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…]

A Catholic family could really use our help–and a prayer request

Mom writes: We have until Wednesday to pay the enormous water bill left over from our old crazy apartment, where the landlord used our water for the whole building’s laundry room, or the city will shut us off here at the new address, and we can barely afford to eat the last week of the [Read More…]

Chance to do a work of mercy

A reader writes: Issac is a friend of mine, a great young man, an active Catholic, and a friend to many in the southern Maine Catholic community.  He works as a self-employed carpenter and fell head-first from a roof he was working on two days ago, and broke 3 vertebrae and suffered a fractured skull. [Read More…]

Prayer Requests and a Work of Mercy

Please pray for a co-worker of a family member, who committed suicide. In addition, a reader writes: Last week I sent a prayer request for my classmate, Paul Coakley.  Here is an update from today from his Facebook support page: Team Paul and Ann Coakley.  Please keep up the prayers for a miracle and that [Read More…]

A chance to do a work of mercy

A reader writes: I’m writing on behalf of an acquaintance Christiana Achebe, who has been part of my alma mater Franciscan University of Steubenville community for over 20 years. She is now urgently trying to raise funds to help her sister and family in Nigeria. The Boko Haram is closing in on their area and [Read More…]

The Most Excellent Fr. Phil Bloom writes from Peru with a Chance for a Work of Mercy

Thanks to your support and prayers we have begun laying the foundation for the new house for Felipe, Maria and their four children. We have a budget of $1,628 for this project and so far have received a donation of $220. If you are able to help with a donation $20, 50, 100, 200 or [Read More…]