Topic: poor

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Raising the minimum wage effectively eliminates entry-level jobs. That is conclusion of most academic studies. And the greatest negative impact is on teenage un ... discuss

Planned Parenthood opened a new abortion clinic in Memphis, Tennessee this month to target Spanish-speaking women and their unborn babies. The abortion chain has a history of targeting minorities for ... discuss

Medicaid, the huge government health program for the poor and the indigent, is broken. ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May 26Philip Neri (1515-95), a native of Florence, settled in Rome. He thought of offering himself for the foreign missions, but a Benedictine friend told him that his apostola ... discuss

May 26 is the feast of St. Philip Neri. He has a special place in my heart because he was on fire with love for the Lord and had a wonderful way of drawing others to the Faith — through his warm se ... discuss

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

Saint Teresa of Avila was reported to have said, “From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, Lord deliver us.” Though he probably never heard those words, one of her contemporaries, Saint Philip ... discuss

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

by Nate Jackson:“Trump’s $3.6 Trillion Budget Cuts Hit His Supporters Hard,” blares the Bloomberg headline. The subject, is of course, President Donald Trump’s leaner budget proposal released ... discuss

There is more good “personnel” news for pro-family advocates: President Trump has hired another top social conservative, Shannon Royce, former chief of staff at the Family Research Council, to wor ... discuss

I recently began reading this book on my days off, leisurely making my way through and highlighting along the way. You’ll never guess what happened. I began to see and smell the gospel flowers in fu ... discuss

by Star Parker: Intolerance, at times exploding into violence, is spreading throughout our society. And it's coming from the political left.It's happening on college campuses. Most recently, students ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Former Marine Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s current national security advisor, is the author of Dereliction of Duty, a look at how President Lyndon J ... discuss

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

lived in the ninth century, and came from the city of Edessa (Mesopotamia) of Christian parents. He was a zealous disciple of St Theodore of Edessa (July 9). He distributed to the poor the inheritance ... discuss

“Medicaid has always benefitted the poor. That's a good thing. But I remind my colleagues that it has increasingly become a middle-class program,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ... discuss

24 May AD 1543 — Transferred to 23 May Mikołaj Kopernik was born in Poland in 1473. His parents died when he was twelve and his uncle Lucas Watzenrode assumed responsibility for him and his t ... discuss

When pro-life Vice President Mike Pence spoke to graduates at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday, a group of them walked out in protest. About 100 students and parents walked out of the commenceme ... discuss

Yet Another LeftistThoughtless Policy Assertionby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Leftism is a bereft ideology. It is a certain set of ideas and government policies – all of which are horrendo ... discuss

by Penna Dexter, Contributing Author In her capacity as “First Daughter,” and before she took an official position at the White House, Ivanka Trump organized a meeting with Cecile Richards, Pres ... discuss

Shortly after its Roman Catholic director was fired by the governor, the Arizona Department of Economic Security implemented a policy incredibly — and unconstitutionally — imposing a sweeping ban ... discuss

Think through these situations for a moment: A husband feels hurt because his wife “disrespected him” when she asked a question about a decision he was making but genuinely didn’t understand (an ... discuss

Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) gave an eye-opening lecture yesterday at FRC on the harmful D.C. assisted suicide law and why Congress must repeal it. Earlier this year, Washington, D.C. joined six ... discuss

Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell has been quite vocal on Twitter about her dislike of President Trump. However, one of her latest tweets about how she plans on “taking the country bac ... discuss

Sometimes a specific, precise and detailed bit of frugal advice is what you need most immediately and short term (chicken is on sale here, corn starch is better than and cheaper than baby powder, you ... discuss

18 May AD 1160 Erik Jedvardsson (Edward's Son) ruled much of Sweden from 1150 to 1160. He headed a Christian kingdom bordered by various pagan realms, all of which shared an ancient tradition of figh ... discuss

The commemoration of Florence Nightingale is controversial. On the one hand, she doubted or question many of the central articles of the Creed. On the other hand, she believed in God and devoted her l ... discuss

Erik IX Jedvardsson was ruler of much of Sweden from 1150 to 1160. He was the head of a Christian kingdom with nearby pagan kingdoms, all sharing an old tradition of fighting. Around 1155, he headed a ... discuss

If you are not giving to your local church, take some time and consider how God talks about generosity in the Bible. Talk to your pastor about it. And get involved. Don’t miss out on financially par ... discuss

What’s his point? It’s not just about banquets, it’s a principle: those who try to be somebody will end up being nobody, and those who are nobody will end up being somebody. Driving it home, Jes ... discuss

The saint of the day for May 17th is St. Paschal Baylon (May 24, 1540 – May 15, 1592), a lay brother and Spanish mystic. Born in a small village in between Castille and Aragon in Spain, on Pentecos ... discuss

…Charlotte Mason wrote, “a special literature for children is probably far less necessary than the booksellers would have us suppose.” (Vol. 3, p. 122) She goes on to say that chil ... discuss

Sinners are to be restored, not ostracized and with gentleness, not arrogant self-righteousness. Embracing the spirit of the Retractions means being honest about our own sins and habits. It means ... discuss

Rogan Doesn’t Look Amusedby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The comedy world – like much of the entertainment world – is rife with people of the Left ideological persuasion. There are, of ... discuss

The Trump administration sent a powerful message to the world yesterday: The principle established in America’s founding document, that all men are created with an unalienable Right to Life, would b ... discuss

Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277 ATLANTA, May 16, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by evangelist Alveda King: Finally our tax dollars are being redirected from death care t ... discuss

Detail, Saint Paschal Baylon's vision of the Eucharist,Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, c. 1767, London.Saint Paschal Baylon (1540 – 1592) was active during what is known as the Golden Age ... discuss

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

 Martyrdom of St. John Nepomuk by Szymon Czechowicz, National Museum in Warsaw.Today in the pre-1955 Traditional Catholic Missal is the Mass in Some Places (pro aliquibus locis) of St. John Nepom ... discuss

Son of Findloga; brother of Saint Briga. Monk. Educated by Saint Ita of Killeedy and Saint Erc of Kerry. Friend of Saint Columba and Saint Brendan of Birr, Saint Brigid, and Saint Enda of Arran. Ordai ... discuss

by Dr. Jack Sternberg, Contributing Author: This week, I had really planned to give my opinion about the newly passed House Bill, the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare). Unfortunately, I have been ... 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? Whe ... discuss

If you’re going to tweet blanket statements advocating for the ACA or greater government control of health care, may I suggest you provide detailed arguments for why it works best and equals Christi ... discuss

May 15th, is the optional memorial of Saint Isidore the Farmer (1070-1130), the patron saint of farmers, laborers. peasants and rural communities. He was married to Maria de la Cabeza, who was herself ... discuss

He was born in 292 in Thebes (Luxor, Egypt) to pagan parents. According to his hagiography, he was swept up against his will in a Roman army recruitment drive at the age of 20, a common occurrence dur ... discuss

by Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:   Media Malfeasance - The media frenzy over FBI Director James Comey's firing continues. Left-wing reporters have devoted incredible amoun ... discuss

May 13th is the optional memorial of Our Lady of Fatima, the title given to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary in the apparitions which occurred between May 13th and October 13th, 1917, at Cova da Iria, nea ... discuss

by Josh Siegel: In describing its effort to enforce immigration laws aggressively, the Trump administration repeatedly has invoked the threat of MS-13, a violent international gang with ties to Centra ... discuss

Mayors Tell Congress: Defunding Planned Parenthood Hurts Poor People, So Fund the Biz That Aborts Their Babies Mayors from more than 100 cities across the United States came to the defense of the a ... discuss

the Abbot of Louth in Lincolnshire, was elected to the See of Canterbury in AD 790, through the influence of King Offa of Mercia who wished to find archiepiscopal support for his kingdom's interests. ... discuss

It’s the Long Conversation  We’ve Long Needed to Haveby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress have both put forward tax reform plans tha ... discuss

by Jim Stinson: Few Democrats suffered such severe political whiplash over the firing of FBI Director James Comey as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).Over the course of just a few months ... discuss

Mayors from more than 100 cities across the United States came to the defense of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood this week. In a letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders Wednesday, the pro-aborti ... discuss

Ireland’s culture of protecting and encouraging every human being received another boost this week with the annual collection in favour of the Special Olympics. This event, which is widely advertise ... discuss

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

  The saint of the day for May 11th is St. Ignatius of Laconi, a Capuchin Friar. Born on December 18, 1701 the second of seven children, to a poor Italian farming family, he received the name F ... discuss

As we differ in the finer points of political ideology, theology proper, anthropology, soteriology, ecclesiology, sacramentology, and eschatology, etc…, let us keep in mind there are to “be no ... discuss

Fatima: The Apparition that Changed the World, (published 2017, by Tan Books, Charlotte, NC, 133 pages) the third book from writer, speaker, psychologist and blogger, Jean Heimann, M. A., recounts the ... discuss

This Mother’s Day, honor your mother by helping us save girls in China – girls like little Hui-Zhong! Look at this sweet and innocent face! This is “Hui-Zhong” (not her real name), two months ... discuss

Why did the Soviet Empire collapse, and why are Cuba and North Korea so poor? ... discuss

Moving on to the charge of misogyny in the PCA, as I said at the beginning, I know there is misogyny in Reformed churches. However, some of the examples being given are not actually misogyny. Two main ... discuss

Just as it is a confession to say, “No creed but Christ” so anyone who gathers for worship, no matter how informal the service, no matter whether it is a service where one is allowed to carry a cu ... discuss

by Star Parker: With the passage of a new health care bill in the House, the corridors of Congress are teeming with lobbyists fighting reform in order to protect the money they get off the government ... discuss

Joseph De Veuster, the future Father Damien, was born at Tremelo in Belgium, January 3rd, 1840. His was a large family and his father was a farmer-merchant. When his oldest brother entered the Congreg ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Connecticut has a budget problem. There’s not enough money to spend.WTNH-TV in New Haven paraphrased the situation along with the response of Connecticut’s ver ... discuss

Fr. Roger J. LandryAs authentic Marian apparitions go, many of the aspects of our Lady’s appearances to the three shepherd children in Fatima a century ago seem commonplace: Mary asks the seers to p ... discuss

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

Democrat Congresswoman Slams Trump as “Disgusting, Poor Excuse Of A Man” at Rally Celebrating Abortion At a gala event held by EMILY’s List, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) went on anot ... discuss

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

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

No person has endured more violent abuse at the hands of “church leaders” than Jesus did, and because of that he can comfort you like no one else can. Other people may be unaware of what you’ve ... discuss

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

Double (1954 Calendar): May7Today is the Feast of St. Stanislaus, bishop and martyr - not to be confused with St. Stanislaus Kostka.  The following is taken from Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 ... discuss

was born at Szczepanów in the Diocese of Krakow, Poland 26 July, 1030 and consecrated bishop of Krakow in 1072.He is the patron of Poland, and was known for his fervent preaching of the Gospel, for h ... discuss

(died 7 May 721) was an Angle bishop during the time of the kingdom of Northumbria. He was the Bishop of Hexham and then the Bishop of York which was the most important religious designation in the ar ... discuss

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

“A kind pastor does more than preach, he enters into the lives of those entrusted to his care. He does so without favoritism and guile. He engages with members of the body: the old and the young ... discuss

by John Carney: The American job creation machine was re-ignited in April after a disappointing March. Payrolls grew by 211,000 jobs in the months and unemployment fell to 4.4 percent, the lowest sin ... discuss

President Trump Executive Order:"Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty"by Dr. Ryan T. Anderson: President Donald Trump said he’d promote commonsense policies that would “Make America Great ... discuss

It is one of the evils of rapid diffusion of news that the sorrows of all the world come to us every morning. I think each village was meant to feel pity for its own sick and poor whom it can help and ... discuss

At a gala event held by EMILY’s List, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) went on another tirade against President Trump. This time she got downright personal, calling him a “disgusting, poor excuse of a ma ... discuss

President Trump has issued an executive order on religious liberty, addressing in part the litigation between the government and the Little Sisters of the Poor over the government’s contraceptiv ... discuss

5 May AD 1525 Frederick the Wise (Friedrich der Weise), elector of Saxony from 1486 to 1525, was Martin Luther's sovereign in the early years of the Reformation. Indeed, were it not for Frederick, the ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Fighting For Faith, Family & Freedom - Today is the National Day of Prayer and it is a good day to celebrate that is Donald Trump's America, not Obama's America ... discuss

President Trump Signs Religious Freedom Order Protecting Little Sisters of the Poor From Obama Abortion Mandate President Donald Trump signed a religious liberty executive order today that would pr ... discuss

Brother René Stockman is the superior general of the Brothers of Charity, a “congregation” of the Catholic Church which cares for the poor and the needy. Although residing in Rome in recent years ... discuss

. . . It’s the fault of the FBI, cell phones, Colin Powell and misogyny.by Daniel Greenfield: t’s May. The flowers are blooming. Young couples stroll through the park holding hands. And Hillary C ... discuss

President Donald Trump signed a religious liberty executive order today that would protect Christian organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor from being forced to pay for abortions. “Fr ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May 4Today is the Feast of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, who arguably became one of the greatest Doctors of the Church in history.The following is taken from Fr. Fra ... discuss

We know about Monnica almost entirely from the autobiography (the Confessions) of her son Augustine, a major Christian writer, theologian and philosopher (see 28 August). Monnica was born in North Afr ... discuss

For years, Hescox said he has been trying to rally support among evangelicals “to see pro-life is not just about abortion. It’s about all of life.” Like how working to improve air quality in a p ... discuss

My hope and vision is to see the community discipled.  Yes, I know neighborhoods need viable jobs; that pay enough to allow families to get off of welfare and make progress.  We need entrepreneurs, ... discuss

The concepts of diversity and tolerance are championed at workplaces, in academia, and in the media. And yet diversity is being destroyed everyday–and tolerance is being severely undermined–by the ... discuss

President Donald Trump is expected to sign a religious liberty executive order as soon as Thursday. The order would protect Christian organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor from being force ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: At The White House - Yesterday's White House event, in the ornate Indian Treaty Room, honoring Israel on its 69th Independence Day was outstanding. Vi ... discuss

Michelle Malkinby Michelle Malkin: I feel your pain. But please use your brain.On Monday, late-night TV comedian Jimmy Kimmel delivered an emotional monologue about his newborn son. His baby was born ... discuss

by Star Parker: I'm for making things better for everyone. And the main focus of my work is improving the lives of low-income Americans.So why do I love the tax reform package that President Trump ha ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Whatever you think of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists, wherein he celebrated the First Amendment for “building a wall of separation between C ... discuss

Contact: Molly Erickson, Convoy of Hope, 417-300-5432 (Direct or text), merickson@convoyofhope.org; David Migdal, Pure Flix Digital, 201-602-2910, david.migdal@pureflix.com SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 3, ... discuss

President Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday protecting the religious liberty of the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious institutions from being forced to participate in the pro ... discuss

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President Donald Trump is expected to sign a religious liberty executive order as soon as Thursday. The order would protect Christian organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor from being force ... discuss

From The Federalist: 10 Reasons Congress Should Defund Planned Parenthood, From Women Who Have Been There While the abortion giant claims to have women’s best interests at heart, countless numbers ... discuss

Muller’s conviction was that he ought not to have a fixed salary, nor should he ever communicate his financial needs. My conviction is that missionaries, unless specifically and powerfully called ot ... discuss

No, Graciasby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: One of so many walking undead issues that shamble on in Washington, D.C. is the ridiculous government Internet overreach known as Network Neutrality. ... discuss

Theodore Roosevelt was a strong proponentof assimilation for legal immigrants. by Jarrett Stepman: The United States began as a nation of immigrants, and it continues to be so today. The ability ... discuss

by Reggie Cowan: For several months now we have seen news coverage of protests and it seems they are not tied to one political party. I think we can say the issue at hand is not for justification. Pe ... discuss

The concepts of diversity and tolerance are championed at workplaces, in academia, and in the media. And yet diversity is being destroyed everyday–and tolerance is being severely undermined̵ ... discuss

Dear Friends, Over the past few years, it has been clear that the mainstream media does not have a clue about the real world implications of the attacks on religious liberty that believers, particular ... discuss

Saint Peregrine Laziosi (Pellegrino Latiosi) (c. 1260 – 1 May 1345) is an Italian saint of the Servite Order (Friar Order Servants of Mary). He is the patron saint for persons suffering from cancer, ... discuss

I’m concerned that our focus on Biblical womanhood in women’s Bible studies has put us in danger of forgetting the gospel. We are saved by the blood of Christ, not by adherence to a standa ... discuss

I get it! Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?” So they set out at once I have a confessio ... discuss

Fixing these errors may not bring numerical growth. There are plenty of healthy, missional, strategic small churches that have none of these issues, but still find that their greatest contribution to ... discuss

  On Saturday, April 29, protesters will take to the streets across the country to call for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider. Sadly, in the debate be ... discuss

(March 25, 1347 - April 29, 1380) was a Dominican Tertiary (lay affiliate) of the Dominican Order. Catherine was the 23rd child out of 25 (her twin sister, the 24th, died at birth); her parents were G ... discuss

I was reading an essay in a Catholic Worker newspaper that I receive. The essay was decrying the fact that there are so many poor, there are so many rich who seem not to be aware of or (or care about) ... discuss

“There are probably many things to say about this subject, but I have identified five reasons why I think this is such a struggle for Christians—and Christian leaders in particular. Additional ... discuss

Days after Kansas achieved a landmark law for parents’ decision-making authority governing hospitalized children, another baby and his parents are losing their fight with a London hospital to bring ... discuss

In 2012, a journalist at The Hairpin interviewed abortionist Nancy Stanwood. Overall, it’s a puff piece – the interviewer gushes with praise for Stanwood, and all the usual pro-choice rationalizat ... discuss

“’I am the Bread of Life,’ replied Jesus; ‘he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never, never thirst.’”  (WEY)  (Read this scripture and more ... discuss

Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort is revered for his intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin and to praying the Rosary. His love of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and for the poor is unsurpassed. The quot ... discuss

April 28th, is the optional memorial of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort (1673 – 1716). De Montfort's life is inseparable from his prodigious efforts to promote genuine devotion to the Blessed ... discuss

Most of us struggle with sharing our faith. Sometimes, it’s because we’re too shy or too embarrassed. Other times, we just plain don’t know how or are unsure of what we actually believe, so we ... discuss

April 27 is the feast of St. Zita of Lucca (1212-72), the patron saint of housekeepers, domestic servants, and waitresses. She is also invoked to help find lost keys. She was born in Tuscany, Italy i ... discuss

The Trump administration's Department of Justice (DOJ) caused surprise today by signaling that it intends to continue the Obama administration's court battle with the Little Sisters of the Poor and ot ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: “In American political discourse, those on the side of the sick, poor, and underprivileged tend to favor more federal government intervention,” writes Heartlan ... discuss

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

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

After receiving a poor grade on an assignment I worked hard on over the weekend, I felt dejected. I worked incredibly hard on the paper. I read it and reread it. Edited it and re-edited it. Still, thi ... discuss

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionEzekiel EmmanuelEzekiel Emmanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania was ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the first post of the 2017 edition of "Here's What Smacked Emmy Upside the Head During Lent"... or "What Emmy Learned During Lent," if you want it worded nicely. lol. I did learn a cou ... 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 th ... discuss

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

or Maundy Thursday, New Testament 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 ... discuss

Text: Zechariah 9:9-12In the name of Jesus: Amen.It is tough to shout for joy when we have not had much to rejoice over lately.  As you already know, we have come through several very difficult s ... discuss

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

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

Taken during this weekend's studying frenzy, hence the flash cards everywhere.Since Saturday, I've received postcards and phone calls congratulating me on my upcoming graduation. "You must be excited! ... discuss

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

Article reprinted from: Concordia Publishing House NewsroomNew book exposes twelve false christs of modern culture In our world, there is no shortage of false christs. Like the Elvises who roam the st ... discuss

I want to remind you that tomorrow is the First Friday of the month. Because tomorrow is the first Friday of the Month, many Catholic parishes will have special Masses for the First Friday Devotion. ... discuss

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Double (1954 Calendar): April 2ndSt. Francis was born to parents who were childless for many years.  Yet the parents pleaded through the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi that they shoul ... discuss

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

“Pray! Pray a great deal! The hearts of Jesus and Mary of designs of mercy for you. Offer up prayers and sacrifices to the Most High...Make everything you do a sacrifice, and offer it as an act of r ... discuss

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

Expectations. Realities. When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, He found him and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered and said, “Who is He, sir, that I may ... discuss

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

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

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

I have heard it said that if a sense of order and discipline is not established in a child's life before the age of seven, he is lost. I do not know where that pearl of parenting wisdom came from and ... discuss

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

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

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

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?The prospective of changing minds and hearts on the issue of abortion motivated me to join the pro-life movement. Every ... discuss

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Oh, Lent 2017... you're throwing me some massive curveballs I wasn't anticipating. As I mentioned in the last post, on Thursday I went to my follow-up appointment with my doctor following Tuesday's E. ... discuss

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

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

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

On 4 March 2017, I will be speaking at a medical conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Below are my speaking notes. I can be contacted at HumanLifeMatters@shaw.ca.___________This session is entitled ... discuss

Recently I read about a family that took a stranger into their home. He has no family and is slowly dying with a terminal disease. I admired the family for their kindness and willingness to become inv ... discuss

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

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

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

Although Barack Hussein Obama’s tenure as President of the United States has ended and John Kerry is no longer the U.S. Secretary of State, Israel’s woes on the world’s stage are not over. Howev ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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