Monday, November 23, 2015

An Apology to The Blessed Mother

Nellie Edward/ PaintedFaith
Dear Blessed Mother,
I owe you a long overdue apology. Recently, in adoration, while contemplating the suffering and death of Jesus, I glanced upon an image of you. I thought of you watching the torture and death of your Son. I realized that it was thoughtless of me to never have told you that I am sorry for my part in his passion and crucifixion.  My sins, added to the sins of the world caused his suffering. That means that my sins also caused your suffering.   

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Does Ben Carson's Religion Matter?

 Dr. Ben Carson seems like a nice guy.  A lot of other people think so too because he is high in the polls in the Republican presidential race.  As a result, Carson’s Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) faith is a curiosity now.  Will it work for him or against him?  As Catholics learn more about it, it’s making many nervous.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Release Souls with This Devotion

Around 15 years ago, I discovered that we can wield unimaginable power for the souls in purgatory.  During the week of All Souls Day, from November 1-8, a soul can be released from purgatory by us on every one of those days.  That is no small thing.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Rise Above Family Imperfections

Sadness was not what I expected while listening to a popular Catholic speaker.  His love of God and family bubbled over as he described a beautiful coming-of-age tradition when kids became teenagers in his family. That’s when it hit me. “Wow, our families are so different!”

Friday, October 16, 2015

Bishop Sheen’s Words Define Argentina’s Protest as Diabolical

 The fury of hell was unleashed in Argentina, October 12 outside of the Cathedral of Mar de Plata in connection with their annual March for Women.  According to LifeSite, an angry mob of pro-abortion anti-Catholic women--many topless--violently assaulted a group of men that prayed outside of the Cathedral to counter the protest. 
  The protest demonstrated the manifestation of the diabolical.  In a talk by Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen, he pointed to an example in Scripture to identify the 3 signs of the diabolical: love of nudity (public), violence, and division.  The Argentina protest is a clear example. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Stumbling Block of False Apparitions

I love my Catholic faith so much that the idea of knowing inside information attracted my attention.  Since the Church approved messages of Fatima and Lourdes impacted my life in a positive way it seemed that more would be better.  But false apparitions are fool’s gold—all the glitter of heaven but underneath they are not from God.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Concerning Charlie Johnston by Kevin J. Symonds M.A.

For the past several months, a name has kept popping up in various Catholic news media: Charlie Johnston. Johnston alleges to receive private revelations. According to a biography that appears at the end of his articles on his web site The Next Right Step, Johnston:

Monday, October 5, 2015

How Powerful is Our Lady Undoer of Knots?

Our Lady Undoer of Knots
When the devil tells an exorcist:  “It is the novena to 'she who unties the knots' that destroyed my plans…,” it is a powerful endorsement.   
In the booklet, Our Lady Untier of Knots: Story of a Marian Devotion, the testimony of Capuchin Father Capriano deMeo during an exorcism in Torre LeNocelle Avellino, Italy, revealed that a possessed woman was reacting with loud screams and complaints of defeat. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Obama's Disrespectful Reception for Pope Francis

I prayed a rosary today for Pope Francis's visit to the United States. I trust that he can hold his own, or rather, God can hold him in the palm of his hand without my help.  But, I am troubled by the reception President Obama has prepared for him at the White House on September 23. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Avoid the Spin During Pope’s Visit

Bishop Paprocki, Al Kresta and Teresa Tomeo weigh in.
         Beware: the spin-doctors will be out in force during Pope Francis’s visit to the United States. They can’t seem to help themselves whether through wishful thinking or lack of a Catholic perspective.
Pope Francis has said nothing contrary to two thousand years of Catholic teaching, but his personal engagement with the media and his habit of leading with mercy,  often leads the secular media to misinterpret his statements. If all of what they claimed he said were true, he’d be a heretic.

Friday, September 11, 2015

911, A Survivor's Story by Michael Fineo

          Why me?  It is the very question that haunted me after I escaped from Tower 1 of the World Trade Center in New York City  on September 11, 2001.