Category Archives: Prayer

[VIDEO] Little Iraqi Girl Forgives ISIS, Bring Reporter to Tears

Last summer, ISIS militants drove this little Christian girl, Myriam, and her family from their home in Qaraqosh, Iraq. A reporter found her residing in a refugee camp in Kurdistan — and her answers to his questions brought him to tears. Her words are proof that the faith is still strong in the Middle East. Please […]

Lives of the Martyrs: Heroes ISIS Gave Us

I gave a talk last night in Bendena, Kansas, about martyrs of the 21st century, starting with the Coptic Christians of Egypt and working backwards to some of those killed in the 9/11 attacks on America. Here is some of what I shared of the martyrs we learned about Feb. 15 in the ISIS beheading […]

The Bishop, Job and the Problem of Whining

At his regular blog at the Madison Catholic Herald, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of the Diocese of Madison (Wisconsin) posted a Lenten observation relating to the Book of Job, a literary masterpiece from the Old Testament that deals with the suffering of the innocent. The summary at the Website of the United States Conference of […]

40 Ways to Win Lent

  This is not a list of things to give up.  That list is here. This is a list of things to do during Lent.  Maybe you can pick a few and commit to them. And if you lose steam, don’t get discouraged – ever!  Come back to the list any time and start over, because […]

Manifest Lessons

January 6th is the Solemnity of the Epiphany.  The word comes from the Greek epiphaneia, meaning “manifestation” or “appearance.”  In the Western Church, We typically associate Epiphany with the visitation of the gift-bearing Magi or Wise Men or Three Kings to the Holy Family and newborn child Jesus.  In the United States, the feast has […]

He Who Must Not Be Named: 10 Christmas Jesus Disses

Like it or not, Jesus is coming this Christmas. Many people don’t like it at all. Some call it Christophobia, though that designation recently took a hit. Some call it “the war on Christmas” but Stephen Colbert and others have mocked that into near oblivion. Whatever you want to call it, modern American culture loves […]

Ferguson: Hope and the Limits of Justice

It seems perhaps the only thing everyone agrees upon regarding the events of August 9th is this: Michael Brown is dead and he was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson. But we’ve known that since the day it happened. Last night’s announcement that a grand jury had declined to indict Darren Wilson produced a […]


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