Eternal Memory

May the souls of all those murdered that day find eternal peace through Christ our Lord.  Amen [Read more...]

Eternal Memory

A reader writes: You will probably not remember me but I wrote you last November asking for prayers for my wife as she battled stomach cancer. You are and your readers responded with much kindness offering up prayers for her healing. Ellen suffered almost everyday of her illness. She endured radiation treatments, two separate regimens [Read More...]

Deepest Condolences to My Friend Tom McDonald

…whose father has died.  May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace and may Tom and all who loved him find consolation, healing, and peace in the faithful mercy of God our Father whose only Son Christ Jesus died and rose again for Tom’s dad and for all of [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Could you please post a prayer for my oldest son?  Just last week, he started having physical problems, the kind that always say ‘see a doctor immediately!’  He went and, so far, the first tests yielded a negative.  Which is good.  The doctor and specialist both said if things get better over [Read More...]

I never really paid much attention to Fr. Andrew Greeley

He just didn’t scratch where I itched mostly. As I was settling into being Catholic, he was sort of winding down his career, from what I can tell. I don’t have much interest in Church politics or sociology (though my work has *forced* me to pay attention to such things at times) and wasn’t attracted [Read More...]

Eternal Memory

My Dad was across the Channel that day and for the next three days, servicing wave after wave of airplanes without sleep along with a legion of support personnel. He swore he would get breakfast in bed every June 6 for the rest of his life. My Mom obliged him for the next 20 years [Read More...]

I just found out Ray Harryhausen Died

In a civilized world, all the nations of the earth would fly their flags at half-mast for a man who gave so much joy to so many people. God rest his soul and give him eternal joy through Christ our Lord. Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. You made this world a far [Read More...]

I’m old

Annette Funicello, RIP. Eternal light shine upon her, Father, through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. [Read more...]

Rest In Peace, Iron Lady

Maggie Thatcher has died. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Mother Mary, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. [Read more...]

Chavez Died “In the Bosom of the Church”

According to sources close to him. Such cases tend to be a test for how much we really see the Church as the sacrament of Christ’s mercy and how much we see it as a political entity that exists to confirm us in our loves and hates.  I, for one, am delighted to hear this news [Read More...]