Prayer Requests, Praise Reports and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: There is a woman I know named Ambra who is dying from breast cancer as I write this. She was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant. Ambra refused to consider abortion and refused chemotherapy until her son was born. She gave birth, has had a double mastectomy, and is now dying from [Read More…]

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A Parable of Two Sons

Here is a classy Memorial Day story: During the surge in Iraq in 2008, Nathan Witmer led an Army scout platoon in a thicket of villages rife with insurgents and roadside bombs. What he really wants to do is direct. Or maybe write — or produce. “Anything with movies was always the dream,” said Mr. [Read More…]

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A reader urgently asks for help

She writes: Urgent prayer request, Mark, I left my ex over a year ago. It hasn’t been easy. Today is the last day to get my phone bill paid (no more extensions) and it’s my lifeline with the kids. Please pray we get the $110 to keep it on and keep going. Thank you! Father, [Read More…]

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“Ordinary”, Timothy Quigley’s web series about life in a small parish

…has run into a bit of a hitch and could use our help.   [Read more…]

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Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

Diane Korzeniewski writes: In your mercy, please see the plight of this family at Assumption Grotto with five young children and baby 6 on the way. The father was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and it appears to have returned.  The mother was just diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.  Her aunt set [Read More…]

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A Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: It has just come to my attention that Courtney Lenaberg doesn’t have a headstone yet as her family can’t afford one. I know you get a lot of donation requests for posting, but if you could, I’d be most appreciative. Burying the dead is one of the corporal works of mercy. This [Read More…]

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Today’s Work of Mercy: Help Fund a Documentary in Defense of Marriage

Blackstone Films writes: Back in 2014, we at Blackstone Films released The Third Way, a 40-minute documentary film on the Catholic Church and homosexuality. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics and non-Catholics alike have seen the film, and it was endorsed by prominent Church leaders across the world. But even with the success of The Third [Read More…]

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A Chance to Do a Work of Mercy and Stick Your Thumb in Caesar’s Eye

From Change.org: My friend Joan Cheever of The Chow Train was recently cited for feeding the homeless in a park in San Antonio, Texas. Joan has been feeding the homeless for the past decade. She feels it is her duty to help those less fortunate than her, and she does so by cooking up hot, [Read More…]

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Prayer Request and Work of Mercy

A reader writes: I would appreciate some prayers. Just some difficult times with the work load and the funding and business environment. Thank you Father, hear our prayer that this person get through this difficult time and accomplish your will in his work. Mother Mary and St. Joseph, pray for him. We ask this through [Read More…]

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Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: Please pray for a friend whose son has severe mental issues. She’s a woman of strong Catholic faith, but it’s difficult for her. Father, hear our prayer for his complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give his caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, creativity, insight, and the proper technology to assist [Read More…]

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