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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 […]


Posted at: September 6th, 2013 - 3:29 pm - Comments Off

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 […]


Posted at: March 19th, 2013 - 5:13 am - Number of Comments » 12

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 […]


Posted at: January 20th, 2013 - 6:16 pm - Number of Comments » 1

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 […]


Posted at: December 14th, 2012 - 2:44 pm - Number of Comments » 1

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. […]


Posted at: May 28th, 2012 - 12:02 pm - Comments Off

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 […]


Posted at: May 24th, 2012 - 7:22 am - Number of Comments » 1

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 […]


Posted at: April 6th, 2012 - 12:07 pm - Comments Off

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”


Posted at: January 28th, 2012 - 11:27 pm - Number of Comments » 3

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 […]


Posted at: December 12th, 2011 - 6:01 pm - Comments Off

ADVENT PRAYER FOR LIFE God of Life, We rejoice in the promise of your coming. You have sent your Son, born in Bethlehem. He is the Prince of Peace, and The one in whose name all oppression shall cease. May we welcome his coming each day And prepare for his coming at the end of […]


Posted at: November 28th, 2011 - 11:27 pm - Comments Off