Topic: prayed

First of all, everything’s okay. Where to begin? I really don’t know. I suppose that’s why I started at the end. Everybody is fine. Everything is okay. Just below is a picture of w ... discuss

Despised and mocked by all around him, he plods towards death, faithfully doing that to which he has been called.  But the Calvary Option is surely too grand a name for just doing my job. So I sugges ... discuss

Bette Grande never planned to be a legislator. Concerned about what her children were being taught in school, this mother of three first ran for the local school board. She ended up serving the people ... discuss

Instead of meeting with God, she played the cynic. Instead of hearing the voice of God, she heard the frail words of the preacher. Instead of a mind stirred by truth, it was stymied in criticism. Inst ... discuss

The mother of a 20-year old woman who was tragically shot and murdered has penned a touching letter to her killer detailing how she refused to have an abortion when she was pregnant with her daughter. ... discuss

By Life Dynamics The mother of a 20-year old woman who was tragically shot and murdered has penned a touching letter to her killer detailing how she refused to have an abortion when she was pregnant ... discuss

God’s love for us doesn’t mean that he will always give us what we want when we ask for it. He might respond in complete silence. He might not bring healing, provide us the job we want, or make ... discuss

The Royal MartyrsQuestion: "Is monarchy the only form of government man can institute that represents both the fullness of the Orthodox faith and the Incarnational reality of Christ?"If we go back to ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 23, 2015 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a meeting with U.S. mayors at the Vatican this week, Pope Francis hinted at themes he could discuss with the United Nations during his Septem ... discuss

I had allowed my soul to become distressed, and that was sin. Instead of seeing the attack on me as an occasion to imitate Christ and to grow in my sanctification, I had resisted God’s Spirit, who h ... discuss

It was over a decade ago that I stood in the bathroom while my mom struggled to find the words to speak. “You’ll hate me,” she said. “I can’t tell you, because you’ll hate me.” “I woul ... discuss

By Sarah Reinhard | In 2011, I joined a few thousand or so other people and signed up for a newish service that, I thought, might be handy. The idea behind it was to get email reminders for nov ... discuss

Virgin and martyr; also called Marina; belonged to Pisidian Antioch in Asia Minor, where her father was a pagan priest. Her mother dying soon after her birth, Margaret was nursed by a pious woman fiv ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 19, 2015 / 09:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis entrusted his recent tri-nation voyage to South America to Our Lady of Guadalupe – praising the deeply-rooted Christianity in ... discuss

First off, I want to say a huge "thank you!" to everyone who prayed for me over the weekend and earlier this week. As I mentioned in my last post, I felt myself going through a metaphorical desert for ... discuss

1.  First of all, I would like to thank Matthew Coffin at  Big C Catholics for the wonderful review of my book, Seven Saints for Seven Virtues. This is the best and most comprehensive review ... discuss

Croatia is one of the countries where 40 Days for Life is experiencing trememdous growth … from one city in last year’s first campaign, to potentially as many as 18 different locations in ... discuss

Despite their obvious distaste for our campaigns, the abortion industry has let us know one thing – that 40 Days for Life is effective at saving lives and changing hearts and minds. We must love the ... discuss

The message from the 40 Days for Life team in Memphis was quick and to the point. And with applications for the next 40 Days for Life campaign closing soon, it’s something for you and your commm ... discuss

Achish describes David as bringing him a message from God.  Whether successful or not, … here we have a brief foreshadow of the gospel going to all nations.  After all, it is in the Old Testament ... discuss

So the summer has begun. I officially quit adding to the weekly assignment list spiral over a week ago and we are in our first 2 month summer break in a long while. We have homeschooled year round by ... discuss

Latakia, Syria, Jul 15, 2015 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The organization of Franciscan missionaries serving in the Holy Land announced that Father Dhiya Aziz, who had been kidnapped early last week ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannJuly 15 is the memorial of St. Bonaventure, O.F.M., who is known as"Seraphic Doctor" because of his burning love for God and his great zeal to do God's work.St. Bonaventure was born ... discuss

A viral video that shows the first year of a preemie born at 25 weeks gives glory to God and supports the fact that all life is precious. Parents Benjamin and Lindsey were not expecting their unborn s ... discuss

Aboard the papal plane, Jul 13, 2015 / 11:43 am (CNA).- In the course of his 64 minute in-flight press conference while en route to Rome, Pope Francis answered questions ranging from politics, his upc ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 13, 2015 / 09:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a press briefing on the return flight from South America, Pope Francis clarified that his call for prayer ahead of the upcoming Synod on ... discuss

Several years ago as he suffered with terminal cancer, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago made this, now famous, statement:I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor wil ... discuss

Asunción, Paraguay, Jul 12, 2015 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis tossed aside his prepared remarks in a talk to thousands of Paraguay's young people – urging the crowd to go again ... discuss

Asunción, Paraguay, Jul 12, 2015 / 09:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “How many times do we see evangelization as involving any number of strategies, tactics, maneuvers, techniques, as if we could ... discuss

Thursday if the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By SOPHIE DRUFFNER“Come closer to me,” he told his brothers.When they had done so, he said:“I am your brother ... discuss

The Philippian Jailer, before the Apostles Paul and SilasQuestion: "What is needed to attain salvation? Verses such as Matthew 7:21-23 concern me greatly, and to help me along the Path, and to put my ... discuss

Asunción, Paraguay, Jul 10, 2015 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Arriving in Paraguay on Friday, Pope Francis recognized the particular contribution of women in the nation’s warn-torn past. &# ... discuss

There is a natural seed of atheism in every heart. This seed exists even in the believer’s heart. Even in your heart. The seed is nourished in times of difficulty when you pass rash and fals ... discuss

It was a hot summer day. The windows were up and mom was playing the piano, filling the air with joy. I began twirling and singing, as any normal little girl would to music being played. I did not hav ... discuss

Every good Catholic boy and girl remembers the parable of the two men praying in the temple, the Pharisee and the "Publican" (a title given to a tax collector in the ancient Roman Empire, and an objec ... discuss

Ask any sidewalk counselor. Odds are he or she has heard some version of this from those heading into the abortion clinic: “I know it’s wrong. But I’m a Christian and I’ve prayed a ... discuss

As he has done on the eve of his previous Apostolic Visits to various countries, Pope Francis went to the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome on Saturday evening around 7:00 p.m. and prayed before the ... discuss

The Collect.GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus C ... discuss

Last autumn, it happened. All of my fear, excitement, trepidation, dreaming, praying, hoping, and searching ended. I got my first job. It was a momentous occasion. A first job usually is. Ask almost ... discuss

This upcoming Sunday, I will be preaching from Mark 6 on the death of John the Baptist.  As we consider how his head ended up on a platter, it provides an important commentary on the recent events w ... discuss

This past May, millions of Americans gathered to pray from coast to coast in more than 43,000 local gatherings – the largest National Day of Prayer ever recorded.  As Vice Chairman of the National ... discuss

It is good to be able to tell the story of Jesus Christ and His Loving Mercy toward me, because He rescued me from total self destruction. This really is the story of His saving Love and Mercy, the po ... discuss

Do not use without permission.Originally posted July 5, 2013"I'm usually a fast reader. My Brother Pier Giorgio: His Last Days was supposed to be an easy read at only 120 pages. I should've finished i ... discuss

 Yesterday I woke up with a nagging sense of dread coupled with a little tinge of excitement.  The major task we were to undertake yesterday was "roaming".   Roaming is the act of ... discuss

This past May, millions of Americans gathered to pray from coast to coast in more than 43,000 local gatherings – the largest National Day of Prayer ever recorded. As Vice Chairman of the National D ... discuss

I have seen some Christians seemingly list a number of disclaimers prior to attempting to speaking the Gospel.I am not trying to judge...I love everyone... I hate the sin, but love the sinner...I am n ... discuss

So much has happened since I last updated you on my life and apostolate! I returned June 12 from my three-week European speaking tour, and my heart is full of gratitude as I look back upon the wonderf ... discuss

The week leading up to Mother's Day, I was in South Carolina with my sister-in-law for a few days. The weather was gorgeous and even though we had important matters to attend to, we also had our fair ... discuss

I know some of y'all have noticed that I haven't been on Twitter much recently and that -- aside from a tweet I sent out yesterday about Twitter notifying me that someone had attempted to (repeatedly) ... discuss

Credit:  www.thelocal.deWhen I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, Catholic churches were packed every week for Sunday Mass. There were 5 to 6 Masses or more, and the pews were filled for all of ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannOn June 28, the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary the day – one day after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The proximity of both celebrations r ... discuss

As I got through the rest of the Catechism (took me 2.5 years, on and off, but I finished it!) and reading Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina by Thelma Hall, I became aware of how poor my ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannOn June 10, we honor Blessed John Dominici (1350 - 1420), a Dominican priest, renowned theologian and preacher, and reformer. He is wonderful example of a man who was determined to l ... discuss

I've been asked what I did for my golden birthday (30 on the 30th) by a couple of people so -- in order to save time -- I thought I'd blog about it so I can just link everyone to a single place. :)My ... discuss

There are some ashes in the brokenness of our lives that seem impossible for God to somehow bring beauty from them. The smoke is so thick and you feel you may never fully catch your breath or see clea ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) calls out the World Health Organization for falsely associating high maternal mortality rates ... discuss

TweetWhat motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?What first motivated me to join the pro-life movement was the knowledge that my parents and teachers gave me from ... discuss

“Before I formed you in the belly, I knew you. Before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”  WEB (Read these scriptures an ... discuss

The saint of the day for May 22 is Saint Rita of Cascia, religious, patron of impossible, desperate causes and situations. She is also the patron saint of abuse victims, difficult marriages, infertili ... discuss

May 20 is the feast of St. Bernardine of Siena, a Franciscan priest and missionary, who popularized the devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus. He is known as “the Apostle of Italy” for his effor ... discuss

LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled cases of people who were prematurely declared dead or said to be in supposedly persistent vegetative states who ultimately recovered. We have also covered miraculous ... 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

Brethren, Peace be with you.I've been praying the Liturgy of the Hours (LOH) - Morning and Evening prayers, mostly - constantly since 2002. I have said it before and say again, the LOH form the "booke ... discuss

Vatican City, May 12, 2015 / 03:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday Pope Francis told global representatives of Caritas International that true service is about welcoming God and others, and called the ... discuss

Credit: Andrevruas  :When the Left Co-opts the Word "Bullying". This is an older blogpost that showed up on my facebook newsfeed. I can really identify with it.They can dance in the box ... discuss

I find it almost hard to believe now, but there was a time in my life that I hated coffee. At least I thought I did. I wanted to be a grownup like everyone else, so had tried to drink it on a ... discuss

Our Patroness It all began in 1990. Theresa was attending a Rosary Congress weekend in Massachusetts with the youth group from her parish and one of the parish priests.  They were blessed to hav ... discuss

Stevie wasn’t going to give up on her unborn daughter, even though she was told that she had a fatal disease and she should abort. At her 20-week ultrasound, her doctor told her that her baby wasn ... discuss

I'm reading the April issue of Chronicles. The major articles focus on Appomattox because April 9th was the 150th anniversary of Lee's surrender there. Editor Thomas Fleming makes this sobering point ... discuss

Washington D.C., May 7, 2015 / 04:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prayer is sorely needed as existential threats face faith, the family, and religious liberty in the U.S., Catholic leaders insisted at a praye ... discuss

The saint of the day for May 7th is St. Rose Venerini (1656-1713).Rose was born in Viterbo, Italy in 1656, of a very pious family. She received a good Christian education from her family. At age ... discuss

I am sharing my story for every girl who lives in silence, and for every person to understand that all life has value and is worthy of protection. I was conceived in father/daughter rape-incest.  My ... discuss

Rome, Italy, May 6, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After reading a letter while visiting Rome’s North American Seminary detailing the death of two young girls in a house fire, Pope Francis bl ... discuss

Times of challenge and peace The church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria was at peace. It was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord, and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit ... discuss

I took this picture earlier today while at Adoration.Have you ever had an intense yet unexplained desire to pray? No particular intentions come to mind nor are you experiencing anything major that is ... discuss

by Norm Beznoska Jr., Contributing Author : The PATH we choose affects our lives.  Choose wisely your eternity depends on it. For those that recall the following, another 10 years, and none of t ... discuss

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy ... discuss

Nancy and Susan, Carol, and all of Ray’s dear family, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Our text for today is Psalm twenty-three. “And I heard a voice from ... discuss

Yes, I know... there was a long gap between blog posts but I have good reasons. I've been busy, sick (physically exhausted), and I spent my afternoon-into-evening in the emergency room on Monday so, y ... discuss

Question: "Where do we find any evidence that praying for the dead is a biblical? From what I have read it appears that the Bible almost says the opposite of this in Ezekiel Chapter 18. Sure, Ezekiel ... discuss

I know I'm notoriously private about my love life (friends like to joke that I'll probably be married before they find out there's even a guy in my life) but I've been inspired to write about romantic ... discuss

Last month, when I talked with Haley and Christy on the Fountains of Carrots podcast, they asked a great question about when couples convert. Haley and Daniel came in to the Church at the same time; A ... discuss

Last year I took a DNA test to find out my ancestry. I figured Irish would come out on top, but then I thought that Scottish would somehow come out second as my mother was from Scotland (though I susp ... discuss

March has been a busy month for our family.  Our little foster daughter turned one,  I had another great check up at the cancer center, we're plugging along with school work, house work, hea ... discuss

Just a quick post to share the good news: I was accepted to John Paul the Great Catholic University's Theology grad program! From now, I'm going to refer to it as JP Catholic because the name is so lo ... discuss

  DARKNESS It was Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:30pm.  Our Everett 40 Days for Life prayer had just started. I crossed the driveway to view the Planned Parenthood parking lot.  ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Have you gone to pray at your local 40 Days for Life vigil yet? For some, the answer is, “I really wanted to ... but just never made it out there. ... discuss

It takes about 40 weeks to prepare a human in the womb for the world. Forty weeks or 280 days takes about 9 full moons.Noah sat on his boat for a little over nine moons. It rained on his boat for fort ... discuss

For a few years, I have been working on babyloss comfort boxes to be given in honor and memory of Lily Katherine to the Birth Center where she was born. This has been a project for my mom and I to do ... discuss

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

The tide is rolling in. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD. I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be t ... discuss

Question: "Why does the Orthodox Church teach many sacraments, and that they bestow grace, when the New Testament only speaks of two sacraments as only memorials: Communion and Baptism?"Your question ... discuss

Rarely does a Scripture leap out at me as powerfully as today's impromptu reading of Matthew's account of the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. In Matt 26:45, it reads, "So leaving them again, He wen ... discuss

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

The radio silence hasn't been because I've been enjoying the silence (though I have...). No, it was because I hit a serious case of writer's block. I wasn't even working on my new novel. Thankfully I ... discuss

Seven years ago today, I sat in a hospital bed, pregnant with my fourth child, a son. The son for which this blog was created, our sweet Happy. I will never forget the doctor coming in to tell me th ... discuss

It is my happy privilege to announce that the 2015 Virtual St. Joseph Altar is now open. It is an online version of the many St. Joseph Altars that are erected by Italians both in Italia as well as th ... discuss

A couple of weeks ago, as I was hauling children and carrying out the mundaneness of life, my husband sent a text message. It read, "What are you passionate about? What makes you want to get up in t ... discuss

Guess what? You've just been prayed for (by me) and blessed by God!How did this happen?Simple. Once you understand — or probably better worded — once you believe — that God can and does do ... discuss

In the biographies of the saints called the Acta Sanctorum which were preserved at the Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy it is said that he was born about 681 A.D., either in Devon or Cornwall, or more pro ... discuss

I was saddened when I read something from a very good friend of mine:"May they burn in Hell!"He's a Muslim.Is that what he really wants? For people to burn in Hell?"Oh, but he's a Muslim!" you sayYes, ... discuss

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Why is it important for Christians to come together in prayer at the National Memorial for the Pre-born and Their Mothers and Fathers on the morning of the March for Life?   ... discuss

Ever since Greg Stier spoke at the National Youth Workers Convention, I've been thinking about something he said. He read the story of Elijah on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 19), about how the prophets of Ba ... discuss

Vatican City, Jan 11, 2015 / 11:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis encouraged Christians to remember their baptism with “joy,” as he reflected on the role of Jesus Christ’s baptism ... discuss

"In silence, we are better able to listen to and understand ourselves;ideas come to birth and acquire depth... Deeper reflection helps us to discover the links between events that at first sight see ... discuss

Most of you readers are aware of the fact that, back in 2006, our family welcomed a child into our home from a disrupted adoption.    I detailed the events surrounding that decision and ... discuss

It started off like any normal day. I got up. I received a call that my godson's surgery went well. I prayed the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary while cooking breakfast. I ate. I ran errands. ... discuss

Credit:  www.pinterest.comI had an interesting run in with a Catholic blogger recently. The blogger is Paul Anthony Melanson and he has a blog entitled, "La Salette Journey." He wrote a post crit ... discuss

The following is a chapter from a book by Elisabeth Elliot that richly blessed and encouraged me, so I wanted to pass it along, as I'm sure it will impact others with similar experiences as well..."If ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 25, 2014 / 05:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing Pope Francis prayed for all who suffer due to war and conflict, asking that the salvation o ... discuss

As Christmas Eve arrives we are reminded of the historic Christian prayer prayed by so many Christians through two millennia of Christian experience and bathed in Christian hope, “Even so Lord, com ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Dec 22, 2014 / 09:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite the violence, darkness and confusion of the world, we can find hope and peace in the promise of Christ, said Cardinal Timothy M. ... discuss

I cannot promise that all the titles below are really worthwhile books, but they should all give you something to think about.  They are older books which means the language and the syntax are more ... discuss

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment – Hebrews 9:27 (ESV) Over the last few years, there have been several books, movies, and other accounts of people ... discuss

The following is from my talk at this year's Annual Advent Dinner on December 4th, highlighting all of the good work Lumina has accomplished this year! First of all, I want to thank Bishop Byrne ... discuss

From Catholicmom.comLast month, Brittany Maynard chose doctor-assisted suicide over aggressive treatment or even palliative care for her brain cancer.  In many television interviews  she gav ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 16, 2014 / 01:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis touched on the importance of being humble and open to the Lord's correction, encouraging the faithful to offer him their sins to Go ... discuss

Yesterday, I did a brief, over-the-phone radio interview with NPR. I’m not sure when the segment will air, but they wanted my take on the 1-in-3 campaign—which is the latest effort to con ... discuss

Yesterday, I did a brief, over-the-phone radio interview with NPR. I’m not sure when the segment will air, but they wanted my take on the 1-in-3 campaign—which is the latest effort to con ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Few Christian households lack a Christmas tree at this time of year. Many people have completed their Christmas shopping, and Christmas carols blare over every store speaker. Howev ... discuss

I just found this in my old notes. Thought I’d post it because I’ll probably never randomly find it again in all my mess of papers. It is not good or anything, it’s just what I remember writi ... discuss

FIRST... DON'T FORGET...40 Days for Life-DallasMidway Rally and Youth DaySaturday, October 9thSouthwestern late-term abortion center8616 Greenville Ave. at Royal Ln. (NE corner)(For details on Youth D ... discuss

When I was in college, I prayed and discerned a vocation to become a sister or a nun.  I was enthralled by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart; of which I had had the honor of working with ... discuss

The book "Treasuring Grace" was inspired by a dream in which co -author Tracy Roberts feels that God spoke to her and directed her hand in the writing of the story. Many people feel God's special i ... discuss

The book "Treasuring Grace" was inspired by a dream in which co -author Tracy Roberts feels that God spoke to her and directed her hand in the writing of the story. Many people feel God's special i ... discuss

I have completed my rosary novena of petition (my novena of thanksgiving begins tomorrow). I am on Day 2 of a three-day fast. I have prayed to the Holy Spirit for wisdom and asked for the intercession ... discuss

My message to our state representative regarding today's vote on HF1054:On behalf of the four voters in our home, including me, I ask that you vote against this bill for a variety of reasons.First, an ... discuss

Indiana Planned Parenthood Rape Cover Up Part 2 Last week I wrote a story entitled\" The Abortion Industry and How They Cover Up Child Rape\". If you did not have a chance to read that story or ... discuss

Stand True's March for Life and Inauguration Recap and Slide Show If you can't see the slide show here - Go here: http://www.slide.com/r/HavAxZjJ7D9owzT68KbJkvuYw-92z-hq?previous_view=lt_embedded_url ... discuss

The mood at my home church this Easter was anything but joyful. We tried to celebrate, we really did, but it was a success just to hold back the tears. Five days earlier, two much-loved high school se ... discuss

I'm introducing a new feature on An Infant in a Cradle -- 20schemes Tuesdays. My plan is to feature an aspect of 20schemes (my new employer) that I find encouraging and think readers might enjoy learn ... discuss

This will be brief and based only on my observations related to My Little Pony and my daughter. A little over two years ago, my daughter became interested in characters from My Little Pony. To be hone ... discuss

We need more men like this.  (And more Cardinal Burkes.)  Do not lose hope.  Stay close to the Lord.  And support those who are doing good.  The article below concerning the S ... discuss

Prior to our arrival at Disney’s Polynesian Resort last week, I had requested a certain area of the resort to be close to some certain amenities I thought were desirable. Upon check-in, I learne ... discuss

Guy Fawkes or The Gunpowder Treason Extract: More than two hundred and thirty-five years ago, or, to speak with greater precision, in 1605, at the latter end of June, it was rumoured one morning in M ... discuss

From 28 October - 02 November abolitionists converged in Memphis, TN to turn the city right side up, to expose the evil of abortion and to preach the Gospel of Jesus. On Wednesday morning and after ... discuss

What Makes a Christian Powerful By Joe Smith Edited by Doug Wooley, 9/20/1988 Revised by Jay Rogers, 10/8/2015 Joe Smith is survived by his wife Katie in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Joe Smith wa ... discuss

I wanted to write something, but wasn't sure what to say, as I pondered the tragic shooting events which began on the morning of Friday, October 24, 2014 at Marysville-Pilchuck Hig ... discuss

I had to share my God moment that happened this week… even though it wasn’t something I had on my sadly neglected blogging calendar that was put aside for sick kids with fevers, field tri ... discuss

"For every tree is known by his own fruit..." Luke 6:44aNot to state the obvious, but "knowing Christians by their fruit" does not mean that everyone who does something "nice" is a Christian.  It ... discuss

October is the month dedicated to the Rosary. It is also the month dedicated to the protection of all human life. The Church is the Body of Christ whose mission is to help and defend the poor, the ... discuss

When I first encountered the following quote on a popular pro-life blog, I had to do a double take and reread it in full context. Remember that these abortionists are misguided. They are sinners ... discuss

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I agonized over whether to blog this or not.  I considered the privacy of our family. The confidentiality of my son. The acquaintances who may have elevated our family too much and will be crushe ... discuss

These misguided souls [abortion industry workers] are our brothers and sisters in Christ, whether you like it or not. You can call someone a “baby killer” all day long. Not one of them lef ... discuss

And war broke out in heaven.... We know of war. We hear of wars and rumors of wars. We see our nation and others fighting over things that matter and things that don't. Some of you have even fought ... discuss

Conversations with God (and the Robbieisms He used to snap me out of my offense) So, a funny thing happened on the way to spiritual maturity… We can think we are on our way to becoming the person ... discuss

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

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

I don’t know about you, but I’m in high gear prep-for-school mode around the bee hive. My sweet mama whisked my teens and five-year-old away to her house over the weekend and let me spend ... discuss

As most of you know, when I was nine I lost my mom to suicide. All of this discussion about Robin Williams has me kind of sad and frustrated with where we are with mental illness in this world. My h ... discuss

Thursday I went to the cancer center for my six month check up. Because childcare is tough to find for six kids, one of whom is a foster (oh, yeah, that's why I haven't had time for blogging...I am m ... discuss

We, in modern America, if anything have too much food. You learn this in a new way when you go to places like Singapore where the portions are smaller – you know, normal sized. But in super-sized ... discuss

Dear Readers, It was an abortion day Thursday July 31, 2014. Nine mothers heard our cry for mercy on the unborn victims being brought into the Building For Women for slaughter. We prayed and worshiped ... discuss

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

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Manhattan Church of Holy Innocents, which is on the potential list of Catholic church closings to be announced in September. In a move to combat the potential ... discuss

[For the next four days, I will be reprinting in its full length a Facebook post from a Dominican novice, Anthony J. J. Mathison. I’ve done some minor detail work — replacing straight quotation ma ... discuss

Battlefield Mass: Korean WarWhen I saw For Greater Glory a couple of years ago, I was struck by the scenes showing the Cristeros at worship in their desert hideaways.  The priest at the alta ... discuss

By bryankemper | Published: July 8, 2014  http://www.standtrue.com/abortionconfession/#sthash.cvmlodUG.dpufOn January 24, 2013, my daughter Zoe addressed the crowd at the March for Life Yout ... discuss

Today the holy Mass is that of the fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today, July 6, is also the feast day of St. Maria Goretti. Because the Mass of the Lord's Day takes precedence over most Saints ... discuss

Random ReflectionsDateline: Saturday April 19, 2014 and the afternoon is slipping away.  The morning work in the backyard is a memory and the short visit with one of the grandfathers was a pleasa ... discuss

In high school, I did half of my coursework at home through a Catholic home school program. As a freshman, I wrote an essay on why Catholics should pray a daily Rosary. Looking back, I’m not sure w ... discuss

Pope Francis, preparing to execute a Judo throw on Patriarch BartholomewOn Pentecost, I was on Ancient Faith Today, which is hosted by Kevin Allen, and was on the show along with Fr. Matthew Baker, to ... discuss

Do you remember the lyrics to that old hymn, "When we all get to Heaven?"Those words are flowing through my mind and I am singing them loud and proud.  ♪ ♫ "What a day of rejoicing it will be ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannJune 13th is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua. With it being so close to Father's Day, my dad has been on my mind, so I thought I would re-post this popular post I wrote last year a ... discuss

  There is a  great book titled, “In the Arms of Mary” I had purched to give as  presents, although I had never read it.  With forwards by four Cardinals and raves by th ... discuss

This is quite "old" as this was done last year, but better post it than never, no?This is the relic of St. Celestine V, the humble monk elected pope who then resigned after a few months as pope to ret ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you! In the photo above we see Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew praying together on the empty tomb that once contained the crucified body of Jesus of Naz ... discuss

I turned on the news before making breakfast yesterday morning. Making headlines were stories of missing children, attempted abductions and a one year old girl locally who was taken to the emergency ... discuss

I'm in a unique position that I wonder if I share with any other Philippine adoptive parent.  Probably so.Our family had the distinct pleasure of adopting from The Philippines FOUR TIMES while we ... discuss

From the invaluable New Liturgical Movement:http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2013/08/q-with-dom-mark-daniel-kirby-on.html#.Uy5ZF0nD_4gDom Mark Daniel Kirby, prior of Silverstream Priory, recently ... discuss

"[[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!" Psalm 21:1My family has been dealing with a situation for ... discuss

Sometimes I think God asks too much of me. I mean, really. What is he thinking? I can understand giving some general guidelines to follow, some flexible rules to kind of give me an idea of which wa ... discuss

I just got back from a retreat in Austin given by Mobile Loaves and Fishes an organization that works to feed and rehome the homeless, and at the sametime create relationships between them and MLFs vo ... discuss

Funeral for Ron Freeman, (March 25, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Psalm 91) TITLE: “Under the Protection of God” Kevin, Melinda, family, colleagues and friends of Ron: G ... discuss

Tony Miano recently wrote an article titled "Abortion Abolition is Not the Gospel". As far as that goes, we agree with Miano: abolition is not the Gospel. We have said the same thing ourselves on num ... discuss

My new migraine book is out under my pen name so I'd like to share my story about how I used to suffer from migraines. I used to have terrible migraines. I had them almost every day. They we ... discuss

This is absurd: Molly Jesse of Essex Junction, who opposes abortion, was ticketed by a Burlington police officer in June for parking near the clinic — within the 35-foot buffer zone where cit ... discuss

An abortion facility has closed, and I found the back-story about this place worth posting, because it's about helping women and girls avoid being forced to have abortions. It's written by a lawyer, A ... discuss

and the Purification of Mary2 February, New Testament The Presentation of Our Lord at the Temple, one of the Christological feasts of the Christian Church, is Scripture's final infancy narrative conc ... discuss

The Wild Goose CaseBack in March of 2013 Tony Massey and myself, Jo Scott, were accused of "following" Christa Pryor, the wife of Jim Pryor, Planned Parenthood's head security guard.  With me at ... discuss

When I prayed for this coming year, I was shown a roller coaster. This means we will have ups and downs this year. I realize that hardly takes a prophet to predict, but the encouraging thing about thi ... discuss

We’re currently in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which takes place January 18–25. It’s unsurprising, therefore, to see Pope Francis, like his forbears, calling on Christia ... discuss

The typical religious who professed perpetual vows in 2013 is a 37-year-old cradle Catholic who has three or more siblings and who regularly prayed the Rosary and took part in Eucharistic adoration be ... discuss

The typical religious who professed perpetual vows in 2013 is a 37-year-old cradle Catholic who has three or more siblings and who regularly prayed the Rosary and took part in Eucharistic ... Original ... discuss

Bite size commentary delivered daily. In today's edition: The Great Divorce on stage, how to know God's will, biblical messages in Frozen, and more.*****************Coming soon to a theater near ... discuss

It has become the custom in our family to read St. Agnes's story from the book,57 Stories of Saints. It does a nice job of presenting young Agnes and her humility, holiness and faith. It also makes he ... discuss

Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director & Catholic convert was the guest on tonight's episode of The Journey Home on EWTN. She shared her powerful story. She also talked ... discuss

I am an american evangelical raised in the fundamentalist strain of the faith. I had the book, The Fundamentals, for awhile, but I never read it. Lately, some of the sacred cows I used to defend vigor ... discuss

The two things I remember most about my grandma are that she had a beautiful devotion to the Rosary and she spent a great deal of time knitting. She probably prayed and knitted at the same time! Her k ... discuss

A few years ago a dear friend of mine entered the real life nightmare of a life without her husband.  The love of her life.  The father of her children.  Suddenly gone at age 35. A real life nightm ... discuss

Pope Francis made an unannounced visit to the Roman basilica of St. Mary Major on January 1 and prayed before the beloved image of the Virgin Salus Populi Romani. "The private visit, ... Original Post ... discuss

Christians continue to bear the brunt of the Muslim Brotherhood's fury over its rejection by the people of Egypt. "Clashes outside Egypt church," from AFP, January 1: CAIRO - Egyptian Islamists clashe ... discuss

If anyone had told me five years ago that I would be celebrating my 2014 New Year's Eve at my own house in The Philippines, I would have told him he was crazy AND that's it's not nice to give false ho ... discuss

Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914)Some of the most worthwhile literature, both fiction and non-fiction, is that which leads us to other worthwhile literature.  I came upon something interesting ... discuss

2 days left in 2013. WOW! Where has the time gone? More importantly, what did you learn in this year? For me, from the very start - the first weekend of 2013, in fact - it has been an incredible year ... discuss

we have seen it and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was made visible to us— what we have seen and heard we proclaim now to you, so that you too may ha ... discuss

I'm introducing a new feature on An Infant in a Cradle -- 20schemes Tuesdays. My plan is to feature an aspect of 20schemes (my new employer) that I find encouraging and think readers might enjoy learn ... discuss

If the title of this blog post sounds familiar to any of you, it should.  It is the name of a song written by Steven Curtis Chapman in the early 90s, I believe.   It impacted me so grea ... discuss

Well, I blew it.  This should have gone up yesterday.  But since heaven is outside of time, I trust St. Juan Diego will not mind.  Originally posted December 9, 2009.-- A.M., O.P.* &nbs ... discuss

When multi-Grammy award-winning singer and producer John Elefante started writing the lyrics for his song “This Time,” he had no intention of writing a “pro-life song,” and certainly didn’t ... discuss




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