Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pray for Ireland!

              Father Marius O’Reilly of Cork City, Ireland is pleading with the world through YouTube to pray for the Irish people at this critical time in history. On May 25, the Irish will vote whether to keep the pro-life 8th amendment in the constitution, which gives equal protection to both mother and child. It is the gift of life to the unborn.    

Monday, May 14, 2018

Our Lady of Walsingham

 The Blessed Mother has numerous titles to extoll her divine attributes. Many derive from Church-approved apparitions.  
In England  there is only one title to honor Mary based on an apparition-related occurrence in 1061.   It was then that Lady Richeldis de Faverches prayed to God asking how she should honor the Blessed Mother.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day, Our Lady of Fatima, and 2 Birthdays!

This year, May 13 is both the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima and Mother’s Day.  In our family, my husband Mark and our son Jacob celebrate birthdays on the same day.  
It’s especially significant to Mark and me because at that time, we did not understand Church teaching on life and were contemplating no more children. (We ended up with the blessing of 8 more. including 2 from Kenya, and one miscarriage).  A priest that was also a doctor who served at our parish at the time and was also my doctor, had told me that it was not realistic to follow the Church on everything.  

Monday, May 7, 2018

A Daughter Finds Healing Forgiving Her Mother

 Ruth Knutson is the wife to Dr. Ron Knutson, an anesthesiologist in Bismarck, ND.  Together they have five children.  No one would suspect such a poised and joyful person to have had a childhood full of extreme abuse and neglect.  But Ruth points out, “It’s what we do with the rest of it that is our story.”

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

I Was Already Boycotting Starbucks

Starbucks has been in hot water lately. Two black men had asked to use the restroom at a Starbucks while they waited for a friend.  The manager told them it was for paying customers only and called police who proceeded to arrest the men for trespassing. Since not all suspected loiterers get arrested at Starbucks, people are stirred up. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Catholic Church on the End Times

Looks like we missed the rapture. I hate it when that happens!  
Christian numerologist David Meade was quite certain that on April 23 the end times would commence, ushering in a rapture, a 7-year tribulation, and a 1000-year reign by Christ.  You would think that these occasional would-be prophets would know that "of that day and hour no one knows;" therefore, "be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming,” (Matthew 24: 36-44).

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Transform the World Through Women's Prayers

Women are not just like “one of the guys” and that is our strength. Evil forces within our culture belittle the beauty of our creation and have brainwashed many to deny who God made us to be. Jesus told us that the greatest among us would serve the rest, (Matthew 23:11) yet society has come to undervalue the powerful ways that women nurture and serve their families and communities. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Austin Bomber and Judas Hid Their Hearts Well

At the Last Supper, there was a mystery among the apostles.  When Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me,” the apostles were mystified. “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?” they asked.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Two Supernatural Experiences Associated With Padre Pio's Relics

        Saint Padre Pio bore the stigmata—the wounds of Christ—on his hands and feet for fifty years. The twentieth-century Italian Franciscan Capuchin priest also had the gifts of reading souls in the confessional, visions, bilocation, healing, and prophecy. At the time of his death at the age 81 in 1968,  thousands from around the world were flocking to his remote Italian mountain village to attend his Masses,  go to confession to him, or ask for his prayers for healing and conversion.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Letter to Georgetown President: You Have Been Entrusted with Much

By writing to the Georgetown president who publicly honored a rabid pro-abortion US senator and also by praying for him, I desire to perform a spiritual work of mercy. I encourage everyone to be bold, be prayerful, and to love much—both God and neighbor—as you shine your Catholic light before all.