Thank God for Eternal Life!

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Those of us who fight for the right to life of every human being on this earth must also remember to be joyfully aware that this life, as beautiful as it may be, is not our ultimate end. Though we fight for truth and freedom in our beloved country, it remains but an earthly dwelling place, a temporary homeland where … Read More

Pray, Fast for Peace

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What can we do to make peace in the world? As Pope John said, it pertains to each individual to establish new relationships in human society under the mastery and guidance of justice and love (cf. John XXIII, Pacem in Terris, [11 April 1963]: AAS 55, [1963], 301-302). All men and women of good will are bound by the task … Read More

Francis Leaves Popemobile to Bless Disabled Man

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Before his inaugural Mass this morning, Pope Francis descended the popemobile to bless a disabled man in St. Peter’s Square. He’s preaching the Gospel of Life without saying a word. I love this man. He also has to be giving his security team some mild heart attacks. I like what Elizabeth Scalia had to say this morning on Twitter in … Read More

Faith is Proven in Suffering

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Well said, Mother Elvira! Faith is not something magical: “I believe, so God has to give me the miracle I’m praying for,” or “I pray. Why hasn’t God given me what I asked for?” Let’s look as an example at Mary ’s faith, a solid, sure, strong faith. We can’t even imagine how much she suffered! I wonder what her … Read More

Pray for Newton

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I think the Center for Morality in Public Life said it perfectly (via Facebook): On days of tragedy, the last thing to discuss is gun control, cultural issues or other sundry reasonings attempting to explain the depth of such a violent tragedy. The meek heart today should seek only compassion for the victims and their families. Conversation for understanding and … Read More

In Memoriam, 2012

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The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. –Douglas MacArthur Image: Incidents of the war. A harvest of death, Gettysburg, July, 1863 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (Jn. 15:13) For all those who … Read More

To Finish, We Must Start

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To finish things you have to start them. —It seems a truism. But you so often lack that simple decision! And… how satan rejoices in your ineffectiveness! -St. Josemaria Escriva, Furrow #492 Getting started is always the hardest part about writing for me. St. Francis De Sales, pray for us! St. Expeditus (patron saint of procrastinators) pray for us!

Good Friday Prayers for Bella Santorum and Others!

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Rick Santorumn’s presidential run may soon be over, but his most important role as father to his seven children, including little Bella who has Trisomy 18 will never end. Speaking of Bella, this precious gift of life is back in the hospital today. Communications director Hogan Gidley, issued the statement: “Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella … Read More

Prayers for Bella Santorum and Family!

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Dear readers, please join me in praying for 3 year old Bella Santorum, who has Trisomy 18 and was admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this evening. Find out more about little Bella here: Previous post: Santorum: Daughter w/ Trisomy 18 “Worth Every Tear”

Protecress of the Unborn

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Happy feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Protectress of the Unborn and Mother of the Americas! Our Lady of Guadalupe, we turn to you who are the protectress of unborn children and ask that you intercede for us, so that we may more firmly resolve to join you in protecting all human life. Let our prayers be united to your … Read More