Category Archives: Prayer

On November 13, Celebrate the First American Saint

The American Catholic Almanac, co-written by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson, is a daily reader of American Catholics who changed the United States.  From the American founding through the present day, the book follows saints and sinners, heroes, children, politicians, athletes, and artists who all have one thing in common:  their Catholic faith.  Get your copy […]

A Saint from Staten Island?

  He died thousands of miles from his family’s home. Sixteen months after his death, he was awarded the United States’ highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Honor. Now, he is on track to become an American saint. Meet Fr. Vincent Capodanno, known to his comrades in arms as the ‘Grunt Padre’ or ‘Father Vince.’ […]

Benjamin Watson, Coach Joe Kennedy, Satan & the War on Prayer

Tight end Benjamin Watson of the New Orleans Saints is a standout on the football field. He recently delighted Saints fans and fantasy-football owners by finishing a second straight home game with more than 100 receiving yards (and a touchdown), as the Saints were victorious over the New York Giants on Nov. 1 (All Saints Day, […]

From “The Exorcist” to the Communion of Saints

A review of William Peter Blatty’s “Finding Peter”     Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, in the presence of hundreds of local residents, officially recognized the “Exorcist steps” (the memorable staircase from the movie) as a tourist attraction last Friday, just in time for Halloween. On hand was Exorcist author and screenwriter William Peter Blatty, […]

The Eucharist, Our Only Hope for a Preoccupied World

  “I cannot compass all I have/ for all thou hast and art are mine.” As Lumen Gentium reminds us, The Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” (11).  It is a mystery that constantly challenges and encourages us. The Eucharist perpetually reveals to us new truths of what love is. I […]

You Are Right

  It often seems that today’s Christians also think that it is permissible to create divisions in the Church, the Body of Christ, to celebrate the Eucharist without looking after the neediest of our brothers, to aspire to better charisms without being aware that each is a member of the other, and so forth. The […]

Pope Francis Visits 9/11 Memorial

I don’t like writing about man-made mass atrocity. Every time I do, I access memories and emotions of the Oklahoma City bombing. Pope Francis stood at the monument for the Twin Towers. He spoke with and touched the families of those who died there. We, the grieving American people, have built a beautiful memorial on […]

The Gospel of Happiness, a Study of Positive Psychology & Christianity

“The Everlasting Man” opens with one of the most brilliant and beautiful analogies: G.K. Chesterton likens the Christian faith to a mountain, a sloping lovely place upon which many are blessed to be born.  These cradle-Christians might be tempted to travel far to find something to admire.  Yet if they did leave, they would see, […]



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