Topic: priest

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)When Jesus heard that John the Baptist had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left His hometown of Nazareth an ... discuss

Based on the reviews I have read, I encourage you to not support this film.The film represents a “struggle of faith” in which the priest must choose between the lives of his flock and his Faith. ... discuss

Tuesday night in a 5-4 midnight vote, the Loudoun County School Board rejected a proposal to create a new identity category for transgenderism in its school system. This is a big win in the “Sch ... discuss

40 Days for Life, the inspirational brainchild co-founded by Shawn Carney, now president of the organization, commenced as a small peaceful prayer vigil outside an abortion facility in his college to ... discuss

GENESIS 14Melchizedek is only shown to us one time and yet we are reminded of him with the familiar phrase from Hebrews that Jesus is a high priest "after the order of Melchizedek." You wouldn't think ... discuss

Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under th ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)If you go out into the North African desert with its rolling and shifting hills of sand you will likely come upon qui ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Writing and Singing about the Rhyme and Reason for Your Life No matter what – prayer is powerful When you pray to the one true, living, loving Creator of all the heavens and th ... discuss

Lucian lived in Rome, and his pagan name was Lucius. He was converted to Christ by the Apostle Peter, and was baptized. After Saint Peter’s death, Saint Lucian preached the Gospel in Italy. Saint Di ... discuss

December 7th, is the optional memorial of Saint Raymond of Peñafort (1175-1275), a 13th century Dominican priest and theologian who, as a contemporary of Saint Thomas Aquinas, worked to help Christia ... discuss

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

6 January, New Testament The Epiphany season begins today, with the Feast of the Epiphany. This day celebrates the Wise Men bringing their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the Christ Child. ... discuss

Let me tell you about me and my sciatica! As you may know, the sciatic nerve is the biggest, longest nerve in your body.  It was three years ago that sciatic pain down my right leg first began,  At ... discuss

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, twelve drummers drumming ...”It is ironic that the last day of Christmastide should be anti-clamatic, if only for the day itself. The hig ... discuss

January 5th is the feast of St. John Neumann (1811-1860), a native of Bohemia (a region encompassing the western Czech Republic) who immigrated to the United States. He became a Redemptorist priest a ... discuss

On January 5th, the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint John Neumann (1811-1860), the 19th century bishop, missionary and founder, who as the first Redemptorist missionary to profess vows in the U ... discuss

January 4th is the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a single woman, a wife, a mother, a widow, a lay woman and a religious Sister. She was the foundress of the first American Catholic parish school, ... 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

With the exception of the picture of the doctor the other two funny picks were by Papa Mike and not the SOURCE of this article……Papa Mike    There’s finally hope for the criticall ... discuss

A group in northern Idaho is taking the calling to protect unborn babies from abortion to another level. Abolish Abortion Idaho is a grassroots group pursuing an adequate number of signatures for a ba ... discuss

In Matthew 2:11 it is written: "and on entering the house they [the wise men] saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and of ... discuss

We have posted several times on the persecution of Christians by ISIS in the Middle East and elsewhere. Our brothers and sisters in faith face intimidation, torture and death simply for being disciple ... discuss

Yesterday, on the first day of 2017, I had the privilege to preach from Romans 10 on the subject of missions.  Each year, typically during the final few weeks of the year, I preach a missionary biog ... discuss

(Russian: Серафим Саровский) born Prokhor Moshnin (Прохор Мошнин), is one of the most renowned Russian monks and mystics in the Orthodox Church. He is generally considered ... discuss

January 2, 2017Basil was educated in Caesarea, Constantinople, and Athens in the fourth century. He enjoyed stimulating university life. There he met Gregory Nazianzen, a quiet, scholarly man. The two ... discuss

As the world dives further into a century of “progress” and uncharted horizons, mankind continues its dissent from God, which is eerily reminiscent of the words of Jesus Christ: “What profit is ... discuss

Adoration of the Magi, Gentile da Fabriano, 1423, Uffizi Gallery, Italy.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)The Feast of the Epiphany was celeb ... 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

Meanwhile, statistics bear out the fact that inserting spirituality into patient care has wide public support. Drawing upon several independent studies, Dr. Bryan Thatcher said 90 percent of patients ... discuss

With the new year coming it’s that time of the year where we typically look back and see what happened over the past 12 months. For the pro-life movement it was definitely one of the most intere ... discuss

Criminal Charges Filed Against Anglican Priest for Praying Outside Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic: Father James Linton was arrested last month outside the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood for off ... discuss

Pope Sylvester I and Emperor ConstantineDecember 31st, is the optional memorial of Saint Sylvester I (??? - 335), the 4th century pontiff, who guided the Church during a period of violent persecution ... discuss

St. Thomas Becket, St. Thomas of Canterbury (c.1118 – December 29, 1170) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Anglican and the Roman Cath ... discuss

For Bart Gingerich, a fellow with the Institute on Religion and Democracy and a student at Reformed Episcopal Seminary, becoming Anglican was an intellectual journey steeped in the thought of ancient ... discuss

December 29th, is the optional memorial of Saint Thomas Becket (1119-1170), the 12th century English statesman, Archbishop of Canterbury and martyr. A close associate of King Henry II, in the year 115 ... discuss

I just wanted to write a quick "Merry Christmas, everyone!" message to you lovely readers. I hope y'all have had a beautiful and blessed Christmas. I hope y'all had a chance to go to Mass, unlike me w ... discuss

The Jews knew that Stephen was exceedingly well-informed in the laws of Moses; but as he preached, with great freedom, the Gospel of Christ, they ventured to dispute with him, to convict him of error ... discuss

December 26th, is the Feast of Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr and archdeacon. He led the group of seven deacons who the Apostles appointed to help them minister to the poor and the marginal ... discuss

Based on the acclaimed 1966 novel by Japanese Catholic writer Shusaku Endo, Silence is a book about 17th century Jesuit missionaries trying to make inroads for the gospel in the inhospitable “swampl ... discuss

The story of Hanukkah is often told with an emphasis on the evil ruler, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, King of the Hellenistic Seleucid empire, who was bent on the Hellenization of the Jewish people. Had he ... discuss

St. Peter & Paul Chapel in Cairo Bombed byMuslims in Nov. 2016 killing 25 Christiansby Leo Hohmann: The Islamic State has allegedly published a secret list in Arabic of thousands of churches in all 5 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 364 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1122 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 131 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 359 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1118 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Thurs ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 374 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 368 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1135 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday, ... discuss

Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Dec 22, 2016 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Donald Calloway could give St. Augustine a run for his money, in terms of dramatic conversion stories. In a recent Vimeo vide ... discuss

23 December, (commemoration of Saint John of K?ty, Priest) ... discuss

We so often here that religion and science don't mix, yet many of the great scientists of the Christian era have been people of faith, John Cantius was one of them.He was born in Kęty, a small town n ... discuss

Angels Announcing the Birth of Christ to the Shepherds, Flinck, 1639.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Homily originally delivered in 2010Whi ... discuss

1.  The Christmas lights in Wichita this year have been amazing! On Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, which is characterized by joy, we went out to view the lights around the city.  Here i ... discuss

December 23rd, the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. John Cantius, (c. 1390 – 1473) otherwise called John of Kanty or John Kanty, the 15th century Polish priest and theologian whose int ... discuss

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Next time your local radio station plays a cut from “A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra” this holiday season—don’t worry, you won’t need to wait long—you may want to call to mind this li ... discuss

It’s an amazing and wonderful thing to realize that God devised His plan, created us, and is perfectly executing the plan, so that we could enjoy Him. He was infinitely satisfied within Himself, the ... discuss

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

I love to reread this each year, journeying through Advent, so I'm reposting it.Continuing our examination of chapter five of  Go to Joseph we continue with Mary and Joseph on their trip to ... discuss

Guest Post by David MartinWith the crisis of faith ever intensifying, it somehow has evaded the Catholic hierarchy that    the crux of the problem has been our casual and disparaging re ... discuss

Pope Francis has named Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau, Alaska, as bishop of Dallas. The appointment was publicized in Washington, December 13, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to th ... discuss

Today is the memorial of St. Peter Canisius, Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church.  He was well-known for his strong defense of the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Aus ... discuss

December 21st, is the optional memorial of Saint Peter Canisius (1521-1597) the 16th century Dutch Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church, who played a major role in Council of Trent and the Counter R ... discuss

 (Russian: Иоанн Кронштадтский) (October 19, 1829, Sura, Arkhangelsk–December 20, 1908, Kronstadt) was a Russian Orthodox Christian presbyter and a member of the synod of the ... discuss

“Jesus is the Friend of sinners (Mt. 11:19).  Jesus is our brother (Heb. 2:11).  Jesus is our Advocate (I Jn.2:1).  Jesus is the Good Shepherd (Jn. 10:11). Jesus is our Counselor (Is.9:6).  ... discuss

Angel Appearing to Zacharias, Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1490.St. Luke devotes the first two chapters of his Gospel to events in the infancy of Christ. Luke's infancy narratives consider six episodes ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)My dear brothers and sisters, all of our ideals, all of our dreams of what we want to be, and of what our world can b ... discuss

At Holy Cross Seminary in Goulburn, Australia, Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais ordained three priests on Thursday, December 15, 2016: two Americans and one Australian. At Our Lady Co-Redemptr ... discuss

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People in Spain have an “Uber” version of the Confession and it’s awesome There is now an app whereby a Catholic in Spain can find a priest to meet him or her in order to be offered ... 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

Over the past couple of years, I have become beguiled by the beauty of the Christian Calendar (if you’re not familiar with the practice, here’s a great, quick introduction). Many churches ... discuss

The date of Christmas was not determined by Church Fathers by copying the date of a pagan Roman winter solstice festival. Instead, the date was calculated from the Jewish calendar using the date o ... 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

As I have written before, I don't think any Church document since Humanae Vitae in 1968 has produced as much controversy and outright rebellion in the Catholic Church as we have seen from Amoris Laeti ... discuss

In Defenders of the Unborn, historian Daniel  K. Williams asks: why did the pro-life movement last so long, even as other social conservative movements faded away?The answer lies in the fact that ... discuss

By Cameron CôtéLast week I was speaking to a couple of agitated pro-abortion advocates while doing “Choice” Chain at Mount Royal University. One of them randomly blurted out, “I bet you love D ... discuss

In researching my Timeline of Pro-Life History, I came across a number of people whom nobody has ever heard of, but whose influence on the welfare of the unborn was monumental.And one of these figures ... discuss

Audio Message: Welcome, officially to the Christmas season. As we call it, “advent.”Why do we have this season of advent? What is advent? Advent literally means “the arrival.” And specif ... discuss

Question: "Does Christ's prohibition against oaths in Matthew 5:33-37 mean that we should not pledge allegiance to the flag?"While Christ certainly forbade the making of foolish and idle oaths, he did ... discuss

Today we honor Blessed Miguel Pro, executed by the anti-Church Mexican government basically for being a Catholic priest.I think of him today not only because it is his feast day, but also because of t ... discuss

RAZCIt’s fair to say that until recently, most Americans had never heard of “Mike Pence.” But ironically, this relatively unknown man will soon take the second-highest office in the co ... discuss

Hello, everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates but... well, you know. It's the same ol' same ol'. My week consists of (mainly) schoolwork, exams, lectures, lab assignments, observation hours and ... discuss

The Priest Who Realized the Earth Revolved Around the Sun |Blogs | NCRegister.com div> ... discuss

Priest slammed for using dead baby as 'political prop' div> ... discuss

A friend pointed me to Bishop Robert Barron's "Word of Fire" podcast entitled "Why Young People are Leaving the Church." I enjoy listening to Bishop Barron. He is an extremely intelligent man, who is ... discuss

If you ask someone where to find the Crucifixion mentioned in the Old testament, they'll probably go to Zechariah 12:10:“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a ... discuss

The (Congressional) Medal of Honor was established in 1861, during the Civil War.  The qualifications for being awarded the Medal have been tightened up and refined over the years, but it is curr ... discuss

Before I read any commentary on the election, a few of my own thoughts.Am I happy Trump won?  I am happy Hillary lost.  My support for Trump was based not on personalities, but on issues.&nb ... discuss

Note to self (and everyone else): don't ever think I'll have time to blog during the semester because "free time" does not exist. How many weeks until winter break? 5? How months until graduation? 6? ... discuss

Well, I missed a week because of Memorial Day. Oh well! Listening To:Our teens and some of their friends meet on a weekly basis to work on a capella singing - including both secular and sacred pieces. ... discuss

I’m sick to death of this election. The most distressing aspect of this election cycle is that it’s revealed the extent to which American Catholics, particularly those of a conservative bent, have ... discuss

eiving your news and information from late night television, comedy shows, or internet political commentary can often leave you misinformed, especially when hosts address topics in which they have no ... discuss

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael W. PendergrassFifteen years ago today, I overheard a coworker down the hall from my office telling someone else about planes hitting the World Trade ... discuss

 Loss of Newborn Sparks Couple’s Long-Term Ministry to MomsBy Rachel Leigh Randy and Evelyn James open up their regional center, which can house up to 30 women and children.Photo C ... discuss

Yesterday I went on an outing/field trip with a group of like-minded young Catholics. (side note: when I say "young" I mean 18-36 year-olds.) It was the first time I've ever been able to make it to su ... discuss

I've been thinking of doing the 54-day Rosary novena for several weeks now. With everything that's been going on with me (health-wise) and everything going on with Mom at her work (read: mental and em ... discuss

I'm trying to get my mind off of how uncomfortable all the tape from the heart holster feels on my ribcage so... new blog post for y'all! lol.Another weekend came and went and still no Mass for me. &n ... 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

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: "Which is the Lord’s Day, Saturday or Sunday?"For Orthodox Christians, the Sabbath remains Saturday, but the Lord's Day is Sunday, and this is abundantly clear from both Scripture and Trad ... discuss

Question: "What are we to make of parts of the Liturgy that seem to be relics from a time when the Liturgy was closed to the general public? For example: the dismissal of the catechumens: "Catechumens ... discuss

First Question: "This concerns the origin of sin and evil. Since, as we believe, God created everything good, meaning everything created was created in the ontological state of goodness or righteousne ... discuss

Question: "What is the unforgivable Sin and how do people commit it?"Fr. Michael Pomazansky addresses this question very thoroughly in the context of his discussion of the sacrament of confession in h ... discuss

Question: "I often hear sin is sin and no sin is greater than another. What's the church's stance on this particular subject?"We see that there are degrees of sin very clearly in Scripture. For exampl ... discuss

Question: "Why did God create the Tree of Knowledge?""And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow e ... discuss

Question: "What does the Church teach about having non-believers in our homes and parish Temples? 2 John 1:10, seems to suggest that we should not have anyone who professes a teaching contrary to the ... 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

The Tonsuring of a ReaderQuestion: "How does one become a Reader, and what does a Reader do?"We learn a great deal about what it means to be a Reader from the admonition that the bishop gives to a Rea ... discuss

Question: "When are prostrations made at the Liturgy?"We do not make prostrations at all on Sundays, with the exception being the veneration of the Cross on the third Sunday of Lent, or when the feast ... discuss

"He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee" (Pr ... discuss

Question: "Should Orthodox Christians vote?"There are no canons of the Church that either require Christians to vote, or forbid them from doing so. There are restrictions on the involvement of clergy ... discuss

I was ordained a priest on May 30, 2006. To mark the 10th anniversary, I offered a Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 30, 2016 at St. Anthony's parish in Vancouver (the churc ... discuss

Father Michael Orsi, now on the pastoral team of St. Agnes Church in Naples, Fl said, “For too long, pastors and churches have been bullied into believing that they can say nothing political from ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Intense frustration – has it ever hit you? If you’ve ev ... discuss

For centuries Christian churches had little appreciation for the biblical Feast of Tabernacles. They understood Passover was the foundation for Jesus’ atoning death on the cross, and they understood ... 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

The so-called "catholic" blogosphere reacted this week in horror (again, almost in one voice) to what they consider to be a truly evil action. Oh, I don't mean the horrific massacre of 49 people and ... discuss

EWTN, the Catholic network founded by the late Mother Angelica, played a crucial role in my return to the Catholic Church, as it has in the lives of countless others around the world. There is no dou ... 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

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

The International Prayer Apostleship supervised by the Jesuit Order has published the video of the Pope with prayer intentions for the month of September. It is the ninth video that has been released ... discuss

What is true in Spain, is also possible in Italy. A priest of the Archdiocese of Palermo, where Pope Francis recently appointed a "Bergoglianist" as archbishop, has "blessed" a lesbian couple. "I ho ... discuss

"Stormed and humiliated." - The rebuilding of the John Paul II Institute by Francis and the "sexual revolution in the Vatican"The theologian Andrea Grillo, staunch Bergoglianist, has revealed in a com ... discuss

" In December 1982, seven-year-old Chucky McGivern came home from school with the chicken pox. Three days later, he suddenly lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital. He was diagnosed with R ... discuss

Twenty-first century pro-lifers take for granted that life begins at conception. But for Europeans in the Early Modern Era (1500-1800), the question of how human life began was very mysterious. Lackin ... discuss

I encourage you to share this with your Catholic acquaintances.... ... discuss

I have so many good links I said to myself: what the hay? Let's do a links blogpost.People in homosexual ‘marriages’ almost 3 times more likely to commit suicide: study Because of homophobia, I'm ... discuss

Madonna del Parto Unknown Master, Italian (late 15th century in Valsesia)Rather than write a book review, which would require more time than I care to spend on this blogpost, I thought I'd comment on ... discuss

Last week a brother from my fellowship asked me about abolitionism. Most of the discussion centered around what it means for a preborn human to be alive and why a human ought not to be murdered. It wa ... discuss

Michael Voris devotes a major part of his self-proclaimed apostolate to trying to destroy anyone in the Catholic Church who shows any compassion or empathy for homosexuals.  Voris especially goes ... discuss

Priest Shortage? What Priest Shortage? There May Be One Right Beside You - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org div ... discuss

Military Ordinariate dared to be a priest div> ... discuss

I have two Bible stories for you.One day the Israelite people are camped on the border of the country of Moab. They were getting along swimmingly and romance blossomed. Moses, their leader, was upset ... discuss

Image source: ancoraonline.it.On Friday, as I’m sure most of you know, the Vatican Press released Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Predictably, everyone wh ... discuss

A beauty ever ancient, ever new div> ... discuss

Forty six years before my birth in Brooklyn, my father was born in 1912 Dublin, Ireland.  He was the youngest of seven in a Catholic family.  After he died in 1984, all those siblings outli ... discuss

(My Mom, Marie Kelly, wrote this on November 19, 1995. She was a parishioner at Saint Vincent Ferrer Church in Madison Heights, Michigan.)"A Thanksgiving Poem for Someone Special: Our Father and Our F ... discuss

One major criticism of the Catholic Church from many non-Catholic Christians is that Catholic devotions such as the Rosary, novenas, or even the Stations of the Cross are just repetitive, shallow prac ... discuss

I have already posted about this yearly abuse of Sta. Cruz Church, an abuse meant to accommodate the pagan feast of the Chinese New Year.Now I can say that this is not a liturgical abuse but a clear m ... discuss

Birth control is the single biggest contributor to the immorality which is so prevalent in our world today.  Since the introduction of the birth control pill in 1960, sex has become nothing more ... discuss

The Centers for Disease Control acknowledges that:    "The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include mu ... discuss

Via the power of IFTTT Lent 2c, (February 21, 2016) Luke 13:31-35 TITLE: “Put Your Trust Where it Belongs” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text f ... discuss

I received a very disturbing news about a parish whose monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament got robbed on the eve of the parisH fiesta.After learning of the theft, the parish priest who is a li ... discuss

Oddly enough, according to a couple of sources, Associate Justice Antonin G. Scalia’s best friend was AJ Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Said Marcia Coyle on PBS NewsHour Weekend, Scalia, who passed away Satur ... discuss

by Rev. Dr. George C. Papademetriou – I am making the following brief statement as a committed Orthodox Christian and as a priest of the Church. I share with you my personal reflections on the a ... discuss

"Can I get the loyalty card discount?" he asked the kid at the register, "I had one like ten years ago, but I don't know where it is anymore." He went in on in gravelly voice from decades of smoking.T ... discuss

Courtesy of Roamin' Catholics. As the mother of a young lady of 13 who has Down syndrome, I am accustomed to seeing how God's ways are far above our ways. Many times we have stood in awe at what Our L ... discuss

What started out as a “last throw of the dice” to save the Anglican Communion has succeeded–at least for now. One would think there would be some thanksgiving, but instead there is l ... discuss

If you feel tired or just too formal, why not sit it out for the Mass?Here's from a newest member of the GULP:(Kapanata Community 6th Local House Chapter and Community Mass...Special thanks to _______ ... discuss

At least 10 years of seminary formation.One decade!That is how long a man spends inside the seminary before he is ordained to the priesthood.You might be surprised to know that in all those years that ... discuss

Sorry folks, my blogging partner and I have been away for a while. But this caught my attention today at the Silverstream Priory Blog Vultus Christi : On the need for more Irish canonisationsAn Initia ... discuss

The Manila Archdiocese has officially opened the process for the beatification and canonization of a U.S. Jesuit priest credited with building up the presence of the Knights of Columbus in t ... discuss

ROME, December 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Howling, grunting, and roaring animals, along with images of overcrowded city centers, depictions of pollution, and negative portrayals of industrialization, ... discuss

SourceIt seems hardly a day goes by that the Catholic blogosphere is not in an uproar over some statement or action by someone whom they feel is threatening to destroy the Church. The offender is more ... discuss

This post is in response is to Jayne, a traditionalist who has commented that I am not being fair to traditionalists by painting them all with the same brush.  We have gone back and forth on a pr ... discuss

This post is in reply to Laramie Hirsch, who has written a post on his blog, "The Hirsch Files" in response to this blog. Laramie's post is entitled, "St. Catherine of Siena Does NOT Warn Traditionali ... discuss

SourceThe Catholic blogosphere and internet have been awash with weeping and and wailing and gnashing of teeth over the Synod on the Family. As far as many in the Catholic blogosphere are concerned, ... discuss

Or what every baptized and CONFIRMED Catholics MUST do.We have forgotten the grace the Sacrament of Confirmation confects upon our soul!So when a priest forces you to commit a sin, CALL HIM OUT!When a ... discuss

Cover of New York PostI recently received a comment from a Catholic who asked that I list some positive accomplishments of Pope Francis. It's kind of a surprising request as the majority of Catholics ... discuss

A fight scene from "Deadwood"SourceI recently heard a priest describe the Catholic blogosphere as the Wild West where anything goes. Anyone who has watched "Deadwood" on HBO has a good idea of just h ... discuss

Sts. Cosmas and Damian: physicians and martyrs.Going to the hospital for, if not a life-threatening, at least a life-inconveniencing procedure under general anesthesia causes one to pause and meditate ... discuss

This pro-choice woman set up this campaign, but she isn't too young to remember that the real truth about pro-choice folks is the exact reverse of what she believes is true. She writes about her frien ... discuss

Gavin Ortlund posts a great interview today over at The Gospel Coalition. He interviews Graeme Goldsworthy on how the preacher should use biblical theology when preaching in the Old Testament. I enco ... discuss

In the Scriptural readings for this Sunday in the Catholic calendar, there is a great discussion about the law. However, rather than comment on the obvious admonitions presented in the gospel,  I ... discuss

My latest post at Covenant, on secrets and judgement. Johnny Cash gets in there too: In March, Michael Cover wrote about James Runcie’s Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death. I have not read the ... discuss

Five videos released by the Center for Medical Progress showing planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of fetal body parts have unleashed a firestorm that shows no sign of abating. Indeed T ... 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

Brethren, Peace be with you.Back in 2011 I wrote Do We Need to Use a Different Word for Marriage in the Church? and, Should Catholic Clergy Cease Signing Civil “Marriage” Licenses? I say Aye! ... discuss

Apostolic Traditions was written by Hippolytus who feared the church was straying from tradition and falling into heresy and false doctrine, so he wanted to record the right way to ordain leaders like ... discuss

-- The secular lay members of the Mystical Body of Christ have their own role to play in the history of salvation and a special dignity all our own that is different from that of priests and religious ... discuss

Prayer: The Litany of St. JosephA lot of people like to point out that St. Joseph had original sin, because in how we think about the Holy Family he stands in somewhat sharp contrast to the sinless Ev ... discuss

Brief post today:Dr. Waldstein discussing the fairness (i.e., beauty) of love shared this with us, and it is from John Paul II's Crossing the Threshold of Hope:"As a young priest I learned to love hum ... discuss

……………………………………………………………. Abortion is final… you never ... discuss

Here is something interesting, that I never knew about. Kobe Bryant is Catholic, and turned to a priest in his hours of need. From a GQ story out today (Note: GQ isn’t known as the most morally ... discuss

This four-day weekend after a high-octane December seems a good opportunity to regale the world with my ruminations.-- 2015 is my 20th year living in Idaho.  That is almost half my life.  Bu ... discuss

An update on traditional monks at the Silverstream Priory from Catholic Ireland. Fundraising deadline looms for Silverstream prioryBy Sarah Mac Donald - 21 December, 2014Ireland’ ... 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

Dan Burke has a great review in the National Catholic Register on EWTN's upcoming documentary, Miles Christi: Soldiers of Christ in America.  Set you VCR (or whatever you set these days) and don' ... discuss

"Man is not perfectly happy, so long as something remains for him to desire and seek." ~ Saint Thomas AquinasThomas Aquinas knew what it meant to be happy. He knew that it meant to no longer be s ... discuss

 We reflected on the sacred seal of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) last week. The Church is so strict about the secrecy required in this sacrament because of the critical importance ... discuss

Two months ago the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a priest in a particular case should break the seal of confession. The priest was ordered to testify if a certain individual went to confession to ... discuss

 Polk County District Judge Jeffrey Farrell upheld the ban on telemed abortions (webcam abortions) that the Iowa Board of Medicine imposed last year. It was imposed based on FDA protocol for the ... discuss

Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis My rating: 5 of 5 stars No accident that Imitation of Christ is, second to the Bible, the most beloved book in Christendom. Filled with sound doctrine and ti ... discuss

The Bible’s Big StoryWithout a firm grasp on the Bible’s Big Story, its grand meta-narrative, our understanding of the smaller stories and even the Gospel is hindered. Moreover, given how fast ... discuss

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Y ears ago, Corpus Christi or The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ was commemorated on the Thursday after Pentecost Sunday. In order to encourage more of the faithful to reflect on this gre ... discuss

by John-Henry Westen PHOENIX, AZ, June 12, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to a communiqué of the Diocese of Phoenix, 29-year-old Father Kenneth Walker, a priest of the Priestly Frate ... discuss

by The Editors This past Friday, LifeSiteNews (LSN) published an article reporting on a recent meeting between Pope Francis and Italian priest Fr. (Don) Michele de Paolis. During that encounter, ... discuss

by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, May 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Francis raised eyebrows earlier this month by concelebrating Mass with and kissing the hand of a leading homosexu ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMay 4, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler In all the accounts of the Resurrection, there is surprise. If it had been expected, future generations might have said it was an hallucination. Th ... discuss

“At least in your final hours, you once again enjoyed the Church’smercies in preparing your soul.” from book Maid of Heaven Thursday is traditionally the day during Holy Week of Easter ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 30, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler The Belgian priest and physicist, Monsignor Georges Lemaître died in 1966 after receiving news that his theory of the birth of the universe—wh ... discuss

I've been writing this blog for almost three years now.  I did not set out with a plan of any kind when I began writing.  It just seemed like it would be an okay place for me to talk about m ... discuss

Perhaps, just perhaps, it is time for a clarification of this phrase, “Who am I to judge?”  Perhaps, just perhaps, the official explainer, Fr. Lombardi, should tell  the world what ... discuss

Perhaps, just perhaps, it is time for a clarification of this phrase, “Who am I to judge?”  Perhaps, just perhaps, the official explainer, Fr. Lombardi, should tell  the world what ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 2, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler Joseph Stalin was responsible for the deaths of around 20 million men, women and children by massacres, torture, starvation and execution. Figures ... discuss

Since the Register won't carry it, I will (and Pat also has it at Creative Minority Report):Pope Francis and the SSPX: An OpportunityBy PATRICK ARCHBOLDBy now, many of you have probably seen the Tony ... discuss

by Hilary White LASALLE, February 10, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Fr. John Walsh, the “Parochial Administrator” (parish priest) of St. Jean de Brebeuf parish in LaSalle Quebec, told MacLean& ... discuss

“Our sins separate us from God (Is. 59:2). We have no way of remedying the situation. But Christ has opened for his people the way into the very presence of God. This does not mean an occasional acc ... discuss

by Monsignor Robert Hugh BensonI 1st heard of this book after Papa Francesco  mentioned this book in 18 November 2013 homily at his daily Mass. The Pope says that Benson speaks in the book of the ... discuss

The Baptism of the Lord (Theophanylcon) This is a small idea, but one that was reinforced at Mass today during the Homily. The priest said that he often has as least one person during his Marriage pre ... discuss




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