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...]

Prayer Request…

…for Kevin O’Brien’s wife Karen, who has uterine cancer and requires a hysterectomy. Father, grant her complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Help her caregivers treat her well and effectively. Give all who love her grace, peace, and strength through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary and St. Luke and St. Peregrine, pray for them! [Read more...]

Prayer Requests and Praise Report

A reader writes: I would like to ask for prayers for my first cousin (second cousin to Veronica and Michaella Mylott), Stevie Pfenning, who is dying in Rutland Hospital (Vermont). He has received the anointing and he is on a ventilator at the moment, in a medically induced coma. He is in critical condition and [Read More...]

What a Truly Catholic Family Does

A reader sends along this story nobility amidst acts of evil. She adds: The victim is my niece (my brother’s daughter). They are a devout Catholic family. Prayers for my niece (and her family) would also be very much appreciated. Father, bless this family and hear their prayers. Hear also our prayer for their daughter’s [Read More...]

Urgent Prayer Request

…for a reader in despair who is contemplating suicide. Please pray. Right now. Update: She is safe. Please keep praying for her. And thanks! [Read more...]


…for victims of sexual abuse in the Church. [Read more...]