Topic: sacred

Sydney, Australia, Jul 23, 2014 / 12:03 pm (CNA).- In the wake of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, Australians have been mourning the loss of the 298 persons aboard the flight, particularly thei ... discuss

My best friend and his wife (my wife’s best friend) grew up in and worship in the Church of Christ tradition, a Christian denomination popular in the Southern U.S., with roots in the Second Grea ... discuss

"ITS ABOUT TIME a book on Communion in the hand be written with such zeal for the Holy Sacrament. There is no denying that the foundation of the modern day crisis in the Church is the widespread conte ... discuss

The debate rears its ugly head even in the safest of places.A mom posts in my local homeschool group that her family is going through pertussis - all of them - including her vaccinated husband and vac ... discuss

Dr. Paul Krugman by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Professor Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton. Is he leaving in disgrace?Not long, as these things go, before his departure was announced Krugman t ... discuss

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 22, 2014 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The senses are the “road to God”, who speaks to us through beauty, said Bill Donaghy, who holds a master's in systematic theolo ... discuss

An Iraqi Christian boy fleeing the violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul, stands inside the Church of the Sacred Hea ... discuss

Often times those who oppose and challenge us contribute more to our growth than those who support us. That is what has happened just recently with me. I just did a post entitled "Are We Judge or Hea ... 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

July 21 Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church Optional Memorial “The Holy Spirit sweetens the yoke of the divine law and lightens its weight, so that we may observe GodR ... discuss

I know this is long, but I feel this needed to be said...As many of you know, I run a blog called The Catholic Breadbox, in which I publish quotes culled from the great writers and big names of the Ch ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jul 18, 2014 / 01:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following Wednesday's crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, both religious and political leaders from around the world are offering up pray ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | How I Found Catholic Faith at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary by Anthony Baratta - BigPulpit.com The Essence of the Church: The Sacred Heart of Jesus - Father James Kubi ... discuss

This is a continuation of reflections upon a reprinted article from 1972 currently in the Summer 2014 Issue  of SACRED MUSIC, authored originally by Fr. Ralph S. March S.O.Cist. I’m only re ... 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

Kabul, Afghanistan, Jul 16, 2014 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than a month after the kidnapping of Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, S.J. near the Afghan city of Herat, his order continues to advocate for h ... discuss

By Joe Kral When modern society thinks of attacks that strike at the heart of marriage, the arguments typically center on same-sex “marriage” and divorce. However, there is another subtler phenome ... discuss

Oklahoma City, Okla., Jul 16, 2014 / 05:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop of Oklahoma City Paul Coakley called a black mass scheduled to take place in the city's civic center an “obviously horr ... discuss

Sydney, Australia, Jul 16, 2014 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Papua New Guinean community in Sydney celebrated recently the feast day of Bl. Peter To Rot, himself a Papuan who was martyred during W ... discuss

From the Seton Newsletter. Our Lady of Mount Carmel We celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16th, the date of Our Lady's appearance to St. Simon Stock. The celebration of this feast ... discuss

Mumbai, India, Jul 16, 2014 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a statue of a crucifix in Mumbai was vandalized in the early hours of Monday morning, the city's archbishop has appealed for peace and pr ... discuss

Horst buchholz directing Victoria's RequiemThis year was my first colloquium, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED it. I met so many new people, made lots of new friends, and met several of the other Café auth ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. The following two paragraphs are taken from Boston College professor of theology Lisa Sowle Cahill’s America magazine review of Sr. Margaret Farley, R.S.M.’s controvers ... discuss

HEAD OF SCHOOL Education: Elementary, FT EmployeePrinceton Academy of the Sacred Heart (Princeton, NJ)Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Princeton NJ seeks a Head of School to begin July 1, 2015 ... discuss

New on Lulu from Fr. Samuel Weber, O.S.B. is his Hymnal for the Hours.  It's a print-on-demand published by the Institute for Sacred Music, Archdiocese of San Francisco. Have I seen it yet?   ... discuss

Here it is, Monday after Colloquium 2014, and in the mail are two issues of SACRED MUSIC, Spring and Summer of this same year. Thank you, Bill Stoops, for having such quick access to your status repor ... discuss

Contact: Celina Ortiz, Catholic Answers, 619-387-7200 SAN DIEGO, July 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic apologist Trent Horn said recent cultural and legislative efforts to redefine marriage ... 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

By Mark Shea | The Church proposes what is called a “consistent ethic of life”.  It must, of course, do so because it is bound by sacred tradition to the proposition that all hu ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 668 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 1012 Common of Virgins: 1791 Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours: Page 9 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 P ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 654 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 1001 Common of Virgins: 1787 Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours: Page 9 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 P ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 998 Proper of Seasons: 485 Common of Virgins: 1777 Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours: Page 9 Christian Pr ... discuss

Comes now to respectful international attention a volume entitled War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt by Member of Parliament Kwasi Kwarteng.  This near-perfect volume a ... 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

A few years ago, I entered my room to discover my little grandson looking up at a large crucifix on the wall above my bed.  He turned and asked if that really happen?”  “Yes it did.” I ... discuss

On June 13th, St. John the Baptist Church welcomed the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa to the railroad town of Marshfield, Wisconsin. With the assistance of Deacon Jeffrey Austin, Father West ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you!Today's the memorial feast of my father in the faith, St. Benedict of Nursia. As a lay Benedictine, I want to join all my Benedictine brothers and sisters worldwide in t ... discuss

1. St. John Paul II has always fascinated me. I devote a chapter to him in my new book, Seven Saints for Seven Virtues, which is scheduled to be released in October 2014. This past week I posted on hi ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 10, 2014 / 08:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Theodore Mascarenhas, who was appointed Wednesday to be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Ranchi in India's eastern state of Jharkha ... discuss

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SPANISH TEACHER Education: Elementary, PT EmployeeSacred Heart (Hampton, NH)Spanish Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Hampton, NH Sacred Heart School in Hampton is seeking a Spanish teacher committed to t ... discuss

Photo courtesy of Charles ColeI have a certain respect for the cultural assignation “indie.” Basically it’s a post-boomer rhetorical add-on to both the lexicon and parlance for artis ... discuss

Sermon titled "Sacred Heart of Jesus: Our Sure Refuge in this World" given on Friday June 27, 2014. Size: 3.4 MB; duration: 09:57. ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | When Hipsters Go to Church: Say Millenial in Latin? by Nicholas G. Hahn III - BigPulpit.com The Sacred Heart and the Purifying of Our Emotions – Father Tim Finigan, The ... discuss

We hope you had a wonderful 4th. For us it certainly brought to mind the courage of the Founders both in their opposition to British tyranny and in their "honorable determination...to rest all [their] ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Comes now to respectful international attention a volume entitled War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt by Member of Parliament Kwasi ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 457 Psalter: Thursday, Week II, 916 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Thur ... discuss

As this 40 Days for Life campaign comes to the end, we are reminded that the injustice of abortion is not an isolated occurrence that has no impact on us. It not only impacts us … but generation ... discuss

A new poll conducted by The Polling Company/WomanTrend for National Right to Life indicates that pro-abortion Sen. Kay Hagan’s abortion position is out of touch with voters. By an overwhelming 55%-3 ... discuss

By Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionA column written by Don Marmur, Rabbi emeritus at Toronto’s Holy Blossom Temple and published in the Toronto Star on July 7, 20 ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Give to Caesar what is due to Caesar and to God ... discuss

By VICTOR GAETAN | But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance. Romans 8:25 Standing on a hilltop high over the Marmara Sea, I admire the lush grounds of a sacred Orthodox Chr ... discuss

[NOTICE: The following essay contains a plethora of minutiae associated with the details of official Catholic worship, which the reader might find to be too arcane for their taste, unless one is into ... discuss

Madang, Papua New Guinea, Jul 8, 2014 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a pilgrimage on Sunday, a bishop from Papua New Guinea encouraged the local youth to pursue holiness, following upon the model ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. As a graduate student back in the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, I was blessed with the opportunity to study under some of the most renowned theologians and philosophers in ... discuss

I’m sure you’ve seen this young woman’s photos plastered all over Facebook. Her name is Kendall Jones. She’s a cheerleader, hunter, and, according to the internet, a vile scumbag who deserves ... discuss

Fr. Barron gives his take on the new film "The Fault In Our Stars." Who would believe that the Sacred Heart of Jesus is part of the film?http://screen-shots.blogspot.com ... 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

Today is the traditional Octave Day of Ss Peter and Paul according to the pre-1955 Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar. This Octave was eliminated in the 1955 reforms; however, those attached to the ... discuss

 by Jon Hubbard, Contributing Author:In America, July 4, 2014The Re-Declaration of the People of The United States of AmericaWhen in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one natio ... discuss

by Steven Groves, The Daily Signal: They called it the Declaration of Independence, but what Jefferson, Adams and the other Founders actually did 238 years ago today was separate the United States fr ... discuss

  2.51: Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes 1.99 for What Matters in Jane Austen? Which important Austen characters never sp ... discuss

Isernia, Italy, Jul 5, 2014 / 01:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a visit Saturday with the imprisoned in the Italian city of Isernia, Pope Francis stated the need of every human person for rehabilitation, ... discuss

Enough with the insanity over the blatant violations of our immigration and naturalization laws and the accelerating illegal invasion of our beloved nation! Enough! At this very moment, every member o ... 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

By Susan Klemond | Nine Gates Polyphony Shares Renaissance Music and Its Sacred Message | As a small choral group bringing Western sacred music to the Far East, Chinese listeners hearing the ... discuss

Why is America so awesome?Is it because we almost always win our wars? Is it because we consume a disproportionately high percentage of the world's natural resources? Is it because we appear to rule t ... discuss

"...And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."Click to enlarg ... discuss

It never ceases to amaze me that in the 21stCentury there are still people who pose the ridiculous question: “When do you think life begins?” Quite frankly, it does not matter when you or I think ... discuss

 Bob Morrison, Contributing Author: The enemy fleet was nearing Philadelphia. Many delegates to the Continental Congress knew that if they were arrested, they would be tried for treason against ... discuss

I'm focusing on the nine First Fridays devotion to secure the promises of Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary. They're wonderful! What a consolation if you've made them!Larry and I fulfilled the requirement ... discuss

MARGINALIZATION OF THE ‘REST OF US’ OUTSIDE OF CAPITAL HILL, NEW YORK CITY & THE ‘LEFT COAST’ OF CALIFORNIA Folks, our subject matter today is the increasing communication gap between today’ ... discuss

And we're into day three for the 2014 Colloquium! Another full day with organ recitals, more rehearsals, preparations for solemn vespers tomorrow afternoon, and crazy architecture professors spreading ... discuss

Madison, Wis., Jul 2, 2014 / 03:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Madison, Wis. explained its response to same-sex couples who present children for baptism, welcoming sincere baptism requests but ... discuss

Former Speaker of the US House, and current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, was in Texas over the weekend to visit the southern border between Texas and Mexico where Governor Perry has called the situat ... discuss

Because of the cancellation of the Holy Father Francis’ visit to the “A. Gemelli” Clinic and to the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Catholic University of Rome, the Eucharisti ... discuss

Last week’s World Cup soccer match between Germany and the U.S. was a loss for Old Glory, which nonetheless advances in World Cup competition. Of note to pro-lifers are the names and backgrounds ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 429 Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 744 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

PASTORAL ASSISTANT FOR ADMINISTRATION Clerical/Administrative, FT EmployeeSacred Heart Parish (Enumclaw, WA)Sacred Heart Parish, Enumclaw, seeks a FT Administrative Assistant. This position will be re ... discuss

Credit:  theconservativetreehouse.comIn their ongoing attempt to save Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan from being closed, some of those who attend there have given interviews to and cooperated ... discuss

The Institution for the Feast of the Sacred Heart was a result of the appearances of our Lord to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1675. St. Margaret Mary suffered contempt from many people who refused to ... discuss

It is not histories I am writing, but lives; and in the most glorious deeds there is not always an indication of virtue or vice, indeed a small thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater reve ... discuss

Pro-Lifers Can’t Forget: It’s Our Duty to Prote ... discuss

  O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Mercy, you trusted God and opened yourself to receive the graces you needed to bear Jesus, your Son and our Merciful Savior.   We know our children ... discuss

The Sacred Page: "Upon this rock": The readings for the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul div> ... discuss

On Friday morning, attendees of the National Right to Life Convention heard some of our Nation’s leading experts in the “Bioethics War on Humans” debate. They discussed ways to prote ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “One of the soldiers thrust a lance into his side, an ... discuss

On June 28, the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary the day – one day after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The proximity of both celebrations reflects the deep c ... 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

Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus(Click here  for readings)At that time Jesus exclaimed:  "No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone ... discuss

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis held a celebration of her pro-abortion filibuster on Wednesday, and the event began with a pro-abortion prayer. The filibuster being celebrated was m ... discuss

I began writing a nice, fresh post about this solemnity, pulled a photo, went looking for the novena on Google ... and found myself referred to this very post from a few years ago which had all the sa ... discuss

Jun 27 - Homily: Incarnation and Sacred Heart Fr. Elias on how Christianity teaches something unique about how God comes among us and his divinity works with our humanity, elevating it with grace b ... discuss

Today is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On this feast, we focus our attention on Jesus truly present in the Holy Eucharist and reflect on God’s unconditional love and boundless mercy as ... discuss

The National Right to Life Convention opened yesterday with a three-member panel discussion featuring National Review Online editor Kathryn Jean Lopez, President of Lutherans for Life, Dr. Jean Garton ... discuss

What a good day to place your head on the chest of Jesus like John the Beloved did at the Last Supper.Just rest there and listen to the beating of Christ's Heart. How much He loves you.Think of how He ... discuss

English chant propers for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus:  ... discuss

It's a Solemnity (Sacred Heart! God loves you!) and thus a day to be merry. I therefore give you the most sensible academic paper I've read in quite a while.  I haven't thought of this song in ye ... discuss

\"O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us poor sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immacul ... 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

Quebec City, Canada, Jun 27, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Quebec National Assembly on Thursday passed legislation creating a right to assisted suicide in some circumstances, drawing criticism ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. Forty-six years ago this July, Pope Paul VI issued his most controversial and, as it turned out, his last, yet most enduring encyclical.  I believe that Humanae vitae is a ... discuss

Sometimes we forget to check out what the rest of the world thinks of sacred music.  Heck, doesn't everyone think about it all the time as we do?  Hmmm, maybe not.Some who read this blog are ... discuss

Ten Thousand Places: An Open Letter To All My Brother Priests, On Human...: And now, beloved sons, you who are priests, you who in virtue of your sacred office act as counselors and spiritual leade... ... discuss

You need to spend 4 years of studying Philosophy and 4 years of studying Sacred Theology in order to receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders so you get to do this!If you look closely, one the priest ther ... discuss

What do abortion, gay ‘marriage’ and government-sanctioned illegal immigration have in common? ... discuss

By TRENT BEATTIE | In the years following the Second Vatican Council, the gathered local community was often pointed to as the new focal point of worship, while Jesus Christ was literally set as ... discuss

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jun 24, 2014 / 05:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishop of a northern Nigerian diocese said at a conference last week that among the factors which has led to violence by ... discuss

By MARY REZAC/CNA | SALINA, Kan. — People who attended the funeral for Father Kenneth Walker were dismayed at the presence of picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church on June 20 near Pax ... discuss

Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: During our sacred liturgy on Pentecost Sunday, in place of ... discuss

 by Jon Hubbard, Opinion Editorial: Remember the old saying "Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"? If we were to replace the word "weather" with the word ... discuss

Look at this official correspondence from the Sacred Congregation of Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.But it is done at the Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo.They pilgrims to wal ... discuss

Today, June 24th is the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.From a sermon by Saint AugustineThe Church observes the birth of John as in some way sacred; and you will not find any other o ... discuss

Salina, Kan., Jun 24, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA).- Faithful who attended the funeral for Father Kenneth Walker were dismayed at the presence of picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church on June 20 near Pa ... 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

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The Presbyterian Church USA has voted to endorse Kermit Gosnell. Delegates meeting in Detroit at the 221st General Assembly of the 1.8 million–member Presbyterian Church (USA) voted down a measure t ... discuss

What if I told you that I believe it’s OK to physically abuse your household pets? Hold on. Don’t jump on my case about it. I’m saying it’s acceptable to torture and torment pets — but only ... discuss

A crucifix with the corpus renderedwith the wounds as observed in thethe image on the Shroud of Turin.Beholding a crucifix discomfit us. The poles and the bloodied Man hanging from it makes us feel th ... discuss

Pope Francis will visit Rome's Gemelli Hospital this Friday, June 27, on the Feast of the Sacred Heart. The visit marks the hospital's 50th annivesary. Serving as both a medical school f ... discuss

Kansas City, Kan., Jun 23, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two sacred art experts have stressed the importance of the Catholic visual arts in the new evangelization, saying the arts have the potenti ... discuss

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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

And lay people are commonly doing it now.  On instructions by the priest.And the teachers are asked to gather around the table, and everyone is asked to stretch out their hands and pray over the ... discuss

A Brazilian priest flaunts his new chasuble.What has the World Cup got to do with our salvation?Why do we even have priests who think this way? ... discuss

The First Sunday after Pentecost The Feast of the Holy Trinity, or Trinity Sunday, is a movable festival on the Church calendar in Western Christendom. Its date of celebration depends, as do Lent, As ... 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

The Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a prayer given to St. Dominic in 1214 by the Holy Mother of God.  This year, 2014, marks the 800th anniversary of the Holy Rosary.The first major Ros ... 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

5 June AD 754 The man who later became known as Saint Boniface was born around AD 670-680 at Crediton, Devonshire, England and baptized Winfrid or Wynfrith. Although he was educated, he became a monk& ... discuss

June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; by tradition and practice, the Church encourages all to meditate on the Sacred Heart, the "fount of life and holiness." Pray the Litany of the Sacred He ... 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

 Vestments: White INTROIT Acts 1:11Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up to heaven? Alleluia! He shall come in the same way as you have seen him going up to heaven, alleluia, alleluia, alle ... 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

I have found it very disconcerting and disheartening to see the way in which many Catholic blogs and websites report on news concerning the Catholic Church. I expect secular sites to report on events ... discuss

Unfortunately in the past fifty years Catholics have all but forgotten that each Sunday of the Liturgical Year has a special name, taken from the first words of the Introit from the Proper Prayers for ... 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

Question: "I do not think the filioque is necessary to express orthodox theology about the Holy Spirit, nor do I think it must be said in the Creed. However, I find it difficult to believe the phrase ... discuss

This will be a pure stream of consciousness post for me because I really can't come to a personal conclusion on the subject of divorced and remarried Catholics receiving communion.   The easy ans ... 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

We now have two new saints enrolled in heaven, Pope St. John XXIII and Pope St. John Paul II. Pope Francis gave a beautiful sermon in the canonization Mass that sheds much light on the role of the Ch ... 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

Scars... Scars... And more scars... And yet without one set of scars...where would we be? 2014 ☼ Good Friday (two days ago) ● Father Kevin J Forsyth “Our Wounds: The Best Parts Of Who We Are ... 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

This the second article that received from GrassTopsUSA, which I chose to reprint. It is a great outline of the important components of Patriotism. I highlight the ten foundational tene ... discuss

The most dreaded implement of the Internet Inquisition:the comfy chair. (© 1970 Python (Monty) Pictures, Ltd.)That the accusations came in on a post dedicated to shoring up the tradition of worshipin ... 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

The following is taken from the Knights of Columbus website on ‘How to Make a Good Confession’ (kofc.org). It is helpful to review this and to make thorough good confessions not only now during Le ... 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

The Solemnity of the Presentation of the Lord comes on February 2 each year. Today, the Church ends her yearly considerations of Jesus' Nativity and younger years. Some people keep their Christmas d ... 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




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