Topic: poor

Tirana, Albania, Sep 21, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis opened his trip to Albania praising the “coexistence” between members of different faiths in the country, while cond ... discuss

I used the cowboy template from made by Joel. There’s another cowboy and horse you could do, too.   i just cut the legs and arms separately, cut them out of a manilla file folder, poked ho ... discuss

“Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor.”—Pope Francis to journalists, March 16, 2013We all know that the poor need food and clothing, decent education and good jobs. B ... discuss

The Modern Abortion Abolitionists An MSNBC feature on AHA co-founder Toby Harmon came from a left-leaning slant, but did not expose the “fanaticism” the reported was looking for. I ... discuss

e mso 9]> < ![endif]-->v class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align: left;">For a retreat on non-violence at our school I composed the following Litany as a concluding prayer. I did take a few lines an ... discuss

September 17, 19 and 20, 2014The 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 ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - Sept. 19, 2014: The House reconvened today at Noon for a few minutes before adjourning until November 12, 2014 after the elections. Yesterday, the House was in session for ... discuss

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This was spotlighted on Facebook by NARAL Pro-Choice America: The Economist “Democracy in America” blog is reporting that the site GoFundMe decided it would not allow women to use their si ... discuss

Tirana, Albania, Sep 19, 2014 / 11:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Albania could encourage the leaders of the Catholic Church in a nation with a long history of religious perse ... discuss

I read an interview with Mark Shea this morning and it really lit my fuse. The section in red is nothing but unadulterated, ridiculous blather:I think [Pope Francis is] forcing a confrontati ... discuss

Since the war on poverty began, we have spent 22 trillion dollars.  We still have the same number of people living below the poverty line today as we did on the first day of that war on poverty. 22 T ... discuss

 “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation”: 2014 Respect Life Program Editor’s note. The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Su ... discuss

 Baby Angela defies odds, turns 6 months old By Jessica A. Botelho, Staff Reporter, Rhode Island Catholic PROVIDENCE — Baby Angela smiles as a visitor tickles her feet. She wiggles a ... discuss

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September 17, 19 and 20, 2014The 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 ... discuss

San Diego, Calif., Sep 18, 2014 / 06:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- San Diego’s late Bishop Cirilo Flores was “a man of the Beatitudes” with a deep affection for the people of his diocese, ... discuss

Tragically, the few babies who escape abortion and are born with anencephaly don’t typically live very long. But a little girl in Rhode island has defied the odds and turned 6 months old. “She ... discuss

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, completed in 2008 and designed by StroikIn a recent article, the renowned architect Duncan Stroik breaks down and analyzes what it means to build "a church f ... discuss

September 18 is the feast day of St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663),  If you have watched the film "The Reluctant Saint", you know just how endearing this sweet Franciscan saint was and what str ... discuss

 Nearly One Year After Disastrous Website Rollout, Obamacare Still Plagued By ‘Technological Flaws’ And ‘Significant Security Weaknesses;’ ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Face Loss Of Plans, Un ... discuss

AN INTERESTING VIEW OF THE IGNORAMUS HOSTS OF “THE VIEW” CHARLES WHATSHISHAMMER A MYSTERY TO ‘THE VIEW’ HOSTS — “WHO IS THIS GUY?” ASKS SOME LADY WHO WANDERED ONTO T ... discuss

There are many who ask - why doesn't the Catholic Church sell all her paintings, buildings, expensive decorations, etc. and give them to the poor (and it is a good question to ask). The answers below. ... discuss

First Things blog has an interesting article on the new Sheen Center in New York City, named after the Venerable Fulton Sheen. The last sentence in the article should perhaps be the first:[The] Sheen ... discuss

There seem to be two very different ideas in the air about the goals of parish ministry. One idea, which we might call the St. John Vianney school or the St. John Chrysostom school, or the Pope St. Jo ... discuss

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Dear John of years ago (I'm talking to younger fundagelical self), as you know Jesus is famous even outside of Christianity for his Beatitudes. Here is Matthew's version from the Sermon on the Mount.M ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621), Italian cardinal and theologian. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, he has also been declared a Doctor of the Church and the patron o ... discuss

It’s Time for Pro-Life Voters to Get Involved in the 2014 Elections As only one-third of Americans have given any thought to the elections coming on November 4, citizens who stand for the rights ... discuss

September 18, 20 and 21, 2013The 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 ... discuss

Lloyd Marcus by Lloyd Marcus: A white teacher said he routinely overhears vulgar and racist comments from students at an all black high school. I blame the black youth’s negative mindset on black ... discuss

"It's a very big undertaking. Philadelphia has deep religious roots. And Pope Francis is very well loved both within and outside the Catholic Church in the United States.”Also present at the confere ... discuss

 QUESTIONS CONCERNING PREMISES OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION   by Fr. Tom CollinsOver the past two centuries, the Church has been under a relentless attack by those intent on ridiculing and ... discuss

Was your abortion 2, years ago? 10? How about 30 or 40? No matter when, abortion leaves its mark. Here is a letter a priest passed on to me in 2003 from  woman over 90. I will call her\"Vera\". ... discuss

14 September AD 258; Transferred to 16 September Cyprian (Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus) was born around AD 200 in the north African city of Carthage to a well-established pagan family. Most scholars ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenThousands of gravestones spot the lush green lawn of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, but one is different than the others. There is no name carved on it, and no date of birth. The p ... discuss

  Campaign to raise money to pay for 20-week abortion reveals values of abortion industry   Susan Michelle Tyrell  ... discuss

Abortion is not health care and a handful of Texas-based clinic affiliated with the Planned Parenthood abortion business have found that out the hard way. The Planned Parenthood abortion business is t ... discuss

We should applaud the newest memorial in Germany. And maybe we need one of our own. I’ll explain. A few weeks ago, Germany dedicated a memorial to Nazism’s first victims: the disabled. The people ... discuss

Welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival! We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other and answer a question. Be sure to visit RAnn at This, Tha ... discuss

Jamie Moyer, former major league pitcher-cum-Philadelphia Phillies television broadcaster, recently criticized what he considers the coddling of young pitchers in baseball’s minor leagues. Moyer ta ... discuss

The Left consists of two groups of people running on two parallel yet very different paths to Oblivion. The Left’s leadership knows their Huge Government ideas are absurd and don’t work – b ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 14, 2014 / 06:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his ad limina address to the bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pope Francis assured them of the necessity of contributing to p ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Return Of The Security Moms - Two stories on the front page of today's Washington Post must have sent Obama White House aides rushing for the Maalox. One is abou ... discuss

This women who belongs to a murdering group of ISIS terrorists that believes in beheading innocent men, women, children, Christians and have up to this date have beheaded two that we know of, INNOCENT ... discuss

--Right now I am listening to the book, Escape by Carolyn Jessop on CD.  It is making me think a lot about the roles of women.--It is sickening to hear how women and girls are treated in polygamy ... discuss

In his September 7th column in Chicago's Archdiocesan newspaper, Catholic New World, Francis Cardinal George warned Catholics that they increasingly need to "swim against the tide" of a culture hell b ... discuss

Ever since the From Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life began in the Summer of 2012 in Vladivostok, Russia, the pilgrimage has encouraged the faithful to seek the intercession of Our Blessed Mo ... discuss

Yesterday Dr Thomas Ward, founder and former President of the National Association of Catholic Families (NACF), addressed the major pro-family conference which was held this week in the Kremlin, Mosco ... discuss

The fight against contemporary forms of slavery was the theme of the address given by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi. Holy See Permanent Observer at the United Nations, during the 27th Ordinary Session of ... discuss

 Justice Ginsburg revisits strategy behind Roe where “nine unelected judges” decided the abortion issue for the entire nation  By Dave Andrusko Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bade ... discuss

I'm not so impressed with her not having a cerebellum... I'm blown away that the headline writers at CTV think that she was born a 'woman'!! Wow!! That's awesome! No puberty or awkward adolescence to ... discuss

o'oxymoron: "Now, let's make two things clear. ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim." -- An oxymoron is two or m ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the bicentenary of the birth of St. John Bosco approaches, a Salesian who is rector of the Pontifical Lateran University has said that Pope F ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 11, 2014 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Remembering the lives of the three Xaverian Missionary nuns murdered in Burundi over the weekend, the order’s vicar general hailed them as ... discuss

It seems as if every few months pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives a speech and/or interview in which she talks about how if only the Supreme Court had reached the same decis ... discuss

The Obama administration has gone after tea party groups and Fox News, but now Uncle Sam has his sights set on a new target: a group of nuns. The federal government and Little Sisters of the Poor wil ... discuss

 Will States be bribed to intensify Health Care Rationing? By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Should the federal government pay states to limit what their ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 243 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1046 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Frida ... discuss

By ADELAIDE MENA/ CNA/EWTN NEWS | WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration has announced that it will continue its legal fight against the Little Sisters of the Poor over the contraception ma ... discuss

 We Are Bigoted Against the Old By Wesley J. Smith How often have we heard our elderly brothers and sisters say they don’t want to be “a burden.” Who made them think such a thi ... discuss

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I can’t pinpoint the day and time, just like I can’t remember the exact dates of my abortions, I just remember a time of year. I had been reading about forgiveness and healing through Christ Jesu ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 10 is St. Nicholas of Tolentino.Nicholas was born in 1245 in Sant’Angelo in the diocese of Fermo. His middle-aged parents named him in thanksgiving to St. Nicholas ... discuss

Washington D.C., Sep 9, 2014 / 03:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Obama Administration has announced that it will continue its legal fight against the Little Sisters of the Poor over the contraception man ... discuss

Here's the link: http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/09/obama-admin-renews-attempt-to-force-little-sisters-of-the-poor-to-obey-hhs-mandate/Just MHO but I believe the Administration is waiting for a break ... discuss

 Pennsylvania mother convicted of giving teen abortion pills By Dave Andrusko After pleading guilty, Jennifer A. Whalen was sentenced Friday to 9 to 18 months in jail for helping her ... discuss

 Planned Parenthood opens multi-million dollar “HB2-proofed” clinic By Susan Michelle Tyrell Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas wants women to know that even if the rest of HB ... discuss

The Obama administration has renewed its attempt to force a Catholic religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor, to comply with the HHS abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to ... discuss

How often have we heard our elderly brothers and sisters say they don’t want to be “a burden.” Who made them think such a thing? We did! A great column in the Daily Mail by Stephen Glover indict ... discuss

Parish fights city to guard dignity of Baltimore's homeless, poor div> ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — Papal blessing certificates, often bought to mark weddings and first Communions, will soon only be available for purchase directly from the Vatican where ... discuss

Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads, whom I greatly respect, has left a comment on my blog in regard to Cardinal Dolan.  His entire comment:  "FYI, Cardinal Dolan is the Catholic guy who's following ... discuss

Poor Ray didn’t get his chocolate city after all….Papa Mike CLICK ON PICTURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO! Click here to view the embedded video. Via The Times-Picayune Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagi ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2014 / 12:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Papal blessing certificates, often bought to mark weddings and first Communions, will soon only be available for purchase directly from the Vatic ... discuss

This post is part of THE SONG Blog Tour, of which I am delighted to be a part, along with many other inspiring bloggers. To learn more and to join us, CLICK HERE.The Song is a beautiful love story bas ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. It is God’s nature is to create and to be copious as the first chapter of Genesis reveals. He fills the heavens and the earth with a delight in multiplicity and variety ... discuss

Last week I had one of those days. Nothing horrible, just a day.Betsy's asthma was flaring up, after a cold, for the first time in ... what? A year? Eighteen months? I went to call in a refill on her ... discuss

PROGRAM OFFICER II - HELPING HANDS PROGRAM Other, FT EmployeeCatholic Relief Services (Baltimore, MD)About CRS: Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States ... discuss

Once upon a time there was a church founded on God’s entering into human history in order to give humanity a path to eternal life and happiness with him. The Savior ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 8, 2014 / 05:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a message sent to inter-religious faith leaders attending a conference on peace, Pope Francis proposed that there are always alternatives to w ... discuss

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Sep 7, 2014 / 10:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Marking the feast of the patroness of Cuba, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Pope Francis on Monday sent a letter to Archbishop Dionisi ... discuss

Credit:  www.christinemonohan.netSometimes I think that almost all Catholic blogs are written by just one person because they all sound exactly the same. No one ever seems to have an original th ... discuss

Never, never will we desist till we … extinguish every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times will scarce believe that it ha ... discuss

INTROIT Ps. 73:20, 19, 23Advert to Your covenant, O Lord, and forget not forever the lives of the poor. Arise, O Lord, defend Your own cause; and be not unmindful of the cries of those who seek You. P ... discuss

Ever since we got this black and white president, race is always an issue. And I guess the blacks thought things would get better with a black, liberal president. Especially one that feels nobody̵ ... discuss

Eight days before 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, he received his high school diploma from Normandy High School in the Normandy School District near Ferguson. In J ... discuss

Born to the Irish royalty. Bega’s family arranged her a marriage to the Prince of Norway, but Bega wanted to devote her life and virginity to the Lord, refused the arrangement, and fled; legend says ... discuss

(Hey, the title was clever. I couldn't help it, okay?)Monsignor Charles Pope is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, and pastor of Holy Comforter - St Cyprian Parish in the District. He has long ... discuss

Students for Life at UNM – Albuquerque, NM: Summer Break? No way! Students for Life at the University of New Mexico used their summer to impact their school by opening their own student run pregnan ... discuss

I received the following forwarded email sent out by Christian McDonnell. I'm happy she copied the text of Msgr. Pope's blog article before it disappeared in a puff of incense! Here’s the full ... discuss

Today is the First Friday of September. Because today is the first Friday of the Month, many Catholic parishes will have special Masses today for the First Friday Devotion."With foresight, the divi ... discuss

Today is the Feast of St. Lawrence Justinian.  In honor of his feast, and to make him better known, I present the following entry from New Advent:Bishop and first Patriarch of Venice, b. in 1381, ... discuss

It is hardly necessary to describe Blessed Teresa of Calcutta as I continually forget to call the saint who I will always think of as Mother Teresa. That is the legacy of having this saint's witness l ... discuss

Mary E. Mark - Mother Teresa laughing (1980)September 5 is the feast day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. In her honor, I would like to share fifteen of my favorite Mother Teresa quotes.1. “By ... discuss

(August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu (pronounced [aɡnɛs ɡɔnˈdʒa bɔˈjadʒju]), was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missio ... discuss

Washington D.C., Sep 4, 2014 / 05:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is not a ‘nunquisition,’ as one Time magazine writer h ... discuss

This is a long and thoughtful read, not just about Ferguson, but about poverty, racism, the court system, the financial incentives courts and police have for adding charge after charge, fine after fin ... discuss

By Monsignor Charles PopeThe time for happy-clappy, lighthearted engagement of our culture may be nearing an end. Sometimes it takes a while to understand that what used to work no longer works. Let ... discuss

Welcome back to Heavenly Springs! Today we will conclude our series on Susannah Thompson Spurgeon. In Part 1, we covered her early years, courtship, and marriage. In Part 2 we discussed some of her s ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 4, 2014 / 04:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has drawn praise for his firm pro-life stance as well as his approach to the topic – which goes to the heart of the issue and t ... discuss

 Obamacare Train Wreck Continues!The New York Times reports today, “The first year of enrollment under the federal health care law was marred by the troubled start of HealthCare.gov, rampant ... discuss

Reading the news, it would be very easy to live our lives today in a constant state of fear. War seems to be everywhere, and it is seldom reported by our major news services.  For example, there ... discuss

Pray for Mother Angelica and for our poor Church. ... discuss

YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE RISING COST OF LIVING, SO LONG AS YOU DON’T EAT Yes indeed, America’s golfer-in-chief has recently left his cycling & fund-raising vacation at his Martha’s Vi ... discuss

Last Saturday evening (4/26/2014) as I lay in bed, ready to fall asleep, I received one of those late night calls, as parents, we dread receiving. However, rather from one of our children, or even Mom ... discuss

The evangelical world, joined by no shortage of secular observers, has been abuzz about the latest soundbite of note from the Pastors Osteen — this time offered by Victoria Osteen as her husband ... discuss

Today is the memorial of St. Gregory the Great (540 - 604).St. Gregory was born in Rome, the son of a wealthy Roman Senator. His mother was St. Sylvia. He followed the career of public service that wa ... discuss

Consecrated Bishop of Rome on 3 September AD 590 Living at a time when political and religious leadership in Europe often depended upon force of arms or strength of will more than the rule of law, G ... discuss

On December 18th, 1853, the congregation at New Park Street Chapel, the flagship Baptist church in Southwark, London, was abuzz over the young rural pastor expected to fill the pulpit. News of “the ... discuss

Let’s get straight to some Kindle deals. If you missed yesterday’s list, check it out here. New today: Free from Ligonier Ministries is Welcome to a Reformed Church by Daniel Hyde. ... discuss

  ----- Original Message ----- From: lc Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Subject:  Unarmed teen... Poor child my butt... ... discuss

From:  jbrch Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Subject:  Photo of the Day  Thought you might find this of interest. Here's a pic of the deceased 'poor, unarmed college boun ... discuss

The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for September is : “That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life”.His intention for evangelization is: “Th ... discuss

Monday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary TimeBy KATIE G.Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,and went according to his custominto the synagogue on the sabbath day.He s ... discuss

the Apostle of Northumbria (died 651), was the founder and first bishop of the monastery on the island of Lindisfarne in England. A Christian missionary, he is credited with restoring Christianity to ... discuss

  From: drude Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2014 Subject: He wuz a good boy This is from our good friend in St. Louis. This was forwarded to me and I thought you might ... discuss

The saint of the day is St. Jeanne Jugan (1792 – 1879) , also known as Sister Mary of the Cross. During the 19th century, she founded the Little Sisters of the Poor with the goal of imitating Christ ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Aug 29, 2014 / 11:55 am (CNA).- Those who are in irregular marital situations cannot receive Holy Communion but are still Christian faithful and “must feel at home” in Catholi ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 29, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A former Korean ambassador to the Holy See spoke of the effects of Pope Francis' recent visit to South Korea, saying that all of Asia now ... discuss

Pope Francis met Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, on Thursday to discuss the plight of those fleeing the Islamist violence ... discuss

Dusting off the old ACORN image. Dr. Bill Smith, Editor: The following IBD article evidences shades of past action by Democrats. On Sept. 25, 2008, I wrote a ARRA News story which went viral and ... discuss

This is from a discussion on the now defunct collide-a-scape blog Michael Tobis is a warmist with some solutions to offer that I think are worse than the problem, even if I believed in AGW.   Gary e ... 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

When Jesus told the Parable of the Good Samaritan, He told it to people who wanted to justify themselves in not loving their neighbors.He also depicted two "called" men of God, the priest and the Levi ... discuss

We’ve all been shocked by the barbarism we’ve seen committed in the name of Islam. But what about the respectable barbarism we see around us every day? It’s pretty clear when a worldview is barb ... discuss

Mark Litke hyped the “population explosion – what some are calling a crisis” in the Philippines on Sunday’s PBS NewsHour Weekend, and played up how poor “families in AsiaR ... discuss

Credit:  deepertruthblog.blogspot.comI have written here more than once that I am fearful that there is a great schism building up in the Catholic Church.  I feel it is coming from the tradi ... discuss

Eagle Forum opposes H.R. 3461/S. 2452, which expands federal support for pre-K programs. These programs do not deserve more taxpayer funding when studies repeatedly fail to discover any benefits from ... discuss

. . . Sen. Mitch McConnell: Another Example Of Obama Admin "Ignor[ing] The Elected Representatives Of The People When They Don’t Agree” Today in Washington, D.C. The dirty deeds continue. Has Pr ... discuss

Philippe de Champaigne, Saint Augustine, c. 1645-1650By Jean M. HeimannToday, August 28th, is the feast of St. Augustine, a Western Father of the Church whose conversion to Christianity is well-known ... discuss

(Zenit.org) — The British Parliament is currently considering the legalization of assisted suicide. The act under consideration was introduced by Lord Falconer and eschews the term “suicide,” p ... discuss

When Jesus comes to judge us, He will say to some, "Because I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me to drink, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me." ... discuss

A newborn baby reaching the tender age of four months is a cause for celebration in Kansas City – and an urgent call for prayer, as his mother remains in recovery following a traumatic accident. O ... discuss

Toledo, Ohio, Aug 26, 2014 / 11:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Tuesday named Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of Philadelphia to be the next bishop of Ohio’s Diocese of Toledo. “ ... discuss

 “How self-righteousness and cold rationalizations blur distinctions between man and monster” By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This ran earlier this year. It is particularly rele ... discuss

“At the close of a very dark and gloomy day I lay resting on my couch as the deeper night drew on, and though all was bright within my cosy little room, some of the external darkness seemed to h ... discuss

Growing up, I was a strong advocate for the “purity movement” of the late 90’s.  This was a movement primarily in the Christian evangelical church which encouraged teenage boys and girls (predo ... discuss

Today, August 26, is the feast day of St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars (also known as Saint Teresa de Gesu, Jornet y Ibars), the Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Abandoned Poor.Born in 1843 at C ... discuss

Today, August 26th, marks the 104th birthday of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. Happy Birthday, Mother Teresa!Mother Teresa: Saint of the Gutters (Beautiful tribute in pictures)Remembering 104th Birt ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 25, 2014 / 08:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest and close friend of Pope Francis says the pontiff's idea for an upcoming inter-religious soccer match for peace shows his keen interest ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 160 Psalter: Tuesday, Week I, 686 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Tuesday ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 25, 2014 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Though the Church and others are doing much to help Ebola victims, “extraordinary measures” are needed to halt the epidemic, a Vatic ... discuss

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"The answer to this question makes all the difference in your life.You ... discuss

On Friday, the Obama administration revised the HHS mandate rules — the first revision since losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court. The revisions provide no relief from the mandate and esse ... discuss

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) (AP File Photo)(CNSNews.com) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has apologized for his comments on Asians that were "in extremely poor taste," he later admitted ... discuss

Psalm 118: Commentary, by St. Theophan the Recluse; trans. Archpriest Gleb Wleskov; edited by Seraphim Englehardt.Psalm 118 (119 in Protestant Bibles) is the longest chapter of the Bible, and is a uni ... discuss

Today, August 25, is the feast of St. Louis IX, King of France (1215-1270). A third order Franciscan, he was a just king, a devoted spouse, and the loving father of eleven children.Here are five ... discuss

born in 1214 and became a devout Christian and king of France. He attended Mass often, prayed frequently, was given to charity (as evidenced in the building of a hospital for the poor and blind) and w ... discuss

Utah is embarking, as are other states, on an effort to reform its criminal justice system by convening a Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Writing in Deseret News, Right on Crime signator ... discuss

Overheard:Betsy: "Ramona, remember that video we made once? You were wearing that frilly white dress and getting married to Pooh Bear? But you kept running away."Ramona: "I was only three!"Betsy: "Obv ... discuss

“Progressives are not in politics to tinker with the existing system although they understand that tinkering and fixing problems along with way will gain them votes. They are in politics to transfor ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 24, 2014 / 08:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his Angelus address Sunday Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel account of Saint Peter's recognition of Jesus as the Lord, urging those p ... discuss

After losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court in a case about whether certain businesses who object to paying for abortion-causing drugs for their employees must follow the HHS mandate, the Oba ... discuss

It is insulting that liberals pretend to care about the poor yet fight any acknowledgment of what has failed and block efforts to move forward with what can succeed. Despite mountains of data showing ... discuss

TheRichest.com, a website full of trivia and gossip that can really drain if not pollute your brain, has published a list of 8 famous people who narrowly avoided being aborted. Surely there are more, ... discuss

August 23 is the optional memorial of St. Rose of Lima, virgin.Isabella Flores de Oliva was born April 20, 1586 to Spanish immigrants in Lima, Peru. At her confirmation, she took the name of Rose, bec ... discuss

WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-22-14) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said that the “new” HHS mandate announced today continues to violate American conscience ... discuss

After losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court in a case about whether certain businesses who object to paying for abortion-causing drugs for their employees must follow the HHS mandate, the Obama a ... discuss

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by Bill Smith, Editor: A "Sam Adams" source inside the U.S. Senate shared with the ARRA News service a new Polling report released by Kellyanne Conway, President & CEO of The Polling Company, inc. ... discuss

That is SO Last Century  by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The Twentieth was the Century of the Welfare State. Governments the world over built and then continuously grew their domestic aid ... discuss

The Twentieth was the Century of the Welfare State.  Governments the world over built and then continuously grew their domestic aid money delivery apparatuses.  Tens of trillions of dollars were spe ... discuss

Frederic Chopin was plagued by poor health Frederic Chopin(1810-1849)throughout his short but prodigious life. His bouts of melancholy are well known and have been attributed to bipolar syndrome or cl ... discuss

By Connie Nykiel “Sorrow makes us all children again.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson I teach childbirth education to pregnant teenagers. My job is to prepare young parents for parenthood. This includes t ... discuss

Pope St. Pius X during his lying in state, 21–22 August 1914In his will, Pope St. Pius X said, "I was born poor, I have lived poor, I wish to die poor." He was canonized on May 29, 1954, by Pope Pi ... discuss

Poor Richard Dawkins, he's a bright lad, but he just can't help stepping in it, can he?Now he's gone and insulted those of us who love our sons and daughters with Down syndrome by suggesting we should ... discuss

Also saved in OneNote In keeping with their recent “excellence in media” award from Planned Parenthood, the September issue of Cosmopolitan offers its young female audience a “Hot and Healthy I ... discuss

From The Center for Vision & Values, Grove City CollegeBy Tracy Miller Editor’s note: This article first appeared The Daily Caller.In spite of the claims by President Obama’s Council of Econom ... discuss

 Pro-abortionist not looking for the truth, looking for a win By Dave Andrusko The first few times I was actually hesitant (well, sort of) to write about it. By “it” I mean pro-ab ... discuss

An amusingly confused (and misleading) study of red and blue state knowledge about abortion By Dave Andrusko Prof. Danielle ... discuss

Then there was the man we picked up from the drain, half eaten by worms and, after we had brought him to the home, he only said, “I have lived like an animal in the street, but I am going to die ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you.This, according to the Catholic News Agency:Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis supports international intervention i ... discuss

Prayer by Pope St. John XXIII O Jesus, come back into our society, our family life, our souls, and reign there as our peaceful sovereign. Enlighten with the splendor of faith and t ... discuss

-- 1 --Went in for my annual physical exam today and I found out that I have a couple of health issues. One for certain and the others are possibilities. Either way, I was given medications, more bloo ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliCulture Campaign reports on a new study from Northwestern University which “compar[ed] the birth rates of abortion advocates to the rest of ... discuss

by Betsy McCaughey for The Wall Street JournalWhat the government will require you to do: • Sec. 202 (p. 91-92) of the bill requires you to enroll in a "qualified plan." If you get your insurance at ... discuss

At that time, Jesus spoke unto His disciplessaying: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grainof wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remainsalone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoeverlo ... discuss

Sometimes, when you think about your past, particularly something that you have since changed, you want to get rid of much that was associated with whatever was prior to your change ... discuss

Many times, the Church paints an image of Jesus that is effeminate, weak, defeated, and docile; begging to be received by sinners.  Yet Scripture paints a different picture. It shows a God who is ... discuss

Social and political philosophies have tremendous impact on one's world view. One's role in society (should individuality or community have priority), the belief of the purpose of government (to prote ... discuss

10 August AD 258 A river, a gulf, and a seaway are named in his honor. A number of Christian congregations and almost anyone known as "Larry" likewise owe their names to this martyr of the ancient Ch ... discuss

by Jim Hoft with the Gateway Pundit on Friday, August 8, 2014 Dan Elder is running for US Representative in Missouri’s First Congressional District. Elder, a defense contractor, advanced Tuesday to ... discuss

TweetBy Cana DonovanI always used to be pro-life in the most mediocre way possible.It seemed like such a simple concept to me: we shouldn’t kill babies. Little did I know of the myriad of justificat ... discuss

A summer edition!This was interesting.  One of my commenters opined that calculus and trigonometry are vital subjects.  But a brief survey of colleges doesn't seem to bear that out.Charles K ... discuss

One of the beauties of having a blog 10 years old is that I can go back into the archives and find posts that are already written, and apply them to today.This week I've read and heard charges that I ... discuss

Each year when August rolls around yet again, I reflect on August 2009. I will be sharing posts this month about that time that the Lord intervened in my heart and life and fought for me, rescued me, ... discuss

"We Are All God's Children" Official Theme Song for the 2015 Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.Lyrics written and sung by Jamie Rivera with the Hail Mary The Queen Children's Ch ... discuss

Thumbs up on Guardians …  links? In spite of? The rest of the sports world calls it a “contract year” and typically athletes (oddly enough) excel at such times. I disagree, lives ... discuss

Pat Archbold of Creative Minority Report recently did a post entitled, "Ditch The Sign of Peace or 'Take your stinking paws off me you darn dirty ape!'" [HERE]  Mr. Archbold, if you haven't ... discuss

Protesters outside of McDonald's Oak Brook, Ill. HQ,20 May 2014. (© Fast Food Forward)McDonald’s is facing more problems … and I’m not referring to their relatively disappointing revenue perfor ... discuss

Several months ago I posted some thoughts inspired by a little research on the history of English (primarily, though not intentionally) church architecture. I was interested in looking at the way chil ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jul 31, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Familia Christi is the Roman community formed by Fr. Giuseppe Canovai, a priest of the city whose life united Franciscan poverty and the Jesuit s ... discuss

baby ChonalynTop story:Philippines welcomes its 100 millionth citizenThe Philippines has welcomed the birth of its 100 millionth citizen. The baby girl, named Chonalyn, was born in a hospital in Mani ... discuss

The other night, I ran across a headline in my Facebook feed which said that Michele Bachmann had suggested the children of illegal immigrants be put into labor camps. I forgot my own rule and “shar ... discuss

"Is it such a fast that I have chosen? A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt thou call this a fast, and an acc ... discuss

Question:  Are Christians who advocate for faithful church attendance and advocate to receive the Sacrament of the Altar more frequently 'better' Christians than those who attend and receive less ... discuss

by Thomas Sowell - Of all the cynical frauds of the Obama administration, few are so despicable as sacrificing the education of poor and minority children to the interests of the teachers’ union ... discuss

Richard Bennett originally comes from Ireland. He was trained by Jesuits in his early years, and received eight years of theological instruction and preparation for the priesthood with the Dominican ... discuss

This episode of the Vortex really gave my heart a lift this morning. Not surprising. Beauty calls to the heart and the sanctuary at Church Militant TV is truly beautiful. If you have a beautiful sanct ... discuss

Is Obama preparing to yet again play to his far left globalist base of radical Mexican-American open-border nationalists (La Raza quickly comes to mind) by circumventing US immigration law and, o ... discuss




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