Category Archives: Prayer

10 Ways the Church Is Rising

  We are used to thinking of Christianity as a spent force, a dying ancient religion that had its day in the sun and now is over and done with. That is exactly how his opponents thought of Jesus on the original Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. If the Church is the body […]

This Triduum, Pray for Those Fomenting Hatred Against Christians in Indiana

Honestly, did anyone expect the situation to get this bad in Indiana? Every single day seems to bring worse news. The situation of the O’Connor family in particular has me sick to my stomach. Local news ABC 57 went looking for a restaurant owner that would go on camera to share their beliefs and found […]

Modern Martyrs’ Stations of the Cross

Opening prayer: Lord Jesus, Pope Francis has asked us to contemplate “the martyrs of our own time” saying, “They refuse to deny Jesus and they endure insult and injury with dignity. They follow him on his way.” Help us learn from them to follow in your footsteps. First Station Pilate condemns Jesus “Crucify him!” they […]

Mercy on Mesopotamia

First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the […]

Out of the mouth of Babes

Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”  Jonah 3 If you haven’t seen this video which has gone viral, watch it now. Here. Mryiam spotted the famous television reporter when he appeared at the refugee camp […]

[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 […]



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