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…]

A reader writes with an Emergency Prayer Request

She 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 the [Read More…]

Help be Part of God’s Providence for a Catholic Missionary

The irrepressible Tricia Bolle, who does mission work in Asia with an amazing charism of faith, writes: Happy Feast of St. Martin de Porres! Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve been in contact right now. I’m actually back up in the Pacific Northwest, this time in Portland, to share about my ministry with a [Read More…]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy for Vets

My buddy Glenn Cooper writes: Please see below from my dear friend, fellow Navy fighter pilot, and devout Catholic, CAPT John “Chucker” Spear, USN (ret). John’s wife, Mary, is passionate about helping our wounded vets.  To that end, five years ago she ran fifty(!) miles on her fiftieth birthday to raise money for the Wounded [Read More…]

Today’s Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Hey, I just signed the petition “General Mills: Donate recalled Cheerios to those in need” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name. Our goal is to reach 25,000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here. I figure it can’t [Read More…]

A chance to do a work of Mercy…

…by supporting Joann’s Robideau’s recovery. Heres Joann’s story: Joann Robideau is my soon to be mother in law I will be getting married to her son Shawn Robideau 10/30/15. The wedding date won’t change the connection / bond I have with Joann, because since the first day I met her she welcomed me with open [Read More…]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

David Rummelhoff writes: I want to thank you guys for supporting the Peter’s Mark campaign that raised funds for Peter’s Pence and And Then There Were None. We actually raised for them just shy of $2k. Writing checks like that feels good. Anyhow, we’re onto a new campaign that is raising funds for St. Paul [Read More…]


JOKE WITH THE POPE is the official welcome campaign of the Pope’s visit to the United States, endorsed by the Pope himself. People of all beliefs are invited to submit a written joke or a short video of themselves telling a joke at They can also select a cause their joke will support: helping [Read More…]