Mothers' Saint and a Blessing Comes to Website

10/14/2011 Comments (8)
The Mothers' Saint Facebook page

– The Mothers' Saint Facebook page

Just in time for the feast of St. Gerard Majella, Oct. 16, there’s a brand-new website dedicated to this powerful saint for all mothers and mothers-to-be.

The Redemptorists of the Denver Province are calling The Mothers’ Saint the official English-language website dedicated to this wonder-working saint who is one of their own. The site includes a video blessing for mothers. The new website will act as an online community of prayer and support for all mothers, mothers-to-be, and those trying to conceive. It will have resources for women and mothers looking for moral and spiritual guidance.

For more than two centuries, St. Gerard, a simple Redemptorist brother, has been popularly called...READ MORE

Filed under devotions, motherhood, mothers, pro-life, saints, st. gerard

40 Days for Life Has Best Start Ever

10/05/2011 Comments (1)
40 Days for Life

Campaign director Shawn Carney was part of 40 Days for Life's presence in Fort Collins, Colo., in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility just across the street from Colorado State University.

– 40 Days for Life

The 40 Days for Life fall campaign launched on Sept. 28, and it’s already running ahead of the spring campaign (which turned out to be the largest to date) — it looks like it will be a record-setter.

This morning from North Dakota, campaign director Shawn Carney told me that since fall of 2007, when 40 Days for Life
was launched as a national coordinated effort, usually the fall campaign has been the larger effort.

But the final tallies this past May saw 80,000 participants at a record 247 locations across the United States, plus in Canada, Australia, England, Ireland, Spain, Armenia and Georgia. There were 714 lives known to be saved from abortion. Plus 10 workers at abortion facilities...READ MORE

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Our Lady of the Rosary Novena Starts This Week

Lepanto Victory Mission to Launch Web-Based Prayer Campaign

09/27/2011 Comments (5)

Battle of Lepanto painting

– Wikipedia

As we approach October, the month of the Holy Rosary, and the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7, there’s a grassroots effort via the Web to remember the origin of the feast and win our country back to Jesus.

The Lepanto Victory Mission Rosary novena wants to enlist people in all 50 states to unite to pray a Rosary for the U.S. during one or more of the 216 hours making up the round-the-clock, nine-day novena leading up to the feast. The intention is “peace and victory of God for our country.”

The Rosary novena begins first thing Sept. 29, the feast of the Archangels, and goes continuously until the end of Oct. 7.

The organization was inspired by the miraculous victory...READ MORE

Filed under battle of lepanto, novena, our lady of the rosary, pope john paul ii, rosary

Facebook 'Likes' Babies

08/05/2011 Comments (5)

– Facebook

Did you hear about this?

Facebook allows users to indicate that they are expecting a child. Under the “Friends and Family” section, users can list “Expected: Child.” Parents can even list a due date and the baby’s name.

Pro-lifers are taking note.

It’s good to see a pro-life development in social media.


Filed under babies, facebook, pro-life, social media

Summer (Catholic) Reading

07/26/2011 Comments (2)

– Shutterstock

Thinking of starting a Catholic book club after reading our recent feature?

Or just looking for some good reads?

Head to for ideas.

Happy reading!


Filed under catholic book club, catholic books, reading

Stamped With Faith

Mother Teresa stamp will be discontinued, but is still available — along with some other religious ones at a post office near you.

06/30/2011 Comments (4)


A reader wrote to tell us he has had a difficult time finding the first-class stamp with the beautiful portrait of a smiling Mother Teresa on it.

The stamp was issued on Sept. 5, 2010, in honor of her 100th birthday, and he had been buying it for several months.

The reader’s main post office in a large Southern city was out of the stamps and hadn’t reordered, he was told, because the stamps weren’t selling well.

But then he did find one suburban town that had a moderate supply. The postal employees expressed sadness that the Mother Teresa stamp would be discontinued.

I was told by a U.S. Postal Service stamp specialist that there will be no more printings.

But there is good news....READ MORE

Filed under 'god bless america', evangelization, faith, kate smith, mary and jesus, mother teresa, stamps, u.s. post office

Register Senior Editor Joan Desmond on 'The World Over'

06/24/2011 Comments (1)

In case you missed it last night, here’s a video clip of our senior editor, Joan Frawley Desmond, on Raymond Arroyo’s EWTN news program The World Over last night. Joan has been following the Father Corapi story closely.

Filed under ewtn, father corapi, raymond arroyo, the world over

Pray the Rosary on Kindle

06/16/2011 Comments (8)

You want to pray a Rosary for your family or our Blessed Mother’s intentions, so you reach into your pocket or purse — only to find your rosary’s not there. You know you have trouble concentrating if you count the decades on your fingers.

But you do happen to have your Kindle — so you can still pray that Rosary, following along each “bead” if you download Pray the Rosary Bead by Bead: Formatted to Mimic Rosary Beads by Michael Hart (available through for $2.49 in the United States and United Kingdom).

Hart, who hails from the Little Rock suburb of Benton, Ark., explained how he got the idea in May.

“Last month, the month of Mary,” he began when we chatted the other day, “Pope...READ MORE

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