A Meditation for Today

“The man who is filled with the Holy Spirit speaks in different languages. These different languages are different ways of witnessing to Christ, such as humility, poverty, patience, and obedience; we speak in those languages when we reveal in ourselves these virtues to others. Actions speak louder than words . . . it is useless…

Hope for Hard Times

I attended a mini-conference on October 27, 2108 sponsored by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.  Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Scott Hahn, and Curtis Martin each contributed to the discussion of the theme, “Hope for Hard Times”.  In light of the recent grand jury report on Clergy Abuse in the dioceses of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania…

Remembering Karen

12 years ago, my wife, Karen, died from a disease that took her way too young. Though we were only married for 3 years, we knew each other also for 12 years. During that time, we met many amazing people through EWTN, traveled to 23 states and 2 Canadian provinces (Ontario and Quebec), and grew…

The Rosary: A Powerful Weapon Against Evil

On Oct. 7th, an unprecedented number of parishes in the United States (approx. 1400 sites) prayed the rosary simultaneously. A clarion call to arms was issued to all to pray for our nation by participating in a Rosary Coast to Coast: We are at war. A war without borders, where no man is exempt but…

Your Guardian Angel Prays For You Continuously —

The Feast of the Guardian Angels on Oct. 2 should remind us of our guardian angels and spur us on to greater devotion and use of our angel’s great guidance and protection. By Joseph Pronechen “Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life,” taught St. Basil. “From its beginning […]…

Sr. Mary Jerome: It is All That I Own

On Sept. 9th of this year, Mother Alphonse Maria Eppinger, founder of the Sisters of the Redeemer, was beatified in Strasbourg, France. Several of the sisters from the local area attended the beatification including Mother Superior from the community in Elizabeth, PA. She brought back gifts for members and friends of the community as mementos…

The Love of My Life — A Sign of Hope

By Charlie Johnston It was St. Augustine’s Confessions that sparked my conversion to Catholicism nearly three decades ago. In the summer of 1990 I had spent a lot of time reading Reformation-era thinkers; Erasmus, John Donne, St. John of the Cross and Martin Luther, even excerpts from King Henry VIII’s defense of Catholicism written just […]…

Remembering 9/11/2001

As we remember all those who lost their lives or their loved ones, the first responders, the selfless actions of courageous individuals and the unpredictability of life, we turn to God in prayer. I remember how full the churches were at that time. We seem to have forgotten our dependence on God in the passage…

“What Will the Future Church Look Like?”

“From the crisis of today a new Church of tomorrow will emerge—a Church that has lost much! She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning…. But in all [this] … the Church will find her essence afresh and with full conviction in that which was always at…

Fr. Joseph Illo’s 8/19/18 Homily of Clerical Abuse

This kind of evil can be only driven out by prayer and fasting.   San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has requested the following: • Praying the rosary daily – and for families, to pray the rosary as a family at least once a week; • Practicing Friday penance by abstaining from eating meat and one…