Prayer Before Sex? It’ll Never Catch On!

When I was a child, I once heard my mother talking with a friend about sex.Not the “oh my gosh!” kind of sex talk. You see, the woman and her husband were very devout; and her complaint was that after they had sexual relations he would pop up, kneel beside the bed, and pray. Every time.I don’t know whether he intended it to be a prayer for forgiveness, but that’s how she took it. She felt—rightly or wrongly—that her husband considered sex to be a necessary evil, a means of conceiving chil … [Read more...]

The Cross Over Germany, the Cross on Our Hearts

"I crossed Germany from north to south, from east to west." --Pope Benedict XVI, speaking about his apostolic visit to his homeland We are a people of hope and a people of symbol.This was made apparent once again when Pope Benedict XVI, traveling by air during his recent apostolic trip to his homeland, flew from Berlin to Erfurt, from Eichsfeld to Freiburg—thus drawing the Sign of the Cross over the country of Germany.  Amid the flurry of state visits, papal processions and en … [Read more...]

Guest House Friend Archbishop Sambi Needs Prayer

 “The Guest House mission is, indeed, one that is truly praiseworthy and noble.  It is my fervent prayer and earnest hope that… your service and educational efforts will receive the support they deserve.” With that Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, welcomed Guest House staff and supporters to the Vatican Embassy in June 2006, for a special celebration of our 50th anniversary. For his kind hospitality, his strong leadership, and his abundant generosity, we are tr … [Read more...]


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