Prayer Need: Priest Murdered in Rectory on New Year’s Eve

Fr. Eric Freed (Photo from Humboldt State University Religious Studies Dept.)

Father Eric Freed was a busy guy:  The popular priest was pastor of St. Bernard parish in Eureka, California since 2011; he also taught in the Religious Studies Department at Humboldt State University and served as director of the Newman Center on campus.But sometime between 6:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 9:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Father Eric’s life was cut short by an unknown assailant in the rectory where he lived.According to reports, when Father Freed didn’t show up for morning Mass, … [Read more...]

New “Countdown” Wrist Watch Predicts Exactly When You Will Die


“What then is time?  If no one asks me, I know what it is.  If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.”  --St. AugustineAt New Year’s, more than on any other day of the year, we ponder the meaning of time.  We remember the events of the year just past, and look with hope to a brighter future in the year to come.But some of us won’t be here next year.Some will succumb to a lingering illness; others will fall prey to evil or simply happenstance—dying at the hand of a crimi … [Read more...]