Topic: rituals

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

Wowee Wowee Wowee.That threat of a lawsuit was sure effective:With the return of the Host and an accompanying signed statement from the satanic group leader that the group no longer possesses a consec ... discuss

Many times, the Church paints an image of Jesus that is effeminate, weak, defeated, and docile; begging to be received by sinners.  Yet Scripture paints a different picture. It shows a God who is ... discuss

This essay was published in Christian Democracy Magazine (which is affiliated with the American Solidarity Party).The Supreme Court is currently hearing the case of Town of Greece vs. Galloway, where ... discuss

It’s been a week or two since the last listing.  Every day I thought, “I should look up some free Kindle books,” and every day I ended up reading or watching a K-drama with that tim ... discuss

Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug 8, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The purported use of a consecrated Host at a planned satanic black mass at an Oklahoma City civic center would be a “terrible sacri ... 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

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

Justin Edwards has recently written a set of articles against us (and Russell Hunter in particular), claiming that "our teaching is deceptive" and that by it we put "the Body of Christ in imminent dan ... discuss

Satanic Temple's proposed statue of Satan ... which is actuallybased on a picture of Baphomet, which is probably a 12th-century corruption of Mohammed. So much for research.The devil’s finest trick ... discuss

T The investment of postulants with the scapular and cord takes place ordinarily twice a year at the monthly fraternity meeting of the Order. Only under special circumstances should private inves ... discuss

     Although there has been controversy surrounding whether infant and child sacrifice took place in Ancient Times, an Oxford study now confirms that it did indeed happen and the ... discuss

The quest to find a unifying principle for the new forms of republicanism that had sprouted in the wake of the French and American revolutions preoccupied the nineteenth century. One proposal w ... discuss

In the heavily Roman Catholic country of Mexico, exorcisms battle the evil violence of drug cartels, priests say. Also blamed for syndicate savagery is the rising popularity of Santa Muerte, folk sain ... discuss

Most Americans don’t think God or the devil will be picking the NFL playoff winners this weekend or any other sports champions. But some will pray nonetheless, and a few will “religiously” ... discuss

When I was a freshman at Thomas Aquinas College, I had a very lowly work study job, or at least it felt like it. I came with pretty strong secretarial skills, so they put me in the "Development Office ... discuss

So apparently abolition is imploding. That's news to Trey, an abolitionist who decided to write up the following comment about the allegations:First of all, the author was just a little off in his qu ... discuss

the700club00:07:05A little girl was actually used to breed babies for her father to SACRIFICE in his rituals as a satanist high priest!! See how she overcame this!… Read the restThe post Daughte ... discuss

We all too often hear the argument that the Novus Ordo Mass is needed in our world to make the Mass accessible to the common man.  The Novus Ordo is seen as a bridge by some in the Traditional Co ... discuss

(Taken from AskDrSears.com. Read full article here)Develop a realistic attitude about nighttime parentingBeware of sleep trainersStay flexibleDecide where baby sleeps bestGet baby used to a variety of ... discuss

I just finished Terry Virgo’s book “God’s Lavish Grace.” What I like about the book is that it sites many passages from the Bible. Grace is something many Christians battle with, thinking that ... discuss

Here is the homily of Papa Francesco from the Mass earlier today that was for the Inauguration of his Petrine ministry.  As I expected, he did speak about San Giuseppe.& called on us to imitate h ... discuss

On March 26 and 27, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases challenging the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In Hollingsworth v. Perry, they will cons ... discuss

In my Bible reading plan this Lent, reading through the entire Bible in 40 days, I consumed Leviticus up to chapter 15, a little over half way. I studied this book a few years ago with some co-workers ... discuss

Fecteau said the “unknown substance” was holy water that she keeps in a squirt bottle. She said she sprayed it because someone from the pro-choice group was walking close to her while bur ... discuss

Liberal-progressives' war on Christianity has now reached the Daughters of the American Revolution, whose motto has been "God, home and country" for 122 years ... but now have removed all references t ... discuss

“O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.”  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com) There are times in life when we are more aware of givi ... discuss

Yesterday, included in the summary list of pro-life news was the following lead to an article: Obama Admin Tells Court: Hobby Lobby Must Obey HHS Mandate The Obama administration told a federal co ... discuss

Over at NRO's The Corner, Kathryn Jean Lopez interviews Kyle Duncan, an attorney with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty who is representing Hobby Lobby CEOs, David and Barbara Green, in the compan ... discuss

The following is Part 3 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addre ... discuss

In that notable letter, so characteristically terse, and yet with it all, magnificent, George Washington remarked to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport that "it is now no more that toleration is spo ... discuss

In the US, political discussion is about persistent memes, not about truth-seeking Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus’ Name, before which every creature in heaven, on earth, and under ... discuss

The events of the week that began with Jesus’ humble-but-triumphant entry into Jerusalem and culminated with the crucifixion are unspeakably precious. The overturning of the moneychangers’ ... discuss

ST. DOMINIC "PRAYED" AND "PREACHED" THE TRUTHS OF SALVATION THROUGH THE ROSARY (THE MARIAN PSALTER) IN ORDER TO CONVERT THE ALBIGENSIANS TO THE CATHOLIC FAITH: Early in the 13th century the Blessed Vi ... discuss

Each year at the Easter Vigil, Catholic parishes across the world welcome thousands of new Catholics into the faith - in the beautiful ceremony marking for each individual the culmination of a journ ... discuss

Pentecost 14St. Paul Lutheran Church, Union Grove, WISeptember 2nd, 2012Mark 7:14–23Grace, mercy and peace.... greetings to the people of St. Paul, etc.Our liturgical calendar tells us it is the 14t ... discuss

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the head of the Catholic church in Scotland, has written a barn-storming article (full text below) for today's Mail on Sunday, in which he exposes the flimsy assurances by the ... discuss

Don't Let Familiarity Breed Contempt"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16 We are told in Scripture tha ... discuss

Father Georg Sporschill, a fellow Jesuit who interviewed him for Night Conversations in Jerusalem , and Federica Radice met Cardinal Martini on August 8: "A sort of spiritual testament. Card ... discuss

One of my friends confessed, “I just don’t get marriage.  Why do people get married, anyway?”  This caused a bit of an embarrassed silence; the friend in question had left her hus ... discuss

Just a Little Perversion is Okay, Right?"Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are ... discuss

A couple of days after Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, I posted on a comment Brandon Vogt had gotten on Facebook: “So not allowing certain individuals rights based on a religious viewpoint is not d ... discuss

We have seen the Burnt Offering (עֹלָה (olah)), the Grain Offering (מִנְחָה לַֽיהוָה, minchah qorban) the Peace Offering ( שֶׁלֶם (shelem)). Today we begin a study of the S ... discuss

Apparently, that’s where the Norwegian government thinks they come from. Now comes a suggestion from a Norwegian official called the “Ombudsman for Children in Norway” proposing that the anc ... discuss

Good morning. Pastoring is personal. You didn’t build that, err, those … meets the homily. For the Ms Palin fans. I’m mystified by what is meant by the last sentence of this po ... discuss

The Following article is from Bro. Joseph Herrin at The Parables Blog.  Although I have shared his articles before in the past, for those who do not know, Bro. Joseph has a gift for understanding ... discuss

One of my cousins is a Capuchin priest. He has worked very closely with the very poor and disadvantaged for decades, and he bristles when people talk about “frivolous beauty” or “lit ... discuss

Martyr Theodosia of Constantinople, defender of Icons David J. Dunn has begun a series of blog posts that continue issues related to our discussion on Ancient Faith Radio. His first post is Ancient Fa ... discuss

The Feast of Corpus Christi is 1 of those feasts that is celebrated on various dates in various countries. When the feast is a Holy Day of Obligation, it is celebrated on the Thursday after the feast ... discuss

Orlando Substance Rehab Facilities are escalating in level of popularity for their concentrate on orlando treatment. Their tactic takes advantage of common therapy treatments and mixes these attention ... discuss

Were the Iraq and Afghanistan wars worth it?  The Times has a report from West Point:Broadly, the question is what the United States gained after a decade in two wars. “Not much,” Col. G ... discuss

Today we begin a look at the commands concerning the Peace Offering. But this time we’re going to take a slightly different approach.  We’re going to start in Leviticus chapter 7, and work ou ... discuss

Obama has a "secret kill list."The New York Times wrote about the SECRET list.Clearly, Obama wanted his SECRET list to be very public.This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelli ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek. ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com. ProWomanProLif ... discuss

OBFUSCATION OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION If the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle? I Cor 14:8 A few weeks ago, an elderly man who had lapsed from the practice ... discuss

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat A Pennsylvania couple may be in hot water after they placed their allegedly stillborn child in the trash. They’ve been charged with unlawful dispos ... discuss

Here's another horror story regarding how some people in Asia are using fetal remains. In Bangkok, a man has been arrested after authorities discovered he was trying to the bodies of unborn children w ... discuss

Right on schedule, Nancy Pelosi tries to do what Ted Kennedy and Mario Cuomo have done before her: give talking points to Catholics who wish to hop on to policy that flies in the face of church teachi ... discuss

From Worldview TimesBy Ed Decker  Almost 30 Years ago, the late BYU Professor and LDS author Cleon Skousen founded the Freemen Institute [later to be called The National Center for Constitutional ... discuss

Typically the Disneynature documentaries had me personally initially. Their primary two releases, and, had been marvelous films; I had been especially taken aided by the latter, not just because it ... discuss

From OddityCentral.com, April 9: The devotee scales the high walls of the religious shrine on a rope, a bucket dangling off his back. Once he is at the top (typically about 30ft high), he miraculousl ... discuss

This month I spoke with Eric Barger of “Take a Sand Ministries” on the subject of Freemasonry. Eric has been a Christian apologist for nearly three decades, and addresses the Cults, World ... discuss

This isn't exactly a dilemma, as it is me at the last minute scrambling to change plans. Here's the background. Our family celebrates the resurrection of Jesus every single Sunday when we take comm ... discuss

Evangelicals tend to be suspicious of Catholic symbols and rituals. Perhaps this needs to be revisited. There are symbols and rituals connected with honoring our country, for example - as well as ... discuss

Today begins the holiest and most important time of the Church year -- the Easter Triduum. It commemorates the heart of our faith: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Sacred Triduum begins ... discuss

enter;">From chants, prayers, and its accompanying silence, the "dead language" of Latin reverberated in the newly renovated sanctuary of St. Mary's Church in Norwalk, CT. What else reverberated? The ... discuss

enter;">From chants, prayers, and its accompanying silence, the "dead language" of Latin reverberated in the newly renovated sanctuary of St. Mary's Church in Norwalk, CT. What else reverberated? The ... discuss

The occult is becoming increasingly commonplace in our society today, and Marcia Montenegro took some time to talk about it. Before Marcia became a Christian, she was a professional astrologer, and e ... discuss

Sex MagickThis post may be a little "deep" in that it goes into some things which are not light conversation.  However, these are things our young people are being exposed to daily and I feel the ... discuss

Evangelicals tend to be suspicious of Catholic symbols and rituals. Perhaps this needs to be revisited. There are symbols and rituals connected with honoring our country, for example - as well as ... discuss

Obama speaks of freedom of worship, and no longer freedom of religion. What’s the difference? You can hide in your church and do your rituals in Obamaville, but you can’t exercise the te ... discuss

Obama speaks of freedom of worship, and no longer freedom of religion. What’s the difference? You can hide in your church and do your rituals in Obamaville, but you can’t exercise the te ... discuss

FAQs About Lent * New FAQ's * Why do some refer to Easter as Easter and others use Lent or Pentecost and what is the significance of each ... discuss

So...I am not Catholic, Lutheran or Methodist, but I do participate in Lent and it seems like I've been going about it all wrong, which is probably why my Lenten "sacrifices" never stuck. A lovely and ... discuss

... it is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of Citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. ... discuss

"And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all." Mark 10:44Someone posted a comment the other day asking what was wrong with the coronation ceremony recently performed on Eddie Lo ... discuss

(Repost) In Seasons of a Family's Life by Wendy M. Wright, (A book by a Catholic writer, a book I mostly enjoyed), she writes about tears and her mother-in-law, Only twice did I see a tear on he ... discuss

Since reverting back to my Catholic Faith, this is one of my favorite feasts. First of all, I am a sucker for candles and candle light. I used to make candles when I was a kid. I just love the look ... discuss

For the past 19 years, February 2 has been one of our family's favorite holidays. No, we've never been to Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney or seen old Punxsutawney Phil - the groundhog with the al ... discuss

As I’ve been writing out my thoughts for the upcoming solemn communion preparation class that will begin at the end of February, I’ve been rereading a number of books to refresh and tighte ... discuss

From Catholic World News Noting that “American Catholics have in recent decades become remarkably passive even in the face of relentless hostility from the media, the entertainment industry, and no ... discuss

This week we will look at the final portion of the oldcovenant that God spoke to Moses. The terms of the old covenant are containedin the portion of Scripture that starts at Exodus 20:1 and runs throu ... discuss

Or Choosing to Walk With Him No MoreDuring prayer yesterday morning, the image of a parent and child at the mall came to mind.The parent tells the young child to stay with them and the child readily a ... discuss

For this month’s episode, I interviewed Alan Shlemon of Stand to Reason on the subject of Islam. Alan trains Christians to persuasively share their convictions on various cultural issues, as we ... discuss

No one knew what had become of the young Tibetan monk. Almost dead, he was dragged away by police. The Chinese authorities have cremated the body and given to the ashes his family, thus preventing the ... discuss

Christmas1 – January 1st2012Luke2:22-40TheFirstborn RedeemerForthe world, Christmas is over. For the Church, it's only just begun. We are one week in to our Christmas season, which will follow with ... discuss

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, tells the tale of one Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve. First, his dead partner Marley, wrapped in the eternal chains forged ... discuss

Deaths from brain-eating amoeba linked to sinus remedy for colds | Mail Online. Don’t be pouring nasty water up your nose with your neti pot.  Naegleria fowleri could be in poured into your sin ... discuss

What is semantics? The best way I can put it is: Semantics is calling a spade a spade because it’s not a shovel. Let me unpack it for you: Semantics is the art and study of words in their variation ... discuss

“Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards ... discuss

First reading: Isaiah 63:16-17 and Isaiah 64:1,3-8 Psalm: Ps 80:2-3,15-16,18-19 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Gospel: Mark 13:33-37 Behold, you are angry, and we are sinful; we have all withered like l ... discuss

First reading: Isaiah 63:16-17 and Isaiah 64:1,3-8 Psalm: Ps 80:2-3,15-16,18-19 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Gospel: Mark 13:33-37 Behold, you are angry, and we are sinful; we have all withered like l ... discuss

 Lastweek we started looking at the various offerings and rituals that Aaron and hissons had to go through to be consecrated—set apart—to the Old Covenantpriesthood. God was very specific abo ... discuss

I watched Restrepo last night. It was very similar to the Danish documentary, Armadillo, Image via Wikipediawhich I watched last month. In between I read and reviewed here, What is it like to go to wa ... discuss

Father Nicolas Schwizer In the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament, the gathering of all nations, languages and races into one chosen people is announced. In the New Testament, Jesus tells his coun ... discuss

We’ve seen what the tabernacleand all its furnishings probably looked like. We have seen what the garments ofthe high priest probably looked like. And today we are going to see Aaron andhis sons set ... discuss

I am among the first to yell, "Neopagan!" in a crowded sanctuary, so let me tell you I have looked at the myths surrounding Halloween. I have been sensitive to the ideas roaming around that roaming ar ... discuss

Two weeks ago we saw God make a covenant with thepeople that He brought out of Egypt.The physical descendants of Abraham, through his son Isaac, through the twelvesons of Isaac’s son Jacob. God has ... discuss

This summer I read Loon: A Marine Story by Jack McLean, when I went on a war history bender. Last week, when I brought my kids to the library, I have a bad habit of sitting on the floor in front of th ... discuss

I recommend reading parts 1 and 2 before reading this post. This post deals with J.M. Carroll's second lecture in The Trail of Blood which covers the period between 600 and 1300. Carroll turns hi ... discuss

Over the past few days I have been very pleased to read and review His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider's "Dominus Est - It is the Lord."  His Excellency writes on the controversial yet fun ... discuss

It is a question that all Conservative, Republican and Tea Party voters need to know. The Video of the Interview: The Story via WorldNetDaily.com: The daughter of a Mormon bishop who has abandoned he ... discuss

It is a question that all Conservative, Republican and Tea Party voters need to know. The Video of the Interview: The Story via WorldNetDaily.com: The daughter of a Mormon bishop who has abandoned he ... discuss

Don’t watch this video clip unless you are prepared to be shocked. In late December, I was about one week away from finishing the DVD project, The Abortion Matrix, and I heard about Abigai ... discuss

VATICAN CITY,  (MetroCatholic) – The relationship between religion, nature and art is being examined in a conference which began today at the Vatican Museums, organised by the Museums and by ... discuss

There werethree great feasts that the people of Israel were commanded to keep everyyear: Passover; the Feast of Firstfruits; and the Feast of Ingathering. Thesewere three feasts that were to remind t ... discuss

As we are all well aware of by now Paul Krugman wrote a scathing and astoundingly asinine post trashing several prominent Republicans who played an undeniably important role on 9/11. He, one can only ... discuss

'Ancient Aliens' Suggests Catholic Rituals Might Have Alien Source (VIDEO) mg width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1926891106758008587-3607288318030970040?l=frtim ... discuss

“Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed, that I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of th ... discuss

Blazing Cat Fur: Video: Press Conference Announcing Mosqueteria Protest At TDSB HQ The JDL, Canadian Hindu Advocacy, Christian Heritage party and Rev. Paul Costa held a press conference to announce a ... discuss

As the minister of my local Secular Franciscan fraternity, I don't make decisions in a vacuum, but there are decisions that I have to be the one to make.  When decisions are made, the good of the ... discuss

Tweet This PostLast week, I had a hard conversation with a long time friend who is going through some really tough times personally and professionally. My friend is a good guy who has made some mi ... discuss

  From: donl Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 Subject:  Pathological Narcissist      Dr.  Sam Vaknin is an Israeli psychologist.  Interesting view on our presid ... discuss

My book review of John Loftus’s The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails prompted several responses from Hector Avalos, one of the book’s contributors. Avalos has offered critiques of not j ... discuss

By: Christine Alcott My posts on this blog vary, as I write it for my own amusement (and hope like crazy someone other than me perhaps reads it and enjoys it!). Sometimes I write as a mom of 4 boy ... discuss

Sr. Rose Marie, the young Passionist nun who so charmingly invites people to pray about their vocations in this video will be making her first profession of vows tomorrow, with this very joyful commun ... discuss

Reported on Fox, via Free Republic, Marylin Koepp, with the National Memorial Ladies is reporting that the VA banned the group from saying either "God" or "Jesus" at veterans' funerals in Houston. ... discuss

There is a local Thai restaurant nearby that let's you pick the number of stars with each meal, one to five. But experienced guests know they can ask for as many stars as they want. I don't know what ... discuss

Though this video arguably falls into the “cheesy humor” category, it addresses a once growing and (now perhaps due to the work of JP Holding and others) quickly waning movement among you ... discuss

"Nigerian police have raided an alleged "baby farm" where teenage mothers were forced to give up their newborns for sale to human traffickers.""The children are often put up for illegal adoption or, ... discuss

For this episode of Echo Zoe Radio, I’m joined by Brett Kunkle, the Student Impact Director at Stand to Reason. He has a degree in Christian education from Biola University, has worked on grad ... discuss

Will There Be A Man of Sin?Someone contacted us last week advising that Min. G. Craig Lewis of EX Ministries is teaching there will be no one "man of sin", known as the Anti-Christ.  Instead, he ... discuss

I am almost ashamed that I have never heard about this before, and that I have continually used icons by the company: "Monastery Icons." They apparently have some rather suspect beginnings and are rea ... discuss

Recently, I’ve explored the issues of homosexuality. I reviewed The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality edited by Joe Dallas and Nancy Heche (Harvest House) and Washed and W ... discuss

There is a local Thai restaurant nearby that let's you pick the number of stars with each meal, one to five. But experienced guests know they can ask for as many stars as they want. I don't know what ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for May 10 is St. Damien Of Moloka’I.“I make myself a leper with the lepers, to gain all for Jesus Christ.” Blessed DamienBorn in Belgium, 1840; died in Moloka’i of lepros ... discuss

Nearly 20 years after the collapse of the atheistic Soviet Union, a recent poll found that 82 percent of Russians classify themselves as religious believers. But far fewer subscribe to organized rel ... discuss

Christopher Hitchens may be the greatest living English-writing writer, at least in the short form.  I envy his raw prose power and find him compelling, even when I disagree vigorously with, or am cu ... discuss

Our nation’s Mother’s Day was the worthy idea of a lady, Anna Jarvis, in West Virginia, but it took the promotion of Philadelphia’s department-store king, John Wanamaker, to ... discuss

"Environmentalism has become our newest religion. According to Joel Garreau, professor of law, culture and values at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, a religion is ... discuss

For centuries, Catholics have looked on the Corpus of the crucifix and seen there the awful price of their salvation, the cost of their sins: the torture and death of God. “And Peter said to them, ... discuss

Evangelicals tend to be suspicious of Catholic symbols and rituals. Perhaps this needs to be revisited. There are symbols and rituals connected with honoring our country, for example - as well as ... discuss

Any Catholic knows that the Mass is the heart of our Catholic life and identity. At the most basic, it is communion in the Eucharist, the bread of life which is Christ's body. Everything else that we ... discuss

Holy Thursday is also known as "Maundy Thursday." The word maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum (commandment) which is the first word of the Gospel acclamation:Mandátum novum do vobis dicit Dóm ... discuss

Scripture and Tradition In the last part, we talked about the reason that Scripture is insufficient to act as the sole infallible rule of faith: the apostles never expected to teach Christianity out ... discuss

Kelly Clinger shares her background and a message for Easter:   I have been singing and playing piano for many years. I was once an extra on the Mickey Mouse Club and a background vocalist ... discuss

From Eurasia Review, April 14, come the “grim” results of the 2011 census. I’ve excerpted the lowlights. Notice the push for population control – lowered family size – ha ... discuss

There is a local Thai restaurant nearby that let's you pick the number of stars with each meal, one to five. But experienced guests know they can ask for as many stars as they want. I don't know what ... discuss

Sir Martin Rees, member of the House of Lords, brilliant astrophysicist, and Master of Trinity College at Cambridge don — has won the prestigious Templeton Prize.  The Prize was established i ... discuss

The crest of the Vatican featuring a dragon/serpent.The word Vatican literally means "divining serpent".Continuing the series entitled, "Know Your Enemy" by Mark Fairley, this selection of videos addr ... discuss

From Global PoliticianBy A. Millar Books on Islam is a saturated market, an editor friend of mine told me a few months ago. At the time I though she might be right. I had only recently read a couple ... discuss

Sorry for my extreme silence on the blog. Life has been busy. But I've piled up a big list of links to share with you all, and am finally together enough to post them. I am so glad Julian brought u ... discuss

Last time we saw that the reason God commanded the people of Israel to keep the Sabbath was as a reminder that in six literal, 24-hour days God created the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that ... discuss

Dispelling the Myths of the "Other" MaryMary, the mother of Jesus, is a great example for all believers and God presents her as such in the Scriptures. Yet what is this example? Who was this woman a ... discuss

article source: http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2011/02/14/ibbetson-abortion-in-2011-from-tax-breaks-to-heartache/ Abortion in 2011: From Tax Breaks to HeartacheBy Paul A. Ibbetson February 14, 2011& ... discuss

Rich Lowry on House Speaker John Boehner's "sackcloth and ashes" inaugural speech: The most powerful metaphor in Boehner's speech just now was the reference to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent ... discuss

Before God does anything, He will always prepare His people (see Amos 3:7). The most obvious example of this is the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. For nearly 2000 years before Christ arrived, God pr ... discuss

So I  have already mentioned that we are choosing not to celebrate Christmas in an effort to stand apart from the commercialism that Christmas has become. It has a pagan origin and was then picke ... discuss

Whenever I get ready to plan a lesson, I always try to look back on the previous week and ask myself “Is there anything I didn’t explain as well as I should have?” And I really think that last w ... discuss

A Facebook friend wrote to me concerning the question whether Christians should celebrate Christmas. This person wrote to me: “I already have strong convictions, but I wonder what you think?” Thi ... discuss

We are beginning a brand new series, studying what we call “The Law.” You may hear it called “The OT Law” or “The Law of God” or “The Mosaic Law.” And you may hear people teaching that ... discuss

By Kristen Gerencher Last Updated: 5/14/2006 3:09:00 PMSAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Retirement parties have their work cut out for them. Whether it's a casual gathering, formal dinner or even a roas ... discuss

Greetings Friends and Family, As I have prepared for leaving for Ecuador, I thought it would be only proper to give you a little idea of what I will be doing in Ecuador. Hunh? Isn't the Equator ... discuss

I've been doing some research lately on the history and practice of Satanism. I just finished Lure of the Sinister: The Unnatural History of Satanism, in which the author, Gareth Medway, argues that ... discuss

I was shocked today when I saw on Michelle Malkin's blog that Kid Rock would be performing at an inaugural concert hosted by the Bush daughters. Now, I don't pretend to have listened to much of this ... discuss

There are two abortion clinics in Pittsburgh that students from Franciscan University regularly pray outside of. One of these clinics is the Allegheny Reproductive Health Center. As a rule, abortion c ... discuss

Greetings Friends and Family, As I have prepared for leaving for Ecuador, I thought it would be only proper to give you a little idea of what I will be doing in Ecuador. Hunh? Isn't the Equator ... discuss

... Maybe we should expect spiritual outrageousness from Hollywood by now. After all, they hardly seem to be able to make a spiritual statement in their movies without alienating every Christian in t ... discuss

I've been doing some research lately on the history and practice of Satanism. I just finished Lure of the Sinister: The Unnatural History of Satanism, in which the author, Gareth Medway, argues that ... discuss

By Deacon Keith Fournier12/17/2009Catholic Online (http://www.catholic.org/)'Correct understanding of the relationship between man and the environment will not end by absolutizing nature or by conside ... discuss

Human embryos are human life.  No matter how much society wants them to just be some batch of cells with no more moral worth than a blood sample, it just doesn't work.  We know they are worth ... discuss

On November 3, 1921, J. Gresham Machen presented an address entitled, “Liberalism or Christianity?” In that famous address, later expanded into the book, Christianity & Liberalism, Machen ... discuss

Flossie LaneHere is a fascinating story from the Telegraph published 19 June 2009:Flossie Lane, who died on June 13 aged 94, was reputedly the oldest publican in Britain, and ran one of the last genui ... discuss

The other day, I received a link from a Catholic friend who said she wished she had the guts to send it to all the Baptists who think she's not really a Christian. While I found it very engaging, I ... discuss

Happy Hannukah! Or Oy, Come all ye Faithful! Mulling Advent and Friendship over coffee. It’s a nice, thoughtful piece by Patrick O’ Hannigan, even though he does not say whether it was th ... discuss

Advertisement:Also, see Roseanne Barr: Blacks who supported Prop 8 are 'bigots'... and A week of many wildfires (protests and natural) in California as lawsuites to overturn Prop 8 are submitted!!! fo ... discuss

From Shrinkwrapped, an excellent, excellent read on the Democrat ticket's marxist redistributionism, which they euphemistically call 'fair.'Communism purports to ensure fairness. Liberalism is all ab ... discuss

Yesterday, as we were preparing for gathered worship, I had a short but interesting discussion with our two music/worship guys (yes, even as a church plant, God has blessed us with two!). The topic wa ... discuss

Paul Weyrich is considered the founder of the modern conservative movement. In a July 11 History and the Judiciary By Paul M. Weyrich Jul 11, 2008 I am neither an attorney nor an expert in Const ... discuss

The lib media drool over scandals involving Republicans, like Sen. Larry King and Rep. Mark Foley.If a Republican is involved in wrongdoing, it's big news. Generally speaking, when Dems run amok, it d ... discuss

Of all the tribute written by journalists about their friend, Tim Russert, a few have been standouts; Jon Meacham’s piece in Newsweek was onesuch. In her column, “On Faith” Sally Qui ... discuss

Lars: I was talking to Bianca, and she was saying that in her culture they have these rites of passages and rituals and ceremonies, and, just all kinds of things that, when you do them, go through the ... discuss

Aspects of Tim Russert's funeral yesterday were surreal.Was it a funeral or a peace summit?It's certainly being covered as much more than a funeral. It was a transcendent event.From the New York Times ... discuss

Just in time for Father's Day, we have this charming little tribute from the NYT's Judith Warner:. . . Beneath a report showing paid family leave to be on the decline, beneath a Newsweek article on a ... discuss

Ralph Peters spells out some facts: …I happen to agree with Sen. Barack Obama…the terrorists had a tenuous connection with Saddam’s regime. But it’s 2008, not 2003. And our nex ... discuss

From the evaluated 21 studies, many peer reviewed: 16 of the 21 studies reported statistically significant positive results, such as delayed sexual initiation and reduced levels of early sexual activ ... discuss

Here are some of the things My Domestic Church readers have been buying on Amazon!This nifty little item lets you read e-books without the computer! It's portable. This is the kind of item I would L ... discuss

(2008-05-16) — Federal agents and National Guard troops surrounded the gleaming white temple-like San Francisco enclave of an isolationist sect after the black-robed “high priests” o ... discuss

From Kimberly’s Genealogy Blog on About.com: Vatican Orders Catholic Parish Registers Off-Limits to LDS Church A recent letter issued by the Vatican Congregation for Clergy directs Roman Catholi ... discuss

H/T to Michael Goldfarb, Editor, Weekly Standard for this spost on his blog: Somebody sent me this in an email and I didn't think it could be true. Then I followed the link to the Code Pink website an ... discuss

I am reminded of the scene from the second Austin Powers were, ironicly enough, Tim Robbins plays the president, and Robbins has just got the ultimatum from Dr. Evil. Dr. Evil has his base on the moon ... discuss

From Kimberly’s Genealogy Blog on About.com: Vatican Orders Catholic Parish Registers Off-Limits to LDS Church A recent letter issued by the Vatican Congregation for Clergy directs Roman Catholi ... discuss

Have no doubts that Code Pink is a group of complete loons.The San Francisco Bay Area Code Pink has organized "Mother's Day Women's Week at the Marine Recruiting Station," site of many anti-Iraq war, ... discuss

Breaking up is hard to do.Barack Obama said he wouldn't do it. He said he couldn't do it. But yesterday, he tried.He threw dear "old Uncle" Rev. Jeremiah Wright out of the house and slammed the door i ... discuss

Today we present you with Profanatica a hard core black metal band from At the right is the cover from their DVD Enemy of Virtue which is described as "Six full blasphemous rituals from this black met ... discuss

This cartoon is by John Francis Borra, SFO, veritatis@eaglecom.net, and is used with permission. Here is the artist's commentary:On Earth Day: Al Gore, Population Control and HypocrisyLast year, the N ... discuss

On Earth Day: Al Gore, Population Control and HypocrisyLast year, the Nobel Committee saw fit to award its Peace Prize to radical environmentalist and depopulation advocate Al Gore. Nothing so clearly ... discuss

On the Bishop of Rome’s visit: “Clearly, they like the pope, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to do everything he tells them,” said Father Thomas Reese of Georgetown&# ... discuss

I don't mean to pretend that things were better in the "good old days." But still, in the days of note-passing, while a girl might still have propositioned a guy, it wasn't likely that the note would ... discuss

On the Bishop of Rome’s visit: “Clearly, they like the pope, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to do everything he tells them,” said Father Thomas Reese of Georgetown&# ... discuss

I encountered this history on display in a local library among other books related to China in response to the upcoming Olympic games in Beijing, also known in 1900 as Peking. Peasants across China we ... discuss

From the American Spectator column by Jeffrey Lord... As you know, on June 23, 2007, you gave a speech to the United Church of Christ's General Synod during our church's 50th anniversary celebrati ... discuss

On it's website, mohamadism.org explains Islamic law & its challenge to western civilization for us infidels. Among the highlights (some of which has been referenced in previous posts): [...] Use of d ... discuss

Ted Belman at Israpundit charges that Yugoslavia and Israel, two of the current flashpoints of the conflict, are demonstrations of the degree and extent to which the world will go to destroy other cou ... discuss

Urgent prayers are requested for a girl named Erin who has a fungal infection in her lungs that is spreading; she is very ill. As I am nursing a flu-stricken hubby today, posting will be light. Here ... discuss

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:Skeletal remains of about 1,600 people unearthed from paupers' cemeteries on the Milwaukee County Grounds during the early 1990s represent a "unique and remarkable" ... discuss

February 2 is an ancient, special day as it marks the halfway mark between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. (Which is why the other holiday - Ground Hog Day is also celebrated on this day!) ... discuss

While 225,000 marched for life on Washington, getting ignored by the media, coverage was given to the travesty of three Protestant ministers and a rabbi 'blessing' a brand new abortion mill in upstat ... discuss

This post started out as a posting on abstinence in response to this post from ProWomanProLife.org.But it went a little bit further than that. I hope you can forgive it getting slightly off-track. I f ... discuss

Is “Moderate Islam” an illusion? Amil Imani takes on Zuhdi Jasser and Stephen Schwartz. Humanity has suffered horrific wars in the past. Yet, the present multi-form and multi-front w ... discuss




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