Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

Reader Geoffrey Miller writes: Dear Everybody, Blake Rakes is literally my first friend in this life. He used to take care of me when I was a baby. Please donate to his fund to cover treatment of his brain tumor. I couldn’t give much, because I don’t have much. I wish I could give so [Read More…]

Mike DellaVecchia Needs Our Help

He writes: If you would be so kind as to put a donation of any amount into this GoFundMe page, I will use your money to help a poor family living in Philadelphia, or a homeless person living in the nearby streets and tent cities. The picture you are seeing here shows immigrant families who [Read More…]

Prayer Request and Work of Mercy

A reader writes: If anyone is looking for a spiritual works of mercy to perform during this year of mercy, please pray a chaplet of Divine Mercy for the repose of the soul of Patricia P. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. [Read More…]

Prayer Requests and a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Urgent prayers requested for a baby born to a Vineyard couple on Monday. Tomorrow (Christmas Day) is an important, determining day for this baby. Praying for a Christmas miracle. Father, hear our prayer for this little one’s complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give this child’s caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, [Read More…]

Today’s Work of Mercy

A reader writes: In Norway, children are the property of the state. Marius and Ruth Bodnariu have 5 children. One day, 2 were kidnapped from school and then the rest taken from the Bodnariu home. There was no evidence of any abuse whatsoever. A petition was started to get this normal Christian family’s children back: Think [Read More…]

The Campaign for Pope John Paul I

Reader Lori Pieper writes: I’m slow in getting to this, but I hope you might let your readers know: The Pope John Paul I Association is having a fundraising campaign on ( to fund the publication of the papers from our international conference, called “The True Pope John Paul I,” The contributors brought out [Read More…]

Urgent Prayer/Work of Mercy Request

A reader writes: Can you post an emergency prayer request for a friend of mine? Her adult daughter is starving to death from bulimia, apparently can’t eat normally at all anymore, but her Medicaid refuses to authorize for her to be put in inpatient treatment. All the mother can do is take her daughter to [Read More…]

Here’s How to Help Victims and Survivors in Paris

Some resources here. Also, Beirut.  Start by refusing to be stampeded by fear and making the elementary distinction between terrorists and the people fleeing them. [Read more…]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

Help the Craig Family after a fire: I am a property manager in Maryland. James Craig is my on-call handyman. He and his wife have seven children (including a newborn boy). She works at Wendy’s and he does repair and maintenance when needed as piece-work. A few days ago, the 3-bedroom rowhome they rent was destroyed [Read More…]

Brian Mullaney of First Step Writes

I recently got back from an exhilarating, yet exhausting trip to Rwanda. It took four plane rides and 25 hours of non-stop travel, but it was worth it. The average Rwandan lives on $1.78 a day, but the children and families we help are even poorer. Amidst the poverty and suffering, we were inspired by [Read More…]