Prayers: Rep Gabrielle Giffords, many others, shot in Arizona

Please pray for all involved: U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday. Giffords, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting her first “Congress on Your Corner” event at the Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Pet... More


In New Year, Pope makes call for young people to use social media fruitfully

As a young person who uses social communications, I’m inspired: Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for January 2011 is: “That young people may learn to use modern means of social communication for their personal growth and to better prepare themselves to serve society”. AmP’s Facebook and Twitter are two good places to start! UPDATE: Apparently the Vatican... More

The Pope’s December Intentions

Advent is a time for solidarity among Catholics, other Christians, and all people of goodwill, says the pope: Vatican Square, December 2002 Benedict XVI’s general prayer intention for December is: “That our personal experience of suffering may be an occasion for better understanding the situation of unease and pain which is the lot of many people who are alone, sick or aged, and... More

One week after attack, Catholic Iraqis return to mourn

We must never forget our Catholic brothers and sisters who are under attack in Iraq. To get to Mass at Our Lady of Salvation Church on Sunday, worshipers had to pass through a blockade of police trucks, past armed sentries on the rooftop, and through a security checkpoint where they were frisked for weapons and explosives. Some came in mourning black, many in tears, most in a spirit of quiet ... More

The Pope’s November Intentions

Direct from the source (well, via yours truly): Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for November is: “That victims of drugs or of other dependence may, thanks to the support of the Christian community, find in the power of our saving God strength for a radical life-change”. His mission intention is: “That the Churches of Latin America may move ahead with the continent-... More

Pope’s October prayer intentions focus on Catholic Universities

From the heart of Rome: Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for October is: “That Catholic universities may more and more be places where, in the light of the Gospel, it is possible to experience the harmonious unity existing between faith and reason”. His mission intention is: “That World Mission Day may afford an occasion for understanding that the task of proclaim... More


Prayers and thoughts for 9/11

Today is the anniversary of the September 11th attacks which resulted in the death of almost 3,000 innocent Americans. For my generation, September 11th will always have a place in our memory just as the assassination of President Kennedy left an indelible mark on my parents’ generation. September 11th, 2001 was my first day of college. A day I woke up to the reality that there are those ... More



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