Happy feast of The Saint Formerly Known as Edith Stein!

On this day the day the Church honors St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, better known as Edith Stein, check out the post I wrote last year about her spirituality of wounds, “Everywhere the need exists for maternal sympathy and help, and thus we are able to recapitulate in the one word motherliness that which we have [Read More...]

Healing with Courage

Since returning last Sunday from the four-day Courage/EnCourage conference, where I spoke about healing sexual wounds with the help of the saints, I have wanted to write about what it was like for me to witness the vital work done by the Catholic apostolate that ministers to same-sex-attracted men and women as well as their [Read More...]

UPDATED WITH RESPONSE: Were the Vatican & USCCB “unjust” to order a Catholic blogger to take down reformatted versions of Francis’s encyclical?

Readers of New Advent this morning got a surprise when, after clicking on a headline promising free downloads of Pope Francis’s encyclical Lumen Fidei for “Kindle, Nook, iPad, and more,” they instead found the following on the website of popular blogger/author Brandon Vogt: In the last couple hours, I’ve received a litany of emails from both the [Read More...]

UPDATED WITH AUDIO: Welcome, “Morning Air” listeners!

UPDATE: My “Morning Air” interview is now online! Listen here. I’m very thankful to Sean Herriott for giving me the opportunity today to speak on his Relevant Radio show “Morning Air” on how childhood sexual abuse affects men and on how those who suffered may find healing with the help of the saints. Here are [Read More...]

Do you or someone you know need to forgive? Then you need to watch this program

UPDATE, 8/3/13: As of this writing, most of the links to “Women of Grace” episodes in this post are no longer operational, as the Women of Grace apostolate’s website was streaming them for a limited time only. You can still watch Part 1 online, while the other episodes are available from the apostolate’s online store. [Read More...]

Blessed Albertina Berkenbrock and what it means to be a “martyr of chastity”

This coming Saturday, June 15, is the feast day of Blessed Albertina Berkenbrock, whose story I discovered while researching my book of Catholic spirituality for adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints. Blessed Albertina, who was twelve years old when murdered in [Read More...]

News about my June 4 EWTN interview, a jailhouse talk, …

… and other tidbits await you in the latest “Life in Eden” update on my personal blog, The Dawn Patrol. [Read more...]

My Catholic faith inspired my actions, says Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, heroine who faced Woolwich attacker

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, the mother of two and former Scout leader who calmly confronted the Woolwich killers in hope of preventing further bloodshed, credits her heroic actions to her Catholic faith. The Telegraph reports: Around her neck, she wears a small gold cross, encrusted with rubies and diamonds. She is a practising Catholic and partly credits [Read More...]

Dominicans’ Angelic Warfare Confraternity director urges members to read My Peace, calling it “a powerful aid for healing and renewal”

As a member of the Angelic Warfare Confraternity, the Dominican Friars’ apostolate for Catholic men and women who pray for one another as they seek to grow in chastity, I was deeply honored when the confraternity’s director, Father James Dominic Brent, O.P., recently sent an e-mail to members urging them to read my book My [Read More...]

Cardinal Wuerl delivers outstanding homily in support of embattled Newman Center chaplain

Tonight I was proud to witness Washington Archbishop Donald Cardinal Wuerl deliver an outstanding defense of Father Greg Shaffer, the George Washington University Newman Center chaplain whom gay-rights activists are seeking to have removed for upholding Catholic teaching on homosexual acts. The defense came within a homily at a 7:30 p.m. student Mass that Wuerl [Read More...]


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