Catholic Coach John Harbaugh Talks About His Faith

John Harbaugh

“Catholic fans! Hey, you know, say a rosary!  Sunday morning for the Ravens!”That’s the Baltimore Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh speaking.  A lifelong Catholic, Harbaugh—the older brother to  San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh—was the subject of a 2008 article by George Matysek Jr. in Catholic Review.   In it, Harbaugh professed to liking to ring the bells as a young altar boy attending Mass; and he spoke fondly of the nuns whose kind discipline shaped his character, sometimes requiring … [Read more...]

Discouraging News About Priests? Here’s How to REALLY Help

Roman collar

Prayer Warriors, you are needed.This week has brought stark reminders of the vulnerability and the vincibility of priests:  From the disclosure of Cardinal Mahony’s inaction in the 1980s, when he failed to remove abusive priests from positions of responsibility, to the reports of a priest in Springfield, Illnois, donning an orange jumpsuit, handcuffs and a bondage hood, then calling 911 for assistance—we’ve seen too well that clergy are only human.I’ve been a little out of sorts, unwillin … [Read more...]


St. Blase

 It’s great to be Catholic—We have so many cherished friends crowding around the throne of God! Like our earthly friends who are just a phone call away, the saints—those in the Church Triumphant who have already achieved the final goal—can hear the prayers of those of us who lumber along back here in the Church Militant.  When we pray, they carry our fervent prayers and intercede with the Father on our behalf; and Scripture assures us (Proverbs 15:29, Psalm 34:17, John 9:31) that God, Who hea … [Read more...]