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Prayer

A prayer for deceased military

Prayer for Memorial Day (Last Monday in May) God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters. Keep in…

Holy reading, holy families

One of the favorite activities for young children is a book at bedtime. When parents, grandparents, or big brothers and sisters curl up with a young child to read a good book, relationships are strengthened, bonds are built, and both heads…

A prayer for conversions

Today the Universal Church celebrates the incredible conversion of Saul of Tarsus from a bitter persecutor of Christians to one of Christ’s most ardent apostles. This singular marvelous act, besides the Resurrection, provided the early…

Give thanks

As Catholics, we celebrate Thanksgiving with a deep sense of prayer, gratitude, and joy. It’s a special time to recognize our dependence on our loving Creator and glorify him. We pray that the Lord will fill our hearts with thanksgiving,…

Finding New Meaning in the Rosary

In my work as a Marian speaker, columnist, and author of a popular rosary devotional, and in my role as a parish priest, I am often met with questions about the rosary. People either ask me questions to better understand the rosary, or they…