Topic: wine

  Interview with 101-year-old Hattie Mae Macdonald. Hattie: Wine is not the only drink that’s good for you.. Reporter: “Can you give us some health tips for reaching the age of 101?” Hattie: ... discuss

This Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mark the Lenten Ember Days.  I've written on the Ember days many times previously so I will not rehash the same information.  Instead I will offer a new ... discuss

The Huffington Post is at it again— defending abortion-on-demand and sharing about all the “positive” ways abortion impacts women. In 2014, the Huffington Post shared a video of a woman from Sco ... discuss

There are many, many passages that condemn the abuse of alcohol, that condemn drunkenness.  That these things are wrong, there is no debate. If it violates your conscience, by all means, do not drink ... discuss

 Two Wine Theory, part I Previously I wrote about the history of the two wine theory (see link above). I don’t have discuss this issue terribly often because my fellowship is teetotalling.  I ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 1 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and 32:1-20Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Today is Ash Wednesd ... discuss

It is my happy privilege to announce that the 2015 Virtual St. Joseph Altar is now open. It is an online version of the many St. Joseph Altars that are erected by Italians both in Italia as well as th ... discuss

Great-Martyr CatherineQuestion: "The Hebrew Bible nowhere thought celibacy praiseworthy (St. Paul was an exception). So why does Orthodoxy teach that monastic celibacy is the greatest ideal and superi ... discuss

She’s been doing all kinds of home experiments testing house hold cleaners, hand-sanitizers, natural cleaners, essential oils, and more. She tested Thieves essential oil and other cleaners, and ... discuss

Time to get a new shirt. And Jesus said to them, “No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; if he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is ma ... discuss

And vice versa, of course. “The basic practical problem of a marriage now seems to me to be this: two fine healthy young people wake up one morning and find themselves alone together in the sou ... discuss

A few large denominations in the US are tee-totallers.  This often puzzles others, who read that Jesus turned water into wine in the New Testament story of the Wedding at Cana.  The temperance movem ... discuss

Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSThe Pharisees came forward and began to argue with Jesus,seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.He sighed ... discuss

It’s kind of embarrassing to call this a recipe. But I had set out chicken to defrost this morning, and then what with one thing and another, I did not get back in the kitchen until 20 minutes b ... discuss

This extraordinary Eucharistic hymn, by the great St. Thomas Aquinas, is a fan favourite among the faithful. This version regretably leaves out the second verse. The recording is from the CD illumin ... discuss

  John Jalsevac "Angels fly because they take themselves lightly." - G.K. Chesterton Even the co-stars of the movie think 50 Shades of Grey is awful (and maybe even a bit like Hitler) 50 sha ... discuss

1. Make a homemade Valentine for your loved one. Be sure to mention on your card some specific ways they are special to you, i.e., "You always laugh at my corny jokes" or "You always compliment me on ... discuss

The above picture is one that is sure to warm the heart of every good Catholic traditionalist. Here is a priest celebrating the Mass ad orientem. This is the way Mass should be celebrated. This is ... discuss

Yesterday would have been my mom's 87th birthday.  I'm re-writing this piece in honor of her, and also in preparation for Lent.Titus 2: 3  "Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in ... discuss

The ideal young man of 1902 completely abstains from liquor (because of the pervasive influence of the Temperance Movement): “How worse than foolish is that young man who would run the awful ris ... discuss

“Bear you one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  AKJV (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  In some churches, the communion procedure ... discuss

Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings) By SOPHIE DRUFFNER Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples... He was amaze ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 6, 2015 / 07:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Friday Pope Francis said that he is moved whenever he thinks of the many Christians killed for their faith, and encouraged faith ... discuss

Top Ten Things For Me To Consider Doing (Or Rather, Not Doing) This Lent(Based on things I have done in the past): 10.   Give up meat.  9.   Give up coffee.Anyone can give up bad c ... discuss

This makes a good freezer meal, and a good meal for a crowd. I have a bulk version here. This is the recipe for just one family meal (a family of, oh, about 7). AS it is, it’s a paleo or whole30 ... discuss

Text:  Mark 1:21-28Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Who knows how long this evil spirit had been attending the synagogue.  Had the evil spirit been ... discuss

(19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution.Charles famously engaged in a struggle for power with the Parlia ... discuss

  From a book published in 1902 based on some sermons and surveys the author had put together.  First part is here.  I’m not reproducing the thing in full, just the parts I found interest ... discuss

Compared to all other cities in the United States, Chicago has more Tridentine Latin Masses each Sunday than anywhere else.  In fact, Chicago serves as an important base for the Institute of Chri ... discuss

Thousands of faithful Episcopalians gathered in St. Louis, Missouri in 1977 and agreed upon the Affirmation of St. Louis, a document which expressed our commitment to the historic and biblical faith o ... discuss

Text: Mark 1:14-20Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.It’s coming.  It is drawing near.  It is invading.What is coming, drawing near, and invading? I ... discuss

Text: John 1:43-51Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Can anything good come out of Nazareth, this tiny town of Nazareth that was not mentioned in the Old T ... discuss

Text: Luke 2:40-52Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Mary and Joseph must have had a bit of anxiety that day when they realized Jesus was not with them.&nb ... discuss

An objection to abolition that is becoming slightly more common as the realisation grows that the usual pro-abortion arguments don't hold any water is derived from the so-called "test for adultery" in ... discuss

__________________________________Note: This sermon is highly indebted to Rev. Donavon Riley and Dr. Norman Nagel.  It has been reformatted, edited, added to, and adapted by Pr. Richard for ... discuss

Today is the annual Blessing of Wine for the Feast of St. John.  Read more here.  Photos were taken this morning at the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago. ... discuss

Happy Third Day of ChristmasPatron Saints Index: Saint John the Apostle: "The only one of the Twelve not to forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion, standing at the foot of the cross. Made guard ... discuss

“On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, three French hens ...”“The disciple whom Jesus loved” (“ο μαθητης ον ηγαπα ο Ιησους”) was, for a time, banish ... discuss

Advent 4b, (December 21, 2014)Holy Cross Lutheran ChurchRev. Todd A. Peperkorn(Luke 1:26-38) Sermon 12-21-14.mp3 TITLE: “The House that God Built” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and t ... discuss

Most of these titles are set in the time of or are about George III of England, or the American Revolutionary War. Most of them I found in the children’s magazine St. Nicholas, Volume 41, Part 1 ... discuss

When I was very young, some of my classmates would leave their shoes outside the bedroom door on the night of the fifth of December, so that Saint Nicholas would leave them treats.We never did that at ... discuss

Communion rail, Church of the Holy Ghost, Tiverton, RI(© 2012 Fr. Jay Finelli)The new pastor of the Windy City, my fellow Omahan the Most Rev. Blase Cupich, didn’t wait too long to start the usual ... discuss

Elected Silence, sing to me And beat upon my whorlèd ear, Pipe me to pastures still and be The music that I care to hear.Shape nothing, lips; be lovely-dumb:It is the shut, the curfew sent From there ... discuss

Life is full of changes. It seems that there is one change after another, and once you get settled into and comfortable in one way of living, then you are thrown off course, in a new direction. Kari a ... discuss

Flossie LaneHere is a fascinating story from the Telegraph published 19 June 2009:Flossie Lane, who died on June 13 aged 94, was reputedly the oldest publican in Britain, and ran one of the last genui ... discuss

USS Halyburton crew take part in historic ceremony at Tower of LondonThe crew of a US frigate made history on Saturday by becoming the first foreign ship to take part in the ceremony of the 'Constable ... discuss

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

Advent 1b, (November 30, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Mark 11:1–11) Sermon 11-30-14.mp3 TITLE: “Two Parades Into Jerusalem” Grace to you and p ... discuss

Credit:  redmoonrapture.comThe ultimate submission to GodSurrender to God, and he will do everything for you.Antiphon, Liturgy of the HoursIn the last couple of posts here I have been giving my t ... discuss

According to Justin, on Sunday all those believers in good standing in the city and country side gathered to worship on Sunday because that is the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead and the day God b ... 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

Question: We Orthodox Christians Commune with the same spoon. What about the transmission of germs and diseases? I think germs were discovered in the 17th century. Before that, illnesses were attribut ... discuss

Here's an example of an irresponsible use of scientific research. This article, provocatively titled "Sadly, This Worldwide Belief About Wine is Actually Totally Wrong", is claiming that one study has ... discuss

This video of ships being tossed around and almost capsized by massive ocean waves is basically what many have characterized as the condition of the Catholic Church following the Synod on the Family. ... discuss

To hear some people talk, apparently exhorting believers to repent of their apathy towards abortion and to love justice and mercy is putting the Church in imminent danger! I will be the first to admit ... discuss

Foster parenting can be a lonely business. It is tough to go out into the world and join playdates and homeschool co ops with families who just don't get it. Many try and many are willing to jump in ... discuss

Credit: www.religionnews.comThere has been a tremendous amount of cyber ink spilled on the subject of divorced and remarried Catholics being readmitted to the sacraments, specifically being able ... discuss

And war broke out in heaven.... We know of war. We hear of wars and rumors of wars. We see our nation and others fighting over things that matter and things that don't. Some of you have even fought ... discuss

Christian teaching is full of paradox. God is three, yet he is one. Jesus is human, yet divine. This is bread and wine, but also Christ's body and blood. And you, Christian, are sinner yet also sa ... discuss

There is an interesting psychological phenomenon that was identified in 1972 called "Groupthink". Wikipedia [HERE] gives us the definition:Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within ... discuss

Pat Archbold of Creative Minority Report recently did a post entitled, "Ditch The Sign of Peace or 'Take your stinking paws off me you darn dirty ape!'" [HERE]  Mr. Archbold, if you haven't ... discuss

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

Ninety-one! When I learned that there are some World War II veterans still alive at age 107 I warned my family not to count on my leaving anytime soon. I could still be around for another seventeen ... discuss

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

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for The Calling Wines. I received a product sample and promotional item as a thank you for participating. I was asked to review The Ca ... discuss

A blog reader sent this image of a Neocatechumenal Tabernacle.This tabernacle found in their headquarters, the Domus Galilaeae, is composed of two portions, the Book of the Gospels above and ... discuss

Justin Edwards has recently written a set of articles against us (and Russell Hunter in particular), claiming that "our teaching is deceptive" and that by it we put "the Body of Christ in imminent dan ... discuss

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

Over the course of the re-ignition of abolition in America, some defections were expected, some betrayals anticipated. When abolitionists first came on the scene with a Gospel-centered worldview an ... discuss

John Shore is a sometime author, Huff-n-Puff blogger, and former "rabid anti-Christian" who claims to have become a Christian after hearing a cartoon voice in a rarely used supply closet at work.No, I ... discuss

SermonSt. Paul Lutheran Church, Havelock, NCThe Third Sunday of EasterLuke 24:13-35The Road to Emmaus. One of those Bible stories that captures our imagination. It actually happened ON Easter Sunday ... discuss

I know this is a little random, but I'll sort it out later. It's just nice to find a place to write down some of the things we've found so useful over the years (and often wished we had purchased the ... discuss

Lent 4March 30th, 2014John 9:1-41Our Savior Lutheran Church, Whitefish Bay, WIIt is part and parcel of our sinful nature to get things wrong. Turned around. Backwards, even.We make ourselves God, an ... discuss

"He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.  An ... discuss

Funeral of Esther Mueller, (February 22, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Isaiah 25:6–9) TITLE: “Death is Swallowed Up” Arden, Sherree, Linda, Dennis, grandchildren, ... discuss

Chris White, of Bible Prophesy Talk, has done some extensive study of “Mystery Babylon”, also known as “The Woman Who Rides the Beast” as found in Revelation 17 & 18. He ... discuss

As new research show more babies are born damaged because their mothers drank during pregnancy, Beverley Turner candidly explains why women with bumps are glugging more wine than ever before and confr ... discuss

Francisco de Zurbarán, The Apotheosis of St. Thomas Aquinas (1631).  See here for an article about this painting.Happy feast day to my friend and illustrious brother in St. Dominic, Thomas Aquin ... discuss

"In the Gospel , Jesus is clear on this , he is very clear: new wine in new wineskins . God brings the wine, but it must be received with this openness to what is new. And this is called…Read mo ... discuss

In November my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary.  November also plays host to both our birthdays, so it’s a great season of yummy meals, glasses of wine, and my personal favor ... discuss

For the second time in 13 months, Egyptians have approved a new constitution. Compared to the constitution they just tossed aside, the new charter promises Christians a stronger standing and better re ... discuss

Analysis by Markus Tozman For the second time in 13 months, Egyptians have approved a new constitution. Compared to the constitution they just tossed aside, the new charter promises Christians a s ... discuss

Something a little different for a change. Inspired by my son's jokes I present this series of "Did you hear..." jokes. I'd love to read your comments with your favorite "Did you hear..." jokes.1. Did ... discuss

Wednesday marked opening day for recreational marijuana sellers in Colorado where some envision a new culture of pot tourists, much like those who visit California's Napa Valley to sample wine. Origin ... discuss

Herewith the annual V for Victory! year-end highlights, with thanks as usual to Wikipedia for refreshing my recollection:January2: The "fiscal cliff" is allegedly averted with the signing into la ... discuss

we have seen it and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was made visible to us— what we have seen and heard we proclaim now to you, so that you too may ha ... discuss

And the Word became flesh. Just let that sink in for a moment. The Word. The living Word of God. The eternal Word of God. The Word of creation, by whom all things were made. The Word tha ... discuss

I’m going to stop saying that the day was a blur, and just tell you if and when I have a December day that isn’t.  Instead, I’ll just hit a few highlights: I finished Parker’ ... discuss

Sermon Text:  Matthew 11:2-15Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Two of the most important questions that you can answer in this life are the questions, “ ... discuss

Although Colorado is often credited for passing America's first abortion law, it was actually Mississippi ~ as States of Refuge reminds us."The eyes of America are upon you. Abortion began in Ame ... discuss

Prohibition is an awful flop.We like it.It can't stop what it's meant to stop.We like it.It's left a trail of graft and slime,It's filled our land with vice and crime,It don't prohibit worth a dime.Ne ... discuss

I've been having yet another discussion about Transubstantiation with a Protestant - a very good man and a very smart one. And I've been thinking of a way to explain it by analogy in terms that someon ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 150 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 699 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Monday of ... discuss

Yesterday, Today, and Always “Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief ... discuss

I have done several posts about Michael Voris and how I feel he has crossed the line. I find him to be more and more dangerous to the Catholic faithful. I know that is a very heavy accusation, but I ... discuss

As I suspected, yesterday’s headache was part of the mystery virus that seems to be toying with us.  Only Parker has hurled, but there have been several complaints of headaches and a few stoma ... discuss

Kindle has a new program- if you already bought hard copies of some books, you may be able to buy the Kindle versions at much reduced rates (sometimes even free!)- see if you have any titles that qual ... discuss

“Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all with one accord in one place.  Suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house whe ... discuss

This morning, Kaitlyn and Natalie stayed home from soccer to do some emergency cleanup because we were out late last night, and thought that our Krav class was going to be at our house right after so ... discuss

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

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

The Collect.ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish ... discuss

foundationlife.netFrida Berrigan at the Huffington Post tells us what it was like growing up in a groovy Catholic Church: For starters, there was no rosary involved. Eucharist of watered down wine and ... discuss

In conversations with the Calvinists the Lutheran will often say, "You don't take Jesus' Words for what they plainly say." The Calvinist will then reply, "I'm rubber, you're glue, whatever you say bou ... discuss

Text:  Habbakuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4Theme:  “Waiting... in Faith”The Twentieth Sunday after PentecostLWML Sunday; St. John’s Lutheran Church, Racine, WIOctober 6th, 2013One of our common “fi ... discuss

Reflections on Ephesians 6:1-9. Some of the memories I have of childhood are from the primary Sunday school class. My mother was the teacher for most of what I can remember, though there were some oth ... discuss

Reflections on Ephesians 6:1-9. Some of the memories I have of childhood are from the primary Sunday school class. My mother was the teacher for most of what I can remember, though there were some oth ... discuss

Funeral Service for Bonnie Gilbert (September 21, 2013) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Isaiah 25:6–9 BonnieGilbert09-21-2013 TITLE: “The Party of a Lifetime” Jack, Cheryl, Mat ... discuss

"The year is 1833.  Col. Davy Crockett runs for reelection to Congress and gets an unexpected lesson from a farmer on the meaning of the Constitution.  Is it proper to give away other people ... discuss

Lander, Wyo., Sep 22, 2013 / 04:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As a new academic year begins, Wyoming Catholic College’s new president believes that his school offers students an education meant to int ... discuss

Miley (ugh!) CyrusI have to say that I was actually somewhat heartened by the response to the vulgar, obscene display by Miley Cyrus at the Video Music Awards a couple of weeks ago. Most people were r ... discuss

John Smith sent us this comment which was posted on LifeSiteNews after it was not only removed, but he was also banned from posting there again.  I have received at least 10 separate e ... discuss

So, reality is that with five children some days are better than others. Most days have their moments, and I have learned to just breathe and buckle down and get it done. Today...well...today is one ... discuss

Luke 14:1-14Pentecost 15September 1st, 2013Christ the King and Redeemer Lutheran Churches, Racine, WISinful pride.  Selfish, sinful pride.  This is one way of describing what Jesus observed ... discuss

August 27 is the feast of St. Monica, one of my favorite saints. Here are ten facts about her that you should know.Monica was born in 332 to Christian parents in Tagaste, northern Africa and her Chris ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in thi ... discuss

20 August, Old Testament Samuel was the final Old Testament judge. Besides Deborah and an anonymous man in Judges 6:7-10 first prophet mentioned after Moses, although we could consider some of the oth ... discuss

So, yeah…do I remember how to do this? ...Blogging I mean. It's been a while. I've been trapped in a baby-time black hole for the last few months. Sorry, but that's life. Well, my life anyway, wit ... discuss

Hebrews 11:1-16St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Cassopolis, MIAugust 11th, 2013Pentecost 12“The righteous shall live by faith.”“We hold that a man is justified by grace through faith.”“Your fai ... discuss

--- 1 --- There are restful vacations and "good experience" vacations, and this year we took a risk that the Weedlets were old enough to appreciate some sight-seeing without whining the entire ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 78 Psalter: Friday, Week II, 901 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Friday in ... discuss

by Stephanie Gray The country of Chile is famous for its wine, but abortion advocates would say its infamous for its tough stance on abortion—killing one’s pre-born child is illegal there, ... discuss

by Stephanie Gray The country of Chile is famous for its wine, but abortion advocates would say its infamous for its tough stance on abortion—killing one’s pre-born child is illegal there, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 68 Psalter: Wednesday, Week II, 855 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedne ... discuss

TweetBy Stephanie GrayThe country of Chile is famous for its wine, but abortion advocates would say its infamous for its tough stance on abortion—killing one’s pre-born child is illegal there, no ... discuss

First Way's 40th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser, this past Sunday afternoon, was a wonderful experience for over 160 guests who attended. The music was beautiful. A string trio opened and was foll ... discuss

He said, write down the vision    that you had,    and I wrote what I saw.I saw the world    kissing its own darkness.It happened thus: &nbs ... discuss

An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut. The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest's breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor o ... discuss

St. Poemen the GreatQuestion: "In this world where we are taught to enjoy ourselves and seek pleasure, where, even as Christians, we want to glorify God's creation, how are we to know when we have rea ... discuss

The doctrine of predestination belongs to the Gospel, not the Law. Whenever the scripture uses the term of election, some 70 times, it is applied only to the believing Christian. Therefore, if the h ... discuss

Luke 11:1-13Pentecost 10Grace Chapel, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MOJuly 28th, 2013If you are like me, you don’t pray as you should.  You don’t pray as often.  You don’t pray as selflessl ... discuss

Old Testament prophecy regarding the Messianic Kingdom provides us with a paradox. On one hand, we know the kingdom of God began in Jesus day, as clearly declared by Christ as he began to preach, ... discuss

The Barque of Peter, remodelled.The modern world, which denies personal guilt and admits only social crimes, which has no place for personal repentance but only public reforms, has divorced Christ fro ... discuss

 From ‘choice’ to ‘not in her shoes’: Planned Parenthood sidesteps the issue  By Paul Stark Editor’s note. This recently ap ... discuss

Sermon – St. John's Lutheran Church, Fredonia, WIPentecost 8cJuly 14th, 2013Luke 10:25-37“First.. we kill all the lawyers” The famous line from one of Shakespeare's plays has become a running j ... discuss

O Mary, Mother of the High Priest, You love your priestly Son with the love of your maternal heart.Hear my heartfelt prayer today for all priests.I pray For faithful and fervent priests,For ... discuss

O Mary, Mother of the High Priest, You love your priestly Son with the love of your maternal heart.Hear my heartfelt prayer today for all priests.I pray For faithful and fervent priests,For ... discuss

1. I know it is not Friday, but my sense of time is all messed up thanks to the Thursday holiday. I thought yesterday was Monday. Didn't even realize it til I got a text asking me why I wasn't at a ... discuss

Pentecost 4 – June 16th, 2013Luke 7:36 - 8:3Trinity, Millstadt, IL"Big Sinner. Big Savior"The contrast couldn't be clearer. The self-righteous pharisee and the sinful woman, grieving at the feet of ... discuss

We have now come to the eleventh station of the Cross - Jesus is nailed to the cross.The following is a description from frugalsites.net about what it meant to be nailed to the cross:At the site of ex ... discuss

12 Things That Remind me of the Resurrection StoryAdapted from the Resurrection Eggs by FamilyLife The Donkey: The donkey reminds us of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, during which the cro ... 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

 I am humbled; I am in awe, kneeling but five feet from the monstrance – the vessel used to publicly worship and honor the Eucharistic Jesus Christ. Rays as of purified gold radiate and sur ... discuss

It's Carnival Time at Little Brother's school and the attached parish.I'm no fan of Carnival, but my kids are. Little Brother was sad last night because the Big Kids went there without him (he's going ... discuss

Whew. It has not been a fun few weeks let me tell you. But, I’m still here. I still feel kind of wobbly and uncertain, but I’m still here. I do feel, thanks be to God, a lot better now than I ... discuss

O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of Your presence, Your love, and Your strength. Help us to have perfect trust in Your protecting love ... discuss

For the second time in the UK, the "School of Mary" offers: The First level Course Initiation into Spiritual Life - 2013 Description: The 7 days (7x6h = 42 hours) of lectures for the "Initiation into ... discuss

Sermon – Easter 5 – Acts 11:1-18Grace and Trinity Lutheran Churches, Bear Creek, WI"The Same Gift - Repentance that Leads to Life!"We turn our attention to the reading from Acts. I don't ... discuss

In John 3, Jesus tells Nicodemus that he must be begotten from above. Nicodemus asks how he's supposed to get back inside of his mommy's tummy. Jesus tells Nicodemus that he doesn't have to have some ... discuss

Things are moving . . . really moving in terms of our relocation to The Philippines.All home repairs have been accomplished and the house is on the market. Tomorrow, we will be listed on the MLS.  ... discuss

In honor of Holy Week, and with tonight being the commonly accepted night of The Last Supper, I think it appropriate to discuss the topic of just WHO Jesus IS. Not "was", because He lives! H ... discuss

I just want you to know that if this is your sign then you are actively supporting my persecution, torture, imprisonment, etc.  Perhaps you know that already, and perhaps that warms your heart, b ... discuss

I thought, this being Holy Week, that it would be appropriate to give some insight about Passover from my very dear and recently departed friend, who was a father figure and spiritual mentor to me. He ... discuss

The following is excerpted from chapter four of my new ebook, Love the Least. To read Love the Least in its entirety download it for free and add it to your favorite ereader. For the first ten yea ... discuss

British novelist Julian Barnes says he contemplated suicide over his wife’s death–and still does. From the Telegraph story: “The question of suicide arrives early, and quite l ... discuss

SermonLent 5Immanuel Lutheran Church, West Plains, MOLuke 20:9-19“Crazy Bad Tenants. Crazy Good Lord.”Preparing for our move overseas, we've sold our home, and for the last few months we ... discuss

Sermon – Lent 4 “Laetare” - March 10th, 2013St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, ILJohn 6:1-6“The Lord Who Feeds”I don't know how any Lutheran can honestly look at the feeding of the fi ... discuss

Women in the priesthood comments are found throughout the media, voiced largely by outsiders to the Catholic Church, either non-Catholics or those who have willingly distanced themselves from the Chur ... discuss

Sermon – Lent 3 - March 3rd, 2013Village Lutheran Church, Ladue, MOMatthew 13:1-9“Repent or Perish”Repent or perish! Well, happy Sunday morning to you, too, pastor. Repent or perish! ... discuss

Sermon – Reminiscere – February 24th, 2013Grace Lutheran Church, Dyer, INMatthew 15:21-28“Feasting in Faith when Yes Looks like No”I suppose there's a misison theme today in that the ... 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

My family and I came home on Sunday night from Baguio, where we attended an inspiring (though at times, tiring) weekend retreat organized by Couples for Christ, our Catholic community. Since then, my ... discuss

February 3 is the Feast of St. Blaise. Today, however, is Sunday and, as such, is a day of the Lord taking precedence over commemorations of Saints. Nevertheless, Catholic Churches will be blessing ... discuss

I don't know about you, but I have this weird habit, in prayer, to add the solution.As in:"Jesus, please do this, that, and the other thing, in order to fix this, that, and the other thing."To be more ... discuss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28th, 2013 Contact: Pastor Stephen E. Broden, 214-394-0098 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — February 1, 2013, will mark the nation’s oldest a ... discuss

Pastor Stephen E. Broden Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church 1321 Rowan Dallas, TX 75223 The 44th NAACP Image Awards will be held Friday, February 1st, 2013. The awards come at a time when the economic, ... discuss

Contact: Pastor Stephen E. Broden, 214-394-0098 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — February 1, 2013, will mark the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization̵ ... discuss

Francisco de Zurbarán, The Apotheosis of St. Thomas Aquinas (1631).  See here for an article about this painting.Happy feast day to my friend and illustrious brother in St. Dominic, Thomas Aquin ... discuss

Thousands of faithful Episcopalians gathered in St. Louis, Missouri in 1977 and agreed upon the Affirmation of St. Louis, a document which expressed our commitment to the historic and biblical faith o ... discuss

Here's the bad news about yesterday's "Keeping It Clean in 4 Easy (Enough) Steps" post: you have to build about 6 weeks of momentum before the temptation to quit stops stopping you. Oh, and here's wor ... discuss

Tweet This PostWhat does one say on such a grievous day? This post will not be a “feel good” post but I ask you that if you started reading that you read to the end. I’m a visionary, I tend to ... discuss

Today is the feast of St.Vincent of Saragossa, deacon and martyr.St. Vincent of Saragossa was one of the Church's three most illustrious deacons, the other two being Stephen and Lawrence. He is also S ... discuss

Sermon – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – John 2:1-11 St. John's Lutheran Church, Random Lake, WI “The Bridegroom at the Wedding” “Who is this guy?” That's perhaps the main question of the Ep ... discuss

Today Our Lord starts his public ministry by changing he water into wine at the marriage feast of Cana and in it he "let his glory be seen". In this action of mercy we have presented to us two fundame ... discuss

The Beauty of Jacob's Well"Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, ... discuss

First ReadingIs 62:1-5 For Zion's sake I will not be silent,for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet,until her vindication shines forth like the dawnand her victory like a burning torch.Nations sha ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 78 Psalter: Sunday, Week II, 827 Office of Readings for Sunday in Ordinary Time God, come to my assistance.– Lor ... discuss

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This is my second post on my WordPress blog, "Eating Slowly."  I'm phasing out this one, so be sure to head on over and follow me before I quit posting here altogether!  I've added a "Follow ... discuss

Thank you, Jean, for this award, which is both an honor and a blessing!Here are the rules if you accept this award. You need to do these things:1) Name your favorite saint, and why.2) Name your f ... discuss

Sermon – Christmas 1 – Luke 2:22-38Trinity Lutheran, Sheboygan, WI“Depart in Peace”The family is all gathered around. The doctors have given the grave news. “Time is short. Say y ... discuss

Today is the feast day of my Community -- the feast of St. John, the Apostle and Evangelist. St. John is also my patron saint and the saint I try most to emulate in my daily life.St. John, a fisherman ... discuss

NORAD Tracks Santa + Family Fun Activities ( Chinese | Deutsch | English | Español | Français | Italiano | Japanese Português ) tian ... discuss

(With apologies and thanks from my friend, Chad Bird) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd Peperkorn Advent 4C (December 23, 2012) Luke 1:39-55 12-23-2012advent4c.mp3 TITLE: “In ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 377 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 1065 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Monday, ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Christ Jesus, who saves us by faith, hope, and charity, not by acquiring esoteric knowledge only available to some “initiates”. For the saving “mysterie ... discuss

Advent 1, December 2nd, 2012Bethel Lutheran Church, Gurnee, ILLuke 21:25-36“Advent Q&A” Introductions, etc...A happy and blessed Advent to you, and as well a new church year. The season ... discuss

One of our greatest living philosophers, Alasdair MacIntyre, recently gave a lecture at the University of Notre Dame titled “Catholic instead of what?”  MacIntyre always h ... discuss

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within." "Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and ador ... discuss

Spending more than $12 million in the 2012 election, Planned Parenthood is now poised to really cash in--with an unprecedented level of new influence. Already the most pro-abortion administr ... discuss

A crucial date for Anglicanism in the United States of America is the consecration of the first Bishop of the Anglican Communion in the United States. During the colonial era, there had been no Anglic ... discuss

Son of the chief of Hy Murray. Taken as a hostage by King Dermot McMurrogh Leinster in 1138 when he was ten years old; Dermot later married Lawrence’s sister Mor. He was released in 1140 at age twel ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for November 12 is St. Josaphat.Josaphat Kuncewitcz was born about the year 1580 at Vladimir, Volhynia, [part of the Polish province of Lithuania at the time] and given the name J ... discuss

The following is a sermon from Rev Tony Sikora that was posted on Brothers of John the Steadfast.  Enjoy.=========================================Beloved in the Lord, The reformation of ... discuss

One of my true heroes passed away over the weekend. Here's his story from my upcoming book Where Do We Find Such Men?James A. “Jake” Blanchfield attended to his regular duties as Circulation Manag ... discuss

Barbara and Jonny CurtisYesterday, I was devastated to learn that my mentor and friend, Barbara Curtis has gone home to her Father's House. She left us suddenly, suffering a massive stroke.Barb and I ... discuss

One of my wife's co-workers loves Halloween. She and her husband regularly have a big party. This year, my wife cajoled me into going.Now, understand that I am not a party person. I'm not a crowd ... discuss

Today is the optional memorial of St. Anthony Mary Claret -- a favorite saint that my husband introduced me to several years ago when he gave a teaching on this amazing man of God. I don't think I hav ... discuss

I originally published this study on my first blog called Just Thinking... on 8 October 2006. Tithing in the Old Testament “(22)  You shall surely tithe all the produce from what you sow, which c ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish ... discuss

Sleep not in sin; for vengeance is prepared against the inobedient. Fly from Babylon, if ye will not be partakers of her plagues. ~ John Knox [1] The Church has long slumbered, content to be fattened ... discuss




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