The NCAA metes out punishments to student athletes for bad grades, smoking pot or taking money. Yet it has no specific penalties for sex assault. I found this article interesting. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
For the repose of the soul of my uncle.
In your charity, please pray for my 97 year-old grandfather, Anthony Monaco, who is in his last hours after battling pneumonia. He has received the last rites from an Eastern Catholic priest (ironically enough, given my own journey Eastward). Please pray that he dies peacefully. Of your charity, please remember my niece Susan in your…
I would call it a weakness in me, but every time I hear the story of the shepherd who leaves the 99 sheep to search after the lost sheep, I cannot help but think of the poor economics at work. Why leave the 99, 99 percent of your flock, for one sheep who may have already been killed by a wolf. Truth is, the gospel is not always logical. It is not logical for a God of justice to temper that with mercy. It is an act of love. And searching out the lost sheep is a completely different story when I am the one God is seeking. Use this season of advent to allow yourself to be found by God.
Please pray for our family. We are undergoing a legal battle related to our mentally ill daughter and it’s terrible. It feels like the court won’t give up until they’ve destroyed her. Please pray. We pray and offer our suffering for all of you as well. between stuff with RCIA, dealing with some previous hurt,…
Can you imagine how overwhelmed the Blessed Mother was when the angel appeared to her? Or the amazement of Elizabeth when she became pregnant? This weekend a Christian Brother, a martyr, was beatified. Could he have ever imagined he would grow up to give his life for his faith in Jesus? What of you? God can do magnificent things with you. Let Him.
Of your Christian charity, would you offer a prayer for the repose of the soul of my father, who died this morning aged 89. Prayers for a private matter, please. Thank you!
God has a plan for you. How often do we hear these words? God has a plan for us. We know it. But do we really let the power, length and breadth of God’s plan sink in? God’s plan for us is eternal, infinite and magnificent. God’s plan takes us beyond who we are today. But do we really reflect on our relationship with God, and are we willing to go wherever God leads us? Each year the Church gives us the season of Advent to listen. Will you?
Please pray for me. The devil is out to get my life. I’ve never felt the spiritual battle as strong as it is right now. I woke up to find my mom barely breathing. When we called 911, she stopped breathing for at least a minute. Paramedics just left to take her to the hospital.…
If you have a moment, please pray a prayer for me. I met with my former (Protestant) pastor about my conversion to Catholic Christianity, and he wrote me an email highly critical of my decision and comparing it to my former atheism. Pray that I reply well, and he is open to it.