A Worthy Cause for Lenten Almsgiving

A reader writes: Right now I am trying to help our parish raise the funds needed for a project we are attempting to finish. We have 12 men going on the Way of St. James pilgrimage this summer and our pastor, Fr. Sergio, is working with Grass Roots Films to try to film a feature [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 She had another offer on the table already, but that looks like it has been rescinded.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...]

I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink

Extremely cool. [Read more...]

Tragedy in Wyoming

The Lewis family, for whom we prayed yesterday, lost their daughters Olivia and Emma in a car accident yesterday. Their sister Vivian survives, but the family is devastated by grief, of course. A fund has been set upf for them. Please help them if you can. [Read more...]

Please Help the People of Sudan

Bishop Eduardo Kussala writes me and I’m passing it along: The genocide in South Sudan continues. Famine, murder, and rape are everywhere. Most humanitarian aid has fled the country. In many places only the Catholic Church, along with the Sudan Relief Fund, remain to serve these poor and persecuted people. Some areas are worse off [Read More...]

Today’s shot at a Work of Mercy

Help Kelsey pursue her vocation! [Read more...]

Latest News on the Tasty Syrups of Mercy Front

The good wife of the good deacon writes about their excellent adventure in selling syrup for a good cause (which you can find out more about here): We wanted to thank you again for your help spreading the word about our syrup fundraiser.  A couple of weeks ago, we headed up to New York from [Read More...]

Your chance to do a work of mercy

Lizzie McIntosh is a dear friend of the family who struggles with Crohn’s disease and colitis.  Go here and you can help support a search for a cure for her and others.  And please pray for Lizzie.  She and her whole family are wonderful people. [Read more...]

Sam Rocha has a Kickstarter page

……to fund an album of soul, jazz, and folk music inspired by Augustine’s Confessions. [Read more...]

As a culture de-Christianizes, slavery naturally returns

When the culture is a de-Christianizing capitalist one, like ours, it looks for natural opportunities to turn the weak and despised into slaves on the Low Hanging Fruit Theory. One very natural place to turn is to populations nobody likes or cares about, and which people with a tenuous hold on mercy, but a very [Read More...]