Topic: words

Hawaii  by Hans von Spakovsky: In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called “Native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled ... discuss

Are we there yet? I am sharing here some things we did with ‘what we had in our hands’ that was somewhat specific to our needs and situation.  However, just because your needs or circumst ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  School started around here last Thursday (an odd day to start to my way of thinking!)  But the cross country season has al ... discuss

Text: Matthew 16:21-28Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.If the Apostle Peter would have gotten his way, you and I would be left in our sins and damn ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 31, 2014 / 09:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians must avoid the temptation to conform to the world, Pope Francis cautioned Aug. 31, stressing that they should instead allow their fai ... discuss

"Surely the Lord purposes precious friendships as quiet whispers of encouragement along the paths we walk." -Kala Allen (my sister-in-law)Five years ago this month, the Lord brought a very special fri ... discuss

Visiting my granddaughter, a freshman at the University of Steubenville, I took a turn around the bookstore and picked up Alice Von Hildebrand's biography of her husband Dietrich, The Soul of a Lion. ... discuss

At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English trans ... discuss

the Apostle of Northumbria (died 651), was the founder and first bishop of the monastery on the island of Lindisfarne in England. A Christian missionary, he is credited with restoring Christianity to ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Today we remember the Passion of St. John the Baptist whose prophetic ministry aimed against those in power stands in stark contrast with the following news from the Cathol ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliAt Priests for Life, Alveda King explains why PFL plans to continue its lawsuit against the HHS Mandate, despite the government’s attempt a ... discuss

Moral theologian William Smith once commented that “all social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering.” In today’s 140-character Twitter world, what this means is that it is not very hard ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli At Priests for Life, Alveda King explains why PFL plans to continue its lawsuit against the HHS Mandate, despite the government’s att ... discuss

Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter BrueggemannIt’s a weekly retirement from your career. You can find out who you are without your job getting in the way, without your ... discuss

So the headline in the New York Times reads “Young, Fearless and Not Into Dragons: Ruby Rae Spiegel’s Play ‘Dry Land’ Confronts Abortion.” You know the Times would drool over any play about ... discuss

More details are coming in about an outrageous lawsuit in South Africa that has the mother of a child with Down syndrome suing on her 6-year-old son’s behalf for damages because she would have h ... discuss

Arlene Dahl for Desert Legionvia Not Pulp CoversI love this. The costuming should have won an award! And how about that sultry look? It is classic not only for what it is portraying but for a picture ... discuss

The Rhyme and Reason of Love and Life - by Tony Funderburk Forever. It’s a word that seals two words together and conjures up hazy images for most people. It’s a word used in countless son ... discuss

 “Pro-Choice,” “Pro-toys,” and “Do-It-Yourself Abortions” By Dave Andrusko Ruby Rae SpiegelSo the headline in the New York Times reads “Young, Fearless and Not Into Drago ... discuss

The word depression has many stereotypes, so permit me to disband a few for you. I am not sad all the time. I do not cry all the time. Something tragic never happened to me, I lead a very normal life ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 29, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A former Korean ambassador to the Holy See spoke of the effects of Pope Francis' recent visit to South Korea, saying that all of Asia now ... discuss

Here are some good Kindle deals: Desperate by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson ($0.99); Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke ($0.99); The Real Face of Atheism by Ravi Zacharias ($2.99); Letters To a ... discuss

On June 24, we celebrated the birthday of St. John the Baptist; today we honor the anniversary of his martyrdom.Shortly after he had baptized Jesus, John the Baptist began to denounce Herod Antipas, t ... discuss

Aug 28 - Homily: Prepare for the Master's Coming Fr. Maximilian comments on the words of Our Lord in today's Gospel, reminding us to "be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man w ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. Maternity brings to mind a quartet of virtues that a mother possesses in a pre-eminent way:  creativity, tenderness, enthusiasm, and godliness. Creativity: Joszef Cardinal Min ... discuss

This past week (and especially the last couple of days) have been a little strange for me. I've found myself speechless more often than not for a multitude of reasons. The two biggest reasons have som ... discuss

“I regard it as absurd, you say it’s self-evident.” That caustic remark -- one of many -- from Judge Richard Posner, during the August 26 oral arguments regarding Indiana and Wiscons ... discuss

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We’ve all been shocked by the barbarism we’ve seen committed in the name of Islam. But what about the respectable barbarism we see around us every day? It’s pretty clear when a worldview is barb ... discuss

Atheist writer Richard Dawkins created a firestorm of controversy last week with his comments justifying the abortion of babies with Down syndrome. Now, out of South Africa, comes a story of a woman w ... discuss

Samuel Prout, 1783 - 1852, Laundresses before the Wasserturm, Nurembergvia National Gallery of ArtThe inspiration for today's art came from Lines and Colors which features a lovely French street scene ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends, Baseball great Lou Gehrig is one of my heroes. His photo is on the wall of my office and I recall vividly seeing his uniform a ... discuss

 WaPo Blogger: Abortion Is ‘A Deeply Affirmative Value’By Katie YoderCarter EskewIn a piece for The Washington Post, blogger Carter Eskew recently argued, “It’s time for a new dialogue on ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our ... discuss

Folks around Midlothian, Texas are raising a ruckus after the school district boarded up a pair of dedication plaques at two local elementary schools. “Because of the plaque’s questionable consti ... discuss

I hate sin. Sin is destructive. Sin is insane. Sin is maddening. Sin is just plain stupid. Yet sin is also so alluring, so tempting, and always so close at hand. Even while we fight sin, sin f ... discuss

Credit:  deepertruthblog.blogspot.comI have written here more than once that I am fearful that there is a great schism building up in the Catholic Church.  I feel it is coming from the tradi ... discuss

Saint Moses Murin the Black lived during the fourth century in Egypt. He was an Ethiopian, and he was black of skin and therefore called “Murin” (meaning “like an Ethiopian”). In his youth he ... discuss

Philippe de Champaigne, Saint Augustine, c. 1645-1650By Jean M. HeimannToday, August 28th, is the feast of St. Augustine, a Western Father of the Church whose conversion to Christianity is well-known ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma Being “released” sounds so ordinary, perhaps even positive. To the citizens portrayed in Lois Lowry’s The Giver (a recently released movie and young adult fiction favorite), b ... discuss

Aurelius Augustinus, Augustine of Hippo, or Saint Augustine (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) was one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity, there considered to ... 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

Vatican City, Aug 27, 2014 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A South Korea-based U.S. missionary who frequently crosses the border to North Korea to bring medicine and support says that Pope Francis' visit ... discuss

“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.”  AKJV   (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) In this enigmatic book, Song of Solomon, we find, interpreted ... discuss

Q - I have little children who are sometimes loud during Mass. Sometimes they just babble a bit or talk a little too loud, but other times they are downright wailing and fussing. I want to participate ... discuss

Dr. Bill Smith, Editor:  Get your favorite refreshment and digest read this "meat and potatoes" digest by Nelson Heltberg.  It is indeed time for the establishment of a "Proper Foreign Polic ... discuss

Painting of Augustine of Hippo and his mother Monica of Hippo,Ary Scheffer, 1846via WikipediaWidow; born of Christian parents at Tagaste, North Africa, in 333; died at Ostia, near Rome, in 387.She was ... discuss

Illustrated by George Avison. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928.via Books and ArtI think I've mentioned before that I'm ready for some football. And if the uniforms all looked like this I'd be even rea ... discuss

Now we’ve done it. Pro-life critics of the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge, which tacitly supports embryonic stem-cell research, have drawn the ire of Amanda Marcotte. At Slate, the notorious ... discuss

Richard Dawkins created a firestorm last week when he responded to one of his regular followers on Twitter who said she didn’t know what she would do if she found out she was pregnant with a child w ... discuss

This letter was written by Donna Goodwin and published in the New York Daily News on August 27, 2014.Assisted suicide brings with it consequences on society that The Times’ editorial board igno ... discuss

Originally published in The Post-Abortion Review 3(2) Spring 1995. Copyright 1995 Elliot Institute, this 3 part article by David C. Reardon, Ph.D., is still one of my favorite series of articles on a ... discuss

It’s official. Like Belgium, The Netherlands has completely lost any sense of respect for the law and has leapt, lemming like off the moral cliff. Dutch news is reporting on the euthanasia deat ... discuss

 New York Times too busy trashing supporters of women-protecting laws to see why they are so important By Dave Andrusko I shouldn’t but I actually do enjoy reading the New York Times ... discuss

Richard Dawkins created a firestorm last week when he responded to one of his regular followers on Twitter who said she didn’t know what she would do if she found out she was pregnant with a chi ... discuss

(Zenit.org) — The British Parliament is currently considering the legalization of assisted suicide. The act under consideration was introduced by Lord Falconer and eschews the term “suicide,” p ... discuss

When Jesus comes to judge us, He will say to some, "Because I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me to drink, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me." ... discuss

I wrote before about how I feel about creepy crawlies lately. Last night my bladder alarm awoke me from my two hours of sleep. In other words, it was about 2 a.m. While I was in the bath room on the p ... discuss

Today, August 27, is the feast of St. Monica, patron saint of mothers and married women. She is a saint I admire so much for her tenacity, patience, and perseverance in prayer for the conversion of he ... discuss

Louisa learned to keep her opinions to herself.  John Quincy severely warned her never to criticize him, especially about his clothes.  Years later, she wrote that "hanging and marriage were ... discuss

NOW WHY WOULD AMERICANS BE ANGRY ABOUT THE LAZINESS, INDIFFERENCE & SHEER USELESSNESS OF AMERICA’S GOLFER-IN-CHIEF … AMERICA IS SUDDENLY ANGRY AT THE LAXITY, INCOMPETENCE, AND POLARIZING ... discuss

“Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to mov ... discuss

This article will be a continuation of my previous article, which you can read here. Richard Dawkins recently sent a barbaric tweet regarding his belief that it would be immoral not to abort an unborn ... discuss

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by Susie Allen, host of the blog,Pro-Life in TN, and KelliAt First Things, J.D. Flynnpens a beautiful response to noted atheist Richard Dawkins’ controversial Tweet about the “ ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli At First Things, J.D. Flynn pens a beautiful response to noted atheist Richard Dawkins’ controversial Tweet about the “immorali ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2014 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Participants in the annual Ratzinger “schulerkreis” study group were overjoyed at seeing the retired pontiff in good health, noting ... discuss

Hanna Pauli, Breakfast-Time, 1887via Lines and ColorsIsn't this a lovely, sun-dappled scene? I can hear the birds, feel a cool breeze, small the coffee. ... discuss

After I read an article about athiest Richard Dawkins tweeting out that it is “immoral” to not abort babies with Down Syndrome because they are “diagnosed before they have human feel ... discuss

by David C. Reardon, Ph.D. The idea that “abortion is an act of despair” is one of the key points I have always tried to stress in my writing and speaking engagements. Despair is not only the dr ... discuss

 “How self-righteousness and cold rationalizations blur distinctions between man and monster” By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This ran earlier this year. It is particularly rele ... discuss

Betsy has started college* and will soon begin her dream job. Her work-study assignment is (drum roll, please): reading tutor in an elementary school. This is a rich and lovely thing indeed, as this i ... discuss

Except for Obamacare! As Obamacare’s rollout continues, the tens of thousands of pages of regulations it spawned are making more and more trouble for Americans.The AP writes today, “If your inc ... discuss

President Barack Obama has been hiding from world debacles and leadership responsibilities on the golf course, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote in a commentary over the weekend, assailing ... discuss

by Stephen Moore: America has a deficit of workers. Willing workers. Capable workers. Skilled, or at least semi-skilled workers, who can do a job and do it well. There are at least one million jobs ... discuss

From: drude Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 Subject: Guess who was missing at funeral of highest r... Guess who was missing at funeral of our highest ranking officer killed in combat Respect. U.S ... discuss

From: drude Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 Subject: Guess who was missing at funeral of highest ranking military officer killed in combat since Vietnam. (update: Hagel attended.)Respect. ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 160 Psalter: Tuesday, Week I, 686 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Tuesday ... discuss

James Madison warned in Federalist 58 that, beyond certain sensible limits, the larger the assembly of lawmakers, the more passion would rule over reason, and a small group of oligarchs would be the r ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: This month we observe the 40th anniversary of the resignation, under threat of imminent impeachment, of President Richard M. Nixon. Nixon aide and loyalist Pat ... discuss

Around the world, famous and nonfamous people alike are filming themselves dumping or having dumped ice water on their heads in the new fad called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The dunkee then pays it ... discuss

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"The answer to this question makes all the difference in your life.You ... discuss

A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) news blog featured a story about a new line of clothing for people with Downs Syndrome that has been launched. Karen Bowersox of Mentor OH, has developed a cl ... discuss

The Vatican has released an English translation of the letter from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, regarding the Sign of Peace. * * * 1. «Peace I leave you; my peace I ... discuss

Monday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSS"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.You lock the Kingdom of heaven before men.You do not enter you ... discuss

The Bluespainted by Karin JurickFrom the Art Institute of Chicago, a woman in blue views Claude Monet's 'Irises'. I love Jurick's series of people watching while they view art. ... discuss

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Originally published in The Post-Abortion Review 3(2) Spring 1995. Copyright 1995 Elliot Institute, this 3 part article by David C. Reardon, Ph.D., is still one of my favorite series of articles on ab ... discuss

The Multiverse (credit: Detlev van Ravenswaay / Photo Researchers, Inc)Brethren, Peace be with you.Dr. Paul Harpern, physicist and prolific author, has written a fascinating piece over at PBS' Nova bl ... discuss

Psalm 118: Commentary, by St. Theophan the Recluse; trans. Archpriest Gleb Wleskov; edited by Seraphim Englehardt.Psalm 118 (119 in Protestant Bibles) is the longest chapter of the Bible, and is a uni ... discuss

“Times have changed, Father.  I’m only doing what is perfectly acceptable by our society.” And with these words, the elderly lady explained away her present living condition. ... discuss

Today, August 25, is the feast of St. Louis IX, King of France (1215-1270). A third order Franciscan, he was a just king, a devoted spouse, and the loving father of eleven children.Here are five ... discuss

Utah is embarking, as are other states, on an effort to reform its criminal justice system by convening a Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Writing in Deseret News, Right on Crime signator ... discuss

By Peter Kwasniewski, Ph.D. Back in 1997, I was browsing a bookshop and came upon a book that truly shocked and horrified me. A feminist theologian had written a book wherein she argued that the two g ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution do not abandon religion, they embrace it. They do not, however, require that Americans believe in God, ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 16:13-20Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord T Jesus Christ.  Amen.Jesus was coming into the region of Caesarea Philippi.  It was a region that had roy ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 24, 2014 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Many across Asia from all ages and stages in life voiced their enthusiasm in seeing Pope Francis during his recent visit to South Korea, s ... discuss

“Progressives are not in politics to tinker with the existing system although they understand that tinkering and fixing problems along with way will gain them votes. They are in politics to transfor ... discuss

“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.” – 2 Timothy 4:3 Dear false p ... discuss

7 Words You Didn’t Know Had Christian Origins | ChurchPOP div> ... discuss

At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English trans ... discuss

A life full of riches. Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways! … For from him and through him and for him a ... discuss

The Souls of Aborted Babies - \"A Sure Hope\" I caught this post a few years ago on the souls of aborted babies on the blog \"V for Victory.\" The full article is no longer available online, but here ... discuss

1 You let your 14-year-old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids. 2 The Blue Book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas is in it. 3 You’ve been married thr ... discuss

Funny how this works. It was the same with my late cousin in 1994. My cousin was white and police involved were black and latino. No media frenzy, no government, nothing. The story: While Ferguson, Mi ... discuss

 from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliAmericans United for Life remarks on the Iowa court win upholding the ban on webcam abortions in the state. The ban ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli Americans United for Life remarks on the Iowa court win upholding the ban on webcam abortions in the state. The ban was put in place by the ... discuss

By Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionA journal article on a pilot study concerning assisted suicide in Switzerland has resulted in significant media promotion of the ... discuss

Wood Sandpipertaken by Remo SavisaarWe don't often get the chance to see an inquisitive little fellow like this eye-to-eye as we do in this photograph. I feel incomparably fortunate to have discovered ... discuss

Sarah Palin Blasts Richard Dawkins on Aborting Kid ... discuss

The following article was published by the Missoulian Newspaper on August 21, 2014.Link to the hand-out of this article that can be used in your community.Guest column by BRADLEY WILLIAMSI take except ... discuss

Former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin took Richard Dawkins to task after he created an international controversy with his comments saying parents of unborn children diagno ... discuss

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments released guidelines on the Rite of the Sign of Peace during Mass.In other words, nothing's going to change because most Catholi ... 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

I noticed something about myself recently. I get lazy on the weekends. I look at Friday night through Sunday night as “time off” from godliness. Not that I would actually say that! I woul ... discuss

“I miss you,” wrote a friend a few months ago. Or maybe a few weeks, time is a hazy, undefined mist for me. Mostly, it’s always now. “I miss me, too,” I said. Every word added sharp rocks to ... discuss

Here are some new Kindle deals. To start, Cruciform Press has 5 books marked down to $0.99: Servanthood as Worship by Nate Palmer; Broken Vows by John Greco; But God… by Casey Lute; ... discuss

Orlando, Fla., Aug 22, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Actor Gary Sinise's respect and admiration for military men and women goes far beyond his role as Lieutenant Dan in the popular 1994 film, R ... discuss

The persecution of Christians and other innocent civilians half a world away suddenly hit close to home for Americans this week with news that kidnapped journalist James Foley had been beheaded by me ... discuss

by Bill Smith, Editor: A "Sam Adams" source inside the U.S. Senate shared with the ARRA News service a new Polling report released by Kellyanne Conway, President & CEO of The Polling Company, inc. ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 21, 2014 / 02:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” is the title of the message Pope Francis will deliver for the 2015 World Day of Peace, th ... discuss

Richard Dawkins, atheist author, provocateur, scientist, you must by now be well aware of the furore over your comments yesterday. Comments that it was ‘immoral’ to bring a baby with Down& ... discuss

     Just a reminder to usually use "blind carbon copy" when sending emails.  Normally, emails sent to a group of people doesn't require each recipient to see a list of all ... discuss

Franz Marc, The Red Horses, 1911I came across this painting and loved it immediately. Then I thought maybe I'd featured it before. It certainly seemed familiar. Of course it did. I hadn't featured it ... discuss

From the transcript of today’s edition of The Briefing: I first addressed the issue back on August the 12th, which was then the first opportunity I had to speak to the issue. Since then I have n ... discuss

Vegetable Literacy by Deborah MadisonMy review is at Meanwhile, Back in the Kitchen.============="When the Game Stands Tall" is Not About the GamePia de Solenni agrees with me that When the Game Stand ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Words Music and Pictures of Faith Hope and Love Today I’d like to share a pro life music video from John Elefante. You may remember him as the lead singer for the band, “ ... discuss

In a piece for The Washington Post, blogger Carter Eskew recently argued, “It’s time for a new dialogue on abortion.” Eskew, director at The Glover Park Group (which lobbies for Planned Pa ... discuss

By Connie Nykiel “Sorrow makes us all children again.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson I teach childbirth education to pregnant teenagers. My job is to prepare young parents for parenthood. This includes t ... discuss

Were soldiers of the Herculean cohort; they were standard-bearers, and refused to remove the chrismon (monogram of Christ) from the standard, as had been ordered by Julian the Apostate.Count Julian, u ... discuss

It takes a special man to cram so much wrong into a mere 342 words.  Or an Old Grey Lady. The New York Times’ utterly ridiculous Editorial Board recently as one addressed Title II Internet regulato ... discuss

Tom Roberts, Una Muchacha, 1883via WikipediaI'd never heard of Australian artist Tom Roberts but when Lines and Colors featured his work I knew that I liked what I saw. In this case I especially liked ... discuss

Jill Duggar, daughter of Bob and Michelle Duggar from the reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, is expecting a baby! The Christian Post reports, The couple suspected that Jill was pregnant but several p ... discuss

Washington D.C., Aug 20, 2014 / 02:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Calling for work that honors the dignity of the human person, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenksi of Miami echoed the words of Pope Francis, noting t ... discuss

Via Alex Jones, so take that into account: A document released by the U.S. Army details preparations for “full scale riots” within the United States during which troops may be forced to engage in ... discuss

The Prophet Samuel was the fifteenth and last of the Judges of Israel, living more than 1146 years before the Birth of Christ. He was descended from the Tribe of Levi, and was the son of Elkanah from ... discuss

By CARL BUNDERSON/CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the th ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 20, 2014 / 08:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the three w ... discuss

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about one of the major problems I have with the bodily autonomy argument: that it’s totally at odds with people’s real-life experiences with abortion. In keep ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Words Music and Pictures of Faith Hope and Love When I was younger I remember hearing the expression, “you may have to eat some humble pie”. It was a common way of saying ... discuss

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” – Matthew 5:9How do we deal with the violence, war, and conflicts that we face in our world today?  How can we serve ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In Orwell’s novel Winston Smith, the protagonist, finds himself living in an inhuman world he cannot recognize as normal or natural. Aware of life in London before the ... discuss

Parmigianino, Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror, 1524Via Arts Everyday Living where there are many other self portraits in mirrors to enjoy. I especially enjoyed this one as I thought about the challen ... discuss

St. Louis, Mo., Aug 19, 2014 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following more than a week of protests after the death of an African-American teen, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is asking Catholics to offer ... discuss

“As for us who are strong, our duty is to bear with the weaknesses of those who are not strong, and not seek our own pleasure.” WNT (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) It ... discuss

Holder takes charge: AG heads to Ferguson, ‘flooding’ area with over 40 FEDERAL agents, and the TRUTH is, this shooting is NOT A FEDERAL CASE!! Its a STATE CASE! This man was NOT shot in t ... discuss

Tuesday of Pentecost 10, (August 19, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn John 11:20–27 TITLE: “Looking to Jesus” Friends and family of Bob, especially Glo ... discuss

 An Unborn Child is Counting on You By Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life Editor’s note. This appeared on page 3 of the August edition of National Right to Life News. Y ... discuss

From Renew AmericaBy Stephen StoneIn his well-reasoned book in support of the movement to impeach and remove Barack Obama titled Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachmen ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Words Music and Pictures of Faith Hope and Love Do you know what it means to give grace to others? Grace, according to one of the definitions in the dictionary, is the “free an ... discuss

Well, at least I won’t go to the grave having accomplished nothing. After more than 130 hours of listening, I finally came to the end of William Manchester’s incredible three-volume biogra ... discuss

What the New York Times Wants - Intentionally or Not by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: It takes a special man to cram so much wrong into a mere 342 words. Or an Old Grey Lady.The New Yo ... discuss

August 18 is the optional memorial of St. John Eudes, a French priest who founded of the Society of Jesus and Mary (the Eudists) and the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity.  Pope Leo XIII procla ... discuss

A black teen gets shot by cops, and black people in the neighborhood say, “Kill the cops.” But when black teens shoot other black teens, black people say nothing. If I were the police, I would tak ... discuss

Most of us agree we should stand by our friends, and that we should keep our promises. However, the U.S. has a decidedly mixed record in doing this. I will look at that record, but the reason to reall ... discuss

It seems like people make the mistake of thinking love is about the bedroom. It's not. It's about the emergency room. Love and marriage are about who will sit there and wait.Stephen TobolowskyTruer wo ... discuss

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (www.forerunner.com) – I was in New Orleans for a week in July with Operation Save America (OSA). It was a fitting follow-up to the OSA Regional event held in Kissimmee, ... discuss

Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 plane flight back to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — I recently interviewed Donna, who struggles with feelings of loss, sadness, and guilt over an abortion her mother had before she was born.  Her testimony is raw and honest, a ... discuss

A young man approached Jesus and said,“Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?”He answered him, “Why do you ask me about the good?There is only One who is good.I ... discuss

The recent conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip has reignited debates about moral culpability, civilian casualties, and the actual history of the relationship between Israelis and Pales ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Words Music and Pictures of Faith Hope and Love Have you been getting my music podcasts? Don’t let the word “podcast” scare you off. You don’t have to go insi ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you.This, according to the Catholic News Agency:Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis supports international intervention i ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 18, 2014 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Korean nuns have expressed their excitement at having participated in an audience with Pope Francis, stating that his words on poverty ... discuss

by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit on Monday, August 18 Eyewitness Dorian Johnson told reporters last week his friend Michael Brown was “shot in the back” as he ran from the police. Now we know t ... discuss

This is a game-changer. Talk about “an old wives’ tale.” You’ve heard it said that 1) 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, 2) most marriages that do happen to make it are, nonetheless, ... discuss

9]> < ![endif]--> trip of land, in-between the Mediterranean Sea and Israel’s southwest border, known as the Gaza Strip, has been home to over ten thousand rockets launched at Israel since 2006 a ... discuss

On August 15th, I celebrated my "spiritual birthday." It just so happens to be three days after my birthday.I grew up in a Christian home and Christ was a part of my life from a young age, so I don't ... discuss

  Culture News Sister of aborted baby describes her strugglesI recently interviewed Donna, who struggles with feelings of loss, sadness, and guilt over an abortion her mother had before s ... discuss

Donatello, St. Mark (1411-13)via Wikipedia... it also remains true that Italian sculptors, like those north of the Alps, were moving relentlessly in the same direction: the discovery and representatio ... discuss

For years, pro-choicers on abortion have insisted that they are not “pro abortion.” Indeed, many insisted that the decision is “difficult” and that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare. ... discuss

Rob Reiner: Tea Party Should Be 'Eliminated' Like HamasAnd don't you just love liberal compassion and tolerance? You see it all the time in the comment section of blogs. Matt Walsh got a big taste of ... discuss

“Frodo sighed and was asleep almost before the words were spoken. Sam struggled with his own weariness, and he took Frodo's hand; and there he sat silent till deep night fell. Then at last, to keep ... discuss

 Bitter divisions within pro-abortion movement no longer behind the scenes By Dave Andrusko Sunsara TaylorThanks to Penny Starr for writing about an interview Sunsara Taylor of “Stop ... discuss

Pope Francis’ four day visit to South Korea which ended Monday could already be bearing fruit in helping to provide justice for victims of one of the country’s worst ferry disasters. Fol ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 10:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Calls for peace and reconciliation dominated Pope Francis’ historic apostolic visit to South Korea, which concluded as the Pope boar ... discuss

I participate in a forum where my local newspaper asks a group of people to comment on an issue the newspaper chooses on a rotating basis. My group of correspondents was asked what should be done abou ... discuss

We now have two new saints enrolled in heaven, Pope St. John XXIII and Pope St. John Paul II. Pope Francis gave a beautiful sermon in the canonization Mass that sheds much light on the role of the Ch ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Tuesday, Week IV, 1129 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Tuesda ... discuss

“The family remains the basic unit of society and the first school in which children learn the human, spiritual and moral values which enable them to be a beacon of goodness, integrity and justice i ... discuss

The following sermon is posted/printed with the permission of the bride and groom, Jordan and Heather Swanson.  Text:  1 Corinthians 13 Grace and peace to you, Jordan and Heather, from ... 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

Text:  Matthew 15:21-28Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.She was a dog.  Worse than a mere lap dog, but one of those yippy dogs that circles yo ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Words Music and Pictures of Faith Hope and Love There’s a book called “Hope Is Not A Strategy” by an author named Rick Page. (I made that a link since I’m men ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Words Music and Pictures of Faith Hope and Love Faith is a gift, given to us by our Creator, and… …faith is a gift we give ourselves. But it’s very important to not ... discuss

The following is my own testimony which I wrote for the USCCB in 2000.  “We are to show to those in need His goodness to ourselves . . .” This phrase at Mass speaks to my heart. It reminds ... discuss

Below is the text of the discourse Pope Francis gave at this afternoon at 4:30, local time, at the concluding Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day in the square within the wall of the Castle of Haemi in So ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014 / 09:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A deep understanding of our identity as Christians is needed to combat the modern tendency to reduce the faith to superficiality, Pope Fra ... discuss

All people? Really? The foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, ministering to him, loving the name of the LORD, and becoming his servants—all who keep the Sabbath free from profanation and hol ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has received a warm welcome from the Korean people, many of whom praise him for his acts of compassion, stating that he has t ... discuss

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

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

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

Pyongyang, North Korea, Aug 15, 2014 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- North Korea could in time have its first canonized saint, since last year the death of the Bishop of Pyongyang, who was disappeared by ... discuss

“We do not mostly provide preventative medical care [or] cure diseases or prevent them. What we do is social change.”  So writes Daniel E. Pellegrom of Pathfinder International in a recent sc ... discuss

At first, it looks like Utopia – war, violence, and diseases have been eliminated. Every family has a wife, husband, and children living in picturesque “dwellings” in perfectly ordered communit ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 15, 2014 / 08:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a press briefing with journalists following their lunch with Pope Francis, a Chinese and a Pakistani youth recall meeting the pontiff, ... discuss

Dear Young Friends, "It is good for us to be here!" (Mt 17:4). These words were spoken by Saint Peter on Mount Tabor as he stood in the presence of Jesus transfigured in glory. Truly it is good for ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Words Music and Pictures of Faith Hope and Love Here’s a worldview definition. See if it’s how you’d describe it. That’s a fair worldview definition, but it m ... discuss

Contact Lindsay Vessey, Coptic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, coptadvoacy@copticsoldiarity.com WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity condemns the grossly inadequate and slow ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Moody Publishers. They are offering some excellent books this week. There will be 5 winners, and each of those winners will receive the fol ... discuss




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