Topic: reflection

Vatican City, Apr 17, 2016 / 06:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday reflected on the great suffering he had witnessed at the refugee camp in Lesbos, remembering especially the children he e ... discuss

Toronto, Canada, Apr 17, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The coming legalization of assisted suicide in Canada will threaten the vulnerable, hide killing with euphemisms, and threaten the conscience ... discuss

Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 13:14, 43-52 Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5 Revelation 7:9, 14b-17 John 10:27-30 Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter. A reflection on today’s Sacred Scriptures: The Gospel th ... discuss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Montreal, April 15, 2016In the midst of one of the worst suicide crises in our country’s history, the federal government has tabled Bill C-14, which proposes to legalize b ... discuss

sourceThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.    To him belongs eternal praise. -Psalm 111:10 N ... discuss

Who am I?  What do I stand for?  Today it seems like people have been brainwashed by consumerism.  People don't necessarily have faiths they defend or causes they believe in anymore, th ... discuss

Digging down to the roots of church division | Pembroke Daily Observer div> ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 15, 2016 / 01:51 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis didn’t attend U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-Vt.) speech at the Vatican, but the presidential candidate provided a long reflection ... discuss

“We who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread” (1 Cor. 10:17). Reflection: When we call each other “brothers and sisters,” we are not merely using a met ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites by Bradley Wright ($0.99); Reformation by Carl Trueman ($2.99); The Band That Played On by Steve Turner ($1.99); How To ... discuss

I just came in from the bee yard which is just across the field from our front door. Sometimes I go out and just sit and watch the bees flying in and out to see what they're doing. The past few weeks ... discuss

I keep meaning to update the blog. I keep meaning to write something. I just never get around to it. I have about 20 tabs open on my browser of things I want to comment. So instead of waiting to write ... discuss

“Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven gaze continually on the face of my heavenly Father” (Matthew 18:10). Reflection: ... discuss

By Edward Pentin | Father Antonio Livi is a well known philosophy professor, a former lecturer at the Pontifical Lateran University and a prolific author known for his original “philosophy ... discuss

“Some scribes who were Pharisees noticed that Jesus was eating with sinners and tax collectors, and they asked his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?'” (Ma ... discuss

Fr. George Rutler has a way with words and his insights are always worth reading or listening to. Here's an excerpt from a recent article on Amoris Laetitia:there are a lot of gongs clanging and cymba ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “God’s love was revealed to us in this way: God se ... discuss

“The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15). Reflection: The Lord commands Adam to care for the garden. But Adam failed, b ... discuss

“A law which violates an innocent person’s natural right to life is unjust and, as such, is not valid as a law” – Evangelium Vitae 90. Reflection: The Church does not say that l ... discuss

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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

One of my favorite movie scenes is from the 1990 comedy Kindergarten Cop starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. His character, an undercover cop, makes an immediate fool of himself interrogating his new s ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 12, 2016 / 05:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the Vatican ambassador to the U.S., replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Viga ... discuss

Washington D.C., Apr 12, 2016 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia Pope Francis is helping priests to be better pastors, not giving individual consciences the ulti ... discuss

There were quite a number of letters to the editor this week, and they were mostly related to two articles. Once again, my gratitude goes to all those who took the time to write. Comments ... discuss

Dr Ewan C GoligherEwan C. Goligher MDCanadian policy makers have recently proposed to require all doctors to provide an effective referral for physician-assisted death (PAD) upon the patient’s reque ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Do not put an innocent or honest person to death, f ... discuss

Such “holy and lawful laughter” is contagious and inviting. It includes rather than excludes. The inviting and inclusive nature of holy laughter is witnessed in vs. 6, when Sarah notes tha ... discuss

And there you go. Just like sand in the hourglass, like waters under a troubled bridge, like the sound of silence. Another week gone by. And what do you have to show for it? Did you help someone this ... discuss

“Ask the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers for his harvest” (Matthew 9:38). Reflection: The future of the priesthood is in the seminarians of today. Their training needs to mak ... discuss

A few years ago I was at a conference to lead a breakout session and perhaps to do some writing about the event. There were a couple of keynote speakers there, John Piper among them, and they ... discuss

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). We are called to glorify God in all that we do — not just in the “spiritual” acti ... discuss

A Louisiana bill that requires abortion clinics to give women more time to consider their options passed the state House on Wednesday in a landslide vote. Louisiana House Bill 386 would increase the c ... discuss

“If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but since you claim, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains” (John 9:41). Reflection: The Pharisees simply refused to accept the evidence ... discuss

Let’s keep this simple. Sin is fundamentally lawlessness. It is breaking God’s law. Declaring that God broke the law is to declare that he is a sinner. But so great is God’s hatred for sin (law ... discuss

In a 1940 photo a man lay on the Coney Island beach after being pulled from the surf. The mood... The post A Reflection on the “Selfie” appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... discuss

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) Reflection: Jesus is the Way precisely because he is truth and life. The Son of God came into the world to destroy the works of t ... discuss

A Planned Parenthood “manager of community engagement” removed a connection to her employer from her Twitter account this week after criticizing Hillary Clinton, in a move that suggests that uncon ... discuss

“God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tried beyond your strength. But together with the trial he will also provide a way out and the strength to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13 ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include The NIV Zondervan Study Bible edited by D.A. Carson ($3.99); The Grace of Repentance by Sinclair Ferguson ($2.99); Discovering the God Who Is by R. ... discuss

Human Life International has been blessed to work with and support many missionaries who spread the Gospel of Life to the far corners of the earth. True to the missionary tradition of the Church, we k ... discuss

“At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores” (Luke 16:20). Reflection: Lazarus got nothing as he begged at the rich man’s door. The rich man thought that because L ... discuss

On April 4, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, which is the coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the special mission God had chosen for her in bei ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby le ... discuss

Albert Martin’s The Forgotten Fear is a very good book on a much neglected topic. I reviewed my notes for it this week and was struck again by the urgency of the subject. In the bookR ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Rulers are a source of fear not to those who do goo ... discuss

I did not come across any new and noteworthy Kindle deals today. If you’re in the mood for some reading, perhaps browse through this week’s A La Carte entries and look for the many ... discuss

This past February saw a parish in Seattle fall victim to a hate crime.At least that's what some would have you believe. Saint Patrick's Church, located north of downtown in the Portage Bay neighborho ... discuss

“‘If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.’ He said, ‘Which ones?’And Jesus answered, ‘You shall not kill…'” (Matthew 19:17-18).  Reflec ... discuss

“Our Book of Church Order is the fruit of the wisdom of generations of Presbyterian reflection and experience. The PCA’s BCO traces its ancestry to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church ... discuss

“Repentance is what he preaches. Repentance is what he desires. Repentance is what we desire. Repentance is a characteristic of those enjoying the Kingdom of Heaven; at least this is so until t ... discuss

“There is reason for you to rejoice, even if now for a little while you must suffer trials of many kinds” (1 Peter 1:6). Reflection: Today is “Terri’s Day,” the annive ... discuss

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Today, Louisiana Right to Life’s 2016 State Legislative Agenda began in earnest as the House Health and Welfare Committee considered two pieces of important pro-life legislation. HB 386, the Wom ... discuss

“Love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD” (Leviticus 19:18). Reflection: The command “Love your neighbor” does not have distinctions, limitations, or exclusions ... discuss

“Come to me, all you who are weary and overburdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).  Reflection: The burden Jesus is talking about is not just that you have bills to pay, tas ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include A Model of Christian Maturity by D.A. Carson ($2.99); Preaching to a Post-Everything World by Zack Eswine ($2.99); Doxology and Theology by Matt Boswell ($2. ... discuss

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionIProfessor Theo Boern July 2014, Professor Theo Boer, who was member, for nine years, of a euthanasia regional review committee in t ... discuss

My youngest child is about to turn 10 years old and will soon be joining her two siblings in the double digits. This means that Aileen and I have graduated—we have graduated from parenting l ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include 3 titles by Philip Ryken: Grace Transforming, Kingdom Come!, and Loving Jesus More at $1.99 each. Also consider the brand new book Expository Apolo ... discuss

Maurice Denis. Holy Women Near the Tomb/Saintes Femmes au tombeau. 1894RAISED FROM THE DEADThis is the great truth which fills our faith with meaning. Jesus, who died on the cross, has risen. He has t ... discuss

Making choices. And they began to debate among themselves who among them would do such a deed. Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week. Palm Sunday marks the start of a week in which tremendous, wor ... discuss

Lift high the Cross. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree. This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God ... discuss

When it comes to good books, we are spoiled. We have access to more good books than previous generations could have even dreamed of. That is true whether we want to read Christian Living books ... discuss

The Journal of Medical Ethics published on March 17, 2016 a survey compiled from 490 out of 3000 practicing neonatologists. The survey showed 76% of the neonatologists thought it was ethically permiss ... discuss

Judas, will you betray me with a kiss?  CaravaggioFor exactly the reason it sounds -- Judas, the spy in their midst, goes to the pharisees to betray his Master. Interesting, isn't it that the app ... discuss

The following article is from ChristianAnswers.net Human fetus. Photograph copyrighted, Films for Christ. From the motion picture, “The Origin of Life”. The abortion debate rests on the moral stat ... discuss

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President Barack Obama visited Cuba today but this was one international destination where Obama didn’t have to peddle his pro-abortion values. Cuba is already a nation where abortion is not onl ... discuss

“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me” (Matthew 18:5). Reflection: How do we welcome Jesus? His answer is, by receiving a child. The Lord identifies himself with the hel ... discuss

Today I look at Him and see that He has nothing.  He gave everything for me, his possessions, his reputation, and his life for me.  How then can I be unwilling to give Him a few hours of my ... discuss

God is gracious to sinners. We might even say that God was gracious to enter into a covenant with righteous Adam (even though the Westminster Divines wisely decided not to speak this way) but we dare ... 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 “And so Pilate…handed him over to be crucified” ... discuss

Isn’t it God’s design to build a church made up of people from every tongue, tribe, and nation; to include all sorts of people with their God-given gifts to form a greater whole? We are all unique ... discuss

Would I do this again, the same way? No. I’ve learned a lot and I’m learning still. Would I love to see our churches work out a better way of doing this moving forward, for the glory of God and th ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Arise, take the child and his mother, and flee to E ... discuss

I know many people who consider third party reproduction (3PR) a “gift from God” to suffering infertile couples. But as far as I can see, 3PR is and has been, more than anything I’ve ... discuss

Getting back to Eden. Brothers and sisters: Whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to h ... discuss

Getting back to Eden. It is not that I have already taken hold of it or have already attained perfect maturity, but I continue my pursuit in hope that I may possess it, since I have indeed been taken ... discuss

The Pilgrims pray for their journey fleeing religious persecutionDaniel in the Lion's denWe live in a culture where really, values are passe.  You aren't allowed to have values.  Morality, p ... discuss

This abstract is from November 2015, but it just showed up in my inbox. From the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology:Until recently, WHO operationally defined unsafe abortion as illegal ... discuss

I started thinking this week about a section of St. Paul's letter to the Romans and wondering if this might be another candidate for this series. I do not have it all worked out in my head, hence I am ... discuss

Since Trump looks likely (I think there's still a chance for Rubio -- see the Weekly Standard take on the rally I missed out on in the previous post), I have been thinking hard about him. First, to se ... discuss

I've tried many a time, in these pages to describe what it was like in my previous life.  Or in what you could call my life before the cross.  I've failed every time.  It is extremely d ... discuss

Getting back to Eden. “He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut ... discuss

Getting back to Eden. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body by the power that e ... discuss

Getting back to Eden. What does Scripture say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart —that is, the word of faith that we preach—, for, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is ... discuss

This book is actually a 365 day devotional. There is a devotional for every day of the year. Dr. Gary Smalley, a marriage counselor who writes "the Love Language" series, has endorsed this devotion ... discuss

TransfigurationLuke 9:28-36“Going Out in a Blaze of Glory”“Going out in a blaze of glory”. What do you think of when you hear that phrase? A race car driver, crashing his car on the final lap? ... discuss

A series of principles. “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one when he is fully taught will be like his teache ... discuss

Specks, logs, planks, whole trees. “How can you say to another believer, ‘Friend, let me take the piece of sawdust out of your eye,’ when you don’t see the beam in your own ey ... discuss

Time for a gut check, really. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised. If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who ... 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

This past summer, I was visiting family and walking up the main street in town.  The sidewalk was just big enough for two people to walk side by side.  Typically, people walking down the sid ... discuss

TweetBy Maaike Rosendal“Are we there yet?” Impatiently our kids peer through the van windows. It's already getting dark, and strings of multi-colored lights try to cheer up the cold streets of dow ... discuss

Political correctness (PC) seems to be the rule in America today. Thanks for this predicament has to be given to the tireless effort of the current occupier of the White House and his corrupt administ ... discuss

Here's a few enlightening and remarkably relevant articles from the last several days. For culture warriors desiring to start the New Year right,  these make for excellent reading, reflection, re ... discuss

I live in a country that accepts a greater than 50% collateral damage from drone strikes. In other words, most drone bombings kill humans, young, old, women, and children, who are guilty of proximity. ... discuss

Not much else to add here that this beautiful woman hasn’t already captured.  Someone posted this on Facebook and I am smitten.  Meet Wanda Goines, a pilgrim on her way to Zion, going from s ... discuss

To the Martyrs: A Reflection on the Supreme Christian WitnessCdl. Donald WuerlEmmaus Road PublishingCover Price: $22.95   Anti-Christians condemn Christians for their hypocrisy. However, not ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Tony Funderburk - THE Truth in Words And Music Life carries on no matter what…so are you important? Of course you are! Your significance is measured by the highest standard in ... discuss

SourceIt seems hardly a day goes by that the Catholic blogosphere is not in an uproar over some statement or action by someone whom they feel is threatening to destroy the Church. The offender is more ... discuss

I had always thought being a busybody meant that you were a gossiper, talking about what other people.  That understanding is also consistent with Scripture."For we hear that there are some which ... discuss

The Relationship Idol "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for t ... discuss

Here's my problem with the way the annulment process is in the US.  I get the whole "not a Christian marriage" or "married outside the Church" parts, but there is an increasing (it seems to me) t ... discuss

Cover of New York PostI recently received a comment from a Catholic who asked that I list some positive accomplishments of Pope Francis. It's kind of a surprising request as the majority of Catholics ... discuss

Bill Nye (AKA The Science Guy) is famous in the US for promoting science and he recently produced an ‘educational’ video where he defends abortion and claims to debunk prolife arguments against ... discuss

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

Fr. Nicolas SchwizerThe most appropriate language for speaking about the Holy Spirit – because of his mysterious nature – is that of symbols and images. The Holy Spirit escapes mathematical defini ... discuss

"To me the evidence is conclusive, and over and over again in the High Court I have secured the verdict on evidence not nearly so convincing.” - Sir Edward Clark, British High Court judge, on t ... discuss

If words matter–and you’ll find that I am very quick to contend that they do–then we ought to be careful with the language we speak. For some, this point might seem like something a ... discuss

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On this Feast of St. Joseph, the name day of our dear Pope Benedict and the second anniversary of Pope Francis' inaugural Mass, I was delighted to find this sweet picture of the two popes (click the p ... discuss

As someone drawn to Dominican spirituality, and as a Thomist, I read “Meditations for Lent” every spring. It is a perfect Lenten reflection and meditation book. This past Sunday, we heard ... discuss

Douglas County Schools in Colorado today raised more than a few eyebrows with a plan to take Middle School students on a field trip to explore world religions.According to a local parent, female stude ... 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

Can we change the world? As often as modern young adults are regarded as entertainment seekers, today’s 20- and 30-somethings are also driven by a laudable desire to see the world become a bette ... discuss

Joe Sobran was the best.  100 years from now when scholars look back trying to figure out what went wrong in America and how so many stood by quietly and allowed the slaughter of millions of inno ... 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

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

     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

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

      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

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

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

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

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

So yesterday we saw that ever since the birth of capitalism, the Popes and also the bishops (in the documents of Vatican II), have not ceased to point out the deficiencies of that economic philosophy. ... discuss

The stats for this blog are microscopic.But anyone who DOES read this blog knows one thing: I am no fan of our current president, his policies, or his party. It's guys like the president that have me ... discuss

Sorry you haven't heard from me in a while. I've been busy on some of my other websites. Here are some of the things I've been writing:Mary Speaks to All of UsWhat I Learned About Marriage From Two Nu ... discuss

So many times, I am reminded that a big piece of this life is about trust. But our human nature, our fallen, human nature tends to question, doubt and take charge...with ourselves, with others, and w ... discuss

Micah Murphy has an amusing and instructive post about the frustrating tactics we encounter in the New Evangelization. Here we are in the midst of the New Evangelization and there are certainly other ... discuss

The past is dead.  The future:  we don't know.  All we have is the Now. Lent came and went, and just as quickly we saw Easter fly by.  We enjoyed our spring break and while things ... discuss

I’ve always viewed home décor as a window into my personality. Each lampshade, piece of furniture, or wall hanging is a reflection of my values, likes and dislikes, mood, and more. For this reason ... discuss

What? You have never watched the super bowl? It's the super bowl. Who doesn't watch it?That would be the inevitably question were more people aware of my current status as a super bowl virgin. Am I ju ... discuss

Can't sleep and remembered that I meant to blog about a week I had in December.I've written before about how I have trouble figuring out grief. When Jon Scharfenberger passed away, I felt strange for ... discuss

--1--I've been trying to put my thoughts into words over the last week and a half since the election.  I pound away at my keyboard and push "Delete" over and over.  How do I express my profo ... discuss

by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, July 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “It is time to stand up and speak!” insists the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF). In a new reflection, the ... discuss

by Kathleen Gilbert June 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Kraft Foods, the company behind the Oreo cookie, has defended a promotional image of the cookie stuffed with rainbow filling as “a fun refl ... discuss

Once again, I encourage you to check out this reflection by Prof. Michael Barber of the John Paul the Great Catholic University on the readings for this upcoming Sunday, September 27th:">Sunday, Septe ... discuss

by Johanne Brownrigg January 20, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - How can a Party seek to represent a nation when its Resolutions aren’t representative of the Party? True renewal requires being engaged, ch ... discuss

Time for reflection.A little more than twenty years ago I set a few seemingly unreachable life goals. 1. Run a marathon.2. Top 5% sales performance with my company.3. Write a novel.4. Become a lawyer. ... discuss

by Christine Dhanagom December 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - I once managed to startle a very hostile pro-abortion demonstrator into civilized conversation by announcing that I was pro-choice. Since t ... discuss

“I used to be pro-choice.”"As God is famous for doing, I opened the door an 1/8 of an inch; He blew it off the hinges. I forced myself to read through the Catechism and Evangelium Vitae. All the w ... discuss

I couldn't help but think of all the souls that were aborted, and thus robbed of their time on earth, when I read this today. ~ From Secrets of the Interior Life by Bishop Luis MartinezThe human soul ... discuss

Last night's Google/Youtube/Fox News debate in Orlando, Florida, focused on jobs and the economy, but there was one question on abortion. It went to Ron Paul: "Congressman Paul, you have said that you ... discuss

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At Catholic OnlineNext week is Natural Family Planning Awareness Week.  (Do we get thermometer pins?)  Talking about NFP tends to be awkward because it’s so personal and it rapidly descend ... discuss

Over the next several weeks I will be posting one Federalist Paper at a time, along with my spin on what's actually happened with the passage of time as it relates to the fears voiced during the ratif ... discuss

Summer affords me extra time for reflection, which can be both therapeutic and totally overwhelming for me. I look up close at the parts of my life that need organization, discipline, and well, to be ... discuss

Just Courage: God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian By Gary A. Haugen (InterVarsity Press: 978-0-8308-3494-5, HB, 150 pages) Would you rather be safe or brave? Do you want to hav ... discuss

12 Weeks    When I was in my early twenties, I suspected I was pregnant but didn't go to the doctor.  I was in denial and had put it out of my mind thinking.... well, I wasn't real ... 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

by John-Henry Westen The Toronto Sisters for Life have released on the eve of the feast of the Annunciation (the celebration of the Angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary her ‘yes’ to God’s will and Ch ... discuss

I keeping with the theme of "rainbows and moonbeams", here is a picture of another type of rainbow. They are calling it a fog bow. Here is the text from the web site I saw this on. Explanation: Wh ... discuss

Canadian David Solway cuts right to the chase in his piece at PJM today titled "Obama Must Go," saying what many Americans have been thinking but as yet have failed to express in such a direct manner. ... discuss

Congratulations Florida Guardianship Association! According to your website:FSGA is dedicated to promoting the protection, dignity, and value of incapacitated persons through a code of ethics, advocac ... discuss

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A happy and holy Sunday to all the carnies!  Thanks to our hostess for throwing this party week after week.I have two posts to submit this week:  first, I ended the novena to St. Francis de ... discuss

by Fr. Dan McCaffrey & Fr. Matthew HabigerWe travel the entire United States of America proclaiming the Gospel of Life as it pertains to God’s plan for spousal love. This plan calls for a total gi ... discuss

In a recent pre-debate interview of candidates vying for Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Preibus, who was ultimately elected, talked about his role in a local Care Net pregnancy center ... discuss

Friday December 17th was my 23rd birthday.The week of I was in deep thought and reflection. I guess everyone probably does the same thing. "Am I where I thought I would be?" "What am I doing with my l ... discuss

One of our recent Care Net staff devotions was on the topic of intimacy. We were challenged with the following questions:What characterizes intimacy?What inhibits intimacy?Do you long for intimacy?Tha ... discuss

American culture seems to be most interested in who God isn’t. Many hold that claims made about God put him in a box and because we really can’t know anything about him (so they say) we shou ... discuss

"WE ARE WHAT WE CHOOSE" By Amazon.com founder Jeff BezosFrom News at Princeton - 2010 Baccalaureate remarks"We are What We Choose"Remarks by Jeff Bezos, as delivered to the Class of 2010BaccalaureateM ... discuss

Last night the Franciscan University of Steubenville hosted their annual ministry fair. The fair consisted of multiple departments of ministry including chapel, evangelization, outreach, and mission t ... discuss

Jill Carroll has issued a statement that retracts her words from the immediate aftermath of her release from terrorists in Iraq. During my last night of captivity, my captors forced me to participate ... discuss

I just finished a great book called Unborn Jesus Our Hope by George Peate. It is an amazing reflection on the missionary work of Jesus while He lived in Mary's womb. This unique book sites many schola ... discuss

In last week's NRO Robert P George eulogizes Elizabeth Fox-Genovese. If as was the case with me, this farewell is also an introduction, then it will be an inspiring and poignant one.Elizabeth Fox-Geno ... discuss

Today on Facebook, I posted a quote -- part of a pro-life campaign for the month of March. I just placed the quote for today in my "status" on Facebook. And people from both sides (I have alot of co ... discuss

» 02/10/2010 12:57VATICANOne understands man’s value by contemplating how God accepted to suffer for him. A reflection that comes from the thought of Saint Anthony of Padua, the figure Benedict XVI ... discuss

» 02/07/2010 13:19VATICANIn the Year for Priests we must pray for priests and for those who are called to the vocation of total consecration. He recalls the Day for Life in Italy and for the "Week of ... discuss

In a comment on this post, Kenny Pearce directed me to Robert Adams' paper "Christian Liberty", which appears in Philosophy and the Christian Faith, ed. Thomas V. Morris, a book I happen to have. I ha ... discuss

I saw this on an email list and thought it would be great for the open Wednesday post. I contacted the author and am printing excatly what he wrote below. Now, its very long, but also very interesti ... discuss

Jason Jones, founder of HERO, has started a new website that is focused on encouraging people to support quality films that respect the dignity of the human person. Here is the description from the we ... discuss

“There is a fundamentally different way to come into relation with the righteousness of God. This other way we enter not by speech nor reflection nor reason, but by being still, by listening to and ... discuss

Once again, I encourage you to check out this reflection by Prof. Michael Barber of the John Paul the Great Catholic University on the readings for this upcoming Sunday, October 18th:">Sunday, October ... 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

Outside of the abortion processing machine, in the cool wind and cloudy skies, witnesses gathered together for a common cause: relief to the scourge of abortion. It was spiritually jarring and emotion ... discuss

An Easter reflection for you: The Person which assumed human nature was not created, as is the case of all other persons. His Person was the pre-existent Word or Logos. His human nature on the other h ... discuss

I'm continuing where I left off Saturday by placing questions and "new angles" about the Christian story along side Orthodoxy as I know it. These Davinci Code sort of questions are all the rage at the ... discuss

Pro-Choice Nun Remorseful after Silent No More Leader Unveils Tyranny of AbortionBy Kathleen GilbertCAMPELLSPORT, Wisconsin, December 9, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When Julie Shockley read a nun's rece ... discuss

 Introduction 1. The dignity of a person must be recognized in every human being from conception to natural death. This fundamental principle expresses a great "yes" to human life and must be at ... discuss

Sidewalk counseling is "reaching out" to mothers and fathers, who are contemplating or planning abortion, to offer them information that they have a need and right to know. It is conducted by way of c ... discuss

I think it is time to clear things up now. In spite of my articles that I have posted to encourage thought about whether we should even vote for a ticket with a female included, I still believe that w ... discuss

June 21, 2008Text: Colossians 2: 1-12When I was a teenager - about 150,000 years ago - I was a pretty big fan of riding roller coasters. The amusement park near where I grew up in Kansas City, MO is ... discuss

An astonishingly wrong-headed story about female employment, the economy, and fertility appears in today’s CanWest newspapers.  The reporter argues that encouraging women to enter the paid ... discuss

Two recent European cases recognised abortion as a human right more important than freedom of conscience or the right to life. How did abortion become a \"fundamental human right\"? Writing in the la ... discuss

Hey All—2 cool things this issue: 1. The Pope recently talked directly to the youth of the world and said that his recent encyclical, “Spe Salvi”, on Christian Hope—was directly rel ... discuss

Archbishop Fred Hiltz (at right), primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, tells Anglican Journal what he thinks of Ottawa Synod’s vote in favour of same-sex blessings (SSBs): The procedure was ... discuss

Hey All—A few of our young people attend Steubenville University. One of the programs Steubenville offers is a semester of study in Europe, with the opportunity to travel and participate in pilgrim ... discuss

Hey All—I hope you’re enjoying your last few days of summer!At Mass this past weekend, Jesus offered some stern words about the difficulty of attaining Heaven. (Luke 13:22-30.) Indeed, He emphas ... discuss

Hey All—Hundreds of young people from our area and diocese just returned from the Steubenville Youth Conference held in Denver, CO. Many returned, having been changed. For many of the students, th ... discuss

Hey All—This week I include a letter from Fr. Joe Hirsch. If you don’t know him, you’d have a hard time finding a more amazing priest. Hope some of you can attend this and for those of you who ... discuss

(Published by WorldNetDaily May 2007)You’ve got to hand it to Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani when it comes to his ability to stay on message. His response to the abortion question i ... discuss

Catholic adoption agencies in Britain could avoid obeying the Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) by making use of what is being called a “loophole”.  The SORs apply only to governm ... discuss

Letters threatening physical harm are being delivered under cover of night to professional women in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Others are receiving menacing telephone calls at their work places. A ... discuss

That may not be an uncommon occurrence these days, but the man they turned down this time has a well-known name in England. Nick Howard, son of Michael Howard, former leader of the British Conservativ ... discuss

In The Selfish Gene (1976), Richard Dawkins suggested the concept of the meme, an idea that propagates itself by being passed from brain to brain by imitation, in analogous fashion to the gene, which ... discuss




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