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Sen. McConnell: ‘I’ve Worked Hard To Defend Coal Communities And The Jobs That They, And So Many Across The Country, Depend Upon’SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Throughout my career in the Se ... discuss

Tennessee lawmakers moved forward a bill on Tuesday that would prohibit abortions on unborn babies after 20 weeks. The state House health committee approved the bill Tuesday, moving it to the full sta ... discuss

When members of the Senate cast their votes on the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch, the head of the only abortion clinic in the state of North Dakota hopes they will vote no. Tammi Kromenaker ... 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

In her didactic treatise, The Seven Spiritual Weapons, Saint Catherine offers deep insight into combating Satan’s lies and fighting temptation for the salvation of souls. Pope Benedict XVI called th ... discuss

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to re ... discuss

March 28th, is the optional memorial of Saint Catherine of Bologna (1413-1463), the 15th century sister, virgin, mystic, miracle worker and patron saint of artists and those facing temptation. Little ... discuss

Senate Democrats have forced a delay on the committee vote for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. And a planned filibuster on the Senate floor appears likely to make it so Republicans will rely on th ... discuss

Dear Saint Lazarus, friend of Christ Incarnate and patron of the poor and the sick. I request your intercession, with the aid of the Holy Spirit; May the Lord, Who prefigured His Resurrection through ... discuss

Wherever the public school system has its successes, and there are many, after all, millions of kids and adults are in that system, it is in spite of the system, not because of it. It is because of go ... discuss

On March 27, the Church remembers Saint Rupert, the monk and bishop whose missionary work built up the Church in Austria and Bavaria. During his lifetime, the “Apostle of Bavaria and Austria” wa ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)All of us, I am sure, have read recent accounts about the decline of interest in religion among Americans. A recent s ... 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

Contact: Kent Williamson, 434-817-2700 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Following the release of the award-winning documentary, By War & By God, Paladin Pictures has launc ... discuss

Paula, the 40 Days for Life leader in Lisbon, says the campaign there continues to grow. Volunteers have witnessed emotional scenes outside the abortion center – including one instance where a 39-y ... discuss

‘Sen. Chuck Schumer … Will Lead A Filibuster Of Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination To The Supreme Court. What A Pity. And How Utterly Shameful’SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): “If you’d filibuster Ju ... discuss

If Judge Gorsuch Can't Achieve 60 Votes In The Senate, Could Any Judge Appointed By A Republican President’?SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “If Judge Gorsuch can't achieve 60 votes in the Senate, c ... discuss

by Pat Nolan & David Safavian: The owner of the resort didn’t ask his guests why they were there. He offered plush accommodations to those seeking to get away.Sometimes, guests would come to play g ... discuss

Popular liberal evangelical writers and preachers tell young evangelicals that if they accept abortion and same-sex marriage, then the media, academia and Hollywood will finally accept Christians. Out ... discuss

 If you haven't readAdios America,Get It!  Read It!by Ann Coulter: Liberals are ecstatic that a judge in Hawaii is writing immigration policy for the entire country, and that policy is: We h ... discuss

March 24th, is the optional memorial of Blessed Oscar Romero. When Monsignor Oscar Romero was installed as Archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador in February 1977, he was thrust into a tumultuous sit ... discuss

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, an abortion advocate announced today that Democrats will filibuster the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. During three days of questioning, Gorsuc ... discuss

Gorsuch Defends Hobby Lobby’s Pro-Life Values: “Sincerely-Held Religious Beliefs Cannot be Abridged by the Government” Under tough questioning by pro-abortion Democrats durin ... discuss

  The saint of the day for March 23 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 ... discuss

Matthew 25 is about social justice in the sense that it is about caring for the needy. But the needy in view are fellow Christians, especially those who depend on our hospitality and generosity for th ... discuss

Terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament in Londonby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Terror In London - The heart of London was the scene of a terrorist attack today. According to latest ... discuss

March 23rd, is the optional memorial of St. Toribio of Mogrovejo (1538 – 1606), the 16th century bishop, reformer and missionary who, by his tireless zeal and boundless love, renewed the Church in P ... discuss

Contact: Kent Williamson, 434-817-2700 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Following the release of the award-winning documentary, By War & By God, Paladin Pictures has launc ... discuss

Abortion activists resurrected false claims that pro-lifers want to jail women who have abortions, as the Senate conducts hearings on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch this week. In a column for ... discuss

Under tough questioning by pro-abortion Democrats during day two of his confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch defended the pro-life values of Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the ... discuss

First-world citizens often do accumulate possessions to excess. We idolize our belongings and base our sense of self-worth on the newly acquired contents of our Macy’s shopping bag. We compare our s ... discuss

Judge Neil Gorsuchby Star Parker: My first experience with Senate confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court justice nominee was in 1991 at the hearings for Clarence Thomas.I came to Washington with s ... 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

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch defended his role today in protecting Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor from the Obama Administration making them fund abortions. At the time, the Supreme C ... discuss

Judge Neil GorsuchSEN. SCHUMER: Putting The ‘Rule Of Law Above Everything Else’ More Important Than ‘So-Called Sympathetic Litigants’SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): “The judge’s job, our no ... discuss

by Stephen Moore: What hypocrites liberals and the media are. For weeks on end they’ve been beating up President Trump for not taking the initiative on the $10 trillion debt build-up under Barack Ob ... discuss

Healing after an adverse prenatal diagnosis By Theresa Bonopartis - JANUARY 01, 2010   My earliest memory of someone with Down syndrome came at a young age. My mom’s closest frie ... discuss

Judge Neil GorsuchThe critically important confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court have begun.Judge Gorsuch will do what a Supreme Court justice is supposed to do: interpret the la ... discuss

Judge Neil Gorsuch today refused to go along with an assumption by pro-abortion Senator Dianne Feinstein that the Roe versus Wade abortion case is “super precedent.” Feinstein attempted to ... discuss

This pro-life poster illustrates the truth that abortion is the taking of innocent human life. World wide, about 115,00 unborn children are aborted each day.Almighty God, grant us, we pray that all un ... discuss

  During the hearing today in the Senate Judiciary Committee over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, pro-abortion Democrat Dianne Feinstein slammed the potential High Court pick. Feinstein drew ... 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 ... discuss

“Reading has always been at the core of human scholarly pursuits. Indeed, the ancient and long-standing view of a scholar has been one who has the ability to read (not necessarily speak) in mult ... 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

Liberals Should Welcome A Nominee Like Gorsuch – Who Is Honest, Principled And Committed To Safeguarding The Rule Of Law’Judge Neil GorsuchDAVID C. FREDERICK, Board Member, Liberal American Cons ... discuss

During the hearing today in the Senate Judiciary Committee over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, pro-abortion Democrat Dianne Feinstein slammed the potential High Court pick. Feinstein drew on the ... discuss

by Robert Rector: Recent reports indicate that the Trump administration and House Republicans are considering “work requirements” in Medicaid as part of their overall health care reform package.U ... discuss

FOR LEGAL ANALYSIS OF TODAY’S JUDGE NEAL GORSUCH HEARING, GO TO SCOTUS101 WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-20-17)– In advance of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination Judge Neil ... discuss

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee tore into Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch today for daring to defend the Hobby Lobby company from being forced by the Obama Administration to pay for abo ... discuss

“... But if I go with the Host ... then I go as an agent of the Holy Catholic Church, prepared to execute what I would consider the most spiritual rites of my office. Then I go as Christ’s represe ... discuss

As the Senate begins hearings today on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, a coalition of 60 pro-life groups is calling on the Senate to confirm his nomination. Sixty national ... discuss

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine-based Idexx Laboratories Inc. is being added to the NASDAQ-100 Index, months after being added to the Standard and Poor's 500. ... discuss

“Judge Neil Gorsuch had science and the law on his side when he addressed the life-ending properties of drugs mandated by Obamacare,” noted AUL’s Deanna Wallace. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-16-17) – ... 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

Here is a hint for the reader as to his reading. Let it always be distinct. Aim to be good readers, and be the more anxious about it because few men are so, and all preachers ought to be so. It is as ... discuss

Because the problem appears to be so massive, it is easy to throw up our arms in despair and conclude that individuals can do nothing to help. However, we can help in many ways. In our book, we discus ... discuss

Judge Neil GorsuchTrump nominees for the Supreme Courtby Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD : On Monday the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearing testimony for and against Neil Gorsuch ... discuss

March 20, 2017Saint Joseph, a "good and upright man," heard God’s wishes by listening to his dreams. Common advice would have told him to divorce Mary, as he planned to do, but he was willing to do ... discuss

In certain religious communities, the talk surrounding the eclipse has to do with a different sort of preparation. Gary Ray isn’t worried about just travel plans and adequate eye protection. He’s ... discuss

On this issue, they represent the broad consensus among scholars that Christianity began with the life and death of a real and extraordinary Man. Of course, we Christians don’t believe that’s all ... discuss

“Healthy churches and healthy believers treasure deacons as invaluable servants of God, Christ’s official ministers of mercy. They help exposit the kindness of God, strengthen the communion of ... discuss

ARRA News Service: This week, the House passed the following veterans bills:H.R. 1367, (House Vote 412 - 0).  H.R. 1367 improves the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hire a ... 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

A Texas abortion clinic plans to reopen in April, less than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state abortion clinic law that prompted it to close. Whole Woman’s Health, a chain ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House approved legislation Thursday to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire, suspend or demote employees for poor performance or bad con ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan insists that his “TrumpCare” plan to replace ObamaCare will decrease medical insurance rates. Others argue that his American Heal ... discuss

A group of female clergy from Iowa wrote a letter this week to publicly state their support of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood. The letter, published in the Des Moines Register on Wednesday, inc ... discuss

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Karnamaya Mongar, a tiny Bhutanese refugee who barely spoke a word of English, never meant it to happen, but her death at the hands of Kermit Gosnell and his incompetent staff on November 19, 2009, ha ... discuss

The Bible is considered essential to the Christian life. We call it the “Word of God” and say it’s “inspired.” We talk about having “daily devotions” like we talk about “having dinner ... discuss

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

by Newt Gingrich: Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney faces a unique challenge. He must build a federal budget that accounts for President Donald Trump’s focus on frugality, dere ... discuss

SEN. SCHUMER: Putting The ‘Rule Of Law Above Everything Else’ More Important Than ‘So-Called Sympathetic Litigants’NOAH FELDMAN, Liberal Harvard Law Professor, & Former Clerk To Justice Dav ... discuss

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding hearings next week on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. When Senators vote on his nomination one leading pro-life organization wants them t ... discuss

Thousands more babies could be born in America if Planned Parenthood loses its taxpayer funding, the Washington Post article reported about a new federal budget analysis this week. Released on Monday, ... discuss

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  The saint of the day for March 15 is St. Louise de Marillac, the co-founder, with Saint Vincent de Paul, of the Daughters of Charity. She is the patroness of: disappointing children, those rej ... discuss

Remembering that anyone might read and misunderstand what we’ve written, we need to be as clear as possible. Our speech should be open and honest. We should not give anyone cause to doubt our words ... discuss

Saint Louise de Marillac served God in numerous ways as a wife, mother, nurse, teacher, mystic, social worker, mentor and foundress. Her veneration of the Eucharist led to profound insights into the I ... discuss

With confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch set to begin next Monday, the Abortion Industry and its media allies are ramping up opposition to Neil Gorsuch, the federal appeals court judge Presid ... discuss

Paris in the early 1600’s was not the pleasant tourist attraction that it is today, and no one would become more conscious of this than Louise de Marillac. Disease and famine were common occurrences ... 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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information ... discuss

May 14 is the feast of St. Matilda, the Queen of Germany and wife of Henry I. She was born in Engern, Westphalia, Germany in 895 to Count Detrich and his wife, Reinhild. Raised by her grandmother, an ... discuss

The sufficiency of Scripture rests in the fact that it alone can provide man with the knowledge needed to be reconciled to God.  The Westminster Confession of Faith puts it this way, “The whole ... discuss

  “They [our doctors] were recommending that we terminate the pregnancy, because ‘what’s the point? Your child is not going to make it so you’re just delaying the inevitable.’” This i ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): March 12thToday is the Feast of St. Gregory I (i.e. St. Gregory the Great) who ruled the Church as Pope from September 3, 590 AD until his death on March 12, 604 AD.  On f ... discuss

Today is the first day of the United Nations’ two-week long annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). As is the case every other year, hordes of the most radical pro-abortion feminists from ar ... discuss

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Criss Angel is blaming a poor diet and lack of sleep for an on stage mishap that sent him to a hospital. ... discuss

Today’s saint, St. Seraphina, also known as Fina, is a great inspiration for those who suffer from poverty and illness, especially young people. She is the patron of the disabled and those who are ... discuss

As a holy sacrament, baptism is a wonderful thing. It God’s gift to the church but it has never worked ex opere (by the working). It works as a sign and seal and it becomes a seal when the Spirit gr ... discuss

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Those physical healings were vivid displays of both Jesus’ power and His compassion. They were proof of His deity and living demonstrations of His divine authority. They established His unlimited ab ... discuss

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

(In 2017, Bl. Angela Salawa's feast is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.) March 12th, the Church honors the humble simplicity and patient suffering of Blessed Angela Salawa served, who labored fo ... discuss

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series. Issue #2: Theology Another issue at play is the question of what a Christian should be saying on the question of immigration in general, and the Executive Order in p ... 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

In his Canticle, St. Francis wrote:Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Wind,and through the air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather,through whom You give sustenance to Your creatures.Ye ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 9th is St. Frances of Rome, one of the great mystics of the 15th century. She was born in Rome to a noble family in 1384 and died in Rome on March 9, 1440.  Frances d ... discuss

St. Francesca Romana, Giovanni Antonio Galli (Lo Spadarino), c 1638.  March 9th, is the optional memorial of St. Frances of Rome. It sometimes seems, when we look at the lives of the saints, that ... discuss

If you want to understand why just one-in-five Americans self-identify as a feminist, look no further than today’s “Day Without A Woman” event. The organizers already told about half of America ... discuss

Many who represent and support the abortion giant have repeatedly stated that without its services, poor women would have nowhere to go for quality health care.Ramona Trevino, a former manager of a Te ... discuss

The following quotations attributed to Saint John of God bespeak his great love for God and total dedication to the poor, the hungry, the sick, and the suffering.God is love! Whoever abides in love; a ... discuss

With all the talk about the “need” for more funds for Planned Parenthood, many in the media ignore the reality that nobody goes to the nation’s number one abortion provider for a flu shot. Full- ... 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

WASHINGTON (AP) — If China was hoping for a concession from the U.S. after recently suspending coal imports from cash-poor North Korea, it got the opposite. ... discuss

On March 8, the Church honors St. John of God, Founder of the Order of the Brothers Hospitalers, which bears his name. He is the patron of the sick, the dying, firefighters, and alcoholics. St. John ... discuss

Vischer declares, “You can say, ‘Hey kids, be more forgiving because the Bible says so’…But that isn’t Christianity.”   Well, it depends what he means.  In many ways, such a statement i ... discuss

Exclusive: Joseph Farah cites uranium deal involving Hillary Clinton, Barack ObamaDick Morris: GOP Must Investigate Clinton Uranium Deal (6/2015)by Joseph Farah: While no evidence whatsoever has been ... discuss

Obamacare: The Middle Class Continues To Get SqueezedRecent Obamacare Horror Stories: Premiums Increased ‘300%,’ ‘Not Able To Keep Our Doctor’SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): ... discuss

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, "almsgiving," is any material favor done to assist the needy, and prompted by charity. Saint John's heart was filled with compassion for his fellow man. Here is ... discuss

Detail, St. John of God  saving the Patients of the Royal Hospital from a Fire,Gómez Moreno, 1880, in the Museo de Bellas Artes, Granada, Spain.March 8th is the optional memorial of Saint John o ... discuss

I’ve found a reason for me To change who I used to be A reason to start over new And the reason is you. (Hoobastank, “The Reason”) Jesus told many riveting parables in the Scriptures. He spoke ... discuss

WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-31-17) – Following President Donald Trump’s announcement that he has selected Neil Gorsuch to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court of the United ... discuss

“As we continue to wrestle with the desires of the flesh, we can be tempted to believe God owes us a better condition than we presently enjoy. To believe such a thing is sin, and it leads to gre ... discuss

The British publication, The Daily Mail, has done some outstanding investigative reporting on abortion. Adding to its terrific work exposing the willingness of abortionists to perform sex-selective ab ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 6 is St. Colette, founder of the Poor Clare Colettines. She is the patron saint of expectant mothers and unborn babies, of childless couples who long to conceive, and ... discuss

If we believe in the Holy Spirit, why do we flock to celebrity preachers to tell us what music to listen to, what movies we should watch, how we should dress, how to be manly, how to be womanly, what ... discuss

Foh’s interpretation of Genesis does exactly what Henry rejoices wasn’t done in the passage. She puts enmity between the man and the woman. And that is the great danger inherent in her int ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit we may ever obey thy godly motions in rig ... discuss

I’ll get hurt. There’s no question. But, love demands a belief that people can change for the better. Actually, that’s not entirely true. I still believe that people change for the worse. But, a ... discuss

St. Casimir is the patron saint of Poland and Lithuania. He was born on October 3, 1458, the third of thirteen children of King Casimir IV and Elizabeth of Austria, daughter of Albert II of Habsburg. ... discuss

NEW YORK (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger said Friday that he's through with \"The New Celebrity Apprentice,\" and he's blaming President Donald Trump for the television reality show's r ... discuss

March 4th, is the optional memorial of Saint Casimir (1458 – 1484). This patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and Russia made his mark on the hearts of his people even during his teenage years. Though ... 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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela was present at some of the most dramatic moments of the Civil Rights Movement, capturing images of voting rights demonstrations in ... discuss

by Nick Cunningham: The oil majors reported poor earnings for the fourth quarter of last year, but many oil executives struck an optimistic tone about the road ahead. Oil prices have stabilized and t ... discuss

An Iowa bill that would have recognized unborn babies as people and banned abortions failed to make it out of a state Senate committee on Thursday. The Gazette reports the bill died in committee after ... discuss

Sean Hannity lamented the poor state of politics on his nationally syndicated radio talk show Tuesday, saying that “if this is where the media and commentary lies today, we’re doomed.&rdqu ... 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

February 3rd, dioceses in the United States celebrate the optional memorial of Saint Katharine Drexel (1858–1955), the 20th century sister, missionary and educator who ministered to the marginalized ... discuss

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican legislative leaders in Indiana are warning that repealing the Affordable Care Act could unravel a program for poor residents that Vice President Mike Pence implemented ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): ... discuss

Is it angry white people that changed the election and yielded the presidency to Donald Trump?  Maybe so.  But it wasn't just white people.  It was Hispanics, women, blacks, and million ... 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

During his Congressional address this evening, President Donald Trump honored pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and called on the Senate to approve his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch. Pr ... discuss

No, your eyes do not deceive you. I'm giving up talking... in a way. Let me back up a bit and explain.I've been thinking about what to do for Lent for several weeks. I started early... even before Chr ... discuss

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — To see an alternative Carnival celebration called bate-bola, most likely you need to live in a poor area of Rio de Janeiro, a world away from the glitzy parades of Brazil's fam ... discuss

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, amazing book.  I cried a lot. I have not seen the movie.  This is the true story of WW2 era track athlete, elite member of a bomb crew (by elite, I mean one of thos ... discuss

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

“America’s most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly, the terminally ill, the disabled, and the depressed, are worthy of life and equal protection under the law,” said AUL’s Deanna Walla ... discuss

Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, a Passionist clerical student known for his devotion to the Virgin Mary, born Francesco Possenti at Assisi, Italy on March 1, 1838, died Gran Sasso, Italy February 27, ... discuss

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

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Fake News - I hope you are sharing these reports with friends and family members. If they only get their news from the "mainstream media," they really are gettin ... discuss

by Genevieve Wood: Liberals are notorious for caring about “groups” of people, but when it gets down to individual persons, not so much. You’re about to see this play out in spades as Democrats ... discuss

by Penna Dexter, Contributing Author: A new study commissioned by the dating service Match.com shines a light on today’s hook-up culture, and it isn’t flattering. Match.com recently announced th ... discuss

An Iowa bill that would recognize unborn babies as people and protect them from abortion passed a state Senate committee on Monday amid heated debate. Radio Iowa reports “a large and vocal crowd” ... discuss

Here, for your consideration, is our annual compilation of ways to observe the season of Lent. Lent is a time of enormous grace and spiritual renewal. It is a period of solemnity, reflection and repen ... discuss

With Lent just hours away, let us reflect on our lives as disciples of Christ and as members of His mystical body that is the Church on earth. Anyone old enough to remember the election of Pope Saint ... discuss

For nearly five decades, abortion activists have tried and largely failed to convince society that abortion is a good thing for women. But they are not giving up. Abortion activists are urging women t ... discuss

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

From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter. Failure ... discuss

This article was published by Mercatornet on February 27, 2017.By Aubert MartinThe euthanasia machine has once again become activated, following the “compassionate” murder of a woman with advanced ... discuss

On February 27, the Church commemorates Blessed Maria Caridad Brader (1860-1943), Foundress of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate. She was an unusually intelligent child wh ... discuss

Eternal Heavenly Father,Through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,I offer Thee the most precious Body and Blood,Soul and Divinity of Thine Only begotten Son, our Lord and Savior,Jesus Christ,With the merit ... 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

We are either a nation of laws or of men. For some time now we appear to be more a nation of men and cry-babies than of laws. Not a good omen.Despite endless heart-rending emotional appeals on behalf ... discuss

With barely a murmur from the major news media, Washington, D.C. became just the sixth jurisdiction in America to legalize assisted suicide this past Saturday. As discussed previously, assisted suici ... 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

Planned Parenthood makes many lofty claims about its “services” critical to women’s health. But just digging a little deeper into its actual practices and history reveals something much les ... 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

“This life's dim windows of the soul, Distorts the heavens from pole to pole, And leads you to believe a lie When you see with, not through, the eye.”― William BlakeDo you remembe ... discuss

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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

In the Gospel of Matthew (11.25-30) you will find a much loved passage where Jesus says “Come to me, all you who weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Our Lord was exten ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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