Friday, November 17, 2017

Exorcist and Padre Pio on Angels

While many of us have felt our angel’s presence at times or at least trust that he’s there, what do all the guardian angels do when people turn from God? Are they still on guard? During an interview with Father Patrick, (not his real name) an exorcist for seven years who is also a parish priest, he explained that people often ask him where is God or why aren’t the angels protecting us and stopping all this insanity?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Beach Blanket Apologetics


Several years ago, at a beach outing, I was riddled with questions about Catholics by several non-Catholic moms. 
It was a get-together with homeschoolers and I was the lone Catholic that day.  I no longer homeschool, but I had learned early on that there were some who did not mind Catholics and some who believed we were going to hell— I was told as much—nicely, of course. One time I was asked if Catholics considered themselves Christian. Funny.  But it was no joke. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Black Elk Cause for Canonization Opened


Nicholas Black Elk, a former Lakota medicine man from South Dakota, is on the path of sainthood.  The Mass, which opened his cause for canonization, was celebrated by Bishop Robert Gruss on October 21 at Holy Rosary Church near Pine Ridge, S.D.  During his homily, Bishop Gruss said that Black Elk was open to the Spirit of God in his life from a very young age. “God used a personal invitation from a Jesuit priest to lead this child of God, Black Elk, down a new path to becoming this great disciple in the Catholic faith for the Lakota people,” he said.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

An Exorcist's Perspective on Las Vegas Shooting


What level of evil possessed Stephen Paddock to open fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel onto a crowd of concertgoers, killing 59 and injuring over 500?  In a place nicknamed “sin city” is Las Vegas in need of spiritual healing?

Friday, October 27, 2017

This Week in Scary News


“Your articles are so negative,” I was recently told. “You go after people and act like you are better than them.”
I considered my articles—miracles, inspiration, the Blessed Mother, exorcists, news…and yes, occasional commentary on things like female pastors blessing abortion clinics and the ugliness of witchcraft. If I’m going to comment, it doubles as therapy because Dorothy, we aren’t in Kansas anymore, and sometimes I get a bit homesick.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ask for Holy Desire


I don’t desire death.  I’m not talking about the kind that comes from depression but the sort written about in the personal diary of St. Jean de Brebeuf, (1593 – 1649). “For the last two days I’ve experience the desire to be a martyr.” Days later it came to pass.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Inspirational Words from Mother Angelica



Has the world got you down?  Forget about that for a while and reflect on the life of Mother Angelica.  She was the most unlikely of candidates in the world’s eyes to become the most successful woman in the history of broadcasting.
But the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the wise; and the weak things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the strong,” (1 Corinthians 1:27).

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Christian Response to Harvey Weinstein



Harvey Weinstein is getting his due.  The fat cat movie mogul immersed in money, power, and degradation of his self and others is facing the ugly consequences of his ugly life.   A just ending to the story of a villain.  Rejoice!  But most rejoice for the wrong reasons–comeuppance.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thank God for Christopher Columbus!

Here is a guest post from my husband Mark Armstrong in honor of Christopher Columbus Day.

I just want to shout out to Christopher Columbus today, on this day commemorating his discovery 525 years ago. Thanks for bringing the truth to a culture that thought slicing hearts out of bodies atop a pyramid was the way to God's heart.   In light of the recent solar eclipse, be glad you did not live in Mexico in the Americas BC—Before Columbus—during an eclipse.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Miraculous Rose Petals from St. Therese



While Rhoda Wise of Canton, OH was alive, that humble, God-loving woman was surrounded by miracles.  There were so many signs and miracles that people flocked from all over to meet Rhoda and ask for her prayers.