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 Royals and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Roger Donl... More
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
There is so much to be said about this weekend in New York, but Archbishop Dolan has it right: Let us pray.
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
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
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
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
Since I *know* we’re not eating right now I figured we could use something to pass the time:
(And yes, for the record, I know some of you are spending today in prayer, which I heartily endorse.)
Via the indispensable Rome Reports:
During the general audience, Benedict XVI explained the meaning of placing ashes on the forehead. He also noted that fasting, giving alms and prayer help to deepen faith. The pope said that Lent is a good time to renew the commitments acquired in Baptism.
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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.
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