Topic: teachings

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment – Hebrews 9:27 (ESV) Over the last few years, there have been several books, movies, and other accounts of people ... discuss

Durante la conferencia de prensa para la presentación del informe en la sala de prensa vaticana.Foto: Paul Haring/Catholic News ServiceDe muy amistoso se puede calificar el reporte final de la visita ... discuss

Cardinal Rainer Woelki has been Archbishop of Cologne for three months. In this interview he talks about the construction sites in the Archdiocese, the controversies regarding the family in the Church ... discuss

I've seen folks trying to defend the use of torture - I view euphemisms like "enhanced interrogation techniques" as akin to referring to abortion as "reproductive health," or unborn children as " ... discuss

Dr. John Bruchalski, is a former abortionist and now pro-life OB/GYN in Virginia. He once did abortions early in his career following medical school, but then an amazing thing happened. Bruchalski is ... discuss

London, England, Dec 9, 2014 / 10:02 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Most people “still don’t know how Pope Francis thinks,” says a longtime Catholic observer who believes the Pope& ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Dec 9, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Karachi last month launched Pakistan's first Catholic radio station online, focused on the spirit of the new evangelizati ... discuss

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2014(Click here for readings)by KATIE GROSSMary said to the angel,“How can this be,since I have no relations with a man?”And the angel said ... discuss

First of All…What’s a Book Summary? The book summaries from Books At a Glance crunch each book into a 7-10 page, chapter-by-chapter summary, so that you can really learn the meaning, ... discuss

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Filipino Catholics bid farewell to the Year of the Laity with a culminating event held in Cebu City on November 23. The one-day event drew lay leaders from the Archdioce ... discuss

Text:  Hebrews 1:1-12Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.When I was a youth I was incorrectly taught that God worked through the Law in the Old Testament, w ... discuss

Dec 04 - Homily: Mary Pre-Purified Fr. Elias on the teachings of St. John Damascene, including that Mary was pre-purified, an early expression of the dogma of Immaculate Conception. Father reflects ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs for Kids and other humans You’re a Christian in a post-Christian world. Even America is turning her back on you and your faith. You’re ridiculed, mocked, ... discuss

Deacon Greg Hall is an Aggie Catholic and a member of our Leadership Council here at St. Mary's. He also happens to be the hero who figured out how to save the Chilean miners who were trapped in a min ... 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 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

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

Governor Jerry Brown has a controversial  bill on his desk awaiting his response. SB48, according to Equality California (a group which favors this legislation) will:... amend the Education Code ... discuss

The vote to declare that the New Heart Community Church of La Mirada, California “does not presently meet the definition of a cooperating church” came unanimously as the Executive Committe ... discuss

I recently addressed a major national conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage” held by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Conv ... discuss

The elections this November will be essential to furthering the pro-life message! We really need to make sure we vote for those candidates that agree with the Church's teachings on the five non-negot ... discuss

I would like to recommend this book which is especially appropriate for All Souls Day:"If we, by our prayers and sacrifices, freed a soul from purgatory, we would then have another intercessor for us ... 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

Brethren, Peace be with you. Observing the media coverage of the ongoing Synod of Bishops in Rome, I wondered how the media would have covered that first "synod" or gathering of Christians in Jerusale ... discuss

The traditional end of the Christmas season has come and gone with the Feast of the Epiphany yesterday. Upon reflecting on the season of Advent and Christmas, one of my favorite moments of this past s ... 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

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

A Hard SayingI so totally admire your love of the Catholic Church Tony. I am saddened that some of the rules I can not live with and will be joining a Lutheran one that will accept me.What could I sa ... discuss

In a recent 2-year study by George Barna, it was found that while nearly 90% of all American pastors believe that the Bible provides specific answers to the myriad issues challenging us today, only 10 ... discuss

An Easter reflection for you: The Person which assumed human nature was not created, as is the case of all other persons. His Person was the pre-existent Word or Logos. His human nature on the other h ... discuss

This is a more coherent recap & expansion on my earlier blog post on regulations, and why they undermine the Personhood of the unborn child -- "How We Compromise Ourselves."I do not question the well- ... 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

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

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

We are very pleased to be among thousands who have signed an Internet petition thanking Cardinal Raymond Burke for his exceptional Vatican service and leadership in the Church.  Cardinal Bur ... discuss

Cardinal Raymond BurkeIn an interview with Ireland’s state broadcaster, RTE, one of the Catholic hierarchy’s most outspoken defenders of life and family and the Church’s sexual moral teachings ... discuss

When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Tom Brokaw on "Meet the Press" that the Catholic Church has not been able to determine when human life begins, she set off a firestorm of debate about the C ... discuss

Building a Culture of Life - Part 3Here is the next part of the pro-life resolution passed by the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus in August 2008:"FURTHER RESOLVED, That we will challenge ou ... discuss

The secular website About.com is running a contest of which is the Best Catholic Newspaper (among many other categories). I'd like our readers to go visit their website to vote for the National Catho ... discuss

A certain mega-church pastor once spoke from the pulpit his desire to go "all Old Testament" on some people who disagreed with him. The Old Testament (OT) is associated with an eye for eye, tooth for ... discuss

This is part four of the series Not everything Biblical is Christian. See part one, two and three to catch up.Dear Johnboy (that is my younger self)The previous letter shows God's position on punishme ... discuss

I usually discover that the Projo is off its rocker.  But here is an op ed piece that appeared in today’s printed version of the Projo that I agree with.  As a conservative, Glenn Beck con ... discuss

HA HA HA HA HA HAThat's not me.I'm just quoting.Read on!A reminder about what real apologetic work is all about.***MANDALUYONG City, Oct. 14, 2014—A Catholic priest discussed the need for apologist ... 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

Nate Nelson has fired up a new blog called Catholic? Rudy Watch. His mission? Oppose the candidacy of Rudy Giuliani for president. As many know, Rudy "disagrees" with Church teachings in re: to aborti ... 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

In the 2010 Supreme Court opinion in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (click here for text of the opinion), the high court ruled that Christian organizations on college campuses could not restri ... discuss

Found on xfatalfairytale.tumblr.comThe past two days have been about getting dressed up, going Halloween trick or treating and All Saints Day Parties, with the kids dressed up as their favorite saints ... discuss

Excerpt from:Kolb, Robert (2009-02-05). Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith (Christian Theology in Context) (pp. 127-129). Oxford University Press. Kindle Edition. Many twentieth-century schola ... discuss

Cardinal Raymond BurkeIn an interview with Ireland’s state broadcaster, RTE, one of the Catholic hierarchy’s most outspoken defenders of life and family and the Church’s sexual moral teachings ... discuss

Never give Jesus a Judas kiss!Read and weep! The author of this, Fr. Frederick William Faber was a convert from Anglicanism to Catholicism, a follower of John Henry Newman. What zeal he had for the "F ... discuss

“These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesu ... discuss

Four things for all of us (Popes, Bishops, Priests, folks in the pews, and folks who should be in the pews) to always remember before reading this great LifeSiteNews.com article on Cardinal Burke:1) & ... 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

This week’s Free Stuff is sponsored by this week’s blog sponsor—Reformation Heritage Books. They have just released a great new product in the Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bibl ... discuss

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Wednesday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINEThe first came forward and said,‘Sir, your gold coin has earned ten additional ones.’He rep ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2014 / 06:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Leaders from various faith traditions around the globe are backing the union of a man and woman as an inherently complimentary human reality tha ... discuss

This Just In — The Pope is CatholicWhich means he's not easy to define when you want to slap labels like conservative or liberal on him. As should be the case for any Catholic living the Church's te ... discuss

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on two recent statements by Pope Fran ... discuss

In a time when most people were ignorant of the Bible, William Tyndale resolved that if God would spare his life, even the boy plowing the fields would know the Scriptures better than the typ ... discuss

Guy Fawkes or The Gunpowder Treason Extract: More than two hundred and thirty-five years ago, or, to speak with greater precision, in 1605, at the latter end of June, it was rumoured one morning in M ... discuss

I recently addressed a major national conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage” held by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Conv ... discuss

If you have 90 seconds to spare, be sure to go sign this petition of thanks to Cardinal Burke for his many years of exemplary service to the Church. Sign here.My thoughts are as follows.In every age, ... discuss

 On November 9, 324 Pope Sylvester consecrated one of the first churches built by Christians once the Emperor Constantine granted them freedom to worship.  This church was  given spec ... discuss

This past week's election saw a number of pro-life candidates winning, and number of blatantly pro-abortion candidates losing. In addition, some folks are suggesting Catholic or Catholic-supported can ... discuss

Its not that every Sunday — every day, really — isn’t meaningful. Its just that there are certain days in the liturgical calendar that speak to us, sometimes alone and sometimes tog ... discuss

What Makes a Christian Powerful By Joe Smith Edited by Doug Wooley, 9/20/1988 Revised by Jay Rogers, 10/8/2015 Joe Smith is survived by his wife Katie in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Joe Smith wa ... discuss

Joe Sobran was the best.  100 years from now when scholars look back trying to figure out what went wrong in America and how so many stood by quietly and allowed the slaughter of millions of inno ... discuss

I live in Rochester, NY - a center for liberal ideas. It's a very pro-homosexual, pro-homosexual so-called marriage, pro-abortion community - even among Catholics. And, of course, until the last year, ... discuss

31 October AD 1517 The beginnings of the Reformation came well before its birth date. Renaissance Humanism ushered in an age of classical studies, including the teaching of Greek and Hebrew. This pave ... discuss

Credit:  www.wyssyr.com“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will fin ... discuss

A Hard SayingI so totally admire your love of the Catholic Church Tony. I am saddened that some of the rules I can not live with and will be joining a Lutheran one that will accept me.What could I sa ... discuss

Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, "There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church."T ... discuss

Back in 2010 I ordered a book from Tan Books entitled The 33 Doctors of the Church.* I got it because I was interested in finding out more about who those Doctors were, what they taught, & why they we ... discuss

So. In the next few essay’s I’m going to begin a small series commenting on my reading the book (of essays coincidentally enough) by Christos Yannaras titled “The Meaning of Reality: ... discuss

Today Pope Paul VI was officially proclaimed Blessed Pope Paul VI. I'm sure that fact will offend a number of people who are calling for changes in Church teachings. After all, Pope Paul is the one wh ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you. Observing the media coverage of the ongoing Synod of Bishops in Rome, I wondered how the media would have covered that first "synod" or gathering of Christians in Jerusale ... discuss

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”The Words Of Jesus Christ (Mark 2:17)“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, ... discuss

Credit:  www.pinterest.comThe only way to advance rapidly in the path of love is to remain always very little. That is what I did, and now I can sing with our holy Father, St. John of the Cross: ... discuss

The vote to declare that the New Heart Community Church of La Mirada, California “does not presently meet the definition of a cooperating church” came unanimously as the Executive Committe ... discuss

I've been thinking about mercy a lot lately. How it's been granted, in spades to me, already. And to many, hundreds of thousands of others, perhaps more, too. So it's ironic that the same day I starte ... discuss

This is part four of the series Not everything Biblical is Christian. See part one, two and three to catch up.Dear Johnboy (that is my younger self)The previous letter shows God's position on punishme ... discuss

I have previously written a post on what I believe to be missing in the teachings of the Purity Movement.  I am writing now about what I believe is problematically present in the Purity Movement.  T ... discuss

Credit:  sites.google.comMost of us read "Catcher In The Rye" by JD Salinger at some point in our adolescence. I think I was 16 when I read it. It has become a classic American novel. It has m ... discuss

In a recent 2-year study by George Barna, it was found that while nearly 90% of all American pastors believe that the Bible provides specific answers to the myriad issues challenging us today, only 10 ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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