Gearing up for a 33 Day Rosary Challenge

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Last week, I received an email from my friend David Calvillo, author of the book Real Men Pray the Rosary. David’s email held an invitation to join him and others around the world in an initiative they are calling the “33 Day Rosary Challenge“. Here are some of the basics: Pray the Rosary daily. Not [Read More...]

Thomas Peters’ Surgery Scheduled, Novena Continues

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For those of you praying with me for the health and wellbeing of my fellow Catholic blogger Thomas Peters of American Papist, you’ll want to know that Thom is scheduled for surgery tomorrow at 7:30 am ET. You can find all of the details online at the blog. Please take a moment tonight or early [Read More...]

A Few Rosary Goodies in Honor of St. Dominic’s Feast Day

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Today, we celebrate the life of St. Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221), probably best known for his founding of a religious order or preachers (the Dominicans!) and his deep devotion to our Blessed Mother through the Rosary. To celebrate this day, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Rosary resources (listed here in no [Read More...]

Notre Dame’s New Campus Ministry Smartphone App a Terrific Tool for Everyone

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I’m biased: I’m a Notre Dame grad, so I tend to love all things Irish. Yes, you can line up in the comments with your feelings about that if you’d like. On the occasions when my alma mater makes missteps (and I’ll admit they happen), I prefer to pray through Our Lady’s intercession for the [Read More...]

Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for August

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I’m late to post these, but am so moved by both of Pope Francis’ intentions for August: GENERAL INTENTION: That parents and teachers may help the new generation to grow in upright conscience and life. MISSION INTENTION: That the local Church in Africa, faithfully proclaiming the Gospel, may promote peace and justice. Find additional commentary [Read More...]

Caught in God’s Net

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God’s goodness, even in light of my personal shortcomings, never ceases to amaze me. This morning, I had some fruitful prayer time with today’s gospel from Matthew 13. I was particularly struck by one portion of Jesus’ teachings to his disciples: The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects [Read More...]

Stayed Updated on Thomas Peters’ Recovery: Information Website Up and Running

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As of today, friends who are interested in praying for the recovery of Catholic blogger and speaker Thomas Peters can find updates at a new website at http://tpetersrecovery.blogspot.com/. Some helpful features of the site include updates on Thom’s medical condition, information about praying with others for his complete recovery, as well as an address where you [Read More...]

Praying for Thomas: How the Internet Connects Us in Real Ways

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If you’re online this morning (and yes, it’s still morning in California), you may have heard the news that our fellow blogger and social media evangelist Thomas Peters is in critical condition following a tragic swimming accident (Elizabeth has details here).  I hope you’ll join me in praying for his total healing, as well as [Read More...]

Cardinal Burke Speaks Lovingly of Devotion to Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Today, as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I invite you to take two minutes to watch this video of Cardinal Raymond L. Burke speaking with great affection regarding his family’s devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: In the video, Cardinal Burke suggests enthroning an image of the Sacred [Read More...]

Will You Be Joining Pope Francis in Prayer?

Will you be praying with Pope Francis before the Blessed Sacrament?

I’m looking forward to Sunday, June 2 — the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ — when we’re all invited to pray with the Holy Father as part of a worldwide initiative. Rome Reports has the story: I haven’t really done the math in my head, but I do believe the initiative in [Read More...]


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