Topic: poor

Sermon titled "(Part 1) Piety Seeks to Avoid Purgatory But Dutifully Helps the Poor Souls" given on Sunday April 12, 2015. Size: 19.3 MB; duration: 21:02. ... discuss

“It’s the economy, stupid!”  The weirdest thing about the onrushing 2016 presidential cycle is the scarcity of a GOP economic growth theme. Missing, too, is a serious growth agenda. ... discuss

Chicago, Ill., Apr 17, 2015 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The death of Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago on April 17 was met with an outpouring of prayer, as well as gratitude for the life and serv ... discuss

Check her DNA. She's not really a man biologically. She's a woman who mutilated her body by having her breasts cut off and pumped what was left with male hormones to produce body hair and a more muscu ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Welcome to another iteration of my irregular, quick-draw, short news commentary. Let's get going.The canonical visitation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (L ... discuss

Will had his third baseball game of the year tonight. He played center field and second base. He only got up to bat once resulting in a strike out which turned out to be pretty common for us tonight. ... discuss

We have true victory in Jesus. For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory ... discuss

This is a guest post by David Martin:Of the many blunders of recent Vatican history, one that stands out is the Vatican's February 25th decision to open up the process for the beatification of Latin A ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — A pamphlet produced by Last Days Ministries entitled, “Abortion Clinics: An Inside Look” contained the testimonies of two former abortion facility workers. One worker ... discuss

The Supreme Court issued an order today preventing the Obama administration from forcing religious groups in Pennsylvania to obey the HHS mandate that requires them to pay for abortion-causing drugs f ... discuss

The archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduas, and president of Caritas Internationalis, Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, is one of Pope Francis’ main collaborators. Since April of ... discuss

According to the Catholic Calendar in place in 1954, today (April 16th) was a ferial day that also was noted as the Feast of St. Benedict Joseph Labre (Mass in Some Places).  As I have poste ... discuss

A doctor, a reporter, a nun and a philosophy Ph.D. walk into a room… Such was the setting of a Washington, DC roundtable event entitled “Living Life to Its Fullest” – as Dr. Farr Curlin (Duke ... discuss

Today, April 14, is the feast of St. Bernadette Soubirous, a mystic and visionary at Lourdes, France. St. Bernadette is the patron of: Lourdes, the poor, the sick, and people ridiculed for their ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: "It's the economy, stupid!" The weirdest thing about the onrushing 2016 presidential cycle is the scarcity of a GOP economic growth theme. Missing, too, is a seri ... discuss

I was arrested when I was 12 years old, a week after 6th grade had ended. It did not bode well for the summer before moving up to the junior high school. I was not alone though. My best friend Mike an ... discuss

  Abortion patient: Planned Parenthood’s counseling consisted of “five terse questions”  Sarah Terzo  Pro-choice author Jennifer Bau ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 14, 2015 / 12:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Well-formed vocations are more important than numerous vocations Pope Francis said in address to religious formators on Saturday at the Vatican. ... discuss

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh Her name is Chanel Murrish. Her mother experienced a normal pregnancy until her twenty week ultra-sound. They noticed the baby had a life-threatening heart condition that ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 14 is St. Lidwina, also known as Lydwina of Shiedam, a Dutch mystic.Saint Lidwina was born in 1380 in Schiedam, Holland to a poor family, the only daughter of nine child ... discuss

Contact: Christine Valentine-Owsik, 215-230-8095, cowsik@osv.com   HUNTINGTON, Ind., April 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Carolyn Woo's new book, Working for a Better World, was unveiled toda ... discuss

Contact: Fito Moreno, 202-688-1138; circleofprotection.us/media-room WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- As U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) launches his presidential campaign today, the ... discuss

by Gaurav Agnihotri, Op-Ed: OPEC has been the most talked about international organization among investors, analysts and international political lobbies in the last few months. When OPEC speaks, the w ... discuss

Lakisha Wilson (pictured above) was the beautiful 22-year old mother of a young son when she when was tragically killed during a botched second trimester abortion done by Lisa Perriera at Preterm abor ... discuss

Contact: Fito Moreno, 202-688-1138; circleofprotection.us/media-room WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- As U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) launches his presidential campaign today, the ... discuss

This corrupt, old, leftist belongs in prison, not on the campaign trail.  If all her most recent scandals aren't enough to convince you, consider the following from Dick Morris, who worked closel ... discuss

Old St. John. Grand-daddy of the early church. Last living Apostle. Living out his days in Ephesus, in the late first century. And he writes letters to the church, his “dear children”. We have ... discuss

Contact: Christine Valentine-Owsik, 215-230-8095, cowsik@osv.com   HUNTINGTON, Ind., April 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Carolyn Woo's new book, Working for a Better World, was unveiled toda ... discuss

A Treasury of War Poetry British and American Poems of the World War 1914-1917 Reader Reviewfrom Amazon: I’m not one to generally sit down and read a book of poetry, but that’s exactly wha ... discuss

With trips to the US, Christmas, New Years, the summer break, Madeleine’s work, my preaching and juggling the family and the launch of my book, it has been a while since I blogged. Since the la ... discuss

Saturday in the Octave of Easter(Click here for readings)By JENNIFER BURGINObserving the boldness of Peter and John and perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men, the leaders, elders, a ... discuss

Introductory Background While modern leftist academics routinely mock the Judeo-Christian apocalypse prophesied in both the Old and New Testaments (Joel 2; Isaiah 24; Matthew 24-25; 2 Thessalonians 1- ... discuss

On April 11, the Church celebrates St. Gemma Galgani, virgin, mystic, stigmatist, visionary, and victim soul. Saint Gemma is the patron saint of: pharmacists, loss of parents, those suffering wit ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: Last month, I was honored to co-host an amazing and genuinely bipartisan summit on criminal justice reform, along with my friends Van Jones, Donna Brazile, and Pat Nolan. Nearly 600 ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: As Tax Day approaches, you can bet the Internal Revenue Service has readied itself to help taxpayers file their returns.No?"It's abysmal," admits IRS Commissioner J ... discuss

In the Christian gospel account of the miracle of the loaves and the fishes we can learn something of the value of frugality. Jesus, the incarnate God become man, Creator of the Universe in Christian ... discuss

Washington DC (CFAM) — A government report shows two international abortion advocacy groups received $128 million from USAID, a federal agency that distributes foreign aid. One of them – Inter ... discuss

The pro-abortion campaign to put Margaret Sanger, the founder of the Planned Parenthood abortion business,s on the $20 bill has failed. Sanger failed to advance to the final found of voting in the eff ... discuss

(1796-1877) is considered to be the father of the Episcopal Church School Movement in the United States. He was a Protestant Episcopal clergyman in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America ... discuss

Georgios Aggelopoulos was born in Dimitsana, Arcadia prefecture in 1746 to poor parents. A studious child, Georgios attended school at Dimitsana before continuing his education in Athens for two years ... discuss

Today is the feast of Saint Michael de Sanctis, also known as St. Michael of the Saints, a Spanish Discalced Trinitarian priest, the patron of cancer patients.Michael Argemir was born on September 29, ... discuss

Surveys from the Indianapolis State Department of Health (ISDH) show poor medical practices at four abortion facilities: Indianapolis’ Planned Parenthood, Clinic for Women and Women’s Medi ... discuss

Announcing his 2016 presidential run at Liberty University last month, Ted Cruz, the first out of the starting gate, excited fiscal conservatives with his call for a flat tax to replace the IRS. Supp ... discuss

Star Parkerby Star Parker: Columnist George Will points out that Apple’s openly gay CEO, Tim Cook, “thinks Indiana is a terrible place. (But) He opened marketing and retail operations in Saudi Ara ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: When President Obama announced on March 31 that he intends to ensure that the U.S. will slash its “greenhouse gas emissions” 26% below 2005 emissions levels by ... discuss

 Death, lies, and relativism in the Purvi Patel feticide conviction By Calvin Freiburger Proving that there are still states which take b ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 8 is St. Julie Billart.Saint Julie was born in Cuvilly, France, on July 12, 1751 to a loving family. She was a woman of serenity, despite the great personal suffering sh ... discuss

London, England, Apr 8, 2015 / 12:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Easter is a perfect time to take note of all that Christianity has done for Great Britain and to support those persecuted for their faith, UK ... discuss

Contact: Arnulfo Moreno, 202-688-1138 WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- As Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) launches his presidential campaign today, the Circle of Protection is asking him to re ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 7 is St. John Baptist de la Salle, father of modern education and the patron saint of teachers. He is known for promoting and reforming Christian education, especially a ... discuss

Gimme that heart! In 2013, 15-year-old Anthony Stokes was denied a place on the waiting list for a life-saving heart transplant at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston because, the hospit ... discuss

Christina, age 13, helping make her own lunchThe discussion of pre natal testing and abortion as usual is a very emotional one. I decided to wade in. Here the original post. The blogger at For Elisium ... discuss

For many years, it was considered highly enviable to attend an Ivy League or other top rated university. Graduates enjoyed social prestige and better job opportunities. Then universities started chang ... discuss

Erbil, Iraq, Apr 6, 2015 / 03:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Shelan Jibrael’s office is located in the Iraqi city of Erbil, where tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians displaced by the Islamic State ha ... discuss

Leading black pro-life activist are upset by the pro-abortion push to place Planned Parenthood founder Marget Sanger on the $20 bill. In Margaret Sanger’s book, “Pivot of Civilization” she descr ... discuss

Religious Freedom Act overturned -- morphs into Christian discrimination billAh...what a difference a week makes. Last Thursday I was hailing Mike Pence for his courage. Yesterday, he revealed what he ... discuss

Today we celebrate the feast of St. William of Paris, also known as St. William of Eskilsoe.William (1105 - 1203) was born in Paris of a noble French family. He was educated by the monks of Saint-Germ ... 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

Sometimes you stop reading just a little bit too soon. That may be your temptation as you read this quote from Charles Spurgeon. But you’ll be missing out if you don’t read right t ... discuss

Easter Sunday, New Testament Easter Sermon from John Chrysostom Are there any who are devout lovers of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival!Are there any who are grateful servants? Let t ... discuss

Let all pious men and all lovers of God rejoice in the splendor of this feast; let the wise servants blissfully enter into the joy of their Lord; let those who have borne the burden of Lent no ... discuss

Son of Severianus and Theodora, people known for their piety. Brother of Saint Fulgentius of Ecija, Saint Florentina of Cartagena, and Saint Leander of Seville, who raised him after their father‘s d ... discuss

I think at this point in our collective national existence, “Trust me, I’m a Clinton” isn’t the best defense of one’s actions.  We won’t even get into prospective First Laddie Bill Clinto ... discuss

By Patrick J. Buchanan A voracious and eclectic reader, President Nixon instructed me to send him every few weeks 10 articles he would not normally see that were on interesting or important issues. ... discuss

The Divine Mercy NovenaJesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on eac ... discuss

Today begins the novena to the Divine Mercy.  As persons who have participated in abortion this devotion to Mercy Himself plays a special part in healing.(I have done a separate post showing how ... discuss

Divine Mercy Novena PrayersFirst Day of the Divine Mercy NovenaIntention: Today bring to Me ALL MANKIND, ESPECIALLY ALL SINNERS, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console ... discuss

by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: I think at this point in our collective national existence, “Trust me, I’m a Clinton” isn’t the best defense of one’s actions.We won’t even get into p ... discuss

Richard de Wyche was born in 1197 at Droitwyche, the son of a prosperous yeoman farmer. He and his brother were orphaned at an early age, and an incompetent guardian wasted the inheritance. Richard wo ... discuss

For my second pro-life mission to Macau, I was joined by HLI President Father Shenan Boquet and Dr. Brian Clowes, the director of education and research. During the late winter trip, we reached almost ... discuss

On April 2, 1912, 25-year-old homemaker Elizabeth Jorgeson died from an abortion perpetrated that day by Katie Sauer, whose profession is not given. Sauer was held by the Coroner's Jury and indic ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Apr 2, 2015 / 04:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily for Holy Thursday’s Chrism Mass Pope Francis talked about different ways priests can get tired, and emphasized this is not a b ... discuss

MARCH 31, 2015 Just another episode of racial violence in Obungler’s America. ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – An investigation is underway after cell phone video showed a man being beaten while riding the ... discuss

or Maundy Thursday The Church uses this fifth day of Holy Week to remember the institution of the Lord's Supper. From the account of the Upper Room in John 13:1-15, some have called it the Day of Foo ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. Once upon a time, civilized society gave special consideration to the young and to the elderly and showed special concern for widows and orphans. Under the topic “Dutie ... discuss

(June 27, 1818 – April 2, 1876) was a priest, educator and missionary of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America.Breck was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended high school ... discuss

The following news release was issued on April 1, 2015.ST. PAUL — After 18 years of taxpayer-funded abortions, Minnesotans have funded more than 69,000 abortions at a cost of $21.5 million, accordin ... discuss

After 18 years of taxpayer-funded abortions, Minnesotans have funded more than 69,000 abortions at a cost of $21.5 million, according to a just-released report from the Minnesota Department of Human S ... discuss

Two major legal actions last week illustrate with startling clarity not only what’s at stake in the current struggle for religious freedom in America, but how much courage is required to put forwar ... discuss

International surrogacy is often touted as a win-win situation. Western couples get a baby gestated for them at a low price, and the women in third world countries get more money than they would norma ... discuss

Last Saturday I woke, took a cup of coffee outside and sat listening to the early morning sounds. A beautiful Spring day was promised. The birds were beginning to awaken, it was lovely, peaceful ... discuss

Planned Parenthood has denied that its use of tax dollars – which average a whopping half-billion dollars a year – are used for abortion or for promoting abortion. But a review by the Government A ... discuss

Monday of Holy Week(Click here for readings) By KATIE GROSS Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany,where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for ... discuss

or Wednesday in Holy WeekIn Western Christianity, the Wednesday before Easter is sometimes known as 'Spy Wednesday', indicating that it is the day that Judas Iscariot first conspired with the Sanhedri ... discuss

by Gary Bauer: Indiana Governor Mike Pence held a press conference today to counter media misinformation about Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Now the same media critics who distorted the ... discuss

Propers for Monday before EasterThe Collect.ALMIGHTY God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified; Mercifully grant that w ... discuss

This research article was published by the Heritage Foundation on March 24, 2015.Ryan AndersonBy Ryan T Anderson PhDAbstractAllowing physician-assisted suicide would be a grave mistake for four reason ... discuss

The University of Hawaii is recruiting patients as young as 14 for second-trimester abortions to determine how much they bleed during the procedure. The controversial study is already underway at the ... discuss

By PETER JESSERER SMITH | WASHINGTON — Service to the poor, the marginalized, and the immigrants who suffer from a culture of indifference are qualities Pope Francis has wanted in the Chur ... discuss

Guilty. Sometimes the pressure builds and I have this incredibly optimistic belief that it won't stink. And 85% of the time it doesn't. But that 15% will peel paint off the walls. The best part about ... discuss

If you thought the tired, discredited “War on Women” meme was a thing of the past, think again. MSNBC.com is doing its best to keep it alive. Witness how they gave a platform today to Ilys ... discuss

We are saddened that the Supreme Court has decided not to hear the Bronx Household of Faith case.  The court passed by an opportunity to defend religious freedom and to give churches access to facil ... discuss

Contact: Fito Moreno, Bread for the World, 202-812-2223, amoreno@bread.org; Zerline Hughes, Bread for the World, 617-596-6958, zhughes@bread.org; Michael Mershon, Sojourners, 202-745-4625, mmershon@so ... discuss

Let us be poured out for Him. When he was in Bethany reclining at table in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of perfumed oil, costly genuine spikenard. She broke the al ... discuss

Happy feast of St. Augustine to all. I just finished reading City of God this month. Here is a brief quote from it:"But that grief which arises in the hearts of the pious, who are persecuted by the ma ... discuss

So I stumbled across the Oatmeal’s smear of Catholicism, and of religion in general. One would think I would learn my lesson about stumbling (particularly into 2-year-old oatmeal). True to form, oat ... discuss

Introduction It is the Time of the Passover in Jerusalem, about 30 A.D., and there were perhaps close to 2 million people in and around Jerusalem. This was the only time in His Ministry of 3 ½ years ... discuss

Havana, Cuba, Mar 28, 2015 / 04:03 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- As the fifty year economic embargo and diplomatic isolation between the U.S. and Cuba comes to a close, the thaw of their historically icy re ... discuss

(April 25, 1792 – March 29, 1866) was an English churchman and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford (1870).John Keble, born 1792, ordained Priest in 1816, tutor at Oxford from 1818 to 1823, publis ... discuss

Oh, the webs we weave and the innocents we scar, maim and kill.And Black Widow Hillary has constructed one helluva web of deceit, lies and perfidy--probably no less odious and intricit than the forest ... discuss

Washington D.C., Mar 28, 2015 / 06:25 am (CNA).- A recent ruling from the Supreme Court to clarify workplace protections for pregnant women will help remedy some of the pressure placed on working wome ... discuss

The Republicans just don’t get it. The Whitehouse is all theirs for the taking. All they need to do is keep their mouths shut. If you haven’t noticed the liberals run by headlines. And I k ... discuss

The New York Times considerately gives us an early look at the Box Canyon into which the 114th Congress, the GOP leading, is riding.  In G.O.P. Is Divided as Budget Bills Start Piling Up we discover: ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2015 / 03:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An informal announcement was made on Friday at the close of the Italian bishops conference's spring meeting in Rome revealing that Pope Francis ... discuss

Even while many countries are grappling with fertility decline, aging populations, and even loss of population, population control advocates intend to use an upcoming UN conference to make fertility r ... discuss

Today, the Friday after Passion Sunday, is dedicated to the honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in the Traditional Roman Catholic Calendar from before Vatican II).  This day is ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2015 / 11:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis stopped by to visit with 150 of Rome’s homeless in the Sistine Chapel after they were invited for dinner and a private tour b ... discuss

Sen. Harry Reid to Retire End of 2016Today in Washington, D. C - March 27, 2015: The House is not in session today. They have headed to their home states for "District Work" until and unless recalle ... discuss

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA, obviously, on both counts) introduced a House resolution claiming that climate change will force women to become prostitutes.“Women will disproportionately face harmful impac ... discuss

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) or brittle bone disease is an extremely rare genetic disorder that impairs the body’s ability to make strong bones. The disorder can be passed on by a parent or occur th ... discuss

Contact: Fito Moreno, Bread for the World, 202-812-2223, amoreno@bread.org; Zerline Hughes, Bread for the World, 617-596-6958, zhughes@bread.org; Michael Mershon, Sojourners, 202-745-4625, mmershon@so ... discuss

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2015 / 09:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. officials has confirmed that Pope Francis will make a stop at the White House to meet with President Barack Obama on Sept. 23, during hi ... discuss

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge John deGravelles in Louisiana quietly changed the trial date for a challenge to a much-discussed state pro-life law – arbitrarily allowing abortion providers th ... discuss

Ted Cruz announces candidacyby Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Would you vote for a man who openly says he would repeal ObamaCare?Would you vote for a man who openly says he favors a fair tax and w ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 6 of 6 Text:  Exodus 20:1-17 and 1 Timothy 6:3-10Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. God ... discuss

Last night, Dr. Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon fellow at The Heritage Foundation, was on “EWTN News Nightly” to discuss his new report, “Always Care, Never Kill: How Physician-Assisted S ... discuss

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REMEMBER THE 10 SOLDIERS THAT DIED SERCHING FOR THIS “CORWARDLY DESERTER”…..PapaMikeT So the Army has finally gotten around to charging Bowe Bergdahl with ... discuss

Is being "nice" an idol in your life? Do you go along with lies because you are afraid of offending somebody? Do you smother the truth to avoid criticism?We are called to respect the dignity of every ... discuss

This is a "repost" from previous years for Holy Week. However, I need it every single year to keep in mind for my own preparation ... and so thought I'd share them with y'all as well.I think if we cou ... discuss

The contrast couldn’t be starker as Pope Francis will visit with President Barack Obama this September in a trip to the United States and a visit to the White House. While Pope Francis has been ... discuss

Austin Farrer. (Image source: bbc.co.uk)Recently, my friend Devin Rose, who works for Fr. Joseph Barron’s WordOnFire.org and runs St. Joseph’s Vanguard, posted this lengthy comment on his Facebook ... discuss

Jerusalem, Israel, Mar 26, 2015 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly a year since taking part in a prayer for Middle East peace in the Vatican Gardens, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has been invi ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2015 / 12:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has released the schedule for Pope Francis' upcoming pilgrimage to Turin – home to what is believed to be the burial shroud of ... discuss

Getting to the Point: I've Got a Blank Space, Baby!: Arise — go! Sell all you possess. Give it directly, personally to the poor. Take up My cross (their cross) and follow Me, going to the poor... d ... discuss

The UNTOLD Story of 100,000 Global Volunteer Homebuilders, Including VIP's Contact: (Ms.) "Sam" Jernigan, Publicist, Renaissance Consultations, 530-362-1339 (PST), sam@MarketingAndPR.com SAN DIEGO, ... discuss

Democrats in Congress Would Rather Fund Abortions Than Help the Poor The pro-abortion lobby loves to call pro-lifers who support abortion regulations extremists; however, we’re not the ones fili ... discuss

Loosely based on real life events in Korea in the eighties. From Wikipedia: “With only a high school diploma, legal attorney Song Woo-suk (Song Kang-ho) is somewhat of an outcast in Busan societ ... discuss

German Prelate Breaks Ranks With Cardinal Marx, Insists on Fidelity to RomeWhoa, a cardinal cat-fight. You almost never see a cardinal oppose another cardinal so openly, especially when they're from t ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: The New York Times considerately gives us an early look at the Box Canyon into which the 114th Congress, the GOP leading, is riding. In G.O.P. Is Divided as Budge ... discuss

The pro-abortion lobby loves to call pro-lifers who support abortion regulations extremists; however, we’re not the ones filibustering late-term abortion bans and bipartisan legislation to stop huma ... discuss

Joseph Meaney can identify to some degree with seminarians. Though the husband and father will not be entering the priesthood, he has been the last few years in Rome studying for a doctorate in bioeth ... discuss

In the lighter-than-air 1964 film comedy Send Me No Flowers, middle-aged hypochondriac George Kimball (Rock Hudson) mistakenly believes he has only months to live. Kimball decides to put his affairs i ... discuss

Sermon titled "(Part 3) An Extra Decade of the Rosary for the Holy and Poor Souls" given on Monday March 16, 2015. Size: 20.4 MB; duration: 59:32. ... discuss

Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSThen the scribes and the Pharisees brought a womanwho had been caught in adulteryand made her stand in the middle.They ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  With a tweet just after midnight, Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first person to officially declare his candidacy for the White House in 2016. Others such ... discuss

Last November, 83 women were sterilized in a matter of hours at a sterilization camp in the east Indian state of Chhattisgarh. At least a dozen women died from the unhygienic conditions, and the large ... discuss

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated a Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the former king in Leicester today From The Catholic Herald (UK)Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that offering a Re ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2015 / 12:17 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis is sending half a ton of food to families suffering hardships in Rome’s Tor Bella Monaca neighborhood. The food is being distributed ... discuss

VIDEO: Kampen Boys Choir, The Netherlands.+    +    +“JUDICA ME, DEUS, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine iniquo et doloso eripe me: quia ... discuss

By Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert The below article is adapted from Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert (Moody Publishers.) The wor ... discuss

Photograph by David Levene/eyevine via Redux.Tim Worstall’s recent Forbes.com piece, “Paul Krugman’s Amazing About Face On The Minimum Wage”, reminds me very much of the old joke that either c ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1. Father daughter danceWhat does a guy do the night before his 57th birthday?  He takes his 9-year-old daughter to the father-daughter dance ... discuss

I commented on Facebook that I was glad Mr. Whatcott had left the country - and was promptly attacked for being a 'poor excuse for a priest'. My point is that he didn't stand and publicly condemn othe ... discuss

The saint of the day is Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo  also known as St. Toribio de Mogrovejo. Together with St. Rose of Lima, St. Turibius of Mongrovejo is the first known saint of the New World, ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2015 / 04:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' full slate of events for Holy Week includes plans for a traditional Stations of the Cross, Easter Masses and a universal blessing ... discuss

Do you remember when funnies were in the Sunday papers only? True that. I remember. And now, with that little age related disclosure taken care of - a Sunday funny for you but first - A quote from ... discuss

In ratifying law-breaking by both President Obama and millions of aliens, Boehner removed any lingering doubt that he is the Democrat-preferred Obama-Pelosi House Speaker. After the amnesty debacle, t ... discuss

The following 'Visitation and Prayer Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sur ... discuss

The Franklin Institute recently put on a seminar in Phoenix, Arizona, to educate bloggers about school choice. Traditional public schools continue to go downhill even as the amount spent on them incre ... discuss

Chapter 2 GIF — ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND THE EGG In the little world in which children have their existence… there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice. — Charles Dickens So ... discuss

I finally finished the epic book by Hillary. I should at least be up for a Nobel peace prize. Obviously the book did not do well. And at the end of the day, it looks like Hillary has not accomplished ... discuss

The argument used by liberals since the New Deal is that a bigger federal government is a necessary aid to the poor and average American. It is as if government and the private economy represent two, ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 21, 2015 / 05:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told the people of Naples – a city ravaged by crime and mafia violence – that change is possible, and encouraged those i ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 21st is Saint Benedetta Cambiagio Frassinello (also known as St. Benedicta Cambiagio Frasinello).Benedetta Cambiagio Frassinello was born on October 2, 1791 in Lang ... discuss

It really does help me get on the right track and figure out what I want to do when I start by looking at Miss Mason’s principles and goals, and then determine what to do from there. Here are ... discuss

In China, a seven-year-old terminally ill cancer patient offered to donate his kidney to his mother, Zhou Lu, who suffers from Euremia. Doctors approached the boy’s grandmother, Lu Yuanxiu, about th ... discuss

I’m a little late (okay, really late) promoting this, but recently a couple of people started a special novena celebrating the 20th Anniversary of St. JP II’s Encyclical Evangelium Vitae ... discuss

Lately at Equal Rights Institute we have been emphasizing the importance of showing compassion to people, listening to them, and loving them. Several of our followers have responded to this emphasis b ... discuss

in the course of his lifetime was both rewarded and punished for his firm adherence to principle. He was born in 1637 and reared by his half-sister Anne and her husband the well-known angler Izaak Wal ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: After decades of environmental claims that “global warming” would plunge the planet into catastrophic harm to its human and other inhabitants—at the same tim ... discuss

Lately at Equal Rights Institute we have been emphasizing the importance of showing compassion to people, listening to them, and loving them. Several of our followers have responded to this emphasis ... discuss

Feeding the poor?  Definitely not!  Nothing wrong there.  They must be commended and encouraged to continue practicing this Corporal Work of Mercy.Carry on dear friends!I see this grou ... discuss

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Con ... discuss

Population control-inspired “reproductive health” training programs are underway at Tanzanian universities this month, warned Emil Hagamu, director of English-speaking Africa for Human Life Intern ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Patrick (387-493), the patron saint of Ireland. It is on the Emerald Isle that today is both a national and religious holiday. At one time, the bars woul ... discuss

Young people, their parents and clergywere betrayed by organisers of Flame 2 youth event Once again Fr Timothy Radcliffe, the well-known dissenter from Catholic teaching,  is being ... discuss

St. Catherine of SienaCredit:  www.discerninghearts.comI recently did a post on traditional Catholics and the emphasis they place on external worship, citing the fact that this can be a very dang ... discuss

I have always felt that how you treat living people is part of being Pro-Life.  That you can't be pro-life and no pay someone a living wage or not treat them justly.  I think the events of t ... discuss

I grew up in a home with guns. My dad was a hunter, and he had several rifles. My brother and I were taught early on the guns were not toys, and were strictly off limits, so we never ventured into the ... discuss

If you live you your whole without any real want, if you have food to eat, a bed, warmth, clothes, and medical care how can you truly love the poor and desire to help them?  You need to experienc ... discuss

Text: John 2:13-22Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.I did a Google search of Jesus this week.  Yes, I googled Jesus on the internet in order to see all of ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliLive Action News says the new interactive game “Fusion” (on a website that includes writers like the founding editor ... discuss

…….after they are raped, and without their parents permission or knowledge.   One could conclude that the left imported these children into the U.S. for sexual reasons, as well as to ser ... 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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