Topic: sacred

  This week on “Justice”, Judge Jeanine Pirro fired back at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) over his claims Donald Trump is not a legitimate president-elect, and criticized comedian Rosie O&# ... discuss

Blessing an abortion clinic may seem antithetical to religious beliefs about the sanctity of life. But various religious leaders came together to do just that on Tuesday at Planned Parenthood’s ... discuss

January 13th, is the optional memorial of Saint Hilary of Poitiers (c. 310 – 367), the 4th century philosopher, bishop and Doctor of the Church, whose staunch defense of orthodox Trinitarian theolog ... discuss

A self-governing people, in short, had to be a virtuous people who were controlled from within by an internal moral compass, which would replace external control by an authoritarian ruler’s whip and ... discuss

St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body discusses three states of man. Man before the first sin (Original Man), man after the Fall (Historical Man), our current state, and our life with God in heave ... discuss

“For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man t ... discuss

A Thursday Washington Post editorial on the results of a House panel’s investigation into what the paper called Planned Parenthood’s “contributions” to “fetal tissue rese ... discuss

Mr. Bock, who is Presbyterian, is credited with being the first Hollywood marketer to realize that churches had started to install enormous screens to use during their services, sometimes just to disp ... discuss

Whatever Aquinas says in one place concerning election, regeneration, justification, the bestowal of the Holy Spirit, adoption, sanctification, and other graces, must be considered with the realizatio ... discuss

Remember me. Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” When a person works an eight-h ... discuss

“Pastors, elders, and deacons – we who have been called to leadership but have lost our consuming passion for Christ – what will we do today? We need not retire. Instead, we need to repent ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Can you imagine how you would feel if you saw Islamic extremists dancing in the streets of half of Jerusalem? What about watching scenes of Jewish refug ... discuss

Jaws may have fallen to the floor when an elderly lady stepped foot in a tattoo parlor. She isn’t quite a stereotypical customer. But for one Canadian grandmother, the tattoo parlor was another erra ... discuss

January 4th is the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a single woman, a wife, a mother, a widow, a lay woman and a religious Sister. She was the foundress of the first American Catholic parish school, ... 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

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  Trump Wins Again -  Ford announced today that it was cancelling a planned $1.6 billion investment in Mexico. Instead the automaker is now planning to i ... discuss

Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of JesusJanuary 3rdVeneration of the Most Holy Name of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, dates back to the apostolic period. The name "Jesus" means "Yahweh saves" Saint P ... discuss

As the world dives further into a century of “progress” and uncharted horizons, mankind continues its dissent from God, which is eerily reminiscent of the words of Jesus Christ: “What profit is ... discuss

We could call this a culture war, except that it is a war between culture and anti-culture, a de-creation or de-culturalization. Legutko describes these people, despite their prestige and power, as ... discuss

by Dave Andrusko, National Right to Life: Last Friday a wonderful piece, written by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, appeared on his blog.“40 Ye ... discuss

Pope Sylvester I and Emperor ConstantineDecember 31st, is the optional memorial of Saint Sylvester I (??? - 335), the 4th century pontiff, who guided the Church during a period of violent persecution ... discuss

The pro-abortion legal activist organization Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) recently changed its name and expanded its mission, but even though the goals of the organization are in direc ... discuss

El Greco, The Holy Familyvia WikipediaBetween Joseph and Mary there existed a holy affection, a spirit of service, and a mutual desire for each others' happiness. This is Jesus' family: sacred, holy, ... discuss

I know my mothering days are not over because, as long as I draw breath, the call to fill the earth with image bearers will be incumbent on me. Just as my biological children needed me to train them i ... discuss

God has looked down the corridor of time and has seen your sinful attitudes, thoughts, words, and deeds. Additionally, with his omniscient eye he has foreseen your incorrigible free will. Left to you ... discuss

A plenary indulgence may be gained by reciting or singing the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus on the first day of the year. This hymn calls on the Holy Spirit's guidance, protection and blessing before end ... discuss

. . . Report: he’s cooking up another oneby P. David Hornik: UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which was passed on Friday and focuses on Israeli settlement activity, is even worse than its critic ... discuss

If we are to “remember Jesus Christ” (2 Tim. 2:8) and daily experience the grace and power that come from the Holy Spirit from doing so, it is vital to seize upon the opportunity to saturate our l ... discuss

Merry Christmas! Hodie nobis coelorum rex de virgine nasci dignatus est, ut hominem perditum ad coelestia regna revocaret. Gaudet exercitus angelorum: Quia salus aeterna humano generi apparuit. G ... discuss

If Whitefield had avoided altering the poetry of Charles Wesley, perhaps more English speakers today would recognize the word “welkin,” or perhaps equally as likely, our churches would have passed ... discuss

 MIDNIGHT MASS SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORDHOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Saint Peter's BasilicaTuesday, 25 December 2007 Dear Brothers and Sisters,"The time came for Mary to b ... discuss

The idea of a “War on Christmas” has turned things like holiday greetings and decorations into potentially divisive political statements. People who believe Christmas is under attack point to incl ... 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

We so often here that religion and science don't mix, yet many of the great scientists of the Christian era have been people of faith, John Cantius was one of them.He was born in Kęty, a small town n ... discuss

Listen, Christian. You know that this festive season, for all its glitter, has a center that shines more brightly still. Each Sunday you sit in church hearing the familiar tale, whether dressed in el ... discuss

1.  The Christmas lights in Wichita this year have been amazing! On Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, which is characterized by joy, we went out to view the lights around the city.  Here i ... discuss

Ministry success isn’t defined by the number of hands we heal but the hands we hold. Healing belongs to the Lord. Holding on is our sacred duty as fellow sojourners. We need more pastors like John N ... discuss

December 23rd, the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. John Cantius, (c. 1390 – 1473) otherwise called John of Kanty or John Kanty, the 15th century Polish priest and theologian whose int ... discuss

Pro-life advocates in Illinois are celebrating the first of what they hope to be many victories in the fight against a new state law that would force pro-life doctors, nurses and pregnancy centers to ... discuss

A pro-life pregnancy center won an initial victory on Tuesday against an Illinois law that would have forced it to recommend and refer women for abortions. Alliance Defending Freedom reports an Illino ... discuss

Saint Peter Canisius entered the Jesuits in the year 1543, at age 22. He worked tirelessly for the renewal of the Church of his time. Part of that was to make sure that there were good Catechisms avai ... discuss

Guest Post by David MartinWith the crisis of faith ever intensifying, it somehow has evaded the Catholic hierarchy that    the crux of the problem has been our casual and disparaging re ... discuss

Today is the memorial of St. Peter Canisius, Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church.  He was well-known for his strong defense of the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Aus ... discuss

Dr. Chuck Balwinby Dr. Chuck Baldwin: As we approach the day in which we commemorate Christ’s birth, I am reminded of a quote by John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words:“Why is i ... discuss

O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free. On this night ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)My dear brothers and sisters, all of our ideals, all of our dreams of what we want to be, and of what our world can b ... discuss

The following is reposted from December of last year. We present it here for your consideration:In Matthew’s Gospel, an angel appears to Joseph in a dream and tells him, "Joseph, son of David, do no ... discuss

Veni, Veni Adonai!    O come, O come, thou Lord of might,Qui populo in Sinai    Who to Thy tribes on Sinai's heightLegem dedisti vertice,     ... discuss

In keeping with the idea of restoring the sacred, I present here some very interesting photos of Catholic motor chapels.  These chapels were beautifully set up and designed to allow priests to of ... discuss

When I first started this blog, on Christmas Day 2007, I had no idea that I would continue to be blogging nearly a decade later. I started to write because (at the time) there were no Catholic blogs t ... discuss

 Our Lady of Guadalupe being carried by St Francis while being glorified by the Holy TrinityGuest Post by David MartinThe first and perhaps greatest prophecy given after the fall of our first par ... discuss

This is my second part in a three-part series in responding to an abortion-choice advocate's article regarding why he believes "pro-choice is right." So far his defense of the abortion-choice position ... discuss

Question: "How do you find the time to do all the things we should do as Christians, with all the demands that today's world puts on us?"We have far more free time at our disposal than most people did ... discuss

As I have written before, I don't think any Church document since Humanae Vitae in 1968 has produced as much controversy and outright rebellion in the Catholic Church as we have seen from Amoris Laeti ... 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

Campaign season 2016 is officially over. As I sat in stunned elation watching the last of the presidential returns filter in during the wee hours of the morning, my heart was also broken. While we as ... 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

For decades now, the Chief Executive, the Supreme Court and the mammoth unaccountable federal bureaucracy have been operating FAR FAR outside the Constitution, and too many folks just don't seem to ge ... discuss

(This is the second in a three-part series responding to an article by Rachel Held Evans, which you can read here. This series is a joint effort between Seth Gruber and Clinton Wilcox. For part one in ... discuss

(This is the third part in a three-part series responding to an article by Rachel Held Evans, which you can read here. This series is a joint effort between Seth Gruber and Clinton Wilcox. For part on ... discuss

This past weekend I was speaking to a group at Northwestern University from Students for Life of Illinois as part of that organization’s annual summit. I made the case for life appealing to the thre ... 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

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

Praise God! Our pro-life training conference here in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has been a great success. Dr. Brian Clowes, Emil Hagamu and I have been sharing with regional pro-life leaders what we’ve ... discuss

Thank you for your prayers during our mission to Tanzania the last two weeks. It was a blessed and productive time with our partners and new friends, though it is good to be home. As we were completin ... discuss

Son of man, I have appointed you a sentinel for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, you shall warn them for me. If I say to the wicked, you shall surely die–and you do not warn ... discuss

Question: "I have heard some claim that Orthodoxy does not approve of self defense or firearms specifically, specifically attacking the "take your purse and buy" a sword verse from Luke that is often ... discuss

One doesn't usually look to Orthodox Jewish sources for guidance on the kind of English that is best suited for worship, but years ago I stumbled across some very telling comments in the preface to th ... 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

SourceI, for the most part, no longer read "catholic" blogs and websites.  Far too many "catholic" blogs are filled with self-righteous hatred, anger, vitriol and condemnation of anyone who does ... discuss

Last year I reported that Father John Zuhlsdorf banned me from his blog.  I wasn't banned from just being able to comment.  He actually banned me from even viewing his blog.  When I wou ... discuss

Photograph of the Aurora Borealis in Anchorage, AL cc 2.0Message Audio: Moses said to God, “Please show me your glory.” -Exodus 33:18 Every moment, literally, is filled with the glory of God. ... 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

Michael Voris devotes a major part of his self-proclaimed apostolate to trying to destroy anyone in the Catholic Church who shows any compassion or empathy for homosexuals.  Voris especially goes ... 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

I heard someone recently say that fear is one of the main motivating factors of conservatism.  After giving that some thought, I would have to agree.  Conservatives want things to always sta ... 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

This from Occupy Democrats: This from the Unites States Founding Fathers: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected ... 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

This post is in response is to Jayne, a traditionalist who has commented that I am not being fair to traditionalists by painting them all with the same brush.  We have gone back and forth on a pr ... 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

"Yes, I am a fundamentalist," says Cardinal BurkeSourceAs I recently blogged [HERE], one of the topics covered by Pope Francis in his speech before the Joint Session of Congress was the the dangers of ... discuss

Loretta Lynch and her Boss Barack Obama will now attempt to force upon the American people a whole set of new gun restrictions, and possibly seek to repeal the Second Amendment. Every American sh ... 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

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

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

Leviticus 12:1-8—1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'If a woman has conceived, and borne a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in ... 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

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

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

Tonight I ventured to adoration.  I had attempted to go last week but good intentions were thwarted by unruly children and my subsequent bad attitude.  Tonight, however, I felt that familiar ... discuss

+THE SEAT OF PETER IS VACANT+HOLY MARY, MOTHER OF GOD: PRAY FOR USST JOSEPH, PATRON OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH: PRAY FOR USST PETER, FIRST POPE: PRAY FOR US ST PATRICK, PATRON OF ALL IRELAND: PRAY FOR US ... discuss

John 18:40--"Give use Barabbas!"There are many in this country today who have watched as the drama surrounding the hunt for Christopher Dorner has unfolded. And while many have been hoping for and ant ... discuss

The Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus and the Golden Arrow Prayer of reparation to God the Father for crimes against His Majesty are the weapons we must use.   The Golden Arrow Praye ... discuss

I am the Flagby Ruth Apperson RousI am the flag of the United States of America.I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia.There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national ... discuss

After the horrific killings in Newtown, a lot of conversation has centered on the cause of the incident. Most of it has been disappointingly predictable and centered on guns. Many liberals have talked ... discuss

Monticello called us.It was Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.  The weather was beautiful, I hadn't been to Thomas Jefferson's home in years, and the boys had never seen it.   My paren ... discuss

by Adam Cassandra November 20, 2012 (HLIWorldWatch.org) - In a statement responding to widespread criticisms and misinterpretations of the Church’s teaching on abortion following the recent death of ... discuss




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