How often do we storm heaven, get what we asked for and then our prayers quickly trail off? After the election, I wrote Trump Needs Our Prayers Now More Than Ever. I was never without serious reservations about a Trump presidency, but as the best pro-life alternative available, I was hopeful. But election night did not seal the deal as we are seeing.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
10 Tips on How to Avoid Mouth Problems
Mouth problems can be avoided with proper care. Practicing good dental hygiene involves being careful about what goes into your mouth. Good spiritual hygiene includes being careful about what comes out of it. “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person,” (Matthew 15:11).
Here are some tips for keeping your mouth and soul in good condition.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
One Waiting for Us in Heaven
|By Nellie Edwards at PaintedFaith.com|
“Hey Mark, we’re going to have another baby,” I announced to my husband after taking a home pregnancy test. We looked at each other, wide-eyed. We had recently added an orphan boy from Kenya, so we were already a family of eleven. We shared a strong understanding that each little soul is a gift from God that will last an eternity. Still, I’d be forty-seven and Mark forty-eight when this baby was due.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Government Now Entering Our Churches
Despite pediatricians identifying youth transgenderism as "child abuse"), the left is demanding that everyone, even churches comply with transgender acceptance. Last month, Massachusetts enacted a law forcing everyone, including churches, to use the gender identity of a person's choice. It is the most oppressive LGBT non-discrimination laws in the U.S. Churches are specifically mentioned as needing to comply.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Hillary's Diabolical Compliment to the Catholic Church
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Receive These 7 Graces Promised by Our Lady
Everyone suffers and everyone needs graces. The devotion to our Lady of Sorrows unites our suffering with that of the Blessed Mother’s. Imagine what it was like for her to watch her beloved son beaten and bloodied, carrying the cross he was then crucified on. We can’t even imagine.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Men, Abortion, and the Sexual Revolution
Women are harmed in ways they didn’t expect after abortions. Motherhood runs deep and abortion doesn't end it but only changes it. For those coming to grips with the truth, programs like Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Rachel's Vineyard administer to their hurting souls.
But what about men? They had no real choice in the matter; only the possibility of making a suggestion if they were the type to stick around.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Media Scarce for "Walks for Life" but Cover Pro-abortion "Black Monday"
The secular media’s enthusiasm for Poland’s pro-abortion protest on October 2, after years of ignoring the much bigger March for Life in Washington, DC, is ironic. Every year at the March for Life in D.C. secular reporting is hard to find despite all the markings of a big news story—a big demonstration drawing hundreds of thousands from across the country to the nation’s capitol. Last year, an epic blizzard arriving during the march made it an especially great story. Yet, outside Catholic and conservative news sources, most (with a few exceptions) ignored it.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Celebrate 40 Years of Hyde--Amendment Hillary Plans to Defeat
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton does not care about the polls. No, seriously. Sure, she wants to be ahead in them, but the polls that measure the popularity of abortion? She doesn’t care. She and her Planned Parenthood friends want to set the pace and drag everyone else along.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Beatitudes Through the Life of Mother Teresa
The Sermon on the Mount recorded in the Gospel of Matthew is held up as one of the greatest moral discourses ever given. The Beatitudes were a part of that. Simple and relevant to all, they are etched deeply into our minds.
Mother Teresa, now St. Teresa of Kolkata, lived them. Her words and life reflected the Beatitudes. Here together, are the lessons Jesus taught us in the Beatitudes with words that Mother Teresa lived.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Note to Woman Planning Ordination as Catholic Priest: Talk to St. Teresa of Kolkata
Dear Mary Alice,
I saw the article about you titled “San Rafael woman to break canon law to be ordained Catholic priest.” You may have been a great nurse for 35 years, and enjoyed watching the (heretical) movie Pink Smoke Over the Vatican, but those are not qualifications for the priesthood. For starters, a Y chromosome is missing. Yeah, I know…gender equality, womanpower…blah, blah, blah-- but let’s talk.
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Labels: Cannon Law 1024, Catholic, excommunication, female priests, Georgia Walker, heretic, male priesthood, Mary Alice Nolan, Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa, Pope Francis, St. Teresa of Kolkata
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Pro-abortion Activists are Crabby People
In Bismarck, ND, there is no Planned Parenthood office and the only abortion clinic in the state—one too many—is in Fargo. A lot of us want to keep it that way. So when a Planned Parenthood riverboat cruise on the Missouri River was announced, pro-lifers organized a prayer rally nearby.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Global Warming Used to Stop Creating Children
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Resolve Dropping Fertility in US: Have More Babies!
God told us: “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. ” Genesis 1:28. The latest birth rate numbers show we aren’t listening.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Pray to Our Lady of Beauraing to Convert Sinners
I am very excited to have just learned about the apparitions of Our Lady of Beauraing. She promised to convert sinners. I've got a big list for her! I'm guessing I'm not the only one that did not know about her, so I wrote an article about her for the National Catholic Register. I'll share a summary here to spread the good news, but to learn more, check out the article which includes a number of links for additional information.
Our Lady of Beauraing, also known as the Virgin of the Golden Heart, appeared to 5 children in Beauraing, a town of about 2,000 in Belgium between November 29, 1932 and January 3, 1933.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
"Billy: The Story of a Family Reunited" by Jay Copp
This is a favorite story from Amazing Grace for the Catholic Heart.
Billy Lutter tumbled to the wooden floor of his home. His parents picked him up and tried again to help him walk. It was no use. Doctors had been telling the Lutters to institutionalize five-year old Billy for some time. This was 1939 and institutionalization was commonly advised for children with physical and mental disabilities.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
What About Pro-abortion Politicians Who Claim to be Catholic?
Hillary Clinton followed President Obama’s lead when she picked a vice-president candidate who claims allegiance to the Catholic Church while pursing anti-Catholic ends. Senator Tim Kaine describes himself as a devout Catholic. Is that possible? No, not if being Catholic means anything.
Monday, July 25, 2016
"Born This Way" Reality Show Already Reducing Down Syndrome Abortions
If people with Down syndrome are especially loveable, then why do so many mothers chose abortion when they discover it in their unborn baby? Fear. That is the main reason. Rather than trust God and open themselves up to a new world, they tragically miss out on the gift he had for them.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
HELP! My Husband is Addicted to Porn! 10 Ways to Cope
While selling books after a women’s retreat 15 years ago, a woman with graying hair deliberately stayed at the very back of the line. Everyone was gone by the time she reached me. Holding out a book for me to sign, the woman smiled nervously. We made small talk, then, she cautiously looked around.
“I want to ask you something,” she began, then paused, searching for words. “It’s too embarrassing to tell anyone I know, but I thought you might have a suggestion. My husband is retired and I just recently discovered that he… he…well, I caught him looking at porn. I found out he’s been doing it for awhile.”
Friday, July 15, 2016
Letter to Miami Herald on New Age Article
It's sad that a secular newspaper will publish a full length article on New Age recommendations for healing but you never see anything that promotes Catholic truths--the real truth. I wrote a letter to the Miami Herald regarding their recent New Age article. I'm going to do a full length article on his topic, but for now, I wonder if they will publish my letter?
Monday, July 11, 2016
Advice from Exorcists on How to Protect Yourself
The old adage: An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure, is especially true in the spiritual realm. The exorcism and deliverance ministry usually addresses problems arising from a lack of spiritual protection or someone purposely opening the door to evil.
Fr. Patrick (not his real name) a parish priest who has been a diocesan exorcist for 6 years, advises people to stay close to God and the Church. He also warns against flirting with the occult.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Rhoda Wise: Intercessor Behind Mother Angelica's Healing
When Rhoda Wise died on July 7 in 1948, more than 14,000 people attended her funeral at St. Peter’s Church in Canton, Ohio. That’s equivalent to the population of an entire town! I first heard about her only a few years ago when I read in Raymond Arroyo’s biography on Mother Angelica that Mother was one of many people healed after visiting Rhoda.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
ACLU Honors Catholic Hospitals
I’m very proud of the honor our Catholic hospitals received last month. Given that the culture of death is so aggressively pushing forward these days, I’m taking last month’s American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) angry report against Catholic hospitals: “Health Care Denied,” as an honor.
The ACLU is enraged that Catholic Hospitals are so good at caring for the sick-- a corporal work of mercy. That means we are doing something right. We are standing firm against the cultural tide of insanity and saying: We heal, not kill or harm!
Monday, June 13, 2016
Brock Turner's Parents Should Seek Mercy From the Eternal Judge
Trying to save a son from the consequences of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster is not acceptable. Brock Turner’s parents pleaded to the judge for mercy after a jury convicted their son of 3 felony counts of sexual assault. Any loving parent wants mercy for their child just as we all want it from God. But only after we are sorry for our sins are we forgiven and showered with mercy from the ultimate judge, God. Brock and his parents are still making excuses.
Friday, June 3, 2016
How Significant Are We to God?
Atheists consider the number of people that have been born in the history of the world and then they consider God and surmise: No way! They can’t wrap their minds around God creating so many people and loving each one. I can’t wrap my mind around it either, until I consider what being God means. It means no limits. It means infinity. The Creator who made the planets and holds them in orbit will never run out of abilities.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Our Lady of the Rosary Apparitions in Argentina Approved
On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the local bishop of San Nicolas, Argentina, Most. Reverend Hector Cardelli, announced that the apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary are “supernatural in character” and “worthy of belief.”
A devout Catholic housewife with no formal education, claimed the Blessed Mother had visited her daily for 6 ½ years and that she also received 68 messages from Jesus Christ. There were numerous documented miraculous healings and beginning in November 1984, she received the stigmata during Advent and Lent.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Moment They Understood
“You really were the Savior? And I had you killed!” Imagine Pontius Pilate at the moment of his death. And all the soldiers that delighted in scourging and crucifying Jesus. The Jewish Sanhedrin who refused to consider that the Messiah was in their midst, must have been horrified when death revealed the truth. Imagine the looks on their faces.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Jim Caviezel on Following Jesus
“Everyone wants resurrection but no one wants suffering.” Those are the words of actor Jim Caviezel, best known for portraying Jesus Christ in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Due Process for a Tree
Friday, April 29, 2016
We Need to Keep Talking About Bathrooms
Until we get this cleared up, we need to keep talking about bathrooms. There’s a lot we’ve had taken away from us in recent years. I recently opined at the National Catholic Register that we often aren’t even allowed to breath an opinion these days.
I don’t mean to turn this issue religious because it’s plain old logical, but I want to point out that the whole transgender bathroom thing is absent from the Bible. I will venture to say it was never an issue at the time of Christ because it was never an issue. Period. Until now.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Exorcists Explain What is Behind Haunted Houses
Fearful that her deceased ex-husband was haunting her, a woman went to see Fr. Vincent Lampert, the exorcist for the diocese of Indianapolis, Indiana. Ever since her ex-husband’s death, there were strange goings-on in his old favorite room.
The woman lived alone so when she found furniture moved around, there was no one to blame. It was especially unnerving that an old wedding picture kept showing up on a table. She would put it away only for it to later show up on the table again—sometimes face up, sometimes face down.
This article is posted on my blog at the National Catholic Register. To read more, go to: https://www.ncregister.com/blog/two-exorcists-weigh-in-on-ghosts-and-haunted-houses#ixzz46Iu0aOHo
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Prayers for Life Are Making a Difference
Are you tired of hearing about all the evil in the world? What can most of us do beyond feel sad and say some prayers?
We may feel tapped out at times, but our faith gives us the power and incentive to overcome spiritual paralysis. Consider, for instance, the effect prayer has had against the abortion industry.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Psychics Point Away from Jesus
When Theresa Caput, star of the reality show Long Island Medium came to the Bismarck, North Dakota’s Events Center recently, there was a small group of people across the street praying against her work. It’s unlikely that she knew we were there. Neither did the many hundreds who walked past us on their way to the show pay us any heed.
I expected that I would be the lone Catholic in the prayer group but saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with the word “Catholic” emblazoned on it. I later learned that she just came into the Church two years ago while seeking help to escape the occult. (Stay tuned for a future article.)
Monday, April 11, 2016
St. Stanislaus, Killed for Speaking the Truth
I write this on April 11, the Feast of St. Stanislaus. His name always reminds me of a humorous incident. I was working as a dental assistant while still in high for a father and son team. One afternoon, the elder dentist called me into the room with a young patient.
“Go ahead,” he said to the second grade little boy. “Tell her your name and what school you go to.”
“My name is Thteven Thelke and I go to Thaint Thtanithlauth thcool,” the young lad dutifully replied.
Dr. Lynch smiled and whispered to me, “Maybe his parents should send him to a different school.”
Friday, April 8, 2016
Church Doesn't Use "Signals" to Change Teachings
You knew it and I knew it. Whatever the Pope would have said in his latest document on the family, Amoris Laetitia, the secular media was going to misinterpret it. Not to lump all media together, and not to pick on the New York Times, but I’m going to use them as an example. My reason is that they are the New York Times. It should mean something when reporters’ average pay is $100,000. I know it barely pays for an annual parking permit in New York, but there used to be a minimum standard for reporters called “the facts.”
Monday, March 21, 2016
It's a Terrible Time to be Protestant
Thank you, God, for my Catholic faith! Before I go further, let me say that I know some amazing, inspirational non-Catholic Christians. However, as a head-over-heels-in-love kind of Catholic, I look around, sometimes in horror and sadness at some of the congregations outside of the Church. They are missing out on so much at a time when we need it all.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Get the Hierarchy Right to Avoid Insanity
How many of the two-dozen animal rights activists who gathered in Downtown Ann Arbor to mourn deer lives are prolife? I bet I could not count them on one finger. I am all for photosynthesis, but it’s not a sin to kill a fatted calf. Meat is not even my favorite food choice--smoothies, salads, and corn chips are--but I defend your right to eat a hamburger.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Fr. Jerzy an Intercessor for Religious Freedom
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
How to Love People You Can't Stand
Who are the people with whom you don’t want to breathe the same air? On my list are the ferocious abortion advocates that drip hatred at the prolife movement. They tempt me to wish for a loophole on the Christian obligation to love everyone. “This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I love you” (John 15:12). But how can we possess that kind of love?
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Lent with Mary
Our goal during Lent is to become intimately united with Jesus. No earthly being was more closely united to him than his mother. She has been involved in every aspect of Christianity since Jesus was conceived.
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Sunday, January 31, 2016
A Miraculous Healing
|Fr. Basil Atwell|
An incurable eye disease intruded on 16-year-old Johnny Atwell’s life almost overnight. In October of 1974, the Glendive, Montana teen faced inevitable blindness. Johnny did not plead with God for a cure, however. Instead, he demanded one. God seemed not to be listening, but then something amazing happened.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Trump’s Campaign Manager’s Anti-Catholic Tweet Surfaces
The past can haunt. In the case of Katrina Pierson, spokeswoman for Donald Trump, social media can bite back 5 years later. That is when she made her anti-Catholic tweet: “Just saw a commercial from Catholic Church stating that Catholic Church was started by Jesus. I bet they believe that too. #sad”
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Epic Wait During Winter Storm
|Fr. Thomas Grafsgaard of Dickinson (L) concelebrates Mass|
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Treading into the Devils Domain
It’s not always for the faint of heart or spiritually unprotected, but there are opportunities to venture into the devil’s domain, praying (even if silently) and reaching out to the unsuspecting victims frequenting his lair. Shouting out warnings or pushing Christianity on the uninterested has a high failure rate, but extending love and friendship has many successes.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Supreme Court to Decide on Hearing Heartbeat Bill
On the 43rd anniversary of Roe V. Wade, January 22, 2016, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not they will review the case on North Dakota’s Heartbeat law.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Responding to a Concerned Protestant on Purgatory
I recently had a comment under an old blog article on releasing souls from Purgatory. Here is an excerpt:
“The word purgatory isn't even in Scripture. We need to abide by God's Word and not live by man-made ideas. We know there are two options after death…. I am not Catholic and although there are many things about the Catholic faith that I greatly admire, there are others that greatly concern me. This is one of them. We must never develop our own ideas as truth. I can't imagine where this Catholic teaching comes from. It concerns me greatly.”
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