Congressional Chaplain Fr. Patrick Conroy’s prayer for wisdom in fiscal cliff negotiations

It’s being reported by multiple outlets that a deal to avert the fiscal cliff is “within sight.” The specifics are still a bit murky, but if the president and congressional leaders come to an agreement, let it not be said that prayer didn’t have something to do with it. During a pro-forma session of the House of Representatives last Thursday (video of which can be found here) Congressional... More

Rude Awakening

Well, that didn’t take long. Walk out of Mass. See man jump out of cab, stuck in traffic, who yells, “He’s such an [expletive]! Walk on, approach presidential motorcade. Realize why I had opened to this Prayer for Peace (St. John of the Cross, pray for us) a few minutes earlier: O blessed Jesus, give me stillness of soul in You. Let your mighty calmness reign in me. Rule me, O You, King of ... More
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DC Intern Mugged While Praying Rosary: “I Credit My Life to Mary’s Intercession.”

Every summer Washington DC is inundated with interns, who often don’t realize how unsafe this city can still be in many places. Thankfully – this young woman was prepared, at least spiritually: [A] Washington Examiner intern was injured during a mugging and shooting in Tenleytown. The 21-year-old intern, who is not being identified by name, was assaulted while walking home from the Te... More
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Video: Prayer Request for Bin Laden Ignites Controversy in FL Catholic Parish

This story is generating controversy and headlines (including on the Drudge Report): Prayer Request for Osama bin Laden at Catholic Church in West Palm Beach (includes video by local TV) The name of Osama bin Laden appears in the Holy Name of Jesus Sunday bulletin. There’s a cross next to it. A parishioner made a prayer request for the mastermind behind the 9/11 attack on America. A church s... More
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Atheist Christopher Hitchens could be ‘saved’ by evangelical Christian

Hitchens would laugh at me for seeing the hand of God in this – but I do: Christopher Hitchens, one of the world’s best known atheists, is receiving a revolutionary new treatment for his cancer pioneered by an evangelical Christian scientist, he has revealed in an interview with the Telegraph Magazine. [Continue reading] Hitchens spoke of his Christian healer: “I won’t say he d... More
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AOL Video: Abp. Dolan: “You’ve got Ash Wednesday!”

AOL.com has apparently teamed up with the Archdiocese of New York to get Archbishop Timothy Dolan on tape, with a simple message for Catholics beginning Lent today as well as non-Catholics or fallen-away Catholics who are curious about what it’s all about: As St. Paul would say, you have to give people milk before they are ready for solid food. ...READ MORE... More

In New York, an Extraordinary Showing of Mercy for ex-abortionist Nathanson

Yesterday Josh informed our CatholicVote community of Dr. Bernard Nathanson’s death. I was told over the weekend he was on his death bed, but I had to look Dr. Nathanson up on Google to find out who he was. That’s an example of the generational gap in the pro-life movement: my father met him once 30 years ago. I had to look him up online. Dr. Nathanson admits to performing 75,000 ab... More

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