The mysteries of (the image of) Guadalupe
Incredible it is how many times the Blessed Mother's image as presented at Guadalupe has been perceived on objects and buildings in recent times: windows, trees, even a highway overpass. In the legitimate cases, when it isn't an imaginative reach, what is she trying to tell us? Why is it so prevalent now? Is it simply the influx of Mexicans? Or is there more to it? It's things like that we will be delving into during our journey as well as in the bo
Credited by many as the founder of the woman’s rights movement, and herself the mother of 7 children, Elizabeth Stanton was clear that she considered abortion to be a form of infanticide, and therefore rejected it totally. She also blamed men for abortion, saying that it was a symptom of the oppression of women (rather than a sign of their empowerment!).
If you live His word
I believe that there is something to the apparitions at Medjugorje, and the Blessed Mother is being used by God to try to reach us and bring us all into a deep loving relationship with Jesus. Many non-Catholics go there, as well as others from other religions. Muslims and Hindus and those who are more agnostic, yet each find that they come closer to God, many coming to Jesus. I think this message is truly beautiful, one of the best I believe that have come out of
Nurse Quits After Witnessing Abortion on 4-Pound Baby Girl
(LiveActionNews) — The essay “Products of Conception” is a first-hand account from a nurse who worked in a hospital that did abortions. It’s appeared in a little-known book called “The Abortion Debate: TCU Voices,” which was released in 2012.
Learning About The Quran ... From A Catholic Archbishop
For years, Fitzgerald has been urging his fellow Christians to acquaint themselves with Islam and its holy book, the Quran. It has been a challenging mission at a time when many non-Muslims associate Islam with violence and when many Muslims think the West has declared war on their faith.
Miracles, like those connected to the appearance or the intercession of the Virgin Mary, cannot possibly be explained as work of Satan. Miracles which, for all intents and purposes, draw millions to Jesus Christ Himself. When I dug deep into the historical miracles of the Catholic Church, especially those connected with the intercession and appearance of the Virgin Mary, I knew I had something enormous to contend with. What I found, dear reader, blew my mind.
Do young atheists bond in a collective flight from death?
Written by Michael Tymn (Michael Tymn's blog)
A web site called The Friendly Atheist recently came to my attention. The first thing that struck me was that the editor and eight of the nine regular contributors all appeared to be in their 20s or early 30s, the ninth contributor perhaps in his 50s. Their brief biographies suggested that most of them were raised in religious homes and are now rebelling against organized religion without a
This is another great piece by James Behrens. As usual he brings in a
story that goes along with the Scriptures. I have permission to share this.
The Pharisee and the Publican
A friend of mine recently told me that she does not feel God’s presence
in her life. She said that she does not doubt the existence of God but
that she had no sense of his presence in the daily routines of her life.
She is active in her church. She is married and the mother of grown
children. I know her she is
James is a very good writer who has a gift of writing about life and seeing God and grace at work in all situations. I would like to share one of his writings with you. I knew James’s mother and loved her. She was intelligent, insightful, with a good sense of humor. His family is close knit and it shows in how they loved and took care of their mother. I hope you like the story that he has given me permission to share.
The Noon Day Devil
During the last year or so of my mom’s life she woul
This is from a very good friend, her name is Gail Bardis I want to share what she sent this morning.
Good Morning, After the Bible, I enjoy the dictionary. It contains the words that define our lives..our world. A word that I have recently become involved with is self. It is worth checking out the long list of self words in the dictionary..self-doubt, self-hate, self-isolation, self-mocking, self-obsessed, self-control, self-centered....Try using these words to describe yourself and to describe
This is a good article, especially for those in ministry, but most people get something from reading this article by John Brentsten.
All of the places that ever meant anything to me lie in ruins. My holy places have turned to dust and ashes. Rubble. After all, Jesus did warn me, “Truly I tell you, not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down” (Matt. 24:2).
You think I am exaggerating? Consider the wreckage of these sacred places:
Does Religion Really Have a "Smart-People Problem"?
January 12, 2015
Daniel Dennett, one of the “four horsemen” of contemporary atheism, proposed in 2003 that those who espouse a naturalist, atheist worldview should call themselves “the brights,” thereby distinguishing themselves rather clearly from the dim benighted masses who hold on to supernaturalist convictions. In the wake of Dennett’s suggestion, many atheists have brought forward what they take to be ample evidence that the smartest pe
The singer took to U2's website to break down the ABC's of 2014 and included everything from expletives to pop culture icons to Nobel-winning inspirations, adding the Son of God into the mix of it:
"The Christmas story has a crazy good plot with an even crazier premise—the idea goes, if there is a force of love and logic behind the universe, then how amazing would it be if that incomprehensible power chose to express itself as a child born in [expletive] and straw poverty. ...