Topic: reflection

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Do not use your freedom as a means to cover up w ... discuss

Last week, Congress approved a “stop-gap” bill to fund the government through the election and pay for a part of President Obama's plan to defeat ISIS with hardly a moment's debate. In this latest ... discuss

Soon-to-be Blesssed Alvaro del Portillo was a "smiling saint," constantly in the presence of God, yet without his "head in the clouds." This is the reflection offered by Monsignor Guillaume Dervill ... discuss

Monday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSJesus said to the crowd:“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vesselor sets it under a bed;rather, h ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Through him all things came into existence̶ ... discuss

The Rhyme and Reason of Love and Life - by Tony Funderburk Lorelei was shy. And that’s putting it mildly. Oh, don’t get me wrong. She was full of personality…in fact, she was overfl ... discuss

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Watch testimony at youtu.be/bFAMlbhrLkw This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “You restored ... discuss

Tirana, Albania, Sep 21, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis opened his trip to Albania praising the “coexistence” between members of different faiths in the country, while cond ... discuss

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the ... discuss

Today is the memorial of St. Andrew Kim Taegon, priest and martyr, St. Paul Chong, martyr, and companions. During the persecutions of 1839, 1846, 1866, and 1867, one hundred and three Christians in Ko ... discuss

To confess your sins to God is not to tell him anything he doesn't already know. Until you confess them, however, they are the abyss between you. When you confess them, they become the bridge.Frederic ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “The greatest destroyer of peace is abortionR ... discuss

On Friday, September 19, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of La Salette. On this day, we recall the apparition in which Our Lady appeared to two children in France.On Saturday, September 19, 1846, t ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “It is precisely in the “flesh” of e ... discuss

Here are some Kindle deals: A Quest for More by Paul Tripp (free); Loving the Way Jesus Loves by Philip Ryken ($0.99); That’s Just Your Interpretation by Paul Copan ($2.99). Also, A ... discuss

September 18 is the feast day of St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663),  If you have watched the film "The Reluctant Saint", you know just how endearing this sweet Franciscan saint was and what str ... discuss

Since law tends to be a reflection of culture, it is incumbent upon policy makers to understand the implications of embracing the "right to die" movement wholesale. They will also do well to remember ... discuss

It is, and has been for 60 years now, a most peculiar and extraordinary point of view: a government established on the principle of religious freedom contending that people who actually exercise reli ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “On this rock I will build my Church, and the gat ... discuss

President Obama's speech asking for popular and Congressional support for a war (of sorts) against ISIS bore many of the marks we've come to expect from those who share the president's liberal interna ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: My generation, born in the late 1930s and the 1940s, has witnessed a dramatic change in the role and the rights of women in America. A significant result of the w ... discuss

Havana, Cuba, Sep 16, 2014 / 03:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in Cuba recently unveiled its pastoral plan for 2014-2020, which will encourage the faithful to engage in evangelization and respond ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “The winds blew and buffeted that house. And it ... discuss

Beautiful homilies are useless and mere vanity if you are not close to the people, if you do not suffer with the people and do not give hope. This was Pope Francis’ reflection Tuesday morning ... discuss

On Saturday, September 13, thousands of pro-lifers gathered at 132 locations throughout the United States for the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Among these sites were ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenThousands of gravestones spot the lush green lawn of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, but one is different than the others. There is no name carved on it, and no date of birth. The p ... discuss

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905), Pietà, 1876Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many is Israel and for a sign that shall be contradicted. And your own soul a sword ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “And you yourself a sword will pierce” (Lu ... discuss

Pope Francis marked the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows during Monday morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, with a reflection on how Mary learned, obeyed and suffered at the foot of the Cross. The Holy Fat ... discuss

A personal reflection from one who once feared her but came to love her dearly. Aleteia -Theresa Bonopartis There was a point in my life when the thought of Mary, the Mother of God—esp ... discuss

Sydney, Australia, Sep 15, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, in Australia's state of New South Wales, is rejoicing over having won multiple media honors from the cou ... discuss

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “We also glory in our sufferings” (Romans 5:3). Re ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “In this way democracy, contradicting its own princi ... discuss

St. Louis, Mo., Sep 12, 2014 / 03:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Missouri legislature has overridden two vetoes from Gov. Jay Nixon in order to implement a three-day waiting period before an abortion and ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian Focus. They are offering 5 prize packages this week, which means there will be 5 winners. Each of those winners will receive thes ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “You will be my treasured possession” (Exo ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the bicentenary of the birth of St. John Bosco approaches, a Salesian who is rector of the Pontifical Lateran University has said that Pope F ... discuss

Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards has an editorial in CNN which claims that making the birth control pill available over the counter would “push women back to 1950s.” At first glance, th ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6: ... discuss

In a huge victory for pro-life groups, the Missouri state legislature yesterday overrode Governor Jay Nixson’s video of a pro-life bill for a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion. Waiting p ... 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

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(Vatican Radio) Mother Church teaches us works mercy are essential for our salvation, said Pope Francis at his general audience on Wednesday , but “it is not enough to do good to those who do good t ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the ... discuss

 We Are Bigoted Against the Old By Wesley J. Smith How often have we heard our elderly brothers and sisters say they don’t want to be “a burden.” Who made them think such a thi ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “She and her whole household had been baptized&# ... discuss

How often have we heard our elderly brothers and sisters say they don’t want to be “a burden.” Who made them think such a thing? We did! A great column in the Daily Mail by Stephen Glover indict ... discuss

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 8, 2014 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The official prayer and image for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year have been released to aid pilgrims in spiritual pr ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 8, 2014 / 09:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Meditating on the feast of Mary's Nativity during his morning Mass, Pope Francis said that God is a creator who has endowed men and women with a ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “She was found to be with child through the Holy ... discuss

Fr. Nicolas SchwizerThe architect and foreman of that construction is Father Kentenich: He gave us the project, he accompanies us with his guidance and intercession, he becomes present, incarnate in u ... 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

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “All of them look to you to give them their food at ... discuss

Do I have to be responsible? Jesus said to his disciples: “Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heave ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “You will show me the path to life; you will fill me ... discuss

A call to be changed. I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “If we allow a mother to kill her own child, how ... discuss

I am in the unique and enjoyable position of receiving copies of most of the latest and greatest Christian books. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve received and awful lot of them and, in so ... discuss

PRINCETON, NJ -- A slim majority of Americans, 53%, approve of labor unions, although approval remains on the low end of Gallup's nearly 80-year trend on this question. Approval has been as high as ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “The human person is the measure of the dignity ... discuss

I have invited the people who visit this blog to read a classic of the Christian faith with me: John Owen’s The Mortification of Sin or Overcoming Sin and Temptation. We are reading one shor ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Teaching them to observe all that I have comman ... discuss

On August 26, 2014, a three-judge panel of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments in Chicago in cases challenging the marriage laws of two states, Indiana and Wisconsi ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Among all the crimes which can be committed aga ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Such attacks strike human life at the time of its g ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 31, 2014 / 09:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians must avoid the temptation to conform to the world, Pope Francis cautioned Aug. 31, stressing that they should instead allow their fai ... discuss

“Be mindful, O Lord, that mercy and kindness have been yours from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth” (Psalm 25:6-7). Reflection: A woman wrote of her abortion, “It was very painful, phys ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “The king…had John beheaded in the prison& ... discuss

Jul 20 - Homily: He who sows the good seed is the Son of man This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Ave Maria! Mass: 16th Sunday i ... discuss

Jul 27 - Homily: Treasure hidden in a field This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 17 Sunday in Ordinary Time. Ave Maria! Mass: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - S ... discuss

By TOM NASH | Watching “When the Game Stands Tall” during its opening weekend took me back to my own youth of playing football at Catholic schools in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich. ... discuss

Here is an article by Los Angeles' Archbishop José Gomez, regarding the family. It was published in the archdiocesan news bulletin. * * * As the summer winds down and we move into fall, we ne ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our ... discuss

 Willie Parker’s “Abortion Ministry” By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This article appears in the August issue of National Right to Life News. The edition can be read in its en ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “I have gazed upon you in the sanctuary so that ... discuss

by David C. Reardon, Ph.D. The idea that “abortion is an act of despair” is one of the key points I have always tried to stress in my writing and speaking engagements. Despair is not only the dr ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Fath ... discuss

On July 4, Catholic and pro-life writer Lorraine Mary Williams passed away at the age of 82. She passed away in the palliative care unit of Markham Stouffville Hospital after a long battle with cancer ... discuss

Demons Believe and Tremble: A Reflection on the Theft of the Eucharist by Satanists « Archdiocese of Washington div> ... discuss

By: Nathan Eshelman, Author Gentle Reformation D. Min. Admissions Counselor, RPTS I have been a fan of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) for many years. I love the art of language and the ... discuss

Originally published in The Post-Abortion Review 3(2) Spring 1995. Copyright 1995 Elliot Institute, this 3 part article by David C. Reardon, Ph.D., is still one of my favorite series of articles on ab ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Behold, children are a gift from the Lord, a re ... discuss

“God…set me apart even before my birth” (Galatians 1:15). Reflection: Many pro-abortion public officials will say they believe that life begins at conception. But then they say they cannot legi ... discuss

A life full of riches. Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways! … For from him and through him and for him a ... discuss

The Constitution upholds God’s Law concerning the right to life. This was the understanding of the Framers. They remembered the context of the Declaration still ringing in their ears, “W ... discuss

Brothers and Sisters: Peace be with you.The Crowning of the BVMToday's the liturgical feast of Mary, Queen of Heaven. First, I want to share with you an image of that event as contained in our fa ... 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

All people? Really? The foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, ministering to him, loving the name of the LORD, and becoming his servants—all who keep the Sabbath free from profanation and hol ... discuss

As most of you know, when I was nine I lost my mom to suicide. All of this discussion about Robin Williams has me kind of sad and frustrated with where we are with mental illness in this world. My h ... discuss

But Will You Recognize the Lion? "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD." Deuteronomy 6:4 You might be surprised to realize how many Christians have splintered the image of God in their minds.& ... discuss

Who’s out there? Brothers and sisters: I speak the truth in Christ, I do not lie; my conscience joins with the Holy Spirit in bearing me witness that I have great sorrow and constant anguish in ... discuss

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s child ... 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

Sermon notes & Background research for Proper 13 A 2014, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Romans 9:1-5 The Wandering Jew by Gustav Dore. A Medieval legend about a Jew who taunted Chri ... discuss

We have a big God For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature wil ... 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

Al Franken speaks at a 2013Planned Parenthood rallyToday the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the so-called "Women's Health Protection Act" (S. 1696), a radical measure that would eli ... discuss

Special Documentary “I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and row brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart i ... discuss

If you have not yet seen it, there is an incredible reflection in today's Courier Times on the closings of St. Joseph the Worker, St. Ann St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Our Lady of Fatima, and Immaculate C ... discuss

Al Mohler has written an excellent reflection on the topic of thanksgiving. He points out that "giving thanks is one of the most explicitly theological acts any human can contemplate." On Thanksgivi ... discuss

Isn't the whole point of religion to teach us morals and to love and care for each other no matter what age, gender, sexual preference, religion or race we are?The question was one among many comments ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Ours is an age of conferences. Dozens of conferences vie for our attention, from a variety of ministries. For those who cannot attend, livestreaming is a way to experience the thrill from afar. Anoth ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Summer Leisure Reading: Some of these are the sorts of books I categorize under my Kindle as ‘Mama Reads.’ Because these are titlest that are free due to being in the public domain, they a ... discuss

You will not make a successful sale if you do not adopt the right approach. Prior to going solo and listing your property, it’s good to sit down, read, learn, and then apply the tips and techniq ... discuss

Around 1924, my grandparents moved their family to the first parish in the U.S. named for a certain newly canonized saint...."St Ephrem the Syrian...was born into a Christian family in Nisibis in abo ... discuss

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6.10) This verse strikes me as being counter-intuitive. First of ... discuss

If Planned Parenthood's intention were truly to allow the abortion-minded woman who comes to them to make a decision about her pregnancy in accordance with her own beliefs, Planned Parenthood would ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

     This is the video that I made to present as the result of the 20 Percent Project. After working on this project for an entire school year I made a video to represent my work. The o ... discuss

Let us see who has given witness Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Christ to them. With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip when they heard it an ... discuss

When my dad's brother died in 2004, he had been the Irish Augustinian with the longest tenure as a missionary in Australia.  Yet, that 30 years did not even constitute half of his 70 year priesth ... discuss

John Shore is a sometime author, Huff-n-Puff blogger, and former "rabid anti-Christian" who claims to have become a Christian after hearing a cartoon voice in a rarely used supply closet at work.No, I ... discuss

Recognize the right Shepherd Jesus said: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever does not enter a sheepfold through the gate but climbs over elsewhere is a thief and a robber. But whoever enters through ... discuss

      Donald Trump is a great businessman, a media genius and a fearless political tactician.  He is the rare voice that won’t back down and bow to the media elite.&nbs ... discuss

     My pro-life activism has increased ever since I attended the Youth Rally for Life on January 18th. I would like to start off by saying that the Youth Rally for Life was a wonderful ... discuss

We're still riding the high of all the excitement of yesterday - Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, and the Canonization of Saints John XXIII and John Paul the Great. Though I didn't get up ... discuss

You probably don’t know this, but I wrote a book! Simon, Who is Called Peter has just been published by Wipf and Stock Publishers, and it’s also available through Amazon. I’m super ... discuss

Happy Easter! The Christian world feels like this: ...because we've just come through Lent, Holy Week, the Sacred Triduum and the Easter Vigil.I love the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursda ... discuss

Here are a few quotations about the resurrection of Jesus that you might find useful. We handed these out yesterday in church and suggested that people consider using them for reflection and prayers, ... discuss

The Noah movie with Russel Crowe follows the pattern of all book adaptations that I have seen. The movie departs substantially from the book. The question is, how much departure is too much?Image sour ... discuss

So I haven't blogged much in a while. For this  I apologize. Yes, I'm very busy, but so are we all. I have a million tiny things I could blog about, but I never find the time to do so becaus ... discuss

The Culture of Life Review has a great idea.  Recent pro-life convert Donald Trump needs to step up and help get the very import Gosnell Movie made.        ... discuss

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FROM THE PASTORFebruary 2, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler From time to time, programs on Public Television feature medical doctors suggesting ways to reduce the chances of various diseases. Sometimes t ... discuss

Texas gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis is trying real hard to have it both ways on legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks.  Try to sort through this:“The Supreme Court sets that viabili ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Remember, of these parents you were born; what c ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 “With many such parables he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.” If Jesus had a campaign message it would be that he preached “the Kingd ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 4:21-25 Have you ever received something really, really cool?  Thing about what joy it brought you, along with the person who gave it to you.  You show your friends, famil ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 4:1-20 How is my life fruitful?  Is it fruitful to begin with?  It’s safe to say that all of us struggle interiorly with various vices, bad habits, or sinful attitudes. ... discuss

Today’s Gospel Mark 3:31-35 “Who are my mother and my brothers?” I am the oldest of four and in my life I have often wondered that very thing: exactly who are my mother and brothers and sis ... discuss

The Herald: "The Church of Scotland and the Humanist Society Scotland are preparing a joint plan to put to MSPs to replace religious assemblies in schools with a 'Time for Reflection' slot." Original ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 3:22-30 “How can Satan cast out Satan?” In today’s Gospel, we find Jesus being questioned by the scholars of the day about His authority over demons. In a ... discuss

It is perhaps emblematic of our decadent times that the two most noteworthy legal maneuvers of late, occupying significant time and resources of the the legislative and judicial branches are: providin ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” our Lord tells us in today’s Gospel. On the surface, it can seem like a doomsday warning. In one sense, it i ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 16:15-18 In this Gospel, Jesus appears to the Eleven and said to them: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” He goes on to talk about the ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 3:13-19 In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus chooses from among his disciples “those whom he desired” to serve as his apostles. It makes me wonder, what about these men d ... discuss

  By Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth January 22, 2014. The forty-first anniversary of Roe v. Wade (with Doe v. Bolton), the United States Supreme Court decision(s) that knocked down state laws pertainin ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 3:7-12 Why did Jesus warn spirits not to make Him known? Didn’t He want people to know He was the messiah? But we must ask the question why the demons wanted to reveal the ... discuss

On Tuesday, James Stoner published a reflection on the morality of free-market economics, to which I respond today. Professor Stoner is no opponent of markets; in fact, he argues for a presumption in ... discuss

In 1976 my mother, because of her history of alcohol and drug use, was strongly advised and urged to abort me. This must have been very scary for her. Nothing is so intimidating as a doctor bullying ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 3:1-6 The gospel today speaks of the Pharisees watching closely to see if Jesus would heal the man with the withered hand on the Sabbath.  Do we watch closely too, to see i ... discuss

Spitting in Rome’s Eye: A Reflection on How Orthodoxy’s Sinfulness Prevents Reunion Red River OrthodoxMany Orthodox prefer to dismiss Catholicism and Protestantism as two sides of the same coin, a ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 2:23-28 You know the hero in any action movie? He finds himself in impossible situations where he is exhausted, he has been shot, and things seem bleak, but he keeps fightin ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 2:18-22 I don’t like change. I feel much more comfortable in the old way of doing things. One day I pray for conversion. The next day I get nervous and change my mind. How ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: John 1:29-34 “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world”.  What incredible words uttered in John’s Gospel. We hear these words every time we partake in t ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 2:13-17 As a healer herself, Blessed Christina Ciccarelli would have looked upon the “sinners and tax collectors” in much the same way as Jesus looked upon them: as a do ... discuss

The Israeli pro-life group Be’ad Chaim slammed the government's recent decision to extend abortion funding to virtually all women, saying the move was a reflection of the country's moral and spiritu ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 This is a passage we may have learned in Vacation Bible School as a child.  The miracle of the paralyzed man.  We may have been taught that this man’s friends are ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 1:40-45 It is tempting to expect a pat lesson from each Bible story, but we don’t always get one.  Sometimes the Bible just tells us what happened.  We end up with more ... discuss

Matt Maher (remember him from the World Youth Day Vigil in Rio?) will be singing at the pre-rally concert at the March for Life Prior to the March for Life rally next week on the 22nd, from 11:1 ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 Reading today’s Gospel reminded me that as soon as we come to Christ with our needs, He begins to assist us.  Many times we turn to Christ and are unaware of His ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 1:21-28 When I was a little girl, well before the invention of laptops, iPhones, FaceBook, Angry Birds, or Candy Crush Saga, we played games where kids actually interacted. ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 Simon and his brother Andrew “left their nets and followed [Jesus].”  They, in essence, left their former way of life to be a disciple of Jesus.  Remarkably th ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 When I consider Jesus’ baptism, I’m always struck by John’s protest. ”I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?” ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: John 3:22-30 Jesus is baptizing.  John is also baptizing.  There is an “abundance of water”, so it seems we don’t need to be concerned with being anything but being t ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Luke 5:12-16 I entered the mostly darkened church at our parish in Estes Park, Colorado. There was enough light to see my way to the door of the sacristy, but not much more. This ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Luke 4:14-22 When Jesus returned to his hometown, walked into the synagogue, and stood up to read, how proud must his mother have been? Here was her son, the baby-turned-boy-turn ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 6:45-52 It is still the Christmas season, and I am still picturing Jesus as a tiny baby wrapped in swaddling clothes. Throughout Advent and Christmas, the message of salvati ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Mark 6:34-44 “When Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them.” The gospel today is a window into the very heart of Jesus. Jesus is moved with pity for ... discuss

How do you improve a nation? Do you start by amending its laws? Not so, according to our nation’s most famous conservative jurist. A nation’s character is a reflection of its citizens̵ ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25 “Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”  That line in today’s Gospel is truly an attention grabber for me!  In the busyness of days, I tend ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 I’m excited I get to write the gospel reflection for the Epiphany of Our Lord.  This is a great story with a stirring plot.  It’s a story of adventure, trave ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: John 1:35-42 It is amazing, really, that John’s disciples simply hear their teacher announce that Jesus is “the Lamb of God” and they follow Him, without question, without spe ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: John 1:35-42 It is amazing, really, that John’s disciples simply hear their teacher announce that Jesus is “the Lamb of God” and they follow Him, without questi ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: John 1:29-34 Once again, John the Baptist directs us toward Jesus, the Lamb of God. He identifies Him as the one who, filled with the Holy Spirit, will take away the sins of the ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: John 1:19-28 “Who am I?” It’s a question I was pretty confident answering in my teens. It’s a question I thought I was better understanding through my 20s ... discuss

By Faramir, Riscossa Cristiana | January 1, 2014   There would be an infallible method [to employ] so that what happened to Cardinal Burke would not be repeated in the Church of Original Posting ... discuss

As we enter the new year remember the little way. Here’s my latest article for Aleteia–a reflection on the Christ child and the need to be little. We are so used to hearing Jesus’ teachi ... discuss

Today’s Gospel: Luke 2:16-21 As we turn the page on our calendars and embark upon a New Year, I feel blessed beyond measure to share with you a new feature here at CatholicMom.com. For every day ... discuss

we have seen it and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was made visible to us— what we have seen and heard we proclaim now to you, so that you too may ha ... discuss

Wow - how time flies.  September 27th was my last post.  I have been enjoying a kind of interior silence which allows 'keeping all these things in my heart.'So, what has prompted this p ... discuss




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