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...]

Prayer Request Update

A reader who called to ask for prayer for a dying woman writes: An update. Travis’ mother passed away monday morning after spending sunday with friends and family. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Father, grant consolation, peace and strength to all [Read More...]

Urgent Prayer Request

A reader writes: A friend is asking prayers for their daughter, Kim, a freshwoman at Steubenville. She woke up early Monday morning at Franciscan vomiting. We thought it was food poisoning and she was better on Tuesday and went to class. However yesterday she had severe pain in her stomach and the girls took her [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: We just found out that our grants will be funded but with significant cuts. Because the government is shut down we cannot find out more details. How those cuts will impact staffing is unclear. At my age losing my job would be no day in the park so please send up a [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: May I ask for prayers for a co-worker’s son, I think his name is Josh (I am bad with names, but the Lord will know). He is 16, a good athlete and was even beginning to be seen as “Olympic material” with his snowboard. However he had a brief fainting spell at [Read More...]

Urgent Prayer Request

Fr. Jim Erving needs our prayers badly. His sister writes: Mark, this is Liz Gonzalez, Fr Jim Erving’s sister in Roma TX. I am writing to ask for your very seriously powerful prayers for my brother. He started to not feel well just last Sunday, blanking out for a while during all of his homilies [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I just found out that my cousin has ALS.  We are all devastated, particularly her mother and mine (her godmother).  We could use prayers, not just for her healing and well-being, but for consolation and strength for all of us.  Thank you. Father, hear our prayer for this woman’s healing and well-being, for [Read More...]