Evangelium Vitae Novena 2016
Mar11

Evangelium Vitae Novena 2016

Evangelium Vitae Novena 2016 Last year, I co-hosted the inaugural Evangelium Vitae novena with Birgit Atherton-Jones, my blogging friend from Designs by Birgit. (You can like Birgit’s Facebook page here) We wanted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s landmark encyclical, ‘The Gospel of Life.’ This year we hope to have even more faithful pray-ers on board, from even more far-flung corners of...

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Origen: On Prayer
Mar01

Origen: On Prayer

Origen: On Prayer   The coming of the kingdom of God, says our Lord and Saviour, does not admit of observation and there will be no-one to say “Look here! Look there!” For the kingdom of God is within us and within our hearts.  And so it is beyond doubt that whoever prays for the coming of the kingdom of God within himself is praying rightly, praying for the kingdom to dawn in him, bear fruit and reach perfection. For...

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A Letter from Mary Wagner
Feb02

A Letter from Mary Wagner

A Letter from Mary Wagner Pro-life prisoner, Mary Wagner, wrote this letter to encourage all Christians in carrying their crosses, particularly those in Canada, who are being threatened with the removal of their conscientious objection to doctor-abetted euthanasia. Thanks to Toronto Catholic Witness for making this letter available here. January 23, 2016 My dear Christian Sisters and Brothers, Since we are all so deeply concerned for...

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Mother of Sorrows and Sorrowing Mothers
Jan29

Mother of Sorrows and Sorrowing Mothers

Mother of Sorrows and Sorrowing Mothers Fr. Peter Murphy gave this meditation at the recent Life and Family National Conference 2016 in Albury, New South Wales, organised by Family Life International. (Please visit their website here to find out more about this wonderful Australian pro-life group!) Fr. Murphy serves on the FLI Advisory Board and is also a great support to the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants in Albury....

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Prolife Pilgrimage Part 3 – Friendship!
Jan26

Prolife Pilgrimage Part 3 – Friendship!

Prolife Pilgrimage Part 3 – FRIENDSHIP! (See part 1 here and part 2 here!) Day 9 – On to Ohio I went to Mass at the exquisite chapel of the Precious Blood for the last time this morning. It’s been lovely to be able to get there each day, with Mass said by Monsignor. I had my last breakfast with Sr. Precious and helped her figure out a couple of things on her new phone before packing and awaiting my ride to the airport....

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Pro-Life Pilgrimage Part Two – Formation!
Jan20

Pro-Life Pilgrimage Part Two – Formation!

Pro-life Pilgrimage Part Two – Formation! (See part 1 here and part 3 here!) Day 5 Leaving Mexico for New York Everything sparkles in Mexico; the signs, the souvenirs of Mary and the Divino Nino, the Christmas tree lights blink at a seizure-inducing rate, the police car lights flash whenever their occupants are on duty. But it wasn’t until this last morning, on my way to the airport, that I noticed even the speed bumps are...

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