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Fr. Frank PavoneThe Bible clearly teaches that abortion is wrong. This teaching comes across in many ways and for many reasons. Some people point out that the word "abortion" is not in the Bible, and ... discuss

Planned Parenthood sent profuse thanks to President Barack Obama this week on Twitter as the president concludes his eight years in office. Obama has been a close ally to the abortion industry through ... discuss

  January 18 is the feast day is St. Margaret of Hungary, Princess and Dominican nun. Born in Turoc Castle in 1242, Margaret was the daughter of King Bela IV, champion of Christianity, and Queen ... discuss

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order mandating the immediate and full implementation of the controversial Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (RPRH ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: During the first week of January, Senator Rand Paul urged Republicans not to repeal Obamacare without having a replacement plan ready. Friday night his phone ra ... discuss

How the Left’s Narrative on Crime Makes CommunitiesWorse Off (Img via The DailySignal & Photo: iStock Photos)by Dr. Walter E. Williams: The FBI reported that the total number of homicides in 2015 wa ... 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

Before the conversion of the Emperor Constantine in 312 AD, back in the days when Christianity was still a persecuted religion, the act of becoming a Christian involved turning one's back on the pursu ... discuss

The saint of the day for January 17 is St. Anthony of the Desert (c. 251–356), a religious hermit and monk, who is known as the founder of monasticism. His rule of order was one of the first to cre ... discuss

Martin Luther King Day celebrating the birthday of Dr. King, is also Robert E. Lee’s birthday holiday… In this ultimate irony, Martin Luther King Day and Robert E. Lee Day, holidays celebrating bo ... discuss

The practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide overseas has been a disaster, with so-called safeguards failing and doctor-assisted killing on the rise, and not just for the terminally ill, says world ... discuss

Saint Anthony [of Egypt], Fra Angelico, 1436.January 17th, is the memorial of Saint Anthony of Egypt (c 251-356), also known as St. Anthony the Great, Anthony of the Desert, or Anthony the Anchorite. ... 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

Pity the poor legislators. Increasingly, Big Brother watches their every move. Well, not just Big Brother, Big Sister, too. Being constantly watched is intimidating. Having what you painstakingly put ... discuss

Dictation Lessons Need for Dictation Lessons In composition the thought is stressed all the time. “Bear hard upon your subject,” says a book of advice to adult writers. “What is it y ... discuss

An American charismatic church will become the next big thing/renewal/programme. The ‘globalisation’ and ‘McDonaldisation’ of the church, combined with the internet, poor theology, poor eccles ... discuss

“The real world involves upset, suffering, hardship, struggles and facing our fears.  The attempt to protect students from all semblance of reality at least has one effect.  It makes them forg ... discuss

“The once-explosive growth of conservative evangelicals has stalled. Yet the religious left doesn’t appear to be benefiting much. Instead, the ranks of the religiously unaffiliated are gro ... discuss

Many parents are concerned with the direction of education in the nation today. Children are not being taught what they need to learn. In the past, American textbooks were always picked by local schoo ... discuss

I watched an old woman die of hunger and thirst. She had Alzheimer’s, this old woman, was child-like, trusting, vulnerable, with a child’s delight at treats of chocolate and ice cream, an ... discuss

Essentially human trafficking is the exploitation of the vulnerable by the powerful for financial gain, and while sexual exploitation is often what springs to mind when we think of human trafficking, ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Clapper Calls Trump - The fallout from President-elect Donald Trump's contentious press conference yesterday continues. First, the good news. Director ... discuss

Just in case you missed this from Bill O’Reilly tonight on his “Talking Points”………..Papa Mike   About 250 reporters faced the president-elect in New York City ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings) Homily originally delivered in 2014“What is the me ... discuss

Legacy of the Great Obama Part Two.   By Dr. Phil Taverna   Guantanamo Bay made Obama a laughing stock to the world.  He will leave office with 52 losers in prison. Nobody wanted them and Obama re ... discuss

A Reformer’ With ‘A Long Commitment To Improving Education Who Is Unafraid To Challenge The Status Quo’President-elect Donald Trump and his choicefor Education Secretary Betsy DeVosSENATE HELP ... discuss

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the 17th century French foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in the colony of New France, (present-day Canada), dedicated her life to educating the young, ... discuss

December 12th, dioceses in Canada celebrate the memorial of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700), the 17th century consecrated religious, accomplished educator and foundress who established the Cong ... discuss

January 12 is the feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the founder of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, a teaching order. She is the patron saint of poor people and those rejected by relig ... discuss

The real reason for concern is the fact that White’s brand of Christianity is a manifestation of the psyche of modern America in a religious idiom, and thoroughly continuous with the last eight year ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: The Hearings Begin - Confirmation hearings for key members of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet got underway today in the GOP-controlled Senate. A ... discuss

A state in northeast India, is currently considering a bill which would impose a two-child limit on all government employees. “If a person wants to do a job with the Assam government, that person sh ... discuss

William Laud, born in 1573, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633 to 1645 in the days of King Charles I. It was a turbulent time throughout, one of violent divisions in the Church of England, eventua ... discuss

“I and others have emphasized the contrast between Ben Franklin’s self-professed Deism and his longtime friendship with the Calvinist evangelist George Whitefield, but Lepore convinced me that ... discuss

“The earliest church was seen as too exclusive and a threat to the social order because it would not honor all deities; today Christians are again being seen exclusive and a threat to the socia ... discuss

“If the Promised Land is no longer identified exclusively with the state of Israel, evangelicals like Gholston and Engoy — along with many of their religiously unaffiliated fellow millennials ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: “Republicans would create chaos in the health care system because they are stuck,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says, “between a rock and a cliché. ... discuss

A new poll conducted by The Marist Poll has found overwhelming support for the swift nomination of a Supreme Court justice who will apply the constitution as originally written in the same way as the ... discuss

Contact: Christian Newswire, 202-546-0054, gary@christiannewswire.com OPINION, Jan. 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Comments submitted by Gary McCullough, director of Christian Newswire: Meryl Streep ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)If you go out into the North African desert with its rolling and shifting hills of sand you will likely come upon qui ... discuss

Ecce Homo painting via Wikimedia CommonsI prayed a short prayer one day, as I began my first semester at Liberty University. I knew I loved Jesus, but I didn’t really understand how it fit into eve ... discuss

What’s next. Jesus said to them, “The children of this age marry and remarry; but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor ... discuss

Hurry up. When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to ... discuss

The Young Pope is a ten episode English-language drama television series, directed by Paolo Sorrentino and featuring Jude Law as Pope Pius XIII, who, at 47, becomes the youngest and first American pop ... 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

December 7th, is the optional memorial of Saint Raymond of Peñafort (1175-1275), a 13th century Dominican priest and theologian who, as a contemporary of Saint Thomas Aquinas, worked to help Christia ... discuss

Image of Divine MercyO Font of love for the world,who was made man,for the likes of me.Provide for Your Mercy to pour over the world,to pour over me; poor sinners that we are,so that we may love ... discuss

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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

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Can you imagine how you would feel if you saw Islamic extremists dancing in the streets of half of Jerusalem? What about watching scenes of Jewish refug ... discuss

‘The First Day Of The New Congress Set In Motion The Republican Majority's Promise To Repeal … Obamacare’“Republican U.S. Senator Mike Enzi introduced on Tuesday a resolution allowing for th ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: In Washington when people say they want to put an idea "on the table" it’s important to ask on whose table will it be. All too often Republicans win elections only to lose their ne ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Now that Congress is in session and most state legislatures are in session, it would be a good time for some soul searching. At least that is what Representati ... discuss

January 6th, is the optional memorial of Saint André Bessette (1845- 1937), a Canadian religious of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, whose heroic service to the humble and the sickly, despite his ... discuss

January 5th is the feast of St. John Neumann (1811-1860), a native of Bohemia (a region encompassing the western Czech Republic) who immigrated to the United States. He became a Redemptorist priest a ... discuss

In our culture of “anything goes,” we don’t like to think that there can be a right and wrong approach to something that feels so personal. However, when we let our own preferences dictate our p ... discuss

by Lori Windham: While family and friends were counting down to the new year, I was watching a different kind of countdown—whether doctors and health care providers would be forced to violate their ... discuss

Duly Noted      It is a triumph of propaganda that a tepid tale scores in developed countries. It is that their achievements come from the exploitation of backward societies. Due to lacking kno ... discuss

January 4th is the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a single woman, a wife, a mother, a widow, a lay woman and a religious Sister. She was the foundress of the first American Catholic parish school, ... 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

Christ must be the center: We sang the hymn Be Thou My Vision at our wedding ceremony twenty years ago. When we chose the hymn, how little did I know how important having Christ as our vision would b ... discuss

. . . Blow this opportunity and there may never be another one.by Herman Cain: When I ran for president, the most appallingly dumb thing I heard someone say did not come from a Democrat, or from a me ... discuss

by Daniel Greenfield: The United States pays 22% of the total UN budget. What we get for our $3 billion a year is a corrupt organization whose dysfunctional and hostile agencies are united in opposing ... discuss

This issue surfaced when a homosexual congregant was repeatedly nominated for a deacon position, only for said nomination to be obstructed by church bylaws. This, combined with the number of out-of-th ... discuss

January 2, 2017Basil was educated in Caesarea, Constantinople, and Athens in the fourth century. He enjoyed stimulating university life. There he met Gregory Nazianzen, a quiet, scholarly man. The two ... discuss

“They believed every man must find his own place in a world in which a place has been made for him”. Ralph Husted, an Indiana businessman and classic-liberal, wrote those words in reference to the ... discuss

The experience you gain in serving in your own culture will benefit your ministry on the mission field. Indeed, sinners, cultures and situations are different throughout the globe. However, the joys a ... discuss

Oh, 2016... what a roller coaster year it was. I had so many lows but the highs were what made this year and what I went through worthwhile. Who knew that the lessons I learned during Lent -- on contr ... discuss

“Even though he died at such a young age the impact of his ministry continue to be felt for many decades, and indeed the ripples continue today. By 1855 the congregation had grown to such an ext ... discuss

“From Civil Rights to Vietnam to abortion to gay rights, from national defense to tax policy to climate change to health care and on and on, white evangelicals have solidly and consistently cham ... discuss

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2016, the Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped 10 percent and bounced back from a flat result the year before, and energy companies and banks made some of the largest gains as inves ... discuss

Pope Sylvester I and Emperor ConstantineDecember 31st, is the optional memorial of Saint Sylvester I (??? - 335), the 4th century pontiff, who guided the Church during a period of violent persecution ... discuss

John Kerry was and is a traitor to the American fighting forces and the basic principles that our country is founded upon. Being a retired combat veteran myself, from a few years later and a different ... discuss

“Parable of the Persistent Widow He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up, saying, ‘There was a judge in a certain city who didn’t fear God, and didn’ ... discuss

Johanna Morton was 12 weeks pregnant when she went in for an ultrasound anticipating good news, only to find out her baby’s heart was malfunctioning, Catholic Online reports. “I was 12 weeks gesta ... discuss

Popping off Rockettes spotlight liberal hypocrisy “It’s understandable liberals presumed the Rockettes were going to be forced to do something with which they were opposed, because that’s what t ... discuss

Abortion advocates routinely want to force pregnancy centers and pro-life medical professionals to be involved in abortions. Their supposed open-mindedness and tolerance apparently doesn’t toler ... discuss

I've been wanting to blog this question all day because it's a major pet peeve of mine but I haven't had the time until now. As y'all know, today (and it's still the 28th in L.A.) is the feast of the ... discuss

When sex is stripped of its intimacy, or its possibility for future life, and becomes about what a person can get rather than give, it is no longer empowering or powerful. It has simply been reduced t ... discuss

. . . Respect Those “Not Allowed to be Born”Hearkening to the birth of Jesus Christ, Pope Francis used his Christmas message to urge Catholics worldwide to express compassion for those “not allo ... discuss

Donald Trump has not even been sworn into office yet, but already Democrats are considering potential candidates to challenge him in 2020. On Tuesday, The Hill published a list of its top 15 possible ... discuss

For the last post of the day, let me put two items together, one very negative, one quite positive. If you follow the news closely—especially that composed by the army of Donald Trump haters– you ... discuss

Ralph Benkoby Ralph Benko, Contributing Author:  The 2016 presidential campaign confirms what Marx wrote: “all the events and personalities of great importance in world history occur, as it w ... discuss

You can tell a lot about a person by the people they hang around with. Someone, I forgot who, once said, “Show me a man’s friends and I will show you the man.” Who are Jesus’ friends? When we ... discuss

“Somewhere along her Christian path, some teacher or mentor had told this woman that God is good because He does what seems right to us. She had been taught that we are to name what we want and ... discuss

Voskuil served in education for a total of 41 years, taught history, and led the faculty of Covenant College. He received the first-ever and rarely-bestowed John W. Sanderson Award for Christian Schol ... discuss

You imply that really good people (e.g., Gandhi) should also be saved, not just Christians. The problem is that Christians do not believe anyone can be saved by being good. If you don’t come to God ... discuss

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Hearkening to the birth of Jesus Christ, Pope Francis used his Christmas message to urge Catholics worldwide to express compassion for those “not allowed to be born.” Speaking to tens of t ... discuss

As believers we live by faith, not by sight. Our circumstances may appear to indicate that God is not for us or that he is giving us too much to handle. Yet we live by faith in God’s word which says ... discuss

December 26th, is the Feast of Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr and archdeacon. He led the group of seven deacons who the Apostles appointed to help them minister to the poor and the marginal ... discuss

 MIDNIGHT MASS SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORDHOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Saint Peter's BasilicaTuesday, 25 December 2007 Dear Brothers and Sisters,"The time came for Mary to b ... 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

When last we reported on Marie Stopes International, which performs about 70% of all abortions performed across England, the “charity” had suspended a number of abortion services because of safety ... discuss

When Jade Stevens (pictured) went into a Marie Stopes abortion facility looking for options, she said she felt more like she was on a conveyor belt than in a health care facility. Earlier this week, a ... 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

An inquiring mind at Rewire.com—a radically pro-abortion online echo chamber—wants to know how abortion lost, now that the fever-swamp dream of the Electoral College undermining President-elect Do ... discuss

We so often here that religion and science don't mix, yet many of the great scientists of the Christian era have been people of faith, John Cantius was one of them.He was born in Kęty, a small town n ... discuss

1.  The Christmas lights in Wichita this year have been amazing! On Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, which is characterized by joy, we went out to view the lights around the city.  Here i ... discuss

Often someone will complain cluelessly that our present times are the worst. But in fact, even in today’s troubled world, we are living in the best times, the most privileged and blessed times. How ... 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

December 23rd, the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. John Cantius, (c. 1390 – 1473) otherwise called John of Kanty or John Kanty, the 15th century Polish priest and theologian whose int ... discuss

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Grinch's War on Christmasby John and Andy Schlafly: The Trump transition team is working on its first package of executive actions, including steps to rescind or revoke numerous improper executive act ... 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

Careless in Maryland, 1997Earl McLeodDr. Earl McLeod was disciplined by the Maryland medical board over the death of an abortion patient on December 21, 1997. A now-defunct group called WAKE-UP ... discuss

To put it mildly, we’ve been inundated with stories, opinion pieces, and diatribes about “fake news.” Of course, what constitutes fake news is not always but often in the eye of the beholder. A ... discuss

Four months after the British government blocked an abortion chain from performing certain abortions, citing serious safety concerns, the government released new reports showing how the abortion chain ... discuss

The Big Short: Missing the Most Important Part of the Story.   By Dr. Phil Taverna   It is a great fairy tale, but it is missing the foundation. I have written several times about this, but the ... discuss

Anyone who hears Allen Hood speak will be moved by the passion for Jesus he expresses. I first heard him preach during my college years when I attended a conference, and since then I’ve consistently ... discuss

Guest Post by David MartinWith the crisis of faith ever intensifying, it somehow has evaded the Catholic hierarchy that    the crux of the problem has been our casual and disparaging re ... 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

Guest Post by Megan Dahle “I will instruct you and show you the way you should walk.”―Psalm 32:8Choosing to embark on a pilgrimage can be a life-changing and faith-building experience. Walk ... discuss

“Scrooge was dead: to begin with.” Wait – Ebenezer Scrooge doesn’t perish in A Christmas Carol, though his harrowing encounters with three supernatural specters likely scared him to death. Hi ... discuss

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an assisted suicide bill into law on Monday despite strong opposition from the black community, disability rights advocates, medical professionals and other ... discuss

In 2016, America experienced the largest attempt to expand abortion since the 1980s. It failed. Despite the best efforts of the Abortion Cartel in a year of conditions that favored it, closures of abo ... discuss

 (Russian: Иоанн Кронштадтский) (October 19, 1829, Sura, Arkhangelsk–December 20, 1908, Kronstadt) was a Russian Orthodox Christian presbyter and a member of the synod of the ... discuss

When I moved here over 30 years ago, this was a fabulous state. It had about half the population, the towns in the San Francisco Bay Area were actual separate towns, the highways carried the traffic p ... discuss

The Bible makes it clear that the Lord hates injustice, bullies, tyrannical rulers, those who oppress the helpless and murder the innocent. Yet our fallen world is full of all this, is it not? We ha ... discuss

by Bob McDowell, Contributing Author: As we reach beyond the middle of December it seems incumbent that we should stop our wild preparations for ‘happy holidays’ and reflect back on an ‘incident ... discuss

Actress and producer Lena Dunham is setting yet another precedent for abortion-obsessed Hollywood: wishing for the opportunity to have had an abortion. On Thursday, Dunham released the latest episode ... discuss

A little bit of twisted irony: NARAL Pro-Choice America is really mad this week that welfare money in seven states is going toward pro-life pregnancy centers. That fact won’t surprise you, but exact ... discuss

Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey fired his top reformer last month, Tim Jeffries, who he’d recruited to head the Department of Economic Security in February of 2015. Jeffries came in and clean ... discuss

December 19, 2016Today, we pray for an openness to life. Also, that we will be open to the Lord’s promptings each day, and to all of His blessings. We pray that society as a whole will be respectful ... discuss

O Lord and Ruler of the House of Israel18 December This is the second of the O Antiphons with Scriptures, Latin and English texts of the antiphon, a Latin hymn stanza, and the English versification f ... 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

This is my second part in a three-part series in responding to an abortion-choice advocate's article regarding why he believes "pro-choice is right." So far his defense of the abortion-choice position ... discuss

National pro-life groups rally grassroots to expose the truth about America’s largest abortion business ahead of its 100th Anniversary” WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-12-16) — A coalition of pro-life ... 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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Question: "How do you find the time to do all the things we should do as Christians, with all the demands that today's world puts on us?"We have far more free time at our disposal than most people did ... discuss

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A friend shared an article with me from someone named Catherine Deveny about what she calls "financial abortion", the idea that if a woman can decide she doesn't want to be a parent and opt out throug ... discuss

One of the greatest ministries God ever gave us is family. Jesus paid for it in blood so that His family could be redeemed, adopted in, and loved forever.  Braxton has been legally united with his fo ... discuss

  Church window Zoom at night, originally uploaded by HamWithCam. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His ... discuss

And in honor of this momentous occasion, you should learn how Elvis saved the world from fascism. UPDATE: I should also point out this Power Line article, which includes the following notes on Elvis& ... 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

When the British forces surrendered to the rebels after the Revolutionary War, they took out their frustrations, not by rioting, but by instructing the fife and drum corps to play "The World Turned Up ... discuss

I first posted this over a year ago, but it feels more fitting than ever today, so I'm sharing it again. ~~~~~It's an ugly world out there. I don't even have to sum up headlines for you -- you can jus ... discuss

Now it's time to get to work at building a better future. Trump is president-elect, but there is only one king: Jesus Christ. God is sovereign. May his will be done. And may we Christians who care ... discuss

It's about a decade too late to do any good, but nevertheless it is astonishing to me that this piece ran in The Guardian.  It's about the devastation of Venezuela -- and the Western morons like ... discuss

Image shamelessly pinched from the internet; Kyriosity takes credit in comments. There isn't any defense. The danger of any comment on the video of Donald Trump's lewd comments is that it will ap ... discuss

There is an Irish "blessing" that goes like this:May those who love us love us. And those that don't love us, May God turn their hearts. And if He doesn't turn t ... discuss

There is a saying "Nothing is certain except death and taxes." But what about the "death tax" (aka estate tax)? That seems to be a perfect storm. I saw some posts yesterday about the candidates' posit ... discuss

Source: WikipediaIn his interview on EWTN last night Donald Trump criticized Hillary Clinton for her high-level staff members who mocked Catholics and evangelical Christians. “She should apologize. ... discuss

In 2013, my family sold all our stuff in America to embark on a life in The Philippines, the country of my husband's birth. That life was to be  committed to serving children in orphanages who ha ... discuss

* “The Coming Christian Collapse” (Rod Dreher, The American Conservative)* “Football, National Anthem & Christianity” (Mark Tooley, Juicy Ecumenism)* “Unlike the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick, Fr ... 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

By Allison LeDoux Conscience and Voting If we were to ask the average person, “What is a conscience?”, many would quickly call to mind Pinocchio’s sidekick Jiminy Cricket who was famous for the ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Mrs. Clinton’s intolerance is as glaring as Mr. Trump’s; she merely has a different target: religious liberty. Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump has insulted women, person ... discuss

Bible translation is not simply replacing a hebrew, aramaic, or greek word for an equivalent in the receiver language.Take for example the greek New Testament word, "agape". In modern English translat ... 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

By Maaike Rosendal“I was happily married with kids. Here’s why I had an abortion.” It’s the title of an article published by Chatelaine magazine earlier this year and sent to me by a friend la ... 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

Pentecost 3 – June 5, 2016Luke 7:11-17"Jesus Saves Widows, Dead Guys, and You"If you've ever suffered loss... you probably know how well meaning people can say some of the least helpful things. Thin ... discuss

Pentecost 9July 17th, 2016Luke 10:38-42"Martha and Mary and Vocation and Faith"Some years ago a psychologist named Abraham Maslow put forward a theory of human needs which was expressed in the form of ... discuss

“Humility at the Feast”So the scene today is a dinner party on a Sabbath day, probably after the weekly synagogue meeting, in which Jesus is invited to dine with some Pharisees in the home of a ru ... discuss

Sermon – September 18, 201618th Sunday after PentecostHope Lutheran Church, Warren, Michigan1 Timothy 2:1-15“Hope. In This Place.”What a blessing and privilege to return here for Hope's 50th an ... discuss

“Two Kinds of People”Luke 18:9-17There's an old saying, “There are three kinds of people in the world:  Those that can do basic math, and those that can't.”  (Think about it)Today Je ... discuss

Image source: gospelcoalition.org.On Monday, May 23, Patheos published an article by Rebecca Bratten Weiss on suffering and “the clamor of insufficient explanations”. By “insufficient explanatio ... discuss

Jesse Bernstein of Tablet blames Donald Trump on Jon Stewart. Well, partially, at least; he does admit upfront that there are plenty of factors in the matter. But apparently Stewart and his The Daily ... discuss

Image Source: Institute for Competitive Intelligence.Over the last few years, liberals have had their egos stroked by studies which report that they are smarter than conservatives. For instance, a few ... 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

Breitbart today revealed a Wikileaks email discussion within the Hillary Clinton campaign gaming out how she should respond to concerns about her marriage with the Philanderer in Chief Bill Clinton. I ... discuss

A New Yorker review, summarizing a key argument of Katha Pollitt’s 2014 Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, proclaimed that “No person actually imagines that a zygote is a person.” (Meaning that ce ... discuss

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October 16 marks the 100-year anniversary of Planned Parenthood. The group's founder, Margaret Sanger, was a birth control pioneer. But she didn't view "birth control" (a term she helped coin) in the ... discuss

(This is the third part in a three-part series responding to an article by Rachel Held Evans, which you can read here. This series is a joint effort between Seth Gruber and Clinton Wilcox. For part on ... discuss

 Assisted Suicide Will be Legal in California Tomorrow, Targeting the Elderly and Disabled  Micaiah Bilger California’s new assisted suicide law takes effect on Thursday, opening the ... discuss

Tiny violin. Get it? lol.I'm just going to say it: sometimes I worry that no man will want to marry me because of all the health issues I've been through in recent years. There. I said it. It's out in ... discuss

Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's director of communications, was recently interviewed by Die Tagespost, a German Catholic newspaper, about Theresa May. They wanted to know the position of the new prime minister ... discuss

Paul Tully SPUC's general secretaryLate on the afternoon of Friday 19th August Marie Stopes International (MSI) was reported to have suspended half of its abortion services following a report from the ... 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

Thank you for your prayers during our mission to Tanzania the last two weeks. It was a blessed and productive time with our partners and new friends, though it is good to be home. As we were completin ... discuss

We have been sent. For us, being at the service of life is not a boast but rather a duty, born of our awareness of being “God’s own people, that we may declare the wonderful deeds of him w ... discuss

“And limit access they will. According to the CFPB, the proposed guidelines, by raising the lender’s cost, would shrink the dollar volume of the loans by more than half. What then happens to t ... discuss

“The grand trial of a life of religion is a trial of the heart. We have sins, we have weaknesses and temptations, which tend to a dreadful discouragement. Sin easily besets us. We easily wander ... 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

Question: "I have heard some claim that Orthodoxy does not approve of self defense or firearms specifically, specifically attacking the "take your purse and buy" a sword verse from Luke that is often ... discuss

The Prophet Nathan confronts King David with his sin.Question: "I have often been perplexed by the last two sentences of Psalm 50. Is this thought to me a Messianic psalm? If so, I find difficulty in ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include three from Christian Focus: A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Sin by Iain D. Campbell, A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Suffering by Brian Cosby, and A Clearing ... discuss

In election season there are always many candidates who announce their intention to run for office. But inevitably, many of them come to realize that they stand no chance. They see the writing ... discuss

I didn’t track down any noteworthy Kindle deals today (though if you haven’t done so yet, check out the amazing deals from the past couple of days). However, CBD is having The Mega ... discuss

Today I want to scare you a little. At the very least I want to intimidate you. Actually, I want the Bible to scare and intimidate you, to set a challenge so difficult that you’ll know you c ... discuss

I hate clickbait. I absolutely despise it. Clickbait is lazy. It’s manipulative. It’s distracting and disappointing. It’s an abomination. Death to clickbait! What is clickbait? “C ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include: The American Hour by Os Guinness, Money, Greed, and God by Jay Richards, God’s Indwelling Presence by Jamaes Hamilton, Sgt. York by John Perry, Read the B ... discuss

Monsignor Charles Pope is my favorite priest blogger. His blogs are full of Christ's wisdom about the most pressing subjects in modern life and his latest "Accepting Disability in a World Obsessed wit ... discuss

In 1990, I was a single, twenty seven year old woman working with Latin American immigrants on Long Island. I was also learning Spanish, and  I thought of going to a Spanish school in Antigua GAf ... discuss

No one has seen as much poverty around the world at close range as Mother Teresa, who was declared a saint by Pope Francis. That is why she is a hero to the social justice movement. But she is ... discuss

Jesus' attitude is striking: we do not hear the words of scorn, we do not hear words of condemnation, but only words of love, of mercy, which are an invitation to conversation. "Neither do I condemn y ... discuss




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