Prayer & Spiritual Life

About Mary: Providentially Used by God – I’m Humbled and Blessed

November 21, 2011

I was on Drew Mariani’s show on Relevant Radio Friday (archived show here) and had an amazing call from a woman with an honest and questioning heart. Here is her e-mail sent later to me: (Picture: Mary of Nazareth from Church of Annunciation in Nazareth) “It was absolutely providential that I called in to Drew’s [...]

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A True Story: The “Hail Mary” is a Powerful Prayer

November 19, 2011

The “Hail Mary” of a Protestant is powerful!—( A True Story) A little six-year-old Protestant boy had often heard his Catholic companion reciting the prayer ‘Hail Mary.’ He liked it so much that he copied it, memorized it and would recite it every day. ‘Look, Mummy, what a beautiful prayer,’ he said to his mother [...]

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Reverant, Enthusiastic Mass in Rome

November 6, 2011

Today is Sunday so we went to one of the 800+ churches in Rome. it was the Gregorio VII Catholic Church. It was full at 11:30 AM but there were five other Masses today. Imagine that there are an similar number of Masses at the other churches. That is 800 churches x 6 Masses = [...]

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Did Jesus Ever Run?

November 5, 2011

I’ve run a lot around Israel in the last year — along the shore of Galilee, from Nazareth to Sepphoris and back (click hyperlink to see on YouTube video), around the walls of the Old City and then back through the Stations of the Cross, from Jerusalem to Bethany and much more — I love [...]

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Wearing the Rosary as a Necklace

July 16, 2011

ROME, JUNE 14, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I have seen people wear the rosary as a necklace and, in fact, I had a fifth-grader ask me during CCD if that was a sin. I told her that I didn’t believe [...]

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Gay Catholic and Doing Fine

July 14, 2011

This is an excellent testimony from a man who deals with homosexuality. What a great story! Read the blog post here and pass it along.

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Love of Rosary; Distracted while Praying

July 14, 2011

From a Sister in Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor Michigan. Incredible group of holy sisters. This order is growing by leaps and bounds. SISTER MARY KATE, 18: We pray the rosary at the same time every day at the Dominican Sisters of Mary, [...]

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105,000 Christians Martyred per Year

June 7, 2011

http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=113734 “And they have conquered him [the Devil] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death” (Revelation 12:11). Martyrdom is the supreme witness given to the truth of the faith: it means bearing witness even unto death. The martyr bears witness [...]

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Recollections on JPII

May 1, 2011

One Day John Paul II returned ill from the hospital and his attendants were told he was to stay in bed for several days. In the morning they came to his room and found him missing — he was not in his bed. They searched the apartment and found the Pope deep in prayer in [...]

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More Devout – Protestant Europe vs. Catholic Europe?

April 25, 2011

Here is a video I made today in the rain. I am ever impressed with Rome and her 910 churches. Europe has serious problems, but there is a bright light still shining. Enjoy this 3 minute video and be proud! UPDATE TUESDAY: Maybe the full chapel was an anomaly yesterday. We went back for Mass [...]

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Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church

April 15, 2011

The following is from my Charismatic Catholic pastor at Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor Michigan. And before you begin to question him and criticize the Charismatic Movement in the Church, let me tell you that Fr. Ed has been there almost 20 years, received our whole family into the Catholic Church. He now [...]

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Granddaughter Bella, Under 2 Years: Praying the “Hail Mary” TOOOO Cute!

April 7, 2011

Baby Rosary Click on the link to the right to listen. Bella is seen below with her older sister Maria Faustina Ray. Missing from the picture is older brothers Joshua Thomas and Samuel Tarcisius (and the new baby still in the womb).

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NEW! Stations of the Cross Talk

April 6, 2011

A great way to celebrate Lent and to enhance your prayers. Check it out and buy it HERE. It is available in both CD disk or MP3 download (MP3 available very soon). Learn the origins and history of the Stations, what led up to Christ’s Condemnation to Death. Steve then goes through each Station based [...]

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In the News

March 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an atheist’s legal challenge to the national motto “In God We Trust” imprinted on U.S. currency, thereby letting a federal appeals court ruling that the references to God are constitutional stand. Read the whole story here. IMPERIAL, Neb. — It sounds like [...]

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Teen Depression

March 17, 2011

Our parish, Christ the King in Ann Arbor Michigan, recently conducted an excellent conference on Teen Depression. The audio files can be found here. Pass it on to anyone you know who has struggling teenagers.

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Catholic Answers Live – Making the Most of Lent

March 10, 2011

On Wednesday I was the first guest on Catholic Answers Live. The topic was “Getting the Most Out of Lent.’ Below are the questions I answered. To hear the broadcast on-line, click here; and for more listening options, click here. 1)  Should I keep my ashes on my forehead when I go to work? What [...]

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