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He was born around 305, probably near the city of Egitania, Lusitania, in what is the present-day village of Idanha-a-Velha, Portugal, then part of the Western Roman Empire. His life coincided with th ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and mak ... discuss

The liturgical season of Advent begins on the first Sunday in Advent, opening a new year in our Church’s Calendar.  Advent is from the Latin adventus, which means “coming” and is a ... discuss

December 1 is the feast day of St. Eligius, who was born to Roman parents, Eucherius and Terrigia, around 590 near Limoges in France. His father was a metalsmith and Eligius and recognizing his son ... discuss

By Jean M. Heimann Today is the memorial of St. Ambrose, one of the most illustrious Fathers and Doctors of the Church. He was one of the four original Doctors of the Latin Church and the bishop who ... discuss

This is a tragic and macabre poem, but it’s not really much worse than Hansel and Gretel, I supposed. Except the children in this old poem do not survive.  You can see the version illustrated b ... discuss

Question: "How do you find the time to do all the things we should do as Christians, with all the demands that today's world puts on us?"We have far more free time at our disposal than most people did ... discuss

Dem's Coall RhetoricDems’ Candidate For President: ‘Put A Lot Of Coal Miners … Out Of Business’TOP DEMS: ‘A War On Coal Is Exactly What’s Needed,’ ‘We’re Going To Put A Lot Of Co ... discuss

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Oklahoma Atty General Scott Pruittby Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: I know Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s pick to head the EPA; he replaced the egregious Drew Edmondson as Oklahoma Attorney General ... discuss

Prosecuted The KKK,’ ‘Focused On Solving The Fires’ At Black Churches, Won ‘Hard-Fought Victory For Civil Rights’ On Drug Sentencing Which ‘Unfairly Impact[s] Minority Communities’REP. ... discuss

Let the debate begin! Below is my subjective list of favorites, with videos of good to great renditions of each. I have also included my favorite line(s) of each song: THE TOP 10 CHRISTMAS CAROLS 10 & ... discuss

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by Tom Balek, Contributing Author:  The assumption is that conservatives oppose illegal immigration and open borders because we are selfish. Some say we just don't want to share the wonderful op ... discuss

by Bill Donohue: None of the three biggest vote getters in the primaries—Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders—are known for their deeply rooted religious convictions. Trump is Presby ... discuss

Control Repels Great Leaders. If you want great leaders to flee your organization, control them. They’ll leave. If you want to attract great leaders, release them with a clear mission, vision, and s ... discuss

. . . Progressive prejudices unleashed.Dr. Ben CarsonFormer GOP Presidential Candidate IsPresident-Elect Trump's Nomineefor HUD Secretary by Joseph Klein: The progressive Left’s opposition to ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: The Millennial Vote was treated like a Magical Unicorn in the 2016 election. It is seen as something valuable and mysterious. As Dan Schwabel, at Quartz, in a pie ... discuss

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

Talk about setting the narrative! From the very first news story, the New York Times demonstrated its utter determination to minimize the impact (and reach) of Roe v. Wade and its companion case Doe v ... discuss

According to a fable, states defeat their adversary because of their superior means.  Thus, large countries cream small ones and advanced systems overcome the badly armed and backward.  Indeed, sup ... discuss

But in the end, regardless of the terms used, ESS/EFS/ERAS is indeed about ontology and ontological subordination.  “Ontology” is the study of fundamental being, nature, essence; it has to do wit ... discuss

Dr. Ben Carsonby Star Parker: With the selection by President-elect Donald Trump of Dr. Ben Carson to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, we have a brilliant man of prin ... discuss

I’m A Sickness Away … From Going To The Poor House’‘The Vast Majority Of Americans Want To See The Law Changed’GALLUP: “Americans' assessments of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remain re ... discuss

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: Poor Lindsey Graham.He’s the senior senator from the great state of South Carolina; a Republican who has held his office since 2003. ... discuss

Saint Nicholas and the Daughters of the Nobleman at PatariaThis is the true St. Nicholas Day, celebrating that Turkish bishop who generously gave to the poor and is an intercessor for financial proble ... discuss

6 December AD 326 Of the many saints recognized by the Christian Church, Nicholas is one of the most widely commemorated. However, very little is known historically of him, although there was a churc ... discuss

was born in Asia Minor during the third century in the Greek colony of Patara in Lycia in the Roman province of Asia- today Antalya, Turkey — at a time when the region was Hellenistic in its culture ... discuss

“What does the New Testament say about Jesus Himself? That zeal for His Father’s house consumed Him (John 2:17). This graphic language means that Jesus’ passion for the affairs of His heaven ... discuss

Unless otherwise noted, books are free but this can change without notice. Doublecheck. If you click a link and it doesn’t finish loading, just hit refresh. Sometimes the page just kind of hangs f ... discuss

December 6th, is the optional memorial of Saint Nicholas, (270-343) also called Nikolaos of Myra, (present day Demre, Turkey) the 4th-century archbishop known for his tireless devotion, generosity and ... discuss

Jill Filipovic wildly claimed that “sex is about to get a lot less fun” in a Thursday op-ed on CNN.com. Filipovic pointed the finger at Donald Trump nominating ObamaCare opponent, Rep. Tom ... discuss

Increasingly, I have encountered an argument in favor of abortion that goes something like this: If an embryo or fetus has a right to life, that means every death of an embryo or fetus has to be inves ... discuss

During the Republican primary, Donald Trump wasn’t the first choice for most pro-life voters. He was a recent convert to the pro-life position, and never appeared comfortable talking about the subje ... discuss

On this blog I have included the biographies of many great and notable Christians. Today I would like to include that of one of my heroes and ancestors, the Rev. Simon Sutherland. The Sutherland famil ... discuss

(Arabic: يحيى ابن منصور Yaḥyā ibn Manṣūr; Greek: Ιωάννης Δαμασκήνος/Ioannês Damaskinos; Latin: Iohannes Damascenus or Johannes Damascenus also known as John Damasce ... discuss

Washington D.C., Dec 2, 2016 / 02:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a death penalty case that could determine the fate of a man whom lawyers say is intellectual ... discuss

Reading 1 – Is 11:1-10 On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of un ... discuss

December 3rd is the feast of Saint Francis Xavier, (1506 - 1552) the 16th century Jesuit missionary known as the Apostle to the East. He converted more people in his life than anyone since the Apostle ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 183 Psalter: Friday, Week I, 764 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday of ... discuss

by Debra Heine: A Navy veteran's house in Plant City, Florida, was torched and vandalized with anti-Trump graffiti Monday night while the family was spending the night with relatives.Matthew Smith to ... discuss

The militant homosexual lobby has adopted fascism as their modus operandi: set up a situation (like the bake shop and print shop) where they know the Christian owners won’t go along with their reque ... discuss

Born in Strasbourg on September 15, 1858, he grew up in a family which was a part of the French aristocracy. Orphaned at the age of six, he and his sister Marie were brought up by their grandfather, C ... discuss

Regular repentance results in increased holiness and prayer. As we talk with our Savior about our sin, the Spirit causes us to loath that which he loathes. As we pray, we find ourselves having transf ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Although few Americans hear much from various international climate change conferences, many more are likely to see documentaries warning about climate change. ... discuss

Rachael LarimoreA while back Slate senior editor Rachael Larimore, no dyed-in-the-wool pro-lifer, wrote a column titled, “Pro-Choicers Hate the “What if I Hadn’t Been Born” Question. Here’s ... discuss

One of the greatest ministries God ever gave us is family. Jesus paid for it in blood so that His family could be redeemed, adopted in, and loved forever. Family Tree: The Brumfields celebrate the ad ... discuss

Contact: Father Mario Marziale, 202-792-9397 ROME, Nov. 30, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pope Francis praised filmmaker Richard Rossi for taking a stand against fraudulent evangelists in his new film ... discuss

30 November, New Testament Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ. Most New Testament references include him on a list of the Twelve Apostles or group him with ... discuss

Preaching the Word of God is a great privilege, while being an immense responsibility. Even though I would like people to be in God’s Word every day, the reality is that most people are not. The pri ... discuss

Even a quarter century later, it’s unclear how many lessons if any have been learned by Castro’s longtime religious apologists. Those apologists for oppression will be lamented or forgotten. Remem ... discuss

Betsy DeVosby Star Parker: If the teachers unions are outraged by Donald Trump's selection of Betsy DeVos as the new secretary of education, our president-elect must have made a good choice.The two m ... discuss

We have reached the point that indisputably mentally ill people are being allowed to commit suicide or to die from their terrible psychiatric afflictions. In Belgium, a chronic self-harmer was volunta ... discuss

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

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Berkeley Professor Emerita Arlie Russell Hochschild’s newly published Strangers In Their Own Land: Anger And Mourning On The American Right is an important boo ... discuss

by Rick Manning: I proudly voted for Trump and am tired of the losers in the election trying to discredit me and my vote.Here is the deal. Our nation has not had more than 4 percent economic growth s ... discuss

by Hans von Spakovsky: In a sharp illustration of how the federal government refuses to play by the same rules as everyone else, the Denver Sheriff’s Department has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for ... discuss

Below are eight saints whose commemorations occur during the liturgical season of Advent — the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, St. Francis Xavier, St. John Damascene, St. Nicholas, St. Ambrose, ... discuss

                The question of Affirmative Action in the wake of the election has yet to come to the forefront of political discussion in the mainstream media; however, its fundamental tenet ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Is America suffering from Affluenza? Actually that is the title of a book published a number of years ago to define the problems of materialism in general and c ... discuss

Fidel Castro, long-time leader of a revolution that made one country, Cuba, into a desperately poor dictatorship for generations and inspired another, Venezuela, to follow in its footsteps, is dead. ... discuss

was traditionally born in Llanwngar in Pembrokshire in the late 5th century. It seems that he should not be identified with St. Cyngar of Llangefni as their feast days are different. The latter was th ... discuss

How could it have happened in Canada? At the beginning of the 20th Century, we were a Christian nation, but within 100 years we were a secular nation. We now are even seeing social policy that is anti ... discuss

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

Bloomberg Business Week cover from May 2014Editor admits having Wealth-Inequality Fever The Left has a new economics Svengali, and his name is Thomas Piketty.  He claims to believe in capitalism, but ... discuss

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

Ever since Donald Trump became a candidate for president, articles have been appearing in the media saying that it is against Jewish, Christian and moral principles to support him. The Washington Post ... discuss

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Meet “Bai Jun.” Loved as she is by her mother, she was hated by her father and his parents. Bai Jun was a three-month old baby when we found her. She has an older sister, making her a second daugh ... discuss

One cold, gray winter afternoon the pastor was in his office studying the finer points of the offering of the red heifer when he heard a strange banging noise coming from somewhere inside the building ... discuss

Washington D.C., Nov 23, 2016 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Some of the greatest challenges to ending hunger worldwide are “fragile states” threatened by instability, conflict, and climate ... discuss

If you turn away from those who don’t think like you, you simply cannot complain about the state of politics in American today, you do not have the right to choose an America that only works for you ... discuss

The human heart is a slippery thing. Our rejoicing over the deliverance of God and the display of God’s character and justice can so quickly morph into something unbecoming a saint of God. We can st ... discuss

Ken Blackwellby Ken Blackwell, Contributing Author: Against the odds, and most pundits’ predictions, Donald Trump has been elected president. His opponents prematurely popped champagne corks. He’ ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: One of the issues in the 2016 presidential campaign was religious liberty. Many of the Americans who voted for Donald Trump believed he would protect religious ... discuss

by Robert Romano: On the campaign trail, one of the most far-reaching promises President-elect Donald Trump made was to restore U.S. economic growth to an inflation-adjusted 4 percent annual rate.Spe ... discuss

Blessed Father Pro praying for his executioners before his martyrdom.José Ramón Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez also known as Blessed Miguel Pro, the eldest son of Miguel Pro and Josefa Juarez, was ... discuss

Contact: Kristin Brown, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, 703-962-7877, kbrown@tifwe.org WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- In a new Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) ... discuss

On November 22, the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr. St. Cecilia, patroness of musicians, is one of the most famous and most venerated of Roman martyrs.It is believed ... discuss

Liberal Fascism shown by a character assassinating “Hamilton” actor “The fundamental source of all your [read: progressive Democrats] errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ign ... discuss

Everyone knows how terrible it is to come into contact with those people who have an undisciplined missionary urge, who, having received some grace, are continually trying to force the same grace on o ... discuss

Contact: Kristin Brown, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, 703-962-7877, kbrown@tifwe.org WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- In a new Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) ... discuss

Baltimore, Md., Nov 16, 2016 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Infidelity, divorce, sexual violence, pornography, hook-up culture – all things that have both increased en masse in society over the la ... discuss

The national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will take place in most parishes the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 21-22. The theme of this year’s collecti ... discuss

Previously XVI. Among other books which are proper and requisite, in order to improve our knowledge in general, or our acquaintance with any particular science, it is necessary that we should be furni ... discuss

In the Christian view of human knowledge, subjectivity and objectivity are not irreconcilably opposed to each other. God created we who know. God created how we know. God created what we know, yet ult ... discuss

When we define only our happy experiences as “God things,” we miss the hand of God and convey a shallow and incomplete message about him to others. When we thank him only in blessing and not in h ... discuss

by Melanie Israel: The American people have returned a pro-life majority to Congress and have elected a president committed to rolling back the Obama administration’s radical abortion policies and ... discuss

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

As part of the Traditional Missal, the Feast of Our Lady Mother of Divine Providence occurs on the Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in November. This Feastday is kept by various religious orders in ... discuss

. . . School choice is now a presidential priority. It could never have happened without Steve Bannon.by David Horowitz, Contributing Author: Many have called school choice – the movement to libera ... discuss

Myth Vs Realityby Patrick Buchanan: Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme: “(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a cru ... discuss

19 November AD 1231 Also known as Saint Elizabeth of Thuringia — Szent Erzsébet in her native tongue — Elisabeth was born in Sárospatak in 1207, the daughter of King Andr ... discuss

The numerous "St. Elizabeth's Hospitals" throughout the world are for the most part named, not for the Biblical Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, but for this princess of Hungary. She was con ... discuss

Hilda (known in her own century as "Hild") was the grandniece of King Edwin of Northumbria, (see 12 Oct) a kingdom of the Angles. She was born in 614 and baptized in 627 when the king and his househol ... discuss

The wayward wants autonomy without accountability. Wayward people want autonomy without the rule of love. They want to live in an irrational immaturity that allows them to indulge in sin without any r ... discuss

Following is the final column by Marita Noon as executive Executive Director at Energy Makes America Great Inc. the advocacy arm of the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy. Marita has been a ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Donald Trump wants Congress to pass legislation that will implement tax simplification. We all know how complicated income tax forms can be, so let me give you ... discuss

Any true church of Jesus Christ will be actively engaging the neighborhoods and the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Jesus has given us a clear commission that we often refer to as “T ... discuss

I’m a Muslim, a woman, and an immigrant, and I voted for Trump.  Her reasons are very interesting.  She begins with how Obama-Care has completely priced her out of the market, and ends with Is ... discuss

We are frequently entertained and fascinated by the lifestyles of royalty and their romantic adventures in books and movies. However, St. Elizabeth was a real-life princess, who served as an exemplary ... discuss

As a sign of his remorse for his role in the murder of the Archbishop Thomas a Becket, King Henry II founded the first house in England of the strict monastic order called the Carthusians. Difficultie ... discuss

Phillipine President Rodrigo Duterteby Tom Balek, Contributing Author: He’s rude. He’s crude. People question his temperament and fitness to be president. He scares the bejeebers out of Europe ... discuss

November 16 Saint Margaret of Scotland Optional Memorial Optional memorial, 1969 Calendar, celebration November 16. 1955 Calendar, St. Gertrude the Great, virgin St. Margaret of Scotland was probably ... discuss

Practical gifts change the lives of many through Gospel for Asia's yearly campaignContact: 972-300-3379, pressrelations@gfa.org WILLS POINT, Texas, Nov. 16, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- One hundred ... discuss

The Washington, D.C. City Council passed a bill to legalize assisted suicide on Tuesday despite opposition from black residents in the city, disability rights advocates, medical professionals and othe ... discuss

St. Gertrude the GreatSt. Gertrude was born in Eisleben, Germany in 1256. As a five-year-old, she was received into the monastery of the Cistercian nuns in Helfta. She was an intellectually gifted stu ... discuss

(c 1045 – 16 November 1093), was the sister of Edgar Ætheling, the short-ruling and uncrowned Anglo-Saxon king of England. She married Malcolm III, King of Scots, becoming his Queen consort.The dau ... discuss

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An Arkansas Catholic bishop penned an encouraging letter to his diocese on Friday in response to the presidential election. In the letter, Bishop Anthony Basil Taylor of the Diocese of Little Rock exp ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops elected a new president who has a strong commitment to the sanctity of life on Tuesday. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, leader of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston ... discuss

The longer I serve as a pastor the more apparent it is to me that many people claim to be a Christian, when in reality they’re something else.  That sobering fact could not be any more real th ... discuss

“The quest of the Inner Ring will break your hearts unless you break it. But if you break it, a surprising result will follow. If in your working hours you make the work your end, you will prese ... discuss

by Cliff Kincaid : Aware that their credibility is shot with the American people, the publisher and executive editor of The New York Times sent a “To our readers” note on Friday, saying, “we a ... discuss

Editor's note: We present this post from last November for your consideration. The time frame for obtaining the indulgences discussed below has passed, however, our prayers for the poor souls in purga ... discuss

“Of course there are biases against evangelicals on campuses,” notes Jonathan L. Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard. Walton, a black evangelical, adds that the condescens ... discuss

Many have interpreted the Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes atomistically under the guise of faithful commitment to a grammatical-historical reading of Scripture. However, this is not ... discuss

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

“When we approach marriage expecting our needs to be met, we fail to understand the real nature of love, and we sow seeds of marital destruction. God hasn’t designed marriage as a means to me ... discuss

On November 12th, the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint Josaphat, (1584-1623) the 17th century Orthodox monk, archbishop and martyr of the Ruthenian rite, (Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church) who d ... discuss

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Born about 316 in Roman Pannonia (modern Hungary) to pagan parents (though his mother later converted), his father was a Tribune (officer) in the Roman Army.In his early teens, Martin began to follow ... discuss

  10 Problems Followers of Jesus Face 10 – He isn’t what you expect him to be. Jesus shatters all expectations of what the Messiah is “supposed” to do. He doesn’ ... discuss

Google Fiber’s Sign for Poor Neighborhoodsby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has a current market cap value of $544 billion. The entire Gross Domestic P ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-- In my experience, there are three areas where people consistently feel exceedingly pleased with themselves, regardless of justification: (1) driving; (2) in bed; (3) performing field sobriety tests ... discuss

Who Would Rothbard Support?Would the great Dr. Murray Rothbard endorse Donald J. Trump?We interrupt the bloggage backlog (and inactivity), to bring you a new piece. Thanks to comments posted at a rece ... discuss

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

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

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

Well, it finally happened. I made it Mass! Can you hear the angelic choir singing? I can. Oh wait, that was the choir at the High Mass I attended Sunday night. lol. I must admit that I so desperately ... discuss

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

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

cc 2.0 via FlickrThe big choice is before us, coming up very quickly.  Who should I vote for, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or someone else?  I think it's important that we address this iss ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The one memory that will stay with me, when all other memories of September 11, 2001 have faded, is how obscenely beautiful the weather was. There really should have been more portents. Fierce, fiery ... discuss

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

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

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

This eight-minute short film “Mana Janji Ayah?” (Where is Daddy's Promise?) is the story of a girl born into a very poor family. Her father is only a Bajaj driver (Bajaj is a three wheel vehicle, ... discuss

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

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

(From the archives: When I first wrote this, Anne-with-an-e was 12, Betsy was 10, and Ramona was 4.) ~~~~~I got to thinking about something last night, just after I settled a dispute between Anne ... discuss

I know I've written about self-care before (and more than once) but I thought I'd give y'all an update on how that's going to keep myself accountable to what is and isn't working.What is WorkingLearni ... discuss

When I was in my late teens through early 20s (20-21), one of my best friends and I had a running joke that we couldn't make plans because "the universe" always messed them up. (Side note: this was be ... discuss

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

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

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

Lately I have been re-reading the early writings of St Francis of Assisi and the Little Flowers of St Francis with the idea that other people need to be more familiar with these writings.  I howe ... discuss

Now many times have I read the story of Perfect Joy, understood it as best I could, vowed to live up to it and failed usually within minutes?  Why do I glory in the things that are not mine to gl ... discuss

Released late last year, Robert Cardinal Sarah’s book God or Nothing relates the story of his upbringing in very humble circumstances, his education and formation, and his tenure in a very dangerous ... discuss

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

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

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

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

Lazarus Long* - KurzweilAI Newsletter, Weekly Edition, LATEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS | May 6, 2016. "This vitamin stops the aging process in organs, say Swiss researchers."A potential breakthrough ... discuss

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

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

I find myself in the curious cultural position of being an external processor. I think out loud and I learn by considering other viewpoints and talking through ideas. I sometimes put ideas out in the ... discuss

Following the Israeli investigation of Mohammed El Halabi for being a terrorist, it was disclosed that El Halabi had been a life-long member of the Islamic terrorist organization known as Hamas. Why ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SourceI, for the most part, no longer read "catholic" blogs and websites.  Far too many "catholic" blogs are filled with self-righteous hatred, anger, vitriol and condemnation of anyone who does ... discuss

Last year I reported that Father John Zuhlsdorf banned me from his blog.  I wasn't banned from just being able to comment.  He actually banned me from even viewing his blog.  When I wou ... discuss

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.Go and learn the meaning of the words,I desire mercy, not sacrifice.I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”Matthew 9A few we ... discuss

Vienna International Airport was targeted by hackers on Friday. A Turkish hacker collective has claimed responsibility for the cyber-attack.A Turkish hacker collective has claimed responsibility for t ... discuss

By Meagan NijenhuisIn a country where there is no protection for pre-born children and nearly 300 little boys and girls are walked to their death every single day, there is a lot of devastation. Nearl ... discuss

National pro-life groups rally grassroots to expose the truth about America’s largest abortion business ahead of its 100th Anniversary” WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-12-16) — A coalition of pro-life ... discuss

"The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes to examine him" (Prov. 18:17).I would not be writing this, except when I made an effort to notify the RedGraceMedia team of some errors ... discuss

11 October, New Testament The deacon Philip, was also called an evangelist (see Acts 21:8). He was one of the seven men appointed to assist in the work of the twelve Apostles and of the rapidly growi ... discuss

18 October, New Testament Saint Luke the Evangelist was a physician (Colossians 4:14) and a companion of St. Paul on some of his missionary journeys (see Acts 16:10ff; 20:5ff; 27-28). Material found ... discuss

25 October, New Testament These exemplary Christian women demonstrated their faith by their material support of Christ's Church. Dorcas (or "Tabitha" — both names mean "gazelle") was well- ... discuss

This election cycle has shined a light on how truly self-centered We the People are.  This is a topic we could talk about for days and days but today I want to address those people, who by the wa ... discuss

“That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended - civilizations are built up - excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish ... discuss

CC 2.0 via FlickrYou may or may not know that the writer of this blog, me, Mr. Justin Steckbauer is a soldier and officer-candidate in The Salvation Army.  Though this is my personal blog, and th ... discuss




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