Topic: sacred

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2014 / 07:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Director of the Vatican Museums Antonio Paolucci has rejected rumors that they are now renting the Sistine Chapel, adding that beauty is always ... discuss

Throughout more than 30 years with chronic degenerative multiple sclerosis, I have spent long periods of time convalescing. It was in the solitude and stillness of my sickroom that God's voice became ... discuss

Serve your own!Happened at a Mass for the Franciscan Youth Movement celebrated allegedly by Fr. Rex Cutamora, OFM Cap.What does the Church say about Holy Communion?The General Instruction of the Roman ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 722 Common of Pastors: 1769 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 743 Common of Pastors: ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 708 Common of Pastors: 1748 (verse before first reading) Proper of Seasons: 419 (first reading)Note: Second re ... discuss

...and her crusade against the free speech rights of pastors.Houston, We Have a (1st Amendment) Problem!Interesting that liberals never mind political action by democrats in churches, but if you dare ... discuss

The worldwide pilgrimage of the traditional Christian icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the Black Madonna, will soon depart the United States for Mexico and the rest of Latin America. Th ... discuss

This is long, so if you want a quick read, I've highlighted in red what struck me most. I ran the entire letter because it's not up on the Inside the Vatican website yet. But I recommend you sign up f ... discuss

by Kelli Where are the women’s rights groups, like Planned Parenthood, that supposedly should be outraged that women have to go to subpar abortion facilities for care? Abortion advocates claim to wa ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Oct 21, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Church continues to reflect on the pastoral needs of the family following the recent Synod of Bishops, there has emerged the need for marr ... discuss

By Patrick J. BuchananNormally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley’s boys in blue ran up t ... discuss

I wrote my first anti-euthanasia article for Newsweek. Here is a small piece of, “The Whispers of Strangers,” which lamanted my friend Frances’ suicide under the influence of Hemlock Society (no ... discuss

Today is the feast day of St. Paul of the Cross, priest, mystic, and founder of the Passionist Congregation.Paul was born in Ovada, in northern Italy as Paolo Francesco Danei in 1694, the second oldes ... discuss

St. Jude, also called Thaddeus or "Courageous", is the author of the short epistle in the New Testament. He was the apostle who asked the Lord at the Last Supper why he had manifested himself only to ... discuss

The Synod on the Family of 2014 was like a big family fight. Prima facie, it appeared to be a big, divisive mess. Fortunately, we are only at the half-way point, and there is time for some regrouping ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2014 / 03:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The synod’s final report, released Saturday, presents substantial changes with respect to the much discussed midterm report, especially re ... discuss

Oct 18 - Homily: St. Luke, the Evangelist God is the Author of Sacred Scripture and, as such, it teaches us the truth, without error, for the sake of our salvation. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Luke the Ev ... discuss

I wrote my first anti-euthanasia article for Newsweek. Here is a small piece of, “The Whispers of Strangers,” which lamanted my friend Frances’ suicide under the influence of Hemlock Society (no ... discuss

Recent events have brought to mind a scene from one of my favorite movies of all time.The Shoes of the Fisherman is a 1968 American film drama, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by the Australi ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2014 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Innacurate media reports about Church teaching on homosexuality published after the synod's midterm relatio are an attempt to pressure the Churc ... discuss

Oct 16 - Homily: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque May she teach us, and obtain for us the grace, to love the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as we ought, as He deserves, and as He desires. Ave Maria! Mass: St ... discuss

by Fr. Tom Collins It is hard to comment on the mid-term report of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, since it seems to be more like a stream of consciousness or brainstorming session than a visio ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday’s saint, Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647 – 1690), was selected by God to be a witness to the world of the passionate love He has for each one of us, as symbolized by the Sacre ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 389 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1174 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Thurs ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2014 / 01:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the synod fathers' small groups continue to meet, it seems increasingly clear that the Synod of Bishops' concluding document, the 'relatio sy ... discuss

City of Houston Uses Nazi-Era Tactics Against Pastorshttp://godfatherpolitics.com/17735/city-houston-uses-nazi-era-tactics-pastors/     If Christian pastors across the United States don ... discuss

by Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life: Men can and do make a difference — just ask former abortion workers. In particular, they’ve noticed that no-shows and cancellations go way up when a it’s a man ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli American Life League’s Judie Brown contrasts the indifference toward the slaughter of 3,000 humans daily by abortion in America to th ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 14, 2014 / 11:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The archbishop of El Salvador's capital city, who is in Rome for the Oct. 5-19 Synod on the Family, has proposed that St. Joseph be officially n ... discuss

Men can and do make a difference — just ask former abortion workers. In particular, they’ve noticed that no-shows and cancellations go way up when a it’s a man in a Roman collar who’s joined t ... discuss

Men can and do make a difference — just ask former abortion workers. In particular, they’ve noticed that no-shows and cancellations go way up when a it’s a man in a Roman collar who& ... discuss

Do you want to know why future priests, priests, old priests, religous brothers, sisters, nuns, lay people do not respect sacred artciles, sacred space, sacred furnishing?THIS IS WHY. ... discuss

Housekeeping and Disclosures: Unless otherwise noted, books are free or marked down as listed at time of posting, but this can change without notice. Doublecheck. If you click a link and it doesn’t ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannThe Church has never required the faithful to believe in any apparitions, except those described in Scripture. Belief in credible apparitions such as Fatima in 1917, is not necessary ... discuss

by Alna Caruba, Contributing Author: I am not a lawyer, but I have read the Constitution and I cannot find any indication that the Founding Fathers intended the guarantee of “equal protection of th ... discuss

I read an interesting comment from Fr. Ray Blake, pastor of St. Mary Magdalene in Brighton, England. It's the last paragraph of a blog post titled Wobbly Church: What Dpes it Mean to be Catholic Today ... discuss

 We reflected on the sacred seal of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) last week. The Church is so strict about the secrecy required in this sacrament because of the critical importance ... discuss

After reading Soul of a Lion, the biography of Dietrich von Hildebrand by his wife Alice, I decided to tackle his Transformation in Christ. It's not an easy read, but it sure is an important subject - ... discuss

The more you devote yourself to the study of the sacred utterances, the richer will be your understanding of them, just as the more the soil is tilled, the richer the harvest.--St. Isidore of SevilleT ... discuss

Former Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship, Antonio Cardinal Canizares Llovera was installed as the Archbishop of Valencia, Spain.Sana magtuloy-tuloy ang liturgical reform sa Diocese ... discuss

Contact: Shannon Minch-Hughes, Emmaus Road Publishing
, 740-283-2484 ext 115, shughes@cuf.org STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 7, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Emmaus Road Publishing announced today t ... discuss

I will be leaving in the morning for 3 days to do a \"Entering Canaan\" Hope & Healing retreat in Brighton, MI, so I will not be posting the next few days. Please keep us in your prayers. Things have ... discuss

A Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Benedict Joseph Groeschel, CFR, will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 10, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark. The private burial servic ... discuss

Bishops march for life in Abuja, NigeriaArchbishop Ignatius Kaigama (pictured to the right in the photo) President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria and Archbishop of Jos, has made a land ... discuss

The word RENEWAL in conjunction with Catholic Sacred music may likely include three definitions: 1) “the action of extending the period of validity of a license, subscription, or contract.& ... discuss

Each year, my mom Ginny, sister Emma, and I, along with my mom's best friend from college (Grace a.k.a. "Aunt G"), take a trip to the Carolina coast for a couple days of fun, rest, and relaxation. The ... discuss

VIDEO: "The Rosary" composed by Ethelbert Nevin. Recorded 23 September 1951 for The Mario Lanza Show, starring "the most famous tenor in the world" himself, with studio orchestra conducted by Ray Sina ... discuss

Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct 8, 2014 / 12:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A conference held last week in Colorado Springs by The Society for Catholic Liturgy brought together experts from multiple disciplines ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: The Wall Street Journal, recently, in The Return of the Greenback, observed that “the resurgent dollar has logged its longest winning streak in 17 years, rising ... discuss

I wanted to take a few minutes to address all that pink you’ve been seeing in stores, on athletes and on your TV screen. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it has never hit home harder ... discuss

Contact: Shannon Minch-Hughes, Emmaus Road Publishing
, 740-283-2484 ext 115, shughes@cuf.org STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 7, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Emmaus Road Publishing announced today t ... discuss

Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct 7, 2014 / 12:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Evangelization will be carried out by bringing beauty to Catholic culture and liturgy, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln told a group of ... discuss

Marian and Franciscan Day - CONF 265 Ave Maria! Fr. Elias on the Feast of St. Francis and on our fall semi-Annual Marian Day gives the conference in the afternoon to a crowd of over one hundred peo ... discuss

I hit publish before I was done with this post, but decided to leave it up anyway. Check back later to see what other books I find to add! These are all affiliate links, yo. 30 Delicious Dump Cake Re ... discuss

By JOSEPH PRONECHEN | NEWARK, N.J. — Nearly 2,000 people packed the Cathedral-Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, while dozens more stood outside in a steady rain to attend the Mass ... discuss

Catholic Action Organization Rallies Support for Diocese of Baton Rouge's Religious Liberty Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court Contact: Thomas McKenna, Catholic Action for Faith and Family, 858-461-0777 S ... discuss

Two months ago the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a priest in a particular case should break the seal of confession. The priest was ordered to testify if a certain individual went to confession to ... discuss

Contact: Jon Sorensen, 619-387-7200 EL CAJON, Calif., Oct., 2, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- A group of religious organizations have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that a recent rul ... discuss

Catholic Action Organization Rallies Support for Diocese of Baton Rouge's Religious Liberty Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court Contact: Thomas McKenna, Catholic Action for Faith and Family, 858-461-0777 S ... discuss

by Kelli Pro-choice feminist rhetoric continually pushes the idea that an abortion is no more serious or life-altering than having a cavity removed. Yet when even pro-choice women tell their abortion ... discuss

Oct 03 - Homily: The Sacred Heart and Our Nation Father comments on the 2nd of the Promises connected with devotion to the Sacred Heart: I will establish peace in their homes. Quoting from a dialog ... discuss

There are few words more formal than inauguration and few occasions that can compare to the beginning of something so recognizably important as this – the ceremonial installation of the Reverend Doc ... discuss

Sculptor Sister Mary Paula Beierschmitt, I.H.M., founder of the American Academy of the Sacred Arts in South Philadelphia and friend to the pro-life movement, died suddenly on September 28, 2013.  B ... discuss

I went to Confession on Saturday and one fault I accused myself of was arriving late for daily Mass a few times for no good reason. Usually it's because I stayed on the computer too long before starti ... discuss

The Pro-Life Healthcare Alliance, a program of Human Life Alliance, is excited to announce this one day event hosting&nb ... discuss

By Sarah Reinhard | Family life is hard, no way around it. All that joy, crammed into a tiny space, and before long there are bound to be explosions. This group of newish releases may be just w ... discuss

October 1st is the feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, a saint who is very dear to my heart. Over the years, she has been a close friend and a powerful intercessor for me.Let me share a little about on ... discuss

Saint Remigius (French Saint Rémi or Saint Rémy), Bishop of Rheims, Apostle of the Franks, (c. 437–533) effected the conversion to Christianity of Clovis, King of the Franks, at Christmas, 496, on ... discuss

The Sacred Year: Mapping the Soulscape of Spiritual Practice -- How Contemplating Apples, Living in a Cave, and Befriending a Dying Woman Revived My Life by Michael YankoskiMy rating: 4 of 5 starsFath ... discuss

EDITOR FOR NEW START-UP ONLINE DIGITAL MAGAZINE Publishing/Journalism, FT EmployeeMissionaries of the Sacred Heart (Aurora, IL)Editor for New Start-Up Online Digital Magazine Missionaries of the Sacre ... discuss

Today is the feast of the Archangels: Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. These three Archangels are the only angels named in Sacred Scripture and all three have important roles in the history of salv ... discuss

by Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life:: Pastors are shepherds. And where the shepherds go, the flock follows. 40 Days for Life has spread to 27 countries because many pastors have boldly led their flock ... discuss

When I first re-verted back to my Catholic Faith, I wanted to enthusiastically celebrate EVERY DAY  - all of the Feasts, and all of the commemorations and all of the traditions.It was very educat ... discuss

Algebra – The Very Basics Blurb: If you’re looking for a gentle introduction to basic mathematics, look no further. This book picks you up at the very beginning and guides you through the ... discuss

Washington D.C., Sep 28, 2014 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Reflecting on their recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, U.S. bishops have cited relationships there between Christian and Muslim students as ... discuss

As mankind continues to relentlessly explore those uncharted regions of his Labyrinth of Horrors, have we any inkling of what we have bartered for his final tumultuous Main Event? We, who have grown a ... discuss

As I continue to send out poems - and occasionally get some published (just got word on another haiku being accepted!) - I've gotten an inspiration.I've always loved mystery stories, and often re ... discuss

Pastors are shepherds. And where the shepherds go, the flock follows. 40 Days for Life has spread to 27 countries because many pastors have boldly led their flocks – by word and example – to defen ... discuss

Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest(Click here for readings)While they were all amazed at his every deed,Jesus said to his disciples,“Pay attention to what I am telling you.The Son of ... discuss

By:  Penny Starr (CNSNews.com) – The owners of a bakery who were charged with discrimination by the ... discuss

by Kelli On the 34th anniversary of China’s One-Child Policy, Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers pens an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping in which she minces ... discuss

Peter Kwasniewski has a fascinating article at the New Liturgical Movement  called The Ironic Outcome of the Benedictine-Jesuit Controversy.  In it, he refers to a series of articles by Dom ... discuss

Once in a while we get random people contacting us because they live locally and want to come by the office to get a t-shirt. When Lauran came in with Isabella I could not help but smile. Isabella is ... discuss

When I was a child, I had a very child-like image of God, which came with both positives and negatives.I remember thinking of God as a wise old man, with a long white beard. He sat on clouds and looke ... discuss

The head of a pro-abortion organization was invited to the Missouri House Chamber to open them in prayer before the induction of women’s right to vote activist Virginia Minor, into the Hall of famou ... discuss

By FATHER ROGER LANDRY | NEWARK, N.J. — On Oct. 4, at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J., the first beatification ever held in the United States will take place, as ... discuss

The Modern Abortion Abolitionists An MSNBC feature on AHA co-founder Toby Harmon came from a left-leaning slant, but did not expose the “fanaticism” the reported was looking for. I ... discuss

 Baby Angela defies odds, turns 6 months old By Jessica A. Botelho, Staff Reporter, Rhode Island Catholic PROVIDENCE — Baby Angela smiles as a visitor tickles her feet. She wiggles a ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair Kachinas live in the San Francisco peaks near Flagstaff, Arizona. They come and visit the Hopi people during the first half of every year. Dolls and dancers are called kachinas but ... discuss

For the past 14 years this has been a special day in the liturgical year for me. After losing my son to stillbirth in 2002 I felt that I had a special connection to the Blessed Mother in some small wa ... discuss

Photo by Loci Lenar via FlickrThe Holy Name of MaryLord, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Son of Mary, hear us.Son of Mary, graciousl ... discuss

Never, never will we desist till we … extinguish every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times will scarce believe that it ha ... discuss

Consecrated Bishop of Rome on 3 September AD 590 Living at a time when political and religious leadership in Europe often depended upon force of arms or strength of will more than the rule of law, G ... discuss

Credit:  deepertruthblog.blogspot.comI have written here more than once that I am fearful that there is a great schism building up in the Catholic Church.  I feel it is coming from the tradi ... discuss

28 August AD 430 Saint Augustine was one of the greatest of the Latin church fathers and was among the most significant influences in the formation of Western Christianity, including Lutheranism. He w ... discuss

Psalm 118: Commentary, by St. Theophan the Recluse; trans. Archpriest Gleb Wleskov; edited by Seraphim Englehardt.Psalm 118 (119 in Protestant Bibles) is the longest chapter of the Bible, and is a uni ... discuss

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

First... it's been several months since my last post. I didn't realize it was that long!Ah, life. May involved my oldest daughter graduating from college and a trip to California for that. June saw a ... discuss

This seemed like as good a time as any to show this video, dedicated to one who is deserving of further discussion. All in good time. Now then ...If someone had told me at this time last year, or befo ... discuss

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

Thursday I went to the cancer center for my six month check up. Because childcare is tough to find for six kids, one of whom is a foster (oh, yeah, that's why I haven't had time for blogging...I am m ... discuss

9 August AD 1976 Lutheran pastor and theologian Hermann Otto Erich Sasse was born on 17 July 1895 at Sonnewalde, Lower Lusatia (Lausitz), Germany. He was the eldest of five children born to pharmacis ... discuss

"PRIVATE DANCER"  (1984) was made famous by the sultry songstress Tina Turner.All the men come in these placesAnd the men are all the sameYou don't look at their facesAnd you don't ask their name ... 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

I love you, Jesus! Thank you, Jesus! Praise you, Jesus!#Jesus, you are the Way, the Truth, and the Life.No one comes to the Father except thru Me.# Come Holy Spirit, come! Come into my life ... discuss

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

Today was my last session for my PTSD and it was bittersweet. I'm going to miss my therapist because she was so encouraging and positive but I also know that I no longer need the sessions. If it hadn' ... discuss

This episode of the Vortex really gave my heart a lift this morning. Not surprising. Beauty calls to the heart and the sanctuary at Church Militant TV is truly beautiful. If you have a beautiful sanct ... discuss

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

[This is the last installment of a Facebook post by a Dominican novice, Anthony J. J. Mathison. I’ve done some minor detail work, such as replacing straight quotes with “smart quotes”, justifica ... discuss

“And having come in, the angel said to her, ‘Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!’” — Luke 1:28 Author and podcaster Michael Hyatt, a former Prote ... discuss

There’s so much that’s wrong with the recent NY Times editorial titled Abortion and Birth, Together that I don’t know where to begin. I suppose I should start with sharing a little about me. I ... 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

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

It’s a Lie! We Are NOT Founded on Christian Principles The funny thing is, most of the people in this photo, WERE NOT CHRISTIANS!!!  Hey, that looks like Jefferson on the left. Oh, now there was a ... discuss

Glenn Beck Video: Founding Fathers On Religion Glenn Beck is without a doubt the most influential historical propagandist of our time. Beck tiptoed through that while sprinkling sugar. Few of our lead ... discuss

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

Book Review Looks like I’ll have to add this to my book list: Holy War: The Rise of Militant Christian, Jewish and Islamic Fundamentalism This is a most ambitious book in the sense that its author ... discuss

-- 1 --Sorry for the blogging break. I've been really busy with school (of course) so I don't have a lot of free time. The free time I do have is spent on Twitter because it's easier to catch up with ... discuss

OK, I am sure I have your attention. & some of you are wondering where I am heading. Well hold on because you are about to see how history is repeating itself.Our story begins with Pope St. Silverius. ... discuss

Michael Dubruiel ... discuss

Y ears ago, Corpus Christi or The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ was commemorated on the Thursday after Pentecost Sunday. In order to encourage more of the faithful to reflect on this gre ... discuss

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

Sometimes the connections below will seem a bit, um, whimsical, random, and loose.  Like loose tea leaves.  Or maybe more like what you’d find at a jumble sale where the books were sorted by a ... discuss

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

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

by Paul Russell Breaking news from a number of sources says that Belgian Police have charged a 57 year old man with 10 cases of illegal euthanasia. (see HERE for example) The man, identified as Deacon ... discuss

Which one is the Real Catholic™?The Circular Catholic Firing Squad found more bullets this last week. *sigh* It appears that a Popular Catholic Blogger (whom I will not identify) called BS in the co ... discuss

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

Barack Obama and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki Testing and care was rationed to American veterans. The Obama administration was told VA facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times six years ago a ... discuss

I recently had a conversation with a dear friend on the subject of religious strife.  At one point, in connection with his status as a fallen-away Protestant and mine as an observing Catholic, he ... discuss

T here are atheists and those who say that they believe in God. Amongst the believers are many who do not go to church -- any church. They don't want anyone telling them about what to believe or what ... discuss

W hen St. John Paul II was chosen as pope on October 16, 1978, Cardinal Stefan Wysziñski, the Primate of Poland, told him the Holy Spirit chose him specifically to lead the Church into the third mi ... discuss

From the invaluable New Liturgical Movement:http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2013/08/q-with-dom-mark-daniel-kirby-on.html#.Uy5ZF0nD_4gDom Mark Daniel Kirby, prior of Silverstream Priory, recently ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMay 4, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler In all the accounts of the Resurrection, there is surprise. If it had been expected, future generations might have said it was an hallucination. Th ... discuss

Markos Kounalakis rightly notes that "Pope Francis' ascension to St. Peter's throne creates unique opportunities for President Barack Obama to leverage a fresh, credible message of social justice an ... discuss

Today bring to Me SOULS WHO HAVE BECOME LUKEWARM,* and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden ... discuss

Today bring to Me SOULS WHO HAVE BECOME LUKEWARM,* and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden ... discuss

Two years ago today, I boarded an airplane and flew across the country to meet my son. It was a day and an experience I'll never forget. The months leading up to the adoption were fast, furious and ... discuss

Snippets of a letter to a younger church leader...I facilitate a Bible study at work and I really enjoy it. Today, we studied Ecclesiastes, and 10:1 speaks to why [insert famous Christian televangelis ... discuss

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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

Bosch's Christ Carrying the CrossThe Christological treatises in the Summa Theologica make excellent Lenten reading. If you are looking for something for the short time remaining in Holy Week, I recom ... discuss

From today's Office of Readings. From the Catecheses by Saint John Chrysostom, bishop The power of Christ's bloodIf we wish to understand the power of Christ’s blood, we should go back to the anci ... 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

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

 • by By Joe PisaniFrom the Fairfield County Catholic, publication of the Diocese of BridgeportWhile I was being introduced to guests at my younger sister’s birthday party, someone who had a ... discuss

 • by By Joe PisaniFrom the Fairfield County Catholic, publication of the Diocese of BridgeportWhile I was being introduced to guests at my younger sister’s birthday party, someone who had a ... discuss

So here it comes, the hard socialist left and their dirty tactics to attack Christendom by forcing a lawsuit in federal court, that opens the door for them too all flock too the apostate liberal churc ... discuss

I haven’t been writing for a while, probably the longest stretch of non-writing I’ve had in the last few years.  I just haven’t been able to; just the simple act of putting pen to paper or ... discuss

Say once a day for nine days, especially beginning on 10 March and ending on 18 March, the eve of the Feast of St. JosephO glorious descendant of the kings of Judah, Inheritor of the virtues of all th ... discuss

Say once a day for nine days, especially beginning on 10 March and ending on 18 March, the eve of the Feast of St. JosephO glorious descendant of the kings of Judah, Inheritor of the virtues of all th ... discuss

All of us who have received one and the same Spirit, that is, the Holy Spirit, are in a sense blended together with one another and with God. For if Christ, together with the Father's and his own Spir ... discuss

We are an organization sharing hope and supporting tiny lives. Preemie Prints began 3 years ago with an idea. A spark, actually, from the Holy Spirit! After many prayers a decision was made to start a ... discuss

George Washington Troup, my grandfather, that is.He was born 150 years ago today in Haggerstown, MD.This is the only known picture of him & my grandmother Bertha Titlow Troup Mishler. Grandma was his ... discuss

Today is the First Friday of January. Because today is the first Friday of the Month, many Catholic parishes will have special Masses today for the First Friday Devotion.Beginning on December 27, 1 ... discuss

ks, the Hahn family and the Green family will fight for the freedom that this video from the Institute of Faith, Work, and Economics so beautifully demonstrates: “Our lives are not divided into two ... discuss

These thoughts are offered as an addendum and complement (mostly) to Peter Lawler’s recent  “Leo Strauss and Postmodern Conservatism”.Whatever Leo Strauss’s personal dispo ... discuss

One doctor who performed “a small number” of abortions said the following: “Strange as it may seem, I routinely murmur “excuse me” before I swat a fly. I can’t butcher a chicken wi ... discuss

A serious campaign is underway in Scandinavia to ban the non-therapeutic circumcision of boys. A Danish doctors’ association says that, unless medically indicated, circumcision is a kind of c ... discuss

Our founding fathers were well aware of the fact that godly righteousness exalts a nation. This belief was based on the Word of God in which so many of our founders were well versed. Passages througho ... discuss

At the Grammys last night Queen Latifah officiated a mass wedding ceremony–with some couples heterosexual, some gay–followed by a surprise song from Madonna. Was it satire? I am a bi ... discuss

(DAILY JOURNAL) — VINELAND — A Sacred Heart Church parishioner, pausing for a prayer before a statue of the Blessed Mother, made a grisly discovery just before 8 a.m. Mass Thursday morning. Someon ... discuss

VINELAND, NJ (CBS) — Police in Vineland are searching for the suspects who vandalized statues outside two churches overnight. According to the Vineland Police Department, officers were dispatched ... discuss

(PHILADELPHIA.CBSLOCAL) — Police in Vineland are searching for the suspects who vandalized statues outside two churches overnight. According to the Vineland Police Department, officers were dispatch ... discuss

While located in Rome's geographical center, three miles east of the Vatican, Sacred Heart is in an “existential periphery” of the city. Original PostingRead more →The post Pope Francis Visi ... discuss

1. While visiting with a group of refugees at the Sacred Heart parish in Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis said: “Sharing our experience in carrying that cross, to expel the illness within our hearts, ... discuss

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is an image etched deeply in the minds of many Catholics. The devotion emphasizes the perfect, redeeming love of Jesus, and the living water which flows from His heart (cf Jn ... discuss

The saint of the day for January 21 is St. Agnes. St. Agnes was born in Rome during the beginning of the third century. She was brought up as a Christian and grew to be a very beautiful young woman. B ... discuss

Today in the traditional Roman calendar is the Feast of Sts. Fabian and Sebastian, martyrs. St. Pope Fabian was slain in 250 during the persecutions of Decius. St. Sebastian, famous in sacred art for ... discuss

Pope Francis' visit with a group of refugees at the Sacred Heart parish can best be described as simple, warm, and relaxed. POPE FRANCIS "Thank you. Because by welcoming everyone as family, ... discuss

I am an american evangelical raised in the fundamentalist strain of the faith. I had the book, The Fundamentals, for awhile, but I never read it. Lately, some of the sacred cows I used to defend vigor ... discuss

A publisher of peer-reviewed scientific journals, named in honor of a man famous for challenging the consensus of the day, pulls the plug on one of its journals after an issue that challenges the c ... discuss

Featured Term (selected at random:VESTRY The room or rooms in the front of a church where the sacred vessels and vestments are kept, and where the priest and ministers at the altar vest for litur ... discuss

When a mother’s life hangs in the balanceThere’s one exception that many are willing to make for abortion—when the mother’s life is at risk. But still, it’s a controversial subject.What’s ... discuss

Featured Term (selected at random:LITURGY OF THE WORD The first part of the Mass, during which the faithful are instructed in the revealed word of God. It consists of readings from Sacred Scriptu ... discuss

On the eve of the feast of the Epiphany, more than 200 sacred music lovers from around the archdiocese and beyond filled the parish hall of St. Sebastian Church in Greenbrae and practiced Gregorian ch ... discuss

On the eve of the feast of the Epiphany, more than 200 sacred music lovers from around the archdiocese and beyond filled the parish hall of St. Sebastian Church in Greenbrae and practiced Gregorian ch ... discuss

The pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna, visited St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart Churches in Newburgh, New York on October 14-15. Newburgh is located 60 miles north of New York Ci ... discuss

Valerie Tarico, who proudly sits on the Board of Advocates for Planned Parenthood, is already coming under fire for saying Christianity is “Going Down.” But that’s not all the abortion a ... discuss

In recent opinion columns, a Planned Parenthood board member has claimed that abortion is ‘a sacred gift,’ and that nonbelievers have ‘reasons to celebrate’ since Christianity ... discuss

Sacred Art Class at TMC by David Clayton on December 30, 2013 A chance to learn sacred art whatever your level, and to subsidise TMC students so that they can attend for free. I will teach this and it ... discuss

Theology is the Queen of the Sciences. Sometimes that’s not obvious. But a recent posting by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick demonstrates that when it comes to coffee, theology provides profound metap ... discuss

By Roland Millare In the Christmas Season, the Church celebrates the Epiphany of the Lord when the three wise men followed a star from the East. According to Sacred Scripture, “When [the wise men] s ... discuss

Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914)Some of the most worthwhile literature, both fiction and non-fiction, is that which leads us to other worthwhile literature.  I came upon something interesting ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 463 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 707 Midday Prayer for the Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas, using Current Psalmody God, ... discuss

Makes exceptions for disability (over 90% of Down Syndrome babies are aborted); health of the mother; rape or incest. We pulled our check out of the pile today and tore it up.The position from their w ... discuss

This silver star in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem marks what is believed to be the exact spot where Christ was born. From the Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide on the Gospel of St. ... discuss

I was really excited to hear about the first annual Catholic School Life Rally held earlier this month outside the South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas. The idea for the ... discuss

Planned Parenthood Has Killed More Than Six Million Babies in Abortions Planned Parenthood released its annual report this week and the abortion has denied first birthdays to more that six million ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 14 is St. John of the Cross. Juan de Yepes was the Castilian son of a poor silk weaver of Fontiberos, Toledo, Spain and was born in 1542. His father was of noble birt ... 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

I am getting sick of all the so-called "conservative" Catholics and their dimwitted supporters in the comboxes lambasting Pope Francis for what he said in his recent Apostolic Exhortation.If any of th ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 156 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 710 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 49 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 723 Even ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 153 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 702 Christian Prayer (single volume): Ordinary: 689 Proper of Season: 47 Psalter: Monday, W ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 150 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 699 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Monday of ... discuss

Since 2007, the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago has embraced a devotion to the Infant King, including a monthly novena. The devotion is gaining more and more adherents, both locally and nationall ... discuss

Pope FrancisPope Francis never does anything in a small way. Everything he does and says is meant to shake us up and force us to stop and reflect on what he says, all done in an effort to bring the w ... discuss

Today marks the 50th anniversary of 3 people who in their own way have had a huge influence on our politics & culture in general.Most of the attention has been paid to the assassination of JFK. While ... discuss

Bernini's baldocchino at St. Peter's Basilica.Photo by Ricardo Andre Frantz.Last Sunday, before Mass, I happened to open my 1962 Missal up to the Common of Saints, and my eye fell on these lines:  ... discuss

Cornelia Pillard, President Obama’s nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, was rejected  this week by the Senate in a 56-41 cloture vote.  Pillard’s radical views were not ... discuss




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