Topic: sacred

Memorial - September 23rdSaint Pio of Pietrelcina, (1887-1968) better known as Padre Pio, was the 20th century Capuchin priest, stigmatic and mystic, who during his lifetime, was a spiritual father to ... discuss

Perhaps the most distinguishing mark of Padre Pio’s holiness was bearing the stigmata, through which he shared in the suffering of Christ. Initially, our Savior’s sacred wounds, though felt by Fra ... discuss

1. Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do ... discuss

ARRA News Service: Below are the remarks of President Donald Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.PRESIDENT TRUMP: Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and ... discuss

by Tom Shattuck: All righty then. Looks like we may have a big problem. Remember in March when President Trump tweeted this shocking item? “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped ... discuss

TOM SHATTUCK: Brace for Impact, Swamp! Looks like we may have a big problem. Remember in March when President Trump tweeted this shocking item? “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires ... discuss

When the pagan Anglo-Saxons came to England, they drove the native Celtic inhabitants north into Scotland and west into Ireland, Wales, and Cornwall. The Anglo-Saxons were subsequently converted to Ch ... discuss

The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis. by Carrie Gress, PhD is a book that I have long wanted to read. It seems that whenever I turned on EWTN or Catholic radio, Dr. Gress w ... discuss

Optional Memorial -  September 19thSaint Januarius is the 4th century bishop of Beneventum, who together with his companions (his deacons Socius and Festus, and his lector Desiderius), was m ... discuss

Many apply themselves to prayers and offices, and practise much abstinence and bodily mortification, but because of a single word which seems to be hurtful to their bodies or because of something bein ... discuss

These prayers to St. Joseph of Cupertino, the patron of students and those who study, are most beneficial for those taking all manner of examinations. They have to be said before taking an exam. Both ... discuss

We don’t look to past wisdom to get the answers to the deep questions: Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? How do we define what is true, what is good, and what is beautiful? We are people ... discuss

I often wonder where my fellow believers stand, especially those who I stand along side of in the church. We live in a day and age where there is much compromise and strife within the church. The ch ... discuss

There is a conference in Rome celebrating the tenth anniversary of Summorum Pontificum from September 14 to September 17. On February 11, 2017, the group which organized this pilgrimage, Coetus Inter ... discuss

It takes a lot of courage to share personal mistakes with a group of strangers, but that’s what one Kenyan woman is doing to help students understand the consequences of premarital sex and abort ... discuss

Memorial - September 15thDevotion to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady has its roots in Sacred Scripture and in Christian piety, which always associates the Blessed Mother with her suffering Son. Today's ... discuss

by Star Parker: Seems that for Senator Dianne Feinstein, being a believing Catholic is enough to disqualify a candidate for a federal judgeship.Feinstein stated as such at confirmation hearings for ... discuss

Seems that for Senator Dianne Feinstein, being a believing Catholic is enough to disqualify a candidate for a federal judgeship. Feinstein stated as such at confirmation hearings for Notre Dame law pr ... discuss

What's Going On, Speaker Ryan?by Tom Knighton: Republicans are supposed to be pro-gun. Not only is that how Democrats paint them, but it’s how Republican lawmakers paint themselves. After all, the S ... discuss

On September 12, the Church celebrates the memorial of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary to teach us how useful and advantageous it is for us to invoke her holy name in our needs. The nam ... discuss

The Eucharist is at the root of every form of holiness, and each of us is called to the fullness of life in the Holy Spirit. How many saints have advanced along the way of perfection thanks to their e ... discuss

Simple (1955 Calendar): September 11September 11th is the Feast of Ss. Protus and Hyacinth.The story of most martyrs of the first three centuries is so obscured by legend that it is difficult for us t ... discuss

Today is Patriot Day, the 16th anniversary of 9-11, when al-Qaida terrorists attacked the U.S., hijacking passenger airplanes and flying them into each of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in ... discuss

By Msgr. Bernard BourgeoisSirach 27:30 - 28:7; Psalm 103; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35"Think of the commandments, hate not your neighbor; remember the Most High’s covenant, and overlook faul ... discuss

Feast Day - September 11thThe story of most martyrs of the first three centuries is so obscured by legend that it is difficult for us to cull out the historical kernel; this is true of today's saints. ... discuss

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Villavicencio, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini.) Guest Post By David MartinPope Francis has issued a motu proprio Magnum Princi ... discuss

Hillary Clinton, in an event discussing her faith at a Manhattan Church Thursday night, partly blamed angry voters for her defeat and called for “sacred resistance” against President Trump. ... discuss

“Your birth, O Blessed Virgin Mary, fills the whole world with a sweet consolation and a holy joy, because of you was born our Jesus, our God, who has taken away from us the curse in which we were ... discuss

September 15 is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast is dedicated to Mary, Mother of God, and her union with the sufferings of her Divine Son, Jesus. The title “Our Lady of Sorrows̶ ... discuss

VP Mike Pence comforts Deidra Cate in Rockport, Tx,visiting communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. (Photo: Rachel Denny Clow/Corpus Christi Caller-Times/TNS/Newscom via the Daily Signal)by Fre ... discuss

Saint Teresa of Calcutta dedicated her life to serving the sick, the poor, and the marginalized. She founded the Missionaries of Charity to extend that mission throughout the world. She once observed: ... discuss

The simple act of going for a walk can be such an engaging experience.  I need it actually, after the long day.  So many days are spent doing mindless tasks repetitively.  It's like my ... discuss

September 3, 2017Society is built and sustained by families. The sacred foundation of the family is marriage. Today, the family and marriage are under attack. However, this did not happen in a vacuum. ... discuss

September 2, 2017Society is built and sustained by families. The sacred foundation of the family is marriage. Today, the family and marriage are under attack. But this did not happen in a vacuum. Arch ... discuss

If our flesh is not saved, then the Lord has not redeemed us with his blood; the Eucharistic chalice does not make us sharers in his blood; and the bread we break does not make us sharers in his body. ... discuss

September 1, 2017Society is built and sustained by families. The sacred foundation of the family is marriage. Today, the family and marriage are under attack. But this did not happen in a vacuum. &nbs ... discuss

August 31, 2017Society is built and sustained by families. The sacred foundation of the family is marriage. Today, the family and marriage are under attack. But this did not happen in a vacuum.   ... discuss

Frighteningly typical. Professor’s, faculty, and students alike have been completely overrun with, not simple liberal ideology, but radical, routine demonstrations blatantly undermining American ... 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

Frighteningly typical. Professor’s, faculty, and students alike have been completely overrun with, not simple liberal ideology, but radical, routine demonstrations blatantly undermining American ... discuss

August 30, 2017Society is built and sustained by families. The sacred foundation of the family is marriage. Today, the family and marriage are under attack. But this didn’t happen in a vacuum.   ... discuss

Doing this as a public post... A friend and I had a discussion in her LJ that meandered onto the topic of footwashing, and I promised a post here about the two most meaningful footwashing experiences ... discuss

Eve knew that this was her great role in civilization, producing the line that would eventually give birth to the greater Son, the Savior who would bruise the head of the Serpent (Gen 3:15). This prov ... discuss

"We live in a world where the family is under attack. It is safe to say that the institution of both marriage and family has never been as threatened as it is today. In fact, its very survival as an i ... discuss

Excerpt from:Luther, Martin. (1999). Luther’s works, vol. 25: Lectures on Romans. (J. J. Pelikan, H. C. Oswald, & H. T. Lehmann, Eds.) (Vol. 25, p. 415). Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House ... discuss

And how will they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:14 Has preaching fallen on hard times? An open debate is now being waged over the character and centrality of preaching in the church. At stake is ... discuss

It is hard to believe the summer is almost over. This summer seemed to just slip away from me with the birth of a new grandchild, and  my son and his family moving to Tokyo. Most of my time was ... discuss

Memorial – August 28thAugustine Aurelius was born on November 13, 354, in Tagaste, North Africa. His father was a pagan, his mother, Saint Monica, was a devote Christian. Still unbaptized and burnin ... discuss

“Do you sincerely receive and adopt the Confession of Faith of this Church, as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures?” It is plain that a very serious responsibility bef ... discuss

An Icon St. Moses the Ethiopian, from a Monastery Church in MacedoniaThere are different degrees of racial and ethnic prejudice. For many, it is very unconscious, but it is manifested by a desire to s ... discuss

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

Died 20(?) August AD 1153 ernard of Clairvaux, a leader in Christian Europe in the first half of the 11th century A.D., is honored in his native France and around the world. Born into a noble Burgund ... discuss

While not on the Universal Catholic Calendar, in some parts of the world today is the Feast of Empress Helena. The following is taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia on St. Helena, the mother of Consta ... discuss

17 August AD 1637 Born 17 October 1582, Johann Gerhard, a Lutheran theologian in the tradition of Martin Luther (1483-1546) and Martin Chemnitz (1522-86), was the most influential 17th Century dogmat ... discuss

This blog post is a repeat of a previous post, with one exception: It is the entire presentation I made this past March to a Catholic Physicians Guide in Madison Wisconsin. A dear and longtime friend ... discuss

The Temple Mount is the focus of a greater battle than meets the eye. Most commentators agree that the struggle for sovereignty is a key factor in the dispute; and certainly some Arab leaders exploit ... 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

Cardinal Raymond Burke has once again shown that he is out of step with the message of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.Cardinal Burke has aligned himself with radical traditionalists, as he did w ... discuss

Augustine the great early church theologian witnessed the downfall of Roman civilization.  He had gone from a harlot, a pleasure seeker, important in the court of Rome, to converting to Christian ... discuss

Any traditionalist reading the title of this post will definitely accuse me of losing my mind. Traditionalists feel that Summorum Pontificum - which opened up the Traditional Latin Mass to the entire ... discuss

There is no one to lean on apart from Jesus.  He alone faileth not, and it is exceeding joy to think that He can never change.St. Therese of LisieuxThe world has never been a truly sane place sin ... discuss

Jesus Christ was once asked about marriage and divorce.  He replied in this way:“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ an ... discuss

An immigration and refugee administrator/counselor for 22 years before my retirement in 2003, I would be appalled and sickened if SCOTUS once again flouts congressional intent by siding with the flawe ... discuss

Today, Catholics of the Western tradition celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart.Outside of devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary, there is none more popular or more identified with the traditional pi ... discuss

As I have written in earlier posts, I have come to the point of pretty much ignoring the Catholic blogosphere. This is despite the fact that many Catholic bloggers don't identify themselves only as C ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Ideas Have Consequences – For example, the idea of holiness This quote, that appears by most references to have some from Mark Tw ... discuss

How can we do what is best for the adopted child?by Birth Mom Missions on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 2:39pmWanted to start sharing some different views on adoption recovery and begin to learn more fr ... discuss

I think I have to post this. It helped me. still does. by Joe SollThe Respect We Never GotI’ve looked into your eyes thousands of times and through them into your hearts and I’ve seen the pain and ... discuss

Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who is to be taken up from you into heaven had to re-schedule his departure to the following Sunday in order to accomodate the ... discuss

Question: "Is the story of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple historical?"There are many questions that we cannot answer as fully as we may wish, simply because we are limited in terms of the ... discuss

She takes a deep breath, eyes riveted on the floor. Slowly, she begins to share some of her story of pain with me through tears while twisting a tissue.  I am aware that what was once a counseling ro ... discuss

I am pretty much a pariah in the Catholic blogosphere. I just don't fit in with the rest of the "gang."  I have been condemned on more than one catholic blog.  And it all comes down to a ver ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Sacred Grounds: watch your step Some time ago, in America, sacred grounds were a place where you buried your dead…or a special pl ... discuss

It was on a     maundy Thursday,         and all in the morning,They planted     a crown of thorns    &nb ... discuss

CreditWhy are there so many fallen away Catholics? Why have people stopped attending Mass? When I was a kid back in the 60's, we would have Sunday Mass starting at 6:00 a.m. and every hour to hour a ... discuss

Kitt Peak by Jane St. Clair A traveler who had been all over the world so as to see holy places like Bethlehem and Mecca .. this traveler once said that Kitt Peak was the most spiritual place he’ ... discuss

The weekend before last, I had the privilege of addressing the Bringing America Back to Life convention, organized by Cleveland Right to Life. My talk was entitled "The war against abortion: No except ... discuss

In a recently posted lecture on the topic of Fundamentalism, George Demacopoulos (hereafter "GD") fell into many of the same errors evident in his original article that began this discussion. He conti ... discuss

For the umpteenth time today, I sadly watched a priest chase down a guy with the Sacred Host in his hands...a guy with evidently no intention of consuming the Sacrament at the altar. (Or, as he said t ... discuss

My first exposure to last month's Women's March came via Facebook of course. The Rockford Art Deli, a custom T-shirt shop in the town I formerly called home, had produced a special shirt to co ... discuss

My first exposure to last month's Women's March came via Facebook of course. The Rockford Art Deli, a custom T-shirt shop in the town I formerly called home, had produced a special shirt to co ... discuss

Epiphany 6Matthew 5:21-37“But I say to you...”Our Lord Jesus Christ speaks with an authority of his own.  Ancient teachers would often appeal to the authority of those who have gone before th ... discuss

Being so blessed as to be able to attend the Latin Mass every Sunday, there are times that we are forced to attend the Novus Ordo Mass. Now, lest anyone think otherwise, I am not one of those who beli ... discuss

Francesco CangiamilaTranslated into French by Abbé Joseph Dinouart, 1766. Second French Edition.Originally published in Sicilian in 1745 and in Latin in 1758.In this day and age, the most salient iss ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 358 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1112 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 357 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 357 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1109 Midday Prayer for Wednesday, December 21, using the Current Psalmody God, come to ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 356 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 21 us ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 355 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1103 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 351 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1099 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 366 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1130 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 133 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 366 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 365 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1127 Midday Prayer for Thursday, December 22, using the Current Psalmody God, come to my ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 365 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 22 us ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 364 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1122 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 131 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 359 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1118 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Thurs ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 375 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1148 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 135 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 984 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 374 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 374 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1145 Midday Prayer for Friday, December 23, using the Current Psalmody God, come to my ass ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 374 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 23 us ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 372 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1140 Christian Prayer (single volume) Ordinary: 689 Proper of Season: 134 Psalter: Friday, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 368 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1135 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday, ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2016 / 05:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s been said that saints often come in pairs. Sts. Peter and Paul, Mary and Joseph, Francis and Clare, and Louis and Zelie Martin are j ... discuss

In researching my Timeline of Pro-Life History, I came across a number of people whom nobody has ever heard of, but whose influence on the welfare of the unborn was monumental.And one of these figures ... discuss

The Sacred Page: The End is Near!: The 33rd Sunday in OT div> ... discuss

First off, please join me in prayer for the victims, and the perpetrator...Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. Let Your perpetual light shine upon them.May their souls, and the souls of all the faith ... discuss

One of the most misunderstood aspects of Catholicism, even for (maybe especially for) Catholics is veneration of and devotion to Mary. I know for much of my life I have had an aversion to Marian devot ... discuss

This afternoon, I sat in the hospital listening to a dad who lost his infant son the day before.  With tears streaming down his face, he looked at me and said,  " I never knew how hollow wor ... discuss

Last Sunday I preached at Hope E. Free Church with the topic being the biblical case for work. The sermon traveled through a variety of Scriptures (Genesis, Proverbs, the gospel parables, the pastoral ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux Conscience and Voting If we were to ask the average person, “What is a conscience?”, many would quickly call to mind Pinocchio’s sidekick Jiminy Cricket who was famous for the ... discuss

Saw this over at The American Conservative, Rod Dreher writes: You may recall the recent post here revealing that Highlights For Children, the venerable magazine, had come under fire from SJWs for its ... discuss

I don’t care if you’re tired of the election. We all are. Voting is your most sacred right and duty. Get your behind to the polls. I care less about who you vote for than I do about the fa ... discuss

by Franklin Graham – For some time now, I’ve been warning about the coming storm of religious persecution and oppression in America. Over the course of the past year, I’ve become inc ... discuss

Listening To:We picked up a selection of new music from iTunes in the last week or so, mostly for Ria's birthday. Some of my favorites include Bill Murray singing The Bare Necessities from The Jungle ... discuss

Well, I missed a week because of Memorial Day. Oh well! Listening To:Our teens and some of their friends meet on a weekly basis to work on a capella singing - including both secular and sacred pieces. ... discuss

The right to life is the most basic of human rights. The 8th amendment assures the equal right to life of mother and baby.  Without the 8th in our Constitution the right to life of the unborn chi ... discuss

Family Photo of My Baby ShowerYou may have noticed that you no longer find regular posts here. Just book reviews.There's a reason for that.I have begun a new website a few months ago. Called AllLivesA ... discuss

 No matter how disguised, abortion is not “care”By Carol Tobias, President Last week the Los Angeles Times did a story on the so-called “abortion desert,” a term used to descri ... discuss

Pro-life leaders and local activists need to face up to what's happening at the highest levels in the Catholic Church.As Voice of the Family reported last week:"A representative of the Holy See [Monsi ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include: The American Hour by Os Guinness, Money, Greed, and God by Jay Richards, God’s Indwelling Presence by Jamaes Hamilton, Sgt. York by John Perry, Read the B ... discuss

Baptisms, Confirmations and Full Communion from November, 2015  to April, 2016New Deacons (December 8, 2015)My 40th Birthday Celebrations with  Prayer Group MembersNew Roman Vestments ( ... discuss

Photo by Sergi Bernal Do you call yourself conservative? This post is meant for you. Do you call yourself conservative? I know that there is a spectrum: very conservative, somewhat conservative, and ... discuss

George McFall clearly needed some of David Shimp’s bone marrow more than Shimp needed it. When Shimp – McFall’s first cousin – refused to give it, McFall took him to court. The judge’s gavel ... discuss

Cairo, September 18, 2011: A statement was released late last night by the International Cooperation on Biblical Manuscripts, that significant evidence now exists that a manuscript which was discovere ... discuss

We have criticized Islam, Protestants, Modernists and contraceptive/abortion advocates but NEVER has our Facebook account been deactivated only until I gathered evidence and started questioning this h ... discuss

February is generally a tough month for me emotionally.  Jacob turned four, my mom would've celebrated a birthday, and it marked two years since my surgery to remove the melanoma and lymph nodes ... discuss

Dear Pastors, 1/23/16 update St. Agnes, Sellersville You advertise Grandview Medical Practices , which includes OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine.  How have you vett ... discuss

In Saint Pope John Paul II's quarter century of addresses to the Roman Rota (1979 - 2005), he seemed to evidence growing and grave concern about possible misuse of marriage tribunals, even focusing ... discuss

Almost two years ago, I spent my first morning in a cancer center.  I remember dreading it, I remember thinking that there couldn't be a scarier place to sit, and now, after having spent my eight ... discuss

Know, dear brethren,that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ,so by leave of God's mercywe announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection,who is our Savior.On the tenthday o ... discuss

Those of us whose vocations involve writing or speaking about religion often see in the major holy days a two-edged sword. On one hand, most of the pastors I know could roll out of bed at three o ... discuss

Dear Cecile Richards: I speak as a person who believes that all life is sacred. This includes the poor, those with disabilities, women, men, those without homes, those who are unborn, those with m ... discuss

ROME, December 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Howling, grunting, and roaring animals, along with images of overcrowded city centers, depictions of pollution, and negative portrayals of industrialization, ... discuss

From my first blog post about those ugly crucifixes in Japan, come this other ugly one.They do not even show the bitter passion of our Lord?How can they even be considered a crucifix or a representati ... discuss

This is a screengrab of the "performance artist's" (ring a bell?  Yup. Carlita Celdran the tour gay of Intramuros.) Instagram account proudly showing his "art" in the form of the not-so-political ... discuss

When experiencing the deep grief of pregnancy or infant loss it is often difficult to think clearly enough to seek out the resources you need. Here are a list of resources I recommend, most are local ... discuss

Baby Baptisms from August to OctoberRelic of Saint John Bosco on August 16 (200th birthday of the Saint) Relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Saints Louis and Celia (Zeli ... discuss

I have more thoughts from our morning sessions at the Pappas Patristic Institute that I wanted to write down concerning the Fathers' hermeneutics or interpretation of Scripture. One of the key passage ... discuss

The close of last week's Natural Family Planning Awareness Week (July 19 - 25) was marked by the 47th anniversary of Humanae Vitae.  Toward the close of that prophetic encyclical, Pope Paul VI sp ... discuss

WHAT IS THIS BLOG TOUR?Catholic Sistas is pleased to announce The Official Catholic Through The Year Blog Tour! This blog tour is intended to spread the word about this budget friendly downloadab ... discuss

Has the patristic era lost its relevance for modern hermeneutics (i.e., interpretation) or exegesis? Not only do they have much to teach our age, but I hold that they are indispensable guides to the d ... discuss

Our chapter's annual Mary Magdalene retreat on July 17-19 was a success.  A big thank you to all those who made it possible, from the cleanup crew to the cooks to Maria Turner and the chant schol ... discuss

So the fam and I went to the drive-in last night (yes there are still drive-ins).  It's always (at least) a two-show affair which started last night with Inside Out followed by Avengers Age of U ... discuss

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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

Among all of the elements of devotion to The Divine Mercy requested by our Lord through Sr. Faustina, the Feast of Mercy holds first place. The Lord's will with regard to its establishment was already ... 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

-- The secular lay members of the Mystical Body of Christ have their own role to play in the history of salvation and a special dignity all our own that is different from that of priests and religious ... 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

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

I thought I would publish some of my notes. Since 2011, I have been teaching Biblical Greek at JP Catholic University. One of the things that always surprised the students was how quickly they could r ... discuss

The image above is a stack of life books.  We are making one for every child in our center. These books are full of pictures of our Mercy House kids, their housemates, staff, friends from school ... discuss

By Michael JohnsThe largest and most impactful political movement, at least since the civil rights movement and perhaps in all of American history, originated in the minds and efforts of les ... discuss

 I hold the Magna Carta as a sacred document. It is part of our Canadian 800 year history of freedom and liberty. My friends John Robson  and Brigitte Pellerin, are making a documentary on t ... discuss

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Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"My thirteen year old son Anthony asked to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" the ot ... discuss

An update on traditional monks at the Silverstream Priory from Catholic Ireland. Fundraising deadline looms for Silverstream prioryBy Sarah Mac Donald - 21 December, 2014Ireland’ ... discuss

We need more men like this.  (And more Cardinal Burkes.)  Do not lose hope.  Stay close to the Lord.  And support those who are doing good.  The article below concerning the S ... discuss

From the Cleveland Traditional Latin Mass Blog:On Sunday, November 16, 2014, the Sacrament of Confirmation in the traditional form will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception's 12 noon High Mass by Th ... 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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

 • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When I was in college, I prayed and discerned a vocation to become a sister or a nun.  I was enthralled by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart; of which I had had the honor of working wi ... discuss

A friend of mine asked me to review a section of a book called So Why Didn't They Tell Me That In Church by Steven Michael Owens. The section he asked me to comment on is a defense of conditional immo ... discuss

text-align: center;">Even when the Traditional Latin Mass was confined to the "crypt," hundreds of worshippers searching for its reverence and beauty overflowed the pews in St. Patrick Chapel in the b ... discuss

text-align: center;">Even when the Traditional Latin Mass was confined to the "crypt," hundreds of worshippers searching for its reverence and beauty overflowed the pews in St. Patrick Chapel in the b ... discuss

Good news from St. Joseph Church bulletin: Dear parishioners and friends of St. Joseph Parish,In Advent of 2012, we introduced the Third Edition of the Roman Missal at our Parish Masses. This new ... discuss

Good news from St. Joseph Church bulletin: Dear parishioners and friends of St. Joseph Parish,In Advent of 2012, we introduced the Third Edition of the Roman Missal at our Parish Masses. This new ... discuss

Was reading Stan's viewpoint, that I completely agree with, on how marriage is completely meaningless now. "With wanton killing of progeny on demand and the sodomizing of marriage, the Left has ef ... discuss

Please, dear readers, glorify God and praise the Blessed Virgin and the saints. I have had a particular, important prayer answered for me, that I've been praying for for a long while. Please, offer up ... discuss

After Nancy Pelosi's latest bizarre reaction to a question from a reporter concerning the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act sponsored by Arizona congressman Trent Franks, I received a number o ... discuss

Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally, Concord NH, Federal Courthouse at the corner of Pleasant & South Streets, Friday 6/8 at noon. Go tweet that to your friends & neighbors and - this is important - ... discuss

 1st Way is celebrating our 40th Anniversary! "Every life is sacred. Planned or unplanned, each unique and irreplaceable individual must be profoundly respected and protected, regardless of cos ... discuss

An ancient book in a modern world: How the Bible Should Influence our lives today The Bible was written by approximately 40 different men over a period of 1500 years, ranging from around 1450 B.C. t ... discuss

I have often been asked this question by church members and pro-lifers: “How did abortion get so deeply rooted in our culture?  How did we manage to let it go this far?”  Abortion is not ... discuss

I awoke from what seemed like a dream…a morsel of the Sacred Host remained on my tongue.  It was like either an angel, maybe my guardian angel, had “fed” me Holy Communion, or it was Jesus, ... discuss

I (your name), give and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my person, my life, my actions, my pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being ... discuss

Whew. It has not been a fun few weeks let me tell you. But, I’m still here. I still feel kind of wobbly and uncertain, but I’m still here. I do feel, thanks be to God, a lot better now than I ... discuss

Letter of Bishop James D. Conley, Diocese of Lincoln Nebraskahttp://www.dioceseoflincoln.org/SouthernNeRegister/bcc/bcc050313.aspxOur news outlets are not known for their squeamish attitude towar ... discuss

Letter of Bishop James D. Conley, Diocese of Lincoln Nebraskahttp://www.dioceseoflincoln.org/SouthernNeRegister/bcc/bcc050313.aspxOur news outlets are not known for their squeamish attitude towar ... discuss

Over the past year, I have noticed that most thoughtful, philosophically-bent pro-life websites that I frequent consider variations of Judith Jarvis Thompson's Violinist argument to be the strongest a ... discuss

Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ARE DETAINED IN PURGATORY, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved b ... discuss

Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ARE DETAINED IN PURGATORY, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved b ... discuss

Watched the Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Stephen Jensen live last evening (April 2) @ Salt & Light. http://saltandlighttv.org/ordination/ My first Sacred Triduum & Easter as Pastor of Precious Bl ... discuss




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