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

CHAPTER V – WOODS AND FIELDS Rural life, says Cicero, “is not delightful by reason of cornfields only and meadows, and vineyards and groves, but also for its gardens and orchards, for the feed ... discuss

A new study from the University of Kansas (KU) shows that preborn babies can actually distinguish between languages while in the womb. Published in NeuroReport, the study is summarized in layman’ ... discuss

You can play a doctor on TV, but that doesn’t mean you are qualified to conduct surgery in real life. Likewise, the new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci plays a solid part on ... discuss

by Daniel Greenfield: This is the sort of thing you expect from Venezuela. But it almost happened under our last left-wing regime.President Obama’s White House quietly produced a plan in October to ... discuss

This is What it Looks LikeWhen the ConstitutionActually Mentions Somethingby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The federal government has spent the last two centuries-plus willfully ignoring the Con ... discuss

Would you volunteer to be on an abortion review panel if the blood money was high enough?It is clearly obscene, but altogether predictable. The Fine Gael majority government are finding out the high c ... discuss

Fake News Viral - Like the Plagueby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The Internet is a wondrous free speech-free market Xanadu. It has revolutionized an incalculable number of things. Life is bette ... discuss

This article was published by HOPE Australia on July 22, 2017.How Can The Public Make A Good Decision About Assisted Suicide When Reasoned Argument Is Verboten! Rachel Carling-JenkinsRead Dr Carl ... discuss

by Printus LeBlanc: The Chairman of the House Committee on Science Space and Technology, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy Rep. Randy Weber (R-Tex.), recently sent a ... discuss

Yesterday morning we engaged in a new preaching series through the letter of 1 John—one of three letters written by the apostle John who also penned the Gospel of John.  Over the next 90 days, we ... discuss

With the rise of psychiatry and psychology, not least in their “pop” versions, we have now become a therapeutic culture—patients who need inner healing, victims who need a better self-image. Our ... discuss

“What you do before a Sunday morning ever begins, for the most part, determines what happens on a Sunday morning. Chances are you’ve struggled through the mistakes below. I have. And what’s ... discuss

How can someone who has never really read the Bible before begin to read and understand it? I will try to answer that question in a series of posts, beginning with this one.Why is the Bible Difficult ... discuss

John Singer Sargent, Two Girls Fishing, detail, 1912via Arts Everyday LivingTo be honest, I won't be dressed like this. And I won't be fishing.But I will be gone until the middle of next week. We're t ... discuss

CHAPTER IV – ON PLANT LIFE We are told that in old days the Fairies used to give presents of Flowers and Leaves to those whom they wished to reward, or whom they loved best; and though these gi ... discuss

Freeform’s The Bold Type, which is dubbed a teen drama and centers around three young women who work at Scarlet magazine (which is based on Cosmopolitan magazine), has pretty much covered anything a ... discuss

This letter, written by the Apostle John is to a Christian lady and her children.  “Walking in the Truth I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as ... discuss

“This book rests on one fundamental presupposition: if you want something to flourish, you need to use it in accordance with its nature.  Don’t plant tomatoes in a dark closet and water them wit ... discuss

The New York Times Sunday Review really outdid itself, starting on the front, with contributing opinion writer (and Slate columnist) Michelle Goldberg smearing the pro-life movement while fiercely def ... discuss

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by Patrick Poole: A 34-year-old Tunisian ISIS fighter captured by Kurdish forces in Raqaa recently spoke to reporter Jenan Moussa of Al-Aan TV. When asked why he had joined the terrorist organization, ... discuss

Me, handing out a variety of candy to neighborhood boy and using my very limited Visaya. I am translating our conversation to English here: Boy: Two, please Me: One. Boy: Two, please. Me: One. Boy: Tw ... discuss

Abortion advocates often bring up tragic cases when women have been sexually abused or have health complications to defend abortion. But reasons do not matter to the law. Abortion is legal up to 24 we ... discuss

“And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east; and his voice was like the voice of many waters; and the earth was lit up with his glory.”  (DBT)  (Read this s ... discuss

There is a lot that could be said here, and I do not intend this post to be the final and utmost word on the topic.  I’m also just kind of throwing together information from a handful of the re ... discuss

CHAPTER III – ON ANIMAL LIFE (CONTINUED) We constantly speak of animals as free. A fish, says Ruskin, “is much freer than a Man; and as to a fly, it is a black incarnation of freedom.” It is ... discuss

Truth should be a slam-dunk. Yet activists that support and defend Planned Parenthood just keep blocking the facts. The WNBA’s Seattle Storm co-owner, Dawn Trudeau, is taking pride in being the firs ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Increasingly, people are worrying about robots.They’re taking our jobs, we’re told. Soon, all we’ll have left are robots. Massive unemployment!While some fin ... discuss

Peter and Emma Smith understand the hardships that infant Charlie Gard and his parents are facing. Their son, Maxwell, has the same condition as Charlie, and while he has benefited from experimental t ... discuss

It has been made perfectly clear by now that the mainstream media can’t be trusted. The main agenda has been changed from giving the people the news and both sides of a subject to becoming   progr ... discuss

by David Ferguson: Every Senator and Representative in the Arkansas General Assembly will have personal conflicts of interest on some legislation. For example, a farmer will have an interest in prom ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter How to deal with anger management issues Have you noticed how almost everywhere you look or go so many people seem to be mad about somet ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: “Everything is beautiful in its own way,” goes Ray Stevens’s hit song of 1970. But still, pay your bills. That’s what I thought reading a Fox Business story ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)When it comes to facing failures in life, the farmer in today’s Gospel parable sounds a lot like many of us. We wor ... discuss

“I am a sinner. I’m a redeemed sinner with a new heart, but I’m still a sinner. This sin is not my friend; it’s my greatest enemy. What’s so insidious about my sin is that so much of it ... discuss

Cyril (originally Constantine) and Methodius were brothers, from a noble family in Thessalonika, a district in northeastern Greece. Constantine was the younger, born in about 827, and his brother Meth ... discuss

Would you pay money to see The Vagical Mystery Tour, a comedy show that wants to “grow activist bases” around reproductive rights, namely abortion? Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the Jon Stewart Dai ... discuss

As we continue to reflect back on the remarkable NRL 2017 convention, one refrain will be how many speakers drummed home the same ironic point: there is nothing we can write or say or describe that be ... discuss

When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he sounds the alarm to warn the people. Ezekiel 33:3Will you step up to be a guardian of our cities and our state? Will you be the watchman on the wall? Will y ... discuss

The media and Democrats have spoken, and therefore, there is no voter fraud. Trump claims that the people must be aware that voter fraud may occur is not damaging to our Republic. Nor does it undermin ... discuss

One of the things that happens in the evangelical church world that mirrors the culture is that local churches often engage in the trends of the day.  For instance, if community churches are in vogu ... discuss

Dear Reader, As followers and believers in Christ, we know that we’re called to do hard things, especially those of us who read this blog. We know that doing hard things means stepping out in ... discuss

The gospel was seen as baby stuff that got us in the door. The bigger and better stuff was up to us to achieve. This left two options. No assurance which leads to fear of not being able to measure up ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  A New Strategy?  As Republicans struggle over the details of reforming Obamacare, President Trump suggested a new strategy. This morning, Tru ... discuss

President Donald Trump today told Senate Republicans that they should repeal Obamacare immediately. The Senate is currently considering legislation that would both repeal Obamacare as well as defund t ... discuss

by Cliff Kincaid: The latest propaganda piece from the Washington Post, "Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault," is based, as usual, mostly on anonymous sources determi ... discuss

There are red flags. And then there are really big red flags. Dr. Boudewijn Chabot is considered the patron saint of euthanasia in the Netherlands, which he still supports. But he’s now sounding the ... discuss

A lot of us investors and founders often confuse metrics. In the early days of the mobile apps, we would ask developers how many downloads they had. “You have 5 million downloads? Great! This must b ... discuss

We, as Christians, must participate in charity––not to meet the requirements of “economic justice,” but to demonstrate the grace of God in the gospel. We can’t communicate the gr ... discuss

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

The botched restoration of the Catholic Icon "Ecce Homo!" (Behold the Man!)Defacing the English Language.one word at a time...John Fotopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou, in their recent article "Women ... discuss

Christ being led to His Crucifixion, Monastery Decani, Deçan, Kosovo."Whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me."Our Lord shows us the way to eternal salvation. He t ... discuss

Chances are, you've never thought about the fact that the federal legalization of abortion and the federal recognition of Father's Day occurred within nine months of each other—on the il ... discuss

Chances are, you've never thought about the fact that the federal legalization of abortion and the federal recognition of Father's Day occurred within nine months of each other—on the il ... discuss

My Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati Rosary bracelet.This is something I'd been holding back on for weeks (that, probably, no one other than 2 people know about) but I think is now the right time to share: th ... discuss

Let me preface by saying this isn't going to be one of this usual negative tirades by religious or political leaders pushing doom porn and the end of the all things. If people like that were right the ... discuss

The Canadian city of Edmonton spent $3 million on a fence across a high-level bridge over the North Saskatchewan River.  It is intended to prevent suicidal people from jumping off the bridge. Hap ... discuss

Disclaimer: I don't claim to be part of any specific fellowship or society. I'm simply a pastor in training who has struggled with addiction and overcome that struggle against great odds through the p ... discuss

This is nothing much, but if anyone just looked at our facebook page and the comments and topics we discuss. They would be amazed by how many birhtmothers feel. I just posted some2010 11/1  Birt ... discuss

My Birthday Wish is in honor of My daughter & my Little Life Saver, Annie. Your First mom loves You sooo much! $10 raised for ... discuss

CC 2.0 via FlickrConflict in relationships, conflict in family, and conflict in churches are terribly difficult things to deal with. I myself have struggled a great deal in responding to conflicts and ... discuss

Getting Jesus Wrong may be one of the best titles I’ve seen in a while, and the book comes close to living up to its provocative name. The author is not well known, but his message deserves to ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Music Man Who Helps Believers Boost Their Brand How can you fight the feeling when it comes so naturally? When I was in my early twenties I wrote lyrics to songs ... discuss

Many physicians and midwives plied their trade as abortionists in early 20th century Chicago. On April 22, 1923, 30-year-old Daisy Singerland died at Chicago's Robert Burns Hospital from complications ... discuss

I did a double take the first time I saw this writer's name. Helen Russell was the name of my chain-smoking theater professor in college and I didn't think my Helen Russell was still around, much less ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Grace Changes Everything Even destruction into construction When you’re gracious to others, many times you’ll discover they ... discuss

by Joseph Sciambra – I will always be thankful to that priest – because, he was not afraid. Some would argue that he was about as un-pastoral as you can get: he named the sin, told me where it ... discuss

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

I never thought this would be my story. Now I find myself as part of a sisterhood I never imagined, one no one wants to be a part of. Yet here I am, and there is no going back.  A few weeks ago, I fo ... discuss

"Till selfish gain no longer stain, The banner of the free!" Happened across this on Youtube quite by accident. Brought tears to my eyes, for several reasons. The gravestone and soldier scenes in par ... discuss

We are about to enter into the holiest time of the Catholic year:  Lent.  But what makes it such a holy time? Most people view Lent as basically a time to give up something that you really l ... discuss

Tony Funderburk | Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy - Sharing the Rhyme and Reason for Life Who do you believe in? It matters so much I’m gonna sing about it. Your eternal fate all comes down to ... discuss

Today I was looking up Blessings and Benedictions in the New Testament, and came across this nice list.  We often hear these words in the liturgy, but don't know exactly the source.  This si ... discuss

A lot of professing Christians are actually mad at God because He won't change (Malachi 3:6).  I know it sounds silly, but they actually want God to be like a no good man who lies to you; and the ... discuss

"Soon you'll be ashes or bones.  A mere name at most - and even that is just a sound, an echo.  The things we want in life are empty, stale, trivial."  (v.33, trans. Gregory Hays, 2002) ... discuss

"Do not act as if thou wert going years. Death hangs over thee.  While thou livest, while it in they power, be good." (IV.17, trans., George Long, 1862) Forgotten Past+Founding ... discuss

"From Fronto I learned to observe what envy, and duplicity, and hypocrisy are in a tyrant, and that generally those among us who are called Patricians, are rather deficient in paternal affection." -- ... discuss

I love year-end lists. I love to see what other people loved. 2016 was a fairly quiet year for me when it came to music. There was a lot of great music but there didn’t seem to be a single albu ... discuss

Forgotten Past+Founding Documents eBooks+Federalist Papers+American Minute History+Essential: B.C. to Now Quotes+American Values  Magna ... discuss

Forgotten Past+Founding Documents eBooks+Federalist Papers+American Minute History+Essential: B.C. to Now Quotes+American Values  Magna ... discuss

'Way back in the early 1970s, John Lennon wrote a song that was the pinnacle of his career: It's called "Imagine." While lovely in tone? It's stupid. Wait…parenthetical comment coming up…(Please p ... discuss

The following is a link to the "Florida Catholic" editorial concerning Terri Schiavo:http://www.thefloridacatholic.org/op-eds/2005/editorials2005/050304-terrischiavo.htmRead it yourself and form your ... discuss

Hold on there folks. I thought that gender was supposed to be divorced from one's genitalia. So how can anyone say that one gender is imbalanced against another if gender is a 'continuum' and not a bi ... discuss

Eldest Weed is an emphatic #NeverTrumper (thinks Trump is a Mussolini) while Mr. Weed, originally moderately anti-Trump, has become doggedly pro-Trump simply because of the insulting things his erstwh ... discuss

Image shamelessly pinched from the internet; Kyriosity takes credit in comments. There isn't any defense. The danger of any comment on the video of Donald Trump's lewd comments is that it will ap ... discuss

The following are thoughts based on a discussion with a friend who quite suddenly changed his viewpoint from self-described "conservative" to self-described "libertarian." The proximate cause for ... discuss

“Will Embryonic Stem Cells Ever Cure Anything?” is a skeptical headline which you would expect to read in a conservative journal like the National Review or the Weekly Standard. However, it is a b ... discuss

Who inspires you? Why? When you ask people that question, you always get different answers for “who,” but there’s a common answer for “why” — people who inspire us ... discuss

In the National Right to Life News, Dave Andrusko reports on two recent editorials opposing Proposition 106.  Here’s the conclusion of one of the editorials: “Death with Dignity” sounds lik ... discuss

"Sixteen"Sad is the timewhen the age of innocence is pastand the eyes of the childwho looked upon the bird and the flowerwith wonder and pleasureand who put a tiny fingerinto the waterto watch a rippl ... discuss

I recently came across this posted on Facebook, and it didn’t quite make sense. If you’re familiar with The Screwtape Letters, you know that this work of fiction is composed of a series f ... discuss

For those of you who don’t know, this summer I began to study for the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree at the Aquinas Institute of Theology. This is a decision that was a long time in comi ... discuss

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael W. PendergrassFifteen years ago today, I overheard a coworker down the hall from my office telling someone else about planes hitting the World Trade ... discuss

 Strong and passionate, Brock Jordan and his family brings out the best in othersBy Dave Andrusko When we switched to a new service, a “freebie” (I think) is access to a gazillion ... discuss

Guest post by Dr. Robert Owens In America today most people choose only the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media based on the charisma of the news reader, and do not tune into other news o ... discuss

Lazarus Long* - KurzweilAI Newsletter, Weekly Edition, LATEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS | May 6, 2016. "This vitamin stops the aging process in organs, say Swiss researchers."A potential breakthrough ... discuss

One of the great joys of blogging is receiving feedback from those who read what I write. Every week or two I like to collect some of the letters to the editor that I receive and share them he ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few titles: George Whitefield: The Evangelist by John Pollock, Preaching the Old Testament by Scott Gibson, and The Gospel and Acts Commentary by  ... discuss

It’s election season and millions of Americans are weighing and evaluating the character of the candidates. Why would they examine a person’s character when deciding how to cast a vote? Be ... discuss

At 8 pm, the Swiss Guards closed the gates of the Pope's summer palace in Castel Gandolfo. Then they left their posts. So they demonstrated on 28 February 2013 that Benedict XVI was now Supreme Pontif ... discuss

(audio book, listening time: 3h55m11s)Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4UdCUR_L_c-and-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOlf0u9Fv5AYouTube comments: "America is disintegrating.  The "one N ... discuss

Re 2016 election - Movie: "You've Been Trumped" (1h40m20s), 2011, http://youtu.be/o9tkPALA42A -or- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o9tkPALA42A  -but- (Blocked by FB) http://youtu.be/fACFeqRisXY&nbs ... discuss

Last week a brother from my fellowship asked me about abolitionism. Most of the discussion centered around what it means for a preborn human to be alive and why a human ought not to be murdered. It wa ... discuss

Timothy Egan. (Photo: Barry Wong.)The last few days, I’ve been focused on the hyperventilating by Catholic radical traditionalists over Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ overlong summation of the wor ... discuss

Update: Welcome, JAG readers! And my readers: I am being refuted. For the record, I didn't consider this post to be an attack -- just an engagement. Truth is, I sort of want to be persuaded by this pa ... discuss

Today a story has surfaced insinuating that Senator Ted Cruz has had multiple affairs with at least five different women. This story seems to have come from two tabloids, the National Enquirer which i ... discuss

Today is an auspicious day in the presidential campaign of 2016. In order to solve a communications problem in his presidential campaign, Senator Ted Cruz was forced to fire his communications directo ... discuss

It has to be painfully obvious to anyone with any knowledge of national defense issues that the United States Army, like the rest of the armed forces, is in dire need of a complete, top to bottom, res ... discuss

My dear friend and colleague.I first met Gary in the doorway between Courtroom 206 and chambers.  He struck me as nerdy and eccentric, with a quirky speech pattern and a somewhat nervous laugh. & ... discuss

Contact Government officials & Voice Your Opinion:(866 Phone#s are toll free, 202 is toll outside D.C. Metro Area)• House and Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121• Phone & Fax Numbers To Congress, H ... discuss

2nd - o'ignorant idiot: Founders were paranoid conspiracy nuts! Video from last night's (8Jan16) https://youtu.be/TudRrLeCG50 anti-2nd Amendment CNN o'propaganda fiasco.The https://m.youtube.com/watch ... discuss

In January 2009, we began a series on “The Essentials of the Christian Faith,” with Patrick Szalapski. That episode was an overview of seven essential doctrines of Christianity. Since then, we hav ... discuss

This election is turning out to be one heck of an interesting show as billionaire real estate man and RINO Donald Trump seems to have stolen show with his lofty promise to "Make America Great Again1" ... discuss

NORAD Tracks Santa + Family Fun Activities ( in Chinese | Deutsch | English | Español | Français | Italiano | ... discuss

Progressiveism - "A guide to the dark side" a video by Pat Condell: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mu8bmMrfMYw (6m11s) (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getEleme ... discuss

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Thanksgiving, "Old Time Radio" -- Some good old-fashioned shows to listen to through the Thanksgiving holidays. There's a marvelous selection here, with plenty of fun, a sprinkle of thrills and myster ... discuss

We've all seen "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers," but here's a list of facts from World War II that youprobably didn't know.  The first German serviceman killed in the war was kil ... discuss

THE FINAL TOAST! They bombed Tokyo 73 years ago.   They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States .. There were 80 of the Raiders in April 1942, ... discuss

FRANCE WEEPSBy Daryl Cagle* at: http://darylcagle.com/2015/11/16/france-weeps/We’ve been receiving a torrent of cartoons from around the world about last Friday’s terror attacks in Paris. I’ve b ... discuss

So after all the meshugas on the right over the past few years, the Republicans could wind up with two new leaders going into this election, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan. That’s a pretty excellent o ... discuss

Let’s see if this sounds familiar. An employee is hired for a job, but at some point that employee is asked to do something that is against their religious beliefs. They refuse to do it, and consequ ... discuss

Last week I offered five simple solutions that could turn this ship around. First, jettison the Empire to save the Republic Second, declare our energy independence. Third, end the de facto amn ... discuss

Values: "Scots Wha Hae" - A poem lyrics..text of "Bruce before Bannockburn" also known as "Scots wha hae", written by Robert Burns • Robert Burns b.1759-d.1796, published in the 'The Morning Chronic ... discuss

Contact Government officials & Voice Your Opinion:(866 Phone#s are toll free, 202 is toll outside D.C. Metro Area)• House and Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121• Phone & Fax Numbers To Congress, H ... discuss

Planned Parenthood and Baby Parts: How Did We Get Here?Posted on Sep 02, 2015 by Brian Fisher at: http://onlineforlife.org/blog/planned-parenthood-and-body-parts-how-did-we-get-here/ There i ... discuss

Normally we would be asking, in the words of Hillary Clinton, “what difference does it make” whether StemExpress gets its severed baby heads from intact or disassembled bodies. But it ma ... discuss

Slate's Will Saletan has a great article (published July 15) on his year-long investigation into the anti-GMO movement. He says this in his introduction (emphasis added):The central premise of these l ... discuss

One for the category of - You just can't make this stuff up! GoFundMe is a "Crowdfunding" (personal fundraising) website where everyday people try to help those in need. A few examples: We The Peo ... discuss

In her autobiography, Margaret Sanger tells us about one of her visits to a Ku Klux Klan rally:"I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...I saw through the ... 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

Note: A review copy of this movie was sent in exchange for a review. It releases today, and you can look for a local showing here.  It isn’t often I’m sent a movie to review that I get ex ... 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

Singing "The Lord's My Shepherd" with some of the munchkins, circa 2005.Somehow I recently realized that I've never really done a lot of blogging about music, which has always been a big part of our f ... discuss

I remember back in junior high school, having a then-deep and philosophical conversation with one of my equally-deep 12 year old friends about what makes a bad word "bad".We surmised that we should be ... discuss

Is a California Planned Parenthood employee shipping pounds of pot?  That what it sounds like to me.This week a Planned Parenthood in California received a package with their address as the retur ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliProLife NZ says just as the word “abortion” is used less and less in favor of other terminology, the culture of death ... discuss

Many conservatives, Tea Party folks and Christians have mixed feelings about the GOP takeover of the US Senate yesterday. Not that it happened - it's progress in a certain way, and it's great that it' ... discuss

She's brought the "right to die" argument onto the front burner for many folks. Paradoxically, by refusing to kill herself as originally planned she has become an asset for those of us who oppose suic ... 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

I agonized over whether to blog this or not.  I considered the privacy of our family. The confidentiality of my son. The acquaintances who may have elevated our family too much and will be crushe ... discuss

Ginger Snaps: An Autumnal baking must.Well, almost everyone is smiling.   Waxing Hunter's Moon over Bridal Veil Falls and the town of Telluride. Tomorrow morning I'm having surgery. It' ... discuss

The family and I live about 35 miles northeast of Dallas. The wife works at the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. If the name sounds familiar, thats where we now have a walk-in case of Ebola making the ... discuss

Last Saturday evening (4/26/2014) as I lay in bed, ready to fall asleep, I received one of those late night calls, as parents, we dread receiving. However, rather from one of our children, or even Mom ... discuss

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  –  Matthew 24:6 The anniversary of 9/11 is only d ... discuss

TheRichest.com, a website full of trivia and gossip that can really drain if not pollute your brain, has published a list of 8 famous people who narrowly avoided being aborted. Surely there are more, ... discuss

By Jane St. Clair A while ago I made a common sense argument that there is ... discuss

After the Newtown school shooting, many celebrities put together a PSA calling for more gun control. Their "Demand a Plan" campaign urges you, the American people, to demand our government do somethin ... discuss

Social and political philosophies have tremendous impact on one's world view. One's role in society (should individuality or community have priority), the belief of the purpose of government (to prote ... discuss

I originally published this recipe to the Internet on March 16, 2007 This is my basic recipe for banana bread. I almost always fancy it up a bit with additions such as vanilla, cinnamon, fresh ... discuss

A chapter from my book, Where Do We Find Such Men? in remembrance of those who served on June 6, 1944. Brig. Gen. Allen Kimball is given the most important assignment of his life, and arguably the mo ... discuss

Staten Island resident Gwendolyn Williams is a thin, healthy-looking third-grader.  She exercises by playing softball and riding a scooter.  Yet, according to a “Fitnessgram” issued by t ... discuss

I woke up Thursday morning with plans.  It was a bright sunny morning, and the first thing on my agenda after breakfast was to pick up my sister’s three young children for the day so that she c ... discuss

ON THE ONE HAND, I'm not the kind of guy to run a police road block.  But on the other side, if there IS a way to work around a roadblock, of any kind, I'd like to explore it.I've been flying for ... discuss

Marriage has its moods over the years just like you and your spouse do from day to day. So how you feel about your marriage at any given moment is not necessarily how you will feel about your marriage ... discuss

So yesterday we saw that ever since the birth of capitalism, the Popes and also the bishops (in the documents of Vatican II), have not ceased to point out the deficiencies of that economic philosophy. ... discuss

Wesley Smith has often said that the mere legal availability of euthanasia (and with it assisted suicide) to respect the "right" to die with "dignity" will lead to a duty to die.Only the selfish will ... discuss

Wikipedia cites it as "God creating the cosmos (Bible Moralisee, French, 13th century)"From #55: If it possesses a creative light for each new moment of history, it is because it sets every event in r ... discuss

Parents, what are you teaching your children? I mean seriously."Too lazy to work" is NOT acceptable for the description under "worked at". They will look for the easy way and expect to get the su ... discuss

Ben Sherman of Burnt Orange Report (which claims to be "Texas' largest group political blog, written from a progressive/liberal/Democratic standpoint") is stunningly honest when he writes about How #H ... discuss

I started writing this blog 3 years ago, in June of 2011, about one year after my first Rachel's Vineyard retreat.  Coincidence?  Probably not.  I am a creature of habit even though I f ... discuss

Abby Johnson used to work for Planned Parenthood, and I reviewed her book Unplanned in an earlier post. She has launched an new ministry to what I can safely call an underserved population: worke ... discuss

Late Friday afternoon, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch announced his veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortion. The House and Senate will consider overrides to this and other vetoes on June 27.Af ... discuss

(Taken from AskDrSears.com. Read full article here)Develop a realistic attitude about nighttime parentingBeware of sleep trainersStay flexibleDecide where baby sleeps bestGet baby used to a variety of ... discuss

“Compassion and Choices” wants Arizona and other states to pass laws that allow doctors to poison their patients. They used to be “the Hemlock Society” but now they call themse ... discuss

Working in a private hospital in Enugu, with a wide variety of cases needing medical attention, my job has exposed me to the rapidly growing medical tourism to India. Almost every week, from the wards ... discuss

I wrote a previous post on Horton's attempts to show TULIP in the church fathers. Someone recently asked me to comment on a list of patristic citations that are supposed to show the Limited ... discuss

 This was my first ever March for Life! To say I was nervous would be an extreme understatement. As May 9th approached I found I could think about little else. I was incredibly excited to finally ... discuss

One of the common arguments for the limited atonement is that the members of the Trinity have the same goal and purpose and therefore the Son would not die for those whom the Father did not elect ... discuss

I have never thought of myself as someone who brags, but I brag on Ryan to my friends a lot. I mean, there is a lot to brag about. Yesterday I got to see him win such a special award and I am just so ... 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

ass="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">So, with all that being said, we can now move on to Leviticus 10. It is from this chapter that we get a phrase that is used quite commonly. Tha ... discuss

Ever hear a cliche or saying that sounds so poetic and deep that you figure it must be true? We'll it might surprise some people to know that some of the phrases and sayings they live by are just plai ... discuss

Across the West, Sheriffs have been pledging not to seize firearms. Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney sounds an entirely different tone in a Reader’s View in the Idaho Statesman. He writes: I did no ... discuss

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I've gone and done it, folks; I've set up my new-and-hopefully-improved blog over on Word Press.  For now I'm calling it "Eating Slowly"  --which is kind of a misleading title given the fact ... discuss

January 1 will be the fourth anniversary of this blog.  This past year has been a light one, as my posts have been particularly few and far between.  I expect this will be the case for quite ... discuss

"Gun-Free Zone."  Sounds like a safe place?  My kids go to school in one.  I went Christmas shopping in one the other day.  I went to go see a movie at one a few weeks ago.  W ... discuss

v class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;">Now, back to the Trespass Offering (אָשָׁם (asham)) itself. God was very gracious in this. You brought ... discuss

As you know from THIS post, we had been struggling financially and we had used up pretty much all we had in our savings to get us to 'The Promised Land'.So, here we were.  Boxes piled to the ... discuss

You know, I've been ready to move on with my life for years now.  I remember back in Feb of 2010 being over all the drama and just wishing things were a bit different where I could move on with m ... discuss

It's been a while since I posted.  By the time I'm done with this post, I'll be 27 years old.  That's a scary scary thing.  Why haven't I posted in such a long time?  Well I just g ... discuss

When my daughter explained to me her system for knowing who's turn it was to empty which section of the dishwasher. What this turned into was an interesting discussion and lesson on efficiency vs. ch ... discuss

by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, August 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Membership of the species Homo sapiens is not enough to confer a right to life.” To the ears of us ordinary peopl ... discuss

--1--As summer is winding down my life is getting busier, it seems. I'm spending less time online (yay me), but I've still managed to post a few things here and there.  Over on Cooking Nick's Boo ... discuss

--1--We spent a wonderful day last Saturday with Joe's parents.  Larry had spent part of the week in Williamsburg with them, and we drove down last Friday night and everyone went to Virginia Beac ... discuss

John Wolff, an 80-year-old Jew-turned-Catholic-turned-atheist in Pennsylvania, filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission against Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen in Colum ... discuss

by Steve Jalsevac My wife was recently sent a link to a video of a little girl telling the story of Jonah and the whale. Sounds cute, but my goodness, once this little cutie gets wound up does she eve ... discuss

I found this post on 45 Million Voices.  Women go there to tell their story about their abortion.  We can learn a lot, if we just listen to them.  This is only one of many stories, of w ... discuss

To some, the very first diesel-powered Porsche to go with it did you? The marque that has slowly evolved the porsche 914 club of its sports cars but a hatchback, so it would be more fun, but the porsc ... discuss

by Eric Mataxas CLICK ‘LIKE’ IF YOU ARE PRO-LIFE! June 26, 2012 (Breakpoint.org) - On first hearing, it sounds like something out of science fiction: mapping the genome of a person who has ... discuss

I was so excited when I learned via Twitter that Oprah had restarted her book club.  I think that was my first real dive into social media, and I loved taking part in the online discussions of An ... discuss

Today we begin by examining the third type of Peace Offering of a vow, this being the “vow of destruction” (the Hebrew [חֵרֶם, cherem], or Greek [ἀνάθεμα, anathema]). Where have I he ... discuss

Do you know what household chore is my favorite?  The one I actually enjoy doing?You're going to think I'm crazy.Poop patrol.  Yes, you read that right.  Walking around my yard, plastic ... discuss

We'll stick our necks out here and say it. The Cayman S exhibits extraordinary balance and poise. The suspension is softer and the porsche 356 speedster hardtop and an upgraded Porsche Communications ... discuss

Porsche rightfully considers the porsche boxster pictures, more powerful Cayman S comes with eight-way electrical adjustment while the soundtrack can't match the porsche boxster videos. The Panamera w ... discuss




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