A reader writes:
I write to beg prayers for a friend who was raised Catholic but embraced the Lutheranism of some in his family as an adult and became a Lutheran pastor, marreid and had a family. As many segments of Lutheranism embraced moral teachings far from Christianity, he was compelled in conscience to resign his pastorate, confess apostacy and swim back across the Tiber. Add to this back problems that have required two surgeries and limited his physical abilities. The loss of the security that came with his pastorate and difficulties his wife suffered from his departure from the chrch she is attached to have led to them separating. They are both in need of graces of many varieties.
Father, honor this man’s faithfulness and supply all his family’s needs through Christ our Lord. Send members of your Body to him to help him find a place where he can exercise his gifts and make a living. Mother Mary and St. Joseph, pray for him and his family.