Today’s Advent Work of Mercy

A family in Massachusetts is struggling to meet their bills. Can you help? Thanks! You guys are wonderful! [Read more...]

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Wear Your Prolife Commitment on Your Sleeve

…and help fund the Life Matters Journal at the same time: They are half-way to their goal. Help them make it all the way. [Read more...]

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The Parable of the Good Libertarian

Then Jesus told a parable to Democrats who were sure of their righteousness and looked down on Libertarians as sinners who mistreat the poor: Once a man was traveling through life when he was beset by bandits who robbed him, beat him, and left him homeless. A Democrat named Tom Brower came along and did [Read More...]

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Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: I know you sometimes share people’s fundraiser requests in your blog. I went to Franciscan with Fr. Louis and he is just the one of the nicest people you could ever meet and wonderfully devout. It would be great if you could share his request for funds with your readers. Thanks! Fr. [Read More...]

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Today’s Advent Work of Mercy

Help Our Lady of the Rosary of Greenville, SC build a fine new parish. Fr. Dwight Longenecker has the scoop here. They are a small and poor parish and could really use your help. [Read more...]

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Just because it isn’t happening here doesn’t mean it isn’t happening

The war in Syria has killed more than 11,000 children, according to the Oxford Research Group, and created more than 1.2 million child refugees, according to UNICEF. On the bright side, according to TIME: The Norwegian nonprofit SOS Children’s Villages recently staged a candid-camera ad featuring a freezing boy at a bus stop. Passerby that encountered the boy generally [Read More...]

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Steve Ray Struggles…

with the question, “Who are the poor I’m supposed to care for?” It’s a question I struggle with too, simply because the need overwhelms my meager resources. On the one hand, I am coming to agree with Dorothy Day’s pithy remark that “The Gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor.”  I note [Read More...]

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Ooberfuse does the soundtrack to Pope Francis’ 2015 Haiyan Mercy Mission

On 17th January 2015, to the soundtrack of Filipino-London band ooberfuse, Pope Francis will bring his message of “Mercy and Compassion” to the survivors of the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan. Cherrie Anderson, originating from the town at the eye of the storm, Tacloban, penned Mercy as a musical message of hope [Read More...]

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Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: Please pray for my family. We are experiencing cascading financial problems – partially owing to my wife being out of work without pay due to an eye operation, partially because we apparently suffer from some form of financial management disorder. The dogs are at our very heels. Thanks. Father, hear our prayer [Read More...]

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Consistent Life Ethic Indie Gogo

…sounds like a 60s retro prolife skit at a church summer camp, but is, in fact, a nifty fundraiser with cool T-shirt demonstrating that being prolife is more than merely being anti-abortion. Just click the pic: [Read more...]

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