A Catholic family could really use our help

Very briefly, Dad is struggling to find work.  Mom is in school.  They are trying to feed their family (which involves complicated food allergies).  And they have a crazy neighbor making life hell for them and a landlord who wants to put them on the street, as well as other bills piling up. Mom writes: [Read More...]

Prayer Requests and Praise Report

A reader writes about Baby Hugh, for whom you guys have been praying: Baby Hugh went home with his parents yesterday. He’s nursing, albeit slowly, but the new drug he’s on seems to be suppressing the seizures for which no definite cause can so far be assigned, but many other conditions have been ruled out [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

When it rains it pours. A dear friend of our family is dying. Please pray for her. Also, we woke to phone call that Jan’s nephew was found unconscious last night and rushed to Harborview. He is semiconscious now and able to answer yes/no questions, but we still don’t know what happened. Poor Jan is [Read More...]

Last Week You Wonderful Folks Prayed for Baby Hugh

Here’s a follow up: Hello Mark, baby Hugh’s grandmother has just phoned. He is coming out of the incubator today, he has had a MRI scan which did not show any brain damage. The medical folk think it is a condition known as Benign Neo-natal Seizures. These have no known cause. The seizures are still [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Can you please ask your readers to pray for a friend’s mother who is going in for surgery this morning (she may even be in as I write this) in an attempt to remove cancer from her lungs. They are all faithful, so far as I know. This is her third bout [Read More...]

Prayer Requests and Praise Report

A reader writes: Here’s an update on the brain-injured baby we prayed for the other day. Father, continue to hear and answer our prayer through your Son Jesus Christ. Another reader writes: My husband lost his job on Good Friday of this year. He recently heard back on two applications – he was turned down [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Hi Mark, the new grandson (Hugh) of very good friends of ours arrived two days ago – he was full term & weighed 10 lbs but the little boy is not in good shape. Little Hugh is in Intensive Care and is suffering constant seizures. Last night the seizures came once per [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Some prayers are in order for this child, as the state and corporate medical system have deemed her life not worth saving. Father, deliver this child from the hand of the enemy who seeks to destroy her. Grant her health, love, care, and sainthood through your Son Jesus Christ. Mother Mary, St. [Read More...]

Urgent Prayers for our Youngest Son, Sean

He’s in the hospital with severe abdominal pain.  Docs think it might be gallstones.  Please pray.  Thanks all. Update:  He’s home and sleeping.  Pain meds have helped.  Still not clear idea what is wrong.  Not appendix.  Not gallstones.  But he’s doing better for now.  Thanks so much for your prayers, you guys!  Kinda tired today. [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I’m asking prayers for a friend’s daughter who, after suffering four miscarriages, is 20 weeks into a new pregnancy but has just been diagnosed with cervical cancer. If she can hold on for at least another month, the baby can be delivered before her treatment starts and both may survive. Father, hear [Read More...]

Prayer Request from a Returning Catholic

He writes: I’ll try to keep what is a long story for me a short one for you.  I was baptized, had first confession, first communion, confirmation and was raised Catholic in that weddings, funerals, Christmas and Easter sort of way many people are.  Over the years I began questioning everything and I converted to [Read More...]

Prayer Request and a Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: I am a 44 year old woman with many health problems who is trying to get on permanent disability. In the meantime, I am not able to pay my rent on the pittance given to me by unemployment ( was laid off end of April).  I have few friends who are in [Read More...]


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