A Chance to Do a Lenten Work of Mercy

A reader passes this along: My family is asking for assistance in obtaining appropriate care for our 2 adopted sons, J.P & S.L.  They both have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, RAD.  The type of care we feel the boys need now is a residential treatment facility.  These types of treatment facilities cost $5,000.00 [Read More…]

50 Shades of Mercy

It seems to me that if Catholics are smart, we would take the launch of Fifty Shades of Grey to ally with feminists of good will and say that decent human beings do not glorify domestic abuse, but instead support efforts to fight domestic abuse and uphold the dignity of women (and all sentient creatures [Read More…]

Filmmaker Kirk Gillon needs our help

Kirk is a friend of mine.  He’s doing a documentary on the homeless and on the barbarity of the laws that are popping up forbidding people from helping to feed them.  He writes: I am asking for your support for my Indiegogo campaign, I have HOURS left to raise funds to continue filming. 90 year [Read More…]

Christian Heroism

A reader writes: Christian Missionaries in Iraq now risking their lives to save Muslim children. We know them personally. These are Christians acting in the name of Christ.They are risking their lives for the Gospel in Iraq for our Muslim brothers and sisters. NO GREATER LOVE …  “Why would Christians help Muslims?”, some poor soul [Read More…]

Prayer requests and works of mercy

Please help this family if you can. Their newborn has a hole in his heart and they need money to cover airfare for commutes between El Paso and Houston. Please pray for them too. Also, a reader writes: My friend/co-worker and his wife are in their early 30s; she (Emma) has not been feeling well [Read More…]

Burying the Dead

The last in my series on the Corporal Works of Mercy. If you are interested in more about the works of mercy, see my book The Work of Mercy. [Read more…]

A reader writes about a chance to do a work of mercy

I don’t know if this is something you’ll want to pass on to your readers as a work of mercy, but after much prayer and discernment, I made the decision to participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in Boston, MA this June. Part of my participation in [Read More…]

Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: OUR MOMS NEED PRE-NATAL VITAMINS IN THE MISSION DO A PRENATAL VITAMIN DRIVE AT YOUR CHURCH. ONLY ONE WEEKEND ONE CHURCH NEEDED. There are serious nutritional issues in the mission for nursing moms and the St. Francis Emmaus Pregnancy Hostel is a good distribution point for vitamins. I am seeing to many [Read More…]

A Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A friend writes: I hate to bother you and I really wouldn’t ask ya’ll to share this if it wasn’t important to me. This is a cousin of a friend of mine and she was killed by her husband this past weekend. She has 4 small children and the family has no money for her [Read More…]

Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A friend writes: My friend Lynn Crutcher, is a wonderful and caring woman.  She is raising two teenagers, and is married to a great guy.  Last month she was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer. The cost of her medical care will be insurmountable, with insurance already refusing to pay for services that she needs [Read More…]