Topic: sacred

Jason by Justus Miles Forman, about whom Wikipedia has this interesting entry: His only play, The Hyphen, appeared in 1915 but did not receive the success Forman expected. The Hyphen was a topical dra ... 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

By Joseph Pronechen | Revitalize Through Architecture and Art | Revitalizing parishes with a transcendent focus begins with the liturgy. Hand-in-hand, sacred music also is a foundational par ... discuss

Over the past 50 years in North America, faithful Christians – that is to say, those who look to Sacred Scripture as the ultimate authority on all questions of faith and morality – have endured on ... discuss

JERUSALEM – His Beatitude Fouad Twal gave his Christmas message through his Vicar in Jerusalem and Palestine, Bishop William Shomali, during the press conference which was held this Thursday, ... discuss

This article was published on December 17 by The Yeshiva World News.TRabbi Avi Schnallhe “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” passed the State Assembly with 41 votes – the minimum needed ... discuss

From the sacred to the silly: Your Crux Christmas Gift Guide | Crux div> ... 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

Via jesse tree treasures on EtsyDecember 17:Wisdom that comest out of the mouth of the Most High, that reachest from one end to another, and orderest all things mightily and sweetly, come to teach us ... discuss

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom today rejected the right to conscience claims of Mary Doogan and Connie Wood. Doogan and Wood are midwives who “are practicing Roman Catholics who believ ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us.& ... discuss

From the sacred to the silly: Your Crux Christmas Gift Guide | Crux div> ... discuss

My Advent hymn listening is about to wind down as I start listening to Christmas carols on the 4th Sunday of Advent. Since traditional Christmas carols played a part in my conversion I am really looki ... discuss

Here are today’s new Kindle deals: The Gospel-Driven Life by Michael Horton ($2.99); Taking Christian Moral Thought Seriously by Various ($0.99); Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas ... discuss

Fridays are penitential days and Catholics are to keep in mind Christ's suffering and to sacrifice something for the sake of penance and discipline. Catholics fulfill this duty by abstaining from meat ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. The Christmas season celebrates the Christian miracle of the Incarnation, almighty God becoming lowly man and eternal God assuming a mortal human nature. The God of power ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 13 min. 45 sec. | 6.42 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 284 Psalter: Tuesday, Wee ... discuss

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Christmas is not the holiday we associate with fear; rather, Halloween is. Elves, carols, trees, and turkeys don’t scare us. Skeletons and bleeding zombies do. But I think our lack of fear at C ... discuss

In our last episode yours truly suggested that Republican Party “leadership” might be set to betray the electorate and cave in to pressure from the left and the media, which would lead to essentia ... discuss

Woman Has Abortion at 28 Weeks Because Baby Would H ... discuss

Behold here, in the little negro girl, the future deliverer of hundreds of her people; the spy and scout of the Union armies; the devoted hospital nurse; the protector of hunted fugitives; the eloq ... discuss

A couple in Australia decided to have an abortion at 28 weeks of pregnancy after they learned their unborn child would have a “deformed” left hand. The woman told a Brisbane, Australia new ... discuss

Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 12, 2014 / 11:52 am (CNA).- More than 25,000 people – including many young people – attended an outdoor Mass in Los Angeles honoring the feast day of Our Lady of G ... discuss

According to the University of St. Thomas website, their mission as a university is “inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition to educate students to be morally responsible leaders who think criti ... discuss

Heavenly Portrait in Basilica in MexicoOur Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical RoseHow much we need Mary's intercession! If any country needed conversion both for our own sake and the sake of the world, it's ... discuss

This my annual post about Our Lady of Guadalupe. I usually am not especially interested in one visitation of Mary more than another, but there is something about Our Lady of Guadalupe that captures my ... discuss

I recently came across this wonderful article on gregorian chant and it's beauty and power in Catholic Exchange. With us being the Chant Café, how couldn't I share it! Gregorian chant inspires a ... discuss

By Joe Kral In many respects, when St. John Paul II wrote Evangelium Vitae it helped the pro-life movement move forward on matters of public policy. It has served as a guide on many incremental approa ... discuss

PRINCIPAL Education: Elementary, FT EmployeeSacred Heart Cathedral (Knoxville, TN)Sacred Heart Cathedral School Principal Sacred Heart Cathedral School (www.shcschool.org), founded in 1956, is a SAC ... discuss

Sometimes I get sad thinking that not only did I never get to look at Lily in her eyes, but she also never got to look into mine. I struggle with wondering if she knew me. And if she knew how much I a ... discuss

How does one work for excellent music in the parish? One answer is to educate those working for the Church as musicians in the principles of sacred music and liturgy. A few months ago, I announce ... discuss

I am delighted to be able to announce the locations, speakers (among which are numbered several Chant Cafe contributors and CMAA colloquium speakers), topics, and liturgical plans for Sacra Liturgia U ... discuss

One of the pages I follow on Facebook posted an article that has brought me so much comfort. This is what the article says:You have stem cells from each of your babies in your brain.The physical and e ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 15 min. 49 sec. | 7.36 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 241 Psalter: Thursday, We ... discuss

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 Today is the Feast of the Translation of the Holy House of Loretto (Mass in Some Places).Towards the end of the thirteenth century, the terrible news reached Europe that the Holy Land was lost t ... discuss

These are the words of Senator John McCain from the Senate floor. Via his website: “Mr. President, I rise in support of the release – the long-delayed release – of the Senate Intelligence Commit ... discuss

Each Christmas my wife Joy and I set up our tree and relive the memories of past years. For every year of Joy’s life she has received an ornament commemorating a major life event. There is a bab ... discuss

When outrageous becomes the norm, we've already breached that much touted tipping point; we've slipped into the realm of self-destruction.Despite the serial lawlessness and incremental foundational se ... discuss

“It’s a girl!”  The nurse announced. After the birth of seven healthy sons, those words should have brought great joy. Under different circumstances, I would have done back flips.  Instead, sh ... discuss

Get out of the snow. Put away those Christmas toys. And head to the land of sun and sacred music!The Winter Chant Intensive from January 5th to the 8th is your perfect way to celebrate the feast of th ... discuss

Cartoon by A.J.Branco as found at cartoons@algnews.org“How the Koch Network Funnels Anonymous Millions to Fight Women's Rights One funding recipient supports causes such as figh ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 15 min. 35 sec. | 7.25 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 194 Psalter: Saturday, We ... discuss

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    The results of the November 2014 elections were predicated on a series of promises made by Republican candidates, billed as conservatives; promises to work against the objectives of the ... discuss

The exhibit, "Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea," explores the concept of womanhood represented by the Blessed Virgin Mary as well as the social and sacred functions her image has served throug ... discuss

Istanbul, Turkey, Dec 4, 2014 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' visit to Turkey was highly appreciated by Muslims because of the care and interest he demonstrated for them, and for his acknow ... discuss

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December 4th is the feast of St. John Damascene, Patristic Father and Doctor of the Church. St. John Damascene is the illustrious champion of sacred images.Saint John Damascene (also known as St. John ... discuss

by Kelli Abortion’s now-sacred status is symptomatic of something far more sinister: the sweeping success of the Sexual Revolution. So-called “sexual rights” are now considered to be the most im ... discuss

Rev. Franklin Graham, son of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said the last few decades in America have witnessed an increased hostility towards “the sacred nature of Christmas,” a strippin ... discuss

Composer Colin Mawby asks "What is sacred music?" ... discuss

Some people eat turkey for Thanksgiving; the Roman pontiff GOES to Turkey. Not all his addresses are translated yet, but he got off to a nice start w/ this brief address greeting the Turkish prime min ... 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

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

INTROIT Dan 3:31, 29, 33All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done in just judgment, because we have disobeyed Your Commandments; but give glory to Your own name and deal with us in accord wi ... discuss

Today is the First Friday of November. Because today is the first Friday of the Month, many Catholic parishes will have special Masses today for the First Friday Devotion."With foresight, the divin ... discuss

INTROIT Jer. 29:11, 12, 14 Said the Lord: "I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You shall call upon Me and I will hear you, and I will bring you back from captivity from all places." Ps. 8 ... discuss

Today in the Franciscan Calendar is the Feast of All Franciscan Saints.  In honor of this special Feast, let us pray the Litany of All Franciscan Saints.A Franciscan Litany of All SaintsLord, hav ... 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 with ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you!Fr. Silvan Rouse, C.P. (+2014) (Photo by John Varljen)Yesterday, my long time confessor and spiritual director, Father Silvan Rouse C.P., transited to Our Father's house. F ... discuss

Valentine's Day, Sex and ChastityWith Valentine's Day around the corner, I decided to republish something we put out last year as it is so appropriate for this time of year. Chastity so key to the pro ... discuss

Sermon notes & Background research for Proper 13 A 2014, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Romans 9:1-5 Recording (Note: the delivered sermon differs from the text, as this is more bac ... 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

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

[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

I'm continuing where I left off Saturday by placing questions and "new angles" about the Christian story along side Orthodoxy as I know it. These Davinci Code sort of questions are all the rage at the ... discuss

Here's romp through three articles that take on the subject of human happiness - and why Liberal notions of what that is will make you miserable. First, this WAPO review looks at a new book on Bened ... discuss

Here is another reason to stay away from Windows software - as if you needed another. This came out after Warren Buffett anounced he would give Bill Gates' charity a mountain of money:Fr. Thomas J. Eu ... discuss

When the War on Terror was first declared, many knowledgable military people referred to it as "World War IV" (World War III having been the long hot/cold struggle of the Cold War).Each of the World W ... discuss

Human Life International Kenya mobilized over 400 pro-life demonstrators for a peaceful “Walk for Life” in Nairobi last month. The October 11th event was staged to counter the media’s increasing ... discuss

Persistent lobbying efforts by pro-abortion organizations have led to proposed legislation to amend India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (MTP), originally enacted in 1971. If passed, the law ... discuss

Last week’s Time Magazine expose, 6 Myths About Abortion, is part of the abortion industry’s rebranding effort, as they seek to move away from the always-false “pro-choice” language toward the ... discuss

As a non-Catholic, I have followed with some interest the controversy concerning Pope Francis and his attitude toward abortion.  Although he has made clear pro-life statements all along (“E ... discuss

With all the controversy over the new translation of the Mass, something's been bothering me for a while. I have a confession to make. . . I don't actually know the definition of ineffable. Ineffable ... discuss

The anti-Christian movement better known as the Militant Gay Lobby have targeted Chick-fil-A and tagged them as a "hate group" by liberal media such as the New York Times. “If you’re eating Chi ... discuss

Christianity does not simply ask followers to respect life, nor does it insist they denounce the everyday sins of humanity. Truly devout living compels us to actively defend the right to life, which i ... 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

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

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

A friendly reminder from 100%KP and shared to the readers of this blog. ... discuss

Contrary to the rants of the swivel-chair and hobbyist liturgists and ill-informed priests, BLACK is a liturgical color which the Church did not abolish.The General Instruction of the Roman Missal is ... discuss

As a sign of his remorse for his role in the murder of the Archbishop Thomas a Becket, King Henry II founded the first house in England of the strict monastic order called the Carthusians. Difficultie ... discuss

The recent comments of Pope Francis have created a media feeding frenzy. What exactly did he mean when he said he would not judge gay priests? Is he now condoning homosexuality? And is he softening th ... 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

Nashville, TN (LifeNews.com) -- President Bush spoke to attendees at the 34th annual National Right to Life convention on Friday and urged them to continue fighting to build a culture that respects hu ... discuss

On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we recognize that each life has inherent dignity and matchless value, and we reaffirm our steadfast determination to defend the weakest and most vulnerable memb ... 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

The Feast of Christ the King was started in 1925 by Pope Pius XI  (famous for that well-known and much debated Casti Connubi)  in his Encyclical Quas Primas:Written smack dab in the mid ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Andrew, apostle, and martyr. St. Andrew was St. Peter's brother. St. Andrew actually heard of Jesus first and took his brother to meet him. What a wonderful example of the im ... discuss

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

by Bill Donohue, Catholic League: We are not supposed to say that we are a Christian nation, but everyone knows we are. In 1892, the U.S. Supreme Court explicitly said we were. Atheist Sam Harris k ... discuss

Some people eat turkey for Thanksgiving; the Roman pontiff GOES to Turkey. Not all his addresses are translated yet, but he got off to a nice start w/ this brief address greeting the Turkish prime min ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “The program of Jesus is “a heart which se ... discuss

By Peter Kwasniewski, Ph.D. One day in New Jersey, years ago, I was standing on a train platform waiting to catch a train into New York City. Seeing beautiful and well-dressed young women waiting at t ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Andrew, apostle, and martyr. St. Andrew was St. Peter's brother. St. Andrew actually heard of Jesus first and took his brother to meet him. What a wonderful example of the im ... discuss

Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By STEPHANIE JUAREZJesus said to his disciples:“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsyfrom carousing and drunken ... discuss

 Archbishop Chaput: “Being Human in an Age of Unbelief” By Dave Andrusko Archbishop Charles ChaputCharles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, ... discuss

Today in the Franciscan Calendar is the Feast of All Franciscan Saints.  In honor of this special Feast, let us pray the Litany of All Franciscan Saints.A Franciscan Litany of All SaintsLord, hav ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 28, 2014 / 03:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life that begins this weekend, Pope Francis has allowed the faithful to receive plenary indulgences, ... discuss

Istanbul, Turkey, Nov 28, 2014 / 09:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dialogue between religious leaders and the “shared recognition of the sanctity of each human life” in bringing aid to the suffer ... discuss

Happy Thanksgiving!I'm so thankful for the little girl who made me a mother and for the sacred moments that were spent with her, moments that are now memories (and pictures) that I will cherish for li ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. For the first part of this two-part series, see Men & Pornography: Are Men Born to Watch Porn? A Moral Reflection As we saw in the first part of this article, the porn addi ... discuss

“It’s beginning to look a lot like ...”... that time of year when we celebrate Christmas for roughly four weeks, beginning in late November, and ending abruptly on the day following that which i ... discuss

Numerous articles have appeared recently celebrating the GOP victory in this month’s elections and predicting future electoral success for Republicans. The reasons offered for the prediction usu ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. Men – even good and faithful Christian ones – can struggle mightily in our sex-saturated secular culture against the temptation of pornography. Porn is not only pervasi ... discuss

On the Feast of Christ the King....What matters to you most? Your possessions? Your significant other? Your next meal? Your addiction?Why would you settle for things that will fade, rust, and die? Eve ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 23, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his ad limina address to the bishops of Zambia on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to continue to build upon the efforts of missionaries to th ... discuss

Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's homily at the Canonization Mass of Saints Giovanni Antonio Farina; Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family; Ludovico da Casoria; N ... discuss

“We declare and define Blesseds Giovanni Antonio Farina; Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family; Ludovico da Casoria; Nicola da Longobardi; Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart and Amat ... discuss

23 November AD 100 Saint Clement (ca. A.D. 35–100) is remembered for establishing the pattern of apostolic authority that governed the Christian Church during the first and second centuries. He ins ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 15 min. 46 sec. | 7.34 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Monday, Week II, 827 Common of Sev ... discuss

The Feast of Christ the King was started in 1925 by Pope Pius XI  (famous for that well-known and much debated Casti Connubi)  in his Encyclical Quas Primas:Written smack dab in the mid ... 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

Last week’s Time Magazine expose, 6 Myths About Abortion, is part of the abortion industry’s rebranding effort, as they seek to move away from the always-false “pro-choice” language toward the ... discuss

Persistent lobbying efforts by pro-abortion organizations have led to proposed legislation to amend India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (MTP), originally enacted in 1971. If passed, the law ... discuss

As a non-Catholic, I have followed with some interest the controversy concerning Pope Francis and his attitude toward abortion.  Although he has made clear pro-life statements all along (“E ... discuss

INTROIT Jer. 29:11, 12, 14 Said the Lord: "I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You shall call upon Me and I will hear you, and I will bring you back from captivity from all places." Ps. 8 ... 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

Fr Brendan Gerard has asked me to inform the countless friends and heartfelt admirers of the late Alison Davis that on Wednesday, 3rd December, Mass will be celebrated for the repose of Alison's soul ... discuss

I would like to thank Jake Earl, who created the “John” thought experiment. The probing questions of various people, but most definitively of Earl, helped me to better think things through.   ... discuss

Contrary to the rants of the swivel-chair and hobbyist liturgists and ill-informed priests, BLACK is a liturgical color which the Church did not abolish.The General Instruction of the Roman Missal is ... discuss

According to official numbers released in recent years in the UK, over 30 embryos are created for every ONE baby born by IVF. To help personalize those staggering numbers a bit, “Jenny Vaughn ... discuss

A friendly reminder from 100%KP and shared to the readers of this blog. ... discuss

A ... discuss

Two films recently have been very similar (and this afternoon I saw the second, even though it’s been out for some time). Elysium and In Time are very similar. Both feature a totalitarian contro ... discuss

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sermon notes & Background research for Proper 13 A 2014, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Romans 9:1-5 The Wandering Jew by Gustav Dore. A Medieval legend about a Jew who taunted Chri ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Dubruiel ... discuss

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

Summer Leisure Reading: Some of these are the sorts of books I categorize under my Kindle as ‘Mama Reads.’ Because these are titlest that are free due to being in the public domain, they a ... discuss

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

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

Around 1924, my grandparents moved their family to the first parish in the U.S. named for a certain newly canonized saint...."St Ephrem the Syrian...was born into a Christian family in Nisibis in abo ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Happy Easter! The Christian world feels like this: ...because we've just come through Lent, Holy Week, the Sacred Triduum and the Easter Vigil.I love the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursda ... discuss

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

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

So I haven't blogged much in a while. For this  I apologize. Yes, I'm very busy, but so are we all. I have a million tiny things I could blog about, but I never find the time to do so becaus ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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