BREAKING: Supreme Court Says It’s OK to Pray!

Supreme Court

In a narrow 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court this morning ruled that it's OK to open government meetings with prayer--even if the prayers are overwhelmingly Christian, and even if citizens are encouraged to participate. The case of Town of Greece vs. Galloway has been wending its way through the courts since 2007, when residents Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens took the board of the small town near Rochester, New York to federal court, contending that its practice of offering prayers … [Read more...]

Padre Pio, Bernard of Clairvaux, and the Shoulder Wound of Christ

St Padre Pio

What do medieval mystic St. Bernard of Clairvaux and modern monk St. Padre Pio have in common? Well, they're both saints, sharing in the eternal reward which God has prepared for them. But beyond that, both had a sincere devotion to the Shoulder Wound of Christ. *     *     *     *     * SAINT BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, the French abbott and mystic who helped to renew the Cistercian Order in the twelfth century, related in the Annals of Clairvaux a conversation he'd had with Our Lord. … [Read more...]

Well Mannered Dogs Say Grace Before Meals

Dogs Say Grace Before Meals

And you thought your little puppy was smart! These Chinese dogs say a heartfelt prayer before meals. And when they're done, they bus their own dishes. … [Read more...]