Prayer Request

A reader writes: First and foremost, I wanted to thank you for all of the times that you’ve posted prayer requests for my little family and I. In the beginning, it was for my wife Cristina and I and our wedding…..then it was for various activities going on at the Archdiocese of NY and our [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Mark, you are awesome about getting the word out for folks in need of prayer. Well, my daughter is in need, along with baby Kara Anne still in the womb. If anyone would be inclined to join us in prayer, it is much appreciated. God bless you! Father, hear our prayer for [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Please pray that Mollie Martin (my grandmother) has a happy and holy death, that she be comforted in her final days and even healed, if God permits. Please pray also for the consolation and comfort of her family, especially her children. Father, grant Mollie the grace of a happy death and eternal [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I have been in recovery (12-step-style) from a troublesome porn addiction, and recently relapsed. The sacraments are a big help of course, but I would appreciate it if you would add your prayers that I might stay “back on the wagon” – the first few days after a relapse can be difficult [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: One of my parish priests threw me for a loop tonight when he asked if I’ve ever considered the priesthood.  The truth is I did, somewhat briefly, a long time ago, but have been very focused on pursuing a family life since then. But as I obviously want to be open to [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

These came in yesterday, and I apologize for being so late in posting them. An abused seminarian who wrote recently to ask for prayer writes: I would like to thank you once again for posting my prayer requests while recovering from the clergy sexual abuse I suffered while a young seminarian. As you may recall, [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: We are very early pregnant with a baby, we are very excited but I will be 47 and it is kind of scary with the higher probability of miscarriage. (We also just gave away every stitch of maternity and baby clothes this summer, but that is another story!) We and our older [Read More...]

Prayer Request Semi-Update

A reader writes: Hello Mr. Shea, I’ve checked your blog to look for an update regarding the progress of Fr. Jim Erving, O.M.I., of Our Lady of Refuge parish in Roma, Texas. Not finding one, I checked online for the parish bulletin … none online. I phoned Fr.’s parish and found that today (Friday) he [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

From Raving Theist, who runs the volunteer ministry Beyond Morning Sickness. Please pray! On behalf of our volunteer N, I am asking for your emergency prayers for two couples she met under the most extraordinary of circumstances. Please forward this e-mail to any pro-life friends you know. Last week, one of the restaurant employees that [Read More...]

Praise Report and Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Some time ago I wrote you about a friend of mine who was dying of liver damage.  I am happy to report that, due to an experimental treatment he’s been receiving, his liver is coming back to life!  He’s going to recover!  Thank you and your readers for the prayers. Alas, there [Read More...]

Join the Fellowship of the Ring Around the Rosary

Act now and you can still get in a novena before the end of this Marian Month. [Read more...]

Requiescat in Pace

My dear friend Marcus writes: Thanks for your prayers during this pregnancy. Unexpectedly, Kelly went into labor yesterday and delivered the 15 week old body of our baby boy. We were, thank God, at Saint Joseph hospital in Tacoma and Kelly lost a lot of blood, but they were able to help her and she [Read More...]


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