collect.O ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put it into the hearts of many to o ... discuss

Turkey has closed her borders. We hear almost nothing from our government about the massacres. Obama is too busy defending Islam as the religion of peace. As for the bishops, they're focused on openin ... discuss

Two-year-old Gabe has Down Syndrome, but sometimes his mother, Sherry, forgets that her son has the genetic condition. Sherry explained more about Gabe on her blog, Hand Me Downs. She writes, “Somet ... discuss

From an interview in America magazine:Briefly put, what is post-structuralism and what is your opinion of it?Post-structuralism is a system of literary and social analysis that flared up and vanished ... discuss

There is nothing my dog won’t do for food. There is no command she won’t obey when we are looking, and no rule she won’t break when we are looking away, if only she can get a bit of food ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life:   One of the most common questions we get is:                    ... discuss

The Collect.O ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put it into the hearts of many to o ... discuss

On February 23, the Missouri House of Representatives gave initial approval to House bills 190 and 427 by a vote of 119-35. If passed, the legislation would require annual inspections of abortion fac ... discuss

One of the most common questions we get is: “Why do I have to go out to the abortion facility to pray for an end to abortion? Can’t I pray at home? The Lord hears us wherever we pray.” That’s ... discuss

Today we commerate the feast of Blessed Thomas Mary Fusco, who was beatified in 2001 as a model of holiness for priests. He was dedicated to his priestly ministry, preaching spiritual retreats and mis ... discuss

This article was published on February 23, on the HOPE Australia website.Paul RussellBy Paul Russell, Director, HOPE: preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide.There’s a subtle hypocrisy in our socie ... discuss

There’s a subtle hypocrisy in our society in regards to suicide that also plays out in cases of wrongful death and euthanasia & assisted suicide arguments. If a young person tragically dies by suici ... discuss

Monday of the First Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSS‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father.Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.For I was hun ... discuss

I recently wrote a blog entitled, “Blacks matter to Planned Parenthood if they push abortion.” It details how the introduction of abortion by Planned Parenthood came when they conveniently chose a ... discuss

When lawmakers press for pro-life laws, abortion advocates derisively label the protection of unborn children a “war on women.” But a new study indicates locations that have pro-life laws ... discuss

We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. – Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, 1939 As the founder of America’s largest abortion chain, Margaret ... discuss

By Denise Hunnell, M.D. During a wide-ranging interview while traveling from Manila to Rome, Pope Francis addressed and roundly condemned what he termed “ideological colonization”. By this he mean ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Worst Excuses for Anti-Catholicism, Ever by David Rummelhoff of Epic Pew - BigPulpit.com Outrage! President Obama Likens ISIS to Crusades? – Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of G ... discuss

It is amusing to say the least to read Hillary’s book Hard Choices. She must have thought she could be like Obama and write a book for blacks and get the black vote. Hillary thought she could wr ... discuss

The state of our nations’ disunity is epic. Our once great nation is in an accelerating death spiral and nobody seems to know who to blame or what to do about it, no matter how obvious the answers t ... discuss

Standard Podcast [ 10.76 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1064 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 1115 Common of One Martyr: 2038 Common o ... discuss

Standard Podcast [ 11.92 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1045 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 1102 Proper of Seasons: 94 (first readin ... 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

I’ve put off writing on homosexual “marriage” for many years. My good friend and ministry colleague, Eric Holmberg, has been producing a series on the homosexual political movement ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 21, 2015 / 06:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Although liberation theology proponents visited Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and left him their books, he was never swayed by their ideas, ... discuss

Wisdom - Chapter 3But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them.In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died, and their departure was thou ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 20, 2015 / 03:32 pm (CNA).- After meeting with Pope Francis during their ad limina visit to Rome, one of Ukraine's bishops said the country faces a humanitarian crisis in conflict are ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by Michael Ramirez, Editor, IBDby Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison, Contributing Authors:: The increasingly desperate attempts of the Obama administration to figure out what motivate ... discuss

 Two Wine Theory, part I Previously I wrote about the history of the two wine theory (see link above). I don’t have discuss this issue terribly often because my fellowship is teetotalling.  I ... discuss

On February 18th, the New Hampshire Legislature defeated HB 677, which would have prevented Planned Parenthood from receiving public funding. Currently, New Hampshire law prohibits public funding for ... discuss

Ladies Home Journal, Feb. 1913 The Girl Who Works: Some Intimate Little Talks About Her Personal Problems By Martha Keeler IN THE confusion of city sights and noises the figure of the postman, toilin ... discuss

Here are today’s Kindle deals: The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippetts ($2.99); Defending Inerrancy by Norman Geisler ($2.99); Each for the Other by Bryan & Kathy Chapell ($4.99). New fr ... discuss

was a hermit and miracle worker. Born at Compton Martin, near Bristol, England, he became a priest and was excessively materialistic and worldly. After meeting with a beggar, he underwent a personal c ... discuss

It is my happy privilege to announce that the 2015 Virtual St. Joseph Altar is now open. It is an online version of the many St. Joseph Altars that are erected by Italians both in Italia as well as th ... discuss

The annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit - soft-core porn - issue is out. This one is particularly offensive because of the cover photo. The young woman, who in interviews has revealed herself to be par ... discuss

In the 2015 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama made the argument that middle-class economics “works.” He defined middle-class economics as, “the idea that this countr ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Conrad of Piacenza, a Third Order Franciscan hermit celebrated for his piety and miraculous cures at Noto in Sicily.St. Conrad was a noble, born at Piacenza, Italy. As a youn ... discuss

By Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. As Lent, the collective penitential season, is upon us, Catholics often wonder why penance is so important if confession forgives sin. Usually in the confessional, a priest giv ... discuss

Today, Chief Cochran filed a complaint in federal court initiating a lawsuit against the City of Atlanta and Mayor Reed for firing him for holding Christian beliefs. While we are all familiar with the ... discuss

The Lenten Season Begins The entire Christian life celebrates Christ's victorious Resurrection on Easter morning. However, from Christianity's earliest days, the actual Paschal season has received spe ... discuss

Ash Wednesday(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“But when you fast,anoint your head and wash your face,so that you may not appear to be fasting,except to your Father who is hidden.And ... discuss

 Rescind Jahi Death Certificate Request Coming By Wesley J. Smith Jahi McMath and momAccording to a media report out of New Jersey, a thir ... discuss

When former Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was suspended, investigated, and fired for self-publishing a religious book that briefly mentioned biblical teaching regarding non-marital sexual conduct, includ ... discuss

It’s a long, detailed piece. But it’s an important, fascinating one too — an eye-opening article that will season your conversations and motivate more frequent prayers. The article is “What IS ... discuss

Students for Life: Despite the caring persona created in the media, Planned Parenthood is an abortion business. Why? Because abortion is profit.In 2012, the average price for an abortion at PP: $451I ... discuss

I've been busy posting lists of books, movies, and suchlike for everyone. But I haven't said much about my own personal plans for Lent.Then I read Joseph's plan at Zombie Parent's Guide and found it i ... discuss

Tomorrow is the start of Lent - Ash Wednesday! In my home we will finally unplug the lighted tree out front and some Christmas lights I have left over the mantel. We will take down the corn stalks I ... discuss

It is good for me to have this reminder in prayer, which I have posted for the last few years. We tend to think of the feasting of Mardi Gras as being totally opposite to the fasting of Lent. But they ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As homeless men and women line up under the massive arms of Saint Peter's colonnade waiting to take advantage of the Vatican's newly-christened ... discuss

Today in the pre-1955 Traditional Catholic Missal is the Mass in Some Places (pro aliquibus locis) of The Flight Into Egypt.  In honor of this day, I share the following prayers and meditations i ... discuss

Bangkok, Thailand, Feb 17, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Since Ash Wednesday coincides this year with Chinese New Year – also known as Lunar New Year – many bishops in East Asia are gr ... discuss

I am pleased to participate in Andy LaVallee’s book-launch blog tour, hosted by Ellen Gable Hrkach of Full Quiver Publishing. Entrepreneur Andrew LaValee was living in the fast lane and had no ... discuss

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh “They are no longer two, but one.  Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one divide.” (Matthew 19:5, Mark 10:9) I hear many comments such as “It must be ... discuss

Pope Francis has highlighted how helping the poor is a call to our humanity, which not only helps them, but us too. In Rome on the occasion of their pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles, the Hol ... discuss

How do you know it’s Lent?It’s not so much by the ash mark on your forehead or fish marks on the calendar. Tradition tells us that Lent has three distinguishing marks: prayer, fasting and almsgivi ... discuss

Leaders of national and local pro-life groups gathered in historic Selma, Alabama, on February 11, 2015, to call for a full investigation into an abortion facility, Central Alabama Women’s Clinic, t ... discuss

According to a media report out of New Jersey, a third doctor–the others are Shewmon and Calixto–has signed a declaration stating Jahi McMath is not brain dead. The family attorney Chris Dolan s ... discuss

Reading hither and thither about the internet over the last few years, from time to time, especially Mommy blogs, I’ve come across puzzling comments (puzzling to me) indicating there is somethin ... discuss

The saint of the day for February 16 is St. Gilbert (1083-1189), founder of the Gilbertine order, which consisted of a double monastery of canons regular and nuns.Gilbert was born at Sempringham, near ... discuss

Penn Dextra, Viewpoints: There’s a lot of talk among the Left these days about inequality. President Obama says income inequality is “the defining issue of our time.” His State of the Union a ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2015 / 09:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis focused on mercy, noting how Jesus heals not by giving lectures, but by going close to those who suff ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 15, 2015 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Theological giants Benedict XVI and one of his heroes – the controversial Cardinal Jean Danielou – have been hailed for illuminating ... discuss

Who is like you? Who can rescue the weak from those stronger than they, the poor and needy from those who exploit them? Psalm 35:10, Complete Jewish Bible translation The post Sunday Word: “You ... discuss

Fresh research has just tossed a grenade into the incendiary issue of same-sex parenting. Writing in the British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, a peer-reviewed journal, Amer ... discuss

WHAT IS LENT?"Lent is a retreat that the Church gives us in order to re-focus on what should be first in our lives. The purpose of Jesus' life was to glorify the Father and save the world. ..Lent is n ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace ... discuss

James Grant, in his new book The Forgotten Depression, makes a strong case for applying a prime directive of the Hippocratic Oath — “First, do no harm” — to economic policy. We today find ours ... discuss

A wide array of issues and controversies populate the political terrain, but none are as important as the health and future of the middle class. A strong middle class has historically stood as a pilla ... discuss

This gem from John Nolte came across my Twitter feed the other day: “Met Brian Williams once in DC. Starting to wonder about that story he told me about saving all those hostages at Nakotami Plaza. ... discuss

For governments everywhere, taxes and regulations are like Lays Potato Chips – no one can eat just one. In part, of course, because governments’ appetite for taking our money and controlling o ... discuss

Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: The other day, when discussing Dodd-Frank's ill effects on the financial system, I detected a pattern. Politicians had identified the crash of 2007-2009 and "did somet ... discuss

Mr. President: It's a No-brainer: SIGN the bill!Today in Washington. D.C. - Feb 13, 2015This morning, House Speaker Boehner and Senate Majority Leader McConnell signed S. 1, the bill authorizing the c ... discuss

Father Leo McKernan admitted that he used poor judgment when he approved the showing of a 14-minute abortion video to a six-grade class of Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) students.  However ... discuss

Mayor Sally Lee declared Sorsogon City a “Pro-Life City” on February 2, in honor of pro-life month in the Philippines. The executive order highlights pertinent provisions of the Philippine Constit ... discuss

Sorsogon City Mayor Sally Lee with husband, Governor Raul Lee — both are pro-life advocates! SORSOGON CITY, Philippines — Mayor Sally Lee declared Sorsogon City a “Pro-Life City” on ... discuss

Agrigento, Italy, Feb 13, 2015 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Francesco Montenegro of Agrigento still feels himself more of a priest with concern for the poor than a cardinal, even though he ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Step aside, Giselle Bundchen. The world of fashion and the stigma of disability are rapidly changing in pop culture. At this year’s Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, a wom ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 17 min. 52 sec. | 9.73 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 189 Psalter: Friday, We ... discuss

President's Day - February 16, 2015by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: I won’t be around to see it, but I have little doubt that future historians and others will conclude that President Barack Hu ... discuss

Abortion clinics operate every day in the United States, suctioning and tearing preborn babies out of their mother’s wombs. What happens to the bodies of aborted babies after they are killed? Ideall ... discuss

by Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison: The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has taken Dr. Ben Carson’s name off their “list” of extremists. Isn’t that charitable? The idea that SPLC gets to sit ... discuss

Washington D.C., Feb 12, 2015 / 10:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the U.S. aims to re-establish full relations with Cuba, it is also pushing the country to redeem its poor track record fighting human traf ... discuss

...How will you observe it?The three traditional areas of focus are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. What will you do in each of these areas to grow closer to the Lord Jesus who died for you? Will the ... discuss

Father Juan Carlos Scannone, SJ, is in Madrid today, invited by two institutions of the Society of Jesus – the initiative In Parenthesis and the Review Razon y Fe [Reason and Faith]. This Argent ... discuss

I was born weak. Though I bear my father’s last name, I bear a much stronger resemblance to my mother’s side of the family. The people on her side tend to live long and relatively healthy ... discuss

Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By Benedict AugustineHe said to them,“’Are even you likewise without understanding?Do you not realize that everythingth ... discuss

It was just a few years ago that everyone was talking about hell. One disaffected Evangelical had decided to use his platform and popularity to question the very notion of hell, and, not surpr ... discuss

Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2015 / 02:23 am (CNA).- The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference exhorted a group of Catholic leaders to go forth in ministry to serve at the peripheries of society ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2015 / 05:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis made a surprise stop at a shantytown on his way to celebrate Mass at a Roman parish Feb. 8 – a “secret” plan that ... discuss

In November 2010, a baby girl was born “pregnant” with twins growing inside her in Hong Kong. The deceased unborn babies were between eight and ten weeks gestation, had legs, arms, a spine, rib ca ... discuss

The feast of Our Lady of  Lourdes, which we celebrate on February 11, has always had a special place in my heart -- not only because of my French family background and living in a small French vi ... discuss

A coalition of pro-life groups say an Alabama-based abortion clinic is operating illegally, without a proper state license. On Wednesday, February 11, at 10:30 AM, local and national pro-life organiza ... discuss

This post is more of a journey through homeschool planning over my entire homeschooling career than a review, but in the end, I did come down to two planners to review – and I mentioned a few o ... discuss

Babbitt I found this depressing, but you’re supposed to. It’s also funny if you like biting satire (I do). Reader Review: Sinclair Lewis’ 1922 novel/expose highlights the shallowness ... discuss

Washington D.C., Feb 10, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Just weeks after Pope Francis announced his intention to canonize missionary Father Junipero Serra during his upcoming visit to the states, a ... discuss

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by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author:  James Grant, in his new book The Forgotten Depression, makes a strong case for applying a prime directive of the Hippocratic Oath — “First, do no harm” ... discuss

Guess what? You've just been prayed for (by me) and blessed by God!How did this happen?Simple. Once you understand — or probably better worded — once you believe — that God can and does do ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 9, 2015 / 05:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Raymond Burke said he was “responding to a hypothetical situation” when he stated that he would resist any possible move by ... discuss

Text:  Mark 1:29-39Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.The Season of Epiphany will be ending next week with a big, bright bang of glory, as we hear about Je ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 9, 2015 / 02:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The reform of the Roman Curia must be an example for the spiritual renewal of the entire Church, the prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - Feb. 9, 2015:The Senate will reconvene on at 3 PM today. At 5 PM, the Senate will take up the nomination of Michael P. Botticelli to be Director of National Drug Control Po ... discuss

The ideal young man of 1902 completely abstains from liquor (because of the pervasive influence of the Temperance Movement): “How worse than foolish is that young man who would run the awful ris ... discuss

By ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI AND ANN SCHNEIBLE/CNA/EWTN NEWS | ROME — Pope Francis traveled in the eastern outskirts of Rome on Sunday afternoon to hear confessions and say Mass at a parish know ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Rand Paul recently sat with me to share some of his views. The insights on his worldview left me persuaded that he deserves to be considered the most important pub ... discuss

We would read them with a fox. We read them with some clocks. Affiliate links? We do not care. We will read them anywhere. Helen of the Old House A best-seller when it was published. This author also ... discuss

Los Angeles, January 30, 2015 – During its 72nd Annual Meeting in New York, at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) announced the winner ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 8, 2015 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis traveled in the eastern outskirts of Rome on Sunday afternoon to hear confessions and say Mass at a parish known for its commitment t ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 8, 2015 / 10:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis marked the Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking by calling on governments to remove this “shameful wound̶ ... discuss

The following is excerpted from The world’s great sermons, Volume 08 Talmage to Knox Little, free at Amazon and at Gutenberg. “Phillips Brooks was born at Boston, Mass., in 1835, graduated ... discuss

Thankfully, God is forgetful. “Yet you did not call upon me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of me, O Israel! But you have burdened me with your sins, you have wearied me with your iniquities. ... discuss

Hundreds of former Internal Revenue Service employees who had a history of misconduct and poor performance on the job were rehired by the tax agency, including some who had committed fraud or falsifi ... discuss

Rand Paul recently sat with me to share some of his views. The insights on his worldview left me persuaded that he deserves to be considered the most important public intellectual serving in the Unite ... discuss

Obama’s state of the union address may be the funniest of all the speeches so far. And you have to begin to wonder why they began to publicize the presidents’ speeches. And it takes a stro ... discuss

Feb 07 - Homily: St. Colette, Obedient Reformer Fr. Elias presents the remarkable life of St. Colette who led a reform of the Poor Clares for which she was directly called by God to do even though ... discuss

Abortion Shockwaves: February will provide an opportunity, early in this effort, to focus on a population devastated by abortion loss. African-American women constitute only about 13 percent of the ... discuss

The saint of the day is St. Colette, founder of the Poor Clare Colettines.Colette was a miracle baby, born to parents over sixty years of age, who had been praying for a child to Nicholas of Myra. Bor ... discuss

Getting Things Done with 100+ Instant Productivity Hacks! Includes Over 100 Productivity Tips to Help You Get Things Done Easier and Faster! And overcome procrastination with powerful habits! In this ... discuss

Lima, Peru, Feb 6, 2015 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Feb. 3, Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of Father Alessandro Dordi, an Italian priest whose work of evangelization with the poor cost him ... discuss

Since 2004, Planned Parenthood of Missouri has only had a handful of health inspections by government officials. The inspections found filthy conditions including rusty surgical tables, suction aborti ... discuss

Ancona, Italy, Feb 6, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When he learned in January Pope Francis would make him a cardinal, Archbishop Edoardo Menichelli of Ancona-Osimo did not want to comment. He had ... discuss

Timothy, Titus, and Silas all appear in the New Testament writings as missionary companions of and co-workers with, the Apostle Paul.Titus is mentioned as a companion of Paul in some of his epistles ( ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: “In short, climate change is not worse than we thought,” wrote Bjorn Lomborg in a recent issue of The Wall Street Journal. He is best known as the author of ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 5, 2015 / 02:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator of Archbishop Oscar Romero's cause for beatification, said the martyr's life was a chastisement of mod ... discuss

Charlotte Mason Education in the younger years. Most people who have heard anything about Charlotte Mason and science know that nature study is largely the focus in the early years- and this is defini ... discuss

A teenager has shocked doctors by recovering from what they thought was certain death. The whole episode has one physician calling what happened to 14-year-old John Smith a “bonafide miracleR ... discuss

Lima, Peru, Feb 5, 2015 / 02:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Polish priest killed by a Communist group in Peru were among those recognized as martyrs by Pope Francis on Feb. 3. Father Michele Tomaszek an ... discuss

  Y’know . . . I don’t mind admitting when I’ve screwed up or made a bad decision or said something before I had all the facts. Some people can’t bring themselves to admit they’re wr- ... discuss

The press has barely noticed that President Obama has offered a new federal budget. Even in its paucity was a slant to be found. Like an obedient servant, NBC morning anchor Natalie Morales relayed ... discuss

In the United Kingdom, a mother-of-six will be taken to the hospital and forced to undergo a sterilization. In 2014, the department of health and social services applied for permission to enter the wo ... discuss

Several years ago I was privileged to review Senator Rubio’s first book, An American Son. It was, while tedious at times, an excellent and inspiring chronicle of an immigrant family achieving the A ... discuss

Miao, India, Feb 4, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the north-easternmost reaches of India, the Diocese of Miao is celebrating the bicentennial of St. John Bosco's birth by continuing his legacy ... discuss

Pope Francis has approved a decree that officially declares Msgr. Oscar Romero as a martyr.In the document, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints states that the Salvadorian Archbishop was killed ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 3, 2015 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Tuesday authorized the promulgation of decrees recognizing the martyrdom of Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, paving the way fo ... discuss

New Delhi, India, Feb 3, 2015 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Unidentified persons broke into St. Alphonsa parish in the Indian capital New Delhi during the early hours of Monday morning, scattering rese ... discuss

via Medieval Saints yahoo Group:St. Blaise has achieved perennial popularity in both the East of his origin (hewas bishop of Sebastea in Armenia) and in the West. However, like many anotherfavored sai ... discuss

Let’s look at abortion in terms of problem-solving. What is the problem? Unwanted pregnancies. (Unwanted by someone – the pregnant woman often, but not always, being one of those persons.) ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Feb 2, 2015 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While the notion of 'death with dignity' may seem appealing on the surface, the push to legalize assisted suicide in Colorado is based on a lie ... discuss

On January 26th, the Union Theological Seminary hosted a new event called the Congressional Faith Orientation on Capitol Hill. At the event, five democrat legislators spoke about how their faith influ ... discuss

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord(Click here for readings)Since the children share in blood and flesh,Jesus likewise shared in them,that through death he might destroy the onewho has the ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, which occurs forty days after the birth of Jesus and is also known as Candlemas day, since the blessing and procession of candles ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich & Ali Meshkin: In his sixth State of the Union address, President Obama spent a lot of time declaring imaginary victories over challenges foreign and domestic. To hear him tell it, ra ... discuss

She is considered one of Ireland's patron saints along with Saints Patrick and Columba. Her feast day is February 14 in Eastern Christianity and February 1, the traditional first day of spring in Irel ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 1, 2015 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Lenten spiritual exercises for the Roman curia will this year be preached by Fr. Bruno Secondin, a Carmelite, focused on the prophet Elijah a ... discuss

Have you ever been just sucked into such a whirlwind that you felt you were doing good just to make sure your teeth were brushed and all the urgent things of life tended to? Like you were on a wild ri ... discuss

I feel that the question of the age of the earth has become much more caustic in recent years. This debate has been increasingly polarized with each camp thinking the absolute worst of the other. But ... discuss

"Try very hard, young men, to imitate Jesus in His obedience. He should be your only model in this."- Don BoscoWhen I talk to my kids about the saints, I try to put them into historical perspective. ... discuss

A sort of Six Degrees of Separation on a theme of One in five children is on food stamps in 2015. 1. War on Poverty 2. Daniel Patrick Moynihan The Moynihan Report advocates for increased welfar ... discuss

 Brethren: Peace be with you!As I approach my half century of life I began thinking about the lifespan for an American male like me. I've begun to reflect in all seriousness about my mortality. T ... discuss

Compared to all other cities in the United States, Chicago has more Tridentine Latin Masses each Sunday than anywhere else.  In fact, Chicago serves as an important base for the Institute of Chri ... discuss

I don't know if you guys have noticed that I've stopped using many GIF memes (especially Disney related; which I loved). I was once nominated for a Catholic blog award for best memes because they were ... discuss

"MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;">Rachel Thaysil Mathew EappenMay 8, 1924-Jan 29, 2014 Christian, Physician, wife , mother, grandmother ... discuss

Today was one that will be unlikely to be forgotten by those of us in the midst of it.We were referred two brothers.  There's nothing exceptional about that. Our Child Caring Agency gets referral ... discuss

2014 Pastoral Visit of Pope Francis to Korea by Republic of Korea on Flickr lincsed under cc 2.0Last week, the Pope had a little press conference on the plane coming back from the Phillipine ... discuss

I am currently sitting on my bed, laptop on my lap, with Love by the Book (Hallmark's latest movie; I'm a sucker for these movies) playing in the background, eyes groggy, and feeling unhappy that I mi ... discuss

ax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ Luke 18:13 I walk in the darkness I call light. My ... discuss

PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH UNITY OCTAVEJanuary 18 through 25 Official Octave Prayer (to be recited daily)ANTIPHON: That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me and I in Thee; that they also maybe one ... discuss

TweetBy Justina Van MarenHe was a short man, I was just as tall if not taller than he was. He was strolling down the sidewalk, his hands stuffed into the pockets of his black coat. And then he saw us ... discuss

In light of this week's March for Life in Washington D.C. I give you the following joke:Last Saturday afternoon, in Washington, D.C., an aide to Nancy Pelosi visited the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese ... discuss

Text: John 1:43-51Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Can anything good come out of Nazareth, this tiny town of Nazareth that was not mentioned in the Old T ... discuss

America:  The National Catholic Review, January 19-26, 2015 Issue, by Serrin M. Foster Recovering the pro-life roots of the women’s movementON THE MOVE. A suffrage parade, New York City, M ... discuss

www.gargaro.com/libforlife.htmlBy Mike Cummings Is it possible to be liberal and pro-life? Not according to most pro-choice advocates. They argue that no liberal is a good liberal unless she ... discuss

  from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliLife Training Institute shares an article from The Failed Atheist on the oft-heard saying regarding a pregnan ... discuss

It’s been over a week now, and certain people still haven’t gotten over the spanking Maureen Mullarkey received for her rather slanderous attack on Pope Francis. And a spanking it was; R. R. Reno, ... discuss

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Why is it important for Christians to come together in prayer at the National Memorial for the Pre-born and Their Mothers and Fathers on the morning of the March for Life?   ... discuss

Text:  Mark 1:4-11Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Out in the wilderness by the Jordan River we find John the Baptist eating grasshoppers and wild honey, ... discuss

Many of you who read ESI are in some way related to the Wilberforce Forum or the ministry of Chuck Colson. As you probably are aware, IFA is going to court next week at the federal level to make the c ... discuss

Vatican City, Jan 11, 2015 / 11:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis encouraged Christians to remember their baptism with “joy,” as he reflected on the role of Jesus Christ’s baptism ... discuss

Unable to attend church this morning due to sickness, so thought I would have church with you guys today. :) Reading James 1 this morning out of the NASB, unless otherwise noted. Plain text indicates ... discuss

March for Life reports that anywhere from 60 percent to 90 percent of pregnancies with a “poor prenatal diagnosis” end in abortion. Be Not Afraid of poor prenatal diagnosis.  (fu ... discuss

Most of you readers are aware of the fact that, back in 2006, our family welcomed a child into our home from a disrupted adoption.    I detailed the events surrounding that decision and ... discuss

Remember him?This post is not just about him.  It's about what's plaguing our priests today.  And this post is based on the statement of him.Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen - Dagupa ... discuss

7 January AD 1590 Born 25 March 1528 to blacksmith Jakob Endriß and his wife Anna (née Weißkopf) in Waiblingen in the dukedom of Württemberg, Jakob Andreae (also Andreæ or Andreä) came from a f ... discuss

VIDEO: A 2008 performance of "March of the Kings" ("Marche Des Rois") by Nowell Sing We Clear (Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, Andy Davis and John Roberts) at Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vermont.+  ... discuss

Happy New Year, everyone! I took a little break from blogging to enjoy some much needed time off... and to take care of my poor mama who ended up getting a 24-hour stomach bug yesterday. Everyone is w ... discuss

On January 2nd, the Church celebrates the memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors.Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen are linked in this feast day, as they were ... discuss

Credit:  www.pinterest.comI had an interesting run in with a Catholic blogger recently. The blogger is Paul Anthony Melanson and he has a blog entitled, "La Salette Journey." He wrote a post crit ... discuss

This post was originally blogged at the Failed Atheist.There is a common saying popular in Western culture when talking about the birth or scheduled scan of a child. It can arise in a number of diff ... discuss

Ever since God has granted abolitionists the grace to see our apathy toward abortion and the strength to repent of it, we have been endeavoring to awaken fellow Christians to the same. Yet most of us ... discuss

Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"My thirteen year old son Anthony asked to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" the ot ... discuss

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners – The Recipes for Mexican Food and The Mexican Dinner Recipes Edition (Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes – The Easy Weeknight Dinners Collection) Reader Review; Auth ... discuss

Note:  Christmas Eve Sermon at Zion Lutheran Church of Gwinner, ND (Service of Lessons and Carols)Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Can you smell the hay? ... discuss

Text:  John 1:1-14Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5)This is how our ... discuss




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