Category Archives: Prayer

White Sox Catcher: I Love Praying the Rosary

  Meet Tyler Flowers, catcher for the Chicago White Sox. In a recent interview with the Catholic New World, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the major league baseball player spoke about his devotion to the Blessed Mother. I love to pray rosaries, which are very Christ-centered. In fact, Jesus’ name is literally at [...]

The time has come to start a devotion to the Martyrdom of John the Baptist

Catholics who are deeply concerned about sexual immorality in our country should join me in a novena to the Martyrdom of John the Baptist. In fact, I think 21st century Catholics should develop a special devotion centered on his martyrdom–not on John the Baptist in general (a different feast day), but specifically on his martyrdom. [...]

10 Ways Living with a Toddler is Supremely Awesome

The Huffington Post blog had a post yesterday entitled “10 Ways Living With a Toddler Is Like Being in Prison.” Yes, it was mildly humorous, and yes, some of the sentiments will resonate with parents of children of that age, and yes, there is some comfort in sharing stories and jokes about our kids to [...]

The Pope’s Friend Mary

My wife just consecrated herself to Mary today (using Fr. Michael Gaitley’s book) , and I’m preparing to do the same (on Sept. 8, along with Benedictine College). A good part of the inspiration for doing so is Pope Francis, a man of deep Marian piety. Let me count the ways he is a friend [...]

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Mainstream media outlets are now reporting that the mystery of the so-called “angel priest” has been “solved.” After many days of wondering, we now know that the priest who appeared at the scene of a horrific accident in Missouri was not an angel from heaven or a long-dead saint, but just an ordinary (as it [...]

Should We Pray for the Conversion of America?

At the request of the pope, Catholics used to pray after Mass for the conversion of Russia–or so we have often heard.  This custom has long since been discontinued.  Whenever it comes to my mind, however, I wonder if it should be revived in a new form.  Should Catholics today pray after Mass for the conversion [...]

What would you do if you had one week to live?

Given the attention the media has paid to the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, it’s hard for us not to think about our own mortality. There’s nothing wrong with thinking about death. In fact, if anything we should think about death more often. It helps remind us that this life is not all there is. [...]

Desmond Tutu says he would rather go to hell than worship a “homophobic” God

Last Friday the United Nations announced a “global outreach campaign” aimed at combating what it believes is “anti-gay violence and repression.” According to CBS News, the goal of the initiative is to “change public attitudes around the world on [LGBT] issues that have bitterly divided the U.N.’s own member states.” To show the global community [...]


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