Prayer Request

A reader writes: Another prayer request to add to the pile. God bless you Mark for being such a wonderful and visible prayer request hub and know that your intentions are also in my own prayers. Fr. Michael “Catfish” Mireau of Edmonton, Canada, is a chaplain with the local Catholic school board. In September he [Read More…]

Prayer Request and a Possible Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Prayers, please, for my friend John, who is doing life in an Illinois prison. He recently converted to Catholicism based on the influence of a friend. His friend has, for some reason, lost interest and doesn’t want to go to Mass anymore. John is lonely and isolated, surrounded by all kinds of [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I grew up in one of those “Constantine was the first Pope” Protestant homes and am still dependent on my parents for pretty much everything because of a disability. They didn’t take my conversion well, and certainly wouldn’t drive half an hour for Mass and Confession. After I got witnessed to, it [Read More…]

Praise Report

Hopeful news from my friend Kim. She talked to her radiologist and he is very upbeat. The brain tumor is young and small and he has a high degree of confidence he will be able to zap it. Nothing is set in stone, of course. But she is young and healthy and he thinks he [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Please pray for a coworker who died suddenly last Friday. Father, grant this person eternal rest through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. [Read more…]

Prayer Request

Reader Brian Visaggio writes from NYC: My wife recently lost her job. She had another offer on the table already, but that looks like it has been rescinded. I would ask your readers to please pray she able to get gainful employment without much delay. Last time this happened she was out of work for [Read More…]

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.

First, mom’s cancer.  Then, a dear friend has two heart attacks within nine days (he’s doing alright, thanks be to God).  Then Fr. Erving passes.  Now we get word that our dear friend Kim, who was declared cancer-free just a few months ago, has an inoperable brain tumor.  She is weighing whether, given its aggressiveness, she [Read More…]

Prayer Requests

Please pray for Mom as she enters her final weeks and days here on earth that she will have the grace of a happy death. In addition, a reader writes: Just found out the wife is pregnant with baby number two! We are very excited, and we know we are doing God’s will. However our [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Urgent prayer request from WCC! Two young daughters of one of our professors, Dr. Sean Lewis, were in a devastating car accident this morning. @One daughter, age 3, is being life flighted to salt lake city at this time, and the other, age 6, is to follow as soon as possible. Dr. [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: A friend of mine from out East just posted that his wife and kids were in a car accident and are on the way to the hospital. Can you round up the prayer troops? Thanks! Father, hear our prayer for their complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Grant their caregivers grace, [Read More…]