Prayer Request

A reader writes: A brief background: when we first started dating, I was the sort of agnostic who was too apathetic to bother being an atheist. My wife came from a family whose hearts are good, but no-one is in the least bit religious. When we began seriously considering marriage, I decided to return to [Read More...]

Prayers for Fr. Benedict Groeschel

All I know of the man is that he has lived a lifetime of compassion for the weak, of charity, mercy, fidelity, and holiness. I pray for him in this hour of terrible trial and thank him for his life of goodness to so many people as I thank God for the gift of Fr. [Read More...]

Thanks be to God!

A reader writes: Very hopeful and uplifting update regarding Fr. Dumas from Fr. Louis Merosne: Dear friends! Thank You! Thank you for your patience in waiting for this update.  I am so moved by the expression of SO MUCH LOVE from all of you.  Your prayerful support is truly touching.  The first Christians would be [Read More...]

Prayers for people…

…in the path of Isaac. Thanks be to God the levees seem to be holding. I know at least two people who live down there. May God keep them and their families safe and turn this whole thing into an occasion for great story-telling and fond memories in years to come, through Christ our Lord. [Read More...]

Urgent Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Please pray for Fr. Jean Francelome Dumas, a young priest in Haiti (he serves along with our close friend, Fr. Louis Merosne) who was severely injured in a car accident on his way back to his parish to celebrate a marriage. The doctors gave him 5% chance to live. They need to [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Please pray for my brother Sean and his volunteer group as they head back from our orphanage in Haiti. Tropical Storm Isaac caused their flight home to be canceled. They’re currently on their way to the airport in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) traveling over some pretty rough terrain in addition to fairly [Read More...]

A reader writes from South Africa…

I’m freaking out: My fiancé is moving to London to study, and it is going to be a whiiiiile before I see her again. In the last three years, we haven’t spent more than ten nights apart, so I’m unprepared (to say the least). Please pray for us: that the time might pass swiftly, and [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: I requested prayers for my marriage and discernment about how to best help my children a few weeks ago; last week I decided to leave my home and work things out — hopefully– with my husband, but with some physical distance between us. I am currently trying to navigate the possibility that [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: A young boy in our neighborhood — Patrick, age six — has been in the hospital since Tuesday with complications following a severe heatstroke. He is receiving excellent care, but the prognosis is not good. We are begging Jesus and Mary to spare his life to the greater glory of God. His [Read More...]

Prayer Requests and a Chance for a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: I would like to make a prayer request. For years, I cared for my disabled parents by myself until their deaths (Mom in 2009 and Dad in 2011). In addition to the physical and mental toll, I lost my entire 401(k), over $100,000, caring for them. My brother decided he was an [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

Reader Eric W. writes: I received this from a parishioner who goes to the church that we used to attend when we lived in Indianapolis.  As you so generously post prayer concerns on your blog, I would appreciate it if you would pass this along on your blog.  Father Sid heard our Confessions, gave us [Read More...]

Prayers for Jimmy Akin

He’s developed cataracts and his vision is becoming seriously impaired. Father, heal him completely through your Son Jesus Christ. Grant skill and wisdom to his caregivers. Mother Mary and St. Luke, pray for him! [Read more...]