Category Archives: Prayer

The Last Words of 30 Saints

As we approach the end of the liturgical year, we draw our attention to the last things that await beyond the grave. The great feasts of All Saints and All Souls commemorate our beloved dead, but they also remind us of the impermanence of our worldly existence and the eternal judgment in the spiritual realm. [...]

Prayers For Hunting

Autumn is in full swing, and that means a lot of good things are happening:  football and tailgating…raking leaves and wearing sweaters…hot cider and cinnamon donuts. Mmm, donuts. And for millions of Americans, autumn means something else besides the cranberry scones and the pumpkin spice lattes. It means hunting season. Books could be written (books [...]

Oklahoma City Archbishop Exorcises Site of Black Mass

The black mass held on Sunday, Sept. 21, may not have been all its organizers wanted it to be, but that doesn’t mean nothing responded when they called upon dark forces. Thanks to a property-rights suit filed on behalf of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City by attorney Michael Caspino of Orange County, California, the self-proclaimed [...]

Shipwreck and Cynicism

Last July, Pope Francis made his first papal trip outside of Rome to the Italian island of Lampedusa: a narrow slab of rock 70 miles off the Tunisian coast and a major point of entry to the EU for migrants (mostly illegal) fleeing poverty, violence and, upheaval in East Africa, North Africa, and the greater [...]

UPDATED — EWTN Joins the Prayer War Against the Oklahoma City Black Mass (Video)

The Oklahoma City black mass is going on as planned at the Civic Center on Sunday, Sept. 21, but in a somewhat altered form. The usually nude female “altar” will be wearing lingerie, vinegar replaces human urine, and the pilfered Consecrated Host has been returned to its rightful owner, the Catholic Church, in the person [...]


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