Soccer player wears his love for faith and family — on his shin guards

This high-profile athlete honors God and his loved ones every time he’s on the field.   As we see growing attacks on Catholics and Catholic houses of worship—in the USA, France, and Chile, just to name a few recent incident sites—it’s encouraging to remember the example of public figures who aren’t afraid to live their… Continue reading Soccer player wears his love for faith and family — on his shin guards

A Catholic priest’s homily at the funeral of his son

Fr. Albert Scharbach, a priest with the Ordinariate, presided at the Reqiuem Mass for his son Isaac, and his words are moving hearts.   On Saturday, August 1, in Upperco, Maryland, 21-year-old Isaac Scharbach was struck and killed by a vehicle while cycling on a country road. Isaac is the second of nine children and… Continue reading A Catholic priest’s homily at the funeral of his son

He played Barabbas to Jim Caviezel’s Christ, and the encounter changed his life

This actor from ‘The Passion of the Christ’ experienced a profound conversion while playing the role.   Anyone who has seen Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ remembers that terrible moment during Jesus’ trial before Pilate when the crowd chooses to free Barabbas instead of Jesus. We look at the bloody, bruised and broken face… Continue reading He played Barabbas to Jim Caviezel’s Christ, and the encounter changed his life

Why are only men allowed to be priests?

The Catholic Church is often accused of being behind the times and out of touch with the modern world. In particular, people frequently see the Church’s moral teachings (specifically, those about sexual morality) as relics of the Dark Ages or remnants of a patriarchal and superstitious culture that have no place in the 21st century. But her moral… Continue reading Why are only men allowed to be priests?

10 Beliefs About Jesus That Have Been Rejected

After nearly two millennia, Christians have yet to stop arguing over doctrines. One does not have to look far to see differing opinions across the Christian stage—Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, Pentecostals, Anglicans, Episcopalians, and more. Even before a plethora of denominations existed in Christianity, though, some beliefs about Jesus Christ were considered incongruent with what the Bible and… Continue reading 10 Beliefs About Jesus That Have Been Rejected

Prayer in Time of Anger

Lord Jesus, there is anger in my heart and I cannot root it out.I know that I should calm down and offer the hurt and disappointment to Youbut my emotion is running away with me.Help me to overcome this weakness and give me peace of heart as well as mind.Let me learn from this experience and grow into a… Continue reading Prayer in Time of Anger

Prayer For Courage

Dear God, give me courage, for perhaps I lack it more than anything else. I need courage before men against their threats and against their seductions. I need courage to bear unkindness, mockery, contradiction. I need courage to fight against the devil,against terrors and troubles, temptations, attractions, darkness and false lights, against tears, depression, and above all fear. I need… Continue reading Prayer For Courage

Prayer for a Priest

O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father [N]. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.  In his loneliness, comfort him In his sorrows, strengthen him In his frustrations, point out to him that it… Continue reading Prayer for a Priest

Personal Prayer

Dear Jesus, i pray for you and everyone in heaven, i hope that they are just as happy as i am.  I pray that one day we can all get along and be happy together.  I pray for people that are not as kind that they become closer to you and everyone around them.  I pray for… Continue reading Personal Prayer

Divine Praises

Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name. Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man. Blessed be the Name of Jesus. Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart. Blessed be His Most Precious Blood. Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete. Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.… Continue reading Divine Praises

Try this fun Lent Quiz today!

1. What is the original meaning of the word “Lent”? A)   Prayer B)   Strength C)   Family D)   Spring Answer: D; The word lent come from the Old English, “lencten,” with means spring. 2. How many days are there in Lent? A)   15 days B)   40 days C)   46 days D)   1 day  Answer: B; There are 40… Continue reading Try this fun Lent Quiz today!

Prayer to St. Gabriel, for Intercession

O Blessed Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, do thou intercede for us at the throne of divine Mercy in our present necessities, that as thou didst announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through thy prayers and patronage in heaven we may obtain the benefits of the same, and sing the praise of God forever in the land of the living.… Continue reading Prayer to St. Gabriel, for Intercession

A Prayer to the Holy Spirit (by Cardinal Mercier)

I am going to reveal to you the secret of sanctity and happiness. Every day for five minutes control your imagination and close your eyes to all the noises of the world in order to enter into yourself. Then, in the sanctuary of your baptized soul (which is the temple of the Holy Spirit) speak to that Divine Spirit, saying to Him:  O Holy Spirit, beloved of… Continue reading A Prayer to the Holy Spirit (by Cardinal Mercier)

Prayer for the Sick

Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special… Continue reading Prayer for the Sick

Glory be to the Father

Glory be to the Father,and to the Son,and to the Holy Spirit:As it was in the beginning,is now,and ever shall be,world without end.Amen.