Support Austin Our Hero

It is beautiful that his family and so many friends and strangers care for him. It is barbarous that he lives in an advanced technological civilization yet he has to busk on the internet in order to pay for what a Christian civilization should cover as a matter of simple human decency. [Read more…]

Science and the Works of Mercy

There’s a new technique using silver nanoparticles to render water drinkable. It could save millions of lives. I love it when science is harnessed to the common good. This is every inch the command of Genesis to tend the garden. [Read more…]

Prayer request and work of mercy for a family of 9 facing tragedy

The Rogan family were on the way to the hospital to deliver their son, Blaise, when the car struck a deer and Mike, the father, was killed. The other children wound up in the hospital (they are okay) and Niki gave birth. She now faces widowhood with only Mike’s minimal life insurance policy to sustain [Read More…]

Chance to Do a Work of Mercy for a Kid

A reader writes: Can you please post an updated prayer and work of mercy request for Kreed the autistic teenager? He’s currently battling hyperinsulinization which puts his life in danger several times a day without warning. His insurance company has refused to pay for a continuous glucose monitor which he desperately needs, so his parents [Read More…]

Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: Please pray for this young man who was struck by lightning. Father, grant him complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give his caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, understanding, creativity, insight, skill, and the proper technology to assist in that healing. Give him and all who love him grace, peace, consolation, [Read More…]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: My wife has a friend in need. His name is Mike. He is not only at the end of his finances with nothing very promising on the horizon but he seems also to be having an existential crisis of faith . . . and losing. Which is probably way his prospects seem [Read More…]

The Epic Hero of History You’ve Never Heard of

A reader sends along a encomium to him here. My own praise for this great man is found in The Work of Mercy: NORMAN BORLAUG IS NOT THE sort of name you think of when it comes to world-historical heroism. A Norwegian Lutheran son of Iowa, he grew up on the prairie, went to college [Read More…]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: I am writing to see if you can help us out – some of us from an FUS alumni women’s group have decided to fundraise for one of our own – Susan Anne. She and her children were in an abusive situation, and she was able to get them out of it, [Read More…]

Support Joshua Hughes in the Battle of Autism

Reader Sheila Hughes, Joshua’s mom, writes This is the last week until the Panhandle Autism Society Walk for Autism awareness and I was informed that Joshua’s fundraising team is only $342 shy of our $1000 goal to help kids through the various programs and resources the Panhandle Autism provides.  If you haven’t already donated, please [Read More…]

Prayer Request and Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Rebecca and Sharb Dussault are childhood friends expecting their fifth child.  Rebecca is a former Olympian and an advisory member of Catholic Athletes for Christ.  My wife and I were talking last night about the old adage that God only gives you what you can handle.  If there is anyone who can [Read More…]