Thursday, March 17, 2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 


      
 

March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, is a religious holiday that has spread into the popular culture – just like the Catholic Irish people have spread throughout our population. More than one in ten Americans are Irish.

Regardless of who your ancestors are, the saints are patrons to us all – related through the One Body in Christ. If you don’t have a drop of Irish blood, don’t let that stop you from joining in the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. After all, St. Patrick was not Irish either. He was born in 387 in Britain, which was controlled by Rome at the time.

Nationally Syndicated Columnist Kathryn Jean Lopez Shares Her Holy Hacks

 


   Kathryn Jean Lopez, senior fellow at the National Review Institute, a nationally syndicated columnist, and the author of A Year with the Mystics: Visionary Wisdom for Daily LivingShe contributed ways she lives her faith daily for Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get to Heaven.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Fr. Pacwa, Fr. Calloway, Fr. Riccardo Share Easy Ways to Grow in Holiness


 


            Increase your capacity for holiness through a closer walk with Jesus. Lent is the perfect time to take this walk with easy, fun, holy ideas to live thoughtfully and deepen your faith. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Fr. Donald Calloway, and Fr. John Riccardo shared their holy habits in Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get to Heaven.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Show the Devil Didn't Want You to See

  


 

“My computer crashed this morning—I’ve never had that happened— so can we reschedule?” Dr Richard Gallagher, the world’s leading psychiatric consultant on demonic activity and author of Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal was scheduled to be a guest on my TV talk show that day via zoom. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Conquer the Devil’s Division




The divisiveness in our culture is contaminating families.  Exorcists point to the devil as dividing and oppressing us. I am shocked at some of what I am seeing in families.

 There’s always been evil forces at work since Adam and Eve, but the anti-Christian spirit certainly gained a foothold through the notorious Madalyn Murray O'Hair who forced prayer out of public schools.  Recall that once students across the country began their day praying to God. 

Friday, December 10, 2021

Our Lady of Loretto; Miracle of her House




The simple stone house in which the Virgin Mary was born, received the message of an angel at the Annunciation, and lived with the Holy Family, is believed to be in the town of Loretto, Italy. To the marvel of scientists, the House of Loretto disappeared from Nazareth and moved to Croatia and then later to three spots in Italy in a way that defies human explanation. 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

The Secret Padre Pio Told Only to Pope John Paul II


All Saints Day this year is also the 75th anniversary of the priestly ordination of St. Pope John Paul II (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005). 

On the eve of this momentous day, I picked up my copy of 100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World by Patrick Novecosky. St. Pope John Paul's 27 years as pope began while I was in college in 1978, so I witnessed that he did indeed change the world. I have a portrait of him in my bedroom and often ask his intercession.

Friday, October 15, 2021

How a Little-known Apparition in Belgium is Renewing Lives


   In 1933, as the stage was being set for World War II, our Blessed Mother appeared in Banneux, Belgium. She came as a messenger of peace and mother of the poor; inviting each person to care for his brothers and sisters, the lowliest, and the suffering. I knew nothing of these apparitions until this past June when I witnessed the effects—a divine chain reaction— sparked by the apparitions that inspired a priest who changed the lives of untold thousands.  

Friday, June 11, 2021

Pray the Rosary! It Drove Communism Out of Brazil

 


The rosary is a spiritual weapon of mass destruction, leaving sin in its wake and laying the ground for miracles, conversions, and victories over evil, attained by Jesus through the intercession of his mother. It is the prayers of the life of Christ through Mary—just as he chose to come to us through his Incarnation. 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

A Sports Writer’s Extra Innings After Becoming Legally Blind

 

    This story by Hal McCoy is taken from Amazing Grace for Survivors. The Hall of Fame Sportswriter shared how he managed to keep covering baseball after becoming legally blind. 

     The first time it happened was an August night in 2000. I was walking up to the press box in St. Louis’s Busch Stadium, where the hometown Cardinals were playing the Cincinnati Reds, the baseball team I’ve covered for the Dayton Daily News for the last 31 years. Suddenly, everything went blurry in my right eye.