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.  

Monday, February 12, 2018

Not the Right Kind of Catholic Parent

Here we go again: Mean, bad, unchristian Catholic school officials fire much-loved teacher.  Jocelyn Morffi, the Miami first grade teacher of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School was terminated upon returning from her February 3, wedding to another woman. She wrote on her Instagram account: “In their eyes I’m not the right kind of Catholic for my choice in partner.”

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Prophecies and Miracles of Pope Paul VI

When Blessed Pope Paul VI wrote his encyclical Humanae Vitae on July 25, 1968, he neither claimed to be a prophet or saint. Time has proven him to be both. 
His predictions of what marriage and society would suffer if the use of contraception became widespread has come to pass. And now, a second miracle has cleared the way for his canonization. The  Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved the miracle  by a unanimous vote on February 6Both miracles involved the healing of an unborn baby. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

May Pro-abortion Senators Out of Touch with Americans Never Win Another Election!

Please take notice! Our country officially stands out as one of only seven countries in the world that permits the killing of a viable, pain-sensitive child in the womb after 20 weeks. We stand with China, North Korea, Canada, the Netherlands, Singapore, and Vietnam. In France, Italy, and Germany, abortion is illegal after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Light Shone at End of Nassar Tragedy

At the end of the tragic story of depravity of Larry Nassar, the MSU gymnast doctor who sexually abused girls and women for over twenty years, Rachael Denhollander shone a great light. She spoke of justice, not revenge, and of repentance, forgiveness, and God’s mercy.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Former Catholic Tries to Evangelize Me on Twitter.

I made a new friend on Twitter today. He  noticed I was Catholic and challenged me.  I’m not one for debates via social media.  It gets long and tiring. Maybe I’m just not that good at it.
For instance, yesterday, someone threatened to sue me if I used my interview with him. He was an ordained Catholic priest, but now is a rent-a-priest, performing religious services disobediently outside the Church. (I’m working on an article for the National Catholic Register on that sort of thing so stay tuned.)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Printer That Inadvertently Sent “Battle Ready” Brochures to Same-Sex Couple Being Sued

Was it a mix up or an attack? Rather than the wedding brochures they expected, a same-sex couple received 80 brochures reported to be from Battle Ready that spoke of sin, lust and temptation.  The Australian couple filed a lawsuit in United States District Court in Massachusetts against the printer, Vistaprint.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

How the Devil Uses Religion

  Only a sliver of a fraction of people are attracted to evil for evil’s sake. The rest are fooled. Cunning is the devil’s game.
It is in the murky margins outside of religion where religious folks, or those who are “just spiritual,” imagine they are following a greater god. Every rebellion against the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church is done under cover of improvement. It doesn't work that way. I’m not saying non-Catholic religions are evil; I’m saying evil is alway afoot when rejecting truth.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Torn Between Two Loves

I first met Kim Heilman as the newly married, Mrs. Heilman, Old Testament religion teacher at St. Mary’s High School in Bismarck.  She had a BA in Art History and English literature and an MA in Catholic studies and had lived through cultural relativism, coming out on the other end embracing her Catholic faith. It was a journey, however, in which she had to break off an engagement and cling to Catholic teachings no matter the cost.
This is about Kim Heilman’s choice. I am condensing her story here, which first appeared in Amazing Grace for Families book. You can read her first-person account at her new blog: Musings from the Home.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

A Word from Humility Experts

         It seems that the dumbest mistakes occur on the heels of pride. Humility and obedience to God’s Church, with over 2,000 years of getting it right, are the way to go. We avoid a lot of buffoonery this way. There are times that people think we are fools because of our values, but we know the company we keep. Better to be a fool for Christ than for the world.