Reader Valerie Riggins Fesh is Walking Against Suicide

…and you can help her! [Read more…]

Today’s Work of Mercy and Prayer Request

Ave Maria! Dear friends, ​We’d like to appeal to your charity, on behalf of a family in very grave need. Mrs. Jessica Cortes, mother of ten (!), and sister-in-law of two of our friars (Friar Gabriel Cortes and Friar Didacus Cortes), has been diagnosed with terminal uterine cancer. Following is a description of the situation, [Read More…]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

Please go here to help a woman suffering from PTSD and living on a fixed income that makes her poorer every year (her increase was $27.  Her expenses have risen by $200). Thanks you guys.  You are always so generous! [Read more…]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: This is the link to the Facebook page for the Friendship Room Warming Center, a local charity run by a nice lady and her family in downtown Steubenville. It started as a store front opened up during the Polar Vortex two years ago, for a shelter to keep the homeless from freezing [Read More…]

Prayer Requests, Praise Reports and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: There is a woman I know named Ambra who is dying from breast cancer as I write this. She was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant. Ambra refused to consider abortion and refused chemotherapy until her son was born. She gave birth, has had a double mastectomy, and is now dying from [Read More…]

A Parable of Two Sons

Here is a classy Memorial Day story: During the surge in Iraq in 2008, Nathan Witmer led an Army scout platoon in a thicket of villages rife with insurgents and roadside bombs. What he really wants to do is direct. Or maybe write — or produce. “Anything with movies was always the dream,” said Mr. [Read More…]

A reader urgently asks for help

She writes: Urgent prayer request, Mark, I left my ex over a year ago. It hasn’t been easy. Today is the last day to get my phone bill paid (no more extensions) and it’s my lifeline with the kids. Please pray we get the $110 to keep it on and keep going. Thank you! Father, [Read More…]

“Ordinary”, Timothy Quigley’s web series about life in a small parish

…has run into a bit of a hitch and could use our help.   [Read more…]

Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

Diane Korzeniewski writes: In your mercy, please see the plight of this family at Assumption Grotto with five young children and baby 6 on the way. The father was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and it appears to have returned.  The mother was just diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.  Her aunt set [Read More…]

A Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: It has just come to my attention that Courtney Lenaberg doesn’t have a headstone yet as her family can’t afford one. I know you get a lot of donation requests for posting, but if you could, I’d be most appreciative. Burying the dead is one of the corporal works of mercy. This [Read More…]