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. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

St. Faustina Helping Us Now More Than Ever


 “Jesus, I Trust in You,” was the message of Divine Mercy that Jesus gave to us through Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. She was the third of ten children, born in Poland on August 25, 1905, died October 5, 1938, and canonized on April 30, 2000.  
As a sister with the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, St. Faustina had a deep interior life. Jesus revealed the devotion of Divine Mercy to her which includes the powerful Chaplet of Mercy. 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Never Say Never, a St. Padre Pio Miracle



Paul Walsh was 17 when the car he was driving hit a tree on Chester Pike in suburban Philadelphia on an icy December night in 1983. Not only was his skull shattered, every bone in his face was broken and there was a tear in his brain. Doctors at Crozier Chester Medical Center said he was irreversibly brain damaged and would never regain consciousness.  But as the old saying goes, “Never say never.”

Sunday, September 22, 2019

When a Plane Crashed the Empire State Building into Office of Forerunner to USCCB


On a hazy morning on Saturday, July 28, 1945, a B25 bomber lost in the fog, crashed into the Empire State Building at the 79th floor, killing 14 people. It went right into the National Catholic Welfare Conference office which years later would become the United States Catholic  Conference of Bishops, (USCCB). 
During the rescue mission, the lines of one of the elevator cables snapped causing a young women elevator operator to fall down 75 flights. She survived.  

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Miracle Before Icon, Mother of God, “Quick to Hear”




An eight-year-old girl who was deaf and mute is reported to have been miraculously healed last year before the She Who is Quick to Hear” icon. This ancient icon is one of the most well-known miraculous icons of the Theotokos, (which means Mother of God, the name used in the Eastern Orthodox Church as a title of the Virgin Mary.)

Monday, August 26, 2019

St. Michael Prayer that Saved a Marine’s Life



We call on St. Michael the Archangel, “Prince of the Heavenly Host” to protect us from evil. His name is Hebrew for "Who is like God?" which was the battle cry of the good angels when they cast the rebellious Lucifer and his followers into hell. 
A story about St. Michael’s powerful intercession was told in a young marine’s letter home to his mother during the Korean War in 1950. It has been circulated ever since. 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Response to Black Mass in Ottawa


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“The problem isn't  that the devil has upped his game, but more people are willing to play it,” an exorcist once told me.
            Such was the case in Ottawa, Canada this weekend when a black mass was held by the Satanic Temple of Ottawa at a heavy metal bar called The Koven. 

Friday, August 9, 2019

Another Modesty Article

 As the season for picnics, watermelon, and modesty articles winds down, there is one article that I do not want you to miss.
In  Slut Shaming in the Adoration Chapel, Larry Denninger shared an incident in his parish’s adoration chapel. 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Go Ahead and Be a Martha

          “Don’t be a Maratha,” we are told, referring to the story of Mary and Martha in the New Testament.   Can you imagine such a thing?  I would not like it if people went around saying, “Don’t be a Patti.”. 
That is what came of Martha’s worrying about getting tasks done for her guests while her sister Mary simply sat and listened to Jesus.  

Friday, July 19, 2019

House Chaplain Casts Out Evil


Fr. Pat Convoy, screen shot capture from C-Span 
It was not an exorcism but the Chaplain of the House of Representatives, Father Patrick Convoy prayed to “cast out all spirits of darkness” on Thursday after tensions flared during debates. 
“Let us pray,” he began. “We give you thanks, Oh God, for giving us another day. This has been a difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the people’s house.” 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Co-opting Blessed Mother Demands Reparation



From Poland to the U.S., the Blessed Mother is being used in blasphemous ways.  By imposing rainbow flags onto her images, she is being co-opted by LGBT activists.
           In April, there was furor in Poland over a rainbow Madonna that led to the arrest of an LBGT activist for appropriating a sacred image considered a national treasure with the LGBT rainbow colors.