Thursday, December 7, 2023

A 100 Year Walk with Christ

On most days, Jim Campagna’s starts the day driving himself tovmorning Mass at either Cathedral of the Holy Spirit or St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Bismarck, North Dakota where he is a parishioner. Not bad for someone who will turn 100 on December 21 this year.  

"I put God first in my life.” he said in an interview after Mass. “I know every day might be my last day, but as long as I’m ready, that’s all that matters.”

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

St. Faustina’s Prayer to Take Away Worries About the Past and Future

Who among us has not worried about the future or been burdened with regrets?

It was a surprise when I recently began to re-read the Divine Mercy in my Soul Diary of Sister Faustina Kowalski to discover that the second entry in her notebook is a prayer to calm those fears for what may come tomorrow and regrets over what has already been.  

Monday, October 2, 2023

Guardian Angel to the Rescue!

Do angels really guard us and interact with us?   Paulie Ruby from Minot, North Dakota shared her story with me in was included in Amazing Grace for MothersIt's powerful testimony that God has given us each an angel to watch over us. 

Friday, September 8, 2023

Why Do So Many People Fear Downs Syndrome Babies?

What kind of mother threatens her husband to abandon their newborn? In 2015, Ruzan Badalyan threatened divorce if the father, Samuel Forrest, refused to abandon their Down Syndrome newborn.  Samuel shared his story publicly.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Defend Us From Bullies


Bullies are gunning for the righteous and innocent. Consider that they went after Jesus despite his miracles right before their eyes. 

Our faith teaches us not to fear and to pray for our persecutors. Yet, self defense is consistent with our faith. 

Sunday, December 4, 2022

The Miracle of Theresa Rose

She’s alive!” the doctor announced, his voice filled  with the same relief that Kathryn Rossi felt. But no first  cry echoed through the delivery room. “I need a breathing  tube!” the doctor shouted. 
As her baby disappeared behind a wall of doctors and  nurses, Kathryn and her husband, Robert, clasped hands.  Please, the couple prayed, our baby needs a miracle. 

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Artist’s Eyesight Healed Through St. Lucy


          A black blob clouded Jill Metz’s vision in her right eye—a troubling development for an artist.

Metz was not one to panic, so she did nothing at first. After all, sometimes problems go away on their own. But after a couple of weeks, the black blob had not dissipated and interfered with her even reading.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Miraculous Event by Our Lady of Nazareth

                  Through my husband’s brother who recently retired, we’ve learned a bit about geography and about a devotion to the Blessed Mother we had never heard of. He recently moved to the Portugese town of Nazaré, a beautiful town where many other Americans retire amid stunning natural beauty with sheer cliffs jutting above the Atlantic Ocean. There, is a magnificent Church dedicated to a miraculous event attributed to the Blessed Mother. 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

A Mysterious Visitor Brings Last Meal

Mysterious visitors at dramatic moments often appear and disappear in hospitals.  I have interviewed several people over the years who have had such experiences.  

Here is Katie Alveby’s touching story of such an event from Amazing Grace for Fathers.

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.