Topic: priest

“Can you love your neighbor as yourself, and at the same time knee him in the face as hard as you can?” The question was posed to a camera in the documentary Fight Church. The film takes a ... discuss

Was your abortion 2, years ago? 10? How about 30 or 40? No matter when, abortion leaves its mark. Here is a letter a priest passed on to me in 2003 from  woman over 90. I will call her\"Vera\". ... discuss

Leeds, England, Sep 16, 2014 / 12:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Msgr. Marcus Stock, who was appointed Monday as Bishop of Leeds, England, has said in a message to his new flock that his motto as a bishop wi ... discuss

Today is the memorial of Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian. These two contemporaries, martyred in 253 and 258 respectively, were linked by one particular issue: what to do with those Christians who lapsed th ... discuss

14 September AD 258; Transferred to 16 September Cyprian (Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus) was born around AD 200 in the north African city of Carthage to a well-established pagan family. Most scholars ... discuss

Our Lady of Sorrows(click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSStanding by the cross of Jesus were his motherand his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas,and Mary Magdalene.When Jesus saw hi ... discuss

For decades, the pro-life movement has had an internal debate on whether gays and lesbians have a place in the pro-life community. Many pro-life people say the obvious answer is yes — that every ... discuss

Recently leaked Church documents confirm that in the last Papal elections, Cardinal Bergoglio (Pope Francis)was originally not the Cardinals' first choice. The first choice  was, interesting ... discuss

Note: All is taken from the Raccolta Chaplet of the Five Wounds At the prayer of the Congregation of Discalced Clerks of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ here in Rome, in the Retreat of SS. John a ... discuss

If you aren't familiar with Fr. Wylie's "elimination" by Cardinal "Bravo for Homosexuals" Dolan you can read a little of the back story here, here, and here. And Michael Voris covered the controversy ... discuss

Today the Church observes the eighth anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, the long-awaited motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI replacing all former "indults" and freeing the Mass ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in thi ... discuss

St. John Chrysostom, Almsgiver by TitianToday, September 13, is the memorial of St. John Chrysostom (ca. 347-407), one of the most famous Fathers, Doctors, and bishops of the Catholic Church. Known to ... discuss

I'm sort of amazed at the rapid development of a fantastic new initiative I'm delighted to be involved with, the Saint Benet Schola, named in honor of our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict.This group of ... discuss

Former Arctic priest Eric Dejaeger found guilty on sex charges | CTV News div> ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 12, 2014 / 10:45 am (CNA).- The first “selfie” of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks.   Ecco il primo #selfie in assoluto del ... discuss

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is going to be the Grand Marshal of the next St. Patrick's Day parade in New York. Which was fine and dandy until the parade organizers decided to allow a LGBT group to march wi ... discuss

Baghdad, Iraq, Sep 12, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Argentinian priest caring for the Catholic community in Baghdad says the faith of persecuted Iraqi Christians is moving and will continue in ... discuss

Question: What do you think of the Fatima apparitions? Were they demonic, or legitimate?This question is dealt with by Fr. Anthony Nelson, in an article posted in PDF format: The Appearances at F ... discuss

I received this following email update and wish to pass it along.  Praying for this group is a good intention: After 1045 days of consecutive prayers, including many rosaries, novenas, pena ... discuss

In honor of those who died on 9/11/2001 -see the 2996 Project on Pinterest.Follow darryl heron's board Project 2996 on Pinterest.I remember ColleenAn interesting article on literature and the Common C ... discuss

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

Thirteen years ago today, Muslim extremists committed acts of war against America. President George W. Bush vowed, "Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice wi ... discuss

For 40 years Albania had a Constitution which explicitly prohibited religious practice. When the Berlin Wall fell and democracy became a possibility, there was much to be done. And so it was for the C ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 02:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring the community ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 10 is John Gabriel Perboyre, priest, missionary, and martyr. John Gabriel Perboyre was one of eight children born to Pierre Perboyre and Marie Rigal at Le Puech ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 243 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1046 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Frida ... discuss

San Antonio, Texas, Sep 10, 2014 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Family members of a priest who died of cancer just two days after his ordination say that his brief priesthood was an incredible blessing, ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2014 / 09:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced today that Msgr. Robert W. Oliver will leave his position as promoter of justice to take on a new role as the secretary of ... discuss

By ELISE HARRIS/ CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced today that Msgr. Robert Oliver will leave his position as promoter of justice to take on a new role as the secretary o ... discuss

Saint Peter Claver“To do the will of God, man must despise his own; the more he dies to himself, the more he will live to God.- St. Peter ClaverSaint Peter Claver (1580-1654) was known as the "Apost ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2014 / 04:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A man paralyzed from the neck down made his way to Pope Francis' general audience, saying he took the massively risky move because he wanted to ... discuss

People can be fussy about dress.  Convention requires that we wear proper vestments for the occasion.  Filipino Catholics expect their priest to wear the appropriate vestments for worship. & ... discuss

By Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. On September 1 of this year, the bishop of Antwerp, Belgium, Most Reverend Johan Bonny, produced a twenty-one page series of “wishes” concerning the upcoming Synod with the ... discuss

Alexander Crummell was born in New York City in 1819, and wished to study for the priesthood, but received many rebuffs because he was black. He was ordained in the Diocese of Massachusets in 1844, wh ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 10 is St. Nicholas of Tolentino.Nicholas was born in 1245 in Sant’Angelo in the diocese of Fermo. His middle-aged parents named him in thanksgiving to St. Nicholas ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2014 / 08:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Cardinal Sean Brady resigns at the customary age of 75, newly appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland Eamon Martin says he is lo ... discuss

St. John Vianney, Parish Priest Who was this country pastor who became a shining light in the midst of a French Church plunged into darkness by the reign of terror and revolution? He was born near Lyo ... discuss

I don't know if this is happening in the States, but it certainly is in Canada. We only need to look at Justin Trudeau's decision to bar pro-life candidates from the Liberal party to see this clearly. ... discuss

Today, September 9, is the memorial of St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who dedicated his life to the service of African slaves.The son of a Catalonian farmer, Peter was born in Verdu, Spain in 1581. ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. It is God’s nature is to create and to be copious as the first chapter of Genesis reveals. He fills the heavens and the earth with a delight in multiplicity and variety ... discuss

San Diego, Calif., Sep 8, 2014 / 12:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego passed away the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 6, at the city's Nazareth House, accompanied family and frien ... discuss

In a modern American mindset, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on privacy. As such, the idea of confessing one’s sins to another person can seem odd or even unnecessary. Often, the most ... discuss

There are more exciting things than watching the grass grow. One of them is watching crayons being made, as we provide yet another excuse for a GIF animation.Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:• T ... discuss

Credit:  www.christinemonohan.netSometimes I think that almost all Catholic blogs are written by just one person because they all sound exactly the same. No one ever seems to have an original th ... discuss

DC Priest Punished for Calling for End to Gay St. Patrick’s Parade in New York City. Click the above  link to see what Monsignor Charles Pope wrote about Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s decision ... discuss

Natural law is nothing else but a participation of the eternal law in a rational creature.  ~ Aquinas   . . . [T]he Law of Nature and of Nature’s God.  ~ Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independ ... discuss

Did you know Assyria was the world's first empire?It was located in what is today Syria and Iraq.It was mentioned by name in the Book of Genesis, chapter 1, verse 14:"And the name of the third rive ... discuss

Baton Rouge, La., Sep 6, 2014 / 07:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that a diocesan priest may be forced to brea ... discuss

Credit: of us read "Catcher In The Rye" by JD Salinger at some point in our adolescence. I think I was 16 when I read it. It has become a classic American novel. It has m ... discuss

In my three years at Cardinal Ritter High School, I was able to work with a lot of amazing young people!  I walked away from Ritter most days being completely inspired by the perseverance, holine ... discuss

(Hey, the title was clever. I couldn't help it, okay?)Monsignor Charles Pope is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, and pastor of Holy Comforter - St Cyprian Parish in the District. He has long ... discuss

I received the following forwarded email sent out by Christian McDonnell. I'm happy she copied the text of Msgr. Pope's blog article before it disappeared in a puff of incense! Here’s the full ... discuss

5 September, New TestamentZechariah (or Zachariah) and Elizabeth were "righteous before God, living blamelessly according to all the commandments and regulations of the Lord. (Luke 1:6)" The angel Gab ... discuss

Since the days of my youth I have loved music. For years I belonged to different orchestras and concert bands as well as listening to the popular music that played on the radio. As I began to grow in ... discuss

Yesterday I was on a blog where a woman expressed her total frustration with the infidelity of so many Catholic bishops and her intention to leave the Church. What precipitated her crisis of faith? Th ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 4, 2014 / 04:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has drawn praise for his firm pro-life stance as well as his approach to the topic – which goes to the heart of the issue and t ... discuss

I do not know for sure, but if I had to bet, I would pretty safely guess that in addition to being a mom who has had an abortion I also have aborted siblings. Of course, there is no way for me to conf ... discuss

Jerusalem, Israel, Sep 4, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Spiritual preparations for the Nativity of Mary blending culture and faith are underway in the Holy Land, where the Indian Chaplaincy serves ... discuss

4 September, Old Testament Today we commemorate Moses, who was born in Egypt several generations after Joseph brought his father Jacob and his brothers there to escape a famine in the land of Canaan. ... discuss

A statement released today by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, announced the indefinite suspension of the cause for beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Sheen was ordained a priest for the Dioce ... discuss

Reading the news, it would be very easy to live our lives today in a constant state of fear. War seems to be everywhere, and it is seldom reported by our major news services.  For example, there ... discuss

Catholic insurer has added nearly $50 billion in last decade Contact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412,; Joseph Cullen 203-415-9314; both with Knights of ColumbusNEW HAVEN, Conn., ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 3, 2014 / 11:59 am (CNA).- Responding to threats on the life of an anti-mafia priest, the Italian bishop’s conference issued a letter offering support and calling for an end to ... discuss

The journey of the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (the “Black Madonna”) across North America began in August 2013 as a continuation of the worldwide From Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defens ... discuss

Thalassery, India, Sep 2, 2014 / 09:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday approved the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church’s decision to name Bishop George Njaralakatt as the new archbishop fo ... discuss

Steven J. Sotloff | 2010.Credit: Mazen Mahdivia New York Times report by Gary L. Bauer, Contributing Author: Breaking News - ISIS has released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a second ... discuss

2 September, Old Testament Hannah was the favored wife of Elkanah the Ephraimite. For many years she remained barren, suffering the insults of Elkanah's other wife, Peninnah — even though ... discuss

ACTION ITEM! 9 Sept - International Buy a Priest a Beer Day! | Fr. Z's BlogFr. Z's Blog div> ... 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

By ELISE HARRIS/CNA/EWTN NEWS | ROME — Following the agreement of an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza last week, a priest in Jerusalem said the only way for it to last is if both sides overcom ... discuss

Priest. Court chaplain to King Canute of England and Denmark.During a trip to Denmark, William saw a crying need for Christian missionaries, and he worked there the rest of his life.Bishop of Roskilde ... discuss

Monday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary TimeBy KATIE G.Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,and went according to his custominto the synagogue on the sabbath day.He s ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 1, 2014 / 10:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Faith is not founded upon human wisdom, but on the power of God, as made manifest in the Gospel. This was one of the main themes of Pope Francis' ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 1, 2014 / 09:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After sending a letter to Pope Francis on the plight Iraqi refugees fleeing ISIS violence, Fr. Behnam Benoka received a phone call from the ponti ... discuss

By Joan Frawley Desmond | Calvary” -- a new film, in theaters right now, by the Anglo Irish director and writer, John Michael McDonagh -- begins with an aerial view of Sligo, the ... discuss

We just returned from 11:30 Mass -- a very noisy Mass, I might add. The funny thing was at the end of the Mass we walked out amidst little groups of laughing and talking families and friends who could ... discuss

Visiting my granddaughter, a freshman at the University of Steubenville, I took a turn around the bookstore and picked up Alice Von Hildebrand's biography of her husband Dietrich, The Soul of a Lion. ... discuss

Pope Francis has telephoned an Iraqi priest working in a refugee camp in the war-torn northern part of the country to express his closeness to persecuted Christians in the region, ZENIT has learned. ... discuss

This story was published by Catholic News.  Let us pray for the Canonization of Pope Pius XII:Rome, Italy, Jan 19, 2010 / 12:21 pm (CNA).- Some details of the case under investigation regarding a ... discuss

The saint of the day is St. Jeanne Jugan (1792 – 1879) , also known as Sister Mary of the Cross. During the 19th century, she founded the Little Sisters of the Poor with the goal of imitating Christ ... discuss

also known as Ruan, Ronan, and Ruadan, was a brother of Tudwal of Treguier.Tradition says he was educated in Britain - probably Wales - but that he later accompanied St. Breaca on her return from Irel ... discuss

Question: "Why does the Orthodox Church require adults who are preparing for baptism to become catechumens, and to wait before they are allowed to be baptized. This requirement does not fit the patter ... discuss

The Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments has issued some guidance on the Sign of Peace.The document advises the bishops in future Missals call for the ending of some practices identified as ... discuss

From bombings to desperation, Fr. Jorge Hernandez has seen it all. He's a Catholic parish priest based in Gaza. Pope Francis invited him to the Vatican to hear first hand accounts of what locals are d ... discuss

By EDWARD PENTIN | VATICAN CITY — A priest of the Legion of Christ has offered his profound apologies for published comments in which he is quoted as comparing the Legion’s disg ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Aug 29, 2014 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the agreement of an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza earlier this week, a key priest in Jerusalem says the only way for it to last is if bo ... discuss

Pope Francis received in private audience on Friday Gaza parish priest Father George Hernandez, during which he expressed his closeness to those who have suffered in the war-ravaged territory.  ... discuss

Taken from the SSPX Website:Watch a video of a Society priest offering Mass at St. Pius X's altar in St. Peter's Basilica. In conjunction with the ongoing 100th anniversary of our patron, St. Piu ... discuss

An American priest who ministers to the sick has called Pope Francis a "real pastor" who, through taking risks and reaching out, teaches priests "how to pastor better." In an interview with ZENIT t ... discuss

When Jesus told the Parable of the Good Samaritan, He told it to people who wanted to justify themselves in not loving their neighbors.He also depicted two "called" men of God, the priest and the Levi ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Tips to ISIS on Chicago by Donald R. McClarey, JD, of The American Catholic – Priest Shocked by Conditions for Iraqi Christian Refugees – Doreen Abi ... discuss

Philippe de Champaigne, Saint Augustine, c. 1645-1650By Jean M. HeimannToday, August 28th, is the feast of St. Augustine, a Western Father of the Church whose conversion to Christianity is well-known ... discuss

Aurelius Augustinus, Augustine of Hippo, or Saint Augustine (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) was one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity, there considered to ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Aug 27, 2014 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem hopes the new indefinite ceasefire in Gaza will hold, cautioning that victory cannot come from violence and t ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 27, 2014 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A South Korea-based U.S. missionary who frequently crosses the border to North Korea to bring medicine and support says that Pope Francis' visit ... discuss

related: and http://www.thereligionofpeace.comFrom: drude Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Subject: Horrendous photos of Isis' treatment of Christians TODAY.This is beyond sickening, ... discuss

related: , From: drude Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Subject: Horrendous photos of Isis' treatment of Christians TODAYThis is beyond sickening, ... discuss

Wednesday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary time(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear b ... discuss

The Knights of Columbus join Father Peter West and The Black Madonna at abortion facility in Sharonville, OH. Some might consider it just a series of coincidences; however, others believe it to be Div ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2014 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Participants in the annual Ratzinger “schulerkreis” study group were overjoyed at seeing the retired pontiff in good health, noting ... discuss

Today, August 26, is the feast day of St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars (also known as Saint Teresa de Gesu, Jornet y Ibars), the Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Abandoned Poor.Born in 1843 at C ... discuss

Approve by Pope Francis. Basically, it stays the same, but here's the gist of the abuses that are meant to be eliminated. c) In any case, it will be necessary, at the time of the exchange of peace, to ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 25, 2014 / 08:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest and close friend of Pope Francis says the pontiff's idea for an upcoming inter-religious soccer match for peace shows his keen interest ... discuss

The first African to host a television series on the global Catholic television network EWTN has urged Pope Francis to visit Africa - and soon. Father Maurice Emelu, a Catholic priest, inspirat ... discuss

Today we remember St. Joseph Calasanz, a diocesan priest who opened the first free public school in Rome, the patron of Catholic schools. Other men who joined Father Joseph in his work became members ... discuss

It seems that the art of mocking the Christian faith is nothing new to those in the acting profession, but it is ironic that one of the first actors to mock Christianity was also a martyr for the fait ... discuss

In light of some recent flaps involving Catholic Worker houses doing some things that go against Church teachings (such and St. Joseph's House of Hospitality in Rochester hosting a so-called woma ... discuss

Presenting the latest Axe Deodorant Commercial, care of De La Salle State State University (because they follow the line of the republic on Reproductive Health).Here we see the models raisin ... discuss

The Souls of Aborted Babies - \"A Sure Hope\" I caught this post a few years ago on the souls of aborted babies on the blog \"V for Victory.\" The full article is no longer available online, but here ... discuss

Readers, never tell yourselves you can determine an author’s personal opinions from his writing, unless he is, like C.S. Lewis or his warped antimatter image Phillip Pullman, someone who declares hi ... discuss

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY Youth Ministry, FT EmployeeDiocese of Tyler (Tyler, TX)Director of Youth Ministry - Diocese of Tyler Work in collaboration with the Priest Chaplain for Youth and priests in ... discuss

Question: "I am not opposed to triune immersion, but I do want to question the idea that triune immersion is the ONLY way. Why isn't there a single mention of triune immersion in the New Testament? Ot ... discuss

Scientific research shows that a person who seeks to be close to God finds fullness in living and can attain greater stability, says a psychological expert and priest. In an interview with ZENIT thi ... discuss

Erbil, Iraq, Aug 22, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Iraqi Christians' faith is not diminished, even as they face exile from their homes and profound suffering, an official with a Catholic pastoral ... discuss

Detroit, Mich., Aug 22, 2014 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who had served as Archbishop of Detroit and president of the Vatican City State, died of natural causes at the ... discuss

Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug 21, 2014 / 04:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Oklahoma City's archbishop voiced relief that satanists organizing a black mass in the city returned a stolen Host which was to be desec ... discuss

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City announced Thursday that the consecrated Host at the center of a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court has been returned. The archbis ... discuss

By BISHOP JAMES CONLEY | In just a few weeks, on Sept. 21, a “black mass” is scheduled to be conducted in Oklahoma City.  The “celebrant” is Adam Daniels, a suppose ... discuss

Today, August 21st, is the memorial of Pope St. Pius X (1835-1914).Giuseppe Sarto was born June 2, 1835, the second of ten children born to a poor family in the village of Riese, Province of Treviso, ... discuss

20 August, Old Testament Samuel was the final Old Testament judge. Besides Deborah and an anonymous man in Judges 6:7-10 first prophet mentioned after Moses, although we could consider some of the oth ... discuss

The Prophet Samuel was the fifteenth and last of the Judges of Israel, living more than 1146 years before the Birth of Christ. He was descended from the Tribe of Levi, and was the son of Elkanah from ... discuss

A Priest Twenty Years Wrongly Imprisoned in America div> ... 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

Oh no!CNN) -- A car crash in Argentina killed three members of Pope Francis' extended family Tuesday -- including his 8-month-old and 2-year-old grand-nephews -- and seriously injured another, po ... discuss

Kyiv, Ukraine, Aug 19, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The newly elected head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate must decide whether that Church can be independent from Russia, U ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 19, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and ... discuss

August 18 is the optional memorial of St. John Eudes, a French priest who founded of the Society of Jesus and Mary (the Eudists) and the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity.  Pope Leo XIII procla ... discuss

Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 plane flight back to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention ... discuss

Over the weekend, Pope Francis visited a memorial in South Korea dedicated to remembering babies who have been victimized by abortions. The leader of the Catholic Church is inspired by something done ... discuss

One of Pope Francis’ confreres, Jesuit Father John Chong Che-chon, has been the translator at the Pope’s side during the five-day Korea trip. The Korea Times this week reported on the 57 ... discuss

(April 11, 1836-August 18, 1918) was an American Anglican priest and theologian. He spent most of his career as a professor at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is remembered on Au ... discuss

There is an interesting psychological phenomenon that was identified in 1972 called "Groupthink". Wikipedia [HERE] gives us the definition:Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within ... discuss

The following is my own testimony which I wrote for the USCCB in 2000.  “We are to show to those in need His goodness to ourselves . . .” This phrase at Mass speaks to my heart. It reminds ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 01:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday morning Pope Francis baptized 62-year-old Lee Ho-Jin – the father of one of the victims from the Sewol Ferry tragedy earli ... discuss

by Editors - In an online exchange on the popular Monomakhos Blog, the topic of discussion focused on the views on homosexuality expressed by Fr. Alexis Vinogradov a priest in the OCA, rector of St. G ... discuss

by Fr. John Moses - The days of Holy Week are designed to represent to us the last week of Christ’s earthly life before His Crucifixion. It is a terrible and wonderful journey: terrible because ... discuss

Jesus said "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and  follow me. (Luke 9.23) In some areas of the world taking up one's cross is following Jesus, a ... discuss

-- 1 --Went in for my annual physical exam today and I found out that I have a couple of health issues. One for certain and the others are possibilities. Either way, I was given medications, more bloo ... discuss

Question: "Was the whole world actually flooded in Noah's flood, or were just parts of it flooded? Does it matter? I went back to read the story but I wonder have the translations from the Greek been ... discuss

Fr. Seraphim (Rose)Question: "How does the Orthodox Church regard Shared Near Death Experiences? This is where people have a vision similar to the person dying of the white light of love and tunnels a ... discuss

Pat Archbold at Creative Minority Report did a post listing "7 Things To Restore Sense of Sacred Your Pastor Could Do Tomorrow"  [HERE].  The list is as follows:1.  "Ad Orientum" - "the ... discuss

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia [August 12, 2014] – Father Frank Papa, S.O.L.T., J.C.D., has begun a new apostolate as resident chaplain with Loving Arms, a faith-based assisted living and retirement communit ... discuss

 Meet Blessed Isidore Bakanja, a convert to Catholicism, back when missionaries work to preach the Gospel and bring people to the One True Faith.He was baptized at the age of 18.  He worked ... discuss

Question: "What does 1st Timothy 2:15 mean when it says that a woman shall be "saved" in child bearing? How do the Orthodox interpret that passage?"One important thing to keep in mind here is that the ... discuss

Picture an average Sunday morning or Sunday afternoon.  The temperature is warm or at least pleasant.  Sunshine fills the sky.  The morning's calmness is punctuated only by the transcen ... discuss

Brethren: Peace be with you.My series on the immigration crisis will continue, but I need to relay this information to my readers. According to the Catholic News Service: VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The sig ... discuss

My children, we have come to the Sacrament of Orders. It is a Sacrament which seems to relate to no one among you, and which yet relates to everyone. This Sacrament raises man up to God. What is a pri ... discuss

Pat Archbold of Creative Minority Report recently did a post entitled, "Ditch The Sign of Peace or 'Take your stinking paws off me you darn dirty ape!'" [HERE]  Mr. Archbold, if you haven't ... discuss

The Vestments of the Israelite High PriestQuestion: Why does the bishop wear bells on his vestments?As with much of our worship, this has its origins in the worship of the Old Testament. In the Law of ... discuss

TweetBy Stephanie Gray“What do you think about abortion?” I asked a man walking in Vancouver’s busy downtown core last weekend.  He responded by identifying his origins: “Well, I’m from ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jul 31, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Familia Christi is the Roman community formed by Fr. Giuseppe Canovai, a priest of the city whose life united Franciscan poverty and the Jesuit s ... discuss

Here is a reflection offered by Monsignor Vincent Foy, a priest of Toronto, at celebrations last month marking his 75th anniversary of ordination.  Below his reflection is the text of the messa ... discuss

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

Question: How do you reconcile the Orthodox practice of clergy and monastics not cutting their hair with 1st Corinthians 11:14, which says: "Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has lon ... discuss

Hat tip to He has no shame about the way he celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and gave boastful interviews on the local TV. //" ... discuss

25 July, New Testament James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John were among Our Lord's twelve disciples. Together with Peter, these two were privileged to behold the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1; ... discuss

I know, I know. It's been a couple of week since I've written one of these WILW posts but most of my Wednesdays have been occupied with studying for exams so I haven't had the chance to write. Since t ... discuss

When I became involved with the Entering Canaan post abortion ministry, it was not long before I recognized many similarities between the way the older women discussed their emotional traumas and my ... discuss

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

As I expected, our new Bishop, Salvatore Matano, has made it clear lay people (including women religious) should not be preaching during the time for the homily.This has been an ongoing abuse in this ... 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

Question: "In Acts 15, while not imposing circumcision or kosher dietary laws on gentile converts, the Apostles nevertheless commanded then to abstain from the blood of animals (Acts 15:29). I have he ... discuss

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

By PETER JESSERER SMITH | BATON ROUGE, La. —  Louisiana’s supreme court has ruled that a trial court may admit a girl’s sacramental confessions in a lawsuit accusing a pri ... discuss

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!" ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday, June 14th, is the memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint in the United States.Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks" and the “Geneviève of New Franc ... discuss

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

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

Michael Voris recently did a Vortex entitled, "How Is This Happening" in which he issued a challenge:This is a direct shout out to the Church of Nice Catholic Establishment and its media lapdogs – b ... discuss

Question: "Why was God so irate with David for taking a census of Israel?  Does it have anything to do with the law in Exodus 30:12 about the census offering?"The passage in 2nd Samuel (2nd Kings ... discuss

Many people, both readers and friends, have shown a lot of concern about the direction I have been taking in my writings on this blog lately.  It seems that I am on the wrong side of every issue ... discuss

There have been 88 abortion workers who have had a change of heart and left their jobs during 40 Days for Life campaigns. Many of these workers leave during the last two weeks of the campaign … ... discuss

By bryankemper | Published: July 8, 2014 January 24, 2013, my daughter Zoe addressed the crowd at the March for Life Yout ... discuss

Here's the initial story: Virginia, no matter what he hears "in the box" a priest CANNOT divulge it. That's th ... discuss

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One thing is for certain: we all find ourselves, either consciously or unconsciously, immersed in an ocean of turbulent societal anxiety. This is not the turmoil and anxiety caused by any one particul ... discuss

Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads and I have a friendly disagreement about the "pre pride" Mass which was celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi in Manhattan.  If you read this blog, you know that I was p ... discuss

The Gateway Drug – Eternal Security In the following video Christopher Hitchens offers some compelling reasons for not subscribing to Christianity. When you add in the idea of “eternal security” ... discuss

Question: "The last paragraph in the Akathist to the Kursk Root icon says: "...for we have no other help beside thee, no other intercessor, nor gracious comforter but thee, O Mother of God, to preserv ... discuss

Friars from St. Francis of Assisi Church, ManhattanI have already done a short post on the Vortex episode in which Michael Voris describes what he saw and experienced at the St. Francis of Assisi "Pre ... discuss

Before reading, please read our initial reply to Justin Edwards, then our response to part 1 of his series about Abolish Human Abortion and the Church Repent project.Edwards continues his unhelpful cr ... discuss

Credit:  theconservativetreehouse.comIn their ongoing attempt to save Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan from being closed, some of those who attend there have given interviews to and cooperated ... discuss

This is Gay Pride Weekend in many cities across the US and the granddaddy of them all is right here in New York City. This is where it all started at Stonewall in 1969, and the Gay community is out i ... discuss

Question: "In 1 John 1:9, the apostle teaches us that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins, and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. But Orthodoxy teaches us th ... discuss

A favorite priest calls him “Scary John the Baptist”, and there are my notes on what makes him scary, culled from one great homily: John’s scariness; he embodies faith at its most primit ... discuss

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

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

Last week I was offered a job by a priest and I ended up doing something I never thought I'd do: I declined it. The girl who wants to eventually get her Masters in Theology... who loves going to adora ... discuss

Holy Innocents Church, NYC, threatened with closureThere is now an update to the situation with Father Justin Wylie who gave a very controversial sermon at Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan. As Pat A ... discuss

Wayward Brazilian priestLuiz Carlos Magalhães ... discuss

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

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

"In 1999, the conference approved the Philippine Supplement to the Roman Sacramentary containing the particular liturgical calendar and Masses for the country. As a sign of inculturation the conferenc ... discuss

Question: "What does it mean to “trust the bishop”? In Orthodoxy, the bishop is the central figure in the church. The priest is the bishop’s assistant, carrying out his will, and the people are ... discuss

Question: "What is heresy, and who is a heretic?"St. Philaret of Moscow, in his Catechism, defined heresy simply as "...when people mix with the doctrine of the Faith, opinions contrary to divine ... 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

Father Justin WylieFather Justin Wylie is a priest from South Africa who is an Attaché of the Holy See to the United Nations. I have personally met him and attended Masses in which he has been the c ... discuss

I say this every year, but that's just because it is always true. First is Easter, then is Christmas, then is ... my birthday!Some people ignore their birthdays or don't want much fuss made. Not me. E ... discuss

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

Question: What is the reason for the difference in practice of churching boys, who are taken behind the altar, and the churching of girls, who are not?In Baptism, a person is united with Christ and Hi ... discuss




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