Category Archives: Prayer

Entrepreneurs of Grace : How A Bracelet Business Encourages Prayer

Pope Francis is coming to visit us at the end of this month.  While exploring the website of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia – the event that originally occasioned his visit—I  “clicked” on the “shop” tab out of curiosity about what kind of merchandise I would find. Among the t-shirts, rosaries and commemorative […]

Class of 2019: Go to Mass

This post is authored by Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley, Director of Notre Dame Center for Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. It was originally published on August 25, 2015 at “Oblation: Liturgy and Life,” and is republished with permission. Today, the University of Notre Dame holds its opening of the school year Mass. Participating […]

‘Jenner’ Ideology: An Embrace of Evil, A Cry for Help

The recent “Vanity Fair” cover featuring Bruce Jenner posing as “Caitlyn” is something none of us will ever be able to un-see. This singular airbrushed, photo-shopped mishmash of visual cues is a disturbingly effective expression of both wounded human nature and the nature of evil. And we need to have some understanding of what it […]

40 Days for Marriage

  The Supreme Court is deliberating right now whether or not there is a constitutional right to same-sex ‘marriage.’ This ruling could impact children, the family, and the future of America for generations to come. The court is expected to announce its ruling by the last day of June, which is precisely 40 days from […]

Courage and Faith at Benedictine College – UPDATE: VIDEO

A remarkable story of courage and faith reached its climax on the commencement stage at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where I work, last weekend. As Kristen Adlhoch walked off with her degree to her waiting wheelchair, everyone on stage had to wipe away tears — including commencement honorees Dayton Moore of the Kansas City […]

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 […]



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