A lesson in traditional Catholic church architecture – and the Bible

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They don’t make them like this anymore

Long before most people could read, the Church was preaching the Gospel. And to do so, she used the very structure of her buildings to preach. Many of our older builds are a sermon in stone and stained glass.

The Scriptures come alive in our art, statues, paintings, and majestic stained glass windowsthat soar along the walls of our Churches like jewels of light. Even the height and shape of our older churches preach the word. The height draws our sights up to heaven as if to say, Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, seek the things that are above where Christ is seated at God’s right hand (Col 3:1). And the shape of most of our older churches is the shape of a cross. As if to say, May I never glory in anything, save the Cross of my Lord Jesus Christ(Gal 6:14).

My own Parish Church is a sermon in stone and wood and glass.

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An estimated 20,000 people showed up in DC for MLK 50th. Media goes crazy. What about the 200,000+ pro-lifer’s who have showed up every January for the last 40 years?

The “crowd” in the grossly-over-reported 50th Anniversary observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech has been eclipsed, by a factor of at least ten, every year for forty years by pro-lifers who have marched, since 1974, in annual remembrance of the mega-lethal Roe v Wade decision. Indeed, the annual headcount at any one of these marches would rival or beat the attendance at the original event of 1963 that was recalled this Aug. 28, 2013.

These regular, massive pro-life gatherings are scarcely ever recognized by the “information” media, let alone reported. Yet the victims of “discrimination” and “lynchings” from legalized abortion–in any given year–exceed the numbers who suffered from race-based discrimination and death in all of our country’s history.

Submitted by Mark H.

If quoting the Bible or the Catechism equals hate, then night has surely come to the West.

Homosexual activists and advocates often state that they merely want recognition and certain legal rights, and that churches and other objectors to their life style remain free to have their opinions and state them in a free culture. And any expressed fears regarding compulsory recognition or punitive measures directed against objectors are dismissed as fear mongering.

Never mind that these fears are based in real experiences in Canada and Europe where clergy have been arrested and fined for presenting the biblical case against homosexuality in the pulpits of their own churches or the pages of their bulletins.

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Live Action President Lila Rose calls on America’s “big three” news distributors – ABC, CBS, and CNN – to stop censoring the facts of the abortion debate.

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In God We Trust: A few other things worth remembering this Memorial Day.

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There’s an extraordinary amount of Judeo-Christian religious tradition incorporated into the design elements of the Nation’s Capitol – especially for a nation that is often portrayed today as “secular”.

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Submitted by John Z.

93 photos of the 2013 Washington, D.C. March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Huddled under winter coats and hats and scarves, hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists gathered on the Mall in Washington D.C. this morning to send a clear message to politicians in the Capitol, and the whole country: 40 years is too long, abortion must end! But despite the frigid January temperatures, the crowd, made up largely of teens and young adults, was boisterous, with many groups chanting pro-life slogans and singing hymns as they walked.

This year’s March marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, since which an estimated 55 million babies have been killed by abortion in America.

While accurate estimates of the number of attendees at the march are hard to come by, organizers had said in the days leading up to the event that all signs pointed to a record-breaking crowd. Hotels in the D.C area sold out far in advance of when they normally do, and organizers installed two jumbotrons just to ensure that all marchers could get a glimpse of what was happening on the stage.

Last year’s march was estimated at around 400,000 participants, likely putting this year’s at the half million mark, or even beyond.

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Late term abortionist: I choose to focus on the important service I’m providing…

People feel morally justified to say “this is wrong” because they’re led to think it’s close to murder. I think that jeopardizes us, by conflating abortion with an issue that would cause moral outrage.

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Editor’s note: What is this guy smoking? Abortion is not close to murder. It is murder! Innocent human beings are being intentionally and systematically chopped up into little pieces and having their brains sucked out … right up until the moment of birth … for the sake of convenience.

This is nothing less than murder for hire! I am morally outraged … and rightly so!

As for Sarah Kliff, the alleged “journalist” who wrote this embarrassingly one-sided piece, for the Washington Post … shame on you!