Everything You Ever Need to Know About My Heart

is in this picture: After the Eucharist, here is the greatest gift God ever gave me.  I love you, Jan.  Happy Anniversary! [Read more...]

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A Reader Wants to Help Refugees

She writes: I’ve been following the news about the refugee crisis, and have been really disheartened by the amount of fear and hate I’ve been seeing from so many Christians towards them since the attack on Paris. Even some of my pro-life friends in college, who are a lot better people than me and who [Read More...]

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William Doino on Mercy…

…in a world gone mad. In a related vein, he takes on the increasingly deranged Francis-haters. And he takes a look at the new film about Mother Teresa. Speaking of which, the Los Angeles Times, likes it. [Read more...]

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The Church of Nice vs. the Church of Mice

It’s telling to me that in a conflict between a rich pro-abort bigot like Donald Trump and his brownshirts on the question of helping Syrian refugees the bishops of the supposed Church of Nice are showing all kinds of guts. Meanwhile, the pope  of Church Militant TV and his flock of the Greatest Catholics of [Read More...]

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One Christian is Slaughtered Every Five Minutes

… for his or her faith. This is the great age of martyrs.  Right now.  And the one consistent fruit of our foreign policy over multiple Administrations has been to assist in the destruction of the Church. [Read more...]

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Prayer Request

A reader writes: Would you ask your readers today for a young mother who’s a friend of my family? She’s in the ICU with pneumonia and her organs are shutting down. The doctors are apparently fearing the worst. Father, hear our prayer for her complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give her caregivers grace, [Read More...]

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Catholic Prolifers for Trump…

= World’s Biggest Suckers.  No, seriously, if you support Trump and imagine for one second that you are prolife you are lying to yourself and everybody around you. More than that, you give scandal as you back this racist high priest and demagogue who gives both fuel and oxygen to the ugliest things in American [Read More...]

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A reader writes about St. John Chrysostom and Luke 22:36-38

Sez he: I found something you should find interesting on the abuse that Luke 22:36 has taken lately, a homily by St. John Chrysostom.  I shouldn’t hold my breath that it will correct the error, since apparently people can’t read the next verse or two to see that He’s talking about fulfilling prophesy quite plainly. [Read More...]

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Speaking of Marcus Grodi and the Coming Home Network

Kevin Lowry of CHNetwork writes to announce the publication of Catholic Q & A: Essentials of the Faith: It’s by our dear late friend Fr. Ray Ryland. He and his wife were also very close friends of my parents, so my dad pulled this ebook together as a labor of love, and it turned out [Read More...]

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Jack Maguire at Ascension Press writes

Hey, I wanted to show you this special video series we’re doing for the Year of Mercy. I thought you might want to feature it. It’s totally free for folks and Fr. Mike Schmitz’s videos have all been doing very well on Youtube recently. You’re free to share it as you see fit. Check thou [Read More...]

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My friend Brandon Sheard tells the story of his conversion

I have very fond memories of the day he discusses. What a wonderful family! And, by the way, I just gotta give a shout out to Marcus Grodi, who has so faithfully given so many converts a chance to tell their stories and bear witness to Christ while building up the Church. What a gift [Read More...]

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Hello! I Must Be Going!

In the words of Captain Spaulding, the African Explorer, I come to say I cannot stay, I must be going. Come the New Year, I’m going to be taking on a bunch of really big projects that are going to eat up a lot of my time and energy. And time and energy are something [Read More...]

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Mary Did You Know FAQ

Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water? A: No. Mary is not omniscient and could not foresee every particular act of her Son. See the story of the Finding in the Temple in Luke 2:41-51. Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters? [Read More...]

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Realism

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Today’s Work of Mercy

A reader writes: In Norway, children are the property of the state. Marius and Ruth Bodnariu have 5 children. One day, 2 were kidnapped from school and then the rest taken from the Bodnariu home. There was no evidence of any abuse whatsoever. A petition was started to get this normal Christian family’s children back: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/christian-family-persecuted Think [Read More...]

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Proud of My Church

Catholic Archdiocese Defies Governor of Indiana, Welcomes Refugees [Read more...]

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The Campaign for Pope John Paul I

Reader Lori Pieper writes: I’m slow in getting to this, but I hope you might let your readers know: The Pope John Paul I Association is having a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo.com (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-rescue-john-paul-i/x/7173799#/story) to fund the publication of the papers from our international conference, called “The True Pope John Paul I,” The contributors brought out [Read More...]

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Pastoral Associate Steve Pable’s Reflection for Gaudete Sunday

He writes: Pastoral Ponderings Reflections for St. Gabriel the Archangel Can you feel the anticipation?  It becomes more tangible as the weeks go by, and the day draws closer.  People young and old grow more and more excited.  Stores and streets display cherished signs and symbols, and familiar music is heard everywhere.  As we count [Read More...]

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Prayer Requests

A reader writes: A colleague of mine has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Please ask your readers to pray for a complete, quick cure, and for all her family’s needs and intentions. Father, hear our prayer for her complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give her caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, skill, creativity, [Read More...]

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Why a Celibate Priesthood?

…is the question under discussion over at the Register today. [Read more...]

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A reader asks for prayer

He writes: My Dad has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer…It’s spread to his bones…I don’t know what to do. Marina is in Italy and I feel really isolated. Please pray for something. Healing of his spirit more than anything. Thanks brother I’m so sorry to hear this! God is closer than the air around [Read More...]

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