Topic: words

I had quite the beautiful surprise this Palm Sunday morning, as I awoke to find that Elizabeth Scalia had written on her blog The Anchoress that my new book The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition) ... 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

Prayer: The Litany of St. JosephA lot of people like to point out that St. Joseph had original sin, because in how we think about the Holy Family he stands in somewhat sharp contrast to the sinless Ev ... discuss

If you were in similar shoes as mine, which, alas, were not in Rome yesterday, I hope you enjoyed watching EWTN's production of the Mass of canonization as much as I did. (I think there's still an opp ... discuss

Continuing from my previous post, I write now about the coming four years. Next week, I am beginning my first semester of Ph.D. studies at Ave Maria University. I am really excited for my classes over ... discuss

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

So I stumbled across the Oatmeal’s smear of Catholicism, and of religion in general. One would think I would learn my lesson about stumbling (particularly into 2-year-old oatmeal). True to form, oat ... 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

I stumbled upon a pretty awesome articulation of the theology of priestly celibacy from the 7th century. This defense of priestly celibacy from the patristic era is a very pithy and theologically load ... discuss

Recently, the Catholic Answers apologist Jimmy Akin wrote a very interesting post on the dating of the Gospel of John. I read the text differently than he does. Below is a synopsis of his argument (I ... discuss

I thought I would publish some of my notes. Since 2011, I have been teaching Biblical Greek at JP Catholic University. One of the things that always surprised the students was how quickly they could r ... discuss

Before anyone gets on my case about not having the statues covered, I would like to say that this is a picture of the roses I got for my book cave on St. Therese's feast day last year. ;)This year, Le ... discuss

Introduction It is the Time of the Passover in Jerusalem, about 30 A.D., and there were perhaps close to 2 million people in and around Jerusalem. This was the only time in His Ministry of 3 ½ years ... discuss

Notes taken from my first read through volume six some 17 years ago- this section of my notes focused on religion and CM Basic principles: According to volume six, and probably every other book, Charl ... discuss

“The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is t ... discuss

William Struthers’ book Wired for Intimacy made quite an impact when it was released in 2009. Struthers went deep into the human brain to show that God has hard-wired us for intimacy and rel ... discuss

English translation:Hear, O heaven, my words full of longing and suffused with joy.Echo: I hear!I beseech you,tell me who is she that rises up, bright as the dawn, and I shall bless her.Echo: I shall ... discuss

I’d use this with a student somewhere from 7-8, depending on their reading level.  Click to enlarge to full size.  Set your margins to .5, paper orientation to landscape. Read it over togeth ... discuss

  DARKNESS It was Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:30pm.  Our Everett 40 Days for Life prayer had just started. I crossed the driveway to view the Planned Parenthood parking lot.  ... discuss

 TV’s “The Good Wife” surprises with a refreshingly honest conversation about abortion By Texas Right to Life Editor’s note. We wr ... discuss

How are we to understand the Democratic Party’s view of what validates a “majority view.” For the DP, the votes of the American people do not themselves legitimize the existence of a majority. A ... discuss

Is This The Sellout Sunday Team?by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: There is speculation based on the travel schedules of the key figures involved in the Iranian nuclear negotiations that a potential ... discuss

This article was published on March 27 by OneNewsNow.Alex SchadenbergPromised safeguards and controls for euthanasia and doctor assisted-suicide in Belgium apparently aren't working, according to the ... discuss

On March 26th, Jen Cardinal posted a YouTube video of her 14-week-old unborn baby clapping and it has already received over 100,000 views. Cardinal told the Daily Mail that she began singing “If You ... discuss

Over the past couple days, I have been reading through tears the precious words in the guest book from Lily Katherine's Celebration of Life Services, which were 5 years ago yesterday evening and this ... discuss

No words. Via Daily Caller: A second grader in McMinneville, Tennessee has been forced to shave his head after his principal said his “military” haircut wouldn’t be allowed in class. According ... discuss

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By SOPHIE DRUFFNERSo the Jews said to him,“Now we are sure that you are possessed.Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say,‘ ... discuss

The boy and I were discussing Fahrenheit 451.  He complained that a certain idea took three paragraphs to explain and he felt like it should have been simplified. “The best ideas are like that, ... discuss

Although struck with an iron rod until one of his arms had to be amputated, the doctor would not be quieted. Finally, as DeMille's autobiography recounts, "one Gestapo officer beat the doctor's head a ... discuss

Emile Friant, Cast Shadows, 1891via French Painters ... discuss

In Michigan, Planned Parenthood has announced the completion of a $2 million renovation project at its headquarters and the Irwin/Martin Center. Michigan Live reports that the project includes a new d ... discuss

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Question: "Making the sign of the cross became a practice in the 4th century. The apostles, Christ and nobody in the ancient Church practiced it, so why should we?"This question is based on a false pr ... discuss

Today in Washington. D.C. - March 26, 2015The House reconvened at 9 AM today.The House today may take up the following bills today:H.R. 2 to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the ... discuss

By Katie Heller, Web Writer One of my all time favorite T.V. shows is Friday Night Lights. If you haven’t seen it, please, do yourself a favor and watch it. The show follows the story of Eric Taylo ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 6 of 6 Text:  Exodus 20:1-17 and 1 Timothy 6:3-10Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. God ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 26th is St. Margaret Clitherow, patron of businesswomen, converts, and martyrs.Margaret was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, of protestant parents. An attractive wom ... discuss

The NAACP is continuing its battle to silence a black pro-life writer who parodied it’s pro-abortion stance by referring to the NAACP as the “National Association for the Abortion of Color ... discuss

This is a "repost" from previous years for Holy Week. However, I need it every single year to keep in mind for my own preparation ... and so thought I'd share them with y'all as well.I think if we cou ... discuss

In the past I’ve blogged about the concept of ‘what do you have in your hand,’ the idea being it’s better to make do with what you have than to run to the store for something. ... discuss

Fox and Bird. Ink on Saunders Waterford hot pressed, 2.5 x 3.5″ (ACEO)by Himmapaan ... discuss

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

Pray without ceasing,” Paul says. Simple words, but a seemingly impossible challenge. How can you be expected to pray all the time? In chapter 54 of their work A Puritan Theology, Joel Beeke ... discuss

“Our Lord has shown me the way that leads to love – it is the only way that leads to love – it is the way of childlike trust and surrender; the way a child that sleeps is afraid of nothing in it ... discuss

Fork in the Road The other day, in a moment of grief, looking down at the ground in deep thought, I walked right over this pitiful fork. It was at the edge of the driveway next to the waste container ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. God’s teaching, while rich in its depths for theologians, is remarkable in its simplicity for ordinary men. Simplex, the Latin word for simple, means “without fold” ... discuss

The Annunciation by Leonardo da VinciI love this feast of Our Lady, the Annunciation, for a very personal reason. My birthday is tomorrow and my mom and dad named me after the Blessed Mother. How priv ... discuss

A three-year-old named Lee defends the abortion of his sister in a new children’s book – by an author with her own “ghost sister.” “Sister Apple, Sister Pig” by Mary Walling Blackburn focu ... discuss

Dear Community, This March 25th feast day, represents the symbolic interval of a full-term pregnancy, reminding us of the reality and dignity of human life from day one at the moment of conception. &# ... discuss

As I was listening to a radio station today, they started playing a snippet from a local minister's sermon.  His topic: Why I believe in Jesus."Okay", I thought.  "This should be interesting ... discuss

Cardinal Nichols conducting dialogue on the Synod via the pressI am deeply disturbed by Cardinal Nichols' criticism of the 461 brave priests who signed a letter upholding the unchangeable teachings of ... discuss

Automobile Bookplate from the Antioch Companyvia Confessions of a Bookplate Junkiewhere you may find a 2-part series on car bookplates ... discuss

Credit:  www.world-wide-art.comJames Christensen - The AnnunciationToday is an important solemnity in the Catholic Church. Today is the story of true greatness unrecognized by a world dazzled on ... discuss

At the beginning of a 40 Days for Life campaign, those driving by are often judging the prayer vigil. At first, the reactions vary from supportive honks to perhaps a distasteful shout or gesture. As t ... discuss

The state of Kansas has been a haven for late-term abortions for decades and pro-life advocates there successfully lobbied the legislature to approve new legislation that would help put an end to some ... discuss

Teacher Patricia JannuziBrethren, Peace be with you.As you may know from numerous media reports, Patricia Jannuzzi is a (suspended) teacher at a Catholic high school in New Jersey. According to Aletei ... discuss

The pregnant Colorado woman who was attacked by a woman who claimed to be selling baby clothes and Craigslist and who cut her 7-month-old unborn baby out of her stomach at her home has left the hospit ... discuss

The truly great and humble Pope Benedict XVI is among the Church's greatest Popes and is the greatest theological mind the Church has produced in centuries.  His holy witness is appreciated even ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories If you knew with absolute certainty that you’d be living forever in paradise after you die, don̵ ... discuss

Whether we like it or not, there are no magic words that we have to utter but there are sacred deeds that we need to perform. Like it or not there are no crucial statements in life but there are essen ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2015 / 06:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke about the gift and call of the Christian family, and urged attendees to pray for the inten ... discuss

Loosely based on real life events in Korea in the eighties. From Wikipedia: “With only a high school diploma, legal attorney Song Woo-suk (Song Kang-ho) is somewhat of an outcast in Busan societ ... discuss

German Prelate Breaks Ranks With Cardinal Marx, Insists on Fidelity to RomeWhoa, a cardinal cat-fight. You almost never see a cardinal oppose another cardinal so openly, especially when they're from t ... discuss

A Poster In Israelby Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: President Obama made no secret of his displeasure that Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected to be Israel’s Prime Minister. Only David Ben Gurion, I ... discuss

Recently, the Canadian British Columbia Court of Appeal saved a disabled woman from being literally starved to death. Mrs. Margot Bentley, 83 years old, has advanced Alzheimer’s disease and is livin ... discuss

Outtakes 1, Kashmirtaken by the blue hour, shared by permission ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | MUNICH — A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the nation’s Church can form its own policies without ... discuss

In the lighter-than-air 1964 film comedy Send Me No Flowers, middle-aged hypochondriac George Kimball (Rock Hudson) mistakenly believes he has only months to live. Kimball decides to put his affairs i ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories Today I’m sharing the words and music to a song I wrote back in 1984. It’s called “I Mi ... discuss

Witness has an interview with Linda Gibbons. Alliance for Life Ontario published an interview with Dr Chris Kahlenborn regarding Plan B. This is an intriguing part of the interview, although I cannot ... discuss

Munich, Germany, Mar 24, 2015 / 02:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the nation’s Church can form its o ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. Some years ago, there were two companies that produced canned salmon. For one, the salmon was pink; for the other, it was white. Popular perception was that the pink was more na ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Two hundred forty years ago, the situation was dire. In the Virginia Colony, not too far from where I live, representatives to the Second Virginia Convention were ... discuss

For a few years, I have been working on babyloss comfort boxes to be given in honor and memory of Lily Katherine to the Birth Center where she was born. This has been a project for my mom and I to do ... discuss

While there is little new about the alleged assailant, there is more and more that illustrates just how incredibly strong and brave a woman Michelle Wilkins is. Wilkins was seven months pregnant when ... discuss

Today was my first stop on our Midwest Planned Parenthood Project at Lindenwood University (MO). As you know, when students see the display for the first time, they are usually shocked to learn Plan ... discuss

“’Moreover, Yahweh said, ‘Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, walking to trip as they go, jingling ornaments on their feet; therefore t ... discuss

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated a Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the former king in Leicester today From The Catholic Herald (UK)Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that offering a Re ... discuss

I’m not certain whether the person who wrote the headline for the story about two lesbians hooking up with a man -- who fathered a child with each -- knew the irony of the chosen words ‘Family Fin ... discuss

By Catherine Glenn Foster, ADF Litigation Counsel, @cateici Recently, the Canadian British Columbia Court of Appeal saved a disabled woman from being literally starved to death. Mrs. Margot Bentley, ... discuss

Text: Mark 10:35-45Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.I am addicted to glory my friends!  There is no doubt about it that I want glory and I am pretty conv ... discuss

Medieval illustration from beekeeping manuscriptVia Animalarium where there is an antique treasure chest of illustrations for anyone who clicks through the link! ... discuss

It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if ... discuss

On Saturday, following his meeting with the clergy at the Cathedral, Pope Francis made his way to the Basilica of Gesu Nuovo where he met with the sick. Here is a translation of the words Pope Franc ... discuss

So often people who have had abortions feel alienated from the church because o f those who condemn them..the Popes homily today speaks to the judgement of those who condemn. \"I only want to say one ... discuss

Or even more importantly -- what are you allowing your children to be taught?When you consider the situation of religion teacher Patti Jannuzzi being fired for speaking the truth on her Facebook page, ... discuss

We Christians put on a good face, don’t we? Each of us shows up on Sunday morning looking like we are doing just fine, like our lives are on cruise control, like we have had the best week ev ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Latin Words or Phrases Every Catholic Should Know by Matt Vander Vennet of Epic Pew - BigPulpit.com Pregnant but Still Want to Keep Lent? Eight Alternatives to Fasting – ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Among the 20 countries where 40 Days for Life vigils are currently in progress are Australia and New Zealand. Volunteers have an uphill battle in th ... discuss

Derek Flood has written an excellent book explaining the issues I covered in my blog series this past autumn. My series is titled "Not everything Biblical is Christian." His book is titled Disarm ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2015 / 10:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday invited members of Rome's homeless community to join volunteers in handing out copies of the Gospel to pilgrims in Saint ... discuss

Here is the translation of Pope Francis' words before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In this Fif ... discuss

I don’t think I’ll be doing this again.   So much happens on Facebook that I thought I’d put a few clips on my blog just to show that nothing on the blog doesn’t mean ... discuss

In his remarkably profound book, Lift Up You Heart, Bishop Fulton Sheen said, “The Cross is the most inescapable reality of life. If we will not accept it outside of ourselves, to pardon us and to h ... discuss

Passion Sunday is a term sometimes used to denote the fifth Sunday of Lent in the Christian liturgical calendar.In Traditional Catholic and Prayer Book Anglican circles, Passion Sunday continues to re ... discuss

The following 'Funeral Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure confidence i ... discuss

The following 'Visitation and Prayer Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sur ... discuss

Below is a translation of Pope Francis' words to detainees when he had lunch with the prisoners of the Giuseppe Salvia Detention Center of Poggioreale in Naples, during his one-day pastoral visit to ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 21, 2015 / 08:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his one-day trip to Naples, Pope Francis made a stop at the local prison where he reminded inmates that God is rich in mercy and that noth ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 21, 2015 / 05:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told the people of Naples – a city ravaged by crime and mafia violence – that change is possible, and encouraged those i ... discuss

Mar 21 - Homily: No One Ever Spoke In today's Gospel, Our Lord's words have a profound effect on everyone. Ave Maria! Mass: Saturday 4th Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings: 1st: jer 11:18-20 R ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: The latest example of the multicultural virus infecting our schools just erupted at Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York. The school, to its credit, begins ... discuss

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

Lily Katherine's birthday was absolutely precious! It is amazing to see how the Lord perfectly planned out every small detail to make it memorable and special for my family and I as we love and miss t ... discuss

“For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.”  AKJV   (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  One of the great things ... discuss

Excerpt from:William W. Schumacher, Who Do I Say That You Are? Anthropology and the Theology of Theosis in the Finnish School of Tuomo Mannermaa (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010), 180-181.It is impossi ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2015 / 03:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Regardless of the crime that has been committed, capital punishment is unacceptable in the modern world, Pope Francis stressed in a recent lette ... discuss

March 22 will mark two months since the House was supposed to vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act but didn’t. All agree the word “debacle” would aptly describe the c ... discuss

"The eye, which is the reflector of the external world, is also the mirror of the soul within."taken by Valerie, ucumari photographySome rights reserved. ... discuss

Reactions to John Boehner’s re-election as Speaker included scant attention to its implications for representative democracy. There is now no way for a majority of voters to obtain representatives w ... discuss

Wondering just where Barack Obama's true allegiances reside? Can't help but notice that he forbids any use of the words "radical Islam" or Islamic extremism" .... or any reference to jihad and Isl ... discuss

Here’s a list of Nobel Prize Winners who hated their traditional school upbringing and felt it did not do them much good.  Take a look and see if you can find who said:   I avoided the di ... discuss

While an ordinary Catholic will no doubt be familiar with genuflecting.  After all, everyone is supposed to genuflect towards to Real Presence of our Lord in the Eucharist while in the Church. &n ... discuss

Congressional Democrats are blocking a bill to help victims of sex trafficking because it contains a provision that prohibits funding abortions. Abortion advocates say abortion is necessary to help wo ... discuss

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearnace of solidarity to pure wind."                  ... discuss

Below is the Vatican-provided address of Pope Francis' words to Japanese bishops this morning in the Vatican on the occasion of their 'ad limina' visit: *** Dear Brother Bishops, I offer you a w ... discuss

Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is revered by liberal journalists revered by journalists – but a new NYT blog has taken its praise to a whole new level. Roxane Gay, Purdue University pr ... discuss

“For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.”  AKJV   (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  In the 36th chapter of t ... discuss

Barack Obama to Prince Charles: Americans like you more than me The president told the prince that the Royal Family was more popular in America than US politicians during a meeting in the Oval O ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 5 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and Matthew 5:27-32Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. In the prev ... discuss

On this Feast of St. Joseph, the name day of our dear Pope Benedict and the second anniversary of Pope Francis' inaugural Mass, I was delighted to find this sweet picture of the two popes (click the p ... discuss

photo credit: Motty, Creative Commons Attribution LicenseI was just going to post something silly and run away, but then I felt guilty about having time for a joke and no time to honor St. Joseph ... discuss

These words were uttered by someone who claims to be a Reformed Baptist, posting on Facebook under the avatar of his church - Covenant Reformed Baptist Church. It is an amazing thing to say, heartbrea ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.I've been doing some serious research in support of a formal paper I've decided to write on the relationship between scientific/empirical and theological languages and duri ... discuss

from the Library of Great Masters, Giotto; Scala/Riverside, page 52 “The inclusion of the Seven Virtues and Seven Vices in the chapel decoration was in accordance with the didactic programme of ... discuss

Katharine Hepburn dressed as the "Silver Moth" in CHRISTOPHER STRONG.Designed by Walter Plunkett, 1933via Silver Screen ModesCan you believe this is Katherine Hepburn? It is her first starring role an ... discuss

Jacob and Bekah Rush were having a rough summer. Job losses, new moves, family crises had them feeling defeated. But then, happy news arrived in August when they found out they were expecting their fi ... discuss

I am in the enjoyable position of receiving copies of most of the latest and greatest Christian books, and at this time of the year my desk is almost overflowing with all of them. Here are a f ... discuss

Blowback against ethno-inequalityBlowback Against Ethno-Inequality - Re the Rush Limbaugh post below: \"I didn't like what the 'frats' chanted either; however, not withstanding ethno-exclu ... discuss

Question: "Why does the Orthodox Church teach many sacraments, and that they bestow grace, when the New Testament only speaks of two sacraments as only memorials: Communion and Baptism?"Your question ... discuss

The Watcher’s Council Some pictures really are worth a thousand words. This was a major defeat for Barack Obama and perhaps, as Winston Churchill once famously put it, ‘the end of the beginnin ... discuss

“I was forced to get an abortion at Planned Parenthood.” Yesterday, our new Midwest Regional Coordinator, Reagan, was at the University of Missouri – St. Louis touring with Students ... discuss

Vincenzo Irolli, Altar Boyvia I Am A ChildIsn't this curious scamp adorable? Check the link in the caption for many more Vincenzo Irolli paintings. I'd never heard of that artist before but found much ... discuss

‘International Trade Is Fundamentally Good For The U.S. Economy, Beneficial To American Families’2014: 11.7 Million Jobs Supported By $2.4 Trillion In ExportsCOMMERCE DEPARTMENT: “U.S. exports ... discuss

Day Five introduces instinct and reason to the universe, and thus establishes the basis for what will become evil, or sin, and eventually the entire concept of crime. On a reading of Day Five, that ma ... discuss

Children are both a great gift to humanity and also the most excluded from society. Pope Francis said these words during his weekly General Audience this morning in St. Peter's Square. The Holy Fat ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories If you could send a note to God and know He’s receive it, what would you say? Or ask? Or wonder? Ha ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you. According to numerous news sources, the Presbyterian Church in the USA has changed its constitution and now will allow, celebrate, and bless same-sex "marriages." Of cour ... discuss

This is probably too many books to read in a semester. I have blogged about this before, CM and Slow Reading, quoted Miss Mason: “Novels are our lesson books only so far as we give thoughtful, c ... discuss

Washington D.C., Mar 18, 2015 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Many challenges to families need addressing today, including perhaps too much attention given to college basketball’s “March Madn ... discuss

Jos, Nigeria, Mar 18, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has sent a letter to the bishops of Nigeria telling them not to be discouraged by problems caused by an increase of extremist viole ... discuss

Michael Voris came to town to report on the "scandal" of Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Voris didn't really get anything to report about Cardinal Dolan personally. However, V ... discuss

Dr. Thomas Sowellby Dr. Thomas Sowell: When Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress on March 3rd, it was the third time he had done so. The only other person t ... discuss

Let's see if I can put words to what my heart is feeling as I mark five years without my baby girl.Through tears these past few days, God has been working some things out within me. He has been whispe ... discuss

by Nelson Hultberg, Contributing Author: Pervasive disorder dominates our lives today. It is not a frivolous thing, but a deadly thing that has seeped into our culture like nerve gas quietly permeat ... discuss

Vincent Van Gogh(1853-1890)Vincent Van Gogh's career as a painter began when he was 27 years old and lasted a brief ten years, ending with his suicide. His works are, perhaps, better known than those ... discuss

Words can be so cruel and degrading. There was a time in the 19th Century when North American natives were commonly called "savages". The term was used to dehumanize first nations people in order to t ... discuss

Huma Abedin below remains at Hillary Clinton’s side despite sexting woes with husband Anthony Weiner. Years later she’s STILL married to the “PERVERT” Weiner…….PapaMike ... discuss

What better way to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day than hearing the beautiful voice of a very talented Irish Catholic Priest that became a social-media sensation after he surprised a bride and groom ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Patrick (387-493), the patron saint of Ireland. It is on the Emerald Isle that today is both a national and religious holiday. At one time, the bars woul ... discuss

"Jesus not only receives people into His house, the Church, but goes out searching for them." These were the words of Pope Francis during his homily at Santa Marta this morning. According to Vatica ... discuss

Flo Hubbs lived as a lesbian for 14 years, and ultimately found healing and restoration through the words of an evangelist as well as a group of women who were struggling with hurt and brokenness—ju ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his address to the bishops from Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to foster reconciliation and peaceful coexisten ... discuss

Goal: to give ideas and experiences in as many branches of our relationships as possible. (relationships with the natural world, the technological world, relationships with the story of mankind past a ... discuss

Cropped: See Full Cartoon by AF Brancoby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Obama Is Embarrassed? During an interview with Vice News, President Obama said he was "embarrassed" for Senate Republicans w ... discuss

17 March AD 466 Pádraig (Patrick, Padraic), one of the best-known missionary saints, was born to a Christian family in southwest Britain around the year 389. While he was a teenager, raiders capture ... discuss

Vincent Van Gogh(1853-1890)Vincent Van Gogh's career as a painter began at the age of 27 and lasted a brief ten years ending in his suicide.  His works are, perhaps, better known than those of an ... discuss

Distressed for Decadesby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: As we know - America’s media is for the most part decidedly Leftist, often befuddled and rarely right.  So when they wade into an in ... discuss

was born about 390, in southwest Britain, somewhere between the Severn and the Clyde rivers, son of a deacon and grandson of a priest. When about sixteen years old, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates a ... discuss

Two years ago today I was sitting in an abortion clinic thinking not having Vaida was best for me. People remember dates for birthdays, and anniversaries. Well this date is forever burned in my brain. ... discuss

The Justice for All philosophy team has been utilizing an argument that should be used by the entire prolife movement because the results have been amazing. One of the best parts of my job is the work ... discuss

If Jannuzzi's comment were still up what would Jesus do?Defending Catholic truth is intolerable if it goes against the homosexual zeitgeist!CATHOLIC TEACHER SUSPENDED OVER COMMENTS ON HOMOSEXUALITYThi ... discuss

In the last day or two while browsing, rabbit trailing, writing, and musing, I stumbled across book of Victoriana ode to poetry that is delighting me as I work through it. It touches on several of my ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: I can recall John Kerry, Obama’s Secretary of State, from the days he testified to a congressional committee and slandered his fellow soldiers as the spokesman f ... discuss

Text: Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.You have been bitten in the leg.  The fangs have punctured your skin.  The ven ... discuss

Rarely does a Scripture leap out at me as powerfully as today's impromptu reading of Matthew's account of the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. In Matt 26:45, it reads, "So leaving them again, He wen ... discuss

Young people, their parents and clergywere betrayed by organisers of Flame 2 youth event Once again Fr Timothy Radcliffe, the well-known dissenter from Catholic teaching,  is being ... discuss

TweetBy Adrienne VandenbergTwo weeks ago, I returned from sunny and not-so-warm Florida. It was there that I spent several days volunteering with the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, sharing th ... discuss

God never forgets us; he thinks about us and wants us to be joyful. These were the words of Pope Francis during his morning homily at Santa Marta today. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father ... discuss

You are obviously going to snap a picture of yourself when you’re pregnant—or of your wife when she’s pregnant—and share it with the world through Facebook or Instagram or your netwo ... discuss

There’s a lot of material below, fleshing out the items I put in this handy printable chart you can save and keep in your own notebook, or post to the fridge.  To print, click on the picture to ... discuss

St. Catherine of SienaCredit:  www.discerninghearts.comI recently did a post on traditional Catholics and the emphasis they place on external worship, citing the fact that this can be a very dang ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In the ancient world, the pseudo sciences of alchemy, astrology and magic prevailed in backgrounds of secrecy and darkness. To produce the magical elixir that transforms ... discuss

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. & ... discuss

Pompeii, Italy, Mar 15, 2015 / 03:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Tommaso Caputo of Pompeii said that his diocese has welcomed the Pope’s recent condemnation of organized crime and has severa ... discuss

Date: March 8, 2015 Place: St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church Scripture: John 2:13-22 When I was in college I was president of a student organization that brought in various speakers to address ... discuss

So something didn't work out at Fox News with everyone's favorite rabid dog James Carville. His new and oh so appropriate digs? Media Matters. A little smidgen of admission - Snopes says Jam ... discuss

"This is simplest expression that summarizes the whole Gospel, all of faith and all of theology: God loves us with a free and boundless love." These were the words said by Pope Francis during his S ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 13, 2015 / 02:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy interview with a Mexican multimedia group Pope Francis hit on several topics including his visit to the U.S., where he symbolically ... discuss

Thursday of the Third Week of Lent(Click here for readings) By SOPHIE DRUFFNERBut they obeyed not, nor did they pay heed.They walked in the hardness of their evil heartsand turned their backs, no ... discuss

Here is the translation of Pope Francis' words before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, To ... discuss

Aleppo, Syria, Mar 15, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On April 22, 2013, both the Greek and Syriac Orthodox archbishops of Aleppo, Boulos Yazigi and Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, were kidnapped in Syr ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 15, 2015 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis lamented today’s terrorist attacks against two Christian churches – one of them Catholic & ... discuss

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A message that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now the Pope Emeritus) sent to a meeting of the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation in August 2002. The group was meeting in Rimini, Italy. Every year ... discuss

In order to control millions of people totalitarian or proto-totalitarian governments find it necessary to somehow prod their subjects into accepting that which is not true. Intelligent people will na ... discuss

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 “You are Not Alone”: Awesome Outreach from Purdue Students for Life By Carol Tobias, President “Dear pregnant student, do not be a ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories What kind of word picture does your mind conjure when I use the expression “swelling words of emptin ... discuss

The letter to Iran masterminded by uber-hawk Sen. Tom Cotton and signed by 47 Republican Senators, including most surprisingly Rand Paul, has caused quite a stir. The letter basically states that any ... discuss

First, an apology- I promised to have this done yesterday, and I actually did. Only when I hit publish, wordpress asked ‘are you sure you want to do this?’ and then decided for me that I d ... discuss

The letter to Iran masterminded by uber-hawk Sen. Tom Cotton and signed by 47 Republican Senators, including most surprisingly Rand Paul, has caused quite a stir. The letter basically states that any ... discuss

That freshman frat boy from a Jesuit prep school caught on tape leading an obnoxiously racist chant? I know him. Not literally. But I was a good kid with black friends who spoke stupid obnoxious racis ... discuss

In Ireland, a baby shocked his parents, Toni and Paul McCann, when he said “hello” when he was just seven-weeks-old. Toni told the Daily Mail, “I have three older girls and never experienced thi ... discuss

The radio silence hasn't been because I've been enjoying the silence (though I have...). No, it was because I hit a serious case of writer's block. I wasn't even working on my new novel. Thankfully I ... discuss

by Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Alabama’s education system has struggled for years. This August, the state was ranked 48th in the nation in a study evaluating math and reading scores, dropout rates, and stude ... discuss

“Dear pregnant student, do not be afraid. You are not alone in this. There is an entire community of people who are ready to love, support, and help you through this.” With these words, Purdue Stu ... discuss

From National ReviewBy Garland S. Tucker III Much is being written today about the Republican party’s urgent need to find “the next Ronald Reagan.” With Governor Scott Walker’s recent ris ... discuss

Black Grousetaken by that wildlife photography genius, Remo Savisaar ... discuss

Many pro-choice activists know that despite the pro-choice movement’s propaganda that claims abortion is beneficial to women, at least some women suffer from grief and guilt after their abortions. ... discuss

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (Author), Charlotte Brewster Jordan (Translator) Reader Review: This book depicts in great detail a way of life that is so changed from the ... discuss




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