Topic: priest

1. The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming” or “arrival.” 2. The Advent Season always begins four Sundays before Christmas; so it is rarely fo ... discuss

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

~ Image Copyright Jean M. Heimann 2016 The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming” or “arrival.” The Advent Season always begins four Sundays ... discuss

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

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

In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, [December 12th] here are ten amazing facts about the image of Our Lady as seen on Saint Juan Diego's tilma that defy scientific explanation and argue in ... discuss

 Blessed John of Vercelli: Dominican Friar, Priest, Master of the Order, pray for us! Continuing my articles on the Masters of the Dominican Order, we arrive at the 6th Dominican Master: Blesse ... discuss

Adam of Dryburgh (c. 1140 – 1212) was a late 12th and early 13th century Anglo-Scottish theologian, writer and Premonstratensian and Carthusian monk. He entered Dryburgh Abbey as a young man, rising ... discuss

“Let me see if I can simplify some very complex issues and provide a two-step process that enables Joe and the rest of us Christians to appropriate the Old Testament, especially the promises for ... 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

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Director, La Salette ShrineEnfield, NH(Click here for today’s readings)We are in Cycle A of the Sunday readings, in which the majority of the Gospel readings are from Matthe ... discuss

Nicholas was also hailed as a defender of orthodoxy. Later sources claim he was in attendance at the council of Nicea. According to tradition, he was a staunch opponent of Arianism. Writing five centu ... discuss

December 9, 2016St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (1474-1548). Little is known about the life of Juan Diego before his conversion, but tradition and archaelogical and iconographical sources, along with th ... discuss

For Catholics, protecting the sanctity of human life can involve a number of issues, including abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, the death penalty and even war. Abortion usually is g ... discuss

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

When I was very young, some of my classmates would leave their shoes outside the bedroom door on the night of the fifth of December, so that Saint Nicholas would leave them treats.We never did that at ... discuss

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

Emmaus Road Publishing has put together six of their favorite titles which are sure to inspire, encourage, and enlighten our spiritual fathers. Buy the whole bundle, and you’ll receive $40 off.The b ... discuss

A native of Athens, was converted to Christianity by Pantaenus, founder of the Catechetical School at Alexandria (then the intellectual capital of the Mediterranean world), and succeeded his teacher a ... discuss

From a biblical-theological perspective, “work” in the context of Genesis 2 may have a somewhat more specific sense, but the covenant of works has not yet been instituted. Certainly Adam was to cu ... 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

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)“Are you the one who is to come, or do we look for another?”As you live out life as a Christian, trying to make t ... discuss

This relevant and timely article is taken from the website of the Society of St. Pius X:Teaching of TrentWe begin with the Council of Trent, which explains the tri-fold distinction concerning receptio ... discuss

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

Father James Linton was arrested last month outside the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood for offering to pray with women entering the abortion facility. Police held him for six hours and later charge ... discuss

Francis Xavier, or Francisco do Yasu y Javier, was a Basque. (The Basques are a people from the region of Biscay in northern Spain, whose language is unrelated to any other known language.) He was bor ... discuss

“I am grateful that God has heard these honest cries, and that he is patient and compassionate with my hurting heart. Though painful, I praise him for the lessons he teaches in the valley and th ... discuss

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A San Diego priest who faced heavy backlash after his Catholic parish published several pieces about the Nov. 8 election, including a strongly-worded bulletin insert claiming it is a “mortal sin to ... discuss

Father James Linton was arrested last month outside the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood for offering to pray with women entering the abortion facility. Police held him for six hours and later charge ... discuss

(17 July 1829 – 2 December 1910) was an Episcopalian missionary to China and Japan and later bishop. His saint's day on the Anglican calendar is 2 December.Moore was born in Richmond, Virginia, and ... discuss

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Earth Day predictions of 1970. The reason you shouldn’t believe Earth Day predictions of 2009. This post is from 2009, but it's still relevant and illustrates why I can't take serious any kind of en ... 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

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

Saint Edmund Campion was the most famous of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. who lost their lives in Queen Elizabeth I's campaign to abolish Catholicism from England. Arrested for preaching the ... discuss

December 1st, is the feast of Saint Edmund Campion, S.J., (1540-1581) the 16th century English priest and martyr, also called "the Pope's Champion", who was one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wal ... 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

1. The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means "coming" or "arrival."2. The Advent Season always begins four Sundays before Christmas; so it is rarely four full weeks long, but onl ... discuss

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Contact: Contact: Allison Aranda, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 707-227-6675 SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Last month, Father James Linton was arrested outside the S ... discuss

By Patti Armstrong | Looking into the faces of teenagers these days, Father Patrick worries. Father Patrick is not his real name, but to keep his work as a parish priest manageable, his work in e ... discuss

The fragility of life once again became apparent to me last week, when I received a call from a dear friend, who was letting me know that she was in the hospital. A week before we had been laughing to ... discuss

Abortion is a “grave sin” in the eyes of the Catholic Church, but it is not beyond forgiveness. Theresa Shively, of Alexandria, Ohio learned that 15 years ago after struggling for decades with the ... discuss

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

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

 November 27th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Some Places.The Miraculous Medal is a devotion to the Virgin Mary called the "Miraculous" Medal for the many miracles associate ... discuss

Detail, St. John the Baptist Preaching, Mattia Preti (Il Cavaliere Calabrese), c. 1665.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Here we are with Christmas jus ... discuss

At one level, this seems like cultural fair play, but at another level, it shows how dramatically Western culture has changed. After centuries of underground existence, Satanic teaching is now so self ... discuss

was Patriarch of Alexandria (300–311).It is believed that Peter was given by his parents to His Holiness Theonas to be brought up as a priest, similarly to the story of Samuel in the Old Testament. ... discuss

“Inside the church, Habib, the priest, and several other men banged bibles and other holy books against each other, creating puffs of dust. A 54-year-old woman, Almaz Sleiman, sobbed quietly, ho ... 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

Columbanus (Irish: Columbán, 543 – 21 November 615), also known as St. Columban, was an Irish missionary notable for founding a number of monasteries from around 590 in the Frankish and Lombard kin ... discuss

. . . “There is No Sin God’s Mercy Can’t Reach”In a new letter issued today, Pope Francis has made the decision to allow Catholic priests to forgive what he called the grave sin of abortion. ... discuss

Pope St. Clement Adoring the TrinityNovember 23rd, is the optional memorial of Pope Saint Clement I, also known as Clement of Rome, the 1st century pontiff and martyr who was converted by Saint Peter ... discuss

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

Friday night’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on the CW presents abortion as an acceptable option if the couple doesn’t tell their priest – because then the priest won’t tell God. What kind of liber ... discuss

You've probably seen this already but we liked it so much when it came on during the Cowboys' game yesterday that I thought I'd share it.It's rare to see an ad promoting true understanding that has su ... discuss

In a new letter issued today, Pope Francis has made the decision to allow Catholic priests to forgive what he called the grave sin of abortion. The head of the Catholic Church acknowledged that there ... discuss

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

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)In today’s first reading we hear the prophet Isaiah calling us to climb to the top of the mountain and look for the ... discuss

Millions of women experience the profoundly painful tragedy of miscarriage. How we respond to them says a lot about us and our worldview. The abortion industry, and politicians allegiant to it, will d ... 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

November 18 Dedication of the Churches of Peter and Paul, Apostles Optional Memorial Optional memorial, 1965 Calendar, celebration November 18. 1955 Calendar, Dedication of the Churches of Peter and P ... discuss

Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2016 / 09:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday elected Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston as its president, and Archbis ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannOn November 15, the Church celebrates St. Albert the Great, "the light of Germany", uniquely named the “Universal Doctor” because of his vast knowledge and writings. He was the g ... 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

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)If there is no divine being above us we will be consumed by all that is around us. If Christ in His kingship is remov ... discuss

Detail, Martyrdom of Josaphat Kuntsevych,Józef Simmler, c. 1861.When Saint Josaphat was a child, his mother explained the icons in church. Years later, he confided to a friend that he felt a spark of ... discuss

Two hundred years ago, students at the English Universities were required to attend church regularly, and to receive the Holy Communion at least once a year. This latter requirement often had bad effe ... discuss

November 12 Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr Memorial St. Josaphat was born in the Ukraine and served an apprenticeship to a merchant in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 1604, he became a monk at Vilna. This w ... 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

Fr. Michael Orsi - Call to Action at the Day of Remembrance for the Unborn on September 10, 2016Read more at Life Site News >>   ... 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

Following a brief hiatus to allow for the Mother of all Novenas, this temporary Sunday wanderlust continues, with an experience at a different parish church each Sunday. It will run nearly every week ... 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

Recently I had the opportunity to return to the career path I was on prior to my reversion. Over the last several weeks I seriously considered it. Little by little, the path appealed to me to the poin ... 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: "What is the “handwriting against us” in Colossians 2:11-15? Is it our sins or the Law or both or neither?" The text, as we have it in the King James Version is as follows:"In whom ... discuss

Relief from the Arch of TitusQuestion: "What’s going on with the she-bears Elisha called up when he cursed the 42 “youths” (more likely young adults) in 2 Kings 2:23-25? Why was it two she-bears ... 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

Han publicado el más reciente número de la revista In-formarse que un grupo de religiosos de la congregación de los legionarios de Cristo edita y distribuye. En el no. 54 se aborda el tema de la mi ... discuss

I got to men's group this morning. It was good to see the guys after the long summer break.We watched an episode of Crossing the Goal that was addressing part of the Our Father  - "Lead us not in ... 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

I had an interesting thing happen when I was looking for information on the single vocation.  I ran into an article that basically said if you are not in a vowed vocation you are nothing.  I ... discuss

My plan today was to get to the church an hour early so I could prepare for Good Friday.  I walked in the door and someone had tracked mud down the center isle of the church so instead of immedia ... 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

1 Samuel 16:1-13 David is anointed as kingPhilippians 2:1-11 “Every knee shall bow”Matthew 2:1-12 “Where is he that is born king?”So far in this Advent Season we've seen Christ as our prophet ... 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

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




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