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“I’m excited to let you know that God has listened to our prayers,” said Lupita, the 40 Days for Life leader in Iztapalapa, which is part of the metro Mexico City area. “This week more vol ... discuss

“To keep it straight, the Gospel Coalition attracts and promotes Calvinists (think Tim Keller and the PCA) who do not minister as Calvinists, that is, Calvinists who look the other way when it c ... discuss

by Bill Donohue: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Public Radio (NPR), and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), are all subsidized b ... discuss

Question: "Is it possible for someone to be pro-life and pro-choice?"We should define our terms here. By "pro-life,"we mean that we oppose the shedding of innocent blood, at any stage of development, ... discuss

March 24th, is the optional memorial of Blessed Oscar Romero. When Monsignor Oscar Romero was installed as Archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador in February 1977, he was thrust into a tumultuous sit ... discuss

  The saint of the day for March 23 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 ... discuss

The common interpretation of Ephesians 5:22ff is this: Marriage is a picture of Christ and the church. Since Christ will never abandon his church, divorce is forbidden under all circumstances. Hogwash ... discuss

I was listening to a podcast interview with a famous YouTuber. As he shared his personal story and childhood in a matter of fact way, both of the hosts were in shock. Even the YouTuber’s emot ... 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

After our last young adult meeting last month, my friend Joe, another group member (whom I'll call E), and I were on our way to drop off E at his house. Since it was a bit of a drive, I took ... discuss

After our last young adult meeting last month, my friend Joe, another group member (whom I'll call E), and I were on our way to drop off E at his house. Since it was a bit of a drive, I took the ... discuss

ROME (AP) — An anti-mafia priest campaigner has kicked off a day of national protest against organized crime, urging Italians to resist the mob and denouncing recent threats against him as cowardly. ... discuss

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There are four 40 Days for Life vigils currently under way in Bogota, including a first-time campaign in the Colombian capital’s Kennedy section. “We believe that with our presence and prayer has ... discuss

Shawn D. Carney, President, 40 Days for Life: As we reach the halfway point of this 40 Days for Life campaign, I can bring you the great news that so far … … our local leaders report 171 babies h ... discuss

by Joseph Sciambra – I will always be thankful to that priest – because, he was not afraid. Some would argue that he was about as un-pastoral as you can get: he named the sin, told me where it ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)We have all heard the phrase “Seeing is believing.” The idea comes, I suppose, from skeptical people who won’t ... discuss

“Healthy churches and healthy believers treasure deacons as invaluable servants of God, Christ’s official ministers of mercy. They help exposit the kindness of God, strengthen the communion of ... discuss

In a recently posted lecture on the topic of Fundamentalism, George Demacopoulos (hereafter "GD") fell into many of the same errors evident in his original article that began this discussion. He conti ... discuss

March 18th, is the optional memorial of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, the 4th century bishop, confessor exegete and Doctor of the Church who composed the simple, yet, profoundly beautiful Catechetical Ins ... discuss

Just a few things for St. Patrick's Day.First of all, it's Lent and St. Patrick's Day is on Friday ... you really just need to shoulder your cross and skip the corned beef (which is never a problem fo ... 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

  March 17 is the feast of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. He was a missionary and bishop and is known as the “Apostle of Ireland.” St. Patrick is the patron saint of: engineers, e ... discuss

March 17th, is the optional memorial of Saint Patrick, the 5th century missionary and bishop to whom various miracles are credited. Little is known about his early years. He was born in c. 387 AD, a R ... discuss

  The saint of the day for March 15 is St. Louise de Marillac, the co-founder, with Saint Vincent de Paul, of the Daughters of Charity. She is the patroness of: disappointing children, those rej ... discuss

Paris in the early 1600’s was not the pleasant tourist attraction that it is today, and no one would become more conscious of this than Louise de Marillac. Disease and famine were common occurrences ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 13 is St. Roderick of Cordoba. Also known as Ruderic, he was a priest in Cabra, Spain during the persecution of Christians by the Moors. Roderick had two brothers, one ... discuss

Catholics and the majority of Protestants agree that the end result of salvation is eternity in the presence of the Holy Trinity.  However, our beliefs regarding the path to salvation could not b ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)If you’ve heard the soundtrack for the Broadway show Les Miserables you may remember a song sung by Fantine that is ... discuss

Afraid? I was terrified to approach God. It was years after my abortion until I dared to even step foot into a church, and then it was only because my son was about to make his first communion. I was ... discuss

Those physical healings were vivid displays of both Jesus’ power and His compassion. They were proof of His deity and living demonstrations of His divine authority. They established His unlimited ab ... discuss

At Mass today there was an awkward moment at Communion time.The Good Looking One and I were in line for Communion when the pastor suddenly stopped distributing Communion and stood staring at the side ... 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

The season of Lent is a period of sacrifice and self-reflection. While it is true that Lent is a time of prayer and fasting it is easy to feel like we are struggling. It is important to love Lent beca ... discuss

March 11, is the feast of Saint John Ogilvie (1579 – 1615), born in 1579 at Drum, Keith, Scotland. Walter Ogilvie was a Scottish noble who raised his son John in the state religion of Scotland, Calv ... 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

In this context Luther quite literally preached the reformation back onto a stable footing in a remarkable series of pulpit performances which come down to us as the Invocavit Sermons on 1522.  By th ... discuss

March 10th, the Church celebrates the optional memorial of Saint Dominic Savio (1842 - 1857), the 19th century boy-saint. This brilliant student noted for his personal piety, died at the age of fiftee ... discuss

Detail, St. John of God  saving the Patients of the Royal Hospital from a Fire,Gómez Moreno, 1880, in the Museo de Bellas Artes, Granada, Spain.March 8th is the optional memorial of Saint John o ... 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

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Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)God asked Abraham to leave his land, take everything and everyone with him and move to a new land. Later God asked Mo ... discuss

“According to an article by Percy, published on Friday on the Modern Church website, North’s theological position would make it impossible for him to affirm female clergy in his diocese, o ... discuss

March 4th, is the optional memorial of Saint Casimir (1458 – 1484). This patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and Russia made his mark on the hearts of his people even during his teenage years. Though ... discuss

“Greater Love has No One than This Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you. From now on I call you not s ... discuss

“Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.”By now, any number of participants in the Catholic blogosphere have announced, with some measure of fanfare, that they are giving up blog ... discuss

Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire for holiness, in a generous apostolate in my daily life, in my ordinary work among my colleag ... discuss

 “Remember you are dust. From dust you come and to dust you will return. Repent and believe the gospel.” I have always considered these words to be striking, and to be honest, ones I did not ... discuss

Certainly worrisome, fearful, sinful, or competing thoughts can prevent us from connecting with God as we worship. Yet the problem with this type of call right at the beginning of a service is that it ... discuss

Contact: Jill Adamson, 800-348-2440 ext 2547 HUNTINGTON, Ind., Feb. 28, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- In his new book, Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics (Our Sunday Visitor, 2 ... discuss

Another big list that I've updated from last year.Here are some of my favorite faith podcasts which can prove helpful at Lent. To be fair, I tend to listen to most of them year-round.Lanky GuysA weekl ... discuss

mso & !supportInlineShapes & supportFields]> < ![endif]-->v class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Recently I challenged my friends and acquaintances, those who are skeptics, agnos ... discuss

The way the first week of Lent was observed in pre-revolutionary Russia was that most business was shut down for the week, schools were in recess, and everyone went to Church. When the full cycle of s ... discuss

“While the certainty of salvation is grounded upon the (objective) work of Christ, the certainty of assurance is grounded upon the (objective) promises God gives us and the (subjective) discover ... discuss

With Lent just hours away, let us reflect on our lives as disciples of Christ and as members of His mystical body that is the Church on earth. Anyone old enough to remember the election of Pope Saint ... discuss

From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter. Failure ... discuss

(3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Anglo-Welsh Priest, Poet, Orator and Churchman.Being born into an artistic and wealthy family, he received a good education which led to his holding prominent pos ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)“And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.” I have often pondered over the meaning of those final ... discuss

Today it is not enough for men and women to be good. Moreover, whoever is content to be nearly good, is not good enough. It is necessary to be 'revolutionary'. Faced by hedonism, faced by the pagan an ... discuss

Recently I read about a family that took a stranger into their home. He has no family and is slowly dying with a terminal disease. I admired the family for their kindness and willingness to become inv ... discuss

This is a huge list to be sure. But it has some of the most thought provoking books I know which can both entertain and inspire. It ranges from science fiction to mystery to Uncle Tom's Cabin. I ran t ... discuss

Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017By Father Bernard BourgeoisJoel 2:12-18; Psalm 51; 2 Corinthians 5:20–6:2; Matthew 6:51-6, 16-18"Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your Go ... discuss

February’s Catholic blog of note is Catholic Preaching. Its information and insights emanate from the mind of Father Roger J. Landry, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, who works ... discuss

All that remains is to manufacture consent by re-defining it and that process is under way. This is, if you will, child’s play. Any moderately creative undergraduate freshman can deconstruct consent ... discuss

Teen magazines targeting young women are no longer about make-up application, fashion tips or crushes. No, now they’ve found a more lucrative topic: abortion. Earlier this month, Teen Vogue rightful ... discuss

Question: "What is the role of the Parish Priest as Spiritual Father to his people and how does it compare with the role of the Abbot and monks in the Monasteries?"The term "Spiritual Father" (in Russ ... 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

I’ve not mentioned anything about the proclamation of the Word, and the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? That’s because there is not much to mention from the church today….it does good work ... discuss

"When the pyre was ready, Polycarp took off all his clothes and loosened his under-garment. He made an effort also to remove his shoes, though he had been unaccustomed to this, for the faithful always ... discuss

Today, as I write this, is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter.  At the Mass I attended today, it would seem the presiding priest did not want to celebrate this feast day.  He wore green, wh ... discuss

One of my many rosaries. :)Since All Saints' Day (when I began the 54-day Rosary novena), I've been praying the traditional Rosary. What does this mean? That I've been praying the Rosary as it had bee ... discuss

For the umpteenth time today, I sadly watched a priest chase down a guy with the Sacred Host in his hands...a guy with evidently no intention of consuming the Sacrament at the altar. (Or, as he said t ... 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

Deep breath in. I've been feeling incredibly restless in my faith and with myself and I know it's due to my lack of Mass attendance and trips to the confessional. Exhale.You guys know that I ... 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

Continuing my articles on the Masters of the Dominican Order, we arrive at the 9th Dominican Master: Nicola Boccasini.  Nicola Boccasini, who would become Pope Benedict XI, governed the order aft ... discuss

2/16/17: Updated and cleaned up a bit. This was originally a series, written in 2009. I pulled it all together to have a one-stop post for most-things-Lent. Hope it's helpful -- enjoy!(Intro ... discuss

Hello, everyone!Can you believe Lent begins in exactly two weeks from today? I actually began thinking about what I would be doing for Lent this year, a couple of weeks ago. As soon as Christmastide e ... 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

Rev. Antonio Spadaro, SJ. (Photo: Magyar Kurír.)Brace yourselves. Once again, someone in the Vatican has challenged Church doctrine in a way that implicates Pope Francis, on an issue about which he h ... discuss

Question: "Some have argued that the verses in Proverbs regarding corporal punishment are referring to the punishment of adults and not to children. Can you clarify?"Let's take a look at a couple of t ... discuss

Teen Vogue, apparently a publication geared toward teenagers, has recently published two articles about abortion. Now, seeing as though I'm not a teenager, I don't have any kids, and I'm a man of reas ... discuss

Question 1: "Should a house be blessed every year?"Question 2: "What should a family do to prepare for a house blessing and what should they expect?"There are two types of house blessings: The blessin ... discuss

The following is “Part 1” of the preface of a soon to be published book, In The Days of These Kings: The Prophecy of Daniel in Preterist Perspective. In the book, I argue that people who ... discuss

Truth is under attack today. In fact it’s suggested that we live in a post-truth culture. But I don’t believe that’s true. Truth is by it’s very nature exclusive. And that tracks with real ... discuss

Question: "Is tithing a New Testament practice and a teaching in our Holy Tradition?"Tithing was the practice of giving ten percent of one's "increase" to God. By increase, this meant that whatever on ... 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

Being so blessed as to be able to attend the Latin Mass every Sunday, there are times that we are forced to attend the Novus Ordo Mass. Now, lest anyone think otherwise, I am not one of those who beli ... discuss

A popular mountain peak frequented by tourists in Israel is Mount Bental in the Golan Heights. From the top of this mountain, one can see into Lebanon to the northwest and into Syria to the east bring ... discuss

Taken by me from the pews of my childhood parish.While I wait for my downstairs neighbors to quit making noise (so I can study; file this under "apartment resident problems"), I thought I'd share some ... discuss

We are made to be social creatures. We all want to belong, we all want to be regarded highly by other people. We all want to be "cool". When I was a child in the 1960's, it was "cool" to be counter ... discuss

Sol Invictus, the Unconquerable SunQuestion: "Did Christmas originate from a pagan holiday?"There has been a long tradition among Protestants of accusing Roman Catholics of engaging in pagan practices ... discuss

Jesus Christ came to this earth with a message of compassion, love and mercy.  Many say that the Gospel of Love does away with the law, but that is not what Our Lord said,  He told us he cam ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: "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

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

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

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

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

-- 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




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