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Couriers of Grace: My Daughter, the Sacraments, and a Surprising Walk of Faith

Couriers of Grace: My Daughter, the Sacraments, and a Surprising Walk of Faith

Apr 5 17 • 0 comments

  There once was a very special girl. Sarah was her name: a name that means Princess. This princess happened to be born with Down syndrome. Little Sarah grew up telling those around her that she had a perfect life! “If someone made an unkind remark about her appearance, she would smile and wave at […]

Singles Need Prayers

Singles Need Prayers

Apr 4 17 • 0 comments

Single Catholics: the Vocations Solution It is widely known, in both Catholic and non-Catholic circles, that the Catholic Church is experiencing a shortage of priestly and religious vocations at this time. We often hear prayers at Mass for an increase in these vocations. There are those who are called by God to this vocation who […]

Poem: "Ecclesia Mellow"

Poem: “Ecclesia Mellow”

Ecclesia Mellow Go and sin, sin on more. Mercy, my mercy, sin galore! The joy of love, not the sword, No division, praise me lord! An eye offends? That’s OK, Look again, not away. Fire everlasting not forever. Eternal damning, never, never. “Yes is yes” hurts so much. “No is no” is out of touch. […]

Are You "All In" When It Comes to Your Catholic Faith?

Are You “All In” When It Comes to Your Catholic Faith?

What’s your relationship to the Catholic Church? Are you devoted? Dedicated but doing the minimum required? Dabbling? Discouraged or done with the Church? Unsure? In All In (Ave Maria Press, 2017), Pat Gohn invites readers to reconsider their relationship with the Church, whatever that relationship might currently be. Gohn is a cradle Catholic, but truly […]

Poem: "Heaven: The Final Dimension"

Poem: “Heaven: The Final Dimension”

Mar 31 17 • 0 comments

Heaven: The Final Dimension Meeting family never met Where damaged children are lavished upon and injured souls repaired Where Martin Luther King shakes your hand With great affection Strangers smile in passing Where decent cut dresses, of silk with sparkling threads, are given without fee No tarred roads to mend No corn to husk Land of […]

Pro-Life Pro-Family Turn Rocks Europeans at UN Commission on Women

Pro-Life Pro-Family Turn Rocks Europeans at UN Commission on Women

The world witnessed the United States returning to the pro-life fold after years of abortion advocacy from the Obama administration yesterday during the UN Commission on the Status of Women. After the gavel fell signaling the adoption of the annual agreement of the commission, known as Agreed Conclusions, the United States delegation delivered a poignant […]

Sugar, Sugar, You Got Me Wantin’ You

Sugar, Sugar, You Got Me Wantin’ You

Conscience is the voice of God speaking to a Christian. It is the “law written in their hearts” (Romans 2:15) by God; and each Christian has a duty to make sure that God’s message is not corrupted. In short, a Christian must form his or her conscience – it must be “well formed” – and […]

Sins of Ignorance and Weakness: Part I

Sins of Ignorance and Weakness: Part I

Mar 28 17 • 0 comments

Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman draws on the following words from Scripture to preach on the need for a constant spiritual renewal: “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” Heb. x. 22. As he […]

London, Parliament, March 22, 2017

Pray for Sanity

Mar 27 17 • 0 comments

Pray that common sense returns to politics.

At Best, the Reunion Should’ve Been Awkward.

At Best, the Reunion Should’ve Been Awkward.

Mar 23 17 • 0 comments

“While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.” Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32 When I see a young parent cradling an infant, I always smile. I’ll never forget those early days of motherhood, especially the […]

You Don't Have to Be a Superhero Just Because You Have Down Syndrome!

You Don’t Have to Be a Superhero Just Because You Have Down Syndrome!

Mar 22 17 • 0 comments

In today’s society we are all about acceptance of diversity. We take great pains to show how well we accept others of different races, religions, and sexual preferences. We do this by holding social events, arts showcases, sporting events, and TV programs and even enforcing acceptance by law. I appreciate the culture of acceptance and […]

God Can Heal Even the Worst Cases of Family Rivalry, Jealousy or Betrayal.

God Can Heal Even the Worst Cases of Family Rivalry, Jealousy or Betrayal.

Mar 20 17 • 0 comments

Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons, for he was the child of his old age; and he had made him a long tunic. When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons, they hated him so much that they would not even greet him. Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13A, 17B-28A […]

Poem: "The Eyes of Your Heart"

Poem: “The Eyes of Your Heart”

Mar 20 17 • 0 comments

The Eyes of Your Heart      You The Eye Piercing the Monstrance veil, Gazing at me Kneeling, Focusing green eyes upon the White Sacred Species:      You Seeing me across time and eternity, Spotting me beyond the seated masses, Savoring your word, Devouring your bread, broken and shared.      You Peering through the lens of love at Me […]

UN Staff, EU Politicians, Abortion Groups Join Forces to Vilify U.S. Pro-life Stance

UN Staff, EU Politicians, Abortion Groups Join Forces to Vilify U.S. Pro-life Stance

More than forty-five governments and high-ranking UN staff convened in Brussels this week to raise money and combat U.S. pro-life policies. Kate Gilmore, the UN Deputy High Commissioner on Human Rights, moderated the “She decides” fundraising event to “counter the impact” of the recently enacted Mexico City Policy. The European initiative raised pledges for $200 […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, and everyone is Irish today — if not in fact, at least in spirit.  Come on now, don’t be an old Druid!  Regardless of your nationality, St. Patrick is a saint for everyone. It’s not just because I’m half Irish or that my parents named me after St. Patrick, […]

...A Sign of Complete Submission to God.

…A Sign of Complete Submission to God.

Mar 15 17 • 0 comments

Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish, had recourse to the LORD. She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids, from morning until evening, and said: “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, for I am taking […]

Poem: "Praising God with Psalm 9"

Poem: “Praising God with Psalm 9”

LORD, my whole heart thanks You. I can’t begin to count Your wonderful deeds. How glad I am in You! Oh, how I rejoice! Even my enemies repent in Your presence. You maintain me and all I stand for – the righteous rulings You bring. Nations will receive Your rebuke, and people will perish in […]

New Must-Read Book for Catholic Moms

New Must-Read Book for Catholic Moms

In nine years, I’ve never gone into my Catholic Mom’s Bible Study / Book Club and said, “We need to read this book today,” but I did that with the latest book by Kate Wicker. If you are always perfectly fulfilled in your role as a mother and you have a group of well-behaved children […]

Using Maternal Health to Promote Abortion in Zambia

Using Maternal Health to Promote Abortion in Zambia

Mar 13 17 • 1 comment

NEW YORK, March 10 (C-Fam) A recently published article exposes how abortion practitioners used U.S. foreign aid and the guise of “post abortion care” to increase the number of abortions in Zambia. Activists use Zambia as a model for how to impose their agenda on sub-Saharan Africa, a region known for its pro-life laws. A […]

A Lenten Lesson in Humility

A Lenten Lesson in Humility

Mar 13 17 • 0 comments

It’s that time of the year again. For those of us who are on the Nineveh 90 challenge, we began Lent-like practices back in February. God is so good at giving us what we need to grow in holiness even though we might not have selected the means He uses. How loving that God choses […]

Do You Know Your Heavenly Father?

Do You Know Your Heavenly Father?

Mar 10 17 • 0 comments

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. […]

Fasting: A Source of Trial

Fasting: A Source of Trial

Lent is a season of prayer and fasting, a time for conversion of the heart. As in all things, the Christian looks to Christ’s example and seeks his grace to be able to follow him. To look to Christ means, first, to see and hear him in the Gospel. We will hear Jesus ask us […]

This Lent Create an Inner Room Where Your Only Distraction is God

This Lent Create an Inner Room Where Your Only Distraction is God

Mar 8 17 • 0 comments

“But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” (Matthew 6: 1-6) I begin most mornings working out on a treadmill at the local gym where sixteen television screens flash before my eyes. Each channel […]

Refugees Already 'Extremely Vetted' Should be Welcomed

Refugees Already ‘Extremely Vetted’ Should be Welcomed

Mar 8 17 • 0 comments

In my work as a journalist, I try to personalize what is otherwise an ‘issue’ and apply universal principles of human rights to policies that impact human lives. That’s the case for many national and global news stories, breaking and current or ongoing. When President Donald Trump issued the Executive Order on immigration and refugees […]

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