Thursday, August 16, 2018

Open Letter to Priests, by Kevin Wells

             August 15, 2018
Dear Wounded Fathers,
On this brokenhearted day, your minds should turn to Ars, that small and despairing French town. The response to this swallowing red-tide of Church evil can be found in there. There, in the secret of its wavy countryside, your comeback lay. 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

What to Do If Your Children Leave the Church



Recently, a priest friend shared with me that some of his siblings have left the Church. Father was raised by devout, Catholic parents and is a gentle, humble man, clearly in love with God, and he himself is loved by many.  So, why can’t he open the eyes of his siblings?

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

How Can Anyone be Surprised Church is Prolife?


 Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer at Salon and a self-proclaimed Catholic who walked out of Mass last month because the priest was prolife. “The fight for abortion means finding a new place in my faith,” she wrote.  
Her July 29 article “I Don’t Know How to be Catholic Anymore,” was intended to grandstand against the Church, but every serious Catholic knows, she didn’t know how to be Catholic before that either.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Pray with Angel Who Comforted Jesus

           


Praying with the angels is a celestial blessing available to us. We have complete access to all the angels and saints—our family in heaven—to intercede and pray with us to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. We can even pray with the angel who ministered to him as he prayed for us in the Garden of Gethsemane.  

Monday, July 16, 2018

Multiply Your Prayers

  We can tap into the power of God through prayer and also offer them towards others.  “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working,” (James 5:16).
 I don’t think anyone should spend the day getting on every prayer list known to man, but why not multiply and fortify our prayers?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Normal Emotions Don’t Need Psychiatric Drugs

    As U.S. psychiatrists administer more psychiatric drugs, Americans are less mentally healthy than ever before. I am not addressing serious mental illnesses, but rather, the increased use of psychiatric drugs to cover up normal human emotions and evidence that the drugs themselves can cause harm.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kicking Jesus Out a Compliment to Catholics



When the Red Bank Baptist Church in South Carolina voted to remove a statue of Jesus, the Catholic Church was complimented.  It was in response to complaints that the statue was too Catholic looking—an intrusion on their kind of worship. If an image of Jesus with outstretched arms seems Catholic, I say, Amen to that!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Should the Vatican Solve Child Poverty?

             

A Protestant pastor posted this meme: 
"THE VATICAN OWNS $25 BILLION IN PROPERTY AND $10 BILLION IN ART – AND YET CANNOT SOLVE CHILD POVERTY."
 We’ve  heard it before and will hear it again, so be prepared with an answer. 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Loving the Rapist's Child by Heather Gemmen Wilson


It had been more than a year since Casey was stillborn, and it seemed Steve and I would never be able to have the third child we wanted so badly. 
I sat in the doctor's waiting room, like so many times before. The nurse knew how hard we had tried since losing Casey. I guess that's why she just couldn't resist giving me a sly grin while practically singing her words, "The doctor will be right with you … and I think you'll like what she has to say." 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Father Peter Mary Rookey and his Miracle Prayer


Every now and then I learn about something and wonder: Why didn’t I know about this before?  Father Peter Mary Rookey falls into that category.  I learned about him after coming across the “Miracle Prayer,” written and promoted by him while he was alive. Although we cannot assume anyone is in heaven unless they are canonized a saint, (so we should still send up a prayer for them) it seems from Father Rookey's life that he would be a powerful intercessor.

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.