Monday, April 6, 2020

During Holy Week & Easter, Pray with Our Lady

Surely, no human being suffered more during the passion and death of Jesus Christ, or then rejoiced more at the resurrection than did the Blessed Mother. If we ask, she can help us to get closer to her Son in a special way during Holy Week and Easter. 
Beginning during Holy Week, we can ask Our Lady to walk with us as we follow Jesus to the cross.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Is Pandemic from God and What to Do About It?

If there is a God, then why is he allowing the COVID19 Pandemic?  
For believers, there is no if.  But why?
In Psalm 6, verse 6, we read that sinful nations were chastised.  “We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.”

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Are Sundays a Day Off During Lent?

Lent is coming soon so it's a good time to ask: Are Sundays a day off in Lent? I never heard about such a thing as a child but now, it seems like standard operating procedure.  From the Sunday-free-day crowd, I heard that since Sundays celebrate the resurrection of our Lord,  fasting is not even appropriate.  Well, what the heck?   Were all those extra days of sacrifice unwarranted? 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Call on the Precious Blood of Jesus

Devotion to the Precious Blood is a devotion to the very passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ who shed his blood  as the price for our redemption. It is a powerful and intimate way to pray for reparation of sin and for our intentions.  Here are some prayers that do that.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Powerful Prayers to the Angels

Have you ever encountered an angel? They are mentioned throughout Scripture as protectors, guides, and messengers. “Regarding the angels, he says, ‘He sends his angels like the winds, his servants like flames of fire,’” (Hebrews 1:7).

Saturday, November 23, 2019

4 Exorcists on Holy Hacks for Spiritual Protection

Exorcists are men in Persona Christi who gaze straight into the eyes of hell and grasp for souls against an enemy bent on destroying them. The reason to write about this ministry is to warn people against the occult and to draw them closer to Jesus Christ for the spiritual protection he offers. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Only 2/3 of Bishops Came Through

For pro-lifers who see abortion as the preeminent issue of our day, the second day of the Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), went well.  On Tuesday, two-thirds of the bishops voted for the slaughter of the unborn to remain the pre-eminent social justice priority for the USCCB. This wording counters arguments often used to excuse voting for a  pro-abortion politician because they defend other human life issues of equal importance. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Fountain of Youth: Having Babies

My daughter Teresa & grandson Xavier

           Science has identified a way that women can slow aging, have a stronger brain, and live longer. Babies! Having them at all, having more of them, and having them at a later age, are all ways that women benefit physically from becoming a mother. So, change that diaper, wipe that messy face, and smile! 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

"Baby Shark" Outfielder Parra, Proud Catholic

WA Post Photo
If you watched the World Series, perhaps “Baby Shark” became stuck in your head thanks to Gerardo Parra.  He was the high energy outfielder for the winning team, the Washington Nationals.
A big part of Parra's acclaim had to do with his walk-up song "Baby Shark" that threw the stadium into an "infectious" pep rally. People sang and clapped arms like imaginary jaws and even took to showing up in shark hats and costumes.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Use Your Weapons!

         Sometimes I yearn for a voice from above to shout: "Catholics, use your weapons!" To do nothing about all hell breaking loose is to join the other side. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Hope of Lepanto: the Feast of the Holy Rosary

We are not to lose hope even in the face of the nightly evening news.  We have Jesus and all the treasures of the Catholic Church.  And on October 7, we have the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as Our Lady of Victory.  This feast shows us the way to victory.