Topic: priest

It's Holy Week in the Philippines and it is the time "overflowing" with tradition and "traditional" liturgical abuse and weirdos.Each parish has it's own beautiful, non liturgical tradition that we Fi ... discuss

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended, * That man to judge Thee hath in hate pretended? * By foes derided, by Thine own rejected, * O most afflicted.Holy Week at the parish of Saint John the Beloved ... discuss

or Wednesday in Holy WeekIn Western Christianity, the Wednesday before Easter is sometimes known as 'Spy Wednesday', indicating that it is the day that Judas Iscariot first conspired with the Sanhedri ... discuss

Propers for Monday before EasterThe Collect.ALMIGHTY God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified; Mercifully grant that w ... discuss

Was born in Siberia on August 26, 1797, and was named John Popov.While in seminary at Irkutsk, he spent so much time with Bishop Benjamin that the dean gave him the name "Veniaminov" (son of Benjamin) ... discuss

John Donne was the most outstanding of the English Metaphysical Poets and a churchman famous for his spellbinding sermons. His poetry is noted for its ingenious fusion of wit and seriousness and repre ... discuss

The Holy See commented on the appointment of Bishop Juan de la Cruz Barros Madrid as Bishop of Osorno (Chile). Many have petitioned the Vatican to reverse the appointment, because of his affiliation ... discuss

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Blessed Paul VI celebrating Mass in the vernacularCredit:  rorate-caeli.blogspot.comI recently did a post [HERE] in which I discussed Father Z's reaction to the "whoopdeedoo", as he referred to i ... discuss

Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 29, 2015 / 04:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- California missionary Father Junipero Serra’s canonization is “long overdue,” says a university professor concerned tha ... discuss

Outside my window...Tim Tonjes via Flickr licensed via cc.  I am thinking...My cousin Jerry is updating the family tree for our very large family.  (Jerry is my first cousin once remove ... 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

Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, "There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church."T ... discuss

Introduction It is the Time of the Passover in Jerusalem, about 30 A.D., and there were perhaps close to 2 million people in and around Jerusalem. This was the only time in His Ministry of 3 ½ years ... discuss

Havana, Cuba, Mar 28, 2015 / 04:03 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- As the fifty year economic embargo and diplomatic isolation between the U.S. and Cuba comes to a close, the thaw of their historically icy re ... discuss

(April 25, 1792 – March 29, 1866) was an English churchman and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford (1870).John Keble, born 1792, ordained Priest in 1816, tutor at Oxford from 1818 to 1823, publis ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Your prayer presence hurts the bottom line of the abortion industry ... especially on Saturdays. Saturday is the busiest day of the week at many abo ... discuss

St. Dionysius of AlexandriaFr. Ted Bobosh has written an article on a topic that comes up from time to time -- whether or not we should observe the custom of women refraining from Communion durin ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2015 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has told a French paper that doctrinal, or even disciplinar ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Mar 27, 2015 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two rather new orders of religious sisters looking to expand their missions have set their sights on the Archdiocese of Denver.   The New ... discuss

During the Spanish-American War (1898), arising from a dispute over Cuba and Puerto Rico, the United States also acquired Guam and the Philippines. (For a brief note on the subsequent history of these ... discuss

Question: "Making the sign of the cross became a practice in the 4th century. The apostles, Christ and nobody in the ancient Church practiced it, so why should we?"This question is based on a false pr ... discuss

Jerusalem, Israel, Mar 26, 2015 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly a year since taking part in a prayer for Middle East peace in the Vatican Gardens, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has been invi ... discuss

This film is an excellent propaganda piece. It states that a "gay" person can only live fully if he/she can act on the same-sex inclination. And it clearly illustrates that the gay agenda is to change ... discuss

Cardinal Nichols conducting dialogue on the Synod via the pressI am deeply disturbed by Cardinal Nichols' criticism of the 461 brave priests who signed a letter upholding the unchangeable teachings of ... discuss

Brighton, U.K., Mar 25, 2015 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Richard Moth of the British military diocese as Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, where he looks forw ... discuss

German Prelate Breaks Ranks With Cardinal Marx, Insists on Fidelity to RomeWhoa, a cardinal cat-fight. You almost never see a cardinal oppose another cardinal so openly, especially when they're from t ... discuss

A Priest's Journey: Depression and Suicide : Catholic Stand div> ... discuss

Munich, Germany, Mar 24, 2015 / 02:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the nation’s Church can form its o ... discuss

Naples, Italy, Mar 24, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ visit to Naples on Saturday fostered the commitment of the local Church to combat corruption and to continue work on the gr ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | A Priest’s Journey: Depression and Suicide by Jamey Brown of Catholic Stand - BigPulpit.com A Growing Order of Traditional Carmelites Nuns – Fr. Z’s Blog In ... discuss

All I know, as Will Rogers used to say, is what I read in the newspapers. That said? Something's whacky here.Last January, two newspapers reported that:No child was molested, nor subjected to indecent ... discuss

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Mar 23, 2015 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Arabia, which serves the more than 2 million Catholics in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, ... discuss

Last month I had an opportunity to speak on Issues, Etc. on the most recent article that I wrote for Modern Reformation Magazine.  The topic of conversation was over: "Jesus - Prophet, Priest, an ... 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

This local story is only interesting in a national-media way when you recall how our national media are hypersensitive to art that Muslims find offensive. We know from experience that the liberal medi ... discuss

I commented on Facebook that I was glad Mr. Whatcott had left the country - and was promptly attacked for being a 'poor excuse for a priest'. My point is that he didn't stand and publicly condemn othe ... discuss

The saint of the day is Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo  also known as St. Toribio de Mogrovejo. Together with St. Rose of Lima, St. Turibius of Mongrovejo is the first known saint of the New World, ... discuss

From the Scranton Times-Tribune: Bishop Anthony M. Rysz, 90, died Friday, March 20, in Geisinger Community Medical Center emergency room after being stricken ill at home. His wife of 46 years is the f ... discuss

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

If a priest or a sister is not living a joyful life, "people can smell it!" Pope Francis said yesterday to priests and men and women religious in Naples. It was part of a remarkable off-the-cuff speec ... discuss

The latest issue of The Truth, the newsletter of Les Femmes, is not online at our website yet, but I thought I would post the lead article with footnotes for those concerned about the upcoming Ordinar ... discuss

Passion Sunday is a term sometimes used to denote the fifth Sunday of Lent in the Christian liturgical calendar.In Traditional Catholic and Prayer Book Anglican circles, Passion Sunday continues to re ... discuss

was born in Connecticut in 1831, ordained to the priesthood in 1855, and promptly became a professor of Church history at at Nashotah House, a seminary of the Episcopal Church in Wisconsin. In 1859 he ... discuss

The façade must be maintained at all costs. You can never be allowed to see the man behind the curtain because once the light is shined on all this, it all comes tumbling down – immediately recogni ... discuss

13 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Priest - EpicPew div> ... discuss

Last week, our Franciscan Fraternity lost one of its long-time members. She had been struggling with illness for many years, was confined to a wheelchair, was on dialysis, had other health i ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | RIO DE JANEIRO — After having his previous excommunication lifted in 2009, Bishop Richard Williamson has incurred the canonical penalty again, upon illicitly ordaining a ... discuss

Pope Francis has named Father Mario E. Dorsonville-Rodríguez, 54, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, as an auxiliary bishop of the same archdiocese.  Bishop-elect Dorsonville-Rodr& ... discuss

While an ordinary Catholic will no doubt be familiar with genuflecting.  After all, everyone is supposed to genuflect towards to Real Presence of our Lord in the Eucharist while in the Church. &n ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2015 / 05:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a rare move, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of disgraced Scottish Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien from the rights and duties of a cardi ... discuss

Traditional Catholics will be familiar with the fact that the Feast of the Body of Christ (Corpus Christi) is kept on a separate date than the Feast of the Precious Blood.  The Feast of the Preci ... discuss

A new biography of Fr. Richard John Neuhaus considers the Canadian priest's life and legacy, as "arguably the most influential man of faith in American life, from the 1960s through to the 2000s." A ... discuss

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mar 19, 2015 / 02:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After having his previous excommunication lifted in 2009, Bishop Richard Williamson has again incurred the canonical penalty upon illi ... discuss

Fr. John Hunwicke is a priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Anglican priests who entered the Catholic Church during the reign of Pope Benedict). His post today encourages the reunion o ... discuss

Read this and please sign the petition!I'm Pete Barker, Life Member of the Knights of Columbus since 1963. I belong to Council #10601 in Virginia Beach. Recently in Norfolk, Fr. Robert B. Kealey Coun ... discuss

Unless Western powers show they care about human rights they will be exposed as hypocrites  The Grand Mufti prays at a mosque in Riyadh (Photo: PA) From The Catholic Herald (UK) By Father A ... discuss

This report is contributed by Antonia van Alten of Aid to the Church in Need. A bishop from the Democratic Republic of Congo has condemned last month’s murder of a priest in the strongest poss ... discuss

New Hampshire Priest Continues the Long Road to Clear His Name | Daily News | NCRegister.com div> ... discuss

Marin Mersenne: A Priest at the Heart of the Scientific Revolution : Catholic Stand div> ... discuss

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mar 19, 2015 / 02:04 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- A bishop from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has condemned last month’s murder of one of his p ... 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

By BRIAN FRAGA | CONCORD, N.H. — Imprisoned for 21 years after his conviction for crimes he is adamantly denies he committed, Father Gordon MacRae says he is “cautiously hopeful̶ ... discuss

Adelaide, Australia, Mar 18, 2015 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Australian bishop is strongly denying accusations that he concealed a serious sexual abuse offense allegedly disclosed to him in the 1 ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 18, 2015 / 11:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis recognized on Wednesday the heroic virtue of seven persons on the path of canonization, including a young Italian laywoman, as well ... discuss

Note the "gay problem" of a homosexual priest sharing his rectory with his same-sex lover. Yes indeed, the smoke of Satan is in the sanctuary and in the rectories and Satan has plenty of sidekicks in ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 18 is St. Cyril of Jerusalem, a fourth century theologian, bishop, and Doctor of the Church, whose writings remain significant as examples of the theology of the Church ... discuss

Derek Flood has written an excellent book explaining the issues I covered in my blog series this past autumn. My series is titled "Not everything Biblical is Christian." His book is titled Disarm ... discuss

Krishnanagar, India, Mar 17, 2015 / 03:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After the “heinous” rape of an elderly nun in the Indian state of West Bengal over the weekend, protestors have rallied in op ... discuss

What better way to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day than hearing the beautiful voice of a very talented Irish Catholic Priest that became a social-media sensation after he surprised a bride and groom ... discuss

Just a few things for St. Patrick's Day. A Joke from Miss Cellania some time ago, but which I continually find amusing. Mrs. O'Connor wants a Divorce"Well, Mrs. O'Connor, so you want a divorce?" the ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Patrick (387-493), the patron saint of Ireland. It is on the Emerald Isle that today is both a national and religious holiday. At one time, the bars woul ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Patrick, who is known as the "Apostle of Ireland."St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about 385 AD. His given name was Maewyn. Until he was 16, he con ... discuss

was born about 390, in southwest Britain, somewhere between the Severn and the Clyde rivers, son of a deacon and grandson of a priest. When about sixteen years old, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates a ... discuss

"There was the news that came so suddenly and terribly now and again, of one more priest gone to his death....It was like the slow rising of a storm: the air darkens; the stillness falls on the countr ... discuss

This appointment is a mistake. A BIG mistake. No one who has had a credible allegation made about them should be appointed anywhere as a bishop. The fact that three separate victims all claim that thi ... discuss

Ottawa coach takes priest's goaltending advice - Sportsnet.ca div> ... discuss

One woman shared her abortion story in the journal America: “A terrible, raw guilt had festered in me for many years. Ever since the day I had walked into a trendy women’s health clinic and filled ... discuss

March 16 is the feast day of St. Clement Mary Hofbauer (1751-1820), a hermit and a priest of the Redemptorist congregation, who is considered a co-founder of the congregation and called the “Apostle ... 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

Pompeii, Italy, Mar 15, 2015 / 03:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Tommaso Caputo of Pompeii said that his diocese has welcomed the Pope’s recent condemnation of organized crime and has severa ... discuss

Date: March 8, 2015 Place: St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church Scripture: John 2:13-22 When I was in college I was president of a student organization that brought in various speakers to address ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 13, 2015 / 02:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy interview with a Mexican multimedia group Pope Francis hit on several topics including his visit to the U.S., where he symbolically ... discuss

By ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI/CNA/EWTN NEWS | BOLOGNA, Italy — The confessional is one of the most private and privileged places in the world. So when an Italian journalist violated the bond of t ... discuss

Up front: some people who leave the Catholic Faith as adults do so despite receiving a perfectly wonderful upbringing in the Catholic Faith.  I always give St. Monica as an example to mothers and ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair Kokopelli plays the music of the Sonoran desert and that is why you see him everywhere in Arizona and all over the American Southwest. He is our happiest symbol, jumping out of ever ... discuss

Bologna, Italy, Mar 13, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The confessional is one of the most private and privileged places in the world. So when an Italian journalist violated the bond of trust betwe ... discuss

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From March 13-14, 2014, Pope Francis has called for churches worldwide to participate in 24 hours of adoration and a chance to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.   What a beautiful thing t ... discuss

Great Statement! Thank you to Bishop Francis DiLorenzo and Bishop Paul Loverde.Joint Statement on the Norfolk St. Patrick’s Day Parade2015-03-11 From Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of the ... discuss

"Father John then revealed: “Courage is a three-letter word: YES. Yes to who you are. Yes to your flaws. Yes to ask for help.” When Father John realized he couldn’t journey alone and needed ... discuss

Without warning, we here at man with black hat went on hiatus, for reasons to be explained herein. So much has happened in the Church and in the world during this time, much of which in the former rea ... discuss

Question: "What is going on in Exodus 4:24-26?"The passage as it is found in most translations is fairly obscure. This is how it reads in the New King James Version:"And it came to pass on the way, at ... discuss

With the usual caveats about whether or not this story accurately describes what transpired at this funeral mass, let me say that if it is in fact accurate and true, it illustrates the incredible grac ... discuss

It's times like these the Church annoys the heck out of me.I really get burned when orthodox Catholics are treated like crap in the Church they love and try to build up, especially by priests who don' ... discuss

Father Dan BeemanKudos to Father Dan Beeman, Pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, for his courageous and principled stand against a local Knights of Columbus Council that has o ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 11, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishop who preached the final Lenten spiritual exercises for St. John Paul II has been chosen to prepare meditations for the Way of the Cross ... discuss

Son of a senatorial family from Cordoba, Spain. Well educated. Priest.Head of an ecclesiastical school. Worked to comfort and support Christian martyrs and their survivors during Islamic persecutions ... discuss

By KATHLEEN NAAB | DENVER — When Pope Francis addressed the Congregation for Clergy last October, he said that, with the current priest shortage, bishops face the temptation of accepting & ... discuss

I went to the 7:30 Mass last night at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola and was treated to a homily by the Rev. Mark Hallinan S.J. on the gifts the Holy Spirit has poured onto the Church in ... discuss

Wewak, Papua New Guinea, Mar 10, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Next month, a Polish missionary to Papua New Guinea will continue his 23-year ministry to the Melanesian nation with the added respon ... discuss

  The day I died…with my unborn daughter still in my body   Guest Contributor   When I was pregnant with my first child I rese ... discuss

It is terrible but true—sexual predators target churches. In the mind of a predator, a church offers a compelling target and, too often, an easy target. I recently worked my way through On G ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 7, 2015 / 01:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- What’s so important about an encounter? Pope Francis thinks one encounter is key to everything.   “Everything in our life, toda ... discuss

Frankly, I hope so.When good and evil are lining up on the battlefield, it's time to choose under whose banner you'll serve: our Lord and Savior's defending the true and the good, or under the banner ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Mar 7, 2015 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, the biggest challenges to priestly formation today can be overcome through divine friendship with Christ ... discuss

(also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino; born ca. 1225; died 7 March 1274) was a priest in the Dominican Order from Italy, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasti ... discuss

St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)Question: "What does Ephesians 6:12 mean when it says that we struggle against evil powers in high places?"When you are trying to understand a passage, if you don't know th ... discuss

Lashio, Burma, Mar 6, 2015 / 04:31 pm (UCA News).- A parish in the Shan state of Burma, also known as Myanmar, became embroiled in the region’s spiraling conflict last week when small artillery ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 6, 2015 / 02:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ten years after the death of Father Luigi Giussani, founder of the global fraternity Communion and Liberation, the priest's life continues to she ... discuss

By BRIAN FRAGA | INDIANAPOLIS — The mid-January mission that Franciscan Father Justin Belitz preached at St. Matthew Church in Indianapolis had a familiar feel for anyone who has followed ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Mar 5, 2015 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Edward Egan, a former Archbishop of New York who shepherded the city in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, died Thursday ... discuss

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Purchase the book or DVD: Do You Call This A Life? Blurred Boundaries in the Netherlands' Right-to-Die Laws for: $20 for the book or $10 for the DVD of van Loenen's talk in Ottawa or (book a ... discuss

Priest who does Vatican PR says he won’t sue conservative blogger | Crux div> ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 5 is St. John Joseph of the Cross, a Franciscan priest who practiced self-denial in order to grow in the virtue of charity.Saint John Joseph of the Cross was born on the ... discuss

I knew it.Fr. Rosica's statement.So if he wasn't going to sue, why did he issue the letter in the first place? (PS: the law firm did the work for free. You have to wonder... why did they agree to this ... discuss

Inside the Confessional: What Is It Like for a Priest? - Aleteia div> ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 4 is St. Casimir of Poland, a prince whose life of service to God has made him a patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and young people. He is also the patron saint of bach ... discuss

By SDG | Many Catholics and other Christians, myself included, enthusiastically embraced Brendan Gleeson’s grizzled, unflappable priest Fr. James Lavelle in John Michael McDonogh’s 2 ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 3, 2015 / 08:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Later this month Pope Francis will head to Pompeii: a city which lays claim to the curious story of a former Satanist priest – now on the wa ... discuss

By ALEJANDRO BERMUDEZ | SANTIAGO, Chile — Opposing sides in Chile’s bid to legalize abortion are using an indicted pedophile priest and the corrupt son of a ruling president to make ... discuss

Miao, India, Mar 3, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A remote diocese under the shadow of the Himalayas joined hands with Pope Francis' prayer for persecuted Christians in the Middle East on Sunday t ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Mar 1, 2015 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York Times on its editorial opinions r ... discuss

Thursday of the First Week of Lent(Click here for readings) By SOPHIE DRUFFNER "And now, come to help me, an orphan.  Put in my mouth persuasive words in the presence of the lion and tu ... discuss

The Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Priests | Why Priest?Why Priest? div> ... discuss

Only evil minded people profit from confusion in the hearts and minds of Catholics. They're able to sneak in their wicked agendas weakening the faith and self understanding of the faithful.Michael Vor ... discuss

The Sacrifice of Isaac, by Juan de Valdes Leal (1659).First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18Responsorial: Psalm 116:10,15-19Second Reading: Romans 8:31-34Gospel: Mark 9:2-10In today’s Gospel readi ... discuss

Question: "This article was sent to me as "proof" that Lent is contrary to the scriptures: http://www.pastormike.com/lent-and-why-i-dont/ How do we respond?"The author of this article has to concede t ... discuss

Credit:  insureblog.blogspot.comTherefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the ver ... discuss

23 February AD 156 Born around AD 69, Saint Polycarp was a central figure in the early church. Said to be disciple of the holy evangelist and apostle Saint John, he provides a link between the first ... discuss

20 February AD 1620 In 1619, King Christian IV of Norway and Denmark sent the ships Enhiørningen and Lamprenen in search of the Northwest Passage to India. The crew of sixty-four Norwegians, Danes, ... discuss

Again, the lawyer letter at the centre of the controversy, in which Fr. Rosica's lawyer threatens legal action if Vox Cantoris does not take down ALL blogposts referring to him.The Ontario libel law u ... discuss

The lawyer's letter to Vox Cantoris is here.The Radical Catholic: Fr. Thomas Rosica Threatens Catholic BloggerEveryday for Life: Careful what you say about the clergy: you may get suedJonah in the Hea ... discuss

Great-Martyr CatherineQuestion: "The Hebrew Bible nowhere thought celibacy praiseworthy (St. Paul was an exception). So why does Orthodoxy teach that monastic celibacy is the greatest ideal and superi ... discuss

18 February AD 1546 Martin Luther, born on 10 November 1483, in Eisleben, Germany, initially began studies leading toward a degree in law. However, after a close encounter with death, he switched to ... 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

Book Details: • Author: Duane A. Garrett • Publisher: Kregel Academic (2014) • Format: hardback • Page Count: 816 • ISBN#: 9780825425516 • List Price: $39.99 • Rating: Highly Rec ... discuss

Fresh research has just tossed a grenade into the incendiary issue of same-sex parenting. Writing in the British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, a peer-reviewed journal, Amer ... discuss

14 February A.D. 270(?) Details of ancient Christianity are sketchy since for much of the Church's early years, it was a crime to be a Christian and records were hidden or kept purposely incomplete t ... discuss

St. Gregory PalamasQuestion: "To be Orthodox, must a person hold to the distinction in God between essence and energies?"Let me first ask a slightly different question: to be Orthodox, must a person u ... discuss

“Obedience must be in and through Christ. Not our obedience, but Christ’s merits procure acceptance. In every part of worship we must present Christ to God in the arms of our faith. Unless we ... discuss

The above picture is one that is sure to warm the heart of every good Catholic traditionalist. Here is a priest celebrating the Mass ad orientem. This is the way Mass should be celebrated. This is ... discuss

Last week, nasa Manila si Father Paul Kramer. He gave a talk on Ecclesiastical Freemasonry and the Crisis in the Church.Una si Father Kramer ay naniniwala na si Pope Francis ay hindi Pope. MALI.Pangal ... discuss

RORATE EXCLUSIVE: Open letter by Archbishop on the crisis in the ChurchFull text also on their site.  (they say it can be posted or linked to , so I am given the devastating contents)'It is ... discuss

February 3rd, A. D., St. Blaise Peace brothers and sisters in Christ!Hope you are all doing well in this New Year, as we remember also our bishops who passed away in the last five years.It is Chr ... discuss

The short account of Zipporah being forced to circumcise her son is one of the most enigmatic and puzzling texts for modern readers. I want to look at the text here briefly and allow Duane A. Garrett ... discuss

Double (1955 Calendar): February 9St. Cyril, patriarch of Alexandria, was known as the Doctor of the Incarnation. He took a fearless stand against the Nestorian heretics who denied that the Second Per ... discuss

In January, Michael Voris did a Vortex episode entitled, "GET OUT!" in which he once again attacked the "homosexual and homosexual-friendly clergy" of the Catholic Church.  He, as is his usual cu ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 8, 2015 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis traveled in the eastern outskirts of Rome on Sunday afternoon to hear confessions and say Mass at a parish known for its commitment t ... discuss

Valladolid, Spain, Feb 8, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Ricardo Blazquez Perez' friends say one of his first decisions as Archbishop of Valladolid was to set aside part of his salary to ... discuss

Mary Donigan, age 22, died on February 6, 1870, at the Brooklyn home of long-time friend Mrs. Bridget Dillon. Mary had come to her home on a Monday afternoon about three weeks before her death, lookin ... discuss

UFL member and moral theologian Peter Colosi has been asked by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for the New Evangelization to write “Homily Ideas” once a month from November, 2014 thru Augu ... discuss

Paul Vlaar found national fame in July 2010 when he organised in the St. Victor Church in Obdam a special "Oranjemis" dedicated to the World Cup finals. This celebration was found too wordly by the ec ... discuss

Father Anthony Buś's radio interview with me today for his "Winds of Change" show, in which I discussed The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition) and My Peace I Give You, was a grace-filled experi ... discuss

13 May 2014, Leslie Fain After Alexandra G. was raped at age 13, her mother opted not to take her to a doctor or a counselor, but to an abortion clinic. “She was a child of the ’60s, vehement ... discuss

In 2014, God has blessed 40 Days for Life in many ways … in response to your prayers! We wanted to do a “top ten” list … but there were just too many great stories! So we settl ... discuss

via Medieval Saints yahoo Group:St. Blaise has achieved perennial popularity in both the East of his origin (hewas bishop of Sebastea in Armenia) and in the West. However, like many anotherfavored sai ... discuss

Since reverting back to my Catholic Faith, this is one of my favorite feasts. I just love the look and feel of candlelight!Candlemas is a feast of hope. It comes halfway between winter and spring. It ... discuss

This blog turns 10 this year. Here is the first post.I turned 45 this month.Wow! The more I learn, the less I know.When I used to blog multiple times a day, in the beginning, Twitter didn't exist.My s ... discuss

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The Virgin Mary beseeching Christ at the Wedding of CanaQuestion: "Protestants often claim that Orthodox (and other Christians)  raise the Theotokos to the divine level of Jesus Christ by referri ... discuss

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Over the past week or so, there's one topic that I've been chatting about with some of my guy friends: the Confiteor. What is the Confiteor you may ask? It's this prayer..."I confess to almighty Godan ... discuss

Compared to all other cities in the United States, Chicago has more Tridentine Latin Masses each Sunday than anywhere else.  In fact, Chicago serves as an important base for the Institute of Chri ... discuss

A Container for Holy ChrismQuestion: "Someone has been insisting to me that the Russian Orthodox Church recognizes the validity of the Sacraments of the Roman Church. And in fact, have since at least ... discuss

PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH UNITY OCTAVEJanuary 18 through 25 Official Octave Prayer (to be recited daily)ANTIPHON: That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me and I in Thee; that they also maybe one ... discuss

The Council of the Holy Fathers (various Fathers with St. Constantine the Great, holding the Nicean Creed)Question: "How does doctrinal authority work in Orthodoxy? In a simplified form, how do I ... 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

Question: "In the Orthodox Study Bible and in other places online, I've seen a chart comparing the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox canon of Scripture. My question is from what canon o ... 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

Vatican City, Jan 6, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Months after being named to replace Cardinal Raymond Burke as head of the Apostolic Signatura, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti will be among those ... discuss

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, twelve drummers drumming ...”The reformed Roman calendar honors Saint John Nepomucene Neumann, a native of Bohemia and Redemptorist pries ... 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

Lot and his two daughters flee the destruction of SodomQuestion: "Why did Lot offer his virgin daughters to the Sodomites? Why wasn't Lot appointed a place with the Sodomites for such a horrible offer ... discuss

An objection to abolition that is becoming slightly more common as the realisation grows that the usual pro-abortion arguments don't hold any water is derived from the so-called "test for adultery" in ... discuss

How many good things happened at local 40 Days for Life campaigns in 2014? The answer is really “too many to count!” Picking a top 10 from among more than 200 campaign reports was almost impossibl ... discuss

Today I was delighted to receive in the mail 25 copies of the Spanish-language version of my book My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints. I had ordered the copies of Mi ... discuss

This morning, I spoke during Mass in the parish church of St Theresa of the Child Jesus, in north west London, about the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome last October. Interestingly, my talk ... discuss

Happy Third Day of ChristmasPatron Saints Index: Saint John the Apostle: "The only one of the Twelve not to forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion, standing at the foot of the cross. Made guard ... discuss

Your Excellency:It has been reported that a Catholic pediatrician is suing the City of Philadelphia, alleging that she was fired for refusing to write prescriptions for "contraceptives" (cf, Philadel ... discuss

This month, this blog hit 10 years.The most popular posts to date, in reverse order are:10. Stump the Priest: Head Coverings.9.  So Gay Marriage Won't Impose Anything on the Rest of Us?8.  B ... discuss

A Sudanese girl captured and enslaved by Arab Muslim slavers in the Darfur province circa 1869 A.D.  She was forcibly converted to Islam and given the name "Bakhita" which means "lucky" in Arabic ... discuss

Note:  Christmas Eve Sermon at Zion Lutheran Church of Gwinner, ND (Service of Lessons and Carols)Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Can you smell the hay? ... discuss

The New Martyr Evgeny RodionovQuestion: "Is it necessary for an Orthodox Christian to always wear a Cross?"The practice of wearing a cross is very ancient, and it is done for two reasons: 1). It is a ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. John of Kanty, priest.St. John was born at Kanty, in the Diocese of Krakow, Poland in 1390 to Stanislaus and Anne who were pious country people ... 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

I recently saw a Facebook thread on whether people receive Hoy Communion in the hand or on the tongue. As you might guess (or not) it went the way of more Facebook controversial issues...To most non-C ... 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

Question: "When Jesus was asked how we are to pray, he gave the "Our Father" prayer, and said nothing about the "Jesus Prayer." Some Orthodox writers almost give the impression that a person will ... discuss

Overwhelmed by love – from preparing for my ordination to the Holy Priesthood, to the actual liturgy on the Commemoration of St. Nicholas, to my first Holy Mass offered on Sunday, December 7th, ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As inmates are moved by a letter Pope Francis has sent to the prison of a small town in central Italy, the news broke that a man serving a life ... discuss

"Pigsty": Father Wagner complains about Diocese Gerhard Maria Wagner,the parish priest prevented from becoming Auxilliary Bishop of Linz again makes criticism of his diocese on the publication o ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers over at "This Ain't the Lyceum" Hey before I get into the 7-quick takes, a small reminder that I have my Christmas and Advent Links stuck to the top of this blog for yo ... discuss

Blessed be the name of the Lord in both joy and sorrow.Fr. Michael Rodriguez has been persecuted for several years, primarily because of his adherence to the Latin Mass, the Mass of the ages.He is sus ... discuss

The American Catholic Almanac: Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United StatesImage Books, NYEmily Stimpson and Brian BurchBack when political correctness w ... discuss

There are those in the Orthodox Church who say that we should have nothing to do with the culture wars that have been raging in our culture since the 60's. They accuse conservative converts of trying ... 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




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