“Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or to the consecrated life there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community … Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.” — Pope Francis’ […]
In conjunction with Support a Catholic Speaker Month hosted at BrandonVogt.com, Lisa promotes the work of Fr. John Riccardo, a priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan.
The faithful should embrace this barb for what it really means. I had a Facebook dialog a few weeks ago with a couple Catholic friends who struggle with some of the Church’s teachings. The subject of the exchange was Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal. One of them suggested he should be denied communion because he […]
Unite with Christians throughout the world in praying for the pope’s monthly prayer intentions. Since the nineteenth century, popes have asked the Apostleship of Prayer to pray for specific intentions. Two prayer intentions are requested each month from the Holy Father, a general intention and a mission intention. Let us join the Apostleship of Prayer’s […]
The conversation started like this: “Hey, Mom, you know how I’ve been deciding between being a professional football player and being a priest?” I grinned, “Yes, I remember.” “Well, the other day I was in my room praying about it, and as soon as I said, ‘Amen’, I had this really joyful feeling come over me. […]