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

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

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?

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...]

Real Men Pray the Rosary: 33 Day Rosary Challenge

Editor’s note: While we’re already well into the month of May, it’s not too late to jump on board with this wonderful prayer initiative! I thank David Calvillo, author of Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer, for sharing the following. LMH Real Men Pray the Rosary: 33 Day Rosary [Read More...]

Social Media’s Impact on the Boston Tragedy: A Faith Perspective

During my radio segment on this morning’s episode of the Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, my conversation with Brian took an interesting spin on the recent Boston Marathon tragedy and its aftermath. We are, of course, still waiting for the details of the investigation to unfold and as Americans, we seek to avoid [Read More...]

How the Devil Gets to Catholic Bloggers like Me

Can you send a prayer for me today, folks? I’m a bit out of sorts and kind of a mess. Much of it has to do with family stuff — first and foremost, I am a wife and a mom. And much of what drives my life will never appear on the pages of any [Read More...]

AdoptACardinal: Cardinal Sean, I’ve Adopted You!

Over on Twitter this afternoon a new friend’s tweet caught my eye: I’m late to the prayer party! It looks like AdoptACardinal.org has been up on Twitter since February 23rd. Since then, 82,393 (and counting) folks have “adopted” a Cardinal. When I entered my adoption papers at the website today I was randomly matched with [Read More...]

Is Online Prayer “Real”? Catholic Sista Martina Kreitzer Weighs In

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At least ten times a day, I type some version of the words, “I will pray for you”. I’ve been asking myself recently if I really mean those words when I say/type them. In an age where we are increasingly overwhelmed by so many messages, so much information, and so many demands upon our time, [Read More...]

Today’s “Digital Prayer Chain” — Chime in and Win!

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In preparation for my weekly radio segment this week on the Sonrise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, I need your input. The topic we plan to discuss is “creative ways to use social media as a modern prayer chain”. I must give credit where it’s due: this theme is the brainchild of the ever-awesome Matt [Read More...]

Why Change Is Possible

Happy Monday morning friends — yes, out here in California it’s officially still morning. I’m calling today the first “real” day of 2013, since for me today marks a return to “real life” with the return of my son Adam to his final semester of high school. As I type this, our college-aged son Eric [Read More...]


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