Topic: teachings

St. Bernard was born of noble parentage in Burgundy, France, in the castle of Fontaines near Dijon around 1090. Under the care of his pious parents he was sent at an early age to a college at Chatillo ... discuss

Archbishop Romero after he was shot. ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis opened the way Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal problems blocking th ... discuss

Houston, Texas, Aug 18, 2014 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world t ... discuss

A troubling passage in Evangelii GaudiumAndrew Bieszad, a scholar on Islam, seems to believe Pope Francis is teaching error — or, at least, opiniones intolerata — about the “Ishmaelites”:For I ... discuss

15 August, New Testament The honor paid to Saint Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus Christ our Lord, God, and Savior goes back to the earliest days of the Church. Indeed, it goes back farther: Even befo ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli At Coming Home, Dr. Gerard Nadal details the perfect storm swirling in Australia (as well as the United States) where empirical evidence on ... discuss

The Assumption of MaryOn November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of the Blessed Mother of God into heaven in the following words: "Wherefore, after we have poured forth prayers of ... discuss

Mt 18:15-20 The Meaning of Church(Click here for readings)“If he refuses to listen to them, tell the Church.If he refuses to listen even to the Church,then treat him as you would a Gentile ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Aug 12, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The rich history of martyrdom in South Korea and the thousands of young people slated to gather this week for Pope Francis shows the beauty and p ... discuss

A fun Monday morning post. Recently I read R.C. Sproul, Sr.’s little booklet, What is Baptism? (Crucial Questions Series). The booklet is a helpful look at baptism, for people from a variety of ... discuss

It’s been a week or two since the last listing.  Every day I thought, “I should look up some free Kindle books,” and every day I ended up reading or watching a K-drama with that tim ... discuss

Now I shall endeavor to make that which is divine in me rise up to that which is divine in the universe.  ~Plotinus (last words)  I become a Christian on this date 38 years ago, August 8, 1976. ~El ... discuss

In an update to my post of last week, I also have these titles for sale.  Prices include shipping.  Please email me at acatholiclife[at]gmail[dot]com for more information or to order."T ... discuss

On August 20, Marquette University is slated to confer on Georgia congressman John Lewis an honorary Doctor of Letters degree, as well as the privilege of addressing the incoming class of 2018 at the ... discuss

My husband, Bill, tells me that there was a tradition in his hometown, which was composed primarily of devoted Catholics who immigrated to this country from the northwestern part of Germany and Hollan ... discuss

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Krista Thomas – 540-622-5272 – kthomas@hli.org | www.hli.org DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – August 6, 2014 — Emil Hagamu, regional director for Human Life I ... discuss

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is reminding the faithful that the indissolubility of marriage is a dogma of the Church. Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, the prefect, made th ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 5, 2014 / 02:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a book-length interview, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has underscored that the indissolubility of the marriage is no mere doctrine, but a dogma of ... discuss

I had the opportunity for a round-table interview which, as it turns out, only consisted of me and Methodist pastor Kenny Dickson speaking with John Michael McDonagh about his new film Calvary (m ... discuss

St. John Vianney has a special place in the heart of our family.  When my firstborn was getting read for his first confession, we read The Cure of Ars: The Story of Saint John Vianney, Patron Sai ... discuss

was a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, who, according to the Gospel of John, showed favour to Jesus. He appears three times: the first is when he visits Jesus one night to listen to his teachin ... discuss

The arguments that liberals use for their demand that same-sex marriage should be legally recognized in all states in the country generally espouse three arguments. The first argument is something to ... discuss

Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary TimeBy JENNIFER BURGIN(Click Here for Readings)Now Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his b ... discuss

As you begin your preparations to cast a meaningful vote in November (see this weeks Action Item), it is important to arm yourself with the teachings of our Lord. In a short 4-minute video recorde ... discuss

Pope Francis is the most popular Jesuit in the world, but what exactly characterizes his religious Order? The charism needs to be traced back to the founder of the Society of Jesus: St. Ignatius of Lo ... discuss

Today I am kicking off a brand new series of articles I am titling The Defenders. Through brief sketches of Christian leaders, I hope to draw attention to believers known for defending th ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Jul 30, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his August visit to Korea, Pope Francis is to beatify Paul Yun Ji-chung, the nation's first martyr, as well as 123 companions who w ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Jul 30, 2014 / 12:01 am (CNA).- An LGBT activist foundation headed by a former Obama White House staffer gave a $200,000 grant to a dissenting Catholic coalition to target the upcoming ... discuss

Bangkok, Thailand, Jul 28, 2014 / 07:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a recent conference held in Bangkok, Thai bishops gathered with the faithful to share and reflect on ways to share the gospel in their l ... discuss

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 28, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After nearly two years of preparation, Father José Almy Gomes, 40, almost wasn’t ready for Pope Francis’ World Youth ... discuss

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.  A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence ... discuss

I saw this earlier and I was not going to blog about it. However, I felt lead to write something about it. The Story via The Christian News Network: PORTLAND, Ore. — A chapter of a nationally-re ... discuss

Richard Bennett originally comes from Ireland. He was trained by Jesuits in his early years, and received eight years of theological instruction and preparation for the priesthood with the Dominican ... 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

THE OBFUSCATION OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATIONby Fr. Tom Collins If the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle? I Cor 14:8A few weeks ago, an elderly man who had lapsed f ... discuss

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 25, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA).- Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same. “We’ve been advised not to google ourselves,R ... discuss

1) The Kingdom of God is like ...      The Gospel of today's liturgy concludes the thirteen chapter of Matthew and at the same time Jesus’ teachings in parables.  Even ... discuss

Believe me when I tell you that attempting to reply to Justin Edwards' hit pieces about abolitionism has been a trying affair, but we nevertheless find ourselves at the end, as today we will answer ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco The Church reads the signs of the times. This year, she is poised to address the challenges wrought to evangelization by advocacy for the redefinition of marriage, secular divorce ... discuss

22 July, New Testament The Gospels mention Mary of Magdala as one of the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples. She witnessed His crucifixion and burial, and went to the tomb on Easte ... discuss

by Bethany Monk, CitizenLink: President Obama signed an executive order today that will force Christian universities and organizations to hire people who disagree with God’s timeless design for mar ... 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

[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

Writing about the age of John Milton, the British author A. N. Wilson once tried to explain to modern secular readers that there had once been a time when bishops of the Church of England were titanic ... discuss

Michael Voris recently did a Vortex entitled, "How Is This Happening" in which he issued a challenge:This is a direct shout out to the Church of Nice Catholic Establishment and its media lapdogs – b ... 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

Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads and I have a friendly disagreement about the "pre pride" Mass which was celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi in Manhattan.  If you read this blog, you know that I was p ... discuss

Conservatives waged war against these animals who murdered women for public spectacle. Liberals are letting them take over Iraq and Syria.  And not shockingly, they’re killing Christians wherev ... discuss

Friars from St. Francis of Assisi Church, ManhattanI have already done a short post on the Vortex episode in which Michael Voris describes what he saw and experienced at the St. Francis of Assisi "Pre ... discuss

If you have not yet seen it, there is an incredible reflection in today's Courier Times on the closings of St. Joseph the Worker, St. Ann St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Our Lady of Fatima, and Immaculate C ... discuss

Like many local newspapers, the Courier Times relies on large news organizations for national and international news. In the area of religious news, the large organizations have a small pool of writ ... discuss

In a recent post titled Evil as Entertainment, Reformed blogger Tim Challies takes certain watchblogs to task for harping on evil so much that they neglect to point out what is good and true. He feel ... discuss

One writer and theologian I have turned to consistently for his reliable counsel concerning biblical spirituality is Pastor Bob DeWaay. Pastor DeWaay has been alerting readers for some time now about ... discuss

28 June AD 200 Irenaeus (ca. AD 130-200), believed to be a native of Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey), studied in Rome and later became pastor in Lyons, France. Around 177, while Irenaeus was away from ... discuss

25 June AD 1530 Note: Please see Ask the Pastor for more on the history and theology of the Augsburg Confession and its presentation. The Augsburg Confession, the principal doctrinal statement of the ... 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

A few years ago, a young lady we knew got saved and went off to college.  In her college town, there was a woman who led a church with whom she got involved.  Before you know it, the young g ... discuss

So now "Queen Pelosi" sees fit to lecture an archbishop on how to behave? Seriously, this woman has an ego the size of the moon. Here's the link: http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Nancy-Pelosi-ur ... discuss

Holy Innocents Church, NYC, threatened with closureThere is now an update to the situation with Father Justin Wylie who gave a very controversial sermon at Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan. As Pat A ... discuss

by Dustin Siggins NEW YORK CITY, June 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A Catholic parish with a history of flouting Church teachings on same-sex relationships is planning a "Pre-Pride Mass" the day befo ... discuss

Two short years ago, a couple of young men dedicated their entire lives to the service of Holy Mother Church, mothers and fathers offered their sons to the Holy Priesthood, among these was the young D ... discuss

Mr. Harold Camping died in Dec. of 2013 at the ripe old age of 92.  He had his 15 minutes of fame and more.  He gained incredible notoriety with his prediction that the world would come to a ... discuss

Question: "What does it mean to “trust the bishop”? In Orthodoxy, the bishop is the central figure in the church. The priest is the bishop’s assistant, carrying out his will, and the people are ... discuss

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6.10) This verse strikes me as being counter-intuitive. First of ... discuss

If Planned Parenthood's intention were truly to allow the abortion-minded woman who comes to them to make a decision about her pregnancy in accordance with her own beliefs, Planned Parenthood would ... discuss

Southern Baptists will be heading for Baltimore in just a few days, and the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention is to be held in a city that has not hosted the convention since 1940. Thi ... discuss

by Diana West: The National Catholic Register broke the most shocking cultural news of the week:“A group of students at the University of Notre Dame has generated a campus-wide controversy by advo ... discuss

Question: "What is heresy, and who is a heretic?"St. Philaret of Moscow, in his Catechism, defined heresy simply as "...when people mix with the doctrine of the Faith, opinions contrary to divine ... discuss

by The Editors This past Friday, LifeSiteNews (LSN) published an article reporting on a recent meeting between Pope Francis and Italian priest Fr. (Don) Michele de Paolis. During that encounter, ... discuss

The Bible presents an astonishingly simple method of preaching. In Nehemiah 8:8 we read that Ezra and his fellow preachers “read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the s ... discuss

It is (or rather should be) taken as a given that the Church is not perfect. The Church, after all, is comprised of many individuals; justified individuals for certain, but far from perfect. I think ... discuss

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, "speaking rather bluntly," has some strong remarks for the LCWR leadership on the doctrinal assessment, on the honoring of Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, and on the LCWR's infatuatio ... discuss

On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014, I had to do something I never imagined I’d have to do: kick beggars off of church property.A Hispanic woman and her two children were standing at the exit of ... discuss

he King James Version of the Bible is the most widely known and respected English translation of the Bible in the world today. It has been spread around the entire globe, and withstood the test of ti ... discuss

Evangelical Christians in the United States now face an inevitable moment of decision. While Christians in other movements and in other nations face similar questions, the question of homosexuality no ... discuss

We hear the phrase “religious right” often in our political discourse, referring to people who have political views that are informed by their Judeo-Christian worldview. For this episode, ... 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

Title: Francis Schaeffer Author: Mostyn Roberts Series: Bitesize Biographies Publisher: EP Books Year: 2012 ISBN: 0-85234-792-8 ISBN-13: 978-085234-792-8 Pages: 146 Format: Paperback Fra ... discuss

Last week I wrote about the Church's teachings on issues concerning morality.  Many of these teachings are criticized and ridiculed because there is an awful lot of money to be made by promot ... discuss

The fateful post-WYD conference. (Photo: CNS)Okay, let’s take it from the top: The Catholic Church exists to preserve and teach the revelation Jesus gave to his disciples during his earthly ministry ... discuss

by Monsignor Robert Hugh BensonI 1st heard of this book after Papa Francesco  mentioned this book in 18 November 2013 homily at his daily Mass. The Pope says that Benson speaks in the book of the ... discuss

This article by Sandro Magister has been making the rounds of Catholic social media.He starts off his article:During the first centuries the divorced and remarried were pardoned of their sins and give ... discuss

This essay was originally published in Christian Democracy Magazine.How should a devout Christian approach politics? [i]  To what or to whom does ou turn for guidance?[ii]ly, Christians often rel ... discuss

Pope Francis issue an unambiguous call for Catholic universities to support the teachings of the Church, in a January 30 meeting with directors of the University of Notre Dame. The Pope ... Original P ... discuss

Yakima Herald: "In December, Sister Mary Tracy fired Vice Principal Mark Zmuda, who also served as the school’s swim coach, saying his marriage to a man violated the Roman Catholic teachings he’d ... discuss

How can the Church encourage people to aspire to live by her challenging teachings? Only one thing can inspire such commitment. Original PostingRead more →The post Seeking an Aspirational Cathol ... discuss

This stage of the jihad will come to the West after "hate speech" laws are enacted forbidding people to discuss how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supre ... discuss

As I sit in a world filled with political correctness, and with people trying to be tolerant and accepting of everyone and everything, I've been thinking about how radical Jesus is and was. Jesus alw ... discuss

Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria How did this mufti miss the Qur'an's dominant teachings of peace, which we all must believe exist on pain of charges of "Islamophobia"? Meanwhile, Catholic priest Father Lawr ... discuss

Author and pastor Mark Driscoll is gearing up for a marriage conference he'll host next month by asking those following his teachings to post questions regarding matrimony on Twitter with the hashtag/ ... discuss

Photo courtesy: Wikipedia In keeping with the pattern established over the last six years (excepting 2012), we return to the Essentials of the Christian Faith for the January episode of Echo Zoe Radi ... discuss

Clouds and Darkness "Clouds and darkness surround Him . . ." —Psalm 97:2 A person who has not been born again by the Spirit of God will tell you that the teachings of Jesus are si ... discuss

Some inspiration to kick off 2014, from a Filipino writer who distills key teachings of the pope down to 10 resolutions that all of us should try to keep: He preaches against gossip, reminds us to fin ... discuss

As we enter the new year remember the little way. Here’s my latest article for Aleteia–a reflection on the Christ child and the need to be little. We are so used to hearing Jesus’ teachi ... discuss

Mary is True Theotokos - God Bearer - Dei Genitrix.Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in this New Year of the Lord, 2014.Let's talk about Our Lady, the Blessed Mother of our Lord, Mary, since tod ... discuss

“(6)  I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;  (7)  which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing yo ... discuss

Robertson Family – Duck Dynasty, Duck Commander The following statement is the official Robertson Family response to the decision by A&E TV to “suspend” Phil due to his GQ interview: ... discuss

http://poy.time.com/2013/12/11/pope-francis-the-choice/ Certainly a wise choice. Could go with the usual suspects, or heaven forbid, a popstar. Time magazine crowned Pope Francis this year's person o ... discuss

It would be great if the Priests that give them Communion would adhere to Cardinal Burke's directions.Catholics across the United States have for years wondered if and when pro-abortion “Catholics ... discuss

This is an excerpt from my book on how I came to become a priest.  St. John of the Cross is a saint who I tell people "saved my life", not because I was going to kill myself or anything like that ... discuss

Yesterday, Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit on behalf of Dr. James Dobson and his ministry, Family Talk, against the Obama administration.  Dr. Dobson is challenging the Obamacare requirem ... discuss

  A moral revolution at warp speed—now, it’s wedding cakes by Albert Mohler ... discuss

We learn about the idea of formal and material principles from F.E. Mayer’s book, The Religious Bodies of America. In this book he shares that a church’s formal principle is the authoritative sour ... discuss

Pope Francis, Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ From Time: When, on March 13, Bergoglio inherited the throne of St. Peter—keeper of the keys to the kingdom of heaven—he made the same ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 11 is St. Damasus I, pope. On Liberius' death, riots broke out over the election of a successor. The majority favored Damasus, who was born in Rome of Spanish descent ... discuss

Why would someone want to teach at a Catholic school if they do not  support or live the teachings of the Church?A homosexual teacher has been fired from Holy Ghost Preparatory School for trying ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 4 is St. John Damascene. John of Damascus or Damascene, the last of the Greek Fathers, was one of the principal defenders of the veneration of images against the Icon ... discuss

Ross Douthat, conservative and Catholic columnist for the New York Times, labeled his Sunday Ross Douthat, NYTimes piece this week: “The Pope and the Right.” Now before you go off, read it ... discuss

Pope FrancisPope Francis never does anything in a small way. Everything he does and says is meant to shake us up and force us to stop and reflect on what he says, all done in an effort to bring the w ... discuss

Today, the Vatican released the text of Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”), an Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis that specifically addresses pro-life and pro-family issues.The text of ... discuss

1st we have a real Dominican from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. Like all her fellow Domincans in her convent, she is faithful to the Catholic Magisterium, wears a habit & sta ... discuss

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

November 01, 2013/WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the D.C. Circuit Court ruled in favor of the Gilardi brothers who own Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics, an Ohio-based company, in its lawsuit against ... discuss

The United Methodist Church’s highest court issued three rulings this weekend that do not change church policy toward gays and lesbians but allow bishops to accept resolutions expressing dissent fro ... discuss

by Fr. Grigori Dyachenko (written in 1900) - Our times can in all truth be called the times of disbelief: from all directions all sorts of teachings inimical to Christian religion comes to us, and in ... discuss

By Jimmy Akin | Many people who have experienced the heartbreak of divorce wish to remarry. The Church understands this. To be faithful to the teachings of Jesus, the Church can't simply assu ... discuss

 LaRee and Mark My wife, LaRee, and I were asked to address a conference about critical life issues sponsored by the Diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey. They wanted us to speak about a Chris ... discuss

When Henry VIII of England died, he left three heirs: his son Edward and his two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. Edward succeeded to the throne and was a staunch Anglican (or at least his advisors were ... discuss

Many Catholics have heard a lot about Vatican II and yet are ignorant about the basics of the council. This post may serve as a first-step in overcoming some of those gaps in knowledge, but please don ... discuss

America Magazine ran an opinion piece on clericalism from a young monk who thinks his fellow young priests are too clericalist. That engendered some impassioned responses, which you can find linked at ... discuss

Podcasts – Looking for Catholic theological as well as pop culture podcasts. I am on a podcast search for good Catholic podcasts. I’d prefer more theological/educational podcasts (e.g. The ... discuss

I was once a loyal follower of Michael Voris. At that time I saw the Catholic Church as being in a state of chaos.  It seemed that many Catholics were hardly even aware or caring about the teachi ... discuss

Last week I spoke at Massey Presbyterian Church on the topic “Is it arrogant to claim Jesus is the only way?” The following is an abridged version of the talk I gave. I was recently on a p ... discuss

--1-- Yes, we're affected, but no, we're not. Not really.Yes, my husband works for the U.S. government and yes, we're not getting a paycheck until further notice. We have enough in the pantry and ... discuss

September 30 Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church Memorial St. Jerome was a Biblical scholar in the fourth century. He studied and was baptized in Rome, then returned to his native Aquileia w ... discuss

Without question, the most misunderstood person in the entire history of mankind is Jesus Christ. He was misunderstood at the time he lived when the religious leaders of the day called him a devil. Do ... discuss

Kermit Gosnell Has No Remorse for Killing Babies Born Alive Abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell has no remorse for his role in the brutal abortion-infanticides he engaged in at his Philadelphia a ... discuss

Last week, an interview with Pope Francis was published by the National Catholic Review called “America Magazine”. In the interview, the Pope spoke of balance in the Catholic Church and the i ... discuss

Thank you Fr. Lee Acervo:Dear brothers and sisters, this is why we come to Mass. This is why it matters that we come to Mass every Sunday. Because Jesus gave it to us to be the means of our salvation. ... discuss

Pope Francis Slams Abortion in New Comments: Unborn Babies “Unjustly Condemned” A day after an interview the mainstream media used to claim Pope Francis is backing down on the Catholic Church ... discuss

Once again the Pope made a statement and the media jumped. All. Over. It. “Catholics attending Sunday services around the globe said they were heartened by Pope Francis’ recent remarks tha ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2013 / 02:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A lengthy interview with Pope Francis published yesterday by a Jesuit publication has sparked a flood of news reports, as well as in-depth comme ... discuss

Can chaplains committed to historic biblical Christianity serve in the United States military? That question, though inconceivable to our nation’s founders, is now front and center, and the answ ... discuss

Wading into ongoing debates over religion and politics, Pope Francis on Sunday gently chided Christians to pray for politicians, saying “a Christian who does not pray for his leaders is not a good C ... discuss

The mayor of San Antonio glares down at the electrician, who is bidding for a contract to wire some new public offices. “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Roman Catholic Church?” ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I her ... discuss

 Michelangelo's PietáToday is the 24th Sunday in ordinary time, but it also is September 15, the day liturgically reserved for the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. While miss the reading cycle f ... discuss

What sane person would even consider supporting animals like those described in the 'headline' below?  It needs no elaboration.  Only if one was to deliberately not designate these and rel ... discuss

Twenty-Third Week In Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, "If anyone comes to me without hating father and mother, wife and c ... discuss

28 August AD 430 Saint Augustine was one of the greatest of the Latin church fathers and was among the most significant influences in the formation of Western Christianity, including Lutheranism. He w ... discuss

Monday of the Twenty-First Week In Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:  "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.  You lock the Kin ... discuss

UPDATE: I just saw this on the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Facebook page: “Archbishop Vigneron makes it clear…” I think that answers my questions from earlier. I will continue to ... discuss

A.M.D.G. J.M.J. A.T.C. Laudetur Iesus Christus! Nunc et in æternum! Amen. Christus resurrexit!  Alleluia! Vere resurrexit!  Alleluia! Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter Yesterday started out as ... discuss

Archbishop Vigneron of the Archdiocese of Detroit The Archbishop Vigneron debate is still boiling a bit here in Michigan. The Detroit News printed a story yesterday about the “debate” on ... discuss

Politics and Faith often are not far from one another in American culture and society. Many Catholics shy away from injecting their faith too far into religion, but a proper understanding, I believe, ... discuss

So the good Archbishop Vigneron continues to face opposition to his clear explanation of the teachings of the Catholic Church. Today, protestors marched outside of the Archdiocese of Detroit carrying ... discuss

  Archbishop Chaput comments on Pope Francis   A very interesting article caught my eye, which details a few telling comments from Archbishop Chaput regarding the first few months of Pope F ... discuss

Through St Faustina, Jesus Himself has given us a prayer for conversions Our primary mission at RadiantCross.org is to help re-evangelize the millions of Catholics who have been led astray from the Ch ... discuss

You’d think Catholic bishops would have more common sense – to say nothing of a better understanding of basic Catholic teachings. I thought they were smarter than that. Don’t they see th ... discuss

 Pro-choice witch sells voodoo dolls of Gov. Rick Perry to raise money for Planned Parenthood by Sarah Terzo Rick Perry. Pho ... discuss

So a Catholic thinker who once helmed the wonderful periodical "First Things" has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. No big surprise, then, that the New York Times would trumpet this story t ... discuss

South Bend, Ind., Aug 24, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite a shift in tone, virtually no progress has been made toward the Vatican's goals for the reform of the Leadership Conference of Women ... discuss

Source.From #48: The Gnostics held that there are two kinds of faith: a crude, imperfect faith suited to the masses, which remained at the level of Jesus' flesh and the contemplation of his mysteries; ... discuss

Today is the memorial of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, abbot and doctor of the Church.Bernard, the founding abbot of Clairvaux Abbey in Burgundy, was one of the most commanding Church leaders in the first ... discuss

St. Bernard was born of noble parentage in Burgundy, France, in the castle of Fontaines near Dijon around 1090. Under the care of his pious parents he was sent at an early age to a college at Chatillo ... discuss

From # 36: Theology also shares in the ecclesial form of faith; its light is the light of the believing subject which is the Church. This implies, on the one hand, that theology must be at the service ... discuss

The nice thing is, David Deavel has some good things to say about distributism … in a previous post. However, Deavel’s understanding of distributism stops at about 1927. Specifically, Deavel ... discuss

A significant number of evangelicals believe both that homosexuality is a sin and civil unions for same-sex couples should be legal, according to research recently presented at the American Sociologic ... discuss

For several years I had considered a call to the permanent diaconate. To be honest, I wasn't sure how much of it was a genuine call, and how much of it was my ego. But then, that's part of the purpose ... discuss

The Assumption of Mary On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII   defined the Assumption of the Blessed Mother of God into heaven in the following words: "Wherefore, after we have poured forth p ... discuss

Small request - if you read this blog regularly, would you mind clicking on the Google Friend connect in the right side bar?  Thanks so much! Outside my window... photo by zenbikescience via ... discuss

Yesterday at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, they finished the Divine Mercy Chaplet and a Benediction service with venerating relics. The priest held one for peo ... discuss

Lately I have been finding it very depressing going onto Catholic websites and blogs.  It all seems to be just bad news and doom and gloom.  Many seem to think that the Catholic Church is on ... discuss

The school is 100% correct.  Anyone who teaches at a Catholic school should teach true Catholic teachings and not openly oppose Churc teachings.A Southern California Catholic school fired one of ... discuss

There are "liberals" who deny the authority of Scripture entirely. However, there are others who claim to uphold the authority of the Scriptures while denying its actual teachings. The Scriptures say ... discuss

As we wrap up our review of Frank Turk's three-part (with an addendum) recent assessment of Abolish Human Abortion, let me take a moment to note all that has gone before by way of response.Our review ... discuss

22 July, New Testament The Gospels mention Mary of Magdala as one of the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples. She witnessed His crucifixion and burial, and went to the tomb on Easter ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliWe welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.c ... discuss

In an otherwise well written "perspective" article in the Boston Globe Magazine last Sunday, freelance writer Patrick Gallagher 's fatal flaw occurs when he refers to this alma mater—that would ... discuss

A mass ordination by Pope FrancisQuestion: "Why did our bishops declare the ordinations of a group of Western Rite clergy invalid because they were ordained in a single service? Why was this such a bi ... discuss

by Miriam Grossman, The Public Discourse July 16th, 2013 -- Today's sex ed curricula are based on the widely-accepted teachings of depraved human beings. Once upon a time, sex education was a sim ... discuss

The following conversation took place on a private Facebook wall belonging to "Kim". A faithful brother named Don, who lives in the same area as Frank Turk, got involved and, as you will see, invite ... discuss

You may have noticed I took a break for a while. This proved very beneficial and helped give some clarity regarding what I am trying to accomplish here, namely an encounter with Jesus Christ. What is ... discuss

A blogger named Frank Turk recently decided to post a three-part critique of Abolish Human Abortion. We will post a fuller reply in coming days and weeks (God willing), but just for the benefit and ... discuss

Today, July 5, is the First Saturday of the Month. The First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was first mentioned by Our Lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917. After showing the three child ... discuss

This is the second installment in a series of posts on the question of "when does human life begin?" Part one of this series examined what science has to say about the matter. In this installment we d ... discuss

An unattributed item on your web site rightly indicates that there is no substantial difference in the positions of the German bishops and the American bishops, with regard to treatment of individuals ... discuss

Credit:  www.steveshapiro.comI have been really struggling lately with blogging.  I've started a lot of posts and found that I just have not been able to finish them.  I have a lot of t ... discuss

Feminists Kill ChildrenA disturbing article was shared with me recently:  How My Mother's Fanatical Views Tore Us Apart by Rebecca Walker.  I couldn't even finish the article initially witho ... discuss

“Abortion is not sacred ground; it is sacrilegious ground” In our recent post, Serial Scandalizer Pelosi Barely Opposed By The Church, we detailed Catholic Nancy Pelosi’s public cond ... discuss

“Practicing and respectful Catholic” Nancy Pelosi calls late-abortion “sacred ground” The only times “practicing Catholic” Nancy Pelosi manages to mention the Catho ... discuss

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

 Prayer for the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Cardinal NewmanGod our Father, you granted to your servant Blessed John Henry Newman wonderful gifts of nature and of grace, that he should be ... discuss

Songwriter Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel wrote a song in the 1960's called "The Boxer", which has some great lines it.  For purposes of this posting, I point out the following line:A man hear ... discuss

II Peter 3:1–7: This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of th ... discuss

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

by Jane St. Clair Author of Walk Me to Midnight   Sunday, November 25, 2012 – This morning the New York Times’ lead editorial is about how everyone should consult their doctor or nurs ... discuss

Priests for Life lists 28 actions priests can take in their local parish. I looked through the list and found ONE thing our church (Lutheran) is doing--brochures (#17) in the ladies' room about a cris ... 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

 When Papa Francesco was elected Pope last March, the liberal left mistook his simplicity for sympathy with their view that the Catholic Church has to change its unchangable doctrines. In the les ... discuss

Today, the sixth Sunday of Easter, almost starts us on a countdown to Pentecost, the “birthday of the Church”. For the first reading (Ac 15:1-2, 22-29) concerns the Council of Jerusalem (ca. 42 ... 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

Archbishop Vigneron of the Archdiocese of Detroit The Archbishop Vigneron debate is still boiling a bit here in Michigan. The Detroit News printed a story yesterday about the “debate” on ... discuss

Politics and Faith often are not far from one another in American culture and society. Many Catholics shy away from injecting their faith too far into religion, but a proper understanding, I believe, ... discuss

So the good Archbishop Vigneron continues to face opposition to his clear explanation of the teachings of the Catholic Church. Today, protestors marched outside of the Archdiocese of Detroit carrying ... discuss

In a recent post, Michael Coughlin criticizes Abolish Human Abortion for certain actions undertaken by members of the Abolitionist Society of Ohio to publicly exhort members of Vineyard Church of Colu ... discuss

One of the most contentious topics concerning abolitionism today concerns the validity of "church exhortation." That is, are Christians allowed to address believers who attend other churches, and exh ... discuss

A bout a year ago I wrote in this column what Marcus Grodi said about the ignorance concerning the Catholic Faith. He was formerly a Presbyterian minister who converted to the Catholic faith a number ... discuss

Do you love your wife enough to not have sex her? That is one of the provocative questions raised by the book, Birth Control—a small volume of Ghandi’s collective teachings on the subject ... discuss

Do you love your wife enough to not have sex her? That is one of the provocative questions raised by the book, Birth Control—a small volume of Ghandi’s collective teachings on the subject ... discuss

Over the past couple of years I've been contacted by people from some other church body that are interested in Lutheranism. They want the liturgy and Lutheran preaching. Unfortunately, although there ... discuss




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